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Trayvax Black Element Wallet A tactical inspired wallet that’s built to take a beating.

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The Verge

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People used a journalism database to search for drugs Journalism non-profit ProPublica built a website meant to cast light on doctors taking drug company money. But about a quarter of its users appear to be looking for ways to find more narcotic painkillers, anti-anxiety medication, and amphetamines. In a letter from ProPublica editor-in-chief Stephen Engelberg posted online today, the organization says it discovered 25 percent of all page views for

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TechRadar: All latest feeds

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Android won’t compete with iPhone in one key area just yet There’s a lot that the best Android phones can do that the iPhone cannot, but one feature Apple likes to tout is 3D Touch, and it may remain missing in action on most Android devices.Google’s own pressure-sensitive touchscreen technology has been delayed from the Android N update, at least initially, and will be added in a future incremental operating system update, reports Recode.This disappointi

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Digital Trends

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SpaceX Dragon spacecraft returns to Earth with ‘critical’ cargo SpaceX gets a lot of press for its rocket ship launches and landings. We’ve seen the Falcon 9 explode in extraordinary spectacles. We’ve seen a rocket overcome intimidating odds. We don’t, however, hear about SpaceX’s spacecraft, the Dragon, nearly as often. While the Falcon 9 rocket ships perform quick missions to deliver payload into orbit, Dragon cargo spacecraft take long journeys into space a

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Digital Trends

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RemoteCam lets you wirelessly trigger your iPhone camera with flick of the wrist One of the first Apple Watch features to be shown off on stage at WWDC was the ability to remotely trigger your iPhone’s camera with a simple tap of your wrist. As convenient as the feature is, what the stock Camera app uses to achieve this is fairly basic in nature, with limited control. If you want to beef up the remote triggering capabilities of your Apple Watch, a new app called RemoteCam migh

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ASUS ZenFone Go TV has a built-in digital TV tuner ASUS has launched an interesting addition to its ZenFone lineup: the ZenFone Go TV smartphone with an integrated TV tuner. As expected, the tuner allows users to receive and watch local over-the-air TV channels wherever there is reception, providing an alternative to data-hungry video streaming services like Netflix. The smartphone supports the DTV channels available in 41 countries. The phone’s …

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TechCrunch

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Four ways African countries can ensure digital innovation benefits the entire population  When Rwanda’s socioeconomic turnaround is discussed, the country’s disciplined approach to economic growth and commitment to avoiding the pitfalls of corruption are usually highlighted. However, while these components certainly played a significant role, another key factor in Rwanda’s transformation is often overlooked. Read More

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ArchDaily

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Temple in Stone and Light / SpaceMatters © Akash Kumar Das Architects: SpaceMatters Location: Barmer, Rajasthan 344001, India Design Lead: Amritha Ballal, Suditya Sinha Designers: SpaceMatters Area: 4360.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Akash Kumar Das, Anand Lakhani , Krishna Shrivastava, SpaceMatters, JSW RWPL Client: JSW Raj West Power Ltd Space Matters Design Team: Anand Lakhani, Juhi Me

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TechSpot

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Vuze can capture 3D, 360-degree VR video in 4K at up to 30fps The majority of 360-degree cameras we’ve seen thus far that are designed to capture footage for the virtual world are professional grade and thus, not meant for the average consumer.

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New Scientist – News

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Embryo protein may warn before miscarriage and pre-eclampsia A protein that seems to help embryos implant into their mother’s womb may one day warn doctors that a women might encounter problems in pregnancy

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Digital Trends

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Monster movie makeover: Pacific Rim 2 brings in Jurassic World writer Making Pacific Rim 2 seems to be almost as difficult battling Kaiju. However, in spite of the obstacles the sequel to the 2013 monster movie has faced, the project is pressing on. Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly has been brought on board to work on the screenplay, reports THR. Connolly seems to be something of a specialist when it comes to terrifying creatures. After Jurassic World‘s massi

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Photo: Rock looks fluid at the Valley of Fire Nevada never fails to please with its wonderfully surreal landscapes.

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Big Think

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Study: Teaching Students Philosophy Will Improve Their Academic Performance A recent study demonstrates significant benefits of teaching young students philosophy.Read More

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Women’s preference for smaller competition may account for inequality When applying for a job or to college, women seek positions with fewer applicants than men, according to a new study. The researchers found that the size of a competition–such as the number of applicants to a particular job or the number of people vying for a monetary reward–shapes who enters the competition.

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Team discovers new HIV vaccine target A team of scientists has reported a research trifecta. They discovered a new vulnerable site on HIV for a vaccine to target, a broadly neutralizing antibody that binds to that target site, and how the antibody stops the virus from infecting a cell.

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TechRadar: All latest feeds

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Google wants to teach robots how to read good Have trouble telling your participles from your prepositions? So do computers, but Google wants to change that with its new open-source English language parser, which breaks down sentences grammatically so robots can understand context better and do other stuff good too.The program – affectionately named Parsey McParseface after the hilarious Boaty McBoatface scenario during Britain’s Name Our Shi

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TechCrunch

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Accion Systems raises $7.5 million in Series A to accelerate production of miniature space thrusters  Accion Systems, the company developing miniature space propulsion systems, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures. RRE Ventures, Founder Collective, and Slow Ventures also participated in the round. The company had previously raised $2 million from seed funding and $6.5 million from partnerships with the Department of Defense. While perhaps best known for their… Read M

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physicsworld.com

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Ultrafast light pulses drive quasiparticle collider Femtosecond resolution of collision dynamics achieved

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Gizmodo

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Neat Art Piece Hides Two Different Wire Sculptures Depending on Your Perspective Here’s a fun art piece made by artist Matthieu Robert-Ortis: in one perspective, it looks like two giraffes standing opposite each other while in another, it looks like a single elephant staring straight at you. The piece plays on your perspective and hides two wire sculptures in one, what you see depends on which angle you’re looking at it.To see more of Matthieu Robert-Ortis’ work, click here.SP

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Watching porn regularly may make you more religious, study says – CNET Technically Incorrect: A researcher at the University of Oklahoma theorizes that guilt might be involved.

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How nanoparticles flow through the environment Carbon nanotubes remain attached to materials for years while titanium dioxide and nanozinc are rapidly washed out of cosmetics and accumulate in the ground. Researchers have developed a new model to track the flow of the most important nanomaterials in the environment.

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Solving the biomass puzzle Biomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. A group of researchers hope to develop the pieces of that puzzle to create a clearer picture of what takes place within a plant and how that applies to its downstream uses as biomass.

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Acquire

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Tanner Goods secures your wallet with intricate craftsmanship Leathery security for your wallet.Photo: Tanner GoodsIf you’ve been looking or something a little more refined to hook your wallet to your belt, Tanner Goods’ braided tethers should definitely meet your needs. The tethers are available in a variety of shades from black to tan to natural leather. Each piece is made from English bridle leather with heavy duty brass clasps to secure each end to your

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SciTech Daily

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Chandra Captures Expanding Debris from a Stellar Explosion By combining the Chandra data with 30 years worth of observations, scientists have made a movie of the evolution of Tycho’s supernova remnant. When the star that created this supernova remnant exploded in 1572, it was so bright that it was visible during the day. And though he wasn’t the first or only person to […] The post Chandra Captures Expanding Debris from a Stellar Explosion appeared fir

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designboom

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ala sieradzka transforms scraps to nutrients with bono composter with the help of earthworms, bono turns bin-bound items into nutrient filled fertilizer that can be used to cultivate herbs, veggies, and fruits at home. The post ala sieradzka transforms scraps to nutrients with bono composter appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Quantum physics inside a drop of paint Inside a drop of paint, light is scattered so often that it seems impossible to demonstrate quantum effects. But despite the thousands of possible paths the light can take, like a drunk person inside a labyrinth, researchers now show that there are just two exits. Depending on the light pattern that enters the paint, two photons always come out through the same exit, or through different ones – as

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Study identifies potential treatment target for pancreatic cancer Investigators have identified the first potential molecular treatment target for the most common form of pancreatic cancer, which kills more than 90 percent of patients.

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Online therapy effective at treating depression and anxiety Providing an online computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program both alone and in combination with Internet support groups (ISG) is a more effective treatment for anxiety and depression than doctors’ usual primary care, a new study has demonstrated.

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At Attention, Molecules! Chemists have learned about a molecular assembly that may help create quicker, more responsive touch screens, among other applications. The researchers report the interfacial layer—when molecules interact with a surface—of electrically charged fluids called ionic liquids is thicker than previously known.

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Social engineering: Password in exchange for chocolate It requires a lot of effort and expense for computer hackers to program a Trojan virus and infiltrate individual or company computers. They are therefore increasingly relying on psychological strategies to manipulate computer users into voluntarily divulging their login details. These methods are known as “social engineering”. For the first time, psychologists have conducted a large-scale study (i

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Skull specializations allow bats to feast on their fellow vertebrates Over their 52-million-year history, a few bats have evolved a taste for their fellow vertebrates. Now biologists are shedding light on how these so-called ‘carnivorous bats’ adapted to the daunting task of chowing down their backboned prey.

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Viruses detected in Swedish mosquito larvae After an outbreak of Ockelbo disease in northern Sweden in 2013, researchers were able to trace the virus to mosquitoes. In a new study, researchers have shown that mosquito larvae also carry viruses that can cause infectious disease. These include the Sindbis virus, which causes Ockelbo disease, which is associated with fever, rashes and prolonged joint pain.

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Reason.com Full Feed

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Obama to Issue Demand That Schools Accommodate Transgender Bathroom Access It seems as though President Barack Obama is bound and determined to render even the gay- and transgender-friendliest of libertarians horrified by his administration’s lack of interest in limits on executive power. Tonight The New York Times is reporting that the president is sending out a “decree” Friday telling all public school districts across the country to accept transgender stude

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Mashable

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You can buy this entire Australian town for less than a city apartment Can’t afford a house or apartment? Why not buy a town? As Australia’s younger generation wonder how on earth they’re supposed to “get a good job that pays good money” to purchase their first home in the country’s capital cities, perhaps the easiest solution is well, to buy an entire town. SEE ALSO: Python takes bathroom break in national park ladies’ room Yes, the whole town of Allie’s

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Gear Patrol

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3 Glasses, All Durable, Reusable and Ready for Your Next BBQ The best outdoor glasses are durable, reusable and adult-approved. …Read More »

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Gear Patrol

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This Is How to Make the Only Steak Sauce You’ll Ever Need There’s something profound, maybe even a little magical, about a good steak sauce. And chimichurri is the king of them all. …Read More »

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Gear Patrol

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Jeep Secretly Made an Outstanding Diesel Off-Roader The American SUV that has luxury and off-roading prowess in spades. …Read More »

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Mashable

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Azealia Banks’ Twitter account suspended after racist rant targeting Zayn Malik Part-time rapper and full-time Twitter troll Azealia Banks has had her account suspended after she went on a racist and homophobic rant against former One Direction member Zayn Malik.  After calling Malik, among other things, a “curry scented b***h,” Banks got in another feud with Disney star Skai Jackson. Wednesday’s feud was just the latest of many for Banks. Recently, she took aim at

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Dezeen

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Francesco Faccin creates furniture with bronze planks cast to look like wood Milan 2016: Italian designer Francesco Faccin’s Bronzification collection features furniture made from panels of bronze with the texture and appearance of wooden planks (+ movie). (more…)

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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s university center is inspired by local mountains in Wenzhou, China Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects won an international competition to design the 25,000m² Student Center & Library for the Wenzhou-Kean University in Wenzhou, China. The new building consists of four stacked box-like volumes wrapped in semi-transparent glass covered in an abstract fritted pattern that takes inspiration from the local mountains and traditional bamboo construction. Read the rest

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CNET News

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Take a virtual ride on the tallest, fastest and longest dive rollercoaster in the world – CNET Settle down and enjoy a very safe ride on the Valravn dive coaster at Cedar Point in Ohio with this point-of-view video from the very front seat.

