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To Fix a Chronic Lateness Problem, Check Your Neural Pathway The key to breaking a lateness habit is patient brain retraining.Read More
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Why patent trolls won’t give up  In Return of the Jedi, Yoda tells Luke “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.” Luckily for me, this didn’t apply to the patent world. I spent seven years on the “dark side” working for patent trolls before coming back to the light. Patent trolls are companies that derive all or almost all of their revenue… Read More
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Swysh Is a Motion Gesture Controlled Music App for iPhone iPhone: If you’re on the move a lot, controlling the music on your iPhone by tapping buttons isn’t always easy. Swysh is an iPhone app that lets you use simple motion gestures to switch between songs.With Swysh, you can flick your phone to the left or right to switch between songs, or flick it down to play or pause. There’s also a pocket mode so you don’t accidentally switch between tracks just be
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Are Apple, Google, Microsoft making the right bets on wearables? A new study finds that Apple, Google and Microsoft are betting big on newer form factors in wearables and electronic user interfaces (EUI). But the industry heavy-hitters are overlooking some potentially juicy opportunities. In a press release Lux Research detailed the results of its new report “Future of Interaction: Using a Taxonomy to Understand Apple’s, Google’s and Microsoft’s Electronic Use
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Civilians fleeing Falluja ‘shot by IS’ Civilians fleeing Falluja, the Iraqi stronghold of the so-called Islamic State (IS), are being shot as they leave, an aid agency says.
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Seattle App Summons Help When You Need CPR An anonymous reader writes:Sudden cardiac arrest is usually fatal. But Seattle’s Fire Department has joined with the city’s Medic One Foundation to develop an app which alerts emergency dispatchers and also CPR-trained bystanders when someone needs CPR. The PulsePoint app also shows the location of the nearest defibrillator, and Seattle’s mayor says he hopes it will save lives. A Spokane version o
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‘No ticket to Europe’: Send refugees back home or settle them on islands, says Austrian FM Refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach European shores have to be sent back or re-settled on islands, Austria’s Foreign Minister has said, adding that being rescued from a boat in distress should be “no ticket to Europe.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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The day Muhammad Ali met Prince The man who introduced two legends tells his story
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Powerful nanoengine built from coated nanoparticles Expanding polymer-coated gold nanoparticles. Credit: Yu Ji/University of Cambridge NanoPhotonics Discussions of complex molecular machine systems or nanorobots navigating through water frequently raise the issue of whether nanoscale engines can be powerful enough. Scientists at UK’s Cavendish Laboratory have provided one response. A hat tip to KurzweilAI for showcasing this University of Cambridge
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US journalist killed in Afghanistan Veteran US photojournalist David Gilkey and his translator are killed in a Taliban ambush in southern Afghanistan.
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When Saudi women marry foreigners How a Saudi-Syrian wedding sparked a national debate
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‘Does a 14yo write these?’ Newspaper slammed for ‘disgraceful’ Muhammad Ali front page Angry admirers of late boxer Muhammad Ali branded British tabloid The Sun “utter scum” and “disgraceful” for running a front page in memory of Ali under the headline “Float like a butterfly sting like R.I.P.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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SKY GARDEN / SO? Architecture and Ideas Architects: SO? Architecture and Ideas Location: Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey Architect In Client: Beşiktaş Municipality Team: Sevince Bayrak, Oral Göktaş, Sevinç Yüksel, Emre Üngör, Ana Latorre Martinez, Hazal Seval, Julia Tarsten, Arda Bakıryol, Büşra Ekici, Laura Villeret, Chiara Vaccaro Area: 60.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Yerçekim Plantation: Zeynep Hag
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Geizeer Ice Cube Air Conditioner Make that “Geizeer Super Cheap and Eco-Friendly Ice Cube Air Conditioner.” (And that’s actually pronounced “Guy-zer,” not “Gee-zer,” even though in my head it will always be the latter.) At an operational cost of less than 1 cent per day, and powered entirely by a rechargeable battery and a witch’s brew ice pack, the Geizeer air conditioner says it can blow a straight
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At least 3 dead, 9 seriously injured as passenger train rams into freight train in Belgium Several people are confirmed dead and dozens were treated for injuries and stress after a passenger train crashed into a cargo train in the Belgian town of Hermalle-sous-Huy near the city of Liege, badly damaging two of its cars. Read Full Article at RT.com
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5 shows to stream this week: classic blockbusters, and a unique comedy special Online streaming is bigger than ever, and with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week, it can be nearly impossible to sort through the good and the bad. If you need something to watch and don’t want to wade through the endless sea of digital muck that washes up on the internet’s shores, follow our picks below for the best new shows and movies worth a watch. This week, ’9
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Breitling Reinvents the Connected Watch with the Exospace B55 Breitling has reinvented the connected watch with the Exospace B55. The swiss watch maker has applied a new philosophy placing the smartphone in the service of the watch so as to enhance its functionality and user friendliness. The chronograph remains the centrepiece and the connection with the smartphone is primarily designed to improve its functionality. The communication between the devices […]
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INNOVATE2016: For CUNY Professor Jeff Jarvis, Donald Trump is the emperor troll  Both Trump and Sanders, Jarvis argues, are tied together by their anger and their narcissistic use of traditional political platforms and parties to get individual attention. Read More
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Create A Highly-Secure Password? An anonymous reader writes: A security lab at Carnegie Mellon performed a study on password security recently, and issued a warning about common user misconceptions. For example, ‘ieatkale88’ would require 4 billion more guesses than ‘iloveyou’, because ‘iloveyou’ is one of the most common strings in passwords. And the word ‘pAsswOrd’ would take 4,000 times more guesses than ‘p@ssw0rd’, simply bec
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Toyota Safety Sense will be standard across entire model line in 2018 More car manufacturers are including advanced active safety features across their lineups, and the world’s largest automaker is no exception. In a recent press release, Toyota stated that beginning in 2018, its Safety Sense technology will be standard on almost every Toyota trim level in the U.S. This feature is designed to mitigate and help prevent collisions. The most advanced version of Safety
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US forces rumble across Lithuania to large-scale Baltic NATO drills (VIDEO) A newly released video shows US armed forces marching through Lithuanian territory as they take part in “Dragoon Ride II,” a tactical march taking place ahead of NATO’s massive annual military drills that will be conducted in the Baltic States this year. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fintech is playing the long game  Our team has been actively investing in fintech for the past two years. In addition to reading pitches from hundreds of companies and meeting with dozens, half of our team has worked in the finance sector in previous careers. SparkLabs Global decided to create an easy to read overview for others to get up to speed on how innovation and technology will disrupt the financial sector. Read More
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Nissan on track with more renewable energy at Sunderland plant While it’s nice to think electric cars are making a big difference to the environment, manufacturing them is still a big, dirty business. Nissan is aiming to change this at its Sunderland factory, which can now generate 11.25 MW of renewable energy thanks to a new solar farm… Continue Reading Nissan on track with more renewable energy at Sunderland plant Category: Automotive Tags: Solar
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3-D printing of patterned membranes opens door to rapid advances in membrane technology University Park PA (SPX) Jun 03, 2016 A new type of 3-D printing will make it possible for the first time to rapidly prototype and test polymer membranes that are patterned for improved performance, according to Penn State researchers. Ion exchange membranes are used in many types of energy applications, such as fuel cells and certain batteries, as well as in water purification, desalination, rem
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What sustains Earth’s magnetic field Washington DC (SPX) Jun 06, 2016 Earth’s magnetic field shields us from deadly cosmic radiation, and without it, life as we know it could not exist here. The motion of liquid iron in the planet’s outer core, a phenomenon called a “geodynamo,” generates the field. But how it was first created and then sustained throughout Earth’s history has remained a mystery to scientists. New work pub
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Airbus DS and ESA launch external commercial payload platform for the ISS Paris, France (SPX) Jun 06, 2016 Airbus Defence and Space and the European Space Agency have agreed to start a joint pilot project phase to prepare the operation and utilization of a new external payload platform on the European International Space Station (ISS) laboratory Columbus. ESA and Airbus Defence and Space signed the corresponding Memorandum of Understanding on June 2, 2016 at the ILA Ai
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Physicist Develops New Model for Speed and Motion of Solar Flares Bozeman MT (SPX) Jun 06, 2016 A Montana State University physicist who has developed a new model that predicts the speed of solar plasma during solar flares, likening it to the path traveled by a thrown baseball, will present his findings at the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society conference being held this week in Boulder, Colorado. Sean Brannon, a postdoctoral researcher
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Fifty Years of Moon Dust Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 06, 2016 Before humans could take their first steps on the moon, that mysterious and forbidding surface had to be reconnoitered by robots. When President John Kennedy set a goal of landing astronauts on the lunar surface in 1961, little was known of that world, beyond what could be gleaned from observations by telescopes. We knew it was rocky, bleak and heavily cratered – ho
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Thousands flee Sri Lanka ammunition depot explosions Colombo (AFP) June 5, 2016 A series of explosions rocked a military ammunition depot on the edge of Sri Lanka’s capital into Monday, sparking huge fires and forcing thousands to flee as debris fell into populated neighbourhoods. Police said the explosions at the Salawa military had diminished in strength but nearby residents were being told to stay away because intermittent blasts were still erup
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Duterte fans party after landslide Philippine election win Davao, Philippines (AFP) June 4, 2016 The Philippine city of Davao was in party mode on Saturday to celebrate the election of its most famous son, Rodrigo Duterte, as the country’s next president. Rock bands and break dancers entertained the crowd, which began to build from mid-morning under overcast skies on the outskirts of the southern city of Davao. The city of less than two million last mont
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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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Tens of thousands at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil despite boycott Hong Kong (AFP) June 4, 2016 Tens of thousands gathered Saturday for Hong Kong’s commemoration of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown despite many young activists turning their backs on the candlelit vigil as calls grow for greater autonomy from China. The vigil, which each year draws huge crowds to the city’s Victoria Park, has caused a widening rift in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp between t
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China detains activists on Tiananmen anniversary Beijing (AFP) June 4, 2016 Chinese police have detained several activists while others were placed under surveillance for the anniversary of the bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square, which was heavily policed on Saturday. On June 4 1989 military tanks rolled into the square in the centre of Beijing to crush pro-democracy protests, killing hundreds of unarmed civilians – by some estimates tho
