Indistinguishable from Magic 6/4-6/5

Indistinguishable from Magic 6/4-6/5

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Your girlfriend will want you to have this product Because you aren’t getting any younger The post Your girlfriend will want you to have this product appeared first on The Manual.
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Foster + Partners Designs A Mixed-Use Office Complex for the Red Hook Waterfront in Brooklyn Courtesy of Foster + Partners Foster + Partners has designed a mammoth, mixed-use complex on the Brooklyn waterfront in Red Hook, with 600,000 square feet (55,700 square meters) of offices and 23,000 square feet (2,100 square meters) of retail space and restaurants. Located on a former industrial site, the buildings will provide flexible open floor plans of up to 100,000 square feet (9,300 sq
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Core77 Design Awards Winners 2016: From consumer products to visual communication, the publication announces their favorites A resource for industrial design (and beyond) for years now, online publication Core77’s collective eye for functional and aesthetic advancement has made them experts in innovation. With the announcement of their Core77 Design Awards winners, they…… Continue Reading…
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Wal-Mart Will Launch Inventory-Checking Drones By Next Year Aviation Greet the robot workforce Wal-Mart wants warehouse drones…
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The First Truly Wireless Earbuds Have Arrived Another evolution in Samsung’s wearable tech line. …Read More »
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Cancer patients miss appointments, prescriptions due to inability to afford care 26 percent of a survey of adult cancer patients reported they paid more for medical care than they could afford, a new report outlines. Those patients also reported missing appointments and prescriptions because of affordability issues.
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A DIY Guide to Adjusting Your Own Glasses If your glasses need serious adjustment, take them to a professional, but there’s a lot you can do to make yours more comfortable at home. Maybe they rest a little too low on your nose, or they pinch a little bit, or they’re a little crooked. This graphic shows you how to handle all of those issues.http://lifehacker.com/five-best-onli…The graphic, from the folks at Zenni Optical (who are one of
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TiVo Bolt adds out-of-home streaming – CNET TiVo has added the promised ability of streaming recordings from its Bolt DVR to mobile devices.
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Student teams compete in EcoCAR 3 to make the best hybrid Camaro The Ohio State University The Ohio State University is getting pretty good at EcoCAR, winning the last three years. 11 more images in gallery Imagine if Chevrolet handed you the keys to a new Camaro and told you to turn the sports car into something more environmentally friendly while still keeping the fun-to-drive aspect. Well, that’s exactly what happened for the student teams
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Samsung’s completely wireless earbuds are also a fitness tracker Most of the fitness trackers you can buy today go on your wrist. A few clip on your belt, and some others are designed to look like a pendant. Samsung’s new tracker goes […]
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Fly with your drone in VR thanks to the Exo360’s five 4K cameras Drones are taking off (literally and figuratively), and each year it seems to find them improving in leaps and bounds. Of course, drones aren’t the only area of tech under development — augmented and virtual reality are also big buzzwords right now. So — is it possible to combine the two? Of course it is — and that’s what Queen B Robotics has done. The company has come up with a drone, called the
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Minecraft hits milestone, Pebble’s Core likes Alexa, Google’s podcars hit the horn If you’re addicted to fighting off zombies while designing soaring architectural wonders, there’s a pretty good chance you’re a fan of Minecraft. Turns out you’re not the only one playing: Minecraft maker Mojang says the blocky game of blocks – and the occasional blocky sheep – has passed the 100 million mark in terms of copies purchased. For just this year, Mojang says the game is downloaded 53,0
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Turn anything in your home into a connected device with Mesh If only making ourselves smarter were as easy as making your whole house smarter, we’d all be geniuses by now. Alas, such technology does not yet exist, but in the meantime, you can turn your home into a smart home with Mesh, the DIY smart home kit. If you’re looking for a way to bring the Internet of Things into your household, this may just be the answer — this set of small, wireless tags attach
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Stress hormone link with psychosis A link between levels of the stress hormone cortisol and psychosis has been discovered by researchers, which could help identify people at greatest risk of developing the severe mental disorder.
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FTIR and microarrays: Enabling more information from less sample By using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), researchers can greatly increase the amount of information that can be extracted from a protein microarray. In a new report, they show how high-quality spectra can be obtained from spots of protein no larger than the diameter of a human hair.
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Geizeer is a super cheap cooling option that will save on your energy bill How often do you turn off your refrigerator? The answer is never, because turning it off for just a few hours could spoil the food inside. Since you’re going to be running it regardless and its whole purpose in life is to keep things cold to freezing, why not use it to your advantage, and cut down on your own electricity bill during the heat of the summer? Since your freezer will be running regar
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Dreamwave Venture The Venture is a Bluetooth speaker and a two-way radio in one. It has a clear sight range of 3mi and works with both other Ventures and conventional walkie-talkies. It’s also dust–, snow-, sand- and water-resistant and lasts up to 12h per charge. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $100 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: BioLite SolarPanel 5+Globe Speaker BoardsGoPro Hero+2015 Sonos Play:5Vifa Stock
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Nick Gillespie Talking LP, Gov. Gary Johnson, & More on “Conservatarian” Podcast What happened in Orlando stays in Orlando—unless you’re at the Libertarian Party’s National Convention where former Govs. Gary Johnson and William Weld were nominated as the Libertarian Party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates. Yesterday, I spoke with Ricochet’s Jon Gabriel and National Review’s Stephen Miller on their Conservatarians podcast about the LP, the thong guy (of course),
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Punctual time travel depends on how fast the Earth spins (credit: Adrien Hebert) Want to set your time machine to catch a solar eclipse with a group of curious Mesopotamians in the year 700 BCE? It’s not as simple as you think. You need to adjust for the subtle slowing of Earth’s rotation over time and know the history of sea level change—and even those bits of knowledge might not be able to get you there on time. That’s the conclusion that a team l
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Empowering Access, Eliminating Illiteracy | Aaron Friedland | TEDxDTU Mr. Aaron Friedland on “Empowering access, Eliminating illiteracy” “Currently 26.3 Million children do not attend school due to distance issues. There is extensive disparity between technology used by the villagers and the technology in classrooms. I have realized that experiential learning is crucial. Applying theoretical concepts to real life makes a huge difference.” Founder and Executive Direc
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Balance between work and life | Shuyang An | TEDxSEU He introduce the general knowledge of the racing car event (Formula-SAE) and the car itself. Give some concrete introduction of the structure of a FSAE racing car, including frame, aerodynamics, suspension, steering, braking, powertrain and electrical system with the form of picture and video. Then talk about the balance between hard work on racing car and personal life, and the wisdom of the bala
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Music from Everyday Sounds, on Postcards | Andri Søren | TEDxBrussels live, electronic, music, performance, sampling, sound, sonoren, granular, synthesis, ableton, push, postcard, soundtracks, postcards, photography, everyday, sounds, remix, experimental, brussels, andri, soren, haflidason, city, found sounds, field recording, english, church bells, rubbish truck, birdsong, contemporary music, synthesizer, urban, neoclassical, extraordinary, ordinary, remixing life,
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Resetting the financial system: A Bank for the Common Good | Christian Felber | TEDxBrussels Is it possible for banks to be oriented towards the common good? Of course! Banks play a decisive role in the shaping/design of the financial system and this is a decisive factor for a healthy and people-oriented economy. Christian Felber is the initiator of a cooperative Bank in Austria called Bank for the Common Good and author of a prize-winning book on “sovereign money”. He shares th
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What If? Let’s Reimagine Learning. Technology Can Help. | Kerry Gallagher | TEDxYouth@BHS In your home, your school, and your workplace…you are a learner. What do you want to learn? Who do you want to be connected to? What can technology make possible for you? Kerry is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She is also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely, a non-profit program dedicated to educating users of connected technology about
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Fusion music – concoction of emotions | Tushar Lall | TEDxBITSGoa Indian Jam Project is a fusion platform for arranging and composing indianised adaptations of popular TV series/movies sound tracks. Watch this talk for the Harry Potter tribute and much more. Music producer/composer Tushar Lall founded the fusion platform – Indian Jam Project. Tushar is attempting to knit classical Indian tones into the script of western music to showcase the beauty of Indian Mus
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Mentality Is as Important as Skills | Izzy Sandston | TEDxYouth@ParkCity In any kind of performance, your mentality is as important as your skills. Izzy gives us examples from her sports experiences in competitive volleyball. At the time of this talk, Izzy is an 8th grader at Treasure Mountain Junior High. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Tal
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Samsung Just Announced the Wireless Earbuds We’ve Been Waiting For Another evolution in Samsung’s wearable tech line. …Read More »
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Gene circuits in live cells can perform complex computations Researchers have developed a technique to integrate both analogue and digital computation in living cells, allowing them to form gene circuits capable of carrying out complex processing operations.
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Wall Street loans Uber $1 billion to offer subprime auto leases Uber, which has recently been trying to appease its drivers, has secured a $1 billion loan in a deal led by Goldman Sachs to underwrite new car leases for drivers, Bloomberg reports. The ride-sharing giant’s wholly owned subsidiary, Xchange Leasing, LLC, which received the massive loan, started in July 2015. Xchange offers subprime leases to people who have been cleared to drive for Uber, but hav
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Brother is so pumped to see his sister graduate, he forgets he’s filming Great sibling, terrible cameraman. Deandro Wurangian was thrilled to attend his sister Deandra’s high school graduation last week in Anaheim, California. He even decided to film the event, so Deandra could have a special video of this exact moment she walked across the field to accept her sweet, sweet diploma. SEE ALSO: Tossing your cap at graduation can have disastrous results Except Deandro was
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The ‘Diet Coke And Mentos’ Guys Are Still At It 10 Years Later DIY Explosive success 10 years after their first viral video, Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz are still performing with Diet Coke and Mentos.
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The Best Double Sleeping Bag for Car-Camping Couples After recruiting nine sleeping-bag-testing couples to try out a total of six double bags on three group camping trips, we reached the conclusion that the Big Agnes Dream Island is the most comfortable and functional double sleeping bag for casual car campers. We liked the comfort—and quiet—of the Dream Island’s sheetlike brushed-cotton lining better than the lining on any other bag. The bag’s inte
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Anti-Trump Protestors Attack Trump Supporters, in Apparent Effort To Help Trump Get Elected Some anti-Trump protesters in San Jose eventually started to follow Donald Trump supporters back to their cars after a rally, attacking at least one young man, destroying property, and also attacking a police officer, as CBS San Francisco reports. The link includes footage of the riot from KCBW. It’s shameful stuff that says a lot more about the caliber of anti-Trump rhetoric from the mainstream
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The Most Disliked YouTube Videos of All Time (And Why You Hate Them) A small, unassuming video went viral on YouTube in May 2016. A lady bought a Chewbacca mask, put it on, and couldn’t contain her excitement and happiness, laughing hysterically as she filmed herself. “Chewbacca Mom” is sweet and funny at best, and completely unmissable at worst. And yet, more than 3,500 people have felt compelled to dislike the video at the time of writing. YouTube’s Dislike butto
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Private White V.C.’s Utility Short is the “cargo” short you should be wearing Burn the dad shorts, these are what you want this summer.Photo: Private White V.C.Summer’s here and while you might be tempted to throw on those cargos, we think it’s time you consider upgrading to something a bit more refined. Private White V.C.’s Utility Short is everything you could ask for this summer. They’re made from a “Tropical Weave” fabric that is lightweight, durable, and wate
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Computex highlighted VR’s growing pains This is the year of virtual reality. In 2016, consumer versions of three major VR headsets — the Oculus Rift, HTC’s Vive and the PlayStation VR — have or are about to hit store shelves, while smartphone-based models like the Gear VR are growing in popularity. But even as VR gains momentum, it’s still an enigma for most people. This was never more apparent than in the halls of this year’s Compute
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Lego Chainsaw Sounds Like Both the Best and Worst Idea Just imagine cutting down a tree with Legos This chainsaw made out of Lego blocks doesn’t actually cut things, unfortunately. (It’s probably for the best but, you know, that would be awesome.) But it does operate in every other way, with a motor, brake, spinning band, handle, etc. So, theoretically, if you wanted to make one of these with real sharpened teeth, it would be possible. Not that we’re
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5 Master Architects “Dream of Venice Architecture” If you’ve been reading Architizer this past week, you know that the Venice Biennale is finally upon us. This year’s festival promises to be memorable indeed, with films, proposals and exhibits addressing the most pressing topics in architecture today. If you are lucky enough to attend the Biennale this year, there will certainly be no shortage of attractions to hold your attention. However, it wo
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Chicago opens online archive to release video of police shootings A Chicago agency that reviews police misconduct cases has just released a series of video clips related to dozens of shooting investigations in the city. Information related to more than 100 incidents In total, the release, which also includes other types of police incidents, includes information related to more than 100 investigations. As reported early by the Chicago Tribune, audio and documen
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Blinkies are clever YouTube videos that bring your drawings to life Parents might be familiar with Lost My Name for its line of customizable children’s books, but it also has a YouTube channel with interactive stories and activities. This isn’t the sort of thing […]
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Apparently It’s Possible to Live in an Apartment With Too Good of a View A building boom of supertalls in New York City is resulting in some of the highest residential units in the world—we’re talking apartments that are at a dizzying 90 stories and higher. So where does that leave the people who live in the former-tallest residential buildings? Don’t worry, they’re just fine in their 80th floor apartments—because the view there is supposedly better.Read more…
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Can future smart cities feed their citizens with smart food? While many smart city initiatives focus on modernizing infrastructure, citizens still must eat food largely produced in archaic and unsustainable ways. An article in the Business Standard discussed the smart city food paradox with Saahil Parekh, co-founder of Khetify, an organization promoting urban farming in India. “The idea of smart cities is incomplete without smart food,” he says. “Agricultu
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YouTubers are freaking out about this ‘pickup artist’s’ copyright claim LOS ANGELES — Nothing ignites the YouTube community like a good ol’ copyright infringement claim. Their latest obsession: a legal dispute between a “hated” parkour/pickup artist and a husband-and-wife team whose thing is to critique others’ videos. In this case, the pickup artist (Matt Hosseinzadeh, or MattHossZone, aka “The Bold Guy,” 175,000 subscribers) says Ethan and Hila
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New space savers: Small satellites Suddenly, everyone from the U.S. government, commercial satellite companies, universities and even high school students needs to have a small satellite.
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Pioneering scientists behind gravitational wave discovery among Kavli Prize winners Nine scientists have won the 2016 Kavli Prize for their groundbreaking work on gravitational waves, brain plasticity and atomic force microscopy.
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OS X 10.12 & Mac: What will Apple show off for Mac at WWDC 2016? Apple’s WWDC 2016 will be light on new hardware announcements this year, but that will give the company plenty of stage time to show off big new releases on the software side. Siri for Mac, a Siri SDK for developers, an Apple Music and iTunes refresh, Touch ID features, and possibly a first look at new Macs, Apple has a lot of interesting in-development projects it could show off for Macs and OS
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A Camera Lens Breakthrough Could See Smartphones Outperforming DSLRs If you’ve ever held a high-quality camera lens, the first thing you notice is the weight. Thanks to layers and layers of thick glass hunks inside, they end up being very heavy. However, thanks to research being done at Harvard on something called metalenses, one day those mgiant glass-filled lenses might be obsolete.The curved surfaces on a glass lens focus incoming light onto a camera’s digital s
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This Scientist Stung Himself With Dozens Of Insects Because No One Else Would “They have really won the psychological warfare game over us.”https://serve.castfire.com/s:5L8r1/audio/2770201/whatsthepoint_2016-06-02-164901.64k.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%2CPreroll2%2CMidroll%2CMidroll2%2CMidroll3%2CMidroll4%2CMidroll5%2CMidroll6%2CPostroll%2CPostroll2%7Cstation_id%3D3138Subscribe: iTunes |Download |RSS |VideoOn What’s The Point, we often talk to people who are trying to gat
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Update of Death per Terawatt hour by Energy Source This is an updating of my older articles based upon the updated estimates of air pollution related deaths.The deaths from coal, oil and natural gas and biofuels have a higher estimate.Basically the burning of fuel causes particulates and increases deaths by over 20 to 200 times compared to other energy production.However, deaths from extreme world poverty is worse than air pollution. Diseases of p
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Comment: Customers deserve a proper response after service outages and botched software updates It’s been a rough couple of days for Apple’s services. Apple Music took a lengthy hit on Wednesday with subscribers being signed out, then a widespread outage hit multiple services including iCloud on Thursday for several hours. All this during a quarter when Apple is selling itself to investors as a services company, not just the iPhone company, but these outages are way too common. And it’s not
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3 design principles to help us overcome everyday bias | Thaniya Keereepart | TEDxPortland Can we design ourselves to be more inclusive?Thaniya Keereepart explores 3 design principles to help us overcome everyday bias. Thaniya’s passion lies at the intersection of human computer interaction, design and behavioral economics. She runs the business of TED on apps — strategic direction, investment, product management, growth and operations. Thaniya joined TED in early 2010, creating the pro
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Technology in Education | Zayd Mian | TEDxYouth@AnnArbor Schools are not properly integrating technology into classrooms, leaving students without the knowledge of how to utilize technology in a meaningful way. Different types of technology are examined and applied to educational situations. Zayd is a freshman at Washtenaw International High School. He runs track and cross country. He loves the use of technology, and believes that it is a great way to h
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The Why of Stress | Frank Wood | TEDxUCincinnati We often focus on that what, when, and how of stress. The Stress Boss says we should focus on the why! Dr. Frank Wood is the Founder and CEO of Thriving with Stress, an innova-tive cutting-edge training course designed to manage and mitigate stress in the workplace, school and home. An invited speaker, author, trainer and innovative thinker on stress, Dr. Frank has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Hi
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The Power of Origami | Vyom Thakkar | TEDxYouth@DAIS Have you ever heard of origami blood cells? Watch Vyom as he breaks down origami and biomechanics to create a beautiful solution to drug delivery systems, emergency refugee housing, and more. Vyom recently graduated from high school, but began mathematical and biological research years before that, in order to develop new and innovative solutions to current world problems. This talk was given at a
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My Experience of Using the Statistical Language R | Nathan Hadjiyski | TEDxYouth@AnnArbor This talk explains the statistical language R, and how it can be used to detect early stages of life-threatening diseases. Nathan Hadjiyski is a 7 th grader at Forsythe Middle School. He was interested in science since he was young, constantly looking for more fascinating facts, exiting discoveries, and challenging problems. Nathan Hadjiyski’s presentation topic is about his experience at a camp t
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Soul Music is like Secularized Gospel | Rashod Ollison | TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas Rashod has a way with words. He also has an astute understanding of the impact music has on culture. This is his story: rhythm, blues, and coming of age through vinyl. Rashod Ollison is an award-winning music and culture critic and native of Little Rock, Arkansas. He has been a staff critic at The Dallas Morning News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Journal News in Westchester, N.Y., The Baltimore
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Massive London Art Project Will Illuminate 17 Bridges Across the Thames River Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to shine a light on the riverfront to provide an economic and aesthetic boost to the city New London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to turn the spotlight away from himself and onto the London riverfront. His recently announced support for a massive public art project called The Illuminated River would recruit artists from around the world and ask them to turn 17 bridges spanning th
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Namibia offers endangered rhino for trophy hunt The Namibian government on Friday called for bids from trophy hunters to kill three endangered black rhinos, despite fierce global criticism over previous auctions.
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Luxembourg takes first steps to ‘asteroid mining’ law One of Europe’s smallest states, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, cast its eyes to the cosmos on Friday, announcing it would draw up a law to facilitate mining on asteroids.
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Uber pilots ‘upfront pricing,’ masks surge rate In an effort to push more of its customers to carpool, Uber is experimenting with a version of its ride-hailing application that displays the maximum cost riders will pay to get to their destination.
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This granny dons a headset and loses her shit over Jurassic Park VR Grandparents and technology are nearly always viral video gold. This Northern Irish woman donned a virtual reality headset to experience some Jurassic Park VR for the first time. It’s not clear what she’s actually seeing but chances are she doesn’t want to see it again. If I had to guess, I’d say it was this…
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Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott are redoing the classic ‘Ghostbusters’ theme The Paul Feig-directed Ghostbusters will not only look different from the 1984 original, but sound different too.  In addition to a cast led by women as the titular Ghostbusters with Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon — and Chris Hemsworth as their receptionist — this summer’s remake will also feature a new version of Ray Parker Jr.’s theme song performed by Fall Out B
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Geneva: The story of Facebook’s new font Perhaps you’ve noticed that the posts in your Facebook timeline appear slightly off.  In fact, it turns out that Facebook is testing a new font for some desktop users. And if you’re a typeface nerd, you’ll likely recognize the new font as Geneva, a font developed at Apple in the early 1980s. SEE ALSO: You’re not crazy — the Facebook font does look different For reference, here’s the old font — He
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Top Chef Meets The Sopranos in New Drama Feed the Beast Feed the Beast. AMC. Sunday, June 5, 10 p.m. It turns out that a surprise visit from Gordon Ramsay is not the worst thing that can befall a chef. There’s also having your fingers chopped off by angry mobsters, being beaten senseless by a vengeful cop, getting slapped around by a Nazi father-in-law, having your son struck dumb after witnessing his mother’s death in a hit-and-run, and watching your
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New Prestige Drama Marries a Restaurant to the Mob: New at Reason It turns out that a surprise visit from Gordon Ramsay is not the worst thing that can befall a chef. There’s also having your fingers chopped off by angry mobsters, being beaten senseless by a vengeful cop, getting slapped around by a Nazi father-in-law, having your son struck dumb after witnessing his mother’s death in a hit-and-run, and watching your entire restaurant burned down by a cokehead
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Seattle U. Dean Suspended After Recommending Black Activist’s Book Seattle University has suspended Jodi Kelly, dean of the humanities program at Matteo Ricci College, in wake of student protests demanding her ouster.  In line with protesters at the other colleges, Seattle students are demanding far-reaching changes to the curriculum, which they say is traumatizing, marginalizing toward people of color, and rooted in white privilege.  Complaints against Kelly ar
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Tech CEOs Declare This the Era of Artificial Intelligence You will be hearing a lot about AI and machine learning in the coming years. At Recode’s iconic conference this week, a number of top executives revealed — and reiterated — their increasingly growing efforts to capture the nascent technology category. From a Reuters report (condensed): Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet’s Google, said he sees a “huge opportunity” in AI. Google
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DARPA Wants To Figure Out How We Can Shrug Off Disease Health Why are some animals naturally more tolerant to infection than others? Harvard researchers are spending a lot of money to figure out disease tolerance…
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The all-seeing i: BMW to revamp electric sub-brand, shift focus toward autonomy – Roadshow This overhaul is said to include a sportier i3, a new flagship and loads of new additions to the R&D team.
