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Underground fire burning in remote Alaska raises concerns about toxic gas | Alaska Dispatch

One late September day in 2012, Pat Sanders, lead interpretive ranger at Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Interior Alaska, heard an explosion in the distance. “I wrote by email to a resident that lives downriver, asking if she was okay,” Sanders recalled. “And she responded with, ‘No, we’re all dead — why?’” The neighbor might […]

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Huge lightning strike leaves 120,000 homes without power in southern California as forecasters warn of more storms | Mail Online

A bolt of lightning knocked out power to around 120,00 homes in southern California during a storm on Monday. The fork of lightning struck a major bank of transformers at the Rector Station, just outside Visalia on Road 148 and Caldwell, causing it to burst into flames. via Huge lightning strike leaves 120,000 homes without […]

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An Interview With A Digital Drug Lord: The Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts (Q&A) – Forbes

Most black market drug lords don’t give interviews. But the Dread Pirate Roberts isn’t most drug lords. His website, the Silk Road, is designed to allow anyone to buy and sell drugs with the crypto-currency Bitcoin, using the anonymity software Tor to protect their identity. And those same anonymity protections have made Roberts confident enough […]

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Google Glass Gets An App To Power The Cyber Cops And Futuristic Firefighters Of Tomorrow | TechCrunch

Google Glass has lots of potential applications beyond just making it easier for people to check out their Twitter feed without taking their phones out of their pockets. Mutualink is demoing one such app today at APCO, a conference for public safety communications, with its Glass App for police, firefighters and first responders. via Google […]

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iPhone fingerprint reader talk boosting biometric stocks

Mobile payments are set to soar as more people transfer money and shop on their smartphones. Total transactions will rise to $721 billion by 2017 from $235 billion this year, according to researcher Gartner Inc. Tattoo Recognition Suppliers of secure identification cards with embedded chips are already benefiting from growing adoption of biometric authentication. Companies […]

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Sakurajima Volcano Erupts in Japan: Largest Eruption in Decades Sends Ash Plume Thousands of Feet High – weather.com

Sakurajima, one of Japan’s most active volcanoes, experienced one of its most powerful eruptions in decades Sunday, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the air. The volcano, located in the far southwestern part of Japan’s mainland on the island of Kyushu, began to erupt at 4:31 p.m. local time Sunday (3:31 a.m. EDT […]

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