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BBC World News - When will Berlin's ghost airport open?

BBC World News - When will Berlin's ghost airport open? | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
A year on from when Berlin's new airport was due to open it is still far from take-off.
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More than 20 thousand items found troubling the brand-new Berlin airport, which is not even open yet

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Robot warriors: Lethal machines coming of age

Robot warriors: Lethal machines coming of age | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Engineers are designing robots that will kill on future battlefields without human intervention - and the ethics are being hotly debated.
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Automation of warfare is in full swing, and ethics is once again brought to the foreground. Just how autonomous can killing robots be?

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Syria 'working to repair internet'

Syria 'working to repair internet' | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
The Syrian government has blamed faulty cables for an internet blackout that has entered its second day.
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Syria internet access has flatlined yesterday. It is likely a governmental "kill switch" is to blame.

"The Syrian government blamed that incident on "terrorists", but internet experts said it was more likely that the regime had shut down the web.

President Bashar al-Assad's government has been fighting a bloody internal conflict for two years.

Activists suggested at the time of the previous internet shutdown that the regime might have been planning a major offensive, or that it might have been attempting to prevent rebels from using the internet to co-ordinate themselves and communicate with the wider world."

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