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This new ‘super material’ is like Kevlar on steroids

July 7th, 2020

Scientists from Harvard have developed what they say is a material that is not only strong against impacts like Kevlar but also protects against heat and cold. The material is 20 times as insulating as the alternative materials while also providing impact protection.  The new material could be used for firefighters, military personnel, or even …

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Boeing just halted production of the 737 Max

January 21st, 2020

In a move that isn’t particularly surprising to anyone who has been following the woes of aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the company has now officially halted production of the troubled 737 Max aircraft. As CNN reports, the manufacturer has frozen the assembly facility that was constructing the popular planes. The 737 Max was grounded worldwide in …

gun holster recall

Gun holster recalled because it might get you shot

October 22nd, 2019

If you were to list the things that a gun holster should do, it probably wouldn’t take you very long. If it’s doing its job, a holster should hold the weapon safely and securely and… well that’s about it, really. The Blackhawk T-Series L2C holster manages to fail at one of those two basic tasks. …

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New West Nile reports are popping up in multiple US states

August 14th, 2018

West Nile virus — which is carried by infected mosquitos and has a habit of making people very ill — has been steadily spreading across the United States for a while now, but 2018 is proving to be a particularly active year. According to the latest reports from the CDC, the virus has been positively …

Facebook text and call history data collection

Facebook still hasn’t explained why it needs your SMS and call history

March 26th, 2018

Facebook’s latest scandal is one that’s been lingering in the shadows for years: if you used Facebook for Android, chances are you allowed the app to collect your SMS text logs and call history. Although Facebook has never technically obfuscated the fact that it collects your message logs and call data, the extent of its …