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Pc quantistici, dalla astronomia alla ricerca “in futuro miglioreranno la vita”

Potrebbe essere una delle cinque scoperte capaci di trasformare il mondo. Rendere possibile contare le <b>stelle dell’Universo</b> in appena qualche ora o …

Aerei e difesa: il business dei droni

Se c’è un capo talebano da uccidere oppure dei rifiuti tossici da individuare <b>l’utilizzo di un drone è oggi indispensabile</b>. Rispetto all’uso …

Monte dei Paschi, il mistero dei bilanci è un segreto di Stato

Il documento chiave è secretato. Da due mesi il governo italiano impedisce agli uffici di Bruxelles di rendere nota la decisione con cui la …

How To Use Google To Search A Single Website

Google has a secret feature called "site:" that let's you do exactly that. It's not a new feature. In fact, it's almost as old as Google itself. But some years ago, Google basically hid it. Today to search one site, you have to precisely type the "site:" command.<p>For instance, let's say you find to …

Why Is Iran Letting A Top al Qaeda Operative Pump Fighters And Cash Into Syria?

"As head al Qaeda facilitator in Iran, al Suri is responsible for overseeing al Qaeda efforts to transfer experienced operatives and leaders from Pakistan to Syria, organizing and maintaining routes by which new recruits can travel to Syria via Turkey and assisting in the movement of al Qaeda …

Before-And-After Pictures Show How Sochi Has Changed In The Year Leading Up To The Olympics

The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, have cost the nation nearly $50 billion, making them the most expensive Games in history.<p>Much of the work to transform the resort town into a professional outpost for everything from curling to bobsledding took place over the last 11 months. That included …

Why Wal-Mart Is Less Amazing Than Amazon

WALMART is at an "inflection point". Those words are truer now than when Bill Simon, the head of its American operation, uttered them last October. He was talking about Walmart's plan for the first time to open more small and medium-sized stores in 2014 than giant "supercentres", and all that would …

Global Smartphone Shipments

Last year the number of smartphones shipped worldwide passed 1 billion for the first time, according to IDC, a research firm. In 2010 the four leading smartphone vendors, Nokia, Research In Motion (now BlackBerry), Apple and Samsung, represented four different operating systems. Nokia has since not …

STALKING AND SHOOTING: How US Marine Snipers Become The Deadliest Shots On Earth

<b>See the Scout Snipers ></b><p>Not only do the Army, Navy, and the Air Force send troops here, but foreign services like the Israelis and the British, often trade students for the opportunity to earn the Marine Sniper designation.<p>One of the profiled students in this Discovery video was actually attached to …

The 11 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows Of All Time

There are the hilarious commercials (paging Jerry Seinfeld), the Puppy Bowl, and of course, the mind-blowing, music-filled halftime shows.<p>"Locked Out of Heaven" singer Bruno Mars, and iconic rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers, are on tap to entertain us between the game's first and second half. It's …

Remember The Housing Market 'Shadow Inventory' That Had Everyone Completely Freaked Out?

The "shadow inventory" consists of homes that were seriously delinquent or foreclosed on, which banks would keep off of the market for fear that the additional supply would cause prices to crumble further. Housing market skeptics argued that banks would return these homes to the market at a pace …

UK banks and insurers blacklist cluster bomb manufacturers

Four of Britain's biggest banks and insurance companies have blacklisted a dozen companies that manufacture cluster bombs and landmines, including two of the world's largest defence firms.<p>The Guardian has learned that major firms such as Lloyds Banking Group (through its investment arm Scottish …

Cluster bombs: Hell from above

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Somewhere on this planet an American commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you’re done... for the day. Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret force within the U.S. military is undertaking operations in a majority of the world’s countries. This new Pentagon power elite is waging a global war whose size and scope has never been revealed, until now...

In “Getting bin Laden,” Nicholas Schmidle’s <i>New Yorker</i> report on the assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, here’s the money …

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Philippines launches offensive against rebels

The Philippine military has launched a major offensive against a splinter rebel group, two days after negotiations with the country's main Muslim rebel group to end a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands successfully ended.<p>Soldiers, backed by artillery, attacked guerrillas of …

US missile 'kills top al-Shabab commander'

A senior al-Shabab commander who masterminded a wave of suicide attacks by the armed group has been killed in a US missile strike, two Somali security officials said.<p>Both sources and a Somali government spokesman named the target as Ahmed Mohamed Amey, a chemicals expert also known as Isku Dhuuq, …

US tech giants to reveal spy agency demands

The US government and leading internet companies have agreed to a compromise allowing companies to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over information about their customers in national security investigations.<p>The Justice Department announced the deal on Monday with Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, …

UN approves use of force by EU troops in CAR

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution allowing European Union troops to use force in the Central African Republic and threatening sanctions against those blamed for the country's strife.<p>The EU has pledged 500 troops to help African and French forces already in the country …

Israeli jailed for attempting to spy for Iran

A court in Jerusalem has sentenced an Israeli man to four-and-a-half years in prison for offering to spy for Iran, according to court documents.<p>Tuesday's court ruling said 46-year-old Yitzhak Bergel admitted to charges of contacting a foreign agent, intent to commit treason and attempting to aid an …

Pakistan PM vows to continue Taliban talks

Pakistan has reiterated the government's commitment to a dialogue-first approach to the violence, while clarifying that "terrorisim and dialogue cannot go together."<p>In an address to the National Assembly on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the formation of a four-member committee of …

'Cashgate' trial begins in Malawi

A trial looking into the biggest financial scandal in Malawi's history has begun in the capital, Lilongwe.<p>At least 68 prominent figures stand accused of stealing funds in what has been dubbed "Cashgate" by the media. It is estimated that more than $100m over a 10-year period has been lost.<p>A senior …

Thai army deploys 10,000 troops ahead of vote

Thailand's army says it will increase the number of troops in the capital on standby to 10,000 ahead of Sunday's election that anti-government protesters say they will disrupt as part of their campaign to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.<p>The government's decision to press ahead with the …

S Sudan rebel leader calls on Kiir to resign

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has said that the government threats to try him for treason were an attempt to derail peace talks, and called for President Salwa Kiir to resign, in his first face-to-face interview since violence erupted in December.<p>The government said this week that former …

Yemeni troops killed in separate attacks

Armed fighters in Yemen have killed at least 17 troops in two separate attacks on a checkpoint and a police patrol.<p>At least 15 soldiers were killed and four wounded by armed fighters in an attack on an army checkpoint in southeastern Yemen on Friday, an army official said.<p>The soldiers were ambushed …

Philippine blast injures civilians and troops

Six civilians and soldiers have been injured when an improvised explosive device was detonated by Phillipines rebels fighting government forces, the military has said.<p>A reporter and cameraman at ABC-5, a major Philippine TV broadcaster, were among those hurt in the blast on Saturday in Mindanao's …

Fighting continues as Syria talks wind up

Syrian opposition activists say military helicopters have dropped barrels packed with explosives in the government's latest air raids on rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 23 people including a family trapped in a burning car.<p>In Aleppo, the raids with barrel bombs, as …

Congress Clears Apache Sale to Iraq

The Senate has paved the way for Baghdad to buy dozens of powerful Apache helicopters, handing a major victory to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri …