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GPS Jammers In Action

September 13, 2011 1 comment

North Korean mobile jammers

September 13, 2011: The U.S. recently revealed that one of its RC-7C reconnaissance aircraft was forced to land last March 8th, after a North Korean GPS jammer disrupted the aircraft’s navigation system. All that had previously been revealed about this was that, from March 18th onwards, North Korea had been directing a GPS jamming signal across the border, and towards the southern capital, Seoul. The jamming signal could be detected up to a hundred kilometers south of the DMZ. The North Korea GPS jammers are based on Read more…
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e-Passports to add more biometrics by 2014

September 13, 2011 1 comment

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IMS Research finds a rapid migration from paper or machine readable passports to smart card-based passports (complying with the ICAO standard for e-Passports) started in 2007, leading to nearly half of all passports now in use being e-Passports.

Within five years 90 per cent of passport holders will be using e-passports that integrate a smart card IC chip, according to IMS Research in its report titled, “Electronic Government and Health Care ID Cards – World – 2011.”

“This trend is set to Read more…

100,000 People Facing ‘Food Crisis’ in Eastern Indonesia: Official

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Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. Almost 100,000 people in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province were facing a serious food crisis, an official said on Tuesday.

Nico Bala Nuhan, from the food resilience agency in the province, known as NTT, said a total of 95,937 people spread across 21 districts and cities were facing serious food shortages due to climate change-induced drought.

The districts included South Central Timor and North East Timor, Belu near the East Timor border, East Sumba, East Flores and Lembata in the Lesser Sunda Islands.

“So there are Read more…

Harvard Scientists Discover an “Invisible” Planet

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Invisible alien planet discovered Harvard scientists have discovered what they have dubbed an “invisible  planet.”

While the planet is not actually invisible, scientists inferred its existence from “the influence it’s exerting on another planet,” bypassing more traditional methods of detecting planets that rely on visible evidence, lead researcher Sarah A. Ballard said.

Ballard, who is a graduate student in astronomy, found the planet—dubbed Kepler-19c and located 650 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra—during a routine examination of data collected from Read more…

Study Blames Watching Popular Cartoons for Learning Deficiency Among Children

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A U.S. study blamed popular cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants for learning problems among 4-year-old children.

The study had 60 children who were assigned to watch for 9 minutes SpongeBob or another PBS cartoon, Caillou, or to draw pictures. Mental functions tests were immediately administered on the tykes after their assigned tasks.

Those who viewed SpongeBob performed worse than the kids who belong to Read more…

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Solar flare could unleash nuclear holocaust across planet Earth, forcing hundreds of nuclear power plants into total meltdowns

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power (NaturalNews) Forget about the 2012 Mayan calendar, comet Elenin or the Rapture. The real threat to human civilization is far more mundane, and it’s right in front of our noses. If Fukushima has taught us anything, it’s that just one runaway meltdown of fissionable nuclear material can have wide-ranging and potentially devastating consequences for life on Earth. To date, Fukushima has already released 168 times the total radiation released from the Hiroshima nuclear bomb detonated in 1945, and the Fukushima catastrophe is now undeniably the worst Read more…