1. NIKE MAGS
Nike has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for a real-world release of the fictional, power-laced Nike Mag sneaker. The Mag made its debut on the feet of Fox’s character Marty McFly in the late-80’s classic Back To The Future II, then reappeared in 2011 when Nike released a version with manual lacing. Now, 100 pairs of power-laced Mags are being made available via lottery—each ticket costs $10, with all proceeds to benefit the MJFF’s mission to cure Parkinson’s disease. Learn more at nike.com/mag
#MichaelJKicks #NikeMcFly #FutureShoe
2. RUSSIA'S CYBER WAR AGAINST THE WEST
Multiple United States government officials, including Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Ash Carter, are accusing Russia of staging cyber attacks against American political groups in order to disrupt the November election. The attacks currently being investigated include breaches of voter databases in two states and an attack on secure data held by the New York Times. Though the Russian government has vigorously denied involvement in any recent hacks, reports of Russian cyber warfare against political opponents dates back more than ten years.
Hacker Blame Turns From China to Russia
#HackAttack #Cyberwar #RussianEspionage
3. MEASLES OFFICIALLY ERADICATED IN UNITED STATES
The Pan American Health Organization has declared North and South America free of endemic measles (meaning strains of measles that originate in a specific region). Though the last endemic case in this hemisphere was reported 14 years ago, and it typically only takes 3 years to declare eradication, health officials were hesitant to make the declaration for several reasons. Certain areas of South America have long been unreachable due to regional infighting, many of which contain large, unvaccinated migrant populations. Also, poor communication between local and national health departments kept disease data from being shared. At its most rampant, the Measles virus took the lives of 500,000 children a year worldwide.
World Health Organization Declaration
#LaterMeasles #DeathOfDisease #CuredKids
4. NANOTECHNOLOGY NOBEL PRIZE
This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three Nobel Laureates, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa, for their revolutionary advancements in nanotechnology, or the “design and synthesis of molecular machines". Considered to be as important to mankind as Faraday’s discovery of electromagnetic induction, molecular machines are set to usher in an entirely new era of science. Nanotechnologies will make countless medical procedures more efficient, safe and comfortable—precision cancer treatment and nerve function restoration, the production of remarkably natural artificial muscles, and even DNA repair are all on the way to becoming realities.
#NobelNanotech #TinyScience #MolecularMachines
5. NO MORE NOTE 7
As Samsung enters the second month of its Galaxy Note 7 crisis, the company has now slowed, if not stopped, production of the flawed device. At the end of August, Note 7 battery explosions prompted Samsung to issue a global recall, and as of mid-September, nearly one quarter of all Note 7’s sold in America had been returned or exchanged. Now, in what may be the deathblow for the device, replacement Note 7’s have begun to smoke, with one incident even causing an evacuation of a Southwest Airlines flight. When asked for comment, one Samsung official said the company is “temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note 7 production schedule in order to take further steps to ensure quality and safety matters.”
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Program