National / International News

Using Sound To Levitate Objects And Move Them Midair

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:19

Researchers in Tokyo have put a new twist on the use of sound to suspend objects in air. They've used ultrasonic standing waves to trap pieces of wood, metal and water – and even move them around.

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Newspapers: 'Whistle-Blower' Snowden Deserves Clemency

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:16

The New York Times and Britain's The Guardian have published editorials saying accused spy Edward Snowden has sparked an important debate about the proper limits of electronic surveillance.

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Five killed in Beirut car bomb

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 14:13
A car bomb explodes in a southern suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut, killing at least five people and injuring more than 60.

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