FBI’s stingray quickly found suspect after local cops’ device couldn’t

New court filings in US v. Ellis show the lengths that Oakland police, FBI went to. sci tech news Continue reading FBI’s stingray quickly found suspect after local cops’ device couldn’t

Baltimore police accused of illegal mobile spectrum use with stingrays

Georgetown law prof argues that stingray use violates FCC laws, should be halted. sci tech news Continue reading Baltimore police accused of illegal mobile spectrum use with stingrays

Judge blasts DOJ’s refusal to explain stingray use in attempted murder case

Turns out not 1, but 2 cell-site simulators were deployed to find Oakland suspect. sci tech news Continue reading Judge blasts DOJ’s refusal to explain stingray use in attempted murder case

Illinois governor signs new law requiring stricter rules for stingrays

“Citizen Privacy Protection Act” will also force police to delete non-target data. sci tech news Continue reading Illinois governor signs new law requiring stricter rules for stingrays

For the first time, federal judge tosses evidence obtained via stingray

Judge: “The Government may not turn a citizen’s cell phone into a tracking device.” sci tech news Continue reading For the first time, federal judge tosses evidence obtained via stingray

Scientists created a cyborg stingray powered by the heart of a rat

Scientists created a cyborg stingray powered by the heart of a rat:

Researchers have developed a new kind of synthetic creature, using the heart cells of a rat to make a robotic stingray that follows light.

While the rat-ray hybrid certainly sounds like a bit of a Frankenstein mish-mash, it’s serious research that could help pave the way for a greater understanding of how hearts pump blood around the body – in addition to leading to new kinds of more sophisticated synthetic robots.

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