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Satellite Wars: China unveils ‘cheaper’ answer to GPS

Satellite Wars: China unveils ‘cheaper’ answer to GPS

China’s rapidly-expanding rival to GPS, called BeiDou, has become available to customers across Asia-Pacific for the first time. It aims to claim a fifth of the satellite services market in the region in just three years. Previously, the satellite constellation was only used by the country’s military and government services. Now, it is being commercialized. […]

Man-made tornadoes may produce green energy

Man-made tornadoes may produce green energy

Massive man-made twisters reaching to the skies from cyclopean structures on the ground may be the future of suburban landscape. A Canadian firm is developing the technology to use the tornadoes to produce electricity – and assures it would be safe. The company, AVEtec Energy Corporation, is working on a proof-of-concept device after winning this […]

N. Korea develops missiles capable of reaching US – Seoul

N. Korea develops missiles capable of reaching US – Seoul

Pyongyang is developing missiles capable of reaching the US, South Korean officials have claimed. The allegations came as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un called for the development of more powerful rockets after the successful launch of a satellite. The North’s launch of a three-stage Unha-3 rocket on December 12 prompted numerous allegations that the event […]

A New Earth? Potentially habitable planet discovered orbiting nearby star similar to our sun

A New Earth? Potentially habitable planet discovered orbiting nearby star similar to our sun

Astronomers have discovered that the closest Sun-like star, Tau Ceti, is orbited by five planets, one of which is in the “habitable range”. If its existence is confirmed, the planet could be the closest potentially life-harboring world to our own. Tau Ceti, twelve light years away, belongs to the same G-type yellow main-sequence class as […]

The UN asks for control over the world’s Internet

The UN asks for control over the world’s Internet

Members of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have agreed to work towards implementing a standard for the Internet that would allow for eavesdropping on a worldwide scale. At a conference in Dubai this week, the ITU members decided to adopt the Y.2770 standard for deep packet inspection, a top-secret proposal by way of […]

Can Cannabis Cure & Prevent Cancer?

Can Cannabis Cure & Prevent Cancer?

Martin Lee is the author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific and is director of Project CBD, a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the Cannabis plant. In the seminar, Lee will discuss various […]

Cop cars to be replaced with drones by 2025

Cop cars to be replaced with drones by 2025

Law enforcement agencies across the US are lining up to be among the first to use drones to serve and protect, but unmanned vehicles are likely to replace the traditional cop cruiser in just a few short years. In places like California, Texas and Washington State, police officers in recent weeks have intensified their demands for surveillance drones, a […]

Obama secretly signs the most aggressive cybersecurity directive ever

Obama secretly signs the most aggressive cybersecurity directive ever

Six years after the White House first started running amok on the computer networks of its adversaries, US President Barack Obama has signed off on a top-secret order that finally offers blueprints for the Pentagon’s cyberwars. Pres. Obama has autographed an executive order outlining protocol and procedures for the US military to take in the […]

McAfee bugs out: AntiVirus guru hits rock bottom after fleeing murder charge

McAfee bugs out: AntiVirus guru hits rock bottom after fleeing murder charge

Once the toast of the antivirus software world, John McAfee’s life has spiraled into a world of zombifying drugs, Belizean gangsters, illegal firearms and run-ins with authorities. He’s now on the run after being charged with murdering his neighbor. John McAfee, 67, is thought to be hiding somewhere in Belize as evidence continues to implicate […]

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