3D Metal Printing Aims for the Skies

(DGIwire) – Imagine flying through the skies in a plane whose metal parts were made in a printer. Sound like a sci-fi dream? In fact, the era of 3D printing in the aerospace industry is already here. A slew of leading companies are instituting 3D metal printing into their production processes, reports professional services firm […]

President’s Forceful Climate Plan Focuses on Technology

(DGIwire) — It’s no secret that the United States is a major contributor to global emissions. In fact, as of late 2014, the United States was second only to China with regard to pollution, according to an article in The Guardian. Surveys show that many Americans are simply not willing to give up the lifestyles […]

Six Ways to Improve Your Home Security Today

(DGIwire) — A man’s home is his castle, but it shouldn’t have to be his fortress. Of course, home security is one of every homeowner’s top concerns. Are you doing enough to protect your home from unwanted intruders? These six tips, adapted from a Reader’s Digest article about home security, are simple, fast and effective […]

Illegal Fishing Off Somalia’s Coast: A Magnet for Pirates?

(DGIwire) – Rampant illegal fishing by foreign trawlers off the coast of Somalia’s once pirate-infested coastline is threatening economic gains in the Horn of Africa nation, and could push communities back to maritime crime. That’s the verdict of a study recently published by Secure Fisheries, a part of the One Earth Future Foundation, as reported […]

How Companies Can Profit by Joining in Against Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(DGIwire) — When it comes to energy conservation, industrial corporations often get a bad rap. The image of the money-hungry businessman building his fortune on a pile of felled lumber while pumping his toxic waste into a pristine river has been drawn by many a political cartoonist. And certainly this perception is not without basis; […]

These Six Home Invasion Statistics Might Surprise You

(DGIwire) — How safe is your home, really? When we think of home invasions, we think of a crafty cat burglar cutting power lines and shimmying in through a skillfully picked window or door—a feat hard to pull off successfully. But in reality, home invasions are commonplace. According to the Electronic Security Association, one occurs […]

Pope Breaks New Ground with Climate Change Statements

(DGIwire) — By anyone’s estimation, Pope Francis has been a remarkable, if unorthodox, Pope. The Argentinian-born leader of the Catholic Church has been more visible and outspoken than his precursors, weighing in on social and political issues with gusto. Divorce, gay rights, hunger and poverty have all been addressed by this liberal 78-year-old pope. His views have […]

Increased Migration in the Mediterranean Also Increases Piracy

(DGIwire) — Piracy in Southeast Asian seas has become such a frequent occurrence that, according to a recent Vice News report, pirates hijack tankers in the area once every two weeks. In Indonesian waters alone, piracy incidents are up 700 percent in just the past five years. One-third of the world’s shipping trade flows through […]

Air Pollution Epidemic Kills More Than AIDS and Malaria Combined

(DGIwire) — Recent research suggests that air pollution could be responsible for more deaths annually than AIDS and malaria combined. As reported in the Daily Mail, a study led by Joshua Apte of the University of Texas found that outdoor particulate air pollution causes 3.2 million deaths each year—more than the estimated 2.5 million deaths […]

Protect Your Valuables and Identity with Two Unique Bluetooth Trackers

(DGIwire) – Identity theft has dominated recent headlines. In 2014, the number of data breaches detected in the U.S. hit a record high of 783, comprising more than 83 million personal records stolen. So far in 2015, there have been more than 505 data breaches with almost 140 million records stolen, according to the Identity […]

Did the Supreme Court Deal a Death Blow to Air Quality?

(DGIwire) — A few days after striking a major victory for marriage equality, the Supreme Court dealt a major blow to air quality when it ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency did not account for the costs of its new regulation. As reported in The Hill, the ruling—which came down 5-4—reflected the Court’s decision that the […]

Global Crackdown Nets Millions in Fake Drugs

(DGIwire) — In a recent global sting operation conducted by INTERPOL, 156 arrests were made and more than $81 million dollars in counterfeit drugs were seized across 115 countries, including $24.8 million in the UK alone, according to a report in the Daily Mail. The operation, which in the UK seized 6.2 million doses of […]

Pirate Attacks in Southeast Asia at Highest Level in Five Years

(DGIwire) — According to an anti-piracy watchdog group, pirate attacks in Southeast Asian waters—particularly near Malaysia—reached their highest level ever over the past half-decade. The number of pirate attacks in the Malacca Strait increased twofold during the first three months of 2015, according to the Singapore-based Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery […]

Even ‘Safe Zones’ Such as Hospitals Can Fall Victim to Fake Drugs

(DGIwire) — The prevalence of counterfeit prescription drugs has been making headlines, with outlets such as The New York Times and The Huffington Post publishing a plethora of stories on the subject. In February 2014, the Times reported that Indian manufacturers were exporting fake pharmaceuticals. That same month, the Los Angeles Times ran a piece […]