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Hockey player mistakes lens for puck after it falls on the ice during NHL finals As someone who photographs hockey as often as physically possible, one of my biggest fears is to have my lens knocked off when shooting through the photographer holes many venues have. Although I’ve never had it happen, one unlucky photographer faced my biggest fear Wednesday night when his lens came off during a Stanley Cup Finals game between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins. Related
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Electronics & Gadgets : Bravo Audio V2 Tube Amplifier A medley of steampunk and DIY hacker! With an open case design and removable tube, the Bravo Audio V2 headphone amplifier is the perfect entry-point to rich, natural tube amplifier sound. DIY-types may even want to try their hand at some tube rolling! $67.99
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Home & Office : Uzi Bolt-Action Tactical Pen Carry an Uzi with you everywhere These Uzi Tactical Bolt-Action Pens are the tools for defending yourself and writing about your adventures doing it. $32.99
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Electronics & Gadgets : Aune T1 SE Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier + DAC Rich, warm sound from your digital sources. It’s a headphone amp and a digital-to-analog converter, in one! Get the warm rich sound of vacuum tubes, with USB support for PC, Mac, and Android. $249.99
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Home & Office : Star Wars Mirror Set That’s no moon. Get a mirror that’s a reflection of who you are on the inside – a Star Wars fan. This Star Wars Death Star Mirror Set includes one large mirror shaped like the Death Star flanked by 5 smaller mirrors, 4 TIE Fighters + 1 TIE Advanced x1. $49.99
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The secret to how startups like Uber raise billions: Saudi Arabia, China and Singapore Just when you thought the startup market can’t possibly get any crazier, Uber goes and raises another $3.5 billion in funding That jaw-dropping amount of money, the single largest round of funding ever raised by a private U.S. company, highlights both the insatiable appetite certain startups have for capital and the little-discussed way they get that money. Uber’s $3.5 billion in funding didn’t c
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Clothes Folding Machines Are on the Horizon And operating them only takes as much effort as folding clothes This machine called FoldiMate costs $850 and will be available in 2018. And to operate it, all you have to do is clip each item of clothing individually to the rack, except for very large or small items, which you still have to do by hand, all of which sounds like it takes about as much effort as just folding your own clothes. Still,
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Replacing a Wall With Shutters It’s always great to see dwellings where the separation between the indoor and outdoor space is so minimal it hardly exists. One great example of that is this cottage in Utrecht, which features shutters along one entire wall. When these shutters are opened, light floods the interior of this cottage, and what’s more, they built it atop an existing foundation of another structure that once stood he
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Five Key Rules to Follow When Lending Money to Friends and Family Getting hit up for a loan can make you feel like you’re stepping into a minefield. In today’s economy, it’s easy to understand how someone can find themselves in a dark place financially. On the one hand, you want to help out a loved one who’s in need.This article originally appeared on LearnVest.On the other hand, you’ve heard the stories about loans gone wrong, with friendships ruined and famili
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Tom Wheeler accuses cable companies of shutting out minority TV channels FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. (credit: FCC) Will minority programmers be hurt or helped by a Federal Communications Commission plan to boost competition in the set-top box market? That’s one of the most contentious questions raised since FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed rules that would make TV channels available on more third-party devices and applications. Wheeler’s aim is to give consumers mor
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Take Control of Apple TV – 2nd Edition I am a big fan of the new Apple TV. After picking up one, I device decided to change my whole house over from Roku to Apple TV. The device has a lot more to offer than previous models, though. If you are new to Apple TV or just want to get more out of it, I recommend Take Control of Apple TV from TidBits. It includes 175 pages on tips, tricks, explanations, and how to information. Josh Centers pro
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The Bamboo Garden / Atelier REP © zs-studio Architects: Atelier REP Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, China Team Member: Baoxin Yang Project Year: 2015 Photographs: zs-studio, Baoxin Yang Structural Consultant: Keliang Han © zs-studio The “Bamboo garden” is located in a typical countryside nearby the city. It is a “rejuvenation” project which implants new functions of famil
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Hipsters Who Hike Rejoice – Stanley’s Vacuum Growler is Here Stanley PMI, the company that first gave the world their innovative all-steel vacuum flasks over one hundred years ago (pre-1913 the pesky glass ones were notorious for shattering), and who are generally known for their excellent camping gear have finally come to the craft beer party with their latest, very clever, release. Designed to keep beer at the optimum off-the-tap […]Visit Man of Many for
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Koe-Zee stitches up delightful embroidery of today’s modern icons When you think of embroidery and cross stitching, Drake might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But it was for Olivia Montoya, the day after Drake’s “Hotline Bling” video dropped. She ran to the nearest fabric store to pick out the perfect shades of blue and pink and began stitching mini portraits of the self-proclaimed 6ix god in mourning. SEE ALSO: 5 Internet-inspired cross stitch pat
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The best VR games We’re only just scratching the surface of what virtual reality will eventually be able to do. But when we sat down to round up a list of the best VR games, it was a little surprising how much high-quality (if still a little primitive) content is already out there. Let’s break down the best VR games you can play today… Continue Reading The best VR games Category: VR Tags: Related Articl
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What do you get the millionaire who has everything? A dinosaur. Or eight. – CNET A Dutch zoo is selling its natural-history collection at auction. Stock up for one of your summer homes.
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NASA got a good look at that fireball asteroid over Arizona – CNET A blaze of light flares up in the night sky in Arizona and NASA’s meteor cam catches sight of the source.
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wooseok & paperwolf spread kindness with human lid coffee topper continuing the campaign against ill will, designer jang wooseok, in collaboration with paperwolf, provides users a reconciling kiss with their coffee. The post wooseok & paperwolf spread kindness with human lid coffee topper appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Stem cell brain injections let people walk again after stroke People once confined to wheelchairs because of stroke showed improvements in movement and speech with the help of stem cells injected into the brain
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Samsung’s new Gear Fit 2 has GPS and a giant display Activity-tracking wristbands tend to promise a lot and deliver not quite as much, but that hasn’t stopped wearable makers from trying. Some of them are starting to squeeze more sensors into the same wristband form factor, hoping that the added capabilities will be The Thing that keeps people wearing the band. Samsung is the latest company to take this approach, with the announcement of its new Sa
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FDA’s plan to cut excess salt draws sharp criticism, unlikely supporters (credit: Leonid Mamchenkov) On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration released a draft voluntary guidance for the food industry aimed at phasing out excess salt in processed and commercially prepared food over a span of 10 years. The move, which health experts say could save thousands of lives, has drawn mixed reactions from the food industry. Leading food companies, such as Mars, Nestlé,
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Amazon might not always be pitching you the best prices, researchers find A research team shows that Amazon is much more likely to point buyers to sellers who use an automated practice called algorithmic pricing, even though those sellers’ prices may be higher than others’.
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Researchers mine Twitter to reveal Congress’ ideological divide on climate change Senate Democrats are three times more likely to follow science-related Twitter accounts than their Republican peers, according to a new study. The research shows the growing divide between parties on the issue of climate change, but also provides hope, pointing to individuals who cross the aisle and bridge the gap.
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Smartphone Shipments leveling out: everyone already has one A smartphone unit shipments report released today suggests that basically everyone in the world who wants a smartphone already has one. This week Mary Meeker from VIA Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers have released her annual Internet Trends report for 2016, showing – in the process – how growth has slowed in smartphone unit shipments. This does not mean end … Continue reading
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How Chicks Learn To Sing May Give Clues For Human Education Animals Learning with our bird brains Like humans, baby birds learn their language while in social settings with adults. And a new study out from the Proceedings from the National Academy of the Sciences has…
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Underwater HUD gives Navy divers an extra eye in the sea When commercial or naval divers need to know how to proceed underwater, they can’t just pull out an iPad or a sheet of written instructions. That’s why US Navy engineers are developing what’s known as the Divers Augmented Vision Display, or DAVD. It’s a translucent HD head-up display (HUD), that’s built into a diving helmet… Continue Reading Underwater HUD gives Navy divers an extra eye in th
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SF Bay Area Uber drivers want attorney to step down and the city to tax Uber Groups of Uber drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area were set to rally at two locations Thursday to object to a $100 million Uber driver settlement offer and what they see as an unfair city tax penalty, according to Edward Escobar, spokesperson for the United Drivers group. Escobar spoke with Digital Trends prior to the rallies. United Drivers, an association of about 1,000 Uber drivers, joined ot
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Works of Musical Art to Play and Admire Ray Vincent is the creative talent responsible for designing and building these works of musical art. They are first and foremost playable instruments, though obviously, as the photos make clear, these are gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces made by a master craftsman. Makes you want to grab one and make beautiful music, right? “All instruments are made right here in my little workshop in P
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The Nintendo NX might have some virtual reality functions There’s some good news and bad news for Nintendo fans if this report that Digitimes published on Thursday is accurate. The good news is that sources within Nintendo’s supply chain claim that the company is adding virtual reality functions to its upcoming console, known as the Nintendo NX. The bad news is that adding these functions will require the company to delay the console’s production until e
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Here’s What Gawker Media Does It was surprising to hear the news last week that right-wing billionaire investor Peter Thiel has been secretly trying to destroy Gawker Media through proxy lawsuits. It was dispiriting, and less surprising, to hear the conversation that followed the revelation. The discussion begins, in most cases, with the premise that Gawker is bad. Even those who are rightly alarmed at Thiel’s unprecedented at
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Pusha T apparently wrote the McDonalds ‘I’m Lovin It’ jingle Pusha T — the Bronx rapper who brought us “Nosetalgia,” “Numbers on the Board,” and most recently, “Drug Dealers Anonymous” — is also responsible for “I’m Lovin It,” it turns out.  That according to Steve Stoute, who is the CEO of the marketing and advertising firm Translation. Stoute talked to Hot 97’s Ebro Darden about the origin of the McDonald’s jingle,
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Your Regular Doctors’ Checkup Could Soon Include a Scan of Your Brain Waves The brain vital signs platform at work. Image: HealthTech Connex A neuroscientist in Surrey, BC, says he’s figured out a way to measure and track the human brain’s “vital signs”—patterns in brain waves that could one day become a crucial marker of health and disease, just like blood pressure, pulse rate, and temperature, he believes.In fact, in the near future, Ryan D’Arcy told me, all doctors sho
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Foster + Partners’ first Brooklyn project is a waterfront office development UK studio Foster + Partners has unveiled the design for its first project in Brooklyn: a development of offices and creative workspaces on the Red Hook waterfront. (more…)
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Combine every US presidential portrait and get…Frank Underwood? – CNET Software created a composite of every president’s face and returned…another fictional US president? Can you see the resemblance?
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Reading between the genes For a long time dismissed as ‘junk DNA,’ we now know that also the regions between the genes fulfill vital functions. Scientists have now developed a method to find regulatory DNA regions which are active and controlling genes.
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Why It’s So Hard for Snack Makers to Create Fake Salt The feds say Americans consume too much sodium. The problem: the seductive flavor of salt comes from sodium itself. The post Why It’s So Hard for Snack Makers to Create Fake Salt appeared first on WIRED.
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Harley-Davidson’s new pro flat-track bike is 44 years in the making Harley’s first new pro flat track bike in 44 years is radically different than its predecessor, the XR750, which debuted in 1972. The XG750R will make its first appearance at the X Games in Austin Texas this week. The post Harley-Davidson’s new pro flat-track bike is 44 years in the making appeared first on The Manual.
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How to Stream the NBA Finals On Any Device In what’s sure to be a thrilling series, the Golden State Warriors are about to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals. Here’s how to stream every game on any device, as well as a few ways to catch the games if you don’t have a cable subscription.Before we dive into how to watch, it might be helpful to know when to watch. Here’s the schedule for this year’s Finals, starting with th
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Cut in Half: Hydraulic Press The Cut in Half channel throws a punch at the Hydraulic Press Channel, taking one of its namesake devices and subjecting it to their mighty OMAX waterjet. Sure, it’s more of a cheap car jack than an industrial press, but it’s still cool to see. Your move, HPC. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Unmelting ThingsMelting a JawbreakerHydraulic Press vs. Rubber DuckyHydraulic Press Goes Bow
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NYT Mag Debuts 2016 “New York” Issue, VR Film Climbing Spire of 1 WTC The New York Times Magazine debuted its special New York issue with this year’s theme of “New York at 800 Feet and Above,” featuring incredible photographs from some of the tallest buildings in the city
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No one wants to hear Alex Trebek laugh about sex, but here we are The set of Jeopardy! is a place to share your knowledge. For Liz Miles, a contestant on Wednesday night’s show, this includes knowledge of the sex lives of Japanese men. SEE ALSO: Who the hell does this Jeopardy champion think he is? Twitter user Jeffrey Sauter captured the steamy-by-Jeopardy!-standards moment: During her contestant interview with host Alex Trebek, Miles, a doctoral candidate at
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Mobile gamers will do a lot to earn their virtual currency Want your advertisements to be seen? Go after mobile gamers. According to a new study, over 50 percent of highly engaged mobile gamers are willing to watch video ads, complete surveys, or install apps, all in the name of earning in-app awards. Because, hey, you gotta do what you gotta do to level up. While the rest of us may be hastily clicking the “Skip” button whenever an ad comes around, mobile
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Elon Musk believes our reality is a simulation. Here’s 21 signs he’s right. In a conversation at Code Conference 2016 on Wednesday, Elon Musk claimed  “There’s a one in billions chance that [our reality] is base reality.”  Translation: the life we are living is actually just a simulation. People may think that they’re living, breathing humans, but according to Elon Musk, we’re all just really chatty characters in someone else’s video game console.  SEE ALSO: Elon Mu
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Russia and India have timeline for mach 7 hypersonic missile and will export existing mach 3 missile to about a dozen countries A prototype of the BrahMos hypersonic missile is expected to be manufactured in 2024 according to the Marketing Director of the Russian-Indian BrahMos Aerospace Company Praveen Pathak.Speed of the existing BrahMos supersonic missile will be increased 4 Mach by 2020.Development of a prototype hypersonic BrahMos will begin in 2022Prototype will be flight tested started in 2024A mach 7+ hypersonic mi
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Season Five at Mmuseumm: NYC’s miniature, one-room space holds 15 new exhibitions including one of Trump paraphernalia Blink and you’ll miss it—two doors thrust open in one of downtown New York’s now uncommon alleys. Inside, objects are neatly on display: from perfume bottles to fast food containers from Iran. Once a former shaftway for a freight elevator, the…… Continue Reading…
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An empty museum for a stateless people THE Palestinians’ new national museum is a striking monument to the state they don’t yet have. Designed by a firm in Dublin, the museum itself is angular and modern, with glass curtain walls topped by smooth white limestone. From afar it looks almost like a low-slung bunker perched on a hill north of Ramallah; inside, though, it is light and airy. A terraced garden stretches out below, filled with
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Speed Up Your Cleaning Routine by Picking a Room and Staying In It It’s easy to get frazzled cleaning your home, especially when you’re short on time. If you want to streamline your cleaning process, you need to pick a room and stay in it until it’s done.As you clean and pick up clutter, you may feel the urge to leave the room and put things back where they came from. But as Taryn Williford at Apartment Therapy explains, you’re better off quarantining yourself in
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today clock by scott thrift simplifies time into dawn, noon, dusk and midnight the result is a clock that changes the way people will perceive time of a single day. The post today clock by scott thrift simplifies time into dawn, noon, dusk and midnight appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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China will soon deploy J-20 stealth fighter and T-20 transport plane part of shrinking air technology gap China’s J-20 stealth fighter-bomber Aircraft and Y-20 tactical transport plane will be put into service “in the near future. The official Chinamil.com.cn website made this assertion while denying reports that the J-20 stealth fighter had entered PLA Southern Theater Command service and that comprehensive training between J-20 and J-10 fighter are already on.The J-20’s stealth features has been cop
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Modern e-bike looks like a blast – from the past Back in the 70s, many a young lad owned a motorized minibike – and for all those who did, there were probably about 10 others who wished they did. Well, now they’ve got their chance to buy a more practical version of one. California-based Lithium Cycles’ Super 73 is a 1,000-watt e-bike, designed to evoke the days of bell-bottom jeans and Charlie’s Angels… Continue Reading Modern e-bike looks
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13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week  It was a short week with big news, as tech headlines saw two monster enterprise acquisitions, Mary Meeker released the annual Internet Trends Report and Uber got a its biggest round of funding yet. These are the stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news. Read More
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Visa helps Olympic athletes make payments using jewelery – CNET The credit card company made a water-resistant, battery-free ring that athletes can test out at the games in Rio.
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Uber accused of wage stealing in new lawsuit from New York drivers  The New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) and 10 Uber drivers have filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing Uber of stealing wages. The group representing 5,000 Uber drivers in New York filed the new claims today and says the rideshare giant unfairly skims driver wages without offering the added protections they’d get as employees. The suit was filed in federal court in… Read More
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Donald Trump deletes tweet after objection from flight simulator enthusiast Earlier today, Donald Trump tweeted a screenshot from a flight simulator rendering of Redding Airport in California, apparently believing it was a freely available photograph of the airport itself. Now, the person who first took that screenshot has asked Trump to take the tweet down, claiming the Trump campaign has effectively stolen his property. “I never gave them permission to use it,&quo
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LeBron James Has Evolved By Expressing Himself Through Humility, Humor, and Politics The NBA Finals begin tonight with a rematch of last year’s championship series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and defending champion Golden State Warriors, who won a single-season record 73 games this regular season. It’s not just a showdown between the NBA’s two best teams, but also between (arguably, of course) the two best players of the current generation: LeBron James and Steph Curry. Curry
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IT Layoffs At Insurance Firm Are A ‘Never-Ending Funeral’ dcblogs quotes a report from Computerworld: The IT layoffs at MassMutual Financial Group will happen over a period of many months, and it’s going to be painful for employees. Employees say they are training overseas workers via web conferencing sessions. There are contractors in the office as well, some of whom may be working on temporary H-1B visas. Employees say they notice more foreign workers
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Spacex to send 3 unmanned missions to Mars that would lead to a manned Mars mission in 2024 SpaceX will send an unmanned mission to Mars using the Dragon V2 rocket — starting in 2018 and launch a rocket to Mars every 26 months. The plan is for the first manned Mars mission in 2024. The plan for 2018 is for a sample return Mars rover to be delivered to the Martian surface while also testing techniques to enter the Martian atmosphere with equipment a human crew could eventually useElon Mus
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Paul Ryan just wants Republicans to unite ‘before the fall’ Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, and quickly followed that endorsement by saying he hopes Republicans unite “before the fall.” Now, Ryan probably meant “fall” as in autumn, which is when the presidential election will take place. SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton is sending her supporters ‘Woman Car
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‘Dishonored 2’ emergent gameplay surprising developers even before its release If you’ve been worried that Dishonored 2 won’t feature the same crazy, system-based gameplay that made the original feel special, you may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. Game director Harvey Smith told OXM its playtesters are already using the game’s new abilities in ways that hadn’t been predicted. It’s a sign, he claimed, that the sequel will support the same creative problem-solving — and
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Stampede 2 drives the frontiers of science and engineering forward Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $30 million award to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) to acquire and deploy a new large scale supercomputing system, Stampede 2, as a strategic national resource to provide high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities for thousands of researchers across the U.S.
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Team Living House / Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier © Takumi Ota Architects: Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier Location: Tokyo, Japan Area: 94.28 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Takumi Ota Contractor: Double, Inoue Industries © Takumi Ota From the architect. This is a renovation project of an apartment in downtown Tokyo.The client said unintentionally that they want to spend a brilliant time together now
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The impending bot backlash  Everyone seems to be jumping on the bot bandwagon. Chatbots are not only being touted as the end of apps, but also the next paradigm in human-computer interaction — and, if you believe the hype, the end of many customer service jobs, too. But bots are unlikely to live up to these outsized expectations anytime soon. Read More
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So Fresh, So Clean. The Nike Air Max Tavas SE in Pure Platinum is Stunning. Nike has just dropped the new Air Max Tavas SE Pure Platinum and there’s not much to say about them that the pictures can’t get across. These shoes are just drop dead fresh. The revolutionary Air-Sole unit showed up in Nike footwear in the late ’70s. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Google News starts showing Accelerated Mobile Pages in 6 more countries Google today announced that it has more widely deployed its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology for Google News, which is available on iOS, Android, and the Web. No longer is this capability limited to English-speaking Google News users in the U.S. Now the app will more quickly load news articles on mobile devices in France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia, and the United Kingdom, Google News
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VanMoof launches SmartBike with radical “Peace of Mind” guarantee It’s not an e-bike, but it is packed with features for the everyday rider and bike commuter, including a keyless lock and a built-in tracking system.
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Video: The pond scum that can kill You’ve probably seen that pesky greenish stuff floating on lakes and ponds. Usually this pond “scum” is just a nuisance. But sometimes it is a horde of cyanobacteria—also known as blue-green algae—that can blossom into a harmful algal bloom capable of releasing all sorts of deadly poisons into the environment.
