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Source: The Guradian

50 State Initiative: behind America's most ambitious public art project ever

Today 07:00 GMT

This is just one of the challenging artist-designed billboards that have gone up across the US this week as part of the 50 State Initiative, arguably the country’s largest public art project.

The goal, according to the For Freedoms co-founder Eric Gottesman, is to make “anti-partisan” statements on the billboards, alongside art exhibitions, installations and public programs to deepen what he calls “civic participation”. “It’s not just voting, it’s about using our voices to speak up about the things we feel strongly about,” said Gottesman.

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Source: The Guradian

UFO sightings may be falling, but Congress is still paying attention

Today 01:33 GMT

From 1991 to 1994 he was posted to a division where his duties included investigating UAP sightings to determine whether they had any defence significance.

As noted in the Guardian recently, data from two civilian UFO research organisations show that the number of reported sightings has fallen in recent years. However, there’s no single, global focal point for reports (the Ministry of Defence stopped investigating UFOs in 2009) and statistics will never tell the full story.

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Source: Common Domain

The good and the bad of Tim Berners-Lee’s new project on data privacy

Monday 19:07 GMT

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, is trying to figure out how to keep your private information from advertisers’ prying eyes.

It’s a great idea that is necessary in a world where data breaches happen every day — the recent Facebook FB, +0.25% fiasco where 50 million users lost their personal data to hackers (again!) is just the latest example. Individuals certainly need to reclaim ownership of their data from mega corporations that not only abuse their data, but also easily fall prey to hacker attacks.

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Source: BBC

1,000mph car goes into administration

Today 07:00 GMT

The project to race a car at over 1,000mph has run into a financial roadblock with the company behind the venture going into administration.

The team would then wait for another rain season to pass before returning to Hakskeen with the addition of a Nammo motor to raise the land speed record above 800mph, and then ultimately to over 1,000mph. The current plan is to run the car in the first instance in the region of 500-600mph (800-965km/h), using just the Eurofighter jet, to get a better sense of how the car behaves as it approaches the speed of sound.

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Source: Common Domain

Google’s CEO Defends Potential Return to China

Today 07:01 GMT

Appeared in the October 16, 2018, print edition as 'Google Defends Chinese Search Plan.'. Pichai says company continues to work with U.S. military, after Amazon’s Bezos criticized companies that won’t

Google’s chief executive defended his company’s plan to explore a search engine tailored for users in China despite concerns that would mean complying with the country’s strict internet censors. In his most extensive public remarks on the topic, Sundar Pichai said entering China in some ways aligns with the company’s mission to provide information to the world’s population, since one-fifth of those people reside in China.

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Source: The Guradian

Rembrandt masterpiece The Night Watch to be restored under world's gaze

Today 07:01 GMT

The Night Watch by Rembrandt, one of the world’s most spectacular paintings, is to be restored under the world’s gaze at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, its general director has told the Guardian.

Completed by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1642 at the height of the Dutch Golden Age, The Night Watch, more formally known as Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Francis Banninck Cocq, was commissioned by the major and leader of the civic guard of Amsterdam.

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Source: The Guradian

Hong Kong: thousands protest at plan to build new artificial islands

Today 06:05 GMT

Thousands of Hong Kong residents protested at the weekend over a government plan to build artificial islands to deal with the city’s severe housing shortage.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam last week announced a plan to reclaim about 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) from the ocean and build infrastructure and transportation links to create a major business district. The islands, which would be Hong Kong’s largest land reclamation project, would eventually house up to 1.1 million residents over the next few decades.

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Source: Fox News

Remains of crew from downed World War II-era plane recovered from Pacific Ocean

Monday 03:19 GMT

The decades-long wait to find the wreckage of a World War II-era aircraft and remains of its 11 crew members came to an end on Saturday for a group of families gathered in Minnesota.

AMERICA'S DEADLIEST BATTLE: WORLD WAR I'S MEUSE-ARGONNE OFFENSIVE 100 YEARS LATER. Project Recover, which formed two years ago, works to find the final underwater resting places of Americans missing in action since World War II to provide recognition and closure for families.


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