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No power to the people? UK govt watchdog blocks new grassroots energy co-ops
The British government’s financial watchdog has been accused of blocking new community projects aimed at challenging the dominance of big energy corporations.

15.08.2014 11:25

​Ebola outbreak scale ‘vastly underestimated’ – WHO
The official death toll from the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is currently standing at 1,145 deaths out of 2,127 cases, but the numbers could be vastly underestimated, the World Health Organization has warned.

14.08.2014 23:50

Google 'street view' maps coral reefs off Florida
US government researchers will apply “street view” mapping tools to underwater ecosystems in the Florida Keys this week in an effort to document coral reef health. The project is sponsored by the likes of insurance company Catlin and Google.

14.08.2014 14:44

Tory strategist Lynton Crosby deletes criticism of Phillip Morris links from Wikipedia
The Conservatives’ election guru, Lynton Crosby, has allegedly been caught editing his own Wikipedia page to bury his links to the tobacco industry.

14.08.2014 14:57

Satellites may soon be able to snap photographs of your face
Satellites run by Google and other private companies may soon have the ability to capture images of a person’s face and other sensitive information if federal restrictions continue to loosen from lobbying.

14.08.2014 03:52

FBI uses facial recognition to arrest 14-year fugitive overseas
After spending 14 years on the run from American law enforcement authorities, a man suspected of child sex abuse was detained in Nepal by the FBI using the State Department’s new facial recognition technology.

13.08.2014 22:44

​NSA bot MonsterMind can wage cyberwar on its own – Snowden
The US National Security Agency owns a “MonsterMind” program designed to prevent foreign cyberattacks and, also, automatically strike back, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden told Wired magazine.

13.08.2014 14:22

Bioengineers build 3D tissue mimicking brain structure
A group of US scientists have managed to create a three-dimensional brain-like tissue featuring structural similarities to rat brain. Researchers hope that the new tissue could be used in the development of new treatments for brain dysfunctions.

13.08.2014 02:23

Bioengineers develop dissolvable anti-HIV ‘tampon’
Women may have a new ‘knight in shining armor’ in the search for protection against HIV: A team of bioengineers are developing a dissolvable ‘tampon’ that delivers HIV-preventing medication minutes before having sex.

12.08.2014 21:43

Google, Asian companies to build $300 mn super-high-speed Trans-Pacific underwater cable system
Google has joined five Asian companies to build and operate a new $300 million Trans-Pacific submarine cable system, called FASTER, which will connect the US and two locations in Japan, providing a service 10 million times faster than a cable modem.

12.08.2014 18:44

BAE wins £348 mn contract to build UK patrol ships
BAE Systems, Europe's largest arms firm, has been awarded a £348 million contract by the UK government to build three new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and anti-smuggling operations.

12.08.2014 10:36

Smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill moves to California governor’s desk
In an effort to protect personal data from falling into the hands of thieves, a bill that requires mandatory technology on all smartphones sold in California is one step away from becoming law after a California Senate vote on Monday.

12.08.2014 06:19

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