Indistinguishable from Magic 5/16 part 2

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Why cheap green energy could derail the renewable revolution Renewable energy sources are finally becoming competitive on price. Unfortunately that creates a serious problem, says Michael Le Page
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This could be our first real look at the iPhone 7 Is this what the iPhone 7 looks like? It’s impossible to verify the authenticity of the design, but it certainly matches up with all the rumors we’ve been hearing for the last couple of months. SEE ALSO: Is the iPhone 7 going to have a damn headphone jack or not? The Apple blog LetemSvetemApplem found the above image, of what appears to be the iPhone 7, posted to Weibo. The purported iPhone 7 sho
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How a Digital Projector Produces Trillions of Colors Without Catching on Fire Some digital projectors can produce 281 trillion shades of color. That’s approximately 40 thousands colors for each and every person on Earth. What makes them work is theoretically simple, but the technological feat requires extreme precision in practice.The guts of these projectors consist of a prism that splits light into red, green, and blue wavelengths. Each of these three broad spectrums gets
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International experts publish guidelines for cardiac rehab in developing countries The cardiac rehab model of care is quite standard in developed countries, and consists of risk factor assessment and management, exercise training, patient education, as well as dietary and psychosocial counselling. While it is cost-effective to deliver these programs in countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom and United States, the situation in developing countries is different. Working toge
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Conventional Wisdom: Trump And Ryan’s Courtship Dance This is our weekly politics newsletter, Conventional Wisdom, covering the wild and wacky world of Donald Trump’s Republican Party. (Sign up here.)Spring: the city bodegas and country gardens are filled with blooms, the wedding invites are in the mail, and a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.Ah, if only things were so simple for House Speaker Paul Ryan.Washington’s most-watched Ma
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Over-the-Air Antennas Are Making a Comeback New over-the-air antennas can be placed right against a wall. Image: MohuAs antiquated as it might seem, the over-the-air antenna (OTA) is actually experiencing a revival of sorts, with 21 percent of US households using an antenna in 2015, according to the Consumer Technology Association, up four percentage points compared to the year before. In an age where Comcast-hate is at an all-time high, th
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This Glow-in-the-Dark Cement Could Totally Change How We Light Cities You could even say it glows Dr. José Carlos Rubio, a scientist at Mexico’s University of San Nicolas Hidalgo, has created a new type of cement that glows in the dark, opening a whole new world of possibility for illuminating streets and buildings. The idea of glow-in-the-dark cement is so simple and elegant, you might wonder why it hasn’t been patented before. Traditionally, there’s been a pretty
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Link About It: The World’s Favorite Informative Website With all the internet trends that have come and gone, there’s one thing that has never changed: people’s overwhelming love for Wikipedia. A new study conducted by the Knight Foundation found that Wikipedia continues to dominate when it comes to monthly…… Continue Reading…
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Google just combined Chrome, YouTube, and Search into a single messaging app called Spaces With Google+ dying a slow death, Google has been looking for other ways to help users share content online. Its latest attempt is a new standalone app for group discussions on specific topics called Spaces. It’s simple enough: you create a ‘Space’ dedicated to a particular interest, and then invite your friends to discuss. That wouldn’t be anything special, except that YouTube, Chrome and Google S
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Ecological method for cleaning oil from lakes New technology for cleaning oil from lakes is best suited for lakes with thick sediments: stony, clay or sandy bottom, report scienitsts. This method allows cleaning both sediments and water and there are no any restrictions on the depth of the pond.
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SMF-TU. Social Medical Facility / BAarqs Courtesy of BAarqs Architects: BAarqs Location: Las Toscas, Santa Fe, Argentina Design Team: Guillermo Banchini, Ezequiel Manasseri, Marcos Dana, Bruno Bolognesi Project Leaders: Guillermo Banchini, Ezequiel Manasseri Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of BAarqs Client: Truck Union Santa Fe, Argentina Design And Construction Documents: Guillermo Banchini
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Mercedes-Benz could sell its pickup truck in the US, but would anyone buy it? Mercedes-Benz is developing a new midsize pickup truck, and the company hasn’t completely ruled out selling it in the U.S. While previous reports suggested sales would be limited to other markets including Latin America, Mercedes apparently hasn’t made a final decision. It’s not in any rush to make that decision, either. The company will decide “whenever,” Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dieter Exler told A
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Islamic State scrambles as British forces shut down its communication lines The United Kingdom’s specialist task force for dealing with digital threats has launched a large-scale offensive against the Islamic State group (IS). Utilizing British Royal Air Force (RAF) resources, the “black ops” attack is said to have jammed much of the terrorist organization’s communication network in Libya, making it much harder for its forces to coordinate. “All enemy communications inclu
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Testing the world’s blackest material in orbit A cutting edge light retardant coating designed to reduce the interference to the delicate optical equipment mounted on space probes is being put through its paces aboard the Kent Ridge 1 satellite, which launched into low-Earth orbit (LEO) in Dec. 2015. Known as Vantablack S-VIS, it is hoped that the high performance and versatility of the material will allow for the design of lighter, more co
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Construction experts at University of Pittsburgh symposium call for bamboo to become 21st century building material Bamboo has a critical role to play in the provision of safe and affordable housing and could be a key contributor to greener urban environments worldwide, according to a leading group of academics, architects and construction experts.
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The cold hard truth about ‘Minions’ The Minions are pill-shaped devils, born of hate and evil and working to serve the worst villains throughout history. They’re also very cute and say banana in a funny way, so we all have a conflicting relationship with them. SEE ALSO: An animated breakdown of every ‘X-Files’ episode ever We break down the truth of the tiny mutant demons in our latest episode of Too Long; Didn’t Watch. The mi
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Australian Athletes Will Get Anti-Zika Condoms for the Olympic Games Image: GettyIt’s no secret that Olympic athletes like to get it on. Recognizing this, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is adding an extra measure to help its prized athletes stay safe: antiviral condoms that help protect against the Zika virus.The AOC teamed up with condom maker Ansell and pharmaceutical company Starpharma to produce the prophylactics, which will be treated with VivaGel. In
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Stair Rover Longboard With an innovative design and sturdy materials, the Stair Rover Longboard is the first skateboard made to tackle the most challenging urban environments. As the name suggests, the board is…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Researchers Just Solved One of the Biggest Problems for World Hunger Planet Earth is doomed with a fast growing global population and a limited amount of farmland to produce food for everyone. That means that we’re going to need to figure out how to maximize what we’ve got—and researchers just made a major breakthrough in getting the most from our crops.Read more…
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Free Speech Breaks Out at Univ. of Minnesota, Kansas, Elsewhere Free speech is finding new defenders among faculty on college campuses. This is heartening, if more than a little overdue (it’s also more than a little sad that universities have taken so long to defend the freedom of expression and inquiry that makes them possible in the first place). In a forceful commencement address delivered over the weekend at Rutgers, President Barack Obama called out stud
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Behold the sharpest footage ever of Mercury’s transit across the Sun Last week, the planet Mercury put on a show for astronomers by trekking across the Sun for 7.5 hours. In what is known as a Mercury transit, the tiny planet passed between the Sun and Earth, appearing as a tiny black dot moving slowly across the Sun’s bright disc. It’s an event that happens only about 13 times a century, so astronomers were out in full force with specialized telescopes to observe
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Politicians fail in bid to squash municipal broadband in Missouri The Missouri State Capitol. (credit: Missouri House of Representatives) Proponents of municipal broadband in Missouri can breathe easy for a while, as the latest attempt to prevent cities and towns from offering Internet service to their residents has failed. As we wrote two weeks ago, the Missouri House of Representatives tucked new rules for municipal broadband into a completely unrelated bi
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StubHub scores NBA jersey ad with Philadelphia 76ers – CNET Popular ticket website will have its logo on NBA team’s jerseys, the first of the four major US pro sports leagues starting next year.
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NASA Invests in Next Stage of Visionary Technology Development Using a peer-review process that evaluated innovativeness and technical viability, NASA has selected eight technology proposals for investment that have the potential to transform future aerospace missions, introduce new capabilities, and significantly improve current approaches to building and operating aerospace systems. Awards under Phase II of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Pr
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Mirror-image enzyme copies looking-glass DNA Synthetic polymerase is a small step along the way to mirrored life forms.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19918
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Can fluids from fracking escape into groundwater A new study looks at how fluids related to hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” can escape into aquifers via nearby leaky abandoned wells.
