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The R&D and innovative port of Anting International Automobile City, Site D / Atelier Deshaus © SU Shengliang Architects: Atelier Deshaus Location: Shanghai, Shanghai, China Design Team: CHEN Qifeng, LIU Yichun, SONG Chongfang, WANG Longhai, FAN Beilei M & E Engineering: SIADR Client: Anting International Automobile City Area: 36600.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: SU Shengliang From the architect. The R&D and innovative port of Anting Inte
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Apple might get an exception to sell in India after all Apple’s persistence in negotiations with the Indian government might finally be paying off and it soon might have the fairy tale ending it’s dreaming of for a local Apple Store in India. An anonymous source talking to the Times of India claims that the government might be willing to waive the “30 percent rule” in Apple’s favor for two to … Continue reading
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These Are The Traits Job Candidates Commonly Lack New analysis of more than 10,000 references for a variety of jobs shows the traits most commonly lacking in job seekers.When a job seeker offers a prospective employer access to a reference, there’s a good chance that person will give the hiring manager an earful of helpful information. Yet Cynthia Hedricks, chief analytics officer of SkillSurvey, a reference checking technology firm, says not man
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row studio use a golden reflective ceiling for barberia royal shop in mexico city the barber shop features a golden reflective ceiling that mirrors the interior of the space. The post row studio use a golden reflective ceiling for barberia royal shop in mexico city appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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N Korea plutonium site ‘active again’ North Korea appears to have restarted its nuclear facility at Yongbyon, which processes plutonium for nuclear weapons, the IAEA says.
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New approach could make bone marrow transplants safer Bone marrow transplantation is the only curative therapy for the millions of people living with blood disorders like sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and AIDS. However, the faulty stem cells must first be ‘evicted’ or killed, which requires chemotherapy and radiation — a vicious assault on the body. Now researchers have developed a non-toxic transplantation procedure using antibodies to target bl
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War and peace in the human gut: Probing the microbiome The role of microbes in the gut has been the focus of recent research that explores how dietary choices promote cooperation or might fuel conflict between gut microbes and the humans they interact with, maintaining health or encouraging the onset of disease.
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Just a few more bites: Defining moderation varies by individual, study finds Though eating in moderation might be considered practical advice for healthy nutrition, a new study suggests the term’s wide range of interpretations may make it an ineffective guide for losing or maintaining weight. The more people like a food, the more forgiving their definitions of moderation are, said the study’s lead author.
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Researcher affirms 86-year-old hypothesis A 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 Polls Are All Wrong. A Startup Called Civis Is Our Best Hope to Fix Them Civis Analytics knows how you shop, what your Twitter handle is, and how you’ll vote. It’s the data-fueled, omniscient future of political forecasting. The post The Polls Are All Wrong. A Startup Called Civis Is Our Best Hope to Fix Them appeared first on WIRED.
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DJI Focus allows fine drone camera control from the ground It’s a layer of complexity that drone hobbyists probably don’t need, but for professional cinematographers it could be just the thing to give their work an edge. DJI’s freshly announced Focus is a control system that allows remote adjustment of aperture and focus, meaning directors can make tweaks from the ground to get those killer shots from the air… Continue Reading DJI Focus allows fine d
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Watch a Circular Saw Blade Get Transformed Into a Two Handle Straight Drawknife As always, John Heisz can transform old, rusty blades into lovely works of art. This time, he turns a circular saw blade into a drawknife. A drawknife has two handles on each side and a blade that is meant for shaving down wood. Seeing a straight blade come out of a circular saw is pretty impressive, but what might be even cooler is how Heisz created the two handles: he bent the steel and burned i
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This Kickstarter campaign wants you to smash pumpkins shaped like Donald Trump As Donald Trump is now the presumptive GOP nominee for this year’s election, a creative Kickstarter campaign wants you to invest in a Trumpkin, a mold of Trump’s face as a pumpkin. Inventor Max Prum plans to bring Trumpkins to homes across America for Halloween. Customers will have the option of purchasing an already molded Trumpkin or Trumpkin growing kits. Prum then plans to create a montage of
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New material kills E. coli bacteria in 30 seconds A microscopic image of the E. coli bacteria (credit: Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology) A new material that can kill E. coli bacteria within 30 seconds has been developed by researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR in Singapore. Triclosan, a common antibacterial ingredient found in many products such as toothpastes, soaps, and detergents to red
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Trains back on track in Oregon 3 days since disaster, angering locals and politicians Union Pacific trains are operating again in Mosier, Oregon, where only three days ago a derailment and explosion occurred as one transported crude oil. Running trains next to the spot where the damaged cars stay sitting, still full of oil, has left residents furious. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Systemic failure’ led to prison break, New York Inspector General finds Don’t give the two inmates who escaped a maximum security prison in upstate New York last year too much credit. “Chronic complacency and systemic failures” within the facility were what led to the three-week manhunt, a state report found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Are The Many Screens in Our Lives Hurting Our Eyes? What are you reading this on? A smartphone? A computer? Your fancy smart refrigerator? Your Nintendo DS? A Sidekick? A Motorola RAZR? Have you gone way back in time and loaded up a WAP browser on a Nokia 7110? Look, I’m not here to bore you by naming a bunch of seemingly unconnected devices just for my own amusement. Because there is a connection. They all have screens! The question is: are all of
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Florida man gets four years in prison for selling Vitamixes on eBay 41-year-old Kevin Wain, of Tampa, Florida, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for running a credit card fraud operation that netted him more than $881,000 over the course of three years. Using counterfeit credit cards — made with with a magnetic card reader/writer that he’d bought on eBay — Wain bought hundreds of high-end home goods at Williams Sonoma and Bed, Bath & Beyond
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$30M Stampede 2 Supercomputer To Provide 18 Petaflops of Power To Researchers Nationwide An anonymous reader writes: Funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and built at the University of Texas at Austin, the Stampede 2 supercomputer looks to contend with the global supercomputer Top 5. With 18 petaflops of processing power, it aims to help any researcher with a problem requiring intense number crunching. For example, atomic and atmospheric science simulations would take
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VIDEO: Storm surges smash homes in Australia Rescuers are still battling to cope with deadly storms, abnormally high tides and record flooding on Australia’s east coast.
