Well, that’s an interesting twist on drones… The U.S. Army Research Lab has filed a patent application for a paragliding spy drone fired from a 40 mm grenade launcher. For more, check out this IEN story.
Month: March 2020
Twitter labels video as ‘manipulated media’
I want to keep this site apolitical so I hope this is seen a technology issue as opposed to a political one. Yesterday, I posted the behind-the-scenes video for the new Star Wars series on FB. It is pretty amazing. It’s getting harder and harder to tell what is real and what is computer generated….
These Disinfectant Products Fight Coronavirus, EPA Says
Consider this kind of a Public Service announcement 😉 The EPA says these products, used for surface cleaning, are the best bet and safe for household use. The EPA says that, “Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product.” Click here for…
Scientists were close to a coronavirus vaccine years ago
From the “hindsight is 20/20” files… the SARS vaccine that Hotez’s team created in collaboration with scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is sitting in a freezer, no closer to commercial production than it was four years ago. For more, check out this NBC News story.
X-ray-belching black hole
A small space rock led to a big discovery. Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University and scientists associated with NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission — an expedition to robotically retrieve a sample from a near-Earth asteroid — were conducting routine observations when they unexpectedly spotted the distant black hole belching out X-rays, the…
Air Force’s Flying Car Could Impact Trade War
The Air Force’s new flying car could impact Trade War. The program offers a couple of unique dynamics. First, there’s no RFP for developmental funds. Rather, the program is structured as a challenge where companies will be rewarded with the certifications they need in order to commercialize the technology. For more. check out this IEN…
11 tips for better digital security
USA Today takes a look at PayPal, Venmo, passwords and Wi-Fi. Here is the first tip… No hotel, coffee shop, airport Wi-FI That’s a given, right? We know how easy it is to hack into them. If you’re looking up the price of a hotel room or reading the latest news from USA TODAY, then…