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What a 'nail bomb' is and why they are terrifying improvised weapons

Police investigators work at residential property in south Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017.

Following an explosion on May 22 outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, at least 22 people are dead and 59 are injured.

Prime Minister Theresa May has called the deadly event a “callous terrorist attack,” which the Greater Manchester Police has said was carried out by a 22-year-old man named Salman Abedi, who died in the blast. (A second, 23-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the bombing.)

The explosive and type of device aren’t yet known, though terrorists recently used a chemical called TATP to bomb Brussels and Paris.

Media reports also suggest that a type of improvised explosive device (IED) called a “nail bomb” was detonated near an exit of the Manchester Arena, where people — many of them young women — were bottle-necked as the show let out.

What a ‘nail bomb’ is and why they’re so deadly

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The namesake ingredient of a “nail bomb” isn’t as important as the concept: spreading shrapnel or “frag,” as explosives experts call fast-moving pieces of metal thrown off by a detonation.

An attacker will surround an IED with metal objects to make it more deadly than the detonation alone.

A homeless man reportedly helped remove nails from victims right after the Manchester bombing, for instance, while The Guardian reports that doctors removed nuts and bolts from the bodies of survivors. Ball bearings were also found at the scene of the crime, according to CBS news.

Such devices have been used for decades to inflict maximum casualties with crude homemade explosives, since military munitions are closely guarded and often unavailable to modern terrorists, says Jimmie Oxley, an explosives researcher at the University of Rhode Island.

“The explosive itself moves in the range of 1 to 8 or 9 kilometers per second,” or 2,200 to 20,000 mph. “That’s how fast the shot is traveling through the material. The fragments it drives out are not moving nearly that fast, though.”

But Oxley, who recently studied pipe bomb explosions at the request of US law enforcement agencies, says the force of a blast can accelerate pieces of metal beyond 2,000 mph — faster than the average speeding bullet.

“You can get out of the pressure wave [of a blast] quickly, but the frags go a lot farther. Some will Frisbee and go very far,” she says. “The bottom line is you’re not going to outrun one of these things.”

Warning: We have purposefully omitted key details about improvised bombs. Never attempt to make or detonate such devices, or the explosives used in them, for any reason.

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A London startup that lets you get anything delivered raised £20 million to expand in the UK

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LONDON — Quiqup is an on-demand delivery startup for delivering, well, just about anything.

Over the past few years, a flock of delivery startups have rapidly grown up across the UK, each promising users something slightly different. Deliveroo will bring you food from restaurants, while Jinn delivers even from shops that don’t offer delivery.

Quiqup’s couriers will deliver anything, whether that’s a laptop you left at a meeting across town, or a sandwich you fancy from a deli but can’t be bothered to walk half a mile to buy yourself.

It launched in 2014, and on Wednesday, it announced that it has raised £20 million in new funding. CEO Bassel El Koussa told Business Insider the cash injection will go towards growing the startup’s technical team, and towards expanding throughout the country beyond London.

It began life as a “deliver anything” service, but has since expanded. In addition to its consumer-facing service, Quiqup now also provides an option for businesses to start offering deliveries — turning their stores into de facto warehouses.

The £20 million Series B funding round was led by JOBI Capital, and Transmed also invested.

The firm has a fleet of more than 2,000 (self-employed) couriers, it says, and 110 employees. It has completed 550,000 orders.

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The deal that created Ben Lerer's new media empire, Group Nine, totaled $585 million

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Group Nine Media, the holding company that tied together four media brands in October — Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, and Seeker — was created in a deal totaling $585 million, according to a new SEC filing on Tuesday.

The filing also lists $14 million to be “used for payments to any of the persons required to be named as executive officers, directors or promoters.”

That $585 million includes the $100 million investment from Discovery Communications, disclosed at the time. (Seeker, Discovery’s digital network, was one of the Group Nine brands.) 

The deal reflects the increasing stakes in the maturing online media market, putting Group Nine in a class of well-capitalized publishers including The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Vice, BuzzFeed, and Vox. These companies have secured huge investments from traditional media giants, or been absorbed by them.

The thinking

According to Group Nine CEO Ben Lerer, the idea behind the combination was simple: consolidation worked in the TV business, and it would work again in the digital video market.

“Brands and agencies want fewer points of contact,” Lerer told Business Insider in March. “The idea that you can talk to one company and just do more is something that really works. It worked in the TV business.”

The ideal outcome for all the Group Nine companies, according to Lerer, is creating a 360-degree product that spans both the world of social media and the world of TV. Accomplishing that, he said, will be much easier with the business sides of the brands merged.

The Lerer family

A big part of the creation of Group Nine came down to Lerer’s family, he told Business Insider in October. Ben’s father Ken, who cofounded NowThis, has been instrumental in many New York digital media companies including The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and even Business Insider, where he was an investor and board member until the sale to Axel Springer. Ben’s sister Izzie founded The Dodo.

The family element “made [the deal] possible,” Ben Lerer told us in October. “There was 1,000% transparency … No posturing or staredowns.” There was trust, and a frank discussion of whether the move would be best for Thrillist, NowThis, and The Dodo.

Now, it turns out, that deal was worth $585 million.

Business Insider parent company Axel Springer is an investor in Group Nine Media. 

