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Satellite data could help reduce flights sidelined by volcanic eruptions A volcano erupting and spewing ash into the sky can cover nearby areas under a thick coating of ash and can also have consequences for aviation safety. Airline traffic changes due to a recent volcanic eruption can rack up unanticipated expenses to flight cancellations, lengthy diversions and additional fuel costs from rerouting.
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Steps that lead to genes being switched on revealed in atomic simulation Researchers have modelled every atom in a key part of the process for switching on genes, revealing a whole new area for potential drug targets.
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Some organisms can stop or reverse the aging process Several organisms can stop or reverse the aging process.After spawning its polyps, the adult Turritopsis nutricula regresses back to a polyp, beginning its life anew. This is accomplished by turning adult cells back into stem cells, going against the usual developmental direction from stem cells to differentiated cells—in essence driving backward down a one-way developmental street.Dermestid beetl
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Highlights from Disrupt NY 2016  The doors to TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 opened May 9 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. The three-day conference hosted 2,300 attendees and hundreds of thousands more tuning in online. Indeed, Disrupt NY 2016 was the first media conference to stream on Facebook Live in full, making it one of our most watched events ever. In the much-anticipated Startup Battlefield, 22 competitors pitched… Read More
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Master Windows 10 with these powerful Task Manager tricks There’s more to the Windows 10 Task Manager than initially meets the eye, especially if you know how to utilize the proper shortcuts. Check out the tips and tricks below for all the details. To bring up the Task Manager, press “CTL SHIFT ESC” or right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager. Most folks never get past the wee Task Manager window you see now — and this is all you need if you’re
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Unlucky woman’s GPS led her straight into a lake Technology doesn’t always love you back. A woman in Tobermory, Ontario drove down a boat ramp and into Lake Huron last Thursday thanks to faulty directions from her GPS. SEE ALSO: Man tracks down lost iPad with technology and balloons According to the Canadian Press, the woman (who did not want to be identified for understandable reasons) was attempting to navigate a nighttime fog, and depended a
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Highlights of US report to Congress on China’s Military in 2016 the 2016 Annual Report to congress on Military and Security Developments Involving the People’sRepublic of China has been published (156 pages) In 2015, China unveiled sweeping organizational reforms to overhaul the entire military structure. These reforms aim to strengthen the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) control over the military, enhance the PLA’s ability to conduct joint operations, and imp
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Janus 360 drone shows two heads are better than one Drones have given photographers and videographers the ability to capture shots that once required a helicopter pilot, and now French outfit Drone Volt appears to have taken things to the next level. The company’s Janus 360 drone boasts two heads to carry a total of 10 cameras in order to capture obstruction-free, 360-degree 3D video for use in virtual reality content production… Continue Read
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The Cardbox is a Cheat Code for Well-Wishes We spend a seemingly endless amount of time trying to exploit objects around us to come up with efficiencies, more normally known as “life hacks.” This practice is so deep there are even entire websites, reddit pages and more dedicated to it. However, there are very few such shortcuts for social occasions. Evermade has recently released ‘Cardbox,’ the ultimate social life-hack for […]Visit Man of
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Audi wants its driverless cars to drive like more humans Audi has looked at the future and decided its self-driving cars should have human habits and manners, even if it’s not really necessary from an engineering safety perspective. Now the German car maker is training its autonomous vehicles to drive more like us for the comfort of passengers and other drivers alike, according to SlashGear. Someday our roads may be driven only by driverless cars, or ma
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Poly ShowRoom / waa (we architech anonymous) © Hu Wenjie Architects: waa (we architech anonymous) Location: Shanghai, China Design Team: Di Zhang, Jack Young, Ruben Bergambagt, Huang Yisu Area: 1000.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Hu Wenjie From the architect. We Create conditions for momentary “places” by organizing a series of event spaces. These events are created for clients in the hope of , removin
