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  • TSA’s mm-Wave Body Scanner Breaks Diabetic Teen’s $10K Insulin Pump
    By on May 8, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    OverTheGeicoE writes “Savannah Barry, a Colorado teenager, was returning home from a conference in Salt Lake City. She is a diabetic and wears an insulin pump to control her insulin levels 24/7. She carries documentation of her condition to assist screeners, who usually give her a pat-down search. This time the screeners listened to her story, read her doctor’s letter, and forced her to go through a millimeter-wave body scanner anyway. (more…)

  • A Severed Pig’s Head, a Friend’s Dead Body and Other Things Not to Bring to a Soccer Game
    By on April 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Not even death stopped this guy from attending his local team’s big match on the weekend. Soccer fans in Colombia stole the body of their murdered friend and took his corpse to the stadium, where they cheered on their favorite team.

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  • DHS Eyes Covert Body Scans
    By on March 3, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    CWmike writes “Documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) suggest that the US Department of Homeland Security has signed contracts for the development of mobile and static systems that can be used scan pedestrians and people at rail and bus stations and special event venues — apparently at times without their knowledge. Under consideration: An Intelligent Pedestrian Surveillance platform; an X-Ray Backscatter system (more…)

  • Natal Recognizes 31 Body Parts, Uses Tenth Of Xbox 360
    By on January 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Project Natal knows when you’re holding your hand behind your back, according to a new report. But it also might require enough horsepower to limit its relevance to system-pushing video games.

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  • Can Your Body Be A Battery?
    By on November 16, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    What if machines ran off biological fuel—blood sugar—from our bodies? Could we basically power gadgets on America’s increasing supply of body fat and Snickers bars?

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  • Hockey Player Body Checked Into Another World [Video]
    By on August 15, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    During a recent Red and White scrimmage, Colton Teubert, a Boston Bruins prospect pick body checked L.A. Kings Jordan Caron and sent him flying into “Lala Land”. Some people may consider this a dirty hit but Teubert essentially executed a clean open ice check. Caron suffered a broken clavicle and is now unable to play for the next 6-8 weeks.

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