Laser Cannons Could Defend Ships Against Pirates

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Lasers cannons could be mounted on ships and boats to help fight off pirates attempting to board the vessels.

British engineers are developing a new type of defense system that uses lasers to incapacitate pirates by dazzling them as they approach a ship.  Lasers cannons could be mounted on ships and boats to help fight off pirates attempting to board the vessels.

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Cartography!: The Map Of Social Networking

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This is the 2010 Social Networking Map. From a quick glance I imagine most of you reside in the lower left portion, somewhere in The Sea of Desperation between the land of Youporn and The Island of Trolls. But who knows, maybe you spent your last $30 on a raft and set sail for a better life…

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Somali Pirates Leaving – Not Enough Money

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This Chinese fishing vessel was attacked by Somali pirates on November 16.

The pirate is sitting in the backseat of my car. We are parked in the basement lot of a Nairobi mall; the Muzak version of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” echoes across the concrete. The man, who calls himself Ahmad, tells me he helped hijack six ships off Somalia before he quit the trade in November because his wife left him for another pirate. He starts to cry and hides his face with his hands. “I felt that I could murder that man,” Ahmad says. “My town was dominated by him. I thought the best thing was to run away from that place before I killed someone.”

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