Shocked by a Taser: “Overwhelming.” “Excruciating pain.”

Shocked by a Taser: “Overwhelming.” “Excruciating pain.”

Montgomery County, Maryland police officer and instructor Craig Dickerson fires an X2 taser during a demonstration for Reuters at the department’s training academy in Rockville, Maryland, U.S. September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/Files   September 20 (Reuters) – When the Taser’s electrified darts struck him, Carl Bryan felt a shooting pain up his back that rattled […]

Facebook may be facing an ‘era of accountability’

Facebook may be facing an ‘era of accountability’

NEW YORK, September 19 (AP) — The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it’s unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.   The world’s biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users […]

With new operating system, Apple revamps its money-making App Store

With new operating system, Apple revamps its money-making App Store

A customer views the new iPhone 7 smartphone inside an Apple Inc. store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files   September 19 (REUTERS) – Apple Inc’s newest operating system for iPhones and iPads introduces changes to its marketplace for third-party software to satisfy app developers and add new so-called augmented reality […]

This DNA robot can transport molecular cargo in bloodstream

This DNA robot can transport molecular cargo in bloodstream

Conceptual illustration of a DNA robot sorting two types of molecular cargos.   New York, September 15 (IANS) Scientists have developed a nano “robot” made of a single strand of DNA, which can autonomously “walk” around a surface, pick up certain molecules using “arms” and “feet” and drop them off in designated locations.   “Just […]

Confusion hits consumer market over US ban of Kaspersky

Confusion hits consumer market over US ban of Kaspersky

NEW YORK, September 15 (AP) — Worries rippled through the consumer market for antivirus software after the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab software on Wednesday. Best Buy and Office Depot said they will no longer sell software made by the Russian company, although one security researcher said most consumers don’t need […]

Fiery farewell to cap Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year Saturn mission

Fiery farewell to cap Cassini spacecraft’s 13-year Saturn mission

FILE PHOTO: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is shown diving through the plume of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, in 2015, in this photo illustration. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS   September 15 (Reuters) – U.S. space agency NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will end its groundbreaking 13-year mission to Saturn on Friday with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere, […]

Mars has a porous crust, says NASA study

Mars has a porous crust, says NASA study

Washington, September 14 (IANS) Mars’s crust is not as dense as previously thought and a lower density likely means that at least part of the Red Planet’s crust is relatively porous, says a new NASA study.   The findings, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, provide researchers clue that could help them better understand […]

India’s Chandrayaan-1 helps scientists map water on Moon

India’s Chandrayaan-1 helps scientists map water on Moon

New York, September 14 (IANS) Using newly calibrated data taken from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper, which flew aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have created the first global map of water in the Moon’s soil.   The study, published in the journal Science Advances, builds on the initial discovery in 2009 of water and a related […]

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

U.S., Russian crew transfer to space station after Soyuz flight

The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft carrying the crew of crew Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of the the U.S., and Alexander Misurkin of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov   BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, September 13 (Reuters) – Two U.S. […]

How to fix identity-theft issues posed by the Equifax hack

How to fix identity-theft issues posed by the Equifax hack

This Monday, June 19, 2017, photo shows fingers on laptop keyboard in North Andover, Mass. The Equifax breach not only exposed sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans, but it also underscored the huge and largely unaddressed vulnerabilities that make widespread identity theft possible. Experts have warned for years that the widespread use of Social […]

Electric cars, small SUVs dominate buzz at Frankfurt show

Electric cars, small SUVs dominate buzz at Frankfurt show

BMW i vision dynamics is presented at a BMW event during the first media day of the International Frankfurt Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, which runs through Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)   FRANKFURT, Germany, September 12 (AP) — Carmakers at the Frankfurt auto show are unveiling the low-emissions […]

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