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PES 2017 seeks to become the most realistic soccer game ever – CNET Is dedication to realism enough to make PES 2017 a champion?
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House committee launches probe of Fed’s cybersecurity breaches – CNET A Reuters report that cited dozens of cybersecurity incidents in the past few years at the US central bank has raised some eyebrows on the science, space and technology committee.
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Gaze at ‘ghost ship,’ the latest optical illusion haunting the Internet – CNET A spooky video taken in Florida shows a ship appearing to float above the horizon. What do you see?
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Orange-Flavored, Dissolvable Amphetamine for Children Approved by FDA Image: Neos TherapeuticsAdzenys XR-ODT™ is the newest ADHD medication to be approved by the FDA. Chemically similar to Adderall, the drug is now available by prescription for children over the age of six throughout the United States. But Adzenys differs from previous generations of ADHD drugs in one major way—it is the first orange-flavored, orally dissolvable iteration of an amphetamine-based sti
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A security camera with no strings attached We’d all sleep better knowing our homes were covered by video cameras. A video camera would also be handy so you could know whether your dog is sleeping on the couch when you’re training her to stay off the furniture.
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Should a Building be Demolished for Ruining the Skyline of a Public Sculpture? A petition’s 30,000 signatories think so In Mexico City, a battle is brewing over a historical sculpture and a new building. The sculpture, called Espacio Escultórico, or “Sculptural Space,” comprises 64 concrete pyramids arranged in a perfect circle around two and half acres of black volcanic rock. It sits on the campus of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and is treasured f
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The Chemical Reactions That Make Food Taste Awesome Have you ever wondered how freshly baked bread gets its golden brown crust and why it smells so good? Or how nondescript green berries turn into beautiful brown coffee beans with a rich alluring aroma? The answers to these questions lie in a series of complex of chemical reactions, known as Maillard reactions, which give many foods their familiar flavors and colors. These sensory properties even g
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New supergroup Prophets of Rage to protest the Republican National Convention Newly formed supergroup Prophets of Rage, a powerhouse outfit that features members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill, will head to Cleveland in July to attempt to disrupt the Republican National Convention. For members of Rage Against the Machine, this won’t be the first time they have attempted such a feat. In 2008, the rock/hip-hop outfit put on a concert at the Target
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A lesson in backups Michael Friedman learned the hard way how important it is to back up computers.
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The Myth of the Optimism Bias? Are humans natural, irrational optimists? According to many psychologists, humans show a fundamental optimism bias, a tendency to underestimate our chances of suffering negative events. It’s said that when thinking about harmful events, such as contracting cancer, most people believe that their risk is lower than that of ‘the average person’. So, on average, people rate themselves as safer than th
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This Belgium Waffle Maker gives you stuffed waffles for the rest of your life Have you ever gone to a restaurant and been wowed by something on the menu? Most of the time it’s just something that’s out of the ordinary that you don’t make at home, which makes it seem extra fancy. If you break down the components of the entree, you could probably figure out how to make the more complex things at home, and who knows, it may lead to you getting interested in whipping up even m
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Authentic education | Alyssa Curry | TEDxLakeTravisHigh Alyssa Curry suggests that we should consider the importance of and work toward integrating creativity into formal education with greater intention, thus giving children the benefit of opening innovative learning pathways while lessening workloads and stress. While Alyssa enjoys activities such as basketball and lacrosse, playing the cello is her passion. Playing the cello has allowed her to reali
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Dear American Media, You Are Embarrassingly Biased | Meghan Gupta | TEDxYouth@AnnArbor Western media is notorious for only providing coverage on happenings in “white” Western countries. How many tragedies are happening around the world without our media’s support and coverage? To support this cause, please follow the link in the video to sign a petition, showing our media networks that we want to hear about what is happening around the world. Meghan Gupta is a Junior at Pi
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Airbnb begins testing City Hosts program to give guests guided one-of-a-kind experiences  Airbnb has long lauded their ability to give guests really unique vacation experiences that go beyond just staying in bland and forgettable hotel rooms. Now the company is looking to revitalize the entire travel experience by giving guests the option to experience city life with specialized guided experiences. The house-sharing service has launched a private beta of a new program called… Read Mor
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Liquid Key Caddy A staple in your everyday carry.
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Elon Musk has banned hot tub talks about simulated existence There’s a chance we’re all living in some super advanced simulation, but don’t bring the topic up if you ever get the chance to join Elon Musk in a hot tub. Speaking at Recode’s Code Conference 2016, someone asked Musk a philosophical question about whether it’s possible we’re all living in a simulation — and Musk, as you might expect, … Continue reading
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Google Maps launches a beta app for testing the latest features If you like to test slightly unpolished features before they hit the mainstream, then Google Maps has a new treat for you. A beta version of Google maps just hit the Play Store. The process to check it out is super simple: just sign up to become a tester, then click the link to Google Play to install it. You’ll then soon see an update on your phone. It’s not entirely packed with new features ri
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Even Starving Artists Can Afford This Monoprice Graphics Tablet Monoprice Drawing Tablet, $35Want to practice digital illustration without blowing a hole in your wallet? Monoprice’s basic graphics tablet is marked down to $35, and has surprisingly decent specs for the price:4000 lines per inch (LPI) drawing resolution2048 levels of pressure sensitivity 200 RPS report rate8 programmable hotkeys and 16 programmable hot cells at the top of the drawing surfaceComm
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Infinite number of quantum mechanics based speed limits Techniques from information geometry have been used to show that there are an infinite number of quantum speed limits. They also develop a way to determine which of these speed limits are the strictest, or in other words, which speed limits offer the tightest lower bounds. As the researchers explain, the search for the ultimate quantum speed limits is closely related to the very nature of time its
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Drones: Putting China’s economy on autopilot  The global drone market has been rapidly expanding, attracting loyal consumers while integrating itself as an emerging pillar in the technological sector. One country that has seen an extremely rapid rise in drone growth in terms of usage and production is China. Already heavily invested in producing intermediate parts for other aerospace vehicles, the Chinese are starting to prove themselves… Re
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A MIXED USE PROGRAM: 132 housing units + 1 religious center + 2 retail businesses Formerly a railway enclave, the Clichy-Batignolles ecodistrict is reconquering this forgotten piece of Parisian ground. This major municipal project was envisioned as a response to the elevated need for housing while paving the way for a durable, mixed-use 21st century city. So much data that had to be compiled to come up with smart solutions for a multi-program block (nursing home, social housin
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Free Meal: Save $15 on a Groupon to Your Favorite Local Pizza Joint $15 off pizza Groupons, promo code CHZZYWhoever said there’s no such thing as a free lunch didn’t know what they were talking about. Head over to Groupon, search for any local pizza restaurants running a deal (you know, the “$15 for $30 of restaurant credit” kind of promotions), and use promo code CHZZY at checkout to save $15.This doesn’t seem to work on every pizza restaurant, but it should work
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Could connected shoes help tourists travel cities? Travelling in an unfamiliar city has never been easier with mapping applications like Google Maps and Apple Maps storing hundreds of thousands of restaurants, places to see, and activity centers for tourists to check out while on holiday. However, the experience of pulling out your phone every two minutes to check you are still going in the right direction is a little obnoxious, for both you and
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Duskers is spooky space exploration—with a command console Enlarge / Poor little Ron the Drone. Something bad is beyond this door and he’s going to have to face it by himself. My ship is docked at one end of an abandoned space station, and I’m staring intently at a flickering schematic view of the facility. Jill, one of my three squatty remote maintenance drones, is funneling energy into a power inlet so I can operate a few doors. Twiki is gathering
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Filmmakers take incredible risk flying drone inside Byzantine church Filmmakers and hobbyists alike love drones for the relative ease with which they can capture outdoor aerial shots. An amateur armed with a DJI Phantom can capture epic, Lord of the Rings-inspired sweeping vistas from the comfort of his or her backyard. However, using a drone indoors is far less common. In fact, it’s outright dangerous. But that didn’t stop the French aerial filmmaking duo, BigFly,
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Recharge, used to book hotel rooms by the minute, raises $2.3 million  Recharge, a year-old, San Francisco-based company whose app enables users to book a stay in a hotel for just 67 cents a minute, or $40 an hour, has closed on $2.3 million in seed funding. Binary Capital led the round, with participation from Floodgate, entrepreneur Rick Marini, Eniac VC, Expansion VC, entrepreneur-investor Scott Banister and early Google engineer Harry Cheung. We talked with… Rea
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This alarm helps pregnant women find a seat on mass transit There’s a new form of tech being tested in South Korean public transportation. The Pink Light Campaign is experimenting with an alarm system that alerts passengers when a pregnant woman is in need of a seat. Expectant mothers who carry a beacon stand next to a seat designated for pregnant women, alerting the other passengers of her needs. Read more…More about Gadget, Public Transportation, Mass
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Darth Vader Home Camera Is Maybe Slightly More Conspicuous Than It Needs to Be Darth Vader is watching you We certainly understand the appeal of this Darth Vader helmet-shaped home camera, but when they thing that you have to prevent yourself from getting robbed becomes that the thing that is most worth robbing, we foresee a slight problem. Maybe if the camera could also lift home invaders off the ground telekinetically and choke them, then it would be really useful. But at
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LEGO Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer LEGO enthusiast ZaziNombies shares his biggest replica melee weapon yet, the Rocket Hammer wielded by Overwatch tank Reinhardt. It’s made of about 4500 LEGO pieces, measures more than 5′ in length and weighs about 15lb. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Forging Shredder’s Helmet & BladesLEGO Halo SPNKRLEGO Black Ops 3 KRM-262LEGO Doom BFG 9000LEGO Black Ops 3 Locus
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Cut Maps Adds Contemporary Precision to Cartographic Objects Oak State Art, Ohio. Image Courtesy of Cut Maps Have you ever wanted to decorate your walls with old-style maps but been discouraged because they don’t fit your minimal and contemporary aesthetic? Enter Cut Maps, the Virginia-based company that creates cartographic representations of cities and states using laser technologies to precisely define borders and streets. The resultant maps offer t
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For the first time a country has invested heavily in space mining Concept image of a harvester for Deep Space Industries. (credit: Deep Space Industries) Luxembourg, a small European country about the size of Rhode Island, wants to be the Silicon Valley of the space mining industry. The landlocked Grand Duchy announced Friday it was opening a €200 million ($225 million) line of credit for entrepreneurial space companies to set up their European headquarters
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LandShark Pound-In Landscape Edging Obviously I know nothing about gardening or landscape designs…or doing anything with care and precision, really–but I do know that I like the look of this toothy edging. I also like that they use the words “LandShark” (Land Shark!) and “Pound-In” (yessir, that’s exactly what I’m thinking of) to describe it. And if you actually are the backyard artist type, Dimex’s edging kit
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Proximity Button is an affordable way to protect people living with dementia Natalie Price, aged 25, was inspired to create a device that would keep people living with dementia safer after having watched her own mother care for people with dementia for over 15 years. Today she launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund enough to manufacture the device. The Proximity Button, the first of its kind in the dementia market, uses innovative technology to provide carers with an
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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly put Facebook on ‘lockdown’ the day Google+ launched When Google+ launched in 2011, many saw it as a potential anti-Facebook – an alternative for someone who’s ready to try something different. We all know how that story played out. But according to an excerpt from a new book from a former Facebook employee, the day Google+ launched, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called an emergency meeting and declared the company on “lockdown” for the first and onl
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Throttle Jockey: The utterly classic (and new) motorcycles of Royal Enfield Looking for a motorcycle that’s capable, simple, affordable, and classy at the same time? Royal Enfield of India has just what you’re looking for. The post Throttle Jockey: The utterly classic (and new) motorcycles of Royal Enfield appeared first on The Manual.
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Paul Ryan’s Donald Trump Endorsement Is a Total Capitulation to Trumpism Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has finally endorsed Donald Trump for president. After vocally criticizing Trump during the primary and withholding his support for several weeks, Ryan announced in an op-ed for the Janesville Gazette yesterday that he would be voting for Donald Trump. Ryan’s staffers indicated that it was fair to call the statement an endorsement. The strangest part of Ryan’s endor
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Bring the Hillside In: Sloping Green Floors in a Japanese Home Why keep furniture in fixed positions when you could treat every day in your home like a picnic, laying down a blanket or relaxing in a recliner in whatever feels like the coziest spot? This highly unusual house by Mitsuharu Kojima Architects, located in a densely populated area of Japan, brings the outside in with sloping green floors that mimic grass. The clients wanted to feel conn
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Build a Sturdy, Heavy, and Simple Workbench for Around $65 Workbenches can make your life a lot easier if you work out of your garage. There are tons of variations for building your own, but over on Instructables, gearboxdesigns shows off a simple bench that’s pretty easy to make and comes in at around $65.http://workshop.lifehacker.com/build-a-woodwo…There are cheaper designs out there, but gearbox’s is built for stability. Which is to say, this sucker
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university of manchester receives approval for mecanoo-designed engineering campus the manchester engineering campus development (MECD) is one of the largest, single construction projects ever undertaken by a higher education institution in the united kingdom. The post university of manchester receives approval for mecanoo-designed engineering campus appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Cornell researchers create 3D printer that builds as you work There’s no denying the benefits of 3D printing for hobbyists and folks looking to prototype potential products. However, making changes typically means waiting for the current version to finish printing and starting a new build from scratch. Researchers at Cornell University are looking for a better solution that makes for easy tweaks and they’ve built “an interactive prototyping system”
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Synthetic human genome project may lead to lab-grown transplantable organs Some scientists want to create a synthetic human genome, and their proposal has critics worked up into a frenzy. In a perfect world, this proposed synthetic human genome would be used to grow human organs for transplant, aid humans in developing medications and vaccines for various illnesses, and more. In a less-than-ideal world, critics worry it could also lead to … Continue reading
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Skyrmions à la carte Magnetic vortices — so-called 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-saving data storage and processing. However, until very recently, the only materials known to exhibit skyrmions did so at extremely low temperatures. Scientists
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Samsung 837 will hold free concerts every Thursday this summer If you’re lost for things to do in New York City on a Thursday night, Samsung has got your back at its fancy location in the Meatpacking District. Samsung 837 is only a few months old, but already it’s booming with events related to art, food, fitness, yoga, and more. The Korean giant is now extending its space to music with free concerts every Thursday during the summer. “837 is the truest expres
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Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlocks The smart padlocks unlock themselves automatically with a simple tap on your smartphone instead of screwing around with easy to lose keys and difficult, hard to remember combinations.Click Here For Complete Details
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Vox Editor in Trouble for Supporting Riots, Dick Morris Gets a New Job, X-Men Controversy: P.M. Links Vox editor Emmett Rensin was suspended for a series of tweets in which he seemed to be encouraging anti-Trump riots. He later clarified that he did not support violence of any kind. Here is Vox’s statement. “Walking with coffee: why does it spill?” That’s the name of a federal study you paid for. Dick Morris joins The National Enquirer (no, he wasn’t already working there). Sex researc
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White House Announces 42 New Commutations Another group of federal drug war prisoners has been granted mercy by President Barack Obama’s administration. The White House announced this afternoon that 42 new grants of clemency have been granted to those currently serving time behind bars. The White House made note of the announcement on its blog, but did not add much detail other than to repeat a call for legislative change in drug sentenc
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Flat Lens Promises Possible Revolution In Optics An anonymous reader shares a BBC report: A flat lens made of paint whitener on a sliver of glass could revolutionize optics, according to its U.S. inventors. Just 2mm across and finer than a human hair, the tiny device can magnify nanoscale objects and gives a sharper focus than top-end microscope lenses. It is the latest example of the power of metamaterials, whose novel properties emerge from th
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10% off Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker- Deal Alert The SoundLink Color from Bose is designed to be portable and durable, while still delivering the full, rich sound you would expect from Bose. Pairing is easy with simple voice prompts, and the unit can be paired with two devices, so when the first stops the second one can play. It comes in several stylish colors, has an auxiliary input jack for non-Bluetooth devices, and delivers up to 8 hours o
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How to Move Windows from HDD to SSD to Improve Performance A Solid State Drive upgrade really improves performance. An SSD boosts snappiness, load times, and reduces power consumption (how an SSD works). The downside: smaller storage capacity. Even so, the trade-off more than compensates for the reduced capacity. But how can you squeeze a large Windows installation onto a tiny SSD? It’s easy. Windows users can migrate from an HDD to an SSD with just a few
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A Bunch of Nuclear Power Plants Are Closing, and It’s Because of Fracking The onetime energy source of the future lost more ground this week, as the largest US nuclear power company said it will pull the plug on two money-losing plants in Illinois.Exelon announced Thursday that it would be closing the Clinton nuclear plant, about 160 miles south of Chicago, and the twin-reactor Quad Cities plant, on the Mississippi River near Moline. Exelon said the two plants have lost
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Students experience ‘NASA Satellites 101’ Astronauts aren’t the only ones who get to use NASA technology. Computer scientists and engineers at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, work to make flight software and satellite technology more accessible in an effort to engage the public and educate students.
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Scientists reconstruct the history of asteroid collisions An international study reveals that asteroids have endured a multitude of impact strikes since their formation 4,565 million years ago. Scientists have reconstructed a timeline of these collisions using a physics-based model which reproduces the process through time, comparing its results with present-day information about chondrite meteorites.
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Better forecasting for solar and wind power generation The sun does not shine and the wind does not blow with constant intensity. This is a problem for the power grid, where the power supply must always match the power demand. Researchers in Germany have been working to develop better models for forecasting the generation of renewable electricity. Now they have launched a platform for transmission system operators to test the new models live.
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3-D simulations illuminate supernova explosions Researchers are using Mira to perform large-scale 3-D simulations of the final moments of a supernova’s life cycle. While the 3-D simulation approach is still in its infancy, early results indicate that the models are providing a clearer picture than ever before of the mechanisms that drive supernova explosions.
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Study suggests new ways to protect against neurodegeneration A new study has found evidence that an enzyme known as NMNAT2 may help protect against the debilitating effects of certain degenerative brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s.
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Designs for Red Hook complex in Brooklyn by Foster + Partners revealed Designs for an exciting new waterfront office development in Red Hook, Brooklyn by Foster + Partners have been revealed
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A.I. guardian-angel vehicles will dominate auto industry, says Toyota exec CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — While much of the media attention around autonomous vehicle technology has been focused on fully self-driving cars, consumers shouldn’t expect cars that act like chauffeurs any time soon.The vast majority of mainstream vehicles adopting autonomous driving features will be controlled by advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) or “guardian angels” that learn over ti
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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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I Paid Someone $200 for Permission to Let My Baby Cry In the spring of 2014, I paid a woman $200 for permission to let my eight-month-old son cry himself to sleep. Technically, what she did was (1) spend an hour drawing up a “sleep evaluation” based on a “walk-through audit” of my apartment and (2) have a brief chat with my husband and me. Those were nice touches, and they reassured us that she was giving us sound and thoughtful advice based on our p
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Is This X-Men: Apocalypse Poster Really Promoting Violence Against Women? They live among us: people born with genetic mutations that give them awesome power—the power to be constantly offended by things that wouldn’t bother a normal, reasonable human.  Actress Rose McGowan thinks this promotional poster for X-Men: Apocalypse promotes violence against women, and Salon (the real news website, not the parody Twitter account) agrees.  “Yes, we all understand that ac
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Chicago Actually Did Something Good For Police Transparency Today, Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority released video, audio, and other material from 101 cases of police shootings and other officer-related incidents. The database, which is searchable by incident type, incident date, and keyword, comes with a “viewer discretion advised” warning. The cases, which are still being investigated, concern officer-involved shootings (whether a person was
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About our budget gaming laptop runner-up If you have our runner-up budget gaming laptop, the Lenovo Ideapad Y700, make sure to delete the preinstalled Lenovo Accelerator Application. Lenovo has admitted that the application is insecure. [Best Budget Gaming Laptop]
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Wheelchair-Bound Stroke Victim Walks Again After ‘Unprecedented’ Stem Cell Trial At Stanford An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Washington Post: Stanford researchers studying the effect of stem cells injected directly into the brains of stroke patients said Thursday that they were “stunned” by the extent to which the experimental treatment restored motor function in some of the patients. The results, published in the journal Stroke, could have implications for our unde
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Healthcare wearables market fit as a fiddle; to grow to $19B by 2020 The global healthcare market for medical wearables just passed its physical with flying colors, with a new study predicting the segment will grow a respectable 30% by 2020. An article by Enterprise Innovation reports the results of a study by research firm Frost & Sullivan that predicts the global healthcare market for wearable devices will blossom from $5.1 billion in 2015 to $18.9 billion in
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Take an awesome 3D tour of the International Space Station Only about 220 people have ever been on board the International Space Station. Now, thanks to a 3D video by the European Space Agency, you can pretend to be one of them. At least until space tourism becomes a thing and we can all visit the ISS and experience zero gravity. The video starts with a narrated tour of the outside of the station, which unfortunately does not include the expandable habit
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What is Robotics | Mackenzie Valdez | TEDxSacredHeartCHS The complex field of robotics is not out of reach from young people. Mackenzie and her impressive creation demonstrate what young people can do with robotics. St. Maximilian Kolbe high school student and assistant director of the FRC4343 Maxtech Robotics team. Mackenzie and her team build and compete in Robotics competitions across Ontario and beyond. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the
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Teaching as the New Killer App in the Digital Age | Niklas Myhr | TEDxUmeå Dr. Myhr is currently Google’s #1 ranked “Social Media Professor” and his expertise on social media & digital marketing has been featured in publications such as BBC, The Washington Post, Marketplace Morning Report, InformationWeek, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, USA Today, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, ESPN, and on national Swedish television stations SVT and TV4. At Webbdagarna (the Sw
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The tech bracelet that knows when you’re happy or stressed Zenta is not just a fitness tracker. This wearable keeps track of your emotions in an effort to help promote overall well-being, not just physical fitness. The product is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo. Read more…More about Gadgets, Fitness, Tech, Wellness, and Wearable Tech
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Killer Whale Culture Shapes Their Evolution When it comes to evolution in modern humans, environmental pressures have almost all been accounted for — instead of adapting our bodies we can come up with technological solutions that work just as well. But our culture, the shared set of activities, behaviors and beliefs that define our lives, still provides a degree of variation that could serve to imprint itself on our bodies in the long term.