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US effectively siding with Al-Qaeda in desire to get rid of Assad – former UK ambassador to Syria The US is “ready to de facto ally” with its archenemies from Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria as part of its “obsession” by using “so-called moderate” groups to overthrow the Syrian government, former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, told RT in an exclusive interview. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Customer Headaches Could Curtail Apple’s Encryption Push Apple’s Tim Cook says he doesn’t want his company to be able to read customer data—but he probably can’t make that happen.
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Bay State Officials Want To Emulate the Drug War to Collect Cigarette Taxes Massachusetts has a problem with cigarette smuggling—a problem, that is, from the point of view of tax collectors and government regulators. State officials have hiked tobacco taxes so high in pursuit of the twin not-so-compatible goals of enhancing revenue while also discouraging smoking that people are buying their smokes on the black market, smuggled in from low-tax jurisdictions or overseas.
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Madrid latest lab hit by Wada sanction Madrid’s Anti-Doping Laboratory is suspended by Wada after failing to comply with international standards.
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Carry In Style With The Day & Night Bag From Wilmington Rustic Wilmington Rustic has put out a backpack called “The Day & Night” and it is as beautiful as a backpack can reasonably be. The backpack comes in grey, with a hefty share of full grain leather for a very stylish appearance. With a high density waterproof canvas, it not only looks good, but if the rain starts to fall, the […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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No visa, no problem?: Visa Waiver Program missing vital security information Countries in the Visa Waiver Program haven’t been pulling their weight – and this could be a huge security problem, according to the US Government Accountability Office. A report found criminal history and terrorist-ties were missing from many countries. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Listen to the eerie music of ancient stars – CNET Researchers from the University of Birmingham have recreated the “music” of some of the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
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V&A’s world of fragile parts investigates duplication and authenticity at venice biennale the display considers how the production of copies can aid in the preservation of cultural artefacts. The post V&A’s world of fragile parts investigates duplication and authenticity at venice biennale appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Hillary Clinton Will Be Nominated Because More Democrats Are Voting For Her It’s an emblematically annoying ending to the Democratic campaign, one that reflects both the acrimony between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and the fact that Clinton, in the end, is winning her party’s nomination by every available measure.At 8:20 p.m. EDT on Monday night, The Associated Press declared Clinton to be the presumptive Democratic nominee based on her having accumulated 1,812 ele
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5 Tools to Relieve Back Pain or Exercise Individual Muscles The modern work lifestyle is harmful for most people, especially with the number of hours you are sedentary. The human body needs exercise, without which it develops several problems, like back pain. If you have a body part that is in pain or feels underdeveloped, what do you do? The Internet has plenty of exhaustive resources on how to exercise, but it’s difficult to find the right one for your n
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U.S. Takes on African Elephant Poaching with Big Policy Move Poaching of African elephants has been a huge problem for decades, and the U.S. just took a major step toward addressing the issue.Read More
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‘Colorful revolutionaries’ fire paint-bombs at Macedonia government HQ & police (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Thousands of protesters have marched through Macedonia’s capital and pelted paint-bombs at the main government building and police. They urged the government’s resignation, despite President Gjorge Ivanov recently ceding to opposition demands. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The stopwatch: 200 years old and still ticking Time stopped 200 years ago … then it was restarted, stopped again, and reset. No, this isn’t some obscure retrospective application of relativity, we’re talking about the invention of the stopwatch. In 1816 Louis Monet created a device known as the compteur de tierces – a fascinating tale in itself that only came to light a few years ago – and the era in which intervals of time could be accurat
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Everything Worth Knowing About … How We Learn Amnesiacs, memory champions and rats, oh my!
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The Armadillo Vault’s hundreds of limestone slabs are held together without glue ETH Zurich’s Block Research Group worked in collaboration with engineering firm Ochsendorf DeJong & Block and masonry specialist The Escobedo Group to bring the structure to life using expertly designed compression techniques. 399 limestone slabs were brought together after mapping out the technique on RhinoVAULT, a design plugin licensed by the group. Philippe Block and Tom Van Mele of the re
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Couple Build a Tiny Home for Only $300 Some time ago, Alyssa Craft and Jesse Stafford bought a piece of land in the Pacific Northwest, with the hopes of securing a mortgage-free future for themselves, and escape the hectic toil of modern city life. They’ve been living in a trailer, while they build a homestead on the property, but in an effort to live more comfortably, they also built a small cabin, which only cost $300 to construct.
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Uniqlo launches Indonesian-inspired Batik collection to aid female factory workers Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo plans to unveil its new Batik motif collection in Indonesia this month, and a portion of proceeds from the line will go to benefiting the women in its factories in Indonesia. This campaign is part of the company’s ongoing project to uplift women in the garment industry in countries like Bangladesh and Indonesia, where Uniqlo’s production takes place and where
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Falke Svatun’s Tumble vase sits on the edge of a shelf Norwegian designer Falke Svatun has crafted a range of stoneware vessels with cut-out bases, enabling them to balance on the edge of shelves or windowsills (+ movie). (more…)
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New algorithm may lead to a picture of an actual black hole MIT grad student Katie Bouman and her team have developed an algorithm that could finally show us a photo of an actual black hole. See, all the black hole “photos” you’ve seen thus far, including the one above, are merely artist interpretations depicting what we think they look like. In order to capture, say, a picture of the supermassive black hole in the center of our own galaxy, we’ll
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25Mbps NBN is ‘good enough’: Barnaby Joyce The minimum speed provided by the NBN is sufficient for those in rural areas, the deputy prime minister has said.
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NBN named as most important issue for 6 percent of voters Out of a choice of seven topics, the National Broadband Network was the least selected option in a poll of 1,003 voters.
