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UC San Diego Scientists Sensor to Detect Homemade Bombs

A team of chemists and physicists at the University of California, San Diego has developed a tiny, inexpensive sensor chip capable of detecting trace amounts of hydrogen peroxide, a chemical used in the most common form of homemade explosives.

The hydrogen peroxide sensor is the size of a penny.Credit: UCSD

The invention


FBI, CIA recruiting among terrorist sympathizers?

Are you an American terrorist sympathizer but don’t know how to strike back at the Great Satan? Afraid of getting arrested while your plot to blow up something or other is still half-baked? You don’t have to worry anymore. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency want to hire you.

Both the


B2 bomber crashes in Guam Costs 1.2 Billion dollars

A US B-2 stealth bomber – one of the world’s most expensive planes – has crashed for the first time on the Pacific island of Guam.

The jet crashed shortly after taking off from the island’s Andersen Air Force Base, but both pilots ejected and survived, the US Air Force (USAF) said.

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Cell Phone IED Revisited

Almost anything that blows up can be turned into an IED, from grenades to plastic explosives to leftover mines. The most everyday of electronics — a cell phone, a garage door opener, a child’s remote-control toy — can be recast as a trigger. And the hiding places for the handmade bombs are


Fever Named After Blackwater

FALLUJAH, – Iraqi doctors in al-Anbar province warn of a new disease they call “Blackwater” that threatens the lives of thousands. The disease is named after Blackwater Worldwide, the U.S. mercenary company operating in Iraq.

“This disease is a severe form of malarial infection caused by the parasite plasmodium falciparum, which is


US ‘deploys nuclear sub to Persian Gulf’

USS Montpelier crossing the Suez Canal

An American nuclear submarine has crossed the Suez Canal to join the US fleet stationed in the Persian Gulf,


Ship opens fire in Suez Canal

US examines Suez Canal shooting

An investigation has been launched after a US container ship opened fire on a small Egyptian boat as it approached the Suez Canal. Egyptian sources including the country’s official news agency say one man was killed and two injured when the Global Patriot opened fire.

But in


INS Agent Caught Blackmailing Green Card Applicant

NEW YORK ― A U.S. Immigration screening officer will face felony charges Wednesday for allegedly demanding and receiving sex from a woman seeking a green card.

A conversation was secretly recorded on a cell phone by a young Colombian immigrant who felt pressured to please Issac Biachu, the INS adjudicator who controlled


Engineer Caught Stealing Technology

A Chinese-born US engineer convicted of conspiring to smuggle sensitive technology about US Navy submarines to China was on Monday jailed for 24 years, justice officials said.Chi Mak, who worked for a US company with several Navy contracts, was convicted last May of trying to export intelligence about silent submarines in


Washington, You’re Fired!

New Film Echoes What Many Americans Want to Say – “Washington, You’re Fired!”

A new documentary presents compelling first-hand testimony and whistleblower accounts that punch holes in the official “war on terrorism” excuse that has been used to dismantle the U.S. Bill of Rights and tip the scales of executive checks and balance in


U.S. Death Toll Hits 4000 in Iraq

The U.S. death toll in Iraq hit 4,000 on Sunday when four soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, a grim milestone as the war entered its sixth year.

U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney acknowledged the effects of the death toll on the American public.

“You regret every casualty, every loss,” he


KACPDW 6x35mm Possible M-16 Replacement

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For the past 20 years or so there has been an accelerated movement to develop a modern shoulder-fired weapon for close-range defense, a weapon offering easy concealment, good range and great terminal ballistics. Of course such a concept is not new and began a century ago with the stocked pistols and


Clinton Warns of Impending Iraq War Toll

WASHINGTON – Democrat Hillary Clinton charged on Monday the Iraq war may end up costing Americans $1 trillion and further strain the economy, as she made her case for a prompt U.S. troop pullout from a war “we cannot win.”

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, but voters


Big Brother Has a Big Week in America

Americans learned last week that, whatever the law says, they shouldn’t assume that their private communications are private. It was a big week for Big Brother, with but a single, small ray of hope at week’s end.

— The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the National Security Agency, which is supposed to spy


MI5 Wants Detailed Travel Data for All

Counter-terrorism experts call it a ‘force multiplier’: an attack combining slaughter and electronic chaos. Now Britain’s security services want total access to commuters’ travel records to help them meet the threat

Millions of commuters could have their private movements around cities secretly monitored under new counter-terrorism powers being sought by the security services.



Earth-Size Planet to Be Found in Outer Solar System

A planet roughly the size of Earth could be tracing a vast, elliptical orbit at the outer edge of our solar system—and astronomers in Japan think they know where to find it.

The presence of this unnamed body has been suggested before, noted Tadashi Mukai, a professor at Kobe University’s department of earth and


Could your pacemaker be hacked by an Enemy

It sounds like the far-fetched plot of a sci-fi thriller: Bad guys strike down a high-ranking politician or captain of industry by hacking into and remotely tinkering with his or her pacemaker, insulin pump, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or other medical implant. Unfortunately, new research shows such a scenario is no longer just science fiction.


NSA Gets Closer to Spying with Impunity

WASHINGTON — A White House plan to broaden the National Security Agency’s wiretapping powers won a key procedural victory in the Senate on Thursday, as backers defeated a more restrictive plan by Senate Democrats that would have imposed more court oversight on government spying.

The vote moves the Bush administration a step closer toward the


Top Secret Satellite Launched From Vandenburg

Atlas launches classified satellite from Vandenberg

An Atlas 5 Rocket, on its first mission from the West Coast, successfully launched a classified satellite early Thursday. The Atlas 5 411 lifted off at 6:02 am EDT (1002 GMT) and placed a classified satellite for the National


German Police Kill US Soldier

ALTERSHAUSEN, Germany – A 30-year-old Soldier based in Schweinfurt died early Friday from gunshot wounds he suffered in a standoff with German police after he broke into the home of a former girlfriend and threatened her at gunpoint.Neither the Army nor the German police would identify the Soldier. Army officials were in the process


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