2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Scandalous Behavior
Controversy rocked some of the world's largest institutions—from the military and the NFL to the Secret Service and the BBC. Some seemingly untouchable pillars of their profession were tarnished by the scandals of 2012.
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- Volvo designs inflatable children's car seat
As parents know, children's car seats are usually bulky, heavy and awkward to carry around, to say the least. Volvo is aiming to change that with its latest creation: an inflatable rear-facing child safety seat that fits into a backpack. The seat can also be inflated by remote control, and at just 5kg, is much more portable than the average car seat. Lawrence Abele, Design Manager at the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center in Los Angeles, was inspired by his own children when designing the product.
- Study: kids lose 7 minutes of sleep for every hour of TV
Researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Harvard School of Public Health have established a link between the time children spend in front of the tube and the duration of their nightly sleep. Their findings suggest that more time spent watching TV corresponds with less time asleep, particularly when there is a TV in the child's room.
- Mini-sub aborts again in new setback for MH370 search
Perth (Australia) (AFP) - The hunt for a missing Malaysian plane suffered another setback Wednesday when a second seabed search by a mini-submarine was cut short due to "technical" troubles after the first also aborted in very deep water. Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) issued a brief statement which spoke of an unspecified "technical issue" with the unmanned Bluefin-21 sonar device. The first mission which began Monday night aborted automatically after breaching the machine's maximum operating depth of 4,500 metres (15,000 feet). "The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21, was forced to resurface this morning to rectify a technical issue," JACC said.
- Geologic Wonder: See the Grand Canyon from Space
Helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon can provide a bird's-eye view of the iconic landmark. But that's nothing compared to what astronauts see as they zip over northern Arizona in the International Space Station. In a new image taken from orbit, the Grand Canyon is visible slicing through the Kaibab Plateau, which is part of the expansive Colorado Plateau of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. The popular South Rim, which hosts about 90 percent of the Grand Canyon's 5 million visitors a year, averages about 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) in elevation, according to the National Park Service.
- Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life
- One dead as S. Korea ferry with 476 passengers sinks
South Korea's coastguard said Wednesday one person had been killed as it struggled to rescue 476 people -- mostly high school students -- aboard a ferry that ran aground and sank off the southern coast. Lee Gyeong-Og, the vice minister of security and public administration, told a press briefing in Seoul that he could only confirm the rescue of 161 people so far. "The ferry is almost completely submerged," Lee said, adding that a detachment of South Korean Navy SEALS were taking part in the rescue. Of the 450 passengers on board the ferry bound for the southern resort island of Jeju, 325 were students from a high school in Ansan, south of Seoul.
- Student killed in bus crash died saving others from the smoke and flames
- Armoured vehicles with Russian flags appear in east Ukraine
Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Armoured vehicles bearing Russian flags rolled through a flashpoint town in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the country was on the brink of civil war. Tensions continued to mount ahead of high-level diplomatic talks on the Ukraine crisis in Geneva on Thursday after Kiev sent in troops to oust pro-Moscow separatists from the east. An AFP reporter in the town of Slavyansk saw at least six APCs, some flying Russian flags, carrying dozens of armed men through the town.