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This $56 Home Camera Uses Face Recognition to Know Who Should and Shouldn’t Be in Your Home

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Features an intelligent face recognition software.
'Now there’s a home security camera that does more than just watch your home. Boy Genius Report has found an affordable home camera that offers intelligent face recognition and sends you customizable alerts. Find out more from BGR and shop below: From BGR : It might seem like there are so many home security cameras out there these days that they’re all the same, but we can assure you that’s not true at all. Case in point: the Tend Insights Lynx 2 Indoor Wi-Fi Security Camera. This awesome home security camera costs about a quarter of what you’d pay for a plain old Nest Cam Indoor, but it has awesome features like upgraded wireless and facial recognition that let you customize check-ins and alerts. It’s awesome! Image courtesy of Amazon Buy: Tend Insights Lynx 2 Indoor Wi-Fi Security Camera $44.90 Thanks to its intelligent face recognition software, you can choose who your camera recognizes for customizable check-ins and alerts. \t \t\t \t\t\t The Best Home Security Cameras To Keep Tabs On Your Space \t\t \t This article is being republished with the permission of Boy Genius Report. To read the original version, click here .'

‘Justice wasn’t served’: 50 years since Chappaquiddick

Lifestyle The Columbian

BOSTON — The crash ended a young woman’s life, and with it, a man’s White House dreams.
'BOSTON — The crash ended a young woman’s life, and with it, a man’s White House dreams. U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, an extension of the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast, and plunged into a moonlit pond 50 years ago Thursday. His passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned. Kennedy, 37, survived, but his presidential ambitions did not. The Massachusetts Democrat waited 10 hours to report the accident to police, and the “whys?” dogged him for the rest of his days. Half a century later, what did and didn’t happen on Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969, continues to fascinate and frustrate. “Every time there’s an anniversary, it’s like it happened yesterday,” Leslie Leland, who served as foreman of the grand jury that investigated, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his home on the Vineyard. Now 79, Leland was a young pharmacist on the island when he was swept up in the aftermath. He recalls getting death threats and 24-hour police protection, and says he is still frustrated by the judge’s refusal to subpoena anyone who was at the party or share key investigative documents — stymieing the grand jury’s efforts to determine whether Kennedy had been drinking. “If we’d been allowed to do our job, there would have been an indictment and a request to have a jury trial,” he said. “Justice wasn’t served. There were so many discrepancies, but we weren’t allowed to do our jobs to get to the truth — whatever the truth may have been.” “I was young, and I believed in the system,” he continued. “I believed everyone played by the same rules. I learned they don’t.” Kennedy was driving after a party when his car flipped into the chilly waters, trapping Kopechne inside. She had been a campaign worker for Kennedy’s brother, Robert, who was assassinated the previous year in Los Angeles during California’s Democratic presidential primary. Kennedy, who managed to free himself from the submerged vehicle, said he tried in vain to rescue Kopechne. He later described his failure to report the accident to police for 10 hours as “indefensible,” attributing the delay to exhaustion, shock and a concussion. The nation, too, was shocked. But it was also distracted by the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, which eclipsed news coverage. Kennedy, who insisted he hadn’t been drinking, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and received a suspended sentence of two months in jail. He was never indicted. For Kopechne’s family, bitterness has given way to a desire to honor her memory by telling her story and awarding scholarships in her name to bright young students, said William Nelson, a cousin born three years after she died. Kopechne’s father died in 2003; her mother died in 2007. “We’ve shifted into trying to have Mary Jo’s life mean something,” said Nelson, of Slatington, Pennsylvania. “She was kind of glossed over as the girl in the car. It was all about Ted Kennedy. She would have gone on to do great things.” Kopechne’s commitment to civil rights drew her to Robert Kennedy’s campaign. Relatives believe she would have pursued more activism and perhaps a political career of her own. “Mary Jo was ahead of her time for women in 1969, so I’m pretty sure she would have pioneered a new path for women in Washington,” Nelson said. “The true tragedy of that night in Chappaquiddick is she never got that chance.” And what of Kennedy’s own legacy? Were it not for Chappaquiddick, Kennedy may well have been the Democrat who denied Richard Nixon a second term in 1972. But he didn’t dare run then, and a later presidential campaign in 1980 fizzled. “The phenomenon of the personal becoming political began with Chappaquiddick,” said Patrick Maney, a Kennedy expert and professor of history at Boston College. “There was something different in American politics after Chappaquiddick than there was before.” Even so, Kennedy went on to serve another four decades in the Senate, where he was one of the nation’s longest serving and most influential legislators of the 20th century, securing his place in the pantheon of American politics. In “True Compass,” a memoir published shortly after his 2009 death, Kennedy called Chappaquiddick “a horrible tragedy that haunts me every day of my life.” Not surprisingly, nothing is planned to mark Thursday’s anniversary at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, erected in his memory in the shadow of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. On its website, Chappaquiddick — which inspired a 2018 film of the same name — appears only in a few obscure interviews conducted as part of an oral history project. The AP Corporate Archives contributed to this report. Follow Bill Kole on Twitter at https://twitter.com/billkole . This story has been corrected to show that Patrick Maney is a professor of history, not political science.'