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Netanyahu arrives in Moscow for talks with Putin (VIDEO) Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin. The leaders reportedly plan to discuss the conflict in Syria and the prospects for settling the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fukushima medical survey confirms 14 new child thyroid cancer cases The number of child thyroid cancers discovered in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has reached 131, with the latest panel review adding 14 to the list of those suffering from the deadly disease, along with dozens of new suspected cases. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Affordable, lightweight, low power walking assistance and strength enhancement for the soldier and the elderly with the Superflex exosuitSRI is developing wearable “exosuits” that can augment the musculoskeletal system for performance and strength enhancement and assistance to overcome or prevent damage from injury or disease. SRI’s exosuit differs from exoskeletons by using new muscle-like actuation, comfortable and soft skin attachment, and electronically releasable spring elements to minimize mass, bulk, and noise as w
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Attack on Istanbul police bus kills 11 A car bomb attack targeting a police bus has killed seven officers and four civilians in central Istanbul, officials say.
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VIDEO: Refugees boost German cricket teams Germany’s recent influx of migrants has led to an unexpected boom in cricket – a sport which is rarely played in the country.
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11 killed, 36 injured in bomb attack on police vehicle in Istanbul – governor At least 11 people have been killed and 36 others injured after a bomb attack on a police vehicle, Istanbul’s governor has said. The deadly explosion ripped through central Istanbul near a university and tourist sites during the morning rush hour. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Citroen prototype smooths out bumpy rides with hydraulic cushions Citroen is known for a few things, but the most prominent technological development in its history has to be the hydropneumatic suspension from the DS. It’s credited with saving Charles de Gaulle’s life, and makes for a magic carpet ride regardless of how rugged or rural the roads. In an attempt to inject some of this smooth-riding magic into its modern cars, the engineers at Citroen have devel
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Reddit may have hit upon a way to earn money without their users ever knowing – and that’s a good thing Whether you love or hate Reddit, it’s hard to ignore that the site isn’t one of the best places to find interesting content from around the Web. As a growing company, it obviously needs money to stay afloat, and its sparse ads and Gold user subscription plans contribute to that to an extent. But it will have to do more to stay viable in the coming years. To that end, it’s begun experimenting with
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Haiti annuls presidential poll result, sets new election date Haitians will head to the polls on October 9 to vote for a new president, officials confirmed on Monday, after the results of last year’s controversial election were formally annulled.
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Solar-powered airplane’s flight to New York City postponed The latest leg of a solar-powered airplane’s around-the-world journey has been postponed due to weather conditions.
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Viacom owner throws up hurdle to Paramount sale In a move that further undermines Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, the company’s controlling shareholder said Monday it amended Viacom’s bylaws to require unanimous board approval for any full or partial sale of movie studio Paramount Pictures.
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Finns to bury nuclear waste in world’s costliest tomb Deep underground on a lush green island, Finland is preparing to bury its highly-radioactive nuclear waste for 100,000 years—sealing it up and maybe even throwing away the key.
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Free speech has met social media, with revolutionary results Social media’s personalisation has led to “post-truth politics” as politicians chase popular opinion. But democracy must be more than a popularity contest
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Digify can set Gmail attachments to self-destruct, Mission Impossible style Digify is announcing a security technology that makes it possible to track, unsend, and even self-destruct email attachments sent through Google’s Gmail. The Digify tracking allows Gmail users to see when and where their content is forwarded, and they can choose to unsend attachments at any time. The Digify for Gmail service is available today as a free extension for the Chrome browser. Gmail has
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Traditional farmhouse in Austria updated with contemporary extension Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten has added a contemporary extension to a traditional farmhouse in Austria, featuring rough-sawn spruce cladding and a folded fibre-cement roof (+ slideshow).  (more…)
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Deadly bomb attack strikes police van in central Istanbul A rush-hour car bomb targeted a bus carrying riot police in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding 36 others, Istanbul’s governor said.
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Morning-After Maids will clean up your filthy apartment and feed your dirty hangover We’ve all been there. Waking up on a Sunday morning after a banging house party the night before to be greeted by a beer bottle in the face and the dreaded realisation that it all happened at your place. Enter: The Morning-After Maids.  SEE ALSO: This glorious Nutella kebab is all you need in life In the smartest idea since actual sliced bread, two New Zealand women have created a service that is
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How to Save Files From the Web Right to Cloud Storage Services like Dropbox are remarkable for making your online life easier. You can automatically back up blog posts to Dropbox or save files via email, among many other things. And with one free service, you can also save files directly from the web straight to Dropbox, Google Drive, and more. There is one caveat to this service: it only works if you have a direct link to the file. So for example, i
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Arable Labs introduces Pulsepod solar-powered farm sensor Arable Labs is launching its Pulsepod Internet of Things sensing system for farmers. The Internet of Things is all about making everyday objects smart and connected, and Arable Labs believes that farms can benefit enormously from the advanced analytics of IoT sensor data. Agriculture is about 10 percent of the world’s gross domestic product, accounting for around $7.8 trillion. It is expected to b
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This Taiwanese teacher’s anatomical chalkboard illustrations are unreal A Taiwanese teacher has become a mini celebrity at the school he teaches at after pictures of his lifelike anatomical chalkboard drawings went viral and people mistook him for a lecturer for the school of medicine. According to Boredpanda, Chuan-Bin Chung, is in actual fact a visual design lecturer at Shu-Te University in Kaohsiung, where he’s been teaching classes in illustration, anatomy of art
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Orbit Logic Awarded Air Force Space Situational Awareness Contract Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2016 Orbit Logic has signed a Phase II SBIR contract sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to research and implement software to optimize the scheduling of observations of known space objects and the search for unknown space objects from ground observation sites for improved Space Situational Awareness (SSA). Orbit Logic is teamed with the Colorado Cente
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Study of Opportunity Wheel Scuff Continues Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 07, 2016 Opportunity is exploring ‘Marathon Valley’ on the rim of Endeavour crater, investigating outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is continuing to examine a previously trenched (scuffed) surface. On Sol 4385 (May 25, 2016), Opportunity collected some more targeted Panoramic Camera (Pancam) 13-filter images and continued with an Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrom
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From Kazakhstan to the Cosmos Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2016 On June 2, 1955, the first and largest cosmodrome (space port), was officially created along with the town of Baikonur in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, part of the Soviet Union. The cosmodrome has seen some of the most epic moments in mankind’s history. When people talk about major developments in the history of space exploration, chances are that Baikonur ha
