Indistinguishable from Magic 6/6 part 2

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Researchers Develop Highly Flexible OLEDs Using Graphene-Based Electrode Recently, flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) manufactured on a plastic substrate have gained much publicity for their application in advanced displays, which can be rolled or bent while in…
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My Smartphone and I: Scientists show that rubber-hand illusion can be produced by smartphones It seems to be the stuff of pure fantasy: a hand made of rubber feels as if it belongs to the owner’s body. Although it is hardly conceivable, it is an illusion which is in fact well-known in the field of psychology – and one that can be produced in skillful experimental setups. Psychologists have now shown for the first time how test persons can also integrate their own smartphones into their bod
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New synthetic models with electromagnetic properties of human tissues New synthetic models of human tissues have been developed 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 also devised a methodology for creating these phantoms.
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How the brain merges the senses Utilizing information from all the senses is critical for building a robust and rich representation of our surroundings. Given the wealth of multisensory information constantly bombarding us, however, how does our brain know which signals go together and thus need to be combined? And how does it integrate such related signals? Scientists have proposed a computational model that explains multisenso
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Foam Man braves the marshmallow sea in Australia Local hero, or total idiot? Foam man is here to entertain.  After a massive storm bashed the east coast of Australia this weekend, parts of the coastline were overcome with a thick blanket of sea foam. Normally people avoid the ocean when it turns to marshmallow fluff, due to an influx of sea snakes, according to the BBC. But this guy decided to take the plunge, and enjoy the cloud-like waters of
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Zmodo Torch Pro – Smart Door Light and Connected Doorbell a connected light bulb that combines the benefits of a smart light and a connected doorbell. Torch Pro makes a great addition to your porch, with features like motion detection, 720 HD video, 2-way audio, it connects to your home’s WiFi and allows you to see and speak to whoever is at your door, wherever you are (yes, even if you’re not home!). The companion app allows you to change your light’s
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Focus on What You Learned From Failure to Avoid Self-Criticism There’s a reason failure stories are popular: they’re relatable. We all fall on our faces at some point, and stories of redemption are encouraging. However, it can be tricky to find a balance between discussing your failure and just self-deprecating.You’re often asked to discuss your failures at a job interview, for example, and it’s easy to slip into pity mode and talk about yourself in an overly
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carlo ratti outfits open-office with individualized climate and lighting system the system, which is part of the agnelli foundation headquaters in torino, adapts the workplace to learn and synchronized to its users’ needs, optimizing space usage and limiting energy waste. The post carlo ratti outfits open-office with individualized climate and lighting system appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Spanking Website Wins Battle Against British Web Censors Feminist porn producer and adult performer Pandora Blake has triumphed over British video regulators who banned her spanking website last summer. Blake describes the site, Dreams of Spanking, as a space devoted to “ethically-produced BDSM pornography” that prioritizes “gender diversity” and “enthusiastic consent.” The site was taken down by the British Authority for
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Donald Trump on Libya: A ‘Surgical’ War Would’ve Been OK The highest office that Hillary Clinton has held is secretary of state, and the biggest blot on her record in that job is the military intervention in Libya. Not surprisingly, Donald Trump has been attacking her for it. But to judge from his latest comments on the subject, he may not be capable of making his case coherently. Some background: Back in 2011, when Libyan dictator Moammar Qaddafi was
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Many may hate Wall Street, but would still love to work there Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs has received more than a quarter of a million applications globally from students and graduates for summer jobs this year. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Get lost!’ French economy minister pelted with eggs amid labor reform strikes (VIDEO) France’s economy minister was left scrambling for safety when a group of angry union activists attacked him with eggs. It comes amid nationwide strikes and protests against a controversial labor reform law. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Senator seeks tougher punishment for suicide promotion in wake of recent scandal A Russian Upper House lawmaker is proposing to introduce criminal responsibility for suicide propaganda after a nationwide scandal caused by media reports on persons and groups seeking attention in social networks by romanticizing death. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘We need to help refugees nearer to their homes’: Migrant-refusing Swiss village to RT RT caught up with the mayor of the ultra-rich Swiss municipality that would rather pay a large fine than host 10 refugees. Although he previously talked of “barbed wire,” the reasons for not hosting refugees now seem to be humanitarian in nature. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Today clocks 24-hour rotation reminds us to make the most of moments Today serves as the stepping stone between regular old clocks and Thrift’s project from last year, The Present, which depicts the flow of the seasons over a 365-day cycle. By changing how we tell time, the Today clock also changes our perception of the day ahead. Thrift says, “We are long overdue for ways of relating to time that are a lot less like a computer and a lot more human.” Related: Livin
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You’ll Never Believe That This Amazing All-Electric VTOL Personal Jet Is Real Personal aviation isn’t anything new. In fact, if you’ve been reading inStash for a couple of years now you know that it’s a favorite topic of ours. … Read More
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Can telcos rewire the data silos of tomorrow’s smart cities? While the Internet of Things (IoT) may connect our devices, smart cities are launching increasingly disparate applications that need help connecting together the mess of data being generated. In a commentary on The Stack, Comptel IoT specialist Veli-Pekka Luoma argues that telecommunications operators, or telcos, are perfectly suited to play the role of great communicator between the disconnected
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Even in the Most Polluted Cities, You Can Exercise Outdoors (A Little) A new model finds that the health benefits of outdoor exercise can outweigh the hazards of air pollution.
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Maratac Technician’s Screwdriver submitted by Everyday Carry CountyComm’s pen-sized screwdriver is the perfect addition to your EDC pack. The compact aluminum tool has two interchangeable bits which provide two sizes of phillips and flat-head drivers. The cap has a neodymium magnet built in to lift items up to 8oz… (via TheAwesomer)Learn More
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The Concorde May Never Fly Again. Here’s Why A group of Concorde enthusiasts thinks it’s feasible to get the old jet airworthy again, but a Concorde captain of 25 years strongly disagrees. …Read More »
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Genome engineering of quantifiable protein tags: Western blot on the way down? Cell biologists’ most notorious approach to detect and semi-quantify proteins, western blotting, could well be on its way down. Researchers have developed a set of universal protein tags that warrant protein quantification via targeted proteomics techniques.
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T-cell receptor sequencing reveals novel biomarkers for ovarian cancer Researchers used deep T-cell receptor (TCR) sequencing to evaluate the clonal composition of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, or TILs, and identify novel prognostic biomarkers in ovarian cancer.
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Oracle accused of cooking “cloud services” books to boost stock price (credit: Peter Kaminski) A former senior finance manager for Oracle claims the software maker fired her for not inflating revenues in its cloud services division. In a whistleblower and wrongful termination lawsuit, Svetlana Blackburn also claims that Oracle ultimately inflated the numbers without her assistance. “The data, she knew, would end up in SEC filings and be touted on earnings c
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What Tarantula Toxins Teach Us About the Science of Pain Scientists at UCSF are using tarantula venom to figure out how pain works. What they find could lead to new drugs that treat conditions like epilepsy. The post What Tarantula Toxins Teach Us About the Science of Pain appeared first on WIRED.
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This university just made one simple change to close its gender pay gap LONDON — A British university is giving each of its female professors a pay rise to wipe out its gender pay gap in one fell swoop. The University of Essex has pledged to increase female professors’ pay to bring it in line with the average salaries of male professors According to a statement, the university’s council has approved plans to give female professorial staff a “one-off uplift”
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Gigabyte just showed an eGPU with Thunderbolt/USB-C for easier laptop external graphics Thanks in no small part to Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, hardware companies are making a serious effort to roll out external graphics card (eGPU) docks for laptops. An eGPU can turn a regular laptop that has a strong processor, but a weak integrated GPU into a powerful gaming rig capable of running AAA titles. After making a splash at CES, companies used the recent Computex 2016 show in Taipei to sh
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Eco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity Air conditioning units are expensive devices both to buy and to run. When they stop working, that’s also an expensive problem to solve. Even so, if you live in a location with unbearably […]
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London street artists are painting beautiful tributes to Muhammad Ali LONDON — Since Muhammad Ali passed away on Saturday, a huge number of tributes have been pouring in for the iconic boxer. London has been no exception. Over the weekend a memorial in Brixton and two street art paintings in Harringay and Camberwell were among the tributes paid to Ali. SEE ALSO: 16 of the greatest Muhammad Ali quotes London-based street artist Pegasus painted a mural of Ali in Turn
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MVRDV transform Hong Kong factory into Glass Office MVRDV have opened the 133 Wai Yip Street in Hong Kong. An office transformation, with retail and restaurants, which strips an old industrial building down to its bare bones …
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The architect of these monstrous, Alien Cities is an Algorithm Daniel Brown’s photos reveal an alien landscape of concrete canyons, geometric patterns, and dark windows
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A Photographer Caught the Milky Way Passing Over Mount Fuji Mark Thorpe, a Japan-based wildlife photographer, has made a timelapse of an event that is only fully visible twice a year: The passage of the Milky Way over Mount Fuji. “I found out that while you can see the Milky Way during May and June, it’s only on the new moons—when there is zero moon cover—that you can see it very clearly,” Thorpe told me over the telephone. “This means that there are only
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Tre Concrete Tiles by Levi Fignar Originally designed and created by Next Ship Navigator Levi Fignar, as a surface installation for the London Design Festival, Tre has now been expanded for the design and architecture world. The series features 4 faceted triangular tile designs that are geometrically congruent, which means, even in randomized combinations, a consistent tile pattern will emerge. Tre’s visual appeal stems long past
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Father-daughter duel: Colorado dad arrested for challenging his child to gunfight A father in Colorado has been arrested on child abuse charges after challenging his daughter to a ‘duel’ with guns. Read Full Article at RT.com
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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 have now demonstrated this resilience by closely examining cell heat balance. They discovered that glutathione is an effective decontamination agent. The studies provide important insights into bioremediation of mining waste piles and other contaminated area
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Aspects of the regulation of the anti-tumor protein p53 Researchers reveal essential aspects of the regulation of the anti-tumor protein p53.
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Twitter, Yahoo reportedly considered what would have been a blockbuster merger As much as Yahoo might be a brand from which many internet users have moved on, it’s still a very valuable company with a lot of assets, albeit not as many as it once had. That’s why it’s been looking for a buyer for a short while, and Twitter was reportedly one interested party. Twitter and Yahoo are said to have conducted their meeting — headed by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Twitter head Jack Do
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You Should Read ‘Cumulus’ Right Now, Before It Happens For Real Entertainment A new sci-fi novel imagines the thrilling, terrifying future of San Francisco’s tech boom A riveting new short sci-fi novel by Eliot Peper, a tech entrepreneur turned novelist, which also focuses on another fictional Google-like conglomerate and a secret plot…
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Galaxy S7 Active released and detailed in full This week the folks at Samsung and AT&T have revealed the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, a slightly more rugged edition of the smartphone line. This version of the device comes in three colors: Sandy Gold, Titanium Gray, and Camo Green. You’ll be able to find this device in the United States at AT&T exclusively, starting on the 10th of this … Continue reading
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These 5 PC Parts Tend to Die: How to Extend Their Lifespans In an ideal world, your PC would last as long as you need it and the only reason to get a new one would be for the performance boost. Unfortunately, life isn’t fair. PC parts die and replacements can be expensive — so it makes sense to get the most out of every part you can. First, we recommend reading up on these common PC maintenance mistakes that you should be avoiding. A long-lasting PC starts
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TiVo’s new owner isn’t that interested in making set-top boxes (credit: cncphotos) Rovi, the company that’s buying TiVo, isn’t very interested in staying in the hardware business. The combined company will be looking to partner with set-top box makers instead of continuing to sell set-top boxes directly to consumers, Rovi Chief Financial Officer Peter Halt said at an investors conference last week. (See transcript and this Light Reading article.) Halt not
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Cancer Diagnosed More Often in Patients with Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases Researchers evaluated the overall and site-specific incidence of cancer among patients registered in USIDNET, and found increased cancer incidence rates, especially in lymphomas, among patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases.
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Residents concerned about use of genetically modified mosquitoes to curb insect population A small survey of residents of a Florida Keys neighborhood where officials hope to release genetically modified mosquitoes to potentially reduce the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika finds a lack of support for the control method, according to a report.
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Molecular probe emits light at critical stages while destroying tumor cells A molecular probe has been developed that emits light at critical stages while destroying tumor cells.
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High-tech librarian knows its books Automated robot that scans library shelves using laser mapping and radio tags can ensure no book is misplaced again.
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Best way to improve muscle strength Engaging in short, explosive leg contractions is the most effective way of strengthening muscles, new research reveals. 
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Home Choreography: Ian Stell’s Ingenious Transforming Designs It may be cliché nowadays to state that something exists at the intersection of art and design, but take one look at the repertoire of New York City–based Ian Stell and this descriptor may be the first one on your lips, too. Trained in painting by the Art Institute of Chicago and in furniture design by RISD, he creates pieces mostly in the form of furnishings that are visually intriguing and some
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Uber Denies Access To Harvard Startup That Compared Ride-Hailing Prices In April, a group of Harvard Business School students created an app called Urbanhail that allowed users to see side-by-side real-time pricing — including surge rates — for different ride-sharing apps including Uber. The app received a tremendous response from users. Shortly after that, the group received emails from several Uber representatives, asking them to remove Uber’s data from the app ci
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Yomo Simple Sushi Maker People always talk about sushi as this formidable, elusive cuisine that many have tried, but all but the most elite and Jiro-Ono-blessed have failed to execute well. And while I believe this to be true too, I’ve never understood it because most of the time when you’re making sushi you’re not even cooking anything except the rice, which you have a machine to do flawlessly every time for you. And mo
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News about the light-dependent magnetic compass of birds Birds have a light-dependent compass in their eyes. This compass gives them information about the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field. Prof. Roswitha Wiltschko’s research group at Goethe University Frankfurt, together with French colleagues, has elucidated how this compass works at the molecular level.