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Vietnam breaks up protests as anger seethes over fish deaths Hanoi (AFP) June 5, 2016 Dozens of activists were detained in Vietnam’s two biggest cities Sunday as they tried to hold protests calling for greater government transparency over a recent spate of mass fish deaths. Tonnes of dead fish and other marine life began washing up on central Vietnamese shores two months ago and continued to appear for two to three weeks, sparking widespread anger. Frustra
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Study links irrigation to inaccurate climate perception Burlington VT (SPX) Jun 06, 2016 It’s the height of irony. Irrigation systems designed to buffer farmers from the effects of a warming planet may be causing them to think their local area is cooler and wetter than it is, says research to be published in the journal Global Environmental Change – perceptions that other studies suggest may slow their efforts to address climate change. The paper is t
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Water yields from southern Appalachian watersheds in decline since the 1970s Asheville NC (SPX) Jun 06, 2016 In the densely populated southeastern U.S., forested watersheds are particularly important to drinking water supplies. Recent estimates show that forests in the Southeast deliver surface drinking water to an estimated 48.7 million people, with streams from the mountainous Southern Appalachian region alone providing water supplies to 10 million people, many of them
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USGS assesses carbon potential of Alaska lands Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 06, 2016 In comparison to the lower 48 states, Alaskan forests, wetlands and permafrost contain larger stores of carbon, according to the first-of-its-kind assessment recently completed by the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Forest Service and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. “This benchmark assessment establishes significant baseline information to better underst
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CUBE I9 Skylake 6th Core M Tablet–Touch The Future  The new Cube i9 in Gearbest is on a big discount now. With a 12.2 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display and an Intel Core M Skylake processor,featured 128GB of solid state storage, a built-in kickstand, and a detachable keyboard cover with a touchpad, allowing you to use the tablet like a notebook. Follow me to know more details about it.Regular Price:  516.99Flash Sale Price:  $449.99 Flash Sale T
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【COLLECTION】 Excellent Smart Home Gadgets Guide — Only $9.99 For Xiaomi Mi Smart Temperature and Humidity Sensor If you’re looking for your smart home gadgets, you’ll have a good chance finding a better option in Gearbest. #1 Original Xiaomi Mi Smart Temperature and Humidity SensorURL: http://goo.gl/ddOuXkPrice:$9.99【Main Features】•  real-time detect the temperature and humidity condition •  automatic alarm• APP control• Temperature measuring accuracy is -0.3 – 0.3 degree• Humidity measuring accuracy is -3 –
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Tiny lasers on silicon means big things for electronics Silicon forms the basis of everything from solar cells to the integrated circuits at the heart of our modern electronic gadgets. However the laser, one of the most ubiquitous of all electronic devices today, has long been one component unable to be successfully replicated in this material. Now researchers have found a way to create microscopically-small lasers directly from silicon, unlocking t
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Living circuits can handle complex computing Gene-based circuits are about to get decidedly more sophisticated. MIT scientists have developed a method for integrating both analog and digital computing into those circuits, turning living cells into complex computers. The centerpiece is a threshold sensor whose gene expression flips DNA, converting analog chemical data into binary output — basically, complex data can trigger simple responses
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Tesla will add more self driving capabilities like urban driving and intersections ASAP as software upgrades Sterling Anderson, lead of development for Tesla’s self-driving Autopilot technology, said that Tesla eschews the concept of model years used by other automakers. When new features are ready, they are put straight into the models already in production, he said.“Our vehicles will receive the latest technology when we have it,” said Anderson. “Models S and X will continue to lead the way for a while
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Ex-banker leads in tight Peru presidential election Peru’s presidential vote headed for a photo finish Sunday in a race between the daughter of an ex-president jailed for massacres and a former Wall Street banker.
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US refuses to discuss missile defense, seeks security at cost of others – Russian Defense Ministry Washington continues to shun talks on Moscow’s concerns over US missile defense plans, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said, adding that Russia’s proposals have been repeatedly left unanswered. Read Full Article at RT.com
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eero aims to perfect through design the most underrated device in the home: the wifi router to help explain the design background and the prevailed challenges behind the eero, designboom spoke to standford university graduate, co-founder and CEO of eero, nick weaver. The post eero aims to perfect through design the most underrated device in the home: the wifi router appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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One man’s quest to pay for lunch with a chip implanted in his thumb By October, Meow-Ludo Meow Meow hopes to leave his wallet at home — maybe forever. The near field communication (NFC) chip he has implanted in the back of his thumb could soon let him make contactless payments and potentially catch public transport. SEE ALSO: Geneva: The story of Facebook’s new font Meow (he had his named changed years ago) is part of a movement of people who are blending their b
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Italy’s anti-establishment candidate leads Rome mayoral election The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement looked set to take charge of Rome following municipal elections on Sunday that saw it make gains in other Italian cities and pile pressure on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
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Breitling pairs with Bentley for blacked out B06 Midnight Carbon The Bentley Continental has been co-opted as the car of choice for the rich and famous, but you can’t wear that slice of over-the-top British engineering to a party. Watchmaker Breitling has teamed up with Bentley for the solution to this pressing dilemma – the B06 Midnight Carbon… Continue Reading Breitling pairs with Bentley for blacked out B06 Midnight Carbon Category: Automotive Tags:
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On Foreign Policy, Clinton Is Bad and Trump Is Worse Hillary Clinton has been wrong on one foreign policy issue after another, from the war in Iraq to the war in Libya to the war in Syria. She is secretive, averse to transparency, habitually deceptive and arguably corrupt. She is a risk to lead us into another messy conflict.  Donald Trump has said some things that don’t sound bad. He recognizes the invasion of Iraq and the bombing of Libya as mist
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Go Inside an Industrial Plant That Sucks Carbon Dioxide Straight Out of the Air A pilot plant north of Vancouver is testing a process to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, hoping to prove it is economically viable.
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Style Meets Bluetooth With the Eoz One Headphones At this point, everyone should have Bluetooth headphones. They simply just make life easier. The Eoz One headphones, which are currently on Kickstarter, take the technology and push the appearance aspect quite a bit more than you’d expect. As the first Bluetooth Earphones made with leather and aluminum, they have a claim to fame that is both style and substance. […]Visit Man of Many for the full p
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‘Moderate opposition’ involved in ongoing attacks on civilians in Aleppo – Syrian FM to UN The West’s “moderate” opposition is shelling residential areas in Aleppo, Syria alongside Al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, a letter sent to the UN by Damascus says. Moscow reports 2,000 terrorists and “moderates” are now attacking the city’s Kurdish district. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Anxiety disorders ‘need more research’ Anxiety disorders need more research and women are twice as likely to be affected as men, a global review by University of Cambridge scientists finds.
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Style Guide: A Warm Summer, a Great Hat Made for traveling and protecting your face and neck from the UV rays. …Read More »
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A Quick Guide to Power Banks ‘Cause that tree doesn’t have a USB port. …Read More »
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5 Business Trip Essentials for Fathers Business travel should be a pleasure, not a drain. …Read More »
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How Close Are We to Self-Driving Cars Being Available? To me, one of the most exciting piece of technology that we could see in the near future is the driverless car. I’ve never been a fan of driving — I just find it to be tedious and stressful. The idea of jumping into the vehicle, entering my destination, and relaxing is incredibly appealing. I could be writing this article while on my way to get some food. That’s multitasking without actually doing
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Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose is trying to get a ‘fat photo’ off the Internet – CNET DMCA notices have been sent to Google to remove the infamous picture that triggered a wave of “fat” memes of the singer.
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Australia’s best buildings of 2016 will make you want to move in If you’re sick of your crusty old office, here are some of Australia’s best new buildings so you can start daydreaming. On Friday, the Property Council’s 2016 Innovation and Excellence Awards honoured sensational developments across the country. From shopping malls to hotels, the best of Australian architecture was on display.  SEE ALSO: Photos of Australia’s east coast after weekend of wild weat
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Erdogan says Turkey may abandon Europe amid crisis after German ‘blackmail’ on Armenian genocide Turkish president Erdogan has threatened to “leave” Europe to deal with its migrant crisis alone, saying that Germany “blackmailed” Ankara by recognizing the Armenian Genocide. He also called out the Germans over their “history” of mass killings. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hollande says labour reform strikes must not disrupt Euro 2016 President Francois Hollande said on Sunday it would be incomprehensible if transport strikes were to disrupt the Euro 2016 soccer tournament that opens in France on Friday, raising pressure on the militant CGT union to call off the action.
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China developing faster high speed trains with adjustable wheels for different gauges from China to Europe China is developing a next-generation bullet train that can run at 400 kilometers an hour and is suitable for cross-border services, a senior researcher with the nation’s high-speed rail program said on Sunday.It will have wheels that can be adjusted to fit various gauges on other countries’ tracks, compared with trains now that need to have their wheels changed before entering foreign systems,&qu
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Not afraid of ‘trouble’: China lambasts US & Philippines over S. China Sea, vows to oppose meddling China has taken issue with the US’s role in South China Sea disputes and criticized the Philippines for getting the UN arbitration court involved. A senior Chinese defense official said that China “does not fear trouble” and will protect its sovereignty. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Surprisingly efficient snail brains could help make robots smarter How snails think about eating could inform future robot decision-making designs. University of Sussex researchers have discovered that the creatures use just two brain cells for complex decisions: one cell told the snail if it was hungry, while another told it if food was near. Scientists attached electrodes to the snails’ brains to measure activity — which hopefully looked adorable. The takeaway
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How to Easily Batch Resize Images in Photoshop When it comes to resizing a large batch of images on your computer, you can download an app that does that and only that, you can use an online service, or if you already have Photoshop on your computer, you can easily get the job done. Photoshop ships with this feature, which is hidden away in the File menu. Step 1 Go to File > Scripts > Image Processor. This will open up a dialog where you can c
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NP100 Mini Bluetooth Thermal Printer Handy and Powerful.Bluetooth connectionCompatible with Android iOS SystemThat is the NP100 Mini Bluetooth Thermal Printer!If you like it, just buy one home! Coupon is ready for you. Just Grab it!Coupon code: GBNPOnly $39.99Expired on July 31stDescription:The printer with micro USB interface, thermal print head and Bluetooth function supports wireless remote print by mobile phone APP, and can help
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Ships flagged for illegal fishing still able to get insurance, study finds New research from the University of British Columbia finds that rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged by international watchdogs for unlawful activity.
