(Ralph Flores) For the most part, technology is a wonderful thing; still, it has its drawbacks. From blurry vision to a lack of sleep – technology is slowly being a pain in the neck.
(Ethan Huff) An expert in smart meter microwave transmission power has published new research showing that, contrary to the official government narrative, the radiation emitted from smart meters directly interferes with normal heart function.
(B.N. Frank) CBS 60 Minutes, ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America and other media outlets have aired segments addressing issues about how technology is adversely affecting children. A former Facebook president and executive have also expressed regret in the role they have played in this.
(Aaron Kesel) Thousands of leading scientists have urged their colleagues against helping governments create killer robots, making the movie The Terminator a reality.
(Amanda Froelich) Are you tired of living in Suburbia? Perhaps in the future, you can apply to live on the high seas in a community of self-sufficient, solar-powered pyramid-shaped buildings.
(Sequoyah Kennedy) I am laying in my bed, drifting slowly into blessed sleep and wandering in a cloud of hypnagogic dreams. Right before I am overcome by the void, it hits me. Some beautiful idea: the best song lyrics ever written, the most ingenious and compelling short story plot, the coolest comic book possible. I should write this down, I think, I have to write this down. No, it’s such an impossibly good idea, of course I’ll remember it, and sleep’s siren song is irresistible. In the morning, I remember having a great idea. I cannot remember what that great idea was. I am an idiot.
(Isabelle Z.) One of the hottest topics being debated in bioethics right now is the concept of conceiving a child using the sperm or egg of a dead person. For example, a man’s frozen sperm could be used after his death for in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination, or a woman’s frozen eggs could be used to create a child using IVF and the resultant embryo could be implanted into another woman’s womb. Not surprisingly, this approach is being met with a lot of ethical and legal questions.
(Derrick Broze) On April 6, a coalition of consumer privacy organizations led by the Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, accusing Facebook of violating individual’s privacy via the company’s facial recognition practices. The complaint focuses on changes to Facebook’s policy which went into effect in early 2018, namely the ability to scan user photos for biometric facial matches without consent.
(Paul Seaburn) Facebook is so yesterday. A neurophysiologist giving a TED talk unveiled a new spy hardware on her audience that read their emotions during her lecture without any of them ever having to type an emoticon. Big Brother has a Big Sister who promises that this is a good thing. Really?
(Tara Francis Chan) Employees’ brain waves are reportedly being monitored in factories, state-owned enterprises, and the military across China.
(Ethan Huff) As honeybees and other vital pollinators continue their decline into what looks like total extinction, the Walmart corporation appears to be in the process of developing artificial bee “robots” that will presumably one day be used to pollinate plants.
(Zero Hedge) Lockheed Martin has secretly been developing a game-changing compact nuclear fusion reactor that could potentially fit into a fighter jet. The Maryland-based defense contractor recently obtained a patent associated with its design for a fully compact fusion reactor, after filing for the patent in 2014.
(Dylan Charles) Something happens when you finally decide to turn off the television and stop tuning into the ‘programming’ being pumped into your head. The mind clears. You begin to focus on your own life and things that actually matter to you personally. And, you stop losing time into the bottomless void that is television.
(Zero Hedge) As Facebook scrambles to avoid a potentially devastating fine from the Federal Trade Commission, the company announced more measures on Thursday seemingly designed to appease Democratic lawmakers like Senator Mark Warner who are insisting that strenuous regulations are the only way to ensure that Facebook does everything within its power to prevent state actors from “sowing discord” by planting disingenuous advertisements and posts on the company’s platform.
(Amanda Froelich) Did you know? Though it seems like the atmosphere around us maintains a constant temperature, it actually fluctuates minute-to-minute, every day. Using a thermal resonator, it is possible to harness energy from these fluctuations. In fact, this is what scientists with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been doing for the past year.