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NEW YORK 3 Apr 2013 The modern mobile phone turns 40
On 3 Apr 1973, while walking in New York City, Motorola employee Martin Cooper placed a call to rival AT&T’s Bell Labs on a Motorola DynaTAC, which

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NEW YORK 3 Apr 2013 The modern mobile phone turns 40
On 3 Apr 1973, while walking in New York City, Motorola employee Martin Cooper placed a call to rival AT&T’s Bell Labs on a Motorola DynaTAC, which is regarded as the first mobile telephone. The 40th anniversary of the historic call invites a Google doodle and a look at technologies that reduced the devices from house-brick size to playing-card size while increasing the range and trimming production costs. Most of today’s models are whip-smart, data and video ready, razor-thin and loaded with aps that

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CANADA 29 Apr 2013 Zipper device patented 100 years ago
Swedish-Canadian Gideon Sundback received a United States patent on 29 Apr 1913 for the modern hookless zipper, which improved on the clasp loc

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CANADA 29 Apr 2013 Zipper device patented 100 years ago
Swedish-Canadian Gideon Sundback received a United States patent on 29 Apr 1913 for the modern hookless zipper, which improved on the clasp locker exhibited by Whitcomb Judson 20 years earlier at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. One hundred years on, a zipper is so much more than a sliding device for binding an opening in fabric. It has spawned its own lexicon, made it into Space, occasionally makes headlines, all while remaining an essential for many garments.

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GERMANY 22-26 Apr 2013 ESA hosts 6th European Conference on Space Debris
The European Space Agency hosts the 6th European Conference on Space Debris at its Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt. The qu

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GERMANY 22-26 Apr 2013 ESA hosts 6th European Conference on Space Debris
The European Space Agency hosts the 6th European Conference on Space Debris at its Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt. The quadrennial event is described as the world’s largest forum on the problem of man-made debris in orbit. Some 200 experts from space agencies, industry and academia will work on debris policy, detection, mitigation and risk control. Developments in the field include a projected Russian system for detecting and removing large fragments from orbit and a European surveillance radar system for fine-tuning detection. The debris is seen

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PARAGUAY 21 Apr 2013 Poll to replace controversially impeached president
Fernando Lugo, a former Roman Catholic bishop who was laicized upon his election as Paraguay’s president in 2008 and impeached

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PARAGUAY 21 Apr 2013 Poll to replace controversially impeached president
Fernando Lugo, a former Roman Catholic bishop who was laicized upon his election as Paraguay’s president in 2008 and impeached and removed from office by the legislature in June, has announced he will run for office again. Lugo was voted out by Congress over his handling of a land dispute in which 17 people died. The ousted left-wing president likened the move to a coup by the right wing-controlled parliament. Lugo’s 2008 election ended 61 years of rule by the right-wing Colorado party. Vice-President Federico Franco

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GENEVA 20 May 2013 WHO convenes 66th Assembly
The 194 countries that make up the World Health Assembly resolved their commitment to meeting measles and rubella elimination goals on Friday by creating

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GENEVA 20 May 2013 WHO convenes 66th Assembly
The 194 countries that make up the World Health Assembly resolved their commitment to meeting measles and rubella elimination goals on Friday by creating a new Global Vaccine Actions Plan (GVAP). The 66th Assembly will look at an progress with the project, which has already seen gains, and will have some good news about smoking and dismaying news about cancer to consider.

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UNITED STATES 18 Apr 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts five artists
For the first time, music fans will help to decide which five artists will be inducted in 2013 in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fa

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UNITED STATES 18 Apr 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts five artists
For the first time, music fans will help to decide which five artists will be inducted in 2013 in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Previously, a committee of some 600 music industry luminaries made the decision. The fans’ ballots for the top five artists will be combined with committee ballots to decide who will be honored at the Los Angeles, California, ceremony. Fans have until Dec 5 to vote. The candidates include Rush, a Canadian trio, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the late Donna

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FRANCE 17 Apr – 14 May 2013 Frenchmen on trial after global breast implant scare
Jean-Claude Mas, charged with causing involuntary bodily harm and aggravated fraud after selling sub-standard breast im

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FRANCE 17 Apr – 14 May 2013 Frenchmen on trial after global breast implant scare
Jean-Claude Mas, charged with causing involuntary bodily harm and aggravated fraud after selling sub-standard breast implants, goes on trial in Marseille with several former associates. The former head of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) admits using non-medical silicone in implants but rejects allegations that it is more dangerous than types that have passed testing. Up to 500,000 women in 65 countries have received PIP implants. The revelation about the silicone and ruptures caused a global scare that explains the interest in the trial: Mas

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