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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.Read more…
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I Need to Ride This Totally Trippy Slide Right Now You could get on this water slide completely sober and emerge feeling like you went on the wildest acid trip ever. The Aqua Racer slide on the Norwegian Escape cruise ship packs multiple levels that offer visual stimulation in so many ways. The slide’s colorful, twirly LEDs make it feel like you’re in a space tunnel on drugs—while the brief moments of darkness make you feel like you’ve hit the end
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5 Tiny Houses We Loved This Week: From the Victorian-Inspired to the Family-Friendly The smallest is just 100 square feet Another week, another fresh crop of tiny house news. Here, we catch you up on the standout projects you should know. Formerly a bathhouse set among a cluster of farm buildings, this 250-square-foot structure was recently renovated into a stunning tiny home for summer vacationers at the Point Reyes National Seashore park reserve. Why we love it: It may be th
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Trump Supporters on Reddit Think Google Is Rigging Autocomplete for Hillary Crooked Hillary. It’s not the most creative of nicknames, but the moniker for Hillary Clinton has been gleefully bandied by Donald Trump supporters ever since he first uttered it at a rally in April:But now, Trump supporters on Redditare suspicious because when you start to type the sobriquet into Google search (“crooked H…i…l”) the autocomplete in the search bar doesn’t offer up Crooked Hilla
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Apple needs a Report button for when iCloud Music Library plays the wrong version If you follow my Ask the iTunes Guy column, you know that I answer lots of questions about problems with iTunes. Sometimes, I offer solutions to common conundrums, or workarounds when there’s no easy way to do something, but sometimes I have no answer; there are simply things that are broken. And that’s what I want to talk about this week: Something broken in iTunes that only Apple can fix. Occa
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NASA Pluto photo shows wispy clouds in a stunning glow In summer 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took an incredible photo of Pluto that NASA has made public today. The image shows the planet as a dark shadow, its shape visible only due to the soft white glow coming from its backlit side. The image is newsworthy itself due to its sheer beauty — this is definitely one to get … Continue reading
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The ripple effect of play in developing countries | Michelle Alderman | TEDxLakeTravisHigh Michelle Alderman discusses the luxury and absolute necessity of play not only in child development but also in creating connections to others and our world. Michelle Alderman has devoted her life to building public awareness about some of the world’s greatest challenges in developing nations. She works for the Abundant Life Foundation as a program director and is a very active member of the commu
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Entertainment of the Future | Agata Lubańska & Claus Raasted | TEDxWroclawUniversityOfEconomics LARPS – live action roleplaying. An interesting lifestyle is what’s important these days, and people will gladly pretend to be someone else to get it. But that is not necessarily a bad thing, as live-action roleplaying games prove. We will tell you a story about how you can use them to grow as a person – or just for fun, is that what gets to you. One of the founders of Polish NGO called Liveform.
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The Non-Awkward Way to Acknowledge Someone You Barely Know as You Walk By You’re walking down the street when you see that friend of a friend you met at that thing. You don’t want to stop and have an awkward chat, but you also don’t want to be rude. Here’s a simple eye contact trick that works every time.According to Ronald Riggio, a professor at Claremont McKenna College who specializes in nonverbal communication, it’s disingenuous to completely avoid eye contact when
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No need to ask Siri – this smart umbrella knows if you’ll need it If a device has a companion app that gives weather forecasts, then that means the device itself doesn’t predict the weather … right? Nonetheless, we have seen a few app-accompanied products that make such claims. The TARAbrella, however, is different. It’s a stand-alone umbrella that is said to be able to tell when it’s going to rain… Continue Reading No need to ask Siri – this smart umbrella
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Social adversity early in life may affect the expression of stress-related genes New research suggests that early severe social deprivation may impact DNA modifications that affect the expression of stress-related genes.
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Verge ESP: Mars Needs Musk Nothing ever happens on Mars — except a direct democracy, if noted billionaire Elon Musk has any say in it! This week we go deep (and in Liz’s case, flex our philosophy degrees) in response to Musk’s … bold … Mars-related and non-Mars-related proclamations at this week’s Code conference. Is a 2024 mission to the red planet even remotely in the realm of possibility? Are we living inside a simu
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Remains of the Day: BitTorrent Sync Will Soon Be Called Resilio Connect If you’re looking to download BitTorrent Sync, the file-synchronization software that relies on peer-to-peer transfers instead of the cloud, you might think it’s vanished from the web. It’s not gone, it just has a new name.BitTorrent Sync is spinning into its own company while BitTorrent Inc. focuses on online media. The new company is called Resilio and is headed by former BitTorrent CEO Eric Kli
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Complex analogue and digital computations in engineered bacterial cells A team of researchers at MIT has developed a technique to integrate both analogue and digital computation in living cells, allowing them to form gene circuits capable of carrying out complex processing operations.Living cells are capable of performing complex computations on the environmental signals they encounter.These computations can be continuous, or analogue, in nature — the way eyes adjust
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Generating infinite alien cityscapes with algorithms “I set about programming algorithms to generate an imaginary city…One that I could populate with buildings and structures without having to draw or 3-D model.” [Daniel] Brown begins by plugging random numbers into the program, which uses fractal mathematics to create unique shapes that resemble a 3-D graph. He spends several hours “exploring” the terrain until he finds an interesting form. Brown
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Electric Bikes Won Over China. Is the US Next? Sales of electric-bike is growing in many parts of the world. Asia-Pacific region, for instance, is estimated to see 32.8M of them sell this year, and 1.6m of e-bikes are expected to be sold in Western Europe by the end of this year. In China, in particular, the ban on motorcyle has lead to massive e-bike adoption. Over the years we’ve seen many companies such as BG and Pedego dish out models afte
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Competitions: Architecture at Zero 2016 Registration Deadline: Sep 30, 2016; Submission Deadline Oct 28, 2016 The Architecture at Zero 2016 competition challenge is to create a zero net energy student housing project at San Francisco State University campus. The competition has two components. First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the 784 housing units, student services, dining center, childcare facility, and
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Competitions: MAKING – Alternative designs for Factories Registration Deadline: Aug 27, 2016; Submission Deadline Sep 1, 2016 SUMMARYThe aim of the “Making” competition is to develop a design proposal for the factory typology, intended as a place of creation and processing of goods of any kind. It is asked to the participants to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of factory. Recently man
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Shy Fish Prefer to Follow Other Shy Fish Shy sticklebacks were more likely to emerge from under cover when an equally wary fellow was already out there, rather than when a bold individual was present.   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Filzer Buckster Bow Saw This is not some cute little camp saw; the The Filzer Buckster Bow Saw is capable of cutting logs up to 13 inches in diameter. And once you’ve hacked the trees, the saw collapses down, with all its parts neatly stored in a cylindrical tube for easy portability. With an all aluminum design, it weighs just over 1lb. For purchase information, Click Here
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Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town’s “architecture of apartheid” In any city, space is a commodity. In South African cities space is historical and emotional. A new photo series by an American living in Cape Town captures the dramatic inequality of South Africa’s most beloved city. From an aerial view, Cape Town’s scenic beauty gives way to a stark reminder of the country’s past and the continued racial segregation. […] “Looking straight down from a height of
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Make a Great-Smelling, Reusable Fruit Fly Trap There are few ways to make a decent DIY fruit fly trap, but this one also adds a fresh lemon scent to your kitchen. All you need is a small plastic container and a lemon.In this video from the “King of Random” YouTube channel, Grant Thompson will show you how to make an effective fruit fly trap out of some household basics. Take a small, reusable plastic container and cut or burn a tiny hole in th
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Oh Man, Someone Is Finally Going Inside NASA’s Inflatable Space House No need to panic, just because a frail human body—made up of eminently breakable bone, skin, and sinew—is about to step into the vacuum of space, protected only by a reinforced bouncy castle. EVERYTHING IS FINE.Read more…
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Uber arrives in depopulated Japanese city to transport the elderly Uber has been given permission to operate in Japan’s Kyotango city, particularly in its Tango region. This community is very small, having a minuscule population of only 5,560 — it is too small for regular taxi companies to operate, and lacks that transportation option. Most of the population is composed of elderly individuals (those over 65) who have scant options … Continue reading
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Little Bay / Fox Johnson © Brett Boardman Architects: Fox Johnson Location: Little Bay NSW 2036, Australia Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman From the architect. This new apartment building in a Sydney southern beachside suburb stands apart from its neighbours, using sleek urban sculptural forms and urban materials to carve out a different, more urban, way
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Synaptics announces turnkey USB-based fingerprint authentication dongle Passwords are the bane of security researchers around the globe. On average, those that are easy to remember likely aren’t very long or complex and thus, easy for hackers to crack. Lengthier passwords with a mix of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols are typically more secure but much…
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Transmission Jared D. Weiss’ fantastic animated short follows a creature and his dog who find a working old radio in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Mike Westbrook’s haunting sound design perfectly complements its spare visuals to create a sense of tension and mystery. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: TrashonautsToonocalypseOVERLOADThe Hero’s Journey AnimatedStrange Alloy
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The Plan to Save the Louvre’s Art From Floods: Pumps, Dams, and Evacuation A 2012 memo lays out the enormity and difficulty of the threat of a major flood—and the plan to deal with it. The post The Plan to Save the Louvre’s Art From Floods: Pumps, Dams, and Evacuation appeared first on WIRED.
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Solar System Lollipops This pack of ten super-detailed planetary 3D lollipops features all of the planets, poor demoted dwarf planet Pluto, and even the Sun, each with a different unique flavor.Click Here For Complete Details
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Oil train’s fire sparks massive plume of black smoke PORTLAND, Ore. — A train towing cars full of oil derailed Friday in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, sparking a fire that sent a plume of black smoke high into the sky and leading to evacuations. The accident happened around noon near the town of Mosier, about 70 miles east of Portland. Eleven rail cars from a 96-car crude oil train derailed, according to a statement from Union Pacific R
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Libertarian Gary Johnson Clarifies Foreign Policy Stances Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson (former Republican governor of New Mexico) made various pronouncements about foreign policy at the Libertarian National Convention that seemed outside the general “no intervention outside the national borders ever” Libertarian consensus. Along with that consensus usually comes great doubt about various stories the national security a
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atelier 37.2 explore post-humanity in sculptural graft performance piece the performance piece invents a new species of man who seeks to find physical presence in the world around him. The post atelier 37.2 explore post-humanity in sculptural graft performance piece appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Event: Typographics 2016: A design festival for people who use type Event Date: Jun 13, 2016 – Jun 23, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Typographics is an 11-day design festival devoted to contemp­orary typo­graphy, with talks, work­shops, and tours focusing on where typography is today and where its future may lie. It will be held at The Cooper Union in New York City.Workshops & Tours: June 13–23 A series of workshops and tours have been scheduled with Type
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Unmanned vessels deployed for Alaska ocean research Researchers in the Bering Sea off Alaska’s west coast will get help this summer from drones, but not the kind that fly.
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The quantum era has begun, this CEO says Quantum computing’s full potential may still be years away, but there are plenty of benefits to be realized right now.So argues Vern Brownell, president and CEO of D-Wave Systems, whose namesake quantum system is already in its second generation.Launched 17 years ago by a team with roots at Canada’s University of British Columbia, D-Wave introduced what it called “the world’s first commerci
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Muhammad Ali dies at 74 after reports of ‘grave condition’ Muhammad Ali died Friday evening at a Phoenix-area hospital, a family spokesperson told NBC News. He was 74.  Earlier in the day reports surfaced that he was in “very, very grave” condition after being hospitalized earlier this week with a respiratory issue.  “After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away,” family spokesperson Bob Gunnell told N
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LaGuardia terminal’s $4 billion revamp will finally begin this June The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with LaGuardia Gateway Partners, has sealed the biggest public-private partnership in the history of the agency
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This Independence Day Infographic Links the First Film With the Sequel Am I crazy or am I actually excited for Independence Day: Resurgence? Both, probably. As a fan of the 1996 original, it’s both crazy and exciting to think that in just a few weeks, we get to see what happens next on Earth after the aliens invaded.Read more…
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Steelseries Apex M500 review Despite introducing itself as a “gamer” keyboard designed specifically for the eternally misnamed “e-sports” market, the SteelSeries Apex M500 is a pretty simple offering. It’s full-sized, has a mono-color backlight, and uses Cherry MX key switches, all for $100. It’s pretty compelling, and compares decently to the likes of Razer and Corsair. With its somewhat toned-down plastic case and blue LED
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Unboxing the sleek Batman Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Gear VR Fact: The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a sexy phone.  New fact: The Batman-themed Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition is even sexier. The bundle includes a special S7 Edge with Batman logo and gold trims, all-black Gear VR headset, an armored Batman case, earbuds and a gold batarang. SEE ALSO: Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 still looks hot as hell, now comes with built-in GPS Though the Injustice Edition
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Google is working on a kill switch to prevent an AI uprising Humans don’t like the idea of not being at the top of the food chain; having something we’ve created taking power over us isn’t exactly ideal. It’s why folks like Tesla mastermind Elon Musk and noted astrophysicist Stephen Hawking are so determined to warn us of the terrifying implications that could culminate in a Skynet situation where the robots and algorithms stop listening to us. Google is ke
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Game|Life Podcast: The Future of Plastic Gaming Toys Skylanders, Rock Band, Mirror’s Edge, and Minecraft are the topics of the day on WIRED’s gaming podcast. The post Game|Life Podcast: The Future of Plastic Gaming Toys appeared first on WIRED.
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Event: War, Capitalism & Liberty Event Date: May 24, 2016 – Sep 4, 2016; Event City: Rome, IT War, Capitalism & Liberty are the contemporary issues explored in this museum exhibition through the artworks of the infamous international street artist known as Banksy. This thought-provoking exhibition is to be held at Palazzo Cipolla, in Rome, Italy from 24 May to 4 September, 2016. Curated exclusively from private collections, t
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Best Beach Umbrellas, Chairs, and Accessories for Enjoying the Sun and Surf We’ve spent more than a hundred hours over the past several years researching and testing the best umbrellas, chairs, clothes, and gear to make sure your next beach trip is as relaxing as possible. We’ve got your back. But only in the metaphorical sense. You’ll still need a buddy to rub in that sunscreen!
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Researchers use T-rays to look inside of broken microchips Terahertz radiation, or T-rays, can do some really incredible stuff. It can be used to scan for tumors and bombs build ultrafast wireless networks and see through solid objects. As an imaging technology, however, T-ray cameras have always had a resolution limitation. Well, they used to. Researchers at the University of Exter has developed a new terahertz camera that can see at a microscopic level
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GoBoat or Go Home The GoBoat was conceived after its founder, Dave Yonce, looked down from a plane window and saw something spectacular: water. Lots and lots of water. Lakes. Rivers. Ponds. Water everywhere. A seed was planted in Dave’s mind: what if he could create a mechanized rubber boat for him and his friends to play “bumper boats” with? Soon enough, “what if” […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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When tragedy strikes, social media blames parents first It doesn’t matter where you live or what part of the political spectrum you fall on — sometimes, nothing feels better than a little self-righteous fury.  On Thursday, Japanese soldiers discovered a boy left on a mountainside road 6 days earlier. The child was found safe, but local officials warned that he could have easily been devoured by bears. Just a few days before that, a toddler wandered in
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Believe the hype? How virtual reality could change your life Taipei (AFP) June 2, 2016 Reducing errors made during surgery, bringing school books to life, enabling us to browse shops from the comfort of home – virtual reality is not just about gaming, it will change our lives, according to some tech leaders. “VR” is the buzz industry at Asia’s largest tech fair, Computex, being held in Taiwan’s capital Taipei this week. The island is hoping to be
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Scientists test world’s most intense gamma radiation source Magurele, Romania (UPI) Jun 2, 2016 Scientists may soon better understand the elemental origins of oxygen, thanks to the world’s most intense source of gamma radiation – soon to be brought online at the ELI Nuclear Physics research facility in Romania. The new gamma ray device, developed by engineers at the University of Warsaw in Poland, will allow scientists to study the types of chemical react
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Bolivia to pay back loan to China for Tupac Katari satellite La Paz (XNA) Jun 03, 2016 Bolivia is set to make its fifth loan payment worth 10 million U.S. dollars to the China Development Bank for a satellite China helped the South American country build and launch, the Bolivian Space Agency (ABE) announced on Wednesday. Bolivia has been making biannual payments for the Bolivian Tupac Katari satellite. In December 2010, the Bolivian government and the Chin
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Solar telescope on track for ground-breaking observations Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 02, 2016 Construction of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope is on schedule for operations in 2020, say reports from the American Astronomical Society’s Solar Physics Division conference. It will be the highest-resolution solar telescope in the world. The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) is under development on Haleakala – the highest peak on the Hawaiian island of M
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China plans 5 new space science satellites Beijing (XNA) Jun 03, 2016 China will put into space five new satellites within about five years as part of the country’s fast-expanding space science program, a national science chief said on Wednesday. The five satellites, including a Sino-European joint mission known as SMILE, will focus on observation of solar activities and their impact on Earth’s environment and space weather, analysis of w
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SES-9 Ready To Enter Commercial Service Luxembourg (SPX) Jun 03, 2016 SES S.A. reports that its new SES-9 spacecraft is entering commercial service. SES-9 has successfully completed its testing and reached its orbital position at around 108.2 degrees East where it has joined SES-7 and will replace NSS-11. SES-9, built by Boeing Satellite Systems International, is the largest SES satellite to serve the Asia-Pacific region, with 57 high-
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SpaceDataHighway: first laser transmission of an image taken by the Sentinel 1A satellite Paris (SPX) Jun 03, 2016 EDRS-A, the first relay satellite for the EDRS-SpaceDataHighway programme, launched on 30 January 2016, successfully transmitted the first image taken by the Sentinel 1A radar satellite. The mage, taken over La Reunion Island and its coastal area, was transmitted and received by the Airbus Defence and Space’s Mission Operation Center (MOC) in Germany in about 1 minute. Th
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Elliptical galaxies not formed by merging Rome, Italy (SPX) Jun 03, 2016 It all starts from a problem with dust: galaxies with the highest rates of star formation are also the “dustiest”, because the violent process of star formation produces gas and heavy molecules. This means that part of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by nascent stars cannot be recorded by the instruments for astronomical observation in the optical an
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Study shows how comets break up, make up Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 02, 2016 For some comets, breaking up is not that hard to do. A new study led by Purdue University and the University of Colorado Boulder indicates the bodies of some periodic comets – objects that orbit the Sun in less than 200 years – may regularly split in two, then reunite down the road. In fact, this may be a repeating process fundamental to comet evolution, according to
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Hydro Hammock – Portable Hot Tub Hammock This super relaxing portable hammock for two is crafted from waterproof high-tensile strength marine quality canvas allowing it to be filled with fresh or ocean water and then heated using the optional Water Heater System.Click Here For Complete Details
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CJ azit / Betwin Space Design © Yong-joon Choi Architects: Betwin Space Design Location: Dongsung-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea Architect In Charge: Betwin Space Design Design Team: Jae-yeol Lee, Jeong-ye Park, Jung-bin Sung, Min-woo Nam Area: 388.68 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Yong-joon Choi Design Director: Hwanwoo Oh, Jung-gon Kim Client: CJ Culture Foundation Construct
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Despite Other Evidence, Hiring Managers Are Biased Toward Graduates From Top Colleges The skills that make employees good at their jobs have nothing to do with their alma mater, yet many managers are still focused on it.A lot goes into being a strong hire, but a new study by Indeed reveals that many managers put a lot of stock in the name of a candidate’s alma mater. The study showed that 43% of C-suite executives believe that the best performers graduated from highly reputable ins
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5 Steps For Turning “Let’s Get A Coffee” Into A Productive Career Move Networking? An informal interview? Here’s what to do when you aren’t sure why you’re meeting but know it could be useful.I recently had a “coffee meeting” with a global leader in my field. It had been booked almost three months earlier and had me (happily) taking a car, plane, train, and jitney each way to meet her. We hadn’t explicitly set an agenda or defined the purpose of our chat—bu
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The Counterintuitive (But Effective) Way To Score A Raise Working for yourself for a while can launch you back into the traditional workforce at a new and better level.In the past, the conventional wisdom about self-employment went like this: If you left the traditional workforce to work for yourself, you were unlikely to go back. On average, you would also earn less than you would in a corporate career, and face the uncertainties of being out on your ow
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Watch a Cruise Ship Crash Into the Side of the Dock When you’re as big as this cruise ship—and it’s really big at 964 feet long, 105 feet wide, and 91,000 tons—it can be hard to stop. So you have to make sure you slow down in time or you’ll destroy things because once again, you’re a really big ship. This cruise ship, the Celebrity Infinity, didn’t stop in time and slammed into the side of a dock at Ketchikan Harbor in Alaska, downing part of the b
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Toyota’s plans for Google’s robotics tech? And inside Silicon Valley’s test track (AutoComplete Podcast 21) – Roadshow In this week’s rundown of the biggest stories, Brian Cooley talks about the possible buyout of some of Google’s robotics tech by Toyota; more on the Takata recalls; and a quick look at Silicon Valley’s test track for self-driving cars.
