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Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck; Europeans give Putin 'last chance'

HRABOVE/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers.<p>As militants kept international monitors …

Battlefield grows as Hamas infiltrates Israel

<b>Gaza City (CNN)</b> -- The battle between Israel and Gazan militants is growing, as the Israel Defense Forces announced early Sunday that it will expand its ground offensive.<p>On Saturday, Hamas Islamist fighters infiltrated nearby parts of Israel via underground tunnels and clashed with Israeli troops. …

Unscaling The Healthcare Economy

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Hemant Taneja is a partner at General Catalyst.</i><p>Healthcare delivery has always been among the top targets for founders seeking to dramatically improve our lives while building great businesses. Yet, with very few exceptions, most founders find it difficult to build scalable …

No more cracked smartphone screens, claims maker of transparent electrode

Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a layer of transparent electrodes that is flexible, durable and, although unconfirmed, more efficient than modern touchscreen technology. If all you want are the CliffsNotes: this technology could eliminate the shattering of screens on …

Engineering

The cyborg era begins next week at the World Cup

Next week at the World Cup, a paralyzed volunteer from the Association for Assistance to Disabled Children will walk onto the field and open the tournament with a ceremonial kick. This modern miracle is made possible by a robotic exoskeleton that will move the user's limbs, taking commands directly …

17 Emerging Energy Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging energy technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions based on consultation …

Energy

The Virtual Reality Renaissance Is Here, But Are We Ready?

<b>I'm flapping my wings. Not hard, but slowly and smoothly.</b> At 25 feet across, my wingspan is so great I don't need to exert much energy to achieve …

Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus …

Flight 370 search widens, intensifies as black box pings fizzle

With no pings from its black boxes detected for nearly a week, search operations for missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370 broadened and intensified Sunday, with more than two dozen ships and aircraft scouring the southern Indian Ocean for signs of debris.<p>The search area now covers about 22,200 …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

We've found electronic throat tattoos, password pills and memory chips. Find out how "grinders" are already embracing <b>our cyborg future...</b><p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack yourself!<p>Biohack …

Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 33

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County …

Supreme Court Declines Review of NSA Phone Spying

Dustin Volz @dnvolz<p>April 7, 2014, 6:17 a.m.<p>The Su­preme Court on Monday op­ted to not take up the con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity of the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Nanotech

Four Dead at Fort Hood, Three Victims Plus Gunman Killed

Four people were dead, including the gunman, and at least 16 others were wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, military officials told NBC News.<p>The gunman, identified as Ivan Lopez, 34 — an enlisted soldier — took his own life with a .45-caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic pistol, …

'No sign of life' in path of Washington mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. — The voices heard late Saturday night from the rubble of a massive mudslide have gone silent.<p>Thwarted for hours by ooze treacherous as quicksand, rescuers were able to resume their search for victims Sunday. But instead of survivors, they found more bodies.<p>What remains on the …

MIT Students Invent A Universal Language Made Of GIFs

Created by MIT Media Lab, GIFGIF is a new project that tries to analyze the emotive power of GIFs.<p>Which GIF better expresses happiness? This one of Ren and Stimpy bouncing up and down, or this one of <i>Lost’s</i> John Locke grinning with an orange slice in his mouth? Does your opinion change if Grumpy Cat …

GIF Animations

UK gov wants 'unsavoury' web content censored

The UK minister for immigration and security has called for the government to do more to deal with "unsavoury", rather than illegal, material …

Search

FORTUNE — Tens of thousands of viewers who tried to tune in for Sunday’s season finale of the HBO (TWX) hit crime drama <i>True Detective</i> may have been left without a resolution to the complex plotline.<p>It wasn’t because of a cable outage. It wasn’t because of a blackout sparked by a cable services feud …

Ukraine crisis: Russia begins new military exercises

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1060000/1060321_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534410776_ff7b850620fcfc1a18db8a0cab426224<p><b>Russia has begun military exercises, involving more than 8,000 troops, close to the border with Ukraine.</b><p>The defence ministry in Moscow confirmed that …

Russia

Xbox Live struggles with access issues as Titanfall launches

Microsoft's launch Tuesday of the much anticipated game Titanfall on Xbox Live has not been without hiccups.<p>Players hoping to access the first-person shooter game on Xbox Live are having difficulty connecting with the online gaming service Tuesday. The Xbox Live Service Status page currently lists …

W.H.: 'Ferns' boosting ACA traffic

President Barack Obama’s sit-down with Zach Galifianakis led to a spike in traffic to HealthCare.gov on Tuesday, the administration said, as it touted the effectiveness of the president’s latest effort to reach out to young adults.<p>As of 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, the website had racked up more than 19,000 …

Whatever Happened To The War On Piracy?

It’s been a long time since the days of SOPA and PIPA, and the period when I published what remains my most popular piece to this day, “You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You.” In the face of legislation that threatened the very freedom of the internet in the name of “ …

March 2013

Facebook Without The Cool Kids

It’s not just an attractive advertising demographic that Facebook is losing as teens take their mercurial attention elsewhere in a sullen search of what’s cool. Facebook <i>sans</i> the cool kids may well be taking a substantial knock to the accuracy of its data, too.<p>A study of Facebook use among …

Why hackers want your phone number

Though most people wouldn’t give their phone number to a stranger on the street, they’re happy to share their digits with Google GOOG, -0.92% , …

Cyberbullying

New Leaks Detail How The NSA’s ‘TAO’ And ‘ANT’ Units Spy On Devices, Global Networks

New leaks emerged today in Germany’s <i>Der Spiegel</i> newspaper about the scope of electronic surveillance conducted by the United States’ National Security Agency.<p>In short, it looks like the agency has even more access to personal data than we already thought.<p><i>Der Spiegel</i> says it has obtained documents …

Obama warns of further military action, if needed, in South Sudan

HONOLULU -- President<p>Obamatold congressional leaders Sunday that he was closely monitoring the unrest in South Sudan, after four U.S. service members were attacked near Bor, and said he “may take further action to support the security of U.S. citizens, personnel and property, including our Embassy, …