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The BBC’s Skyship 600 — world’s largest — passes over Mississippi

November 11, 2013

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MBJ’s production director Tacy Rayburn took this picture Sunday of Skyship 600 as it passed over Mississippi between Jackson and Vicksburg. Skyship 600 is the world’s largest airship that a team of scientists is using for one of television’s most ambitious experiments on the atmosphere. Flying from coast to coast, across the USA, in a month-long […]

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BBC: Crowdfunding for medical care

August 14, 2013

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Crowdfunding to raise money for medical costs? The BBC reports on a new California start-up called Watsi: Watsi is a new take on the idea of crowdfunding, which involves large numbers of people contributing to a project to help it achieve a specific goal. The non-profit website allows visitors to make personal donations for as little […]

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BBC: U.S. ‘orders Verizon to disclose millions of phone records’

June 6, 2013

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If you are a Verizon customer then Big Brother is definitely looking out for you. A Guardian newspaper report reveals the U.S. National Security Agency is collecting the Verizon telephone records of tens of millions of Americans. On Wednesday, the newspaper published the secret order directing the Verizon company to hand over telephone data, according to BBC […]

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Prosthetic limbs making Olympic strides

July 23, 2012

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As BBC producer Stuart Hughes shows here, prosthetic limbs have come a long way in recent years. The reporter lost part of his leg in Iraq but this week he is running part of the Olympic torch relay thanks to a carbon fibre blade prosthesis. Mississippi College student and multiple amputee Carrie Holmstrom recently told her own […]

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