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ANU moves closer to fracture-proof phone screens

Dr Charles Le Losq at the Australian National University. (Image: Stuart Hay at ANU) The Australian National University (ANU) and the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris have completed a study on glass that could be crucial in the development of shatter-proof phone screens. New knowledge garnered from the …

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Report: Two years, $2M wasted on warfare system after Navy skips development step

Dec. 11 (UPI) — The Pentagon’s Inspector General has declassified an investigation into the U.S. Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, finding waste of nearly $2 million and lengthening the acquisition process by about two years with inadequate results. The report, released Monday, found that the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement …

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Melbourne to roll out terrorism alarm system

Plans have been unveiled for a terrorism alarm system in Australia’s second-largest city. Loudspeakers are being installed in more than 90 places across downtown Melbourne, and they will be tested on 28 December. In the event of a terrorist attack, sirens will sound and instructions from the police will be …

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Spain orders removal of art work from Catalonia

Image copyright EPA Image caption Demonstrators gathered outside the museum in Lleida Police in Spain’s Catalonia region have begun transferring medieval artefacts on Madrid’s orders in an ownership battle with neighbouring Aragon. The operation, which started before dawn on Monday, involves 44 items stored in the Catalan Museum of Lleida …

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Hospital patient survey shows need for improvements

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he expects a surge in patients this winter at emergency departments. There were 526 patients on trolleys in emergency departments or on wards waiting for admission to a bed today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The Wicklow TD predicted that …

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