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  • ‘Get a Warrant’: Judicial Engagement Results In Huge Win For Digital Privacy

    06/27/2014 11:31:15 AM PDT · by Hugin · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:28 PM 06/25/2014 | Evan Bernick
    Can cops simply take your cell phone and browse through it to their hearts’ content after they arrest you? Today, in Riley v. California, a unanimous Supreme Court answered that question with a resounding “no.” It’s not only a victory for digital privacy, but an example of the kind of judicial engagement that we desperately need to protect our liberties from unreasonable government interference. In Riley, the Court addressed the question of whether the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement applies to cell phone searches. In two separate cases, individuals were arrested and searched by police. The police took their cell phones...
  • This Is the App That’s Fueling the Uprising in Venezuela

    02/24/2014 9:30:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Defence One ^ | 9:31 AM ET 2-24-14 | Patrick Tucker
    Entrepreneur Bill Moore was in his Austin, Texas, office last Thursday, watching explosive growth for his company’s walkie-talkie app, Zello, inside Venezuela. Zello had become the favorite app of protest organizers there after recently hitting the mark as the most popular app in Ukraine. Over the past few days in Venezuela, the protests ballooned following rapidly rising food prices, controversy over President Nicolas Maduro’s economic policies, public dissatisfaction over crime and multiple other factors. Moore was finding that in Venezuela that popularity had a price. Shortly after 9 p.m., his Twitter feed blew up with messages from users inside the...
  • Breaking: FBI Documents Confirm Existence of Texas Islamic Terror Enclave

    02/18/2014 6:55:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-18-2014 | Jim Hoft
    FBI documents confirm the existence of a Texas Islamic enclave linked to terrorism. Secret footage obtained by The Clarion Project shows female members of the Islamic group receiving paramilitary training in Islamberg. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxoykqCSruY Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 8:37 AM FBI documents confirm the existence of a Texas Islamic enclave linked to terrorism. Secret footage obtained by The Clarion Project shows female members of the Islamic group receiving paramilitary training in Islamberg. The Clarion Project reported: A Clarion Project investigation has discovered a jihadist enclave in Texas where a deadly shooting took place in 2002. Declassified...
  • Experts hail stem cell breakthrough

    01/31/2014 9:05:23 AM PST · by Yollopoliuhqui · 10 replies
    MSN News ^ | 1/30/14 | MSN
    A "revolutionary" new approach to creating stem cells in the laboratory could open up a new era of personalised medicine, it is claimed. Scientists have shown it is possible to reprogramme cells into an embryonic-like state simply by altering their environment. It means in principle that cells can have their developmental clock turned back without directly interfering with their genes - something never achieved before. The cells become "pluripotent", having the potential ability to transform themselves into virtually any kind of tissue in the body, from brain to bone.
  • Terrorist planned attack on U.S. nuclear warhead stockpile

    11/16/2002 9:57:21 PM PST · by Destro · 9 replies · 304+ views
    The Sun-Herald ^ | November 17 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton
    Terrorist planned attack on nuclear warhead stockpile By Philip Delves Broughton November 17 2002 The Sun-Herald An Al Qaeda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as the US warned that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks and the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were all possible targets. In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a former...
  • Stem cells: Living adult tissue transformed back into embryo state

    09/12/2013 12:22:25 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11 September 2013 | James Gallagher
    The living tissue inside an animal has been regressed back into an embryonic state for the first time, Spanish researchers say. They believe it could lead to new ways of repairing the body, for example after a heart attack. However, the study published in the journal Nature, showed the technique led to tumours forming in mice. Stem cell experts said it was a "cool" study, but would need to be much more controlled before leading to therapies.
  • Any AT&T iphone users or employees out there? (Vanity)

    08/05/2013 12:44:27 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 21 replies
    As some of you know, my mother passed away last Jan. By June we decided to turn off her home phone and because it was my phone number since childhood, I called AT&T and asked if I could have that number as my cell number. They said no problem but there would be a $36 fee to do so. I was fine with that. Within a week, I had my childhood phone number as my iPhone number! They had done all the work and switched me over. I never stepped into a store. In June , 2 of the 5...
  • License, registration and cell phone: Bill would let N.J. cops search phones after crashes