Video: Apollo 11 lunar samples were searched for signs of life

Lifestyle East Bay Times

NASA releases rare footage on the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing mission's blastoff.
'CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile device. By Ashley Strickland | CNN When the Apollo 11 astronauts returned to Earth after their historic moon landing, they brought back lunar samples for scientists to study. In light of the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, which occurs Saturday, NASA has released rare footage of those scientists checking the samples for signs of life. The previously unreleased 16-mm film footage was remastered. In the footage, biologists and chemists can be seen studying the samples at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View. They worked with the samples in a clean room to rule out any possibility of corrupting them. “We were really concerned about contaminating the samples with our own bacteria,” said Caye Johnson, a now-retired biologist from Ames who worked with the Apollo lunar samples. “We had to be careful that we didn’t introduce a microbe into the samples and then falsely say that we’d found life.” NASA said the clean room that was used to open and study the samples was even more pristine than a sterilized surgical room. The exterior of the packages used to transport lunar soil samples at Ames were sterilized before the scientists opened them, and that was just the initial layer. They were packaged within a series of jars inside of jars contained in bags. The scientists also used sealed boxes that contain a flexible glove on each side, called glove boxes, to open and study the samples. Higher air pressure within the boxes prevented air flow or contamination. They were bedecked with smocks, boot covers, gloves and masks. Although it wasn’t believed that there was life on the moon, the possibility couldn’t be ruled out entirely until lunar samples could be studied, the agency said. The studies, which were conducted at both Ames and Johnson Space Center in Houston, showed that the moon did not support any life. It was the first time NASA used material from another astronomical body in the search for life outside of Earth. The intriguing experiments carried out on the lunar samples were intended to encourage any potential life within them. Nutrients and conditions suitable for life were provided to the samples, and then they were inspected for signs of growth of reproduction. But months passed and no life was detected. “Why were we doing 300 different environments? Because on Earth today, bacteria live in all sorts of strange environments that you wouldn’t expect,” Johnson said. It was the beginning of astrobiology and at Ames, it was part of the Life Sciences Directorate. The group started in 1961 and by 1970, one-fourth of the rapidly growing group included female scientists. Researchers in this field study the origin, evolution and future of life as we know it, on Earth and searching for signs of it throughout the universe. Related Articles \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tWorld Community Day program planned\t\t \t\t\t \t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\tGaels get back on track in easy win\t\t \t\t\t \t The experiments helped establish methods that were used to study meteorites and helped inform the Viking mission’s experiments on Mars in 1976. NASA’s Artemis program intends to reestablish a human presence on the moon by landing the first woman there in 2024. Part of that program will include new science experiments, in part because the Apollo program visited only certain regions of the moon. Lunar samples from other parts of the moon could provide a better understanding of the history of our solar system, among other new insight.'