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BREAKING: World’s busiest airport evacuated as smoke fills terminal amid power outage

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport has delayed all departing flights as police evacuate the massive terminals. The cause of the incident is currently being investigated, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has revealed. Passengers are reportedly being force to use emergency slides to deplane as airport equipment grinds to a halt. Huge numbers of passengers have been navigating darkened terminals using the lights on their phones. Witness Olivia Doorman said: “This has been very bizarre. “No one seems to know what they’re doing.” Witnesses have described acrid smoke filling terminals from an unknown…

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Could Russia cut off internet to NATO countries?

LONDON — Russia could try to sever global underwater communications cables, potentially triggering catastrophic repercussions for the economy and way of life in the West, the head of Britain’s military has warned. The vast majority of global internet and telephone traffic relied on by Western governments, economies and civilians is carried by cables that crisscross the world’s seabeds, according to analysts. NATO has prioritized missions to protect these undersea lines of communication and is working “to match and understand Russian fleet modernization,” Chief Marshall Stuart Peach told the Royal United…

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Technology 

The future of driving — and transport — at CES 2018 – Roadshow

Rinspeed’s Snap concept demonstrates how future cars might separate the chassis and passenger compartment. Rinspeed As CES 2018 fast approaches, it brings with it the future of cars. As in recent years, automakers and equipment suppliers will show off the latest innovations, most of which will go into production cars in the next few years. Self-driving cars, the next big innovation for automotive, will have a big presence at the show as well. Not only will companies give demos of prototypes, but some of the biggest names in electronics are…

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China installs high-frequency radars in secret plot to militarise islands over WW3 fears

It comes military expert Li Jie warned that China has started preparing its military to support North Korea if World War 3 breaks out with the US. And now satellite images reveal Chinese activity has been detected on the Spratly and Paracel islands,  contested with several other Asian nations, spanning 72 acres (29 hectares). Over the last several months China has constructed what appears to be a new high-frequency radar array at the northern end of Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratlys, according to a report by the Washington’s Center…

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Science 

Nanoparticles as a solution against antibiotic resistance?

Scientists have succeeded in developing an efficient method to treat mucoviscidosis. Crucial are nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics more efficiently to their destination. First of all, the active particles need to have a certain size to be able to reach the deeper airways and not to bounce off somewhere else before. Ultimately, they have to penetrate the thick layer of mucus on the airways as well as the lower layers of the bacteria biofilm.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 launch LIVE stream: Watch the ISS cargo delivery HERE

The live stream above will show SpaceX’s historic resupply mission to the ISS which is scheduled for 3.36pm GMT (10.36am EST).  SpaceX will launch a recycled Falcon 9 rocket in tandem with a Dragon spacecraft previously used in a 2015 mission. The space company said: “This mission marks the first time SpaceX is flying both a flight-proven Falcon 9 and a flight-proven Dragon spacecraft.  “Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported the CRS-11 mission in June 2017 and the Dragon spacecraft previously supported the CRS-6 mission in April 2015.”  On Tuesday…

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EU leaders toast launch of European army

The Permanent Structured Co-operation (PESCO) – a European army in all but name – has already been feted at several different launch events over recent months. But it has now received the official blessing of heads of state and government who joined to toast its success at their summit in Brussels. Critics have dismissed the initiative as a paper tiger but European Council President Donald Tusk hailed it as a big moment in the history of the EU. Mr Tusk said PESCO was the successor of a more than 50-year-old…

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Greece rocked by mass walk out as protesters revolt against bailout austerity

Domestic flights and Athens transport were disrupted buy the strike action and ships remained docked for 24 hours. Some public services were also shut down by the industrial action organised by Greece’s largest labour unions, private sector GSEE and its public sector counterpart ADEDY. About 10,000 striking workers, pensioners and students marched peacefully to parliament where lawmakers have been debating the 2018 budget. A vote on the draft is scheduled for next week. They chanted: “Take your bailouts and get out of here.”  Protesters held banners reading “Shame on you!”…

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Brexit hits Austria: Salzburg TERRIFIED as exports to Britain PLUNGE

Exports to Great Britain fell by 19.7 per cent in the first half of 2017 in Salzburg, Austria down to “insecurity” coming from Brexit. The foreign trade expert in the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce Christian Moller said: “Any insecurity is bad or even a disaster for economic processes – for example if companies come to us that want to handle a new market.  “One of the first questions is always: What about legal certainty in this country? From this you can see that this is a very important argument.” The…

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5 ‘Star Wars’ technologies that won’t be make-believe much longer

As the latest installment of the “Star Wars” saga hits theaters this week, audiences will once again journey into a futuristic world of spaceships, humanoid robots, and laser weapons. But some of the make-believe technology seen in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and its predecessors is a lot closer to reality than you might think. Maybe that shouldn’t come as a surprise. “A lot of times science fiction inspires great science,” says Jeanne Cavelos, a former NASA astrophysicist and the author of “The Science of Star Wars.” Maybe faster-than-light-speed travel…

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