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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Outdoor water cooler and filter brings a Little Luxury to camping Camping can be fun, but going without the comforts of home isn’t for everybody. So if your idea of roughin’ it for the weekend still includes ice cold water and the ability to charge your phone, the Little Luxury Outdoor Extreme Water Cooler might be for you… Continue Reading Outdoor water cooler and filter brings a Little Luxury to camping Category: Outdoors Tags: Glamping Coolers Camp

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VentureBeat

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Rand Paul to join effort preventing FBI from remotely accessing any computer (Reuters) – Kentucky Senator Rand Paul plans to become the first Republican co-sponsor of legislation to block a pending judicial rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for remote access to computers located in any jurisdiction, his office told Reuters on Thursday. The bill is expected to be introduced next week. Backing from Paul, a former Republican candidate for president

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Next Big Future

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Army fast tracking active protection to detect and destroy rocket propelled grenades and antitank missiles in milliseconds The Army is fast-tracking an emerging technology which gives combat vehicles an opportunity identify, track and destroy approaching enemy rocket-propelled grenades in a matter of milliseconds.Called Active Protection Systems, or APS, the technology uses sensors and radar, computer processing, fire control technology and interceptors to find, target and knock down or intercept incoming enemy fire s

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ArchDaily

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16 Social Housing Units / Atelier Gemaile Rechak © Milene Servelle Architects: Atelier Gemaile Rechak Location: Avenue Gabriel Péri, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France Area: 1250.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Milene Servelle Plumbing & Hvac: ETB Antonelli Economist: Loizillon Ingenierie Building Engineering: CEBAT PARIS BET Landscape: PAYSARCHITECTURES © Milene Servelle For this project of si

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Digital Trends

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6 jaw-dropping gadgets we loved at CES Asia (and your chances of buying them) With hundreds of companies exhibiting thousands of products to hundreds of thousands of attendees, there’s a lot to see at Shanghai’s CES Asia. After sifting through cases, cables, cars, and clones, we managed to uncover some real gems — technology we’re dying to get our hands on, or in some cases, praying makes it into purchasable form. In no particular order, here’s six gadgets that had us simpl

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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Russian city car leaves convention behind At the moment, most city cars are shrunken versions of your average family hatchback. They’re smaller and a bit smarter, but ultimately they follow the design and manufacturing conventions handed down from their bulkier brethren. Russian company Mirrow has thrown these conventions out the (rear) door with the Provocator city car concept… Continue Reading Russian city car leaves convention beh

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TechCrunch

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South Korea’s government launches its first accelerator program for international startups  In a bid to make South Korea’s tech industry more diverse, the government has created an accelerator for startups from around the world. Read More

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designboom

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sand & shopping are steps away from the dream inn by CDP arquitectos made for family, but oriented towards the excursion market as well, the inn is conveniently located between the tourist zones of el condado and isla verde. The post sand & shopping are steps away from the dream inn by CDP arquitectos appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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New Scientist – News

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To solve a crisis of empathy we must first decide what it is The empathy crisis, as identified by the pope and others, is too loosely defined for us to do anything about it, if it exists at all

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Humble tofu powering Indonesian homes with clean energy In a dark and steamy room in Indonesia’s tofu heartland three men sweat over bubbling cauldrons, churning creamy beancurd with wooden paddles before draining it by hand and slicing it into silky cubes.

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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US unveils first federal methane regulations The United States on Thursday unveiled the first federal regulations on methane—a powerful greenhouse gas that accelerates global warming—aimed at reducing emissions from new oil and gas operations.

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Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

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Earth’s upper mantle moving up and down ‘like a yo-yo’ Cambridge UK (SPX) May 12, 2016 Researchers have compiled the first global set of observations of the movement of the Earth’s mantle, the 3000-kilometre-thick layer of hot silicate rocks between the crust and the core, and have found that it looks very different to predictions made by geologists over the past 30 years. The team, from the University of Cambridge, used more than 2000 measurements t

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Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

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Star Has Four Mini-Neptunes Orbiting in Lock Step Berkeley CA (SPX) May 13, 2016 A four-planet system observed several years ago by the Kepler spacecraft is actually a rarity: Its planets, all miniature Neptunes nestled close to the star, are orbiting in a unique resonance that has been locked in for billions of years. For every three orbits of the outermost planet, the second orbits four times, the third six times and the innermost eight times.

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Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

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Did Star Formation Regulation Change as the Universe Evolved Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 13, 2016 An international team led by scientists at the Subaru Telescope and Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland used the W. M. Keck Observatory to study the role of star formation rates in metal contents of distant galaxies. What they discovered is that the amount of metals is very similar irrespective of galaxies’ star formation activity, rais

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Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

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Scientists find ‘birthmarks’ from Earth’s infancy College Park MD (SPX) May 13, 2016 University of Maryland Professor of Geology Richard Walker and fellow scientists in a multi-institution research team have found two ‘birthmarks’ within Earth’s mantle (the rocky middle layer between Earth’s metallic core and outer crust), consisting of silicate material formed when our planet was less than 50 million years old. The team of researchers from the

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Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

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A year of mystery swirls around latest X-37B mission Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 13, 2016 The semi-classified X-37B robot spaceplane hasn’t received much attention, despite the fact that it is on its fourth flight in space. At least, that’s the official story. Launched in May 2015, the latest mission seems even more covert than the three previous launches. Absolutely no images of the spaceplane were released before launch. That’s a big change from

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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Dezso Molnar interview: My favorite (and least favorite) existing flying cars Serial inventor Dezso Molnar is a man of many opinions – and strong ones at that. In fact, one short California road trip Loz Blain took with Dezso looks like it will stretch out to span five in-depth interview articles. Start out by reading about Dezso’s background as an inventor, rocket scientist and musician, then check out his philosophical take on where flying cars should be going, and now

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Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News

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Biofeedback system designed to control photosynthetic lighting Athens GA (SPX) May 13, 2016 Controlled environment agriculture is rapidly becoming an important part of the global food system. For example, there has been much interest in the potential of large-scale, indoor agricultural production – often referred to as vertical farming – as a means to produce high quantities of produce. These “plant factories” are expensive to operate, however, in

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Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News

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Study offers clues to better rainfall predictions Cape Cod MA (SPX) May 13, 2016 The saltiness, or salinity, of seawater depends largely on how much moisture is pulled into the air as evaporative winds sweep over the ocean. But pinpointing where the moisture rains back down is a complicated question scientists have long contended with. Now, scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have found a potential path to better season

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Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News

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Study finds declining sulfur levels Urbana IL (SPX) May 13, 2016 Air pollution legislation to control fossil fuel emissions and the associated acid rain has worked – perhaps leading to the need for sulfur fertilizers for crop production. A University of Illinois study drawing from over 20 years of data shows that sulfur levels in Midwest watersheds and rivers have steadily declined, so much so that farmers may need to consider appl

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Earth News, Earth Science, Energy Technology, Environment News

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Earth’s magnetic heartbeat Paris (ESA) May 12, 2016 With more than two years of measurements by ESA’s Swarm satellite trio, changes in the strength of Earth’s magnetic field are being mapped in detail. Launched at the end of 2013, Swarm is measuring and untangling the different magnetic signals from Earth’s core, mantle, crust, oceans, ionosphere and magnetosphere – an undertaking that will take several years to complete.

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SlashGear

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TAP lets you type on any surface, looks like a weapon There are devices that aim to deliver the utmost convenience in our digital lives. Some of them, however, could give security personnel a fit, like bags with hidden pockets for electronics, particularly batteries, and rings that are too large to be innocent. While this TAP wearable is actually made from soft, flexible textile, it might very well look like a … Continue reading

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Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist

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3 New Modern Design Collections If you’re a fan of modern design, there’s nothing like a new collection from one of your favorite brands. Sometimes the collection involves a range of pieces, from furniture to decor. At other times, a design house will release one new item with many variations, such as a modular shelf. Today we take a look at new offerings from three brands that consistently celebrate quality modern design. Read

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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Texting while driving messes with your “sixth sense” News flash: texting while driving is dangerous. While this probably isn’t news to anyone, a study from the University of Houston has delved deeper into why this is, and compared it to other distractions like being lost in thought, or engaging in passionate conversation with passengers. Results suggest that an innate “sixth sense” counters mental distractions, but fails while texting..

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The Next Web

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It’s coming! The Internet of Eyes will allow objects to see In the near future, every inanimate object we interact with may not only have the ability to see, but could also improve our lives. In order for this visibility to happen, objects will need the assistance of visual sensors and cameras. Though hotly debated in privacy sectors, experts agree that dozens of tiny cameras and eventually nano cameras will soon be built into objects, providing devices th

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designboom

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first test in nevada of hyperloop one technology culminates in blazing speeds to coincide with the successful result, hyperloop one also announced critical relationships with major companies such as BIG architects and arup engineering and design. The post first test in nevada of hyperloop one technology culminates in blazing speeds appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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FiveThirtyEight

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This Year’s Eurovision Finale Will Be More Suspenseful Than Ever Brace yourself, it is time for the annual Eurovision Song Contest finals, a televised ode to the cross-cultural power of lamé and platform boots. On Saturday a group of European countries (plus Australia)21 will put their national characters on display in the 61st iteration of this singing contest. Sometimes those displays defy description, logic, or really anything that you and I may consider ter

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Cooperation, not struggle for survival, drives evolution Researchers believe that competition tends to differentiate ecological requirements after repeated interactions and allows biodiversity. Even if the mechanisms that allow species to evolve, coexist, compete, cooperate, or become extinct are understood, the factors that allow species to coexist within the same environment are still debated. From Gause’s principle of competitive exclusion to Connell

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Discovery of rules for CRISPR advance metabolic engineering Discovery of rules that govern a variation of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing method makes it possible to use living cells to manufacture valuable metabolic compounds like pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed new tools for controlling the signaling pathways in cells to manufacture compounds, dialing down production of unwanted compou

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New technique paves the way for drug targeting to fight microbial resistance Research investigators in Singapore have developed a new high throughput method that identifies how ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules come together in an unbiased and large-scale manner inside cells. Named SPLASH, or Sequencing of Psoralen Linked And Selected Hybrids, this newly-developed technique was used to describe the RNA network in human and yeast cells, its dynamics, and how the structural o

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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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44% of US honeybee colonies died off last year After a few years of hopeful signs that America’s bee populations might be bouncing back, there’s some bad news for the insects: over the past year, the USDA has found, over 44% of honeybee colonies have died off across America. While it’s slightly lower than the 45% losses seen in 2012 and 2013, it’s disappointing considering that the colony loss rate over the past two years had shown signs of i

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The Verge

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Windows 10 Mobile will support fingerprint scanners this summer Microsoft is planning to support fingerprint readers for the first time in Windows 10 Mobile this summer. While we’ve seen facial recognition thanks to Windows Hello, unlocking Windows phones with just a fingerprint has been missing. Microsoft revealed at its WinHEC conference this week that it plans to support fingerprint scanners with the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile. It’s not clear

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Motherboard

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It’s Up to Developers to Bring This Amazing Audio Wayfinding App to Blind People Wayfindr is a digital system that lets blind people navigate London’s tube by sound. Image: Sophie MutevelianSince 2014, Wayfindr—a digital system that lets people navigate the London underground by sound—has helped the few visually impaired people trialling out the tech to travel without assistance. Now Wayfindr makers want to roll out their development kit to the whole world. They’ve just publis

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MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors – Front Page

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Mac Users Reporting Widespread System Freezes With OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 Update A large number of MacBook Pro owners running OS X El Capitan are reporting widespread system freezes since installing the 10.11.4 update to Apple’s Mac OS. Hundreds of MacRumors forum members have been posting to a dedicated thread to discuss the issue, which spans 20 pages at the time of writing. The problem appears to be concentrated on 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros (Early 2015) running 10.11.4.

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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

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Breakthrough enables more reliable electrical circuits built with Individual molecules

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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

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Catalysis gets a metal-free upgrade

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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

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Physicists measure van der Waals forces of individual atoms for the first time

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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

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Action of nanoparticles on platelet activation and plasmatic coagulation

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Researchers build “Blade Runner” Voight-Kampff machine An emotion detector which, potentially, can tell whether a person really finds you attractive on a first date has been created by researchers at Lancaster University.

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VentureBeat

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Alibaba and SoftBank form SB Cloud, a cloud-computing joint venture in Japan Chinese Internet behemoth Alibaba has teamed up with Japanese telecom giant SoftBank to form a cloud-computing joint venture (JV) in Japan. SoftBank’s parent company, SoftBank Group, is an existing shareholder in Alibaba, so the deal isn’t exactly a bolt out of the blue. SB Cloud Corporation, or “SB Cloud,” as it will be known, will combine the collective smarts from the two technology titans, and

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Two approaches to enhancing tomato flavor Anyone who has ever wondered why some tomatoes can taste so bland might be interested in the work of two Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Fort Pierce, Florida. They are taking two different approaches to enhance tomato flavor.

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Digital Trends

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The internet TV you always wanted is finally here, and it sucks Last week, Hulu and YouTube confirmed plans to deploy their own live internet TV services in 2017. The two will join a horde of tech companies looking to cash in on the internet TV gold rush, including current players like Dish Network (Sling TV) and Sony (PlayStation Vue), as well as iTV hopefuls Amazon, AT&T, Apple, Verizon, and even Comcast. Finally! This is what we’ve been waiting for, rig

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Digital Trends

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ABC goes on cancellation rampage, axes multiple long-running shows All good things must come to an end, but that knowledge may not do much to console fans of three particular TV shows. ABC went ax-happy, with Agent Carter, Castle, and Nashville falling victim, along with the short-lived mocumentary series, The Muppets. The network announced the cancellations today, along with the renewals of American Crime, The Real O’Neals, and The Catch. Of the four canceled sh

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Reason.com Full Feed

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The FDA’s Deadly Censorship of Lifesaving E-Cigarette Information Even if some e-cigarette companies survive the shakeout caused by onerous new federal regulations, they will not be allowed to talk about the main selling point of their products. In my latest Forbes column, I explain how and why the government is suppressing information about the health advantages of e-cigarettes: The e-cigarette regulations that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled

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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

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Microwaved nanoribbons may bolster oil and gas wells

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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

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University nanotechnology spinoff reaches commercial milestone

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Artificial intelligence framework now powers Toyota websites An innovation in artificial intelligence that was described in a 2001 paper by a UCLA computer science professor has found a somewhat unexpected application: helping car buyers customize their vehicles online.