    06/11/2013 2:32:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    NJ ^ | 6/10/13 | Ryan Hutchins, Matt Friedman
    TRENTON — License, registration and cell phone, please. Police officers across New Jersey could be saying that to motorists at the scenes of car crashes if new legislation introduced in the state Senate becomes law. The measure would allow cops — without a warrant — to thumb through a cell phone to determine if a driver was talking or texting when an accident occurred. It requires officers to have "reasonable grounds" to believe the law was broken. Supporters say it could be an important tool for cops investigating crashes in a state where distracted driving causes lots of accidents and...
  • Keep Your Hands off My Cell Phone

    06/09/2013 6:34:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Scary. Unacceptable. This is not America. Those are some of the comments that I have heard about the revelations regarding government snooping on our cell phones. The statement that one man made that something is wrong with you if you don’t think something is askew here -- that would be about right. If you are not upset about this situation then you are clueless. There is a dangerous extension of government that no true American could possibly endorse or accept. Our government has no right to randomly rummage through our cell phone or email records. If you think that the...
  • temporary replacement sim cards for overseas calling on personal cell phone

    05/08/2013 9:54:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    myself ^ | 5-8-13 | TZ
    does anyone know where to get some that are legit? it seems lately that ones bought locally in Spain or Greece work for 5 minutes when they were allegedly loaded with 30 minutes worth of time to be able to call the US. are there ones that can be purchased at a legit source here in the US ? do they have any that allows my actual cell number to come up on caller ID so people will know it is me?
  • FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist "sleeper cell" linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar

    04/20/2013 5:27:35 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 355 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 21 April 2013 | Staff
    The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers. Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack. More than 1,000 FBI agents were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours before Dzhokhar’s dramatic capture after a bloody shootout on Friday. A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and...
  • 3 arrested in New Bedford in connection to bombing suspect

    04/19/2013 5:24:28 PM PDT · by gwjack · 72 replies
    Abc6.com ^ | April 19, 2012 | Dee DeQuattro
    Neighbors say three have been arrested in New Bedford in connection with the Boston Bombing suspect. Police apprehended suspects from the Hidden Brook Apartments on Carriage Drive in New Bedford. Neighbors say they think that the girlfriend of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may have lived in the complex and they have seen him in the area as recently as yesterday. Dzhokhar is a student at the nearby University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Earlier on Friday his brother, also a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, was killed in a gun fight with police.
  • Complexity of Cell's 'Molecular Shredder' Revealed (article)

    04/05/2013 7:15:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 3-25-2013 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Complexity of Cell's 'Molecular Shredder' Revealed by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * When genes in the cell are turned on, the result is the production of gene copies called messenger RNAs, or mRNAs. The mRNAs are then used as templates to make proteins, the key molecules that enable the cell to function. But what happens to the excess mRNAs when they are no longer needed or the RNAs that have errors in them? They certainly can't remain active in the cell or serious problems would ensue. A good analogy for the cell's solution to this problem is the example of a...
  • Phone unlocking ban could could hit you in the wallet

    01/28/2013 10:07:36 AM PST · by J05h · 29 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Mark Sullivan
    As of Saturday, your options for owning an unlocked phone become far more limited. You can ask your carrier to unlock it—and good luck with that—or you can pay a premium to manufacturers like Apple or Google for a new unlocked phone. You just can’t unlock your phone yourself—at least, not legally. That decision was made not by voters, the courts, or even Congress. It was made by one man, 83-year-old Congressional Librarian James Hadley Billington, who is responsible for interpreting the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Billington decided last October that unlocking your phone yourself is...
  • Justice Department Expands Hunt for Data on Cellphones [Eric Holder Spying on You]

    11/28/2012 1:51:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 11/26/12 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Cellphones seem to be increasingly attractive to the Department of Justice, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show. Agencies affiliated with the department used more than 37,600 court orders in 2011 to gather cellphone data, a sharp increase from previous years. They were almost equally divided between “pen register” data, which captures outgoing phone numbers, and “trap and trace” orders, which refer to incoming phone numbers, which means one phone could have two separate orders associated with it. The total number has roughly doubled since 2007, when cellphone communications were more limited. By law, the data can be...
  • Vanity: Do any Freepers use "Straight Talk" cell service?

