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Florida man washes ashore after trying to ‘walk’ to New York in bubble device


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Exploding gender-reveal device kills dad-to-be who was building it, New York cops say


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This is a rare photo of the smartphone-hacking device sold by the NSO Group, the billion-dollar Israeli spyware company accused of helping hack Jeff Bezos

This is a rare photo of the smartphone-hacking device sold by the NSO Group, the billion-dollar Israeli spyware company accused of helping hack Jeff BezosA Business Insider photo from a security conference in Paris reveals the device NSO Group sells to its clients to carry out hacks.



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Taiwan police shoot man suspected of planting explosive device: media

Taiwan police shoot man suspected of planting explosive device: mediaPolice in southern Taiwan shot a man on Saturday suspected of planting a possible explosive device outside a campaign office for the island’s main opposition party, the Kuomintang, the official Central News Agency reported. Taiwan holds presidential and parliamentary elections on Jan. 11, and campaigning is in full swing with the Kuomintang challenging the ruling Democratic Progressive Party of President Tsai Ing-wen, who is currently far ahead in the polls. Taiwan elections are passionate, noisy affairs, but generally pass off peacefully.



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Medtronic to pay $51 million to resolve U.S. medical device probes

Medtronic to pay $  51 million to resolve U.S. medical device probesMedtronic Plc said on Tuesday it would pay $ 50.9 million to resolve U.S. Justice Department probes into how companies it later acquired marketed medical devices, including one meant to treat a vascular defect in the brain. As part of the accord, ev3 Inc, which Medtronic now owns, will pay $ 17.9 million and plead guilty to a charge related to its marketing of a neurovascular medical device for unproven and potentially dangerous uses, federal prosecutors in Boston said. The misdemeanor charge relates to the Onyx Liquid Embolic System, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2005 approved for the limited use of blocking blood flow to arteriovenous malformations in the brain.



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Today on Inside Edition: Couple Says They Found Recording Device in Cruise Room; Latest on Pittsburgh Gunman

Today on Inside Edition: Couple Says They Found Recording Device in Cruise Room; Latest on Pittsburgh GunmanA couple who says they found a camera in their room spoke exclusively to Inside Edition.



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'Give Me My Phone Back, Senator:' GOP's David Perdue Snatches Device From Student

'Give Me My Phone Back, Senator:' GOP's David Perdue Snatches Device From StudentGeorgia Sen. David Perdue (R) reportedly grabbed a cell phone from a



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Device to clean-up Great Pacific Garbage Patch could harm wildlife, warn conservationists

Device to clean-up Great Pacific Garbage Patch could harm wildlife, warn conservationists  A controversial scheme to clean up plastic in the Pacific Ocean could harm wildlife and release unnecessary greenhouse gases into the air, conservationists have warned. On September 9th, The Ocean Cleanup foundation will launch a device to sweep up plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and remove it from the water. The system uses a 2000ft long u-shaped floating cylinder with a 10ft skirt beneath which moves along with the current capturing plastic as it goes. The refuse is corralled into a small area and then picked up by boat every few months and taken to land for processing and recycling. A section of the floating system which will move with the water currents collecting plastic  Credit: The Ocean Cleanup The Ocean Cleanup claims that full-scale deployment of their system could clean up 50 per cent of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years. However marine experts claim the project could do more harm than good. Dr Sue Kinsey, Senior Pollution Policy Officer at the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) said: “We have serious concerns about the Ocean Cleanup and its effectiveness.  “It seems likely that wildlife will be affected, especially the smaller floating plankton that many creatures depend on and those organisms that passively float in the oceans who won't be able to avoid these arrays.    “Also much of this litter is distributed throughout the water column and this may only pick up the surface material.” Some of the plastic picked up from The Great Pacific garbage patch during monitoring  Credit: The Ocean Cleanup  The MCS also warned that the time and energy it takes to collect and return the waste could result in large amounts of greenhouse gases and carbon, and called for organisations to do more to stop litter entering oceans in the first place.  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is located between California and Hawaii is the area where plastic rubbish accumulates because of ocean currents, known as gyres which act like a vortex pulling waste into a central channel. It is around three times the size of Spain. Research by the foundation found that, at its peak, the patch contains around 330lbs of plastic per square mile, reducing to 33lbs at the outer edges. The project to clean up the patch is the brainchild of Boyan Slat, a 24 year old Dutch inventor and entrepreneur, who founded the foundation in 2013. Last month the company published its Environmental Impact Assessment and found there was a ‘medium’ risk to sea turtles who found themselves trapped within the floating tube system. The cleanup system works by using a floating cylinder with a trailing skirt which picks up debris Credit: The Ocean Cleanup A survey of 15 experts by the ecologist and shark researcher David Shiffman of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver also found that it is unlikely that the floating device will clean up a significant amount of plastic without harming wildlife. One in four believed that the entire concept is “a bad idea with little or no redeeming value.” Writing on the website Southern Fried Science Dr Shiffman said: “This device is designed to aggregate objects of a certain size to remove them from the water but cannot distinguish between plastic and living things. The captured plastic will be collected by boats and taken to the mainland for processesing Credit: The Ocean Cleanup Commenting in the survey Eben Schwartz, Marine Debris Program Manager, California Coastal Commission, said: “To make the claim, as the Ocean Cleanup Project is, that they will “clean the oceans” by 2040 or whenever, is disingenuous and misleading, when it will, at best, clean a very small percentage of what’s found on the surface.” However  The Ocean Cleanup said that the device moved slowly enough through the water that any animals would easily have time to escape. “Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the ocean,” said a spokesman. “The Ocean Cleanup is developing a passive system, that moves with the currents – just like the plastic – to catch it. “”The Ocean Cleanup's passive system is comprised of a floater with an impermeable screen underneath, concentrating the debris before it is extracted by support vessel, while also moving slow enough for sea life to follow the slight downward current as not to be entangled in the system.”



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Apparent explosive device found on Mexican ferry off Cozumel

Apparent explosive device found on Mexican ferry off CozumelPLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — What appeared to be undetonated explosives were found on a ferry that runs between the Caribbean resorts of Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, authorities said Friday, less than two weeks after a blast shook another ferry plying the same route.



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7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself at school

7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself at schoolMASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio seventh-grader who brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom just before classes began on Tuesday also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction, police said.



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