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The Next Web

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WhatsApp’s Web client now lets you share PDFs If WhatsApp is quickly becoming your go-to messaging app, you’ll be happy to learn that its Web client now lets send and receive PDF files. The feature has been available in the desktop app since it launched earlier this week. You can access it by clicking on the attachment button at the top right in any conversation window and then clicking on the document icon. Sadly, you can’t yet share any oth

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9to5Mac

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Unified School District credits $42M iPad program with helping lift graduation rates from 65% to 82% The best-known Unified School District program to provide an iPad to every student may have ended disastrously, but a similar program elsewhere appears to have been rather more successful. In LA, Apple ended up repaying $4.2M to settle a claim by the LAUSD following a failed program that led to a federal review concluding it had been doomed from the start – and corruption investigations by both t

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Physics News – Physics News, Material Sciences, Science News, Physics

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Using light to create sound, researchers develop innovative new chemical sensing method Researchers have developed a promising new fiber-optic based chemical sensing method that uses light inside a fiber to induce sound waves outside it, providing indirect information about what surrounds the fiber. By overcoming a significant limitation of existing sensors, the new method could improve sensing capabilities for a wide range of applications, including industrial processes and remote d

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Reason.com Full Feed

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Friday Funnies: Government in Your Bathroom

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Fast Company

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These Millennials Have Become The Top Decision Makers At IBM A look at how IBM’s 5,000-strong “Millennial Corps” is helping the company stay relevant.Supermodel Karolina Kurkova made an appearance at this year’s Met Gala in an intricately designed couture gown. The dress had two designers—one man, one machine. Fashion designer Marchesa worked alongside IBM’s supercomputer to design the dress. The computer helped Marchesa’s designers choose essenti

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Engadget

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Facebook hires U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal Facebook is expanding its legal team — perhaps just in time — and its newest hire comes from behind the bench. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal will join the company in late June as its Deputy General Counsel, after serving in the North District of California since being appointed in December of 2010. The Recorder first reported the move, noting that Grewal pulled out of several cases involving

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Ars Technica

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Stem cell organization to scientists: Enough with the hype! As we discussed on Tuesday, a lot of the problems with the public’s view of current research originate long before journalists get involved. Scientists and the institutions that support the research often portray preliminary work as more definitive than it is, or push the findings as supporting ideas that are, at best, premature. So it’s nice to see that one organization of scientists is pushing

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InStash

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Omni Case Is The World’s First Smart Laptop Case It’s 2016 and there have been tons of smart cases for mobile phones that have made it out to the market. Isn’t it about time that someone … Read More

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InStash

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Hover Camera Takes The Complexity Out Of Drones Aerial photography doesn’t have to be complicated. While most people think of drones as overly engineered toys which can be as much fun as they are dangerous, … Read More

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InStash

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CoWatch Smartwatch Is The Future Of Timepieces Most smartwatches are terrible. They seriously lack the style for everyday wear and don’t feature a whole lot in way of functionality. Even the Apple Watch leaves … Read More

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WIRED

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Get Ready for the World to Be Covered in Electronic Ink If the world’s going to be filled with screens, those screens are going to be e-paper. The post Get Ready for the World to Be Covered in Electronic Ink appeared first on WIRED.

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Motherboard

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Bee Populations Seem To Be Bouncing Back In Canada, But Not in the US Image: Noel Reynolds/FlickrBees are dying off and nobody has an easy answer as to why, or how to fix it. What we do know is the dramatic effect that bee deaths will have on our daily life—a lot of the food we eat comes thanks to pollinators like honey bees. The situation was thought to be improving in North America, thanks to increased awareness and action from citizens, farmers and government off

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SlashGear

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Battery Base for Amazon Echo lets you take it on the go If you are one of the many folks who find that Amazon Echo to be a useful device for all sorts of things might have wished you could take Echo with you on the go. In fact, back in January rumors were swirling that Amazon was working on a portable version of Echo just for this group of users. Mission … Continue reading

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ArchDaily

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Call for Entries: Design a Sky Garden System for the Chong Qing Skyline Courtesy of E-Lab Internet Technology Ltd. Competition Theme: Green – Eco – Future Building Systems and LifestyleThe design intent is to create a system/network of eco-green elevated sky gardens within a soon to be realised super high-rise residential complex, with the aim of drastically improving the living environment and lifestyle of urban dwellers. This competition seeks young architects

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Digital Trends

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Volvo gives us an early look at its next concept cars Volvo has published a teaser image on its official Snapchat account that shows a new concept car. While the design study’s name hasn’t been revealed yet, we know that it previews an upcoming compact model. The teaser image tells us that Volvo’s next concept falls in line with the head-turning design language seen on the XC90 and the S90. Notably, the concept gets elongated headlights with integrat

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ThisIsWhyImBroke.com

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Fluorescent Neon Lamps Create an otherworldly ambiance without any fancy equipment using one of these fluorescent neon lamps. They’re available in a range of vibrant shades like pink, green, and yellow and come on sturdy cross shaped bases that provide stability. Check it out $78.55

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Are gamers athletes? Study examines perceptions of students on ‘esports’ scholarships College students have been banding together to play video games for decades. But the popularity of online gaming has grown so much that colleges are now offering athletic scholarships for “e-sports” participants. University of Kansas researchers have authored a study in which they interviewed e-sports athletes who compete at a university where they receive athletic scholarships for their

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Modern Interior Design & Furniture – Decoist

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50 Fabulous Kitchen Décor Ideas Unveiled at Salone del Mobile 2016 The magnitude of an event like Salone del Mobile is so large that we can draw inspiration from it even after months of the busy week in Milan drawing to a close. In fact, those few days in Milan so frantically fun that it probably is best to give yourself some time, sit back, flip through the best images from the event and appreciate the very best that interior design’s biggest fair has to offer.

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The Manual

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Beardcare 101 Keep your summer beard clean, soft and smelling great with Bluebeards Original. The post Beardcare 101 appeared first on The Manual.

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AZoNano.com

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Berkeley Scientists Discover New Properties of 2D Semiconductors In the world of semiconductors, impurities and defects can be a good thing. They modify the properties of materials such as silicon, and scientists can exploit these properties to develop better…

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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

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Spin-currents at metal-oxide interfaces for magnetic memories

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Mashable

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Refugee arrivals in Greece drop 90% as Syrians remain stuck in Turkey The number of refugees arriving in Greece has dropped by 90% in April from the previous month as a result of the EU-Turkey agreement, EU border agency Frontex has said.  SEE ALSO: Syrian refugee who lost his leg in the war to carry the Olympic flame Fewer than 2,700 people entered the Greek islands in April, with Syrians accounting for the majority of asylum-seekers trying to get into Europe.  Fr

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Small headwater streams export surprising amounts of carbon out of Pacific Northwest forest Scientists have tracked a higher-than-expected amount of carbon flowing out of a Pacific Northwest forest from month to month through a small headwater stream, suggesting that forested watersheds may not store quite as much carbon as previously thought.

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PCWorld

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How to bring picture-in-picture mode to YouTube on your PC One of my favorite features of YouTube’s mobile apps is its multitasking mode. This genius feature allows you to continue watching a video in a smaller panel while searching for other items within the app. I’ve often wished I could do that on my PC since the only alternative is to open a new tab and use Windows’ Snap feature to see the video and the rest of YouTube at the same time. That is, un

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TechSpot

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Russian embassy tweets screenshot from Command and Conquer to warn of extremists in Syria The Russian government has a reputation for occasionally being unpredictable. Now, the UK Russian Embassy Twitter account seems to be acting in a similarly erratic manner, after it posted a screenshot from classic PC strategy game Command and Conquer: Generals to illustrate extremist activities.

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Discovery News

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DNews: Why Traffic Grinds to a Halt for No Reason If you’ve ever been in a traffic jam, finally reached what you expected to be an accident and saw nothing, it was just mathematics slowing you down.

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Does social media help the government-citizen relationship? Depends who you ask Depending where you live, maybe you follow your local transportation department on Twitter for construction updates. Or maybe you watch Periscope videos of city council sessions, or read live blogs of public school board meetings.

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MakeUseOf

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Hack Your Daily Habits with These Excellent Chrome Extensions Habits are the automated gears engineered by the maker into the human mind. You and I wake up in the morning and automatically switch on the “autopilot mode”. Some of us hit snooze, while some of us tie our shoelaces. Habits – both good and bad – are these automated routines which we do without spending a thought. Research studies show that we spend almost 40 percent of our daily activities in the

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Scientific American

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How U.S. “Cyber Bombs” against Terrorists Really Work Clusters of software and hardware are being aimed at ISIS and other outlaw groups — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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PCWorld

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Half the Web’s traffic comes from bots, and that’s costing you more than you think Roughly half of all Web traffic comes from bots and crawlers, and that’s costing companies a boatload of money.That’s one finding from a report released Thursday by DeviceAtlas, which makes software to help companies detect the devices being used by visitors to their websites.Non-human sources accounted for 48 percent of traffic to the sites analyzed for DeviceAtlas’s Q1 Mobile Web Intelligence

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The Verge

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Samsung Notebook 9 review: redefining the thin-and-light Thin and light laptops have been around for so long it’s hard to remember a time before them. Apple demonstrated that a thin and light machine could easily be a full-fledged computer with the second-generation MacBook Air in 2010, and PC makers have been chasing that rabbit ever since. But while it feels like almost every laptop is super portable now, the reality is that most thin and light machin

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The Gadget Flow

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Babyera – Cuddling Toy-Rugs – Sleep & Play Campaign For Babies & Kids Babyera is pleased to announce that their Cuddling Toy-Rugs are now available for pre-orders on Indiegogo. These hand-knit utilitarian toys are so cute that parents and kids alike will fall in love with them. Each rug/blanket has a toy knitted into one corner. The square body of the item can be used as blanket first, a play rug for infants that are just starting to roll over or that special buddy

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The Gadget Flow

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Kiba – The World’s First Interactive Self-Editing Camera Capture every meaningful moment with Kiba, the world’s first interactive self-editing camera. Made to be portable and to be as spontaneous as life is, Kiba records beautiful footage with 1080p high definition resolution and can be taken from room to room. Simply set a duration time for the recording as well as a name and this clever camera will record and edit your videos to perfecting. Using pate

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The Gadget Flow

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SPARK – The Most Useful Earbud Accessory SPARK can be attached to your earphones in an instant making them easier to use, easier to take off, more comfortable to wear, smarter. SPARK is a useful companion in all situations. With its pure and minimalist design, it can be suited to your look. SPARK is also a high tech device which comprises a highly resistant flexible cord, high precision tips, magnetic fastenings and an integrated NFC chi

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Slashdot

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National Microbiome Initiative To Harness Microbes For Health, Environment An anonymous reader quotes a report from WTOP: The National Microbiome Initiative being announced by White House science officials Friday aims to bring together scientists who study the microbes that live in the human gut and in the oceans, in farm soil and in hospitals — to speed discoveries that could bring big payoffs. Consider: Taking antibiotics alters the diversity of your gut bacteria, whi

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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Reusable microbots make meal of toxic metals Researchers have developed a tube-shaped microbot that offers a cheaper and more effective way of removing heavy metals than previous methods. The self-propelled microbots use an outer layer of graphene that binds to lead ions it comes in contact with. The scientists found that they can remove 95 percent of lead from polluted water in one hour, and once they have a full payload, they can be cle

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Computerworld

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Pay What You Want for 13 Premium Mac Apps – Deal Alert If you want to maximize your productivity, this bundle of premium Mac apps is the ticket. Together, they’re valued at $946, but here’s your chance to pay what you want for them.

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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The mathematics of weather prediction Dutifully processing 2.8 quadrillion mathematical calculations per second around the clock, these computers — each about the size of a school bus — are the nucleus of weather and climate forecasting in the United States and the calculations they make are the foundation of NOAA’s life-saving weather predictions.

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Manchester astronomers detect precious element in space A team of astronomers from The University of Manchester, together with collaborators from the Centro de Astrobiología and the Deep Space Network, Spain and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, have detected a rare gas 4000 light years away from Earth. The discovery, made using the largest antenna of NASA’s Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex (70 metres in diameter), could help scientis

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Reason.com Full Feed

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A.M. Links: Top Democrats Urge Bernie to Drop Out, Hezbollah Commander Killed in Syria, GOP Leaders Starting to Rally Around Trump? Democratic leaders want Bernie Sanders to drop out of the presidential race and they are turning up the pressure in the hopes of getting the Vermont socialist to quit and thereby clear the path for Hillary Clinton. But Sanders is refusing to budge. “Please do not moan to me about Hillary Clinton’s problems,” Sanders told MSNBC. “The Obama administration is planning to issue a sw

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Motherboard

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Canada’s Insurance Companies Want All Your Genetic Information If information is power, then DNA is the ultimate weapon.There’s a growing consensus among geneticists that whole genome sequencing—the ability to have your entire genetic code analyzed in detail, and on the cheap—will inevitably reveal things about a person that they did not intend to uncover when they commission a test for, say, Huntington’s disease. Moreover, experts agree that having a genetic

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The Next Web

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Fix your own gadgets with the iFixit 64-Bit screwdriver kit Today’s gadgets require a set of tools that often can’t be found in Dad’s old toolbox. Cellphones, game consoles, laptops and beyond all require specialized bits which, when bought a la carte, can get outrageously pricy in no time. That’s where the iFixit 64-Bit Screwdriver Kit comes in – each bit in this comprehensive kit has a purpose, curated from thousands of repair guides on products you like

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Nobel insight into interaction between discharge plasma and cells via TRP channel Researchers at Tohoku University have discovered that the calcium ion influx into cells, which can control the various cell activities, can be enhanced by the short-lived reactive species generated in the atmospheric pressure plasma.

