Michael Schamanski

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Samsung Plans to Outdo Google Glass With New Technology

Total Recall, anyone?<p>If you’ve seen the 2012 <i>Total Recall</i> remake featuring Colin Farrell, you might remember seeing Lori Quaid (played by Kate Beckinsale) using a cellphone embedded in her hand. Well, Samsung isn’t quite there yet but they’re coming close. According to <i>Business Insider</i>, the South …

Are Medicinal Mushrooms the New Kale?

If you overheard someone lauding the amazing effects of “mushroom powder,” we wouldn’t blame you if you thought they were referring to something …

We're about to enter a new era in medicine

We've mapped the human genome, the blueprint that's largely responsible for who we are, and scientists are now able to sequence a person's individual genome for less than $1,000 — we can look at a person's genes and find their unique genetic makeup. In theory, this could provide doctors with an …

Genetics

Is Space Mining Legal?

A controversial bill would give companies the right to own natural resources in space, and it may pass in the Senate by the end of September<p>If mankind is ever to become an interplanetary species, our outward expansion across the solar system probably can’t be fueled by NASA funding alone. Why did …

Space Exploration

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …

Drone laws in the UK – what are the rules?

A police investigation is ongoing after a drone crashed into a British Airways jet over Heathrow in what is believed to be the first case of its kind.<p>The pilot of the BA727 flight from Geneva, carrying 132 passengers and five crew members, reported to police that the front of the aircraft had been …

British Airways

Abortion drones: How technology is breaking through restrictive laws

A bold new mission hopes to bring abortion pills to women in Poland<p>It's a mission unlike any other. On June 27, a collective of European abortion advocacy groups say they're going to send a drone out of Frankfurt and into the small border town of Slubice in Poland — and its cargo is a supply of …

Anti-drone revolt prompts push for new federal, state laws

Concerns about privacy, facial recognition, cell phone tracking, and infrared surveillance have dealt a setback to law enforcement's growing enthusiasm for aerial drones.<p>An unusual bipartisan revolt has erupted against law enforcement plans to fly more drones equipped with high-tech gear that can …

Surveillance

It's now legal for police in North Dakota to strap weapons to drones — so long as they aren't lethal

"Less than lethal" apparently means that cops can strap anything from rubber bullets, pepper spray, tasers and tear gas to the flying robots, according to a report by The Daily Beast. But despite their name, non-lethal munitions can still kill, as was demonstrated in the tragic case where Stanley …

Law Enforcement

Startup Founders React to California's Proposed Drone Law | Inc.com

Drone startup founders and CEOs are not happy about a bill in the California state legislature that would place new restrictions on unmanned aerial vehicle flight in the state.<p>California Senate Bill 142 would prohibit flight within airspace up to 350 feet above private property unless the property …

Drones

Strict drone laws limit opportunities in Invercargill, broadcaster Jason Gutteridge says

Jason Gutteridge with a photo taken by one of his drones at Oreti Park Speedway. The area is designated as a no-operation zone because pilots use it …

Drones

Watch Footage from 'LawBreakers', a New FPS from the 'Gears of War' Designer

Can LawBreakers have the same impact on shooters as Gears of War?<p>Developer Boss Key Productions and publisher Nexon have revealed the first gameplay trailer for their free-to-play first-person shooter <i>LawBreakers</i>.<p>We see loud, flashy trailers for new first-person shooters all the time, but <i>LawBreakers</i> …

Gears of War

New study shows how gun suicides plummeted in Connecticut after stricter gun laws, skyrocketed in Missouri after looser ones.

More stringent gun laws can save lives, while less stringent ones can lead to more deaths. That is the implication of a new study by researchers at …

Guns

You can print your own guns at home. Next it will be nuclear weapons. Really.