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UK physicist who worked on Higgs boson dies: university Tom Kibble, a leading British physicist whose work helped lead to the discovery of the Higgs boson, died Thursday aged 83, his university in London said.
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Content Delivery whilst Commuting/Traveling submitted by Christopher Zoom H5 Four-Track Portable RecorderLeica V-LUX 20 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCDTumi Alpha Bravo Monterey Sling, Navy, One SizeVerizon MiFi 5510L Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot (Verizon Wireless)Apple MacBook MLHF2LL/A 12-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Gold 512 GB) NEWEST VERSIONMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 16 GB RAM, Intel C
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Genie Motion Control Camera Rig Syrp’s Genie line of camera automation gear includes tracking, panning, and 3-axis tracking kits, so it can, pan, tilt, and track via a mobile app, making them perfect for shooting motion time-lapses, and other smooth-moving videos. Link Link 2 Price: $1099-$1549 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Guide to ComputingDJI Phantom 4ExoLens x Zeiss Mobile LensesPhase One XF 100MPParrot Disco Dr
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Samsung’s wireless earbuds double as a fitness-tracker Mashable’s Ray Wong gives you a first look at Samsung’s Gear IconX, a pair of fitness-based earbuds that are truly wireless. You might lose them easily, but they sure are fabulous.More details from Ray: http://on.mash.to/1ZgOEoq Read more…More about Audio, Fitness, Samsung, Sound, and Wireless
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Global energy leaders look to nitty gritty of climate accord Energy leaders from countries that pump out 75 percent of the world’s climate-changing emissions talked Thursday on the nitty-gritty of putting last year’s Paris climate accord into action, including funding the needed global technology overhaul.
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World oil demand and supply could hit 100 million barrels per day by 2018 or 2019 The International Energy Association has a mid-term world oil forecastBy 2021 non-OECD Asia will be importing 16.8 million barrels per day of crude oil and products, a rise of 2.8 million barrels per day compared to 2015. The People’s Republic of China (hereafter ‘China’), remains central to this growth, partly because of the underlying rise of oil demand but also due to its build-up of strategic
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With Intregra’s latest A/V receivers, even the low-end models are high end For the average home theater enthusiast, the Integra name may not mean much, but for those looking for a true theater in their home, Onkyo’s high-end brand is instantly recognizable. Now, the company has unveiled four new feature-packed 7.2-channel A/V receivers aimed at the custom installation market. As with any A/V receiver worth its salt these days, each model in the new line includes support
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A Musixmatch not made in heaven: Spotify, lyrics provider part ways Call off this weekend’s home karaoke party. Spotify and Musixmatch are ending their partnership, and as a result, the lyrics function was removed from the music streamer’s desktop app as of May 27, according a post by Musixmatch on Medium. For now, users will only find the message “Humming is fun” when they try to pull up lyrics on Spotify, as reported by Billboard. It won’t be forever, though; th
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10 of the Dreamiest Hawaii Houses for Sale Right Now Including a few relatively affordable options We’ve all been there—going about our typical days, daydreaming about a tropical getaway that can maybe last longer than our allotted vacation days. And it feels so good. To help keep that gorgeous dream alive—and maybe make it a reality—here are 10 of the most enticing Hawaii homes on the market right now, presented in ascending order of affordability
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Microsoft Removes the ‘X’ From Windows 10 Update Leaving No Way Out simpz writes: The Register reports that Microsoft has changed the Windows 10 update dialog and no longer shows the “X” close button. They say once agreed to there is no obvious back-out method and it is now out of step with Microsoft’s own documentation on this. They have a screenshot of this. As noted above, the latest move is out of step with Microsoft’s Knowledge Base documentation, w
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Trump’s Hate-Letters, Sonic Youthers Feels the Bern, and We’re All Living in Elon Musk’s Acid Trip: Matt Welch Does Red Eye I will be appearing tonight on the Fox News current events/humor program Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue at 3 a.m., along with comedians Kate Wolff and Nathan MacIntosh, plus regulars Joanne Nosuchinsky and TV’s Andy Levy. Subjects are slated to include: * Donald Trump’s hand-written communications. * Thurston Moore’s new Bernie track. * Cory Booker doing the impossible by making one feel sympathy for Bon
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Jupiter’s Mysterious Interior Is Coming Into Focus For centuries, astronomers have been enchanted by the planet Jupiter, that roiling sea of clouds punctuated by a glowering red eye. But we’ve only had the fuzziest notion of what lies beneath this violent visage—until now.Read more…
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How to Make Charcoal with a Paint Can There’s no reason I need to make charcoal—I don’t normally use it for anything, and if I did, bags of it are so easy to buy. But I find the whole process of exhausting wood sticks into little brittle black pieces so much fun that I’m going to start inventing reasons to use charcoal in my life. Grant Thompson shows us how he makes his charcoal: by stuffing paint cans with stir sticks, sawdust, and
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Set your camera down in style: Gear Mat aimed at keeping it safe, clean Have you ever needed to set your camera down, even just for a moment, only to find that no matter where you set it, you risk it getting dirty, scratched, or worse? Gear Mat is a new company looking to make sure that never happens to you again. The product, at its essence, is a small piece of leather designed to be easily carried in a pocket and placed on any surface to provide a safe, yet stylish
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Lyft and other international ride-share firms teaming up to take on Uber There’s no need to call it a conspiracy, because four international ride-share companies are being perfectly open about their cross-booking platform. The purpose is increase their ability to compete with the much larger Uber. Ride-hailing enterprises Lyft, China’s Didi, India’s Ola, and now Grab in Southeast Asia have formed a “global anti-Uber alliance,” according to Recode. Grab CEO Anthony Tan
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Pickle Juice Sport Drink Don’t worry. No cucumbers are harmed in the making of Pickle Juice. This briny sports drink is simply packed with pickling ingredients and flavors, plus a few other functional vitamins and minerals, that its creators say will: 1) stop and prevent muscle cramps in athletes; and 2) replenish electrolytes lost while playing sports and during heavy workouts. Even though I’ve never heard of Pickle Juic
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We Live This (PG-13: Language) “The crowd shouldn’t know what you’re going through. Your show shouldn’t reflect on your day.” James Burns’ award-winnning documentary about We Live This, a group of teenagers who dance on New York City’s subway to make money. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: BrolyLegs: The FighterCutting LooseHands FreeHome BuiltHearing Colors
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Shenye TaiRan Building / ZHUBO DESIGN Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN Architects: ZHUBO DESIGN Location: The #8 Tairan Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen, China Architect In Charge: Laura Belevica, Aaron Robin Design Team: Liu Hai Long, Li Jing, Mao Yuan Jing, Yang Guang Executive Architect: Feng Guo Chuan Project Managers: Liang Qi Bo, Zhang Zhen Area: 168950.0 sqm Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of
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Judge expresses notable concerns over proposed $100M settlement in Uber case (credit: Uber) SAN FRANCISCO—New lawyers for dozens of Uber drivers who feel that the previous lead attorney did not represent their interests in a proposed class action settlement forcefully argued on Thursday for the deal to be halted. Several weeks ago, the two sides came to a proposed agreement of $100 million and other benefits, which would end the class-action lawsuit known as O’Connor v
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Here’s Why Stanley Kubrick Was Such a Great Director If you have some free time, watch this 20 minute dive into why Stanley Kubrick was such a master filmmaker. If you don’t have some free time, make some. Channel Criswell’s look into the cinematic experience of Stanley Kubrick is so well done and so well researched that it’s absolutely worth checking out.Kubrick paid such attention to detail in his movies, and exerted such total control over his fi
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Another Johnson/Weld PAC in Action, via Cato Institute Founder Ed Crane Edward Crane III, one of the founders of the Cato Institute and its leader for decades, earlier this election season was running a SuperPAC called PurplePAC that was dedicated to helping Rand Paul with his presidential bid with the Republican Party. (I reported yesterday on another SuperPAC operator whose Concerned American Voters was supporting Paul’s presidential run and is now supporting his S
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Earning our wings in Icon’s A5 sport plane Meet the next great Powersport.Photos: IconYou might have never guessed that flying your own personal aircraft would be the next great powersport, but if Icon CEO & Founder Kirk Hawkins has his way, people across the globe will be taking off and landing with ease in their $207,000+ A5 sport planes. We recently had some seat time in the A5 and long story short: Mr. Hawkins is definitely onto so
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Air-Conditioned Rain Jacket A unique waterproof rain jacket from Japan with built-in air conditioning fans to help keep you cool and dry on hot days, even during torrential downpours.Click Here For Complete Details
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Microsoft Accelerator startup DefinedCrowd connects machine learning with native speakers  Part of Microsoft Accelerator’s batch 3 of startups, DefinedCrowd is filling a niche in the big data and machine learning community, providing near-real-time feeds of rich language data, checked by actual well-informed humans all over the world. Read More
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Scissor-framed electric scooter snaps closed in a flash A sit-atop electric scooter with traveling compactness comparable to a stand-up folder, Coswheel’s A-One looks like an intriguing last-mile solution for those that want to cut down on big, heavy lugging. Its scissor frame folds into an easy-carry/trolley package in seconds, helping you get around the city with ease… Continue Reading Scissor-framed electric scooter snaps closed in a flash Ca
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Sneaky Trick Uses Math Magic to Guess Your Cards Math is basically magic. So it’s no surprise that a clever use of the Fibonacci numbers—a series of numbers (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc.) where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers—and a super-slick shuffling method can combine for a card trick that makes it impossibly easy to guess the number and suit of the two cards you’re holding.Watch as “Mathemagician” Colm Mulcahy explain his Little
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Obama declares June 2016 African-American Music Appreciation Month President Obama has declared June 2016 African-American Music Appreciation Month. In a proclamation on Thursday, Obama praised African-American music as “among the most innovative and powerful art the world has ever known.”  SEE ALSO: Kendrick Lamar met with his biggest fan, President Barack Obama “It accompanies us in our daily lives, and it has rung out at turning points in our h
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Werner Herzog’s new documentary peers into our online souls Celebrated Grizzly Man director Werner Herzog turned his gaze to the internet, and the internet gazed back. Herzog’s latest documentary, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, dives into the past, present and future of the internet, featuring interviews with digital powerhouses like Elon Musk and Internet Protocol inventor Bob Kahn. The film covers a range of perspectives, including chats
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Cell insights shed light on how muscle-wasting disease takes hold Insights into how our cells control muscle development could aid understanding of muscular dystrophy and other inherited diseases, say scientists.
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One impurity to bind them all Researchers show that a single atomic impurity is able to trap infinitely many bosons around it. Bound states of bosons are of particular interest because they give rise to long and strong interactions enabling new regimes for quantum simulations.
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The lamp that’s not a lamp Billed as the “first lampless lamp,” the UpLamp ditches a conventional bulb or LED in favor of your smartphone’s LED camera flash. The “lamp’s” optics scatter the light from the flash throughout the device’s interior and onto a resin imbued with a fluorescent additive that forms the device’s surface to produce a soft glow… Continue Reading The lamp that’s not a lamp Cate
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Veho Hybrid Backpack Versatile carrying options.
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India makes a mess of Apple proposal as the decision to allow retail stores remains in limbo The confusion about whether to grant a waiver to Apple regarding the local outsourcing requirement that accompanies any investment over 51 percent in a retail enterprise could not have come at a worse time for a country that desperately needs investments.
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This Frilled-Neck Lizard Chasing People Down Is My Jurassic Park Nightmare Remember that annoying bastard of a dinosaur from Jurassic Park that sprayed his face open and spewed out poison at people? Yeah, that damn Dilophosaur terrified me as a kid. Actually, I’m still scared of it. So if I saw this frilled-neck lizard chasing me down like this, I’d totally lose it. This little lizard prick never gives up! It’s Jurassic Park in real life.Read more…
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Hey guys, it’s apparently not okay to say ‘hey guys’ anymore “Guys.”  The global term to describe a group of people is thrown around town like it’s going out of fashion. “Hey guys,” “so guys,” “um, guys.” Guys, guys and more guys. In almost every context it is considered a gender-neutral term.  This hasn’t stopped one man — Australian of the year, no less — from saying enough is enough. Using the term “guys”
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Dell laptops coming soon with WiTricity wireless charging – CNET A Dell wireless charging dock and laptops supporting WiTricity’s wireless charging standard made an appearance here at Computex in Taipei.
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Advocate Libertarian Philosophy with This One Trick! (It’s the Socratic Method) Even before last weekend’s big Libertarian Party National Convention in Orlando, Reason has been making note that the horrible general election reality of Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump has prompted people and the media to take a closer look at the most prominent third party in the United States. This naturally puts libertarians (both within and independent of the party) in the position of expl
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High-efficiency flat lenses shrink down to the nanoscale Ultrathin lens could replace bulky lenses in smartphones and telescopes
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Company scraps dress code so that its employees can be more creative If you’ve ever felt stuffy and uncreative because of the clothes you’re wearing, employees at professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) know how you feel. The company’s Australian operation scrapped its dress code on Wednesday to help increase the creativity of its employees, and also to remain competitive in the race for top talent. That’s right, no dress code. Get your wild t-shir
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FIFA will test in-game video replays next year It took FIFA, soccer’s governing body, years to bring goal-line technology into the sport. And even now that the system is approved, there are only a few leagues world taking advantage of it. Still, that decision showed the organization’s willingness to evolve and keep up with other sports. Today FIFA, along with the International Football Association Board (which sets the rules for soccer), is ta
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Stem cell treatment reawakens limbs in wheelchair-bound stroke victim While new tools have emerged to help rehabilitation along, the road back to a healthy life after suffering a stroke can be a long and challenging one. In research that could one day significantly cut recovery times for victims of these debilitating brain injuries, scientists have injected modified stem cells into the brains of patients and brought about substantial improvements to motor functio
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Ethics should be at the core of cybersecurity: Former cyber defence head According to the former head of Cyber and Information Security at the Australian Signals Directorate, Major General Stephen Day, ethics and trustworthiness should be at the centre of cybersecurity practice.
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Why Tech Companies Should Work with Government Rather than Against It The former chief digital officer of New York, Rachel Haot, explains why government and entrepreneurs need to work together.
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Take a Look Up – Don’t Miss 2016’s Best Skywatching Events The popular expression used for taking a break and enjoying the world around you is “stop and smell the roses.” I think a more interesting way to take some time is stopping to take a look up at the sky. There’s a lot going on up there. Constellations, the moon, and other planets in our solar system can be seen with the naked eye, so you don’t even need to an expensive telescope to take in the awes
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‘a model’ seeks to create an architecture which reflects the dreams of many the ambition is to create a more democratic, humane and lively architecture –a new typology for urban housing, which can accommodate the dreams of the inhabitants today, tomorrow and for many years to come. The post ‘a model’ seeks to create an architecture which reflects the dreams of many appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The First Order needs you! A ‘Star Wars’ recruitment pamphlet. Don’t let all that Resistance propaganda in Star Wars: The Force Awakens fool you. The First Order is still the finest way to see the galaxy.  That’s according to Mad Magazine, long a source of great Star Wars parodies. In next week’s issue, the usual gang of idiots produced the recruitment leaflet for new trilogy Stormtroopers — or “fear ambassadors” —  which we excerpt exclusively her
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The ‘War On Salt’ Is Bad Policy Based on Bad Science The Center for Science in the Public Interest, one of the few openly authoritarian organizations functioning in the United States, once sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for refusing to regulate Americans’ salt intake. No worries. This week, the Obama administration finally embraced CSPI’s junk science and allowed the FDA to set new “guidelines” to “nudge” companies
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More Harassment of Gun Owners in California The latest round of gun-control bills speeding through the California legislature should offer a reality check to those of us who own firearms: Democratic leaders will never be satisfied closing the latest round of “loopholes.” Every year they push new rounds of “reasonable and common sense” gun laws, few of which seem reasonable given they target law-abiding owners. To many l
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Today in Gear: June 3, 2016 An aluminum Amazon tablet, an aluminum automatic rally-inspired watch, limited-edition outdoorsman sunglasses and much more. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: June 3, 2016 How to save on a 55-inch LG TV (it’s only $500), Nike Air Spike sneakers and Jaybird X2 Bluetooth headphones. …Read More »
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5 Vintage Cars for Under $15,000 A beautiful Alfa Spider Veloce, Dirk Diggler’s Corvette (possibly), a Scout and more. Welcome to the first installment of Found. …Read More »
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Blue Origin and NASA team up to test new technologies in space NASA has just added Jeff Bezos’ space travel company Blue Origin to its list of carriers approved for carrying new technologies to space. The partnership is part of the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), which allows other space travel organizations outside of the government to test new technologies in microgravity or zero gravity environments. Blue Origin’s part in all this is
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Robotic librarians hit the books Computer systems have helped catalogue libraries for decades, but if some reckless reader has put a book back in the wrong spot, it’s a daunting task for librarians to search the entire building for it – but not for robotic librarians. Researchers at A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research are designing robots that can self-navigate through libraries at night, scanning spines and shelves to re
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Ancient anti-inflammatory drug salicylic acid has cancer-fighting properties White willow (Salix alba) is a natural source of salicylic acid (credit: Otto Wilhelm Thomé (1885)/public domain) Scientists from the Gladstone Institutes have identified a new pathway by which salicylic acid — a key compound in aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) — stops inflammation and cancer. In a study published in eLife, the researchers found that both salicylic acid — and also diflunisal, a cous
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Energy-plus houses in Berlin are the future of eco-friendly living The three structures, collectively named “Holistic Living”, are the result of a holistic design approach that combines energy efficiency, mobility and health. Each building was built using natural, recyclable materials-walls, ceilings and roofs are made of wood and clay. Related: Linked Towers Planned for Berlin’s Holzmarkt Area Triple glazing and thermally insulated envelope prevent the
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Autonomous 30-mile flight for Sikorsky S-76 commercial helicopter Using technology developed for DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program, a Sikorsky S-76 commercial helicopter has taken off and flown autonomously from Stratford, Connecticut to Robertson Airport in Plainville, Connecticut, covering a distance of around 30 miles (48 km), before safely landing autonomously. The entire flight was planned, monitored, and executed by an o
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Fritz Hansen launches Objects range of home accessories Danish brand Republic of Fritz Hansen has become the latest furniture company to launch an accessories range, which includes a brass candlestick by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón and cushion covers by Arne Jacobsen (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Multisports Hall Mouvaux / de Alzua+ © Sergio Grazia Architects: de Alzua+ Location: Mouvaux, France Architect In Charge: de Alzua+ Design Team: Ophélie Chassin, Charlotte Dambrine, Angélique Sternheim, Vincent Vaulot Area: 4500.0 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Sergio Grazia Client: City of Mouvaux Cost: 6.55 M Euros © Sergio Grazia From the architect. The project is located in th
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Soft, safe robot actuators inspired by human bicep muscles VAMPs are functionally modeled after the human bicep, similar to the biological muscle in terms of response time and efficiency. (credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University) If robots are going work around humans, they will have to be softer and safer. A Harvard team has designed a new actuator with that in mind. Its movements are similar to those of a human bicep muscle, using vacuum power to a
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Navies will likely need to start with smaller 5 megajoule railguns University of North Carolina physicist Mark Gubrud says the main limitation of the railgun is how much energy per shot you can deliver to the projectile and sabot without destroying the rails too fast. Patrick Tucker at Defense One details the challenges facing railguns using more than 5 megawatts of power per shot.This is about 5 megajoules, depending on the energy loss. “All that plasma that you
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Pebble Core and Amazon’s Alexa become best pals Those who have been underestimating or even simply ignoring Amazon’s conquest into the voice-controlled personal assistant space should probably start taking a second look. Alexa is starting to pop up everywhere! While she/it still mostly remains inside Amazon’s devices, like the Echo or Fire TV, it is starting to expand to other third-party products and also expand its connection with … Continue
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tabanlioglu architects plans robust stone congress center for marrakesh the design is enveloped in a natural stone façade, articulated with perforations that allow light to gently filter inside. The post tabanlioglu architects plans robust stone congress center for marrakesh appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Dietary fiber has biggest influence on successful aging, research reveals (credit: iStock) Eating the right amount of dietary fiber from breads, cereals, and fruits can help us avoid disease and disability into old age, according to an open-access paper published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences by scientists from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research in Australia. Using data compiled from the Blue Mountains Eye St
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‘Innovation without perfection isn’t innovation,’ Asus CEO says – CNET CNET sits down with Asus head honcho Jerry Shen to find out just how the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer plans to dominate Windows products despite slowing PC and tablet sales.
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Twitter and Yahoo reportedly meet to discuss merger – CNET Executives from the social media platform met with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer several weeks ago, according to the New York Post.
