Monday, September 19, 2016

Today in the City

It's that time again, when traffic slows and security heightens as officials and heads of state from around the world meet at the United Nations this year for the 71st General Assembly set against a startling backdrop - an explosion on Saturday night less than two miles away that left 29 people injured and that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described as an act of terrorism.

5 Arrested Near Verrazano Bridge in Connection With Chelsea Bombing   NY Post - September 19, 2016
The men were heading over the Verrazano Bridge from Staten Island when they were stopped Sunday night. Sources said the FBI suspected the men may have had a role in the bombing and were questioning them at the FBI headquarters in Manhattan. It is believed the men, who live in New Jersey, were heading to the airport when they were busted.

  FBI: Multiple IEDs found in package at New Jersey train station   CNN - September 19, 2016

  Device Explodes in New Jersey, 5 People Questioned in New York Bombing Investigation   NBC - September 19, 2016

Over the weekend, nine people were wounded, and a suspect was killed in a stabbing attack at a Minnesota mall. The Islamic State claimed responsibility.

Video Gamers

We see many coming out of Generation Z. But can their life be more than just playing video games? It's all about the way your brain is programmed.

Video gamers outdo scientists in contest to discover protein's shape   PhysOrg - September 19, 2016
Gamers playing the popular online puzzle game Foldit beat scientists, college students and computer algorithms in a contest to see who could identify a particular protein's shape. The study findings have implications for video game enthusiasts and classroom instruction, and showcase the positive impact citizen science can have on research. It shows that anybody with a 3-D mentality, including gamers, can do something that previously only scientists did, and in doing so they can help scientific progress