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Now Iran Expects Us to Believe They’re Creating an ‘Islamic Google Earth’

Right, sure.

Iran is on a technological roll this week. First a scientist announced that he’d invented a time machine (never mind that it was more like a 12-year-old girl’s paper fortune teller). Now comes the news that the country is working on its very own “Islamic Google Earth.” It’ll be called Basir, Farsi for “spectator,” and it’s scheduled to debut in four months.

And no, it’s definitely not just a sticker on a piece of glass, either. That would be silly. Read More

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