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 Vol 8, Issue 46
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 November 11 - Keylemon, Visteon team up for in-car facial recognition
 Article: Miscellaneous

KeyLemon's facial recognition software has just been licensed by Visteon to develop an "intelligent" in-car experience for drivers.  "When we first began collaborating with Visteon our focus was not the automotive industry. However, we have been able to optimize our face recognition solutions within Visteon's IT architecture to great effect, consuming very low memory and CPU," Gilles Florey, CEO of KeyLemon said.

According to the two companies, the new system could recognize the driver upon entry, automatically adjust driver settings like seat and climate, and can even watch for a distracted driver behind the wheel.

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 November 11 - Unrequitted Love: Eucharistic Adoration and Encountering the Lord
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Oh, how He Who is love is not loved in return! He hungers to have you acknowledge His Real Presence in the Eucharist.  He desires to fill you with His peace, comfort and love.  He wants you to come and lay your burdens down before Him.  He wishes to strengthen you in your daily duties, trials and challenges.  He longs to make you like Him and to equip and sustain you as you become more Christ-like to others.

In many Dioceses of this country, we Catholics are blessed to have Churches in which someone is always present with Our Lord, praying 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  Remarkable isn't it? - a life-changing experience for those who (often at great personal sacrifice) spend one specific hour each week in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord; a devotion most pleasing to Him Who is deserving of our worship, adoration and praise; and the source of untold blessings to so many in our families and communities.

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 November 7 - Exclusive: 'Jaw-dropping' breakthrough hailed as landmark in fight against hereditary diseases as Crispr technique heralds genetic revolution
 Article: Cloning And Genetic Engineering

A breakthrough in genetics - described as "jaw-dropping" by one Nobel scientist - has created intense excitement among DNA experts around the world who believe the discovery will transform their ability to edit the genomes of all living organisms, including humans.

The development has been hailed as a milestone in medical science because it promises to revolutionise the study and treatment of a range of diseases, from cancer and incurable viruses to inherited genetic disorders such as sickle-cell anaemia and Down syndrome.

For the first time, scientists are able to engineer any part of the human genome with extreme precision using a revolutionary new technique called Crispr, which has been likened to editing the individual letters on any chosen page of an encyclopedia without creating spelling mistakes. The landmark development means it is now possible to make the most accurate and detailed alterations to any specific position on the DNA of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes without introducing unintended mutations or flaws, scientists said.

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 November 10 - Philippine typhoon deaths climb into thousands
 Article: Signs Of The Last Times

As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone after one of the worst storms ever recorded unleashed ferocious winds and giant waves that washed away homes and schools. Corpses hung from tree branches and were scattered along sidewalks and among flattened buildings, while looters raided grocery stores and gas stations in search of food, fuel and water.

Officials projected the death toll could climb even higher when emergency crews reach areas cut off by flooding and landslides. Even in the disaster-prone Philippines, which regularly contends with earthquakes, volcanoes and tropical cyclones, Typhoon Haiyan appears to be the deadliest natural disaster on record.

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 November 11 - Card. Scola in Moscow, ecumenism grows from encounter between the faithful
 Article: Ecumenical Movement - Other Religions Uniting With Roman Catholics

First of all the issue of the "life of the Orthodox diocese of Milan", but probably also the "common work in dialogue with Islam" and the protection of the Christian communities in the Middle East; these are the issues at the center of the "courtesy call" paid by the Archbishop of Milan, Card. Angelo Scola, to the Patriarch of Moscow , Kirill tomorrow , November 12, the Cardinal told press yesterday, the first of his three-day visit to Moscow at the invitation of the Archbishop of Mother of God , Msgr. Paolo Pezzi .  At the end of the month, then , the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family , Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia , is expected in Moscow to speak at a conference organized by the Orthodox Church, on the theme of family.

"The motive for my visit of courtesy to the Patriarch - said Scola -  is to speak to him about the situation of the Orthodox faithful in Milan, how we relate to them, giving them churches where they can celebrate the divine liturgy and our experience of a greatly fraternal relationship". The Cardinal notes that it is at this "grass roots level" that ecumenical dialogue is most effective. "Doctrinal and theological commissions are important as are commitment on issues common to the two Churches like the family, justice , life - he said , defining the presence of the Orthodox in the diocese of Milan as "constructive".  This offers another opportunity: for the faithful to meet and share the beauty , goodness and truth of their encounter with the Lord. "I think , in the last 30-40 years , there the firm conviction of the indispensability of ecumenical dialogue has arisen among all Christian denominations, encouraged by the current mixing of cultures" said the cardinal, who would not be drawn on the possibility of a meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow, long overdue. "I'm not a fortune teller", he joked , then added , citing the Gospel of St. John: "One thing is clear , as Jesus said : ' That they may be one so that the world may believe .'" "The prospect of unification - he pointed out at a press conference ahead of his intervention at the conference; "Identity, otherness, universality" at the Orthodox St. John Chrysostom University - must be in the heart of every Christian " .