    10/21/2012 11:03:20 AM PDT · by MarkL · 37 replies
    10/21/2012 | Me
    Have any Freepers used "Straight Talk" cellular service, and if so, what has your experience been like?
  • London Games to be first social media Olympics

    06/19/2012 2:08:28 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    AP ^ | June 19, 2012 | n/a
    LONDON –  Tweet this: The London Games will be the first Olympics told in 140 characters or less. The London Games will be the most tweeted, liked and tagged in history, with fans offered a never before seen insider's view of what many are calling the social media Olympics, or the "socialympics." Hash tags, (at) signs and "like" symbols will be as prevalent as national flags, Olympic pins and medal ceremonies. Some athletes may spend more time on Twitter and Facebook than the playing field. Mobile phones have become smarter, laptops lighter and tablet devices a must-have for technology lovers...
  • Little-Known DOJ Cell Watches Trayvon Martin Protests

    04/17/2012 12:27:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 4/17/12 | Keith Koffler
    A largely unknown group of Justice Department officials has inserted itself into the local Florida protest movement surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, assisting the protestors and attending their meetings and rallies. While the officials are tasked with preventing racial violence, it appears that in carrying out their duties, they have provided significant assistance to those protesting the killing of Martin, who black, by George Zimmerman, who is half white and half Hispanic. The officials are members of the DOJ’s Community Relations Service, also known as “The Peacemakers,” a special unit established under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and empowered...
  • Charge Your Smartphone With The Power Of Your Breath

    03/12/2012 2:24:39 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The AIRE mask is a onceptual device that allows you to charge your iPhone with the power of breath! "The AIRE mask is a concept that hails from the mind of Joao Paulo Lammoglia, where it will rely on the power of your breath, converting it to electricity thanks to tiny wind turbines. All you need to do is ensure the AIRE mask remains connected to an iOS-powered device, breathe as usual, and you are good to go."
  • Hamas-Tied Cell CAIR's "2012 Election Candidate Questionnaire"

    12/20/2011 10:09:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/21/11 | Pamela Geller
    They act like they won the war. The Muslim Brotherhood CAIR has a "candidate questionnaire." Sorta like the nazis posing these questions to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry A. Wallace (Democratic) and Wendell Willkie, Charles L. McNary (Republican) in 1940. Here are excerpts from the Muslim Brotherhood questionnaire see no jihad, hear no jihad, speak no jihad. Whomever they endorse, run the other way -- volunteer, donate, support the opposition to jihad. 2012 ELECTION CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE -- CAIR (Note: Full answers will be published on the organization's website. The first 200 words of each answer will appear in print voter guides.)...
  • Graphene shows unusual thermoelectric response to light

    10/07/2011 11:42:34 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    MIT ^ | 10/7/11 | David L. Chandler
    Finding could lead to new photodetectors or energy-harvesting devices.Graphene, an exotic form of carbon consisting of sheets a single atom thick, exhibits a novel reaction to light, MIT researchers have found: Sparked by light’s energy, the material can produce electric current in unusual ways. The finding could lead to improvements in photodetectors and night-vision systems, and possibly to a new approach to generating electricity from sunlight. This current-generating effect had been observed before, but researchers had incorrectly assumed it was due to a photovoltaic effect, says Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, an assistant professor of physics at MIT and senior author of a...
  • Sprint To Shut Down Premier Program, Continue Cost-Cutting Measures (Internal Memo)

    09/28/2011 12:22:13 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    AndroidPolice.com ^ | Jaroslav Stekl
    The newest version of Sprint's weekly "playbook" has been sent around to employees, and as usual, we have a copy. Sadly, this week's edition doesn't exactly inspire confidence for the future of the nation's third-largest carrier - in fact, one of Sprint's primary benefits, the Premier program, will be disappearing down the drain shortly. It's not all bad news, though, so let's dig in and see what's up and coming in the world of Sprint.
  • New TLC show Prison Diaries reveals shocking reality of life awaiting execution