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Six examples of fabric-cast concrete that are breaking the mould Pouring concrete into fabric moulds allows designers to create dramatic, sculptural shapes that could soon be used for architectural structures. We’ve selected six of the most interesting examples, including a new casting technique using robots. (more…)
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IBM joins R Consortium IBM is joining the R Consortium with a “significant investment,” the company is scheduled to announce at today’s Apache Spark Summit, becoming a top-tier Platinum supporter of the open-source R programming language.R, designed specifically for statistical computing and other data analysis tasks, has become increasingly popular in recent years as both data volumes and interest in data s
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The quantum era has begun, this CEO says Quantum computing’s full potential may still be years away, but there are plenty of benefits to be realized right now. So argues Vern Brownell, president and CEO of D-Wave Systems, whose namesake quantum system is already in its second generation. Launched 17 years ago by a team with roots at Canada’s University of British Columbia, D-Wave introduced what it called “the world’s first comme
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Overwatch may let PS4 and Xbox One gamers play together in the future Last month, Rocket League became one of the few games that allows gamers to play online with their friends, even if they’re on different platforms. The developer, Psyonix, wanted the game to be as accessible as possible, and since a mouse and keyboard doesn’t offer an edge against a controller, it was a no-brainer. When that happened, many people have … Continue reading
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Augmented Pixels helps drones fly better indoors and outdoors Satellite navigation has been a boon for drones. But there are a lot of places, such as indoors, where you can’t get a signal for the global positioning system, which messes up drone flights. That’s where Augmented Pixels has provided a solution. The Palo Alto, California-based company has created a way for both robots and flying drones to navigate in GPS-denied environments, both indoors and outd
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US and India set to join UN climate deal and agree on renewables India’s climate move could help clear hurdle for Paris agreement, as Prime Minister Modi meets President Obama over US investment in Indian energy market
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Responsible shopper marketing: Rewarding customers for doing the right thing How do companies close the “green-gap” and turn consumer values into action?
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AT&T 5G testing hits 10 Gbps with Nokia AT&T Labs announce reaching 10 Gbps in 5G trials as they make their team-up with Nokia an official hardware partner. Testing has exceeded 10 Gbps speeds – this will “pave the way toward future international 5G standards and allow us to deliver these fast 5G speeds and network performance across the U.S.,” so says AT&T. The company has begun speaking … Continue reading
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Struggling Chicago Community Transformed by New Energy Future Advanced power generation and grid may electrify Bronzeville — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Time – The Ultimate Mystery | Alexander Bard | TEDxSSE It’s about time to speak about time. Alexander Bard is a philosopher, writer, artist, record producer and a highly sought-after lecturer. He is the co-founder of one of Scandinavida’s biggest record company, and has made a great matter to the Swedish music industry. He has also published several books, which has been highly debated. This former SSE student has been giving out motivational speaches
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Why we need a rethink in the fight against global poverty | Anna Hagermann Rise | TEDxSSE What if everything you have learned about fighting global poverty is turned upside down? What if the world is not as black and white as the media would like to portray? And what if your good intentions at best keeps status quo, and at worst ends up hurting the people you intended to help? With her background in International Development and her first hand experience of working in the world’s poore
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A Better Block | Jason Roberts | TEDxUTA How to you take something with a solid foundation and turn it into something thousands of people can use and enjoy? Easy. You just do it. Jason is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, founder of the original Better Block Project, co-founder of Art Conspiracy and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, and candidate for US Congress. In 2006, Jason formed the non-profit organization Oak Cliff Transit Au
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Whoever controls the narrative has the power | Gretchen Busl | TEDxTWU Reasoning is complex and learned while storytelling is innate. Master plots become a way of making sense of the world. When we don’t see ourselves in the master plot, we think we need to be prettier, thinner, richer, …fill-in-the-blank. Stories really do shape our worldview, and we cannot let them do so uncritically. Gretchen Busl is a narrative scholar, working to understand how stories can be us
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EU ignoring diesel pollution despite VW scandal: NGO European governments are turning a blind eye to over-polluting cars, an NGO report said on Monday, nine months after a scandal exposed emission test cheating by Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest carmaker.
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Los Angeles Is Hiring a Sound Artist to Help Make its Streets Safer Crosswalks in LA’s Boyle Heights. (Image: LA Great Streets)After years of decline, the number of deaths on American streets are starting to rise again, a troubling statistic for many cities that are working hard to get more people walking and biking. Now Los Angeles’s Department of Transportation (LADOT) is trying something new: Enlisting a sound artist to bring attention to the city’s traffic dea
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Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order on Israel Boycott Is Brazenly Autocratic Lamenting that the legislative process is too “tedious,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Sunday that will punish private firms for engaging in anti-Israel activism.  It’s an outrageous move for the Democratic governor, and runs counter to the principles of free speech and free expression. This is a sort of government-enacted censorship, conducted without any input f
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British toddler ‘Jihadi Junior’ smuggled from Syria to Sweden for medical treatment – reports A British four-year-old dubbed “Jihadi Junior,” who has frequently appeared in Islamic State propaganda videos, has been smuggled from Syria into Sweden by his mother for an operation, reports suggest. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Reduce cyberslacking, increase physical activity with a tap, a click or a kick An innovative wearable technology for standing desks that creates a new way of interacting with your computer could reduce cyberslacking and increase healthy movement. Researchers are hoping to make computing a bit more fun and physically active all while helping computer users kick cyberslacking habits by introducing a foot interaction method for computer users with a standing desk.
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Investigational immunotherapy drug well tolerated in those with rare form of melanoma An investigational immunotherapy drug being tested in the treatment of a rare form of skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma has been found to be well tolerated with a clinical benefit seen in up to 42 percent of patients who failed prior treatment and were observed for at least six months.
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Invention makes 3D mapping more accurate A new 3D mapping model integrates multi-platform satellite/aerial imagery and laser scanning data to achieve a higher accuracy in mapping products by 26-66% to centimeter level compared to the conventional mapping technologies.
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Beyond first class: United adding fold-out beds and other luxuries to select flights The next time you’re on a flight, packed like a sardine in a long metal tube, you may find yourself fantasizing about this. Business class passengers flying with United Airlines will soon be able to enjoy a newly spruced-up experience in not just the aircraft cabin, but the airport lounge too. The United Polaris premium lounge and cabin are aimed at providing serene environments to leave passen
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Review: The Kito+ iPhone case doubles as a health tracker Most smartphone cases are used to simply protect devices from knocks and drops – the most you can usually hope for is an extra battery or added water resistance. The Kito+ by Azoi is different in that it has somewhat loftier ambitions: it also wants to keep you healthy. The case doubles as a fitness tracker, and features a detachable module which is able to log metrics including heart rate, blo
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Human eye might be able to detect entangled photons (credit: Flickr user Hullabaloon.) One of the less satisfying aspects of modern physics is the increasing separation between the phenomena that we measure and the experimenter. We measure almost everything today indirectly. If we operate our lab safely, we never directly detect an electron—instead, that charge creates a tiny potential difference on an amplifier. The amplifier generates a large
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Nextbigfuture reachs 75 million page views and 244 million google plus views Nextbigfuture has over 75 million page views.Nextbigfuture has over 244 million google plus views.Thanks to the all of the readers, subscribers and commenters for supporting Nextbigfuture.Read more »
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LWT: Debt Buyers John Oliver looks at what happens when a creditor writes off its bad debt and decides to make a few extra bucks by selling the obligations. Unscrupulous buyers purchase these debts cheap, with little documentation, and pursue the money like a dog with a bone. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: LWT: Credit ReportsLWT: EncryptionLWT: PenniesLWT: Prisoner Re-entryLWT: Medicaid Gap
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Amadeus writer Shaffer dies aged 90 Sir Peter Shaffer, the British playwright who won an Oscar for Amadeus and wrote Equus, dies aged 90.
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‘Deadly strike’ on IS-held Syrian town At least 17 civilians are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a market in an eastern Syrian town controlled by so-called Islamic State.
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What Happens In Your Brain When You Lose Focus Our brains are built to treat distraction as a threat. Here are six ways to trick your brain back into focusing.If you’ve ever been in mid-conversation at lunch only to lose your train of thought when your cell phone buzzed, a new study published in Nature Communications offers an explanation of what’s happening in your brain to cause this.Read Full Story
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Four Popular Coffee Myths, Debunked by Science You crave it in the morning, you wait in long lines for it, and I’m drinking it while I write this: coffee is everywhere. But that means misinformation about it is everywhere too. Coffee doesn’t rob you of water, sober you up, or keep your children short, so let’s grind up these myths and brew a hot pot of truth.Myth: Coffee Dehydrates YouThe notion that coffee dehydrates you is a widespread misco
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Robot dinosaur game ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ delayed until 2017 Horizon Zero Dawn won’t be serving up robot dinosaurs for you to hunt on PlayStation 4 until Feb. 28, 2017. Guerilla Games, the studio behind the Killzone series, announced the delay on Monday. The game just needs more time to cook, simple as that. It had a promising debut at E3 2015, this timing change should give PS4 owners something fun to look forward to for early next year. Tide yourself
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Foreign leaders to attend Ali’s funeral The president of Turkey and the king of Jordan are among the dignitaries scheduled to speak at Muhammad Ali’s funeral on Friday, a family spokesman says.
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Drummer turns traffic jam into a traffic jam session One musician decided to turn some serious commuting delays in The Netherlands into the ultimate traffic jam. Jonathan Schoenmaker filmed this video of Adriaan Stoop — drummer for the Dutch band, The Moods — putting on a show for fellow drivers.  Rather than remaining in his car and getting angry about the traffic, Stoop decided to open the back of his vehicle, take out his drum set and perfor
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Babies don’t just look cute, scientists find What is it about the sight of an infant that makes almost everyone crack a smile? Big eyes, chubby cheeks, and a button nose? An infectious laugh, soft skin, and a captivating smell? While we have long known that babies look cute, researchers have found that cuteness is designed to appeal to all our senses to trigger vital caregiving behaviors.
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On the road with George Hotz’s $1,000 self-driving car kit Sitting in an Aria Hotel penthouse suite with views of the Las Vegas Strip and the vast Mojave Desert beyond, George Hotz was ready to bury the hatchet with the Elon Musk. “I’m an Elon Musk fan,” he said. “He jerked me around, I jerked him around, we’re even.” In a splashy Bloomberg Business feature published late last year, Hotz was less conciliatory. Otherwise known as geohot, the programmer f
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Skinny House, Just 13 Feet Wide, Offers Sun and Air in a Dense Vietnam City The high-density housing trend marches on There’s just something about a narrow house: Remarkable for their ability to squeeze in all the necessary domestic functions in a constrained space, these slim residences are most frequently deployed in high-density cities across Japan and, lately, Vietnam. Now comes another, the 4-meter-wide (about 13 feet) Cul-de-Sac House in the Vietnamese city of Vinh
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AT&T’s 5G ambitions expand, adding Middletown, NJ to its trial sites Just as you were getting used to the power of 4G LTE, the carriers are already looking ahead to a world of 5G cellular connectivity. AT&T announced on Monday that it plans to add Middletown, N.J. to its 5G-based home broadband trials. AT&T previously announced that Austin, Texas would be part of its broadband tests. The trial locations, which could include more cities, will roll out by
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Uber reduces the chances that drivers will cancel your ride When you’re hailing an Uber, few things are as frustrating as a driver cancelling your trip — there may be a good reason, but that still leaves you high and dry. You won’t have to deal with those headaches quite so often going forward, thankfully. Uber is introducing a range of driver app and policy changes that should increase the odds of getting a driver who can take your business. To begin wit
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Oracle Whistleblower Suit Raises Questions Over Cloud Accounting Svetlana Blackburn, a former senior finance manager for Oracle claims that the company has fired her for not “inflating” revenues in its cloud services division. She alleges that her bosses had instructed her to add “millions of dollars of accruals” for expected business “with no concrete or foreseeable billing to support the numbers.” Oracle eventually inflated the n
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Vital Lessons on Disruption From the Demise of Corporate Giants This post is about how to not to be disrupted and, perhaps more importantly, how to disrupt yourself before someone else does. I had the chance to sit down with Ed McNierney, who came out of Lotus 1-2-3 and ran digital strategy at Kodak. Over the years, he has learned a lot from both Lotus and Kodak’s failures. Ed brings 30 years of wide-ranging technology expertise to the table — and he’s seen a
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Two kinds of Medicare, two kinds of patients? Findings may mean a lot for health policy Nearly one in three American senior citizens choose to get their government-funded Medicare health coverage through plans run by health insurance companies. The rest get it straight from the federal government. But if health policy decision-makers assume the two groups are pretty much the same, they’re mistaken, a new study finds.