Once again, with mass shootings in a church in Charleston, S.C., and a movie theater in Lafayette, La., Americans are discussing gun control — or discussing why we are not discussing it. With so many mass shootings and so little action, President Obama recently called gun-law reform the policy area …

Guns

Democrat’s bill seeks to ban loaded guns in airports, overriding local laws

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Georgia) introduced a bill that would ban loaded firearms in pre-security areas of airports. Currently, federal law only bars …

Gun Laws In UK Mean It's Easier To Own A Firearm Than Become A Bus Driver

It is easier to own a firearm than to become a bus driver in the UK, a shocking new report has revealed - as well as warning inadequate licensing …

Guns

Washington State Raises $70 Million in Weed Revenue

Almost a year after legalizing weed, Washington's local and state governments announced they've raked in $70 million worth of tax revenue from marijuana purchases. Nearly 89 percent of the intake stemmed from an excise tax (a tax placed on a specific good, i.e., cigarettes, gasoline, etc.) and the …

Cannabis

The Case for Legalizing Weed This Year in the UK

A petition launched last week has garnered more than enough signatures to get Parliament to debate the legalization of cannabis. But what are the chances of the discussion actually making any difference?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Thanks to a young economics student, it looks like …

Cannabis Legalization

How America's Legal Weed Is Changing the Black Market and Influencing Mexican Cartels | VICE News

Drive an hour east of Portland, Oregon, through the stunning Columbia River gorge, and you'll arrive in the idyllic town of Hood River. Tourists come to windsurf and fly kites in the stiff breeze that blows off the river, and to tour the "fruit loop," a circuit of wineries and fruit vendors …

Cannabis

Alcohol sales get higher after weed legalization contrary to industry fears

Alcohol businesses are seeing ‘phenomenal growth’ alongside marijuana industry in Colorado, dispelling concerns that consumers prefer pot over booze<p>Underlying the debate over marijuana legalization has been an equally fierce battle between marijuana and another so-called vice industry: alcohol.<p>As …

Cannabis

UK Parliament Will Debate Weed Legalization

It's the first time in over a decade that the issue will be taken to the House of Commons.<p><i>Read: How Legalizing Weed Would Save Britain Billions</i><p>Next month, British MPs will debate the legalization of the production, sale, and use of cannabis after a public petition reached over 200,000 signatures. …

Cannabis

Los Angeles just passed a major gun control law

The ordinance prohibits Los Angeles residents from possessing a handgun or rifle magazine that fits more than 10 rounds.<p>Residents would have 60 days after the law takes effect to remove, sell or transfer such magazines from city limits in compliance with state law, or surrender them to the LAPD.<p>The …

Guns

Majority Of Voters In Iowa, New Hampshire Want Feds To Respect State Marijuana Laws

Voters in the two earliest presidential voting states overwhelmingly agree: states should be able to set their own marijuana laws without federal interference.<p>Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling asked voters in Iowa and New Hampshire if states should be able to execute their own marijuana laws …

Where Sidewalk Chalk Laws Clash With Free Speech

A federal court has ruled that a Las Vegas ban on street chalking can’t be enforced selectively. Across the country, there’s more at stake than hopscotch.<p>Up until two weeks ago, you could verballylambaste police from the sidewalks of Las Vegas, but you couldn’t write those same words down in chalk …

Police issue warning over Vertex legal high ahead of Parklife festival

Sold as incense, Vertex contains substance thought to be behind deaths and police believe it is in circulation in Manchester ahead of music event<p>Police are warning people to beware of a potentially fatal legal high believed to be circulating in the Manchester area ahead of the Parklife music …

Manchester

Why Kim Davis’s refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses is legally different from a ‘sanctuary city’s’ refusal to cooperate with federal immigration law

Many commentators have sought to draw an equivalence between Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’s refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses, in defiance of a federal court order, and the decision of so-called “sanctuary cities” to refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. Yet as a legal …

Immigration

UN investigators fighting wars on paper

The wittiest comment I can think of right now is also the most overused and worn comment, but it's so true in this case: Sometimes even a paranoid is …

Israel

Scoops, snark and jihad – this is Vice News's war

A new television insurgent has provided the most compelling coverage of Isis so far<p>War can reshape the medium of television. The First Gulf War was a landmark moment in broadcasting: CNN had reporters in Baghdad when the first bombs fell, no one else did, America was riveted and the concept of …