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1Password adds a travel mode to frustrate snooping customs agents

 If you travel a lot, especially internationally, a new worry being added to the pile is the threat of being forced to unlock your phone for a customs agent. 1Password has a handy solution for this in the form of Travel Mode, which temporarily deauthorizes a device to access your passwords and accounts. Read More

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Warby Parker’s Prescription Check app lets you skip the eye doctor

 Warby Parker wants to get you the right prescription glasses without forcing you to get an in-person eye test. It’s now testing its new Prescription Check app that uses your phone and computer in tandem to administer a 20-minute series of eye tests, which are then reviewed by a doctor who makes the final call on your prescription. Read More

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Embrace.io raises $2.5M to track mobile app performance

Embrace.io team Embrace.io says it can help developers understand the performance of their apps — and determine whether things like bugs or slow load times are actually driving users away. The company just announced that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding led by Eniac Ventures, with participation from The Chernin Group, Techstars Ventures, BoxGroup and others. CEO Eric Futoran (pictured… Read More

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Doctors say they're running out of baking soda — and the shortage is putting life-saving operations on hold

The shortage of baking soda solution is hitting hospitals nationwide and life-saving operations are being put on hold, the New York Times reports. A hospital in Alabama recently postponed seven open-heart operations and one doctor said that he tried mixing his own solution to combat the deficit. Besides the baking soda medicine shortage, there are currently 50 different drugs in short supply, according to the FDA.

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Here's proof Apple is working on a technology that will increase the iPhone's internet speeds (AAPL)

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Apple is testing next-generation wireless technologies, often called “5G,” that could potentially radically increase the speed and bandwidth of a cellular connection.

An application for an experimental license to use new wireless technology, called millimeter wave, was signed on Tuesday by Apple and made public by the FCC. 

“Apple Inc. seeks to assess cellular link performance in direct path and multipath environments between base station transmitters and receivers using this spectrum,” Apple wrote in its application.

“These assessments will provide engineering data relevant to the operation of devices on wireless carriers’ future 5G networks,” it continued. 

Apple will test these technologies at two locations, according to the application: One in Milpitas, California, on Yosemite Drive, and one on Mariana Avenue that was originally Apple’s first headquarters, and is adjacent to its current headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop. 

From the application: 

Apple intends to transmit from two fixed points located at Apple-controlled facilities in Cupertino and Milpitas, CA. These transmissions will be consistent with the parameters and equipment identified in Apple’s accompanying Form 442, and will include the use of a horn antenna with a half-power beamwidth of 20 degrees in the E-plane and H-plane and a downtilt between 20 – 25 degrees. Apple anticipates that it will conduct its experiments for a period not to exceed 12 months.

The Apple application specifically mentions the 28 and 39 GHz bands, which the FCC approved for commercial use for 5G applications last year. The experiments will use technology manufactured by Rohde & Schwarz, A.H. Systems, and Analog Devices.

The application lists Mark Neumann, a regulatory engineer, as its primary contact. 

One of the biggest promises of “5G” or millimeter wave technology is that when it is ubiquitous, latency will go down, allowing devices to access more bandwidth more reliably than is currently possible with cellular networks. 

However, it’s unclear what Apple’s intention for these two testing sites is, and Apple has not been publicly connected to 5G research or experimentation before. 

One of the bands that Apple intends to test, 28GHz, is allocated for earth-to-space transmissions, according to part of the application. Bloomberg reported last month that Apple formed a new hardware team filled with people who have experience with spacecraft and satellite design.  

The filing comes as Apple is in a legal dispute with its current supplier for wireless chips, Qualcomm, over licensing fees.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

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The FDA just took an entirely new approach to approving a cancer drug (LOXO, MRK)

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The FDA just approved a cancer drug that targets tumors based on genetic makeup as opposed to tissue type.

On Tuesday, the agency approved pembolizumab (also known as Keytruda) to treat “unresectable or metastatic, microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) solid tumors.” It’s the first time the FDA has approved a cancer drug not based on the tissue type (think: breast, lung, colon cancer), but based on the types of genes a particular tumor presents. 

Most companies develop treatments for specific types of cancer, like lung cancer or melanoma, and seek approval just for that one kind of tumor at first, before setting up more trials to see how the drug does in other types of cancer.

Keytruda, a type of cancer immunotherapy, has been approved to treat a number of different cancers. Former President Jimmy Carter was treated with the drug in 2015, and later revealed he was cancer-free. 

As researchers look for new approaches for tough-to-treat cancer, many are looking into the types of genetic mutations found in cancerous tumors. Scientists have seen genetic patterns across cancer types for years, an idea that gained notoriety in 2013 with the discovery that endometrial cancer was genetically similar to forms of ovarian and breast cancer.

One company in particular, called Loxo Oncology is also building drugs that act on those mutations, so that the type of cancer someone has wouldn’t matter so much as the genetic information gleaned from sequencing the tumor’s DNA.

Sequencing tumors has become pretty common, with companies like Foundation Medicine, whose biopsy test takes a piece of cancer tissue and sequences the tumor’s genes, and major hospitals such as Memorial Sloan Kettering leading the way to integrating the technology into cancer treatment.

But the uptake still isn’t happening as fast as some would like — especially outside of academic hospitals. In part, it’s because the sequencing can sometimes be an added cost that doesn’t quite pay off. If more drugs get approved based on genetic make-up, that mindset could begin to change. 

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