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Hillary Clinton was erratic First Lady, ‘violent’ to husband, staff – Secret Service author Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, was a volatile and at times violent presence as First Lady during her husband Bill’s two terms in the White House, according to a new book by an ex-Secret Service agent. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Child ‘internally decapitated’ in crash saved by Good Samaritan Thanks to the noble deeds of a caring stranger, a young Idaho boy looks set to defy the odds and make a full recovery after being “internally decapitated” in a car crash, an injury which just 10 percent survive. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Chinese electronics giant buys majority stake in Inter Milan Inter Milan have become the first Italian Serie A football team to fall under Chinese ownership after a leading electronics retailer secured a near 70 percent share in the club. Read Full Article at RT.com
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More Tory election fraud allegations: MPs failed to declare online ad costs Two more Tory MPs face fresh allegations of fraud for failing to declare the cost of running negative campaign ads online, as police forces across Britain continue to probe the election spending of Conservative candidates. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pop-up emergency shelters fit into a shipping container; include power, water purification, & toilets 16 Humanihut shelters can fit into a single shipping container, and each one can be set up in about 5 minutes, allowing for rapid and dignified relief for refugees.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella endorses Trump supporter for governor of North Dakota Such was the attention given to [disclosure: Pando investor] Peter Thiel’s support of Donald Trump that you might be forgiven for thinking he was the only tech leader to directly, or indirectly, support the antichrist. Not so…
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Hubble Image of the Week – Dwarf Galaxy UGC 4879 This newly released Hubble image shows dwarf galaxy UGC 4879, which is located about 4 million light years away. The drizzle of stars scattered across this image forms a galaxy known as UGC 4879. UGC 4879 is an irregular dwarf galaxy — as the name suggests, galaxies of this type are a little smaller and […] The post Hubble Image of the Week – Dwarf Galaxy UGC 4879 appeared first on SciTech Dail
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Reasoned Discourse as a Vital 21st-Century Skill It’s pretty much vanished from politics, but it’s crucial to the future of society—and it can be taught — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor my research shows that longtime residents aren’t more likely to move when their neighborhood gentrifies; sometimes they’re actually less likely to leave […] In a 2009 study, I found that gentrifying neighborhoods are more racially diverse than non-gentrifying ones. […] To be sure, market forces help change commerce in gentrifying neighborhoods. But often lurking behind the “invisible hand” are
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JBL’s New Noise Canceling Reflect Aware Earphones are Light and Sporty JBL’s New Noise Canceling Reflect Aware Earphones are Light and Sporty Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site One of the problems with noise-cancelling headphones – those with active devices that intercept external noises – is that they need to be bulky. Those extra receivers and sound units usually require a separate battery pack, and quickly weigh down even lightweight headphones: You can ch
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How to Set Up Smart Lights So They Don’t Annoy Everyone Smart lights are innovative tech products that have proven valuable in many homes and businesses around the world. They’ve been written favorably many times on MakeUseOf and seem to be loved by many. 4 Ways a Smart LED Bulb Can Keep Your Home Safe & Secure https://t.co/Fjw8PMBgNm pic.twitter.com/2tZlG83m1y — MakeUseOf (@MakeUseOf) November 13, 2015 But, let’s be honest, they aren’t without the
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Facebook is testing a new Snapchat-like feature, but it could get messy Facebook is testing a new option for how you create status posts: you can hide them from your timeline from the new post box, so they only show up on News Feeds and search. You could already do this for individual posts from your profile, but putting it front and center iss a big deal. Basically, Facebook is adding a layer of anonymity and ephemerality to a platform that’s normally very public and
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HP Deskjet 3755 is “world’s smallest all-in-one” and super cute It’s not often that we describe a printer as “super cute,” but the printer HP is announcing today is just that. The DeskJet 3720 is white and aqua – also known as cyan, also known as HP’s own “Electric Blue.” This device is aiming to be compact as possible while remaining capable of printing full-sized (letter) size paper. It also … Continue reading
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New Cassini Image of Titan above Saturn’s Rings NASA reveals another image of Titan and Saturn. Distant Titan, its northern hemisphere drenched in the sunlight of late spring, hangs above Saturn’s rings. What might at first glance look like a gap between the rings and the planet is actually Saturn’s shadow. During most of Saturn’s long year, the projection of the planet’s shadow […] The post New Cassini Image of Titan above Saturn’s Rings ap
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Link About It: Skateboarding Might Become an Official Olympic Sport Skateboarding could finally gain the Olympic stamp of approval and join the games as an official contest—along with karate, sports climbing, surfing and baseball/softball. The Olympic Committee recently announced that it would support skateboarding…… Continue Reading…
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Apple Seeds Second OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan Beta to Developers Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the first OS X 10.11.6 beta and three weeks after the public release of OS X 10.11.5. The OS X 10.11.6 update, build 15G12a, can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. OS X 10.11.6, like
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Feature Request: WWDC 2016 wish list for iOS, MacOS, watchOS, and tvOS We know a fair amount about what to expect from WWDC next week — software heavy with Siri as a star and light on hardware — yet there is still plenty of room for surprises like HomeKit and Apple News from previous years. Expectations are especially light on watchOS and tvOS, the software that runs on Apple Watch and Apple TV, and there are plenty of new features that could improve the iPhone, iPa
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Boeing Headlight Lamp Made from a pair of headlights from a retired 747-400, the Boeing Headlight Lamp is just as much of a sculptural piece as it is a light source. The aluminum…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Toyota’s new Texas headquarters will get 25% of its power from the sun Next year Toyota is scheduled to move its North American headquarters from Southern California to Plano, Texas and when it opens, the new headquarters will pull energy from the sun to keep the lights on. Toyota has announced that its new home will be powered by a 7.75-megawatt solar power system, which will be the largest corporate office on-site solar installation among non-utility companies in t
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Help Us #RenameGOP! As Donald Trump prepares his presidential convention speech for July, GOP politicians may still be rubbing their eyes in disbelief. It’s the not the party of Reagan anymore so what kind of party is it? Either way, we thought the GOP was in desperate need of a rename. With that in mind here are 30 Ways to Say GOP.
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Help Us #RenameDNC! As the Democratic National Committee (DNC) wrestles with whether it will adopt some of the progressive ideas made popular by Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters or ignore them completely, party elites at the DNC are being forced to consider the opinions of younger voters who may or may not be the biggest fans of Hillary Clinton’s centrist agenda. With this in mind, we decided to help the DNC o
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NY Fed rejected, then later approved $81 million bank heist The financial industry has used a messaging system made by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) to securely authenticate transfers between banks for decades. But recent fraudulent money requests have broken the system’s impenetrable reputation. Back in February, hackers used this method to steal $81 million from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, but officials
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New gene shown to cause Parkinson’s disease Scientists have discovered a new cause of Parkinson’s disease — mutations in a gene called TMEM230. This appears to be the third gene definitively linked to confirmed cases of the common movement disorder.
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As Feds Crack Down On Payday Lenders, Fintech Startups See An Opportunity Is it possible to make an honest buck while supporting subprime borrowers?The future looks grim for payday lenders. Comedian John Oliver has had them in his crosshairs since 2014, attracting millions of viewers and stirring up plenty of outrage. President Obama began expressing concerns about their exploitative lending practices last spring. Google announced last month that it would no longer allo
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Xbox One update will bring Cortana to the console and tighten links with Windows 10 Microsoft’s quest to increase the integration between the Xbox One and Windows 10 will continue with the console’s Anniversary Update this summer. In addition to a series of features designed to bring console and PC gaming closer together, the update will finally see Cortana arrive on the Xbox One. …
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Hong Kong KFC Just Released Nail Polishes That Actually Taste Like Chicken! I think we can both agree that Asian KFC’s have been hitting developments hard. Previously, they opened a robot- operated KFC restaurant in China and now they are doing something unusual for the cosmetics industry. The product might do no justice for those of us that have a nail-biting habit. Recently, KFC unveiled nail polishes […]
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Industry rides along as Pennsylvania develops self-driving laws Pennsylvania state lawmakers enlisted top industry leaders like Uber to help them draft new laws for autonomous-vehicle technology. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported this week on the first meeting of the state’s Autonomous Vehicles Testing Policy Task Force. The task force includes automotive industry leaders, along with legislators, federal and state transportation officials, professors and
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No more heart-in-a-backpack for Michigan man In January 2015, then-24-year-old Stan Larkin left The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center with an artificial heart in his chest and the pump that drove it on his back in a bag. Larkin was the first person to receive the completely artificial heart in Michigan and for a year, it kept him alive by pushing blood through his circulatory system. Now, Larkin has traded his backpack
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Nike’s huge European warehouse boosts efficiency with sheep, canals and robot cranes Nike’s newly-expanded European Logistics Campus covers 150,000 sq m (1.6 million sq ft) and allows the sportswear behemoth to serve its online, retail and wholesale customers across 38 countries from a single location. It also makes the firm more efficient, more responsive and more sustainable, thanks to some clever innovations… Continue Reading Nike’s huge European warehouse boosts efficienc
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NPR photojournalist & interpreter killed by Taliban in Afghanistan David Gilkey, an American photographer for National Public Radio, and Zabihullah Tamanna, an Afghan translator, were killed while on an assignment in Southern Afghanistan. Gikley spent years covering conflicts worldwide. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Epigenomic alterations contribute to obesity-associated diabetes Obesity is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, yet not all obese humans develop the disease. In a new study, researchers have identified epigenomic alterations that are associated with inflammation and type 2 diabetes. The findings help to explain how alterations of the epigenome during the progression of obesity can trigger insulin resistance and diabetes.
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New tool in CRISPR genome editing, Cpf1, proved its marked specificity, produced a targeted mutant mouse Two studies outline Cpf1’s superiority as a precise genome editing tool with no unintended mutations. It requires only a single RNA that CRISPR RNA assembly is simpler; its staggered cleavage patterns may facilitate substituting existing DNA with desired sequences; and it recognizes thymidine-rich DNA sequences, which has been less explored than the guanosine-rich sequences recognized by Cas9.
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Chess legend Korchnoi dies aged 85 Chess grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi, who defected from Russia to the West in 1976, has died in Switzerland aged 85.
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“The entire city can be considered as one large house” [Image: “St. Mark’s Place, with campanile, Venice, Italy,” via the Library of Congress]. Following a number of recent events for A Burglar’s Guide to the City—discussing, among other things, the often less than clear legal lines between interiors and exteriors, between public space and private—I’ve been asked about the Jewish practice of the eruv. An eruv, in very broad strokes, is a clearly defi
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Taking a Closer Look at Global Water Shortages Researchers aim to identify truly “water stressed” areas and help policy-makers better plan for the future
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Continental Tire looks to dandelions for a more sustainable tire Spring, it seems, has come and gone in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, and with it, so too has the ubiquitous dandelion. The tenacious “weed” provides one of the earliest food sources for bees emerging after winter’s end and dots the early spring landscape with color. Used for food and wine, the dandelion can also be a natural source for rubber. While the rubber tree is the traditiona
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kadawittfeldarchitektur’s lausward power plant in düsseldorf contains a structural facade the natural power plant is an important milestone on the way to a carbon-neutral city, which the state capital is striving to achieve by 2050. The post kadawittfeldarchitektur’s lausward power plant in düsseldorf contains a structural facade appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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MPs want academic ‘match-making’ service to help inform policy MPs have expressed an overwhelming willingness to use a proposed new service to swiftly link them with academics in relevant areas to help ensure policy is based on the latest evidence.
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Scientists use silver to make lights shine brightly The toxic and expensive phosphors used widely in fluorescent lighting could be eliminated thanks to a new study. A group of scientists modified a mineral called zeolite, more commonly found in washing powder, to incorporate tiny clusters of silver atoms.
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I broke my phone like an idiot but thankfully there’s an Uber for cracked screens I’ve always been careless with my phones. I’ve broken phones with the sheer force of my butt by sitting on them, and I’ve lost them by having them fall out of my pants pockets (I realize now that I should just stop putting phones in my back pocket.) I don’t know what it says about me that the one essential item in my life that I can’t live without is also the thing I treat the worst. Why do we hu
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Want To Be An Astronaut? Your Chariots Await Space 7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon The human race is quickly becoming a spacefaring civilization.
