Computers and phones in children’s bedrooms ‘can cause anxiety and sleep loss’

London Telegraph Parents have been urged to take televisions, computers and mobile phones out of children’s bedrooms as they cause anxiety and prevent sleep which ruins school performance, a study has suggested. Researchers have found that having televisions and games… Continue Reading

Wireless device converts ‘lost’ energy into electric power

eurekalert.org DURHAM, N.C. — Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of modern solar panels.    

The Iron Man cometh: US Army commissions ‘TALOS’ suit with liquid armor

RT.com The fantastic fictional powers enjoyed by comic book superheroes and villains – including enhanced strength, night vision and resistance to bullets – may become a reality soon if the US military gets its way. As if inspired by Marvel… Continue Reading

How The U.S. Military Plans To Hijack The Airwaves

Michael Peck Forbes If you want to take over a nation, then first take over its airwaves. Broadcast your messages and interdict the enemy’s ability to broadcast theirs. When the U.S. attacked Iraq in 1991, or NATO bombed Serbia in… Continue Reading

Advanced Optical Systems makes touchless fingerprint identification a reality for smart phones, national defense

Kimberly Ballard al.com HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — What do you get when you cross facial structure, eyeballs, voice and fingerprints with body odor? The answer is a new science focused on personal identification verification (PIV) techniques called biometric identification. Fans of… Continue Reading

Facebook to use Biometric Scanning tech for Auto-Tagging of photo

PROTECT YOURSELF, DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK!!!! Reuters Reporter dailymail.co.uk Facebook heads are considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network’s controversial technology. The possible move, which… Continue Reading

BBC News – Miniature ‘human brain’ grown in lab

James Gallagher BBC Miniature “human brains” have been grown in a lab in a feat scientists hope will transform the understanding of neurological disorders. The pea-sized structures reached the same level of development as in a nine-week-old fetus, but are… Continue Reading

‘No shield from forced exposure’: Groklaw website shuts down over NSA spying

rt.com Groklaw, a legal news site that has won numerous awards for its courtroom coverage of tech issues during the last decade, is shutting down in the wake of revelations about the lack of online privacy. In a farewell post… Continue Reading

Google Glass Gets An App To Power The Cyber Cops And Futuristic Firefighters Of Tomorrow

Darrell Etherington techcrunch.com Google Glass has lots of potential applications beyond just making it easier for people to check out their Twitter feed without taking their phones out of their pockets. Mutualink is demoing one such app today at APCO,… Continue Reading

Harvard creates brain-to-brain interface, allows humans to control other animals with thoughts alone

Sebastian Anthony Extreme Tech Researchers at Harvard University have created the first noninvasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) between a human… and a rat. Simply by thinking the appropriate thought, the BBI allows the human to control the rat’s tail. This is… Continue Reading

Cable Box Spying On You? Behavior-Detecting Devices Worry Privacy Advocates

Christopher Zara International Business Times News that Google Inc. may be developing a television set-top box with a motion sensor and video camera has rekindled the debate over technology that can record so-called ambient action. Should a TV-mounted box have… Continue Reading

Portals Leading Directly to the Sun from Earth’s Atmosphere Discovered by Scientists

Cassius Methyl Intellihub.com Scientists at the University of Iowa, funded by NASA and the government, have announced that magnetic portals exist near the earth’s atmosphere, that can lead directly to the sun. These are portals that transfer highly magnetically charged… Continue Reading

CIA Admits to Geoengineering, Costing $630,000

Rob Williams independent.co.uk The power, reach and influence of the Central Intelligence Agency is a staple of conspiracy theories. The news that the CIA is reportedly part-funding a scientific geoengineering study into how to control the weather is unlikely to… Continue Reading