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BBC News – The tent that turns into concrete in less than 24 hours

The past 12 months have seen a remarkable number of humanitarian crises with earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand and deadly tornadoes in the southern US being among the most recent.Among new innovations which could help relief efforts is a fabric shelter that, when sprayed with water, turns to concrete within 24 hours.Invented by two […]

FoxNews.com – Mystery Surrounds Cyber Missile That Crippled Irans Nuclear Weapons Ambitions

In the 20th century, this would have been a job for James Bond.The mission: Infiltrate the highly advanced, securely guarded enemy headquarters where scientists in the clutches of an evil master are secretly building a weapon that can destroy the world. Then render that weapon harmless and escape undetected.But in the 21st century, Bond doesnt […]

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Microsoft Kills Kin

Just six weeks after launch, Microsoft’s Kin, the social phone we wanted to love, is dead. Microsoft is ending its short life, sources close to Microsoft tell us. There won’t be a separate Kin product anymore. Effective immediately, Andy Lees is shoving the entire Kin team into the core Windows Phone 7 team, so there […]

ICANN OKs .xxx domain name for porn sites | Digital Media – CNET News

Porn sites may soon be able to tag themselves with a .xxx address now that ICANN has given the new domain name its initial OK. After denying several requests over the years for a new .xxx top-level domain, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) finally relented Friday by giving the new domain […]

Fargo-based Highway Patrol trooper charged

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper based in Fargo is accused of assaulting his wife while she held their infant son. Michael Polomny, 40, was arrested Wednesday at the couple’s home in Moorhead, Minn. He made a court appearance Thursday and a judge set bail at $6,000 bond or $2,000 cash. […]

South African doctor invents female condoms with teeth to fight rape – CNN.com

South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse.”She looked at me and said, If only I had teeth down there,” recalled Ehlers, who was a 20-year-old medical researcher at the time. “I promised […]

Verizon Wireless eyeing tiered data service | Wireless – CNET News

Verizon Wireless is toying with the idea of eliminating its unlimited data plans and switching to tiered pricing, according to its parent companys chief financial officer, John Killian.In an interview with Bloombergs BusinessWeek, Killian said, “We will probably need to change the design of our pricing where it will not be totally unlimited, flat rate.”A […]

Tailgates missing across Bismarck

Someone might be planning a big tailgate party in Bismarck. Bismarck police took nine reports on Thursday of tailgates being stolen from pickups. Most of the thefts appear to have occurred Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Sgt. Mark Buschena said seven Chevrolet pickup tailgates, one GMC tailgate and one Dodge tailgate were reported stolen across […]

Denver Police Officers Want Dollars To Dress – cbs4denver.com

Denver police are suing the city saying they should be paid extra for the time it takes to dress before work, undress after work, and for the time it takes them to dry clean or wash and press their uniforms. If the 843 officers who are plaintiffs in the suit prevail on all of their […]