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After a long delay, Line may hold an initial public offering  After postponing it for two years, Line may finally go public. According to reports from the International Financing Review and the Wall Street Journal this week, the company, which is best known for its messaging app, is contemplating a dual initial public listing in Tokyo and New York City this summer. Read More
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Hate stuff priced with 99 at the end? You’ll wish this 9-cent coin was real It’s a well-known psychological trick to make you think an item is cheaper — the ending of a price with the number nine. In reality, buying things with nine cents at the end will leave one with plenty of pennies in America. If you’re in Australia or Canada, that one cent magically disappears thanks to the devastating mathematical power of rounding.  SEE ALSO: Bitcoin to be sold in Australian
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NOBIS – EFTERSLÆGTEN Sportscentre / LAARK © Henrik Dons Christensen Architects: LAARK Location: Copenhagen, Denmark Architect: Michael W. Laungaard Client: HF-Centre Efterslægten Area: 2200.0 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Henrik Dons Christensen Engineer: Kristian Rahbæk Client Advisor: Nikolaj Thymark Budget: 36 mio DKK NOBIS is latin for ”for us”. © Henrik Dons Christensen The projec
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‘Pot in a bag’ stews onions as fights pollution Can a “pot in a bag” help fight climate change? Some Cameroonian housewives who think so are using the clever new fad to stew up their tasty rice and tomatoes.
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Zoo dangerous-animal squads arm for a weighty responsibility When a 400-pound gorilla grabbed a 3-year-old boy at the Cincinnati Zoo, the sharpshooter who killed the ape wasn’t from the police. Instead, the shooter was a specially trained zoo staffer on one of the many dangerous-animal emergency squads at animal parks nationwide.
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The Swiss Are About To Vote ’No’ On Basic Income Voters in Switzerland will decide Sunday whether to cut themselves and all their fellow citizens checks. The Swiss are holding the first national referendum on an unconditional basic income, a simple but radical idea to streamline the welfare state by guaranteeing everyone an income. Rich or poor, working or unemployed — it doesn’t matter, everyone gets the same amount. The organizers of the refer
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Gabinete de Arquitectura presents latticed brick arch as model for low-cost construction Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Golden Lion-winner Solano Benítez presents a brick and timber arch at the Venice Biennale as an example of how cheap materials and intensive labour could “transform scarcity into abundance”. (more…)
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New molasses spill hits El Salvador San Salvador (AFP) June 2, 2016 Molasses gushed into a river in El Salvador when a sugar refinery vat sprang a leak Thursday, a month after a similar spill triggered a state of environmental emergency. “It’s a large-scale spill. It’s going straight into the Las Canas river,” Environment Minister Lina Pohl told Radio Nacional. Officials were still estimating how much of the sludgy brown
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World’s first grid-connected tidal array almost complete Paimpol, France (UPI) May 31, 2016 A French energy company is a step closer to bringing the world’s first grid-­connected tidal array online. Over the weekend, the second of two turbines was lowered into the water off the coast of Brittany. The first turbine was installed in January. The Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array project and the energy it generates is owned by EDF, a French electric utility comp
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Weed stems ripe for biofuel Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Jun 01, 2016 A weedy plant found on the roadside in northern Australia has stems ripe for biofuel production. Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia, Arun, has the potential to yield over 10,000 litres of bioethanol per hectare per year. In a study
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Survey describes values, challenges of largest shareholder in US forests: Families Newtown Square PA (SPX) Jun 03, 2016 New research by the USDA Forest Service reveals the motivations, management activities, future plans, and challenges faced by the nearly 11 million families, individuals, trusts, and estates, referred to as family forest owners. Collectively, family forest ownerships control 286 million acres of forestland, or 36 percent of the nation’s forestland. The federal
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Evolution painted onto butterfly wings Panama City, Panama (SPX) Jun 03, 2016 Using a reverse paint-by-numbers approach, scientists have located another gene that controls the brilliant patterning of Heliconius butterfly wings. Led by former Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) fellow Nicola Nadeau, the researchers identified variations in the gene that correspond to wing color and pattern variation in three different Helico
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Ironing out the mystery of Earth’s magnetic field Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Jun 03, 2016 The earth’s magnetic field has been existing for at least 3.4 billion years thanks to the low heat conduction capability of iron in the planet’s core. This is the result of the first direct measurement of the thermal conductivity of iron at pressures and temperatures corresponding to planetary core conditions. DESY scientist Zuzana Konopkova and her colleagues
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How to Delete All of Your Past Requests on Amazon Echo Did you know that when you make requests using your Amazon Echo, each of those requests are recorded and can be played back through the Amazon Echo app? If you want to delete those requests, we’re going to show you how. One word of warning: the more you use Alexa, the more she learns your speech patterns. Wiping your Amazon Echo history will set you back to square one for the Echo understanding yo
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First three subcontractors selected by OneWeb Satellites Paris, France (SPX) Jun 03, 2016 OneWeb Satellites, a joint venture equally owned by Airbus Defence and Space and OneWeb, has selected the first three top-tier subcontractors. The supply contracts have been signed with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) from Canada, Sodern from France and Teledyne Defence (a business unit of Teledyne Microwave Solutions) from the United Kingdom. To eq
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Airbus Defence and Space to guide lunar lander to the Moon Paris, France (SPX) Jun 03, 2016 Airbus Defence and Space and the European Space Agency (ESA), have signed a contract for the early development of a system that will ensure the safe and precise landing of the Russian Luna-Resource lunar lander. The contract covers the Phase B and advanced C development steps for the PILOT (Precise and Intelligent Landing using Onboard Technologies) system, a key
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Lenovo’s Cortana-powered file finder app is finally out Lenovo announced that Cortana would come to its devices way back in May last year, and now the ReachIt app is finally making its way out of beta and into your life. It’s like that Billy Ocean song. Almost. Except that this is an application that’ll give Microsoft’s virtual assistant deeper access to your files so you can ask for them in natural language — not a pop song about someone’s dream-lady
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Best Price Offer for ILIFE Brand Vacuum Cleaners: ILife A4 Just $139.99 Robot vacuums are all the rage. These adorable little cleaning devices have captured the popular imagination like few other appliances, and it’s not hard to understand why.ILIVE Brand Vacuum Cleaner is the best choice for all of you.  It is only $139.99 shipped ILIFE A4 Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner  In Gearbest. Review Video: 1. Multi Cleaning ModesAutomatic cleaning, border cleaning, fixed-point
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HP Elite X3 is still coming, with a fingerprint sensor even Microsoft’s practically complete withrdawal from the smartphone device market is a bittersweet thing for its fans. On the one hand, it means the company is even less interested in making smartphones. On the other hand, it could also mean that Redmond has more resources to devout to a high end, still mythical Surface Phone. But while Microsoft bids its time, … Continue reading
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Google launches beta testing program for Maps on Android Here’s one for adventurous techies: Google has launched a beta testing program for Maps. If you’d like to be among the first people to try its unreleased, experimental features, you can sign up to be a tester through its Play Store portal. Since you’re trying out beta features, though, you’re bound to encounter bugs and other issues. Android Police has the APK available for download, as well, if y
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Stainless Steel Pots for the Modern Kitchen If you’re shopping for stainless steel pots, today’s post is for you. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite cookware options, and we’ve included plenty of design-fabulous photos for styling and storage inspiration. Whether you choose to display your cookware from a hanging pot rack or you stash it behind closed cabinet doors, it’s a kitchen essential that you will enjoy using as you prepare nouris
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Beautiful Marrakesh Congress Center design brings a modern touch to traditional Moroccan architecture Known colloquially as “The Red City” for the prevalence of red sandstone architecture, Marrakesh is packed with mosques, palaces, and markets ringed by old fortified city walls. In keeping with the local vernacular, the 14,000-square-meter Marrakesh Congress Center would be built with red natural stone. Its blocky form brings to mind strength and fortification. The facade’s patterned perforations
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Brickbat: Not So Secret Forty-one agents of the Secret Service have been disciplined for their roles in leaking information from the personnel file of Rep. Jason Chaffetz in an attempt to embarrass him. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the discipline meted out ranged from letters of reprimand to suspension without pay for up to 45 days.
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Is $14,000 a Reasonable Tag for a “Secure” Smartphone? The phone has been dubbed as the “Rolls Royce of smartphones” and uses a physical security touch for activation.
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NSW government playing Big Brother with citizens’ data The New South Wales government has undertaken a project in Sydney’s south to determine who lives where and with whom, with the intention of reducing monitoring residents’ movements to 30-minute intervals.
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This New Chatbot Helps You to Find More Movies to Watch You’ve heard of “Netflix and chill,” right? Well, now “Facebook and chill” might just become a thing, as a new bot named “And Chill” will help you find new things to watch. There’s so much entertainment out there that it can actually be hard to figure out what to put on the TV for the Netflix, Hulu, Blu-Ray, or whatever means you use to get the first part of your “and chill” going. To use the bot,
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Silver machine rolls down the track to new efficiency record Students from Dalarna University, Sweden, have won a competition for creating efficient rail-based transport, claiming a world record in the process. Team Eximus 1 was competing in Delsbo Electric, where teams must design and build a battery-operated railway vehicle that uses as little energy as possible… Continue Reading Silver machine rolls down the track to new efficiency record Category
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Researchers Test Single-Molecule Nanocars in Open Air Rice University researchers and their collaborators at North Carolina State University have recently tested their nanocars in open air, i.e., in ambient conditions instead of vacuum. What they found…
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Nanometer Precise Compact Linear Positioner is based on Novel Stick-Slip Piezo Motor High force and compact design are combined with a piezoelectric stick-slip inertia drive in PI’s newest stage. PI (Physik Instrumente), a top provider of precision motion control and…
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Klipsch’s Klipschorn speaker has been so good for so long that it now looks retro 70 years. That’s how long American audio company Klipsch has been in operation, and it’s also how long the Arkansas outfit has been selling its flagship Klipschorn floorstanding speakers. These gorgeous wooden structures, designed to occupy the corners of your drawing room or boudoir, are built around the patented horn-loaded speaker technology of company founder Paul W. Klipsch, which gave the c
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NBA launches a chatbot to give you instant highlights from the Finals To get you all psyched up for this year’s finals, the NBA just launched a Facebook Messenger chatbot that offers basketball aficionados an easy and convenient way to watch on-demand highlights of their favorite team or player. For now, the NBA bot will have only a limited capacity to show you highlights and will not provide videos of teams and players outside of the 2016 Finals. This means that yo
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16 Social Housing Units For this project of sixteen social housing units, the Atelier Gemaile RECHAK offers intuitive thre-sholds which address all levels of perception as well as the urban, intimate and landscape levels of the site. Exploration. Threshold The first threshold is the confrontation between a violent and noisy main road and a project which fulfills its urban function.
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joseph ford sets a mind-bending match of tennis in an abandoned swimming pool the photographer worked with seven assistants, two anamorphosis artists, two parkour athletes and 2.5 kilometers of blue tape to make one mind-bending match of tennis. The post joseph ford sets a mind-bending match of tennis in an abandoned swimming pool appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Norway becomes the world’s first country to commit to zero deforestation Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation in the government’s public procurement policy. The Norwegian parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment made the pledge in a recommendation on the government’s Action Plan on Nature Diversity. The committee requested that the government “impose requirements to ensure that public procurements do not
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Colossus Get ready to expend a lot of bandwidth downloading a slew of PDFs. Colossus, a project of North Carolina Modernist Houses, has made hundreds of issues of old architecture magazines available in digital form with the goal of becoming “the largest open digital architecture magazine collection in the world.” Of particular note are issues of Progressive Architecture, which ran from 1945 to 1
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PTW Reveal Trio of Towers for Parramatta, Australia New plaza view (60 and 25-storey towers by PTW Architects, 35-storey by Collins and Turner). Image Courtesy of PTW Architects Peddle Thorp and Walker Architects (PTW), in association with Collins and Turner and McGregor Coxall, has revealed their winning proposal in the competition to transform Parramatta’s former Cumberland Newspaper site. Selected by an independent design jury, the mixed-us
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Pushing the Boundary: Translucent Fabric and Tensile Façades Designers are increasingly redefining envelopes and boundaries. Stretching the limit of how we understand and perceive space, architects have begun exploring the possibilities of fabric and tensile façades. Closely linked to layering and light quality, these ephemeral elements provide new ways to think about thresholds, shading and enclosures. The following projects showcase how translucent façad
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Walmart’s Warehouses Are About to Be Swarming With Drones Image: GettyThe retailer arms race continues as Walmart becomes the latest company to jump on the drone bandwagon. But unlike nemesis Amazon and other companies testing delivery drones, Walmart will use drones to catalog warehouse inventory and potentially replace people who manually scan labels.So add “warehouse workers” to “delivery drivers” in the list of people who need to worry if robots are
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The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are emerging.Read Full Story
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Wanna bet someone just learned the word ‘degauss’? Pilot fish at this big consulting company is tapped as operations manager for an outsourcing engagement. First priority: Implementing a new software package on the client’s desktop environment.”Review of the vendor-supplied hardware and software prerequisites indicated that the existing CPU speed and memory requirements were not met,” says fish. “New machines and larger monitors w
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Land O’Lakes maps out farming’s future with Google cloud Farmers looking for ways to increase their crop output are using more technology and relying a little less on intuition.Farmers associated with Land O’Lakes, a dairy-focused, agricultural cooperative in Minnesota, are using online tools and apps to visualize their fields and to analyze the data in such areas as water management, seed placement and crop diseases.To do that, Land O’Lakes, known fo
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nook residence by MU architecture responds to quebec’s undulating terrain turning its back to the street, the dwelling offers a virtually blind, yet intriguing façade. The post nook residence by MU architecture responds to quebec’s undulating terrain appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Turn Your Regular Home Into a Smart One With Mesh’s DIY Kit With Mesh you can program your home to be as weird as you’d like, minus all the wires and complex coding. The post Turn Your Regular Home Into a Smart One With Mesh’s DIY Kit appeared first on WIRED.
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Singapore now has vending machines that sell books SINGAPORE — Bookworms rejoice! BooksActually, a local independent bookstore known for its fiction and literature curations, has unveiled book vending machines at high traffic spots in Singapore. SEE ALSO: You can now order pizza from a robot in Singapore Currently, two of the vending machines are located at at the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Visitor Centre on shopping street, Orcha
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Uber comes to Japan to help the elderly Japan doesn’t allow amateur drivers to offer rides, so Uber’s had a rough time establishing itself in the country. But the nation’s aging crisis might just provide the opportunity for the ride-sharing firm to gain a foothold, thanks to a quirk of the law. As Reuters explains, the ban on amateurs doesn’t apply in areas where public transportation isn’t readily available, like in the Tango part of K
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‘Apocalypse Now’ leads a pack of 12 movies now streaming online It can be said that bad movies are a crime, but very often good movies have crime as part of their stories. Consider Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix offering (his second of a four-film deal), which has its heroes hitting the road and solving a puzzle as a direct result of committing a crime (faking their own deaths). Other movies this week deal with home invasions and federal investigations. A ju
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The wildest and most powerful PC hardware from Computex 2016 Computex gets realImage by Michael KanCES may be the show that gives you a glimpse of the future of computing, but Computex is where the gloves come off, year in and year out. The PC industry emerges in full force for the annual Taipei trade show, lugging all the nifty new goodies it hopes to sell during the crucial back-to-school and holiday seasons.To read this article in full or to leave a comm
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Neil Gaiman Remembers Douglas Adams The following is an excerpt from bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s latest book, The View from the Cheap Seats, released May 31.I met Douglas Adams toward the end of 1983. I had been asked to interview him for Penthouse. I was expecting someone sharp and smart and BBCish, someone who would sound like the voice of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I was met at the door to his Islington flat by a
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Remembering the long-ago days of upgradeable Macs In college, I built a PC from my friend’s castoff parts. It lived on the floor of my room, wholly without any sort of case or enclosure, except at one point when I tried to keep it all in a shoebox. Because it had no case, that also meant there was no power button: to turn it on, one took a screwdriver and touched it between two pins on the motherboard, and it would whir to life in all of its F
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benjamin hubert’s cradle collection for moroso uses a three-dimensional stretched fabric the collection uses a geometric patterned textile which was created in collaboration with an austrian factory. The post benjamin hubert’s cradle collection for moroso uses a three-dimensional stretched fabric appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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IDG Contributor Network: Target kills curbside pilot because it was never a fit A 121-store pilot at Target for curbside pickup will be killed by the retail chain as of June 15, according to a Target statement sent to Consumerist. What is interesting about this is not the shutdown but the original launch of this pilot back in August 2014.The statement said that “at this time, Target is focused on making sure we deliver and execute on retail fundamentals.” (Note: T
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Microsoft Won’t Build Your Self-Driving Car Image: GettyMicrosoft won’t build its own self-driving car, but wants to make the operating system that runs in one and lead the move to turn the car into an office.Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of business development, said at the Converge conference that the software giant (unlike Google and Apple) isn’t interested in developing autonomous vehicles. But it’s already asked e
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6 waterproof Bluetooth speakers for summer sounds Listen to your sounds while watching the wavesImage by Angelo Juan Ramos from Makati City, Philippines – Perfect DayMemorial Day has come and gone, signaling the beginning of the summer season — which means time spent at the pool, at the beach or dipping your feet in your kids’ plastic wading pool. However you get your hot-weather water fix, you’re probably going to want to have some music with y
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iSCOUT Is A Heads-Up Display For Your Dash Have you ever been driving and wonder how insane it is? At just 18 years old practically anyone can go ahead and get a license to drive … Read More
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Gole1 Is The Cheapest (And Smallest!) Windows 10 Computer Ever Imagine this for a second: a $79 pocket computer which runs full Windows 10. Sound crazy? It’s not. Meet Gole1, a new Indiegogo project which aims to … Read More
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Outdoorsy Type? You Need A Sao Paulo Watch Are you the outdoorsy type? We’re willing to bet you are, which is why you need a watch that’s as durable and tough as you are. We’re … Read More
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Is The Taylor Stitch x Mission Workshop Albion The Best Jacket Ever Made? Every 21st century man needs his own classic overshirt. While a number of said overshirts can be found all over the web, none of them come … Read More
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How World War II scientists invented a data-driven approach to fighting fascism Nazi soldiers invade Warsaw. If you’ve ever taken a personality test, it was probably in a lifestyle magazine (“What kind of adventurer are you? Take this quiz to find out!”) or maybe at the behest of a friend who’s a Meyers-Briggs believer. But these fluffy diversions have a serious, often dark history. In fact, one of the earliest personality tests was developed during World War I
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Glassdoor raises $40M, valued around $1B, for a job search platform with peer reviews  As the job market becomes more competitive in some industries and unemployment holds steady and even drops in certain regions, job site Glassdoor is reaping some of the rewards. The company — which helps people look for jobs and research companies that interest them based on feedback from others — has raised another $40 million in funding, a Series H round that values the company… Read More
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Make This One Batch of Pimento Cheese and Use it in Everything Growing up in Mississippi, I ate a lot of pimento cheese, mainly on crackers or in sandwiches with white bread. If these were the only two ways I ever consumed this wondrous spread, I would be happy, but pimento cheese can be so much more. Below you will find a multitude of tasty uses for “the caviar of the South.”Before we get to uses though, let’s talk recipe. In its most basic form, pimento che
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Squeezing out opal-like colors by the mile The team, led by the University of Cambridge, have invented a way to make such sheets on industrial scales, opening up applications ranging from smart clothing for people or buildings, to banknote security.
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Future vision? Taiwan premier wears VR goggles in parliament Taiwan’s premier donned virtual reality goggles in parliament Friday to discuss the future of the island’s tech industry in what looked like a debate between robots.
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Byredo freshens your fabrics with their new Toile scent Time to ease up on the Febreze.Photo: ByredoIf there’s one thing we can’t get enough of on our travels, it’s a suitcase full of fresh smelling clothes. And we’re not talking about Febrezing the $%$# out of your entire travel wardrobe. Take it easy on the Febreze and equip yourself with Byredo’s new Toile fabric spray. If you’ve ever smelled a Byredo fragrance then you know you’re in for a treat an
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The Rent Is Less Damn High This is In Real Terms, a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments.Last week, I pointed to skyrocketing rents as one reason that so many Americans are living with their parents into their 20s and 30s. But relief may be on the way for millennials and their beleaguered parents: Rents may, at last, be cooling o
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Coboat: Sustainably powered digital co-working space sails the seven seas (Video) You’ve heard of co-working spaces; now, here’s a floating co-working and co-living space on a retrofitted catamaran, set to sail around the world this year.
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The Highest-Tech Stadium in Sports Is Pretty Much a Giant Tesla The Sacramento Kings have created the most high-tech arena ever. To future-proof it, they made sure its core isn’t just concrete: it’s code. The post The Highest-Tech Stadium in Sports Is Pretty Much a Giant Tesla appeared first on WIRED.
