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  • NASA Research: Astronauts Are Getting Clots, Bizarre Blood Flow
    by Victor Tangermann on November 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    According to a new report by NASA scientists, blood flow can stop and even reverse in the upper bodies of astronauts. The results could have some pretty major implications on prolonged trips through deep space as we’re still trying to nail down the exact effects of spending longer periods of time in microgravity.   The post NASA Research: […]

  • Apple Exec: Kids With Chromebooks Are “Not Going to Succeed”
    by Dan Robitzski on November 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Weird Flex Phil Schiller, head of marketing at Apple, says that if you want a kid to succeed in school, they should use an iPad in class. Specifically, he was railing against the prevalence of Chromebook laptops in schools, arguing in an interview with CNET that his company’s product is better for keeping kids engaged The post Apple Exec: Kids With […]

  • Uncall Blocks Robocalls, Junk Texts, and Telemarketers Once and for All
    by Futurism Creative on November 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Having a cell phone is an almost mandatory requirement these days, and it carries some extremely worthwhile capabilities along with it. Unfortunately, as probably everyone who’s reading this knows, it also comes with some extremely frequent annoyances — namely the spam texts, junk calls, and annoying voicemails that various advertisers and […]

  • Japanese Space Probe Returning to Earth, With Chunks of Asteroid
    by Victor Tangermann on November 14, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe started making its long trek back to Earth after pulling off something unprecedented: the tiny spacecraft managed to land on a distant asteroid and collect rock samples to take back as a souvenir. It’s been an amazing journey for Hayabusa-2. In September 2018, it successfully landed a number of robot rovers onto The […]

  • Microsoft Is Hiding Source Code in an Apocalypse-Proof Cave
    by Dan Robitzski on November 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Hard Copy Next to the famous Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, is an abandoned coal mine protecting a different kind of resource against the end of the world: all of GitHub’s open source code. Now, if the world ends, whatever survivors crawl out of the ashes will be able to access and use the The post Microsoft Is Hiding Source Code in an […]

  • Elon Musk Claims Neuralink Can “Solve” Autism, Schizophrenia
    by Dan Robitzski on November 14, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    On a recent podcast appearance, Neuralink CEO Elon Musk claimed that the company’s experimental brain-computer interface technology would be able to “solve” [not seeing “cure” in the transcript so just to be safe…] neurological diseases. In the past, Musk has suggested that Neuralink could help with serious conditions […]

  • Video Shows Man Trying to Run “Piece of Shit” Tesla off the Road
    by Kristin Houser on November 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Not Worth It Some people express their hate for Teslas by blocking charging stations. Others go so far as to vandalize the vehicles, dragging their keys across the bodies or slamming dents into them. But now, Electrek has reported that a man in Ohio put a couple’s lives in danger — seemingly just because they The post Video Shows Man Trying to […]

  • Facebook Says It Has Shut Down 5.4 Billion Fake Accounts in 2019
    by Victor Tangermann on November 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    In a call with reporters on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revelaed that the social media company has nixed 5.4 billion fake accounts in 2019 alone, according to CNN — that’s over two thirds of the global population, or four times the population of China. It’s a dizzying amount of fake accounts, making up an The post Facebook […]

  • Watch Protestors Kill a Drone Using Hundreds of Laser Pointers
    by Dan Robitzski on November 14, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    In response to rising public transit costs, Chileans took to the streets in ongoing protests that have now evolved to encompass broader concerns about inequality — and they’re using high-tech tricks to push police back. Particularly, a police drone was disabled and fell to the ground after hundreds of protestors aimed their laser pointers The […]

  • There’s an Outbreak of the “Black Death” Plague in China
    by Kristin Houser on November 14, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Doctors in China have diagnosed two people with the pneumonic plague, the nation’s state-run news agency Xinhua News confirmed on Tuesday. Both patients hail from China’s Inner Mongolia region and have received “proper treatment” for their condition at medical institutions in China’s Chaoyang District, Xinhua wrote. On […]


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