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  • Thorpe out of hospital after infection
    By on May 1, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Five-time Olympic champion swimmer Ian Thorpe is released from hospital after recovering from a shoulder infection.

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  • After Successful Launch, India’s Mars Orbiter Is On Its Way
    By on November 6, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    neo12 writes “India has successfully launched a spacecraft to the Red Planet — with the aim of becoming the fourth space agency to reach Mars.” As our previous mention of the launch notes, getting to Mars by rocket is a long haul: if all goes well, it will be about 10 months until Mangalyaan reaches orbit.

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  • NASA Scientists Jubilant After Successful Helicopter Crash
    By on August 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Elizabeth Barber reports in the Christian Science Monitor that when a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter plummeted into the ground at more than 30 miles per hour, there was jubilation from the scientists on the ground at the culmination of some two years of preparation to test a helicopter’s crashworthiness. ‘We designed this test to simulate a severe but survivable crash under both civilian and military requirements,’ says (more…)

  • After a User Dies, Apple Warns Against Counterfeit Chargers
    By on July 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    After a Chinese woman was earlier this month evidently electrocuted while talking on her iPhone while it was plugged in to charge, Apple is warning users to avoid counterfeit chargers. From CNet: “Last week, reports surfaced in China that suggested the woman, Ma Ailun, might have been using a third-party charger designed to look like the real thing. Although third-party chargers are not uncommon, they vary widely in terms of safety and quality. Earlier (more…)

  • After LinkedIn Clues, FOIA Nets New Details On NSA’s ANCHORY Program
    By on July 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    v3rgEz writes “After the ACLU’s Christopher Soghoian highlighted NSA programs listed on LinkedIn, Jason Gulledge filed a request for details about the program — and turned up lucky. The NSA released 7 pages of database descriptions of its ANCHORY program, an open-source intelligence data gathering effort. The NSA’s FOIA office said it would pony up more, but only if Gulledge could prove he was requesting the documents as part of a news gathering (more…)

  • DoJ Answers FOIA Request After Six Years With No Real Information
    By on April 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “In response to a Freedom of Information Act request about Google’s 2007 complaint against Windows Vista search interference, the Department of Justice has after six years released 114 partially redacted pages and 60 full pages of material. Yet these ‘responsive documents’ consist of public news articles and email boilerplate. All the substantive information has been blacked out.”

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  • Houston Rocket Yao Ming Retires After Nine NBA Seasons
    By on July 11, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Amid a plethora of injuries, the Rockets’ Yao Ming retires

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  • Real turn on officials after loss
    By on May 4, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Real Madrid players vent their anger at the referees after their Champions League semi-final defeat by Barcelona.

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  • India Wins the Cricket World Cup After 28 years
    By on April 4, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni’s stellar partnership paved the way for India to end its 28-year wait for a World Cup title even as Mahela Jayawardene’s century and Muttiah Muralitharan’s swansong ended in hurt and despair.. Read more news on world cup cricket 2011 from Yahoo! cricket.

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  • After Japan’s Quake, Taiwan Helps Fill iPad 2 Supply-Chain Gaps
    By on April 1, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    RedEaredSlider writes “Like many device manufacturers, Apple cannot seem to escape supply concerns in the wake of the ongoing crisis in Japan. The company is hoping that AU Optronics will fill the void left by companies like Hitachi and Toshiba, both of which have been affected by the series of disasters that have rocked Japan. Damage to many factories from the earthquake and an ongoing nuclear disaster has disrupted supply chains and caused large (more…)