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Iraqi forces uncover mass grave near Fallujah Iraqi forces involved in operations to retake the city of Fallujah on Sunday found a mass grave believed to contain 400 bodies, a provincial official and a senior officer said.
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Wynd takes portable approach to air purification There’s no shortage of devices aimed at removing impurities from the air, from robotic air purifiers that roam the home to solutions that you wear on your legs. It is in this more portable arena that startup Wynd is looking to make an impact, with a personal air filter designed to keep you breathing easy when you’re on the move… Continue Reading Wynd takes portable approach to air purificatio
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SpaceX raises prices to lower them SpaceX has done so well in bringing down launch costs that it’s raising its prices. That may seem paradoxical, but all is not what it seems. As well as making great strides towards its goal of a reusable launch system with three sea landings in a row, SpaceX has made improvements in rocket engine technology which mean that while launch prices look like they are going up, they’re actually going
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‘They can’t live with us’: Libyan PM rejects Turkey-style refugee deal with EU Libya’s situation is different from Turkey, so the country cannot take back refugees from Europe the way Turkey is expected to, the Libyan prime minister has said. Libya is one of the major gateways through which asylum seekers go to Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brickbat: Pay as You Go The Texas Department of Transportation took almost $400 from Birgit Grubbs for trips on toll roads she never made. Grubbs has a TxTag account, which allows the government to automatically bill a customer’s bank account or credit card for trips on toll roads. It turns out that she was being billed for trips made by cars with temporary tags from a auto dealership that were similar to her tag.
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VIDEO: Muhammad Ali’s body comes home The body of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has arrived in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where his funeral will take place on Friday.
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Bring Home Functional Style with an Over-the-Door Mirror There are many reasons to consider an over-the-door mirror. For one thing, it’s handy if you’re short on wall space. Your clothes may be covering the walls of your closet, but the back of the door is the perfect place to create a dressing room vibe. Not to mention, many over-the-door mirrors are super-easy to install, creating a hassle-free way to add a reflective surface to the room of your choic
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Latest bionic leaf now 10 times more efficient than natural photosynthesis Over the last few years, great strides have been made in creating artificial leaves that mimic the ability of their natural counterparts to produce energy from water and sunlight. In 2011, the first cost-effective, stable artificial leaves were created, and in 2013, the devices were improved to self-heal and work with impure water. Now, scientists at Harvard have developed the “bionic leaf
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12 Things You Need to See at the 2016 Venice Biennale “Reporting From the Front”. Image © Italo Rondinella There is an enormous intensity of information, knowledge and ideas on display at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, Reporting From the Front. With all the Executive Editors and Editors-in-Chief of ArchDaily’s platforms in English, Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese in Venice for the opening of the 2016 Venice Architecture B
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How to Use Multiple Apple IDs on a Single Apple TV Do you own an Apple TV in a household with multiple people? If the whole crew is in the Apple ecosystem, then everyone probably has their own Apple ID. Did you know that each person can login to the Apple TV with their own ID, thus granting them access to all the stuff they’ve purchased? Here’s how it’s done. First, launch Settings on the Apple TV. From there, click on Accounts, then iTunes and Ap
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Private lunar mission ‘seeks US approval’ The US government, in a first, is preparing to approve a private commercial space mission beyond the Earth’s orbit, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
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5 staff dead in ‘terrorist attack’ on intel office at refugee camp near Jordanian capital Five people working for Jordanian intelligence were killed in an attack on a security office in a Palestinian refugee camp near Amman, the country’s capital. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Five Star protest party ahead in Rome The anti-establishment Five Star Movement takes a strong lead in Rome’s mayoral race, in a blow to Italy’s governing centre-left party.
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US warns China on steel production US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says China’s excess steel capacity is causing damage in global markets and will hurt its economy.
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Synaptics USB fingerprint scanner gives any PC biometric security Synaptics is a name known to many in the industry as a company specializing in interface controllers, like laptop touchpads and mobile touchscreens. Lately, it has also been raising its profile in the biometrics markets, making such technology more accessible to device manufacturers and, therefore, users. Last February it announced a fingerprint sensor small enough to fit under a smartphone … Cont
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Beacons help pregnant women get seats on Korean trains It’s a perennial problem; do you give up the seat to the fifty-something year-old that just walked on the train, or will they be offended at the suggestion? Is that person pregnant and in need of respite, or just overweight? Chances are if you’re having those internal discussions you could just quietly vacate your spot without a word, but a project in South Korea uses Bluetooth to make it more obv
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Instagram ads are coming to billboards and movie theaters Instagram is launching is first-ever advertising campaign, beginning this summer in France. As first reported by French business daily Les Echos, the Facebook-owned photo sharing app will roll out ads on the internet, in movie theaters, and on outdoor displays in France, as part of a campaign that will run through August. An Instagram spokesperson confirmed the report in an email to The Verge, ad
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These Smartphone Apps Will Help You Get Through Ramadan There are 1.6 billion Muslims around the world, and on Monday, many begin observing the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan. During fasting hours, from dawn to sunset, they refrain from food, water, sex, cigarettes, gossip, and a whole lot more. It is a time for reflection, discipline, and spiritual growth.A growing number of smartphone apps, like Ramadan Legacy, are helping Muslims to
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Best Friends’ Strategy to Make the U.S. a Nation of No-Kill Shelters Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is spearheading a national no-kill shelter movement for cats and dogs.Read More
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Artists Make Tactile Art for the Fingertips of the Blind Artists are producing tactile art for the vision-impaired and the blind.Read More
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This Is Probably the Most Normal Thing Elon Musk Has Recommended Image: GettyElon Musk may think we’re all living in a video game, but the man still has suggestions for which video game we should play while we’re all stuck in this simulation. And of course the game involves fighting sentient AI. On Sunday, the tech billionaire tweeted a recommendation to play Overwatch, Blizzard’s new multi-player shooter game.Oh, and “on a PC of course,” he said in a reply. So
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Euro-2016: ‘Frenchman planned 15 attacks on Jewish, Muslim targets, infrastructure’ Ukraine says a French national, who was caught trying to smuggle explosives and weapons out of the country into Poland, was planning attacks on 15 different targets ahead of the Euro 2016 championship. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iron Wolf: 5,000 take part in NATO drill in Lithuania Some 5,000 NATO troops are to take part in the Iron Wolf 2016 war games, Lithuania’s largest this year. The exercise started on Monday and involves some heavy military hardware deployed for the occasion by visiting members of the alliance. Read Full Article at RT.com
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You’re more likely to get a job if you have this boring skill It probably won’t surprise you to hear that some new research has discovered that when it comes to finding new staff members, proficiency with Microsoft Office has become a vital element in terms of the most prized skills employers look for.Highlighting their Microsoft Office skills is one of the most important things job hunters can do according to the IDC study, which put Office at number four i
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Watch These 42 City Skylines Grow in Before and After Image Transformations Courtesy of RENTCafe Over the past few decades, cities all around the world have undergone major changes as a part of global urbanization processes. More than fifty percent of the world’s population currently resides in cities, and by 2030, the world is anticipated to have 41 mega-cities with 10 million inhabitants or more.With such large population growth, cities have likewise experienced un
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Dubai to build the world’s biggest concentrated solar power plant Related: Record-breaking solar prices in Dubai prove cheaper than coal Via Phys.org Images via Wikimedia Commons and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Facebook
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MIT project teaches music with responsive animated characters walking along a piano andante visualizes as animated characters walking along the piano keyboard that appear to play the physical keys with each step. The post MIT project teaches music with responsive animated characters walking along a piano appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Wheel, reinvented IT pilot fish returns from a week at a hardware vendor’s user conference — remember those? — and the junior consultant on the project team has a status update for him.”He was beaming, and so excited to tell me about the in-memory sort he had implemented while I was away,” says fish.”He explained how he dug up some of his computer science class notes, coded up a bubble sort and c
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Made.com competition offers emerging designers opportunity to realise and sell their products Dezeen promotion: online brand Made.com is inviting budding designers to submit furniture and homeware designs for compact urban dwellings to its annual Emerging Talent Award 2016 competition. (more…)
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Britain’s denial over cluster bombs in Yemen ‘wildly implausible’ – Amnesty Ministry of Defence (MoD) denials regarding banned, British-supplied cluster munitions found in Yemen are little more than a “smokescreen of wildly implausible claims,” according to Amnesty International. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK special forces fighting alongside Syrian rebels on Jordanian border – report British special forces are fighting on the Syrian frontline, protecting an embattled rebel unit against ISIS attacks in the first direct military operation that is not merely training squads of fighters in neighboring Jordan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China to build 400km/h train for Russia’s high-speed railway China is developing a new generation of trains capable of reaching speeds of 400 kilometers per hour for Russia’s Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway, the China Daily reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lawsuit seeks to replace H-1B lottery with a filing-date-based system Two firms whose job candidates lost the H-1B visa lottery have filed a lawsuit that seeks to end the current distribution system based on luck.The lawsuit says there is “no legal justification” for the visa lottery and wants it replaced by a system that issues H-1B visas in the order they are received.This complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Oregon, is brought by Tenrec Inc., a
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A former NASA chief just launched this A.I. startup to turbocharge neural computing A new company launched Monday by former NASA chief Dan Goldin aims to deliver a major boost to the field of neural computing. KnuEdge’s debut comes after 10 years in stealth; formerly it was called Intellisis. Now, along with its launch, it’s introducing two products focused on neural computing: KnuVerse, software that focuses on military-grade voice recognition and authentication, and KnuPath,
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Parking a Truck Is a Pain in the Butt. Tech to the Rescue! But Minnesota has a high-tech solution a low-tech problem: Finding a place to sleep. The post Parking a Truck Is a Pain in the Butt. Tech to the Rescue! appeared first on WIRED.
