Daily Archives: February 5, 2019

Texas Man Dies After Vape Pen Explosion Severs Artery to Brain

https://gizmodo.com/texas-man-dies-after-vape-pen-explosion-severs-artery-t-1832355840 A 24-year-old man in Fort Worth, Texas has died after a vape pen he was using exploded in his face and severed an artery to his brain, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner. The incident adds to a … Continue reading

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New Material Strengthens Like Muscles, Could Lead to Smarter Prosthetics

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=31560 (Inside Science) — Researchers from Japan have come up with a way to encourage materials to grow stronger over time, like the muscles in our body. The new technique could allow engineers to design adaptable and healable materials for … Continue reading

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Gene-Editing Scientist’s ‘Actions Are A Product Of Modern China’

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/05/690828991/gene-editing-scientists-actions-are-a-product-of-modern-china?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news Chinese experts say the country’s economic, social and political environment played a major role in shaping He Jiankui, the scientist who led controversial research altering the DNA of human embryos. (Image credit: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images) via NPR Topics: News … Continue reading

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Why Xbox Live Coming To Nintendo Switch Isn’t Surprising

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/why-xbox-live-coming-to-nintendo-switch-isnt-surpr/1100-6464821/ Yes, you read that right. Microsoft has announced plans to bring Xbox Live to Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android, with more details coming in a GDC talk next month. The company says bringing the network to more consoles will … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX’s 1st Rocket Engine Test for Starship Rocket (Video)

https://www.space.com/43218-spacex-raptor-rocket-engine-test-video.html SpaceX just took another step toward Mars. The company has test-fired the flight version of its new Raptor rocket engine for the first time, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday (Feb. 3).  “First firing of … Continue reading

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Firefox Will Soon Free You From Autoplay Hell

https://gizmodo.com/firefox-will-soon-free-you-from-autoplay-hell-1832334542 Few things are more annoying when surfing the internet than some random video autoplaying in one of your 10,000 open tabs. Thankfully, Firefox users will finally be able to automatically disable autoplay starting next month. Read more… via Gizmodo … Continue reading

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Google releases Chrome extension that alerts users of breached passwords

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1451379 Enlarge / Good news. For now. 19 with 17 posters participating With lists of billions of compromised credentials floating around on underground forums and in text-paste pages across the Internet, it’s difficult for anyone to keep up with the … Continue reading

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