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Museum Building Is Booming in the United States | Smart News | Smithsonian 

Watching War: Online Mapmakers Chart Syrian Conflict 

How To Avoid Neurohype – Neuroskeptic 

The Strange Rise of Neuromarketing – Neuroskeptic 

Conversations in CitSci: Kay Havens of Project BudBurst – Citizen Science Salon : Citizen Science Salon 

Why Can’t We Plant Trees in Highway Medians? – Scientific American 

SpaceX, That Vision Thing, and Mars – Scientific American Blog Network 

Chilean and Antarctic Fossils Reveal the Last “Geologic Minutes” of the Age of Dinosaurs [Slide Show] – Scientific American 

How Not to Care What Other People Think – Scientific American 

U.S. senators advance biomedical innovation bills, but key NIH funding issue unresolved | Science | AAAS 

11 Excavators That Are Doing Anything But Digging 

Why Jet Engines Keep Getting Bigger 

Astronomers Can’t Explain How These Trillion-Degree Quasars Got So Hot 

11 Best Smart Watches for 2016 – Phone Connected Smartwatches at Every Price 

The 6 Most Important Technologies of Summer 2016 

Records reveal gender-selective abortion taking place in Canada | New Scientist 

The genetic superheroes who have mutations but not the disease | New Scientist 

Surfing Uncertainty: Do our dynamic brains predict the world? | New Scientist 

How to explore Guatemala’s Mayan ruins from 4500 kilometres away | New Scientist 

Today’s CO2 may become tomorrow’s concrete 

Can this free-hanging footrest meet the same ends as a standing desk? 

Autonomous Ford uses LiDAR to navigate in the dark 

Techrules thinks it will get micro-turbines spinning in production cars 

Leak of New Amazon E-Reader Suggests It’s Flipping Cool 

Now This Is a Genuine Hoverboard 

This Website Is Using Math to Create Every Possible Patent 

A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light 

Why We Need An Autonomous-Only Highway From Canada to Mexico 

The Next 6 Milestones in the Commercial Space Race 

How Would a Real Space Elevator Work and Is It Even Possible to Build? 

Next Big Future: IBM putting watson into Softbank Pepper robot 

Next Big Future: MIT proposes gasification fuel cell coal plants to get to 60% efficiency which is double pulverized coal efficiency 

Next Big Future: Two Bigelow BA 330 modules planned by 2020 which combined would have 72% of the volume of the ISS 

Next Big Future: Spacex reusable stages, drone ship technology and the Spacex Heavy 

Next Big Future: Limb regeneration activation genes found in mammals and regeneration of heart tissue and paws activitated in mice 

Next Big Future: Better understanding of superconductivity will enable 12 Tesla trapped field magnets and engines 4-10 times smaller 

Microbots can clean up polluted water 

Astronomers in South Africa discover mysterious alignment of black holes 

Why you might soon text robots as often as your friends 

Wealth of unsuspected new microbes expands tree of life 

Three-way battles in the quantum world 

Researchers uncover what makes plants ‘clot’ 

Biologists discover new strategy to treat central nervous system injury 

Researchers reveal how two types of immune cells can arise from one 

Physicists discover new type of material that may speed computing 

How defects influence efficiency in concrete manufacture 

Research pioneers nanotechnology for gas sensing 

Research brings ‘smart hands’ closer to reality 

Research team creates robust ‘white graphene’ electrolyte and separator for lithium-ion batteries 

Some frogs are adapting to deadly pathogen, according to study 

Robots can help young patients engage in rehab 

The sharing economy comes to scientific research 

Photochemical metallization allows the manufacture of touchscreens in a single step 

Topology explains queer electrical current boost in non-magnetic metal 

Humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help treat social disorders 

Breakthrough may stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks 

Intelligent transaction tax could help reduce systemic risk in financial networks 

Neuronal structures associated with memory sprout in response to novel molecules 

New front opens in war on superbugs: experts 

Breakthrough toothpaste ingredient hardens your teeth while you sleep 

New hybrid drug plugs the hole in malaria drug resistance 

Face- and eye-muscle research sheds new light on Duchenne muscular dystrophy 

Scientists create giant neural connections in culture for the first time 

Lipid helps lymphocytes patrol 

World’s wild tiger count rising for first time in a century 

Populations of early human settlers grew like an ‘invasive species,’ researchers find 

Hi-tech opens up Earth’s secrets 

New robotic gripping surface for sensitive devices adds a new dimension to handling: a boost for Industry 4.0 

Research team develops ultra-high sensitivity nanoscale microwave detectors 

Beta cells from love handles 

Low-cost, high-performance 1TB SSDs (March 2016) | ZDNet 

Computers you can hold in the palm of your hand | ZDNet 

Top iOS news of the week: Hub Keyboard, hide Apple apps, Outlook gets better | ZDNet 

Top Android news of the week: Folding display, more profits, and Android Auto support growing | ZDNet 

Google Developers Create API For Direct USB Access Via Web Pages – Slashdot 

Syrian Government Hacked, 43GB of Data Spilled Online By Hacktivists – Slashdot 

Website Attempts To Generate Every Possible Patentable Invention – Slashdot 

High Schoolers Use Homemade Nuclear Fusion Reactor To Dominate Science Fairs – Slashdot 

