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Facebook lance une application permettant l'accès gratuit à Internet
Facebook a dévoilé une nouvelle application mobile qui permet aux usagers des pays en voie de développement, d'accéder à des pages Internet gratuitement.

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Swiss Post lets customers buy stamps by SMS

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The Swiss Postal Office will introduce SMS-based mobile franking as a permanent service on 1 September, after a one-year pilot project in which customers bought postage for over 100,000 letters.

quotemarksright.jpg The service available through all mobile communications operators will continue to cost CHF 1.20 per A Mail standard letter sent to a Swiss address.

Users text the keyword "STAMP" to the number "414". The code they receive must then be written down in the upper right-hand corner of the envelope and the letter posted in any letter box within 10 days. The code can also be requested through the Swiss Post smartphone app. Swiss Post has been offering WebStamp, a different service allowing users to print stamps bought online, since 2006.quotesmarksleft.jpg

[via Telecom Paper]


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MakerBot 3D Printers Used to Create Drug Emitting Implants for Cancer Treatment and Infection
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Researchers at Louisiana Tech University are using affordable desktop 3D printers like the MakerBot Replicator to possibly change the way we treat cancer patients as well as those fighting infection. 3DPrint.com.

quotemarksright.jpgThe researchers, which included both faculty and doctoral students within the school’s biomedical engineering and nanosystems engineering programs, worked together to create their own custom 3D printer filament. The team created a filament extruder which has allowed them to make a biocompatible material which can easily be used within a MakerBot Replicator machine, or other affordable 3D printer, that also includes medical compounds such as antibiotics or chemotherapeutic drugs.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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A drone tried to deliver phones to prisoners in jail. What if it had been weapons?
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In Greece, a small quad copter drone sailed over a prison’s high barbed wire fence on Aug. 15 to make a delivery to prisoners inside. The drone was only carrying consumer electronic devices, but it easily could have transported something far more volatile. Quartz reports.

quotemarksright.jpgLast week’s incident happened in Larissa, a small city 220 miles north of Athens, where the small unmanned aerial vehicle flew over the fence and was only spotted by guards when it landed on prison grounds, according to the Greek newspaper Ekathimerini. The guards called in bomb disposal experts to examine the small package attached to the UAV, which was being remotely controlled by a still at-large suspect. Only when they approached the package did they realize it was non-lethal, containing five mobile phones, six SIM cards and two sets of earphones.

Similar criminal incidents involving drones have occurred elsewhere. In the US state of South Carolina, officials recovered a crashed drone outside a maximum security prison. The drone was carrying marijuana, tobacco and mobile phones, said officials at the time. In Brazil (Portuguese), a UAV was used to drop about 250g of cocaine onto a local prison near São Paulo, and another was used in an attempt to deliver cell phones. There have also been reports of drones used to scout and rob marijuana-growing operations in the UK, and in 2011 a model hobbyist was arrested in Massachusetts, accused of planning a drone attack on the Pentagon and the Capitol.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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