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Brand-new detector to reveal the interiors of stars Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Jun 07, 2016 The most intense source of gamma radiation constructed to date will soon become operational at the ELI Nuclear Physics research facility. It will be possible to study reactions that reveal the details of many processes occurring within stars, in particular those leading to the formation of oxygen. An important part of the equipment will rely on a particle detecto
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Secrets Revealed from Pluto’s “Twilight Zone” Laurel MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2016 NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took this stunning image of Pluto only a few minutes after closest approach on July 14, 2015. The image was obtained at a high phase angle – that is, with the Sun on the other side of Pluto, as viewed by New Horizons. Seen here, sunlight filters through and illuminates Pluto’s complex atmospheric haze layers. The southern portions of the
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Microbes in Space: JPL Researcher Explores Tiny Life Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 07, 2016 On May 11, a sealed capsule containing fungi and bacteria fell from the sky and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Microbiologist Kasthuri Venkateswaran could hardly wait to see what was inside it. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Venkateswaran, who goes by Venkat, studies microbial life – the wild world of organisms too small for us to
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Titan Transtage to be studied by orbital debris scientists Houston TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2016 The Titan Transtage, an upper stage of the Titan III rocket family, arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center May 26, where it will be studied by scientists in the Orbital Debris Program Office (ODPO) to obtain information to complete forensics that will help us understand why things break up in space. Developed in the 1960s to lift heavy payloads, or multiple small pay
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Scientists reconstruct the history of asteroid collisions Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 07, 2016 An international study, in which Spain’s National Research Council (CSIC) participates, reveals that asteroids have endured a multitude of impact strikes since their formation 4,565 million years ago. Scientists have reconstructed a timeline of these collisions using a physics-based model which reproduces the process through time, comparing its results with presen
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Mars ‘colonists’ to undergo five days of tests The Hague (AFP) June 6, 2016 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. Around 200,000 hopefuls from 140 countries initially signed up for the Mars One project, which is to be partly funded by a television reality show about the endeavour. This has been
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US may approve private venture moon mission: report Washington (AFP) June 6, 2016 The US government, in a first, is preparing to approve a private commercial space mission beyond the Earth’s orbit, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The expected decision would set precedents for how the US government would ensure that private ventures comply with international space treaties, the Journal reported late Sunday, citing unnamed sources familiar wit
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Cleaning up decades of phosphorus pollution in lakes Oxford, UK (SPX) Jun 07, 2016 Phosphorus is the biggest cause of water quality degradation worldwide, causing ‘dead zones’, toxic algal blooms, a loss of biodiversity and increased health risks for the plants, animals and humans that come in contact with polluted waters. This threatens the loss of economic and social benefits from freshwaters upon which society relies. In a series of studies publ
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Mapping that sinking feeling Paris (ESA) Jun 07, 2016 For a low-lying, densely populated country like the Netherlands, monitoring subsidence is critical. Until recently, tiny displacements in the ground beneath our feet couldn’t be mapped nationally but, thanks to the Sentinel-1 mission, this is now possible. Focusing on the Netherlands and Denmark, scientists have been using radar images from the Sentinel-1A satellite to pi
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NASA studies details of a greening Arctic Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 07, 2016 The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, according to a NASA study that provides the most detailed look yet at plant life across Alaska and Canada. In a changing climate, almost a third of the land cover – much of it Arctic tundra – is looking more like landscapes found in warmer ecosystems. With 87,000 images taken from Landsat satellites, conver
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Research proves Aboriginal Australians were first inhabitants Nathan, Australia (SPX) Jun 07, 2016 Griffith University researchers have found evidence that demonstrates Aboriginal people were the first to inhabit Australia, as reported in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal this week. The work refutes an earlier landmark study that claimed to recover DNA sequences from the oldest known Australian, Mungo Man. This earlier
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Some big websites might require you to change passwords If you receive an email from Netflix or Facebook asking you to change your password because it matches a credential from an older security breach, you may want to heed its advice. Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs says some big companies, including the streaming service and the social network, tend to go through data from other websites’ security breaches to look for log-ins that match their users’
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Ex-champion Lewis to be Ali pallbearer Britain’s former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and actor Will Smith are to be pallbearers at Muhammad Ali’s funeral.
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Hindu priest murdered in Bangladesh A Hindu priest in Bangladesh is killed by Islamist militants, in the third fatal attack on minorities in the past two days.
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Mackintosh Hooded Nylon Overcoats I know that the difference between a coat and a jacket is the length (past waist vs. at waist), but that bugs me a little bit. I think material and seasonal usage should play a factor, too. Take this Mackintosh Hooded Nylon Overcoat, for instance. Yes, it is knee length, thus the “coat” status. But Read more »
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New antimicrobial material joins fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria Last month, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance warned of a possible future in which emerging superbugs render current antibiotics ineffective, and called for more research into developing new drugs to help prevent that scenario. Thankfully, we’ve seen some promising developments in recent years and now scientists in Singapore have contributed to the effort with the creation of a new materia
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Introducing Volume #48: The Research Turn © Volume Volume #48: The Research Turn is comprised entirely of interviews and conversations. We wanted to learn from those who have been instrumental in shifting the boundaries and shaping today’s landscape of creative knowledge production. The issue also includes the catalogue for BLUE: Architecture of UN Peacekeeping Missions by Malkit Shoshan, the Dutch contribution to the 15th Venice Arc
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8 Design Ideas to Complement the Summer Sun On bright summer days, just taking time to appreciate life in the open air is an honest-to-goodness pleasure. When enjoying life outdoors, simple acts can become special moments. The following is a carefully considered edit of design ideas to complement time spent in the summer sun.Coffee ServiceOn sunny terraces, courtyards, patios and balconies across the world, the easy-going ritual of brewing
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Brickbat: Oh, There You Are British prosecutors are set to charge former soccer player Paul Gascoigne with racially aggravated abuse for a joke he told during an “Evening with Gazza” show in Wolverhampton. Gascoigne reportedly said he could not tell whether a black security guard standing in a darkened part of the theater was smiling.