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Smart-home technology must work harder to create smarter consumers  Attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year were confronted with a head-spinning volume of smart-home devices. From $5,000 refrigerators that can communicate when you’re running low on milk and eggs, to the ability to control lights, locks and thermostats from your mobile app or TV screen, these products and technologies all show very nicely — until the point… Read More
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White House to study benefits and risks of AI, ways to improve government The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced plans to co-host four public workshops to spur public dialogue on artificial intelligence and machine learning, and to learn more about the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence, according to Ed Felten, a Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer. These four workshops will be co-hosted by academic and non-profit organizations
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Amazon and Microsoft Directors Charged in Prostitution Sting An anonymous reader writes: A director from Microsoft and a former Amazon director have been charged with promoting prostitution after an investigation into Seattle-area sex trafficking, according to a local news report. Investigators say the director of worldwide health for Microsoft submitted over 70 reviews of prostitutes that he had allegedly hired since April 2012, according to the report, wh
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Warren Buffett-backed bid for Yahoo would follow his investing pattern ANALYSIS: (Reuters) – Warren Buffett struck media gold with a 2012 investment in debt-laden Media General. Now the famed investor may try to reprise that success by supporting a bid for Yahoo’s Internet assets. The Berkshire Hathaway chairman is backing a consortium that includes Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, that is seeking to buy Yahoo’s online portfolio, Reuters reported on Friday. The con
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World’s largest desalination plant operating at full capacity The world’s largest modern seawater desalination plant, provides 20 percent of the water consumed by Israel’s households. It was built for around $500 million and uses a conventional desalination technology called reverse osmosis (RO). Thanks to a series of engineering and materials advances, however, it produces clean water from the sea cheaply and at a scale never before achieved.The new plant i
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Walk this way: Sneakairs are smart sneakers meant to replace your map Some shoes are made for walking, but now others are being made to tell you where to walk. British airline easyJet recently unveiled the prototype for Sneakairs — footwear that directs wearers to a destination. The Sneakairs are embedded with GPS sensors that connect to your mobile phone via Bluetooth and the easyJet mobile app. Once you input your destination into the easyJet app, the shoes will s
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If you’d ever wanted to order a car a la carte, the Mirrow Provocator promises the chance Imagine a car that’s the length of a Smart ForTwo, the width of a Honda Accord, and six inches taller than a Cadillac Escalade. Those are the exterior dimensions of the Mirrow Provocator, a Russian car company design. None are on the road yet, and all you can see on the Mirrow Cars website are graphic representations of many views and permutations of the vehicle. Mirrow’s slogan is “Cars like a mi
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Can data save our democracy? In the past decade, there’s been a steady breakdown of democracy in America. Between Donald Trump’s demagoguery, ongoing government-sanctioned mass surveillance, and an electoral process dictated by media and money, even the concept of democracy is dangerously open to interpretation. Data, that lauded harbinger of mathematical accuracy and scientific truth, seems like a simple way to pierce throug
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Cuba Gets Connected (New at Reason) Citizens of the communist dictatorship of Cuba are finally getting to enjoy a certain amount of internet connectivity, even if it’s slow, prohibitively expensive, and highly censored.  In the Editor’s Note for the June 2016 issue of Reason, Matt Welch writes about his recent visit to Cuba, where he observed how ordinary Cubans are able to consume culture beyond their shores through mysterious pa
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Let’s Ruin Cuba! (New at Reason) Legendary cartoonist and Reason Contributing Editor Peter Bagge recently visited thefailed communist experiment of Cuba and brought his pen and trademark acerbic wit along for the trip.  In Reason’s June 2016 issue, Bagge writes and draws his impressions of how the Caribbean island is changing in a time of increased openness with the rest of the world, but how racism, poverty, and authoritarianis
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Tasty Tech Eye Candy of the Week (May 15) This week we look at a wearable robot, a high-tech surfboard, and a swimsuit that works like a life jacket.
