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Calif. City of Palo Alto requiring new homes to be ready for electric cars

Palo Alto — nestled in the center of pricey Silicon Valley — is a composed, clean, beautiful community. Presently, Palo Alto walks the talk that is clean energy. Clean, reliable trains connect Palo Alto to Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Biking…  …

Researchers transform plastic bags into high-tech nanomaterial

A new process for creating high-tech carbon nanotube membranes out of a very common waste material — plastic bags — has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide. The innovative approach to nanotube production could potentially…  …

Glenn Greenwald takes to Reddit to talk about Edward Snowden and the NSA

By David Holmes On October 1, 2013At their best, Reddit’s Ask Me Anything threads (AMA’s) are a form of cultural discourse that would make Socrates proud, and today we witnessed one of the most enlightening entries to the series yet. Glenn Greenwald…  …

iPad Mini with Retina Display reportedly delayed

On October 2, 2013An iPad Mini with an ultra-high resolution (“Retina”) display has been delayed due to supply constraints, according to Reuters, which questions what improvements will be announced during an event said to be taking place this month…  …

Airlines fill record number of seats

World airline traffic expanded by 6.8 percent in August, enabling the industry to match an all-time record of 83.4 percent of seats filled, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday. “August was a positive month for passenger travel,” IATA chief Tony Tyler said in a statement, pointing out that…

Djokovic says top Asian men’s player is years away

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic says it will be at least five years before Asia can produce a top-ranking men’s player, and greater support for emerging players is the key. Only one Asian is currently among the men’s top 40, number 13-ranked Kei Nishikori from Japan, and he has trained in the…

Somali Islamists vow to step up terror attacks on Kenya

Somalia’s Shebab Islamists threatened Wednesday to step up militant attacks against Kenya, after Nairobi refused to pull its troops out of Somalia. The Al-Qaeda linked Shebab claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, in which at least 67 people died, with 39 more listed as missing…

Camel meat leaps from bedouin tents to top Gulf eateries

From camel carpaccio to camel bourguignon and gold-leaf burger, the meat offered traditionally at big festivities of bedouins has become a fancy ingredient in the Gulf’s prestigious restaurants. Under the golden dome of Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace, which bills itself as a seven-star hotel, French chef Sandro Gamba proudly presents…

Activists rip Coke and Pepsi: Stop making land grabs in South America

US soft drinks giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo must make their sugar suppliers act to stop so-called land grabs in countries such as Brazil and Cambodia, Oxfam said on Wednesday. The British charity said in a report that the drinks firms and supplier Associated British Foods were failing to stop disputes…

Producer accuses Clint Eastwood of stealing his idea for a baseball movie

A Los Angeles film producer has sued Clint Eastwood’s production company and studio giant Warner Bros over the Oscar-winning director’s 2012 baseball movie “Trouble with the Curve,” alleging they stole his work. Ryan Brooks said the movie, about an aging baseball scout who takes his daughter along on one last…

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