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Steve EllisMetia - London

Squirrel espionage squad foiled by border guards

23 July 2007  |  4244 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

China is not the only nation to have trained creatures to do its bidding, the Washington Post points out an editorial by Saleh Eskandari headlined "spying squirrels," published July 10 by the Iranian newspaper Resalat. "A few weeks ago, 14 squirrels equipped with espionage systems of foreign intelligence services were captured by [...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

The resilience of modern infrastructure

20 July 2007  |  3484 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I've made a mental note in future to check the weather forecast before taking a day off although today's deluge does bring back nostalgic memories of windswept childhood holidays, somewhere in Wales with it raining sideways. Interestingly the BBC weather site and Metcheck are both down at the time of writing - both displaying errors along the line...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

iPhone in a blender

12 July 2007  |  4433 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

If you've not heard of Blendtec, then be aware they manufacture kitchen blenders and have a truly inspired marketing team. This month on www.willitblend.com/ they are having a go at seeing if the iPho...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

How are your threat levels today?

03 July 2007  |  2569 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Ok, not really a banking angle to this. Lewis Page was an armed forces bomb-disposal operator from 2001 to 2004. He supported the UK mainland police and he clearly knows his stuff concerning things th...

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