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Do Voters Adore Trump Because They Dread Death? “Terror Management” Theorist Sheldon Solomon Explains How Subliminal Fear of Death Can Affect Us on a Personal and Political Level. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Militias ‘tortured Falluja detainees’ Iraq’s government is urged to investigate allegations that civilians detained during the battle for Falluja have been tortured by Shia militiamen.
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How to Know If You Can Trust an Amazon Product’s Reviews Nearly every online retailer has some kind of user review system that allows people to offer public feedback on what they bought, whether it was as advertised, and whether it was worth it. This deters sellers from scamming innocent customers. But what about fake reviews? They certainly exist and they can be hard to spot, especially on Amazon where fake reviews are rampant. No matter how observant
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Google video details running Android apps on Chromebook Chromebooks are one of the most cost effective ways to get into the computer realm and as such, many parents on a budget have resorted to Chromebooks for a first computing device for kids. Many schools are also relying on Chromebooks in classrooms and libraries rather than thin clients or Windows machines. One thing that has been missing from the … Continue reading
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New material kills E. coli bacteria in 30 seconds Every day, we are exposed to millions of harmful bacteria that can cause infectious diseases, such as the E. coli bacteria. Now, researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, have developed a new material that can kill the E. coli bacteria within 30 seconds. This finding has been published in the peer-rev
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Monitoring pipelines from space Dutch company Orbital Eye has developed a service that uses satellites to monitor gas and oil pipelines. A major African pipeline operator has already signed up for the service.
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An algorithm to image black holes Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Harvard University have developed a new algorithm that could help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole.
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Modern Prefab Home With Colorful And Stylish Decor This weekend home in California is totally prefab, which means easy construction, and it looks amazing! It was designed by Marmol Radziner and trucked onto a remote Northern California site to avoid all the paint connected with difficult building processes. Deep overhangs provide shade and protection from rain, so the owners can leave their doors open year-round and hang out on their 70-foot-long
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French government to release tens of millions of euros for flood victims The French government on Monday announced it will create an emergency fund to help people who had “lost everything” in massive floods as Paris museums that were forced to close began reopening their doors.
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How to heal broken bonds, catalyst style While popular catalysts called zeolites could help turn paper manufacturing waste and other biomass into fuel, the catalyst crumbles after just two days in hot water. And that’s a problem because hot water is nearly ubiquitous in biofuel production. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a team discovered that fixing broken bonds deep inside the material stabilized the catalyst and let it thriv
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VIDEO: Bees swarm around Muhammad Ali Center Bees swarm around the “float like a butterfly” slogan at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, as mourners pay tribute to the boxing legend.
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German MPs of Turkish origin face death threats as Erdogan says their blood is ‘tainted’ German MPs of Turkish origin who voted to recognize Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Empire are facing death threats, after the Turkish president said their blood is tainted and should be tested in a lab for ‘Turkishness.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
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Compromise said to be likely in India, providing go-ahead for Apple’s planned retail stores Times of India is reporting that a compromise is likely to be reached that will allow Apple to proceed with plans to open retail stores in the country despite rules that currently prevent this. If confirmed, it will be an important step for Apple in what Tim Cook expects to become a huge growth market over time. I sort of view India as where China was seven to ten years ago from that point of vi
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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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8 new 360-degree cameras that won’t break the bank 360-degrees of awesome.Image by FacebookNo question about it—the popularity of 360-degree video and imagery is exploding, and it’s no coincidence that the new boom arrives smack-dab in the middle of 2016’s virtual reality revolution. Today, anyone can view 360-degree images and video in a browser, smartphone, tablet, or headset, and YouTube’s 360-degree Videos Channel and Facebook’s 360 community 
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What Space Is Really Like, Using Algorithms to Improve Your Life, and Some Beautiful Natural Spaces Ways you can use algorithms to improve your day-to-day decision-making, what astronauts say space is really like, the importance of plain language in communication, and more—all in this week’s Lifehacker Brain Buffet!Welcome to Lifehacker’s Monday Brain Buffet, a new series where we round up interesting, informative, and thought-provoking podcasts, interviews, articles, and other media that will t
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Mary Anning, the princess of palaeontology Mary Anning, the princess of palaeontology, became one of the most celebrated fossil collectors in the world. Find out why, here. The post Mary Anning, the princess of palaeontology appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Valkyrie robot meets the public Valkyrie landed at Northeastern on Wednesday, marking the first time that the 6-foot-2-inch, 275-pound humanoid robot has interacted with the public.
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4 ways to use Google Now for better productivity Google Now has made everyday tasks like checking the weather or getting directions easy and even fun. But if you’re only tapping Android’s seemingly omnipotent personal assistant for these novel uses, you’re missing it’s productivity powers. Google Now offers myriad ways to help you be more efficient. Here are a few to get started.1. Anticipate your needs with Now cards Enable Now cards to g
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Investigate claims of Ukrainian torture & repression, Duma lawmakers tell international groups Russian lower house MPs, together with human rights officials, have called on international organizations to investigate alleged political repression, torture and summary punishment used by the current authorities in Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com
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All 18,600 US sailors in Japan slapped with full drinking ban, confined to base Three separate scandals involving American servicemen and contractors in a highly-controversial Navy base in Japan’s Okinawa have finally resulted in an all-out alcohol ban on all the 18,600 sailors. The measure is the latest and comes after a Marine’s drunk-driving stunt. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Weird Photos That Are Both Fantastic and Total Failures Pretty Instagram feeds are boring. It’s time for some failure. Photo failure. The post Weird Photos That Are Both Fantastic and Total Failures appeared first on WIRED.
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Crotch Explosions, Severed Heads, and Pee Cups: Yep, It’s Mary Roach on the Science of War For her new book, Mary Roach sniffed WWII stink bombs, interrogated soldiers about their bowel movements, and tasted caffeinated meat. The post Crotch Explosions, Severed Heads, and Pee Cups: Yep, It’s Mary Roach on the Science of War appeared first on WIRED.
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Why is the black box not stored in the cloud? Professor David Stupples, City’s Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems, says the time has come for the flight data recorder (FDR) and the cockpit data recorder (CDR) – the black box found on aircraft – to be stored in the cloud. The usually orange-coloured flight recorder is an electronic recording device used in the event of an aviation accident (or incident) investigation.
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The robot Thymio is finding its niche in French schools Thymio, the teaching robot designed by EPFL and widely used in French-speaking Switzerland, is now making inroads elsewhere in Europe. In France, it has been incorporated in an important initiative to teach digital sciences in nursery and primary schools.
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Gig economy—entrepreneurs need not apply The public response to the sharing economy such as ride-sharing platforms has become increasingly vitriolic over the last few years with protests emerging from Philadelphia to Paris.
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TiVo Bolt gains out-of-home streaming and in-home premium download services TiVo Bolt users have a couple new features to take advantage of that will make it easier to watch streaming and downloaded premium content out of the home. Content can be streamed from the Bolt to compatible mobile devices using the TiVo iOS or Android apps. To stream content from the Bolt to the devices app version 3.7 for iOS … Continue reading
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Why Some People Bruise So Easily We’ve all had those moments where we run into things and come away with a nasty bruise, but this DNews video explains why some of us seem to be more resilient and heal quickly while others of us seem to wake up with mystery bruises with no memory of where they came from.After explaining exactly how the bruising process works and looks (for lighter skinned people, that is), the video explains that
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Facebook doesn’t listen through your phone’s mic — except when it does Is Facebook listening to every word you say? Zuck’s crew says it won’t use your speech to target advertising or reorder your feed, but it’s still unclear what it does use the microphone for. Aside from the obvious, that is. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers tighten their lips, for fear of sinking their privacy.Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Not to mention: This
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Deadly fungus uses unexpected system to control its virulence A research team led by UC San Francisco scientists has discovered a cellular signaling system that regulates the virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans, a fungus that has been estimated to cause nearly a million cases of meningitis worldwide per year, about 625,000 of which are fatal. C. neoformans infections are a particular threat to individuals whose immune systems are compromised—meningitis caus
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Finding superconducting needles in the metal haystack The discoverer of the first iron-based superconductor, one of Science magazine’s 2008 runner-up breakthroughs of the year, now reports finding around 100 new superconducting materials.
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How Giving Up TV For A Month Changed My Brain And My Life Watching a couple hours of TV a day can have major effects on your brain. So what would happen if you quit cold turkey?I’ve never seen Game of Thrones, I don’t know what the Scandal is, and I couldn’t name a single “real” housewife. I thought I didn’t watch much television and that taking a 30-day break would be a piece of cake. I was wrong.Read Full Story
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Clinton the Lesser Evil on Foreign Policy: New at Reason Hillary Clinton has been wrong on one foreign policy issue after another, from the war in Iraq to the war in Libya to the war in Syria. She is secretive, averse to transparency, habitually deceptive and arguably corrupt. She is a risk to lead us into another messy conflict.  Donald Trump has said some things that don’t sound bad. He recognizes the invasion of Iraq and the bombing of Libya as mist
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Saudi Arabia cuts European crude prices in increased competition with Iran State-run Saudi Aramco is to cut the price of light crude by 35 cents a barrel to northwest Europe and by 10 cents a barrel to the Mediterranean in July. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Anti-nuke activists begin month-long blockade of atomic facility Anti-nuclear activists are starting a month-long protest against Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons program, arguing it should not be renewed by Parliament later this year. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Women choosing career over children are ‘half-persons’ – Erdogan Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected the idea of emancipation of women through greater financial independence by saying that women who trade the role of a mother and a housewife for a career, are “half-persons.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Five New York designers and studios to watch New York 2016: in the wake of last month’s New York design week, Dezeen’s US editor Dan Howarth highlights five designers and studios that are set to become an important part of the city’s design scene (+ slideshow). (more…)
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The unlikely link between credit reform and the planet It’s no secret that investing in technology can help companies grow their profits, but a new study by a University of Alberta economist shows that it can also reduce pollution. The critical factor? Access to credit.
