Should Anti-Texting Laws Extend from the Road to the Sidewalk?
Car accidents are an unfortunately normal occurrence in the United States, with over 10.8 million reported to authorities every year. The causes for this high volume vary from the unavoidable, like mechanical failures and inclement weather, to man-made issues, like drunk driving and texting. The latter causes an estimated 25% of all automobile accidents in […]
California Drought Continues to Raise Worries
Drought conditions continue to worsen throughout much of California and southern Oregon, weeks after California governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency. Currently, over two thirds of the State of California is experiencing “extreme” drought, the second-worst category on the drought scale. (For comparison, during the 2007 drought, only 35% of the state experienced […]
Cupid Losing His Touch? Mother Nature is Showing No Love This year.
Valentine’s Day’s warming vibes haven’t managed to work their way to the weather this year, as the brutal winter of 2014 continued over the last week. A storm that raged up and down the East Coast and Southern United States has delayed thousands of flights and deliveries, thwarting lots of romantic plans. Unfortunately, it has […]
More Americans Brewing Their Own Moonshine
Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners brings to light what we all know, but do not talk about. In spite of questionable legality, Americans brew moonshine at home. What many do not realize is that more people are distilling moonshine than ever before — at home and in a professional setting. Moonshine Then and Now Legal disputes about […]
Apple and Microsoft are Using Advanced Controllers to Provide a Better User Experience
There are few things more annoying than having to dig through couch cushions and overturn furniture to try to find the remote, but that tends to be a lot easier and less time-consuming than getting up and changing the channel right on the TV set. In that respect, remotes have completely revolutionized the way people […]
Environmental Concerns Dampen Mood at Sochi Games
The Sochi Olympic games have seen their share of controversy, not least among them a reaction to the approach Russia has taken to important environments in the region. Although Putin had promised “zero waste” game construction standards, it quickly became apparent that the country was ill-equipped to build the large-scale infrastructure needed to host the […]
Counter-Terrorism Measures Can be Used to Help Thwart Cyber Criminals
Last September, cyber attackers were able to steal some £1.3 million from Barclays bank. Over the holiday season in the United States, hackers stole the credit card information of more than 40 million people who shopped at Target, the third-largest retailer in the country. As the number of consumers who make purchases online or in […]
Are You Missing out on the eCommerce Boom?
Rising from a fad to the fact of the business world, online business is booming across the globe. In the United States alone, more than $200 billion is spent online every year, and that number is only expected to grow as time goes on. In fact, American eCommerce levels are expected to eclipse $440 billion […]
Breakthrough Technology Allows Amputee to Feel Sensation of Touch
In a technological breakthrough for artificial limb construction, 36-year-old Danish patient Dennis Sorensen is the world’s first amputee able to experience the sensation of “touch” with an artificial hand. The sensory-enhanced bionic hand, known by the project name of Lifehand 2, was developed by neuroengineer Silvestro Micera with the help of researchers in Italy and […]
Russian Punk Rock Group Pussy Riot Makes Waves Again
Six weeks before eyes everywhere turned to Russia, two members of the country’s most notorious protest-art collective, Pussy Riot, were released from prison, which could spark further protests in the already turbulent circumstances that have surrounded the Winter Olympics. In a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, they explained that they were jailed because they “sang […]