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This Company Wants to Mess Up Drones That Come Near Your House The perfect thing for prisons, the paranoid, and people who just hate drones Dedrone, a new startup, is like the old man sitting on his porch yelling “Get off my lawn!” of the twenty-first century. As the name suggests, the function of the company is to keep drones away from a particular building, such as a prison (makes sense) or your house (makes less sense, but still sounds like fun)
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Naiad Lawn Watering Robot Blake Johnson developed the Naiad Lawn Watering Robot concept in 2009, when he was an industrial design student asked to “Identify a problem in yard care and design a product to solve the problem.” In his research Johnson found that an estimated 30% of water from misting sprinkler systems is lost to evaporation or overspray. So he made a robot to reel in the waste. And also to look rad i
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New Combination Therapy Cures Tick-Borne Illness in Mice Yale researchers have developed a new therapy that cures the emerging infectious disease, babesiosis, which is transmitted by the same ticks that transmit the agents of Lyme disease. This “radical” therapy not only clears the infection but also prevents the recurrence that often occurs with existing treatments. The study was published online June 6 in […] The post New Combination Therapy Cures
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Opioid Panic Infects Defense Spending Bill All those libertarians in New Hampshire need to get to work. One of their senators is attempting to actually increase federal drug penalties. New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte is attempting to amend the National Defense Authorization Act (the military spending bill) to reduce the threshold by which mandatory minimum penalties are triggered for possession of opioid drugs like fentanyl, wh
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Hey Commenters! Rename the GOP and the DNC with Us! As leaders in the Grand Old Party (GOP) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) struggle to figure out their party’s evolving base and future, it may be a good time to rename the GOP and the DNC. To help get things started, Reason TV has compiled 30 Ways to Say GOP and 30 Ways to Say DNC. Go to our YouTube channel to add a few of your own names in the comment section or tweet your own using #Rena
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‘We’re swimming in our car!’ Flash floods strike Russia’s Black Sea coast (VIDEOS) Several hours of downpours was enough to immerse the heart of the southern Russian city of Novorossiysk in fast-moving, waist-high currents, leaving bystanders to record small acts of heroism and collect the fish that washed up once the waters receded. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This network of deep-water observatories lets researchers learn about the ocean in real time A network of deep-water ocean observatories led by the National Science Foundation is finally up and running. Anyone with an internet connection can now download data flowing in real time from high-tech equipment located on the sea floor, or watch live, high-definition video from a hydrothermal vent 250 miles off the coast of Oregon, the NSF announced today. The $386 million project, called the
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New MacBook Pro concept envisions what an OLED fn-key row might look like According to sources, a KGI analyst report, and leaked parts, Apple’s next MacBook Pro will feature an OLED capacitive touch panel that replaces the fn-key row. Such a change has been hotly debated online, with opponents lamenting the potential lack of tactile response for touch typing, and proponents salivating over the type of software flexibility that such a setup might offer. more…Filed under
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EyeForcer forces your kids to stop looking down at their phones With the rise of smartphones and tablets, we’re spending more time looking down at our hands than ever. Go to any public place, and you’ll see people hunched over their phones, checking Facebook, Tweeting, or watching videos. Our bodies aren’t designed to hold that position for long periods, and that can cause painful issues. One company has their eye on … Continue reading
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Nanotubes’ ‘stuffing’ as is Moscow, Germany (SPX) Jun 06, 2016 Marianna Kharlamova (the Lomonosov Moscow State University Department of Materials Science) examined different types of carbon nanotubes’ “stuffing” and classified them according to the influence on the properties of the nanotubes. The researcher’s work was published in the high-impact journal Progress in Materials Science (impact factor – 26.417). An
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What’s Your Favorite Travel Pillow? Believe it or not, it is possible to sleep in an economy airline seat. But if you don’t want to visit a chiropractor after landing, you’ll need a good travel pillow to support your neck while you doze. So before everyone heads out on their various summer trips, we wanted to find out which pillows are worth the space in your carry-on.1) Your nomination should contain:The specific name of the produc
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The Strategies That Work Best When Haggling a Used Car If you’re going to buy a car, be prepared to haggle. And some strategies work better than others. In a recent survey, Consumer Reports summarized the negotiation methods that work best for getting a better deal on a used carhttp://lifehacker.com/the-best-techn…According to the survey, 70% of used car shoppers haggle, and that leads to a better price 83% of the time. They found that the most succ
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MH17 crash site yields big missile part Investigators publish a photo of a large Buk missile fragment found at the MH17 airliner crash site in eastern Ukraine.
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Man Sued For $30K Over $40 Printer He Sold On Craigslist An anonymous reader cites an article on USA Today: Selling a used, black-and-white printer through Craigslist seemed simple and straightforward to Doug Costello. It wasn’t. What the 66-year-old Massachusetts man didn’t know then is that he would spend the next 6 and a half years embroiled in a complicated and confusing legal dispute in Indiana over that printer, which, according to its buyer, was
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Gabion walls and recycled steel panels for an outstanding green home in Texas The house comprises a series of interconnected modules stretching from the front porch to the garage. Two outdoor patios demarcate different functions, with the entry patio acting as a covered porch. The second one separates the main living area, including the kitchen and dining room, from the study, children’s room and utility spaces. It can also be used for outdoor grilling and connects the powd
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Blood-born molecules could predict those who will develop liver cancer A panel of microRNAs from blood samples may predict patients at high risk of developing a common liver cancer from hepatitis B virus infection.
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Cladding The latest cladding products must not only protect, but adapt to, the architect’s design. View our roundup of new cladding products. Photo courtesy James Hardie
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Yes, Your Living Room Absolutely Needs This Wampa Ice Cave Coffee Table Tom Spina Designs has a long history of making custom furniture that doesn’t exactly try to hide its pop culture influences. So it’s nice to see the subtle design the studio has put into this The Empire Strikes Back coffee table that doesn’t overtly look like it was inspired by the home of a giant Yeti-like snow creature indigenous to Hoth.Custom-built for a client who’s soon to have the coolest h
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Deals: Our pick for the best smart LED light bulbs, the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit, is down to $175 (from $200) Best Deals: Our pick for the best smart LED light bulbs, the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit, is down to $175 (from $200) [Amazon]
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eARTh: The North Atlantic Ocean comes alive in beautiful blue and green swirls of painterly phytoplankton Billions of tiny plant-like organisms have painted the seas in a swirling pattern reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting, The Starry Night. It’s part of an annual event — a bloom of phytoplankton that spreads north in the Atlantic Ocean, peaking in late spring. On June 3, the clouds parted just enough south of Iceland to reveal part of this year’s bloom to NASA’s Terra satellite. Using
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Brock Turner Is a Rapist, His Dad Is Wrong, and Justice Is Elusive Who is Brock Turner? He’s the former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman behind a dumpster after a fraternity party in 2015. Turner raped her after she passed out from drinking, then fled the scene when two Swedish students caught him in the act. Turner did not get away—the Swedes chased him down, and he was arrested, charged, and convicted of three
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Want women to perceive you as more masculine? Wear deodorant. In case you weren’t convinced that wearing deodorant is generally a good idea, here’s another reason to dab on the white stuff: it makes women perceive men as more masculine. In this study, the researchers asked women (and men) to rate the masculinity of men’s faces, and separately to rate the masculinity of their body odor with or without deodorant. Interestingly, the women’s masculinity ratings
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The 50 Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas Gifts that are uniquely “Dad” and sure to keep you in his good graces this year.
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The Lumigon T3 is the first smartphone with a night vision camera Lumigon is back with the T3, the follow-up to its T2 smartphone, and the Danish company is attempting to raise the bar by including a night-vision camera, a first for a smartphone. The T3 comes with a 4MP night vision camera with dual IR flash that will allow you to take pictures in complete darkness. The rest of Lumigon’s new flagship is no slouch either, with a serious lineup of specs (outside
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Life finds a way: person dressed as T-Rex chases a Jurassic Park SUV Jurassic Park: A Poem Anybody hear that? It’s an impact tremor, Is what it is. I’m fairly alarmed Here. Come on, come on, Come on. We got to get out of Here. Now. Now. Right now! Go, Go, let’s go! Start The engine. Must Go faster. Here It Comes!
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The Luma Mobile Phone Night Light gives you a teeny bedside lamp When you’re all snuggled into bed, it’s hard not to read a book or scroll on your phone to unwind your mind a bit. It usually translates to getting lost in whatever you’re doing for hours at a time, but hey, you’re an adult and you can do whatever you want. The least you can do for yourself is try and prevent the impending blindness you’ll cause yourself from staring at a bright screen with no ot
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Trafalgar Square crazy golf project for London Design Festival in doubt Organisers of the London Design Festival are holding an emergency meeting to discuss the fate of its flagship crazy golf project for Trafalgar Square after a Kickstarter campaign looked set to fail to meet its target. (more…)
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How Edward Snowden changed the Internet (The 3:59, Ep. 56) – CNET We chat about the effects of Snowden’s leaks, as well as Mark Zuckerberg’s social-media accounts getting hacked and Sprint’s new pitchman.
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Intensive treatment of glucose levels can lead to serious complications With a more-is-better mindset common in society, frequent commercials encouraging checks of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) levels, and ads for new diabetes medications to lower HbA1C in adults with Type 2 diabetes, researchers were not too surprised to find overtesting occurring.
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Pictures warning of smoking dangers on cigarette packs increased quit attempts Affixing pictures on cigarette packets to illustrate the danger of smoking increased attempts by smokers to quit, according to the results of a clinical trial.
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Novel imaging model helps reveal new therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the most common of pancreatic cancers, is extraordinarily lethal, with a five-year survival rate of just 6 percent. In a new study, researchers describe an innovative new model that not only allowed them to track drug resistance in vivo, but also revealed a new therapeutic target.
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Longer life, disability free: Increases in life expectancy accompanied by increase in disability-free life expectancy, study shows The increase in life expectancy in the past two decades has been accompanied by an even greater increase in life years free of disability, thanks in large measure to improvements in cardiovascular health and declines in vision problems, a new study shows.
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Essence Compact Wooden Sauna For Any Size Home Saunas are one of the best ways to relax, hot air opens your pores and gets all the toxins out. It’s generally thought that a home sauna is too much of a luxury for most homes, usually due to lack of space. Today many designers and brands create home saunas to let you use this luxury when you need and want, and Italian manufacture Makro has brought the possibility to add one into any home with th
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This North Face Backpack Is Ideal For Your Hike to Work but Not Up a Mountain Once a brand tailored to those who’d rather spend their weekends exploring the great outdoors than bingeing on Netflix, North Face is now creating packs designed for those who only ever hike to work. Its new Access Pack is engineered to safely carry and provide quick access to all of your gadgets. The backpack excels at that—but not much else.When it comes to choosing a pack for carrying all of yo
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Uber updates make life a little easier for drivers When you request an Uber, most of the time you’ll get matched up with a driver, and they’ll show up to give you a ride. However, sometimes the driver cancels on you before they get there, and you have to try again. If this has ever happened to you, there are two reasons why it might have happened. You could … Continue reading
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Skip a Meal and Feed | Arpan Roy | TEDxMountCarmelCollege His desire to do good for the society has taken solid form with ‘Skip A Meal’, and ‘Shalom Cancare’. He is driven towards uplifting the underprivileged and this translates into his work. Meet Arpan Roy – a REX Karmaveer Global Fellow who is determined to change the conditions of life of the disadvantaged. Arpan launched the ‘Skip A Meal’ program, a campaign where students skip their Saturday lunch
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Why sell a few when you can give away to many | Gita Ramanan | TEDxMountCarmelCollege There are many facets to the personality of Gita Ramanan. The consummate all-rounder, an exceptional leader and the ever diligent entrepreneur. So it is no surprise that she is driven deeply by the passion to excel at all that she does. Given her natural flair at design and creativity, she completed her B.Arch degree from BMSCE, Bangalore in 2006 and worked for some top designfirms of the country,
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Dual stem-cell transplant improves outlook for children with high-risk neuroblastoma Children with high-risk neuroblastoma whose treatment included two autologous stem-cell transplants were more likely to be free of cancer three years later than patients who underwent a single transplant, a Phase 3 clinical trial has found. The tandem transplant technique produced even better results when followed by treatment with immunotherapy agents.
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Microgrids not always economically efficient in regulated electricity markets Installing a microgrid within a regulated electricity market will sometimes, but not always, provide an economic benefit to customers, investors and utilities involved, according to new research.
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Algorithm could construct first images of black holes A new algorithm that could help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole has been constructed by scientists. The algorithm would stitch together data collected from radio telescopes scattered around the globe, under the auspices of an international collaboration called the Event Horizon Telescope. The project seeks, essentially, to turn the entire planet into a large radio telescope dis
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Scientists find new roles for old RNAs Scientists have discovered unexpected functions of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) that explain the cause of some diseases. The loss of small nucleolar RNAs is associated with a number of diseases, including Prader-Willi syndrome and several forms of cancers; and genetic duplications of some snoRNAs could play a role in autism. However, it is not clear how the change in snoRNA expression could lead
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This desert moss has developed the ultimate water collection toolkit Scientists and mechanical engineers teamed up to understand how a desert moss uses its leaves instead of roots to collect water from the atmosphere. The study reveals how the highly evolved plant has developed unique multi-scaled structures that help it take advantage of any available water resource.
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Guided missile destroyer USS Porter enters Black Sea ‘to promote peace’ (VIDEO) A US Navy destroyer has entered the Black Sea in what the Sixth Fleet says is a routine deployment to promote peace and stability. However, the USS Porter (DDG-78) was just outfitted with a new missile system due to what the Navy called a “Russian threat.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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MH17 could have been downed unintentionally – int’l investigation team Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over eastern Ukraine, could have been downed “unintentionally,” a new report by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) says, adding that experts working on the case often lack the experience and data needed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A high-refresh-rate Asus 27-inch UHD prototype panel was spotted at Computex 2016 During the Computex 2016 show taking place in Taipei last week, German site PCGamesHardware.de spotted a prototype 27-inch monitor by Asus aimed at gamers. What made this display worth noting is that it had a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution and a rapid 144Hz refresh rate. It was based on an IPS panel provided by AU Optronics. Right now there are no hardware specifics, and the product information card mer
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Walking and talking behaviors may help predict epidemics and trends Mobile phone data may reveal an underlying mathematical connection between how we move and how we communicate that could make it easier to predict how diseases—and even ideas—spread through a population, according to an international team of researchers.
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‘Pristine’ landscapes haven’t existed for thousands of years due to human activity ‘Pristine’ landscapes simply do not exist anywhere in the world today and, in most cases, have not existed for at least several thousand years, says a new study in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). An exhaustive review of archaeological data from the last 30 years provides details of how the world’s landscapes have been shaped by repeated human activity over many
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Ice age bison fossils shed light on early human migrations in North America Scientists using evidence from bison fossils have determined when an ice-free corridor opened up along the Rocky Mountains during the late Pleistocene. The corridor has been considered a potential route for human and animal migrations between the far north (Alaska and Yukon) and the rest of North America, but when and how it was used has long been uncertain.
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New support for human evolution in grasslands: A 24-million-year record of African plants plumbs deep past Buried deep in seabed sediments off east Africa, scientists have uncovered a 24-million-year record of vegetation trends in the region where humans evolved. The authors say the record lends weight to the idea that we developed key traits—flexible diets, large brains, complex social structures and the ability to walk and run on two legs—while adapting to the spread of open grasslands. The study app
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Eddies enhance survival of coral reef fish in sub-tropical waters Swirling eddies in the ocean have long been thought to be beneficial to organisms such as larval fishes residing within them because of enhanced phytoplankton production. However, direct evidence for this hypothesis has been hard to come by.
