Earth Gets Another Quasi-Moon

Astronomers have found a new asteroid, 2014 OL339, that is a quasi-moon of the Earth. Discovered accidentally earlier this year, the 150-meter asteroid has an orbit that is more elliptical than Earth's, but has a period of almost exactly one year. It isn't bound to Earth like a real moon, but displays apparent motion as… Read More

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 12:48 pm

Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

Doctors with one medical records system can't exchange information with systems made by other vendors, including those at their own hospitals, according to the New York Times. One ophthalmologist spent half a million dollars on a system, but still needs to send faxes to get the information where it needs to go. The largest vendor… Read More

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 12:07 pm

Hundreds of Police Agencies Distributing Spyware and Keylogger

For years, local law enforcement agencies around the country have told parents that installing ComputerCOP software is the "first step" in protecting their children online. ... As official as it looks,ComputerCOP is actually just spyware, generally bought in bulk from a New York company that appears to do… Read More

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 11:26 am

The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

You may recall Cody Wilson as the man behind the world's first 3D-printed gun. He built a company behind the ideals of DIY gun-making, and now he's come back with another device: the "Ghost Gunner," a CNC mill designed to create the lower receiver of an AR-15 rifle. "That simple chunk of metal has become the epicenter… Read More

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 10:44 am

Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry

In 2000, NASA began taking satellite images of the Aral Sea in central Asia, which was once the fourth-largest inland lake in the world. At that time, there was an expansive eastern basin, and smaller basins to the north and west. In images recorded just last week, we see that the eastern basin is completely gone, and… Read More

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 10:01 am

China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons

A pleasant event was planned for the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. A ceremony at Tiananmen Square would release 10,000 pigeons at sunrise to symbolize an era of peace. Unfortunately, even symbols of peace can apparently remind people of violence. Chinese authorities searched all… Read More

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 9:19 am