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MEPs back road tolling based on trucks’ CO2 emissions

May 24, 2018

Today’s vote by the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to introduce distance-based road tolls for trucks will…
New legislation affects U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve

December 10, 2015

Two recently enacted laws authorize significant sales of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) over the…
Non-emergency lines still need a back up plan in case of another meltdown

November 28, 2014

On November 22, the national police non-emergency 101 and the NHS 111 services suffered disruption as a result…
G20 whistleblower protection laws lacking

June 18, 2014

The majority of whistleblower protection laws in G20 countries fail to meet best international standards despite a public…
Research demonstrates long reach of phone record surveillance

March 14, 2014

National Security Agency. Two computer science graduate students have found that the NSA’s mass collection of phone records…
There’s no better time for governments to go open source

February 4, 2014

Civil servants everywhere heave a sigh of relief. psd The UK government has revealed that it is considering ditching…
How Twitter fans kept NASA alive during the US shutdown

October 21, 2013

Now that the US government is back in business, all “non-essential” services will resume. For 15 days we…
US shutdown threatens hopes for Antarctic reserve

October 16, 2013

The U.S. government shutdown is threatening a long-awaited deal to create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica.…
Tech firm query would hurt national security, government says

October 3, 2013

A request by major technology firms to disclose more about US intelligence services’ data requests would “cause serious…
Shutdown makes US ‘less desirable’ for science

October 3, 2013

The US government shutdown puts international science collaboration in peril and could have far-reaching impacts on innovation and…
What Does The Government Shutdown Mean For NASA?

October 2, 2013

A forthcoming NASA launch to Mars could be in danger of losing its launch window should a shutdown…
NIST Study Advances Use of Iris Images as a Long-Term Form of Identification

August 21, 2013

A new report* by biometric researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses data from thousands…
CIA’s Declassified Documents Reveals Secrets About Area 51 and UFOs

August 19, 2013

The CIA has released a 355-page document which officially acknowledges that Area 51 in Nevada does exist, and the agency…
US lawmakers shuffle the deck on online gambling

July 15, 2013

Online gambling is back before Congress, and some are betting it will move forward this time. Congress has…
Clock ticking for Obama climate change push

June 25, 2013

President Barack Obama is running out of time to make good on his lofty vow to confront climate…
White House honors Ginsparg for arXiv

June 20, 2013

The White House will honor Cornell’s Paul Ginsparg as a Champion of Change June 20. Ginsparg, professor of…
Secret to Prism program: Even bigger data seizure

June 17, 2013

In the months and early years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, FBI agents began showing up…
US surveillance flap shines light on Web ‘anonymizers’

June 17, 2013

News of a massive surveillance effort led by the secretive National Security Agency has sent Web users scrambling…
Google asks to publish more US gov’t information

June 12, 2013

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for…
Philippines to destroy five tonnes of ivory tusks

June 12, 2013

The Philippines said Tuesday it would destroy five tonnes of confiscated elephant tusks as part of a global…
New reports allege vast US Internet spying sweep

June 10, 2013

US spies are secretly tapping into servers of nine Internet giants including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google in…
US government continues investments into nuclear energy innovations

October 9, 2012

Despite the fact that a large part of the world seems troubled by the prospects of the nuclear…
California space law boosts business, not safety

September 25, 2012

Private cargo-carrying spacecraft? No problem, but put people on commercial flights and things get messy. Just as NASA…
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