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Submission + - Borat anthem played to Kazakh gold medallist ( 1

cybernanga writes: The medal ceremony at a Kuwaiti shooting event provoked bemusement and red faces when the wrong anthem was played to Kazakh gold medallist Maria Dmitrienko.

Following a mix up with an internet download, the winner had to listen to a spoof anthem written for the film Borat.

Submission + - Researchers develop "tea bag" water filter (

cybernanga writes: A group of researchers in South Africa has developed a filter that can purify water straight from the bottle.

It sits inside a tube that can be fitted on top of a bottle and purifies water as it is poured on a cup.


Submission + - Google to limit free News Access (

cybernanga writes: In what appears to be a victory for Rupert Murdoch, Google have agreed to allow publishers to limit a user to only 5 free news stories per day, with subsequent clicks being directed to payment or registration pages. While this should hopefully keep Murdoch quiet for a while, will this actually achieve the publishers goals, or will it drive users to other publications after their first five free clicks with a particular provider?

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