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Sex offence terms to be removed from internet addresses

<b>All new web addresses registered in the UK will be screened for terms that signal or encourage serious sexual offences.</b><p>Nominet, the organisation that oversees all the UK's web addresses, said all domain names will be checked within 48 hours of registration.<p>If an address is found to contain a …

Internet

Robots test their own world wide web, dubbed RoboEarth

<b>A world wide web for robots to learn from each other and share information is being shown off for the first time.</b><p>Scientists behind RoboEarth will put it through its paces at Eindhoven University in a mocked-up hospital room.<p>Four robots will use the system to complete a series of tasks, including …

Robotics

Enblink dongle now lets you control your home appliances using voice commands

In case you've never heard of Enblink, here's a one-sentence primer: it's an $85 dongle that plugs into your Google TV box, allowing you to control any Z-Wave-enabled appliance (door locks, lights, etc.) using an app. Got it? Good. Anyway, as of a few days ago, you can control everything using …

IAEA says Iran asked for nuclear talks postponement to February 8 | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday a planned meeting with Iran next week to discuss steps meant to ease concerns over its nuclear programme has been pushed back to February 8 at Tehran’s request.<p>Russian (L and R) and Iranian operators monitor the nuclear power plant unit …

The glaciers of Peio, a small ski resort in the Italian Alps, are slowly melting to reveal the corpses of World War One soldiers that have been preserved for nearly a century. Full story: http://fw.to/keAcsZb Photo: Museo della Grande Guerra, Peio

Kalashnikov inventor haunted by unbearable pain of dead millions

Russian who designed Kalashnikov rifle confessed in final letter of spiritual pain caused by his invention<p>During his long lifetime Mikhail Kalashnikov expressed few regrets about his deadly eponymous invention. "I sleep soundly," he once said.<p>But in a letter to the head of Russia's Orthodox church …

France has said it is better than Britain because the NHS is "ailing" and its own health service, roads, rail and tax system are all superior. But where do you think is the better place to live? Have your say here: http://fw.to/m1Xn3lg Photo: AP

Is this the farm of the future? Scientists in China are mass producing cloned pigs to test out new medicines. http://bbc.in/1lXvpOy The BBC's David Shukman is taken on a tour of a former shoe factory in Shenzhen where cloning is carried out on an industrial scale.

Man shot dead for texting in Florida cinema

Argument over mobile phone use led to fatal shooting<p>US authorities say a retired police officer has been charged with fatally shooting a man because he was text messaging during a film.<p>Sheriff's spokeswoman Melanie Snow sayid that two couples had been watching "Lone Survivor" at a cinema, north of …

Dude, where's my North Sea oil money?

For a few years, the UK enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime windfall – only, unlike the Norwegians, we've got almost nothing to show for it<p>Last Wednesday, every single Norwegian became a millionaire – without having to lift a lillefinger. They owe the windfall to their coastline, and a huge dollop of good …