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Researchers Plug Google’s Project Tango Into A Drone To Let It Fly Itself Around A Room

Remember Project Tango? Google’s crazy project to add 3D environment mapping abilities to a smartphone?<p>Yeah, someone just went ahead and took the next logical step: they plugged it into a drone.<p>Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania managed to get their hands on a prototype Tango device, and …

Scientists agree on climate change. So why doesn’t everyone else?

By Brad Plumer<p>Here's a finding that shouldn't be all that surprising: Since 1991, roughly 97 percent of all published scientific papers that take a position on the question agree that humans are warming the planet.<p>That stat comes from this extensive new survey led by John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli, …

Britain second in world for aid spending

Britain is second on the world aid league table – spending more than Germany despite the fact that our population is smaller.<p>As many countries attempt to reduce their aid spending the latest figures show we spent £9billion on overseas aid in 2012, second only to the US which spent …

Myanmar Imposes New Curfews Amid Anti-Muslim Violence

The government of Myanmar has imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew in three townships amid growing anti-Muslim violence that is drawing closer to the main city of Yangon.<p>Violence against Muslims has been a major problem in the country as President Thein Sein introduces democratic changes after decades of …