Category Archives: Science and Technology

Amazon’s In-Home Security Drone Is Company’s “Most Chilling Surveillance Product” Yet [VIDEO]

Amazon’s In-Home Security Drone Is Company’s “Most Chilling Surveillance Product” Yet [VIDEO]

Ring announced the Always Home Cam during the Amazon event on Thursday, a “compact, lightweight, autonomously flying indoor camera” that can fly around the home, searching for disturbances.  Though the technology sounds wonderful (who wouldn’t want a personal security drone monitoring their home) it will undoubtedly raise some red flags about privacy.  Big Brother Watch, a non-profit British advocacy group, described the drone as the “most chilling home surveillance product” yet.

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US Closer To Developing Small Nuclear Reactors That Sustain Life On The Moon & Mars [VIDEO]

US Closer To Developing Small Nuclear Reactors That Sustain Life On The Moon & Mars [VIDEO]

The US Department of Energy issued a statement on Friday calling for private sector help in its years-long project to develop technology that would sustain future civilizations on the moon as well as Mars. NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have been working on a portable nuclear reactor to power deep-space exploration, such as human missions to Mars in the next decade and beyond.

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Ingestible Medical Devices Can Be Broken Down With Light

Ingestible Medical Devices Can Be Broken Down With Light

A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once their job is done. However, MIT engineers have now come up with a way to trigger such devices to break down inside the body when they are exposed to light from an ingestible LED.

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Researchers Hope to Make Needle Pricks For Diabetics A Thing of the Past

Researchers Hope to Make Needle Pricks For Diabetics A Thing of the Past

Patients with diabetes have to test their blood sugar levels several times a day to make sure they are not getting too high or too low. Studies have shown that more than half of patients don’t test often enough, in part because of the pain and inconvenience of the needle prick. But, a new noninvasive technique may allow those with diabetes to directly measure glucose concentrations through the skin.

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Why Spam Calls Are At An All-Time High [VIDEO]

Why Spam Calls Are At An All-Time High [VIDEO]

Robocalls are at an all-time high. On average, Americans received more than 2,000 robocalls every second in October, up 25% from the previous month. With 49 billion robocalls so far this year, all four major U.S. phone carriers now offer some form of blocking or screening service, such as T-Mobile’s well known “Scam Likely” label. Congress and state officials passed new robocall regulations in recent months and have seen an uptick in successful cases against the scammers. Meanwhile, hundreds of tech start-ups are developing new ways to tackle the problem.

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