Technology

Infant simulator offers life-like learning

(NBC News) – Caring for the sickest babies takes a special person, and now a very special simulator is helping to train doctors and nurses in pediatric intensive care units. The “newborn” is an extremely life-like simulator whose job is to help …

Apple unveils new iPhones

(NBC News) – Apple has unveiled the iPhone X, a new flagship model that coincides with the tenth anniversary of the popular device. The new offering has an edge to edge screen that gets rid of “home” button to unlock the phone …

Equifax announces massive data breach

Equifax Inc. announced a major cybersecurity incident that potentially impacts approximately 143 million people. In between mid-May through July 2017 criminals gained access to Equifax data through a U.S. website vulnerability, according to the consumer credit reporting agency. Information accessed includes identifying …

Heat shield protects structure from Blanket Creek Fire

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Ore. – Wildland firefighters work hard to keep flames as far from structures as possible, but what happens when the fire gets too close? Firefighters have many options, including removing fuel from around any structures and using sprinklers …

Cellular coverage could be spotty during eclipse

(NBC News) – As throngs of people travel to the cities that will be in totality during the eclipse they may face a challenge other than overcrowding: cellphone network blackouts. “Cell networks are basically like highways but instead highways that travel over …

Potentially life-saving app comes to Josephine County

Grants Pass, Ore. – Josephine County emergency responders marked the launch of the PulsePoint Respond app Tuesdy morning. According to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, last year the Josephine County 911 dispatch center received over 1000 calls for heart-related problems and sudden …

Genetically modified salmon for sale in Canada

Toronto, Canada (CBC/NBCNC) – The world’s first genetically modified salmon is being offered for sale in Canada. Massachusetts-based Aqua Bounty Technologies said it’s sold about five tons of fresh salmon fillets to Canadian customers. But it isn’t saying exactly where you can …

Mazda announces more efficient engine

Tokyo, Japan (RTV/NBCNC) – Mazda announced Tuesday it will offer a new engine in 2019 that will use gasoline in a more efficient way that will as fuel efficient as diesel engines. A Mazda director said the new engine called “Skyactiv-X” will …
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