Visiting Dignitaries And Anonymous – 10 Things To Know, April 22

1) Ethiopia-Tech Relations? – The second-highest ranking official in the Ethiopian government is visiting Texas Tech and Lubbock this week. EverythingLubbock.Com

2) Burden of Responsibility – The West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded last Wednesday stored 1,350 TIMES the amount of ammonium nitrate in-house than allowed by Homeland Security. Ammonium nitrate is a volatile fertilizer — and a key component in many explosives. Reuters

3) Clonewood – The California redwood, one of America’s most signature trees, has been cloned and transported overseas. We shall call them… Mini-Trees, at 18″ tall. USA Today

4) Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down bassist charged in DUI-related crash. ABC News

5) The Right To Remain… – The American Civil Liberties Union has released a statement defending the Miranda rights privilege of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in custody for Boston’s bombings last week. Politico

6) Anonymous – The Internet supergroup “Anonymous” has called for an Internet “blackout” to protest the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) through the US House of Representatives. PC Magazine

7) Cybersecurity – CBS News has announced its official Twitter accounts were hijacked by an unknown. The tweets sent out were similar to those used by the “Syrian Electronic Army”. The Verge

8) Brain-Controlled Tablets? – A University of Texas professor and Samsung are exploring the possibility of high-tech futuretablets. Know Your Mobile

9) 29 Stories of Pong – A Philadelphia skyscraper was turned into a working game of Pong. Venture Beat

10) Do You Know Who I Am!? – Reese Witherspoon, after an arrest for disobeying a police officer’s instructions to remain in the vehicle while her husband was being arrested for drunk driving, has released a statement apologizing for her behavior. People

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