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A ‘smart’ exosuit learns its user’s movements As military and heavy-lifting applications for robotic exoskeletons get closer to reality, the latest trend in wearable machinery is helping the elderly and those with limited mobility get back on their feet. Like their colleagues/competitors at Harvard and ReWalk Robotics, the team behind the Superflex have developed a soft robotic exosuit that could do everything from heavy lifting on the battle
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Microsoft Wants To Power Self-Driving Cars With Software, Not Build One An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft’s Peggy Johnson said at the Converge conference (Warning: WSJ source paywalled) in Hong Kong this week that the company is not interested in manufacturing its own self-driving cars, but instead is interested in building software for cars. “We won’t be building our own autonomous vehicle but we would like to enable autonomous vehicles and assisted driving
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What’s the deal with triangles? Yesterday afternoon, The Verge’s Emily Yoshida — my editor, your friend, Game of Game of Thrones commissioner, Skrillex enthusiast — came into the entertainment section’s Slack room and asked a simple, innocent question: what’s the deal with triangles? (OK, her inquiry was a little more sophisticated — “has anyone ever investigated the rise of the triangle, especially in pop music logos and
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Multifunctional Lantern serves a variety of lighting needs In the great outdoors, getting more out of a single tool means a better time at camp and less gear and weight in your pack. That’s a big reason why the category of multifunctional lighting has been flourishing in recent years. We’ve seen plenty of examples, including the Bosavi headlamp/lantern/bike light, the Light & Motion Solite headlamp/flashlight/bike light and the Candea water bottle/
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New Shepard’s parachute set to fail on next flight in the interests of safety Blue Origin Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has revealed that when the New Shepard suborbital launch system takes to the skies later this month, the unmanned crew capsule won’t come floating gently back to Earth. Instead, like a series of tests conducted by NASA on the Orion space capsule, the flight engineers plan to create a controlled parachute failure to test the emergency systems designed to pr
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WWDC 2016 Preview Rumors: No new hardware but plenty of Siri, iMessage may get money transfers via Apple Pay, more Recently departed (but still friend of the site!) Mark Gurman went on the Jay and Farhad Show podcast this evening and gave his predictions for WWDC 2016 and beyond. Most of the conversation material was either posted previously on 9to5Mac or elsewhere but there were certainly some new “whispers”… more…Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: App Store (iOS), Apple Inc, Apple Worldwide Developers Confere
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This Week in Deals: May 30 – June 3 A whole week’s worth of gear deals. …Read More »
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Muhammad Ali will always be an American icon Muhammad Ali — the boxing legend nicknamed “The Greatest,” who transcended sport in the 1960s and remained an American cultural icon thereafter — has died at 74. Ali passed away Friday evening, according to a family spokesperson. He was admitted to a Phoenix-area hospital Thursday with respiratory issues. Reports emerged Friday that Ali’s condition was serious enough to draw family memb
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Special Section: Everything Worth Knowing In this special issue of Discover, we dive into the hottest topics in science, and boil them down to the essentials.
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16 of the greatest Muhammad Ali quotes Muhammed Ali was a boxer with words as strong as punches.  The champ provided the sports world and far beyond with a catalog of quotes as legendary as the man himself. Ali passed away Friday at age 74.  Ali’s words varied from grandiose indulgences of ego to metaphorical words of inspiration.  SEE ALSO: Muhammad Ali: When a legend is real Have something to add to this story? Share
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Muhammad Ali’s greatest moments, in photos His fans knew it and he knew it. Muhammad Ali called himself the greatest, his fans called him #GOAT. The 74-year-old boxing champ who died Friday after being admitted to a Phoenix-area hospital for respiratory issues was never shy about the label. From his 1960 Olympic gold medal to his 1964 World Heavyweight Champion win against Sonny Liston to his 1996 lighting of the Olympic torch, he symbol
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Kolelinia updates design for Halfbike pedal-powered scooter Transportation design studio Kolelinia has released an updated model of its three-wheeled Halfbike – which raised close to $1 million on Kickstarter in 2015 (+ movie). (more…)
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Muhammad Ali: When a legend is real The ’70s, for me, was the last great boxing decade and that was almost entirely due to Muhammad Ali. My conception of what the pugilistic art is supposed to be is based, almost entirely, on that portion of Ali’s career. He wasn’t as young — he’d started boxing professionally a decade earlier —and maybe even not as strong (more TKOs than KOs), but that also meant he had to box with that glorious b
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The 10 biggest European tech stories this week Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) The European Union came out in support of Airbnb, Uber and other sharing economy companies, encouraging member states not to ban their services except as a last resort. 2) More details have emerged about the French government’s raid of Google’s offices in Paris: the country’s finance minister has ruled out the possibil
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Muhammad Ali had a lifelong mission to help those in need As we say goodbye to the Champ, the legacy he left outside of the ring remains just as important as the one inside. Muhammad Ali dedicated his life, both locally and globally, to help those in need and to work towards gender, economic and racial equality. Ali traveled the world to learn about its people, inspire religious tolerance and offer assistance where he could.  SEE ALSO: Muhammad Ali’s Gr
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Facebook’s board prepares for a future minus Mark Zuckerberg Facebook board members are preparing for their worst nightmare; a future without the social network’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Despite strong investor confidence in the platform’s leader, its board of directors want a plan in place if the 32-year-old entrepreneur ever does decide to call it quits. To that end, they have filed a proxy statement with the United States Securities and Exchange
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16 videos of Muhammad Ali’s life outside of the ring Muhammad Ali’s fame came from inside the boxing ring, but his legend stretched outside the ropes.  Ali didn’t reserve his potent stings for boxing matches — he playfully battled with interviewers and asserted opinions with confidence for talk show audiences. He even flexed his singing skills in a duet with Sam Cooke in 1964. SEE ALSO: Muhammad Ali had a lifelong mission to help those in need Take
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Kamaz on the road to Dakar 2017 with masterful 980-hp truck Coming off a loss to Iveco in its 2016 campaign, Russian Dakar staple Kamaz has designed an all-new truck pointed directly at the 2017 Dakar event. The big, bad, blacked-out Master “Kapotnik” features a new layout and a 980-hp powertrain. Kamaz believes it will be the truck to bring back its 14th Dakar victory… Continue Reading Kamaz on the road to Dakar 2017 with masterful 980-hp t
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The Death of the Champ: Muhammad Ali, 1942 – 2016 A farewell to the central character of the American Century. The post The Death of the Champ: Muhammad Ali, 1942 – 2016 appeared first on WIRED.
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‘Project Ara’ – Google’s Fully Customizable Smartphone That Will Definitely Change The Game A few years ago, a concept was revealed proposing a fully customizable smartphone that involved phone blocks. The idea had died down after there was nothing more seen about it for awhile, it was actually bought by Google and has secretly been on the drawing board for the past few years. In videos and a […]
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craig and karl’s funky toilet paper wrappers for who gives a crap the tounge-in-cheek designs feature five different patterns which each display a different human feature – eye, ear, nose, mouth or finger. The post craig and karl’s funky toilet paper wrappers for who gives a crap appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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UK Risks Over-Blocking Content Online, Warns Human Rights Watchdog An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The UK is at serious risk of over-blocking web content, the Council of Europe has warned in a scathing report. “Governments have an obligation to combat the promotion of terrorism, child abuse material, hate speech and other illegal content online. However, I am concerned that some states are not clearly defining what constitutes illegal
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Federal Reserve Bank was hacked more than 50 times between 2011 and 2015 (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional committee has launched an investigation into the Federal Reserve’s cyber security practices after a Reuters report revealed more than 50 cyber breaches at the U.S. central bank between 2011 and 2015. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Friday sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to express “serious concerns” over the central bank’
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What search data can tell us about the next James Bond LONDON — The question of who will be the next James – or Jane – Bond has been debated furiously ever since Daniel Craig started suggesting he was ready to holster the PPK for good. Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and more recently Gillian Anderson have been discussed for the role as speculation reaches fever pitch, with Emilia Clarke the latest to throw her hat in the ring. But who do the public reall
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The silent web: Is encryption here to stay? Introduction and government responseWhat’s your secret? Encrypted instant messaging is the latest trend, from apps like BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Telegram and Signal to Wire, Wickr and Surespot. Not forgetting Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime. Before we know it, everything will be encrypted. It mostly already is.Encryption often crops up when talking about criminals, usually painted as a tool for t
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67 ways your life may change if the UK ‘Brexits’ LONDON — On June 23 people across the UK will go to the polls to answer a very significant question with many consequences: Should they “Brexit” and leave the European Union or vote to stay?The question poses further questions, which have been taken up by both the Remain and the Leave camps. Would the country be better off, or poorer, by leaving the political and economic union it joine
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How This Googler Redesigned The Workweek Jake Knapp devised a way to help teams solve big problems in just five days—and restore work-life balance in the process.Jake Knapp has always been concerned about the speed at which time passes. Even back in his college years, he remembers thinking about how he wanted to get the most out of life. If this realization came earlier to him than to most, it may be because Knapp is the youngest of sev
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Behold the haunting decay of Gunkanjima, Japan’s ‘Battleship Island’ – CNET Hashima was abandoned in 1974 and left to the elements. Storms, time, and decay have resulted in collapsed buildings that feel inhabited by the ghosts of the miners who used to live there. Here’s a tour.
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To fight lionfish invasion, Cuba learns to cook them If you can’t beat your enemies, eat them: That’s the strategy Cuba has adopted to respond to an invasion of lionfish, a poisonous predator that has strayed far from its home waters in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans.
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Scientists discover magma buildup under New Zealand town Scientists say they’ve discovered a magma buildup near a New Zealand town that explains a spate of recent earthquakes and could signal the beginnings of a new volcano—although they’re not expecting an eruption anytime soon.
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Pretend money’s no object. Now, look at your new smart home In recent years we’ve seen an explosion in connected home technology. Philips has released and subsequently iterated on its connected lighting range, Google has continued to iterate on its line of Nest smart thermostats, and even Samsung has got in on the action with its SmartThings line.Now a company in the UK called Loxone has created a single connected home system that covers everything from li
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Muhammad Ali’s daughter Hana shares touching family photos of her dad Muhammad Ali’s daughter Hana has posted family photos to her Instagram account in tribute to her father, who passed away Friday at age 74. “Our father was a ‘Humble Mountain!’ And now he has gone home to God. Pray for the peace of his beautiful soul and for the happiness of his further journey. God bless you daddy. YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!” she wrote and tweeted.  SEE ALSO: Muhammad
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A Tiny Sensor Could Help End the MLB’s Epidemic of Elbow Injuries The Motus Pro sensor gauges stress on the elbow, and it has been approved for use in regular-season MLB games. The post A Tiny Sensor Could Help End the MLB’s Epidemic of Elbow Injuries appeared first on WIRED.
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‘Bitter brake’ activates gut hormones and suppresses food intake New research shows that a New Zealand produced bitter plant extract can suppress food intake by stimulating the secretion of gut peptide hormones involved in appetite regulation.
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Why immune-boosting therapy doesn’t work for everyone with widespread melanoma Patients who don’t respond to treatments that use their own immune cells to destroy tumors, called tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, share changes in mechanisms that switch genes on or off in those cells, according to a new study.
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Radiation therapy with pembrolizumab, bevacizumab safe for glioma patients Researchers will present preliminary results from a phase 1 study testing whether the addition of pembrolizumab to radiation therapy and bevacizumab is safe and can control tumor growth for these patients.
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Orchard House A conversion of one of the oldest homesteads placed in the middle of an fruit orchard into a contemporary holiday home for a married couple with two children. The house retains its traditional rural character by keeping it single-story and by preserving solid stone walls of an otherwise ruined house.
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How I’ve Learned To Overcome Setbacks In My Life And Career Most obstacles come in three varieties, and these five strategies can help you push past each of them.A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (emphasis mine):Read Full Story
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How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to shouting angrily or hurling objects, don’t try this—otherwise, give it a go. You may find that you’ll both c
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Study of first procedure-free gastric balloon shows they are safe and lead to similar weight loss as other balloon procedures New research on the first procedure-free gastric balloon shows it is safe and results in similar weight loss to other balloon procedures that use endoscopy.
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Finally, targeted therapies for triple-negative breast cancer Researchers present results of three clinical trials using new targeted therapies against triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Each therapy uses a distinct strategy influenced by the immune system and all three have real potential to extend the lives of women whose cancers have progressed after previous treatments.
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Chemotherapy and exercise: The right dose of workout helps side effects Researchers discovered something simple and inexpensive to reduce neuropathy in hands and feet due to chemotherapy — exercise.
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Diabetes drug metformin holds promise for cancer treatment and prevention Use of Metformin — commonly used as the front-line treatment for type 2 diabetes — improves survival for some breast cancer patients, and shows promise as a treatment for patients diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, according to the results of two new studies.
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Personalized cell therapies studies define optimal doses More precise dosing methods and cellular engineering techniques show promise in the effort to improve treatment of aggressive cancers with personalized cellular therapies, according to new studies.
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Giving chemotherapy after radiotherapy improves survival for patients with rare brain tumor Giving chemotherapy after radiotherapy delays further growth of a rare type of brain tumor, increasing the number of patients alive at five years from 44 per cent to 56 per cent.
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Bacteria found in female upper reproductive tract, once thought sterile They’re inside our gut, on the skin, and in the mouth. Thousands of different types of micro-organisms live in and on the body, playing helpful roles in digestion or in aiding the body’s natural defense system. Now, scientists have found tiny organisms living in the upper female reproductive tract, an environment they said was once thought to be sterile. In a preliminary finding researchers reveal
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Counseling patients at risk for cancer over the phone reduces costs and access burdens Delivering genetic test results to patients at risk for cancer-causing genetic mutations over the phone helps to ease cost and transportation burdens and, compared to receiving results in person, does not cause patients additional stress, according to a new study.
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christopher jenner revives ancient weaving craft with rush chair at gallery FUMI casting this ancient craft in a new light, jenner hand traced the infinite looping of rush around strakes, eventually arriving at a silhouette reminiscent of a reclining figure. The post christopher jenner revives ancient weaving craft with rush chair at gallery FUMI appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Secrets revealed from Pluto’s ‘Twilight Zone’ NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took this stunning image of Pluto only a few minutes after closest approach on July 14, 2015. The image was obtained at a high phase angle -that is, with the sun on the other side of Pluto, as viewed by New Horizons. Seen here, sunlight filters through and illuminates Pluto’s complex atmospheric haze layers. The southern portions of the nitrogen ice plains informally
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In depth: Wear we’re going: smart fabric tech that will change the world Fantastic fabricsWe’ve been promised smart clothing for years, but it’s often been an anticlimax, nothing more than a bunch of LEDs showing a crude picture stitched into a dress.However, cutting edge technology is ringing the changes – from purely biomechanical brilliance through to the wildest digital flights of fancy – so the possibility of having useful gadgets melded into our very apparel is c
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Muhammad Ali Is Dead At 74 Photo via APBoxing legend Muhammad Ali died Friday evening at a Phoenix hospital, according to a press release from family spokesperson Bob Gunnell. He was 74 years old. The release did not specify the cause of death.http://thestacks.deadspin.com/my-dinner-with…Ali was hospitalized yesterday with a respiratory issue, and his family released a short statement earlier this afternoon, acknowledging
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I’m on a Bot! Lonely Island’s Secrets to Ruling Social Media Want to know the Snapchat/Instagram/Twitter best practices employed by the comedy crew known as the Lonely Island? We got your pro tips right here. The post I’m on a Bot! Lonely Island’s Secrets to Ruling Social Media appeared first on WIRED.
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In J.K. Rowling’s tribute, Muhammad Ali’s words speak for themselves LONDON — J. K. Rowling certainly knows the perfect words for a situation when she sees them. The prolific Harry Potter author tweeted her tribute to Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer who passed away Friday. She let the greatness of Ali’s words speak for themselves. SEE ALSO: 16 of the greatest Muhammad Ali quotes The image was being shared on Reddit on Saturday, and user Go_Habs_Go31 said it was
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6 problems with the foster care system — and what you can do to help When Tenaja Jordan came out to her parents at 17 years old, they kicked her out of their home. As a teenager, she was still considered a child in the eyes of the state, and was immediately placed into New York City’s child welfare system. Following the trauma of the situation, one question remained on Jordan’s mind: Where was she going to live? SEE ALSO: These LGBTQ homeless youth are getting fre
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Atelier 2+1 adds glazed extension to Parisian psychiatric hospital A 1960s-inspired window wall fronts this extension to a psychiatric institute in Paris by Local firm Atelier 2+1 (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Minimum Wage vs. the Carwasheros: New at Reason Car washers are the latest victims of minimum wage fanatics. As Jim Epstein writes in the latest issue of Reason: It’s conventional wisdom among progressives that low-skilled workers like the carwasheros stand to benefit most from high wage floors. The opposite is true. The 67 percent wage hike will obliterate jobs at car washes and further the agenda of anti-immigrant conservatives—some of whom
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noa builds swinging frames installation from wooden posts a series of timber frames playing with solid and void forms a multi-functional structure serving as a lookout point, info center, and bus stop for a hotel in northern italy. The post noa builds swinging frames installation from wooden posts appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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FDA’s War on Salt: New at Reason Anti-science Democrats are at it again, this time targeting your salt intake. David Harsanyi writes: 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 CSP
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Natural Air Purifying Bag Maintain a dry, fresh, and odor-free environment easily using nothing more than this natural air purifying bag. This compact bag comes filled with natural bamboo charcoal which effectively absorbs allergens and natural pollutants. Check it out $19.99
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Space Photos of the Week: Watch It. This Star’s Bustin’ Out Space photos of the week, May 29–June 4, 2016. The post Space Photos of the Week: Watch It. This Star’s Bustin’ Out appeared first on WIRED.
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A Disk of Dark Matter Might Run Through Our Galaxy In the new, free-for-all era of dark matter research, the controversial idea that dark matter is concentrated in thin disks is being rescued from scientific oblivion. The post A Disk of Dark Matter Might Run Through Our Galaxy appeared first on WIRED.
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Security News This Week: A Deluge of Mega-Breaches Dumps on the Dark Web Each Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth at WIRED, but which deserve your attention nonetheless. The post Security News This Week: A Deluge of Mega-Breaches Dumps on the Dark Web appeared first on WIRED.
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‘Wifi Whisperer’ Siphons Your Data in the Creepiest Way Possible WiFi Whisperer calls attention to the data leaking from your phone by displaying it on screen and whispering it back to you in an eerie voice. The post ‘Wifi Whisperer’ Siphons Your Data in the Creepiest Way Possible appeared first on WIRED.
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The Future of Detroit Goes on Display in Venice Including the evolution of the auto factory—seen through Microsoft’s HoloLens The post The Future of Detroit Goes on Display in Venice appeared first on WIRED.
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A look at Apple’s insanely ambitious tree-planting plans for its new spaceship campus FEATURE: While construction crews work furiously to finish Apple’s mammoth new headquarters in Cupertino this year, another critical piece of the campus’ design is taking shape 100 miles to the east. In a cluster of East Bay nurseries, Apple has been growing more than 4,600 trees, which are nestled in large, wooden boxes. Some time later this year, Apple’s team of arborists will start shipping the
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Why the FDA’s Updated Nutrition Facts Label Is a Stinker Last month, competitive eater Matt Stonie, who won the most recent Nathan’s hot dog eating title by downing 62 hot dogs, sat down with a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Over the next seventeen minutes, Stonie ate the contents of the bowl, which held two entire boxes of the cereal, along with a gallon of milk. The 7,700-calorie meal contained more than one pound of sugar. My first thought wh
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Thumbs Down for the New Food Nutrition Labels: New at Reason The looming changes to the Nutrition Facts label include changing the typeface of the terms “calories,” “servings,” and “servings per container;” updating serving size requirements; and mandating food makers declare the amount of “added sugars” in a food product. There are 30 separate numbers on the updated Nutrition Facts label. That’s actually an improvem
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Toddlers Instinctually Know How to Use a Wild Ape’s Tools A new study undermines the idea that humans only understand tool use by learning from others — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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That FCC plan to protect your privacy? Not everyone’s a fan – CNET The feds’ proposal has come under fire as some argue broadband providers should not be held to higher standards than other companies in the Internet ecosystem.
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People who speak 2 dialects share a cognitive advantage with bilingual people There has been a lot of research to back up the idea that people who use two or more languages everyday experience significant advantages. The brain training involved in having to use a different language depending on the context and speaker is credited with enhancing attention and memory skills — as well as better recovery after stroke and even later onset of the symptoms of dementia. But there
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Scientists Seek a New Measure for Methane Getting a handle on the greenhouse gas will help predict the future of global warming — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Interactive Pinterest pins let shoppers in Brazil bring offline items online Pinterest is testing real-life Pins that let shoppers save in-store items to their virtual boards. The physical Pins are currently undergoing trials in Brazil in conjunction with the country’s biggest design furniture retailer, Tok&Stok. As part of the campaign, the Bluetooth low energy-enabled Pins have been placed on hundreds of items for shoppers to interact with. All a person has to do is
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Maersk hopes drones can deliver sweet savings Shipping giant Maersk Group made headlines earlier this year when it used a drone to deliver a bucket of cookies to a tanker at sea. That was just the beginning of an effort the company thinks could dramatically change its business. The company is evaluating ways to expand its use of drones and plans a bigger test later this year, said Markus Kuhn, a supply chain manager at Maersk, at the Drone
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Google’s Nest may become a different kind of IoT company after CEO Fadell leaves Nest co-founder and CEO Tony Fadell is leaving the company, a move that may mark a shift in strategy for one of the early stars of the Internet of Things. Fadell founded the startup, which makes connected thermostats and other smart-home gear, in 2011 with co-founder Matt Rogers. Google bought Nest in 2014. In a blog post on Friday, Fadell didn’t say much about why he was leaving but said he wo
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Seagate Innov8 8TB Desktop USB-C Hard Drive Enter a new era of personal desktop storage with the remarkable Seagate® Innov8. With a staggering 8TB of storage, it can be placed exactly where needed—right next to you. Back up and access your entire universe of favorite music and videos, along with all of your other important documents, projects and irreplaceable photos. Innov8 is the first 8TB USB-C powered external desktop storage solution o
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N10-Eiras Our approach to the design of “N10-Eiras” indoor sports facility was determined twofold: on the one hand by the specific characteristics of the existing industrial pavilion in which we ought to insert our solution. On the other hand by the brief, which asked for three main areas: reception; changing rooms and showers; and a party room.
