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This ‘smart’ condom rates your bedroom skills, penis size and even checks for STIs

THIS condom will tell you what you’re really like in bed. A British company claims to have created the world’s first “smart” condom which rates blokes performances and helps detects STIs. The i-Con Smart Condom is like a FitBit, but for your penis. It provides all the statistics men need to assess their sexual prowess. Data […]

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THIS condom will tell you what you’re really like in bed.

A British company claims to have created the world’s first “smart” condom which rates blokes performances and helps detects STIs.

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A British company has created the world’s first ‘smart’ condom which rates blokes performances in bed and helps detects STIs[/caption]

The i-Con Smart Condom is like a FitBit, but for your penis.

It provides all the statistics men need to assess their sexual prowess.

Data includes duration of intercourse, calories burnt, number and speed of thrusts, girth measurements, and different positions used per week, month or year.

It will also help detect sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia and Syphilis.

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The i-Con Smart Condom is like a FitBit for your penis[/caption]

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It provides all the stats men need to assess their sexual abilities in bed[/caption]

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The product will be released later this year at the price of £59.99[/caption]

But make sure you keep it in a safe place.

And if you’re concerned about your secrets getting out, the Nottingham-based company says that all info will be kept anonymous.

Users “will have the option to share their recent data with friends, or, indeed the world”.

In a similar way to other health monitoring devices, it will use nano-chip and bluetooth technology to relay the data to a smartphone app.

Over 90,000 people have already pre-ordered the product which will be released later this year at the price of £59.99.

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It records the duration of intercourse, calories burnt, number and speed of thrusts, girth measurements, and different positions used per week, month or year[/caption]

British Condoms, which has been delivering condoms and other products since 1999, revealed it was developing the unique product in 2016.

Adam Leverson, lead engineer on the i.Con project, said: “Not only have we innovated the world’s first smart condom ring – that’ll measure pretty much every aspect of performance in the bedroom – but now I’m pleased to confirm that it will also have built-in indicators to alert the users to any potential STIs present.”

How it works

The ring – which comes with a one year warranty – is worn at the base of the condom, is adjustable for size, and can be worn again and again.

It has an integrated micro USB port so it can be recharged, with each charge lasting about six to eight hours.

The i.Con Smart Condom will measure:

  • Calories burned during sexual intercourse
  • Speed of thrusts
  • Total number of thrusts
  • Frequency of sessions
  • Total duration of sessions
  • Average velocity of thrusts
  • Girth measurement
  • Different positions used (currently BETA testing – will have more info in a release coming soon)
  • Average skin temperature

 

Aaron Slater, spokesperson for British Condoms, added: “We knew we were on the cusp of creating something special with i.Con, and bringing a new meaning to ‘wearable tech’ – but being advocates of safe sex, we wanted something more, and the addition of an STI indicator has certainly done that.

“With over 96,000 pre-registrations for the product, we know that this is a complete game-changer.”

The i.Con is currently in final stages of testing before its release later this year.

“People who pre-register will receive updates and be offered the chance to buy before the product gets launched to the general public.”

An American company launched a similar penis ring called Lovely earlier this year.

It’s looking for funding on amateur investment site Indiegogo.com.

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Doctors diagnose man with cancer… 2000 YEARS after he died

Doctors doing tests on a mummified body found in an Egyptian tomb have found the man was suffering from cancer when he died. The discovery was made when the team performed a full CT scan on the body, in an attempt to find out what he died from. While doctors can’t be sure the cancer […]

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Doctors doing tests on a mummified body found in an Egyptian tomb have found the man was suffering from cancer when he died.

The discovery was made when the team performed a full CT scan on the body, in an attempt to find out what he died from.

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The cancer was discovered after doctors performed a CT scan on the mummified man[/caption]

While doctors can’t be sure the cancer alone caused his death, it gives a fascinating insight into an illness that still affects us today.

“He had a tumor on his fibula which is one of the two bones of the lower leg,” explains Dr. Mark Levinsohn of Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York.

“Looking at it, it had all the characteristics of a malignant tumor and one that’s somewhat rare. So, here we have a rare circumstance and a rare tumor and that evoked our interest a lot.”

This is not the first time the man, who has been nicknamed ‘Hen’, has been examined by physicians. His body was last looked at over a decade ago, but equipment has improved significantly since then.

Doctors found the tumour in the man’s fibula
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Dr Levinsohn adds: “What, at that time, was a 16-detector scanner is now a 320-detector [scanner] and all that additional information is now derived when we scan the body.”

The team will continue carrying on tests on the body for another two or three months to see what else can be discovered.

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Former MoD UFO investigator reveals battle plan for if Earth was INVADED by aliens … and it’s terrifying

THE chances of anything coming from Mars may be a million to one… but is it worth taking the risk? Nick Pope, who used to run the Ministry of Defence’s UFO project, believes the threat of an alien invasion is serious enough that we should be preparing for the worst. Drawing from his experiences at […]

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THE chances of anything coming from Mars may be a million to one… but is it worth taking the risk?

Nick Pope, who used to run the Ministry of Defence’s UFO project, believes the threat of an alien invasion is serious enough that we should be preparing for the worst.

We’ve mocked-up this war plan based on what Nick predicts our response to an invasion would be

Drawing from his experiences at the MoD, he has even created a war plan which reflects how the British government would likely respond to an extraterrestrial attack.

Although this has been mocked up by the Sun Online and isn’t a real government document, Nick thinks it’s what we’d have to do in the unlikely event of an alien invasion.