    09/20/2011 5:46:56 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12:03 AM on 21st September 2011 | Daisy Dumas
    A chilling look inside the minds of female prisoners unfolds on Thursday with the premičre of the new TLC show, Prison Diaries. The first episode of the series focuses on Emilia Carr, one of just 63 women on death row in the U.S. Carr is seen in ankle chains and handcuffs, led by a burly, fully-armed female guard as she leaves her cell. She wears bright orange overalls and trainers, her long, dark hair allowed to fall around her hunched shoulders.
  • Officials interrupt cell phone reception in San Francisco stations to disrupt planned protest

    08/12/2011 7:28:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/12/11 | Staff
    San Francisco - Transit officials said Friday they blocked cell phone reception in San Francisco stations for three hours to disrupt a planned demonstrations over a police shooting. Officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, better known as BART, said they turned off the electricity to cell phone towers in four stations from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The move was made after BART learned that protesters planned to use mobile devices to coordinate a demonstration on train platforms. (Snip) The statement noted that it’s illegal to demonstrate on the platform or aboard the trains. BART said it
  • Free cell phones for the needy drawing both cheers and jeers (included with Medicaid or food stamps)

    08/03/2011 4:20:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | 8/01/11 | Rachel Weaver
    Free cell phones for the needy drawing both cheers and jeersBy Rachel Weaver, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Monday, August 1, 2011 Sharron Walters could not afford one more monthly bill. But without a phone, it would be difficult for Walters, who relies on a wheelchair, to secure rides to and from her daily errands. She also could not keep in touch with her son, who lives out of town. Three months ago, Walters, 48, of Swissvale started using Assurance Wireless, a program of Sprint subsidiary Virgin Mobile that provides free cell phones and 250 monthly minutes to people receiving government support such...
  • Cat, cellphone suspected distractions behind crash

    06/14/2011 2:59:55 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 36 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 14, 2011
    BARRIE, Ont. - Police blame some serious distracted driving for a chain-reaction crash that caused more than $100,000 in damage after a teenager struck a parked car in this city north of Toronto. Police said the driver was texting and trying to pick up her cat when the collision happened. Cops said the teenager was speeding when she lost control of the car, left the roadway and struck a car parked in a driveway. It was pushed into a boat, which was also in the driveway. The boat was then pushed into the house and a neighbour's vehicle. The driver...
  • Cell phones are 'Stalin's dream,' says free software movement founder

    03/16/2011 1:56:57 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    NetWork World ^ | 3/14/11 | Jon Brodkin
    Richard Stallman: iPhones and Androids are 'Big Brother' tracking devicesNearly three decades into his quest to rid the world of proprietary software, Richard Stallman sees a new threat to user freedom: smartphones. "I don't have a cell phone. I won't carry a cell phone," says Stallman, founder of the free software movement and creator of the GNU operating system. "It's Stalin's dream. Cell phones are tools of Big Brother. I'm not going to carry a tracking device that records where I go all the time, and I'm not going to carry a surveillance device that can be turned on to...
  • Got Food Stamps? Get Free Sprint Wireless Services

    02/14/2011 12:28:10 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 20 replies
    IBD's Click ^ | 2/14/2011 | Reinhardt Krause
    Can government subsidies help Sprint Nextel (S) bounce back? Perhaps so, in a way you may not think. Sprint, which reported fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, seems to be having success with its Assurance Wireless brand, a prepaid offering. Sprint launched the government-subsidized Assurance program in early 2010. Sprint now markets the Assurance brand in 22 states and Washington, D.C. Sprint expanded the Assurance brand to Pennsylvania today.
  • Patriot Gamesmanship

    02/10/2011 11:45:48 AM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 10, 2010 | IBD staff
    National Security: The failure of a fast-track extension of three key Patriot Act amendments does not spell their demise. It may be time to appreciate how successful they've been and how necessary they are. Tuesday's 277-148 House vote to extend three key provisions of the Patriot Act fell just shy of the two-thirds necessary for passage under suspension of the rules. While not a final defeat, it is an embarrassment for Republican leaders who thought it was a slam dunk. Twenty-six Republicans joined 122 Democrats in opposing the renewal of provisions that have helped prevent a successful terrorist act on...
  • NC Bill Would Ban Cell Phones While Driving, Even Hands Free

