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Tech and crime is a cat-mouse game for the FBI


So the FBI can do some pretty wild surveillance things on your computer. But will they bother with the average person? I doubt it. A terrorist suspect was under a watchful eye… FBI’s search for ‘Mo,’ suspect in bomb threats, highlights use of malware for surveillance – The Washington Post. The FBI’s elite hacker team…

New study reveals paranormal investigators winning at being “scientifical”

Gadgets are goofy, not scientific.

Study examines influence of media messages on perceptions of paranormal investigators’ credibility. The omnipresence of paranormal entertainment piqued the interest of Paul Brewer, professor of communication at the University of Delaware, who wondered what makes viewers believe — or disbelieve — what they see on the screen. His resulting study, recently published in the journal…

Bra to detect breast cancer? A still questionable claim.


Is a New Heat Sensing Bra the Breast Medicine? – ABC News. The makers of the First Warning Systems bra claim it can detect cancer in its earliest stages by continually monitoring the breasts for temperature changes associated with growing tumors. When a series of sensors embedded in the cups detect abnormal heat patterns, they…

The ‘Paranormal Recorder’ app for ghost chats


Here is a press release advertising the updated model of Excelltech’s Paranormal Recorder – for your smartphone. When there’s Something Strange in the Neighborhood, Paranormal Investigators No Longer Worry about Who they’re Going to Call. According to developer Ed Williams, paranormal phenomenon is most often reported with abnormal electromagnetic fields. “The Paranormal Recorder uses raw,…

‘Pre-Crime’ Screening Technology is a FAST fail


Homeland Security’s ‘Pre-Crime’ Screening Will Never Work – Alexander Furnas – The Atlantic. The U.S. Department of Homeland security is working on a project called FAST, the Future Attribute Screening Technology, which is some crazy straight-out-of-sci-fi pre-crime detection and prevention software which may come to an airport security screening checkpoint near you someday soon. Yet…

Japan’s Flying Orb: It’s real and so cool


Flying Orb Built by Japan’s Ministry of Defense [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network. OK, it’s a real life UFO! The research arm of Japan’s ministry of defense built the prototype using off-the-shelf parts for about $1,400, according to the video.