“It’s going to be my grand finale.”
After a year of research, a pair of security researchers have figured out how to hack a $13,000 smart rifle. By exploiting security weaknesses in a computer-powered sniper rifle, Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger devised a method that can not only prevent a gun from firing or hitting a target, but can throw the user’s aim off enough to hit an entirely different bullseye.
Still wondering what Samsung is going to unveil at its August 13th event? Well-known tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) might have just removed what few doubts are left. He not onlyposted official-looking snapshots of both the Galaxy Note 5 and its curvier S6 Edge+sibling, but revealed purported specs for the Note 5.
Nick Knight had an incredibly close working relationship with late designer Alexander McQueen. Thanks to Knight’s habit of filming his photography shoots, he’s been able to release a ton of archived behind-the-scenes material featuring the iconic designer, including unseen interviews and a fashion tribute film titled To Lee, With Love, Nick. Now, Knight has released unreleased footage that was shot for that film in a short but transfixing video.
Across Africa, vultures are electrocuted by power lines or crushed by wind turbines. Their brains are ground to snuff by witch doctors who believe the substance has magical powers. They die after eating pesticide-laced carcasses intended for lions and other predators.
Researchers at UCLA have done something they didn’t think was possible: without the use of surgery, they helped people with severe paralysis voluntarily move their legs — something that’s never been accomplished before. While it may be years before this new approach could be widely used, the researchers now think patients with severe spinal cord injuries may be able to recover multiple body functions, which could greatly improve their quality of life. The research was published yesterday in the Journal of Neurotrauma.
At this very instant, five thousand light years from Earth, near the center of our galaxy, new stars are forming in a region of interstellar gas and dust called the Lagoon Nebula.