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Google Earth Helping Nepal Track Typhoid

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Scientists are combining gene sequencing technology with Google Earth to help map the spread of typhoid and trace the source of the illness in Nepal. Typhoid fever is caused by bacteria and usually spread through food or water contaminated with fecal matter. Outbreaks of the illness have been difficult to track because the pathogen mutates, […]

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Media Watchdog Upset As Blackberry Helps British Police

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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A media watchdog says it is “worried” about the cooperation between the Canadian maker of Blackberry smartphones and British authorities who want to identify rioters in London and other cities through their smartphones. Reporters without Borders said Blackberry has already provided Scotland Yard with information about a number of Blackberry users. British rioters and looters […]

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