News Headlines - 07 July 2011

▽Murdoch to close News of the World - Financial Times
Rupert Murdoch has sacrificed the News of the World in a desperate attempt to cauterise a crisis at his $46bn global media empire, as his son admitted personal fault in handling the escalating phone hacking scandal at the British tabloid newspaper.

▽End of the space shuttle programme spells disaster for local economy - The Guardian
When the space shuttle Atlantis returns to Earth, 2,000 Kennedy Space Centre employees will be laid off, bringing job losses from the shuttle programme close to 10,000

▽Printer produces personalised 3D chocolate - BBC
A 3D printer that uses chocolate has been developed by University of Exeter researchers - and it prints layers of chocolate instead of ink or plastic.

▽Polar bear ancestors came from Ireland - The Guardian
Modern polar bears are partly descended from extinct brown bears that lived in Ireland during the last ice age, scientists have discovered

▽Map compares broadband quality in the UK - ZDNet
The zoomable map, launched on Wednesday, uses data from ISPs to create overlays on top of Google Maps. It will be updated every year and is being published to comply with Ofcom's duty to report on the UK's communications infrastructure every three years, the regulator said.







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