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Study may help reassure women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer A new study may help reassure patients who worry the breast cancer drug tamoxifen could increase their risk of uterine cancer.
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New compound shows promise against malaria In recent years the most dangerous malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, has become increasingly resistant to the main anti-malarial drugs. Now, an international team of researchers shows that some members of a class of compounds called oxaboroles, which contain the element, boron, have potent activity against malaria parasites.
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Slack Is Creating An Artificially Intelligent Office Manager Technology “Slackbot, what’s the wi-fi password?” Slack Is Building A.I. To Be Your Digital Office Manager…
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Rendering to Reality: Herzog & de Meuron’s “Jenga Tower” Stacks Up in Manhattan New York City residents have long been aware of the trend toward “skinny” skyscrapers. Buildings like Rafael Viñoly’s 432 Park Avenue and SHoP’s 111 West 57th Street are noted for their high height-to-footprint ratios and even higher rents. Herzog & de Meuron’s sleek new luxury tower at 56 Leonard Street in TriBeCa certainly fits the skinny skyscraper bill, although the striking arrangement o
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Tom Bihn Field Journal Notebook A few months ago, Tom Bihn announced that they’d be re-introducing the formerly-retired Field Journal Notebook to their product lineup (bold emphasis mine): The Field Journal Notebook remains as it was: designed originally for biologists and geologists working in the wilderness, the Field Journal Notebook is a useful tool for artists, writers, and anyone who, for reasons aesthetic or practical, w
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Pembrolizumab elicits significant antitumor activity in head and neck cancer patients Treating head and neck cancer patients with recurrent or metastatic disease with the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab resulted in significant clinical responses in a fifth of the patients from a phase II clinical trial.
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Immunotherapy improves survival, quality of life in rapidly progressing head and neck cancer Immunotherapy doubles overall survival and improves quality of life, with fewer side effects, in a treatment-resistant and rapidly progressing form of head and neck carcinoma, reports a large, randomized international trial co-led by investigators. The new trial was considered so successful that it was stopped early to allow patients in the chemotherapy group to receive the new drug.
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Cancer drug trial success Scientists have developed new therapeutic approaches to cancer. The drug trial (APR-246) aimed to test the effects of a novel compound on a specific protein, p53, found to be mutated in over 50% of all cancers. The p53 gene is from a class of genes called tumor suppressors which are mutated in all cases of one form of ovarian cancer (high grade serous), but have proved difficult to target in the p
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Foldimate Clothes Folding Machine It’s a universal truth: everyone hates folding clothes, even those who never spent hour after mindless hour folding tees on the floor of a retail store. The Foldimate Clothes Folding…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Netflix built a tool to gauge real-world video quality Real-world video quality is tricky to measure: a bitrate that looks good for a crowd shot might be terrible for a close-up. Netflix, however, thinks it has the problem licked. It developed a tool that measures videos based on perceived quality, not just pure numbers. The technology works by gauging visual information fidelity (how much has changed?), detail loss and the effect of motion. The end r
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Olafur Eliasson installs giant waterfall at Palace of Versailles A towering waterfall appears to fall from midair into the Grand Canal at the Palace of Versailles as part of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s latest exhibition (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Biden Unveils Major Database to Advance Cancer Research The trove of raw, searchable information is designed to buoy future treatments  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Family-based weight management program improved self-perception among obese children Battling the childhood obesity epidemic is a priority for many researchers, as obesity during adolescence increases the risk of chronic diseases throughout life. Including a mental health component as part of a childhood weight management program showed promising results, according to a new study.
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25 Father’s Day Gifts for His Everyday Carry submitted by Bernard Capulong Father’s Day is on June 19th this year. No pressure or anything, but that gives you less than a couple of weeks to find the perfect gift to get your dad. Don’t worry—our guide has 25 awesome gifts for every type of dad to help you finally answer the burning question: “What could I possibly get for the man who has everything?”(Quick tip: To make sure you’ll get his gif
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Genetic variations linked with social, economic success Psychological characteristics link genes with upward social mobility, according to data collected from almost 1,000 individuals over four decades. The data suggest that various psychological factors play a role in linking a person’s genetic profile and several important life outcomes, including professional achievement, financial security, geographic mobility, and upward social mobility.
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Turbulence : Technology and Smart Cities | Ashley Woodbridge | TEDxYouth@WASO This talk by Ashley was given in Dubai – a rising smart city of the world. In this talk, Ashley will grapple with matters of technology and how this affects our lives. Ashley Woodbridge is the Customer Solutions Architect at Cisco, UAE. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx T
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Iranian Craftsmanship Preserved through Modern Designs | Azadeh Yasaman Nabizadeh | TEDxTehran Fashion Designer Azadeh Yasaman Nabizadeh shares with the audience her journey to discover new modern designs based on Iranian traditional craftsmanship. Azadeh Yasaman Nabizadeh,born in 1978, attended a sewing class at the age of 9.Her mother made dresses for her and she did the same for her dolls! The young girl was taught by her teacher how to recognize colours at 12 which has become her perman
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Bridging the Gap Between Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience | Alex Lavin | TEDxCornellTech AI and neuroscience can inform one another, if we can continue to bridge their current gap. By increasing the synergy between artificial intelligence and neuroscience, a bootstrapping process will occur: more neuroscience research will inform better AI, and better AI will give neuroscientists the tools to make more discoveries and interpret them. Let’s encourage collaboration, throughout academia
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Why we have no life after work | Louis Manu | TEDxAccra By rethinking our experience with the sun, Louis spoke about his personal experiences with our normal working time and he realized productivity is lost in the middle of working hours. He also explained a study that explained how the brain works especially when exposed to sunshine. Linked with having no life after work, Louis shared how moving our sun forward by changing our clocks would aid produc
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Interracial friendships decrease over time in elementary and middle school As elementary and middle school students progress in school, they are less likely to have friends of a different race, even from the beginning to the end of a single school year, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Axl Rose Is Abusing Copyright to Kill an Embarrassing Meme Image: Flickr/GunsN’RosesWorldTour2010 Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose is fat now. He knows it, you know it, and it’s fine because he’s not 20 anymore. Still, the internet did its thing with a particularly unflattering photo taken at a 2010 concert and turned it into a meme that’s pretty much just about how chubby Axl Rose is these days. Rose has been desperately trying to wipe this image and the
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US government expected to approve first private moon mission US officials may approve a commercial mission to the moon, putting space travel beyond Earth’s orbit in the purview of the private sector for the first time in history. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A new chip can power four 4K displays over a single USB plug Lots of new technology aims to decrease screen time. But maybe you don’t want to avoid screens. Maybe you love them. Their glow beckons to you, and you crave the ability to view images across multiple screens at once. DisplayLink’s new DL-6950 chip lets users output to two 60P Ultra HD monitors over one USB connection. Those two screens can then be upped to four through a daisy chain. Four displa
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Next-generation ‘Big Wing’ Predator drone completes 37-hour test flight General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) isn’t exactly a household name, but it should be. The aerospace and defense contractor is the manufacturing muscle behind the high-profile Predator drone, which is used by military units around the world. After successfully deploying the MQ-1 Predator and its updated MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B), the company is working on the Certifiable Predator B, a vers
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Mom uses Siri to save toddler’s life There may actually be something to always-listening devices, after all. Apple’s Siri voice assistant is being credited with helping to save the life of an Australian toddler who unexpectedly stopped breathing. When a mother in Australia discovered her one-year-old daughter had stopped breathing and was turning blue, according to a report in Yahoo Australia, she enlisted Siri to call for help. SEE
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SkinGun shoots burn victims with their own stem cells Guns are often thought about for their destructive nature, but a new kind of gun is set to help heal rather than harm. Called the SkinGun, the device applies stem cells to the site of a burn in a novel way, helping increase both treatment and recovery time over standard methods. New tests show that it delivered a healing spray with 200 times more coverage than traditional methods… Continue Re
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Muhammad Ali Was America’s Most Effective Anti-War Advocate (And Still Is) On March 6, 1966, Muhammad Ali was the 24-year-old undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and the number one song in the country was SSgt. Barry Sadler’s “Ballad of the Green Berets,” which includes lyrics about “brave men, who jump and die” and describes the fate of one of “America’s best” who “died for those oppressed.”  Over 180,000 U.S. troops wer
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1WTC Book Talk For those in and around New York City, Judith Dupré is giving a talk on her new book One World Trade Center on Wednesday evening at, appropriately enough, the Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park City. Details for this free event (RSVP required) can be found on the Skyscraper Museum website, while onewtcbook.com has loads of information on the book and building.And on a semi-related note, be sure to
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Desalination Breakthrough: Saving the Sea from Salt Chemist finds way to cut supersalty discharge and CO2 as the Middle East relies ever more on seawater desalination — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Psychiatrists Can’t Tell Us What They Think About Trump In a speech last week, Hillary Clinton took her befuddlement with Donald Trump and dropped it squarely at the feet of America’s mental health professionals. “I’ll leave it to the psychiatrists to explain his affection for tyrants,” she said, in response to comments Trump had made marveling at the political effectiveness of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.She’s not the first person to suggest the
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Wood-Shuttered Hideaway Offers Beach Escape in Australia We’d gladly live in this guest house full time No one would guess that this airy and simply elegant “sleepout” in the Australian resort town of Portsea (about 60 miles south of Melbourne) is actually a guest house on the property of a larger beach house. Melbourne-based Mitsuori Architects was tasked with designing an additional space for an existing beach house that would accommodate c
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The Stars Wars hologram vinyl is amazing Of all the Verge staff, I’m probably the one least enamored with Star Wars. Honestly, I don’t even know whether TIE fighters fight on the light or dark side. But that’s why you should trust me when I say that the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack vinyl is absolutely wonderful. On the B sides of the two records are etched ingenious holograms that project the image of a TIE fighter on one
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An unusual silicon-rich alloy offers enhanced channeling of light for optical computer chips To improve the efficiency of waveguides — devices that guide light on the surface of silicon optical computer chips — a complex balance must be struck. The need for enhanced optical signal processing properties competes with the demand for low optical losses in waveguide material. Now researchers have developed an alloy that fits the bill while achieving compatibility with existing silicon compu
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Shorter patient consent forms, video formats improve comprehension To improve patient consent form comprehension, researchers have developed approaches to simplify the process by focusing on the information that patients need most when deciding whether to enroll in a trial. They let potential trial participants determine what information is most relevant and then created written and video versions of a shortened consent form focused on that information.
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Physicists predict novel phenomena in exotic materials Discovered just five years ago, topological semimetals are materials with unusual physical properties that could make them useful for future electronics. Researchers report a new theoretical characterization of topological semimetals’ electrical properties that accurately describes all known topological semimetals and predicts several new ones.
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An inexpensive and flexible micro-raman system Raman spectroscopy provides detailed chemical information, and when combined with a microscope, it can non-destructively analyze biological samples. While commercial research-grade Raman microscopes have been available for some time, they have tended to be both inflexible and very expensive. Researchers now describe an inexpensive, versatile micro-Raman system that can be assembled from readily av
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Phase 1 study results of selinexor combination therapy; multiple myeloma Researchers have completed a phase 1 study of selinexor in combination with liposomal doxorubicin and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma.
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Tesla wants to share your Autopilot data with the government Hot on the heels of Tesla’s announcement that it collected data for 780 million miles of the semi-autonomous usage, Elon Musk shared it offered to give that data to the US Department of Transportation (DoT) and other auto manufacturers.While sharing the Autopilot program data with the DoT would help regulators better understand autonomous vehicles, sharing the millions of miles of information with
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Here’s the Best Deal We’ve Seen on the Second Generation Philips Hue Starter Kit Philips Hue Second Generation Starter Kit, $175We see lots of deals these days on the original Philips Hue starter kit, but the second generation set includes a Siri-compatible bridge and brighter bulbs (800 lumens vs. 600), and you can save $25 on it today, courtesy of Amazon. That’s the best deal we’ve seen to date.http://www.amazon.com/Philips-456210…http://gear.kinja.com/how-to-get-sta…Com
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Meat Shredding Claws Second only to my teeth–and probably preferred by the other people at the BBQ–these Claws from OXO shred meat with quickness, efficiency, and panache. Well, as much panache as a eagle’s talons or a coupla garden rakes can muster, anyway. The Meat Shredding Claws make easy work of most cooked-to-pulled-succulence meats, including pork, chicken, beef, brisket, turkey, and roasts. The contoured han
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‘Shove it up your ass’: Congressman tells Trump where to put his wall On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood at a podium in the then-divided city of Berlin and famously demanded that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev “tear down this wall.” Nearly 29 years later, on June 6, 2016, Rep. Filemon Vela, Jr. of Texas published an open letter to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in which he invited the reality TV star to take his th
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This wacky Alpine hydropower plant is beautiful In the Alps, high above the Swiss town of Linthal, sits an odd-looking hydropower plant that somehow manages to be both useful — and beautiful. The plant’s wacky configuration is key to its success. To generate and store electricity, plant workers open steel valves that run through the mountains. This lets water run between two mountain lakes, which are separated by a cliff that measures 2,00
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Ten Thousand’s Foundation Shorts : Dynamic fabrics, tailoring and details make for a versatile pair of athletic trunks After selling out their launch run in three weeks, apparel brand Ten Thousand is ready for another round. Their debut collection, including two variations on Foundation Shorts and a Foundation Shirt, return to the market—with the former employing…… Continue Reading…
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WebViewScreenSaver Turns Any Web Site Into a Screen Saver on Mac Mac: Screen savers aren’t as exciting as they used to be, but if you’re looking to mix things up a little, WebViewScreenSaver allows you to use any web site you want as a screen saver. The basic idea here is as simple as it sounds. Set a URL or two in WebViewScreenSaver, pick a refresh rate, and you’re done. From there, when your screen saver ticks on, it’ll load that URL for the amount of time yo
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Make Text Larger & Other Useful iPhone Accessibility Features Your iPhone’s accessibility features are legendary. There’s just so many of them, bringing a surprising level of customization to an operating system known for it’s restrictive and locked-down nature. If you want to make your iPhone’s text larger, have it speak text selections to you, or enable a number of other handy features to make using your phone easier, you can do it all from one neat menu.