    02/07/2011 8:10:43 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 49 replies
    WNCN ^ | 2/7/11 | Jackie Faye
    On Monday, a bill banning talking on the phone while driving will be introduced in the North Carolina Senate. The bill would ban using hands free devices while driving as well. Highway Patrol Trooper Beckley Vaughn said it boils down to being distracted while driving. Vaughn said at only 55 mph, a driver goes about 88 feet per second. He said the average reaction time is only .75 of a second.
  • State's stem cell agency seeks more time, money

    11/25/2010 11:18:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    la times ^ | 11/25/10 | Jack Dolan,
    After six years, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has faced questions about leaders' pay and the lack of medical breakthroughs. But its chairman plans to ask voters for another $3 billion in bonds. When millionaire Silicon Valley real estate developer Bob Klein launched his ballot drive to create a $3-billion state fund for stem-cell research in 2004, he pitched it as a way of taking politics out of science and focusing on cures. One particularly heartbreaking campaign ad showed former big screen Superman Christopher Reeve paralyzed in a wheelchair, struggling for breath and imploring California voters to "stand up...
  • Obama to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling

    08/25/2010 11:40:29 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 38 replies
    health.usnews.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter
    Experts say judge's injunction on using federal funds effectively halts work in labs across the country WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists reacted with dismay to Monday's decision by a U.S. judge to halt any expansion of stem cell research using federal funds. The temporary injunction, which basically blindsided the scientific community, effectively takes embryonic stem cell research back to the pre-2001 days. That was when then-President George W. Bush ordered that federal monies could only be used to fund research involving embryonic stem cell lines created before 2001. Late Tuesday, however, the Obama administration, which had issued...
  • Lost cell-phone caller drives into river, dies

    08/16/2010 1:05:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/16/10 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    ISLETON, SACRAMENTO COUNTY -- An Antioch woman died after she drove off a boat ramp and into the Sacramento River while she was talking on a cell phone with her daughter, asking for directions, authorities said today. . . . Just before the call was cut off, Collier told her daughter that her car was filling up with water and to phone her insurance company,
  • JIHAD CELL SUSPECTED OF TARGETING JEWS, POPE [Nazareth]

    07/18/2010 6:22:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 2+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published July 15, 2010, 16:20/Israel News) | by Hagai Einav
    Note: Photos included. SNIPPET: "Shin Bet arrests eight men from northern city of Nazareth, local council of Yafa an-Naseriyye over weapons offences, discussing possibility of murdering soldiers, Pope Benedict XVI" SNIPPET: "The eight indicted men were identified as Bader Salah, 33, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; Suhil Salah, 26, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; Misara Yaad, 28, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; Abdel Rahman Abu Salim, 19, of Nazareth; Ibrahim Muhammad Abu Aaqab, 27, of Nazareth; Bilal Ubeid, 29, of Yafa an-Naseriyye; and Sabri Narni, 29 of Yafa an-Naseriyye. The ninth defendant, who was a minor when he committed the alleged acts. was not named due...
  • No-texting law begins Thursday (Georgia (State Of))

    06/30/2010 6:10:57 AM PDT · by devane617 · 14 replies
    AlbanyHerald.com ^ | 06/30/2010 | Pete Skiba
    ALBANY, Ga. — Spread the word, but don’t text it if you are driving. Two new distracted driver laws take effect in Georgia tomorrow. One law prohibits drivers from “using wireless telecommunications devices for writing, sending or receiving text messages while operating a motor vehicle,” according to the website drivinglaws.org. The other prohibits a driver under 18 years old with a driver permit or a class D license from using a wireless communication device. Breaking either law can result in arrest and a $150 fine with a point put on the license. “This only applies to drivers on the road,”...
  • What's your opinion re various cell phone packages?

