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U.S. senator calls for ban on gun that looks like an iPhone

New York Sen. Charles Schumer is speaking out about a .380-caliber gun disguised as an iPhone, which he says is a “disaster waiting to happen.”<p>Schumer called on the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to look into the iPhone gun — and possibly ban it — …

Guns

Scientists Have A More Precise Way To Measure Your Brain

A British company is making the device a reality<p>Measuring the activity of the brain can tell researchers a lot about how a healthy brain functions, as well as when the functioning is disrupted, whether by psychiatric disorders like depression or schizophrenia, or neurodegenerative diseases like …

Magnetism

Apple Watch nylon bands will make your head spin

One of Apple’s biggest reveals at its low-key “Let us loop you in” event today was the premiere of a new set of bands for the Apple Watch. And woven nylon was the star of the show.<p>These colorful, zig-zaggy straps look like they’re the “fun” options for the wearable, like if you’re going to an ’80s …

Smartwatches

Huawei P9 spotted in the wild, P9 Lite renders point to 5.2-inch display

Besides the flagship P9, Huawei is also expected to release a smaller P9 Lite and phablet P9 Max at its April 6 event in London. Today, renders of the P9 Lite purportedly show off the device for the first time and several new images have surfaced of the P9 being used in the wild…<p>According to …

Mobile Technology

Apple unveils a smaller iPad Pro, Apple’s vision of the future of computers

Apple just announced the successor to the iPad Air 2 during its press conference in Cupertino. This isn’t a new iPad Air, it’s a smaller iPad Pro. And the company is calling it iPad Pro.<p>“We believe that iPad is the perfect expression of the future of computing,” Tim Cook said on stage before Phil …

Can drones help Malawi test for HIV?

Ground-breaking experiments on drones are being carried out in Malawi which could speed up the delivery of HIV tests in remote parts of the country.<p>If successful they could cut the waiting time of results from months to weeks, potentially saving thousands of lives.<p>Karen Allen reports.

Malawi

Leadership tips from ancient Rome

History offers many inspirational role models for those looking to understand what makes a truly great leader, such as polar explorer Sir Ernest …

Leadership

How social innovators are making a profit by doing good - MaRS

At Entrepreneurship 101, we heard from 4 entrepreneurs who are social innovators. They are doing good in the world while still generating a profit. | …

Innovation

Scientists find new bacteria species that can eat plastic

Plastic is a problem. We use too much of it -- over 300 million tons are produced every year -- and we can't easily get rid of it (there's that whole lack of biodegradability thing). But scientists in Japan may have come upon a solution to our environmental woes with a new bacteria, Ideonella …

Russell Napier: give everybody in China a credit card

<b>Merryn Somerset Webb talks to economic strategist Russell Napier about quantitative easing, Brexit, and how to get China spending.</b><p><b>• If you missed any</b> …

Economics