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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An E. coli detector may be in your hands soon Marc Pollack, a Ph.D. student in the UC Davis Microbiology graduate group, and Jeremy Warren, a former postdoc in Plant Pathology, leave Davis at 5 a.m. every weekday morning to commute to IndieBio, a startup accelerator in a narrow alley just south of Market Street in the heart of San Francisco.

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Chemists offer more evidence of RNA as the origin of life (Phys.org)—A team of chemists at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich has shown how the purines adenine and guanine can be synthesized easily and in reasonable yields, offering more evidence that RNA could have served as the origin of life on Earth. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the process they took in looking for evidence that RNA could have been the first

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Gene therapy against brain cancer Applying gene therapy to glioblastoma appears to be a very promising treatment, say researchers. Tests in vitro and in vivo on mice provided very clear-cut results, and modelling demonstrates that the treatment targets at least six different points of tumor metabolism. Gene therapy, a technique that selectively attacks a tumor, might provide hope in the fight against this type of deadly cancer, fo

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Ars Technica

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“Plague village” may upend what we know about how black death is spread Without a doubt, the bubonic plague has been one of the deadliest and most devastating infectious diseases in all of human history. The bacterial infection—caused by Yersinia pestis—has sparked dozens of outbreaks and three massive pandemics, killing hundreds of millions of people. The Justinian Plague from 541 to 767 is estimated to have killed up to 50 percent of the population at the time and

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India An archaeologist studying musical horns from iron-age Ireland has found musical traditions, thought to be long dead, are alive and well in south India.

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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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Foster + Partners’ glittering glass skyscrapers approved for construction in San Francisco Read the rest of Foster + Partners’ glittering glass skyscrapers approved for construction in San Francisco

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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New gene for familial high cholesterol The gene that explains one quarter of all familial hypercholesterolemia with very high blood cholesterol, has been revealed by new research. Familial hypercholesterolemia is the most common genetic disorder leading to premature death, found in 1 in 200 people.

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Eyewitnesses’ memories darken skin color Eyewitnesses remember the faces of black suspects less accurately in drive-by shootings than they do in serial killings. Their memories are further skewed when the victims are women or white males, psychology researchers have found.

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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German intelligence agency warns of Russian cybersabotage The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has warned that Russia is being increasingly aggressive in its cyberwar activities.

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Cool Material

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Inside the Studio that Makes the World’s Most Interesting Furniture There’s a small group of mad furniture scientists hard at work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It’s a tiny group that form a company you’ve probably never heard of., and they’re building the world’s most interesting furniture. If there’s one piece from RockPaperRobot you might be familiar with, it’s the Float table. A series of repelling […]

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Dezeen

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Architecture stars including Foster, Rogers and Ingels in video tribute to “very special” Zaha Hadid Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: leading architects including Norman Foster, Bjarke Ingels, Richard Rogers and Daniel Libeskind have paid tribute to the late Zaha Hadid in a video created by Dezeen and Architizer. (more…)

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WIRED

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The Feds Are Arming Themselves to Drive Drones Out of Airports The feds are trying out different drone detection systems airports could use to keep the pesky UAVs away from passenger planes. The post The Feds Are Arming Themselves to Drive Drones Out of Airports appeared first on WIRED.

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The Green Head

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Lechuza Cascada – Stackable Self-Watering Planters A self-watering 8-pocket herb, flower and strawberry planter that can be stacked up to three high with an optional extension kitClick Here For Complete Details

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Nerd Approved – News For Nerds

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DIY ‘Jurassic Park’ Power Wheels Jeep This definitely isn’t the first time someone has converted a Barbie Power Wheels Jeep into a Jurassic Park jeep, but if you want to see a really awesome build, check out Fromanizzle’s gallery below for all the details. View post on imgur.com The question is, why has Fisher-Price not made an official version yet?

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Gizmodo

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Liquid Metal Bullets Wreak Havoc on a Watermelon Lead is a relatively soft metal, and the fact that it deforms on impact is what makes lead bullets so deadly. It expands inside whatever it hits causing more damage to the surrounding area. But there are metals much softer than lead, and their effects on contact are even more pronounced—so naturally someone made them into bullets.In a previous video, The Backyard Scientist filled some shells with

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Cool Material

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Nikola’s Hybrid Big Rig Nikola Motor Company just released details and renderings of their hybrid semi-truck dubbed One that are both completely absurd and mind-blowing. The Nikola One is a hybrid big rig that uses a combination of electric engines and a fuel agnostic turbine to give you: 3,700 ft. lbs of torque, 1,200 miles range and, most importantly, […]

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Scientific American

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Meet Donald Trump’s New Energy Adviser Kevin Cramer calls himself a climate-change skeptic yet he might support a carbon tax — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Mashable

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Londoners can sign up to try driverless cars in Greenwich LONDON — Londoners can now register for the UK’s first public trial of driverless vehicles, which is due to take place in Greenwich later this year.  With the £8 million ($11.48 million) GATEway project, members of the public will have a chance to ride in autonomous vehicles, be invited to share their experience and take part in workshops and discuss the future of automated vehicles.  SEE ALSO: D

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Mashable

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Hyundai is building an ‘Iron Man’ suit Inside Iron Man’s suit is just a man. Sure, a man with a tiny arc reactor in his chest, but otherwise just a flesh-and-blood person who’s made super strong and virtually indestructible thanks to a mechanized suit of gold-titanium alloy. If one guy can build such a suit, surely an entire car company can do it, too, at least that’s Hyundai’s perspective. SEE ALSO: These bionic legs are so light, pa

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The Verge

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Check out this amazing keyboard created in partnership with Porsche Design Alpha Piano has partnered with Porsche Design to create the mPiano, a truly stunning work of technology and design. An actuator sits underneath each key allowing the user to adjust the resistance and pitch of each key via an iPad app. You can even change the feel of the entire piano at will, switching from a grand piano to a church organ, or even a synthesizer. Each key also features polyph

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Big Think

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Why NASA Has Been Shipping Bacteria to the ISS The International Space Station (ISS) has been playing host to many different kinds of microbes as part of a larger study to figure out how bacteria reacts to a microgravity environment and cosmic radiation.Read More

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The Verge

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Website closes; creates physical archive designed to last 10,000 years Journaling website Hi.co (dedicated to recording “moments big and small”) is closing on September 1st, and archiving its users’ contributions in a nickel-plate “book” designed to be readable for the next 10,000 years. The site’s creator, Craig Mod and Chris Palmieri, decided they wanted to give their project a proper ending, rather than slowly petering out. In a blog post on M

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Scientific American

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Opioid Overdose: Emergency Treatment Is Crucial, but It’s Not Enough The opioid-blocking drug naloxone is a crucial first step, but there must be immediate follow-up to keep the cycle of addiction from continuing — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Curbed – All

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Considerate Fire Alarm Texts You When Your House in on Fire You can also turn off the beeping from your phone, which is amazing This may be one of our favorite smart home devices we’ve come across yet—a fire alarm that sends a text message when it detects smoke. It also comes with an alarm, of course (how else would you know when you are trying to cook food?) but it’s an alarm that you can disable from your phone instead of the standard method of standing

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Singularity HUB

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New Digital Face Manipulation Means You Can’t Trust Video Anymore What if you could alter a video of anyone to emulate facial and mouth movements that never existed in the source video—by yourself, at home, using a cheap webcam? Meet Face2Face. Using RGB input from one video and mapped pixels from a second video, manipulating someone’s face—including distinct facial and mouth movements—has become incredibly easy. A team of researchers recently released a video

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Reason.com Full Feed

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Is It Ethical to Synthesize an Entire Human Genome? Yes! Stanford bioetech researcher Drew Endy and Northwestern University bioethicist Laurie Zoloth ask this week, “Should We Synthesize a Human Genome?” They say go slow. My short answer is, yes. Their question was provoked by their alarm over the fact that a group of 150 biotech researchers from academia and entrepreneurs from industry met behind closed doors in an invitation-only conference

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Mashable

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Get in the Eurovision spirit with this crowdsourced karaoke app LONDON — If you’re as excited about the Eurovision Song Contest final on Saturday as we are, you’ve got a song in your heart and you want to share it with the world. Swedish telecom operator Tele2 and producer Pontus Winnberg (of Miike Snow) have teamed up to release The Sound of Europe website and app — a crowdsourced singalong that’s meant to celebrate the song contest’s vision of strengthening

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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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How robots and carbon fiber could usher in the “fourth industrial revolution” The fourth industrial revolution is upon us, according to architect Achim Menges. The founding director of the Institute for Computational Design at the University of Stuttgart, he said the combination of robots and carbon fiber could propel us into a new era in architecture. He’s developing a software program that would allow robots to construct stadium roofs out of the building material, which

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Dezeen

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Zaha Hadid retrospective announced for Venice Architecture Biennale Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: a retrospective of work by the late Zaha Hadid will take place during this year’s Venice Biennale, including early paintings, models and photos of past and future projects. (more…)

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TEDx Talks (uploads) on YouTube

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Grassroots Philanthropy: Simple Can Be Significant—Bill Somerville | Bill Somerville | TEDxBYU Philanthropic efforts can sometimes be bogged down by bureaucratic systems and paperwork. Bill Somerville shows us how the process can be more nimble, responsive, and imaginative than current practices. This talk inspires viewers to improve our communities in simple yet significant ways. His writing hailed as a “philanthropic force of nature,” Bill Somerville’s career as a maverick grant

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TechRadar: All latest feeds

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Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Hyperloop, Battleborn and the pod that fell from space The sun is shining, so what better time to close the curtains and stay in dark rooms for hours? Yes, it’s games week at techradar, and that means more gaming content than you can shake a boomstick at. Not only that, we’ve got supersonic trains, science from space, a whole bunch of VR news and one of our best friends joining us. It’s a sun-dodging Week in Tech!We got game(s)Team techradar is big on

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SlashGear

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TrackStack lets you crowdsource your Spotify playlists When I sit down to create a playlist, I’ll usually end up spending entirely too much time doing so. And if I’m working on one for a specific event, sometimes I like getting input from other people. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a really easy way to do that, without having those other people sitting in the same room with me. … Continue reading

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Motherboard

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Cable Companies Are Hiding Behind Copyright to Keep You Paying Rental Fees The cable television industry is now claiming that copyright laws ought to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from letting you own your own cable box, according to several recent public filings made with the regulator.Industry heavyweights like the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and Comcast/NBC Universal suggest they and they alone hold the copyright needed to create

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Bless This Stuff

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Nasa Visions Of The Future Posters NASA is giving away its spectacular vintage-inspired space travel posters for free! Back in the 1930s and ?40s, during the height of the Great Depression, artists designed posters for the Works Projects Administration to encourage travel to national parks and other tourist sites in the United States. NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking a similar approach to promote a future of travel to othe

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Slashdot

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Astronauts Won’t Be Flying To Space In Boeing’s Starliner Until 2018 An anonymous reader writes: The Boeing Starliner, one of two new spacecraft meant to break the Russian stranglehold on sending people to orbit, has hit a snag. Originally scheduled to start flying next year, the Starliner won’t carry a crewed mission to the International Space Station until 2018 at the earliest. Six years is long enough. Ever since the 2011 retirement of the space shuttle NASA has

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ReadWrite

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Are autonomous cars already influencing interior design? Barring any regulatory issues, autonomous cars should be on the roads in a few years. Auto manufacturers have, for the most part, introduced slight iterations of a normal car interior, but General Motors executive director of Cadillac design, Andrew Smith, says bigger changes are on the way. While exterior designs for self-driving cars so far have leaned towards the utilitarian (*ahem* see the Go

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Desire This | The Best of Everything

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Braven BRV-1M Next-Generation Compact Bluetooth Speaker Braven BRV-1M Next-Generation Compact Bluetooth SpeakerBraven has announced the nationwide availability of the their BRV-1M, a next-generation compact Bluetooth speaker designed to deliver the most powerful sound in the most extreme environments. Engineered for adrenaline and adventure seekers, Braven’s newest portable Bluetooth speaker features an IPX7 waterproof rating and an impact-resistant ho

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Popular Science

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A Magnetic Explosion In Space, Seen Up Close For The First Time Space Four little probes tell the story of space weather NASA’s magnetosphere probes have observed magnetic reconnection for the first time…

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DudeIWantThat.com

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The Hammer Slingshot / Slingbow Archers, bowhunters, bowfishers, people who like to sling mud get one tool for all their firing needs in The Hammer. This slingshot /slingbow invites sportsmen to practice multiple shooting disciplines using its adjustable shooting platform and intuitive Hammergrip. The piece’s meticulous design also includes a removable wrist brace for optional additional stability, plus The Hammer designer Mark

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Archinect – News

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New public artwork gathers 10,000 tree species spanning the history of the planet Th University of Bristol has revealed a new public artwork to mark the opening of the University’s new Life Sciences building. After three years research, over 10,00 unique tree species have been gathered from across the planet. The sculptural pavilion is a collaboration between the artist Katie Paterson and the architects Zeller & Moye. Katie Paterson recalls:“Some samples are incredibly rare

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Shut Up And Take My Money

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Badass durable raptor claw that holds phones, cameras, controllers, etc. submitted by /u/FashBug [link] [comments]

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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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Shell just spilled 88,000 gallons of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico On Thursday, a Shell oil facility spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, just under 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The Coast Guard and two other government agencies have responded to the 13- by 2-mile spill and reported this morning that the oil has been contained. Cleaning up the spill is another story, and will likely take weeks or even months to compl

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designboom

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OTHR debuts 3D printed housewares by leading creatives during NY design week the line ranges from a birdhouse by claesson koivisto rune crafted from 3D printed porcelain, to a candleholder set by sebastian bergne made in black 3D printed steel. The post OTHR debuts 3D printed housewares by leading creatives during NY design week appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Gizmodo

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Ontario Could Soon Require Anti-Vaxxer Parents to Attend a Science Class Image: Coordinare/PHN South Eastern NSWIn an effort to curb the dangerous trend of vaccine avoidance, the Liberal government in Ontario wants parents seeking vaccine exemptions for their kids to attend a mandatory education session. It’s a good idea, but getting anti-vaxxers to change their opinions will probably require more than that.The Liberals in Ontario are pursuing an amendment to the Immun

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Evaluating animal threats and human intentions uses common brain network Assessing whether a fluffy bunny or a giant spider poses a threat to our safety happens automatically. New research suggests the same brain areas may be involved in both detecting threats posed by animals and evaluating other humans’ intentions.