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This Summer’s 14 Must-Read Books The phrase “beach read” is problematic—it gives you an excuse to read garbage. Resist the temptation! Read these smart and entertaining books instead. The post This Summer’s 14 Must-Read Books appeared first on WIRED.
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NASA Steps Up to Track the Shrinking of Earth’s Coral Reefs A state-of-the-art instrument, usually found on satellites and spacecraft, will survey coral reefs on Earth. The post NASA Steps Up to Track the Shrinking of Earth’s Coral Reefs appeared first on WIRED.
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These Exotic Creatures Love Their New Photoshopped Homes Elephants, tigers, hyenas, and more roam digital landscapes. The post These Exotic Creatures Love Their New Photoshopped Homes appeared first on WIRED.
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New detector to reveal the interiors of stars The most intense source of gamma radiation constructed to date will soon become operational at the ELI Nuclear Physics research facility. It will enable the study of reactions that reveal the details of many processes occurring within stars, in particular, those leading to the formation of oxygen. The project includes a particle detector built by physicists at the University of Warsaw. A prototype
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PCWorld Show Episode 19: Backpack PC, Radeon RX 480 and a 3-year wait for iPhones?! This week, Gordon Mah Ung, Mark Hachman, and Jon Phillips discuss the hottest tech news including: Yes, the backpack PC is apparently now a thing.  AMD’s new Radeon RX 480 promises $500 of performance for $200. The good news is you may only have to stand in line every three years for a new iPhone.  This week’s Right or Wrong: Did Intel go too far with its $1,723 CPU? To read this article in
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Google Ara Modular Phone The Google Ara modular phone lets you construct the ideal smartphone to match your specific needs. It features six flexible slots you can customize it with modules like powerful speakers, a camera, extra memory, or even a bigger battery. Check it out  
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Roll On Sunscreen Applicator It’s never been easier to protect yourself from harmful sun rays than with this roll on sunscreen applicator! This compact device can be easily refilled and comes with a handy roll on top so you can apply the cream without ever dirtying your hands. Check it out $21.95
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Remote Control Flying Bionic Bird Experience what it’s like to soar like a bird by taking to the skies with this remote control flying bionic bird. Charging in just 12 minutes, it features an ultra-light indestructible foam body and is complemented by a carbon fiber tail and wings. Check it out $138.95
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MVRDV creates transparent interior for Hong Kong office block Transparent glass walls, floors and furniture all feature inside this office block, created by Dutch firm MVRDV in a stripped-out Hong Kong factory (+ slideshow). (more…)
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RSH+P continues to examine the housing crisis with ‘saving the city’ at the venice biennale the exhibition features an array of architectural diagrams, information and models that demonstrate the firm’s use of innovative technology in living and work spaces. The post RSH+P continues to examine the housing crisis with ‘saving the city’ at the venice biennale appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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How to build and operate a bat-friendly wind turbine When a bird charity installs a wind turbine, they’re going to do it right.
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Free web service for deep study of cell functions A group of scientists from Russia, the U.S., Canada and Germany has developed a simple and effective web service called Genes And Metabolites (GAM) to help researchers study complex biological processes in cells. The program identifies links between changes in metabolism and genes, enabling a better understanding of how, for example, cancer or immune system cells work. Metabolic regulation plays a
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AppFront automates restaurant bookings with Facebook Messenger bots A young Israeli startup wants to help restaurants automate bookings using Facebook Messenger bots, and 500 Startups is plowing some seed cash in to make it happen. Founded in 2014 by Ori Weisler and Yael Lador, AppFront sells itself as a real-time engagement and marketing optimization platform that uses prior purchasing data to “learn” about a brand or restaurant’s customers so they can tailor the
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Measuring surface plasmons could lead to faster internet Leiden physicists describe a new method to measure so-called surface plasmons, which could lead to new light-based technologies, including faster internet.
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Scientists experimentally confirm electron model in complex molecules Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies (ISTM-CNR, Italy), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), and the University of Milan have experimentally confirmed a model to detect electron delocalization in molecules and crystals. The chemists, whose paper was published in Acta Crystallographica on April 1, 2016, have also illustrated examples of the same approac
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Physicists link topological defects to unusual behavior in ferroelectrics New University of Arkansas theoretical physics research shows that topological defects can explain unusual features of some ferroelectric materials.
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Why Chicago Is Becoming The Country’s Urban Farming Capital With a cornucopia of new ag startups, from rooftop greenhouses to high-tech vertical farms, the city’s growing agriculture movement is looking to deliver fresh produce even in the coldest Chicago winter.When you walk into Farmed Here’s 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Bedford Park, a sleepy industrial outpost about 15 miles southwest of Chicago, you might not immediately register that you’re standi
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5 Things To Do This Weekend To Make Monday The Most Productive Day Of The Week Setting yourself up for a productive workweek doesn’t mean squeezing more work in, it can be about daydreaming and sleeping in.Want to be more productive? Tried and true advice often includes making detailed lists, setting aside blocks of time, and minimizing distractions, but when it comes to the weekend, productivity experts say those tasks can and should go out the window.Read Full Story
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A mathematical model explains how popping cress catapults its seeds into the air Plants use many strategies to disperse their seeds, but among the most fascinating are exploding seed pods. Scientists had assumed that the energy to power these explosions was generated through the seed pods deforming as they dried out, but in the case of ‘popping cress’ (Cardamine hirsuta) this turns out not to be so. Scientists at the the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Colo
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Researchers review factors that influence the scaling of subsurface reactions Will a reaction that quickly releases carbon in a test tube work at the same rate over acres of farmland? The answer depends on the scaling factor, a number that is used to increase or decrease the reaction’s rate depending on the scale of observation. Four geochemists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) devised a new way to calculate the scaling factor. Their method predicts how rates
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Researchers assess the atmospheric absorption of higher frequency waves from a geostationary satellite Heriot-Watt University is the only site in Scotland participating in satellite data collection as part of a landmark five-year experiment with NASA and the European Space Authority (ESA).
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Finely tuned electrical fields give wound healing a jolt A new research report opens up the possibility that small electrical currents might activate certain immune cells to jumpstart or speed wound healing. This discovery may be of particular interest to those with illnesses that may cause wounds to heal slowly or not at all.
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Types of carbon nanotubes’ ‘stuffing’ Scientists have examined different types of carbon nanotubes’ ‘stuffing’ and classified them according to the influence on the properties of the nanotubes.
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Is mammal DNA in the guts of blowflies a feasible mammal monitoring tool? Mammal DNA detected from the guts of blowflies indicated the presence of 11 mammal species at two tropical forest reserves in Malaysia. This new tool could soon join the list of conventional mammal monitoring tools, such as camera traps, used by conservation biologists. The study has been published in the journal Genome.
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Remote imaging system will spot bridge corrosion from 100m away Scientists are developing technology capable of detecting the level of rust on metal structures such as bridges from up to 100m away.
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Former Apple ad guru Ken Segall says company is losing touch with its heritage of simplicity Ken Segall, the former Apple ad consultant who coined the iMac name, wrote the copy for the famous ‘Think different’ campaign and authored the book Insanely Simple, says that Apple is beginning to lose touch with its heritage of simplicity. He gave his assessment of Apple’s ‘state of simplicity’ in a piece for the Guardian. Though Apple’s customers remain fiercely loyal, the natives are getting
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You Probably Don’t Need to Optimize Your SSD Anymore When solid state drives were first becoming commonplace, most sites (our own included) suggested ways to optimize your SSD. With the exception of very rare cases, this just isn’t necessary anymore.As tips site How-To Geek points out, most SSD optimizations involve reducing the number of writes you make to your drive. SSDs have a limited number of writes, so the more you use it, the more likely it
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Swagway’s new hoverboards are UL-certified Swagway, the maker of our hoverboard pick, announced two new UL-certified models this week. We’ll be testing them both soon. [Best Hoverboard]
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Home Sweet Habitat: Students Help NASA Design Mars Spacecraft Living Quarters An architecture and design class partners with NASA to develop a human-focused spacecraft environment that could take astronauts to Mars — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Brain power: Gene critical for human brain development identified and workings unravelled Compared to other mammals, humans have the largest cerebral cortex. A sheet of brain cells that folds in on itself multiple times in order to fit inside the skull, the cortex is the seat of higher functions. It is what enables us to process everything we see and hear and think.
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Swoop Lounge Furniture During his time as an instructor at the California College of Art, industrial designer Brian Kane observed how students interacted with furniture in public spaces on campus. He noticed that very few of them sat in what might be considered a traditional way. They perched on arms. They curled up. They sprawled out. This observation inspired a versatile and fluid design response, which became the Sw
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The Science Behind Why a Wingman Can Help Get You a Date If sitcoms have taught us anything (besides how to make terrible life choices), it’s that a wingman can help when you’re trying to get a date. This video explains how this strategy actually helps both men and women.As it turns out, humans aren’t the only species to use the wingman strategy. As the video states, turkeys, fireflies, and even lance tailed manakins all use a form of strategy where a g
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Why angel money is better than institutional money  Angel funding is only for the very early stages of the funding cycle, right? Wrong, according to Jessica Mah, founder and chief executive of inDinero. “By 2019, I will have raised $20m in angel funding,” she said. This presents the question, why should a startup choose angel money over institutional money? What are the benefits? Time: Have you ever tried to book a meeting with a VC?… Read More
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Why is securing the Internet of Things so difficult? It’s inevitable, isn’t it, that the security industry should be all over the Internet of Things. If you’re feeling like you’ve heard it all before, you probably have. Top of the list of topics is that the ‘things’ themselves are going to be insecure. They’re running operating systems and software, neither of which may have been considered with security in mind. The consequence is a massive increas
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Automatic debugging of software Computer programs often contain defects, or bugs, that need to be found and repaired. This manual “debugging” usually requires valuable time and resources. To help developers debug more efficiently, automated debugging solutions have been proposed. One approach goes through information available in bug reports. Another goes through information collected by running a set of test cases. Un
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Lessons from nature inspire breakthrough in catalyzing electricity from renewable energy Efficiently releasing stored chemical energy harnessed from renewable sources remains one of the great scientific challenges facing the catalysis research community. Meanwhile, Mother Nature performs this transformation with ease using abundant metal-containing enzymes as catalysts. So far, lack of an inexpensive and stable catalyst has limited widespread, economical use of hydrogen fuel cells (HF
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Autistic Children Benefit from Early Intervention The disorder remains a medical mystery with no cure in sight, but some existing therapies produce lasting benefits, and more are on the horizon — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Cool Animation Tracks How All the World’s Airports Are Connected We rarely stop to think of just how many people the world’s airlines transport on any given day, never mind form a mental picture of that activity. Now there’s a nifty animated visualization of how all those different airports around the globe are connected—a total of 3,200 airports and 60,000 routes in all.Read more…
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MSI’s Backpack PC is an imperfect solution to VR wires One of the problems with the current crop of non-smartphone VR headsets is that they need to be connected to PCs via thick, heavy cables. These might hamper your movements when you’re busy playing a game, or worse, you could trip over an errant wire and fall face flat on the floor. Well, a few companies have come up with an interesting solution: VR backpacks that carry a full-fledged PC, enabling
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This guy created an electric guitar from matchsticks and it’s awesome LONDON — What could you do with 40,000 matchsticks?  SEE ALSO: This artist creates insanely intricate artworks out of saws Dean Fraser created a fully-functioning electric guitar, and it’s incredible. The Chorley native began work on the project 18 years ago while serving in the British Army, but it wasn’t until his retirement from the military in 2013 that he was able to complete the gui
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Decoding buyer’s regret, and its effect on business competition The retail industry is ever-evolving, with a constant stream of new products and fancy upgrades to tempt consumers. Do you really need that built-in vacuum in the new minivan? The ability to clean on the go is certainly convenient. Then again, it’s much cheaper to use the vacuum you already have at home. In the long run, will you regret it if you don’t get that pricey upgrade?
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Robot carers safer with new technology Robots carry out their tasks more safely if they are controlled by another technology. This makes them much more suitable for use in the care sector, as revealed by a study conducted at the Robotics and Mechatronics department at the University of Twente. On 2 June, researcher Stefan Groothuis is being awarded his PhD for this work.
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How to add a Hibernate option to the Windows 10 Start menu At the end of every day do you still dutifully close every file and program window before shutting down your PC? That’s the standard way to handle things, but for quite a few versions of Windows, Microsoft has also offered the ability to use Sleep and Hibernate modes instead of just a regular shut down.In Windows 10, however, Microsoft decided not to include hibernate with the rest of the shut d
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Non-invasive analysis of damages to materials based on advanced signal processing techniques Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València have developed a non-invasive means of determining the general state of repair of all kinds of materials in real time, which will help avoid potential safety issues.
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Fertilizer use could reduce climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels According to a new, three-year study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University (MSU), the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp increase in emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas up to 300 times more harmful than carbon dioxide and a significant driver of global climate change.
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These ‘Star Wars’ Bookends Are Extremely Shelfworthy I’ve seen a lot of Star Wars bookends in my day, but I think I’ve just found my new favorites. Etsy seller MokuShop uses wood to create Star Wars bookends based on the Death Star and AT-ATs. He also did a Deadpool versoin. You bet I put it in this post because, Deadpool. Star Wars Bookends ($59 – $78) (Thanks to Katie Elhoffer for bringing these to my attention!)
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‘Angry Birds’ Artist Javier Burgo Draws Your Favorite Characters While artist Javier Burgo may be the lead designer for Angry Birds over at Rovio, his art is not confined to birds and pigs. Thankfully, he’s been sharing some of this art online, and it’s filled with versions of your favorite characters rendered in his unmistakable style. I’m particularly fond of his Earthworm Jim and Suicide Squad Joker. Take a few and check out more of his work below.
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Why Are We Still Teaching Kids Cursive? Why Is This Still a Thing is a column exploring the anachronistic, seemingly-outdated technology that surrounds us. New columns appear every Friday. If you’ve recently seen a teen text or even a toddler wield a smartphone, it’s clear that the newest generation will have no trouble communicating in the way most of us do: typing and text.Yet many lawmakers, parents, and educators are wringing their
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Advanced Google search tips and tricks Google tipsType a word into Google’s search box and it searches the internet for it. Then it returns the results via the PageRank algorithm it paid patent holder Stanford University £336 million in Google shares for. This weights results based on their perceived usefulness and puts more useful ones nearer the top. And it works pretty well, but can return a torrent of information that’s hard to sif
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Snails reveal how two brain cells can hold the key to decision making Scientists have discovered how just two neurons in the brain hold the key to explaining how complex behavioral decisions are made. Scientists studied the brain activity of freshwater snails and discovered how a circuit comprising of just two neurons can drive a sophisticated form of decision making.
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Teleport Helps You Find a Better City to Live and Work In There are a million factors that go into choosing a new city to move to. Teleport can help by comparing the city you live in to others that might suit your needs better.When you first sign up, Teleport will ask you to provide a few factors you’re looking for like education system, healthcare, and so on. Then, you’ll be asked a few basic questions about your income, career, and current rent budget.
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Snap Up Anker’s Cordless, Convertible Vacuum Cleaner For $105 Anker HomeVac Duo, $105Anker’s new vacuum transforms from handheld to upright, has the impressive runtime you’d expect from the brand that makes your favorite battery packs, a washable HEPA filter, a good warranty, and a $105 price tag that’s within $5 of an all-time low.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0196JR1OI?…http://co-op.kinja.com/your-favorite-…Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and
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Increasing the amount of information that can be extracted from a protein microarray By using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), researchers at the Center for Structural Biology and Bioinformatics, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium can greatly increase the amount of information that can be extracted from a protein microarray. In a new report in the current issue of Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, they show how high-quality spectra can be obtained f
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KickStarter project KickSat set for trip to ISS next month to test ‘sprites’ (Phys.org)—The team that has posted a project called KickSat on crowd sourcing site KickStarter, has arranged to have the tiny satellite system sent to the International Space Station on July 6. KickSat is a satellite system where one small satellite deploys multiple other small satellites called “sprites” and then establishes a communications system. The initiative is part of a much lar
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A plasma tube to bring particles up to speed at SLAC A team led by scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has reached another milestone in developing a promising technology for accelerating particles to high energies in short distances: They created a tiny tube of hot, ionized gas, or plasma, in which the particles remain tightly focused as they fly through it.
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The Infinite Bookstore Located in Hangzhou, China, and designed by XL-MUSE, Zhongshuge bookstore has walls and ceilings covered with mirrors to exapnd its space to depict an inventory of books that rivals the Library of Congress. The kids’ section is especially awesome. (Photos by Shao Feng) Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: LEGO Pop-up CastleWave City Dining TableInception Coffee TableCaravana Car
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Views on Snowden: Quotes on leaks and liberty (pictures) – CNET From Hillary Clinton to Steve Wozniak, here’s what supporters and critics have to say about Edward Snowden and democracy.
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Snowden and surveillance in America (pictures) – CNET Here is a timeline of events in the uncovering of America’s domestic surveillance programs.
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The Snowden effect: Privacy is good for business – CNET Tech companies didn’t look so good when Edward Snowden revealed they were helping governments spy on average people. But the revelations have worked in the industry’s favor.
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How to get more from Application Switcher on a Mac in 5 minutes Application Switcher in OS X is one of those features many of us use every day without question, zipping between open apps with the press of the Command and Tab keys.[Also read: 15 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need.] But it does so much more You see, like so much about the Mac, Application Switcher can also be used to get other things done, helping you become more productive (maybe) and no doubt
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Sea ice loss likely no factor in cold Northern Hemisphere winters The rapid loss of Arctic sea ice is a major driver of the warming trend sweeping across the Arctic  in recent years, but melting sea ice is probably not behind recent cold winters in parts of  Europe, Asia and the United States, according to a new NOAA study.
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Genetically modified golden rice falls short on lifesaving promises Heralded on the cover of Time magazine in 2000 as a genetically modified (GMO) crop with the potential to save millions of lives in the Third World, Golden Rice is still years away from field introduction and even then, may fall short of lofty health benefits still cited regularly by GMO advocates, suggests a new study.
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FBI aims to catalogue and track people by their tattoos The FBI is working on software that will track and link people based on the tattoos they choose to ink on their skin. This is different from the current method they have in place, […]
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Need a Microsoft Word & Office Alternative? Try FreeOffice 2016 Nobody can deny that Microsoft Office is the most advanced and full-featured office suite on the planet, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you. Why fork over cash when you can use a free alternative that still offers all you need? For the past few years, LibreOffice has been Microsoft’s biggest office suite competitor. Not only is it free and open source, but its feature set is rapidly
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Nura – Headphones That Learn And Adapt To Your Unique Hearing Coming with an in-ear as well as an over-ear design that automatically tunes to your unique hearing profile, the Nura headphones can be considered as the new-age design for audiophiles. It integrates unique soundwave technology to automatically measure your hearing (from the outer ear all the way to the brain) and helps your body to adapt to your favorite music. In order to make the headphones del
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ZEIº – The Revolutionary Time Tracking Device Manage your time effectively with technology by using ZEIº, the revolutionary time tracking device. Connecting to your smartphone, tablet, or computer with an app, this compact device empowers you to use your time efficiently and wisely throughout your day. To begin tracking, you simply assign the eight sides of ZEIº different tasks such as emails, socializing, coffee breaks, brainstorming, or any
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Ad-Lib Folio By Hard Graft Be it your MacBook, iPad Pro, A4 documents, the Ad-Lib Folio by Hard Graft is designed to be an excellent professional carry. This is a sizable folio made of soft distressed leather with a good stand, a top notch zipper and army green cotton canvas lining. The folio is designed out of soft and distressed leather having one inside divider closing with two leather covered snaps. What complements the
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Photon – World’s First Robot That Grows With Your Child Meet Photon, one of the world’s friendliest and smartest coding coach for children. The robot comes equipped with a bunch of sensors, that allow it to see, hear, measure the distance, react to touch, obstacles and more. A paired mobile app plays a huge role in the teaching process. Children get to learn about Photon’s unfortunate trip to Earth which ended in a collision with an asteroid. To help t
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Romoss – The Powerful Charger Station for Sharing Batteries Say goodbye to dead batteries forever with Romoss – the 100 watt charger station for sharing batteries. It is a compact design utilizing always-ready, high capacity, portable power banks. So you get to provide your devices with portable backup power in a quick and reliable way. With Romoss there, you won’t be forced to connect your valuable smartphone to a crowded, overloaded and unsafe power sour
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In resource-poor settings, vaccinating mothers against flu can protect newborns too, new study finds that Each year, influenza causes between 250,000 and half a million deaths around the world. Now a new study has shown that immunizing mothers against flu can decrease by 70 percent the risk of their infants getting flu during the first four months after birth. This is the largest study so far to show that maternal vaccination against flu is feasible and effective in resource-poor environments.
