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It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

August 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

“In America, the unhealthiest foods are the tastiest foods, the cheapest foods, the largest-portion foods.” It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even larger coffins. According to an analysis from the Centers […]



Assassin drones are here. Now what?

August 10th, 2018 at 8:00 am » Comments Off

It was perhaps inevitable that would-be political assassins would turn to off-the-shelf drones. Security forces check a nearby building after an explosion was heard while Maduro attended a ceremony in Caracas on August 4, 2018. Photo: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images A failed attack by explosives-laden drones on Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro could be a harbinger of […]



The Army is buying microwave cannons to take down drones in mid-flight

August 9th, 2018 at 7:07 am » Comments Off

The high-powered microwave system would be mounted to an aircraft. The US Army has a new plan for microwaving drones out of the sky. In a public solicitation last Friday, the agency announced its intention to purchase an airborne high-powered microwave system from Lockheed Martin, which is intended for use against drones. The weapon, which […]



Why haven’t we cured cancer? American Cancer Society – world’s wealthiest “non-profit “

August 7th, 2018 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Have you ever wondered where all the money goes that you donate to the American Cancer Society ?With the advancement of medicine, you’d think scientists would have unlocked the cure by now with the ACS’s help. Right?. Is there more to this story than meets the eye?Apparently, the American Cancer Society seems to like the […]



Disrupting death: Technologists explore ways to digitize life

August 5th, 2018 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

New technologies are opening the door to near-everlasting life as well as a myriad of ethical and philosophical questions. Technologists are working on a variety of ways to avoid death — including uploading your brain to a computer. Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and beyond are attempting to disrupt what has long been seen as one […]



Parking has eaten American cities

July 30th, 2018 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

Parking eats up an incredible amount of space and costs America’s cities an extraordinary amount of money. That’s the main takeaway of a new study that looks in detail at parking in five U.S. cities: New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Des Moines, and Jackson, Wyoming. The study, by Eric Scharnhorst of the Research Institute for Housing […]



Interesting parental control app requires kids to exercise to earn screen time

July 26th, 2018 at 9:08 am » Comments Off

One of the iOS 12 features to generate a lot of buzz has been Screen Time – a way to monitor app usage and set limits to reduce the amount of time spent staring at your phone. You can use it yourself, of course, but parents can also use it to limit the time their […]



How e-commerce is transforming rural China

July 23rd, 2018 at 10:01 am » Comments Off

JD.com is expanding its consumer base with drone delivery and local recruits who can exploit villages’ tight-knit social networks to drum up business. In isolated regions, JD.com is expanding its reach, creating on-the-ground jobs and testing drone delivery. Will villagers be less tempted to leave for the big city? Xia Canjun was born in 1979, […]



Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water from thin air

July 21st, 2018 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

A new device that relies on simple condensation to collect clean water from the atmosphere promises to provide up to 11 gallons of safe drinking water without an external power source, greenhouse gas emissions, or adverse environmental impacts. What’s more, the innovative Water Seer collection device could potentially run forever, gifting generations of people with […]



3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

July 19th, 2018 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with Austin-based Defense Distributed, a controversial startup led by a young, charismatic anarchist whom Wired once named one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world. Hyper-loquacious and media-savvy, Cody Wilson is fond of telling any reporter who’ll listen that Defense Distributed’s main product, […]



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