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Every Mobile Phone Call in the UK to be Monitored

(http://news.bbc.co.uk) - scanned by: Mielle Sullivan over 5 years ago
Proposals for a central database of all mobile phone and internet traffic have been condemned as "Orwellian". More>>>
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Brain signals revive monkeys' paralyzed muscles

(http://www.cnn.com) - scanned by: JohnNg over 5 years ago
If true, what a breakthrough! There's some hope for the paralyzed after all. More>>>
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Energy

UK Establishes Department of Energy and Climate...

(http://ecoworldly.com) - scanned by: Mielle Sullivan over 5 years ago
The UK is a country that is particularly vulnerable to the affects of climate change and has identified it as an issue of vital national importance. The EU’s goal to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 may help mitigate this predicament, but re... More>>>
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59 MPG Toyota iQ is Coming To the U.S. As a Scion!

(http://gas2.org) - scanned by: JohnNg over 5 years ago
This little neat number is coming to the US under the Scion brand. It gets 59 miles to the gallon. More>>>
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Introducing the Biofuel Cop Car of the Future

(http://gas2.org) - scanned by: JohnNg over 5 years ago
Cop cars will use biofuel in the future. Will they still add extra fines to that speeding ticket? More>>>
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Environment

Space Tourism to Help the Earth by Quantifying ...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Mielle Sullivan over 5 years ago
I wrote about the unveiling of White Knight Two back in July, and no, it is not yet ferrying billionaires to sub-orbital six minute vacations. But it has just become useful (rather than enviable) to the rest of us. More>>>
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Medicine_health

Electrical Circuit Helps Paralyzed Monkeys Move

(http://blog.wired.com) - scanned by: AJ0111 over 5 years ago
An external electrical circuit connecting the brain directly to a muscle allowed paralyzed monkeys to move their arms, an advance that could lead to neuroprosthetics for humans with spinal cord injuries. More>>>
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Government

Obama Details Plan

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: AJ0111 over 5 years ago
Senator Barack Obama proposed new steps on Monday to address the economic crisis, More>>>
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Robot suit ready for hospital

(http://en.kioskea.net) - scanned by: AJ0111 over 5 years ago
A Japanese professor announced Tuesday he was introducing robot suits for paralysed people, helping them to walk again by detecting their next move and lifting their muscles. More>>>
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Banjo Brain Surgery

(http://www.nerdcore.de) - scanned by: christinep over 5 years ago
Surgeons were able to operate on Eddie Adcock to treat the tremors he was experiencing. He was worried that the tremors would effect his musical performances. Now some people can be fully awake for surgeons, it's interesting to think about what wi... More>>>
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Transportation

High-speed rail plan

(http://www.sfgate.com) - scanned by: JohnNg over 5 years ago
Plans are in place to build a high speed 800 mile rail network from Southern California to Northern California. Imagine going to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. More>>>
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Google's New Technology Roundtable series

(http://googleblog.blogspot.com) - scanned by: JohnNg over 5 years ago
Google has launched a new technology series to discuss some of the stuff they're venturing into. More>>>
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