Science and Technology

FBI secretly demands a ton of consumer data from credit agencies. Now lawmakers want answers

Recently released documents revealed the FBI has for years secretly demanded vast amounts of Americans’ consumer and financial information from the largest U.S. credit agencies. The FBI regularly uses these legal powers — known as national security letters — to compel credit giants to turn over non-content information, such as records of purchases and locations,…

Xbox Series X and Hellblade II Reveal is Harvesting Record Metrics; Surpassing Views on Project Scarlett E3 Tease

The reveal of the Xbox Series X and Hellblade II is harvesting record metrics for the Xbox team, Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has confirmed. The General Manager of Xbox games marketing took to Twitter following a tweet from independent video game industry analyst @BenjiSales. Microsoft revealed the name for its next-gen Xbox console alongside the sequel…

Lotus-inspired self-cleaning surface can repel bacteria

Researchers have developed a novel self-cleaning surface that can repel bacteria, an advance that may lead to new strategies against antibiotic-resistant superbugs in settings ranging from hospitals to kitchens. The study, published in the journal ACS Nano, noted that the new plastic material can be shrink-wrapped onto surfaces such as door handles, railings, intravenous therapy…

Baby born at 12:12 on 12-12 during last full moon of the decade

North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that would further strengthen its nuclear deterrent. The test possibly involved technologies to improve intercontinental ballistic missiles that could potentially reach the continental United States.…

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