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Pair of glazed skyscrapers planned for San Francisco British firm Foster + Partners has gained planning permission for a pair of mixed-use glazed skyscrapers in San Francisco, California. Due to begin construction in November, the towers will feature hotel, office, and residential spaces… Continue Reading Pair of glazed skyscrapers planned for San Francisco Category: Architecture Tags: Building and Construction Foster and Partners Skyscra
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Apple’s latest billion-dollar business: Venture capital? Apple has a trendy new business that could impact the lives of millions and help it make big money in the future. No, not the Apple Watch. We’re talking about Apple getting into venture capital. On Thursday night, Apple shocked many by announcing a $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing, the top ride-hailing service in China. The investment re-ignited rumors about Apple’s intentions to build a car
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Facebook, Google, and Apple could open their own universities in the UK Under new government proposals in the UK aimed at improving education standards, big companies such as Facebook, Google, and Apple could open their own universities capable of handing out degrees.
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The 2017 BMW i3 gets an upgraded battery for 50% more driving range Tesla and Chevy recently unveiled brand new 200-mile electric cars, and other automakers are updating existing models to compete. The 2017 BMW i3 won’t have a driving range that rivals the Model 3 or the Bolt, but it is getting a battery upgrade that will boost its range 50% so that it can travel up to 114 miles on a single charge. Read the rest of The
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Overpasses and underpasses for migrating animals may reduce collisions with automobiles In the western United States, mule deer and pronghorn (animals that are similar to antelopes) undergo annual migrations that place them and drivers at risk for collisions when the animals cross busy roadways. A new study evaluated overpasses and underpasses as alternative routes for the animals during migration.
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Google I/O 2016 Could Bring Android VR And An Amazon Echo Competitor Technology Here’s what to expect from the show Google I/O 2016 is set to bring many updates to the company’s line of products. Here’s what you can expect…
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What Ralph Nader Likes About Donald Trump Ralph Nader is not supporting Donald Trump for president. Indeed, the consumer activist and five-time presidential candidate just accused Trump of lowering “the level of political debate to unheard-of depths of salacious, slanderous…vacuousness, garnished with massive self-boosterism and repetition.” It’s just that in the same interview, conducted by U.S. News & World Report, he s
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Republicans Face a Choice: Lose With Trump, Lose Without Him America confronts two disturbing prospects. The first is that Hillary Clinton will beat Donald Trump in November. The second, even more alarming, is that she won’t. How Republicans face those possibilities will tell us much about whether the party has anything left to say in its own behalf. Take former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R). When Trump proposed banning entry to the U.S. by all Muslims lat
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American Isaiahs: New at Reason When it comes to Donald Trump, America needs its Isaiahs. Choosing correctly on Trump, A. Barton Hinkle writes, means: conceding the election to Hillary Clinton, a congenital liar and big-government ideologue whose reign would not be good for the country—and that is a hard pill to swallow for diehard Republicans. Those diehards should hunt down a copy of “Isaiah’s Job,” a 1936 essay by
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8 PC-Saving Windows Tools You Must Not Overlook These hidden Windows tools can prolong your PC’s life and save you if disaster strikes. We tend to take it for granted that our PCs “just work”. It’s easy to forget that (like any piece of technology) they need regular maintenance and fine tuning to prolong their life and keep them working smoothly. A number of often overlooked Windows applications can help you keep your computer up to speed. Some
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Implantation of rapid deployment aortic valve found to be durable, safe, and effective EDWARDS INTUITY valve system shortens duration of interrupted blood flow and heart stoppage during surgery, according to new research.
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The Surprising Reason Warcraft Stands Apart From Other CG Epics Durotan (Toby Kebbell) and Orgrim (Robert Kazinsky) in Duncan Jones’ Warcraft. All Images: Universal Pictures/LegendaryWatch two seconds from Warcraft and it’s obvious that visual effects are essential to its existence. Virtually every shot contains some kind of digital element, making it a fantasy in every sense of the word. So to keep the movie grounded, director Duncan Jones told the team at In
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Acoustics Matter: Managing Sound with Specialty Drywall A variety of solutions for improved acoustic performance has gained recognition over the past decade. Learn how specialty gypsum drywall plays a key role in achieving the required acoustical performance- providing efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability.
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Nura Headphones Adapt to Your Eardrums : The unusual over-ear and earbud design incorporates tech for building custom sound profiles Whether or not you think about it with regularity, the fact remains that no two people hear things exactly the same way. From genetics to our unique ear canals and even the way we develop over time, sound hits our eardrums in different ways. And…… Continue Reading…
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Bike Mine Exploding Anti-Theft Alarm Bike Mine is a thing that makes you go boommm! At least if you’re a dirty thief trying to make off with a dude’s bicycle or motorcycle (or boat or jet ski if you live the kind of high rollin’ life where that’s a risk.) Inventor Yannick Read touts his new anti-theft device as the world’s loudest alarm. When tripped, Bike Mine detonates a 150db blast of noise, which Read believes is the level at whi
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Nikola One Electric Semi-Truck Tesla is doing a great job pushing us towards an all-electric future. But while most of us drive cars, there’s still an awful lot of diesel-guzzling rigs on the road….Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Alfa Romeo begins working on a self-driving system for its new Giulia sedan Among the automotive brands that trend toward technology, Alfa Romeo is pretty low in the rankings. Driver satisfaction and vehicular aesthetics traditionally characterize Alfa models more than the latest and greatest safety or convenience features. That may soon change, though, as Autocar is reporting that the new Giulia sedan will receive an autonomous driving system, as noted by Alfa and Masera
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‘Yo-Kai Watch 2’ invades the US this September Yo-Kai Watch 2 is on the horizon, and it’s headed to the US this September, with a second season of the anime series to follow. Originally launched last November for western audiences, the 3DS title served up decadent and accessible role-playing goodness, with collecting elements for the youngsters and meaty side quests and commentary for adults. The sequel launches September 30 with over 100 new
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BMW is entering an explosion of color into the Mille Miglia with the i8 Futurism A celebration of 50 years of BMW in Italy.Photo: BMWThe historic Mille Miglia is always chock full of some of the most incredible automobiles to ever grace the roads. This year, BMW is celebrating the event with a very special version of their flagship supercar, the BMW i8 Futurism Edition. The special edition is echoes the company’s Art Car history with a vibrant and colorful exterior that was cr
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Will We Ever Truly Know the Extent of CIA Torture During the War on Terror? It was totally a mistake that the CIA’s inspector general’s office destroyed its copy of the classified Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was also totally a mistake that the office then destroyed the disk that contained the document. The office did stop short of “mistakenly” setting the computers or servers that stored the re
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MobileBeat 2016 will be the first major event to tackle the world of bots VB EVENT: A new paradigm is rocking the mobile world. It’s the unstoppable shift to artificial intelligence and messaging and away from apps as we know them. It’s changing the way we use our devices, and it’s allowing brands to interact with customers with more immediacy and ease than ever. That’s why we’re dedicating our ninth annual MobileBeat 2016 event entirely to telling this exciting new sto
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Nanorobots: Where We Are Today and Why Their Future Has Amazing Potential This post is a status update on one of the most powerful tools humanity will ever create: nanotechnology (or nanotech). My goal here is to give you a quick overview of the work going on in labs around the world, and the potential applications this nanotech work will have in health, energy, the environment, materials science, data storage and processing. As artificial intelligence has been getting
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World’s richest source of oceanographic data now operational at Rutgers The data center for the pioneering Ocean Observatories Initiative, which collects and shares data from more than 800 sophisticated instruments and a transmission network across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is now operating at Rutgers University.
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MixedDecal’s Decal Sticker Covers for iPad Pro Steven Matie’s MixedDecal Etsy store has a bunch of really cool decal stickers and keyboard covers. If you’re wanting to add a splash of color, whimsy, or artistic flair to your Apple device, you should check it out. Today though, I’d like to point your attention more to the iPad Pro cover decals. I discovered this one (above, left) after Tiffany Arment showed off her application a couple days ago
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Furnishing Utopia: Retooling Shaker Designs for the Modern Age The pieces can be seen at Sight Unseen Offsite The Shakers, a religious group that began as an offshoot of a Quaker community, settled in colonial America in the late 18th century and espoused celibacy, communal living, equality, hard work, and simple living. One of their enduring contributions? Minimalist, well-made, utilitarian furniture. While there are only four Shakers remaining today, thei
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Time capsule galaxy can help probe conditions after the big bang A galaxy with very low levels of heavy elements will enable astronomers to peer back in time
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Apple kills app that could tell if your iPhone was hacked – CNET The app was designed to pinpoint potential security holes, but Apple claimed its information could be misleading.