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Healing function of sweat glands declines with age A group of scientists and dermatologists is now looking at the role sweat glands play in how aging skin recovers from wounds. It’s a step to better learn about aging skin, in order to better treat — and slow — the process.
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Investigational immunotherapy drug shrinks tumors in high-risk neuroblastoma patients Investigators report promising preliminary results for an experimental monoclonal antibody when combined with chemotherapy for newly diagnosed neuroblastoma patients.
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Mario Magnets Turn Your Fridge Into Mario Maker Desperate to play Super Mario Maker but can’t bring yourself to buying a Wii U for just a single game? Based on the success of Nintendo’s latest console, you’re not alone. There’s a cheaper solution, though, with this set of Super Mario Bros fridge magnets.Why cover your fridge with snippets of terrible beatnik poetry when you can instead turn it into a giant Mario Bros level complete with coin bl
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Revolution: A New Proposal to Reform Our Broken Architectural Education System The current system of architectural education is woefully out of step with the profession it serves. Prohibitively expensive relative to average salaries, unreflective of actual workplace functioning and out of touch with the rest of society, it threatens to keep the profession of architecture stuck facing the same problems it has today for decades to come. To correct these circumstances, radical
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Before Gary Johnson Can Debate Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, He Needs to Be Included in Polls The most straightforward way for a third party presidential candidate to challenge the two-party system is to get into the presidential debates held in the month prior to the general election. But for candidates working outside that system, that’s no easy task. Since 2000, gaining entrance to those debates has required reaching 15 percent in the polls by an unspecified date that’s generally aroun
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A.M. Links: Hillary vs. Bernie, Violent Protests at Trump Rally, Suspected Terrorists Arrested in Germany Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump’s “thin skin” could set off a world war. Hillary vs. Bernie: Among California voters “almost half of Clinton’s supporters said they would enthusiastically support Sanders if he was the party nominee. Just under a quarter of Sanders’ supporters said the same thing about Clinton.” Violent protests erupted outside a Donald Trump rally in San Jose la
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Semiautonomous Cars Are Here–but How Well Do They Perform? Many self-driving features are already among us. But don’t count on giving up all control just yet — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Liquid by-products from wood and forest industry find use in wood-plastic composites A novel method for adding liquid by-products from the wood industry into wood-plastic composites (WPCs) prior to manufacturing was developed in a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study also discovered that proton-transfer-reaction mass-spectrometry (PTR-MS) is a suitable method for measuring the amounts of volatile organic compounds, VOCs, released from WPCs.
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The Asus ZenPouch will keep your phone dry while looking colorful Not every phone has a waterproof case available for it, putting some owners in a pickle if they want to go to the beach or river rafting. This is where Asus comes in with the ZenPouch, which hopes to remove that problem with a colorful pouch. Made out of nylon and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the ZenPouch carries IPX8 certification. In other words, while the ZenPouch will be just fine in wet
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New biomarker for heart disease using atomic force microscopy (Phys.org)—Researchers from the University of Lisbon and the North Lisbon Hospital Center (Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte) conducted a pilot study that demonstrated how atomic force microscopy (AFM) could be used as a non-invasive diagnostic tool for chronic heart disease. Their work appears in the recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology.
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BookWithMatrix Makes It Dead Simple to Buy Plane Tickets With ITA Matrix Most deal-hunting travelers have Google’s ITA Matrix in their arsenal. The only problem is, you can’t book flights directly through Matrix. You just get the info, then search and book the flights yourself. Book With Matrix makes it dead simple to do this, though. Just copy and paste.To use the service, look up your itinerary on ITA Matrix as normal, then select all and copy. From there, head to Bo
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Before Gehry, There Was Sinan: New Exhibit Looks at World’s First Starchitect Long before Gehry, there was Sinan, master of Islamic style If you know anything about Islamic architecture, you know Mimar Sinan. Architect to the sultans of the Ottoman Empire, Sinan was responsible for creating more than 300 style-defining structures in his lifetime, including Istanbul’s famous Suleiman Mosque. A new exhibition on Sinan’s work is now on view at London’s Building Centre. Titled
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The Ducky Pocket is a mechanical keyboard calculator with Cherry MX switches If that headline means anything at all to you, you will probably fall in love with the fabulously named Ducky Pocket just like I did today on the Computex Taipei show floor. It is exactly what it sounds like: basically the numpad of a mechanical keyboard extracted and adapted into a standalone calculator with a segmented LCD. And RGB backlighting. Oh, and you can use it as a numpad, too, if you p
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Andre Iguodala is the Golden State Warriors’ overlooked hero He glides coolly in the massive shadows cast by Warriors superstars Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. He doesn’t even start.   But time and again when Golden State seems perhaps human — say, the NBA Finals both this year and last — Andre Iguodala delivers. Even when he gets hit in the ballsEspecially, we just learned, when he gets hit in the balls. But we’re getting ahead of ourselve
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Scientists discover that coral can record history A Canadian study has discovered that coral is able to effectively record events in human history due to its ability to absorb the toxic metals released into the environment as a result of naval battles fought in their vicinity.
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‘Star Wars’ 3D Holograms Really TIE A Room Together I think that every Star Wars fan wants a hologram-projecting droid. At least, I do. These full-parallax Star Wars 3D hologram displays might be the next best thing. There’s one with R2 projecting Leia of course, but you can also get versions featuring Kylo Ren, the trench run battle and Han Solo in carbonite. There’s also a display that can be purchased separately to illuminate the holograms.
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Hackers Are Using Infected USB Drives to Attack Critical Infrastructure AP ImagesGovernment-sponsored hackers are using a clever trick to attack critical infrastructure like nuclear power plants, dams, and oil refineries. According to Eric Knapp, chief cybersecurity engineer at Honeywell, one third of malware found in critical infrastructure came from USB drives plugged in by users. Instead of trying to hack the actual infrastructure, which has beefed up security, hac
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Taking in the View: Lovely Vancouver Home Extends its Living Space Outdoors It is that time of the year again when you start to enjoy the weather outside and maybe head out for a picnic or two as well along with your family and friends. This expansive private residence dubbed ‘St. Georges’ in West Vancouver, British Columbia seems like a perfect retreat designed to enjoy such beautiful weather as you are draped in natural goodness. Nestled on a lot that offers captivating
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AR Issues: Why Indian Architects Need More Opportunities to Build at Home Courtesy of The Architectural Review ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this introduction to the May 2016 issue on Indian architecture, Editor Christine Murray highlights just some of the challenges facing the world’s second most populous country, arguing for a more respec
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What We’ll Wear To Mars Space The evolution of NASA’s space helmets How NASA’s space helmets evolved from the iconic bubble worn to the Moon to the futuristic BioSuit dome we’ll wear to Mars.
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Round up: The best free file compression software 2016 The best free file compression softwareWhy use file compression software?The most common use of file compression is to reduce the size of files before sending them as a single attachment (via email or a tool like WeTransfer). Compression also lets you save drive space by reducing the size of files you only use occasionally, and enables you to encrypt or password-protect many files at onceCompressi
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Using lasers to make data storage faster than ever As we use more and more data every year, where will we have room to store it all? Our rapidly increasing demand for web apps, file sharing and social networking, among other services, relies on information storage in the “cloud” – always-on Internet-connected remote servers that store, manage and process data. This in turn has led to a pressing need for faster, smaller and more energy-ef
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Physicists discover an infinite number of quantum speed limits (Phys.org)—In order to determine how fast quantum technologies can ultimately operate, physicists have established the concept of “quantum speed limits.” Quantum speed limits impose limitations on how fast a quantum system can transition from one state to another, so that such a transition requires a minimum amount of time (typically on the order of nanoseconds). This means, for example,
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WATG unveils plans for the world’s first freeform 3D-printed house WATG Urban Architecture designed the world’s first freeform 3D-printed house, and the proposal won first prize in the recent Freeform Home Design Challenge, sponsored by Branch Technology. The aptly named Curve Appeal is envisioned as a bubble-like structure with undulating slopes and space-age style. The design fuses a desire for connection to nature with efficient building technologies for a res
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Scientists want to perfect humanity with synthetic DNA Following a controversial top-secret meeting last month, a group of scientists have announced that they’re working on synthesizing human genes from scratch. The project, currently titled HGP-Write, has the stated aim of reducing the cost of gene synthesis to “address a number of human health challenges.” As the group explains, that includes growing replacement organs, engineering cancer
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Significant Digits For Friday, June 3, 2016 Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 9.4 pointsAverage simple error — that is, the difference between how a poll said the top two candidates in a primary performed and how they actually did — in the 2016 presidential primaries so far. The polls were a little worse than their average — 8.1 points — over the past five presidential cycles. Typic
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CRISPR gene-editing system unleashed on RNA Cutting tool could be used to study RNA’s role in disease.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20030
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DIY pro builds drill-powered skateboard, and it’s totally rad YouTuber Inspire to Make just became the king of DIY. He built a drill-powered electronic skateboard with just a few parts, and it looks like a totally rad ride. Read more…More about Gadgets, Technology, Diy, Tech, and Skateboard
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Policeman responds to pub fight, then slays ‘I Will Survive’ at karaoke LONDON — “Wacky Wednesday” at Waterloo Bar in Glasgow took on new meaning as things got even wackier when Sgt. Jon Harris unexpectedly took the stage after responding to an alleged assault.  SEE ALSO: Video of barman dancing to JT in the garden will induce foot-tapping You can watch Harris’ full performance below:  “I was pleased to see that once the incident had been professiona
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Norman Foster discusses Zaha Hadid’s “extraordinary” Capital Hill Residence Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: Norman Foster reflects on Zaha Hadid’s Capital Hill Residence in the first of a series of interviews with top architects, which Dezeen and Architizer filmed for our video tribute to Hadid last month (+ movie). (more…)
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How to Lock Down Your Privacy Settings on iOS Few of us spend time reading through license agreements or tweaking default options during app installations, so it’s all too easy to end up sharing more personal data than you really want to. Here are the key settings you need to be aware of on iOS to protect your data and exactly how to use them.Location, contacts, photos and moreiOS has a dedicated Privacy menu in Settings, which is the best pl
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How to Create a Portable Windows To Go USB Drive Do you ever work on computers that aren’t your own? Ever find yourself frustrated at not being permitted to install your own programs, or having to adapt to different settings after you’ve already personalized a computer so it works just right for you? What if I told you it didn’t have to be that way? What if I told you that you could carry around your own version of Windows in your pocket, ready
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The North Face Access Pack From crafting gear to conquering mountaintops, the TNF guys have come up with some to conquer the commute and everything that goes with it, too. The North Face Access Pack sports an easy access spring open main compartment, fleece-lined media pockets with ejector tabs, external stash pockets and more. The lightweight, durable frame is adorned with a reflective logo for added safety.
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Target has an in-store space for explaining the smart home Last year Target unveiled its Internet of Things “Open House” experiment in San Francisco. The goal was to create a shopping experience that would help customers figure out how connected devices work with each other. In the confusing and fragmented world of IoT, the retailer carved out a little corner of knowledge. Now it’s moving past the testing phase and opening a “connected livi
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Bug in iOS Photos app lets you zoom into every pixel of your photos Apple’s Photos app in iOS limits how much you can zoom in on an image in review mode, regardless of its resolution (we’re not referring to the digital zoom when shooting using the Camera app). While it isn’t a huge issue to not be able to view every pixel nor is it practical to do so, it’s definitely inconvenient at times when trying to scope out a detail, say a street sigh or that relative way in
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Video: Deconstructing Frank Gehry’s Fabled Guggenheim Bilbao This video series is realized in collaboration with ‘Architectures’ — a series presented by the Arts and Culture Bureau — offering unique views into the concepts and forms of built landmarks. every week, we present one building, accompanied by a short video from their youtube channel. The story of the Guggenheim Bilbao begins in 1991, when Thomas Krens, then director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim
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LYFE Floating Planter The LYFE Floating Planter is a combination of a standard planter, base and magnetism that allows plants to float, and rotate, wherever you’d like to grow something. The zero-gravity growing system was designed by someone who grew up with a botanist father and it was crafted with a geodesic planter that rotates over an oak base […]
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Apple staff voting on new community themes, including making Apple products affordable Apple is inviting staff to vote for one of 20 different ‘community themes,’ a list of worthy projects ranging from using technology to boost environmental sustainability to empowering the elderly. One of the projects is geared to making Apple products more available to those who would not normally be able to afford them. Our themes are a result of global collaboration, innovation, and passion. Th
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How an Indian home remedy became the newest alternative to coffee Listen up, cafes across the world are offering a new, healthier alternative to coffee. The rise of turmeric latte or golden milk, a sweetened blend of the Indian spice with nut milk, is closely linked to the recent superfood status accorded to turmeric. See also: This deconstructed coffee is peak hipsterdom and how the world ends Turmeric lattes have little in common with their caffeinated counter
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3 top-rated insect repellents that don’t contain DEET If you’re worried about mosquitos or ticks but don’t want to drown in DEET, Consumer Reports gives these DEET-free sprays top marks for shunning the loathsome disease-delivering monsters.
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The Best USB Mic on a Budget Image: Bryan Menegus/GizmodoThe prospect of “getting into audio” is a daunting one. After sifting through loads of conflicting information on gear and best practices, even the most basic setups for podcasters and musicians starts costing, and quickly. Hence, the rise of the plug-and-play USB microphone.They comes with stands and all the cables you’ll need. Many even have built in monitoring, pop f
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The Nuclear Option Could Be Best Bet to Combat Climate Change To cut CO2 pollution, experts argue for nuclear power — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The History of Humanity’s Bloody War Against the Mosquito From malaria to Zika, mosquitoes have been the primary vector of human suffering for centuries. Here’s how people have fought back. The post The History of Humanity’s Bloody War Against the Mosquito appeared first on WIRED.
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This Is What A Russian-American Expedition To The Arctic Looks Like Animals Men dressed as bears Even if Elon gets a lot of the attention these days, there are many other Musks in the world.
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Chocolate Chips Are the Secret Ingredient to a Shiny, Crackly Crust for Your Brownies I’ll be honest, when it comes to brownies, I tend to favor the box mixes, mainly because I haven’t found a homemade recipe that gives you that gorgeous, crackly, shiny crust. King Arthur Flour has cracked the shiny code however, and the secret is chocolate chips.In a series of delicious, chocolaty tests (which you can read all about by clicking the link below), PJ Hamel of King Arthur Flour found
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Use an Onion to Make Assembling Skewers and Kebabs Easier (and Safer) Skewers and kebabs are easy to make, and assembling them isn’t hard, but anyone who’s poked themselves on a skewer knows it can still suck. Luckily, all you need to speed up the process (and make it safer) is an onion—one you may be using anyway.First, get the meat and veggies for your skewers ready.. Rather than holding the skewer upwards and sliding everything down onto it, place the flat half o
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The 10 Best Videos You Missed This Week A new song from The Avalanches, three new trailers, your weekend listening, and a wild theory from Elon Musk. …Read More »
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Oregon Vineyard Estate House Has Best First-Floor Views Possible Normally you have to go up at least one flight for views that good Normally, you have to go up to at least the second floor to get those really good views, but no so in this custom home in Carlton, Oregon just put on the market for $4.5 million. Located in a farm called Abbey Road Farm, the property comes with 82 acres, an events center, a bed-and-breakfast, and a large barn complex, in addition
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Little girl receives a doll with a prosthetic leg like hers, cries tears of joy “It’s got a leg like me!”  A 10-year-old girl named Emma from Cypress, Texas, was recently surprised with the doll of her dreams, thanks to her parents and a company called A Step Ahead Prosthetics. The American Girl Doll was outfitted with a prosthetic leg, just like the one Emma has. Emma’s mother, Courtney Fletcher Bennett, posted a clip of the doll’s unboxing to Facebook, which has
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Sunday stuff submitted by hotpixel Fenix LD12HELM VanuatuSchrade SCHF14ZippoVictorinox SwissTool Spirit Multi-ToolFisher Space Pen With Clip
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LAs most dangerous intersection made safer with innovative crosswalk “scramble” Los Angeles’ Hollywood and Highland intersection is losing its notoriety as the most dangerous intersection for pedestrians after introducing a crosswalk “scramble.” The design gives the road entirely to pedestrians, allowing them to even cross the street diagonally when it is their turn. Amazingly, incidences of accidents have plummeted since the overhaul just six months ago. https://www.youtube.
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snøhetta wraps aesop düsseldorf with tiered crescent shelving snohetta’s concrete and timber interior is illustrated with a crescent shelving that curves around the space reminiscent of an amphitheater. The post snøhetta wraps aesop düsseldorf with tiered crescent shelving appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Get you a curved screen that does both Taiwanese company TPV Technology Group wants you to never struggle to find a charging port near your computer again. Its new U Surfing curved screen — with a 21:9 aspect ratio — works like a regular monitor, but also comes with a wireless charger and speaker built into its base. The U Surfing’s design looks lovely in these renders, but we should note that TPV Technology Group isn’t a well-known c
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After Excusing Obama’s Misdeeds, New York Times Now Attacks Trump for ‘Bold Claims of Presidential Power’ The New York Times just published a strong piece explaining why many legal experts believe Donald Trump’s agenda “is a recipe for a constitutional crisis.” As the Times notes, “Trump’s blustery attacks on the press, complaints about the judicial system and bold claims of presidential power collectively sketch out a constitutional worldview that shows contempt for the First Amendmen
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In Mexico City, a Battle Over a Building and the Art in Its Shadow It is a simple sculpture: 64 concrete pyramids that stand in a perfect circle around two-and-a-half acres of rippling, black volcanic rock
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This Incredible LEGO Space Shuttle Build Has It All NASA’s space shuttle program might be gone, but it certainly hasn’t been forgotten. The program had an enormous impact on space exploration, and countless science and space fans (myself included) have fond memories of watching shuttle launches and landings at school. LEGO builder Lia Chan created a fantastic tribute to the program with this recreation of the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 3
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Chore no more, Photomyne app digitizes entire album pages at once Apps that scan old photos are nothing new, but one stands out for its time-saving features. Photomyne, unlike other scanning apps, scans entire album pages at once, automatically separating each image into individual prints. The startup is less than a year old, but recently secured $2.6 million in seed funding and already has almost a million users – and over half of those users are using paid ver
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Live hands-Free With the Latest Self-Balancing Scooter from Ninebot and Segway Live hands-Free With the Latest Self-Balancing Scooter from Ninebot and SegwayThe miniPRO is the next step in the evolution of two-wheeled, self-balancing transportation. Built with advanced technology, the miniPRO automatically balances itself based on the rider’s movements, providing the most stable, hands-free ride imaginable. Segway and Ninebot utilized decades of combined industry knowledge t
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Week in Tech: Week in Tech: Samsung goes up a Gear, Asus destroys the MacBook Things move fast in the world of tech: no sooner have we been told that we’re entering the post-PC era than we’re facing the post-app era, where voice control actually works properly. Not only that, but components are becoming so small they can be stolen by insects, wearables are doing something much more useful than telling you how many steps you’ve walked, Warcraft is hitting the big screen and
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FoxType Breaks Down the Structure of Any Sentence So You Can Visualize It If you want to improve your grammar, you may find it helpful to analyze how sentences are structured. FoxType does the work for you, visually breaking down your sentences so you can see how each word functions.Tools like Grammarly can help fix grammatical mistakes as you type them, but if you’re curious about the structure of your sentence to begin with, FoxType can help. Simply enter your sentenc
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Failing livers transformed into healthy organs by virus therapy A relative of the cold virus has been used to transform bad cells in failing livers  into healthy cells, reducing scarring and improving liver function
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10 Stellar Travel Photography Instagram Accounts to Follow Be spirited away There’s just something about good travel photography. It is, in a word, transporting. From the comfort of your living room—or, more often, cubicle—a good shot of a Dutch field of tulips and windmills or a marvel of the built environment in India or Japan can give you a taste of the wider world, in seconds flat, sans jetlag. With Instagram such a prevalent visual medium these days
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Psychopathy need not be a disadvantage Persons with marked psychopathy are considered callous, cold, unrepentant, dishonest, and impulsive. At work, therefore, they can endanger the success of their entire team – at least that is the popular conception. But some people with psychopathic traits can also be different, research shows, because not all “psychopaths” are the same. Instead, at least two different facets of personali
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Testing blood metabolites could help tailor cancer treatment Testing for metabolic changes in the blood could indicate whether a cancer drug is working as designed, a new study reports. This new way of monitoring cancer therapy could speed up the development of new targeted drugs — which exploit specific genetic weaknesses in cancer cells — and help in tailoring treatment for patients.
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From a heart in a backpack to a heart transplant More than a year after leaving the hospital without a human heart, Stan Larkin, 25, trades his wearable total artificial heart for a real one. The surgery was a unique national triumph in efforts to replace the failing heart as heart disease grows and donor hearts remain scarce.
