It's a good thing we got the whole facial recognition thing figured out, because as it turns out there was another high tech problem looming. The sticky problem of pastry identification.
I'm a sucker for a sweet exploding head scene. Dawn of the Dead had a good one — quick, but fun. Total Recall has my favorite implied noggin popping (almost two). The best-of-the-best though, has to be from the scene in David Cronenberg's Scanners, and it just got a worthy tribute from — of all places — a music video.
We still need scanners, but for many of us they've become too unwieldy to fit neatly into our increasingly mobile computing set-ups. But this new iPad-friendly device could be the last scanner you'll ever need.
This is fantastic news! A team of scientists at Harvard University and MIT have created a $200 scanner gizmo that can detect cancer in one hour. How life-changing is that?
Traveling for the holiday? Well, when presented with a choice between a full-body scanner and being felt up by a TSA employee, you might want to choose the latter. That's because a Columbia University radiation expert says that those scanners are "likely" to cause cancer.
If you don't like taking off your shoes in the airport security line, you can blame triacetone triperoxide (or TATP), the hard-to-detect explosive used in the likes of shoe bombs. Well, you'll still have to take off your footwear to get scanned, but TATP just got a lot easier to spot thanks to researchers at the University of Illinois.