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UAE developing drones for citizen services

The United Arab Emirates hopes to start using drones to fly government documents to citizens and is offering a $1 million international prize for unmanned aircraft that can improve the quality of life in ...

dateFeb 12, 2014 in Engineering
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Apple sets iPhone launch for 50 new markets

Apple's new iPhone models, coming off record opening sales, will be launched in more than 50 new markets by November 1, including Russia, Spain and Italy, the company said Wednesday.

dateOct 09, 2013 in Business
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SKorea fosters startups as it seeks economic shift

Kwon Sunbeom's future was mapped out. Talented in math and science, he attended a specialized high school and majored in electronic engineering at a prestigious university. Lifetime employment at one of South ...

dateMay 30, 2013 in Business
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How people in the Middle East use social media

Northwestern University in Qatar has released preliminary findings from a Pan-Arab survey showing that although web users in the Middle East support the freedom to express opinions online, they also believe ...

dateApr 29, 2013 in Internet
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Chimps, gorillas, other apes being lost to trade

The multibillion-dollar trade in illegal wildlife—clandestine trafficking that has driven iconic creatures like the tiger to near-extinction—is also threatening the survival of great apes, a new U.N. ...

dateMar 26, 2013 in Ecology
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New research shows fishways have not helped fish

Despite modern designs intended to allow migratory fish to pass, hydropower dams on major Northeast U.S. waterways, including the Merrimack and Connecticut rivers, have failed to let economically important ...

dateJan 16, 2013 in Ecology
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More TV apps come to Xbox Live as usage grows

Microsoft is rolling out dozens of new apps for the Xbox 360, building on statistics that show members of its paid online subscription service spend more time on it watching video than they do playing multiplayer games over ...

dateDec 11, 2012 in Business
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