Mike Landrum

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Your Immune System Gives Alien Cells A Molecular ‘Kiss Of Death’

How your body marks invaders for later destruction<p>Your immune system is constantly on the lookout for pathogens trying to infiltrate the body and cause disease. In an effort to understand how the immune system knows which ones to attack, a team of researchers discovered a special protein that …

Immune System

Google Unveils Cool, New Stuff: Pictures

The Number of Drones Expected to Sell During the Holidays Is Scaring the Government

As many as one million drones could be sold during this year’s holiday season, FAA official Rich Swayze has told ATW Online.<p>Unmanned aerial vehicles …

Walk on the Wild Side With Beer Made From Wasp Yeast

I admit, I’m behind the times. While my friends are attending increasingly popular beer festivals and visiting the growing number of micro-breweries around the world, I can’t tell the difference between a lager and a stout. This means that not only am I the worst person to send to the bar, I’ve …

Hands on with LG’s Nexus 5X and Huawei’s Nexus 6P

The latest additions to the Nexus series of Google mobile devices, LG’s 5X and Huawei’s 6P, both look sleek and think fast. They both come armed with 12.3-megapixel cameras and Google’s new Android Marshmallow preloaded.<p>After playing with each of them for about 10 minutes, I can say that I want a …

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Antikythera Shipwreck Artifacts Shed Light on Ancient Greece's '1 Percent'

A bronze chair arm — possibly the remains of an ancient throne — and a piece of a Greek board game are among the latest treasures raised from the site of the famous shipwreck Antikythera.<p>The ship, which went down in 65 B.C., sits off the coast of the Greek island of the same name. It was discovered …

Meet Plague, A Social Networking App That Spreads Information Like A Virus

Plague is a new social networking app with a fun twist that could just work.<p>Plague is all about discovering "viral" content, but the way you discover the next viral video or hilarious photo is what's unique.<p>Instead of seeing posts from people you follow or whatever is trending, a post on Plague is …

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Inventor creates watch that fires laser - CNN.com

Patrick Priebe's laser watch will pop balloons and burn through plastic.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It cuts through plastic! It burns holes in walls!<p>It ... tells time?<p>Like something out of a James Bond film, it's a watch -- equipped with a laser. Its inventor, Patrick Priebe, built it during downtime from his …

The private lives of Isaac Newton

Despite the recent news of Facebook’s undisclosed fiddling with user news feeds and Google’s quick scramble to comply with the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling, commercial sites do not – yet – have a monopoly on digital history. In recent years, large-scale projects have been under way to put …

Newly discovered fungus holds clues to stopping superbugs

A research team from McMaster University, the University of British Columbia and Cardiff University has discovered a fungus in the soil of the …

Inbox launches as an open-source email platform to replace legacy protocols

Email is a painfully out-of-date technology, but it’s not going anywhere. A new startup, Inbox, is launching its “next-generation email platform” as an alternative to aging protocols like IMAP and SMTP.<p>Before you email junkies get too excited, this is a platform play, so there’s no user-facing app …

Why Google's Waze Is Helping Local Governments Track Users

In Rio de Janeiro most eyes are on the final, nail-biting matches of the World Cup. Over in the command center of the city’s department of transport though, they’re on a different set of screens altogether.<p>Planners there are watching the aggregated data feeds of thousands of smartphones being …

Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

Wearable Tech Is Plugging Into Health Insurance

Today the average American’s health insurance payments fluctuate once a year. Imagine if that rate changed each <i>day</i>, determined in part by a sensor-rich gadget on the wrist. Sound far fetched?<p>The next generations of devices like the Fitbit or Jawbone Up are already preparing to play a bigger role in …

Chinese Loop Vacuum Tech Allows Super-Maglev Trains to Reach 1,800 MPH

A researcher in China has unveiled his super-maglevloop line that could make future trains go at the speed of up to 1,800 mph. This is a big deal, …

Amazon Fire Phone review: Amazon's gutsy phone fails to ignite - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Amazon Fire Phone has cool "3D" visuals and a fresh OS design, and it hits the sweet spot for one-handed operation. It has deep, convenient integration with Amazon services.<p><b>The Bad</b> Although it costs the same (or more) as competing Android and iPhone models, the Fire Phone delivers a …

10 Reasons Eye Contact Is Everything in Public Speaking

When you're in front of an audience, strategic eye contact has the power to change how people think of you. Here's why.<p>If there is one simple thing you can do to enhance your impact as a presenter, persuade others to see things as you see them, and make it more likely your audience will say yes to …

How to use avast! Ransomware Removal?

Julia Szymańska, 19 June 2014<p>How to use avast! Ransomware Removal?<p>avast! Ransomware Removal removes SimpLocker, Cryptolocker, or any other type of …

What the @$%* IS the Bullet Ant Ritual?

If you thought downing a tablespoon of sriracha on a dare made you tough, the Bullet Ant Ritual will shrivel your balls in disgrace.<p>Photo by: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom<p>In the Brazilian Amazon, the men of the Satere-Mawe tribe earn their dick-swinging rights for having pain thresholds that'd make …

Flexing Your Integrity Muscle

This is the first in a series of short, timely videos called Spiritual Lessons From Life's Travels. This one's a little lesson from one of our tour guests about what it means when we're uncomfortable and how we can help ourselves heal. Over the coming months, I'll be shooting these vlogs (and what …

T-Mobile wants to give you an iPhone

You can keep them for only a week. But T-Mobile is handing out free iPhones, along with a trial run of its cellular service, in the latest in a string of unorthodox promotions for the No. 4 wireless carrier in the United States.<p>Through "T-Mobile Test Drive," curious consumers will get an iPhone 5S …

Ancient Dwarf 'Starburst Galaxies' Shed New Light On Early Universe

Brilliant bursts of star formation in distant dwarf galaxies seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope could reveal new information about the early history of the universe, scientists say.<p>Galaxies churn out new stars all the time, but most of the universe's stars formed between two and six billion …