Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Members of Occupy Cleveland Attempt to Blow up Bridge

On Tuesday, The FBI arrested five members of Occupy Cleveland, after they attempted to blow up a bridge that joined two of Cleveland's suburbs.

Self identified anarchists, the men had worked for months, planning the terrorism. Luckily an FBI informant had inserted himself with them early on, and so every bit was kept track of.

The group researched explosives and purchased what they thought was C-4, but a harmless material had been substituted by the FBI agent.

On May 1, they planted the fake explosives on their target bridge, armed them, left and hid themselves, then waited for the bridge to reach it's peak traffic. At that time they entered the codes that they thought would blow it up. The FBI then immediately stormed in and made arrests.

Each of the terrorists faces jail sentences of more than twenty years. They are being held without bond.

Amazon TV

Amazon has announced that it will begin developing it's own TV shows. Focus will be on comedies and children's shows. The shows will be available through Amazon's streaming service, Amazon Instant Video.

At this point Amazon is offering as much as $55,000 and five percent royalties to anyone who's show idea is turned into a full series.

TV shows were a natural progression from the company's already begun movie making segment.

In November of 2010, Amazon launched Amazon Studios, to begin creating it's own movies. So far Amazon Studios has received over 700 test films, and more than 7,000 scripts. Fifteen movies are currently under production.

Both the movies and shows will also be part of Amazon's Prime service. For $79 a year, members receive unlimited streaming, free two day delivery on an unlimited number of items, as well as other services.

North Korea Could Have 7 or More Nukes

Nuclear experts in South Korea now estimate that the North has enough uranium for as many as six or seven nuclear bombs.

And they are continuing to enrich more materials at Yongbyon, their main nuclear facility. Other sites could be as well, but aren't confirmed.

Concerns and tensions are heightened right now, due to an attempted rocket launch two weeks ago, and the increased amount of threats, against the South, coming from the North.

Much of the world also suspects them of preparing to make an underground test, within the next two months.

Deadly Clashes in Cairo

A score or more of people were killed in Cairo on Wednesday as unknown assailants attacked protestors outside the Egyptian Defense Ministry. It is unknown if all of the dead are from the protestors, or if some of their attackers were killed as well.

Footage from state TV showed full on pitched battles taking place between the two sides. The fighting only ended when military vehicles and riot police formed lines between the two sides.

The protestor camp was rumored to have become armed after one of their number was killed earlier in the week. They are protesting the removal of of Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, an ultraconservative Islamist, from the Presidential ballot. Ismail has dual citizenship in the US, and therefore is not eligible to run.

Protestors accuse the interim military government of sending plain clothed soldiers, or of hiring thugs, to create the violence. Whereas state media said it was residents of the neighborhood, upset over the disruption of their lives, who attacked the protest.

Saving Lives by Listening to The Heart

Marie Johnson had her world fall apart a few years ago. Her husband died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 41. She had predicted he would.

She had been doing a project to create a computerized stethoscope, and tested it on him. To her tests there was an anomaly. When he tried a doctor, their tests told them he was fine. Nine months later he died of a heart attack.

The event of her husband's death, ended up pushing her to work all the harder on her project. She invented a device she calls "CADence". CADence picks up the sound of blood trying to push through a blocked passage, much the same way human ears hear water rushing through rocks.

The device can fit in one hand, takes measurements at four different places on the chest, and within two minutes all the information is analyzed. It is much cheaper than current methods, and has already saved lives.

In June, her company AUM Cardiovascular, will begin clinical trials of CADence country wide. And depending on FDA approval, could hit markets by October 2013.