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Florida tropical storm Debby weakens to tropical depression

2012/06/27

Tropical cyclone Debby, which formed in the Gulf of Mexico, has reached landfall at Florida and is expected to leave by Wednesday. The storm was downgraded to a tropical depression as it slowed once it hit land, producing heavy rains and flooding. This animation explains how tropical cyclones form. SOURCES: Weather.com, National Weather Service

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  • Ford developing autopilot for cars

    2012/06/27

    Ford is developing a technology that will enable cars to drive themselves when they encounter traffic jams, allowing the driver to relax and cutting congestion. Ford calls the system Traffic Jam Assist and says it will be ready by 2017 at the earliest. The system builds on Ford’s Active Park Assist, which allows for automatic parking, and adaptive cruise control technologies. SOURCES: Daily Telegraph, Automobile, Ford

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  • California sea levels to rise more than five feet by 2100: report

    2012/06/26

    A new study predicts that sea levels in California will rise more than five feet by the end of the century. The National Research Council report said sea levels in California will rise more than the global average as most of the state is sinking due to seismic activity. SOURCES: LA Times

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  • Researchers show drones vulnerable to hijacking

    2012/06/26

    An experiment conducted by researchers at a US university has shown that drones could easily be hijacked. A technique known as spoofing involves using a more powerful signal to imitate the drone’s source GPS signal, hijacking the drone and taking control of it. Experts fear that once hijacked, the rogue drones could be used as weapons. SOURCES: Fox, Wired

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  • California solar plant may put humans, wildlife at risk

    2012/06/26

    The Ivanpah solar complex in the Mojave desert in California near the Nevada border will be the largest solar power tower plant in the world. The project, owned by BrightSource Energy, will consist of 170,000 solar mirrors called heliostats that reflect radiation onto one of three 459-foot-tall central water towers, producing steam that will generate electricity. But the Ivanpah complex may pose a threat to both man and nature. SOURCES: LA Times, BrightSource

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  • One believed dead, one trapped in Canada mall collapse

    2012/06/25

    One person is believed dead and another trapped after the roof of a mall collapsed in the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, authorities said on Sunday. A portion of the roof that served as a parking lot for the Algo Centre Mall collapsed around 2:20pm on Saturday and fell along with two cars through the mall’s two stories. The Elliot Lake Standard had reported that the mall had been “plagued” with water leaks for years. SOURCES: CBC, National Post, Globe and Mail, Elliot Lake Standard

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  • Bus accident kills at least eight Czechs in Croatia

    2012/06/25

    At least eight Czech tourists were killed and 44 injured in a bus accident on Saturday morning in Croatia. The accident happened around 4am about 200 kilometers south of Zagreb on a major highway connecting Zagreb with the coastal city of Split. Witnesses say the bus began swaying moments before the crash, as if the driver had fallen asleep. SOURCES: Reuters, Nouvelle Observateur, AFP

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  • New theory on how Easter Island statues ‘walked’

    2012/06/25

    Scientists believe they mave have solved the mystery of how the mysterious stone statues, or moai, of Easter Island were ‘walked’ into position hundreds of years ago. An experiment showed that three groups of people using ropes were able to ‘walk’ a smaller version of the 10m, 80 ton, figures from the quarry to their platforms several miles away. SOURCES: Discovery

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  • New England man gets regions first totally artificial heart

    2012/06/25

    A retired teacher in desperate need of a new heart has become the first person in New England to receive an artificial heart. James Carelli, Jr received the mechanical heart in February during a 10-hour procedure. The total artificial heart is a temporary measure that allows patients to survive until a donor heart is available. SOURCES: CBS

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  • Bandage changes color to indicate wounds healing status

    2012/06/22

    Australian researchers have developed a smart bandage they hope will remedy this. It uses a derivative of cholesterol that changes from red through green to blue as it heats up, showing changes of less than 0.5 of a degree. The developers believe the bandage will improve the monitoring and treatment of those who suffer from chronic wounds, such as the elderly, obese or those who have diabetes. Discovery.com, Smh.com.au

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