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Hitchhiking robot embarks on coast-to-coast tour across US
Technology
Published in 18-7-2015
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BOSTON (AP) With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada embarked on a hitchhiking journey across the U.S. on Friday. The humanoid robot named hitchBOT has already caught rides across Canada and in Europe, relying on the kindness and curiosity of strangers. Ideally, the creators hope, drivers won't leave the bot along busy ...>>
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Google shareholders revel in record 1-day windfall of $65.1B
Technology
Published in 18-7-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Google's stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the Internet company for promising to curb its spending on risky projects. The words placated investors who had become increasingly frustrated with Google's penchant for spending on projects that had little or nothing to do with its man ...>>
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Endangered dragonflies, raised in captivity, being released
Technology
Published in 18-7-2015
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Federally endangered dragonflies that have been raised in a laboratory over the past several years are being released at a forest preserve this week in Illinois, where scientists believe they'll be a good match with the small population still there. Female dragonflies lay eggs by dropping the tip of their body into shallow water. The eggs for this project were collec ...>>
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Tsunami threat canceled after mag 6.9 quake in South Pacific
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Published in 18-7-2015
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A magnitude 8 quake near Lata in February 2013 generated a tsunami up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) high that damaged dozens of homes and left several people dead on the western side of the Santa Cruz. More than 50 people were killed and thousands lost their homes in April 2007, when a magnitude-8.1 quake hit the western Solomon Islands, sending waves crashing into coastal villages.
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US seeks to block sales of Iowa firm's dietary supplements
Technology
Published in 11-7-2015
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) An Iowa company has been selling potentially unsafe dietary supplements and falsely advertising them as treatments for diseases ranging from colds to cancer, the federal government alleged Friday. Iowa Select Herbs manufactures its dietary supplements in conditions that cannot ensure safety and promotes them as medical cures even though they have never been found safe and ...>>
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Logs detail bad behavior by some Hawaii telescope protesters
Technology
Published in 11-7-2015
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Even though camping is already prohibited on the mountain, state Attorney General Doug Chin said it's necessary to implement rules restricting being within a mile of the mountain's access road during certain nighttime hours, unless in a moving vehicle, and prohibiting camping gear. Bad behavior by some protesters ranging from putting boulders in the road to threats and harassment have c ...>>
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As habitats vanish, migratory birds flock to N. Korea shores
Technology
Published in 11-7-2015
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While North Korea is wary of letting foreigners inside its borders, a recent trip by a New Zealand research team to the mudflats near Nampo, southwest of the capital, Pyongyang, underscores some tentative but significant progress by outside scientists to conduct small-scale research projects as long as they don't rub up against sensitive topics and are seen as useful to North Korea itself. ...>>
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Hawaii limits access to Mauna Kea amid telescope protests
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Published in 11-7-2015
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Bad behavior by some protesters ranging from putting boulders in the road to threats and harassment has created unsafe conditions that make the emergency rule necessary, said state Attorney General Doug Chin. Incidents recorded include a bomb threat made on Facebook, protesters making a throat-slashing gesture at workers of an existing telescope and protesters taking souvenirs from the gift sho ...>>
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$1,000-per-pill drug overtaken by pricier successor
Technology
Published in 11-7-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors. The fast-paced changes in hepatitis C treatment are being watched closely amid fears that breakthrough drugs could reignite the rise of U.S. health care costs. Other medications that could turn into cost drivers include a new treatment for melanoma ...>>
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Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight
Technology
Published in 4-7-2015
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Later in the morning, Borschberg called the flight an extraordinary experience, saying it marked historical firsts for aviation and for renewable energy. Borschberg, who did yoga up to 45 minutes daily to counter the effects of immobility and stay fit, remained in the plane for about an hour after landing before finally emerging. The project, which began in 2002 and is estimated to cost more tha ...>>
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Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber
Technology
Published in 4-7-2015
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday. The proposed regulation also calls for such companies to pay into a fund for transportation infrastructure.
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Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days
Technology
Published in 4-7-2015
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(AP) A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients. Chen underwent several skin grafts and 15 surgeries in all, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1IVWiL8 ). Stepping from the elevator on his way back fro ...>>
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Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup
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Published in 4-7-2015
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The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer. For years, Quintana and a handful of other physicians have been performing what they consider mercy killings in a semi-clandestine state, at risk of prosecution and amid widespread rejection from other doctors and church officials. [...] their work too ...>>
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APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief
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Published in 4-7-2015
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VIENNA (AP) World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. [...] the word of significant progress indicated the sides were moving closer to a comprehensive accord that ...>>
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Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight
Technology
Published in 4-7-2015
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Later in the morning, Borschberg called the flight an extraordinary experience, saying it marked historical firsts for aviation and for renewable energy. Borschberg, who did yoga up to 45 minutes daily to counter the effects of immobility and stay fit, remained in the plane for about an hour after landing before finally emerging. The project, which began in 2002 and is estimated to cost more tha ...>>
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