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Stick-On Lenses Turn Your Phone Camera Into a Microscope Lens accessories for smartphones are by no means a new idea, but they’re often clunky, awkward to use, and far from something you’d want to try and squeeze into your pocket. These Blips lenses are a different story: They attach to your smartphone like a piece of tape, and are slim enough to carry alongside your credit cards.Available in two different versions: a macro lens with 10x magnification,
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Poverty, corruption and crime: how India’s ‘gully rap’ tells story of real life beneath the surface of the city, a new sound has begun to emerge, one which refuses to airbrush poverty, illiteracy and police brutality. Driven by a similar sense of disenfranchisement that characterised the development of hip-hop in 1970s New York, a new generation of musicians is creating India’s own homegrown rap scene – labelled by some as “gully rap”, slang for gutter or from the streets.“Th
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Two designers of 2015’s best-looking concept car have left for Hyundai Hyundai announced today that SangYup Lee, one of the stars of the automotive design world, will be joining the company next month. Lee spent time at GM where he designed the 2006 Camaro concept that led the pony car’s revival; more recently, he’s led exterior design at Bentley, where he worked on last year’s stunning EXP 10 Speed 6 (pictured above). And strangely, this isn’t the first time a desi
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Ask for Your Insurance Company’s Surcharge Schedule to Prepare for Rate Increases Your car insurance rate can change for a number of different reasons, from your marital status to the crime rate in your neighborhood. To stay ahead of potential rate increases, ask your carrier for their surcharge schedule.This is a quick and simple tip from a Redditor, but it’s a useful one nonetheless. As they explain:When you sign up for auto insurance (or after the fact), ask them for a copy
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Highly-conductive shark jelly could inspire new tech Researchers may have tapped into the “secret sauce” that allows sharks, skates and rays to detect weak electric fields produced by their prey. Actually, it turns out to be a mysterious jelly, but one that could have implications for future technologies… Continue Reading Highly-conductive shark jelly could inspire new tech Category: Science Tags: Sharks UCSC Electricity Materia
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Girls From Progressive Societies Do Better At Math, Study Finds An anonymous reader writes: (edited and condensed)Research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the ‘maths gender gap’, the relative under performance of girls at maths, is much wider in societies with poor rates of gender equality. Published on Monday in the American Economic Review, the research shows that the performance gap between girls and boys is far less pronounced in s
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Glider to Surf the Sky to the Edge of Space Perlan 2 pilots will search for high-altitude updrafts of air, known as mountain waves, that form over the Andes.
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Our Solar System Could Remain Habitable Long After Earth Is Destroyed In a few billion years, the oceans will boil away and the atmosphere will burn up as our sun expands into a red giant. It’ll be game-over for life on Earth, but in the outer solar system, the party will just be getting started. Europa and Enceladus will melt into ocean moons, offering a refuge for any post humanoid life forms fleeing their lava-soaked homeland.Read more…
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The Lenovo Vibe C is your next burner The newest edition to Lenovo’s Vibe lineup of phones, the Vibe C, is the latest ultra low-cost smartphone with enough power to be a decent backup device for some users (or at least a great burner). The Lenovo Vibe C comes with a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core processor, 4G LTE connectivity, 1GB of RAM, 5MP camera, Android 5.1.1. Lollipop, and 8GB of storage, which can be expanded to 32GB via th
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Vibrating microfluidic device allows for easier blood tests We’ve seen microfluidic devices used for everything from creating organ-on-a-chip systems, to diagnosing ebola. Now, scientists at MIT have created a device that uses acoustic vibrations to sort cells, paving the way for faster and more convenient blood test machines… Continue Reading Vibrating microfluidic device allows for easier blood tests Category: Medical Tags: MIT Microfluidic Bl
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Affordable LED TVs: All You Need to Know Before Buying One You can buy an LED TV at a pocket-friendly price point, but here are a few things you should know.
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Zika Shown to Penetrate the Placenta, Strengthening Its Link to Birth Defects The Zika virus infects and crosses the placenta, causing microcephaly in mice — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bay Area media ban together for homelessness advocacy Next month, media organizations in the Bay Area are planning to put aside their rivalries and competitive instincts for a day of coordinated coverage on the homeless crisis in the city. […] “We want the full force of the Fourth Estate to bear down on this problem” […] “You will not be able to log onto Facebook, turn on the radio, watch TV, read a newspaper, log onto Twitter without seeing a st
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Huge lattice canopy made with brick and steel shelters Paraguay’s Quincho Tía Coral pavilion Read the rest of Huge lattice canopy made with brick and steel shelters Paraguay’s Quincho Tía Coral pavilion
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Steam Summer Sale dates leaked – Prepare your wallet There are few constants in life. Death, Taxes, and Steam having their annual Summer and Holiday sales. Valve has been putting on sales for quite some time now, so we’re pretty used to their timing. However, it looks like we already know exactly when their Summer Sale will be, despite the company not announcing it yet. Valve coordinates their Steam … Continue reading
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Zaha Hadid’s Influence on Engineering in Design The firm’s director, Patrik Schumacher, discusses the firm’s evolving views on the interplay of architecture, engineering, and design “We don’t work from an ingenious sketch. It’s not a flash of genius. We work from a form-finding process. It’s a methodology that teases out a final form, like an organic creature that evolves within a set of opportunities and constraints.” When Patrik Sc
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HIV vaccine design should adapt as HIV mutates Researchers have demonstrated that HIV has evolved to be pre-adapted to the immune response, worsening clinical outcomes in newly infected patients.
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Fusion Reactor Powers Futuristic Airliner The Flash Falcon concept aircraft envisions a future where small fusion reactors power advanced and incredibly powerful electric-combustion engines.
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San Francisco Climate Tax Raises Questions About Tech’s Carbon Footprint Every San Francisco homeowner might soon have to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to being green—and citizens are wondering whether Silicon Valley’s tech giants are paying their fair share to save the local environment.In just a couple of weeks, residents will vote on a property tax that that would generate $500 million over 20 years to fund habitat restoration and cleanup projec
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Oculus announces VR for Good initiative to help students and non-profits capture community life  For all of the talk there is in how virtual reality is going to usher in some dark, utopian age where people are huddled in corners with VR headsets strapped to their faces… That’s just not where things are headed right now. VR has a lot of impact for social change. We’ve talked about VR as an engine for empathy. Now, Oculus is specifically looking to turn VR into a medium… Read More
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Managing Your Time | Bhaash Pathak | TEDxYouth@CoppellHS A freshman at Coppell High School, Bhaash Pathak is a student athlete who enjoys playing basketball in his free time. He is interested in solving the dilemma of how one can manage their time and juggle all their various activities. During his talk, Bhaash will provide details about how an individual can balance their school and extracurriculars, and will elaborate on the best method for doing so.
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Making decisions about technologies that make decisions about us | Usman Haque | TEDxExeter More and more, we’re getting machines to help us make decisions: what to buy, where to drive, even who to kill. Usman tells us how important it is that we are involved in this process, and shows us how valuable messy and creative systems can be. — At TEDxExeter 2016 our speakers encapsulated the idea of movement, that grappling with humanity’s toughest questions requires first a vision, a dream,
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Sustainable community development: from what’s wrong to what’s strong | Cormac Russell | TEDxExeterHow can we help people to live a good life? Instead of trying to right what’s wrong within a community Cormac argues we need to start with what’s strong. We need to help people discover what gifts they have and to use those gifts to enrich those around them. — At TEDxExeter 2016 our speakers encapsulated the idea of movement, that grappling with humanity’s toughest questions requires first a visi
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How to Become a Change-Maker in Today’s World | Miguel Joey Aviles | TEDxUPRM In this talk Miguel shares key steps on how to become a change-maker in today’s world and how experiences and challenges can shape the leader inside of us. Miguel is the President of Young Government Leaders (YGL), a non-profit organization providing a voice to over 10,000 young emerging leaders in government. He is also the Co-founder of Go Hispanic Today, an organization focused on helping compa
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PETA shocks shoppers with beating hearts in ‘luxury leather’ accessories visitors to ‘the leather work’ pop-up shop in one of bangkok’s hippest shopping malls were given a grisly surprise as they surveyed the store’s inventory. The post PETA shocks shoppers with beating hearts in ‘luxury leather’ accessories appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Annnnd this is why spray sunscreen might not be a good idea Life tip: You have to rub in spray sunscreen. SEE ALSO: 26 snazzy pool floats that’ll make a splash this summer Friends of Redditor amici_ursi and total newbies to the spray sunscreen game got scorched poolside by the Florida sun. Luckily, the spray sunscreen was able to protect very specific areas of their backs, though.  When lined up together, they make for quite the summer art exhibit. As
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Animal training techniques teach robots new tricks Researchers are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired tasks.
