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Pirate party makes a raid on German politics

(AP) -- Pirates are capturing Germany's political system. The party with the outlaw name started as a marginal club of computer nerds and hackers demanding online freedom, but its appeal as an antiestablishment ...

Apr 29, 2012
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Why conspiracy theorists won't give up on MH17 and MH370

A huge criminal investigation is underway in the Netherlands, following the downing of flight MH17. Ten Dutch prosecutors and 200 policemen are involved in collecting evidence to present at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The inv ...

Aug 20, 2014
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Resolutions should include your computing life, too

Changing computer habits rarely makes the list of top New Year's Resolutions, but there are three digital resolutions you should make to have a happier 2008, says Gerry McCartney, vice president for information technology ...

Dec 21, 2007
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Hemp could be key to zero-carbon houses

Hemp, a plant from the cannabis family, could be used to build carbon-neutral homes of the future to help combat climate change and boost the rural economy, say researchers at the University of Bath.

Apr 09, 2009
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Spy suspects allegedly used regular consumer tech

Before James Bond heads out on a mission, he has to stop in Q's laboratory for custom-made gadgets such as an exploding watch. Life wasn't so dashing for the suspected Russian spies arrested this week: They ...

Jul 02, 2010
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Power-strip lookalike hacks office networks

(Phys.org) -- Pwnie Express, the company specializing in cyber security products, calls its new device “ingenious.” Bloggers hearing about it are paying attention to the fact that it is a power-strip ...

Jul 23, 2012 weblog
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IBM Introduces Ready-to-Use Cloud Computing

In Shanghai today, IBM unveiled plans for “Blue Cloud,” a series of cloud computing offerings that will allow corporate data centers to operate more like the Internet by enabling computing across a distributed, ...

Nov 15, 2007
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i.play Offers Video Game-like Playground Equipment

For children of today’s generation, swings and slides don’t seem to cut it anymore—not when you have an Xbox and Playstation in your living room. In an attempt to curb the rising childhood obesity rates ...

Sep 20, 2007 weblog
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Insects inspire robotics research

Insects are proving invaluable for one researcher at the University of Alberta, who hopes robots can perform the same types of tasks that ants or bees do.

Aug 21, 2006
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Robots to help children to form relationships

A project which is using robots to help children with developmental or cognitive impairments to interact more effectively has just started at the University of Hertfordshire.

May 29, 2007
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RFID tags deliver letters safely to destination

On with a stamp, off to the mailbox, and the letter usually arrives the next day – after a long journey through a complex system of logistics. A new type of RFID tag with a display can help to make the system ...

Oct 20, 2006
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US imposes new rules on high-speed traders

US regulators on Tuesday announced new rules aimed at shedding light on the secretive industry of computerized high-speed trading, which has been blamed for destabilizing financial markets.

Jul 26, 2011
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