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How to cheat your creative distractions and get more done For the writer wanting to focus on their work rather than Twitter, there’s a plethora of internet-blocking software offering ‘distraction free writing’. There’s even a writing gadget to help people shut out the social media mind clutter. Coming to a hipster bar near you, the Freewriter is a retro-styled electronic writing machine without Wi-fi. A typewriter with a plug essentially. But why, if we
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Bots Unite to Automate the Presidential Election Donald Trump understands minority communities. Just ask Pepe Luis Lopez. He’s one of Trump’s 7 million Twitter followers. One problem: he’s not a person. The post Bots Unite to Automate the Presidential Election appeared first on WIRED.
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Do All Trees Snap at About 94 Mph? A new experiment suggests yes, but the results may not reflect real life — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Intelligent Frying Pan Take the guesswork out of cooking and prepare your meals to perfection with help from this intelligent frying pan. It features embedded sensors that constantly keep track of cooking temperature and syncs with an app that provides step by step instructions. Check it out $199.00
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6 initial ways you can be a better ally to undocumented immigrants Undocumented immigrants face many obstacles — and to overcome them, they need strong allies. As of 2014, an estimated total of 42.4 million immigrants live in the United States, 11.4 million of whom are undocumented. Language barriers, access to health care, education, finding employment and securing housing are only a few of the many issues most immigrants face, all in addition to widespread xen
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7 state-of-the-art gadgets that’ll help keep your house clean In this age of connected kitchens and smart houses, a future of self-cleaning baths and washing machines that fold laundry for you is probably not too far off. One can dream. SEE ALSO: 11 clever toys to make STEM fun for your kids While we wait for this self-fulfilling prophecy to come to fruition, these nifty gadgets can go a long way in easing the burden of those daily household chores. Once ag
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Best 4K Projector for 2016 Best 4K Projector for 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site It’s a new year, and the best 4K projectors of 2016 are just starting to grab the attention of home theater enthusiasts who want to take their movie watching experience up to the next level. But with a product category that’s so new, how can you know what features to look for in a 4K projector, and which unit is ultimately right
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iosa ghini’s kalika table lamp for venini features a flowing bell top shade the lampshade is made of blown murano glass in colored crystal and hides a hi-tech light source with LED strip light of 15 watts. The post iosa ghini’s kalika table lamp for venini features a flowing bell top shade appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Here Are the Winners of the 2015 Stoker Awards The Nebulas weren’t the only major awards handed out last night. In Las Vegas, the Horror Writer’s Association awarded their own major award, The Stoker, to the best horror stories published in 2015. Read more…
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New research estimates probability of mega-earthquake in the Aleutians A team of researchers have estimated the probability of a Magnitude 9+ earthquake in the Aleutian Islands — an event with sufficient power to create a mega-tsunami especially threatening to Hawai’i.
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Faraday Future says its electric car could be more powerful than Tesla’s Since I was in Las Vegas this week to attend the Hyperloop’s first public demonstration, I thought I’d check in on everyone’s favorite secretive electric car company, Faraday Future. If you read The Verge, you know that Faraday Future is a California-based EV startup that has poached hundreds of auto industry staff in recent years and is currently building a $1 billion factory in the Nevada deser
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Exploring Samsung’s New SUHD TV Lineup Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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XiLO 5.1 Wireless Audio System by iXOOST Introducing the XiLO 5.1 Wireless Audio System by iXOOST, the most impressive speaker set you’ve ever seen. Designed to look like a real engine, the XiLO 5.1 System features interweaving pipes that have been curved and welded by hand. This intricate features acts as a bass reflex conduit for the acoustic speaker, providing you with the most unique yet clear and rich sound. This incredible craftsma
