Tractor beams demonstrated

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 22:00

CHICAGO, Illinois (PNN) - May 15, 2014 - Tractor beams (short for "attractor beams," which can bring one object closer to another from a distance) are a common trope in science fiction. But could they be made in real life?

Anti-surveillance mask can hide you from biometric face scanners

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 21:57

CHICAGO, Illinois (PNN) - May 13, 2014 - The Fascist Police States of Amerika government is spending billions of dollars to ensure that they can monitor and track every single activity in which you engage, be it online or offline. The latest attempt to infringe on your personal anonymity comes in the form of what has been referred to as Real I.D., essentially a social security number for the Internet that would be used to follow your every move in cyberspace. Coupled with technologies that include email mining, global positioning systems, predictive behavioral analysis, drones over Amerika, and even eavesdropping via microphones on our cell phones, the ultimate goal is a surveillance state so expansive that Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin would be jealous.

Scientists engineer mutant DNA into living creatures

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:37

LOS ANGELES, Kalifornia (PNN) - May 8, 2014 - The DNA of all life on Earth is made up of different combinations of the same two DNA base pairs - all life, that is, except for the new mutants living in one lab at an institute in southern Kalifornia.

Salt water plus graphene equals ecological electricity

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:42

SAN FRANCISCO, Kalifornia (PNN) - April 20, 2014 - Here at DVICE, graphene is kind of a big deal. The element allows for innovation as far reaching as 2D computers, neon buildings with solar paint, and bandages that can help shield from infection. Frankly, it’s almost like the stuff is fictional. Luckily for the human race, it isn’t, and we’ve just discovered something pretty cool: flowing salt water over it generates electricity.

Spider Man fan built his own webshooting gloves

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:40

WUPPERTAL, Germany (PNN) - April 18, 2014 - I have some news that might be kind of hard to hear: you are never going to become Spider Man. Radioactive spiders don't exist, humans can't naturally stick to walls with their hands and feet, and a person trying to swing from a skyscraper with "webbing" would probably rip his arms right out of their sockets.

Saturn Moon Enceladus is now a top candidate for life

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:27

LOS ANGELES, Kalifornia (PNN) - April 3, 2014 - Buried under miles of ice, astronomers have detected a liquid water sea on one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus. The sea is about the size of Lake Superior and it touches Enceladus' silicate core, which means it could have minerals dissolved in it that are necessary for life.

Brits print out disposable low-cost drone

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:15

LONDON, England (PNN) - March 30, 2014 - A low-cost drone has been built with the help of a 3D printer. Engineers from University of Sheffield in the Fascist United Kingdom (FUK) have created and tested a low-coast unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) using a new and cheap technique. The aircraft is 1.5 meters wide.

Google encrypts Gmail in attempt to make it NSA-proof and stop mass surveillance

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:24

NEW YORK (PNN) - March 24, 2014 - Amid revelations that the National Security Agency has the ability to intercept data going between servers and other computers, tech giant Google now says it will encrypt all messages sent through its Gmail email service to prevent prying eyes from looking at private messages.

Israel’s commercial jets will soon be firing lasers

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:10

TEL AVIV, Israel (PNN) - March 10, 2014 - Israel is finally ready to combat shoulder-launched missiles and they’re going to do it with lasers.

Israel’s Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday that SkyShield, developed by Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, had successfully completed testing and is certified for commercial use to combat the threat of man-portable surface-to-air missile systems by combining advanced laser detection and disruption technologies.

Introducing the New York LEGAL AR-15

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:14

Very interesting and informative video on an AR-15 that is legal in the State of New York, which with the passage of the unconstitutional SAFE Act has attempted to make all firearms illegal, thereby attacking the Second Amendment protections guaranteed to all Amerikans (sic). With thanks to Rich and the Gun Shop at MacGregors in Lake Luzerne, New York.

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