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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: New gender options for The Sims, a cannabis smoothie recipe, the science behind “skin orgasms” and more in our look at the web 1. Impeccable Concept Car Designs that Failed After Production Always the showstopper at auto shows, concept cars allow designers to present the purest form of an upcoming vehicle before rules and regulations water down its design. In the case…… Continue Reading…
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1500-hp electric cars racing up the side of a mountain: We’re going to Pikes Peak “Monster” Tajima and his 2016 Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One, a 1500-hp purpose-built machine for Pikes Peak. In May, we were on hand to witness the 100th running of the country’s oldest car race, the Indianapolis 500. And later this June, we’ll be present for the 2016 running of the second-oldest, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The race, which was first held in 1916, i
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Twin House / StudioPietropoli Architects: StudioPietropoli Location: Padua, Province of Padua, Italy Architect In Charge: StudioPietropoli Area: 1000.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Contractor: Impresa Salvalaio Structural Engineer: Studio PRO GE CO Construction Manager: Studio Chiucchini From the architect. In a quiet residential neighbour in Padua, this house consists of two cubic vol
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ICYMI: Raining tiny satellites and the laundry-folding machine Today on In Case You Missed It: A company called FoldiMate is selling a standalone machine to sit alongside a washing and dryer and fold about 20 garments at a time for $850. Cornell University engineers are sending tiny interstellar computers to the ISS this summer, there they will act as satellites and, eventually, collect information from our nearest neighboring star system, Alpha Centauri.
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Inspired by Genius: How a Mathematician Found His Way The mathematician Ken Ono believes that the story of Srinivasa Ramanujan—mathematical savant and two-time college dropout—holds valuable lessons for how we find and reward hidden genius — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Torras Aluminum Magnet Center Console Always have your phone within reach and view while you drive with the Torras Aluminum Magnet Center Console. While the base is easily secured to your dashboard, this sturdy stand uses strong magnets and a plate on your device to keep everything in place. The Torras Magnet Center Console comes with the magnetic plate needed which adheres to your smartphone with ease and can even work when underneat
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The N Wallet by ElephantWallet Stash your goods in a secure place with the N Wallet by ElephantWallet. Using a durable yet flexible silicone band, this wallet can be used to hold everything rom your cash and cards to your coins and keys. The N wallet is made with two pieces of milled wood and a hard plastic insert tray, all held in place by the silicone band. The N Wallet is opened by pinching the two pieces of wood together at
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Handmade Flow Glazes Cup Introduce something unique to your day with the Handmade Flow Glazes Cup. Made with a textured ceramic, this cup appears to be in the middle of its glazing cycle. Covering the entire inside and pouring down from the rip, the Handmade Flow Glazes Cup has glaze dripping downward as if it weren’t finished. Rest assured as this is the intended design of the cup, sparking a sense of creativity for all
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AMEO POWERBREATHER Swimming Device Experience the superpower of breathing underwater with the AMEO POWERBREATHER Swimming Device. Made for swimmers, divers, and triathletes, this incredible device is able to provide you with optimum oxygen as you swim without the worry of any water seeping in. Complete with excellent design, the POWERBREATHER conforms to the shape of your face to give you a comfortable, air-filled swimming session
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ASUS Zenbo Home Robot Bring your household into the 21st century with the ASUS Zenbo Home Robot. Delightfully cute at just a meter tall, Zenbo is able to wheel about your home on its four wheels, recognize people as well as objects, move its head, and even participate in voice interaction. Packed with all types of sensors throughout the body, Zenbo is even able to avoid bumping into objects as it wheels around. The fac
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Philippe Malouin contributes 3D-printed bowl to Othr’s growing homeware range Canadian designer Philippe Malouin has added a small bowl to new 3D-printed homeware brand Othr’s collection of items, as part of its chain of fortnightly product launches (+ slideshow). (more…)
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5 Reasons to Buy Your Next Watch Pre-Owned This is a guest post from Crown & Caliber. Buying a brand new watch is kind of like buying a brand new car — it loses a sizable amount of its value the moment you drive it off the lot (or, in this case, take it out of the shop). If you’re in the market for a watch, buying pre-owned […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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I performed open heart surgery on my Mac mini, and it was horrifying Last weekend, I performed an invasive and meticulous operation on one of my more valuable gadgets: a late 2014 Mac mini. You see, it was slow and hampered by its components, and in desperate need of a speed boost. So I decided to replace its spinning hard disk drive with a solid state one. Yet because the product is made by Apple, a seemingly simple procedure turns out to be a day-long adventure
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Satechi delivers new USB car chargers While autonomous vehicles are started to under more and more frequent testing, which would also translate to an increased chance of such rides being marketed sooner rather than later, one thing is for sure – our dependence on gadgets and gizmos do not seem to be weaned off at all, but rather, we all do seem to be impacted more and more by them. Having said that, many mobile devices these days do c
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Story of cities #future: what will our growing megacities really look like? Will we live in buildings made out of waste, heavily surveilled smart cities, or maybe floating communities designed to cope with rising sea levels?
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Venice Re-Creation Centre Competition – Winners announced Venice is a city that gives us a view of the past but at the same time it can show us a glimpse of the future. Its particular conditions generated a whole new type of city that has managed to sustain urban life in the most unique way
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A Conversation With Koolhaas, Foster and More at the Biennale’s First “Meeting on Architecture” Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia On May 28th, a selection of participants of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, including Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster convened for the first of Alejandro Aravena’s “Meetings on Architecture,” a series of talks that will take place throughout the Biennale. Under the theme of INFRASTRUCTURE, each invited speaker was given the chance to explain
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Apple Macbook (2016) vs. Asus Zenbook 3: Which book is more “ultra”? By the time Asus CEO Jonney Shih left the stage at Computex 2016, it was crystal clear that the new Zenbook 3 — slated for release in summer 2016 — was being touted as the nemesis of the new Macbook. Shih’s speech, supported by a series of sleek infographics, repeatedly compared the Zenbook to the Macbook, focusing on the smaller frame and increased processing power of the Zenbook 3. Asus, holding
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NASA Spies Churning Waves of Ammonia in Jupiter’s Atmosphere Image: Radio: Michael H. Wong, Imke de Pater (UC Berkeley), Robert J. Sault (Univ. Melbourne). Optical: NASA, ESA, A.A. Simon (GSFC), M.H. Wong (UC Berkeley), and G.S. Orton (JPL-Caltech)Jupiter has captivated onlookers for centuries with its giant red spot and turbulent sea of rolling clouds. However, much of Jupiter remains a mystery because of those same intriguing cloud layers. Now, just one m
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torafu architects constructs an enlarged microscopic window display for Hermès in japan the complex structure made from PVC pipes mimics enlarged micro cell patterns found in various plants. The post torafu architects constructs an enlarged microscopic window display for Hermès in japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The Amazon Echo now has 1,000 strings to its bow Ever since the Amazon Echo first appeared, developers have been adding new abilities to Alexa, the voice-controlled AI service that runs on it. Now Amazon has confirmed Alexa has reached the milestone of 1,000 third-party “skills”.Amazon’s announcement is designed to get even more developers jumping on board with Alexa plug-ins of their own, but the roster of current talent is impressive
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TMNT Musicals Honest Trailer Screen Junkies and Nostalgia Critic unearth some of the worst things we’ve ever laid our eyes on. Prepare for a barrage of offensive jokes, even more offensive music, and costumes that make Five Nights at Freddy’s villains look like Care Bears. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Forging Shredder’s Helmet & BladesTMNT Manhattan LairTMNT: MiM (Trailer 2)TMNT: Mutants in Manha
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Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think  By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. Read More
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Nature Keeps Cities from Making Us Dead Inside I bailed on my most recent city, Baltimore, in 2012. First it was to somewhere deep as hell in the mountains of southwestern Colorado, and then it was to this place here in Washington state, which is still in the mountains but at least has respectable internet service. Leaving the city at that time seemed like a pretty good call—all of a sudden, I realized that as a remote worker I didn’t need it.
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This is Why You Don’t Touch Things in Museums There’s a reason for why museums have signs saying not to touch the objects on display. Some visitors to the National Watch & Clock Museum of Columbia, Pennsylvania learned that the hard way. The museum was home to a unique clock designed by James Borden. It looks like the visitors were touching and manipulating the device, causing it to fall off the wall and break. According to Atlas Obscura,
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Competition Is Good–Except When It Isn’t Growing up in poverty made Richard Smallwood extremely competitive. That trait has served him better in some parts of his life than others.It’s understandable why tire company CEO Richard Smallwood has such a competitive nature.Read Full Story
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Modified stem cells used for overall 11.4 improvement in motor function of stroke patients – People in wheelchairs are walking People disabled by a stroke demonstrated substantial recovery long after the event when modified adult stem cells were injected into their brains.Injecting modified, human, adult stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients proved not only safe but effective in restoring motor function, according to the findings of a small clinical trial led by Stanford University School of Medic
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Laila Ali shares sweet photo of her dad with his granddaughter Family members, friends and fans alike are sharing their most treasured memories of Muhammad Ali on social media. As Ali’s health declined Friday evening, Ali’s daughter Laila posted a nostalgic photo of the boxing legend with her daughter, Sydney, who was born in 2011. SEE ALSO: 16 of the greatest Muhammad Ali quotes “I love this photo of my father and my daughter Sydney when she was a bab
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Child’s Self Casting Fishing Rod makes things easy peasy You know, there are times when you will actually need to pry your young one away from the TV or computer screen simply to enjoy the great outdoors, especially when the weather is real fine and dandy. After all, staring for too long a period of time at a blank screen is definitely not recommended at all, so why not take your little one for a spot of fishing? It teaches the value of patience as well
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Precious footage shows Muhammad Ali doing magic tricks for kids When he wasn’t floating like a butterfly or stinging like a bee, the late Muhammad Ali was captivating crowds with his magic tricks.  SEE ALSO: 16 videos of Muhammad Ali’s life outside of the ring In a clip from ESPN’s sports documentary Muhammad and Larry, Ali dazzles some kids by making a key turn over and by transforming a scarf into what appears to be a wand. His most famous trick was a l
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Academic Freedom: Keep Lawyers Out Of Scientific Publishing Over at Retraction Watch, we learn about the strange case of the author who is preparing to sue a journal for retracting his paper. In 2014, Jonathan Bishop published an article called Transforming the UK Home Office into a Department for Homeland Security in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (JHSEM), a journal operated by De Gruyter publishers. In April this year, JHSEM re
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Review: LG’s USB-C-enabled 4K Monitor lends single cable simplicity to 12″ MacBook owners, but not without some compromises If you’re looking for a 4K display that can be paired with your 12″ MacBook via a single USB-C cable, then your options are fairly limited. It seems that LG is one of the few display makers that has such a monitor available for sale. LG’s 27UD88-W is a 27″ USB-C-enabled display. Its USB-C port allows MacBook owners to connect a single cable to drive the display, charge the machine, and facilitate
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Python/Unix Hybrid Demoed at PyCon A new shell “combines the Python language with features of Bash Unix and the fish and zsh shells,” according to InfoWorld. An anonymous reader writes: Pronounced “conch,” but spelled Xonsh, it runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X systems, bringing Python libraries to the command line — for example, the ability to use regular expressions when globbing files. “The first thi
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Watch Beck pay tribute to Prince with lovely ‘Raspberry Beret’ cover Beck paid tribute to the Purple One during a sprawling set at Governor’s Ball. During his set on Friday, the Grammy-winning rocker launched into a cover of Prince’s “Raspberry Beret.” After the performance, Beck spoke a bit about meeting Prince at the Grammys, when the late singer presented him with the Album of the Year award. SEE ALSO: Beyoncé covered what is arguably Prince’s tou
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Body’s immune system induced to attack tumors and it is largely free from side effects – could lead to universal cancer vaccine Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body’s immune system attack tumours as if they were a virus, experts have said.Writing in Nature, an international team of researchers described how they had taken pieces of cancer’s genetic RNA code, put them into tiny nanoparticles of fat and then injected the mixture into the bloodstr
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Entertainment and sports icons pay tribute to Muhammad Ali on social media The world lost an icon Friday night when boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away of respiratory issues at a Phoenix-area hospital. In the moments after Ali’s death, giants of the entertainment, sports and social justice spheres — all of which Ali impacted — paid tribute to the cultural giant’s influence. SEE ALSO: Muhammad Ali will always be an American icon Have something to add
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Muhammad Ali 1942-2016 Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers that ever lived, died Friday, at a Phoenix-area hospital, while he was being treated for respiratory complications. He was 74 years old. Ali had suffered from Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological condition, for nearly three decades. One of Ali’s last public statements condemned presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to Read More
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This camera lens breakthrough could lead to smartphones that outperform DSLRs A few years back, I decided to ditch my trusty DSLR and take an entirely different approach to digital photography. I wanted something that didn’t feel like a chore to haul around but could still take respectable images.
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Northrop Grumman funded for $91 million to advance US Navy to 150 kilowatt tactical laser modules Northrop Grumman’s space and mission systems business will provide support for the Solid State High Power Laser Weapon System Demonstrator program under a potential three-year, $91.1 million U.S. Navy contract.The Defense Department said Thursday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a base value of $53.1 million and base period of performance through Oct. 21, 2016.Northrop will perform work in Cal
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This Week in Gear: May 30 – June 3 A look back at an entire week’s worth of gear. …Read More »
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 4th) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: I Let a Robot Take Over My Social Media for 48 Hours Harvey Wilks | Motherboard “Imagine your own personal intern who knows you better than you know yourself, performing all the minutiae you’re loath to do. Importantly, it also reports back to you at the end of each day with an inventory of things ‘you’ have done…How long will it be until programs like this become a
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Mars Rocket & Lander Models Thomas Houha creates these cool retrofantastic flat-pack models which remind us of ’50s sci-fi flicks. They’re laser-cut from paper and wood, and include detailed build instructions. The rocket stands 8″ tall, and the lander is about 4″ tall. Perfect for space geeks and sci-fi nerds. Link Price: $20/ea. More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Massive LEGO Star DestroyerDucky & Balloon Dog An
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This is your next jam: The Avalanches, DJ Khaled, and more Welcome back to The Verge’s weekly musical roundup. I’m Jamieson, I’m still your host, and it sure seems like music’s biggest names were sick and tired of being left out of this space in favor of resurgent indie rockers. (I’m positive this is weekly appointment reading for them.) Did you find yourself yearning for Rihanna’s raspy growl? For Kanye’s style and Rolodex? For Drake’s hacky lines about
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Villa Malouna / Sicart & Smith Architects Malouna villa is an exclusive private residential project located on the North Coast of Koh Samui Island in Bang Po, Thailand
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Six gadgets that let you cook with sunlight Barbecue season has begun in the United States, and folks are dusting off their charcoal and propane grills for the first time in months to welcome the warmer weather. However, outdoor cooks have another option — if they’re adventurous enough to try cooking with the power of the sun. The concept of a solar ovens isn’t new; in fact, it’s probably quite ancient. But technological advancements made
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Apple Offers No Explanation for 7-Hour Outage Apple services went offline for up to 7 hours Thursday — and the company has yet to offer an explanation. An anonymous reader writes: The outage affected the App Store, iTunes in the Cloud, Apple TV, Mail Drop, Find my iPhone, and Photos. During the outage, Apple responded to complaints on Twitter, “Thank you for the information. We’re aware of this issue and are investigating,” Tech Ti
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Nifty MiniDrive for Macbooks With precision sizing and shaping, and a perfect color match to your MacBook’s trademark silver, the Nifty doesn’t want to earn its name as a standout piece of tech, but as one that blends in. Insert the MicroSD card adapter into your MacBook, and it will integrate with Time Machine to add up to double the existing storage you have available without ever letting on that it’s even there. The Nifty
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Muhammad Ali: The Mission In 2013, our old friends at Grantland released a 30-for-30 documentary on a little-remembered moment in the life of Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at age 74. The film, made by Amani Martin and narrated by John Legend, recounts the story of Ali’s 1990 trip to Iraq before the Gulf War, during which he negotiated with Saddam Hussein for the release of American citizens taken hostage after the invas
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Jay Leno’s Retro Race Car Transporter Jay Leno shows off his custom made replica of Mercedes-Benz’ one-off workhorse from 1950, a single vehicle Grand Prix race car transporter. Based on the 300 SL gullwing’s 6-cylinder engine, the unique vehicle could originally go up to 108mph. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: MB190E Cosworth: Subtle FlairSung Kang’s ’73 Datsun 240ZLeno Checks out the Charger TantrumHalloween Meets Gas
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The Tyranny of the Filter Bubble and the Future of Public Space Public spaces that are for some people, for some of the time, will kill urbanity. Real cities have many open and unscripted places where otherness is encountered, and where non-consumers are also citizens
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Liberty Mutual funds smart home IoT startup Notion Internet of Things (IoT) startup Notion has raised $3.2 million in funding, led by insurance giant Liberty Mutual. The funding comes two years after Notion started a Kickstarter to sell smart sensors that can track broken windows, water leaks, and unauthorized access to the house. Backers started receiving their sensors in February, though some are still waiting. See also: Could autonomous cars d
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Europe leads in the coming ‘light on a chip’ revolution GUEST: It’s tough being a data center these days. Demand for bandwidth is exploding. Every second, two households are connected to the Internet, and the amount of data doubles for each connection every 18 months. In 2016, over a billion smartphones will be sold worldwide, and each device needs access to a data center. Silicon Valley, we have a problem. Existing semiconductor technology is unable t
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MediaTek unveils its latest fast-charging solution, Pump Express 3.0 MediaTek announced the next iteration of its quick-charging technology, Pump Express 3.0, which it says will be the fastest charging solution on the market. Designed to compete against Qualcomm’s QuickCharge technology, Pump Express 3.0 promises to bring your smartphone battery from 0 to 70 percent in just 20 minutes (although MediaTek didn’t disclose the battery capacity for those numbers), whic
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Some fragrances in the US may be made using urine, antifreeze and other awful ingredients Next time you spritz on that knock-off designer perfume, beware: you may be spraying urine and antifreeze all over yourself. New York police arrested people accused of manufacturing knock-off fragrances by brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Gucci, and selling them around the country. These fragrances are made with “unpleasant, flammable, or dangerous chemicals that burn when applied to th
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Watch Muhammad Ali gleefully prank a bunch of kids He was a star athlete and a devoted activist, but it looks like Muhammad Ali was also a grade A prankster. The proof? A YouTube video  — originally posted in 2013, but recirculating in the wake of Ali’s death. In the video, a sequence of school kids explaining what they’d do if they got to meet Ali. One kid even enthusiastically challenges him to an arm-wrestling match. Amazingly, that challe
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music through cooperation, the swings by daily tous les jours based on the premise of cooperation, allowing up to 10 individuals at a time to work together in synchronicity to produce increasingly complex melodies. The post music through cooperation, the swings by daily tous les jours appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The Story Behind That Superman and Muhammad Ali Team Up In 1978, one of the strangest and most exhilarating comic book issues in DC’s history appeared in stores, featuring one of the greatest team-ups of all time: Superman and Muhammad Ali.Teaming up superheroes and real life personalities was a tried and true trick for comic books: Superman had been paired up with celebrities in the past, such as President John F. Kennedy and Bob Hope before, so when
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Click On This Website to Blow Up Real Life Balloons Despite its name, Amsterdam’s “Puff Up Club” has nothing to do with cannabis. Rather, it’s about blowing up balloons until they pop, and you can help make that happen just by clicking here.Reminiscent of the infamous Reddit Button or that time when thousands of Twitch players tried to play the same Pokémon game simultaneously, the Puff Up Club invites people from around the globe to coll
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Today’s Best Deals: Parrot Zik Headphones, Mini Jambox, Fire Pits Upgrade your wireless audio on all fronts, try not to set your backyard on fire, and lots more in today’s best deals.Read more…
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Watch a thrilled Prince meet his childhood hero, Muhammad Ali As the world mourns Muhammad Ali’s death, it’s never been clearer that the iconic athlete was a hero for many — including for another icon, Prince. Prince and Ali met in 1997 at a press conference to promote a charity concert at the request of a friend. According to Prince, though, he would have shown up for anything as long as Ali was involved. “[The friend] could have said ‘mow the law
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Useful LEGO Life Hacks Household Hacker shows off a handful of easy and practical gadgets you can build using LEGO bricks, from doorstops, to smartphone docks, to drink coasters, and even though it’s not really a life hack, that little chess set is cool too. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: LEGO NINJAGO x American Ninja WarriorLEGO Halo SPNKRLEGO Planets ContraptionLEGO Doom BFG 9000LEGO Black Ops
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Temporary Pavilions with View to Zaragoza / Magén Arquitectos © Simon García Architects: Magén Arquitectos Location: Casco Antiguo, Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain Author Architect : Magén Arquitectos, Rebeca Tristán Contractor: Demebesa Infraestructuras SL Area: 242.65 sqm Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Simon García © Simon García It’s been almost a century since Le Corbusier, published in the 20s his “Theory of the
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All devices and apps that work with Google Nest Google’s Nest thermostat has become a poster child for what a smart device should look like. It’s sleek, easy to use, and comes with enough learning algorithms and smartphone integration to help us tailor the user experience to our own liking. Google has also acquired the Nest team and tech alongside the thermostat and has expanded the platform to include a smoke and carbon monoxide detector (Nest
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Illustrator Nicole Gustafsson’s cute critters and whimsical worlds started with Bugs Bunny “I was one of those kids that would wake up every Saturday morning early to watch old Looney Tunes cartoons on TV,” says artist Nicole Gustafsson. “I would just stare at the backgrounds while the episode played.” Inspired by the likes of Tom and Jerry, Wile E. Coyote, and other works by famed animator Chuck Jones, Gustafsson started drawing from a very early age. “I’ve been creating art since I w
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TGIF Carry submitted by Erika Altoids Curiously Strong Mints, Wintergreen, 1.76-Ounce Tins (Pack of 12)Forestry Suppliers Transit Field BookTimex Unisex T2P4759J Weekender Gold-Tone Watch with Blue Nylon BandA Walk in the WoodsSmith & Wesson SW423BS Oasis Serrated Drop Point Blade Knife, Black Titanium Coated Handle and BladeBear & Son Cutlery C207 Heritage Walnut Mini Trapper Knife, 3 1/2″Apple
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‘I am Muhammad Ali’: Why the boxing legend changed his name from Cassius Clay “I am Muhammad Ali, a free name – it means beloved of God, and I insist people use it when people speak to me,” declared the late Muhammad Ali in 1964. Shortly after the 22-year-old knocked-out Sonny Liston to earn his first world heavyweight championship title, he announced he was converting to Islam and becoming a member of Nation of Islam (NOI). A few weeks after his victory he adopted a Musli
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Google installation features 6,000 light-up buttons powered by open-source software Google has unveiled another unique creation: an installation of roughly 6,000 arcade buttons on a wall that respond to presses by lighting-up with various patterns and designs. But this is more than just a piece of art for the lobby of Google’s New York City office, it’s part the announcement for the their newest piece of open-source software, AnyPixel.js. Available … Continue reading
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Dude, where’s my car? Check out the best Android car apps You can find apps for absolutely everything these days, so why not for driving? The field of car-related apps is really revving up, and there are plenty of great Android car apps for the user on the go. Here’s where the rubber meets the road — these are the best Android driving apps for getting the most out of your car and your next road trip. Related: Re-watch your commute from your couch with on
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5 new songs you need to stream: Beck, Rihanna, Kanye and more Every week there are hundreds of thousands of new songs hitting the airwaves. It’s too much for just your two ears to handle. With all those options, you can’t be wasting your time on tracks worthy of a thumbs down click. But don’t worry, we’re going to save you the hassle. We listen to some of the most hyped and interesting songs each week, and tell you which are worthy of your precious listening
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Star-Shaped Fruit & Veggie Grow Molds Be the star of the party. Show your patriotism on the 4th of July. Use these molds to grow some lemons and give yourself the gold star you never got from your teachers. (How’s that for making lemonade, Mrs. Carlson?) No longer is the trademark of a superstar gardener a front yard brimming with lush flowers or lettuces so crisp you want to pop a squat next to the rabbits and dig in right there too.
