David C Savitzky

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The Roku Channel Is Now Free on the Web

Roku hardware is no longer required to access the movies, TV shows, and live news streams offered for free on The Roku Channel. Simply load it up on …

TV shows

Chemists discover how blue light speeds blindness

Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye's retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research …

Immune System

If IKEA made a bike, it might look like the Sawyer

There was a time when wooden-framed bicycles were quite the oddity. While you still don’t see them much in stores, it’s now not that unusual to come …

And now, a brief history of Donald Trump thinking the F-35 is actually invisible

One of the many things that makes our president so strong, so powerful, so wonderful is the 20-piece Chicken McNugget meal that resides in the spot …

Donald Trump

LED Lighting Has Become a Global Threat to Public Health

Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change.Light pollution is often characterised as …

North America

Bribery trial reveals Jeff Sessions’ role in blocking EPA action targeting major donor

<i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>When a coal executive and two …

Jeff Sessions

There is now an Airbnb for boats so you can holiday like the A-list

The idea of chartering a boat is, for many, seen as an exclusive pastime of the glamorous and wealthy, a pursuit that largely eludes the majority. A new travel company entitled Borrow a Boat seeks to bring yachting to the masses, where affordability and accessibility are key.<p>The concept works along …

Sailing

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history

Recent discoveries have revealed that much of the traditional understanding of the human origin story is wrong.<p>Until the past few years, most anthropologists and archaeologists believed that the first members of our species — <i>Homo sapiens</i>— evolved in East Africa approximately 200,000 years ago.<p>As …

Anthropology

How to Make Your Wifi Router as Secure as Possible

Though more router manufacturers are making routers easier to set up and configure—even via handy little apps instead of annoying web-based …

Wi-Fi

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Calls Out the Trump Admin's Stunning Move to Let the NRA and Other Groups Conceal Donors

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow pointed out a little-noticed story Tuesday in the fallout of President Donald Trump's disastrous meeting with Russian President …

Not-the-Same-Old Insider’s Guide to Newport, R.I.

Secret spots in this fashionable seaport—including an overlooked colonial mansion, a shipyard for superyachts and the best new farm-to-table restaurant in town<p>AMERICA’S GILDED-AGE industrialists knew a little about curb appeal, as their Newport, R.I., “cottages” attest. These architectural grande …

New England

How Sinclair lost Trump's FCC

‘Sinclair’s style in Washington is Exhibit A of how to squander the most favorable regulatory environment in decades,’ said one industry official.<p>Sinclair Broadcast Group had everything going for it when it announced its $3.9 billion purchase of Tribune Media in May 2017: close ties to the Trump …

Net Neutrality

How to Rapidly Identify Assets at Risk to WannaCry Ransomware and ETERNALBLUE Exploit

In what may be the first public weaponizing of April’s Shadow Brokers dump of NSA exploits, a ransomware attack has crippled IT systems globally and …

Rainbow Road Go-Kart Track Brings a Mario Kart Classic to Life

Fortunately this one isn't as perilous as the N64 version.<p>A new go-kart race track in Niagara Falls, Ontario is appealing to American audiences by …

Opener launches BlackFly fixed-wing VTOL flying car that doesn't require a license

Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and …

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

A new world: ‘Ghost particles’ and the breakthrough in astronomy

They’re called the universe’s ‘ghost particles’.<p>There’s excitement in the scientific world that for the first time, scientists have been able to …

The Last Person on Earth

He was a marvelous, graceful boy. We, his lucky family from the moment he arrived at age 10 from Ethiopia, weren’t the only ones to think so. A wide …

Did the Trump administration send a coded signal to neo-Nazis?

When there is no low beneath which a president and his administration will not sink, and no rule or norm which he, his allies and his supporters will …

Spiders fly on the currents of Earth’s electric field

Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind …

Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

Clean Energy

Opinion | Duquesne, the poster boat of Muskoka summer show

Duquesne, the poster boat of Muskoka summer show<p>Vessel has traditional design with newer aspects, says Classics On The Water columnist Tim Du …

Letter: Wendy Becker: State guidelines mitigate abuse of transgender children

Chariho School Committee member Clay Johnson takes issue with the state Department of Education’s guidelines for educating transgender students …

Scientists 'completely surprised' by immunity-boosting virus

Though you may not hear of it often, cytomegalovirus is a fairly common virus. It is usually harmless, but once contracted, it remains in the system …

The Misinformation Around Electric Vehicles

The oil and automotive industries’ increasingly crude attempts to spread misinformation about electric vehicles is a bid to protect a business model increasingly recognized each day as harmful to the planet and to each and every one of us. Media outlets such as <i>The Guardian</i> and CNBC have written …

Electric Vehicles

Rhode Island sues oil companies over climate change

Rhode Island’s attorney general sued a dozen oil and natural gas companies and their affiliates Monday in state court, accusing them of causing …

Rhode Island

China's new laser-powered rifle can literally set you on fire

You could get burned if you upset the Chinese government.<p>Researchers in the country have reportedly developed a prototype laser assault rifle with similar dimensions to an AK-47, according to South China Morning Post. The new high-tech weapon is dubbed the ZKZM-500.<p>The ZKZM-500 can reportedly set a …

The 'Billion Tree Tsunami' is transforming northwestern Pakistan

Once arid hillsides have now become wide swaths of lush green woodland in northwestern Pakistan, where hundreds of millions of trees from 42 …

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Xiaomi’s new $261 electric bicycle prepares to turn the ebike industry on its head

The Chinese company Xiaomi has an impressive line of affordable products, ranging from consumer electronics to sofas. They are no strangers to personal electric vehicles either, having produced a very popular electric bicycle as well as an equally popular electric scooter.<p>And now they are doubling …

Arcimoto - Stock Price Soars 83% As Retail Production Nears

Photo Source: Arcimoto Website<p>Arcimoto (NASDAQ:FUV) announced on 12 June that they had completed production of their Signature Series vehicles and …