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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American Cancer Society report assesses progress against goals set for nation A new report assesses how the nation fared against the ambitious challenge goal set by the American Cancer Society to reduce the cancer death rates by 50 percent over 25 years ending in 2015.

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GearCulture

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Classified Moto BW650 Big Wheel Motorcycle Rugged, designed with care and attention to every detail, and guaranteed to make a statement, the Classified Moto BW650 Big Wheel Motorcycle is ready to tackle your next off-road joy ride or urban jungle commute. Licensed, insured, registered, safety inspected and 100% legal for road use, this motorcycle is a specimen built to admire as much as it is to ride.

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PCWorld

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Senators will introduce a bill to limit government hacking warrants A U.S. senator will introduce legislation to roll back new court rules that allow judges to give law enforcement agencies the authority to remotely hack computers.Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, will introduce a bill that would reverse a court procedure rules change, approved by the U.S. Supreme Court last month, that would allow lower judges to issue remote hacking warrants.The rules cha

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CNET News

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Ben Affleck + maths = action in ‘The Accountant’ trailer – CNET It’s Batman vs. the Punisher as Ben Affleck and Jon Bernthal appear in this new action movie.

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Lifehacker

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Today’s Best Deals: Anker Surge Protector, GreenWorks Yard Tools, and More Anker’s new surge protector, battery-powered yard tools, and a popular stick vacuum lead off Friday’s best deals.Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more, and don’t forget to sign up for our email newslet

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Popular Science

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IARPA Releases Its Shopping List For Spy Technology Military Artificial intelligence and superhumans, no big deal IARPA Wants Ideas On The Future Of Artificial Intelligence.

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Researchers solve one of the great scientific mysteries of the ice ages An international team of researchers headed by scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute has gained new insights into the carbon dioxide exchange between ocean and atmosphere, thus making a significant contribution to solving one of the great scientific mysteries of the ice ages. In the past 800,000 years of climate history, the transitions from interglacials and ice ages were always accompanie

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Hubble spies a spiral snowflake Together with irregular galaxies, spiral galaxies make up approximately 60 percent of the galaxies in the local universe. However, despite their prevalence, each spiral galaxy is unique—like snowflakes, no two are alike. This is demonstrated by the striking face-on spiral galaxy NGC 6814, whose luminous nucleus and spectacular sweeping arms, rippled with an intricate pattern of dark dust, are capt

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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The granite of Sierra de Guadarrama requests designation of origin The Puerta de Alcalá, the Prado Museum and the monastery of El Escorial are some of the monuments built with berroqueña stone, the traditional name of the high-quality Madrid granites which are also used in airports, for example Athens, and modern shopping centres around the world such as China. As with renowned wines and cheeses Spanish geologists now propose to the International Union of Geologi

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Digital Trends

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Blips ultra-thin lenses that turn any smartphone into a microscope There’s a little trick you can do to capture macro photography shots on your smartphone, using nothing more than a drop of water. The idea is the water acts as a very rudimentary lens, which has a very short focusing distance. The problem is, these water drop lenses are lacking in optical quality and prove to be borderline useless unless you have a perfectly steady hand. Enter Blips, a new pair of

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Digital Trends

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This electric UTV costs more than a BMW 3 Series … is it worth it? A Utah-based startup named Nikola Motor Company has announced plans to build an all-electric utility task vehicle (UTV) called simply Zero. If the name sounds familiar, it’s likely because the firm also believes it can revolutionize the trucking industry with a hybrid big rig. The Zero is an open-top four-seater designed to go off the beaten path. It’s similar in concept to the Polaris RZR 1000 Tu

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Retreat of the ice followed by millennia of methane release Scientists have calculated that the present day ice sheets keep vast amounts of climate gas methane in check. Ice sheets are heavy and cold, providing pressure and temperatures that contain methane in form of ice-like substance called gas hydrate. If the ice sheets retreat the weight of the ice will be lifted from the ocean floor, the gas hydrates will be destabilised and the methane will be relea

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SlashGear

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Folding display Samsung Galaxy X said one of 5 2017 flagships Samsung’s first smartphone with a true folding display is tipped to launch in 2017, one of a rumored five flagship Galaxy handsets for next year. The South Korean firm has already made good use of its skills producing flexible OLED panels, with the Galaxy S7 edge having two wraparound edges where the display curves around the sides of the device. … Continue reading

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Mashable

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The Blisk browser is a web developer’s dream come true With so many different devices and screen sizes people browse the web on, web developers need to make sure their websites will work on every platform and react properly to different screen resolutions. Now there’s a developer-focused browser that makes that process a lot easier. SEE ALSO: Can I develop VR apps on the web? Blisk is a free web browser seen by The Next Web that isn’t made for the ty

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Fast Company

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3 Reasons Apple Invested in Uber’s China Rival, Didi Chuxing Data, money, politics.Last night Apple confirmed that it had invested $1 billion in the Beijing-based ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing.Read Full Story

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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

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Attosecond physics: Using laser pulses to direct protons

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Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

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Novel gate may enhance power of Majorana-based quantum computers

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Computerworld

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5 things to consider before you buy a new MacBook Apple’s newly updated MacBook line packs a lot punch in an ultra-thin (and ultra-sexy) case, making it a good choice for people who need the lightest laptop available but prefer a Mac with OS X to an iPad with iOS. That said, the MacBook’s form necessarily dictates some of its function. And with prices that start at $1,299, it overlaps with Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro line-ups — making

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The Awesomer

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Thunderstruck: Acoustic Cover Guitarist Luca Stricagnoli turns in an impeccable fingerstyle acoustic performance of AC/DC’s 1990 hit Thunderstruck. Be sure to check out his rendition of Dick Dale’s surf rock tune Misirlou, and his Guns N’ Roses ain’t too shabby either. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Disturbed: Sound of SilenceBlind Covers: Dweller on the ThresholdKawehi: Ramble OnFallon x Sia: Iko IkoSweet Geor

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Engadget

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The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is like a Surface with a business twist Imagine the unholy union of Microsoft’s Surface lineup and the iconic Thinkpad, and you have the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It’s not Lenovo’s first Surface clone — that would be the cheaper and less equipped Miix 700 — but it’s the company’s first for its ThinkPad lineup, which is targeted at the professional crowd. After years of honing the art of building convertible laptops, Lenovo seems like a safe

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Popular Science

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Artificial Molecules Could Be Tailor-Made To Stamp Out Smelly Pits Health They prevent odor from forming in the first place Scientists create a synthetic antibody that targets the precursor to body odor without disturbing the delicate balance of bacteria in your armpits…

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New Scientist – News

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Fake mountains to make rain? It’s last-gasp geoengineering That a desert nation such as the United Arab Emirates should even think about building a mountain to make it rain is a sign of desperate times, says Jamais Cascio

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New Scientist – News

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Cannibal stars explode violently – as predicted by Darwin’s son We now think one star swallowing another causes rare, bright red novae, but George Darwin had worked out the key details in the 19th century

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Mashable

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It’s war: Tech companies square off against the government Apple v. FBI. Uber and Lyft v. Austin. Google v. FTC. Facebook v. Senate.  Those are just a few of the brewing battles in what is becoming an all-out war between tech companies and the governments that try to regulate them.  On this week’s episode of Biz Please, we run through that list and then talk to Bradley Tusk, one of the leading lobbyists for tech companies and a person who has spent time

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Digital Trends

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Philadelphia police used a ‘Google Maps’ SUV to read license plates If you were near the Philadelphia Convention Center earlier this week, did you notice this vehicle in the tunnel? At first glance, it appears to be a Google Maps vehicle, maybe on a break, but University of Pennsylvania computer and information science professor Matt Blaze noticed two automated license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras on the roof. Blaze took a picture and tweeted it with the comme

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Geek.com

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Google will pay people $40,000 a year not to drive their self driving cars Thinking about a change of career? Google’s got a heck of a job offer for you. They’ll potentially pay up to $40,000 a year for you to not drive one of their autonomous […]

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Archinect – News

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Germany’s railway sees future in harmony with driverless cars Deutsche Bahn, a German-based railway and logistics company that transports about seven million train passengers every day … plans to operate fleets of autonomous vehicles that could be ordered via an app, much people already do when they order a ride-hailing service like Uber. These driverless cars would be used to pick people up and bring them to public transit stations, solving the so-called

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Engadget

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NASA upgrades ‘Snow White’ to our system’s third-largest dwarf planet Meet 2007 OR10: “the largest unnamed world in our solar system,” according to NASA. At 955 miles in diameter, the dwarf planet is about two-thirds the size of Pluto, and is believed to have both water ice and methane on its surface. The still-unnamed dwarf planet has an elliptical orbit that brings it about as close to the sun as Neptune, but with an orbital period of 548 years it takes

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ArchDaily

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Agence Ter Selected to Redesign LA’s Pershing Square with Proposal for “Radical Flatness” Agence Ter and Team have been announced as the winners of a proposal to redesign the oldest park in Los Angeles, Pershing Square, with a call for “radical flatness.” Opened in 1866, with subsequent name changes and redesigns, the winning proposal will replace the most recent iteration by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and landscape architect Laurie Olin, which opened in 1994. Pershing Squ

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MakeUseOf

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How to Take the Perfect Screenshot in Windows The best way to take a screenshot depends on the version of Windows you’re on. We show you the subtle differences, give troubleshooting tips, and reveal the best keyboard shortcuts and tools.Read the full article: How to Take the Perfect Screenshot in Windows

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Singularity HUB

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How the National Science Foundation Is Catalyzing the Future of Manufacturing Technological progress often results from the flow between institutions driving cutting edge research and companies creating the products and services demanded by customers. At larger scales, say the regional or national level, it’s an ecosystem that remains challenging to manage, let alone catalyze. But that’s exactly what government agencies are tasked to do in order to keep their industries com

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Dezeen

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Hyperloop could completely transform how cities are planned says Bjarke Ingels Bjarke Ingels’s firm has been announced as one of the architectural partners that will help build infrastructure for the Hyperloop high-speed transportation system, in the same week as the latest test of its propulsion technology (+ movie). (more…)

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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Metal-poor galaxy could help test the Big Bang theory A team of astronomers has discovered a faint blue dwarf galaxy nicknamed Leoncino or the “little lion,” that could be used as a tool to test the Big Band Theory. The little lion is the most metal-poor galaxy ever discovered, meaning that it could act as a time capsule, allowing scientists to glimpse the conditions prevailing soon after the creation of our universe. .. Continue Reading

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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BMW’s in-car infotainment system now lets you control the heating at home Among the connectivity features of BMW’s ConnectedDrive infotainment system are the ability for drivers to make calls, listen to music and get live traffic information. A new update now brings more music options, along with other features including smart home integration… Continue Reading BMW’s in-car infotainment system now lets you control the heating at home Category: Automotive Tags:

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designboom

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max lamb’s crockery in black basalt is formed using the tools of a stone mason the designs all feature glazed interiors for functionality, with the exterior left raw, reflecting the modest surface texture of the plaster mould original. The post max lamb’s crockery in black basalt is formed using the tools of a stone mason appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Rapid eye movement sleep: Keystone of memory formation For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement sleep — the phase where dreams appear — is directly involved in memory formation. Now, a study provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role — at least in mice.