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A new guide for effective startup planning GUEST: Over the last seven years, starting around the time I began hiring people in my company, I have been on a journey to continually improve our system for deciding what to do and then doing it (preferably quickly). This planning system I devised was initially based on a presentation given to Google when they were less than a year old by legendary venture capitalist John Doerr of Kleiner Perkin
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How a Calendar Actually Sabotages Your Time Management Efforts We all struggle with time management, and we all want to know the best ways to conquer our schedules. In this video, Dan Ariely, a behavioral economics professor at Duke University and friend of Lifehacker, says the calendar definitely isn’t one of them.http://lifehacker.com/im-dan-ariely-…As Ariely points out in the video, a calendar almost always misrepresents how much time you actually have.
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Computer scientists quantify just how hard Super Mario Bros. is (credit: Aurich Lawson) Calling a game “hard” would seem to be a matter of personal judgement. Not so, according to an international team of computer scientists. For the past several years, the scientists have been analyzing Super Mario Bros. as if it were a math problem and beating a particular level is the solution. Now, they’ve extended their analysis to cover any possible arbitra
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Benefits of Installing a Gas Fireplace More and more people are choosing to use gas fireplaces. All you need to do is flick a switch.
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The Prophix smart toothbrush will film the inside of your mouth The American Dental Association recommends using an electric toothbrush over a manual one, but even with the added power, it’s possible to miss spots while cleaning your teeth. The forthcoming Prophix smart video toothbrush from Onvi aims to improve your brushing efficiency by showing you a live stream of the inside of your mouth — on your phone. The Prophix packs in a small light and an HD came
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Versatile SmartSlab tile table cooks and cools food, and seats six Are you in the market for a new kitchen or dining room table? How about a ceramic-topped, modern table that will not only keep your friends talking for days, it will also cool your wine and let you prepare hot dishes on its surface. Swedish design firm Kram/Weisshaar has produced SmartSlab, a swipe-controlled table with a thin ceramic top that cooks, heats, and cools food, and seats six diners. Wi
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Perfect storm of factors speeding electric vehicle development Even if you work the auto industry, you probably didn’t expect the current rush to develop, build, sell, and drive electric vehicles. But there’s no denying it. A series of technology developments, market disruptions, and wake-up calls are hastening an inevitable shift from fossil fuel engines to electric power in cars and trucks, according to a post on TechCrunch. Battery technology is the greate
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Watch: Tesla driver caught snoozing at the wheel while car was on autopilot A Tesla Model S driver was seen grabbing some z’s while the car eeked its way through slow-moving traffic. If this doesn’t make you want an autonomous car, nothing will. The unidentified driver was taking advantage of Tesla’s rather robust autopilot system that uses 13 ultrasonic sensors to help the car change lanes, manage speed, avoid obstacles and even part themselves. Of course, CEO Elon Musk
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As Muhammad Ali leaves ring for last time, the Internet bows its head – CNET The death of the legendary boxer, activist and trash-talker-cum-poet unleashes a flood of words on social media.
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The Empty Cup Awards Professor Myles McNutt talks about one of his pet peeves: obviously empty coffee cups in TV shows and movies. The problem is that filling the cups could potentially ruin takes and extend shooting. The solution? Better acting and directing. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Mean Tweets: NBA Edition 4Spider-Man: Lessons of HeroismMario Kart at the MallLuke’s Not MissingBiisuke’s
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Manhattan CRE prices spark a mass exodus of startups to Brooklyn  Manhattan, once the mecca for technology and innovation on the east coast, is now losing ground to the Outer Boroughs. Massive growth has led to high rents and lack of space for burgeoning businesses. Demand for office space by tech companies increased 177 percent from 2002-2012, representing 25 percent of New York City leases. To that end, the vacancy rate in NYC is just 9 percent,… Read More
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Designed by MIT entrepreneurs, Invincible is the ultimate city-proof bike Fed up with trying to keep their bikes from being stripped or stolen by Boston-area thieves, Massachusetts Institute of Technology entrepreneurs designed a city-proof bike. Fortified’s Invincible has a rust-proof aluminum frame and chain, puncture-resistant tires, and theft-protection features. Fortified Bicycle chairman Slave Menn was an entrepreneurial student in MIT’s Sloan Business School MBA
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Forget counting steps: Reveal fitness tracker records stressors for autistic kids Fitness trackers are great, but their applications could go far beyond simply tracking how many steps you take. For example, they could be used to seriously help people who need it — like children with autism. That’s the idea behind a new health tracker from a company called Awake Labs, which has just launched an Indiegogo campaign for the Reveal — a fitness tracker that’s aimed squarely at helpin
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This iPhone App Blocks Behavior-Tracking Ads and Evades Blocker-Blockers Amid the ongoing chaos of the ad-blocking wars, a two-person team of privacy activists have launched Better, a new content-blocking app for iOS with a slightly different approach that seems to evade the blocker-detection schemes of several major sites.“The problem isn’t advertising; it’s behavioural advertising,” reads a press release from Ind.ie, the organization behind the app. The creators expl
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You’re Paying Too Much on Amazon, Study Says Started as a bookseller in 1994, Amazon has quickly come to dominate the online retail landscape and has at this point fundamentally changed the way we shop. One of the main reasons for the retail giant’s meteoric success is pure convenience: You can now buy everything from dildos to groceries in Amazon’s marketplace, and comparing a product’s price at two different retailers only requires a mouse
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7 can’t-miss apps: The Roll, ‘Steppy Pants,’ VSCO and more With Instagram rolling out its new algorithm-based feed and Elon Musk’s new comments about AI, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. SEE ALSO: Dear millennials: Instagram doesn’t owe you anything Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an app to help organize your photos, a video editing app and a new game based on an old fa
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Floaty Pants Hands-Free Flotation Device It’s the 4th of June. You know what that means: time to start ampin’ up for the 4th of July! And the rest of the summer swimming, floating, and partying season for that matter. How’s about some Floaty Pants to give your water-based fun a big, uh, lift? Sure, they’re cheesy as hell, and obviously look like giant adult diapers, but what’s a little kitsch and kiddie pants when it comes to not drownin
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Three Uses for Your Phone’s Camera That Don’t Involve Photos Of course you’re going to use the camera on your phone to snap some superb selfies and sweeping landscapes, but there are plenty of other uses for it that you should be aware of. Here are three other tricks your camera can pull off, and the apps you’re going to need to make the magic happen.1) Language translatingIf you find yourself flummoxed by a sign, menu or other piece of text in a foreign la
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missoni’s knitown is a surreal mise-en-scène of miniature architecture, storiated in pattern the chromatic harmony of ‘knitown’ offered visually playful combinations and special variations of missoni’s knitwear, given an alternative life as houses. The post missoni’s knitown is a surreal mise-en-scène of miniature architecture, storiated in pattern appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Bold Geometric Palmador Furniture Collection We are living in the 21st century and it’s high time to create new, original designs and furniture that reflects the spirit of this time. Unique shapes, incredible forms, bold colors and mixes of patterns are here to show that the future is already here and it’s time to forget all the retro trends and look ahead. If you want a statement piece that will change the whole space décor by just standing
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IBM Has Been Awarded An Average Of 24 Patents Per Day So Far In 2016 Traditional companies continue to score a huge number of patents, reports Quartz. The publication deep dived into the patent filings to find which company has been awarded the most number of patents this year. According to its finding, IBM has been awarded 3,617 patents so far this year, whereas Samsung comes close with 3,032 patents during the same period. Behind these giants sit Google with 1,53
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Watch a Waterjet Cut a Hydraulic Press In Half We love watching things get crushed by a hydraulic press, but how about a waterjet? There’s a YouTube channel for that as well. In the channel’s latest video, they cut a hydraulic press in half. Read more…
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Rain slows, but flooding still threat in Southeast Texas (Update) The heavy rain that’s been hovering over parts of Southeast and Central Texas and caused deadly flooding began to lift Saturday, but officials said the flooding emergency near the Gulf Coast was worsening and Army officials kept up their investigation of a training exercise that turned deadly at Fort Hood.
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Gemtune Mini Tube Amp This compact metal chassis analog amp not only looks awesome, it sounds great too. The Gemtune APPJ PA1501A offers Class A amplification using a pair of 6AD10 tubes, and is the perfect complement to your turntable and bookshelf speakers. In silver or black finishes. Link Price: $160 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Boom for iOSEkko HubKlipsch R-15PM Stereo MonitorsTiny Cloud Lamp & Sp
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【Promo】 Cool Gadgets For Kitchen Now, many food enthusiasts’ kitchens like cooking.  Make ramen at home with your kids. It’s all about having fun in the kitchen and — of course — eating and drinking well.These gadgets range from the low-tech to the positively futuristic, and though some aren’t quite yet available, they seem so cool that it would be a mistake not to include them.Here are the coolest kitchen gadgets around. 1. It’s
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Virtual Reality Arachnophobia Therapy Is A Definite Nope Virtual reality experience Arachnophobia is an application aimed at helping people overcome “irrational fears” of extremely venomous and aggressive spiders. After playing for five minutes, I’ve decided to hang on to my fear a bit longer.Read more…
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Top 10 Places to Find Awesome Things to 3D Print 3D printing is a great way to create something truly personal, make your awesome ideas reality, or just make perfect replacements for broken parts or components. If you’re stumped for ideas though, here are 10 great resources for you to get inspired, or just find something you’d like to have printed yourself.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-3d…You don’t have to own a 3D printer to get into 3D p
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Alphaville’s Hikone Studio Apartments are housed in an angular concrete block Kyoto studio Alphaville has squeezed an angular concrete apartment building onto a small plot in the Japanese city of Hikone (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Highlight Your Impact, Not Your Tasks, For a Better Resume You have one page to prove to a potential employer that you’re worth hiring. Don’t waste time transcribing every task you ever carried out. Highlight how much impact those tasks had for the company.As advice site Muse points out, there’s a big difference between the work you did and the effect it had. Sure, you can say that at your old job you made phone calls and acquired new clients, but it’s a
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Matt Damon uses tech, sci-fi to deliver powerful message to MIT grads One of Massachusetts’ native sons, Matt Damon, returned on Friday to deliver the commencement address to MIT’s graduating class and the university’s choice of speaker couldn’t have been more appropriate Aside from his early life in the state, there are his Hollywood roles in Good Will Hunting as a janitor at MIT, and more recently as a scientist stranded on Mars. And although Damon attended (but
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The 10 Best Outdoors Sunglasses of 2016 The right pair of sunglasses can set the tone of your whole day. Whether you’re at the beach, on the trail, or just out for a beer, we’ve found the best. The post The 10 Best Outdoors Sunglasses of 2016 appeared first on The Manual.
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Muhammad Ali dies at the age of 74 An American icon is no longer with us; Muhammad Ali died Friday night in Arizona at the age of 74. He passed on after being admitted on Thursday to HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center for a respiratory issue, according to CNN. He first rose to prominence as a boxer in the 1960s, and later was a gentle but forceful defender of human rights and equality, never afraid to speak up and stand f
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It’s time to pay attention to WebRTC GUEST: Have you tested the recent Alexa web prototype? It lets you to check Amazon Echo’s virtual assistant without having to buy an Amazon Echo — right from your browser. It works great thanks to a rather new technology called WebRTC. WebRTC is part of HTML5. It allows the use of real time voice and video calling inside a web browser. The best part? It is already supported by Firefox, Chrome and
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Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: IKEA meets Super Realism, Nostalgia and Nationalism, British Pavilion and Russian Pavilion The 2016 Venice Biennale challenged, through its theme, architects to engage with the pressing concerns of the world, issues that affect the majority of the world population, whether it is safety and security, the quality and quantity of housing or the cost and scarcity of materials. It raises the question of what is architecture and what impact can it have and what is the role of the architect, t
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Muhammad Ali’s Greatness Defied Statistics “I’m through being amazed by Muhammad Ali.”That, along with a wave and a shake of the head, was the exit line of the legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee, who by 1980 had seen enough from Ali not to be surprised if he managed an upset over then-heavyweight champion Larry Holmes at age 38. Five years prior, Dundee had been there when Ali whupped George Foreman in Zaire in a fight before which obs
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The Chinese Government is Setting Up Its Own Major Science Fiction Award This is pretty interesting: during the latest national congress of the China Association for Science and Technology, chairman Han Qide announced that the country would be setting up a program to promote science fiction and fantasy, including the creation of a new major award. Read more…
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Sleepy Steve Meet Steve and his army of helper robots, ready to help him get ready for the day even if he’s barely awake. A funny stop -motion short film by Meghann Artes (Speed Dating). We’ll take 10,000 of that rug robot please, thanks. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Batman vs. TerminatorShinySpeed DatingOut of HandFabled Whiskers
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Build Your Own Internet-Connected Handheld Weather Station A weather station is a fun project that teaches you a ton about electronics with the added benefit being an actually useful little device. Instructables user Ingenerare has a guide for making your own little tiny weather station on the cheap.The project requires a bunch of cheap parts and sensors totaling less than $20, and the whole thing ends up fitting in your hand. The station creates a web si
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Secrets of predictive analytics — in plain English (VB Live) VB LIVE: The data is readily available. So why are only a minority of marketers and entrepreneurs using predictive analytics to anticipate customers’ needs — and increase conversions? Learn how to become one of them in this VB Live webinar where key concepts and best practices are plainly spelled out so you can start putting them into practice. Register here for free. Anticipating consumer intere
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The Simple Yet Overlooked Key To Great Communication We often hear that authenticity is crucial for leadership but forget a big reason why: it’s the best way to communicate.”I can’t wait until I retire so I can finally be myself again.”Read Full Story
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Study reveals how interaction between neural networks changes during working memory Dopamine signaling within the cerebral cortex can predict changes in the extent of communication between key brain networks during working memory, report scientists.
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World’s Largest Shared-Workspace Startup WeWork Is Cutting About 7% of Staff Ellen Huet, reporting for Bloomberg: WeWork Cos., the $16B startup, plans to cut about 7 percent of its staff and has instituted a temporary pause on hiring, according to e-mails obtained by Bloomberg. The cutbacks come just three months after the New York company said it raised a round of $430 million led by Chinese investors. Managers were instructed to begin dismissals this week, said one of th
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Michael Bay Shows Off Bumblebee’s Latest Wheels Transformers: The Last Knight just kicked off production, and the social media promotion has already been in full swing. Michael Bay just took to Twitter to show off the latest incarnation of Bumblebee. Read more…
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Keep Your Front-Loading Washer Stink-Free With These Four Tips Some front-loading washers have had issues with mold and mildew, and that means nasty smells that get into your clothes. Here are some easy ways to keep that from happening. In this video from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel, Dan Diclerico demonstrates how to keep your front-loader from smelling funky:Wipe the glass and the door gasket dry after each load.Keep the washer door ajar when not in
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Volvo also wants an autonomous car on the road by 2020 Plenty of automotive companies have announced plans to have an autonomous car on the roads at the start of the next decade, but Volvo went a step further and said no human supervision will be needed for its self-driving vehicle. “The thing that is unique is that we are trying to deploy the technology in reality. And when I say that, I mean self-driving cars that allow drivers to do something else
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Muhammad Ali once trolled a public speaker with an electric pencil sharpener This man’s tale of a bizarre encounter with Muhammad Ali is a 20-tweet long epic well worth the read. Twitter user @ThatBoysGood, who recounted the story on Saturday, once drove to an Ali event hoping for an autograph and a photo. He left with both — plus a newfound appreciation for Ali’s humor and heart. SEE ALSO: Watch Muhammad Ali gleefully prank a bunch of kids And he learned a lot along the
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Muhammad Ali had a thought-provoking response when asked about his retirement plans Reminder: The legendary Muhammad Ali always had the same number of hours in the day as we do. A bit of vintage footage currently recirculating the Internet shows Ali’s thought-provoking response to an audience question when he was visiting the UK in 1977: “What are you going to do when you retire from boxing?” After a brief bout of silly snoring sounds (because who wouldn’t need a n
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How-To: Drive a 4K display at 60 Hz with the 2016 MacBook The 2016 MacBook is capable of driving a 4K display at 60 Hz via a single USB-C cable. Such a feat is achievable via an easy-to-apply IOKit patch. One of the great things about the new Intel hardware inside of the 2016 MacBook is that it’s capable of supporting 4K resolution at 60 Hz. The jump in refresh is a big deal, as anyone who’s tried to put up with running a 30 Hz refresh rate can attest t
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Scientists offer first look at how our cells can ‘swallow up and quarantine’ Zika Eight weeks after receiving their first samples of Zika virus, scientists have shown that a very small protein we all have in our bodies, interferon-induced protein 3 (IFITM3), can dramatically reduce the ability of Zika virus to infect human and mouse cells.
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Finding connections to nature in cities is key to healthy urban living The authors of a new article discuss the growing tension between an arguably necessary role urban areas play in society and the numbing, even debilitating, aspects of cities that disconnect humans from the natural world.
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Graphene-based transparent electrodes for highly efficient flexible OLEDS A research team has developed highly flexible OLEDs with excellent efficiency by using graphene as a transparent electrode (TE) which is placed in between titanium dioxide (TiO2) and conducting polymer layers.
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How to tell if your bot is smart enough GUEST: I asked a weather bot that launched a few weeks ago a few basic questions: Me: Will it rain in NYC next week? Bot: It will be cloudy later today in New York, NY. Me: hmmmm how about next week? Bot: hmmmmmm Thanks to high-profile launches by Facebook and Microsoft, public attention has been focused on dumb message bots that answer basic requests such as “What’s the weather?” But if messaging
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New alloy promises to boost rare earth production while improving energy efficiency of engines Researchers have developed aluminum alloys that are both easier to work with and more heat tolerant than existing products. What may be more important, however, is that the alloys — which contain cerium — have the potential to jump-start the United States’ production of rare earth elements.
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This Week’s Top Downloads Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.FullPageOS Automatically Boots Your Raspberry Pi Into a Full Page Web Kiosk ModeOne of the common uses for a Raspberry Pi is a low-cost information display, powering something like a magic mirror or an animated GIF photo frame. FullPageOS is a Raspberry Pi operating
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Zika virus directly infects brain cells and evades immune system detection, study shows The mosquito-borne Zika virus linked to microcephaly and other neurological problems in newborns of affected mothers directly infects the brain progenitor cells destined to become neurons, researchers report in a new study.
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Urban planning is a wicked game, but public deliberation helps Urban planning and regional development in general are a wicked game, research shows. The normal storyline of urban planning involves a limited number of experts. A good way to get more views about the wicked issues is to involve citizens. The literature sees collaboration as a successful way to understand the difficulties.
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Better animal model to improve HIV vaccine development Vaccines are usually medicine’s best defense against the world’s deadliest microbes. However, HIV is so mutable that it has so far effectively evaded both the human immune system and scientists’ attempts to make an effective vaccine to protect against it. Now, researchers have figured out how to make a much-improved research tool that they hope will open the door to new and better HIV vaccine desi
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multi-person team creates interior concept for you are here boutique the store’s current goal — which changes seasonally — is to bring genderless clothing and wares to shoppers, with a specific focus on sports. The post multi-person team creates interior concept for you are here boutique appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Study reveals insights into protein linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease drugs target specific proteins, blocking or inhibiting their natural interactions, which may be in overdrive. The traditional drug design process typically assumes the protein shapes are static. But tradition turns out to be too limiting, according to new research.
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Clinicians implant world’s smallest pacemaker The Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) — the world’s smallest pacemaker — has now been gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
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Bacterial research may lead to less polluted waters Phosphorus is a crucial nutrient regularly applied to crops such as corn and soybeans to help them grow efficiently. However, excess phosphorus can be carried by rainwater runoff into lakes and streams, creating potential problems for aquatic environments and the ecosystem services they provide to humans.
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Saving lives, protecting donors: Transplantation presents update on living-donor organ transplantation As living donors become an increasingly important source of organs for kidney and liver transplantation, the world transplant community strives to ensure that these life-saving procedures maximize the benefits to recipients while minimizing the risks to donors. A thorough update on living-donor transplantation is featured in a new publication.
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Type 2 diabetes drug could be beneficial for head and neck cancer patients Researchers have found that adding increasing doses of an approved Type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, to a chemotherapy and radiation treatment regimen in head and neck cancer patients is not well tolerated if escalated too quickly, but allowing slower escalation could be beneficial.
