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FBI investigating Johnson & Johnson device's potential link to uterine cancer
The FBI has opened a probe into a surgical gynecological tool after reports have linked its use to the spread of uterine cancer in women during a procedure, the Wall Street Journal reported.

28.05.2015 21:18

Robot given ‘animal instincts’ recovers from damage in just 40 sec (VIDEO)
French scientists have endowed their six-legged robot with computerized “instincts.” Once losing a foot, the machine is able to rapidly choose from over 13,000 walking patterns to compensate for the loss.

28.05.2015 09:29

'Better than US-made 5G': PAK-FA fighter to engage sea, air & ground targets
Sukhoi PAK-FA fifth-generation fighter jet is finalizing tests of its versatile arsenal before deployment next year. Russia’s Air Force chief says there will be no such target on the scene of operations that the fighter would not be able to engage.

28.05.2015 08:34

​China to issue 5yr security plan to safeguard state secrets
China’s state secrets are set to be more effectively secured with a far-reaching five-year state-run cybersecurity program, announced against the ever-growing cyber confrontation with the US, Chinese official media reports on Thursday.

28.05.2015 05:43

Nuclear Iran 1,000 times more dangerous than ISIS – Netanyahu
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has once again beaten the drums of potential danger stemming from the nuclear deal with Iran, claiming that a nuclear-armed Iran is a “thousand times” more dangerous and destructive than ISIS.

27.05.2015 04:31

‘Total hero:’ Apple co-founder says Snowden gave up his life to reveal NSA surveillance
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gushed over former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, calling him a “total hero” and saying he “gave up his life” to reveal the agency’s surveillance programs.

27.05.2015 02:27

Obama can end NSA bulk surveillance by himself – Rand Paul
While President Barack Obama called on the Senate to compromise and extend key provisions of the Patriot Act in order to reform America’s surveillance capabilities, Sen. Rand Paul said Obama was being “disingenuous” and could end the program himself.

27.05.2015 02:29

‘Toilet to tap’: California considers sewage as possible source of drinking water amid drought
Potable water reuse – or converting sewage effluent to heavily-treated, purified drinking water – is receiving renewed attention in California in the midst of the state's four-year drought.

26.05.2015 17:14

​Snowden leaks aided terrorists, damaged spy agencies – neocon think-tank
Edward Snowden’s intelligence leaks damaged the security services’ war on terror, crippled spy agencies, aided terrorists and failed to reveal evidence of mass surveillance, according to a radical neoconservative think-tank.

26.05.2015 14:59

​Silent Circle shifts to Switzerland to bypass US surveillance
As US mass surveillance continues to make headlines, one man has had enough. Philip Zimmermann, creator of one of the most widely-used encryption systems, has moved his company to Switzerland, claiming societies need to “roll back” surveillance tactics.

26.05.2015 10:48

Russia’s new T-50 fighter jet ‘almost a flying robot’ – developer
Innovative technologies used in the Russia’s fifth generation T-50 fighter jet, which is currently undergoing tests before the start of production in 2016, makes it more of a flying robot than a plane, the developer said.

25.05.2015 14:24

Tiny $9 computer CHIP rocks Kickstarter, promising tons of free apps
A $9 computer created in California, does everything any average family PC is supposed to do including surfing, programming and entertainment. The tiny gadget has raised more than $1.5 million on Kickstarter – 30 times more than its developers asked for.

23.05.2015 12:40