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DC police spent $260k on ‘Stingray’ surveillance system, left it unused for 6 years
Requests for documents have revealed not only that law enforcement in Washington, DC long ago acquired a controversial cellphone surveillance system known as a “Stingray,” but also let it sit around unused for around six years.

20.10.2014 20:15

Paraplegic groom walks down aisle thanks to robotic exoskeleton (VIDEO)
Matt Ficarra was paralyzed from the chest down in a freak boating accident in 2011, but he didn’t let that prevent him from walking down the aisle on Saturday night… literally. The 30-year-old used a robotic exoskeleton to accomplish the miraculous feat.

20.10.2014 15:16

You've been Facebooked! Govt to mine terror suspects’ social media data
Social media outlets Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be asked by the UK government to automatically hand over information about suspected extremists who use their online services.

20.10.2014 15:34

‘Heinous crime’: Japanese man gets 2-year jail term for making 3D guns
A Japanese man was imprisoned for two years after being found guilty of manufacturing guns with a 3D printer and attempting to ‘emasculate’ the country’s strictly enforced gun laws.

20.10.2014 10:18

Moscow: an innovators paradise
As never before, Russia embodies opportunity, driven by an empowered, upbeat, workforce. Warning: this may run entirely contrary to reports seen elsewhere...

20.10.2014 11:24

ISIS teaches how to avoid NSA snooping in a tweet – report
The Islamic State has released a manual instructing its members how to avoid revealing location and other data when using Twitter, according to reports. The militant group hopes to protect its fighters from the US National Security Agency’s surveillance.

20.10.2014 02:34

New app lets deaf people ‘hear’ group conversations
Researchers have developed the first mobile app to make group conversations possible between deaf people and their hearing peers. The Transcense app “listens” and interprets conversations, providing real-time captioning on mobile devices.

19.10.2014 19:32

Nano drone swarm: Advanced tiny quadrotors stabilize mid-air, fly in strict formation (VIDEO)
New and improved tiny quadrotors can now sustain collisions in mid-air and fly in leader-follower formations, protecting the head of the pack, according to a new research video released by University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab.

18.10.2014 23:27

1 drop of blood & 60 minutes: Breakthrough device heralds future of cancer detection
Early cancer detection can save millions of lives but current diagnostic methods remain costly and invasive. However, a new startup is developing a device which could detect dozens of cancers with a single blood test.

18.10.2014 09:50

Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda, leaves 29,000 without power (VIDEO)
Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda as a Category 2 storm on Friday knocking out 80 percent of the island's power and leaving thousands of people in the dark.

18.10.2014 02:24

Japan approves plans for world's fastest train line
The Japanese government has approved plans for a train that will carry passengers from Tokyo to Nogoya at a speed of 310 miles per hour (500 kph). The train, which will be the fastest in the world, will use magnetic levitation technology.

17.10.2014 19:31

‘Something is not right’ with Saturn’s ‘Death Star’: Life-friendly underground ocean in Mimas?
Mimas, one of Saturn’s moons (nicknamed ‘Death Star’) has a telltale wobble that leads scientists to believe the orb may have underground water ‒ or even a subterranean ocean ‒ according to a new study.

17.10.2014 21:03

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