Daily Archives: August 13, 2008

U.S. ship heads for Arctic to define territory.

A Coast Guard cutter will embark on an Arctic voyage this week to determine the extent of the continental shelf north of Alaska and map the ocean floor, data that could be used for oil and natural gas exploration. U.S. … Continue reading

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BP shuts pipelines on fears over Georgia.

 BP shut down a pipeline carrying Caspian oil from Azerbaijan to the Georgian Sea on Tuesday citing concern about security in Georgia. A BP spokesman said the 150,000 barrels a day pipeline from Baku to Supsa on the Georgian Black … Continue reading

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Cyberattacks knock out Georgia’s Internet presence.

Hackers, perhaps affiliated with a well-known Russian criminal network, have attacked and hijacked Web sites belonging to Georgia, the former Soviet republic now in the fourth day of war with Russia, a security researcher claimed on Sunday. Some Georgian government … Continue reading

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Underwater Anti-Terrorism Technology to Patrol San Francisco Bay.

 Coda Octopus Group Inc.’s Underwater Inspection System (UIS), developed in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, has been purchased by the Sheriff’s Office of Contra Costa County, California. Contra Costa County will be the first on the West Coast to … Continue reading

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US Army urges accelerated FCS production.

 U.S. Army officials continue to push for speedy production of Future Combat Systems (FCS), saying they are confident the system will save lives after observing its performance in a limited preliminary user test near Fort Bliss, Texas, in late July. … Continue reading

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B.C. man gets 13 years in plot to bomb Alaska pipeline.

 A New Westminster, British Columbia, man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for plotting to blow up the Trans-Alaskan oil pipeline in January 2000. The man pleaded guilty in March to aiding and abetting terrorism transcending national boundaries … Continue reading

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