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0 Drug-carrying robot roams through eye

If you're squeamish, the thought of having a tiny robot in your eye might not appeal. But a new system designed by Bradley Nelson and his team from Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) in Zurich, Switzerland, could lead to more effective drug delivery for conditions like age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in old people.
In the video above, you can see the microbot roam around a deceased pig's eye during a mobility experiment. It was injected with a needle and then maneuvered with a novel electromagnetic system. "The micro-devices can be thought of as magnetic drug reservoirs that can be electro-magnetically controlled to the location of interest on the retina," says Christos Bergeles, a member of the team.
Currently, the most common treatment for macular degeneration is a drug injection into the eye. But the drug quickly diffuses through the retina, requiring regular injections to keep reaching the affected regions. The robot would allow for prolonged and targeted drug release since it can remain in the eye for months. It can also be used to position a biodegradable drug capsule in the eye and then be directly removed with a magnetic needle.
So far, the device has only been tested with pig eyes taken from cadavers. But the team plans to start trials with living animals soon.
If you enjoyed this video, you might also want to see how microbots can be steered with an electric current.

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0 Osama bin Laden is 'alive, well, and hunting falcons in Iran', documentary claims

Osama bin Laden is alive and well and living in luxury in Iran, it is claimed. That's the astonishing suggestion in a documentary to be shown at a film festival in New York.

Bin Laden has been housed in a guarded compound north of Tehran with his wife, several children and grandchildren since 2003, protected by the Iranian regime, according to Feathered Cocaine, an Icelandic film about the illicit multi-million-dollar trade in falcons.
In the film, a disguised falcon smuggler from the former Soviet Union identified only as 'T-2' says he first met bin Laden in 2004 at a  falcon-hunting camp in northeastern Iran.
'I met him five times after 2004,' says the smuggler.
'The last time we met was in October 2007. Every time, it was in Iran.'
Falcon hunting is an exclusive hobby practised by some of the richest men in the Middle East, who travel to luxurious desert retreats to pursue the sport. A bird’s value can reach one million dollars.
The claim contradicts the common theory that bin Laden is living in an isolated network of fortified caves somewhere in the mountainous border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
It is also at odds with the assumption by many that he is dead.
His son Omar bin Laden, who married a British woman and broke with his father before the 9/11 attacks, revealed last year that seven of his siblings were living in  Tehran and trying to leave.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has dismissed the claim - and, apparently sarcastically, counter-claimed that bin Laden is hiding in Washington, D.C.
He told ABC News: 'Your question is laughable. Our position is quite clear.
'Some journalists have said bin Laden is in Iran. These words don't have legal value. Our position towards Afghanistan and against terrorism is quite clear... I don't know such a thing. You are giving news which is very strange.
'I heard that Osama bin Laden is in Washington, D.C.,' he added.
'Yes, I did. He's there. Because he was a previous partner of Mr. Bush. They were colleagues in fact in the old days. You know that. They were in the oil business together. They worked together.'

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The Power of Nightmares Part 3: The Shadows in the Cave - by Adam Curtis
The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. In the concluding part of the series, the programme explains how the illusion was created and who benefits from it.
In the wake of the shock and panic created by the devastating attack on the World Trade Center on 11 September, 2001, the neo-conservatives reconstructed the radical Islamists in the image of their last evil enemy, the Soviet Union - a sinister web of terror run from the centre by Osama Bin Laden in his lair in Afghanistan. 
There are dangerous and fanatical individuals and groups around the world who have been inspired by extreme Islamist ideas, and who will use the techniques of mass terror - the attacks on America and Madrid make this only too clear.
But the nightmare vision of a uniquely powerful hidden organisation waiting to strike our societies is an illusion.
Wherever one looks for this al-Qaeda organisation, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the "sleeper cells" in America, the British and Americans are chasing a phantom enemy.
But the reason that no-one questions the illusion is because this nightmare enemy gives so many groups new power and influence in a cynical age - and not just politicians.
Those with the darkest imaginations have now become the most powerful.
In part one, the programme looked at the origins of the neo-conservatives and the radical Islamists in the 1950s.
The second part of the series examined how the radical Islamists and neo-conservatives came together to defeat the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.
The Power of Nightmares was broadcast over three nights from Tuesday 18 to Thursday, 20 January, 2005 at 2320 GMT on BBC Two. The final part has been updated in the wake of the Law Lords ruling in December that detaining foreign terrorist suspects without trial was illegal.

0 Substance in Gulf of Mexico likely sediment, not oil

(Reuters) - A reported "sheen" in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana is likely the result of large amounts of sediment, not spilled oil, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday.

The Coast Guard collected and tested samples of a dark substance after receiving varying reports on Saturday of possible pollution floating on and beneath the water's surface. The largest sighting described the substance as stretching 100 miles into the Gulf, south of Grand Isle, Louisiana.
An analysis found only trace amounts of petroleum hydrocarbons, oil and grease -- all at levels well within the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's clean water standard.
Sediment carried down the Mississippi River and possibly agitated by dredging is believed to have caused the dark substance, according to a Coast Guard news release.
The Coast Guard also investigated on Sunday an oily substance washing up along the Louisiana shoreline.
Samples of that substance will be tested. It is not suspected to be residual oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in April.

0 SolarEagle unmanned plane able to remain in the air for five years

A SOLAR-POWERED plane which can fly continuously for five years may seem like a flight of fancy. But a Newcastle University team has the job of turning the vision into reality.
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Led by Professor Barrie Mecrow, the team has secured a major contract with leading defence technology and security company QinetiQ to help create the US-based Boeing SolarEagle.
Joint funded by the US Government and Boeing, SolarEagle will be a 120-metre wing span, unmanned plane able to remain in the air for five years, feeding back data from the skies.
It is the job of the Newcastle University team to develop a motor that will be four times more efficient than a conventional aircraft engine while being able to operate at temperatures lower than the coldest Arctic winter.
Prof Mecrow, head of the university’s Centre for Advanced Electrical Drives, said: “This plane will have the longest wingspan ever – the only thing that comes close is the Airbus A380 with a wingspan of around 75m. This is more than half as big again – more than the length of a football pitch.
“Newcastle University has a long-standing reputation for its world-leading research into the design and development of specialist motors and electronics but this will still be a big challenge for us.
“In general, the more powerful a motor, the bigger and heavier it is. In this case, the motor will have to be powerful enough to drive the propellers to get this gigantic plane off the ground while still being super-efficient and incredibly lightweight.
“The work is particularly challenging because the plane will be flying at a height of more than 60,000 feet where temperatures can be below minus 60 degrees and conventional systems stop working.”
This is the second time the team has played a part in making aviation history.
QinetiQ’s Zephyr
Last year they played a key role in the development of QinetiQ’s Zephyr – a much smaller unmanned aerial vehicle which successfully completed a world record two weeks of non-stop flight powered only by energy from the sun.
Smashing all endurance records for an unpiloted vehicle, the Zephyr was the culmination of years of work by some of the world’s most talented engineers including the team from Newcastle University.
The aircraft is being developed under the Vulture II programme, which will culminate with a demonstration flight in 2014 but the Newcastle team hopes to have the first two prototypes of the plane’s motors ready to test in six months.
Prof Mecrow said: “At Newcastle we are building on half a century of experience that grew around heavy industry.
“Today, more than half of all electrical energy generated in the world is used to drive motors and we are working on ways of making this process ever more efficient.”