A Touch from a Distance: Stanford Researchers Create a Device That Simulates Tactile Sensations
Over the last few decades, technological advances have provided us with a variety of ways to feel closer together. From faster, more efficient means of transportation to instant messaging and video calls, it's never been easier to stay connected and present in the lives of people who live far away.Read full story
UK to Strike Vaccine Passports as Omicron Wave Peaks Nationally
With 90% of the over-60s population boosted, the government will allow Covid passports and other restrictions to expire by January 26th. While other countries are still debating whether or not to adopt a covid vaccine passport, the United Kingdon is about to abandon it as a requirement, alongside other Covid restrictions.Read full story
Bitcoin's Price Drops: Regulation, Omicron and Big Investors Cashing Out
Between December 3rd and 4th, Bitcoin experienced a loss in value of about 17%, plunging to about U$ 47,000 from an earlier price of around U$ 57,000. Some of the most popular cryptocurrencies also lost value, including Ethereum (16%) and Cardano (11%).Read full story
Secretary Mayorkas: Majority of Undocumented Noncitizens "Not Priorities for Removal"
DHS to begin Implementation of Immigration Enforcement Priorities. On September 30th, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas signed new Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law. On November 29th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will begin its implementation.Read full story
Harvard Psychologist: Fears That Technology Is Severely Impairing Our Memory Are "Overblown"
Technology that was once considered groundbreaking is now an intrinsic part of our lives. If 30 years ago having a cellphone was considered a luxury of the privileged, used for emergency phone calls if at all, today most of us can't imagine spending a day without our devices. We use our cellphones to text friends, check social media, find the nearest coffee shop, take and share pictures -- and, when unavoidable, the occasional phone call.Read full story
Britney Spears' Instagram Feed Gives Us a Glimpse of How Dark Her Last Few Years Have Been
Britney Spear's Instagram page, posted on Dec. 2nd. On November 12th, 2021, Britney Spears's conservatorship of 14 years finally ended, and the pop star seems over the moon about it.Read full story
FDA: Unclear If Omicron Variant Will Require Vaccine Modification, Urges Vaccination and Boosters
On November 30th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a statement on the potential impacts of the Omicron variant. The agency warns that the work to obtain genetic information and patient samples for variants to perform the necessary tests to evaluate the impact of a variant takes time, but expects the vast majority of this work to be completed in the coming weeks.Read full story