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Chile is generating so much solar power that it’s giving it away for free In recent years, Chile has invested so much in its solar power industry that the country is now generating more electricity from the sun than it knows what to do with. A new report reveals that spot prices on solar electricity dropped to zero for 113 days of the year through April, and many more days of free solar power are expected to come. Taking advantage of free solar power is a huge benefit f
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A 3D Tour of the International Space Station For All of Us Wannabe Astronauts There’s no shortage of footage showing what life aboard the International Space Station is like, but unless you’ve had a chance to spend some time there, the ISS’ sprawling and ever-expanding layout can be confusing. To help make better sense of it, the European Space Agency has created a narrated video tour of the space station—and it’s in 3D.Is it the same as actually spending a few months aboar
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Apple’s new 5K display will double as a graphics card Pumping enough pixels to fill up a 5K display — which has nearly 15 million of them — requires a little extra graphical muscle. That might be why Apple is putting a discrete […]
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Ordering food just got easier — Seamless and Grubhub now accept Apple Pay – CNET In case you thought using an app to order takeout takes too long.
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As Fear and Intolerance Of Marijuana Declined, So Did Adolescent Use A new analysis of data from a government-sponsored survey shows that marijuana use and abuse by teenagers declined as one state after another reduced penalties for possession and legalized cannabis for medical use. In my latest Forbes column, I explain how that outcome contradicts the predictions of leading pot prohibitionists:  Ever since 1996, when California became the first state to recogniz
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Patient trial confirms Wearable Artificial Kidney proof of concept The results of an exploratory clinical trial indicate that a wearable artificial kidney could be developed as a viable, new dialysis technology. Some redesigns would be required to overcome device-related, technical problems observed during the testing. The technology is being developed as an alternative to conventional hemodialysis for people with end-stage kidney disease. Such a device would all
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Enzyme with high potential for new cancer treatment identified A team of researchers has identified an enzyme that separates DNA replication from repair. This discovery could be of tremendous significance in the treatment of tumors.
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Ikea Going Green: Flat-Pack Giant Plans to Produce Its Own Power by 2020 The flat-pack furniture giant says it’ll produce more electricity than it needs in less than five years Soon, you could be getting a new power-packed offering from the Swedish furniture giant. Ikea has plans to become a net producer of electricity by 2020, investing in sustainability measures and additional energy production sources to generate more electricity than it consumes. The furniture com
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Particle ‘X’ may have snuffed out cosmic lithium New hypothesis seeks to reconcile theory and observations of the early universe
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SanDisk releases a faster, better USB-C flash drive SanDisk announced the second generation of its USB-C flash drive at Computex, and it’s faster, retractable, and now there’s a 128GB version. The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive features USB-C and USB-A connectors, which can be accessed by using the slider on the side of the drive. SanDisk has improved transfer speeds, which now reach up to 150MB/s thanks to USB 3.1. If you’r
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The passing of time, caught in a single photo | Stephen Wilkes Photographer Stephen Wilkes crafts stunning compositions of landscapes as they transition from day to night, exploring the space-time continuum within a two-dimensional still photograph. Journey with him to iconic locations like the Tournelle Bridge in Paris, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and a life-giving watering hole in heart of the Serengeti in this tour of his art and process.
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Princess Leia Has Received Her Own Political Attack Ad Election mania is sweeping the U.S., and not even fictitious politicians can escape the vicious cycle of attack ads.Read more…
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Buckster Bow Saw The Buckster Bow Saw by Filzer is a must have for any outdoor enthusiast. The lightweight saw collapses down compactly into a sturdy aluminum cylindrical tube measuring 48cm (19?) x 3.5cm (1.4?) in diameter, so that you can store it nicely in your backpack. Shred through deadfall and driftwood efficiently or cut logs up to 33cm (13?) in diameter. The insulating foam grip prevents slipping and keep
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Trntbl Turntable Old school style meets modern-day functionality, the Trntbl Turntable will not only play your vinyl records, but even allows for music to be streamed wirelessly to Sonos, AirPlay and Bluetooth speakers. There’s nothing else quite like this on the market, available in a black or soft creme with cool gold-finished buttons and a funky frosted platter.
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MIEC + MMAP / Alvaro Siza + Eduardo Souto de Moura © João Morgado Architects: Alvaro Siza , Eduardo Souto de Moura Location: Av. Unisco Godiniz, 4780 Santo Tirso, Portugal Area: 2156.83 sqm Project Year: 2012 Photographs: João Morgado Coordinators: Arq. José Carlos Nunes de Oliveira, Arq. Pedro Guedes Oliveira Collaborators: Arq. Blanca Macarron, Arq. Diogo Guimarães, Arq. Ana Patrícia Sobral, Arq. Eva Sanllehí,
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LinkedIn’s new tools let you peek behind the curtain at companies LinkedIn is making it easier for its users — especially businesses — to take a closer look at what’s going on inside the companies they follow, including their competitors. The company is rolling out a new set of tools, called premium insights, which help its premium users learn more about competitors and others in their industry. SEE ALSO: Don’t just copy and paste: 4 things to put on LinkedIn b
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Quality Linkage: Mixtapes, Omelettes, and Worthy Crises Welcome to this week’s edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links. Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax. * * * Illustration: Mark Garrison (based on the Arctic Slope Consulting Group’s Newtok Erosion Shoreline Map) Evicted by Climate Change » Madeline Ostrander of Hakai Magazine tells the story
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Facial Recognition Tech Will Soon End Your Anonymity in Public Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world, and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today. Most people barely notice their presence anymore — on the streets, inside stores, and even within our homes. We accept the fact that we are constantly being recorded because we expect this to have virtually no impact on our lives. But this balance may s
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Computex 2016: It’s a wrap! Just like that, Computex 2016 has come to an end. As in previous years, the show kicked off with ASUS’ big keynote presentation, but this time it wasn’t just laptops, tablets and smartphones — the company also unveiled its first home robot, Zenbo. We met up with Chairman Jonney Shih who gave us an exclusive demo of this $599 machine, so do check out our interview wit him. We also saw Intel launch
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Mood Ring House Located in an eclectic neighborhood in walking distance from the city center of Fayetteville, Arkansas, the design is born out of a mix of site limitations and opportunities, economic constraints, and programmatic requirements. With a skewed alignment to the lot lines, the siting preserves two established monumental Catalpa trees, orienting the house to take advantage of north light from a cleres
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The Story Behind the World’s Highest Sky Dive A year and a half ago, Alan Eustace, a Google senior vice president at the time, set an impressive record. With an exhilarating 14-minute journey from the upper stratosphere to the New Mexican desert, Eustace gained the title of world’s highest sky diver. The effort was famously discreet – only a close inner circle of family and engineers knew the project was happening – but a new documentary offe
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Snapchat secretly acquires Seene, a computer vision startup that lets mobile users make 3D selfies  Snapchat has acquired Seene (also known as Obvious Engineering) a couple of months ago, TechCrunch has learned. Seene lets you capture 3D models from your phone with a simple smartphone camera. Snapchat could use Seene’s format for a brand new category of selfie lenses, a new 3D photo format and potentially virtual reality projects. According to our sources, Snapchat was interested in… Read More
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Amola Flavored Sea Salt Not garlic. Not sugar. Not crispy fried onion topping. Salt is the most important item in your pantry. And if you’re still using a cylinder of Morton’s, it’s time for a major upgrade. Amola’s sea salts will turn boring, bland food into something insanely flavorful. Choose from Bacon Salt (put it on some fried eggs), […]
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Samsung Gear IconX Earphones Beyond smartphones, the two gadgets you see most often at the gym are fitness trackers and headphones. Samsung Gear IconX Earphones combine these two into a compact package. The ‘phones…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Sybrillo GoPro Gimbal Calling the Sybrillo a gimbal isn’t really fair. It does indeed function as a gimbal to give your attached GoPro gyroscopic stability as your body absorbs bumps, moguls, and whatever else terrain you’re covering, but this tiny controllable arm also pans, rolls, and tilts, helping you create complex shots via the included smartphone app. The app allows for both live control over camera angles as we
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Five soldiers dead, others missing amid record flooding in Texas At least five Fort Hood soldiers died on Thursday and four more were still missing on Friday after rushing floodwater flipped over a military truck during a training exercise at the Texas military base. Three more soldiers were taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  The incident comes as the state continues to be inundated by heavy rains that have sent rivers to rec
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Face it, the Olympics won’t be axed. We need to Zika-proof them Cancelling the $11-billion Games in Brazil is not a realistic option but there are things we can do to hinder the spread of Zika, says Debora MacKenzie
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Blue Origin scores NASA partnership for delivering new technologies to space SpaceX has already been working with NASA for some time, with the private space agency delivering supplies to the ISS with its reusable rockets, but now rival Blue Origin has landed a similar partnership. The Jeff Bezos-owned space tourism company is now approved for helping NASA deliver new technologies to the edge space for testing. This will be done with … Continue reading
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Meet Vi, the AI-based personal trainer that lives in your headphones You’re not hearing voices — that’s just your artificial intelligence-powered personal trainer whispering sweet nothings to you (or rather, coaching you to success). Meet Vi, heralded as a first-of-its-kind AI personal trainer, whose recently launched Kickstarter campaign has already blown past its initial funding goal of $100,000. Contained in a set of high-tech headphones, Vi is a new kind of wea
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Do Ramadan like a boss with these 5 apps Needless to say, you probably shouldn’t need a smartphone notification to remind you to make time for reflection, worship, and devotion to God. However, in our fast-paced times, it’s easy to lose track of even the most important things. Seeing as there’s an app for just about everything under the sun — or in this particular case, the crescent moon– here’s a roundup of our favorite Ramadan apps on
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This awesome interactive music encyclopedia will geek you out While many music enthusiasts have attempted to build a comprehensive timeline of the history and progression of music genres (like this one and that one), no platform has been as thorough as MusicMap. Developed by Kwinten Crauwels, MusicMap is an interactive online encyclopedia that visualizes the origin and evolution of over 200 music genres in the period between 1870 and 2016. However, what make
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First Freeform 3D Printed House Is as Futuristic-Looking as You Would Expect It is set to start production in 2017 Chicago-based architecture firm WATG won first prize in a 3D printing design competition with this house, which will is now set to begin the planning phases for actual production at the Tennessee lab of Branch Technology, which hosted the competition. And when you hear “freeform 3D printed house,” this is probably something along the lines of what y
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Stabylizr Steadycam For Gopro The GoPro camera is a handy accessory that many people now carry with them. The small 360 video camera was a real marvel, and now it can be made even better with this brilliant accessory. The STABYLIZR Steadycam For GoPro ($146) does exactly what the name implies. It will ensure your GoPro keeps steady and Read More
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Vizio Smartcast M-Series 50″ Display Vizio caught the attention of many people with their popular tablet-controllable P-Series of televisions. While they were a very impressive technological achievement their cost might have been a little too high for some. Thankfully that’s an issue of the past now because Vizio has released their new Vizio Smartcast M-Series 50″ Display ($850). It features Read More
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Samsung’s Wireless Earbuds and Smartwatch Let You Leave The Phone Behind Gadgets The IconX earbuds and Gear Fit 2 are truly wireless fitness gadgets Samsung’s Wireless Earbuds and Smartwatch Let You Leave The Phone Behind…
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Girls in STEM | Lexy Lipsh & Kylie Trousil | TEDxDePereMiddleSchool STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, is a broad career field with a lot of great opportunities. However, females currently make up a smaller percentage of these careers than males. Kylie and Lexy aim to change that! This talk is all about the awesomeness that is STEM and why females should be lining up to get involved. Lexy is a seventh grade student at DePere Middle School. She en
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Personalizing the Refugee Crisis | Tima Kurdi | TEDxEastVan Speaking from a refugees perspective, in this very moving talk Tima Kurdi explains how a simple photograph of her nephew ‘the boy on the beach’ galvanized the world into action, yet it shouldn’t have taken tragedy to motivate us. She encourages everyone not to be silent, instead use your voice to plant seeds of hope and recognize we are all the same. A Kurdish woman from Syria, Tima immigrated to
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Scientists Observe Self -Sorting Phenomena of Artificial Nanofibers in Real Time Similar to the way in which ants helped the Greek goddess Psyche in sorting a room filled with various grains, cells organize molecules into strong, functional fibers – but without any assistance….
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New Nanoprobe Holds Potential for Better Batteries and Fuel Cells A novel tool that can help improve batteries and fuel cells was developed by a group of American and Chinese scientists. Battery technology has traversed milestones after Alessandro Volta had first…
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MSU Researcher Successfully Classifies Carbon Nanotubes’ “Stuffing” Marianna Kharlamova (the Lomonosov Moscow State University Department of Materials Science) examined different types of carbon nanotubes’ “stuffing” and classified them according to the…
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Dentin Nanostructures Superior than Synthetic Filling Material Dentin is one of the most durable biological materials in the human body. Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to show that the reason for this can be traced…
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Researchers Use Nanoprobes to Compare Mechanical Responses of Healthy and Cancerous Cells Giving blood cells a gentle squeeze can reveal a great deal about their health. To find out more, researchers in France have used a tiny force probe to compare the mechanical responses of healthy and…
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Soothing pyramidal LED lamp illuminates etchings of familiar cityscapes The LED-powered All Around Lamp was first featured at Milan Design Week 2016, hosted by Local Design Australia. Its ambient light shines through plastic panels etched with various landmarks from Milan and Sydney, chosen as homages to the cities integral to the exhibit. Novozhilova also offers personalized etchings for those interested in owning her creations, which come in either a large or a smal
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Our Top Tools For A Successful Shower Shave Pimp your morning shaving routine with these shower friendly tools. The post Our Top Tools For A Successful Shower Shave appeared first on The Manual.
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Avegant’s wearable cinema gets more game-friendly features Avegant’s wearable cinema is getting a software update that makes it an even more tempting purchase, especially for gamers. The new firmware adds plug-and-play 3D support, enabling you to enjoy 3D content on the PlayStation 4. In addition, the gear now works with any PC game that’s compatible with NVIDIA’s 3D Vision, and all units now get head tracking, which you can activate by holding the bottom
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Bosch’s Home Zone system takes self parking to a whole new level – Roadshow With a little push from a guiding hand, Home Zone Park Assist can navigate some very tricky routes without driver intervention.
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3 ways to recover an older version of an existing file Jim Wilkerson tells me that he “opened a WordPad document that I have been working on for about two weeks…the last ten or so pages were not there.”You can’t recover an older version of an existing file the way you can recover deleted ones. The file, as it existed last Wednesday, has almost certainly been overwritten by a later version. But hopefully, there may be older versions of that file else
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Valve’s Steam Machines aren’t gaining steam, but they inspired wonderful creations The Linux-based Steam Machine platform hasn’t exactly picked up steam.Valve recently reported that it had sold more than 500,000 Steam Controllers since November, when they rolled out alongside Steam Machines. Valve later confirmed to Ars Technica that those 500,000 controllers included ones that were sold as a package with new Steam Machines.Assuming some controllers were sold separately, it ap
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The Louvre and Muse dOrsay have shut their doors amid Paris floods Insane flooding in France has prompted the evacuation of thousands of people, and now famed museums in Paris are worried about the rising River Seine. The river is the highest it’s been in 30 years, and is expected to creep higher. The Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay announced plans to close so they can protect their art. Water levels haven’t broken records yet, but more rain could fall this weekend.
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It’s Time To Ignore Petty Politics and Focus On ‘Transformative’ Tech: Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman at Alphabet in an interview said that we need to focus more on the possibilities of advances in biology and medicine as well as AI. But he feels people are spending “all our time arguing about political issues that are ultimately not that important.” He urges people to stop doing that and work on things that are transformative. He added: “We’ve gone
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Huge changes may be in store for Apple’s MacBook Pro That rumor about Apple redesigning the MacBook Pro might come true after all. Corroborating a previous report from KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, Cult of Mac claims to have obtained photos of what could be the aluminum casing for a new MacBook Pro. SEE ALSO: New MacBook Pro might have an OLED touch bar instead of function keys The “spy shots” reveal what appears to be a 13-inch Ma
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Will NY scrap old law to allow self-driving cars? Legislators are trying to update a 45-year-old New York state law that currently makes self-driving cars illegal. As reported by Gothamist, New York is the only US state legally requiring drivers to keep at least one hand on the steering wheel when the vehicle is moving. This technicality makes it illegal to test or demonstrate autonomous vehicles in the state, while also forbidding the use of pa
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Crow Attacks Have Gotten So Bad That a Scientist Built a Tool to Map the Carnage Vancouver’s Canuck the Crow, seen in this photo from the bird’s Facebook page. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook, The Crow and IOn June 2, an anonymous Vancouver resident was violently attacked from behind while walking through the city’s downtown.“Two crows swooped down and started scratching my head I then started running, and screaming, and they flew after me and kept scratching my head,” the vict
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The Weekend Agenda Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
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Alec Baldwin Plays a Futuristic Puppetmaster in This Trippy Clip From Andron Indie science fiction thriller Andron just kind of appeared out of nowhere, but it’s hard to ignore any film that casts Alec Baldwin as the sinister host of a game show that involves cruelly manipulating the minds of its unwilling players.Read more…
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Facebook is forcing Android users to download the Messenger app It’s been roughly two years since Facebook decided to strip the chat functionality from their smartphone app. Instead of letting users just download a single app for all of their Facebooking tasks, the company forced users to install a new app to chat, called Messenger. Of course, you could get around that by choosing to go to the mobile Facebook … Continue reading
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Round up: The best free anti-spyware and anti-malware software 2016 The best anti-spyware and anti-malware softwareThe best free protection for your PCUsing an internet-connected PC without anti-spyware and anti-malware protection is rather like walking through the bad bit of town covered in bling, waving big wads of notes around and shouting “I am very bad at fighting!” Luckily you don’t need to have big wads of notes to ensure that you don’t get ripped
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Add a spotlight to 3DR Solo drone to create dramatic lighting effects outdoors There’s only so much you can do with a light on a stand, but a new product from Fiilex is taking lighting skyward – literally. The Fiilex AL250 Light For Solo is designed to work with the 3DR Solo drone for lighting without the stand. While the light will also work with a drone-mounted camera, the product also shows potential for lighting up shots from the ground, from light painting to illuminati
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Here are 10 astounding pictures of the world’s longest railway tunnel Heralded as the construction project of the century, the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland is among the world’s most ambitious tunnel projects, spanning more than 35 miles and taking 17 years to build. The tunnel, which opened on June 1, runs under the Alps and connects the Swiss municipalities of Erstfeld and Bodio. The architectural marvel is the longest and deepest railway tunnel in the world
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Google’s self-driving cars are being tested in four cities. Is one near you? From all the press and attention Google’s self-driving cars get you’d think it would be difficult to turn a corner in a major U.S. city without seeing one. The reality is a bit different, however, and the latest Google Self-Driving Car Project Monthly Report has the details. So in total, while you might have guessed at least a couple hundred cars were roaming around the nation, as of May 31 there
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Leave the amp at home: Twin-speaker guitar throws out authentic tones Showing off your shred skills to your friends can be less than satisfying using an electric guitar on its own. But lugging amps, effects and cables to the beach or campsite ain’t exactly practical. And finding sockets nearby to power your fretboard athletics – forget it. Which is where guitars packing built-in speakers and effects come in handy. The latest to join the likes of the Fusion Guitar
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Gene circuits in live cells can perform complex computations Living cells are capable of performing complex computations on the environmental signals they encounter.
