Sunday, November 10, 2013

10-Nov-2013 16:12

How 'swarm robots' are learning from insects :: In the dystopian future imagined within the popular Terminator franchise, robots learn to think, self-replicate and eventually kill their human masters.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/30/tech/innovation/hive-minds-how-swarm-robots/index.html?eref�ition

Crack-using mayor in new rant video :: Just days after admitting he had smoked crack cocaine, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford found himself trying to explain more bizarre behavior.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/world/americas/canada-toronto-mayor-video/index.html?eref�ition

China's Twitter challenge: Weibo :: CNN's Kristie Lu Stout examines whether China's Weibo is the next Twitter.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/tech/2013/11/07/pkg-lu-stout-twitter-vs-weibo.cnn.html?eref�ition

China's crazy property bubble :: Cui Shufeng is a retired government worker in Beijing. She is one of the lucky homeowners who bought her place long before the housing sector galloped out of reach for the average Chinese salary worker.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/business/china-property-bubble/index.html?eref�ition

SOS from Chinese labor camp :: Tree leaves were turning yellow and red in Damascus, Oregon, in late October. Competing with fall foliage for attention were Halloween decorations, which adorned almost every house in this sleepy middle-class suburb of Portland on America's Pacific West Coast.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/06/world/asia/china-labor-camp-halloween-sos/index.html?eref�ition

Blasts near Party offices :: A series of explosions in front of Communist Party offices in a northern Chinese province killed one person and wounded eight others Wednesday morning, authorities said.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/05/world/asia/china-blasts/index.html?eref�ition

NHS spends £700 insuring each birth :: The NHS spends nearly £700 on clinical negligence cover for every live birth in England, a report says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24856772#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

500 mile-wide storm gusts 230 mph :: Thousands of people in the Philippines are relocated as the world's strongest storm this year spins closer. Their president warns of impending "calamity."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/world/asia/philippines-typhoon-haiyan/index.html?eref�ition

Obama sorry for Obamacare rollout :: President Barack Obama's apology to Americans whose health insurance plans are being canceled because of the Affordable Care Act opens the door to the question of how the problem will be fixed -- even as his administration tries to overcome the dysfunctional rollout of the website where people are supposed to be able to choose new coverage.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/08/politics/obama-obamacare-apology/index.html?eref�ition

Evidence does not prove Arafat poisoning: Russian report - Reuters :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg�QjCNGzucKf7GrKB8-icLxK1Ey_27_dKQ&url=http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/08/us-palestinians-arafat-russians-idUSBRE9A70EK20131108

Storm photos ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/asia/gallery/typhoon-haiyan/index.html?eref�ition

Footballs made from condoms in Africa :: A photographer traveled across Africa, her images capturing the importance of football in society.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/08/sport/football-hilltout-rural-africa/index.html?eref�ition

'Why I fought Google over orgy images' :: Mosley explains why his case was worth the attention.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/08/opinion/google-mosley-privacy-oped/index.html?eref�ition

Yes, airline seats are smaller :: You're not imagining it, airline seats are getting smaller.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/07/travel/feeling-cramped-battle-airline-seat/index.html?eref�ition

Star 'humiliated' by gender accusation :: She has played football at the highest level for her country, and has returned to the top of her game after a career lull, but Park Eun-seon is suffering "humiliating" scrutiny of the most personal kind.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/08/sport/football/south-korea-gender-boycott-football/index.html?eref�ition

Lampedusa tragedy: Migrants 'raped' :: A gang raped and tortured African migrants whose boat later sank off Lampedusa with the loss of more than 360 lives, Italian police say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24866338#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Who is Africa's new powerhouse? :: Ethiopia is turning to renewable energy as it looks to become a powerhouse for its regional partners.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/08/business/earth-wind-water-ethiopia/index.html?eref�ition

Saffron: Living by a thread :: It's a meticulous harvest which forbids the use of a spade, let alone tractors.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/08/business/greece-saffron-farmers-jobs/index.html?eref�ition

Strongest storm ever? ::
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/01/world/defining-moments/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Typhoon Haiyan :: World's strongest storm hits Philippines
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24862789#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

AUDIO: Turner Prize move good - Tate boss :: Tate Britain Director Penelope Curtis tells BBC School Report the Turner Prize's move to Londonderry can boost the arts in regional cities.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/24866711

VIDEO: Old maps become 3D virtual worlds :: Marc Cieslak reports on the British Library challenge to video game design students to create worlds from maps in their collection.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24865099#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Major Bitcoin theft from website :: A man in Australia claims Bitcoins worth £650,000 have been stolen from him.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24871444#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Week in pictures: 2-8 November 2013 :: News photos from around the world: 2-8 Nov
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/24848978#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The Loop: Compassion and warmth :: You, the reader, respond to what you've read this week
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-24869977#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Kenyan rhinos get anti-poaching tags :: The Kenyan Wildlife Service has begun the process of micro-chipping rhinos to combating poaching.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24869589#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

JFK and the rise of conspiracy theories :: Will Self on JFK's death and the rise of conspiracy theories
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24852939#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

It's 1983 and this is a 'blacks only' bus ... :: South African photographer David Goldblatt's photos are a stark reminder of the hardships of Apartheid.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/08/world/africa/david-goldblatt-photographer-apartheid/index.html?eref�ition

Academies rapped over standards :: The Department for Education warns 17 academies over the standards of education they are providing.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24868614#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Using baby foot size to save lives :: A new project in Tanzania is using photographs of baby's feet to help save lives.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24875474#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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