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Harvard researchers create ‘muscles’ for soft-bodied robots Humans are soft, easily bruised creatures, and robots are, well, not so soft. If a hard-bodied robot swings its arm around, not realizing your face is nearby, you’re going to get a black eye, and no one wants that to happen. Soft-bodied robots are ideal for this reason — it’s harder for them to accidentally injure you — and Harvard … Continue reading
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Moscow calls NATO buildup in E. Europe ‘unjustified’ as largest drills since Cold War kick off Over 31,000 troops from 24 countries are taking part in NATO’s Anaconda-2016 war drills in Poland – the largest war games in eastern Europe since the Cold War. Moscow says that the NATO military presence is unjustified. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stacked Timber Loft Installation Transforms a Barn in Belgium When aiming for a minimalist aesthetic with maximum function in a small space, built-ins are often the best bet, especially when they take advantage of high ceilings. Lofts are a popular and highly effective way to add extra usable square footage to a structure with a small footprint without requiring extensive renovations, which is crucial when working with historic properties. In th
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Are self-driving cars speeding past smartphones? Amid the stalling out of previous technology market darlings such as smartphones, a new report shows that autonomous cars have a bright road ahead. As reported by PE Hub, Mary Meeker released her annual Internet Trends report. And the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner observed in her 213-slide report that the growth of self-driving cars was coming on strong. Meeker said the computeriza
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Researchers built devious, undetectable hardware-level backdoor in computer chips Oh goody, just what we need, more devious and undetectable surveillance in the form of an “invisible” backdoor built into computer chip hardware. I’m completely creeped out after reading “A2: Analog Malicious Hardware” (pdf), which won as “best paper” at the 37th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.University of Michigan Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science researchers di
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‘Breaking me softly:’ New fiber findings reported A finding that unlocks a means of controlling materials at the nanoscale has been reported by scientists. This work opens the door to a new generation of manufacturing, they say.
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Professors warns that shows like ‘Game of Thrones’ lead to lowered sex drive Sex and television: two of nature’s greatest pleasures, each competing for our limited and miserable attention.   According to Professor David Spiegelhalter, a Cambridge University statistician, couples in Britain are having 40 percent less sex than they did 20 years ago. Researchers previously warned that a rise in devices like iPads make it harder for people to ever be bored, or have sex. But S
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Ocean ‘dandruff’ a new tool for marine biologists Police officers solve crimes with it. Doctors use it to predict the risk of certain cancers. Dog lovers find out the breeds of their mutts with it.
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Talking to Plants Is Now Possible With This Device They still never ask us how we’re doing, though Project Florence is a device created by designer and researcher Helene Steiner and Microsoft, which allows a user to communicate with a plant, typing in a message that is then translated into different frequencies and colors of lights, and then analyzing then analyzing electro chemical signals to come up with a response from the plant. It does seem
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Mars ‘colonists’ to undergo five days of tests The 100 candidates on the shortlist to establish a human colony on the planet Mars are to undergo tests as part of a new phase of the selection process, the project organisers said Monday.
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Government criticizes European proposal to ban US lobster The U.S. government has told the European Commission a proposal to ban imports of American lobster isn’t supported by science.
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See drone pinata meet its delicious, sugary doom – CNET Think regular pinata swatting is tough? Try and smash one that’s buzzing around on a drone, as these YouTubers did.
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Wype is proof that we have reached peak First World problems – Roadshow This on-demand wash service will come to your location (in a limited area) to wash your car with an arrangement of natural products that don’t require additional water use.
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T-Mobile is giving every customer a share of its stock  T-Mobile had another of its un-carrier events today, which now have so many regular giveaways they are starting to look like an episode of Oprah. First, the company announced that every current T-Mobile account holder on a postpaid plan will get one share of common stock in the company, which is currently worth about $43. New qualifying customers will also get one share once they sign up… Read Mo
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Fired Head of Veterans Affairs Office in Phoenix About To Be Rehired Good news for at least one unemployed person in America! Sharon Helman, who oversaw the Phoenix office for Veterans Affairs—the one that created phony waiting lists to avoid oversight and criticism and whose exposure by CNN prompted a new law—is probably going to get rehired. Forget for the moment that “Helman plead guilty earlier this year to not reporting $50,000 in gifts she received from
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BuzzFeed Banning Ads from Trump. For Similar Reasons, They Should Ban Ads from Clinton, Too. BuzzFeed (which, if you haven’t noticed by now, has been producing more and more news and investigative stories over the past five years) has decided that it will not be accepting any campaign ads from Donald Trump and terminated an agreement with the Republican National Committee for a potential $1.3 million ad buy. Politico got their hands on an internal email from BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti. P
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Electroacupuncture may help relieve pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, shows randomized controlled trial Electroacupuncture combined with nighttime splinting may help alleviate pain from chronic carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a recent randomized controlled trial.
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Personalized medicine leads to better outcomes for patients with cancer In a meta-analysis of hundreds of clinical trials involving thousands of patients, researchers report that therapeutic approaches using precision medicine, which emphasizes the use of individual genetics to refine cancer treatment, showed improved response and longer periods of disease remission, even in phase I trials.
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We May Soon Capture The First Real Image Of A Black Hole Space Thanks to a new world-spanning algorithm A new algorithm will combine data from future telescopes to image black holes…
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NASA Is Funding A Concept To Turn Asteroids Into Spaceships Space So we can mine them American companies are itching to get their hands on the gold, platinum, and other minerals that asteroids are thought to contain.
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18 Best Headphone Stands – Top Tuesday #12 Given how much attention headphones are getting these days, it’s only natural that an entire industry of headphone stands has taken off with a vast array of styles to choose from. Like a distinguished outfit or an elegant watch, the headphone stand then becomes a matter of personal statement, something that exists in accordance with its surroundings or reveals something […]Visit Man of Many for th
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The rise of intimate partner violence during the Great Recession Financial strain has long been one of the leading causes of family discord, but a recent study suggests that simply living through major economic recessions increases a mother’s chance of suffering from domestic violence.
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Distinguishing deadly Staph bacteria from harmless strains Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are the leading cause of skin, soft tissue and several other types of infections. Staph is also a global public threat due to the rapid rise of antibiotic-resistant strains, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. Yet Staph also commonly colonize our nasal passages and other body sites without harm. To better understand these bacteria and devel
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Photo update on construction of chinese domestically built aircraft carrier and separate catapult launch tests for next carrier China’s first domestically built carrier, “Type 001A”, is making brisk progress in its Dalian drydock. Tracing its design to the Soviet Admiral Kuznetsov class of aircraft carriers, the Type 001A will displace around 60,000-70,000 tons, is powered by steam turbines, and will carry between 30 and 40 helicopters and J-15 fighter jets. Type 001A first began construction in late 2014, and is
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The promise of 5G will fuel growth in video streaming and IoT devices, report claims The smartphone has largely taken over our digital lives, but if the Ericsson Mobility Report is anything to go by, mobile devices and other smart gadgets will continue to grow in prominence over the course of the next decade. Both the Internet of Things, video, and mobile internet use are expected to rise in prominence. According to Ericsson, IoT devices are set to overtake mobile in the connected
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Apache helicopters now have real-time drone vision After 30 years in service, the Army’s AH–64E Apache attack helicopters now have the ability to fly with an unmanned wingman. A new system called Manned-Unmanned Teaming (or MUM-T) allows Apache flight crews to tap into the real-time video feeds, sensors and control systems of nearby Army Shadow and Grey Eagle drones. According to Scout Warrior, the system is already being used in Afghanistan. &quo
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North Korea reactivates nuclear weapons plant, UN says citing satellite imagery North Korea has apparently reactivated its reactor in Yongbyon, some 90km north of Pyongyang, which is used to reprocess plutonium that could be used in nuclear weapons. It was once central to the North’s atomic weapons drive, a UN watchdog says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Supreme Court Takes More Death Penalty Cases, IRS Releases List of Targeted Groups, Trump Ads Banned from BuzzFeed, Elementary School: P.M. Links The Supreme Court will be taking up two more death penalty cases next term. The IRS has released the list of mostly conservative, tea party groups it targeted for extra scrutiny before approving their tax-exempt status. A California school has told a 9-year-old third-grader that he cannot wear his pro-Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat to classes. BuzzFeed will not be acceptin
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New approach to chemical synthesis: Communesins, originally found in fungus, could hold potential as cancer drugs MIT chemists have devised a new way to synthesize a complex molecular structure that is shared by a group of fungal compounds with potential as anticancer agents. Known as communesins, these compounds have shown particular promise against leukemia cells but may be able to kill other cancer cells as well.
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You can literally draw your own weapons in this virtual reality prototype One of the coolest things about the the HTC Vive is that its motion controls open up all sorts of new creative options. A game where you literally design your own sword from the ground up with a mouse and keyboard, for example, sounds like a lot of work! In Draw Your Blade, though, it’s incredibly simple and intuitive. You draw a shape in virtual space with the Vive’s motion controller, then watc
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Father’s Day Idea: Automatic’s Smart Car Dongle Is Cheaper Than Ever Today No matter how long you’ve been driving, it’s never too late to learn better habits. Automatic is a little Bluetooth dongle that plugs into your car’s OBD-II port (found on almost any car made since 1996) and communicates with your smartphone to track driving habits, mileage, and engine problems. It can even trigger IFTTT recipes and integrate with your Amazon Echo! But best of all, if you’re in an
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The time is right for Xbox One and PS4 cross-play Not long after Microsoft and Sony released their latest consoles, South Park did three episodes centered around the consoles (and they were a great parody on Game of Thrones, to boot). The episodes touched on a problem that gamers have faced since online gaming took off during the previous console generation. Namely, the decision of which popular console to choose. … Continue reading
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Play with BIG’s Serpentine Pavilion Design in This Interactive Model The speculative 3D model by Archilogic lets users move and sculpt the temporary pavilion, which will open (for real) this weekend in London This weekend, the highly anticipated 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Bjarke Ingels’s firm BIG, will open in London. Designing the structure is an annual architecture tradition, and one more sign that Ingels is on a quest to (a) enter the running for the
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Operation IceBridge completes 2016 Arctic spring campaign Operation IceBridge, NASA’s airborne survey of polar ice, ended its eighth spring Arctic campaign on May 21. During their five weeks of operations, mission scientists carried out six research flights over sea ice and ten over land ice.
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Researcher affirms 86-year-old hypothesis A Washington State University biologist has found what he calls “very strong support” for an 86-year-old hypothesis about how nutrients move through plants. His two-decade analysis of the phenomenon has resulted in a suite of techniques that can ultimately be used to fight plant diseases and make crops more efficient.