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Walmart is testing grocery deliveries with Uber and Lyft Online grocery deliveries are commonplace in Europe, but America’s size makes it difficult for even the largest firms to offer it nationwide. That’s why Walmart is teaming up with Uber and Lyft to test a delivery service for online shoppers. All a user has to do is order their usual groceries online and a Walmart employee will gather all of it together. When ready, an Uber or Lyft will be called a
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Hiring Really Is Slowing Down There is no longer any doubt about it: Job growth is slowing.U.S. employers added 38,000 jobs in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. That’s far short of economists’ expectations and marks the worst month for hiring since the jobs recovery began in earnest in 2010. The government also revised down its estimate for job growth in March and April by a combined 59,000 jobs. Altogether, the
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A Guide to Shopping for Outdoor Furniture Five tips for navigating the market and finding quality pieces As an interior designer with J.S. Brown Design, Scott Brown has beautified interiors along the West Coast for 30 years, from Mexico to his home base in Bend, Oregon. “Fifteen or twenty years ago,” he says, “The outside was all but forgotten.” Now, he frequently has clients requesting equally savvy backyard destinat
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Meet Victorion, the first all-female Transformers combiner When someone asks you who the most badass Transformers is, you say Devastator. You could say Grimlock, and there are arguments in favor of him, but you’d be wrong. Transformers combiners are more […]
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How supercomputers are improving global food security | Laura Boykin | TEDxPerth Laura uses genetic data to combat a major cause of food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa. By understanding the whitefly’s evolution and discovering genetic variations in the whitefly species, Laura has developed ways to combat their damaging effect on cassava. Using genomics and supercomputing, Laura helps smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa protect this most important crop. She also works t
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Art as a Driver for Development | Luis Gabriel Cuervo | TEDxStoneRidgeSchool How can art highlight research and drive development? How can researches and scientists use their artistic side elicit change? Dr. Cuervo is an MD with a specialty in family medicine whose career has focused on integrating research with health care, health policy and prevention. His initial involvement in research was as an undergraduate student and intensified during his pursuit of an MSc in Clin
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Coral Gardening: Frontline in the Battle Against Climate Change | Dr Austin Bowden-Kerby | TEDxSuva Austin is one of the worlds first pioneers in ‘Coral Gardening’. He is a leading expert in the most effective ways to restore coral degradation on reefs in the Caribbean and Pacific and incredibly passionate about the important role coral reefs play for our entire planet. Austin’s talk locates coral reefs at the frontline in the battle against the effects of climate change. He argues our reefs are
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Financial Inclusion Under Fire | Gabriel Abed | TEDxBridgetown Gabriel Abed asks, what does financial inclusion really look like and how can we achieve it? He proposes a complete overhaul of the current financial system if we are to make this a reality. But what do we replace it with? Gabriel Abed began exploring cryptocurrencies, and their underlying Distributed Ledger Technology, during his undergraduate study as early as 2010. An alumnus of the University
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The Efficiency Paradox | Niklas Modig | TEDxUmeå During this lecture I will talk about something that I think is extremely interesting: What is efficiency? It is a term that everyone uses, but very few understand. I would argue that 98% of all organizations have an incorrect understanding of what “true” efficiency really is. We tend to over focus on individual and functional performance. We think that efficient “islands” is a good thing. Th
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Using Big Data to Predict Health Problems Before They Start | Lincoln Sheets | TEDxMU Lincoln Sheets’ research focuses on combining evidence-based medicine with information technology and business strategy, to improve health outcomes in underserved rural and minority communities of the United States and around the world. Lincoln Sheets is a physician and medical researcher, currently completing a doctorate in clinical informatics at the University of Missouri. His research focuses
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Want to bring value? Dare to be different! | Aleksandra Kunysz | TEDxWroclawUniversityOfEconomics Every year universities release thousands of graduates who share background, point of view, opinions and values. False. Every person has unique characteristics and brings other ideas, it’s just easier to pretend to be like everyone else. As soon as you decide to leave the comfort zone, rise you hand and say ‘I disagree’, magic happens. Aleksandra organizes programming workshops for beginners. She
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The Financial Morality Gap | Syeda Islam | TEDxYouth@SRDS In her talk on the TEDxYouth@SRDS stage, Syeda Islam discusses the gap between moral wealth and financial wealth. Syeda is a fourteen year old freshman who tends to spend her time over-thinking. Today she will share some of her thoughts regarding people in different financial situations and how it causes differences in what they prioritize and how everyone at one time or another needs a reality ch
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Improv & ideation: Why Are We Most Creative When We Lie? | Kyle Gunby | TEDxMU Kyle Gunby knows a lot about lying; he does have a mother, after all. Gunby is the captain of Comedy Wars, a short-from improvisational comedy troupe, and co-founder of ThreadBare, a gender-neutral thrift clothing store, experiences that have more in common than one might expect. An improviser since birth, much like everyone else, Kyle believes that every human has the capability to spontaneously
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Tronc: The 30 best jokes about Tribune Publishing’s new name Tronc. Few words have garnered as much hilarity in such a short period of time. On Thursday, Tribune Publishing announced that the historic media company would rename itself “tronc.”  Media Twitter nearly lost its mind. For hours after the announcement, the jokes rolled in. They’re still going strong as of Friday morning. Disastrous company rebrandings aren’t particularly new, even for
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8 Hidden Gems on Netflix You Need to Watch Every month, it seems every lifestyle website on the planet releases a list of the things coming to Netflix. Hell, we do it, and it’s one of our most well-read columns. People love knowing what they can Netflix and chill to. But what about the hidden gems—those movies, documentaries, and TV shows that you wouldn’t […]
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Researchers uncover how ‘silent’ genetic changes drive cancer Small molecules called tRNA, whose job is to help translate genes into proteins, are not usually considered important for understanding the causes of disease. But a new study shows that fluctuations in some tRNAs may in fact influence the progression of breast cancer.
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Scientists find surprising magnetic excitations in a metallic compound Scientists have found magnetic excitations in a metallic compound whose main source of magnetism is the orbital movement of its electrons. Their discovery challenges conventional wisdom that these excitations are only found in materials whose magnetism is dominated by the spin of its electrons.
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Cancer cell immunity in the crosshairs: Worth the expense? Scientists have found unique genetic alterations that could indicate whether expensive immune checkpoint inhibitors would be effective for a particular patient. Their study reports that genetic alterations affecting a part of the PD-L1 gene increases the production of the protein, allowing cancer cells to escape detection by the immune system.
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Today’s Best Deals: GreenWorks Tools, Pebble Time Steel, Anker HomeVac, and More GreenWorks lawn tools, Pebble Time watches, and a convertible Anker vacuum lead off Friday’s best deals. Read more…
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Watching a SpaceX Rocket Land on a Drone Barge Never Gets Old We usually see rocket launches and landings from above. But there’s something about seeing the whole thing happen from the ground-up that’s just so much better.Read more…
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Today’s Best Deals: GreenWorks Tools, Pebble Time Steel, Anker HomeVac, and More GreenWorks lawn tools, Pebble Time watches, and a convertible Anker vacuum lead off Friday’s best deals.Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more, and don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.Top D
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Now HoloLens lets you check your mail in a wall-sized mixed reality version of Outlook Some of you out there may hope to play Minecraft and other games on the HoloLens, and one day you might! But Microsoft’s focus with its augmented reality platform is still all about the workplace. On Friday, Microsoft’s Outlook team announced the roll out of Outlook Mail and Calendar to HoloLens. The new apps are available now in the Windows Store for anyone with a HoloLens Development Edition.
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Friday A/V Club: Your Dad’s Rock Idols Explain Whitewater Ever since the news broke that Trump plans to use the Clintons’ old scandals in the general-election campaign, us media folk have been dreading the prospect of explaining the convoluted Whitewater affair to young readers and viewers. Fortunately, we have help. From March of 1994, when both Phil Hartman and Kurt Cobain were still alive, here is Saturday Night Live’s helpful USA for Africa-style pr
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As President, Gary Johnson Would Consider Pardoning Edward Snowden Earlier in the week, former Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledged that Edward Snowden had performed a “public service” by revealing to Americans that their private phone records were being gathered and stored by the National Security Agency (NSA). He nevertheless thinks Snowden should face a trial. Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has other ideas. He told Newsma
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7 Methods to Optimize Windows 10 For Gaming If you’ve grown up gaming on a Windows PC, you should know that Windows 10 is our final frontier. Although there is a strong online user force attempting to resist Microsoft’s aggressive marketing scheme, a growing number of users are settling in to the newest Windows installment. Windows 10 is a great OS for gamers because it incorporates many useful features and programs, but the grass is not al
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Zemi Aria Powerful in every sense, the Zemi Aria is a speaker straight from the minds of internationally lauded designers Francesco Pellisari and Ron Arad. Crafted to complement the coolest of contemporary settings, beneath the rigid-low resonance casing rests wonders such as two silk dome tweeters, three 125W amps, and a carbon composite woofer.
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Twitter briefly considered bidding for Yahoo Twitter briefly entertained the idea of a merger with Yahoo, and senior Twitter staff met Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to discuss a possible deal.The companies met “several weeks ago,” sources told the New York Post, but Twitter broke off the talks soon after, the newspaper reported Thursday night.Yahoo put its core Internet business up for sale in December, after giving up hope of finding a tax-effi
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The best cable modem By David Murphy This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read the full article here. After researching 88 cable modems this year, the Arris SURFboard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 remains the cable modem we recommend for most people. It’s compatible with seven of the nine biggest ISPs—including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, and Charter—and it supports
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EU and U.S. officials sign ‘umbrella’ data protection agreement The European Commission has signed a landmark agreement with the U.S. in its quest to legitimize the transatlantic flow of European Union citizens’ personal information. No, it’s not the embattled Privacy Shield, which the Commission hopes to conclude later this month, but the rather flimsier-sounding umbrella agreement or, more formally, the U.S.-EU agreement “on the protection of persona
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A YouTuber’s Goofy Helmet Lets You Operate a Human Like a Remote-Controlled Car In X-Men, characters use a shiny, grey “Cerebro” helmet to detect other mutants. In the real world, an industrious YouTuber has morphed the prop into a tool that lets people remote-control a human being like a toy car. In a YouTube video, helmet creator Allen Pan swerves from left to right as he is “remote-controlled” by his friend using a technique called “galvanic vestibular stimulation”—a proce
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Autodromo Group B Evoluzione An aerospace aluminum wristwatch inspired by the golden age of racing.
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What impact might Brexit have on UK agriculture? With the United Kingdom’s referendum on continued membership in the European Union (EU) approaching, experts are considering the impact of a vote to leave (‘Brexit’) on numerous aspects of UK society, including agriculture.
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UK Gov’t Creating Secret Mega Database On Citizens Without Informing Parliament Alexander J Martin, reporting for The Register: The Home Office is secretly creating a centralised database on the good folk of Britain without presenting the capability increases to the public or subjecting them to Parliamentary scrutiny. The Register can reveal the project, which was described as simply a “replatforming” of the department’s aging IT infrastructure, has already begun to
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Israeli Scout Robot Packs A Glock Pistol Military Lethal remotely-controlled force Dogo is a gun-carrying robot.
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Don’t want to be in your 360 footage? There’s a robot for that With 360 degree cameras, every image is an immersive selfie, but what if you don’t want to be in the picture? A new product could just change that. Double Robotics has developed a 360 Camera Dolly  (via Cnet) that allows videographers to move the camera around while recording, without getting in the shot. The dolly comes from the startup Double Robotics, the team behind the telepresence robot that
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Highly tuned catalytic controls You could think of bioorthogonal chemistry as a discreet valet or concierge that steers two world leaders to a private meeting without making noise or trouble along the way. The valet is a catalyst of sorts, arranging the meeting to expedite a result that would not otherwise happen. Now, new work has given the valet an upgraded GPS and a turbo-charged engine, allowing for faster, more precise reac
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Physicist develops new model for speed, motion of solar flares A physicist who has developed a new model that predicts the speed of solar plasma during solar flares has likening it to the path traveled by a thrown baseball.
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Meaningful work not created, only destroyed, by bosses, study finds Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work — but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows.
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Uber’s food delivery service is coming to London In some parts of the world, Uber is known for more than just helping people get from A to B. UberEats, for example, is a food delivery service the company runs in various large North American cities, Paris, and as of a week ago, Singapore. It even has its own dedicated app in some places, and there are more than a few clues knocking around that point to the service launching in London in the near
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Breaking down the biggest news from Code Conference: space travel, AI, and more This week on a late night, sleep-deprived Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter reunite in Los Angeles to attend Recode’s Code Conference and meet up with Lauren Goode and Casey Newton to give their take on the interviews and throw in a few anecdotes from the night. For those of you who commented last week about missing the weekly show we (lovingly) call a “train wreck,” well, here you go. Also,
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Mecanoo’s Design for the University of Manchester’s Engineering Campus Eyes the Future Courtesy of Mecanoo The University of Manchester’s Mecanoo-designed engineering campus has received planning permission from the Manchester City Council, greenlighting the £350 million project. The Manchester Engineering Campus Development is part of the University’s campus masterplan, meant to bring together a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific community and to consolidate the Univ
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Nepal seeks to drain giant glacial lake near Everest Nepali soldiers have kicked off efforts to partially drain a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, fearing possible flooding that could threaten the lives of thousands, an army official said Friday.
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Skyrmions—magnetic vortices for IT of the future Magnetic vortices – so-called skyrmions – were predicted theoretically more than 25 years ago, but it has only been possible to observe them experimentally in magnetic materials in recent years. Skyrmions are stable, can have a diameter of just a few nanometres, and can be moved efficiently by electrical currents. Therefore, they are presently being discussed as candidates for high density, energy
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Link Makes Any Watch A Smartwatch Smart watches might be a new piece of tech in the world however they are having a hard time winning over fans of more traditional watches. But now you can have the best of both worlds with the new LINK System ($249). Designed by Wearatec based in Toronto Canada the LINK will add a variety Read More
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The Stealth Kitchen The Stealth Kitchen ($CALL) has been expertly crafted and designed by professionals from Resource Furniture. Designed to quite literally hideaway into the wall, the stealth kitchen is just the thing for people who want space for their dinning and food preparation even if they are confined to a small kitchen area. By using even the Read More
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Geosciences team to place GPS sensors around Tanzanian volcano in effort to predict eruptions Tanzania’s Ol Doinyo Lengai is unique for two reasons: It’s the only active volcano that erupts natroncarbonatite lava, and it’s within a region where the Earth’s surface is just beginning to rift apart.
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Synaptics’ under-glass fingerprint reader is almost here It was just a month ago when LG Innotek unveiled its under-glass fingerprint sensor, but it’s clearly not the only company working on this space. At Computex, the folks over at Synaptics were kind enough to let me take a sneak peek at a similar technology that they’ve been working on for two years. For some reason, photography was forbidden, but the prototype was simply a special glass trackpad —
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You’re not crazy — the Facebook font does look different Helvetica has been Facebook’s font of choice for a long time, but some keen-eyed users noticed a slight change while browsing their news feeds Friday. Facebook is testing out a new, thinner font for some desktop users, and it’s called Geneva. SEE ALSO: Why Internet links are blue, and what Google’s ‘black’ experiment means Here’s a look at the new font vs. the old: Old font Image: facebook N
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Tasmanian devil returns to San Diego Zoo after getting a pacemaker Nick the Tasmanian devil is making history. After medical professionals discovered that San Diego Zoo resident, Nick, had an irregular heartbeat, he became the second Tasmanian devil in the United States to receive a pacemaker. SEE ALSO: Zookeeper plays with lions using super-sized cat toy Nick’s routine healthcare checkup showed he had an arrhythmia, according to a video on the San Diego Zoo web
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Putting a Piñata on a Flying Drone Seemed Like a Good Idea at First Piñatas are already notoriously difficult to hit while wearing a blindfold and dizzy from spinning. But trying to hit a piñata perched atop a flying drone, and not hanging from a tree, is a even greater challenge. The payoff is well worth the difficulty, though, because in addition to candy flying everywhere, you might be lucky enough to smash an annoying drone right out of the sky.[YouTube via La
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Teen Who ‘Discovered’ Lost Maya City Says Scientists Are Jealous Last month, Canadian teen William Gadoury created a sensation by claiming to have discovered a lost Maya city using star maps . Experts said it was utter nonsense and quickly shrugged it off. Gadoury has now spoken to National Geographic, and it’s clear the teen is not backing down.Read more…
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BLUE: Clean Air in a Super Cool Swedish System It may look like a fancy push-button bin – at a push, an attractive side table. However,  BLUE is a super efficient air purifier, though its simple design has no exterior bells or whistles. It’s very quiet in fact, which is part of its appeal. At its inception in 2014 it won an Envisioneering Innovation & Design Award at IFA Berlin, for  ‘innovations that break new ground’  in tec
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What Would Success (or Failure) Look Like for the Libertarian Party This Year? New at Reason The Libertarian Party nominated as their president and vice president two former Republican governors, Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld of Massachusetts, at their convention in Orlando, Florida over Memorial Day weekend. Reason TV was there to ask delegates and candidates what the party aims to achieve this year and what sort of vote totals and electoral breakthroughs would constitute
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‘She Looked 18’ Not content to spread false sex-work statistics in the media and legislature, Indiana activists and officials have now put up billboard advertisements to promote their anti-fact, anti-prostitution message. One billboard—emblazoned at the top with “‘She looked 18.’ She’s not” —claims that 13-years-old is “the average age kids are first used in the sex trade.” Any way you slice
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 12.9-inch iPad Pro from $550, Transcend JetDrive 256GB $125, Bluetooth Car Kit $20, more Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Best Buy is taking up to $249 off 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Wi-Fi 32GB from $550 w/ .edu (Reg. $799), more Save $429 on Apple’s 12.9-inch 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular by going w/ a r
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Chevy’s 2017 Silverado gets a functional hood scoop for easier breathing Hood scoops look cool, but sometimes that’s all they do. Carmakers are often tempted to slap a non-functional hood scoop onto a new model, hoping consumers will envision performance capabilities the engine underneath doesn’t really have. However, the scoop on the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD is the real deal. In addition to making Chevy’s big truck look like a muscle car, the scoop should provide s
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Mechanisms of persistent infection for the human T-cell leukemia virus New research has revealed the mechanisms of persistent latent infection of the human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1). This is an important achievement that may contribute to the prevention of refractory leukemia, a form of leukemia in which leukemic cells do not respond well to treatment.
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Here Is the One Building That Architecture Critics Unanimously Agree On A 1971 office building in San Francisco is a cult hit The single building that all architecture critics unanimously love is, as it turns out, a 1971 five-story commercial office building in San Francisco’s South Financial District. You’ve probably never heard of 145 Natoma Street, and neither some of the architecture critics, but they keep encountering it due to its proximity to the newly opened
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T. rex May Have Had Lips A University of Toronto paleontologist suggests the predator’s teeth were hidden behind scaly skin when not on the hunt — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Narrow the Gapp Shows You How Unequal Pay Varies by Industry The gender pay gap is still an issue, and it’s wider in some industries than others. Lifehacker founder Gina Trapani has developed a tool to tell you just how much pay varies between men and women in specific industries.Trapani’s Narrow the Gap tool provides educational resources on the issue, and it’s also useful for seeing what the numbers look like based on your own industry. Simply enter your
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Technique could help climate models sweat the small stuff A team of physicists and mathematicians has come up with a statistical technique that puts the fine details back into computer simulations of large-scale phenomena like air circulation in the atmosphere and currents in the ocean.
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The Navy’s Futuristic New Diving Helmet Turns Sailors Into Minions Image: Navy / Bryan MenegusThe Navy is developing a new diving helmet fitted with something called Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD). It’s essentially a fancy underwater HUD. But really, the whole setup basically looks like a high tech Minion costume.The new Minion device, announced yesterday, is a “high-resolution, see-through head-up display embedded directly inside of a diving helmet.” It
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Hispanic Voters Will Decide Bernie Sanders’s Fate in California Three recent surveys from highly rated polling firms (Marist College, Field and Public Policy Institute of California) show Bernie Sanders just 2 points behind Hillary Clinton in California. Clinton is ahead by double digits, however, in other polls, including one that has her up by 18 percentage points. It’s making for another confusing finish in a primary season that has already had plenty of th
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Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins The students of the University of Colorado Denver have been hard at work designing these amazing and highly fashionable Colorado Outward Bound Micro-Cabins ($NFS). Designed to house both educators and students from the University the cabins were built quickly and feature a two-part frame design that features a frame and box that form together. Birch plywood Read More
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Nikola One Electric Semi-Truck The environmental dream of an all-electric future could be one step closer with the new Tesla Nikola One Electric Semi-Truck ($350K).  It features a 2000 HP engine and six by six all-wheel drive. For extra power, it features a gas powered turbine and can haul nearly 2000 poundS more than its competitors. Who ever said a Read More
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Colossal golf-course alligator gets brilliant ‘Jurassic Park’ remix – CNET There’s a new dino in the park and it’s the star of a viral video showing a scaly beast moseying across a golf course.
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Democrats Are Uber Hypocrites It’s in vogue for Democrats to decry the sharing economy as exploitative and unsafe. Cities across the country, nearly all of them headed by liberals, have cracked down on companies like Lyft and Airbnb that allow regular people to earn money by providing rides across town or renting out their spare bedrooms. Austin, Texas, recently regulated ride-sharing out of existence completely, while New Yo
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A Synthetic Dog Made Of Nightmares, A Nerf Drone, And Other Amazing Images Science Plus, the spectacular birth of a star A vertical gallery of this week’s best images.
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Therapeutic antibody eculizumab caught in action Scientists have used X-rays to understand how the therapeutic antibody eculizumab prevents our immune system from destroying red blood cells and damaging kidney tissue.
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Constructing shale gas sites Extracting gas from shale rock not only causes environmental disturbances below ground, the surface infrastructure required to drill the wells can cause a variety of problems above ground. Minimizing the environmental consequences above-ground is possible, but at a cost to the developers. However, a new study suggests that the additional cost to developers is far smaller than the savings made to t
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EFF’s stupid patent of the month, predicted by a 1998 Star Trek spinoff (credit: EFF / Paramount ) Have you ever read a patent and thought, “I feel like I’ve seen that in a Star Trek episode?” Well, this month the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s patent sharpshooters have found a patent that quite literally had all of its key claim elements described by Star Trek—specifically, a 1998 episode of Deep Space Nine. Earlier this week, EFF lawyer Vera Ranieri
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Google Considers Making A “Big Red Button” To Stop Dangerous A.I. In An Emergency Technology In conjunction with A.I. doomsayer Nick Bostrom’s research institution Google Researches “Big Red Button” To Stop Dangerous A.I.