    06/12/2010 10:53:17 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 34 replies · 776+ views
    This is for my wife. She's got to upgrade to a 4 gig Iphone (or some such) that has, among other things, email capability. She/we will thus have to have unlimited phone calls, unlimited texting and graphics/pictures, and internet/email. At the present we have AT&T but have to pay extra for texting, pictures and email. What companies/plans would you recommend? thanx so much.
  • Info on Cell Phones for Iraq/Afghanistan Deployments (vanity)

    04/08/2010 4:33:44 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 6 replies · 269+ views
    Vanity, Baby ^ | April 8, 2010 | frankenMonkey
    My son is headed back to Iraq for Tour Number Two, and as I was getting stuff ready, I came across a cell phone that I got him for his first tour. It worked like a charm from Iraq, and still does. This one is going back with him. The only downside is that the calls come in at 2 AM!So, if you're interested in getting a cell phone for your Soldier or Marine, I recommend "Telestial" (www.telestial.com). A variety of phones to choose from, they all work in Iraq, I don't know about Afghanistan. Rates are about $1 per...
  • Teen 'Thieves' Butt-Dial 911, Get Caught (Video at Link)

    02/25/2010 11:03:46 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 21 replies · 782+ views
    MYFOXDFW.COM ^ | 2/24/2010 | MYFOXDFW.COM
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Police say two Florida teenagers are facing charges after 911 dispatchers heard them talking about breaking into cars when one teen's cell phone accidentally called 911 during the heist. Daytona Beach police say 19-year-old Stefanie Vargas and her girlfriend's 13-year-old brother, Kristian Amezquita, are charged with burglary to a conveyance. According to myfoxorlando.com , the crimes took place on Friday in the parking lot of a strip club at which Kristian's sister works. Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt says during the event, Vargas' cell phone somehow dialed 911 and that dispatchers listened as the pair discussed...
  • Feds push for tracking cell phones

    02/11/2010 8:58:30 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 91 replies · 2,580+ views
    CNET News ^ | February 1, 2010 | Declan McCullagh
    Two years ago, when the FBI was stymied by a band of armed robbers known as the "Scarecrow Bandits" that had robbed more than 20 Texas banks, it came up with a novel method of locating the thieves. FBI agents obtained logs from mobile phone companies corresponding to what their cellular towers had recorded at the time of a dozen different bank robberies in the Dallas area. The voluminous records showed that two phones had made calls around the time of all 12 heists, and that those phones belonged to men named Tony Hewitt and Corey Duffey. A jury eventually...
  • How Flu Succeeds (Cellular co-option)

    12/22/2009 7:29:02 AM PST · by decimon · 1 replies · 250+ views
    Investigators identify host factors that help multiple influenza strains thrive and could be targeted for new antiviralsA JOLLA, Calif., December 21, 2009 -- Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham), Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Mount Sinai), the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk) and the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) have identified 295 human cell factors that influenza A strains must harness to infect a cell, including the currently circulating swine-origin H1N1. The team also identified small molecule compounds that act on several of these factors and inhibit viral replication, pointing to new ways to...
  • Iraqi Forces Target Assassination Cell

    12/18/2009 3:58:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 245+ views
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 18, 2009 – Iraqi security forces arrested two suspected members of an al-Qaida in Iraq cell responsible for making bombs and attacking government officials during a combined security operation today in western Baghdad. Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched a building for a suspected terrorist who allegedly is part of a cell that manufactures magnetic bombs and attaches them to vehicles to kill government officials and those who oppose al-Qaida in Iraq. The security team found a fully assembled bomb, several bomb components and a weapon equipped with a suppressor. Following a preliminary examination of the evidence at...
  • Pioneering stem cell technique stops climber from losing leg

    12/15/2009 11:40:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 516+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/09 | staff
    A man who faced amputation after he broke a leg while rock climbing spoke today of a revolutionary new stem cell technique which fused it back together again. Andrew Kent's right leg broke in five places when a large boulder fell on him as he climbed with his son in the Langdale Pikes in the Lake District in April. He was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle where he underwent three operations to pin the bones back together.
  • MS sufferer walks after stem cell treatment

    12/15/2009 8:24:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,171+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 12/15/09 | Bonnie Malkin
    An Australian man who was confined to a wheelchair by multiple sclerosis has made a remarkable recovery after receiving a groundbreaking stem cell treatment. Ben Leahy, 20, was diagnosed with the disease in 2008 and lost the ability to stand within a few months. However, a new procedure to combat the disease has helped him regain his health and he is now walking again.
  • Go Nuclear! Go Green!

