Uncategorized

Prisons in New Zealand to introduce mobile phone jamming technology

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 A successful 12-month trial of mobile phone blocking technology in New Zealand prisons has just been completed, according to the Minister of Corrections, Vodafone and Telecom. Corrections Minister, Damien O’Conner, described this technology as a world first and a significant milestone for the Department of Corrections. The mobile phone blocking technology…

Uncategorized

Scientists crack age-old egg problem

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 Scientists in the UK have developed a new way to ensure boiled eggs are perfectly cooked thanks to a brand new hi-tech logo being printed on shells. After cooking starts, people will be able to see if their egg is soft, medium or hard-boiled with the help of a thermochromic print…

Uncategorized

Criminal appeals denied for American Evangelists

Saturday, January 3, 2009 Kent Hovind‘s Appeal for his and his wife, Jo’s, felony convictions was recently denied by Eleventh Circuit Court. The court found that the Hovinds’ appeal was “without merit.” Kent and Jo were convicted of 58 and 44 tax-related felonies respectively, obstruction and intimidation of federal officers, willful failure to collect and…

Uncategorized

Jason-2 satellite launched to measure sea levels

Friday, June 20, 2008 The Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), or Jason-2, satellite, has been launched into low Earth orbit. A Delta II rocket carrying the satellite lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2W at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, United States, at 07:46 GMT this morning. Spacecraft separation occurred around an hour…

Uncategorized

Independence debate as Catalonia holds regional elections

Sunday, September 27, 2015 Regional elections are taking place today in Catalonia, Spain, in which the biggest talking point is whether the autonomous region should become an independent country. The polls are being held early as the national government has not allowed an official referendum on independence. Opinion polls, according to Reuters, suggest the secessionists…

Uncategorized

Preparations for inaugural Bathurst International Motor Festival begin

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 The Bathurst Regional Council has begun preparing the Mount Panorama motor racing circuit for the inaugural Bathurst International Motorsport Festival (BIMF) to be held between April 13 and 16, 2006. The Mount Panorama motor racing circuit is considered to be the home of motorsport in Australia. Council’s staff have been busy…