The controversy surrounding the use of Tasers by law enforcement grows with each death or seemingly abusive use. And while doctors are concerned about potentially lethal effect Tasers can have on the heart and brain, the company argues that Tasers are relatively safe, and less lethal than alternative weapons such as guns and batons.
The CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes breaks the remarkable news that a massive 2007 electrical blackout in Brazil was caused by computer hackers. But the electric utility involved denies a hack attack. It should know -- it was fined over $3 million for failing to maintain the high-voltage insulators that actually caused the blackout.
NASA's cute, wingless escape pod for the International Space Station, which was in development until 2002, finally has a home. Sadly, it's not in space, but in Ashland, Nebraska at the Strategic Air and Space Museum.
A new app for the iPhone constantly records the last 60 seconds of audio, so you can hit the button to save that funny thing your congressman or toddler just said. Potentially creepy or cool, depending on who's in charge.
The upcoming book uses concept art, photos and interviews to reveal the delicate choices made by the creative team as they updated the sci-fi franchise for the 21st century. See exclusive images from Star Trek: The Art of the Film and enter to win a copy of the upcoming book.
More than 43,000 pedestrians have died in traffic accidents this decade, which makes up 11.8 percent of all traffic deaths, according to a new report. But less than 1.5 percent of transportation funds are spent on pedestrian safety measures.
News reports on the Fort Hood rampage say that the alleged shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan, used an FN Herstal Five-Seven pistol — described in some reports as a 'cop killer' gun. What, exactly, makes the Five-Seven different from other handguns?
'If you rearrange the atoms in coal, you get diamond. If you rearrange the atoms in sand, you get silicon. How atoms are arranged is fundamental to all material aspects of life,' says Ralph Merkle, senior research chair at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing. Those words kick off day 2 at the Singularity University Executive Program.
After dinner on day two of Singularity University, Peter Diamandis gives a fantastic presentation about the X-Prize and what it means. This is a guy who radiates energy, seriousness, and goodwill. He would have made a first-class motivational speaker, but he’s focused on substantial issues and favors leather jackets over sharkskin suits.