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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Warnings, watches issued in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Irene - CNN.com

Warnings, watches issued in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Irene - CNN.com

                                                    Image from the National Hurricane Center.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

BBC News - Libya conflict: Tripoli fighting as rebels reach city

BBC News - Libya conflict: Tripoli fighting as rebels reach city
Update: CNN - Saif al-Islam, Moammar Gadhafi's son, has been captured, according to the head of the Rebel National Transitional Council in an interview with Al Jazeera. 

BBC News - Bloody battles have been raging in the Libyan capital Tripoli, as reporters traveling with rebels forces say they have reached the city from the west.

Friday, August 19, 2011

BBC News - US military develops 'bigger bang' explosive material

BBC News - US military develops 'bigger bang' explosive material
BBC News - The US Office of Naval Research says that it has successfully tested a new type of explosive material that can dramatically increase weapons' impacts.

Missiles made from the high density substance can explode with up to five times the energy of existing armaments.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14581097

BBC News - HP to exit PC and tablet business in order to refocus on software

BBC News - Hewlett Packard to exit computing and buy Autonomy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

AP: Somalia famine aid stolen; UN investigating - Yahoo! News

AP: Somalia famine aid stolen; UN investigating - Yahoo! News

Rebels in Libya eyeing Tripoli - CNN.com

Rebels in Libya eyeing Tripoli - CNN.com
CNN - Rebel forces in Libya working to topple the Moammar Gadhafi regime think they can start moving on Tripoli very soon -- kicking off a decisive new chapter in the war.

The key factor is the bloody battle for Zawiya -- an strategically important city just west of Tripoli engulfed in urban warfare on Tuesday.

Rebels have made advances in the south and the east.

But if those fighters eventually gain control of Zawiya, that will be a major stride in putting a stranglehold on the Gadhafi-controlled seat of power.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/08/16/libya.war/

Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion - CNNMoney

Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion - Aug. 15, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

CNN - US military tests hypersonic aircraft

New York to LA in less than 12 minutes – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs
CNN - The US military is readying a test flight of an unmanned hypersonic aircraft capable of reaching any target in the world in less than an hour.

Wikipedia - Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) is an arrowhead-shaped experimental aircraft capable of flying at speeds of 13,000mph. The unmanned, arrowhead-shaped aircraft, is a new technology that would provide the US Pentagon a fast vehicle capable of delivering a military strike anywhere in the world in under an hour.
Read full story at CNN: http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/11/new-york-to-la-in-less-than-12-minutes/