    12/13/2009 12:11:57 PM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 30 replies · 795+ views
    U.S. D.O.E. ^ | 12/12/2008 | DOE
    old information but bears repeating: U.S. DEPT. OF ENERGY 12/12/2008 "Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Fuel Cells Technology Program Hydrogen Production High-Temperature Water Splitting High-temperature water splitting (a "thermochemical" process) is a long-term technology in the early stages of development. How Does It Work?... The high-temperature heat needed can be supplied by next-generation nuclear reactors under development (up to about 1000°C).. High-Temperature Water Splitting Using Nuclear Energy Why Is This Technology Being Considered for the Hydrogen Economy?... Develop next-generation nuclear reactor technology to supply the high temperatures needed for this process.
  • Marrow transplant cures adult sickle cell disease

    12/10/2009 5:18:58 AM PST · by decimon · 1 replies · 104+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 9, 2009 | Gene Emery
    BOSTON (Reuters) – Bone marrow transplants, already used to treat some children with sickle cell disease, also may cure some adults with this deadly genetic defect that causes red blood cells to contort, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday. > Destroying a patient's bone marrow and replacing it with healthy marrow from a donor, often a sibling, is considered too risky for adults. > This approach leaves enough space inside the patient's bones for the donated marrow to find a home and produce enough healthy red blood cells to compensate for the defective ones. >
  • Is Someone Listening To Your Cell Phone Calls???????

    11/19/2009 7:25:47 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 62 replies · 2,993+ views
    LiveLeak ^ | 9/19/2009 | Me
    Good grief!
  • (Vanity), Anyone farmiliar with bluetooth enabled cordless phones ?

    11/06/2009 2:19:18 PM PST · by Sonny M · 12 replies · 589+ views
    N/A ^ | 11/06/09 | Sonny M.
    Long story short. I am looking to get a new cordless phone that is bluetooth enabled. This way I can link my cordless phone and my cell phone (i.e. when at home, and without having to do call forward, I can get the cell phone calls on my home phone). I know the Vtech DS6321 is the newest model that I know of that does this, but has one drawback, or is missing one feature that I need. Call Blocking on the phone. My current cordless phone has call blocking on it (Panasonic KX-TGA740), but none of the other features...
  • Molecular limits to natural variation (creationist: natural selection correct in principle, but...)

    10/20/2009 8:59:42 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 29 replies · 1,228+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Alex Williams
    Darwin’s theory that species originate via the natural selection of natural variation is correct in principle but wrong in numerous aspects of application. Speciation is not the result of an unlimited naturalistic process but of an intelligently designed system of built-in variation that is limited in scope to switching ON and OFF permutations and combinations of the built-in components. Kirschner and Gerhart’s facilitated variation theory provides enormous potential for rearrangement of the built-in regulatory components but it cannot switch ON components that do not exist. When applied to the grass family, facilitated variation theory can account for the diversification of...
  • Cell-Phone Users Can't Spot a Clown on a Unicycle

    10/20/2009 4:52:00 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 43 replies · 1,594+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | October 19, 2009
    Cell-Phone Users Can't Spot a Clown on a Unicycle Using a cell phone while walking is so distracting that people are likely to miss a clown riding a unicycle. And yes, this is the result of real research, which involved mostly college-age students walking across a main campus square while a real clown performed. The research also found cell-phone users walk slower and weave about more than others. Funny stuff aside, lead researcher Ira Hyman, Jr., of Western Washington University says the finding speaks to the dangers of cell-phone use while driving. .... "So it's not the conversation that's the...
  • Recognizing the 8 Signs of Terrorism - The CELL (The security of America depends on YOU)

    10/17/2009 7:29:31 AM PDT · by Wiz · 10 replies · 841+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2009 Oct 05 | thecell.org
    Recognizing the 8 Signs of Terrorism - The CELL