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How to Use File Paths Over 260 Characters in Windows 10 Sick of Windows telling you that a file path can only be 260 characters long? Well, in the latest Insider build, you can use some trickery — either in a Group Policy or registry hack — to make it happen. Here’s everything  you need to rid yourself of the 260 character shackle and create big paths to your heart’s content! First, you can edit the Group Policy. To do so, enter gpedit.msc into the Win
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Origin of mystery deep-sea mushroom revealed Genes shed light on mysterious sea organism’s origins
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Google Contacts lists verified Maps info for businesses Google has updated its Contacts web app to become much more useful, especially to people visiting new places. So long as you save a business’ official phone number that matches its info on Google Maps, its Contacts card will automatically show its Maps-verified name, official address, website URL and operational hours. 9to5google spotted the new feature and also noted that the card comes with a sh
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Turn,Turn,Turn, This house is designed by the purpose of long life and comfortable life. In spite of three-storied house, inhabitants are possible to walk on the gentle slope almost like a flat house. Wooden rooms are surrounded by the spiral slope and exterior walls which are made of Reinforced concrete.
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Stranded students use phones as beacons to guide rescuers London school students who were trapped on a beach in Kent were rescued by helicopter and lifeboats after they used their mobile phones as beacons. The 34 teenagers and two adults were rescued and taken to safety after they got lost and became disoriented during a coastal walk between St Margaret’s Bay and Dover Harbour.  In a video released by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, the studen
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Spain prosecutors call for Neymar trial Spanish prosecutors call for Brazil and Barcelona football star Neymar to be tried for fraud over the cost of his transfer from Santos.
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Hedge fund managers indicted for selling fake Uber and Airbnb shares to pay for Vegas strippers Two hedge fund managers have been indicted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice for allegedly selling fake shares in Uber, Airbnb, and Alibaba, and using the money to pay  for visits to Las Vegas casinos, stays at high-end hotels, and nights at “gentlemen’s clubs.” Jaswant Singh Gill — also known as Jason Gill — and Javier Carlos Rios were accused of st
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The Chinese lawyer who had his clothes ripped off in court The Chinese lawyer who had his clothes ripped off in court
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Ramadan no barrier to terror groups shelling of Aleppo residential areas & army positions Despite the holy season of Ramadan having begun, terrorists in Syria continue delivering indiscriminate intense fire on Syrian troops, Kurdish militia and residential quarters of the city of Aleppo, using everything in their vast arsenal of artillery. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Spectacular waterfall takes over the Palace of Versailles Eliasson’s transformative works were commissioned as part of a recurring summer project that previously invited artists including the likes of Jeff Koons and Anish Kapoor. The breathtaking Waterfall Installation cascades down from a height of around 40 meters and was created to realize the plans of Louis XIV’s garden architect, André Le Nôtre, who had wanted to add a grand waterfall to Versailles
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The New Breed of Carry-On Luggage Read The New Breed of Carry-On Luggage on Gear Patrol!
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A Quick Guide to Power Banks Read A Quick Guide to Power Banks on Gear Patrol!
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5 Business Trip Essentials for Fathers Even business travel should be a pleasure, not a drain. When Dad puts on his road-warrior hat, make sure he’s got the right gear. That means headphones to keep the noise down in transit, a tablet to entertain him get work done on the go, and a few accessories to ensure he’s charged up and ready to be his best. More Tech Bose Announces 4 New Wireless HeadphonesReview: Fender’s First Ever In-Ear Mon
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How to Eat Your Way Through America’s Most Delicious City Read How to Eat Your Way Through America’s Most Delicious City on Gear Patrol!
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Backpacks for Every Style and Budget With a few notable exceptions (lawyers and actors playing lawyers, mainly), a 21st-century businessman doesn’t have to wear a suit to conduct business. That means he doesn’t doesn’t necessarily have to carry a briefcase. With comfort and functionality as priorities, lots of guys now use backpacks for their everyday commute — just throw it over the shoulders and you’re hands-free for a coffee, a ha
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The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide Dad is the hardest to spoil. Throw him a $15,000 camper, and he won’t turrn erudite hermit — more likely, he’ll loop you in for a road trip and then elect to drive. So when the day to celebrate Dad comes around, trust that however you choose to thank him it will be well received. We’ve assembled a collection of goods to honor both the best qualities and the quirks of the old man. Spend some time
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Beartooth Will Let You Call and Text Your Friends, Even Without Cell Service Read Beartooth Will Let You Call and Text Your Friends, Even Without Cell Service on Gear Patrol!
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12 Bucket List Hotels Worth the Plane Ticket The most common type of hotel is the chain, found near a highway or an airport or just a tired part of town. Often forgettable, but sometimes necessary, you’ve come because it’s either a deal or a means to an end. Then there’s the boutique, smaller in scale and unique to its setting. The experience of staying in one is singular, and, if you’re lucky, reveals something larger about the place you’v
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How to Test Drive the Amazon Echo in a Browser Amazon’s Echo is a great first step into crafting a smart home, and it’s a popular option as voice control continues to grow. While not insanely expensive, the Echo is too pricey to be an impulse buy, so it makes sense to want to try it out beforehand. If you don’t know anyone who owns an Echo, you can take Alexa for a spin by trying a new online demo of the service. At Echosim.io, you can use Ale
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UN takes Saudi coalition off blacklist The UN removes the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen from a blacklist of states and groups violating children’s rights in conflict.
