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Ultra-fast new batteries can recharge 70 percent in two minutes

Ultra-fast new batteries can recharge 70 percent in two minutes

Scientists in Singapore have designed a highly durable battery that can also be recharged 20 times faster than current models. The development is expected to be the next big advance in energy – and could be a boon for electric car users. Nanyang Technology University (NTU) scientists in Singapore say they have developed an advanced […]

‘Hostile to privacy’: Snowden urges internet users to get rid of Dropbox

‘Hostile to privacy’: Snowden urges internet users to get rid of Dropbox

Edward Snowden has hit out at Dropbox and other services he says are “hostile to privacy,” urging web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways. “We are no longer citizens, we no longer have leaders. We’re subjects, and we have rulers,” Snowden […]

ISIS grand plan: Bribe Putin for Iran’s nuclear secrets

ISIS grand plan: Bribe Putin for Iran’s nuclear secrets

An alleged policy plan of the Islamic State outlines some chilling, if unrealistic, plots of the would-be terrorist state, including bribing Russia with access to oilfields in exchange for nuclear technology, and digging a canal across the UAE. The document reported by Britain’s Sunday Times is believed to have been written by Abdullah Ahmed Meshedani, […]

US and ‘partners’ launch airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria

US and ‘partners’ launch airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria

The US military and partner nations from the anti-ISIS coalition have launched the first attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon has confirmed. The airstrikes against the Islamic State targets are currently underway in Syria, according to a Pentagon official.The strikes on targets in Syria reportedly involve a mix of fighter, bomber, and […]

Happy 80th Birthday – Loren & Bardot

Happy 80th Birthday – Loren & Bardot

They were the dream girls of an entire generation, goddesses of cinema – now the last living divas are 80 years old! Sophia Loren today, September 20 and  Brigitte Bardot on September 28th.  BRIGITTE BARDOT She grew up in a middle-class family, father a entrepreneur.  At 15, she is a photo model, breakthrough on the cover of […]

Malaysia airlines flight carrying 239 people crashed into the sea – unconfirmed reports

Malaysia airlines flight carrying 239 people crashed into the sea – unconfirmed reports

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 carrying 239 people crashed into the sea, reports Vietnamese state media citing a Navy official. The craft disappeared from radars early on Saturday morning over Vietnamese airspace. Vietnamese state media said the plane came down close to Vietnam’s Tho Chu Island, however these reports have not yet been confirmed by Malaysia […]