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Backup and recovery tools: Users identify the good, bad and ugly The most important criteria for choosing a backup solution include short backup windows, ease-of-recovery and role-based access management, according to IT Central Station, a peer review site for IT users.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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MIT’s Sandy Pentland: Big Data Can Be a Profoundly Humanizing Force in Industry How many times have you read or heard the term “big data” in recent years? It’s a little like saying, “Yeah, well, the Internet,” around the turn of the century—although it was already happening, most of us had little idea just how big this thing was going to be a few years on. Similarly, big data is and will continue to be a very big deal. Thanks to a rapidly growing proliferation of sensors, com
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QwerkyWriter – Bluetooth Typewriter Keyboard A modern Bluetooth wireless keyboard that looks, acts, and feels like an old-fashioned manual typewriter.Click Here For Complete Details
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Darpa Wants an Underwater GPS System for Seafaring Robots GPS doesn’t penetrate the briny deep, so Darpa wants a system that will keep the its ocean-exploring robots on the map. The post Darpa Wants an Underwater GPS System for Seafaring Robots appeared first on WIRED.
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Ion Fire Pit A fire pit featuring for rotisserie spits, skewers, and marshmallow sticks.
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This Elevator Moves Both Horizontally and Vertically Willy Wonka’s glass elevator is real! Well, sort of. In Italy, there’s an elevator that can switch directions and move both horizontally and vertically. Plus, there’s a glass lookout so you can see where you’re going. Tom Scott visited the Ascensore Castello d’Albertis-Montegalletto in Genoa to figure out how the elevator works, and how it manages to be safe to ride.The elevator travels nearly a t
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NASA reports April was the seventh month in a row of record high temperatures For the seventh consecutive month, global temperatures have hit new record highs. Temperatures in April were 1.11 degree Celsius warmer this year than the average April temps for 1951-1980, according to a new NASA report. The duration of the warming trend suggests that 2016 may wind up being the hottest year on record, a designation previously given to the year 2015. Read the
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New York’s micro-apartments seen through the psychological lens In just a few weeks, the residents of New York’s first micro-apartment building can move in to their new homes. And when they say micro, they mean it […]. Spending extended amounts of time in a crowded space can be stressful; if the unit holds multiple people, the occupants – especially kids – can suffer as a result of the lack of privacy. And creative space-saving layouts, she explained, can be
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Doctors may soon rebuild patients’ knees using new 3D-printed bioglass The printing of biomaterials is the next horizon in 3D printing, with researchers working with materials designed to replace blood vessels, skin and more. Now, 3D-printed cartilage can be added to that growing list thanks to a team of researchers from the Imperial College London and the University of Milano-Bicohcca, reports 3ders. The researchers are developing a new bioglass material comprised o
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OS X 10.11.5 update is now available The parade of Apple updates continue on Monday. Along with updates for iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and iTunes, Apple released OS X El Capitan Update 10.11.5. According to the release notes, the update includes under-the-hood fixes. Specifically:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Cat-attracting pants promise to make you popular with the kitty crowd – CNET Entice felines to hang out with you by donning a pair of jeans designed both to amuse cats and protect your legs.
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Cantilevered Speaker Doesn’t Look Like It Should Be Able to Stay Upright The speaker looks like it’s floating Gravity, the Hironao Tsuboi-designed speaker from Meizu does everything that a normal speaker does, i.e. plays sound through it and also connects with your phone via wifi, and it also stays upright. This is not much of a feat for the average speaker, but for Gravity, it’s pretty impressive considering the cantilevered design that makes it appear as though it
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Mr. Robot’s season 2 trailer promises technological armageddon Mr. Robot surprised everyone in its original season, and from the look of the show’s new trailer, the second season is only going to get more intense. “Remember the night of the hack?” Christian Slater asks over black to kick things off, teasing the answer to a question that viewers of the show have been asking ever since last year’s season finale. There are more peeks at the fallout th
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How MTV got away with live streamed murder mayhem Everyone is quiet in a dressing room at MTV headquarters. It’s just minutes from a Scream livestream; There will be clips from Season 2, an appearance by star Tom Maden, and then it will all be interrupted by a 15-minute “murder spree.” The anticipation among producers assembled feels – appropriately – akin to the building tension in a horror movie. And then a voice cuts through it: &qu
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Supreme Court avoids major ruling in birth control dispute The Supreme Court failed to resolve a knotty dispute between faith-based groups and the Obama administration over birth control on Monday, the latest indication of the shorthanded court’s struggle to find a majority for important cases taken up before Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. SEE ALSO: 4 reasons women are stoked to get birth control without seeing a doctor The justices asked lower courts t
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Homeland Security Helps Take Down Unlicensed Massage Therapists Good news, my fellow Americans: all terrorist threats and other dangers to our national security have been handled. How else to explain the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) participating in local prostitution stings across the country on the regular and, now, turning their attention toward unlicensed massage therapists? In a joint operation last week, DHS and police from DuPage County, Villa
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Glyphosate Not a Cancer Risk, Concludes FAO and WHO Expert Panel A groups of toxicological experts convened by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization have concluded that the widely used herbicide glyphosate, marketed by Monsanto as Roundup, is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans” exposed to it through food. Reuters further reported that the: Having reviewed the scientific evidence, the joint WHO/FA
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Censoring E-Cigs: New at Reason The e-cigarette regulations that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled this month pose a grave threat to products that have the potential to dramatically reduce smoking-related disease and death. The most obvious problem for the e-cigarette industry is that manufacturers of vaping equipment and e-liquids must persuade the FDA that allowing their products to remain on the market is “
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Geologists identify sources of methane, greenhouse gas, in Ohio, Colorado and Texas Methane comes from various sources, like landfills, bacterial processes in water, cattle and fracking. In testing methane sources at three national sites, geologists found no evidence fracking affected methane concentrations in groundwater in Ohio. At sites in Colorado and Texas, methane sources were founded to be mixed, divided between fracking, cattle and/or landfills.
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Theorists smooth the way to modeling quantum friction Theoretical chemists have pioneered a strategy for modeling quantum friction, or how a particle’s environment drags on it, a vexing problem that has frustrated scientists for more than a century.
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Playable ads could be the new game demos Yesterday’s console gaming standard is today’s mobile gaming innovation.
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Low-Fee Investment Funds Aren’t Just Good for Your Savings, they Perform Better Too We’re fans of easy, “set and forget” investing. And that means investing in funds with low fees that don’t eat into your returns. And a recent study from Morningstar found that funds with low fees are generally more successful.http://twocents.lifehacker.com/how-to-build-a…We’ve told you all about index funds and how they make investing easy and less scary. Another reason to love them? They’re us
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The Great Green Wall of Africa could fight desertification and poverty As the Sahara Desert steadily creeps into arable land, African policymakers and activists are pursuing a bold solution that could benefit the local economy and ecology. The idea involves the forestation of the Sahel, a transitional biome between the Sahara and the savanna, to create a Great Green Wall that would stretch over 11 countries, from Senegal and Mauritania to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Djibo
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Joe Doucet launches Othr brand for 3D-printed home accessories New York 2016: the latest designer to set up their own brand is Joe Doucet, who has launched a range of 3D-printed products by names including Claesson Koivisto Rune, Sebastian Bergne and Philippe Malouin. (more…)
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Hunting for hidden life on worlds orbiting old, red stars Astronomers have modeled the locations of the habitable zones for aging stars and how long planets can stay in it.
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Apple To Launch Startup Accelerator, Three Apple Stores In India, Says Report Apple plans to set up three of its own retail stores — the iconic Apple Store — in India, reports FactorDaily. The stores will be setup in Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai in the next 18 months. The report adds that Apple also plans to unveil a startup accelerator in the country which would incubate ideas largely around apps built for iOS. The publication claims that these announcements will be made
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Minus5 Architects & Studio Mr. White Propose “Art Facade” for the Burj Khalifa The Burj Kahlifa has been the world’s tallest building since 2009, and last year the Dubai-based supertall broke another record by implementing the world’s largest LED-illuminated facade. Building on these accomplishments, Minus5 Architects in collaboration with Studio Mr. White, has proposed using LED technology to create scale silhouettes of architectural monuments from around the world on the f
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SeaDrone The SeaDrone is exactly what the name suggests, a drone for the sea. With an iOS powered tablet control interface, the SeaDrone allows you to stay dry and safe while conducting underwater inspections or just capturing stabilized 1080P HD video footage & photos. Advanced 9 IMU sensors deliver underwater environment data and it reaches depths down to 150 feet. For purchase information, Click H
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How differences in male, female brains emerge Nematode worms may not be from Mars or Venus, but they do have sex-specific circuits in their brains that cause the males and females to act differently. According to new research, scientists have determined how these sexually dimorphic (occurring in either males or females) connections arise in the worm nervous system.