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Reason.com Full Feed

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Always Worse Than Trump on Immigration, Obama Plans Big Deportation Raids Over Next Weeks Our story thus far: Billionaire developer Donald Trump announces for president last summer and immediately starts yapping about how he’s going to deport all the illegals (12 million by his count, 11 million by most other people’s) and he’s going to make Mexicans—whom he characterizes as rapists, drug dealers, and bringers of crime and disease—pay for a big beautiful wall on our Southern border. T

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TechRadar: All latest feeds

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PC Gaming Week: How Windows 10 won over PC gamers, and how Microsoft plans to keep them there If you were to ask any PC gamer before July 29, 2015 what the best operating system (OS) was for PC gaming, they would immediately tell you, “Windows 7, stupid.” However, the answer to that question has changed rapidly over the past nine months.According to Valve’s April Steam Hardware and Software survey, Windows 10 has grown to be the OS of choice for 38.18% of its users (as of this wr

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Discovery News

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California Drought May Be Permanent Despite relief from El Nino, drought may be a regular occurrence for Golden State residents, according to government officials.

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Popular Science

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NASA Invests In Suspended Animation, Growable Space Habitats, And More Space To take us to Mars and beyond NASA wants to put humans on Mars in the 2030s, and it’s probably going to take some crazy ideas to get us there.

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Gizmodo

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The High-Stakes Plan to Eliminate Deadly Superbugs Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics far more quickly than humans are discovering new ones. That’s why a DARPA-funded research team is exploring a fascinating new way we might win the war against germs: not with drugs, but with predatory bacteria that sound like monsters from science fiction.Lions, sharks, and Schwarzenegger flicks are more likely to come to mind when you hear the word “

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Confirmation that the Ebola virus persists in the semen of survivors of the epidemic An international study confirms that Ebola virus persists in the semen of survivors of the epidemic in Guinea, for up to 9 months after their recovery. These results recall the importance of monitoring survivors in order to prevent the risks of new epidemic outbreaks.

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Beware of microbial traffic jams Grains of sand in an hourglass or candy in a gumball machine often jam up, and physicists have studied this granular flow for decades.Biophysicists have now found that multiplying yeast cells can jam up too, and be described by some of the same physical and mathematical principles. The jammed yeast can actually exert strong pressure that microbes may use to alter their environment.

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PCWorld

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Qardio’s smart medical devices will now share data with your doctor The future of health care is wearable devices that transmit our vitals to our physicians. Instead of self-reported data, which is often inaccurate (no offense, but your memory just kind of sucks), doctors will have real numbers to form the basis for diagnoses and treatment plans. In the wake of Apple’s CareKit launch, connected medical device maker Qardio is launching a platform to share health

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PCWorld

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Malware attacks on two banks have links with 2014 Sony Pictures hack Bangladesh Bank, a commercial bank in Vietnam and … Sony Pictures are the unlikely bedfellows in a tale of cyber intrigue uncovered by security researchers at BAE Systems. Researchers Sergei Shevchenko and Adrian Nish have found some links between malware involved in the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures and attacks on two banks involving the theft of credentials for the SWIFT financial transfer n

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Cool Material

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Ephemeral Tattoo Ink Disappears After a Year Everyone knows that tattoos are awesome, but if you’re one of those people that can never decide what they want or worries about future regret, Ephemeral is developing a “temporary” tattoo ink that’s perfect. Just revealed at Tech Crunch Disrupt, the Ephemeral Tattoo Ink uses smaller molecules designed to be processed by your body and a […]

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Scientific American

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Power Up! Soft Exosuit Helps You Lift Heavy Loads The wearable robot differs from other exoskeletons because it relies on soft materials to reduce the amount of energy used while carrying a heavy weight by about 7 percent, on average, the… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Blood marker determines who will respond to colorectal cancer drug Cancer researchers have identified a marker that shows up in a blood test that determines which patients with colorectal cancer that has spread would benefit from receiving the drug cetuximab.

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Neuroscientists discover new learning rule for pattern completion “Fire together, wire together” is the famous abridged version of the Hebbian rule. It states that neurons in the brain adapt during the learning process, a mechanism which is called neuronal plasticity. Hebb’s theory dates back to the 1940s and subsequent research in neuroscience has further corroborated it. Today, we also know that different factors play a critical role, such as timing

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Bioengineered blood vessel is safe for dialysis patients, study finds Scientists have created bioengineered blood vessels for kidney-disease patients on dialysis. The human-made vessels appeared to be both safe and more durable than commonly used synthetic versions, said the investigators.

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eVolo | Architecture Magazine

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World’s Most Energy Efficient Museum is in Center of Medieval City The integration of the Passive House certified museum Kunstmuseum Ravensburg into the fabric of a medieval city challenges the identity of architecture by bridging 500 years of vernacular with a single gesture. The museum maintains the German city’s fabric with a nod in materiality and form, but resolutely avoids mimicry or nostalgia. If you quickly walked passed it you may not even recognize it

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TEDx Talks (uploads) on YouTube

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What We Don’t Know About Europe’s Muslim Kids and Why We Should Care | Deeyah Khan | TEDxExeter Aged 17, Deeyah fled from Norway confused, lost and torn between cultures. Unlike some young Muslims she picked up a camera instead of a gun. She now uses her camera (and her superpower) to shed light on the clash of cultures between Muslim parents who prioritise honour and their children’s desire for freedom. She argues that we need to understand what is happening to fight the pull to extremism.

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TEDx Talks (uploads) on YouTube

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Sustainable Economic Systems on a Smaller Scale | James Adaryukov | TEDxFAUJupiter James Adaryukov will discuss the virtues of smaller communities, and the economic, political, and social benefits they may have over larger nations and national coalitions. As someone who has lived in large capitalist and socialist nations, he is intimately familiar with the good, the bad, and the ugly of their interior workings, and living in smaller communities has given him insight as to their

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TEDx Talks (uploads) on YouTube

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Moving Beyond Basic Needs to Breaking the Cycle of Poverty | Kristen Miale | TEDxSMCC Poverty remains a significant problem plaguing our nation despite Herculean work being done by non-profits and billions of dollars spent by the public sector to address the issue. We blame poverty on the poor rather than recognize that many Americans are born into circumstances where the American dream is virtually inaccessible. In this talk, Kristen Miale challenges us to see the core of the prob

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TEDx Talks (uploads) on YouTube

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Along multiple learning paths to success | Sofia Castro & Paulo Vasconcelos | TEDxUniversityOfPorto Using two concepts that are related but not equivalent (teaching and learning), Sofia Castro and Paulo Vasconcelos, two teachers from the School of Economics and Management from University of Porto, designed a learning methodology. By using this method the student is free to choose their own educational path. This methodology can be used by individualists, by students who prefer to work in groups,

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Geek.com

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Even with sci-fi tech, it may be impossible to explore the known universe We’ll forever be limited to our own galactic neighborhood.

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Psychology: The power of expectations on experience of pain Expectations have a lot of power over people as is evidenced by the placebo effect: Patients get pills that have no active ingredient. But the patients are not aware of that. Firmly believing

 

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Slashdot

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Opera Adds Power-Saving Mode, Offers ‘Up To 50 Percent’ Longer Battery Life An anonymous reader writes: Opera Software has added a power-saving mode to its desktop web browser that “can increase the battery life by as much as 50 percent.” The company claims optimizations are what has made the battery life increase possible, including “reducing activity from background tabs, adapting page-redrawing frequency, and tuning video-playback parameters.” Opera

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ReadWrite

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Is Seoul the world’s smartest city? In many ways, the city of Seoul is both a blueprint “how-to” guide for smart city development and a petri-dish for technological experiments. Almost every aspect of public life in Seoul is guided by technology, from its integrated public transport system to the government’s emergency warning system. Companies like Microsoft, Cisco and LG are just a few of those making technology omnipresent in th

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The Verge

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Researchers made a drone that can land on walls like an insect Researchers at Stanford are trying to give drones another of insects’ useful traits: the ability to land on vertical walls, and even upside down. They’ve already gotten pretty far on a system that lets drones do that. As one of the researchers writes at IEEE Spectrum, the setup has two parts: a rigid tail, and a pair of “microspines.” The tail allows the drone to correctly position itse

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Reason.com Full Feed

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The Office of Inclusive Excellence Sounds Like a Cult The University of California-Irvine’s vice provost for academic equity, diversity and inclusion wants everyone on campus to know that he is very distressed about the appearance of some politically incorrect posters on campus. Safe spaces are available, he says. The posters advertise Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’s upcoming visit to campus. “Make American Gay Again,” reads one. “Social J

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The Verge

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UPS now lets you track packages for real — on an actual map There will be no more sweating in anticipation when your package shows as “out for delivery,” my friends. UPS has finally rolled out true package tracking, letting you see exactly where the truck carrying your item is on a map right from your smartphone or PC. Now don’t get too excited just yet; for now, the minute-by-minute tracking — branded “Follow My Delivery” — is only av

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TechSpot

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Walmart takes on Amazon Prime with free two-day shipping program Amazon’s Prime subscription is a fantastic deal if you do a lot of online ordering and, frankly, it works as well the other way around: you’ll likely end up buying more at Amazon because you have Prime. Walmart had already launched its ShippingPass program to rival the online giant, but…

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SlashGear

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NComputing Chromebook CX110 offers virtual Windows desktop NComputing has introduced the new Chromebook CX110 for its vSpace customers. The Chromebook is being targeted at educational institutions — one of the largest customers for Chrome laptops — and can offer a Windows experience via vSpace Client for Chromebook. Each of the laptops will come with a one-year vSpace license, enabling users to access Windows applications in addition to … Continue reading

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Gizmodo

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ABC Has Canceled Marvel’s Agent Carter After two seasons of fighting crime, Agent Carter has been given her walking papers. The ABC show, based on a character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been canceled.The show’s ratings slipped considerably in the second season—and with star Hayley Atwell already signed for another show (it’s called Conviction), the writing was on the wall. It probably didn’t help that Captain America: Civi

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The Verge

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Google will pay Arizona drivers $20 per hour to test self-driving cars Do you live in Arizona and want to get paid to “drive” a self-driving car? Google could have a job for you. The company is looking for local drivers to act as “vehicle safety specialists” who will be behind the wheel, ready to take over at a moment’s notice, as the company expands its self-driving car fleet to Chandler, Arizona. Employees will receive $20 per hour and work und

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Digital Trends

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The Opera browser now supposedly sips laptop battery juice thanks to a new power saving mode There’s no question that the browser market is a very competitive one, with Microsoft, Google, Apple, Mozilla, and Opera fighting for consumer eyeballs. In fact, just recently Mozilla released a new extension for its Firefox browser that lets users ultimately decide what features will be made available to the public. Now Opera has called that bluff and raised the stakes even more by throwing a ded

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io9

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MIT Wants You to Swallow This Origami Robot Pill to Retrieve Other Crap You’ve Swallowed According to MIT, Americans swallow over 3,500 button-sized batteries every year. Say what? But instead of educating the public about not swallowing random crap, researchers at the school want people to swallow a new folding origami robot they’ve developed that’s designed to retrieve foreign objects, among other tasks.Read more…

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Gizmodo

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Facebook Admits Its Trending Section Includes Topics Not Actually Trending on Facebook [Update: Zuck Speaks] Image: APThis story was originally published at 6:35 p.m. EDT. It has been updated to add Mark Zuckerberg’s comments.Facebook’s Trending news section includes topics that aren’t actually trending on Facebook, according to a statement from the company today.The admission came after The Guardian published a trove of documents, including a copy of Facebook’s “Trending Review Guidelines” used to train

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Ars Technica

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Nissan buys into ailing Mitsubishi, enters into a strategic alliance Even before news broke in April that Mitsubishi Motors had been playing fast and loose with Japanese regulators over fuel economy tests, the company had been struggling to compete in its domestic market and was on life support here in the US. Nissan, on the other hand, has been doing quite well, and on Thursday it announced that the two companies will form a strategic alliance, sharing platforms,

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Slashdot

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Scientists Find Gut Microbe That Survives Without Mitochondria An anonymous reader writes: Scientists have found a eukaryote microbe that completely lacks mitochondria, which are the powerhouses inside eukaryotic cells, the type of cells that make up humans, animals, plants and fungi. All eukaryotic cells contain a nucleus, organelles and mitochondrion. Scientists believe they were once free-living bacteria that got engulfed by primitive, ancient cells that w

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CNET News

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How Google could make its own version of the Amazon Echo – CNET The search giant is said to be working on a rival to Amazon’s smart speaker. Meanwhile, it also just cooked up a handy iPhone keyboard — but didn’t release one for Android.

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Big Think

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Reducing the Prison Population Doesn’t Increase Crime Many were afraid of California’s Public Safety Realignment policy, but research shows that reductions in the prison population haven’t increased crime. Here’s how perceptions play a big role in what we think about criminal justice.Read More

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The Verge

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Gett is undercutting Uber’s commissions in New York to entice unhappy drivers E-hail company Gett announced a new fee structure for its drivers in New York City this week, prominently advertising a 10 percent take from fares — a commission that undercuts Uber by at least 10 percent. Gett also lets passengers tip their drivers and lets them keep all of it; Uber hasn’t implemented in-app tipping, despite the fact that tipping is now a very, very good idea. Uber recently cut

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Popular Science

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The Food Surgeon Is At It Again Entertainment This time, putting M&M’s into a Twinkie like a spinal disc surgery The resulting videos are strangely grisly, yet tantalizing.

