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DIY Insect Levitator Brings Weird Experiments to Your Home

1 day ago from Live Science

You can make a DIY acoustic levitator at home with new instructions.

Smarter robot vacuum cleaners for automated office cleaning

2 days ago from Science Daily

Can you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely! Engineers are developing an intelligent cleaning concept for smart offices. A robot vacuum cleaner automatically takes...

Signs of distracted driving: Pounding heart, sweaty nose

2 days ago from Science Daily

Distracted driving -- texting or absent-mindedness -- claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers have produced an extensive dataset examining how drivers react to different types of distractions, part of...

Taiwan's economic minister resigns amid nationwide blackout

2 days ago from UPI

Human error at a Taiwan plant left more than 668,000 homes and offices without power Tuesday, and led to the resignation of the government's economic minister.

Video: Why durian is the smelly 'king of fruits'

2 days ago from Physorg

Durian is known as the king of fruits in Southeast Asia, but it's also banned from many public spaces due to its powerful odor.

Judge orders LinkedIn to stop blocking data-scraping firm

2 days ago from Physorg

A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup company from scraping LinkedIn personal profiles for data.

New Facebook data center a boost to Ohio's technology sector

2 days ago from Physorg

Facebook will invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, the company announced Tuesday—marking another boost for the state's growing technology sector.

South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis

2 days ago from AP Health

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by...

S&T Evaluates TSA Touch-Free Fingerprint Scanners

2 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

In June, TSA began conducting a series of proof-of-concept tests for new biometric fingerprint technology with assistance from S&T's Biometrics Technology Engine and Apex Screening at Speed program.

Phone survives 1,000 foot drop, records discovery by confused locals

2 days ago from UPI

A phone dropped from an airplane over Kentucky survived the 1,000-foot drop and filmed its fall along with its discovery by some confused residents.

DJI announces pending fix for drones following Army ban

2 days ago from UPI

China-based drone company DJI has announced it is developing a local data mode for its line of unmanned aircraft systems after an Army memo emerged banning DJI products for security...

Detecting a concealed weapon or threat is not easy, even for experienced police officers

2 days ago from Science Blog

Detecting potential threats is part of the job for police officers, military personnel and security guards. Terrorist attacks and bombings at concerts, sporting events and airports underscore the need for...

Study: Transgender troops ban could cost $960M

2 days ago from UPI

If the U.S. military implements President Donald Trump's directive to ban transgender people from serving, it would cost the government about $960 million.

Florida Gators football: Most Important player, breakout star, newcomers to watch

2 days ago from UPI

Through his first two years at Florida, coach Jim McElwain has won a pair of SEC East titles and recorded 19 victories, including 13 in conference play.

GOP group to spend $500K in ads supporting tax reform

2 days ago from UPI

The American Action Network, a group allied with Speaker Paul Ryan, said it plans to spend $500,000 on digital advertisements to support GOP-led tax reform.

The Daily Stormer is offline after Google, GoDaddy disable the Neo-Nazi site's account

The tech industry is trying to more actively police online hate speech and incitements to violence.

Three things Snap needs to figure out before its next earnings report

2 days ago from Physorg

Shares of the Los Angeles company that makes the Snapchat messaging app breached an all-time low Friday, following weaker-than-expected second quarter financial results.

'El Chapo' wants private attorney over public defender

2 days ago from UPI

Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán has asked a New York federal court to allow him to fire his public defender and hire a private attorney.

Gaining distribution in small retail formats bring big payoffs even for major brands

2 days ago from Physorg

Small formats with limited assortments like Save-A-Lot and Aldi and neighborhood stores like Target Express have been growing recently in popularity in the United States and around the world. For...

Uber settles complaint over data protection for riders, drivers

2 days ago from Physorg

Uber agreed to implement new data protection measures to settle complaints that it failed to prevent improper snooping on driver and customer information, officials said Tuesday.

Falling tree kills 11 at Portuguese religious ceremony

2 days ago from UPI

Nearly a dozen people died Tuesday when a tree fell and crashed onto a crowded square during a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Web firm fights US government over protester data in fresh clash on data

2 days ago from Physorg

A web hosting firm is fighting a demand by US prosecutors for data on visitors to a site organizing a protest during the inauguration of President Donald Trump in a...

Pineapples banned from Reading and Leeds festivals

2 days ago from UPI

Reading and Leeds festivals in England placed pineapples on the list of banned items due to one act's affinity for the spiky fruit.

NASA flight suits bought for $1.20 could fetch thousands

2 days ago from UPI

A pair of Florida thrift shoppers ended up paying $1.20 for a stack of NASA flight suits that experts said could be worth more than $5,000.

Navy issues environmental exemption for towed sonar array

2 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Navy has issued a National Defense Exemption under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to continue testing and operating a sonar array.

The smart grid analysts

2 days ago from Physorg

ETH spin-off Adaptricity has developed software that can be used to analyse the increasingly intelligent power grids. It will soon be put to the entrepreneurial test, with sales of software...

Research finds social media disruption impacting on Islamic State propaganda

2 days ago from Physorg

Researchers from the VOX-Pol project at Dublin City University, together with colleagues from the University of Sussex, have found that the social media platform, Twitter is becoming less effective for...

Pure optical detection of spikes for the ultimate brain machine interface

2 days ago from Physorg

(—Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are basically gimmicks. The reason you don't hear so much about them these days is because, in the fullness of time, significant tangible benefit to a user...