Cristopher Michael

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Renowned Biophysicist Sees New Hope in Proteges' Ebola Drug

When news broke last week of a Southern California firm’s experimental treatment for Ebola, pioneering biophysicist Richard Cone quietly celebrated from his office at Johns Hopkins University. He emailed congratulations to the two former protégés who’d developed the medicine, then allowed himself …

How Obama Brings America Back Into Iraq

If he ab­so­lutely must, this is how Barack Obama goes back in­to Ir­aq.<p>With a toe in the wa­ter, with a clearly defined mis­sion—one that sounds …

Middle East

Obama's Anti-War Base Keeping Its Powder Dry As New Iraq Action Unfolds

"While there are deep concerns about slippery slopes and being dragged into a sectarian war in Iraq, progressives will not oppose action responding to genocide."<p>WASHINGTON — When President Obama first signaled there could be new military action in Iraq back in June, members of his progressive base …

Obama Authorizes Strikes Against Islamic State Fighters In Iraq

"Today, America is coming to help."<p>WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has authorized air strikes against the militant Islamic group ISIS if it moves on the Iraqi city of Irbil, he announced on Thursday.<p>He also directed the military to carry out a humanitarian mission to help members of the Yazidi …

Ebola virus victim left lying in Guinea street for hours over infection fears

Residents of Guinea's capital Conakry criticise emergency services for their slow response to help a man who collapsed in the street and was left for nearly five hours because of fears he might be suffering from Ebola<p>A man lay helpless in the street for almost five hours without medical assistance …

4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Front Panel Subjected to More Rigorous Scratch Tests, May Not Be Sapphire

Last week, a video posted by YouTube user Marques Brownlee showed the alleged front panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 being put through a number of scratch tests and significant bending. Now, Brownlee has released another video putting the same display through more rigorous scratch tests, this time …

i-Bell Lets You Know Who’s Ringing Your Doorbell From Afar

Meet i-Bell, a new wi-fi connected doorbell contending for your crowdfunding cash so you can spy on callers to your home from the comfort of your smartphone.<p>We’ve seen a few of these devices before — notably DoorBot and SkyBell last year (as well as attempts to repurpose old smartphones as …

Associated Press News

President Takes Step to Ease Escalating Deportations, Backlash

Facing the possibility another ally would confront him on deportations, President Barack Obama took a step on Thursday toward slowing removals of immigrants from the country.<p>Obama met with three members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, which had debated just hours before whether to escalate …

Is pee-power really possible?

Over one billion of the world’s population still lack access to basic electricity. Could tech that tries to generate power from urine be the answer?<p>Today, over seven billion people populate our planet, which means on average around 10.5 billion litres (2.8 billion gallons) of human urine is …

Google Opens Glass Mirror API To All Developers Even If They Don’t Have Glass

In the early days of Google Glass, everybody who picked up their unit would also be whitelisted for access to the Mirror API, as Google only wanted developers with access to the actual hardware to develop for the device. Well, those days are over. Google announced over the weekend that the …

Honda Is Working On Hydrogen Technology That Will Generate Power Inside Your Car

Although fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) are rare today, they may have what it takes to be very popular one day.<p>FCEVs run on hydrogen gas and oxygen, which an onboard fuel cell stack converts, via a chemical reaction, into electricity.<p>This version of the electric car offers the same performance …

The World's First Supersonic Business Jet Will Reach The Market In 2021

This year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas was full of droll announcements on charter services and meager sales reports. It was a refreshing surprise, then, to see Aerion Corporation out in full regale, pitching a whole new evolutionary step in the private …

Robots, the 'uncanny valley' and learning to love the alien

Can we rewire our human distrust of robots that look like us?<p>We humans have evolved to relate emotionally to inanimate artefacts, which is strange when you think about it. Children play with dolls and toy soldiers as if they were people. Adults talk to their cars. As long as they are robot-like and …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

"Frozen" Opens With Biggest Debut For Disney Animated Film Since "The Lion King"

But when adjusted for inflation, the 1994 hand-drawn classic bests the latest film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.<p>The Walt Disney Animation Studio is poised to have its biggest hit in decades with <i>Frozen</i>, which just broke <i>Toy Story 2</i>'s 14-year-old record for the biggest Thanksgiving box office …

More Shoppers, Less Spending During Black Friday Weekend

The number of shoppers was up, but total spending was down over the long holiday weekend.<p>Retailers like Target and Macy’s opened their doors on …

Real Madrid 'to remove ultras fan group'

Real Madrid are reportedly set on removing the controversial ‘Ultras Sur’ supporters’ group from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.<p>Since the 1980s the …

Soccer

Ride:HUD brings head-up display tech to existing motorcycle helmets

Head-up displays, or HUDs, are claimed to make driving much safer and easier – instead of looking away from the road and shifting their focus to the …

Helmets