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China's controversial ray gun inflicts unbearable pain

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Poly WB-1 China has presented Poly WB-1, a non-lethal ray gun that can be used for crowd dispersal, by making its targets feel like their skin is on fire. The US version of the weapon was shelved due to practical difficulties and the potential public backlash. According to the authoritative Jane’s magazine, the WB-1, presented at the Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai last month, has a current range of... 

Huawei cancels all Windows Phone plans

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Huawei has announced it is dropping all plans to make future Windows Phone smartphones. The reason is quite simple, it didn’t make any money from manufacturing Windows Phone devices. Huawei’s spokesman went even further, stating that nobody has made any money from the Microsoft’s OS. We guess it is referring to Microsoft’s newest partners (Blu, Lava, Micromax, Prestigio, Yezz,... 

Radioactive Fukushima water to be cleaned, dumped into Pacific Ocean

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Japan’s nuclear watchdog says the radioactive water that has accumulated at the battered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant must be decontaminated and dumped into the ocean, local media reported. The news has sparked concern from local fisherman. “We have to dispose of the water,” Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), told a media conference after visiting the... 

North Korea 'purges the disabled because they humiliate the regime'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observes the military’s winter training earlier this month. A defector has claimed that his regime routinely ‘cleanses’ the population of disabled people by making them disappear and subjecting them to horrific medical experiments because they are a ‘humiliation’ to the regime. North Korea is systematically purging its disabled population... 

China's J-31 stealth jet can pose a threat to US's F-35

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China’s top aircraft maker says its new stealth fighter has the ability to shoot down US-made F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from the sky. When China’s J-31 stealth fighter “takes to the sky, it can definitely take it (F-35) down…. That’s a certainty,” Lin Zuoming, president of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), said on Tuesday. Lin added that AVIC seeks to compete with the United... 

Can we clone a Woolly Mammoth, how about T-rex?

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The news that South Korean scientists are planning to clone a mammoth, using the DNA of a particularly well-preserved specimen in the Siberian permafrost, has reignited the debate over the ethics of cloning. But whether or not it’s right, could it happen? And what other animals could, or couldn’t, we clone? Mammoth It may be possible to clone a mammoth. It would be an enormous technical challenge,... 

China approves home-grown tests for Ebola

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Health inspection and quarantine researchers work in their laboratory at an airport in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. China has recently approved home-grown Ebola tests that comply with international norms to fight the spread of the deadly disease. In a brief statement on Friday, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) said top health authorities approved three home-grown Ebola test reagents... 

New biomarker detects & treats cancer tumors at same time

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Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have created a new biological marker for cancer patients that lights up tumor cells and treats disease with drugs at the same time. The breakthrough biomarker is a nanophosphor particle ten thousand times smaller than a grain of sand, which lights up when it detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. “This is the first... 

Students detained in Thailand for 'Hunger Games' salute at PM

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“Who else wants to protest?” PM Prayuth said after 5 students were arrested for showing Hunger Games salute. Five Thai students were held by the police after using a three-finger salute from the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Hunger Games’, widespread among protesters, in front of Thailand’s new army-backed prime minister. Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha was making a speech at... 

Sri Lanka landslide kills over dozen with hundreds missing

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At least a dozen people have been killed and hundreds of others remain missing following heavy rains that caused a massive landslide in central Sri Lanka. Rescue workers have begun their search for more than 300 people who are either missing or unaccounted for after the huge landslide hit the village of Koslanda Wednesday morning. Koslanda is located some 200 kilometers east of the capital, Colombo. “The... 

China unveils anti-drone laser weapon able to shoot down 'small aircraft' within 5 seconds

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China has developed and successfully tested a highly accurate laser defense system against light drones. The homemade machine boasts a two-kilometer range and can down “various small aircraft” within five seconds of locating its target. Boasting high speed, great precision and low noise, the system is aimed at destroying unmanned, small-scale drones flying under an altitude of 500 meters... 

Kim Jong-un is back! Where was he? Busy killing adversaries

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An undated photograph made available by the Rodong Sinmun newspaper of the North Korean ruling Workers’ Party on 22 October 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting the newly completed Yonphung Scientists Rest Home, south of Pyongyang, North Korea. Six of North Korea’s high ranking officials have ‘disappeared’ in the latest blood-thirsty purge of the regime, it has been reported. The... 

North Korea on lockdown, bans all travelers from anywhere due to Ebola fears

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Foreign tourists with any travel history are now not welcome in North Korea – concerns about Ebola made Pyongyang bar any tours from entering the country. At least this is what North Korean specialized travel agencies tell media. “We have just received official news from our partners in the DPRK that, as of tomorrow, tourists from any country, regardless of where they have recently visited,... 

TEPCO finally prepares for removing Fukushima nuclear fuel rods

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The protective dome over the defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s Reactor 1 is being dismantled to prepare for the removal of nuclear fuel rods, one of the most difficult and dangerous tasks in the entire decommissioning process. The canopy was installed by TEPCO, the plant’s operator, in 2011 to mitigate the damage done to the plant in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which led to... 

Georgia planning to host NATO training center

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Georgia says it will allow the opening of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) training center on its soil despite pressure from Russia, Press TV reports. Georgia’s Defense Minister Irakli Alasania said opposition from Moscow would not alter its plans to increase ties with Western countries. “This center will be jointly operated by NATO and Georgia and it’s going to be an additional layer... 
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