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Judges Rule Raped Woman Can Sue ‘Enabling’ Web Site Web sites that matched models to photographers also led dozens of women to a pair of rapists in 2011, according to Vice. “Civil court documents show that the owners of Model Mayhem knew about the first wave of rapes but failed to issue a warning to users,” Vice reported last summer. Facebook, Craigslist, and Tumblr filed briefs in support of the “Model Mayhem” site, arguing tha
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The Demise of the Republican Party, and Duverger’s Law The Republican Party is falling apart. Last night during a townhall in Wisconsin, the three remaining Republican presidential candidates essentially refused to say that they would support whoever turns out to be the party’s nominee. In addition, the spat over state legislation in Georgia and North Carolina aiming to salve the wounds of social conservatives over gay marriage went in opposite direc
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RNA gene editing could stop viruses in their tracks The gene editing technique CRISPR promises to treat all kinds of genetically-linked conditions, but it’s so far limited to tweaking DNA, not the RNA that does everything from carrying protein sequence info to regulating gene expression. That may change soon, however. Scientists have discovered that a commonplace mouth bacterium (Leptotrichia shahii) can be programmed to break down whatever RNA you
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Innovations in 3D printing  Ten miles north of Barcelona lies a centuries-old hotbed for ink technology. Founded in the 9th century, the Monastery of Sant Cugat ushered in Spain’s era of ink and scrolls. Nearby, a 21st century HP facility perfected the art through bus-sized printers capable of precisely depositing a picoliter of ink as massive reams of paper whizz by. Read More
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Good *Without* God? “Reason Rally” Draws Thousands of Atheists to DC: New at Reason Thousands of atheists, humanists, and secularists—including high-profile libertarian Penn Jillette—rallied at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. “We’re expecting 30,000 people. This is the largest gathering of non-religious Americans in history,” said Lyz Liddell, director of the annual “Reason Rally.” (Note: this event is not affiliated with
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Forget hoverboards and electric skateboards, you really want a Segway MiniPRO OK, so if you are one of the many who were intrigued by the original Segway but lost interest when you saw the price, listen up. The Segway MiniPRO, a lighter, shorter, and slower but also way less expensive version of the go-the-way-you-lean personal transporter, is now setting up distribution in North America. Segway the company was purchased in 2015 by Chinese company Ninebot, an absurd twist o
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Why bots are bad for brands GUEST: When new technologies first arise, I always try to think about them like organisms in an ecosystem.  Ecosystems tend to stabilize around certain equilibriums, and if you introduce a new species into a natural ecosystem, it takes a while for all the other organisms to adjust but usually the system settles into a new equilibrium.  Technology is the same way. Trying to project the future of bo
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American Airlines planes will get ViaSat’s powerful WiFi American Airlines is equipping a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes with in-flight WiFi other than Gogo’s. It has inked a deal with California-based company ViaSat, which also provides internet connection to some of Virgin America’s newest A320 planes. ViaSat promises an “at home” experience by providing you with a (12 Mbps) connection strong enough to stream movies and music. It uses a high
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Twice a day radiotherapy halves treatment time and is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer Having radiotherapy once a day for six and a half weeks or twice a day for three weeks — when combined with chemotherapy — is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer that hasn’t spread.
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Up to one-quarter of lung cancer patients ineligible for immunotherapy A significant proportion of lung cancer patients also have autoimmune disease, which may make them unsuitable for increasingly popular immunotherapy treatments, a team of researchers has found.
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Hispanic and black young adult cancer patients more likely to die of their disease Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black cancer patients between ages 15 and 29 may be more likely than same-aged white patients to die of their disease, according to a new study. The finding is partially but not wholly explained by socioeconomic status, meaning that in addition to the health risks associated with low socioeconomic status or stage of presentation, there are additional health risks as
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Wnt stem cell signaling pathway implicated in colorectal cancer in patients under 50 A study of 4,699 tumor samples finds Wnt pathway genes CTNNB1 and FAM123B specifically upregulated in colorectal cancer of patients under age 50.
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Crews work to contain oil sheen in Columbia River after fiery train derailment SEATTLE — Environmental crews worked Saturday to contain a sheen of oil that appeared in the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire, but officials said there was no immediate indication of harm to wildlife. Sixteen of the 96 tank cars on the train derailed Friday near Mosier, Oregon, about 70 miles east of Portland. Four burned, send
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Bitcoin Sting Operation Nabs Egyptian Dentist An anonymous reader writes:A 30-year-old dentist has been apprehended by Egyptian authorities for conducting bitcoin-to-dollar transactions on LocalBitcoins.com, a popular digital currency trading portal… According to today’s post on the Facebook page of The Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Ahmed was captured with $13,900 in cash, as well as a cellular phone and a smart tablet that were used in the
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Boat Trips for Bat Monitoring: How Wisconsin Residents are Helping Bat Conservation When you think about wildlife you might encounter while boating, fish, turtles, and waterbirds all come to mind. But a growing group of citizen scientists in Wisconsin is using boats to find a whole different type of animal – bats. In parts of the state, bat monitoring by boat, canoe, or kayak has become the go-to method for many volunteers seeking to collect data on these elusive nighttime creatu
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Weekend Digest: Why It’s Important to Have a Strong Opinion GP editors choose their must-reads from the week, including why Top Gear is officially dead and the mac ‘n’ cheese you’ve been waiting for. …Read More »
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Spain’s “radical” post-crisis architecture features on Dezeen’s new Pinterest board The Golden Lion-winning Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale showcased the new “radical” architecture built in Spain after the economic crisis in 2008, so we’ve put together a new Pinterest board highlighting the best examples from the pages of Dezeen. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest | See more Spanish architecture on Dezeen
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Walmart hopes tech investments reverse 5 quarters of declining online sales growth (Reuters) — Walmart executives touted the technology investments the world’s No. 1 retailer is making to boost online sales, during the annual shareholder meeting on Friday. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon spoke about initiatives like online grocery pick up, the retailer’s two-day shipping program and its mobile wallet, Walmart Pay. His comments capped off a week-long media event where the c
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Italy votes for big-city mayors in test for PM Renzi Italians vote on Sunday to choose mayors of the largest cities in elections that will test the popularity of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and could produce a big breakthrough for the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement.
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Fast-moving brush fire near Los Angeles forces evacuations CALABASAS, Calif. — A fast-moving brush fire swept through hills in Southern California on Saturday, threatening 3,000 homes, damaging a few and forcing hundreds of people to flee, some with pets and livestock. The fire erupted in late afternoon in tinder-dry brush as temperatures soared to nearly 100 degrees in the canyons and ridges northwest of downtown Los Angeles. SEE ALSO: Crews work to con
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NASA and Germany extend the life of their flying observatory SOFIA, the airborne telescope that backed up New Horizons in studying Pluto, will go on flights to observe our universe until the end of 2020. NASA and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt or DLR) have extended their joint project for four more years. SOFIA is a 17-ton infrared telescope with an 8.9-foot-diameter primary mirror fitted into a Boeing 747SP wide-body
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Why there’s no such thing as ‘unlimited vacation’ As much as some progressive companies love to claim “unlimited vacation” among their benefits, there’s really no such thing. If there were, employers would be paying people who never show up. Even with the most flexible of time-off policies, there still has to be some sort of understanding in place between the company and its workers about what’s reasonable and expected. Putting guidelines in plac
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Syrian troops reach Raqqa province for first time since 2014 The Syrian army pushed into Raqqa province, home to the de facto capital of Islamic State, after a major Russian-backed offensive against the militants, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.
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How to stay motivated during long-haul projects There are two words that can make any freelancers’ heart skip a beat: Guaranteed. Income. (Did you feel that little flutter? Me too.) However, for many freelancers, there are only two reliable ways to make those sweet words a working reality: by signing clients for long-term projects, or retainer contracts. While it sounds easy enough, projects like those can be hard to come by. Most clientele out
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Is anyone else freaked out about the future? I am not a classically trained economist.  But, I am well-versed in common sense.  And, my spider sense is telling me something doesn’t feel right about our country’s economic future. Tell me if anything below strikes a chord in your life, and if you agree.  Or, if you think I am way off. The facts The rising cost of living.  Everyday costs keep going up and up at alarmingly fast rates.  Healthcar
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Chronic stroke patients safely recover after injection of human stem cells Injecting specially prepared human adult stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients proved safe and effective in restoring motor (muscle) function in a small clinical trial led by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators. The 18 patients had suffered their first and only stroke between six months and three years before receiving the injections, which involved drill
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This woman is flying 4,500 miles with swans to save them The Human Swan An epic 4,500-mile journey. The Human Swan An epic 4,500-mile journey. SLIMBRIDGE, England — From somewhere within the folds of a dense fog that’s settled over the damp countryside, a motor splutters into life. The engine’s growl rings out over the neighbouring fields, sending a handful of birds scattering.It’s 5 a.m. and morning is far from broken in this corner of western Englan
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Range Rover Suing Chinese Copycat Jiangling’s Landwind is only a third of the price of the Land Rover Evoque.
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Airbus presents 3D-printed mini aircraft Dwarfed by huge jets all around, the mini-plane Thor was nonetheless an eye-catcher at the Berlin air show this week—the small Airbus marvel is the world’s first 3D-printed aircraft.
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With Intregra’s latest A/V receivers, even the low-end models are high end Integra has announced its new 7.2-channel DRX series A/V receivers, which will feature support for object-based surround sound, Google Cast and high-resolution audio including MQA. The post With Intregra’s latest A/V receivers, even the low-end models are high end appeared first on The Manual.
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Russian hi-tech spy devices under attack over privacy fears New Russian technologies, including phonecall interception and a facial recognition app, have stirred a fierce debate about privacy and data monitoring.
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andrew byrom’s typographic installation animates when viewed by passing trains on the campus of azusa pacific university in california, the LA-based designer has created a 100-foot-wide graphic statement that forms an optical moiré effect. The post andrew byrom’s typographic installation animates when viewed by passing trains appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Six errors you should never make when buying a phone Don’t make these smartphone mistakesIt’s tough buying a new phone in the 21st century. Sure, there are a handful of safe choices that’ll see you right for the next 12 months, but they’re often rather expensive, and not everyone wants to take the easy choice. There are millions of phones out there right now, trapped in bad relationships because people bought them for all the wrong reasons, and metr
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How to use Apple Music Memos Introducing Apple Music MemosApple has a good track record of giving away music-making apps for next to nothing, or even entirely for free. Its latest audio-focussed app, Music Memos, falls into the latter category and runs on any device that supports iOS 9.1 or higher. Of course, recording snippets of sound is nothing new, but this clever tool analyses what you record into it and detects both its
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How voice recognition can be a major asset for your business Introduction and key questionsSpeech recognition applications have been around for decades. Until recently however, outside of specialist areas such as warehousing, voice recognition hasn’t seen a huge uptake by the small business community as a whole. With high accuracy rates and professional apps available for mobile devices, is voice recognition a service your business could make great use of t
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Pyramid Roof House ‘Pyramid Roof House 2011’ is in a suburb of Yokohama in Japan with a big field in front and a mountain behind.The roof looks like a symbol as traditional houses in Japan have.The house has two axial lines: a line connected with the big windows in the east and the west and a line connected from a southern entrance to a northern kitchen door.Two axis lines connect inside and outside.The ceiling sid
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How Asserting Yourself (The Right Way) Can Also Help Your Team We’re better at sticking up for ourselves than we are at championing others. But that’s something every leader needs to master.Your work isn’t always going to run smoothly, and passive-aggressiveness won’t change that. Instead of simmering in silence or working behind the scenes to get even, asserting yourself can actually make things better. The reason many of us don’t respond to obstacles in the
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Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) A heavyweight who moved like a lightweight. A minister who taunted like a devil. A man who easily evaded a thousand punches and staunchly stood his ground against the government. Muhammad Ali wasn’t perfect, but he was and will always be The Greatest. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Shinola Muhammad Ali Center Watch
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Folding skateboards, vacuum 3D modelers, and more At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting proj
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China’s Other Cultural Revolution: New at Reason The Communists tried to purge Chinese society of bourgeoise influence during the Cultural Revolution. It sparked another cultural revolution, one that thrived on black markets. Frank Dikötter writes: One village had abandoned any attempt to wrest food from the arid soil, opting to specialize in selling pork instead. In order to fulfill their quota of grain deliveries to the state, the villagers
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Seine drops below 6 metres in Paris but flooding in France continues The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris dropped below six metres early Sunday after reaching its highest level in three decades as attention turned to other areas of France where alert warnings have been issued.
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6 startling facts about wildlife trafficking — and how you can help The illegal trade of wildlife is a much larger, far-reaching issue than you might realize, and it’s something we can’t afford to ignore. Wildlife trafficking is one of the biggest threats to the environment, yet the realities of poaching and trade can be hard to picture — especially if you’re a world away from the problem. SEE ALSO: 13 dos and don’ts when taking a selfie with the earth June 5 mar
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London Festival of Architecture 2016 – events not to miss With the new mayor focusing our attention on smart development and social equality, 2016 will be a banner year for the London Festival of Architecture. Election watchers will be familiar with many of this year’s hot topics: community spaces, social housing, docklands renewal. But considering the theme this year is ‘community’, there will be something for every tribe of Londoner. Out of 300 events,
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While You Were Offline: Behold the Political Schadenfreude That Is Paul Ryan Star Wars fandom—and fandom itself—had a rough few days this week. So did Paul Ryan’s political clout. It’s time you caught up on what went down. The post While You Were Offline: Behold the Political Schadenfreude That Is Paul Ryan appeared first on WIRED.
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Starbucks Is Going to Serve Cold Brew on Tap. What Could Go Wrong? Selling nitro cold brew might seem like no big deal. But for the world’s biggest coffee chain, it’s a logistical feat. The post Starbucks Is Going to Serve Cold Brew on Tap. What Could Go Wrong? appeared first on WIRED.
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LAN Architecture completes French town hall with a perforated metal skin Perforated steel mesh wraps this town hall in northwest France by LAN Architecture, creating a skin that changes from opaque to transparent when illuminated at night (+ slideshow). (more…)
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2D Portable Chess Set Easily play your favorite strategy game on the go by bringing along this 2D portable chess set. Each square on the board features a narrow slit that allows you to easily insert the flat pieces – creating a compact fold up package that you can take anywhere. Check it out $89.00
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More Book Recommendations for June Books and recommendations from Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Just two megapixels and $40 turns any Android into a light field, 3D camera The Eye-Plug may only add a 2-megapixel camera to Android smartphones, but don’t scoff at the little dongle. The $40 accessory, introduced at Computex, can add 3D functionality and refocusing capabilities — and therefore brings depth to simple smartphone images or video. The Eye-Plug, created by Taiwanese startup Weeview, plugs into a smartphone’s USB port. Using the built-in camera for the main f
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The Rubberaulic Press The Slingshot Channel’s Joerg Sprave was inspired by The Hydraulic Press Channel to create his own version of their destructive press. But Joerg’s version uses powerful rubber bands and a winch to stretch them instead of hydraulic pressure to do its business. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Cut in Half: Hydraulic PressBalloon vs. Liquid NitrogenLiterally Shooting a ShotgunHow to Era
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USB-C Mini – The World’s Smallest USB-C Adapter by Nonda Enable your latest technology to access all of your devices with USB-C Mini by Nonda, the world’s smallest USB-C adapter. Plugging right into the USB-C port of your device, such as the Chromebook Pixel or the new MacBook, the USB-C Mini keeps an ultra low profile as it measures just 1.1 inches long. Because it’s so small, about the size of a US quarter, the USB-C Mini can be taken with you absolut
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Igloo Trailmate Journey Cooler Take all of your cold brews on the go with the Igloo Trailmate Journey Cooler. Stunningly spacious, this easy to use cooler is equipped with convenient wheels and a handle so you can take it with you to the beach, to a campsite, or just to your own backyard. The wheels of the Trailmate Journey will never go flat and can handle everything from pavement to sand as they keep the cooler ten inches off
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Bioo Lite Plant Pot Charger Help save our planet one charge at a time with the Bioo Lite Plant Pot Charger. Converting the naturally occurring photosynthesis from plants into usable electricity, this clever pot can top up all of your devices sustainably and responsibly. Bioo Lite can be used with any plant, soil, or irrigation as it only requires photosynthesis. Use the USB charger included with your tablet, smartphone, or a
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FBI: Our Malware Sends Unencrypted Evidence, and That’s a Good Thing The FBI is facing plenty of controversy over its Network Investigative Technique (NIT), the innocuously-named malware it used to identify thousands of anonymous users viewing images of child abuse on a hidden darkweb site called Playpen.Under a single warrant, the NIT (which the FBI staunchly refuses to call “malware”) infected thousands of computers around the globe, injecting malicious code that
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Gleam Klinga Watch by TRIWA Refine your style down to your wrist with the classic Gleam Klinga Watch by TRIWA. Remaining ultra slim on your wrist with the 38-mm watch face, this mid-century inspired watch has been beautifully modernized. Along its vintage look, the Gleam Klinga combines modern Scandinavian detailing showcased with sharp lugs and a conical crown for a stunning contrast and effortless fashion. The casing of th
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Scott & Scott Architects creates stripped-back interior for Vancouver ice cream shop Whitewashed brickwork and galvanised steel surfaces feature inside this old Vancouver warehouse that Canadian studio Scott & Scott has converted into a liquid-nitrogen ice cream shop (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Watch the Bugatti Chiron lap Nürburgring with the CEO behind the wheel If you had to choose just one car to get a ride around Nürburgring in this year, you could make a very strong argument for the Chiron — Bugatti’s absolutely outrageous follow-up to the Veyron. The $2.6 million hypercar is Bugatti’s latest, greatest effort to tighten its grip on the “world’s fastest production car” title — but that record attempt isn’t happening until 2018, it looks like
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LFBR embeds sports hotel into the sicilian coast for YAC lighthouse competition the proposed scheme seeks to pay tribute to the almost forgotten light beam that has guided hundreds of ships to the safety of the italian coast. The post LFBR embeds sports hotel into the sicilian coast for YAC lighthouse competition appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Master robotics and tech invention with these 3 great DIY offers The advancements of modern tech have made computing and electronics a breeze, but there’s no substitute for the satisfaction of tackling a DIY project and bringing your imagination to life. With these four great DIY offers on TNW Deals, you can take a leap into a wide world of creative projects and lifehacker opportunities. Create a fun and useful interactive home environment, your own robot car a
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RSA Keys Can Be Harvested With Microphones Researchers have now demonstrated that even with modern laptop, desktop, and server computers, an inexpensive attack can harvest 4,096-bit encryption keys using a parabolic microphone within 33 feet — or even from 12 inches away, using a cellphone microphone. An anonymous reader quotes this article from The Register: In both cases it took an hour of listening to get the 4,096-bit RSA key… As a
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Ice free Arctic could occur this year, warns expert Sea ice in the Arctic could be a thing of the past, a leading scientist has warned. For the first time in 100,000 years the chilling landscape known for its snow-capped mountains and polar bears may be without its sea ice either this year or the next. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The US Army is deploying smart earplugs that block out loud noises and enhance quiet ones  TCAPS – that’s Tactical Communication and Protective System – are a sort of combo connected earplug/hearing aid currently being deployed by the US Army to both reduce hearing loss from explosive sounds and enhance perception of quiet tones. The system, currently priced at a (perhaps unsurprisingly) lofty $2,000, is designed to address the problem of hearing loss in the… Read More
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Cortana arrives on Microsoft Band 2 for Android users Good news for Microsoft Band 2 owners who pair their wearable with an Android device: you’re now getting one of the last big features that, until now, has been exclusive to Windows Phone. Microsoft has updated its Health app, in turn enabling Cortana on the Band 2 and allowing users to issue voice commands. This update makes the Band 2 … Continue reading
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10 of Muhammad Ali’s greatest quotes Muhammad Ali, champion boxer and cultural icon, died Friday night in a Phoenix-area hospital at 74 years old. He was as eloquent with words as he was in the ring. To pay tribute to the legend, we’ve compiled a list of his greatest quotesMore of Ali’s best quotes: http://on.mash.to/1WAoxL7 Read more…More about Quotes, Watercooler, Sports, Lists, and Muhammad Ali
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Gear Aid Gear Patches Super sticky patches that let you repair small tears in jackets, tents and other items. They’re water- and weatherproof and are cut in a variety of decorative silhouettes, so you can also use them to personalize your gear. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $10/pack More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Igloo Trailmate CoolerEvenFlip Campfire Cooking StickLifeStraw SteelSparky Fire StarterVentra Gear
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Sleepcast Uses Your Favorite Speakers for Your Phone’s Alarm Android/iOS (Beta): You probably use your phone as an alarm clock, and you may even use it to play music isntead of a generic alarm tone, but what if you could use your favorite speakers or home stereo to wake you up instead of your phone’s tinny speakers? That’s what Sleepcast does.Sleepcast searches your home network for networked audio devices automatically, so if you have connected speakers li
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With iPhones and computer models, do we still need weather forecasters? James Spann is Alabama’s go-to meteorologist when the state’s weather turns severe. (credit: James Spann) As the 10pm newscast drew near one night last month, the chief meteorologist of Birmingham’s ABC-affiliate began to get worked up. Balding and characteristically attired in suspenders, James Spann is one of the most recognizable and respected local TV meteorologists in the country. But he
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Motion Sickness Relief Band provides quick relief When it comes to traveling, we should never, ever take anything for granted, and even more so if the place which we are traveling to happens to be somewhere that is far away in the interior, or the facilities are not so well developed. After all, accidents do happen without prior warning, and hence having the right equipment to ensure that safety and comfort of all involved is of utmost importance
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Some Painkillers May Actually Prolong Pain, Suggest Researchers A new study raises troubling questions about the use of commonly prescribed opioid painkillers.Read More
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The Global Health Impact of Climate Change is More Frightening than Any Horror Movie Through human caused climate change, we are barreling toward a world with less stability, less resources, more disease, and more lives lost to extreme weather events.   Read More
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The Next Major Inflection Point for Humanity: Programming Neurons Neurotechnology pioneers envision an expanded future for humanity straight out of science fiction.Read More
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Gene Editing Could be a Miracle of Modern Science or Cause the Next Great Plague Imagine cancer is no longer an issue, HIV is wiped out, and the signs of aging come on so slowly, one appears young forever. Gene editing promises much. Incurable diseases could become curable, new drugs could be created to battle cancer, and genetic diseases could be corrected. It has potentialities for research too. But we aren’t there yet. And there are lots of pitfalls we need to avoid.   Read
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Move to Restrict Payday Lending Makes Many Happy But Not All The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced new proposed rules to protect individuals from predatory lending services. And Google’s taking part as well.Read More
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Health Systems Rely on a Big Source of Unpaid Labor All those hours spent trying to get the doctor to fill a prescription should count for something, right?Read More
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Shakespeare, U.S.A. Shakespeare never visited America, yet the map of the U.S. is dotted with references to his work. Read More
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Mediating Between Meritocracy and Democracy Two of America’s core values—democracy and meritocracy—seem increasingly conflicted and confused. Let’s clarify how they’re supposed to work, using Lincoln’s tyranny test. Read More
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Bosses Can’t Help You Feel Satisfied on the Job, But You Can When it comes to finding meaning in the workplace, bosses can’t do much for you. But individual reflection can help.Read More
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Airbnb, Nextdoor Looking to Crack Down on Racial Bias Racial bias has been around forever it seems, but it can show up in ugly ways on apps like Airbnb and Nextdoor. Here’s what they’re planning to do about it.Read More
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Memory-Erasing Drug Could Eliminate Severe Emotional Disorders — Is There a Downside? Thanks to modern brain imaging technology, researchers have been able to discover how memory works, and how to manipulate it. Read More
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A $190 Million Misclick for T. Rowe Price An anonymous reader writes: This week a court ordered restitution for any investors who’d opposed the 2013 buyout of Dell Inc., approximately $3.87 per share, plus interest. The investment firm T. Rowe Price was a vocal opponent of the deal, and had over 30 million shares scattered throughout its mutual funds. But an automated system at T. Rowe Price used its default setting — which indicated sup
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Afghan MP killed in Kabul bomb blast Afghan lawmaker Sher Wali Wardak is killed in a bomb explosion outside his house in the capital Kabul.
