Nominated for an INDEX Award, David Swann's ABC Syringe changes color when it's exposed to air, thus providing a visual alert that it may be unsafe to use. The device could save more than a million lives each year.
As part of last year's UN Rio+20 Summit, a group of financial institutions are looking into ways to put monetary value on natural resources and add incentives and penalties for their preservation or destruction.
Thanks to a mandate passed by Congress in 1996, the US government is about to get out of the business of producing helium. The resulting shortage could affect a range of sectors across the industrialized world.
A new report shows worrisome incompetence among Air Force nuclear missile launch officers.
At this week's Black Hat conference, security expert Fran Brown plans to demonstrate technology that can clone any passive RFID badge within a three-foot radius.
Starting this fall, the PreCheck program -- which basically expedites participating members through airport security -- will be open to any US citizen who's willing to pay $85 and endure a detailed application process.
A rejoinder to the author of the Neurobonkers blog post criticizing my take on Edward Snowden.
Continued high unemployment among younger workers -- and the potential for explosive social consequences -- are causing officials to think about retiring older workers. However, many economists say this is (still) a bad idea.
Yes, the kitten with four eyes, two noses and two mouths is real. She was born on Tuesday and answers to, cue the pun, “Deucy.” What does Deucy have to do with Edward Snowden, aside from their adorable whiskers? A lot. I could explain, but Hobbes does such a better job. Arguing for entrusting ...
More than 120,000 sites are operating in the .su domain space assigned to the former Soviet Union, and a significant number of them are up to no good. Getting rid of the suffix would be "a messy operation."
A project currently underway at the Pentagon -- intriguingly named "Plan X" -- aims to make attacking enemies' computer systems so easy that "even a white-haired general" could do it.
In the past, new technologies brought new jobs. Today, some experts foresee a future in which automation could take millions of people out of the workforce completely.
I won't propose an answer to this hugely complex question today. Instead, I want to point out some striking similarities between the American perspective on the conflict in Chechnya a decade ago and the run-up to the Obama administration’s pending decision on how to handle the Assad regime’s ...
A campaign launched Tuesday in London is a preemptive strike against what some perceive as the inevitable evolution of today's military drone technology.
Now that the two suspects Monday’s horrific bombing have been identified, attention turns to their motive. Why would two brothers originally from the troubled region of Chechnya, a republic of Russia, detonate bombs in Boston on Patriot's Day? Here is a very raw, very quick, very preliminary ...