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New stem cell pathway indicates route to much higher yields in maize, staple crops Biologists have made an important discovery that helps explain how plants regulate the proliferation of their stem cells. The discovery has near-term implications for increasing the yield of maize and many other staple crops, perhaps by as much as 50 percent.
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How does water move through soil? In the basic water cycle, water falls on the land in some type of precipitation (rain or snow). It either is soaked into the ground or runs off into a body of water – storm water or natural. Eventually, it returns to the atmosphere. But the story about water movement in soil is complex. Soil scientists call this topic “soil hydrology.” Experts now explain how soil texture, soil structure, and grav
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Cooling cows efficiently with water spray Dairies use intermittent sprinkler systems to cool cows in warm weather, but little experimental work has been done to determine how much water is needed to achieve beneficial effects. A group of dairy scientists to examine the effects of using low-flow sprinkler systems that cut water use for this purpose by nearly 75 percent.
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NXP’s BlueBox engine powers threat-detection systems for self-driving cars When you’re designing an autonomous car, it’s not just all sensors and algorithms. You need computing hardware to pull it all together. Austin, Texas-based computer chip company NXP says its BlueBox engine is ready to integrate all the input necessary for a 360-degree threat reading, according to VentureBeat. NXP currently supplies Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) processors to eight of t
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DEA Approves First Trial Of Medical Marijuana For PTSD Health The study will focus on war veterans with a chronic form of the condition DEA Approves First-Ever Trial Of Medical Marijuana For PTSD.
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De Blasio Campaign Finance Scandal Illustrates Root of Money in Politics Problem A donor to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who is under state and federal investigation got his trash bags into the hands of city officials after making a six-figure donation to Campaign for One New York, a political  fundraising operation for de Blasio that was closed amid scrutiny that it did not have to follow city campaign finance laws, the New York Post reports. Last month a state board f
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Two-time cancer survivor gets his wish and meets Luke Skywalker After exhausting every option, Jamie Harkin was finally able to meet his hero: Luke Skywalker. Harkin has survived Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer twice, and made it one of his missions to meet some of his Star Wars heroes.  Harkin has also set up Jamie’s Journie, a support network that aids sick teens and young people through their cancer diagnosis. And although he has beaten cancer twice, Harkin has f
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Cable lobby says FCC launched assault on industry “without provocation” NCTA CEO Michael Powell at the cable lobby’s annual INTX (Internet & Television Expo) conference. (credit: NCTA ) The cable industry’s chief lobbyist today criticized what he called the Federal Communications Commission’s “relentless regulatory assault” on the industry, claiming it has been unprovoked by the cable companies themselves. “What has been so distressing is that m
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Self-healing, flexible electronic material restores functions after many breaks Electronic materials have been a major stumbling block for the advance of flexible electronics because existing materials do not function well after breaking and healing. A new electronic material created by an international team, however, can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times. This material could improve the durability of wearable electronics.
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Agence Ter and Team, the Graham Foundation 2016 grantees, and the Aga Khan shortlisters are among this week’s many winners At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on the newly redesigned Bustler from the previous week that are worth checking out. Here’s recap #108 for the week of May 9-13, 2016.Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew to redesign DTLA’s oldest public parkFrench landscape firm Agence Ter and
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Scientists genetically engineered world’s first Zika virus infectious cDNA clone A multidisciplinary team is the first in the world to genetically engineer a clone of the Zika virus strain, a development that could expedite many aspects of Zika research, including vaccine and therapeutics development. Cloning the virus unlocks scientists’ ability to more quickly develop countermeasures and explore whether or how the Zika virus has evolved to spread more quickly and cause more
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Freight train: Myo1c provides cellular transport for protein crucial to kidney filtration Researchers used small-angle X-ray scattering to determine the full structure of the motor protein Myo1c and its complex with Neph1, a protein crucial for kidney filtration. Their findings suggest that Myo1c uses the actin cytoskeleton as a ‘track’ for Neph1 transport — a finding with translational relevance for glomerular diseases such as diabetic nephropathy, as movement of Neph1 to and from th
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Improving natural killer cancer therapy Researchers have discovered a potential way to ‘tune up’ the immune system’s ability to kill cancer cells. In a new paper, they describe their discovery in mice of a tolerance mechanism that restrains the activity of natural killer (NK) cells, and a potential way to overcome it.
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OS X 10.11.5 and iTunes 12.4 updates bring security and usability fixes Enlarge / iTunes 12.4. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple today released OS X 10.11.5, the fifth major update to OS X El Capitan since it was released last September. The company also released iTunes 12.4, a minor update that tweaks the user interface in an effort to simplify it. The El Capitan update doesn’t change much. There are quite a few security fixes and a few tweaks related to enterpri
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Review: Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player Introduction, design and performanceThe UBD-K8500 is Samsung’s debut 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It’s also the most affordable way into the new disc format right now, undercutting its rival, the Panasonic DMP-UB900, by a considerable margin.4K Blu-ray, for those late to the party, is a next generation disc format that offers four times the pixel density of HD Blu-ray and HDR (High Dynamic Range),
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The Aurai Cool and Warm Eye Massager will help tired eyes recover faster If you work on your computer, a lot, then you’ve likely started to notice when you’re experiencing eye strain. They’re itchy, dry, and you wake up feeling like there are sand bags on your lower lid. No one wants to be told they look tired every other day, so you start researching how to lessen the appearance of eye fatigue. Should you be quite finished with trying combinations of creams, cold spo
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White House Initiative Will Study The Nation’s Smallest Inhabitants Science NASA is on board for massive study of bacteria US government and institutions like NASA are teaming up on a half-a-billion-dollar effort to study Earth’s microbes.
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Bilingual babies learn languages faster than monolingual babies Learning two languages from the start helps children master the rules of each language faster, new research indicates.
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The Hidden World of Campus Conservatives: New at Reason “Diversity really is the religion of the university,” says Jon Shields, co-author of the new book, Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University. “I hope that we can start asking them to better practice what they preach.” To watch the interview with Shields click above. For full text and downloadable versions, click below. View this article.
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Nura adapts to anatomy for perfectly personalized audio When new headphones hit the market, many tout hefty hardware specs and/or a varied type of fit for enhanced comfort. But the latest sidesteps this standard approach with a peculiar dual-form that also caters to anyone who can appreciate customized audio. Not only do the Nura headphones combine in- and over-ear styles together as one, its soundwave technology is designed to automatically measure
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Helmet-based ventilation is superior to face mask for patients with respiratory distress Using a transparent air-tight helmet instead of a face mask helps critically ill patients breathe better and can prevent them from needing a ventilator, new research concludes. Patients with helmet ventilation spent less time in the intensive care unit and had better survival.
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Roadie is like Uber for shipping  “Someone is always leaving everywhere”: that’s the idea behind Roadie, a peer-to-peer package delivery service launched last year by Marc Gorlin. There are something like 250 million vehicles on the road every day, Gorlin said, so he decided to take advantage of this resource by allowing people to help their neighbors out by driving things to places they’re already… Read More
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Guantanamo Bay Is Just Buckets of Fun, Says Leaked NSA Newsletter AP ImagesIn the latest edition of scraping the barrel of the Snowden leak, The Intercept has released a trove of National Security Agency newsletters. According to one document from 2003, working at Guantanamo Bay is a real blast!The December 22, 2003 edition of SIDtoday, the newsletter for the Signals Intelligence Directorate, attempts to sell NSA employees on the idea of going to Guantanamo Bay
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Smart Bed Designed With A Hidden Closet Underneath In modern world, many of us face a problem of lack of space because modern apartments are getting smaller and smaller, and we need a lot of things. Smart storage and space-saving solutions have become essential and designers are trying to realize more space-saving ideas with their creations. Storing your clothes and shoes may become a real problem because every modern person has enough of them, es
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Android Experiment app turns your phone into a 3D controller The full collection of “best” Android Experiments for the 2016 season have been released by Google, and amongst them is this “3D Controller” for your smartphone. What you’ll see here is your Android smartphone being converted into a controller not unlike what you might know as a Wii-mote, but without the need of a sensor at the top of your … Continue reading
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Mac Software Bundle: Pick any 10 of 50 solid apps +$22 credit for $22 From 9to5toys.com: Bundlehunt offers any 10 out of a choice of 50 Mac Apps for a total price of $22 bucks. Even better, Bundlehunt gives you $22 to spend at $5.50 increments over the next year making the bundle somewhat ‘free’. There are a significant amount of notable apps from a wide variety of categories, many of them which retail above the $22 asking price alone, including:   Swift Pub
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This guy built his own Tesla Model 3 configurator for kicks – Roadshow Guess that’s one way to bide time until the car gets closer to release.
