Electronics

World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote "No" – Reuters

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PARIS (Reuters) – The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote “No” to independence from Britain in Thursday’s referendum. For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New Delhi are quietly praying the United Kingdom holds together and does not create a contagious precedent of state fragmentation in unstable times. Among London’s European Union partners, Germany has said openly…

‘What’s At Stake Is Humanity,’ Ebola Survivor Brantly Warns – NBCNews.com

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The American doctor who survived a bout with Ebola is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge action in the fight against the deadly disease. “What’s at stake is humanity, human lives,” Dr. Kent Brantly told NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell. “This outbreak is now growing at an exponential rate and every day that we delay, it’s hundreds of human lives” he said. …

Stanford professor wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’ for racial awareness studies – San Jose Mercury News

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

America is pushing forward in a post-racial society, blind to skin color. That’s the conventional wisdom. But the research of Jennifer Eberhardt, the Bay Area’s newest and only recipient of the famed MacArthur fellowship, the “genius grants,” has proved otherwise. She has found that skin color prejudices the perceptions of jurors, police officers and even the ordinary student who volunteers in research at Stanford University. Black people, especially those with…

Islamic State’s response to Obama: ‘Fighting has just begun: Coming soon’ – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Vikings Exclude Peterson From Team Activities After Indictment – Businessweek

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson will be excluded from the National Football League team’s activities as public pressure forced the club to reverse a plan to allow him to prepare for its next game. Peterson — who was was indicted on a charge of hitting his four-year-old son with a branch — will be placed on the Exempt/Commissioner’s permission list. That will allow him to “take care of his…

Forensic science solves mystery of Richard III’s death – CBS News

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More than 500 years after Richard III became the last king of England to die in battle, researchers using modern forensic science have figured out which injuries likely caused his death. Scientists used whole body CT scans and micro-CT imaging of injured bones to examine signs of trauma to the royal skeleton, which was discovered buried under a parking lot in Leicester, England, in September 2012. DNA tests confirmed its…