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Honey Bee Extinction Will Change Life As We Know It For an animal most humans take care to avoid, the humble honey bee plays a colossal role in all our lives. But both domestic and wild honey bees are now disappearing at an alarming rate, and the ripple effect of their disappearance will touch every corner of the world.Biologists have been warning the agriculture industry about colony collapse disorder (CCD) for more than a decade. Between 2006 and
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Berlusconi in hospital for heart problem Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been taken to hospital with a heart problem, according to a spokeswoman for his party.
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Rush-hour car bomb attack targeting police kills 11 in Istanbul ISTANBUL — A rush-hour car bomb attack targeting a bus carrying riot police killed 11 people and wounded 36 others Tuesday, Istanbul’s governor said. Speaking at the scene of the blast in the district of Beyazit, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said the dead included seven police officers and four civilians. At least three of the wounded were in serious condition. SEE ALSO: Car bomb in southern Tur
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ISIS keeps finances afloat by taxing women for not wearing socks, men for trimming beards Islamic State is notorious for being the richest terrorist group in the world. However, their loss of more and more territory, plus a drop in oil prices, has force it to take extreme measures. Brace yourself for the weirdest taxes in the world. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Riyadh approves post-oil era economic plan Saudi Arabia has unveiled a plan to triple non-oil revenue and cut public sector wages and subsidies by 2020. The government wants to reshape the kingdom’s economy in the light of falling energy prices. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Facebook Wants You To Watch Video Game Battles From the Comfort Of Your Own News Feed Maybe Facebook was paying attention when Elon Musk tweeted that he loves Overwatch. Just a day later, the site said it’s working on a game-streaming feature that would let us watch from the News Feed as Musk battle those particular robots. COINCIDENCE? Well, definitely, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t Facebook’s newest attempt to take over the internet one niche at a time and show us what we didn
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15 percent of Gibraltar’s energy could soon come from wave power Related: Perth’s Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water from the motion of the ocean Via CleanTechnica Images via Eco Wave Power Facebook and Wikimedia Commons
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DocPlanner raises $20 million and merges with Doctoralia as doctor-booking wars heat up Doctor-booking wars. I know, right? I can barely believe I wrote that headline myself. But it’s true. Somehow, finding the right doctor and making an appointment has emerged as one of the world’s biggest problems. And an avalanche of venture capital is pouring into companies offering to solve it. Today, DocPlanner of Poland announced it has raised $20 million in venture capital and has acquired Do
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Imaginary money: your cash won’t be real in the future Funny digi-moneyMoney as a concept has changed a lot over the years – from mounds of salt back in Roman times (‘salary’ is derived from the Latin for salt) through to gold, then innumerable currencies and now to today’s vast digital transactions. Sure, there’s a lot of cash still sloshing around, but the big deals are all electronic. Increasingly that’s trickling down to us consumers too – from Wa
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Updated: How to fix Mac boot-up problems in Recovery Mode How to Use Recovery’s OptionsRecovery is a set of tools you can depend on in a rare emergency — typically when something drastic stops you getting into OS X. It looks a lot like OS X proper, but its capabilities are limited to essential maintenance tools that help you get up and running after a critical problem. It’s even possible to download and reinstall the whole operating system.If the prospec
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Contemporary Castles: New Architecture Among Medieval Contexts Architects have a profound love for castles. Both monolithic and iconic, these fortresses hold powerful connections to history, materials and place. Built over a millennium during the Middle Ages, castles were designed with widely varied forms and features to control the areas surrounding them. As both offensive and defensive structures, castles served as centers of power within their communities
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The advanced beginner’s guide to R So you’ve gone through the Computerworld Beginner’s Guide to R and want to take the next steps in your R journey? In this advanced beginner’s guide, you’ll learn data wrangling, best packages to use for different tasks, how to make maps with R and much more.(computerworld.com)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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French rail service offers unions deal in bid to end strikes With trains canceled across France on the seventh day of a nationwide strike, the SNCF national rail service has offered unions a deal on working hours to try to persuade train drivers to go back to work.
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Flamingo stars turn pink when they gobble iron-rich planets Consuming a metal-rich planet or two early in its life can change a star’s colour – making them the flamingos of space
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Mosquitoes Drill Under Human Skin with 6 Hollow Needles [Video] You’ll never think about those warm summer evenings the same way again — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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LISA Pathfinder Reports Record-Breaking Gravitational Wave Results The successful technology demonstration paves the way for detecting mergers of supermassive black holes with future space-based observatories — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bats are transmitters of dangerous human infections Tomsk State University zoologist Maria Orlova participated in an international research project dedicated to parasites of bats from Mexico and the Antilles. The study proved that both parasites and bats can act as the transmitters of dangerous human infections.
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France launches unprecedented security operation for Euro 2016 As millions of football fans and the world’s media descend on France for the Euro 2016 championships, one of the biggest security operations the country has ever seen is getting under way.
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Researchers use network theory to solve the mystery of stellar initial mass function For the first time, scientists have used methods of network science to solve a fundamental astrophysical problem—explaining the so-called “stellar initial mass function,” a distribution of stars by mass in galaxies and star clusters. The study has been published in the recent issue of The Astrophysical Journal.