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Link About It: The Most Important Era of Innovation A recent article in The New York Times asks, “What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation?” It’s a difficult question to answer—if there even is an answer—as everything from plumbing to airplanes, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and smartphones have shaped the…… Continue Reading…
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LEGO Studio Build Sows the Seeds of Inspiration for Future Architects in New York After stealing the show at Architizer’s 2016 A+Awards gala last week, the iconic white bricks of the LEGO Architecture Studio set were in the spotlight again in New York on Saturday — this time inspiring a new generation of designers at the flagship LEGO store opposite the iconic Flatiron Building. Students from Manhattan’s Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction teamed up with architect
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This Trippy Looking Building Is Modeled After a Sand Dollar A sand dollar might be an unlikely source of architectural inspiration, but it’s actually a smart idea. The post This Trippy Looking Building Is Modeled After a Sand Dollar appeared first on WIRED.
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Canada’s plans to legalize marijuana contravene UN’s international conventions, say experts The Canadian government’s plan to legalize marijuana contravenes its current legal obligations to the United Nation’s international drug-control conventions, states a new expert commentary.
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Technique improves efficacy of fuel cells Fuel cells, which generate electricity from chemical reactions without harmful emissions, have the potential to power everything from cars to portable electronics, and could be cleaner and more efficient than combustion engines.
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AI learns and recreates Nobel-winning physics experiment  Australian physicists, perhaps searching for a way to shorten the work week, have created an AI that can run and even improve a complex physics experiment with little oversight. The research could eventually allow human scientists to focus on high-level problems and research design, leaving the nuts and bolts to a robotic lab assistant. Read More
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Tanner Goods’ Cargo Carryall updates a military staple A standard issue favorite gets a Tanner Goods overhaul.Photo: Tanner GoodsIf you’re a one-bag packer type then you’re going to want to invest in Tanner Goods latest bag, the Cargo Carryall. The bag is a comprehensive update on the popular standard issue duffles found on the shoulders of military and navy servicemen for generations. Their version keeps the stuff sack idea intact, but upgrades the m
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Study: many Americans limit Internet use over a roster of fears The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) has published a new study that found a combination of concerns about security and privacy are causing some Americans to limit their online activities, something that could, over time, impact the economy and more. The lack of trust in online safety comes at a time when report after report … Continu
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Converting cells to burn fat, not store it Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat — a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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Remove Rodent Habitats to Keep Ticks Out of Your Yard As you’re planting your garden and making your yard look awesome for the summer, look around for brush piles and other places rodents could hide. By clearing those away, you’re actually making it harder for ticks to find their way to you and your family.Even though the arachnid that carries Lyme disease is called the “deer tick,” it lives on other furry creatures too, including mice and chipmunks.
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Tesla vows ‘additional oversight’ after labor exploitation comes to light Tesla is a brand built on good intentions, from its push to alternative energy to ethical workplace policies. But, that good will is being put to the test, as the automaker has responded to accusations of exploiting cheap foreign labor.The allegations claim that German contractor Eisenmann – and Eisenmann’s subcontractor, ISM Vuzem – circumvented loopholes to bring in severely underpaid and overwo
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Your iPhone can now run Night Shift and Low Power mode at the same time – CNET The latest iOS update finally allows you to conserve a dying phone’s battery while also reducing the blue light that makes falling asleep harder.
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New rules allow anyone to invest up to $2,000 a year in startups Way back in 2012, Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. Part of the legislation was aimed at making it easier for average people to invest in startups, potentially reaping the rewards on the next Facebook, upside which until now has been limited to wealthy investors and venture capitalists. The ordinary citizens who backed the Oculus Rift on Kickstarter, for example, might have found themsel
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Artist Imagines Future Where Architecture Is Separated From Function These buildings are ridiculous, in the best way possible Architect and artist Adrian Labaut Hernández has created a series of fictional renderings for futuristic buildings that look incredibly cool and minimally useful, such as a giant block suspended over a huge pit, a series of tubes on stilts, a big old swiss cheese sphere, and others. We’d still live in that swiss cheese sphere if possible, b
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Six washing machines that make laundry day a little less of a chore While fridges come with different door configurations, whether you buy a French door or bottom door model won’t fundamentally change its performance. Both should still keep food cold and frozen in their respective compartments. But can the same be said for front-load washers versus top-load varieties? Related: Everything you need to know about buying a washer and dryer It’s often stated that front
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MSI’s new motherboard is the world’s most elaborate USB-C charger MSI’s new X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard is totally extreme. For extreme people only. People who like gaming hardware inspired by the look and performance implications of carbon fiber. I am none of those things, but I do love USB-C, and MSI has me covered there. The motherboard has not one, but two USB Type-C ports, and one of them is on the front — a world’s first, according to MSI. Sure, th
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Google vs Apple: Know the Winner Before You Buy Into Smart Home Hype When a new category of tech product enters existence, you can guarantee a flurry of companies and products will launch, all vying for dominance in this brave new field. The dawn of the personal computer was one example of this. During the 1980’s, competition was fraught between Apple, IBM, Sinclair, and Commodore. Ultimately, the power of market forces resulted in a duopoly, where computers now ar
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Battery Share Sends Alerts to Your Friends When Your Battery’s Low iPhone: If you have a friend (or a few of them) who always seems to have a dead battery, Battery Share is an app where you can easily share your battery level with a select group of friends.In order for Battery Share to be useful, you and all your friends will need the app. From there, it works like a social network for you battery. Anyone you approve as a friend can see your battery percentage an
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Reflow helps waste collectors earn a living by turning plastic trash into 3D printer filament Waste collectors make their living sifting through garbage and sorting out the recyclable materials. It’s a job that’s dangerous but critical for dealing with waste in developing regions, where there is no formal waste collection system and waste is often burned. Despite this contribution, waste collectors earn less than $2 a day and live below the poverty line. Reflow is a social enterprise star
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Artificial spider silk mimics how it acts as liquid and solid Inspired by the strange properties of spider silk, researchers have created “liquid wires” that could be used in soft robotics
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New answer to why Earth’s atmosphere became oxygenated Earth scientists are offering a new answer to the long-standing question of how our planet acquired its oxygenated atmosphere. Based on a new model that draws from research in diverse fields including petrology, geodynamics, volcanology and geochemistry, the team’s findings suggest that the rise of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere was an inevitable consequence of the formation of continents in the pre
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Hillary Clinton Doubles Down on Goldman Sachs Hillary Clinton is heading into the general election with a strong signal that she won’t be put off by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ attacks on her hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees for secret speeches to Goldman Sachs. She’s upping the ante by deploying, as her top economic spokesman, Gene Sperling, a man who was reportedly paid $887,727 by Goldman Sachs in 2008, purportedly for advising on the fi
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The Hillary Clinton-Goldman Sachs Connection: New at Reason Hillary Clinton is heading into the general election with a strong signal that she won’t be put off by Sen. Bernie Sanders’ attacks on her hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees for secret speeches to Goldman Sachs. She’s upping the ante by deploying, as her top economic spokesman, Gene Sperling—a man who was reportedly paid $887,727 by Goldman Sachs in 2008, purportedly for advising on the fir
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Book Lover’s Dream: Hammock Reading Nook in Home Library As if a floor-to-ceiling wall of books isn’t enough to coax a wistful sigh from any bibliophile, this renovated 1950s home in Madrid tacks on a cozy, elevated hammock as a reading nook, accessible via library ladder. Spanish design firm Eque y Seta wanted to freshen up the formerly dated home for a modern-day family, making it lighter and brighter and adding a few fun features for kid
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Wearable keyboard lets users Tap to type The decline of desktop computing and the proliferation of other devices that require text input mean that alternatives to the traditional keyboard are now needed. The Tap Strap wearable keyboard is one such alternative that works with Bluetooth devices and lets users tap on any surface to type… Continue Reading Wearable keyboard lets users Tap to type Category: Computers Tags: Wearable
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Competitions: Open Call: Tverskaya Streetscape Concept Design Registration Deadline: Jun 2, 2016; Submission Deadline Jun 28, 2016 Strelka KB announces the launch of an Open International Competition for Tverskaya Streetscape Concept Design. The design project covers Tverskaya Street (from Pushkinskaya Square to Triumfalnaya Square) and 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street in Moscow. The competition is aimed to attract young and emerging architects for the projects
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Competitions: Flexible Housing – Society Registration Deadline: Aug 2, 2016; Submission Deadline Aug 2, 2016 How is it possible to live in a society where changes occur in a fast and simultaneous way?. These changes produce new family structures whose temporariness can change several times throughout the life cycle of a person. Therefore, currently there is no single housing prototype associated with a homogeneous sample of similar indiv
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Disney puts all of its movie VR experiences in a single app If you’ve got a VR headset, you’ve probably noticed that finding compelling virtual experiences isn’t as easy as it could be. Disney is hoping to fix that, at least for its own properties, with its new VR app on Steam. It puts all of the company’s virtual offerings — including experiences for Star Wars, The Avengers and The Jungle Book — in a single location. And best of all, it’s free and compa
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New method of producing random numbers could improve cybersecurity A new method for producing truly random numbers could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth’s climate.
