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Could This Inflatable Plug Have Prevented New York City’s Subways From Flooding?

The design of this inflatable object was commissioned by the US Department of Homeland Security to be used in response to terrorist attacks against subways. But perhaps it could also be used to prevent future subway floods like those that happened recently in New York City: The plugs can be inflated in about three minutes. But [...]

Homeland Security’s New Molecular Scanner

Still fretting about privacy? Don’t worry, it will soon be over. Big Brother will know everything about you with this new molecular scanner that sounds like it’s straight out of Star Trek: Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of [...]