Phones studied as attack detector

“Homeland Security officials are looking into outfitting cellphones with detectors that would alert emergency responders to radiological isotopes, toxic chemicals and biological agents such as anthrax.

‘If it’s successful, it’ll change the way chemical, biological and radiation detection is done,’ says Rolf Dietrich, deputy director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, which invests in high-tech solutions to secure the nation against terrorist attacks. ‘It’s a really, really neat thing.'” (USAToday)

Top 10 Body Hacks

From Lifehacker, how to:

  1. Hold your breath longer
  2. Cure warts with duct tape
  3. Stop brain freeze with your tongue
  4. Scratch your leg to make it to the loo
  5. Power use your ears
  6. Free your mind under a high ceiling
  7. Think while you sleep
  8. Cure hiccups with water
  9. Whistle with two fingers
  10. Tell if someone’s lying

A Scandal That Keeps Growing

New York Times editorial: “It is long past time for President Bush to fire Mr. Gonzales. But Congress, especially the Republicans who have dared confront the White House on this issue, should not be satisfied with that. There are strong indications that the purge was ordered out of the White House, involving at the very least the former counsel, Harriet Miers, and Karl Rove. It is the duty of Congress to compel them and other officials to finally tell the truth to the American people.”