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Seeming to hover midair, Meizu’s Gravity is the David Blaine of speakers Wireless and portable speakers are getting better and better when it comes to features, sound, and battery life, but the designs haven’t changed a whole lot from the earliest models. We wouldn’t call them boring, but they’re not exactly exciting. Meizu’s Gravity wireless speaker, which just launched today on Indiegogo, looks to change that. The Gravity uses a cantilever design that sees the larger
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Newly leaked internal newsletters give rare glimpse inside the NSA Looking for a newsletter you can really sink your teeth into? No, we’re not talking about the Digital Trends email newsletter — we’re talking about SIDToday. If you haven’t heard of it, that’s probably because it’s the NSA’s internal newsletter, and it’s rarely, if ever, been seen out in public — until now that is. Three months of newsletters are being disseminated by The Intercept, a news organiz
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6 essentials to make you king of the grill From the grills themselves to our favorite finishing salts, stock up on these essentials before firing up the BBQ this season. The post 6 essentials to make you king of the grill appeared first on The Manual.
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Likely Exocomets: Closing In on ‘Alien Megastructure’ Clues Another study of the dust surrounding infamous Tabby’s Star appears to favor the exocomet hypothesis for its very strange transit signal.
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Neurosurgeon and electrical engineer walk into a lab… An interdisciplinary team is developing unique technologies to sense and stimulate individual cells of the brain without invasive electrodes.
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New cancer immunotherapy approach combines tumor fighting power with fewer side effects, study showsBasic research into the dual nature of certain immune system cells has set the stage for a new approach to cancer immunotherapy that avoids some of the shortcomings associated with other methods, scientists report in a new study.
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Strains of E. coli resistant to one antibiotic can protect other bacteria growing nearby A new study from MIT finds that two strains of bacteria that are each resistant to one antibiotic can protect each other in an environment containing both drugs.
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Impurities are going down and fusion yield is going up at LPP Fusion LPP Fusion uses pulsed fusion shots. The eventual plan is to be able to generate commercial energy using dense plasma focused fusion.Currently shots (test firings) are cleaning remaining impurities from the machine and it may take quite a few more, 100-200, to get to the purity level they need. They think if we get to that purity level and get 10 Joules of fusion output, they’ll have the results t
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Best Soundbar 2016 Best Soundbar 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Much like a top rated 4k or HDTV, the best soundbar isn’t necessarily the one that is the sleekest or most feature rich.  Nope.  You’re aiming for not only sound quality, but a sound bar that can can replicate a multi speaker surround sound system (minus the size and disdain of perhaps your closest loved one).  You’ll also of course wan
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I Want to Live in This Incredibly Detailed Model of NYC All images by Spencer LowellAt first glance, it’s hard to discern whether these images of New York City are a super-stylized map, digital 3D-rendering, or perhaps simply a cute New Yorker illustration. In fact, they’re photographs of a 1:1200 scale model of the city housed in the Queens Museum.The photographs are part of a series named New York, New York, New York, 2016, which photographer Spencer
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Opening Your Grill’s Lid Won’t Add Cook Time Some people will tell you that lifting the lid to peek at your ribs, beef brisket, or other slow-cooking barbecue will add 15 minutes to your cook time. But according to a barbecue and grilling expert, that’s not the way it works.“If you’re lookin’, you ain’t cookin’,” is how the popular saying goes, but as Meathead Goldwyn, author of Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling, explains,
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Reconciliation after a civil war may come at the expense of mental health (credit: Flickr user Rachel.) Most modern conflicts are civil wars—wars that tear countries apart, sometimes even pitting friends and family against each other. After the fighting dies down, nations are left with a divided populace and are faced with the difficult task of reconciliation. A study published in Science magazine found that post-war reconciliation efforts can lead to an increase in
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Tools : Gentlemen’s Carry Carbon Fiber Knife This one makes the cut. Whatever your hobby, you’re going to need to cut something at some point, so knives work for all sorts of hobbies, from knitting to fishing. This Gentlemen’s Carry Carbon Fiber Knife comes in two flavors: carbon fiber blade or ceramic blade. $79.99 – $89.99
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Scotland Will Soon Get the World’s Biggest Floating Offshore Windfarm Image: StatoilCongratulations, kilt-wearers, and descendants of William Wallace! Your country’s seas are about to become the proud guardians of the world’s largest floating wind farm. The Guardian reports that Norwegian company Statoil has been awarded a seabed lease for construction of its Hywind Scotland wind farm, which is set to go float roughly 15 miles off the eastern coast of the country. T
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Imagining the world anew – redrawing the world map | Danny Dorling | TEDxExeter Did you know that population growth is slowing rapidly? Danny challenges us to examine some of our beliefs about the world and open our minds to a new, unreported reality. Using beautiful and unfamiliar maps drawn by his colleague Ben Hennig, and shown in colour for the first time, he shows us how we are changing as a species. While so much of our media focuses on what’s wrong with the world, Dann
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International Space Station completes its 100,000th orbit Having spent over 17 years in low-Earth orbit (LEO) the International Space Station (ISS) has completed its 100,000th lap of planet Earth. At this point the station, which has been permanently manned since the year 2000, has traveled over 2,643,342,240 miles (4,254,046,974 km) through the near perfect vacuum of space – the equivalent of 10 round trips to Mars. .. Continue Reading International
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Tensegrity Approaches to In-Space Construction of a 1g Growable Habitat NASA NIAC has funded a proposal that seeks to design a rotating habitat with a robotic system that constructs the structure and provides a habitat growth capability. The tensegrity technology allows minimum mass of both the habitat and the robotic system. This proposal solves three unsolved space travel problems: a) growth, b) radiation protection, and c) gravity. Their innovative tensegrity-based
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Research demonstrates a new phase transition from metal to ionic conductor Fuel cells, which generate electricity from chemical reactions without harmful emissions, have the potential to power everything from cars to portable electronics, and could be cleaner and more efficient than combustion engines.
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MIT researchers create 3D-printed programmable Cilllia hair Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a method for 3D printing extremely fine hair-like structures, which could be used to create touch-responsive surfaces or customised paintbrushes with ultra-thin bristles (+ movie). (more…)
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Clinton Will Put Husband in Charge of Economy, Factories Seized in Venezuela, Cake Hoaxer Drops Suit: P.M. Links Hillary Clinton says she’s going to put her husband, former President Bill Clinton, “in charge of revitalizing the economy.” One of the ladies in The New York Times story on Donald Trump’s treatment of women disputes the story’s characterization of how she was treated and says she didn’t feel demeaned. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro put out an emergency decree ordering the seizure of closed
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Peter Suderman on How the Widescreen Comics Movement Paved the Way for the Era of Superhero MoviesMy latest Vox column looks at how the widescreen comics movement that started in the late 1990s helped make comic books bigger, more epic, and more cinematic—and paved the way for the era of superhero movies we live in today.  Here’s how it starts:  In most tellings, the current age of superhero movies began in earnest in 2000, with Bryan Singer’s X-Men. That relatively modest film, built around
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Hey Kids, Don’t Be Suckers for Socialism! Why do so many millennials self-desribe as socialist? Given the decades-ago collapse of the Soviet Union, the enduring poverty of Cuba, and the surge in younger Americans pledging support of redistributionist Bernie Sanders, it’s a troubling question. As former Reason pollster Emily Ekins, now at the Cato Institute, has noted, millennials are the only age group that has a favorable attitude towar
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Robot Head Portable Charger provides juice as and when required In this day and age, we tend to make use of our smartphones for a slew of functions, apart from it being our primary communications device (regardless of whether it is via voice, text messages, or through instant messaging and photos), it is also our portable instant camera and a GPS navigation device. Basically, the smartphone is indispensable in the modern world, and not all models have long las
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New packaging advances prolongs veggie freshness New advances in packaging at Michigan State University can help produce stay fresh longer.
