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Space Force General: Russian Satellite Is “Unusual and Disturbing”

By Jason Freely / last week

Close Encounters Two mysterious Russian satellites are tailing a US spy satellite — and it has US military officials on edge. “We view this behavior as unusual and disturbing,” General John ‘Jay’ Raymond, the first recently appointed US Space Force general, told TIME in an exclusive interview. “It has the potential to create a dangerous […]

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We’re Hiring: Futurism.com Wants a Staff Writer

By Jason Freely / last week

So! Futurism Media is looking to hire a Staff Writer for Futurism.com to work out of our Brooklyn office. Ready? Here’s the deal: A Staff Writer at Futurism.com will: Report directly to the Managing Editor of Futurism.com, as they pitch and write anywhere from five to seven short, razor-sharp news hits a day, giving our readers the […]

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DARPA Is Using Gamers’ Brain Waves to Train Robot Swarms

By Jason Freely / last week

High Stakes A team of artificial intelligence researchers at the University at Buffalo plans to study the brain waves and eye movements of around 25 people, Digital Trends reports, while they play a video game. They’ll then use the information they glean from the gamers to build an advanced AI — so that it can […]

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Man Wears Personal Plastic Tent on Flight to Avoid Deadly Virus

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

Personal Quarantine A US businessman named Rick Pescovitz wore a personal, transparent tent in the window seat of a commercial airliner. Pescovitz — the brother of BoingBoing‘s David Pescowicz, who blogged about the ordeal — says he was reportedly to avoid contracting the deadly coronavirus that’s been claiming the lives of hundreds of people around the world. […]

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China to Round up Infected in “Mass Quarantine Camps”

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

A senior official in the Chinese government has instructed authorities in Wuhan, the city where the ongoing coronavirus outbreak originated, to round up the sick and quarantine them in isolated hospitals and shelters. The vice premier leading the government’s response to the 2019-nCoV epidemic, Sun Chunlan, has instructed Wuhan officials to go door to door, […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak Has Rideshare Industry in Turmoil

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

Health officials have reported coronavirus infections in 26 countries to date, but the vast majority of cases — 24,324 — are still in China, where the virus originated. Even the nation with the next-highest number of infections, Japan, has a paltry 33 cases in comparison. But that isn’t stopping the coronavirus outbreak from rocking the […]

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Handheld Device “Prints” New Skin Directly Onto Wounds

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

In 2018, Canadian scientists unveiled a handheld device that “prints” sheets of artificial skin directly onto the wounds of burn victims. “The analogy is a duct tape dispenser,” researcher Axel Günther told Smithsonian Magazine at the time, “where instead of a roll of tape you have a microdevice that squishes out a piece of tissue […]

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Idiot Hacks Nintendo Servers, Gets Caught With Child Pornography

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

Bad Stuff In June 2019, FBI agents raided the home of 21-year-old Californian Ryan Hernandez, whom they suspected of hacking multiple servers owned by multinational gaming company Nintendo. On the devices they seized, the FBI found thousands of confidential Nintendo files confirming their suspicions, according to a newly released statement from the Department of Justice […]

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CDC Quarantines 195 US Citizens Who Fled China Outbreak

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

In order to prevent a devastating 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak in America, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued quarantine orders for 195 U.S. citizens who recently fled the situation in China. “The CDC, under statutory authority of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, has issued federal quarantine orders to all 195 […]

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Developing: Coronavirus Catches Influencers

By Jason Freely / a couple of weeks ago

Nothing — no piece of matter, no moment in contemporary history, no point on the space/time continuum — has been or will be immune to it. This is simply the way the world is now: with a fixed point of inevitability. And this was nothing if not inevitable: The inevitable finally happened. View this post […]

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