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Mashable

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This comet looks like a sprinkler twirling through space A newly-released series of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope show never-before-seen details of a comet as it passed by Earth on April 4.  The comet, named 252P/LINEAR, appears to be spitting out a dust jet that is twirling like a sprinkler in space.  This means that the small nucleus of the comet may be spinning, according to a statement from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI

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Talks at Google

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Adam Skolnick: “One Breath…” | Talks at Google

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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Keyboard shortcut tech keeps an eye on your fingers If you’re finding that there just aren’t enough shortcuts on your computer’s keyboard, an experimental new system from Canada’s University of Waterloo may be what you need. It accesses different functions assigned to the same key, based on which finger you use to press it… Continue Reading Keyboard shortcut tech keeps an eye on your fingers Category: Computers Tags: University of Waterl

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io9

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Hubble Just Caught a Close-Up View of What Flying Into an Active Comet Looks Like Comets brush by us all the time, but they’re usually not close enough for us to catch anything more than a glimpse as they streak through the sky. But, thanks to one very close comet, Hubble just got an incredible insider view.Read more…

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Philly Police Admit They Disguised a Spy Truck as a Google Streetview Car The vehicle in question. Image: Dustin SlaughterThe Philadelphia Police Department admitted today that a mysterious unmarked license plate surveillance truck disguised as a Google Maps vehicle, which Motherboard first reported on this morning, is its own.In an emailed statement, a department spokesperson confirmed:“We have been informed that this unmarked vehicle belongs to the police department;

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Mashable

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Apple won’t end music downloads in 2 years, but it will someday Apple, which recently launched a music streaming service, will continue to offer music downloads — an industry it helped legitimize — for a long time. The question now is how long is long? A report surfaced on Wednesday saying plans to terminate iTunes music downloads in two years is “actively being considered and gaining favor” within the company. However, Apple representative Tom Neum

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TechRadar: All latest feeds

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Disney’s human-controlled robots could replace its theme park mascots “Disney magic” tends to refer more to the company’s films and attractions than robotics, but it’s genuinely hard to not be amazed – if not a little weirded-out – watching its latest machine move with such accuracy that it could audition for Wall-E 2.Disney’s Hybrid Hydrostatic Transmission and Human Safe Haptic Telepresence Robot – which we’re just going to call “Jimmy” as per

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The Awesomer

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Hitch Theater Hitch Theater’s portable movie screen and projector stand transforms any pickup truck into a pop-up drive-in movie theater. You’ll need your own projector, video source, and power, and their Kickstarter goal is too high, but it’s still a nifty idea. Link Price: $330+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Ken Block R/C TruckGearGate Cycling CompBJ Baldwin’s Recoil 32016 Toyota TacomaLEGO Techni

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Scientific American

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Sean M. Carroll Looks at The Big Picture Caltech theoretical physicist Sean M. Carroll talks about his new book The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. (Dutton, 2016)   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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TechCrunch

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Researchers are using Land Cruisers in the Outback as a wireless network  Communication in the harsh, uninhabited and undeveloped environment of the Australian Outback is a huge challenge. That’s why Paul Gardner-Stephen, a senior lecturer at Flinders University in Adelaide, has partnered with Toyota and the communications and advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi on a solution. The three partners are building a literal mobile network, using fleets of… Read More

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The Verge

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Disney’s telepresence robot is shockingly precise Disney Research has built an incredibly accurate telepresence robot that can nearly match a human’s motions one for one. The telepresence robot uses a combination of stereo cameras and an air and water hydraulics system, which allows for more precise controls by its human operator. The operator uses a head-mounted display to see through the robots perspective, and can handle delicate objects lik

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ReadWrite

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Fitness wearables bulk up as consolidation trends build With the health and fitness wearables segment growing rapidly, big players are bulking up in order to compete in a fast growing global market. In a recent article, TheStreet.com observes the mounting consolidation-related activity in the health wearables space. And with Woodside Capital Partners predicting global shipments of wearables to grow from 19.6 million units in 2014 to 126.1 million in 2

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Lifehacker

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Do You Buy Music Anymore, Or Just Stream? With streaming services like Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and SoundCloud in the mix, the way we pay for music is a-changin’. Have you gone full streaming? Or do you still buy albums and song downloads?Streaming was the largest component of record industry revenue last year, comprising a 34.3% of the market and surpassing digital downloads for the first time ever, according to the RIAA.

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Popular Science

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DARPA Wants To Transform Chemical War Sites Into Fertile Soil Military ACDC program offers dirty dirt, cleaned dirt cheap Cheap chemical weapons cleanup tech, maybe.

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Reason.com Full Feed

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Study Attempts to Show Exactly How Trump’s Trade Wars Devastate the Poor Donald Trump’s populist-fueled ignorance about how world trade works makes economists tear out their own hair. He thinks trade deficits between the United States and other countries mean we’re somehow getting screwed over and not the actual reality that we’re buying goods that we want more cheaply. You have a trade deficit with your local grocery store, but you’re not getting screwed over by them

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Digital Trends

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No cure yet cure for Zika or Ebola? IBM is seeking the answer for all viruses The threat of rampant viral strains such as Ebola, dengue fever, and Zika is a worldwide concern. In most cases, the only advice with a virus has been to rest, treat the symptoms, drink lots of fluids, stay away from other people, wait it out, and hope for the best. Unlike bacteria, which can be fought with antibiotics and controlled with antibacterial soaps and sprays, there’s been no effective w

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Breathalyzer That Detects Lung Cancer Early From a Single Breath Wins $100K Entrepreneurship CompetitionLung cancer “breathalyzer,” developed by a team of MIT and Harvard University students, has won $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. The breathalyzer connects to a smartphone and is able to detect lung cancer early from a single breath, reports MIT News. From the report: Astraeus Technologies has developed a postage-stamp-sized device, called the L CARD, that detects certain gases indicat

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CNET News

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Researchers create machine that can detect love on a first date – CNET Technically Incorrect: Built by British researchers, it’s based on “Blade Runner” and can save lovers so much money.

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Dezeen

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Zaha Hadid’s interiors for One Thousand Museum tower in Miami revealed in new images These new images reveal more details and show the interior designs for late architect Zaha Hadid’s residential skyscraper currently under construction in Miami (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Geek.com

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Romanian cave sealed for 5.5 million years is full of strange creatures As humans were evolving in the plains of Africa, a different kind of evolution was taking place in Romania. The insectoid residents of Movile Cave were cut off from the outside world more […]

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Curbed – All

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Gold-Plated Lego Handbag Is Just What You Need to Really Confuse the Crap Out of EverybodySimultaneously very luxurious and also the least luxurious If you want everyone to know that you have a taste for things that are luxurious and expensive but also you’re super into nostalgia and you care a lot about materials but not so much (or maybe a whole lot?) about how they are used, you could do no better than these Lego handbags from agabag, which are made with gold-plated Lego bricks. (T

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Curbed – All

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Dome Sweet Dome: 15 Geodesic Dwellings for Sale Across the U.S. Those looking beyond right angles for a dome of one’s own, this is the map for you As this week’s Curbed’s feature explains, the Dome home phenomenon captured the imagination of many Americans in the ’60s and ’70s, whether it was due to the inspiration of the back-to-the-land ethos, the philosophy of dome godfather Buckminster Fuller, utopian impulses, or a combination of all three. While some m

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Lifehacker

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The Six Qualities of Good Feedback No matter what you do for a living, at some point or another you’re going to have to communicate how you feel about someone else’s work. On the surface, giving feedback may sound easy. However, when you’re put on the spot—whether it’s to share your thoughts on a new website design or on a colleague in a 360 review—the moments we’re asked to give feedback can be tough.This post originally appeared

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Striking Housing Complex Outside Paris Features Wraparound Arcades Europe continues to innovate when it comes to housing design It seems as though European nations are pioneers—especially compared with the U.S.—when it comes to well-designed social or affordable housing. And this new development, located in Boulogne-Billancourt, a western suburb of Paris, only furthers Europe’s claim of dominance. Designed by Paris-based firm Antonini Darmon, the 33-unit,

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Big Think

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The Bionic Age is Almost Upon Us We are entering a new generation of prostheses. In years to come bionic limbs will become a reality. Soon the paralyzed and amputees will have limbs that they can use as if they were their real arms and legs. Learn more about this development and the technology behind it.    Read More

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Digital Trends

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The LG Action Cam LTE is like a GoPro on steroids Action cameras have become the rage in recent years, but the emergence of live video streaming means that you’ll want something that has the ability to connect to a mobile network. LG has you covered with the Action Cam LTE. It’s very similar to a GoPro, but it has LTE connectivity. This means that you can stream directly to YouTube Live so all your friends can watch the action as it happens. It a

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SlashGear

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Why Gboard is the only iOS keyboard you need Earlier today, Google announced a new keyboard for iOS users. This is certainly not the first alternate keyboard that we’ve seen. With the release of iOS 8 came support for 3rd party keyboards. We’ve seen a few interesting ones, including one from Microsoft, who already has their own mobile platform to worry about. Since Google knows a thing or two … Continue reading

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The Verge

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This battery makes the Amazon Echo portable The Amazon Echo has to be constantly plugged into a wall outlet to receive power and turn on. But what if it didn’t? Mission Cables has built a small stand that you can place the Echo on, called the Battery Base, that plugs into the speaker and gives it enough power to play music for six hours. “Where would you want to listen to the deep bass?” But is a portable Echo really practical

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io9

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DARPA’s Mind-Controlled Arm Will Make You Wish You Were a Cyborg When I asked Johnny Matheny if I could shake his hand, I was admittedly a little nervous. The soft-spoken Floridian lost his lower left arm to cancer eight years back. His new arm—an advanced, mind-controlled prosthetic developed by DARPA—can crush a human human skull like a child squeezing a clementine.Read more…

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Action of nanoparticles on platelet activation and plasmatic coagulation Hemostasis is a highly regulated process with key function for human life. The process is based on a rather complex interplay between endothelial cells, plasmatic coagulation and platelets. Deregulated hemostasis can result in life-threatening situations, such as massive thrombosis, profuse bleeding and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Various common diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, arterio

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Study of glioma susceptibility in dogs may yield insights for humans A new study of the genetic factors underlying glioma formation in dogs may hold clues to how these common and often untreatable tumors form in humans. The genome study, which was conducted across 25 dog breeds, identified three genes associated with the tumor.

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Curbed – All

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ICFF 2016: 10 Marvelous Things to See at the Big Show From Havana-inspired wallpaper to the fanciest farmhouse sink What was known as New York Design Week now spans nearly three weeks in May, with hundreds of events—last year’s total? 564— spread across the city. The headliner of the whole NYCxDesign frenzy is still the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), which is once again taking over the newly upgraded Javits Center this year. With

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Engadget

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Some Euro 2016 soccer games will be shot in virtual reality The Union of European Football Association, more commonly known as UEFA, has revealed that it will be filming matches in virtual reality at the Euro 2016 Finals. The tournament, which takes places in France starting June 10th, brings together the best 24 teams from Europe — including England, Germany, Spain and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. According to The Daily Mirror, UEFA is going to use doze

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Joe’s Daily

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Old Spice Dream Runner: If You Can Run It, You Can Win It! Stop trying to make things with your hands, and start making them with your feet. Old Spice has just released a new mobile website where you do just that. It’s called Dream Runner, and it’s live today through May 28. How Dream Runner Works It’s actually really simple. Take out your smartphone and load up the Dream Runner website – OldSpiceDreamRunner.com. There, you will be able to choose to plan

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Discovery News

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Rare Sumatran Rhino Born in Indonesia With just 100 believed to exist in the world, the birth of a female calf has conservationists overjoyed.

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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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5 DIY cleaning hacks using lemon Did you know that lemon juice or zest is found in almost every powerful cleaning agent? Why? This natural citrus fruit has high acidic properties that make it a great grease-stripper and sanitizer. In addition, it has a low PH value and is thus mild enough and suitable to clean most of the household surfaces. Besides, it’s known for its beautiful, natural smell that leaves the house with a clean s

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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Cassini glimpses the dark eye of Saturn’s south polar storm The Cassini spacecraft has captured a stunningly detailed view of the “dark eye” of Saturn’s vast south polar vortex, a feature so large that it could comfortably swallow planet Earth. The vista is a composite shot comprised of two separate images captured in July 2008 from a distance of roughly 392,000 km (243,578 miles) from the gas giant… Continue Reading Cassini glimpses the dar

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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Tagging paper to make it “smart” Paper is one of the most ubiquitous materials around, but it holds a lot of potential. In the past we’ve seen it used to create origami batteries and even diagnostic tools. Now, researchers have used it as the basis of what they call PaperID, a project that uses simple RFID tags to add smart functionality… Continue Reading Tagging paper to make it “smart” Category: Electronics T

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Computerworld

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Edge’s share of Windows 10 browsers continues slide Microsoft’s Edge browser has slipped to its smallest-ever percentage of Windows 10 in the U.S., according to data from a consortium of government websites.Edge, the default browser in Windows 10, was used by 22.1% of those running the new operating system in April, data from the Digital Analytics Program (DAP) showed. DAP tallies visits to more than 4,000 websites on over 400 different domains m

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Geek.com

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The 5 most entertaining ways to kill a drone People capture some pretty amazing, fun-to-watch footage with their drones. Watching drones get knocked out of the sky is a heck of a lot of fun, too. Drones get shot at. Firemen have […]

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VentureBeat

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Introducing our first speakers and theme for GamesBeat 2016: The Platform Awakens VB EVENT: We just finished our GamesBeat Summit 2016 event, and we were pleased with how that went. Now we’re happy to announce today that GamesBeat 2016 will use as its theme “The Platform Awakens: A new hope for the game industry.” We’ve also got our first batch of speakers. This is our first GamesBeat event that is heading south to Los Angeles. And it’s going to have a new one-day preamble, our

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CNET News

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See an obnoxious cat bugging a snake who’s being eaten by a toad – CNET It was already a bad day for this poor snake, but the cat makes it worse in a bizarre video shot in Thailand.