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Virgin Trains has its own free on-board streaming app The beauty of the English countryside is so overrated. Luckily, the next time you journey on a Virgin train, there’s a chance you won’t have reason to look up from your phone or tablet at repetitive foliage for even a second. Today, Virgin debuted Beam, a new app-powered entertainment service available initially on West Coast Pendolino and East Coast routes, with all Voyager trains catching up by
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Everything you need to know about building a Hackintosh What you need to build a HackintoshSo, you want to create a Hackintosh, a stock PC running Apple’s OS X. Whatever your reasons – a project, specific Mac software you need to run, a need to enjoy the glorious environs of OS X – there are a few things you’ll need to know. The first and most important of which is that installing OS X anywhere other than on official Apple hardware violates Apple’s EUL
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5 Awesome Ways to Discover New Facebook Groups Facebook, at its core, is a social network. It’s not just a place to interact with the people you know, but also to connect with people who you might have a lot in common with. While “friends of friends” is one way to expand your social circle, joining a Group is the easiest way to find people with like-minded interests. The only problem is that it’s a bit difficult to find these Facebook Groups.
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AviProtek – Bird Friendly Glass AviProtek® is a bird-friendly solution by Walker Textures® with acid-etched designs on the number 1 surface of the glass. Following the recommendations of experts, the designs are based on the “2-by-4 Rule.” The AviProtek® products can be used for guard rails, rain screens or in insulated units and can be combined with a low-e glass on position 3.
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Three Ways The Tech Industry (Still) Misuses Metrics As one designer puts it, “It’s easy while moving fast and breaking things to trust data blindly.”I once had a project manager ask me to redesign a home page. Without going over why we were redesigning it, he launched into his plan of how it all should go: Each section’s size would correspond with what percentage of clicks they received on Google analytics. The feature header would take u
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7 Reasons Why European Cities Are Going To Beat U.S. Cities As Hubs For Innovation The U.S. has the perception as the heart of global entrepreneurship, but Europe might soon take the crown. Here’s why.Given the refugee crisis, the potential Brexit, terrorism, and the recent economic crises in Greece and elsewhere, it can be easy to overlook the European Union as a viable region. In recent years, however, I have begun to believe that while the U.S. has been the dominant force in
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The other way to find life out there In the three-way horse race to prove that biology is not just a terrestrial aberration, there’s one steed that many people ignore: sampling the air of distant planets to see if they contain the exhaust gases of life, or in the jargon of astrobiologists, biosignatures.
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Algae building blooms A multi-disciplinary team bringing together science, sustainable building design and architecture may soon develop the first living algae buildings in Australia. Their unique collaboration has seen a comprehensive feasibility study conducted on behalf of the City of Sydney, with plans to create the first flat facade algae panel this year.
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May in Africa: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from last month Much of the talk around the African tech scene over the last few years has been around consistent growth and success, with mobile money service M-Pesa at the heart of it all. But this month both – the scene and the service – received a blow, as mobile operator Vodacom announced it was discontinuing M-Pesa in South Africa, where the service has failed to take off as in other markets. Though M-Pesa
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Fishes Use Problem Solving and Invent Tools New discoveries show that fishes are capable of complex mental calculus, reshaping our ideas about animal intelligence underwater — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Morality, stereotypes, and scientists—the anatomy of science denial Though 87% of scientists believe that human activity causes climate change, only half of the general population shares this view, according to a well-known Pew Research Center report. On the issue of GMO food safety, there is a staggering 51% difference of opinion between AAAS scientists and the public.
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Refocus Your Attention On What Makes You Happy to Avoid FOMO The fear of missing out isn’t always a bad thing. If you’re paying more attention to your Facebook feed than your family, though, it can drag you down. When you feel the FOMO setting in, try adjusting the focus ring on your happiness.As tips site Barking Up the Wrong Tree points out, getting dragged into a FOMO cycle often says more about our own motivations than the thing we fear missing out on.
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Take Out Box Laundry Hamper Make the mundane task of washing your clothes a little more fun by transporting your dirty clothes inside this take out box laundry hamper. The hamper measures nearly two feet tall and comes designed like the iconic take out boxes from Chinese restaurants. Check it out $24.99
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Lucite 3-String Electric Guitar Facilitate the learning process for beginners by having them practice on this lucite 3-string electric guitar. It’s crafted using real wood and features a simplified 3-string design that narrows the neck, making it easier for kids to form chords. Check it out $299.00
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Smart Vault Biometric Safe Keep your firearm from falling into the wrong hands while still keeping it easily accessible by storing it inside this smart vault biometric safe. Capable of storing up to 15 different fingerprints, it’s designed so you can easily open it up with the swipe of your finger. Check it out $243.25
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World’s Largest Radio Telescope Faces Troubling Future The National Science Foundation is considering pulling its support from the famous Arecibo radio dish in Puerto Rico — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Death threats amid Germany-Turkey row A German MP of Turkish origin, Cem Ozdemir, condemns death threats he says he received over Germany’s recognition of the Ottoman Turks’ massacre of Armenians as genocide.
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Alien life on most exoplanets likely dies young Astronomers have found a plethora of planets around nearby stars. And it appears that Earth-sized planets in habitable zones are probably common.
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FDA Clears Cerêve Device for Treating Insomnia Patients by Helping Them Get to Sleep Faster PRESS RELEASE: OAKMONT, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 6, 2016– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted commercial clearance for the CerêveTM Sleep System, a prescription device that reduces latency to Stage 1 and Stage 2 sleep for people with insomnia. A staggering 55 million Americans meet the clinical definition of insomnia, experiencing not only problems getting to sleep but also
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The SkinGun sprays your own stem cells onto burns to speed healing Like something straight out of a science fiction novel, the SkinGun by RenovaCare sprays a patient’s own stem cells onto their burns, healing them in a fraction of the time it takes to heal after skin graft surgery. New tests revealed just how efficient the innovative medical technology has proven to be so far, leaving many thinking: What will they think of next? RenovaCare first developed CellMis
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Researcher explores microbes in space On May 11, a sealed capsule containing fungi and bacteria fell from the sky and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Microbiologist Kasthuri Venkateswaran could hardly wait to see what was inside it.
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Survey finds that 98% have used Siri, but only 3% do so in public due to embarrassment [Poll] A survey by Creative Strategies found that while almost all American iPhone users have at least tried Siri, only 3% have ever used it in public. The firm expresses surprise at the apparent reason for this. With public usage as low as 3% for iPhone users, it seems users are still uncomfortable talking to their devices. Even more fascinating is this happens in the US where consumers are accustomed
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Smart Slab Concept Designed by Kram/Weisshaar for SapienStone, the Smart Slab is a discreetly high-tech table. Underneath its ceramic tabletop are inductive cooking, cooling and heating elements that let you cook and eat on the same surface, as well as keep food warm or cold. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Table Tennis Trainer ConceptSamsung Modular Display ConceptRevolving Bed & Bookshel
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French economy minister pelted with eggs amid rail strikes France’s economy minister was pelted with eggs on Monday as a strike against planned labour reforms disrupted rail services for a sixth straight day but appeared to be losing steam.
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Personal heating and lighting zones will follow workers around the office Architect studio Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) is fitting out an office building with sensors so that its lighting and heating will be automatically adjusted in real-time according to the needs of its occupants. Not only will “Office 3.0” provide a convenient approach to comfort, but it could significantly reduce energy use… Continue Reading Personal heating and lighting zones will fo
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Separating Science Fiction from Science Fact in Memory Research The media (and scientists) often overstate how much progress the field has actually made — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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In praise of the tram: how a love of cars killed the workers’ transport system At their peak in the late 19th century, trams provided working people with a fast, efficient means of getting around ….
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Russia to give strongest air support to Syrian army in Aleppo area – Lavrov Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia will provide “the most active” air support for Syrian ground troops in and around the city of Aleppo to prevent terrorists from seizing it. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Suspected suicide attempt by SeaWorld Orca shocks tourists (VIDEO) A captive killer whale is suspected of attempting to commit suicide after footage emerged of it beaching itself at a show in Tenerife. The Orca named Morgan, owned by SeaWorld, shocked tourists when she lay motionless on a concrete slab in a move associated with whale suicide. Read Full Article at RT.com
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25,000 free meals for all: Chechen leader promises to provide Ramadan food for Syrians Up to 25,000 Damascus residents and refugees from war-torn areas of Syria will be offered pre-dawn and sunset meals each day during Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has promised. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Container deposit schemes work: so why is industry still opposed? Australians are serial wasters. For every 1,000 square metres (or about four tennis courts), Australians litter about 49 pieces of rubbish. The biggest culprits are drink containers, making up five of the top nine recorded pieces of litter by volume.
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This is dyprosium—if we run out of it, say goodbye to smartphones, MRI scans and hybrid cars The next gold rush could be in outer space, but the treasures luring modern-day prospectors won’t adorn lavish jewelry.