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Diverse fish communities more productive and resistant to changing temperatures Fish provide protein to billions of people and are an especially critical food source in the developing world. Today marine biologists confirmed a key factor that could help them thrive through the coming decades: biodiversity. Communities with more fish species are more productive and more resilient to rising temperatures and temperature swings, according to a new study from the Smithsonian’s Ten
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The NYPD Just Had a School Shooter Drill With Terrorist Drones Police search through a Brooklyn high school during an active shooter drill on May 15, 2016 (NYPD)Police in the US run active shooter drills all the time. But yesterday the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the New York Police made sure they’d be ready for anything—by including a fake drone attack against a high school in Brooklyn.Sunday’s drill simulated an attack by multiple active shoot
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How can we control intelligent systems no one fully understands?  The widespread conversations about AI took a new turn in March 2016 when Microsoft launched, then quickly unplugged, Tay, its artificial intelligence chat robot. Within 24 hours, interactions on Twitter had turned the bot, modeled after a teenage girl, into a “Hitler-loving sex robot.” How should we design intelligent learning machines that minimize undesirable behavior? Read More
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You can join Waze’s new carpooling program if you meet some very specific criteria Waze, the Tel Aviv-based, Google-owned navigation app that relies on crowdsourced data to alert you of road hazards, closures, speed traps, and detours, is gaining a nifty new feature: the ability to match up workday commuters heading in the same general direction. Don’t get your hopes up, though — the pilot program’s list of eligibility requirements are exceedingly narrow. Waze-powered carpooling
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Hate ordering fried chicken from human beings? KFC’s new restaurant has you covered Have you ever wanted to order a bucket of fried chicken without having to speak to a single a human being? Now you can! KFC, in partnership with Chinese search engine giant Baidu, has just opened the world’s first human-free fast food restaurant in Shanghai, reports SoHu. The intelligent robot concept store, Original+ (pronounced, “Original Plus”), looks unlike any KFC you’ve ever seen. The interi
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Team defines meaningful part of maize genome Using a genetic mapping technique developed at Florida State University, FSU and Cornell University researchers have shown that a small percentage of the entire maize genome is responsible for almost half of a plant’s trait diversity.
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Rwanda opens pioneering methane electricity plant Rwanda formally opened a unique methane power plant Monday with hopes that it will one day provide 60 percent of the country’s electricity, according to its operator.
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Would You Eat Liquid-Silk-Dipped Strawberries? Yum, silk-dipped strawberries. How decadent. Continue reading →
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H50 apartment block by 314 architecture studio exposes raw marble through triangular curved faces the concept by 314 architecture studio, was based on the idea of an monolithic structure, made from a single piece of stone such as marble. The post H50 apartment block by 314 architecture studio exposes raw marble through triangular curved faces appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The Filling Station That Makes Its Own Fuel A public hydrogen filling station opens in London that creates the gas on site from tap water and renewable energy. Edward Baran reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Angular Steel Pavilions Give Bird Watchers a High-Design Perch Sky high design Just in time for spring, a Toronto city park—East Point Park Bird Sanctuary, to be precise—has unveiled a series of weathered-steel pavilions, meant to provide a bit of stylish cover for fans of the bird world who want to see their avian friends in their natural habitat. Created by whimsically named local design firm Plant Architect, the Corten steel follies feature angular, wingl
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U.S., Other Powers Open Door to Arming Provisional Libya Government Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from the other four permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, and more than a dozen other countries, met in Vienna to discuss a response to the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya. Kerry and the ministers signed on to a communique that opens the door for arming the provisional government in Tripoli. Libya, which is full of
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The Altered States of Sensory Deprivation Float tanks are increasing in popularity due to their role in stress reduction and even altered states of consciousness. Read More
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Companies propose deep-water wind farms off Hawaii shores As Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals, two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu.
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Mirrors and white walls draw light through House in Okazaki by Kazuki Moroe Architects This house in Japan features bright white walls and mirrored surfaces inside and out to make the most of the surrounding greenery and natural light (+ slideshow). (more…)
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The Intercept Releases First Batch Of New Docs Leaked By Snowden executioner quotes a report from The Intercept: The Intercept’s first SIDtoday release comprises 166 articles, including all articles published between March 31, 2003, when SIDtoday began, and June 30, 2003, plus installments of all article series begun during this period through the end of the year. Major topics include the National Security Agency’s role in interrogations, the Iraq War, the war
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MIT Reveals Its Version Of Hyperloop Transit Pod Technology Check out MIT’s answer to Elon Musk’s call for a supersonic commuter capsule This is MIT’s answer to Elon Musk’s call for a commuter capsule that travels at the speed of sound.
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Electric Stacker Sunglasses The best products are built to solve a problem. And that’s exactly how the Electric Stacker Sunglasses became a reality. The problem was finding a pair of sunglasses that not…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Rather die than go through airport security? Corpse prop feels your pain – CNET Rotting corpse prop from “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” movie rolls his way through TSA metal detector in Atlanta.
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Google launches Spaces for sharing things with groups Google’s Circle concept never quite took off but the company is trying its hand at social once more with a new app called Spaces. The app, available for Android and iOS, is designed to make it easier to share stuff from the web in group conversations by embedding Google Search,…
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Snowden files set for wider release The full cache of secret documents from former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is being opened to journalists and organizations willing to work with the news organization holding the archive.
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Boost Your Emotional Intelligence by Ditching the Word “Interesting” Every one of your day to day conversations is an opportunity to express your thoughts and perspective. Not only does it allow others to know the real you, but it also gives you a chance to learn things about yourself. The word “interesting” is probably holding you back.Your friend finishes describing something they’re passionate about, and you nod your head and follow up with, “That’s interesting.
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Twitter is on the right track with this rumored change to its 140-character limit Twitter might be finally making a change everyone can get on board with: The ability to tweet links and photos that don’t count against your 140-character limit. Twitter has toyed with the idea of changing its famously limited format for years, but has only made changes to direct message length. According to Bloomberg, within the next two weeks Twitter is set to make the change, which would sti
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A Few Scraps of Paper Can Turn Dirt Into a Super Strong Building Material As far as building materials go, they don’t come much cheaper than dirt, which is literally everywhere and mostly free. But, as anyone who has ever made a sand castle knows, soil isn’t terribly strong and has a habit of forming a shallow pile rather than more structurally-beneficial shapes. We’re going to let you in on a little secret—making dirt super strong is incredibly easy.All it takes to mak
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Doctors of America, you are free to counsel patients about guns Let’s bury the gun lobby myth that US medical professionals aren’t allowed to discuss firearms risks with those they treat, say Marian Betz and Megan Ranney
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Ski-inspired tech sets out to make diving easier Inspired by modern click-in/click-out ski binding systems, Italian entrepreneur Paolo Piumatti figured that scuba divers could benefit from something just as convenient. The resulting Finclip system lets divers get their fins on with no awkward bending over or sitting down… Continue Reading Ski-inspired tech sets out to make diving easier Category: Outdoors Tags: Kickstarter Footwear Sc
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TSOVET’s newest watches are all you could ever ask for in a minimalist timepiece The company keeps it simple and elegant with their newest releases.Photo: TSOVETTSOVET tackles minimalist watch trends with their new SVT-RM40. The design is a delicate balance of simple, but functional timekeeping while serving up that design in a classic aesthetic that will never go out of style. You’ve also got a perfectly-sized 40mm case in silver or gunmetal 316L stainless steel and inside is
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Don’t Blame Solomon Islands Sinking All On Climate Change Environment There are other factors at work, the study’s author says The report’s author blames the media for “exaggerated” doomsday headlines.
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anglepoise scales-up its 1930s desk light with giant lamp collection the british brand has expanded its original prototype into a giant series, making its US debut during new york design week 2016 at ICFF. The post anglepoise scales-up its 1930s desk light with giant lamp collection appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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This machine 3D prints metal structures in midair by lasering nanoparticles  One limitation of run-of-the-mill 3D printers is that the structure must essentially be built as a series of layers, each one supporting the next. A new device from Harvard’s Wyss Institute allows metal filaments to essentially be drawn in midair with no support whatsoever. And it uses lasers! Read More
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Google I/O’s opening keynote to be broadcast on YouTube in 360-degree VR If you aren’t one of the lucky few that get to attend Google I/O this week, grab your Cardboard viewers and plug in for a 360-degree live stream of the event — or at least its opening keynote. If you have a VR headset, like Oculus, Gear VR or Google’s own Cardboard viewer, you can tune in to the lifestream on YouTube Wednesday, May 18 at 10 a.m. Pacific to catch the opening in all its glory — and
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Scientists create novel ‘liquid wire’ material inspired by spiders’ capture silk Why doesn’t a spider’s web sag in the wind or catapult flies back out like a trampoline? The answer, according to scientists, lies in the physics behind a ‘hybrid’ material produced by spiders for their webs.
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Watch A Diamond Crack Under Pressure Entertainment Hydraulic Bling Diamonds aren’t forever.
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