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We’re Now One Step Closer to Detecting Gravitational Waves in Space Image: European Space Agency.A planned space-based gravitational wave observatory is one step closer to becoming a reality because a critical technological component just passed a series of tests with flying colors. The LISA Pathfinder collaboration announced the results of these experiments at a press briefing in Madrid this morning, along with a paper published in Physical Review Letters.Gravita
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Pergamino Coffee: The Colombian company sells beans directly from their farm to shorten the chain from field to cup In 2012, the Pergamino coffee bar in the upscale El Poblado neighborhood of Medellín, Colombia was one of our favorite finds in this vibrant city. Now Pergamino is available in North America through their online store, making it possible to order…… Continue Reading…
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XXI triennale exhibits lorenzo palmeri’s rapa nui free-standing quartz faces in milan the mysterious appearance of the structures are intended to ask important questions towards the future. The post XXI triennale exhibits lorenzo palmeri’s rapa nui free-standing quartz faces in milan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The all-glass office: For the business with nothing to hide Dutch firm MVRDV recently completed an unusual project in Hong Kong that involved the gutting of an existing factory interior and its replacement with all-glass office spaces. Featuring glass walls, glass floors, and glass tables, 133 Wai Yip Street is conceived as a new working space for the business with nothing to hide… Continue Reading The all-glass office: For the business with nothing t
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11 Father’s Day gifts that techie dads will love 1. Griffin PowerDock ProThe Griffin PowerDock Pro charging dock is the kind of present everyone will welcome – and perfect for sharing if you’re still staying with dad. Sporting a new design that is improved from the original PowerDock 5, the new Pro model now delivers a full 12 watts of charging for each of its five ports to charge both Android and iOS devices.To read this article in full or to l
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Masculine Parisian Loft Design With Striking Details Architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty of Paris-based Studio Ko have made a name for themselves all over the world with their dramatic designs, but here the pair are in their home city of Paris, bringing their luxe mix of custom designed pieces and flea market finds to a sophisticated loft overlooking the rooftops of Paris. Paris is a city with its own refined and breathtaking style, and it in
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IBM targets data scientists with a new development platform based on Apache Spark Making sense of data can involve a wide variety of tools, and IBM is hoping to make data scientists’ lives easier by putting them all in one place. The company on Tuesday released what it calls Data Science Experience, a new development environment in the cloud for real-time, high-performance analytics. Based on data-processing framework Apache Spark, Data Science Experience is designed to spee
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Flying is for suckers! These new mini-submarine drones take a GoPro underwater While shooting without someone behind the camera is normally a job for the drones (or robots), Seawolf takes that concept underwater with mini-submarines. Now, the latest addition to the Seawolf line takes the 360 experience underwater. The submersible take on drone photography isn’t new, but the Seawolf line tends to make the idea a bit more affordable with systems that use a mount for a popular
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The future of delivery drones isn’t in the sky; it’s on the sidewalk From Amazon to DHL, everyone wants to deliver packages with drones. But Starship Technologies — a startup founded by former Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis — is taking a slightly different approach. Instead of using drones that fly in the sky, the company is bringing drone delivery back down to earth with a fleet of six-wheeled robots that deliver goods on the ground. At first glanc
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5 ways to stop spam from invading your email Frank Miller (and no, I don’t know if he’s that Frank Miller) asked if there was “a way to stop or reduce the spam mail that I receive?”Short of cutting yourself off from the Internet, there’s no way to eliminate spam entirely. The best you can do is filter out most of it, and even that has some unfortunate consequences.Your email client (the local program or cloud-based service you use to acces
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NATO allies kick off biggest military exercises since Cold War Troops were set to hit the ground in Poland Tuesday as Warsaw kicks off its largest-ever joint military exercises with its NATO allies, aimed at shoring up regional security amid the West’s worst standoff with Russia since the end of the Cold War.
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EU may ban Monsanto weedkiller over health concerns Leading European countries have decided not to extend the license for glyphosate, a herbicide used in Monsanto’s top selling weedkiller. The EU is worried about growing public concerns it could cause cancer. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Britain secretly upgrading its nukes without asking MPs – report Britain is secretly upgrading its arsenal of Trident nuclear weapons and is developing an entirely new warhead, according to a report from the Nuclear Information Service (NIS). Controversially, Parliament is yet to consent to its renewal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian officials voice skepticism over Council of Europe’s latest report on racism & tolerance Senior lawmakers have stated that Russia valued the criticism from the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), but a complex approach to serious problems meant that heeding the advice of European officials was not always possible. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Blair blame game: Ex-PM prepares Iraq War excuses ahead of Chilcot report Former PM Tony Blair will respond to the Chilcot report on the legality of the 2003 Iraq invasion by arguing the Middle East state was devastated by Iran, Al-Qaeda and a powder keg of tribal animosity unleashed by Saddam’s removal, reports suggest. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Modelling auditory systems of bats for information processing applications Scientists have developed a neural network model of a bat’s auditory system to understand how bats rapidly discriminate between signals from edible insects and surrounding background noise. The report by researchers at UEC, Tokyo is published Neural Processing Letters.
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Cellular receptors for human cytomegalovirus discovered A publication in the scientific journal Nature Microbiology identifies PDGFRα as the receptor for the trimeric gHgLgO complex of Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). TThe study led by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) was done in collaboration with scientists from Humabs BioMed SA in Switzerland, the IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, th
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Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers Mention E. coli and what pops into most people’s heads are bacteria, tainted food, a rush to the hospital – basically, fear.
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AAPL’s rumored Taiwanese bond sale goes live, 30-year term with 4.15% yield Reuters said last week that Apple was planning a $1B bond launch in Taiwan – home to iPhone assembler Foxconn – and it now reports that the sale has gone live. more…Filed under: AAPL Company
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Image: A mysterious ring of celestial microwaves Fifty years ago, astronomers discovered a mystery. They called it Loop I. Today, we still have not fully resolved the mystery of how this giant celestial structure formed but we do now have the best image of it, thanks to ESA’s Planck satellite.
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Thank You For Arguing Is a Master Class In Modern Rhetoric Arguments aren’t won with information; they’re resolved with rhetoric, the art of persuasion. In Thank You For Arguing, author Jay Heinrichs reveals the secrets to mastering rhetoric, identifying logical fallacies, getting what you want through persuasion, and keeping arguments from turning into nasty fights.This is part of Lifehacker’s book review series. Not every life hack can be summed up in a
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Exterior Swimming Pool and changing room in Jesús, Tortosa The facility is located on the Jesus Road, between the Canal de l’Ebre and the Barranc de la Vall Cervera, and it is accessed from a public space prior to widening of the pavement on this road. One of the aims of the project is to provide the pools a space removed from the Road and the wind, that overlooks the canal and the future of sports area, as well as to provide a good orientation to optimi
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This 1 Weird Trick Can Help People Grow Their Savings People are psychologically predisposed to believe the key to staying out of financial trouble is earning more—but they’re wrong — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mr. Seed wants you to take a stand against the agrichemical industry He has a potty mouth, but he’s on a mission to stop things from getting even worse.