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This week in patents: Boeing plays with fire, NASA toys with Terminator’s healing properties, and more This week, the US patent office issued 6896 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we can’t list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. Google patents design of its phones for Project Ara Patent Number: US D757,724 Project Ara is a modular smartphone from Google that is made of a central module board with whic
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A blazing gamma-ray source Blazars are galaxies whose central, supermassive black holes are accreting material from surrounding regions. Although black hole accretion happens in many galaxies and situations, in the case of a blazar the infalling material erupts into a powerful, narrow beam of high velocity charged particles that, fortuitously, is pointed in our direction. The charged particles produce gamma ray photons, eac
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UpLamp – The Very First Lampless Lamp What makes the UpLamp one of a kind is the fact that this lamp is illuminated by your phone’s LED. It is the world’s first lampless lamp that can be used to light up your room in a completely new way. This can be your next bedside companion which has a number of uses. You can use it as a smartphone docking station, operate it with a hand clap or dim the light by waving your hands. The lamp will fa
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Mount-It! Sit Stand Desk Choose your most comfortable position in just seconds with the Mount-It! Sit Stand Desk. Easily clamping to the edge of your desk, this height adjustable platform can be used as you sit or stand throughout the day. Because sitting for too long during the day can be detrimental, the Mount-It! Sit Stand Desk is a welcomed solution to allow your legs to get moving. With ample space and a capacity of
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Sherlock – The Invisible Bike Lock Introducing Sherlock, the invisible bike lock. Ingeniously designed to be compact and inconspicuous, the Sherlock Bike Lock is easy to install. Hiding inside one of your handlebars, the Sherlock Bike Lock doesn’t alter the look or style of the bike while keeping it protected. Connecting to the app on your iOS or Android smartphone, this clever lock helps you keep track of your bike with real-time
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MacBook Wood Case by WOODWE There are few things that can make a laptop any nicer, but the MacBook Wood Case by WOODWE certainly can. Beautifully designed and crafted, this luxurious case is made with real walnut wood to keep your laptop safe yet stylish. Laser-cut to ensure it’s precise, the MacBook Wood Case simply sticks on to your MacBook to stay in place while retaining the accessibility to the ports. The MacBook Wood C
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U.F.O. Rocking Chair by IT ONE OFF Take your relaxation out of this world with the U.F.O. Rocking Chair by IT ONE OFF. This sturdy capsule is designed to rock and swing naturally on the ground using the innovative one ground point to balance the entire chair. The U.F.O. Rocking Chair, which stands for unidentified furniture object, has a spherical base which allows the rocking chair to remain balanced no matter what; even when some
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Turn Your Debt Into an Art Project to Get Motivated to Pay It Off The black-and-white balance on your debt’s account page isn’t a very psychologically soothing image. If you want something more motivating, turn your debt into an art project.As personal finance site How Do I Money explains, for those with a bit of artistic flair, creating an art project out of your debt can change up how you think about your finances. For example, one artist filled in one swirl i
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“We Are Start Architects, Not Star Architects”: Penda on Staying Small and Thinking Big From brilliant bamboo structures to avant-garde apartment designs, Penda has been cultivating a reputation for a highly innovative, experimental brand of architecture, and the Beijing-based firm’s unique talents have now been recognized on a global scale. The studio picked up the coveted Emerging Firm of the Year Award at the 2016 A+Awards — the world’s largest awards program for architecture and
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Text mining for chemists A collaboration between two companies in Hungary and the UK has resulted in the inception of the first ever interactive text mining platform for chemists, overcoming difficulties with extracting information about chemicals from scientific literature.
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Veterinary researchers patent methods for detecting, treating a bacterial infection A team of researchers from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has received a U.S. patent to control and treat fusobacterial infections in humans and animals.
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Genome engineering of quantifiable protein tags Cell biologists’ most notorious approach to detect and semi-quantify proteins, western blotting, could well be on its way down. Professor Sven Eyckerman (VIB/UGent) and colleagues developed a set of universal protein tags that warrant protein quantification via targeted proteomics techniques. The development and applications of these new tags – named Proteotypic peptides for Quantification by SRM
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Casa Malca, Tulum: A private estate turned beachside boutique hotel with extraordinary works of art on display There tend to be two schools of thought when addressing Tulum, Mexico as a destination: those who have been there and done that, and those who dream of the tiny hotel-lined street sat between calm seas and a dense jungle. Remarkably, Casa Malca, situated…… Continue Reading…
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A contemporary take on the tiny house Netherlands-based tiny house enthusiast Marjolein Jonker’s new home is definitely one of the more attractive examples of small living we’ve recently come across. The off-grid tiny house eschews the popular cute miniature cottage look in favor of a more clean-lined and contemporary design that also looks a little more roomy inside than your typical home on wheels. .. Continue Reading A contempor
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Cortana arrives on Xbox One for preview members Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox One update for its preview members today, and it includes access to Cortana for the first time. While Microsoft had originally planned to introduce Cortana for Xbox One last year, the company delayed the digital assistant integration to include it with the Anniversary Update to the console. Cortana will appear in the Xbox One dashboard, and you’ll be able to acce
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New nanoparticle-based contrast agent that is pH dependent (Phys.org)—A new type of nanoparticle-based MRI contrast agent demonstrates selectivity for tumor cells over non-cancerous cells, can detect hypoxia, and is sensitive enough allow for the detection of difficult-to-find cancer cells according to a study in Nature Nanotechnology.
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Why Does Sunlight Lighten Hair But Darken Skin? Health Short answer: Skin protects itself, hair doesn’t. Have a burning question? Email it to askanything@popsci.com…
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Uber pushes new driver-friendly features amid lawsuits and scrutiny Uber is rolling out the red carpet for its drivers, or at least the in-app version of a red carpet. The ride-hailing giant announced a slate of new and expanded driver-friendly features on Monday, including greater control over ride destinations, incoming ride requests and the timing for cashing out payments from Uber, as well as new rewards for drivers to get discounted rides when they are passe
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John Oliver gets real about that thing everyone hates talking about: debt British comic, John Oliver recently tackled the complex topic of debt on Last Week Tonight. Oliver thoroughly examined the issue of American debt, enlightening us on the fact that the many companies that end up purchasing ours debt cheaply — debt buyers — and then aggressively come back to collect it are actually very simple to start. Oliver also discussed the dreaded “zombie debt”
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Males were saved by agriculture Around 12,000 years ago, settlers in the Fertile Crescent of West Asia domesticated a few wild plant and animal species. The emergence of agriculture is believed to have driven extensive human population growths, because food production by agriculture can support far higher population densities than hunting and foraging. Nevertheless, there is a “chicken or the egg” dispute between agric
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Hillary Clinton Wins Puerto Rico, Ohio Prosecutor to Decide on Charges in Gorilla Incident, Swiss Voters Reject Basic Universal Income: A.M. Links Hillary Clinton won the Puerto Rico primary. The Bernie Sanders campaign accused local officials of fraud. A photojournalist and a translator working for NPR were killed in Afghanistan. A prosecutor in Ohio will announce today whether he will press charges against the family of a child who fell into a gorilla pit at the Cincinnati Zoo. A prosecutor in Michigan says he won’t call a parrot to test
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Iraq War made Tony Blair ‘defensive, awkward, self-conscious’ individual – ex-PM’s ally Criticism of his decision to invade Iraq in 2003 has “destabilized” Tony Blair, yet he is expected to come out “all guns blazing” when Sir John Chilcot publishes his long-delayed Iraq War Report on July 6, according to a close ally. Read Full Article at RT.com
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MI5 was bulk collecting public’s data, with little or no oversight MI5 was allowed to escape regular scrutiny of its bulk collection of communications data by the watchdog charged with overseeing it, newly-released confidential correspondence reveals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Paving the way for conversation on race An increasing number of white Americans agree that the “nation needs to make changes to achieve racial equality,” according to a 2015 Pew Research Center report. However, many also say they avoid talking about bias with blacks out of fear of being perceived as racist.
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Scientists find new roles for old RNAs An international team of researchers has discovered unexpected functions of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) that explains the cause of some diseases. The research, led by Prof. Stefan Stamm from the University of Kentucky and Prof. Ruth Sperling from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, appears in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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MVRDV transforms a Hong Kong factory into a glass office with ultimate transparency Commissioned by project developer GAW Capital, the office transformation also includes retail and restaurants on the lower levels. The original factory was enclosed in concrete and comprised dark and labyrinth-like passageways. The architects gutted the structure to remove all unnecessary trimmings until only the building skeleton was left. They preserved the “purity” of the stripped-down building
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Ultra-Thin Dongles Make It Easy To Add Biometric Security To Your Old Laptop Using your fingerprint to verify your identity is not only more secure than a password, there’s also no complex string of characters for you to forget or repeatedly mistype. But if you’re also determined to use your ancient laptop until the day it dies, Synaptics’ will soon have an easy and unobtrusive way to upgrade it with another layer of security.Designed to work alongside the biometric securi
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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Active trades beauty for toughness and a massive battery Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is a terrific smartphone, but it’s not a particularly durable one. It’s waterproof, yes, so you can use it in the rain and not blink an eye if it happens to take a dive in a shallow pool. But the for hamfisted among us, the glass-heavy design still demands some kind of case. Instead of just have you buy some ruggedized case for the sleek S7, Samsung and AT&T now have an en
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Researchers showcase their integrated and flexible smart irrigation system The EU FIGARO project has now completed the development of a precision agriculture Decision Support System, allowing growers to benefit from innovative developments in irrigation technology.
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Troubleshooting AirPort and Mac Wi-Fi problems Many of us are addicted to the extent that we get depressed and moody if we go without it. What are we addicted to? The attention-grabbing Internet, that’s what, and keeping our wireless network in good shape is critical to the way we live today, at work and at play.[Also read: ‘WWDC 2016: 9 OS X rumors everyone’s talking about’] The symptoms: Web sites and emails are taking forever to download;
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New technique doubles resolution of near-field terahertz imaging (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from the University of Exeter, the University of Glasgow and QinetiQ, all in the U.K. has found a way to effectively double the resolution offered by near-field terahertz imaging. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes how the technique works and some of the applications that might be bettered through its use.
