The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to make us into walking poison detectors. According to Physorg, as part of a program called Cell-All, the department will develop by the end of the year 40 cell phone prototypes that can detect poisonous gas in the air. Officials say cell phones available today can be modified to do this by simply inserting a chip that costs less than $1. When the...
Any self-respecting gadget hound knows that China is responsible for packing millions of shipping containers with the consumer electronics we crave. What you may not know is what we ship in return: our waste for recycling. Of growing concern is e-waste, resulting from the deluge of PCs, cellphones, televisions and crapgadgets we churn through at an accelerating clip each year. While...
Here's a piece of advice for would be terrorists and criminals: If you're going to threaten the lives of babies, perhaps you're better off not plastering your face all over YouTube. New York City resident Anton Dunn, who went by the name 'Trashman,' made that mistake when he decided to post videos on YouTube and other sites claiming that he had poisoned millions of containers of Gerber baby food....
According to military representatives, they succeeded in shooting down that disabled spy satellite last night in what can only be described as an impressive demonstration of hitting a very small, very far away, and very fast-moving target with an apparently very capable missile. They even showed a video to the public, which you can see here. The screengrab to the right is from the successful...
In what has become a highly publicized excuse to use some of their explosive toys, the U.S. Navy is planning to shoot a disabled spy satellite out of the starry skies tomorrow morning. Whether they'll even succeed in hitting the thing is a topic of debate, but assuming they do, there's the question of where the debris will land -- not to mention the potential toxic gas cloud created by the...
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