Jeremy Zyduck

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Hornetgeddon! Authorities swat deadly swarm of giant bugs

ANKANG, SHAANXI PROVINCE, China – A winged menace has killed 42 people and injured at least 1,600 since July, striking fear across this heavily industrialized area of central China.<p>Now local officials in Shaanxi province are declaring an uneasy stalemate with the virulent population of Asian …

Qualcomm Now Has a Foot in All the Wireless Charging Camps

Qualcomm, which has been a major backer of the Alliance for Wireless Power, is now also taking part in two rival wireless-charging-standards …

Man Kills Rabid Bobcat with 4 Shots from 2 Guns

A Massachusetts man was attacked by an injured, rabid bobcat, and it took four shots from two different firearms to kill the animal.<p>In an interview …

Obama and Rouhani make history with phone call, thawing three decade freeze between US and Iran

President Barack Obama revealed Friday that he talked with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, marking the first time leaders from the U.S. and Iran have directly communicated since the 1979 Iranian revolution.<p>"Just now I spoke on the phone with President Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran," he …

These Contact Lenses Work Like Telescopes For Your Eyes

Researcher Eric Tremblay explains the invention.<p><i>What is it? A real contact lens that can switch between magnifying an image and standard vision. it could be useful for both military personnel and patients with retinal diseases.</i><p>We built a telescope into a contact lens. It is similar to a hard …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

Activist Drone Catches Pigeon Shooters

Hobbyists turns their flying robot on local polluters.<p>Shooting clay pigeons is a popular U.S. sport, appealing to everyone from President Obama on down. In Pennsylvania, the thrill of shooting flying clay out of the air isn't enough for everyone. Some gun clubs have organized pigeon shoots, where …

Drones

Slow burner

The article by your science correspondent on the way the sun will expand (Long-range forecast: sunny spell will wipe out life, 19 September) in about 3bn years' time reminds me of a lecture given by Sir Arthur Eddington on the same subject. When he had finished, a chap in the audience asked: "Could …

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water in Martian soil

Dirt sample reveals two pints of liquid water per cubic feet, not freely accessible but bound to other minerals in the soil<p>Water has been discovered in the fine-grained soil on the surface of Mars, which could be a useful resource for future human missions to the red planet, according to …

Flesh-rotting 'krokodil' drug emerges in USA

Two cases in Arizona are the first involving caustic, heroin-like IV drug that originated in Russia.<p>A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made its first reported appearance in the United States, an Arizona health official says.<p>Known on the street as "krokodil," the caustic …

H2 oh my: NASA's Curiosity rover finds water in Mars dirt

Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests.<p>NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 …

Apple releases iOS 7 update to fix bugs

Apple on Thursday released an update for iOS 7 to fix bugs that potentially let users bypass the phone's lock screen.<p>The problems emerged not long after Apple made the radically redesigned version of its mobile operating system available for download last week.<p>The bugs let people who could get …