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The Ceiling Fan I Always Get It’d be a lie to claim that there’s one Best Ceiling Fan out there among literally thousands of models, because there are at least a half-dozen manufacturers making plenty of perfectly good fans that will last you a decade or even longer. However, there is one model that I’ve personally bought four times to use in two different homes, and I’m about to buy another for my new place: the Westinghouse
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DJI Focus is a game changer for aerial drone video Filmmakers now have yet another tool to add to their bag of tricks. This one is from DJI, the company behind the iconic Phantom drones. As reported by The Verge, the aptly named Focus is basically a remote control with a large wheel on it that grants camera operators wireless command of both focus and aperture. A separate motor drive attaches to a camera and spins a gear to rotate the lens or aper
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8 Fabulous Extensions That Will Transform Your Tumblr Experience Whether you are looking for a quick and easy way to post to your own Tumblr page or a way to view photos from someone else’s, these great extensions for Firefox and Chrome can help. From super-fast posting to seeing photos all at once to removing specific posts, these eight browser add-ons are both useful and convenient. For Firefox Users Tumblr The official Tumblr extension for Firefox is obvious
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Musk: Tesla Model X doors will finally be ‘useful’ with software update “I think we’re almost there in making the doors useful,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said of the Model X SUV at the company’s Annual Shareholder Meeting on June 1. I am sure Musk is having a bit of a deprecating laugh with that line. SEE ALSO: Mercedes’ E-Class Wagon is the smartest 7-seater in the world In one flippant remark, however Musk expressed frustration with his own admitted “hubr
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Home & Office : The Postmodern Nixie Tube Clock Get your Nixie fix. This Postmodern Nixie Clock is made entirely by hand. Each one takes at least 6 hours to make, and you end up with a piece that looks like it’s straight out of the past (but you secretly know better). $299.99
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13% off ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Pest Control Outdoor and Camping Lantern – Deal Alert The Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Lantern effectively repels mosquitoes and other biting insects in a 15 x 15-foot zone. It has no open flames, operates on a single butane cartidge, and is perfect for a deck, porch or campsite. It averages 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon and is currently discounted to $34.90. See it now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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How Intel plans to change servers as it breaks away from PCs From PCs to servers, Intel is trying to redesign the way computers operate. We’ve already seen how PCs are changing, with 2-in-1 hybrids and tiny Compute Sticks, but some of the chip maker’s groundbreaking technologies will initially appear in servers.The PC market is in decline, and the chipmaker has cut unprofitable products like smartphone chips. Intel is redirecting more resources to develop
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Holy toke: Weed-growing ‘nuns’ defy California town’s cannabis cultivation ban A California town’s crackdown on cannabis commerce is no match for two weed-growing ‘nuns’ who say their herb heals, and that the rules do not apply to them. Read Full Article at RT.com
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BMW’s Lac Rose Concept is inspired by their history in the Paris-Dakar Rallies A modern take on an off-road icon.Photo: BMWThe brightly colored BMWs that raced across the Paris-Dakar Rally are among some of the most recognized and beloved motorcycles in the company’s history. Motorrad is paying tribute to those bikes with the Lac Rose concept that reimagines their R nineT bike with a design that is inspired by the 1985 victor that race the rally in 1985.Taking the styling of
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Four Ways to Cut Down on Endless Back-and-Forth Emails Email. Can’t live with it. Can’t get your job done without it. Am I right? Last year we sent over 2.5 billion emails. And here’s the bad news. In spite of a good amount of loathing, that number is only expected to grow. The volume is an issue, as is the time you spend on it. In fact, reports say you check it about 36 times per hour. 36 times. In a single hour.Once you begin dabbling with what’s in
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Are Members of Congress Too Rich? New at Reason A person can’t open the newspaper these days without encountering a reminder of the plummeting value of the dollar. Sunday’s New York Times was a perfect example. The lead editorial, about money in politics, reports, “As the money torrent rises, it’s no coincidence that for the first time in history, most members of Congress are millionaires (268 of 534 House members), according to the Cent
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The Aer Travel Pack Keeps You Ready On The Go A new bag brand is just launching on Kickstarter and it’s coming in perfect time for the travel season of the summer. The Aer Travel Pack is designed for the smart traveler, and the bag’s size and functionality make it great for weekend excursions or short business trips. The bag is built with compartments for your travel essentials and technology […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Meerkat Fried Chicken iPhone 6/6s case submitted by /u/the_coagulates [link] [comments]
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Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton Compiled using bones from three T-rex skeletons found in Montana and Wyoming, this Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton is a museum-quality piece of history. The skeleton is 45% complete, with 135 of…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Satanists Are Mostly Atheist and They Are Fighting for Your Rights Modern Satanists are increasingly vocal atheists who have a political agenda and don’t see Satan the way major religions have been teaching.Read More
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Concept imagines dark mode + split screen features for iPhone 7 & iOS 10 Apple already has a dark mode on Mac and a split-screen feature for iPads, but this latest concept from iHelpBR imagines what it might look like if the company brought those two features over to iPhone users in iOS 10. more…Filed under: iOS Tagged: concept, dark, dark mode, iOS, iOS 10, iPhone, night, split-screen, WWDC
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The Arecibo radio telescope is in trouble again Unfortunately, the Arecibo Observatory’s iconic radio telescope is facing an uncertain future once again… and there’s only a short amount of time for you to have a say in its fate. The National Science Foundation is considering a number of options for the space-centric facility, including either putting its operations in the hands of partners or shutting it down entirely. It’s holding public mee
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Dad fed up with son smoking weed in car sells it on Craigslist A Jacksonville father put his foot down on his son’s high joyriding by taking the SUV completely out of the picture. Allan Gieger Jr. created a Craigslist post for his son’s 1998 Ford Explorer after reaching a tipping point with his disrespectful behavior. He’s asking $1,500 for the vehicle. He explains in the listing, “he thinks it’s cool to drive with his friends smokin’ dope and acting al
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PS4-exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn delayed until 2017 – CNET The Killzone developer’s next game won’t make it out this year as previously expected.
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Why the Pain Drug That Killed Prince Can be Especially Dangerous Fentanyl’s fast action is great for pain relief but adds to its risks — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bernie’s Last Stand, Trump’s Continuing Collectivism, and Johnson’s New Hope You know how the former Nirvana bassist and current independent-minded political thinker Krist Novoselić is sweet on the candidacy of Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson? He’ll talk about it on tonight’s Kennedy (Fox Business Network at 8 p.m. ET, with a repeat at midnight), Speaking of GarJo, he had some positive polling news today—11 percent nationally, according to IBD/TIPP, an
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Check Out The Trailer for Anti-Outrage Documentary Can We Take a Joke? Comedian Lenny Bruce was the last American to face jail time for telling dirty jokes on stage. Those days of outright government censorship of comedy may be far behind, but is there a new sort of censorship on the rise? The new documentary Can We Take a Joke? takes a closer look at the rise of “outrage culture” and what effect it might be having on standup comedy, open discourse, and fr
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Food loss, waste target of new international measurement standard Around $940 billion of food is lost or wasted annually but there has been no globally agreed upon metric for measuring how it is squandered. International organizations are developing a new standard with the aim of reducing food waste and loss. Read Full Article at RT.com
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BuzzFeed Ends $1.3M Advertising Deal With RNC Over Donald Trump An anonymous reader writes: In response to Donald Trump’s rhetoric, the “social news and entertainment company” BuzzFeed has decided to terminate an advertising deal with the Republican National Committee. The deal was for $1.3 million, a source close to BuzzFeed told POLITICO. The source said the reason was because of the website’s employees. “[BuzzFeed could not countenance] havin
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What’s happening to the fireflies? Noticing fewer fireflies? You’re not alone; here’s why and why it matters.
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Google’s Most Ambitious Life Sciences Projects Are Struggling To Launch Health Despite the grand ideas, the science of Verily may not be there yet Three years ago, Andrew Conrad, an executive at Google’s then biotech venture which would eventually become Verily, proposed an idea for a device similar to the…
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This Train Ride Through Tokyo Is Totally Hitting the Hyperdrive Vroom. This video of Tokyo called Tokyo Aglow by Justin Tierney shows the city by rail and by road, offering an especially hypnotizing take on an already electric city. The video accelerates the trains to hyper speed, and the effect bends the lights into what looks more like a trip through a space tunnel than a normal train ride. Seeing the masses of people cross the street with the cars zipping b
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Want To Actually Change Someone’s Mind On Social Media? Do This Countering your uncle’s political rants on Facebook may seem like a lost cause, but don’t be so sure.Election season is heating up, have you noticed? Your Twitter feed sure has, and so have all your relatives on Facebook. Chances are you don’t have to look far to find social media posts you disagree with—strongly. But you’ve probably held yourself back more than once from jumping in and sharing yo
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Fish trapped inside jellyfish is having a worse day than you are – CNET Australian photographer Tim Samuel captured the unusual image and says the fish was actually propelling its see-through captor.
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Enclosed Paradise: Istanbul’s Microcities as Megaprojects The Turkish word for Gated Community is site, from the French cité, and they generally resemble the French highrises of the same name, rather than American tract housing. Towers and slabs stand shoulder to shoulder, dancing in a circle around the gardens they surround.How to Make an Enclosed Paradise:Raze a blighted industrial site or neighborhood close to the city center, preferably along a new h
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Muhammad Ali raises fists with a playful smile in last photoshoot In the last few photos taken of boxing legend and civil rights icon Muhammad Ali, he dawns shades and puts up his fists.  The portraits, taken two months before the champ passed away on Friday, seem to show the same playful spirit that helped bring about Ali’s thunderous stardom. SEE ALSO: 16 of the greatest Muhammad Ali quotes In an interview after Ali’s death, photographer Zenon Texeira discuss
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Making a Healthier Hospital | Chianti Price | TEDxChallengeEarlyCollegeHS After watching his grandmother die in a hospital’s care, Chianti was left wondering if there is a better way to offer health care to patients? In this optimistic talk, Chianti looks at a possible future hospital system and what the public at large can do to help make that system thrive. Chianti Price is the Valedictorian of his class at Challenge Early College High School who is planning on attend
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For soldiers and old folks, the Superflex exosuit may help carry the load Emerging technologies are increasingly designed to help the elderly. Trials with care robots and artificial intelligence programs have shown positive results in tasks like helping elderly patients remember to take medication, and now, a wearable robotic device called Superflex may soon help geriatrics be more mobile, reports MIT Technology Review. Developed by Superflex Inc. – a spin-off of SRI Ve
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This Modified Nintendo Power Glove Will Make You the Lord of Drones Nintendo’s Power Glove is a favorite among hackers looking for new uses for the decades-old peripheral. This latest project puts humanity in dominion over our quadcopter subordinates.Hackaday spotted this ingenious tinkerer during Maker Faire in late May. The glove itself has been completely gutted and filled with modern components, including flex sensors on each finger. Simple hand gestures, like
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Jeff Goldblum Sees Alien Visions in the Latest Independence Day: Resurgence Clip We’re learning more and more about the alien invaders from Independence Day. We knew they loved to destroy monuments, but now we have a clip where we discover that these invaders are also transmitting visions to hapless Earthlings.Read more…
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Private companies may profit by turning the moon into a space rest stop Ranked just after the human desire for adventure and discovery is the drive to make a buck off of whatever has been found. Now, with the privatized space race well under way, there are even designs on the moon.  Moon Express could soon gain approval for the first private space mission to leave Earth’s orbit and land on the lunar surface, a giant leap for business interests in space but a small st
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Ralph Nader on Trigger Warnings: ‘Young Men Now Are Far Too Sensitive Because They’ve Never Been in a Draft’ Ask Ralph Nader about political correctness, and apparently you might unleash a little rant about sensitive kids who never went through basic training. Lydia DePillis just interviewed the consumer advocate for Pacific Standard, and one question she posed was: “Do you think Trump has a point about political correctness? That we’ve gotten too uptight?” Nader’s response: “Oh, yeah. Yo
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$30M Stampede 2 supercomputer will provide 18 petaflops of data-crunching power to researchers nationwide  Watch out, global supercomputer Top 5, there’s a new contender. Or at least there will be soon, once the $30 million Stampede 2 is up and running. With 18 petaflops peak processing capacity, the new system will stand shoulder to shoulder with Cray’s Titan and IBM’s Sequoia — though a good deal behind China’s Tianhe-2. Read More
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Echo symbol used to target Jews labeled as hate speech by Anti-Defamation League Just days after Google pulled a Chrome extension known as the “Coincidence Detector,” the symbol used by white nationalists to target Jewish people online has been labeled hate speech. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced today that the triple parentheses, or (((echo))) symbol, would be added to its “Hate on Display” online database. “The echo symbol is the online e
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Future Phones May Use Vacuum Tube Chips As Silicon Hits Moore’s Law Extremes An anonymous reader writes: A team of researchers want to replace transistors with vacuum tubes. Vacuum tubes are nothing new, however the ones in development at Caltech’s Nanofabrication Group are a million times smaller than the ones in use 100 years ago. “Computer technologies seem to work in cycles,” Alan Huang, a former electrical engineer for Bell Laboratories, told the New York Ti
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Watch An Experimental Solar Plane’s Evening Flight To NYC Tonight Aviation The ‘Solar Impulse 2’ is headed to the city that never sleeps Sometime around midnight, a solar-powered airplane will take off for the city that never sleeps.
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Scientists take the fish out of fish food It’s one of the great environmental ironies of aquaculture – although the fish themselves come from farms, the food that they’re raised on still contains wild-caught fish. A few years ago, however, a study showed that prawns could be fed microbes instead of fish byproducts. Now, a more recent study has concluded the same thing about tilapia, one of the most farmed fish in the world… Continue
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Pandora isn’t for sale; planning on-demand service at a sub-$10 price point Pandora is learning first-hand that being a pioneer in a particular industry doesn’t guarantee success.
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Spacex could drive launch costs to low earth orbit below $1000 per pound this year and down to $10 per pound by 2025 The modified Spacex Falcon 9 can get as cheap as $1233 per pound to launch to low earth orbit. The larger Spacex Falcon Heavy could reach $750 per pound to launch to low earth orbit.The Raptor prototype upper-stage engine is a bipropellant rocket engine being developed by SpaceX for a US Air Force contract issued in January 2016.The upper-stage prototype is to utilize the full-flow staged combusti
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Download all the Android apps you want on these two new Acer Chromebooks – CNET The Acer Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14 are the first Chrome OS-based laptops that can download and install Android apps right out of the box.
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How I went from zero to overclocking in 30 minutes If you think overclocking is something that only hardcore PC enthusiasts can get into, think again. At Computex in Taipei last week I got the chance to try overclocking Intel’s latest processor, the 10-core Broadwell-E chip, and it was a lot of fun.Thanks to Intel’s XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility) overclocking app, doing some basic overclocking was easy. But beware: If you’re the type of person who
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Deadly endgame: ISIS shoot fleeing civilians as Iraqi army closes in on Fallujah Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is using Iraqi city residents as human shields to slow down the Iraqi army, which has nearly encircled the city. It is killing those desperate enough to try and flee. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jesus’ Tomb Is Finally Getting the Restoration That Bickering Monks Delayed for 200 Years Work begins on the tomb restoration. AP Photo/Ariel SchalitThe are many reasons one might put off a much-needed home improvement project. Budget. Can’t find the right contractor. When it came to the tomb where Christians believe Jesus was buried, it was two centuries of infighting between some very possessive monks.The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is consider
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Cancer cure needs Ebola-level action The hunt for a cancer cure should be treated with as much urgency as the Ebola outbreak, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.
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Elections Podcast: The Primaries Are Almost Over The first leg of the 2016 election marathon is, finally, almost over. As the primaries come to a close, the elections podcast crew talks about what to expect from the final contests and what the Trump-related controversies of the past week mean for the general election. Also, FiveThirtyEight chief economics writer Ben Casselman joins the podcast to take a look at the latest lackluster jobs report
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Sources of longevity genes for genetic engineering There are various animals that can live for centuries or millenia.Genetic engineering technology is rapidly improving and genome wide genetic engineering could become a reality within 10-20 years. It could be possible to replicate in humans the longevity genes and cancer immunity in certain animals.The longest lived mammal is the bowhead whales. Some confirmed sources estimate bowhead whales to ha
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VIDEO: The other, other Democratic candidate Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente is also running for the Democratic nomination. So what does the also-also ran think about his fellow Democrats and Donald Trump?