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Chill Bag – The Eight-Foot Bean Bag Cozy up for a movie in the best way possible with Chill Bag, the eight-foot bean bag. Measuring a massive 96 inches in diameter and 34 inches tall, this gigantic bean bag really is eight feet and the perfect addition to your lounge. The Chill Bag is filled with an original and comfortable furniture grade memory foam blend. Easily fitting two adults, the Chill Bag has an ultra durable inner liner a
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Minimalist Leather Wallet by JooJoobs Minimize the bulge in your pocket with the Minimalist Leather Wallet by JooJoobs. Made entirely with distressed, full grain cowhide leather, this folding wallet is exceptionally designed to keep everything inside safe and compact. The Minimalist Leather Wallet has slots on the left and right side when opened with enough space for up to ten of your most used cards. Underneath these slots are two po
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Tipron – The Transforming Internet Connected Projection Robot Introducing Tipron, the transforming internet connected projection robot. This robot is designed to make your life at home more simple and seamless through technology. Tipron projects a stunning screen of 80 inches from just three meters away and is also HDMI compatible to project whatever you need. Tipron is also able to transform from the standing 40 cm height while moving and charging to the 80
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iKi A Series Minimalist Watches Priding itself on the “less is more” mantra, the iKi A Series Minimalist Watches conform to your lifestyle no matter what’s in store each day. Coming in two styles, this watch uses only the finest materials for a luxurious yet simple look. The A01 features a stunning rose gold casing and a rich tan brown leather strap. The A02 watch has a gunmetal casing and is paired with a sleek black leather st
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Gearhead Shock Absorber Pen Sign your name on the line with authority when you use the Gearhead Shock Absorber Pen. Totally unique yet complete fit for purpose, this pen looks just like a shock absorber found in cars. Inspired by and modelled after the real thing, the Gearhead Shock Absorber Pen is a fully articulating metal spring with the ink located inside. Protecting the tip of the pen is a classic twist cap which is mad
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Finis Duo Underwater MP3 Player Don’t let water deter you from hearing all your tunes. Use the Finis Duo Underwater MP3 Player to get all your music whenever you want. Designed for simmers, this system produces high quality audio without using earbuds. Instead, the Finis Duo uses a two-piece bone conduction audio transmission system to pass the music through your cheekbones to your inner ear. Futuristic and innovative, the Finis
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Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats are made in China Donald Trump wants to “Make America Great Again” but critics say that the likely Republican presidential nominee isn’t putting his money where his mouth is. Despite his criticisms against other companies, like Apple and Ford, for moving their manufacturing abroad, Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats from his eponymous Donald J. Trump Collection are also made in China and other foreign countr
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5 can’t-miss apps: GhostCodes, Boom, ‘Spinny Phone’ and more With Instagram redesigning their logo and Google launching a new keyboard app on iOS, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. See also: Why Instagram’s new icon and black and white design suck Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an app to help you find people to follow on Snapchat, a camera app for spooky pictures and a gam
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Apple MacBook vs HP Spectre: Stylish showdown Everyone wants their laptop to be as small and light as possible, and manufacturers are happy to provide such machines… to customers willing to pay for them, anyway. Apple wowed onlookers when it revealed the tiny redesign on its iconic MacBook last year, but now HP has caught up with a tiny laptop of its own. It claims the minuscule Spectre is the “thinnest notebook in the world.” Both the MacBoo
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Hyperthermia as an Antidepressant? Getting warm has a dramatic antidepressant effect, according to a new report published in the prestigious journal JAMA Psychiatry. But is it hot science or a hot mess? The researchers, led by Clemens Janssen of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studied 29 people with depression who were not receiving any other treatments. Half were randomized to receive whole-body hyperthermia (WBH), using a se
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Add 64GB to your MacBook with TarDisk drive expansion Running out of space on your MacBook? Thanks to the TarDisk 64GB MacBook Drive Expansion, you can put an end to the frustration of deleting files to free up spare GBs. For a limited time on TNW Deals, you can add 64GB of storage to your existing drive at 32 percent off, and avoid system sluggishness as well as that insufferable “startup disk almost full” notification. TarDisk is made from an alumi