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Gary Johnson on Meet The Press: “All This Talk About 3rd Parties? Well, I’m It” Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson, a former two-term (Republican) governor of New Mexico, appeared on Meet the Press this morning, talking with host Chuck Todd about what he called a “unique combination” of being fiscally conservative and socially liberal that he alone brings to Election 2016. That’s a simple, appealing message, especially in an election where the ma
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The After Math: Technology to the rescue With all the new products being showcased at Computex this past week, it’s totally understandable if you happened to miss some of the actually useful things technology does for us. Besides enabling us to send pictures of our genitals anywhere in the world in an instant, I mean. Uber, for example, is being leveraged to help underserved elderly residents of a “depopulated” Japanese town ge
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From Email Hacks To Landing The Job Offer: This Week’s Top Leadership Stories This week’s top stories may help you better manage your email, nail the final-round interview, and set better career goals.This week we picked up some tips for sending smarter, more effective emails, learned how to set more realistic expectations for our careers, and found out what makes hiring managers offer you the gig after the final-round interview.Read Full Story
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When the Slingshot Guy is Inspired by the Hydraulic Press Guy We love the destruction video channels: hydraulic presses, waterjets, and slingshots. Now, Joerg Sprave, the guy behind the Slingshot Channels has come up with his own version of a press. The Hydraulic Press channel sent him some gifts, which prompted Sprave to go and create his own ‘The Rubberaulic Press’, powered with a 7.5 kilogram steel slugs and rubber straps. I turns out, you don’t need a hy
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Retro-futuristic bike turns heads in Monte Carlo How does a bike manage to stand out at LikeBike Monte Carlo, an international luxury bike show that’s currently in its second year? Well, it helps if looks like it’s rolled straight out of a Flash Gordon comic – and ECCE Cycles’ Opus certainly does… Continue Reading Retro-futuristic bike turns heads in Monte Carlo Category: Bicycles Tags: Retro Carbon Fiber Related Articles: Ultra X
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Marleen Kaptein uses aerospace robots to craft carbon-fibre chair Dutch designer Marleen Kaptein has partnered with design brand Label/Breed to create a chair from ribbons of robotically wrapped carbon fibre. (more…)
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RIBA to open new national architecture centre in Liverpool this summer The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will open a new national architecture centre, RIBA North, in August on the Waterfront in Liverpool.
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Yale Experiment Brings Quantum Computing One Step Closer Yale researchers create a groundbreaking device that utilizes two key concepts in quantum physics.Read More
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VIDEO: What did you learn from Muhammad Ali? The BBC asks five young boxers, training in Muhammad Ali’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, what they have learnt from the boxing great.
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New Swiss Robot Assists Travelers with Luggage A Swiss airport is testing a robot named Leo which can carry a passenger’s luggage once they’re approaching the terminal. Leo’s baggage compartment opens when passengers press his ‘Scan & Fly’ touch interface, which can also print luggage tags and display a departure time and boarding gate, before delivering their luggage to a baggage handler. The airport’s head of IT said the new robot “
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6 injured as gunman opens fire on tourist bus in France Six people have been injured when a bus carrying tourists came under fire on a highway in southeastern France, a local prosecutor said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Britain considers banning plastic microbeads unless cosmetic companies ‘clean up their act’ MPs have called for cosmetic companies to “clean up their act” or face a full ban of using dangerous microbeads in their products after a damning environmental report revealed the damage done to marine life because of the plastic particles. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FutureRelic Keychain Wrench This custom machined bronze keychain from FutureRelic sports a cool design that serves a purpose – as an on-the-fly wrench. It has openings for 12 sizes SAE and metric nuts and bolts. A knurled edge helps improve your grip. We also dig their minimal bottle openers. Link Price: $39 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: EDC of the WeekEDC of the WeekNeri Pens & PencilsEDC of the WeekEDC of t
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Atari is embracing the Internet of Things with new smart home devices  Admittedly, Atari isn’t the entertainment powerhouse it once was. The company has spent the last few years digging attempting to reinvent itself after declaring bankruptcy in 2013, focusing largely on mobile gaming plays and casino deals. Now the one-time gaming juggernaut is lending its legendary name to a line of connected home devices. It’s not exactly a new console, sadly,… Read More
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Mom overhears three girls bash another girl at Starbucks, writes them thoughtful note Teenagers are known for being cruel, but it’s rare for adults to stand up to them. Michelle Icard, 43, is a parenting expert and a mom. On Monday, Icard overheard three girls in Starbucks complaining about other girls in their class. Icard was shocked by how nasty their complaints sounded, and posted about her experience on Facebook. SEE ALSO: When tragedy strikes, social media blames parents fir
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Dig in to the Latest Issue of the Journal of Science Fiction We really dug the inaugural issue of the Journal of Science Fiction earlier this year, and the Museum of Science Fiction has just released their second issue. Read more…
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How bot-to-bot could soon replace APIs GUEST: By now it’s clear that bots will cause a major paradigm shift in customer service, e-commerce, and, quite frankly, all aspects of software-to-human interaction. For the moment, the state of the art of bots is bot-to-consumer, meaning bots communicating with humans. But at some point soon, bots will start talking to other bots. Enter the bot-to-bot era. Imagine that a bot — let’s call her An
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Stop pre-rinsing and other advice on how to load a dishwasher Everyone has their own method for loading dishwashers, be it the “make it all fit no matter the cost” or the “Jesus on Adderall” regime. Obviously, some are more effective than others. Believe it or not, the right way to load a dishwasher is not just a matter of debate but of scientific research. Here are some tips for making the most of one the home’s most labor-saving appliances. Related: This t
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MIT wants to pay Tesla owners $1,000 to watch them drive New technological developments and cultural changes are proceeding at an ever faster rate, and MIT wants to study the effect these changes are having on us. And if you’re a Tesla owner, some of the people at MIT, specifically researchers from the MIT AgeLab, would like to watch you drive. Moreover, they’ll pay you up to $1,000 to do so. Related: Designed by MIT entrepreneurs, Invincible is the ult
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Documents Reveal Snowden Tried to Register Concerns About Surveillance With the NSA Photo: GettyDocuments obtained by Vice News through the Freedom of Information Act show that Edward Snowden tried to express his concerns about government surveillance to the NSA before handing over files to journalists. These revelations contradict federal agencies’ assertion that Snowden never went through “proper channels” to address concerns over the constitutionality of certain NSA practices.
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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: The first freeform 3D-printed house After 20 years of construction, Switzerland just completed the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel. The 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel runs 1.5 miles under the mountains connecting northern and southern Europe. In other transportation news, Paris just banned all cars made before 1997 in a bid to reduce air pollution. Tesla’s battery Gigafactory is set to host its grand opening on July 29th, whil
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Gunmen kill female journalist in Somalia’s Mogadishu Gunmen suspected of belonging to Somalia’s Islamist al Shabaab group shot and killed a female journalist working for state-run radio on Sunday, police said.
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Today’s Best Deals: Sous-vide, Swiss Army Knives, Budget Wake-Up Light Get the right tool for the job, whether that’s sawing, gaming, or waking up, in today’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 DealsS
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Burger King toy turns into a “Game Boy Color Nano” Emulators and Raspberry Pi can form a hot commodity whenever somebody’s feeling creative, and you can’t blame their makers for wanting to provide people with more ways to enjoy the classics. But some people have a more practical way of working past certain immersion-breaking features; such as designing the hardware around the emulator to turn it into a functioning replica of the real thing. That h
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Norway considering ban on sales of gas-powered cars by 2025 It seems Norway could be one of the first countries to take serious steps towards removing all gas-powered cars from its roads. The local business-focused newspaper Dagens Næringsliv has reported that the Scandinavian country may adopt a plan to ban the sales of gasoline and diesel cars by the year 2025. Sounds like a market where the sales of Teslas … Continue reading
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Use YouTube as a Free Screencast Recorder YouTube has more tricks up its sleeve than you might think—including a built-in video editor and tools for the extra paranoid—and you can actually use the regular YouTube site to record anything happening on your computer screen. From showing off an app to the world to showing the grandparents how to use Skype, there are all kinds of ways it can prove helpful.Head to YouTube’s beta live streaming
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How Your Brain Picks and Sticks With Winning Decisions If you’re like me, you’ve spent countless hours scrolling through Netflix, trying to find the perfect show to watch. According to one estimate, adults make as many as 35,000 decisions in a day. Most — like picking a show on Netflix — are “throwaways,” with few long-standing consequences. Others — a big move, a career change, a new relationship — can shake up the trajectory of your life. In many wa
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Novel targeted drug shows promise against advanced small cell lung cancer The experimental “smart-bomb” drug rovalpituzumab tesirine (Rova-T) appears safe and shows efficacy in treating patients with advanced small cell lung cancer, according to results from a first-in-human clinical trial.
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Apple Honors the Life of Muhammad Ali on its Homepage Apple recently updated the homepage of its website with a tribute to legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at age 74. Ali was admitted to a hospital earlier in the week due to respiratory ailments, which were further complicated due to a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. The tribute on Apple’s website includes a quote that reads, “The man who has no imagination has no wi
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New drug ‘retrains’ immune system to fight aggressive bladder cancer A new drug that harnesses the immune system to attack tumors is highly effective against advanced bladder cancer, according to the results of an international clinical trial.
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Guaranteed basic income is not happening – Handle attack your debt and multi generation and multi-family living Switzerland has rejected the policy of guaranteed basic income by 77% to 22%. It will years before it comes up for a vote again and it will likely take at least 20 years before the vote would flip from a huge loss to a victory. It would take longer if ever for countries like the United States to vote for anything like a basic income.An unconditional basic income (also called basic income, basic in
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Working at Facebook Sounds Like Joining a Cult Vanity Fair has run some excerpts from an upcoming book by a former employee that gives insight on how things work at the social network. The chapter, among other things, details Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s actions when Google launched its own social networking service Google Plus. The extract finds Zuckerberg’s behaviour so intense that it calls it “bordered on the psychopathic.” It
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Djokovic wins first French Open title, completes career Grand Slam Serbia’s Novak Djokovic joined the tennis greats on Sunday when he beat Britain’s Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to claim his maiden French Open title and become only the third man in history to win all four grand slams in a row.
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Live Lite Pants Dish & Duer’s collection of pants for traveling or moving in hot weather. Available in six styles, the Live Lite pants are made of lightweight and stretchable fabric and have discreet zippered vents, security pockets, seat gusseting, adjustable hems and more. Hat Tip Link Price: $89+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Adidas x Palace Summer 2016Dyer & Jenkins Hikers Trail PantKith N
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10 virtual realities to look forward to Finally, imagination won’t just be for your mind and secret thought journal — it’ll be for your eyes Virtual reality is on the rise, and the only thing that could stop it is if it turns out to be a lame fad like 3D movies or motion-controlled video games See also: Nokia’s $60,000 virtual reality camera is now available for pre-order Soon you’ll be able to live these better, more virtual version of
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Snowden did more to raise NSA concerns than officials claimed For the longest time, US officials denied that Edward Snowden made serious attempts to raise concerns about NSA surveillance activities before he took off with classified data. There was only evidence of one not-so-worrisome email, they said. However, it’s now clear that this isn’t the whole story. Documents obtained by Vice News (and published by the NSA) show that Snowden likely did more to rais
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Five Brain-Boosting Books Bill Gates Suggests You Read This Summer The summer is just getting started, which means it’s about time for a few good books—and Bill Gates himself has five great suggestions for books that’ll expand your mind on topics of science, philosophy, history, mathematics, and science fiction. He runs them down in this quick video.Bill elaborates on some of his specific thoughts on each book in the video, so it’s well worth a watch. Here’s a qu
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Europe Is About to Make Some Big Decisions on Net Neutrality Back in 2014, grassroots activists in the US helped win an important victory for net neutrality, the principle that internet services providers like Verizon and Comcast shouldn’t arbitrarily block or prioritize the speeds of some sites and services over others. Now, Europe is on the verge of a similar showdown, as the European Union’s Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC
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This Is What the Most Powerful Ground Telescope on Earth Will Look Like There has arguably never been a project in astronomical history as aptly named as the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), imagined in all its behemoth glory in this newly released concept animation.The telescope, currently in construction atop the summit of Cerro Armazones in Chile’s Atacama Desert, will indeed be extremely large. In fact, when it is completed circa 2024, the E-ELT will be
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Google really likes making things out of cardboard Google’s foray into virtual reality has involved a lot of heavy-duty paper, and even its fancy new hardware for VR is no exception. Google VP of Virtual Reality Clay Bavor tweeted a picture of an early controller prototype for the company’s Android-based VR platform, Daydream, and as you an see, it’s much more… cardboardy than the sleek controller design it unveiled at I/O 2016. One of the f
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ASUS Delivers Its Updates Over HTTP With No Verification The top five PC sellers have big security holes in the third-party tools which updates their software. Now Softpedia follows up with a report that “The ASUS LiveUpdate software that comes pre-installed on all ASUS computers downloads critical BIOS and UEFI updates via plaintext HTTP and installs them without verifying the content’s source or validity.” An anonymous reader shares this rep
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Despite rocky start and funding for only about 25 shots – LPP Fusion yield is up 50% to a record for any dense plasma focus device Six weeks after resuming firing, FF-1’s fusion yield reached 0.25 Joules on May 23, 2016 a nearly 50% increase over the highest-yield shot previously achieved with this device. This increase, confirmed by a second shot on May 24, provides the most concrete evidence yet that our continuing effort to reduce impurities in FF-1 increases fusion yield.FF-1 resumed firing on April 11 after a bake-out th
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Trump Unhinged: Satirical series shows ‘sheer ridiculousness’ of The Donald (VIDEOS) As Donald Trump’s presidential campaign turns from “funny to scary,” a Canadian animation studio told RT about an online series it created to take a satirical look at what goes on inside Trump’s head, while exploring what US mainstream media avoids. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Screw for Denmark’ sex campaigns produce baby boom in months A racy ad campaign, started only nine months ago, has really hit the spot for Denmark’s campaign for more baby-making. The country now expects booming birth rates this summer. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Heyri Studio House This small structure measures only 100㎡ in area and forms a series of arts based commissions nestled in the Heyri Arts Valley situated a short distance away from Seoul. Initially starting as an avant-garde arts community, the village has sufficed to the relentless drive of commercialism to now become a major tourist destination; this has presented numerous problems in particular a distinct lack o
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This Free Ebook Teaches You How to Combine Typefaces In Your Designs Getting your typeface right in an image is important to designers and non-designers alike. Once you’ve got a handle on the basics, this free ebook teaches the more advanced tricks of combining multiple typefaces.The book, from now-shuttered publisher Five Simple Steps, offers insight into how to choose typefaces that complement each other and fit within the context of your design. Whether you’re w
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tells Bill Maher That Anti-Science Liberals Are Full of Shit Too Neil DeGrasse Tyson serving Bill Maher a big tall glass of Shut The Fuck Up. (screenshot from HBO)Every Friday night comedian Bill Maher puts on a show with an interesting mix of guests. But this past Friday, Maher repeated a claim he often makes that was finally smacked down by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Namely, Maher said that conservatives are consistently more anti-science than liberals. That’s bull
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Finland’s hot startup scene crackles at Arctic 15  Silicon Valley may be the startup center of the universe, but it’s far from alone when it comes to a concentration of good ideas. Innovation and creativity aren’t confined to any one place, and the startup hub idea that has taken root in the Valley can be replicated in others areas of the country and world with effort and commitment on the part of entrepreneurs, government and a… Read More
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A Big LA Fire Isn’t Worse Because People Are Finally Preparing for the Worst Battling the Old Fire in Calabasas, California. (Image: @LASHDQ)It had all the elements of a catastrophe: a truck hit an electrical pole in the bone-dry canyons outside LA, exploding a transformer. Winds were brisk with temperatures above 90 degrees. Despite that, the 500-acre blaze that looked particularly scary has only damaged three structures, reportedly because local residents had take the ri
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Gunmen attack Kazakh gun shops and army Suspected Islamist militants kill six people in attacks on two gun shops and an army unit in north-western Kazakhstan, officials say.
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Manchester’s lost horizons: the futuristic city that never was Amid the postwar rubble, designers dreamed of a gleaming powerhouse of moving platforms, monorails and highways in the sky
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Astronoid: Air Metal is home to some of the most genre-blurring artists, but Boston-based quintet Astronoid takes the bar and throws it to space. Blood Music calls the band’s product “dream thrash” – melodic vocals rising over thick shredding, like emo aged to perfection. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $9 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Liquid Metal WatchCasting an Aluminum SkilletAdditive/Subtractive Comb
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JK Rowling calls critics of black Hermione ‘a bunch of racists’ JK Rowling’s newest play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, sold over 175,000 tickets in 24 hours — but not everyone is equally enthusiastic.  All across social media, fans of the movie have been criticizing the writer for casting a black actress in the role of Hermione. In an interview with The Observer released today, JK Rowling slammed her critics, call them a “bunch of racists.” No
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Editor’s Picks #447 .Julia Ingalls wrote about architectural solutions, four major U.S. cities have used, to address homelessness. no_form quipped “Giving homeless people housing solves homelessness. Wow, fucking brilliant. Took long enough to recognize the obvious.”Plus, Nicholas Korody previewed Anupama Kundoo’s “Building Knowledge” and examined “Sarajevo Now” as part of Archinect’s 20
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Samuel Gonçalves unveils modular housing based on concrete sewage pipes Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Portuguese architect Samuel Gonçalves has installed three hollow concrete forms at the Venice Biennale to promote his modular housing system based on drainage pipes (+ movie). (more…)
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson says bad education creates Flat-Earthers – CNET Technically Incorrect: The astrophysicist says kids simply aren’t being taught critical thinking.
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Weekly Rewind: Facebook’s alleged snooping, Tesla’s new doors, coolest hotel rooms In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. Everything from Apple’s WWDC rumors to a guide on strange hotels around the world, it’s all here. Apple’s WWDC 2016 is coming — here’s everything you n
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Bose’s QuietComfort headphones finally go wireless  The Bose name has more or less been synonymous with the words “noise cancelling.” As for wireless? Not so much. The headphone maker has dragged its feet when it comes to cutting the cord, even as the competition has flooded the market with Bluetooth solutions. The company, thankfully, is finally ready to take that leap, bringing wireless connectivity to its flagship QuietComfort brand. Read More
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Password App Developer Overlooks Security Hole to Preserve Ads An anonymous reader quotes this report from Engadget: Think it’s bad when companies take their time fixing security vulnerabilities? Imagine what happens when they avoid fixing those holes in the name of a little cash. KeePass 2 developer Dominik Reichl has declined to patch a flaw in the password manager’s update check as the ‘indirect costs’ of the upgrade (which would encrypt web traffic) are t
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Instagram goes algorithmic, will try to guess what you want to see in your feed Enjoy Instagram’s reverse-chronological timeline while you can, because it’s about to go away for good. In a blog post published late last week, Instagram announced that it will start to roll out a new algorithmic feed to its users “over the coming month.”  The new algorithmic feed, which Instagram first announced back in March, will attempt to identify the things you’re most interested in and
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American Airlines rejects Gogo internet for its new fleet of planes American Airlines sued Gogo in February for delivering unsatisfactory internet speeds, and now it’s shutting the service out from a wave of new planes. ViaSat announced this week that it secured an agreement to provide internet service for American Airlines’ future fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which are expected to enter service in September, 2017. The Los Angeles Times reports that this agr
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Erdogan: Childless women ‘incomplete’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a woman who rejects motherhood is “deficient” and “incomplete”, urging women to have at least three children.
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Hackers claim hijack of Mark Zuckerberg’s social-networking accounts – CNET Hack of Facebook CEO’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts may be related to a massive hack of LinkedIn from 2012.
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Human transplant organs grown in pigs US scientists try to grow human organs inside pigs to solve the transplant shortage by injecting human stem cells into pig embryos.
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How To Find Free Platinum On The Side Of The Road Image: Cody’s Lab/YouTubePlatinum is worth about $1,000 an ounce. Did you know you can sweep some of that right off the side of a busy highway?Oh, yes of course there’s a catch: the amount precious metal you’ll yield is going to be very, very tiny and you’ll need to do a lot more than sweeping and sifting to get it!Platinum, or at least trace amounts of it, ends up on the side of the road because
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NSA Releases New Snowden Documents An anonymous reader writes: Hundreds of internal NSA documents have been declassified and released to VICE in response to their FOIA lawsuit.
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