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Who can shut down cell phone service? FCC seeks public comment

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The FCC is calling for public comment on the legality of the San Francisco transit agency's interruption of cellular service in August 2011. Bay Area Rapid Transit had shut off cell phone service in its tunnels, anticipating a cell-phone-coordinated protest of the fatal shooting of passengers by the transit...
Who can shut down cell phone service? FCC seeks public comment

BOOM: The Fiery Demolition of Ohio's Fort Steuben Bridge

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For 84 years, the Fort Steuben Bridge linked the communities of Steubenville, Ohio, and Weirton, West Virginia. On Tuesday, it went down like a sack of flaming potatoes. Wrapped in 13 pounds of det cord and 130 pounds of copper-coated linear charges, the ailing bridge stood in a cordoned-off...
BOOM: The Fiery Demolition of Ohio's Fort Steuben Bridge

Xbox One: we need time to figure this out

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The Xbox One event has had a tough reaction from critics - the same fate befell PlayStation 4. But are we placing too much importance on these strange presentations?In his fascinating book, You Are Not A Robot, the tech veteran and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier spells out a major...
Xbox One: we need time to figure this out

Why Your Phone Doesn't Work During Disasters--And How To Fix It

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When terrorists attack, mobile phone networks fail. They also go down during natural disasters, and even at big sporting events. Here's what causes network overload and what we can do about it. When two IEDs went off at the Boston Marathon's finish line on Monday, mobile phone carriers were...
Why Your Phone Doesn't Work During Disasters--And How To Fix It
Why did North Korea just detonate a nuclear bomb?
Regulators and railways spar over Positive Train Control, a controversial safety system that won't arrive in time
Cell phone service comes to 30 more NYC subway stations -- but the MTA dodges the terrorism question

Second world war bomb defused near Berlin's main railway station

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Operation to make 100kg Soviet bomb safe disrupts trains and flights and causes nearby buildings to be evacuatedAn operation to defuse an unexploded second world war bomb found near Berlin's main railway station has caused trains to be diverted, nearby houses evacuated and flights to the city's main airport to...
Second world war bomb defused near Berlin's main railway station

Feds charge 11 over $50m secret tech exports to Russia

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An unsealed federal indictment suggests $50m worth of microprocessors and other high-tech kit were illegally shipped to Russia, with possible uses including missile guidance systems and detonation triggers....
Feds charge 11 over $50m secret tech exports to Russia

Apple, Google Pressed by N.Y. Over Handheld Device Thefts

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Apple, Google Pressed by N.Y. Over Handheld Device Thefts: Hard to tell which is dumber: the article or New York's Attorney General. It sure sounds like he's not going to be happy until every smartphone is a remote detonation device. And if that happened, he'd probably sue the companies for making...
Apple, Google Pressed by N.Y. Over Handheld Device Thefts

Boston cell networks stay online after blasts

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Cellular networks in Boston were still operating on Monday evening following the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, contrary to earlier reports that they had been shut down to prevent remote bomb detonations.Mobile networks were straining under heavy voice and data use following the blasts, which...
Boston cell networks stay online after blasts

Of Goats and Men: 9/11 Connected L-3 Designed NLE 2010 Nuke Detonation Exercises

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Of Goats and Men: 9/11 Connected L-3 Designed NLE 2010 Nuke Detonation Exercises

Boston Officials Allegedly Shut Down Mobile Service In Boston To Prevent Remote Detonation

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As I'm sure you've heard by now, there were some explosions not too long ago in Boston at the end of the Boston Marathon. Not surprisingly, this has become the important (and horrifying) news story of the day. At a time like this, there generally isn't that much news for...
Boston Officials Allegedly Shut Down Mobile Service In Boston To Prevent Remote Detonation
Is it legal to shut down cellular networks in an emergency?

Trinity Site: First atomic bomb detonation still resonates

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Trinity Site, the location of the first atomic bomb test, sits in a desolate desert region of the Southwest. Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series kicks off with a look at this historic area today. [Read more]...
Trinity Site: First atomic bomb detonation still resonates
Cosmic forensics: signs of a Tunguska meteorite?
The Mixed Up Files of Smartphones on Homeland: 'He Is Using a BlackBerry From the Future!'

On the Map by Simon Garfield - review

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Rachel Hewitt on a rollicking journey through the history of cartographyOn 9 October 1965, Yale University released to public view a map that caused a media frenzy "akin to the detonation of a small bomb". The so-called Vinland map was a crude creation on vellum, 27.8cm high by 41cm wide,...
On the Map by Simon Garfield - review
Burnout Crash’s automotive chaos smashes on to iOS
Lessons from crowdsourcing the Boston bombing investigation
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