A New York City doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the disease on Thursday.
Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, reported a fever of 100.3 degrees and gastrointestinal problems Thursday morning, both symptoms of Ebola. He was then transported to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance staffed by a “specially trained HAZ TAC unit wearing Personal Protective Equipment,” according to a statement from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Tests conducted at the hospital revealed that he had the virus.
Spencer is the only case of Ebola in the city of more than 8 million. He is now the fourth person to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the viral disease.
Emergency flashlights have always been a necessity for everyone. But by the time you actually need to use them, the batteries have died. Eton’s new Blackout Buddy H2O, is the answer to such problems. A product that will still work after sitting for up to 10 years, according to reports. And to turn it on, you just have to add water to it.
The latest member of the blackout Buddy line features a magnesium Oxide battery, which starts providing current to the light’s three LEDs when exposed to H2O. For the initial startup, you have to dip it in a small amount of water. Or just pour water into the battery compartment. After that it will continuously work for 72 hours and may the light start to dim, you’ll just have to add some more water.
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Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.
The men claimed self-defense, but federal prosecutors argued that they had shown “a grave indifference” to the carnage their actions would cause. All four were ordered immediately to jail.
Their lawyers are promising to file appeals. The judge did not immediately set a sentencing date.
What would Earth be like if all humans suddenly disappeared?
It’s a creepy thought, for sure. And according to a new video from the YouTube series Earth Unplugged, the end of humanity would spell the slow demise of manmade structures and cause cats and dogs to de-evolve into creatures more akin to their feral ancestors.
Afghanistan hanged five men on Wednesday over a gang rape that had shocked the country, officials said. Human rights groups had called for new President Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions to address concerns about the handling of the case. The incident sparked concern in Afghanistan’s conservative society over public security at a time when foreign troops are leaving the country.
The men were convicted of robbery and extramarital sex, but not rape — which is widely seen as a taboo subject. The victims were returning home from a wedding along with their families outside Kabul in August. Officials said a large group of men, some dressed in police uniforms, and carrying assault rifles, stopped a convoy of cars. They dragged four women out of the cars in the middle of the night and raped them in a field near the main road. The assault provoked such an outpouring of rage that former President Hamid Karzai told a delegation of women the perpetrators would face the death penalty. Karzai confirmed the death sentences just before leaving office late last month.
Nooses hang at an execution site in Pul-e-Charkhi prison on the outskirts of Kabul on Wednesday.
Say hello to a new sensor that can be incorporated into car seats and will be able to identify if a driver is drunk or intoxicated. The sensor has been created by a team of researchers from University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University in Japan while collaborating with Delta Tooling. The gadget can also tell if the driver is getting drowsy while driving.
The sensor can also be installed in a patient’s bed and shall be able to notify if the pulse is abnormal or if the patient undergoes a heart attack. As far as the sensor’s functioning is concerned, it makes use of the built-in microphone, capable of detecting vibration and sound being produced by the cardiovascular system of the user in question. A foamy fabric makes it easier to be fixed into a seat or bed without causing discomfort to the user.