A hi-tech sleep sensor is well on its way to becoming the highest earning Kickstarter of all time after reaching its goal in just seven hours and earning $1 million in four days. The Sense sleep monitoring system gives out a “sleep score” for every night, taking into account everything from light to noises, and even movement.
The system is made up of two gadgets, one is an “orb” that sits on a bedside table and monitors light and sound, as well as acting as an alarm. The other is a “sleep pill” that clips onto the pillow to track your movement. The entire system is than controlled by an app on your phone, which gives you your score in the morning, allowing you to figure out how to get more sleep.
Malaysian Airlines is looking into a major brand restructure after two major tragedies this year has badly damaged the previously well-respected airline. The restructure will likely include new routes and more outsourcing, and possibly even a change of name. It is also seeking new investors having lost a large amount of money from the bad publicity.
Before this year, Malaysian Airlines was consistently ranked as one of the top 10 airlines in the world. But in March, Flight MH370, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared and has never been found. Earlier this month, Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.
Scientists were surprised to discover a common new virus while analyzing intestinal samples. The CrAssphage virus is believed to be inside about half of all people. While discovering a new virus inside the human gut actually isn’t all that rare, discovering one so common certainly is. The lead author of the report said, “the fact that it has flown under the radar for so long is strange.”
It is believed that the newly found virus could influence some of the most common bacteria in the human gut. They are now trying to grow the virus in a laboratory and better understand how if affects humans. The next step would be to try and find a way to use the virus against harmful bacteria.
French President Francois Hollande has refused to dismiss the possibility that the crash of an Air Algerie may have been caused by a terrorist attack. The plane crashed in Mali yesterday, and now the wreckage has been found, tragically confirming that all 116 people on board died. It was the third plane crash in only a week.
President Hollande also said France would spare no efforts to discover the cause of the crash, while interior minister Bernard said, “terrorist groups are in the zone, we know these groups are hostile to Western interests.” The plane was flying from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Algiers, Algeria when it crashed in the desert in Mali.
116 people are feared dead after an Air Algerie Swiftair MD-83 plane disappeared from radar while flying from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Algiers, Algeria. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, of Mali, has confirmed that plane wreckage has been found in the desert in his country. The plane made a detour before disappearing due to fears it would fly straight into a storm in northern Mali.
The plane tragically becomes the third air disaster in just a week after Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, and a plane crash in Taiwan claimed the lives of 48. The Air Algerie disaster would bring the death toll from air disasters to almost 500 in one of the most horrific weeks in recent times.