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ReadWrite

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Chatbot can answer all of your cannabis questions With the rapidly spreading legalization of medical marijuana, and it becoming a more available and acceptable form of treatment for individuals, many people are left with questions that need answers. A Canadian company has stepped up to this task by creating the world’s first AI-powered chatbot for answering questions about cannabis. Lift Cannabis Co., based in Vancouver, has developed a chatbot

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Mashable

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A luxury cruise line is launching private jet service so their passengers have nothing to do but relaxPassengers on the luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises are used to the finer things in life, so the company is on a mission to control every aspect of the travel experience. This month Crystal Cruises launched a private jet service to provide a five-star experience not only on the water but in the air. SEE ALSO: How one man experienced a $23,000 flight for $108 Onboard the the first addition to Cry

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Ars Technica

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By mapping the skies, AirMap app paves the way to a drone-filled future The problem with being a safety-conscious, responsible drone operator is that it’s much easier to actually fly the drone than it is to comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules. If we’re ever going to have instant Amazon Prime Air deliveries, Domino’s Pizza drones, and other flying robot helpers, complying with those rules needs to get easier—it also needs to get automated. At the r

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CNET News

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Austin sets up hotline to help out-of-work Uber, Lyft drivers find jobs – Roadshow The ride-hailing companies pulled their services from the Texas city after being dealt a legislative blow. But Austin wants to help.

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DigsDigs

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LEPIC Modern Kitchen Collection In A Range Of Materials And Finishes A kitchen is always the heart of the home, a place where you eat, drink, cook, communicate, sometimes read, work and have fun. The more time you spend in the kitchen, the more important its design is. Fill of light, airy, chic kitchens are very inviting and can make you come more and more often. Don’t forget that a kitchen should also be very functional and practical: all the surfaces are to be co

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Digital Trends

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This Apple patent could lead to a much smarter smart home You could soon have a much smarter smart home, if you’re an Apple user. Apple’s HomeKit was a great first step into the smart home market for the company, but if these new patents are anything to go by, Apple is set to play a much bigger part in the smart home landscape. The patent is for “aggregating user routines in an automated environment,” and details a way for the smart home to be controlled

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Archinect – News

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Due Protest: pushing back against HB-2 and fighting for interns on Archinect Sessions #64, ft. special guest Gregory Walker Since North Carolina passed the controversial bill known as HB-2 at the end of March—requiring transgender people to use bathrooms that coincide with the sex listed on their birth certificate, and forbidding city or county legislatures from passing counter-measures that protect against LGBT discrimination—the state has lost an estimated $40 million in business investment, and researchers project t

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Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories

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Microwaved nanoribbons may bolster oil and gas wells Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be dramatically reinforced with a small amount of modified graphene nanoribbons added to a polymer and microwaved, according to Rice University researchers.

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Popular Science

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Every Acronym Project Name From DARPA’s Demo Day Military Engineers love puns This is a lot of puns…

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Everyday Carry

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Have You Carried the Victorinox Manager? submitted by Bernard Capulong In this series, we revisit tried-and-true EDC classics from over the years to see if they hold up alongside today’s latest and greatest, and recommend the best gear to carry instead if they don’t.There’s a common saying in the EDC scene: “two is one, one is none.” It stresses the importance of having backup options in your EDC. Besides the obvious mathematical inaccur

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Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

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Dwarf planet lurking beyond Neptune’s orbit is far larger than expected According to a team of astronomers making use of data from two powerful orbital telescopes, a dwarf planet known as 2007 OR10 orbiting in the far reaches of our solar system is significantly larger than previously believed. The results of the study makes the little-known planetoid the third largest dwarf planet behind Pluto and Eris… Continue Reading Dwarf planet lurking beyond Neptune’s orbi

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WIRED

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NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s New Chief Has Big Plans for Space Robots NASA’s new JPL boss talks about the future of space robots. The post NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s New Chief Has Big Plans for Space Robots appeared first on WIRED.

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Space mission first to observe key interaction between magnetic fields of Earth and sun Physicists have now provided the first major results of NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, including an unprecedented look at the interaction between the magnetic fields of Earth and the sun. The article describes the first direct and detailed observation of a phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection, which occurs when two opposing magnetic field lines break and reconnect with each o

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Computer model helps physicians prescribe stroke preventing therapy Physician-researchers have developed a computerized decision support tool that uses a combination of patient information and characteristics to assist physicians and patients with decisions about blood thinning treatment to prevent strokes in individuals with atrial fibrillation.

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Persistent childhood asthma linked to COPD In the largest and longest US analysis of persistent asthmatics to date, investigators have found a link between persistent childhood asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in early adulthood. The study found that early lung function predicts lung growth later in life, regardless of asthma treatment and smoking exposure.

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The Verge

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This POV video of the world’s tallest dive roller coaster is a wild ride even at your desk So if you’re eating lunch, maybe hold off on watching this first-person video of the Valravn. I’m a person with a delicate tummy, and I confess that, even from the safe confines of my desk, looking over the edge of this roller coaster made me a tad bit nauseous. Opening this summer at US theme park Cedar Point, Valravn is the tallest, fastest, and longest drop coaster to date. The ride towers 223

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Digital Trends

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Adobe issues patch for ‘critical’ vulnerability that could crash your computer Another security vulnerability has been identified and patched in Adobe Flash but there have been no reports of the bug being exploited. The vulnerability, CVE-2016-4117, which was deemed critical, was identified by FireEye engineer Genwei Jiang. On May 10, Adobe publicly acknowledged the bug, which affected Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, and Linux devices. “Successful exploitation could cause a crash a

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Gadget Review

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AmpliFi Announces New Mesh Wi-Fi Extender for the Home AmpliFi Announces New Mesh Wi-Fi Extender for the Home Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site This week, the San Jose-based networking equipment manufacturer Ubiquiti Networks announced the arrival of its newest division, Ubiquiti Labs, along with their latest product in mesh networking, the AmpliFi Wi-Fi system. As companies like Eero, Luma, and Arris all begin dipping their toes into the wat

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Digital Trends

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You can now use Alexa on your phone through an app called Roger Roger, an app that lets you send voice messages to your contacts in a walkie-talkie format, has now added third-party integration — starting with Amazon’s Alexa, Dropbox, and Slack. The app is currently the only free way to utilize Alexa on your phone; there’s a paid app called Lexi that solely offers access to Alexa’s voice services. But with Alexa on Roger, you now you can access Alexa and throw

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Engadget

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BMW’s autonomous luxury car will launch in 2021 During a shareholder meeting, BMW CEO Harald Krueger dropped some news about an upcoming autonomous car based on the already futuristic i8. The electric vehicle will be called the i Next and will launch in 2021. That date is a good indicator that most us won’t see the benefits of self-driving automobiles well into the 2020s. “In 2018, we will launch a BMW i8 Roadster. This will be followed in

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Reason.com Full Feed

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Trump Fans and ‘Social Justice Warriors,’ Two Sides of the Same Authoritarian Coin At first blush, the anti-political correctness crusaders that make up Donald Trump’s online army have little in common with the so-called “social justice warriors” they claim to abhor. Some will even argue that trigger-warning-happy, intolerance-intolerant campus activists and their digital counterparts are actually driving otherwise level-headed and mild-mannered young folk straight i

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Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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Geodesic Aurora Domes offer stunning views of the Northern Lights ‘Glamping’ under the Northern Lights of Scandinavia has never been this spectacular. Guests of Harriniva Hotels & Safaris can now admire the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of these intimate geodesic domes by F.Domes. Situated by the cabin village on the bank of lake Torassieppi, the transparent walls of the Aurora Domes face north to offer unrivaled views of the starlit sky and the ever el

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TEDx Talks (uploads) on YouTube

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Think Before You Shoot | Anthony Sturdivant | TEDxColumbiaCollegeChicago Think Before You Shoot (TB4YS), is an opportunity to help control the seemingly constant flow of violence in Chicago. Communicating through the medium of video, each film that is part of the namesake series is less than 10 minutes long, with five currently available for viewing, and the sixth in production at the time of writing. Anthony Sturdivant has taken his experience and perspective as a Wes

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TEDx Talks (uploads) on YouTube

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Privacy Through the Ages | Trevor Hughes | TEDxUNE Trevor’s talk describes the nuances of privacy as exemplified by art. His talk will take you through the idea of privacy throughout time and what it means in today’s society. Trevor Hughes is the President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He is an experienced attorney in privacy, technology and marketing law. He has provided testimony on privacy issues befo

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TEDx Talks (uploads) on YouTube

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Robots in the Classroom | D. Scott Heister & Diana Bernal-Canseco | TEDxYDL This unique two-person talk explores the story of an educator who founded a middle college high school, based on the principles of F.I.R.S.T. Robotics, and one of the students who has been impacted by this unique approach to urban, at-risk education. Hands-on design and manufacturing courses form the backbone of the curriculum in the Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College. In an educational era where manu

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New Scientist – News

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Building blocks of life’s first self-replicator recreated in lab RNA molecules are thought to be some of the earliest self-replicators that led to life. Now their building blocks have been made to self-assemble in a lab

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Architizer

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Time Space Existence: Architect Dirk Hebel on Designing for Disassembly and Cultivated Materials “We define our profession as architects as a combination between design and research,” says Dirk Hebel of ETH Zürich, a university specializing in engineering, science, technology and mathematics in the heart of Switzerland. The architect was interviewed by architectural content agency PLANE–SITE as part of the “Time Space Existence” collateral exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2016, opening u

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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Small blue galaxy could shed new light on Big Bang A faint blue galaxy nicknamed Leoncino, or ‘little lion,’ about 30 million light-years from Earth and located in the constellation Leo Minor has been identified by astronomers as possessing qualities that could shed new light on conditions at the birth of the universe.

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TechCrunch

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Clarifying the uses of artificial intelligence in the enterprise  Artificial intelligence. It’s dominating headlines with the promise of self-driving cars and virtual assistants becoming more real every day. But despite all the talk around AI, no one seems to really understand what it is or how companies can use it. Read More

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Latest Science News — ScienceDaily

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How light is detected affects the atom that emits it Flick a switch on a dark winter day and your office is flooded with bright light, one of many everyday miracles to which we are all usually oblivious. A physicist would probably describe what is happening in terms of the particle nature of light. An atom or molecule in the fluorescent tube that is in an excited state spontaneously decays to a lower energy state, releasing a particle called a photo

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Next Big Future

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Hydrogen doped graphene can make graphene magnetic for a material to enable spintronic devices By inserting hydrogen atoms into the lattice of a graphene sheet, researchers from Spain and Egypt say an array of electrons in nanoscale domains encoded with magnetic spin can transform the material into a spintronic successor to silicon.Graphene, predicted to be the successor to silicon at the end of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) circa 2023, is missing a key ingr

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NatureNews – Most recent articles – nature.com science feeds

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Building blocks for ‘RNA world’ made from simple ingredients Chemical assembly bolsters theory that life might have begun with RNA.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19901

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Gizmodo

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Fake Skinned Robot Bats Will Soon Be Creeping Us Out From the Skies Above Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign think mimicking nature is the best way to help robots take flight. So with the help of a 3D printer they’ve created a flying robotic bat complete with a layer of fake silicone skin for the wing’s membranes. It somehow manages to make real bats look almost cute in comparison.Weighing in at just 92 grams thanks to a carbon fiber airfram

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Engadget

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Mozilla demands details on the FBI’s malware hack The team behind Firefox is wading into a contentious battle involving the FBI, the dark web and some location-tracking malware. While Mozilla’s chief legal officer Denelle Dixon-Thayer is careful to say the company is not taking sides in a case between the FBI and a defendant allegedly caught with files from a dark web child pornography site called Playpen, the company believes it has a right to k

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Digital Trends

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Record breakers: Five biggest weeks for album streams took place in last six months Streaming music services are running full steam ahead these days, fueled by exclusive album releases, big money from investors, and increasing numbers of people who want to listen to their favorite bands anywhere. In fact, the last six months have seen five of the biggest weeks ever for individual albums on streaming services, according to a new report from Billboard. Each new blockbuster album th

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TechRadar: All latest feeds

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Evernote and Google Drive integration is the perfect match for productivity In the productivity marriage of the

 

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