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London firm creates mind-controlled commands for Google Glass

Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for Google Glass users to control their devices just by thinking.<p>This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the medical industry, developed a software called …

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Protestors arrested in Rio ahead of World Cup final

<b>Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro have arrested 21 people ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday.</b><p>Officers said those arrested were charged with being part of an armed gang and with acts of vandalism during demonstrations over the past year.<p>But human rights lawyers say the arrests were …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

After Sochi, Russia's Putin to Spend Billions on 2018 World Cup

World<p>As soccer's World Cup draws to a close in Brazil, Russia is about to spend billions on hosting the next tournament - expenditure that economists say could give Vladimir Putin an economic headache and leave his country with numerous taxpayer-funded "white elephant" stadiums.<p>Putin reportedly …

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Putin signs Argentina nuclear deals on Latin America tour

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a series of agreements on nuclear energy in Argentina.</b><p>It came during his tour of Latin America aimed at increasing Russian influence in the region.<p>The nuclear agreements will see the Russian atomic energy corporation Rosatom get involved in the …

Lightning blamed for second death in Rocky Mountain national park

Lightning has been blamed for the death of a visitor to Colorado's Rocky Mountain national park for the second day in a row.<p>A park spokeswoman, Kyle Patterson, said officials were notified on Saturday that four people had been struck by lightning near Trail Ridge Road. The four were rushed to a …

ACLU Seeks To Challenge Law Targeting Pregnant Drug Addicts

Mallory Loyola, 26, is sitting in a Tennessee jail on charges of assault because her newborn daughter tested positive for methamphetamine.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee is offering to help with Loyola's criminal defense. But the group is also seeking the right plaintiff -- a …

Storms roll through Chicago area, tornado watch expires

A tornado watch for northern Illinois, including Chicago and surrounding areas, expired at 1 a.m. after strong thunderstorms rolled through the area.<p>Flood warnings remain in effect for the east branch of the DuPage River at Bolingbrook, from Sunday afternoon through late Sunday night, and for Thorn …

Eric Holder: 'racial animus' drives some opponents of Obama administration

Eric Holder, the US attorney general, has accused some of the Obama administration's conservative opponents of being motivated by “racial animus”, suggesting that both he and President Obama are treated differently because they are black.<p>In unusually candid terms, Holder said that visceral …

Iran nuclear talks: John Kerry arrives in Vienna

<b>Key players in talks on Iran's nuclear programme have warned of big gaps between Iran and world powers, with only a week left to strike a deal.</b><p>Arriving in Vienna for the talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said "significant differences" remain - a view echoed by France and the UK.<p>An Iranian …