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Harvard’s new artificial leaf converts sunlight into fuel with groundbreaking efficiency Harvard University’s Daniel Nocera is a busy man. Last week, we reported on his announcement of a superbug that consumes carbon dioxide and creates fuel, a major development in energy technology. Now, the news is out that the “bionic leaf 2.0” is ready, a next-generation energy system that could eventually help keep more fossil fuels in the ground. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KRlRhN
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Google’s AlphaGo AI will play against humanity’s best Go player Google’s DeepMind AI division will face off against humanity’s number one Go player, Ke Jie, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Ke Jie is currently the top-ranked Go player in the world. DeepMind’s Go-playing program AlphaGo played against Go grandmaster Lee Se-dol in March. Lee lost to the computer 4-1. Although Lee was the world’s top-rated Go player between 2007 and 2011 and is
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Ronald Bailey Comments on The Age of Em at Cato Tomorrow Tomorrow, June 7, at 11 a.m., at the Cato Institute in Washingon, D.C., George Mason University economist and transhumanist Robin Hanson will present insights from his new book, The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth. I will be making some comments on the book and joining the discussion with the audience. From my Reason review of the book: Move over, humans; the emulation
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Rise of robot workers makes powerful case for universal basic income – shadow chancellor Labour is mulling the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) in response to the prospective robotization of the workforce, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New synthetic models with the electromagnetic properties of human tissues Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have developed new synthetic models of human tissues that simulate the electromagnetic properties of different tissues and organs.  Known as phantoms, these models may be of interest for the development of new technologies for use in medical screening, as well as for the evaluation of 5G mobile communication devices. The researchers have
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Action required to minimize heart failure in breast cancer survivors Despite the known toxic effects of chemotherapy on the heart, the majority of women undergoing breast cancer treatment are not getting the recommended follow-up heart scans, according to new research.
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Anabolic steroid abuse may increase risk of abnormal heart rhythm and stroke Research has already shown that taking anabolic steroids is associated with high blood pressure and an increased risk of developing heart conditions such as left ventricular hypertrophy. Now research has shown that for some people misusing steroids can be particularly dangerous.
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Future fighter pilot training may include brain surgery Fighter pilots already have a close connection to the planes they are flying. Now that connection may get even deeper due to the work of a group of Australian researchers and doctors. For the past four years, a team of neurologists and engineers from the University of Melbourne, along with surgeons at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, have been developing an advanced brain/machine interface that is lo
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In-depth: Pumping ion: Could our bodies power our phones? Power from our own bodiesIt’s widely acknowledged that batteries have been holding mobile tech back. Since Volta invented them back in 1800, they’ve advanced quite a long way from a pile of copper, zinc and brine-soaked rags. The first public mobile phone, 1973’s Motorola DynaTAC prototype, had a battery life of 20 minutes – amazing for the time. That today’s power-hungry devices last a day is a t
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How to use Photoshop to turn images into drawings How to use Photoshop’s photo-to-cartoon effectThe photo-to-cartoon effect is one of our favourite Photoshop effects and it’s surprisingly easy to achieve. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to turn photos to cartoons using an assortment of filters and simple brushwork.Filters that turn your photos into drawings or paintings have been around in Photoshop for years. However, there have always been
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Public housing residents told to tear up their gardens Beauty and practicality don’t matter to the South Pittsburg Housing Authority, which recently informed all residents that gardens have to go.
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How to use Google Now Using Google NowThe way we use our smartphones and computers is changing all the time: they’re no longer dumb terminals waiting for our input, they’re smart devices ready to bring up apps, alerts, news, travel times and other information even before we know we need it.Nothing epitomises this recent shift better than Google Now: Google’s smart digital assistant is designed to do a lot of the jobs a
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Renault spices up the Twingo with punchy GT There’s something intrinsically right about a quick, cheap hatch. On a deserted back road they’ll keep up with anything short of McLaren or Ferrari’s finest, but you don’t have to worry about sky-high insurance premiums and expensive carbon panels in an accident. It’s a potent recipe, and one that Renault has almost perfected over the years, so it’s with great excitement we welcome the little T
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Save 26% On The Speedy 50W 5-Port USB Charger [Deals] Do away with the hassle of countless charging cords—with the Speedy Desktop USB Charger, you can simultaneously juice up multiple devices in one centralized location. Each port maximizes its charging speed by adapting to the specifications of the device on hand. You’ll never waste time waiting for your devices to charge again with this multitasking speed demon! And the best part is that the Spee
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Enzyme-aided recovery methods’ help in extracting protein from rapeseed press cake One third of cold-pressed rapeseed press cake consists of nutritionally valuable protein that could have many other uses besides animal feed. A researcher has developed enzyme-aided methods for rapeseed protein enrichment. Her study also provides estimates of the costs of different protein extraction schemes.
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Today’s archidose #904 Here are a some of Amorphica Design Research Office’s photos of their Downtown Public Steps and Open Air Stage in Tijuana, Mexico, a project included in the Mexico Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. See many more photos of the project in Amorphica’s Flickr set: 263 Biennale di Venezia – Temporarily PRIVATE.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add pho
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Teenagers Less Mad for Reefer: New at Reason Ever since 1996, when California became the first state to recognize marijuana as a medicine, drug warriors have been warning that loosening legal restrictions on cannabis “sends the wrong message” to the youth of America, encouraging them to use a drug they would otherwise avoid. Twenty years later, with marijuana legal for medical or recreational use in two dozen states and the nation
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Trump’s Racist Judge Attack Expands From Mexicans to Muslims Last week, Donald Trump said he didn’t think a judge with Mexican heritage should preside over the class action suit against Trump University, because the judge’s background presented, in his words, an “absolute conflict” because of his plan to build a southern border wall. Over the weekend, Trump defended that position, repeatedly insisting to CNN’s Jake Tapper that the judge, who was
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New Smart Bike Tracks Itself to Deter Thieves Bike thieves beware; this high-tech Dutch cycle won’t stay lost for long Brooklyn-based Dutch bike company VanMoof has just launched a new series of technologically tricked-out cycles. An integrated electronics system lets riders unlock their bikes with the tap of an accompanying app or a hand placed on the frame. The app also gives riders weather notifications tailored to their typical commute.
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Bill Shredder Piggy Bank This wacky piggy bank from SHINE Japan makes it look like you’re shredding your cash, when in fact it’s actually saving your bills. Designed for Japanese currency, but works with U.S. bills and most others. Link Link 2 Price: $30 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Sadako vs. Kayako… in BaseballLump of Coal SoapsDon’t Worry, I’m WearingSquiderciseExplosive Juicing
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Check Out This Huge, Gross Earthworm The Amazon rain forest is full of enormous flora and fauna that are more than happy to kill you without blinking an eye. But compared to say, a giant centipede or a harpy eagle, the giant earthworm seems downright friendly. If the prospect of befriending a five foot worm is your cup of tea, that is.Read more…
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Jordanian intelligence officials killed in camp attack Three Jordanian intelligence officers and two other security personnel were killed in an attack on a security office in a Palestinian refugee camp outside the Jordanian capital Amman, a government official said on Monday.
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The Mystery of Music | Elaine Kim | TEDxStoneRidgeSchool Music is a form of intimate human connection. How does music connect us? How is music woven into our lives without us even knowing? Elaine Kim is a junior at the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland. She was born in Bethesda, Maryland and is the older of two children. She began violin lessons at the age of 5 and viola lessons at the age of 10. She joined her first orchestra
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How Will the World Feed 9 Billion People by 2050? | Deirdre White | TEDxStoneRidgeSchool We can solve the problem of world hunger by 2050 and this talk describes the real ways we can. Deirdre White is a globally recognized leader in building tri-sector partnerships to address the world’s most pressing challenges. As CEO of the international NGO, PYXERA Global, she has led the transformation of the organization to one that maximizes impact through strong and strategic partnerships. PYX
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Hack This: A Short Guide to Drawing All Over the Internet Over the past few months I’ve been screwing around a lot with Javascript drawing libraries for a software/research project that involves displaying hierarchical trees (family trees, archetypically) that don’t look like total shit. Which turns out to be a hard problem that computer scientists have been wrestling with for about as long as they’ve been able to draw graphics on screens (50-ish years)
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More than half of Qatar’s population live in ‘labor camps’ – census More than 58 percent of Qatar’s population live in what the government calls ‘labor camps,’ according to the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sprint poached Verizon’s ‘Can you hear me now?’ guy Geico has a Gecko, Progressive has Flo and Verizon… doesn’t have the “can you hear me now?” guy any more. That’s because actor Paul Marcarelli has been signed up by Sprint to be the new face of its brand, while mugging off his former employer. In the first of a series of commercials, the former Verizon guys says that his oft-repeated question is now irrelevant because “it’s 2016 a
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New molecular design to get hydrogen-powered cars motoring A radical new process that allows hydrogen to be efficiently sourced from liquid formic acid could be one step forward in making the dream of hydrogen-powered cars an economic reality.
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French artist JR makes the Louvre’s pyramid “disappear” with a giant photographic print Many of JR’s art installations are similar in nature: outdoors, large in scale, and centered around photographic prints. In a press release, the artist explained his motivation for pairing photos with landmarks all around the world, ranging from the Middle East to the favelas of Rio to slums of Kenya. “The most important thing,” wrote JR, “is where I put my photos and the meaning they take on depe
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Protect Your Online Privacy with a Hotspot Shield Elite VPN Lifetime Subscription Even in a public place, browsing the web feels like a very private activity. In reality, there are many government agencies, nosy advertisers and Wi-Fi weirdos queuing up to track us online. One surefire way to protect your privacy is by using a service such as Hotspot Shield Elite VPN. This platform routes your traffic via masking servers to disguise your online identity. MakeUseOf Deals currentl
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What Makes a GPU Different From a CPU? Better graphics requires a better graphics card. This much is intuitive to most people. But asking what makes a GPU different from a standard CPU is almost a trick question, because at their most fundamental level they’re the same damn thing.Both pieces of hardware perform the same kind of task: they get a problem—in the form of 0s and 1s—and solve it at incredible speeds. The real difference betw
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Conventional Wisdom: Trump’s Racist Comments Take The Spotlight Again This is our weekly politics newsletter, Conventional Wisdom, covering the wild world of Donald Trump’s Republican Party. (Sign up here.)At this point in 2016, you could Google “Trump, race” and come up with pretty much every story written about the businessman’s presidential campaign in the last 12 months. Yet this week’s news cycle was particularly filled with reports on the candidate’s racial an
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Bangladesh blames Israel over killings The Bangladesh home minister suggests to the BBC that Israel could be linked to a spate of killings otherwise blamed on Islamist militants.
