Search for American’s Body on Forbidden Island ‘Put on Hold’

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It takes about two days for LEGOs to pass through the body. Science!

Enlarge / The horror: it took between 1.14 days to 3.04 days for the swallowed LEGO heads to reappear in subjects’ excrement, for an average of 1.71 days. (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures) Here’s some good news for worried parents whose small children have ingested a LEGO toy part (or two). A new study by pediatric researchers concludes that […]

TSA Reportedly Will Begin Testing Long-Distance Body Scanners

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NYPD pulls 2,990 body cameras after one catches fire

The NYPD’s plan to outfit every officer with body cameras has run into trouble. The department has pulled about 2,990 Vievu LE-5 cameras across the city after one officer’s camera caught fire near a Staten Island precinct. There’s a “possible product defect” with the LE-5, the NYPD said in a statement, and it was removing […]

Sony’s HX99 camera packs 28X zoom into an ultra-compact body

How do you make a point-and-shoot camera appealing when the smartphone in your pocket can already take great photos? By stuffing a ton of features into a design that’s almost as easy to carry as that phone, apparently. Sony’s just-introduced Cyber-shot HX99 crams a 24-720mm equivalent (28X) f/3.5-6.4 zoom lens, a retractable OLED viewfinder and […]

Extreme heat of Vesuvius eruption vaporized body fluids, exploded skulls

Enlarge / Italian scientists detected red and black mineral incrustations in victims’ skulls—the iron from human blood. (credit: P. Petrone et al.) The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD wiped out several nearby towns and killed thousands of people. It has long been supposed that the vast majority died from asphyxiation, choking on […]