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The search for a missing out on radioactive rod in Texas enters its second week, in spite of efforts from energy services huge Halliburton, local law enforcement, and the Texas National Guard to find it. The 7-inch stainless steel cylinder consists of radioactive Americium-241 / Beryllium and was reported missing on September 11th, after a three-man Halliburton survey staff drove from a website near Pecos to a well south of Odessa. The rod– made use of to determine deposits of oil and natural gas by being lowered into a well– was found missing after the team showed up and located the gadget’s container unlocked. This is the only time such an unit has been “lost in the public domain” in the previous five years, according to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission …
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Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and others scramble for new top-level domains like .app, .xbox, and .book
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has revealed the names of the 1,930 applications for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDS). Under the new program companies will be able to register their equivalent to a .com or .org address. New applications include .android, .app, .love, .ico, .homes, .ibm, .chase, .schmidt, .movie, .android, and .meme.
.app is one of the most contested top-level domains, with 13 applicants including Google and Amazon. Microsoft has applied for a total of 11 domain names, including .Xbox, .Hotmail, and .Windows. Apple appears to have only applied for one, just .Apple, and Google has applied for over 100 domain names including: .Android, .Dog, and .Blog.
We already knew some…