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Lifting Concrete with Foam If you’ve ever used that spray foam insulation, you know how insanely the stuff expands when exposed to air. Watch how Polylevel puts these properties to good use, as a similar foam manages to raise heavy slabs of concrete and sidewalks like nobody’s business. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Cornering Sliding Glass DoorsWhy Airplane Wings Are AngledHow a Radial Engine WorksWhat Caus
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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: Hyperloop One’s public test, and more! The Hyperloop promises to one day transport passengers at blazing speeds — and the technology just took a big step forward. This week Hyperloop One launched a cart from 0 to 166 miles per hour in 1.1 seconds in its first public test. In other futuristic transportation news, a European Space Agency incubator just unveiled the world’s first flying car capable of vertical takeoff and landing. In Jap
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Insect Repellent, AmazonBasics Towels, Homemade Juice, and More Sawyer outdoor products, running shoes, and AmazonBasics towels lead off Sunday’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.Anker PowerCore+ 20100mAh USB-C Battery Pack, $50If you own a phone,
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 reviewed: a hybrid for the workaholics among us Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) PC companies want to make products that combine the best of both worlds—and we’re talking about multiple dichotomies, too: thin but powerful, business-ready but play-capable, high-end but also (semi) affordable, tablet but also a laptop, and more. We’ve seen it recently with Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Pro line of hybrids, HP’s newest S
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Three Different Tiny Muffin Tin Recipes, and How Well They Work Putting things in muffin tins to make bite-sized versions of a dish is a popular kitchen hack, but some recipes work better than others. Lucky Peach tried three: a spaghetti and meatball muffin, a spinach dip bowl, and an apple pie, all to see which took well to the idea. Here’s what they discovered.Marian Bull explains why people are drawn to muffin tins so much:On Pinterest, if you have a muffin
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After losing his leg, a Syrian war survivor turns to tech to 3D print prosthetic limbs  Asem Hasna, 22, heard dead silence for five minutes after a shell blew his left leg off in a small town southwest of Damascus in April 2013. A mathematics student turned volunteer paramedic Hasna had opened the ambulance door after loading injured rebels from the battlefront in Khan El Shih when Bashar Al Assad’s Syrian military forces had shelled the area. Read More
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Google I/O 2016: What to expect – CNET From the rumors and the schedule, here’s everything we think we’ll see at Google’s developer conference.
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ESA’s Swarm Mission Is Mapping How the Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Changing The Earth’s magnetic field acts as a shield, protecting us from damaging cosmic rays and harsh solar winds. It’s as important to our survival as water and oxygen, yet it’s in a constant state of flux. New research presented this week at the Living Planet Symposium shows just how rapidly our magnetic field is changing.Despite being invisible, these changes have significant impacts as evident by the
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Antarctic IceCube Experiment Comes Up Empty on Neutrino Ghost Hunt In a paper posted this week to the arXiv pre-print server, physicists at the Antarctic IceCube experiment announced that in two years of data collection at the ice-bound particle detector no sterile neutrinos have been found. The absence is damning enough to call into question the very existence of the would-be fourth flavor of neutrino; none of the several other active neutrino detection experime
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890 College Students Sue Google Over Email Scanning An anonymous reader quotes this report from Bay Area Newsgroup: Legal action against Google by four UC Berkeley students has ballooned into two lawsuits by 890 U.S. college students and alumni alleging the firm harvested their data for commercial gain without their consent…making the same claim: that Google’s Apps for Education, which provided them with official university email accounts to use
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Movie Theater Showdown: AMC vs. Regal Summer movie season has officially started. After you’re done watching trailers at home, you’ll want to find the best theater around to experience the films you want to see. Here’s how two of the biggest theater chains (and two of your most obvious choices.) Regal and AMC, compare.The ContendersIn the U.S. market alone, there are dozens of theater chains, but Regal and AMC are the biggest by far.
