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  • Japan: Bid to 'Protect Assets' Slowed Reactor Fight

    03/19/2011 4:16:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 03/19/11
    ASIA NEWSMARCH 19, 2011. Bid to 'Protect Assets' Slowed Reactor Fight By NORIHIKO SHIROUZU, PHRED DVORAK, YUKA HAYASHI and ANDREW MORSE TOKYO—Crucial efforts to tame Japan's crippled nuclear plant were delayed by concerns over damaging valuable power assets and by initial passivity on the part of the government, people familiar with the situation said, offering new insight into the management of the crisis. Meanwhile, a regulator who was inspecting the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power complex when the quake hit offered The Wall Street Journal one of the first eyewitness accounts of the havoc at the site, describing how the temblor took...
  • Laptops can be confiscated and searched at US border without cause

    08/01/2008 10:07:50 AM PDT · by cowtowney · 23 replies · 233+ views
    Engadget ^ | 8/1/2008 | Joshua Topolsky
    In further evidence of our rapidly eroding civil liberties, the Department of Homeland Security disclosed today that US Customs and Border Protection and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement have the right to confiscate and search a traveler's laptop or other electronic device without any suspicion of wrongdoing. The rules -- which we reported on in February -- allow for searches of hard drives, flash drives, cellphones, iPods, pagers, and video or audio tapes, and specify that the agencies can "detain" belongings for a "reasonable period of time," (i.e., as long as they please). Additionally, the DHS can share the data...
  • Foreclosures Up 39 Percent in 1Q

    05/24/2006 9:38:32 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 112 replies · 2,329+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/21/2006 | Liz Flaisig
    NORTHEAST FLORIDA -- The rise in foreclosures that analysts predicted would follow an easing in lending restrictions, low interest rates and creative mortgage products has emerged in metropolitan Jacksonville. Recently released data from California-based RealtyTrac Inc. showed the five-county metro area experienced a 39 percent increase in foreclosures over last year's first quarter, or 3,579 foreclosures for the first three months of this year compared with 2,570 for the same period in 2005. The increase was just above the national foreclosure increase of 38 percent for the first quarter, which RealtyTrac analysts said could mean foreclosures going above 1.2 million...
  • A little happiness: "DNA origami" makes world's smallest Smiley

    03/15/2006 1:49:48 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 17 replies · 578+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Wed Mar 15, 1:30 PM ET
    A little happiness: "DNA origami" makes world's smallest Smiley Wed Mar 15, 1:30 PM ET PARIS (AFP) - A nanotechnologist has created the world's smallest and most plentiful Smiley -- a tiny face measuring a few billionths of a metre across that is assembled from strands of DNA. Fifty billion Smileys, each a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, can be made at a stroke under the technique pioneered by Paul Rothemund at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). DNA, the molecule that comprises living things, has long been known for its versatility as a microscopic...
  • Bush will veto any bill to stop port deal

    02/21/2006 12:32:20 PM PST · by Brian Mosely · 3,078 replies · 55,497+ views
    AP ALERT
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Bush says the deal allowing an Arab company to take over six major U.S. seaports should go forward and he will veto any bill that would stop it.
  • What are the best Sodium Potassium Iodine Tables

    08/10/2005 6:26:07 AM PDT · by Scythian · 61 replies · 2,146+ views
    Please don't delete this as vanity, I need advice and would like to move quickly on this. I need ones that kids can get down too. Please reply quickly.
  • Data on ER visits, pharmacy sales may help war on terror (Syndromic surveillance)

    03/29/2005 4:26:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 901+ views
    southbendtribune.com ^ | 3 29 05 | JOHN DOBBERSTEIN
    In the fight against terrorism, few stones are left unturned. Every day, patient data from a handful of emergency rooms is sent to the Indiana State Department of Health to be crunched and analyzed. An epidemiologist watches intently for upward trends in rashes, fevers and unexplained deaths. Or a sudden surge in over-the-counter drug sales. The practice -- called syndromic surveillance -- broke onto the public health scene immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and later anthrax deaths. The surveillance method is widely viewed as a tool to detect a possible bioterrorism attack. Computers allow the instant sharing...
  • Back to work for less

    07/30/2004 5:05:51 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 78 replies · 822+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | July 30, 2004 | N/A
    Survey: 57% who lost full-time jobs 2001-2003 and found full-time work again are earning less. NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Judging from the latest government data, more than 50 percent of workers who lost or left full-time work between 2001 and 2003 and were lucky enough to have found another full-time job by this year were earning less than they used to. From January 2001 through December 2003, 5.3 million long-tenured workers were displaced from full-time or part-time jobs they had held at least three years, according to a new report released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics....