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The Bionic Pancreas: How A Son’s Illness Inspired His Father to Revolutionize Diabetes Care

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States today, with 29 million Americans currently living with the disease. Of those 29 million, the majority suffer from Type 2 diabetes which, in most cases, is caused by a combination of poor diet and lack of exercise of long periods of time. But while Type 2 diabetes can be almost completely reversed by improving your eating and lifestyle habits, Type 1 diabetes (which affects 3 million Americans) is a chronic

DARPA Asked This Grad Student To Design A Jetpack That Makes You Faster. He Delivered

Jason Kerestes is a graduate student studying engineering at Arizona State University. Not long ago, Jason was approached by a team from ASU’s Human Machine Integration Labs. They had heard that he owned his own welding business and wanted his help on a project they were working on designing robotic prosthetics to help amputees. The project was being funded in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the agency responsible for developing new military technologies. When DARPA saw the amazing work the team

This App Uses Your Phone To Help With Cancer and Alzheimer’s Research While You Sleep (Video)

A University of Vienna invention is turning our smartphones into a network of processing power. The Samsung Power Sleep App was developed by Samsung in Austria, as a collaboration with the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna. Samsung Power Sleep lets you donate the processing power of your smartphone or tablet to assist researchers with the decryption of protein sequences. This decryption is an essential part of cancer and Alzheimer’s research (as well as other diseases). The app works like an

A Quick Breakdown of Obama’s Plan to Deal With ISIS

Last night, President Obama held a press conference in which he outlined his plans for addressing the growing threat of the Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL, in the Middle East. The President started off his speech by questioning the very legitimacy of the organization and its core beliefs. “We continue to face a terrorist threat… ISIL is not a state, and it certainly isn’t Islamic… ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple.”   The President used the

Why Do the Majority of Chinese Citizens Think A War With Japan Is Imminent?

Recently, Genron, a Japanese non-governmental organization, teamed up with the state-run Chinese newspaper China Daily to conduct a survey about how people living in Japan and China felt about the two countries’ relations with one another. The results of the poll were a bit shocking. 53.4% of Chinese citizens believe that a conflict between China and Japan will happen in the near future, with a significant portion saying they believed it would happen within the next five years. In Japan, only 29% of people believed that

Apple Just Unveiled the iPhone 6- Here’s What’s New

At an exclusive Apple event in California earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the company’s designs for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which will both be available for purchase on September 17th. The first major difference between this iPhone and the last is the size of the phone. The iPhone 5 screen measures 4″ diagonally. The 6 measures 4.7″ diagonally, and the slightly larger 6 Plus measures 5.5″. Apple also altered the basic design of the iPhone. Besides slimming it down from

UK Sets Plans To Launch Their First Commercial Spaceport As Soon As 2016

At the Farnborough International Airshow’s Space Day Conference this past July, UK Space Agency Director General David Parker announced a timetable which laid out the groundwork for the Agency’s first commercial spaceport. The Agency made the decision to build a spaceport in anticipation of the growing demand for space tourism and the expanding space plane industry. The timetable estimates that by 2030, space tourism will be bringing in about $65 million a year and the space plane industry will be worth around $33.9 billion. These potential future

The Lone Survivor of An Islamic State Massacre Tells His Story (Video)

Ali Hussein Kadhim is an Iraqi soldier and a Shiite Muslim. Back in June, he was captured (along with hundreds of other Iraqi military recruits) by the Sunni jihadist group ISIS. After taking the captives to Saddam Hussein’s old complex in Tikrit, the militants separated the soldiers: Sunnis were given an opportunity to repent for their service to the Iraqi government while all the Shiites were lined up in groups and marked for death. Kadhim was 4th in the execution line.

The State Dept. Just Released A Video That Looks A Lot Like ISIS Propaganda

Warning: This article contains some graphic images. In recent weeks, the U.S. government has been working feverishly on trying to figure out ways to combat the growing threat of the Islamic State. One of their main focuses has been ISIS’s highly-successful internet recruitment campaigns. In an attempt to counteract the success of these ISIS recruiting videos, the State Department’s branch of Strategic Counterterrorism Communications made a mock ISIS recruitment video. Their goal was to try and show the brutal realities of joining the Islamic

ISIS Captures Russian Jets in Syria, Tells Putin “We Are Coming to Russia”

Late last month, Islamic State fighters captured Taqba Airbase after a bloody battle with Syrian government forces that left hundreds dead on both sides. The airbase was the last government stronghold in the northern part of the country. After overrunning the base, Islamic State fighters made a YouTube video showing the mass execution of some 250 Syrian soldiers. The IS militants forced the captives march naked into the desert before killing them. The Islamic State also released a video in which they show off one of

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