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Flippable, dimmable Gravy LED wall sconces are playful wall candy for your home Read the rest of Flippable, dimmable Gravy LED wall sconces are playful wall candy for your home
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5 Great Lessons on Scrappy Innovation for Big Companies Like GE Kevin Nolan, CTO of GE Appliances, spent 28 years at General Electric, “trying to do innovation,” as he puts it, before giving up. He finally accepted he couldn’t do it, internally at least. At one point, Nolan watched how refrigerators were made and assembled at GE’s Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky and realized that the process of designing and building refrigerators today was not much dif
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Acer joins work on high-end VR headset for theme parks Acer is joining forces with the game studio Starbreeze to develop a high-end virtual reality headset designed for arcades and theme parks. Starbreeze has already been showcasing the headset, called StarVR, for the past year; going forward, development of StarVR will be a collaboration between the two companies. StarVR’s standout feature is its wide field of vision, which is supposed to more close
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Kneip’s Gauge lamp pivots and rotates to adjust the light source Milan 2016: Norwegian studio Kneip has designed an adjustable lamp that can be moved up and down or swivelled from side to side to change light levels. (more…)
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Vlooyberg Tower / Close to bone © Kris Van den Bosch Architects: Close to bone Location: Tielt-Winge, Belgium Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Kris Van den Bosch Architect + Structural Engineer: Yves Willems Colaborator: Tri-monta (constructor) © Kris Van den Bosch From the architect. The Flemish Brabant municipality of Tielt-Winge -Belgium has been a place for people to enjoy a striking
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A Rule Change In Germany May Allow For Widespread Free WiFi Image: Raul LieberwirthAfter years of being a “hotspot desert,” Germans could finally have widespread free WiFi by fall, thanks to a proposal that relaxes some online piracy guidelines.Until now, businesses—from local coffee shop owners to hotel chains—were responsible for what happened on their networks, which discouraged them from offering free WiFi out of fear that they’d get sued if a user tor
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The Sunday Hangover It’s been a rough couple of nights. Get a greasy sandwich and give your brain a rest. It’s time to kick back with some of our favorite videos and visuals from the past week.
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Can Amazon’s new Dash really connect IoT dots? Amazon debuted its Dash buttons last year, letting you re-order a specific item when you’re running low with the touch of a button, and today it has expanded the capabilities for Internet of Things (IoT) developers with the new AWS IoT button. The button works on the Amazon Web Services framework and allows developers to change an entire IoT system with one press. Developers (or anyone with basic
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Germany giving 1 billion euros in electric vehicle subsidies The electric vehicle future is fast approaching, as Germany is now moving forward with aggressive subsidies for new buyers. According to The Guardian, in an attempt to meet climate change goals, Germany will be handing out 1 billion euros in subsidies to new electric and hybrid car buyers. Here’s how it works: Buy an all electric vehicle, get 4,000 euros; buy a hybrid, get 3,000 euros. Money is sp
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Weekend tech: Warcraft Movie vs WoW, Doom first impressions, Save Firefox Someone recreated the Warcraft movie trailer in World of Warcraft. Also, where are the Doom reviews? Because Bethesda didn’t make a final version of its new Doom reboot available to press before today’s release, there won’t be any full reviews ready for a little while. But here are some early…
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Kids use massive fish balloon to scare the crap out of mom Some scare easier than others. This mother is clearly in her own zone. Fighting the effects of a large turkey dinner, she’s just trying to clean the rest of the bird so she can take a load off.  But no, her kids have another plan in mind, involving a massive and creepy clown fish balloon. Animated dog hides under the bed when its bath time Drake is too Canadian for ‘Black Jeopardy’ on ‘SNL’
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Back to the Ignored Front: Chinese Pavilion Reveals Theme for 2016 Venice Biennale Something About Food Courtesy of SONG Qun The organising committee behind the Pavilion of China at the 2016 Venice Biennale (the China International Exhibition Agency) have revealed that the exhibition will be entitled Back to the Ignored Front, themed around “things and designs that embody traditions of the past and have a lasting presence.” Based on the premise that Chinese archit
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Blockchain startups make up 20% of largest crowdfunding projects GUEST: The list of top crowdfunding campaigns is becoming increasingly blockchain dominated as of late. As a quick refresher, the concept and structure of a “blockchain” was first introduced to the world in the bitcoin whitepaper in 2008, written under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Generally, a blockchain is a public, distributed database of time-stamped “blocks” of transactions (including vario
