Technology

Silicone wristbands detect chemical exposure

CORVALLIS, Ore. (KGW) – Whether you live in Oregon or a remote community in Africa, you are being exposed to the same chemicals, according to a new study from Oregon State University. OSU researchers sent out chemical detecting wristbands to more than …

Possible new birth control under development

BERKELEY, Calif. (NBC) – At the Your Choice Therapeutics lab at US Berkeley, scientist Nadja Mannowetz showed what their compound does to active sperm cells. In one sample, you can see untreated cells. In another, sperm cells after their treatment. Mannowetz explained, …

Uber to introduce new safety measures

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Uber is unveiling some new safety features to protect riders. The ride-hailing company’s app will push out an alert for riders to confirm that it’s the correct person picking them up. When an Uber is ordered, riders will …

“Space Force” hearing held in Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The Senate Armed Services Committee held its first official hearing on President Trump’s “Space Force” proposal. The Space Force proposal has come up in various hearings, but Thursday’s hearing is the first dedicated to the issue. The final …

First image of a black hole

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scientists with the National Science Foundation revealed the first ever images of a black hole. The black hole exists in the distant galaxy of Messier 87. It is 55 million light years from earth, and has a mass that …