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V-22 Tiltrotor Could Revolutionize Naval Logistics In The Pacific

If you spin a globe to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you will discover that almost no land is visible in any direction. That’s because the Pacific covers nearly a third of the Earth’s surface. The good news is that all that water protects America from potential enemies in Asia. The not-so-good …

Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

From plant factories fueled by the magenta glow of blue and red LED lights, to the 30-foot tall Ferris wheel for plants in Singapore, we've shown you the design possibilities for growing vegetables up instead of out.<p>But critics ask, what kind of stresses does that put on the plant? And how do you …

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revolutionary advancement.<p>Researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed technology to extract carbon dioxide from seawater while …

Plug-in Hybrid Economy Means Welcome Back SUV, Goodbye Crossover

Manufacturers have been busily disguising their new SUVs as “crossovers” as the green lobby victimizes owners of these often massive but versatile, practical and comfortable big beasts as enemies of the climate.<p>Car makers often call their latest big four-by-four cross-country vehicles “crossovers” …

Soon All Our Food Will Be Doritos Flavored, Whether We Like It or Not

It’s a scientific fact: We live in a rapidly Dorito-fying world, but even we thought Cheetos would be spared, since the cheese snacks basically …

Krauthammer: Obama administration 'ran out the clock' on Benghazi probe

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier”that renewed calls for a special select committee to investigate the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya were “late, too late."<p>"This should have happened a year ago, year, three, four …

Bitcoin firms dumped by National Australia Bank as 'too risky'

The National Australia Bank is severing ties to digital currencies, saying they are too risky.<p>NAB has sent letters to business customers who primarily trade in bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies saying their accounts would be closed on 2 May.<p>The letters say an internal review concluded that ties …

Watch Out Whole Foods? Walmart Aims To Drive Down Organic Prices With New Cheaper Line

If you associate Walmart’s grocery aisles with cheap six-packs of sugary soda or bulk bags of chips, you’re in for a surprise when you next drop by a branch of the world’s largest retailer.<p>Starting this month, the big box giant aims to drive down the price of organic food nationwide with its new …

A surprise drop in exports signals that China’s slowdown is for real

China’s March trade data just came out, and it’s not pretty—especially after February, when exports sustained their biggest drop since the global financial crisis. March exports fell 6.6% on the previous year, to $170 billion (link in Chinese), while imports dropped a startling 11.3%. That left …

China

Tesla Swings At Direct-Sale Bans As Bigger Fight Awaits

Try to buy a Tesla in some states, and you may find yourself having to shop online. Texas and Arizona are among those that have banned direct sales of the electric vehicles. New Jersey may be next. Tesla intends to fight a ruling in the state that says it has to close its stores there by April …

Death of Windows XP can't quite reverse slowing PC sales

The official end to Windows XP support may have sent many companies into a panic, but it was good news for PC manufacturers this winter... well, sort of. Both Gartner and IDC report a big increase in PC shipments during the first quarter thanks to companies scrambling to replace old XP computers at …

AT&T and Verizon are actively trying to kill off cities landlines

Daniel Oines<p>Over the last few years, AT&T and Verizon have been going state to state trying to get any and all consumer protections laws stripped on DSL and landlines in preparation of hanging up on users they don’t want to upgrade. With Verizon and AT&T having killed off regulatory oversight in …

Telecoms

Facebook encourages users to install Messenger app by removing chat

Facebook will remove chat from its iPhone and Android app, forcing users to download its separate Messenger app if they want to continue sending and receiving private messages.<p>The social network began notifying users in the UK, France and other European countries on Wednesday that they will need to …

Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks that was cited by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a “dirty campaign” to topple him.<p>YouTube logos displayed on a laptop …

Obama pushes voting rights in Texas

President Barack Obama on Wednesday joined the larger Democratic effort to spotlight voting rights ahead of this year’s midterms, blasting “active efforts to deter people from voting.”<p>“Apparently it’s fairly active here in Texas,” he told supporters at a Houston fundraiser. “The idea that you’d …

Pennsylvania officials seek motive for school stabbing rampage | Reuters

MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Pennsylvania officials sought a motive on Thursday for what may have driven a 16-year-old student to turn on his classmates with two kitchen knives, stabbing startled victims in the stomach and back and leaving nearly two dozen wounded.<p>Sophomore Alex Hribal was …

Ukraine offers amnesty to pro-Russian separatists

<b>Ukraine will not prosecute pro-Russian activists occupying official buildings in two eastern cities if they surrender their weapons, Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov says.</b><p>The separatists are holding buildings in the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk. The Kiev authorities say their actions …

Russia

Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

PERTH, Australia (AP) — With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race …