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INNOVATE2016: Why the internet has failed and how to fix it  Power now resides with massive centralizing corporations like Google and Facebook and thus the Internet no longer reflects the interests of its users. So, the digital revolution has pretty much failed, according to Union Square Ventures partner Albert Wenger. But not all is lost. Wenger has a three part solution to fix the future – all of which rests of putting power back into the hands… Read Mor
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Download these great apps: Gboard, Opera VPN, Dark Sky, and more It’s Sunday and you know what that means — we’ve got a host of new apps for you to download. This week, we were treated to a new keyboard from Google for iOS, a VPN from Opera, and more. Check this week’s top five apps below. Gboard We’ve seen an uptick of mobile keyboards designed to make typing and sending messages easier, such as the ability to find and send a GIF without having to leave your
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Smartphone lenses, camping lanterns, and a 7-band Wi-Fi router At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting proj
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Ethical Hackers Donate 1,000,000 Air Miles To Charity An anonymous reader writes:Certified ethical hackers at Offensi.com identified a bug allowing remote code execution on one of United Airlines’ sites, and submitted their findings to the airline’s “bug bounty” program. After a fix was placed into production, their team was awarded 1,000,000 Mileage Plus air miles, which they say was accompanied by an email informing them that the IRS woul
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‘Captain America’ is the second-biggest movie of the year After less than three weeks in release — and only 10 days in U.S. theaters — Captain America: Civil War has the second-highest box office total in the world. It’s got an estimated domestic take of $72.6 million for weekend #2, plus another $84.2 million — again, estimated — from 55 foreign markets in weekend #3. Those totals bring Civil War’s cumulative box office up to $940.9 million. SEE ALSO:
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Women won in every big category at the 2015 Nebula Awards Saturday delivered a great win for diversity in entertainment as women swept every category at the 2015 Nebula Awards. The annual event celebrates the year’s best literary contributions to science fiction and fantasy. SEE ALSO: MashReads Podcast: Here are some of the most kickass moms in literature Five of the show’s six winners were women:  Naomi Novik won in “Best Novel” for Uprooted
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A guide to all of the new shows coming to NBC this fall NBC’s new fall schedule … looks a lot like its old falls schedule. And the network couldn’t be happier about that. Despite having some real estate left open by the annual string of May cancellations, NBC is only doing minor adjustments to its fall schedule, with plans to launch much of its new shows in midseason.  SEE ALSO: These are all the broadcast shows definitely returning next season &quo
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These Japanese smartglasses are trying to teach me zen I’m on the subway, my head tilted downward to face my phone. I blink five times, I put my hand on my tummy to “feel” my breathing. To casual onlookers, I look suspicious as hell (or about to cry), but I’m meditating — so please leave me alone. Yes, there’s no lack of meditation apps on both iTunes and Google Play, but a wearable that monitors your body’s reactions and offers feedback is
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CSI-IDEA Building / Juan Blázquez + Oficina Técnica Municipal Ayuntamiento Alhaurín de la Torre © Jesús Granada Architects: Juan Blázquez, Oficina Técnica Municipal Ayuntamiento Alhaurín de la Torre Location: 29130 Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Spain Design Team: EZAR Arquitectura y Diseño Area: 618.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Jesús Granada Client: Ayuntamiento de Alhaurín de la Torre Environmental Design And Green Building Council Referee: Pabl
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This Fabrication Technique Uses Individual Electrons to Make Metal Velcro If you’ve ever wondered if particle accelerators have a purpose outside pure research, the Surfi-Sculpt should answer that question. As you can see in this video, it purports to use individual electron bombardment to sculpt tiny hooks out of a piece of metal. The end result is a series of grips that allow the metal to adhere more easily to other materials.In other words, it creates a metal velcro.
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Dispatch from the Desert of Consciousness Research, Part 4 On his last day at a consciousness conference, a reporter spots a white rabbit and discovers the solution to the mind-body problem.  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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US patients face significant barriers in accessing adequate care for chronic lung disease Despite being the third leading cause of death in the USA, people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (lung disease) face significant challenges in accessing care, with treatment costs remaining out of reach for many, and hospitals failing to provide recommended standards of care, according to a new report.
