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Facezam: Facial recognition ‘Facebook app’ hoax terrifies the internet

Facezam: Facial recognition Facebook app hoax terrifies the internet

Facezam Claims It Will End All Privacy Through Facial Recognition, But Is It A Stunt? A new app developed by British entrepreneur Jack Kenyon called “Facezam” is seeking to become the Shazam of faces. While the latter lets you identify music you like through audio recognition, Facezam matches your photos of strangers with their Facebook accounts. It works scanning billions ... Read More »

Two small planes collide over mall near Montreal, one dead

Two small planes collide over mall near Montreal, one dead

One person is dead, another is injured and two people are in hospital to be treated for shock after two planes collided above Promenades Saint-Bruno shopping centre, according to Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux. One plane fell on the roof of the shopping mall after the planes collided in the sky. The other crashed in the parking lot. Police evacuated ... Read More »

Could the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system be home to alien life?

Could the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system be home to alien life?

Seven earth-sized rocky planets in one fell swoop and all of them are potentially habitable you say? Not so fast. Harvard researchers have taken this a step further, looking at the newly discovered Trappist-1 solar system, which could have seven Earth-like planets. The planets orbit a star similar to our Sun at just the right distance for it not to ... Read More »

US Military Denies targeting Syrian mosque in airstrike

US Military Denies targeting Syrian mosque in airstrike

The U.S. military says an air strike Thursday in northwestern Syria targeted a large gathering of al-Qaeda members meeting in a building across the street from a mosque, but deny that a nearby mosque was hit by the airstrike. “We did not target any mosques. What we did target was destroyed. There is a mosque within 50 feet of that ... Read More »

Sara Manitoski: Courtenay teen dies on overnight school outing

Sara Manitoski: Courtenay teen dies on overnight school outing

Sara Manitoski, a Grade 11 student in the integrated studies outdoor education program, died in her sleep Tuesday night, during a scheduled midweek overnight excursion to Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre on Hornby Island. The girl, a student at G.P. Vanier Secondary in Courtenay, was part of an overnight trip to the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre, said Paul Berry, ... Read More »

Biofuels reduce engine pollution, NASA Study

Biofuels reduce engine pollution, NASA Study

A study from NASA has found that jet engines running on biofuels can reduce particle emissions by between 50 and 70 per cent. Its research concluded particle emissions from plane exhausts can be greatly decreased by using a 50:50 blend of aviation fuel and a renewable alternative produced from plant oil. As well as cutting Carbon Dioxide emissions, the mix ... Read More »

Disease threatens bat population, Report

Disease threatens bat population, Report

The search continues for white nose syndrome, a fungal disease responsible for the deaths of millions of bats in eastern North America. Nebraska wildlife officials announced that following the recent discovery of several dozen dead bats at a mine in Cass County, the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin confirmed white-nose syndrome in three bats from ... Read More »

NASA Budget Reduced Under Donald Trump Plan

NASA Budget Reduced Under Donald Trump Plan

President Donald Trump has a vision for the federal government’s budget in 2018, and — among other nicks and cuts to NASA’s projects — it does not include any money for the agency’s equal-parts-bold-and-weird Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). Trump’s budget cuts $102 million from the nearly $2 billion NASA spent in 2017 on earth science and global warming research. The ... Read More »