Cardi Concept 442 | News, Pictures, Specs | Digital Trends 

Microsoft, Verizon, Daily Mail set sights on buying Yahoo | Digital Trends 

Akoustic Arts A Speaker Beams Sound Straight to Your Ears | Digital Trends 

2017 Audi RS 4 Avant | News, Rumors, Specs, Performance | Digital Trends 

Windows 10 Roadmap Offers Users a Glimpse of the Future | Digital Trends 

Russia Looks To Be Going Back To The Moon | Digital Trends 

The greatest Star Wars lightsabers in the world are built by fans | The Verge 

Dual-camera phones are the future of mobile photography | The Verge 

Periscope will soon let you sketch on top of live video streams | The Verge 

This camera lets you shoot real Polaroid film through an iPhone app 

This bot just made me the perfect Spotify playlist 

6 ways to make your personal website more effective 

Stealth on the Navy’s newest destroyers might be too good 

President Obama will guest host on Science Channel this week 

The Notorious B.I.G. might be going on tour in hologram form 

Computing’s future? It’s in your pocket | TechCrunch 

U.S. venture capital firms just gathered up the most money they’ve raised in a decade | TechCrunch 

Lewk is an algorithmically curated monthly menswear box | TechCrunch 

Jaguar Land Rover launches InMotion, a startup studio to build mobility apps and services | TechCrunch 

The iPad Pro is the most accessible computer Apple has ever built | TechCrunch 

Ground delivery robots: Passing fancy or next wave? | TechCrunch 

The future of the car is not about propulsion | TechCrunch 

A future factory takes off the wheels – CNET 

Audi made a six-door yacht on wheels | TechRadar 

Huge 18TB hard drives will soon be here | TechRadar 

Ratchet and Clank review | TechRadar 

The packages of the future will have digital screens attached | TechRadar 

A closer look at HP’s new revolutionary memory technology | TechRadar 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer pulls us back into the Potterverse | TechRadar 

This little robot wants to help you shop | Computerworld 

A smart home that’s really smart | Computerworld 

Consider the Panama Papers breach a warning | Computerworld 

Diamonds may be quantum computing’s best friend | Computerworld 

All-metal and $299, Acer’s Chromebook 14 targets IT pros | Computerworld 

Nvidia shows off experimental 1,700Hz ‘zero latency’ display | Games | Geek.com 

What is Thunderbolt? How USB Type-C cables are about to get a lot more powerful | T3 

US doctors report reconstructing new esophagus tissue in a critically ill patient — ScienceDaily 

Curiosity leads us to seek out unpleasant, painful outcomes — ScienceDaily 

Is a popular painkiller hampering our ability to notice errors? — ScienceDaily 

Physicists build ultra-powerful accelerator magnet — ScienceDaily 

From IT to black holes: Nano-control of light pioneers new paths: Breakthrough chip for nano-manipulation of light paves way for next generation optical technologies and enables deeper understanding of black holes — ScienceDaily 

A better way to keep shrimp juicy, tasty — ScienceDaily 

Researchers find key to zinc rich plants to combat malnutrition 

Spinning cells could attract each other across surprisingly long distances, study shows 

Most diamonds share a common origin story | Science News 

This week in Zika: New mouse model, virus vs. placenta, nerve insulation loss | Science News 

Artificial Intelligence Sheds New Light on the Origins of the Bible 

This Is What Really Happens to Your Brain When You’re Tripping on LSD 

Three-Dimensional Microneedle-Based Nanoscale-Tipped Electrodes for Intracellular Recording 

Scientists Develop Nanoparticles to Safely Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Nanocrystal inks used to build flexible transistors – physicsworld.com 

How bats optimize foraging 

How much fruit do you need to eat daily to make a difference? : TreeHugger 

Parabosol is a portable solar-powered water treatment system for remote areas | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Double-sided sticky tape is the only thing keeping this LA home together | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Solar-powered Watly provides internet, energy, and drinking water for Ghana residents | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Wind-powered vertical Skyfarms are the future of sustainable agriculture | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Is this protein the key to an anti-aging pill? | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

SPPI’s 2500 orbital solar “flying carpets” could power the planet | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Oristand is a portable folding standing desk that costs just $25 | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Amazing Global Architecture Highlighted in Huge Online Documentary Collection – Curbed 

A Daily Dose of Architecture: 7 Pritkzer Laureates Conversing 

Books Received – BLDGBLOG 

daniel libeskind plans to build kurdistan museum in iraq 

david adjaye + jean marie-massaud among creatives who re-imagine faucet for AXOR waterdream 

jiwoong jung’s watch concept swaps the hour hand for a gradient 

3D printed infographics by coming soon relay statistical data 

Valentín Sanz converts warehouse into community centre 

Santiago Calatrava Reveals New Details About Dubai Observation Tower | ArchDaily 

Monocle 24 Investigate the Changing Use and Role of Concrete | ArchDaily 

New Images of Studio Gang’s Vista Tower Revealed | ArchDaily 

15 Awe-Inspiring Libraries That Will Make You Want to Read All Day | ArchDaily 

Toyota and Nissan to partner with the Japanese government on intelligent maps | VentureBeat | Business | by Reuters 

Australian stock market becomes haven for tech startups | VentureBeat | Deals | by Matthew Dibb, Incipient IT 

What to expect from Facebook’s F8 developer conference this week | VentureBeat | Dev | by Ken Yeung 

Warner Music reaches settlement with social network VK.com for use of songs | VentureBeat | Business | by Robin Wauters, Tech.eu 

Kepler exits emergency mode, re-establishes full communication | Ars Technica 

First came the Breathalyzer, now meet the roadside police “textalyzer” | Ars Technica 

Car makers ask US to slow down on allowing self-driving cars | Ars Technica 

Zeroing in on the last common ancestor of all complex cells | Ars Technica 

Mounting data suggest antibacterial soaps do more harm than good | Ars Technica 

Using the uncertainty principle against itself to gain precision | Ars Technica 

 

 

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