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Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

Technology
Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes.Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell cameras, at homes around the city of Jersey.The homes selected for the experiment were chosen using the city's own crime statistics combined with mapping data of theft locations supplied by Amazon.One box was stolen three minutes after it was "delivered". Amazon told AP: "We appreciate the increased effort by local law enforcement to tackle package theft and remain committed to assisting however we can."The US Postal Service expects to deliver about 900 million p...
New printer uses sound waves to shape ink droplets

New printer uses sound waves to shape ink droplets

Science
Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Scientists have found a way to print with sound. The new technology will help printers exert more precise control over the shape and viscosity of ink droplets. The acoustic printer won't be printing term papers or greeting cards. Instead, the technology could be used to synthesize biopharmaceuticals and cosmetics, as well as optical and conductive materials. "By harnessing acoustic forces, we have created a new technology that enables myriad materials to be printed in a drop-on-demand manner," Jennifer Lewis, a profess or bioengineering at Harvard University, said in a news release. Scientists have previously used sound waves to levitate particles and look for contaminants. Researchers have also bounced sound waves through a maze and reflected sound waves back toward thei...
US is 'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again: Nikki Haley

US is 'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again: Nikki Haley

World
The U.S. announced that overnight airstrikes succeeded in dealing a severe blow against the Syrian government's capacity to use chemical weapons. But U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley also warned Saturday that the U.S. is "locked and loaded" in case Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons again. "Last night, we successfully hit the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons enterprise, and because of these actions, we are confident that we have crippled Syria’s chemical weapons program," Haley said at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. "I spoke to the president this morning and he said that if the Syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again, the United States is locked and loaded." She added, "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line." T
Rod Stewart uses DOG POO to teach his daughters a lesson

Rod Stewart uses DOG POO to teach his daughters a lesson

Entertainment
GETTY POO: Family man Rod has a smelly punishment for when his daughters don't look after their dogsHe put dog poo under their car seats because they didn’t clean up after their pets.Wife Penny Lancaster revealed he is “obsessed with keeping his house in order” and won’t tolerate any mess.She said: “If the girls bring their dogs into the house and they don’t clean up after them, he has been known to put the poo under their car seats.“The boys have an Xbox room on which he has put a lock and a cardboard sign which will say things like ‘No entry. You left the lights on’ or ‘You’ve been rude to mummy.’”GETTYHANDS-ON: Penny Lancaster says Rod is a 'hands-on' dad “If the girls bring their dogs into the house and they don’t clean up after them, he has been known to put the poo under
Mayweather uses homophobic slur after accusing McGregor of racism

Mayweather uses homophobic slur after accusing McGregor of racism

Sports
Warning: Some of the language in this story may cause offence.Floyd Mayweather used a homophobic slur after accusing Conor McGregor of racist comments during the media tour to promote their Las Vegas fight.Mayweather will face UFC lightweight title-holder McGregor in 12 rounds under boxing rules in August."He called black people monkeys," said the American, 40, during a news conference at Wembley Arena on Friday.Mayweather then addressed McGregor as: "You punk. You faggot. You ho."In response to accusations of racism, McGregor has said that he is a "multicultural individual".The 29-year-old is alleged to have made racist comments during the third stop of the tour in New York on Thursday."He totally disrespected black women," added Mayweather. "Then he spoke disrespectfully to my mother and...