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The music industry cranks up the volume in its fight against YouTube The Music Industry is at war with YouTube. If this sounds familiar, it should. The two entities have been warring for a decade over how much YouTube should be paying the music labels for hosting the music videos and songs that helped turn the video site into a monolith. YouTube says it’s paid out $3 billion to the music industry and that’s plenty: the music industry says it’s been paid the same a
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Gut microbes’ metabolite dampens proliferation of intestinal stem cells Intestinal stem cells are located in ‘pockets’ in the intestine to avoid contact with a prominent metabolite produced by beneficial microbes living in the gut, new research indicates. That metabolite — butyrate — restricts the proliferation of stem cells, potentially hampering the intestine from repairing itself after an injury or damage resulting from inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s
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Tools : Fenix LD22G2 LED Tactical Flashlight One light to rule them all. Instead of having a half a dozen different flashlights, why not have just one flashlight for every situation? That one flashlight? It’s the Fenix LD22G2 LED Tactical Flashlight. $54.99
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Want Gorgeous Free Fonts? Here’s 25+ Sites Where You’ll Find Them Font aggregators may be packed with free fonts, but you often have to really dig to find high-quality ones that are also available for free. Rather than wade through hundreds of fonts, there are a few types of sites worth keeping tabs on that’ll help you keep up with all the new fonts you’ll want to use in your next design. There is also something to be said for buying paid fonts from type foundri
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This Week’s Most Popular Posts: May 27th to June 3rd With the warm weather coaxing us outside there was a broad focus on health and wellness this week. We laid out all the medical screenings men and women need and when, compared the best travel guidebooks and last-minute getaways, debunked common mosquito deterrents, and more.Yelp Is Awful for Everyone Involved “Your review on Yelp is destroying my business,” he says to me, clearly clenching his tee
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Twitch unveils E3 livestreaming schedule, including a zany kickoff show Amazon’s Twitch division is going to be at war with Google’s YouTube Gaming and Facebook in livestreaming events at one of the world’s most important video game extravaganzas, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. San Francisco-based Twitch has revealed its E3 2016 livestreaming schedule for another year as the expo’s official broadcasting partner. Twitch will offer co-streaming, international feeds,
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A Visual Guide to Antibiotic Resistance Illustration breaks down the microscopic mechanisms behind a global threat — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Crowds of crows spread C. jejuni: Are humans vulnerable? Crows are smart, highly social animals that congregate in flocks of tens of thousands. Such large, highly concentrated populations can easily spread disease—not only amongst their own species, but quite possibly to humans, either via livestock, or directly. On the campus of the University of California, Davis, during winter, approximately half of the 6,000 American crows that congregated at the st
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Most Popular This Week Most read reviews this week: The Best Air Conditioner, The Best Sheets, and The Best Washer and Dryer. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
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Technology is Changing the Role of the Real Estate Agent Success is more about service, and new innovations will only make responsiveness more important It may be hard to conceptualize, especially for first-time home buyers or those yet to embark on buying their first home, but 15 years ago, the real estate market was a different beast, information wise. When records used to be buried in file folders, it put buyers in a much different place than they a
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foster + partners unveils plans for waterfront office complex in brooklyn the four-storey, timber-framed building features a central courtyard and rooftop terraces above the offices. The post foster + partners unveils plans for waterfront office complex in brooklyn appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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TiVo Bolt owners can now watch TV anywhere thanks to a new software update When we reviewed the TiVo Bolt last year, we were mostly impressed, but there were a few areas in which it was lacking. Perhaps the biggest issue was that, unlike the TiVo Roamio, the Bolt didn’t feature out-of-home streaming. While the older Roamio eventually gained features that launched on the Bolt, such as SkipMode and QuickMode, the newer model didn’t seem to be receiving the same treatment w
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What to know about applying insect repellent There are definite DOs and DON’Ts when it comes to dousing yourself with chemicals designed to keep insects at bay.
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An Elegant Tool Called Squidpop That Scientists Want to Crowdsource The device is so easy to use, researchers are asking for a “squidpop blitz” for World Oceans Day
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Just in Case You Thought That Giant Fucking Gator Was Fake For those doubting the veracity of the giant fucking gator that traipsed across a Florida golf course earlier this week, behold: Another video of that giant fucking gator.Now, does this prove, definitively, that the gator is real? No. But this does:
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Why China’s Biggest App Has Sputtered Everywhere Else Tencent’s effort to promote WeChat around the globe reflects mistakes that many app makers make as they go overseas.Last week, my colleague Steven Millward wrote an excellent piece about China’s most popular social app, WeChat and how, despite the money owner Tencent poured into marketing via stars like Lionel Messi, the app simply hasn’t caught on outside of China. In virtually every market Tence
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Underwater “Lost City” Built by Microbes? Geologists find that ancient underwater structures off Greece were likely created by methane jets and bacteria — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Crushing a Running Engine The latest video from the Hydraulic Press Channel starts out by demolishing a 4-stroke motorcycle engine while it’s still running. But the real money shot is the watermelon-filled helmet they turn their attention to afterwards. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Docking with the ISSThe Willow Run Bomber PlantFilm is FragileAmericapox: The Missing PlagueThe Ice Turntable
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The Cavs’ Shooting Went To Hell In Game 1 Before facing the defending champion Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers had at least one thing going for them: a sterling postseason résumé. Although their hopes of a fo’-fo’-fo’-fo’ were dashed in the conference finals, the Cavs cruised through the playoffs in only two more games than the minimum, compiling metrics along the way that helped Cleveland stand
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Ariel Nomad Off-Roader Looking like it came straight from the set of a Hollywood action movie the Ariel Nomad ($78K) has arrived in the US. While it was revealed quite a while ago, this slick and quirky vehicle is completely street legal and if you’re unfamiliar with vehicles of its kind you’re in for a treat. The Nomad is Read More
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What do Pluto’s heart and a lava lamp have in common? Using data captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, a team of researchers from Purdue University (PU) has estimated the depth of the vast nitrogen ice pool believed to exist beneath the Sputnik Planum region on the dwarf planet Pluto. Located in the dwarf planet’s heart-shaped feature, the region is thought to continuously refresh its surface through a process known as convection… Continue
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Pulse Camera Remote Your camera might have Wi-Fi control. It might not. It doesn’t really matter, because there’s no chance it can match the features of the Pulse Camera Remote. This Bluetooth-based remote…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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priestmangoode comprehensively re-designs united airlines’ business class experience over the last three years, priestmangoode develop a comprehensive global re-brand that is seeing a complete overhaul of the business class experience, from lounge to landing now called ‘polaris’. The post priestmangoode comprehensively re-designs united airlines’ business class experience appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Why Obama’s Social Security Proposal Would Screw Over Millennials With blatant disregard for any type of basic math, President Obama recently called for an increase to Social Security benefits. Millennials, who pay into Social Security without realistic expectations of receiving their promised benefits, should be furious that neither the president nor the presidential candidates will tell the truth about Social Security’s broken finances. As President Obama arg
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Expanding Social Security Makes Its Problems Worse: New at Reason With blatant disregard for any type of basic math, President Obama recently called for an increase to Social Security benefits. Millennials, who pay into Social Security without realistic expectations of receiving their promised benefits, should be furious that neither the president nor the presidential candidates will tell the truth about Social Security’s broken finances. As President Obama arg
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Instagram’s new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes live  If you’re looking at your Instagram today, you might notice something has changed: older posts from friends and other accounts you care about are now appearing above those that were shared more recently. Yes, the new Instagram algorithm that rearranges the order of posts to show you the “best” posts first is now going live. We already knew that the company was planning to… Read More
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Residential Palace for an extended family tackles Saudi’s harsh desert environment The residence brings three different dwellings for all members of the family under the same roof. The house is a modern interpretation of the way houses are traditionally designed for desert areas. Optimal sun exposure, ventilation and generous views of the surroundings were some of the main imperatives during the design process. Related: Four Houses Project Implements Traditional Islamic Features
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Collaboration Made Easy With AIA’s Teaming Agreements In addition to updating their standard family of contracts for architects and designers, AIA attorneys also look for new ways to meet needs and make projects run smoother. In May of last year they released the C102 Teaming Agreement, marking their effort to help different types of firms across the industry collaborate more fairly and more efficiently. Two of the attorneys that helped develop the
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No let up yet in the relentless rain pummeling Texas and surrounding Southern Plains Parts of Europe have also been deluged, and today, Paris is flooding A slow-moving low-pressure system sucking tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into Texas and nearby areas is forecast to become nearly stationary today. The very unfortunate result: More thunderstorms will pummel a region already reeling from record rainfall. Flooding from the rainfall has been implicated in the deaths yest
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How to Listen to and Delete Everything You’ve Ever Said to Google Image: GoogleHere’s a fun fact: Every time you do a voice search, Google records it. And if you’re an Android user, every time you say “Ok Google,” the company records that, too. Don’t freak out, though, because Google lets you hear (and delete) these recordings. Here’s how. Head over to Google’s Voice and Audio Activity page and start deleting all those recordings. You can delete them individuall
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Study Shows MRI Detects Early Signs of Schizophrenia A new study from Yale University shows that an MRI can detect early signs of schizophrenia in a rodent model. Patients with schizophrenia often exhibit early signs of behavioral abnormalities. However, changes in the brain underlying these behavioral signs have not been identified. Applying magnetic resonance scanning techniques that are used in humans, Yale researchers […] The post Study Shows
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Report: New images show upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note with curved-edge glass With the summer months here, it’s only natural that smartphone enthusiasts look to the next big release on the horizon: the Galaxy Note 6.Or will it be the Note 7? One of the many rumors about the next phablet suggests that Samsung will skip ahead in numbers to bring some brand consistency. Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and Note 7.And there could be a Note 7 Edge in there. The most recent leaks from OnLea
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The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Drivers Driving comes with its share of risk and danger, and some cities are more dangerous than others. NerdWallet looked at data in the 200 most populous cities in the U.S. to rank the safest and most dangerous for drivers.To come up with their numbers, NerdWallet analyzed five factors: the rate of fatal crashes, the likelihood of an accident compared to other cities, the number of years between acciden
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New photo of a back-lit Pluto reveals possible cloud on the dwarf planet A newly-released image taken during New Horizons’ flyby of Pluto shows the back lit dwarf planet in a detailed new light.  The photo, captured just minutes after the spacecraft’s closest approach with Pluto on July 14, 2015, reveals the world’s atmosphere illuminated by the rays of the distant sun nearly 4 billion miles away. SEE ALSO: Pluto’s sunrises and sunsets are blue, NASA finds The high-re
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We finally know the sound pizza makes when it’s sad If pizza could talk, I would’ve hoped it would sound cooler than this. YouTube user Cody Hunsberger captured pizza (the Beyoncé of foods) in a rare moment of ugly disgustingness, as the crust performed a symphony of unsettling squeaks.  It’s made slightly tolerable by being sampled into a hot beat though. Rule-breaking couple accidentally smashes museum clock Grandma completely freaks out
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FBI Kept Demanding Email Records Despite DOJ Saying It Needed a Warrant An anonymous reader writes: The secret government requests for customer information Yahoo made public Wednesday reveal that the FBI is still demanding email records from companies without a warrant, despite being told by Justice Department lawyers in 2008 that it doesn’t have the lawful authority to do so. That comes as a particular surprise given that FBI Director James Comey has said that one of
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Maxtrax Traction Device A lightweight, tough, versatile tool to get your vehicle unstuck.
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Black Swan Superyacht by Timur Bozca A blacked-out superyacht featuring the foremost in technology, luxury, and style.
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Virus “delivery trucks” flip disease-causing cells into healthy ones It sounds like a scene from a sci-fi movie: Scientists create a weapon that neutralizes a bad invading entity and maybe even turns it into a force for good. That’s a bit like what researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have just done. Only in this case, the invaders are disease-causing liver cells and the “weapon” involves a bit more than special effects… C
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Ancient Greek underwater ‘city’ turns out to be a completely natural formation The vast ocean holds many ancient secrets, but scientists say the presumed ‘lost city’ recently discovered near the Greek island Zakynthos is not one of them. Divers stumbled upon what appeared to be circular columns and paved platforms on the ocean’s floor and believed they had found the remains of a lost civilization. Upon further inspection, the site turns out to have been formed naturally, aro
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What’s causing the devastating floods in France and Germany? Unusual air currents are behind the torrential rains falling on Europe, but climate change may play a role, too
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Is Elon Musk right, are we really living in a simulated cosmos? Why is technology evangelist Elon Musk so convinced that we are part of some giant computer simulation, wonders Geraint Lewis
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The Best Deals on Smartwatches, USB Drives, and More Looking for some portable storage? Want a cleaner house? Is your watch feeling a little dumb? We’ve found some great deals on Amazon just for you! Smart Watch Deals Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch ($129.99, 26% Off) Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple/Android Devices – Silver (Certified Refurbished) This Certified Refurbished product is tested & certified by Pebble to look and work like-new. T
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Bolder Fish Have Svelter Shapes Animals Scientists find a link between personality and body type Researchers have found a link between zebrafish with bolder personalities and body type.
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Lifeliqe debuts VR-enabled educational content to keep kids interested in learning  San Francisco-based startup Lifeliqe (pronounced “life like”) debuted and demoed its new virtual reality, educational content experience from the floor of the Augmented World Expo 2016 this week. According to co-founder and CEO Ondrej Homola, Lifeliqe spent the last three years creating a library of high-quality, interactive VR content. The patience may have paid off, as the… Read More
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Billions of Artificial Robot Brains Take Over the World: New at Reason Move over, humans; the emulations are coming and our world is going to get really weird. That’s the premise of the George Mason economist Robin Hanson’s fascinating new book, The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth, a worthy addition to the growing canon of visionary literature about exponential technological progress. The book tries to discern how the world will change whe
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VentureBeat is hiring an editorial intern for venture capital We’re looking for an ambitious, hawk-eyed intern (that’s you!) to join our San Francisco office. As VB’s venture capital intern you’ll monitor, analyze, and report on the venture capital industry. You’ll help produce our Funding Daily newsletter and write daily news stories about VC investments in the most promising startups. Additionally, you’ll work directly with our international team of report
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Seine up to highest level in 35 years, Paris landmarks shut The swollen Seine River kept rising Friday, spilling into Paris streets and forcing one landmark after another to shut down as it surged to its highest levels in nearly 35 years. Across the city, museums, parks and cemeteries were being closed as the city braced for possible evacuations.
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DJI’s Focus lets filmmakers adjust their camera from the ground DJI recognizes that much of its business relies on video directors using drones while filming, so the company launched a new device earlier this week that lets directors focus and adjust their camera’s aperture remotely. The remote controller can be used with any connected camera on the ground and DJI’s Zenmuse X5 / X5R in the sky. It can also be put on DJI’s Ronin and Ronin-M stabilizers. John C
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Ultra-Green Brock Center Certified as a ‘Living Building” Earlier this month, the first building in the U.S. permitted to treat rainwater for potable uses also became a Living Building—the highest level of ultra-green-building certification granted by the International Living Future Institute.
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4K TV Study: Huge Growth Seen for 2016 4K TV Study: Huge Growth Seen for 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site One reason we keep close tabs on 4K TV prices is because they are falling so quickly: The last six months have seen 4K TVs become incredibly affordable, drawing us closer to the event horizon where “1080p” will go the same way as “VHS.” A new study from Strategy Analytics shows that the change is coming even faster t
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The SOLO, a single passenger electric three-wheeler, is slated for July launch Looking for a smaller, less costly EV as a supplemental vehicle? The Electra Meccanica SOLO could be well worth considering.
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Anthony Hopkins Has Joined Transformers 5, and Yes You Read That Correctly This just in: Sir Anthony Hopkins, Oscar winner and veteran thespian of stage and screen, has joined the cast of Michael Bay’s fifth Transformers movie, which is titled Transformers: The Last Knight . Since his joining the cast is all we know, we’re just going to go ahead and make the obvious stupid conclusion …Read more…
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This $7 Charger Is a No-Brainer Upgrade From Apple’s iPhone Power Brick Aukey Dual Port Charger, $7 with code IBEEGE8RYou know the little charging brick that came with your phone? Throw it out, and spend $7 on this replacement from Aukey (with code IBEEGE8R). It’s basically the same size as Apple’s standard iPhone charger, but it includes two ports, folding prongs, and 2.4A of current (instead of 1A) to charge your devices faster.http://www.amazon.com/Charger-Foldab..
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Killer Backyard Turns San Francisco Home into Modern Stunner Artfully designed gravel yard offers lazy summer afternoon perfection With summer just around the corner, lounge-worthy outdoor spaces are beginning to hold a special appeal. And the backyard of this renovated mission-district home in San Francisco is a low-maintenance stunner. Designed by landscape firm Terremoto and renovation architects YAMAMAR, the backyard is separated into distinct areas fo
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Team makes breakthrough toward fish-free aquaculture feed Dartmouth College scientists have discovered that marine microalgae can completely replace the wild fish oil currently used to feed tilapia, the second most farmed fish in the world and the most widely farmed in the United States.
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Elon Musk thinks we should insert ‘neural laces’ into our brains so we can become cyborgs Elon Musk never seems shy to share his concerns about artificial intelligence. In August 2014, he tweeted that the technology was “potentially more dangerous than nukes.” Speaking to students from MIT a few months later, Musk expanded on that view and took it one step further, calling AI “our biggest existential threat.” But Musk wants to walk the talk. By December 2015 he co-founded the non-profi
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Is there anything Alexa can’t do? Not much, now that the AI boasts more than 1,000 skills It soon may be easier to list the things Amazon’s Alexa can’t do rather than the things it can. On Friday, the smart home system revealed that there are now more than 1,000 third-party skills available on the platform, with everyone from Capital One to Domino’s to the PGA Tour offering some sort of compatibility with the AI system. Alexa, which gives “personality” to such hardware as Amazon Echo,
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Say what you will, voice control is the future of home automation At last week’s Connections Conference in San Francisco, all the biggest names in smart homes converged to discuss the biggest challenges — and opportunities — facing their industry. There were panels on smart-home adoption, connected healthcare in the home, and where wearables fit into it all. But regardless of which ones you attended, Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, seemed to be the star. Relate
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The rebirth of calm: Why we need technology with manners The more technology we have, the louder it needs to shout to get our attention. Meet the people trying to stave off cyber dystopia
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Uber’s $3.5 billion deal with Saudi Arabia hasn’t gone down well with Saudi women The deal between the only country in the world that bans female drivers and Silicon Valley’s ride-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc. may be as unusual as it is convenient. What’s sure is that it’s caused outrage among many Saudi women. They are angry that Uber’s new $3.5 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund not only means the government directly profits from the ban, b
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How we grew our website traffic by 5,000% in 3 months (with zero advertising) 554. That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago. 20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you… Well, you’re probably screwed. And if we continued at that pace, we would’ve been. So what did we do? After a few minutes of panic, we got down to reality
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How Blue Origin’s New Shepard will keep passengers safe in case of a crash Blue Origin will intentionally crash-land its New Shepard rocket during an upcoming test flight, to see if the vehicle can still keep people safe when its parachutes don’t work. The company claims anyone aboard the spacecraft should be fine if the parachutes fail. But for further protection, New Shepard has other failsafes that will help keep people alive during a botched landing, according to a
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The 53 Quart Portable Freezer/Cooler They call it a cooler but it’s really a portable fridge & freezer with a weekend-size 53 quart capacity. You control the fridge & freezer compartments with an LED control panel that allows you to set the temp from -7° F to 53° F. For power, it includes a 6′ DC cord for plugging into a car or boat and a AC to DC converter for plugging into a standard AC outlet. For purchase information, C
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Wake ‘n’ Bake Coffee Mug There are a ton of these wake ‘n’ bake mugs out there, but I went with the delightful navy blue one you see here because its marketing is genius. Coffee or tea alongside my morning tokes? Pssshhh, F that. Fill that pipe with some Pineapple Express, and that mug with some silly-Rabbit-doggin’ Trix cereal. Preferably soaked in milk for 3 to 4 minutes before consumption so they don’t tear up the roof
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This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free  “We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!” In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular extracurricular activity. The only problem is that there are far fewer… Read More
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Anti-DNA antibody prefers damaged dsDNA over native Researchers have conducted a study of structural mechanisms of an antigen recognition and interaction of anti-DNA antibodies which provides a basis for understanding the role of DNA-containing immune complexes in human pathologies and for new treatments.
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