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Microsoft Planner is rolling out to all eligible Office 365 subscribers Microsoft Planner will be rolling out to all applicable Office 365 customers, Microsoft has announced, with today marking the start of the software’s general availability. The rollout will be taking place over “the next several weeks,” heading out to those with Education and Premium subscription plans, Office 365 Enterprise E1-E5, and Business Essentials. When it makes its way to you, … Continue r
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Clinton’s brother-in-law arrested Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton’s brother-in-law is arrested in California on suspicion of drink driving, according to reports.
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All Time Multi-Tool Belt All you have to do is slide the right multi-tool into your belt and go.
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Gensler unveils skyscraper design for site of Calatrava’s ill-fated Chicago Spire Global firm Gensler has proposed an alternative skyscraper concept for the waterfront site in Chicago where a spiralling, supertall condominium tower by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was slated to rise. (more…)
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Pandora CEO: No Plans To Sell Company: On Path To Do Something Big Chris O’Brien, reporting for VentureBeat: Making one of his biggest public appearances since returning to Pandora as CEO, Tim Westergren struck a defiant tone — insisting that the company is not for sale and is, in fact, on the cusp of a reinventing itself. “We are on a path to do something big and something for the long-term,” Westergren said when asked on stage about sale rumors. &quo
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From Deep Dish to Thin Crust Munchies and Brooklynite restaurateur Frank Pinello visited Chicago to sample some of the best pizza that the Windy City has to offer, and talk to some of the best local pizza makers and their biggest fans. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Where to Eat PizzaUuni 2S Wood-fired OvenPizzeria Pronto Stovetop OvenHow to Make Pizza WafflesIn Between
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Best 4K Blu-rays – CNET If you have invested in a 4K television and a 4K Blu-ray player, these are the absolute essential discs you must buy.
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Momentum for Silicon Valley’s Never Trump movement heats up As two Senators battled in the 2008 Democratic primaries, several Silicon Valley CEOs and investors poured early financing into one particular candidate — Hillary Clinton. Chris Sacca, an early investor in Twitter, Uber, and Instagram also bet early on Clinton, contributing to her campaign in July 2006. Bill Gates and Sheryl Sandberg both contributed to Clinton in 2007, before… Read More
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Bosch’s driverless parking system handles complex parking with ease In the near future, your car will handle the complex parking — even without you in it. SEE ALSO: Nissan topped 300 donuts with 2,800 pounds of sprinkles using a sports car Auto-parts-maker Bosch demonstrated its latest partially automated driverless car system in Farmington Hills, Michigan last week. It’s called “home zone park assist” and Bosch expects the tech to make a North American
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Gary Johnson on Foreign Policy & War: We Need to Involve Congress in Decisions Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson appeared on PBS’ NewsHour this afternoon to answer questions about libertarianism and his candidacy from Judy Woodruff. Asked whether he’d join NATO if Russia’s Vladimir Putin “were to go into a country in Eastern Europe,” Johnson pointed out the U.S. was involved in “many treaties with foreign countries where we are obligated to defe
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Faraday Future to join the crowd in testing self-driving cars in Michigan The state of Michigan has yet another company that will be testing autonomous vehicles on its roads. Faraday Future has applied for the required manufacturers’ plates and will begin testing, according to The Detroit News. It was not hard to connect the dots to figure out Faraday Future’s intentions. Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, said that Faraday Future inqui
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Canon could use Diffractive Optics tech to shrink a 1,000mm lens to half its size It’s not uncommon to see patented products never make it off paper. But if Canon’s latest lens patent is anything to go by, Canon could soon have one of the most impressive super-telephoto lenses on the market. According to patent publication No. 2016-102852, Canon has developed the optical formula to create a massive EF 1000mm f/5.6 DO lens. Originally filed back in November 2014, the patent (tra
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Someone fixed the statement made by the father of Stanford’s convicted rapist When a former Stanford student was sentenced last week to six months of jail and probation for three counts of sexually assaulting a woman while she was unconscious, many were enraged by what they saw as an astonishingly light sentence.  Then came news of a courtroom statement from the former student’s father, who decried, among other things, his son’s loss of appetite following his arrest on Jan
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Zika virus breakthrough: researchers find protein that inhibits infection University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers have made a breakthrough in their evaluation of the zika virus, finding that a “very small protein” found in every human greatly inhibits the virus’ ability to infect cells, and may also keep the virus from killing brain cells. The protein is called “interferon-induced protein 3,” IFITM3 for short, and is the first reported … Continue reading
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New, addictive comments system turns RT.com into mini-social network RT.com has completely overhauled its commenting system, using one of the most sophisticated platforms on the web. We are hoping this will result in a more engaged, active, and civilized community, and up the quality of debate below the line. Read Full Article at RT.com
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GE Considers Scrapping The Annual Raise A user shares a report that details General Electric’s rethinking of the annual raise. Bloomberg reports: “GE executives are reviewing whether annual updates to compensation are the best response to the achievements and needs of employees. The company may also scrap the longstanding and much-imitated system of rating staff on a five-point scale. Decisions on both issues may come within the ne
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iOS 10 Concept Features Dark Mode, Split Screen for iPhone There’s been some speculation that the dark theme of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference website and WWDC app are hinting at a potential dark mode set to be released as part of iOS 10, and a new set of concept images from iHelpBR imagines what a dark mode setting could look like on iOS devices. A system-wide dark mode is depicted in the images, offering up an example of what darker backgro
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Inside Africa’s biggest bushmeat market How Angola is trying to stop the bushmeat trade
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Early farmers from across Europe were direct descendants of Aegeans Paleogeneticists have shown that early farmers from across Europe have an almost unbroken trail of ancestry leading back to the Aegean.
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Would Brexit make Putin happy? Putin might cheer UK leaving EU club
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Here’s How To Solve Autonomous Cars’ Biggest Problem Autonomous cars are coming. In some ways, they’re already here. And as anyone who has watched a video game avatar run at full speed right smack into a wall can tell you, computer systems are not infallible. Right now, when there’s an issue in a near-autonomous car, the car cries to you for help. This is a bad solution, and I think there’s a better way: human drivers on call to take over via remote
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Act for Kids / m3architecture Architects: m3architecture Location: Townsville QLD, Australia Architect In Charge: m3architecture Project Year: 2014 Floor Plans From the architect. This project acts as a strong, fort-like home for abused children.The Act for Kids project at James Cook University in Townsville looked to the context of architect James Birrell’s late 1960s foundation bu
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SenseOn tracks your heart rate with ‘clinical accuracy,’ Indiegogo campaign claims Fitness trackers are gaining in popularity, and while many of them include heart rate monitors, those monitors generally aren’t very accurate — in fact, critics target the heart rate monitor as one of the worst parts of many fitness trackers. One new fitness tracker, however, is aimed at not only helping you track your heart rate, but doing it as accurately as possible. Related: Study finds inaccu
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The Computer Repair Briefcase You don’t need as many accessories as you used to for a computer repair job, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need some specific instruments. Case in point, reader Mark Jordan’s briefcase, packed full of everything he needs.Here’s what’s inside the case (Jordan doesn’t mention the case name, nor does he mention what appear to be a couple of Grid-Its mounted on the inside):SATA to USB CableMoshi Not
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ISS captures ‘rare’ sighting of noctilucent clouds (PHOTO) A new image taken on board the International Space Station captures the beauty of one of the rarest of cloud formations – noctilucent clouds. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Electric eels make leaping attacks A biologist has accidentally discovered that electric eels can make leaping attacks that dramatically increase the strength of the electric shocks they deliver and, in so doing, has confirmed a 200-year-old observation by famous 19th century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.
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VIDEO: Gorilla boy’s mother ‘not to blame’ The mother of a three-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo in the US will not face charges, prosecutors have said.
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Chicago Might Plug Its Giant Hell Pit With a Highway-Straddling Skyscraper Where a hole once was. (Image: Gensler)You remember the hell pit, don’t you? That giant abandoned hole punched in the Chicago landscape? Here’s a plan to make that hole a lot less holey.Hellooooooo? (Image: Santiago Calatrava – Chicago Fordham Spire 停擺之工地)The 110-foot wide, 76-foot deep hole was dug with the best intentions. It was supposed to house the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere, San
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British security firm hacks Mitsubishi Outlander via mobile app, Wi-Fi – Roadshow Using the car’s built-in access point, Pen Test Partners took control of various Outlander Plug-In Hybrid systems.
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With StoneCycling, your next home could be made out of your last one If you could save some scratch and do your part to preserve the environment, would you choose to build your home using bricks manufactured out of materials left over after a building is demolished? An unequivocal yes to such a question is exactly what former Dutch design students Tom van Soest and Ward Massa are hoping for after creating the waste-utilizing company StoneCycling. Devised in 2013 as
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Biden Unveils Open-Access Database To Advance Cancer Research An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a public database for clinical data on cancer on Monday that aims to help researchers and doctors better tailor new treatments to individuals. Overseen by the National Cancer Institute, the Genomic Data Commons starts with genomic and clinical data for 12,000 patients. The system is designed to increase sharing of
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Researchers find a way to snoop on you through your phone’s vibration motor  Cover up your webcam, disable microphone access and put on your tinfoil hat — but it won’t make any difference, because the Illuminati can get at you through your phone’s vibration motor now. Well, kind of, anyway. Your best defense? Talk in a high voice. Read More
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Santiago subway will be the first powered mostly by the sun A subterranean transit system may seem like an unlikely place to find some solar power, but that is exactly how the city of Santiago, Chile hopes to power the trains on its 108-stop, 64-mile Metro system. According to Fast Company, the Santiago Metro will soon be the first in the world to get the majority of its power from renewable resources. Chile has the advantage of being one of the sunniest p
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Watching Dry Ice Turn Into Gas Up Close Is Always Neat Watching dry ice sublimate (turn into gas instead of liquid) still manages to make me feel like a kid again. The kind of kid who is unsure of the difference between science and magic. Okay, not quite … I’m old now and it’s impossible to ever look at things so innocently anymore. But when I see the carbon dioxide gas immediately escape the frozen dry ice, I can’t help but be entranced. Especially
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ABBA performed for the first time in 30 years AND NO ONE RECORDED IT? ABBA — one of the most influential groups in pop music and advocates for Dancing Queens everywhere — performed together for the first time in 30 years this weekend in Stockholm, Sweden.  APPARENTLY.  We have reports — from Swedish tabloid Expressen — that Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad chose to sing their Super Trouper hit “Me and I” in
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Blue Origin continues successful, record-setting year with another NASA contract  Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeff Bezos, has partnered with NASA to fly and test technology payloads on suborbital flights with the New Shepard launch vehicle. Bezos’ company is the sixth partner that NASA has selected through the Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicle Flight and Payload Integration Services program. Blue Origin will compete with the other companies,… Read More
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Bellroy’s Note Sleeve 2.0 in Three New Colours If you’re unfamiliar with Bellroy, just search their name here on Man of Many and read away. Simply put, they make some of the best wallets, sleeves and other related items to carry your slim essentials. Their most recent release is an updated version of the Note Sleeve. In short, they took their most popular item and made some improvements […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Saudi-led coalition removed from ‘wildly exaggerated’ UN blacklist of child-killers in Yemen Bowing to political pressure from Riyadh, the UN has temporarily removed it from a blacklist of children’s rights violators, after a report released last week deemed the Saudi-led coalition responsible for hundreds of minors’ deaths in the Yemen conflict. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hillary Clinton earns enough delegates to capture Democratic nomination Hillary Clinton will be the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, having captured commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee. SEE ALSO: Hillary Clinton picks Beyoncé to be her VP in tough game of ‘Who’d You Rather?’ It was a victory that arrived Monday — nearly eight years to the day after she conceded
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Mercury camera brings medium format photography to the masses “What if you could shoot old Polaroid film, Fuji’s current Instax version, huge medium format negatives, large sheet film, and digital, all with the same camera?” So begins the Kickstarter campaign for the Mercury camera, a project by Mercury Works with the bold claim of being the first universally modular camera. As with any claim like this, it can be easy to assume it’s too good to be true. The
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[NEW ARRIVAL] Meilan X6 6 Modes 16 LED USB Rechargeable Smart Bike Rear Light URL:  http://goo.gl/a7sBXCPRICE: $16.43Check Flash sale Meilan X5 80LM 2200mAh Bicycle Laser Tail Light at $20.99http://goo.gl/KpkWbC[Main Features]Built-in 3.7V 900mAh 18350 battery, with 36 hours continuous work time, practical for a long rideUSB rechargeable, can power for mobile phone or PC USB16 LED, with 200m visible distance, safer for night cycling6 modes to choose (as below pictures)Night
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Stop Lying About Tesla’s Autopilot Crashing Your Car Image via Puzant on ImgurIn the future, there’s no getting away from computers ratting you out for your human mistakes.Today Tesla Motors had to respond to yet another highly-publicized story of one of its cars crashing into something, this time a building full of people, with the owner blaming the vehicle’s semi-autonomous capabilities. And, today Tesla proved once again its vehicle’s Autopilot s
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Copper is key in burning fat For the first time copper’s role in fat metabolism has been established by research, further burnishing the metal’s reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology.
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Weary Homeowners Wage War On Waze HughPickens.com writes: For many drivers, the app Waze is a godsend, providing real-time, crowdsourced traffic tips to motorists desperate for alternatives to congested thoroughfares but to some residents of the formerly quiet neighborhoods through which Waze has rerouted
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