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Apr 12

Forensic Files: Investigating UFO's Hardback: Amazon.co.uk: Paul Mason: Books

'Forensic Files' is a series written for children working at Key Stage Three. Each title in the series focuses upon the scientific investigation and history of a phenomenon, historical event, or crime, accompanied by explanatory photographs and artwork.

via Forensic Files: Investigating UFO's Hardback: Amazon.co.uk: Paul Mason: Books.

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Apr 12

Smithsonian-associated museum unveils exhibit of 'UFO and extraterrestrial-related items' | Mail Online

A Smithsonian-associated museum is displaying an item it says is an 'authentic alien artifact' from a 1986 alleged UFO crash in Russia.

The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas unveiled an exhibit titled Area 51: Myth or Reality, which presents historical records of the U.S. military site that has long been called the most secret place on Earth.

Among the items is a series of small bits of debris from an incident known as the Russian Roswell.

via Smithsonian-associated museum unveils exhibit of 'UFO and extraterrestrial-related items' | Mail Online.

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Apr 12

Boost for alien search: BILLIONS of habitable planets may be lurking in the Milky Way | Mail Online

The Milky Way may be teeming with billions of habitable planets, according to a recent survey – and that’s given the search for extra-terrestrial life a big boost.

Two Princeton researchers recently speculated that we really might be alone in the universe, but the study of red dwarf stars in the Milky Way found nine super-Earths - and two in the 'habitable zone' where liquid water could exist.

via Boost for alien search: BILLIONS of habitable planets may be lurking in the Milky Way | Mail Online.

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Apr 12

Astronomers find new planet capable of supporting life - Telegraph

Astronomers have discovered their "holy grail" - a planet capable of supporting life outside our solar system.

via Astronomers find new planet capable of supporting life - Telegraph.

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Apr 12

David Cameron hosted freemasons event at Westminster | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Documents published today show the Tory leader used House of Commons facilities to host an event for the West Oxfordshire Lady Freemasons

via David Cameron hosted freemasons event at Westminster | Politics | guardian.co.uk.

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Apr 12

Homes used as Olympic missile base | News.com.au

THE British Army plans to station surface-to-air missiles on top of residential flats during the Olympics.

Residents in the private, gated flats in Bow, east London, have received a leaflet warning them that a team of 10 soldiers and police will be stationed at the building - home to 700 people - for the duration of the Games.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) leaflet says the high velocity missiles will only be fired as a last resort, said resident Brian Whelan, a journalist with Yahoo!.

He said: "They are going to have a test run next week, putting high velocity missiles on the roof just above our apartment and on the back of it they're stationing police and military in the tower of the building for two months.

via Homes used as Olympic missile base | News.com.au.

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Apr 12

London Olympics To Visitors: Don’t Share What You See | TechCrunch

Don’t copy that pole vault! According to the London 2012 Olympic “conditions for ticket holders,” you are not allowed to take pictures or video of the events nor are you allowed to “exploit” any video on social networks.

Images, video and sound recordings of the Games taken by a Ticket Holder cannot be used for any purpose other than for private and domestic purposes and a Ticket Holder may not license, broadcast or publish video and/or sound recordings, including on social networking websites and the internet more generally, and may not exploit images, video and/or sound recordings for commercial purposes under any circumstances, whether on the internet or otherwise, or make them available to third parties for commercial purposes.

This means no Instagrams, no Tweetpics, no Facebooking (“OMG OLYMPICS!!”), and no nothing. In short, you shouldn’t tell anyone you went to the Olympics.

via London Olympics To Visitors: Don’t Share What You See | TechCrunch.

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Apr 12

The 2012 London Summer Olympics – More than Meets the “Eye”? :

We are noticing increasing discussion on certain forums and sites suggesting that something – and we emphasize Andrew W. Griffin something – may happen at the London Summer Olympics.

via The 2012 London Summer Olympics – More than Meets the “Eye”? :.

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Apr 12

Tottenham Court Road bomb scare reveals police team preparing for London 2012 Olympics | Mail Online

Bristling with guns, his face masked, a police officer moves in on a suspected suicide bomber.

Just 91 days away from the start of the Olympics, the dramatic scene gave a foretaste of what can be expected this summer after a man threatened to blow himself up in a busy office block.

Thousands were evacuated, Tube stations were closed and streets locked down over a wide area of London's West End.

Snipers, bomb disposal squads, nuclear biological and chemical warfare specialists and dozens of armed police were scrambled to the building on Tottenham scrambled to an office block on Tottenham Court Road, one of the city's busiest shopping streets.

via Tottenham Court Road bomb scare reveals police team preparing for London 2012 Olympics | Mail Online.

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Apr 12

Terror reinsurer has $7billion behind Olympics | Reuters

The reinsurer, which only covers damage to commercial real estate, charges its customers annual premiums and meets claims by drawing on its assets, currently worth about 4.5 billion pounds ($7.28 billion).

It can call on unlimited funding from the taxpayer in the event of bigger losses, and hands 10 percent of its premiums to the government in return.

Atkins said Pool Re had not charged its customers more in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic games in London because the risk of a terror attack "is very difficult to assess with any degree of accuracy."

via Terror reinsurer has $7billion behind Olympics | Reuters.

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Apr 12

Spanish company will "Count" American votes overseas in November

When the Spanish online voting company SCYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, the Tampa based corporation purchased by SCYTL in January, supplies the election software which records, counts, and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states–900 total jurisdictions–across the nation.

As the largest election results reporting company in the US, SOE provides reports right down to the precinct level. But before going anywhere else, those election returns are routed to individual, company servers where the people who run them “…get ‘first look’ at results and the ability to immediately and privately examine vote details throughout the USA.” In short, “this redirects results …to a centralized privately held server which is not just for Ohio, but national; not just USA-based, but global.”

And although the votes will be cast in hometown, American precincts on Election Day, with the Barcelona-based SCYTL taking charge of the process, they will be routed and counted overseas.

via Spanish company will "Count" American votes overseas in November.