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Brain Tissue Study Deepens Autism–Schizophrenia Link Gene expression patterns point to new autism candidate genes that could also play roles in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Creators of Archer Might Make a Live-Action Movie, and They Want Jon Hamm to Star There’s long been talk that after the adventures of animation’s goofiest spy, Sterling Archer, came to an end on TV, the team behind the show would want to try an Archer movie. Recently the show’s producers teased an idea for a live-action film, and if they go that way they already have a perfect star in mind: Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.Read more…
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Vectu Portable Vehicle Tracker Vectu Portable Vehicle TrackerVectu Portable Vehicle Tracker is the easiest and most innovative way to keep track of your vehicle using myAspenta web or mobile app. Vectu GPS tracker comes with an installed SIM card, which allows you to use it anywhere in the world where GSM reception exists (excludes Japan, S. Korea & N. Korea). It’s perfect for tracking all kinds of vehicles, from cars, moto
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‘Wasteful’ galaxies launch heavy elements into surrounding halos and deep space Galaxies ‘waste’ large amounts of heavy elements generated by star formation by ejecting them up to a million light years away into their surrounding halos and deep space, according to a new study.
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Pluto as a cosmic lava lamp: Giant convective cells continually refresh dwarf planet’s icy heart Using computer models, New Horizons team members have been able to determine the depth of the layer of solid nitrogen ice within Pluto’s distinctive ‘heart’ feature — a large plain informally known as Sputnik Planum — and how fast that ice is flowing.
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Deals Worthy Of Your Rent Money Deals from around the web.
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Where sea monsters roam | Lauren Fox | TEDxPortobello Trained as a welder in a steel yard in Leith, Lauren uses her skills in metalwork to connect inner and outer worlds. She also works as an art therapist, building connections with people and helping them to make sense of their experiences. Lauren Fox is a sculptor and art therapist, inspired by the sea, by adventures had and adventures imagined, and by the deep waters of the people she encounters.
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How to Download Your Food | Camille Richman | TEDxBrussels Camille Richman presents an open source tool called a Food Computer that she is developing at the MIT Media Lab at the Open Agriculture Initiative. Find out how food computing could be used to create, save, and share climates for growing nutritious and delicious crops no matter the location or season. Camille Richman is a Research Specialist in the MIT Media Lab’s Open Agriculture Initiative, whic
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This is the golden age of science – grab it with both hands | Megan Davey | TEDxPortobello Megan discovered the TALPID3 mutation, the first ever chicken mutant identified and has recently shown that the TALPID3 gene is also important in human development. Megan is now a Group Leader at The Roslin Institute where she uses comparative avian anatomy and genomics to understand the fundamental rules of vertebrate embryonic development. Megan Davey came to the UK at 18 to study Anatomy and De
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Hacking Poverty | Thane Kreiner | TEDxSantaClaraUniversity Kreiner explores some of the largest social problems affecting the world’s most impoverished communities. Addressing staggering global poverty statistics and demographic transitions, he offers unique solutions to some of the most significant economic challenges facing the global community. Dr. Thane Kreiner is the executive director of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Howard a
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Min. Enerji Max. Düzensizlik | Min. Energy Max. Entropy | 2016 | İskender Giray | TEDxReset Şehirlerin kendi sanatına sahip çıkmasının bir yolu olmalı. There is a way the cities should claim thir own art. Türkiyenin çeşitli bölgelerinde ilk, orta ve lise öğrenimini tamamladı. İTÜ Fizik mühendisliği bölümünden mezun olduktan sonra, Bilgi Üniversitesi MBA Programını ve İTÜ Fizik Mühendisliği Yüksek Lisans Programını terk etti. Telekomünikasyon sektöründe bir süre çalıştıktan sonra kariyeri
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The Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Priorities Have Not Changed in a Decade This story originally appeared on War Is Boring.A recently-released document highlights how little the Pentagon’s concerns and responses to threats in cyberspace have changed in the past decade. As American legislators debate the future of the military’s top cybersecurity headquarters, experts say that’s both good and bad.In 2006, the Pentagon organized a first-of-its-kind exercise involving a “di
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Supreme Court rejects Google appeal in class action lawsuit from advertisers  The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Google to throw out a class action lawsuit from California advertisers. Those advertisers are alleging that by not informing them that ads purchased through the company’s AdWords program might appear on error pages and parked domains, Google misled them about where their ads would be placed, and they’re seeking a refund… Read More
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Russia to provide Iran with €2.5 billion infrastructure loan Moscow is ready to loan Tehran up to €2.5 billion for infrastructure projects, said Russia’s Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Open-air toilet’: Police clear out migrant shantytown in Paris after locals’ complaints French riot police have moved on the Eole gardens, near the Paris Eurostar hub, to clear out a shantytown full of UK-bound migrants, following locals’ complaints of gang violence and that the park turned into an “open-air toilet.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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People smugglers offer fishermen ‘25 times’ regular pay to carry migrants across Channel British fishermen say they are regularly asked by people smugglers to transport migrants across the English Channel and are offered “20 to 25 times” what they usually make in a day. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Syrian parliament elects 1st female speaker A woman has been chosen as Syria’s new parliament speaker for the very first time, in a historic move for the war-torn country. Hadiyeh al-Abbas secured an uncontested victory during the first session of the People’s Assembly. Read Full Article at RT.com
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More precise diagnosis, treatment of brain tumors Thanks to new methods of precision diagnostics, such as DNA sequencing and epigenetic analyses, it is becoming increasingly possible to identify specific central nervous system (CNS) tumors accurately and to provide targeted treatment. Researchers have now been actively involved as authors in the latest edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of CNS tumors.
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A protective shield against the heavy metal uranium Microorganisms can better withstand the heavy metal uranium when glutathione is present, a molecule composed of three amino acids. Scientists from the German based Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Bern in Switzerland have now proven this resilience by closely examining cell heat balance. They discovered that glutathione is an effective decontamination agent. The st
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Roads ‘a serious threat’ to rare bats Roads present a serious threat to bat populations, indicating that protection policies are failing.
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Sriracha Chili Sauce Packets My wife often jokes that I should get one of those sriracha keychains, I use the stuff so much. It’d be super dorky of course, but I actually did look into it, out of my own curiosity and for ⚡️science. ⚡️ I eventually decided it wasn’t worth the risk of having hot sauce leak out of the lid into my bag or pocket, plus I’d have to continually wash the thing or it’d get gross after a while. Then I d
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Unscaling politics  America’s two major political parties are in the process of being unscaled. They’re being pulled apart and disrupted like so many other industries and institutions today. Pundits blame Donald Trump for the turmoil plaguing the Republican party and Bernie Sanders for the Democrats failing to pave a smooth way for their establishment choice. But there’s something less obvious… Read More
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Fritz Hansen Releases Midcentury-Inspired Home Goods Collection Collect all dozen pieces Decorating your home with investment furniture can be daunting—not to mention pricey. But if you still want stylish, midcentury-inspired pieces in your home, you can start small and build your way up. Danish furniture company Fritz Hansen has just released a line of gorgeous home decor objects that will kickstart your way to a perfectly-appointed interior design plan for
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Accordion Chair Can Be Unfolded Into Endless Variations The FlexibleLove chair is a lot less sexual than it sounds like it’s going to be You could own multiple chairs, sure, but who wants to bother when you could also own one single shapeshifting chair/couch/bench that can accordion itself to fit any space? The FlexibleLove chair is made out of recycled paper and wood fibers and can from six inches to thirty feet. Does it look like the most comfortabl
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Almost all food, beverage products marketed by music stars are unhealthy The first study to quantify nutritional quality of food and drinks endorsed by music celebrities popular among teens has concluded that almost all such products are unhealthy. None of the music stars identified in the study endorsed fruits, vegetables, or whole grains. Only one endorsed a natural food deemed healthy–pistachios.
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Ships flagged for illegal fishing still able to get insurance Rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged by international watchdogs for unlawful activity, new research indicates.
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Expansion of kidney progenitor cells toward regenerative medicine The kidney is a difficult organ to regenerate. However, in a big step forward for kidney regeneration research, a collaboration between scientists from Japan and the US has successfully demonstrated a method of increasing kidney progenitor cell proliferation in vitro. This finding will allow researchers to improve the artificially generated number of these cells, which normally disappear before or
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Soluble elements from a new corner of the periodic table It is one of the more memorable experiments of high school chemistry lessons: when elemental sodium comes into contact with water it burns and explodes. Sodium simply isn’t happy in its elemental form, making it highly reactive. This is more or less true for all of the other elements from the so-called “s-block” of the periodic table, to which sodium belongs.
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The truth is out there: Scientists unlock X-Files DNA mystery Scientists have unlocked a crucial part of the mystery as to how our DNA can replicate and repair itself – something which is essential for all life forms.
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What to expect from Lenovo’s Tech World event this week Lenovo is pulling out all the stops this year. While it’s no stranger to big launch events, this company is hosting a Tech World keynote on June 9th that promises a little bit of everything, including Motorola’s latest flagship phones and the first commercially available device using Google’s Project Tango mapping technology. But exactly are we going to see? And are there any wild cards in store?
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Deal: S-Key Organizer & USB Key Drive This handy leather EDC not only keeps your keys organized, but packs a flash drive for impromptu data transfers. Holds up to 8 keys and 16GB of data, and includes an attachment for car key fobs. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop. Link Price: $38 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: EDC Survival KitDeal: Kaleido Torch FlashlightDeal: TrackR Bravo BundleDeal: RuggedTec FlashBang SpeakerDeal:
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Flying box 2A Design has recently completed a surprising small and low cost house on a tiny plot, in a rural village next to Rennes (France). How to
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