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‘Robohand’: 7yo girl gets 3D-printed prosthesis
A young girl has acquired a fresh perspective about wearing a prosthetic limb since she was able to help design the device through 3D technology - and for just $50 dollars.

01.04.2015 08:34

​Remove US military bases from Latin America - UNASUR chief
Latin American countries should discuss removing all US military bases from their soil, a top official of integration organization UNASUR suggested. The issue may be discussed next month at the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Panama.

01.04.2015 07:07

DARPA to test 'submarine' drone that takes off from the ocean
This year, the Pentagon’s advanced research projects department will start testing their new “submarine” drone, which can lie in wait on the ocean floor for years before ever being launched into the skies.

01.04.2015 03:04

​Using Google makes people overestimate their own intelligence, study says
People across the world have become used to turning to Google and Yahoo to look up information and advice on a whole host of topics, but a new study shows that search engines are actually inflating people’s perception of their own knowledge.

01.04.2015 02:41

Chicago teens arrested for child porn after group sex video posted on Twitter
Four suburban Chicago teens between the ages of 14 and 16 were arrested for allegedly posting a group sex video of themselves on Twitter. The group, three boys and a girl, recorded the consensual sex orgy but have run afoul of child pornography laws.

01.04.2015 00:29

Indiana gov. backtracks, seeks to clarify anti-gay law amid national backlash
National backlash against Indiana’s new religious freedom law has forced the governor to agree to clarify the text to ensure better protections for gays and lesbians. Two states have begun boycotting the state, while some companies threatened boycotts.

31.03.2015 22:49

US re-approves oil exploration in Arctic as Shell prepares to resume drilling
The US Interior Department upheld the 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, the first step in allowing Royal Dutch Shell to reopen its oil and gas exploration in the Arctic after halting operations due to a series of mishaps and legal setbacks.

31.03.2015 22:07

Justice Dept announces new rules for seizing financial assets
The Justice Department will place new limits on the government’s ability to seize bank accounts and other financial assets, Attorney General Eric Holder said, adding that criminal charges must be filed or additional evidence uncovered before it can do so.

31.03.2015 21:40

Carter: ‘Too early to say’ US is winning against ISIS as Iraqis liberate Tikrit
The campaign against the so-called Islamic State is going well, but it is too soon to declare victory, the Pentagon chief said in an interview as Iraqi forces said they had successfully liberated Tikrit with the help of US airstrikes.

31.03.2015 17:07

US lifts Egypt arms ban, sends $1.3 bn in weapons
President Obama has lifted his arms embargo on Egypt, authorizing the deliveries of US weapons valued at over $1.3 billion, suspended after the 2013 military coup. Egyptian forces have been fighting Islamic militants in Yemen and Libya.

31.03.2015 21:23

Racketeering conspiracy trial begins for 6 former Philly narcotics cops
In the trial for six ex-Pennsylvania narcotics officers accused of conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping and drug dealing during a six-year racketeering scheme, opening statements began with a verbal sparring match between the lawyers.

31.03.2015 19:55

Collective self-defense law to open door for closer Japan, US military ties
Tokyo’s push to lift restrictions on the use of force oversees will contribute to closer cooperation between American and Japanese forces in Asia, the US Seventh Fleet commander said.

31.03.2015 19:55