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New cardiac imaging technique improves accuracy by removing need to breathe A new technique for cardiac magnetic resonance imaging improves accuracy by removing patients’ need to breathe, reveals research.
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Can a smartphone application help treat anxiety and depression? Researchers have examined the initial trial of a smartphone application designed to help people manage their problems.
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NASA software ‘clones’ machine parts to predict breakdowns The breakdown of machine parts always has the potential to create serious problems, whether it be in something like a car, or a piece of equipment such as a telescope. And when it comes to essential moving parts, like those in, say, a helicopter, a failure can put lives at risk. But a new piece of software from the NASA-owned … Continue reading
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Machines could soon move like man thanks to Disney Research We’re going to need to think of new dance moves. “Doing the robot” may soon lose its meaning, should Disney Research successfully develop robots that move just like people. And that’s precisely what the team responsible for the science behind the magic is currently working on: a “hybrid hydrostatic transmission and human-safe haptic telepresence robot.” In essence, this is a machine that moves lik
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Making a simple robot puppet with the gesture-controlled Ziro kit We first saw Ziro, the robotics kit that lets you control your creations with a glove, at CES this past year. The company behind Ziro has reached its Indiegogo funding goal, and with about a month to go, we had a chance to check out the latest build. As you can see, we made a robot friend named Zo, who likes to roll around and wave hello as we gesture with our hand. Hello, Zo.
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Identification of a network of brain regions involved in mathematics Scientists have just revealed that the brain has a network of brain regions involved in advanced mathematics, as well as simpler arithmetic operations. This network is only activated when numbers are seen, in a population of high-level university students including both experts in mathematics and non-mathematicians. These results were obtained using functional MRI on university students specializi
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A new sensor to assess the biodiversity in the atmosphere Researchers have designed a portable autonomous device capable of collecting and assessing bacterial, viral and fungal biodiversity in the air as well as pollen in different urban areas and seasons.
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Nobel insight into interaction between discharge plasma and cells via TRP channel Researchers have discovered that the short-lived reactive species generated by plasma can enhance the calcium ion influx into cells.
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Google may get hit with record EU antitrust fine – CNET European Commission claims the web giant abuses its dominant search position to unfairly prioritize its shopping services.
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Symptoms of ‘chronic multisymptom illness’ may be common in Iraq, Afghanistan vets In a study of more than 300 soldiers who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with ‘chronic multisymptom illness’ — a diagnosis that up till now has been associated mainly with Gulf War service.
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National School of Architecture of Versailles Students Create Minimal Housing Structure Courtesy of the National School of Architecture of Versailles (ENSA-V) A group of 20 students from the National School of Architecture of Versailles (ENSA-V), along with chief of project Frank Rambert, have designed and built a small-scale building based on the theme of “The Minimum Habitat.”Over a period of four months, students created individual projects meant to display, in a minimum numb
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NASA Is Investing in Growable Habitats and Sleep Chambers Image: NASASelf-assembling space habitats and a deep sleep chamber for long-duration space missions sound like ideas ripped right from the pages of a science fiction novel, but these are some of the visionary projects NASA is currently developing.Through NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program (NIAC), the agency invests in many seemingly impossible technologies. Known for taking out-of-the-box
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Why a Smoker Adds So Much Flavor to Meat (and What to Look For In One) There’s nothing like smoked meats—whether you hot smoke and cook while you infuse flavor, or cold smoke to add flavor for later, a good smoker is an amazing thing, whether you buy one or make your own. This graphic from Tasty Meat explains what to look for in one, and why you might want to get one.http://lifehacker.com/hacker-challen…If you’ve ever had a finely smoked brisket, or even smoked win
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4 juvenile behaviors we should expect from bots GUEST: If the recent Microsoft Tay debacle tell us anything, it’s
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