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BBC World News - 1 hour 59 min agoProtesters gather in Baltimore to condemn police violence a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died after sustaining injuries in police custody.BBC World News - 2 hours 2 min agoPrivate landlords would not be able to increase rents by more than inflation for three years under Labour plans to give tenants more security.BBC World News - 2 hours 16 min agoJames Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the last day of the second Test to go 1-0 up with one to play.BBC World News - 2 hours 24 min agoThe start of the Belgrade derby between Red Star and Partizan was delayed for 45 minutes following serious crowd trouble.BBC World News - 4 hours 22 min agoMore than 1,000 people are believed to have died in a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal, wrecking many historic buildings.BBC World News - 4 hours 31 min agoFernandinho scores a last-minute winner as Manchester City beat Aston Villa to go second in the Premier League.BBC World News - 5 hours 4 min agoDavid Cameron says the UK will do all it can to help in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, thought to have killed more than 1,000 people.BBC World News - 5 hours 8 min agoThe death toll from Nepal's deadliest earthquake for more than 80 years has risen above 1,000, as foreign governments offer aid.BBC World News - 5 hours 23 min agoA Russian biker group, famed for their patriotism, have set off from Moscow hoping to recreate the route taken by the Red Army 70 years ago and travel to Berlin.The Register - 5 hours 29 min agoJust as well, perhaps, after Lollipop lick froze older tabs
Fandroids may be mourning the sudden death of Google's Nexus 7 slab today, after the world's largest ad broker yanked the device from its online shopfront.…Slashdot - 5 hours 33 min agoblottsie writes: At press time, the House had passed two cybersecurity bills, one Senate bill had been passed out of committee and reported to the full chamber for a final vote, and a third House bill and a second Senate bill were awaiting review by the appropriate committee. The two House bills that passed earlier this week will be combined and sent to the Senate, but the Senate won't take up them up directly; instead, it will vote on its own two bills. It's complicated, so here's a quick breakdown of the key details.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.BBC World News - 5 hours 40 min agoWarner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, according to The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List.BBC World News - 5 hours 52 min agoFerdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.BBC World News - 6 hours 14 min agoWatford are promoted to the Premier League after they beat Brighton and other results go their way.The Register - 6 hours 27 min agoStellar systems exiled from Main Street
Astronomers have observed no less than 11 runaway galaxies wandering aimlessly around in spaaace.…BBC World News - 6 hours 32 min agoDefending champion Kei Nishikori beats 14th seed Martin Klizan to reach the final of the Barcelona Open.Slashdot - 6 hours 34 min agoHughPickens.com writes: Ben Yeager reports in Outside Magazine that Italian explorer Alex Bellini plans to travel to Greenland's west coast, pick an iceberg, and live on it for a year as it melts out in the Atlantic. It's a precarious idea. Bellini will be completely isolated, and his adopted dwelling is liable to roll or fall apart at any moment, thrusting him into the icy sea or crushing him under hundreds of tons of ice. His solution: an indestructible survival capsule built by an aeronautics company that specializes in tsunami-proof escape pods. "I knew since the beginning I needed to minimize the risk. An iceberg can flip over, and those events can be catastrophic." Bellini plans to use a lightweight, indestructible floating capsules, or "personal safety systems" made from aircraft-grade aluminum in what's called a continuous monocoque structure, an interlocking frame of aluminum spars that evenly distribute force, underneath a brightly painted and highly visible aluminum shell. The inner frame can be stationary or mounted on roller balls so it rotates, allowing the passengers to remain upright at all times. Aeronautical engineer Julian Sharpe, founder of Survival Capsule, got the idea for his capsules after the 2004 Indonesian tsunami. He believes fewer people would have died had some sort of escape pod existed. Sharpe hopes the products will be universal—in schools, retirement homes, and private residences, anywhere there is severe weather. The product appeals to Bellini because it's strong enough to survive a storm at sea or getting crushed between two icebergs. Bellini will spend almost all of his time in the capsule with the hatch closed, which will pose major challenges because he'll have to stay active without venturing out onto a slippery, unstable iceberg. If it flips, he'll have no time to react. "Any step away from [the iceberg] will be in unknown territory," says Bellini. "You want to stretch your body. But then you risk your life."
Read more of this story at Slashdot.BBC World News - 6 hours 49 min agoLabour and the SNP clash on the issue of a second independence referendum as general election campaigning continues in Scotland.BBC World News - 7 hours 10 min agoTwenty-time champion jockey AP McCoy says he has been 'so lucky all my life' as his career comes to an end at Sandown.Slashdot - 7 hours 38 min agoNew submitter jan_jes writes: Recent mobile phones integrate fingerprint scanners to authenticate users biometrically and replace passwords, making authentication more convenient. Researchers at Yahoo Labs have created a new technology called "Bodyprint," which turns your smartphone's touchscreen display into a biometric scanner. It allows the touch sensor to scan users' body parts (PDF) such as ears, fingers, fists, and palms by pressing them against the display. Bodyprint implements the four-eye principle for locking sensitive documents — accessing the document can require the presence of two or more people involved with the project. Another application is authenticating a user to answer a call by scanning their ear pressed against the phone.
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