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drone

Birds 1 – Drones 0

Over the past year, we have seen many drone-cam videos of birds of prey attacking UAVs, sometimes knocking them down. This week, a falcon in Dubai took a…

Bangkok Police

Bangkok Police’s New Year’s Gift: Traffic Fines Reduced To 100 Baht

Bangkok Metropolitan Police have announced a “New Years Gift” to the city: traffic tickets will be reduced to just 100 baht starting today. The gift has a serious…

Brunon Kwiexien

Polish Mass Political Assassination Plotter Sentenced

For plotting to blow up an in-session Parliament, Polish former university professor Brunon Kwiexien has been sentenced to 13 years prison. On Monday a Polish court handed down…

How To Stop Facebook Posts From Showing Up On Your Wall

Sometimes on Facebook people may find themselves getting posts on their wall they do not want. Why does this happen? Facebook’s algorithm (a computer formula that “thinks”) has…

Facebook's AI

Facebook Open Sources Its AI Server

Facebook’s AI hardware is now, like its software, open source, joining a broad movement towards outsourcing the world’s artificial intelligence intelligence. Facebook also stated it hoped independent AI technicians would…

Bottled Air

Canada Selling Bottled Air To China

A Canadian company is now selling bottled air to China, and supplies are selling out. Vitality Air, and Edmonton-based company, is bottling air from Banff and Lake Louise,…

drone squad

Tokyo Launches Drone Squad

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department announced a new policing initiative this week to combat illegal drone operation in metropolitan areas. The police drones will monitor no-fly zones, enforcing…

New $7 Million XPrize Competition Aims To Explore Oceans

On Monday, the XPrize Foundation announced its latest competition: the $7 Million Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize, which aims to map the ocean floor in high resolution, and find…

World's largest crochet quilt

New World’s Largest Crochet Quilt

How big is the world’s largest crochet blanket? Crochet Queens, an Indian group, is set to needle past the current South African world record-holders’ 3,377 square meter (11,080…

Leonardo DiCaprio Expresses Fear Of Chinooks

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who filmed the historical adventure picture ‘The Revenant’ in Alberta and British Columbia this year, recently commented on his northern experience at a Q&A, expressing…

BC Supreme Court

BC Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Trinity Western’s Law School

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia — In the latest of the trials over Trinity Western University’s planned law school, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has found in favor of the school,…

view from iss

Watch Earth Live From The International Space Station

This is ISS’s HDEV (High Definition Earth Viewing) experiment —  a live HD stream from several cameras mounted to the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus…

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