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 November 12 - Benedict XVI Made "Decisive Contribution" to Interreligious Dialogue
 Article: Ecumenical Movement - Other Religions Uniting With Roman Catholics

Benedict XVI made a "decisive" contribution to interreligious dialogue, proposing a dialogue of "charity in truth" that resulted in a praiseworthy initiative between Muslims and Christians.  This was the view shared today by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

The cardinal was presenting a new edition of a book Nov. 12 at the Vatican called "Il Dialogo Interreligioso nell'Insegnamento Ufficiale della Chiesa Cattolica (1963-2013)" ("Interreligious Dialogue in the Official Teaching of the Catholic Church, (1963-2013)"). The book is written in the spirit of "Nostra Aetate", which encourages the faithful "to recognise, safeguard and promote those spiritual and moral goods" in common with other religions, as well as "the socio-cultural values they embody".

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 November 13 - Pope Francis mourns death of Thai Buddhist patriarch
 Article: Ecumenical Movement - Other Religions Uniting With Roman Catholics

Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the council of leading Buddhists in Thailand on the death of their Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara. The head of Buddhist monks in Thailand had died Oct. 24 from a blood infection at Chulalongkorn hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for some years. The patriarch was 100 years old.

"His Holiness Pope Francis conveys    to all the Buddhist Brothers and Sisters in the Kingdom of Thailand his most sincere condolences, assuring them of his spiritual closeness at this very sad time," wrote Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, in a Nov. 4 message.

Cardinal Tauran continued, voicing hope that the memory of the Supreme Patriarch may "be a support for those who are now in sorrow and an encouragement for those who will benefit (from) his spiritual legacy."

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 November 12 - DHS Funds Installation of White Boxes That Can Track Population of Entire City
 Article: One World Government

Strange new off-white boxes popping up in downtown Seattle use wi-fi networks that can record the last 1,000 locations of a person using their cellphone's MAC address, but the Department of Homeland Security - which funded the network to the tune of $2.7 million dollars - has refused to address the nightmare privacy implications of a system that could lead to the permanent tracking of an entire city's population.

A report by The Stranger, a weekly Seattle newspaper, exposes how the boxes, which are attached to utility poles and include vertical antennae, can track cellphones even if they are not connected to the system's wi-fi network.

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 November 14 - Natural Security launches new alliance for wireless biometric payments
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

National Security has announced the launch of a new industry alliance dedicated to secure transactions based on wireless and biometrics.

This new alliance includes membership from the retail, banking, payments and IT spaces.  In particular, the group will manage and maintain National Security's "strong authentication specifications."

"The National Security Standard was developed in response to the authentication method required by the banks, retailers and manufacturers we were working with," Cedric Hozanne, CEO of the Alliance said. "We've invested a lot of time, effort and care into developing a truly unique authentication method that solves many modern issues relating to privacy, convenience and universality, including conducting the world's first consumer trial of this technology."

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 November 13 - Google patenting an electronic 'throat tattoo'
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

 It looks like Google Glass was just the beginning. Google now appears to be aiming a few inches lower, working on a temporary electronic tattoo that would stick to the user's throat.  Google-owned Motorola Mobility has filed for a patent, published last week, for a system "that comprises an electronic skin tattoo capable of being applied to a throat region of a body."

The patent says the tattoo would communicate with smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and wearable tech like Google Glass via a Bluetooth-style connection and would include a microphone and power source. The idea is that wearers could communicate with their devices via voice commands without having to wear an earpiece or the the Glass headset.

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 November 13 - Locust plague swarming over Mauritania desert
 Article: Signs Of The Last Times

Mauritania said on Tuesday it had sent exterminators to the north to fight a plague of locusts swarming over the desert which could devastate the West African nation, local media said. "The situation is characterised by the presence of large swarms of winged locusts and larvae," said Mohamed Abdullahi Ould Babah, head of the centre for controlling the desert locust, according to the AMI news agency.

He told a meeting of international partners involved in locust control that treatment and observation teams had already cleared more than 50 square kilometres (19 sq miles) of easily accessible terrain. Ould Babah said the winter rain expected from November 15 could make the task more difficult and warned that many high-risk parts of the north were inaccessible, AMI said.

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 November 15 - Bishops' pilgrimage to Marian shrine seeks to foster unity
 Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days

Numerous clergy and lay people from across the world will gather together at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to discuss common concerns, and to help forge stronger bonds between continents.  "We go as pilgrims to pray with existence, as Pope Francis says. Pray to Our Lady with existence, Our Lady who is the alliance of life between people and who listens to her pilgrims," said Prof. Guzman Carriquiry in a Nov. 11 interview with CNA.

The pilgrimage, entitled "Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization," will begin with a video message from Pope Francis on Nov. 16th and will last until Nov. 19th, allowing time for both prayer and discussion of current issues within the Americas.

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