The UFO investigator told the Sun Online: “I based the document as much on declassified plans for the Iraq War as on my knowledge of UFOs and extraterrestrial life.

“This is exactly the sort of top-level strategic document that politicians and senior officials need in order to take the very rapid and important decisions.”

Nick Pope, the government’s former UFO investigator, has predicted what an alien invasion battle plan would look like
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His prediction would see the UK ally itself with NATO and the United Nations, and use our Air Force and Navy to hammer aliens with missiles.

Nick argues that we’d have to rely on our nuclear defences as a last resort, but even then we’d almost certainly be out-gunned by our interplanetary conquerors.

The war plan also advises that we should also develop a biological weapon to deal with living invaders, or use powerful energy pulses to disable invading machines.

Either way, our prospects are bleak.

The possibility of an alien attack is very slim, but some believers think we should prepare for it anyway
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Alien invasions have been done to death in sci-fi, with The War of the Worlds, Independence Day and District 9 among the classic films depicting aliens arriving on Earth.

But how likely is it that we’ll ever see a real alien invasion?

While it’s true that Nasa recognises the likelihood that we’ll find alien life relatively soon, the chances of an invasion are widely believed to be very slim.

Even so, Nick believes that the impacts of an attack would be so catastrophic that it’s worth preparing for the worst anyway.

Classic sci-fi like War of the Worlds imagine what would happen if aliens came to conquer Earth
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He said: “There’s no government plan for an alien invasion, or for other scenarios where we find extraterrestrial life.

“Aliens capable of getting to Earth would clearly have technology way ahead of ours, so getting into any kind of war should be the last resort.

“We can only guess at what technology they may have, and what weaponry they might possess.

“I hope that if aliens arrive on Earth they’ll come as explorers or scientists – but that’s wishful thinking.”

We’d have to fight against aliens and their UFOs using Typhoon fighter jets, Navy missiles and nukes
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The reality is that super-advanced aliens would probably arrive as slavers, zoo keepers or pest controllers, Nick predicts.

He added: “The biggest single thing we can do to protect ourselves is to acknowledge that there’s an issue here.

“With Nasa and others now openly talking about the possibilities of alien life, we can no longer dismiss this as sci-fi.

“Is it that hard to believe that we might not be alone, and there might be civilizations out there much older than ours, and thus more advanced?”

Nick's alien invasion plan

First warning of an alien invasion is likely to come from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Deep Space Network, or a radio telescope, e.g. Jodrell Bank. The Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at RAF Fylingdales may also play a role in detection.

UK Threat Level will immediately be raised to CRITICAL.

The PM will form a War Cabinet, with membership to include the Home Secretary, the Secretary of State for Defence, the Foreign Secretary, the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.

Any UK military response will probably form part of an international coalition, possibly US-led, and involving NATO.

Legal authority for military action would come from the United Nations and the international community to resist an attack on soverign nations.

All forces with air-to-air and ground-to-air capability may be deployed. The bulk of the UK effort will comprise Eurofighter Typoon aircraft armed with Meteor missiles, and Type 45 destroyers armed with Sea Viper missiles. The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down will be asked to develop a biological weapon, though if we are facing a machine intelligence, directed energy weapons and EMP weapons may be more effective. The UK’s strategic nuclear deterrant may be used as a weapon of last resort.

Extraterrestrial invaders will almost certainly possess weapons of mass destruction, and technologies significantly in advance of our own. Key priorities must be to gather intelligence on alien technology, and to reverse-engineer it.

We’ve been bringing you all the extraterrestrial news you’d need to brush up on our potential conquerors.

Previously, we revealed that a top scientist claimed the human race may have originally come from Mars.

We also revealed what aliens may really look like, based on how evolution has played out on Earth.

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These real beetles wear mini backpacks that can detect humans trapped under the rubble during an earthquake

THE world’s smallest disaster squad has been created in the form of backpack-wearing beetles. Remote controlled insects are fitted with tiny packs which can detect carbon dioxide within collapsed buildings. Scientists hope they could be sent in to areas after earthquakes or other disasters. The detectors would be able to alert those controlling the beetles […]

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THE world’s smallest disaster squad has been created in the form of backpack-wearing beetles.

Remote controlled insects are fitted with tiny packs which can detect carbon dioxide within collapsed buildings.

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The beetles are fitted with tiny computer backpacks which can tell scientists if they are near carbon dioxide[/caption]

Scientists hope they could be sent in to areas after earthquakes or other disasters.

The detectors would be able to alert those controlling the beetles to life amongst the rubble.

They would theoretically lead them to whoever is generating the carbon dioxide and find victims.

It is thought this would save time digging in areas where no one has been left alive, and allow rescuers to concentrate their efforts on survivors.

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It is hoped the beetles could lead rescuers to people trapped in rubble after earthquakes[/caption]

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The beetles are steered by scientists using their antennae[/caption]

The cyborg beetles were developed by scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Assistant Professor Hirotaka Sato, from NTU’s School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, said: “In the aftermath of a disaster, many survivors remain buried and the rescue teams are often not clear which sites they should comb.

“We need tools that can get through small spaces to help them find missing people.”

They have used darkling beetles and attached a tiny computer to their backs using beeswax.

This computer sends electrical pulses to the insect’s antennae which steers them.

As well as carbon dioxide, the team hope that the sensors will also be able to detect temperature and the vibration from heartbeats.

But there have been critics as some people say it is animal torture – they believe only mechanical robots should be used.

The scientists say they are well cared for, and when not being controlled can live normal lives.


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