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Climate Change Takes from the Poor, Gives to the Rich, Study Finds

As fish and other natural resources move in response to climate change, wealth moves with them.

Ransomware Attacks Hold Websites Hostage

Hackers use ransomware to lock websites, demand money and threaten to delete all the information.

Lawmakers Hear About Delays with Credit Card Chip Readers

Consumers now have chip-enhanced credit cards, but not all stores have the proper readers to use them. An Assembly committee questioned why that is.

Apple Objects to FBI’s Request for Software to Bypass iPhone Security

The FBI has asked Apple to create software to bypass the iPhone security feature that wipes clean stored data after more than 10 attempts to hack the password. Apple says that could be dangerous in the wrong hands.

Honoring Thomas Edison in Menlo Park

The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park recognizes the inventor, whose lab was there during the time of his most famous invention.

Princeton Man Has Out of This World Experience

New Jersey Businessman Greg Olson paid $20 million to spend 10 days in space.

Engineer 3D-Prints Hand for Five-Year-Old

A mold of her hand was made to take measurements, design the prosthetic, and then programmed to a 3D printer to make an all-plastic, light-weight hand.

Rutgers Creates First Drone Suited for Air and Water

Students and professors at Rutgers school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering created a drone that can fly and be submerged underwater. The drone is the first of its kind, and received grant money from the Navy to explore the technology that makes it work.

Robotic Da Vinci Offers Surgeons More Control, Patients Less Recovery Time

Surgical robot Da Vinci gives surgeons a 10-times magnification compared to the naked eye, and a high definition 3D view. The range of motion is far greater than that of human hands or fingers, which can lead to less invasive procedures, and more dexterity.

The BEAST Built to Rescue New Jersey’s Infrastructure

The BEAST, or Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing Laboratory, can measure the longterm effects of weather and wear and tear on infrastructure. In six months researchers can see the wear that takes place over 20 years.