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U.S. Race Relations Getting Better: New at Reason Things are looking up, even when it comes to race relations in the U.S. Marian Tupy writes: Last week, the HumanProgress team gave a talk on Capitol Hill entitled “Don’t worry, be happy.” We focused on encouraging global trends ranging from growing wealth and increasing life expectancy, to falling crime and the shrinking gender pay gap in rich countries. Afterwards, the audience asked
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That ’70s myth—did climate science really call for a “coming ice age?” (credit: Ravi Kochhar) One of the undying, zombie-like arguments against climate change is that you can’t trust climate scientists because they started out making doom and gloom claims about global cooling in the 1970s. But this, along with many other things comedian Dennis Miller has said on late night talk shows, needn’t be taken seriously. By the time fears of an ice age reached the public’
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EU rules no jail for illegal migrants Non-EU migrants illegally entering an EU state in the Schengen zone should not face detention on those grounds, says the European Court of Justice.
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Android thieves beware: Google readies kill switch to remote-brick lost devices A new brick function could provide a more thorough remote wipe than is currently possible on Android.
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Anupama Kundoo uses ferrocement to create pioneering “Lego-like” house Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Indian architect Anupama Kundoo has unveiled a prototype house that can be built in just six days using Lego-like blocks of a material called ferrocement (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Energy crowdfunding: the new way to boost renewables It’s a brand new sector: the first steps date back to 2012. Today energy crowdfunding is a way of financing solar panel or wind turbine projects. For some people, like Andrew Yakub, founder of a US solar manufacturing company, it will save the planet.
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Safety—or profit? The booming business of CCTV and safer streets Closed circuit street cameras have been sold to the community as a way of making us safer, reducing crime and discouraging anti-social behaviour. But research into the Federal Government’s $50 million Safer Streets program shows its main effect has been unchecked proliferation of highly profitable commercial arrangements between governments and private firms, amid little evidence that it improves
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Google, Facebook, Yahoo, rights groups oppose FBI expansion of surveillance powers Google, Facebook, Yahoo and industry and civil rights groups have opposed legislation that would extend the categories of Internet records that the U.S. government can collect without court approval through administrative orders known as National Security Letters. The companies and groups have pointed out in a letter to senators that the new provisions would expand the types of records, known a
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Verizon to offer $3B for Yahoo’s core Internet business Verizon Communications will bid about $3 billion for the Internet assets of ailing Yahoo, according to a newspaper report. The communications company will try to beat other potential bidders such as private-equity firm TPG with a deal that would likely aim to combine Yahoo Web properties, with more than 1 billion users a month, with Verizon’s growing business in online ads, the Wall Street Jour
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Start of scientific experimentation at the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device Following nine years of construction work and one year of technical preparations and tests, on 10 December 2015 the first helium plasma was produced in the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald. The production of the first hydrogen plasma followed on 3 February 2016 and marked the start of the experimental operation of the device. The purp
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Want To Get Out Of The Office? This Coworking Space Is On A Sustainable Sailboat Coboat lets you work while riding the waves. But if you don’t like your office mates, you better know how to swim.Gerald Schömbs’ new office—and home—will set sail from Athens this weekend. The Coboat is a coworking and “coliving” space with the ultimate view: the ocean. On a break, you can strap on a scuba tank and go for a dive.Read Full Story
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How Copa90 Is Using Snapchat, WhatsApp, And More To Be A Next-Gen Sports Media Brand The “Vice of soccer” is using the Euro 2016 tournament to show brands and fans just what it’s capable of.No matter what hour of the day, day of the week, week of the month, or month of the year, there is someone in the world talking about soccer. It’s not just talking, though. It’s arguing, shouting, singing, writing, and every other form of human expression, all surrounding the game, ev
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Smart Mirrors Might Be The Future Of In-Store Customer Analytics Oak Labs, founded by eBay alum Healey Cypher, knows its tech won’t work unless it makes employees’ jobs easier, not harder. Will it succeed?Online shopping data is an invaluable trove of insight into how people shop on the Internet. But as the line between online shopping and offline shopping blurs, what about in-person sales? How do you track customer brick-and-mortar behavior beyond inventory in
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Facebook’s Race To Dominate AI Can a radically open culture help Facebook catch up to Google and Microsoft—and build the world’s most powerful ad platform?Facebook is known for a variety of mantras embedded in its culture, often spelled out on signs at its offices or recited by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives: “Code wins arguments,” “Move fast and break things,” or “Done is better than perfect.
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A startup that pays cash to buy homes now offers money-back guarantee  Opendoor, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based startup is a swing-for-the fences type of bet during a time when the most ambitious startups are suddenly less fashionable than they once were. That’s not crimping the company’s style. In fact, Opendoor, which is on a mission to make it simple to buy and sell houses online, just added another layer of risk onto its big-risk,… Read More
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How to Birth a Baby from a Donated Uterus The Swedish surgeon behind this experimental procedure says techniques used by humans could be improved with robot assistance — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Babies’ Innate Sense of Color Before learning language, infants distinguish between categories such as green and blue — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Expanding the Drug War to Cigarettes: New at Reason Massachusetts is expanding the war on drugs to encompass cigarettes. J.D. Tuccille writes: Massachusetts has a problem with cigarette smuggling—a problem, that is, from the point of view of tax collectors and government regulators. State officials have hiked tobacco taxes so high in pursuit of the twin not-so-compatible goals of enhancing revenue while also discouraging smoking that people are b
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England isn’t windy enough for new turbines, claims industry boss Every country has its stereotypes, but England will always be famous for its terrible weather. You’d think a land labeled for its cold, wet and windy conditions would be ideal for generating energy, but it turns out that isn’t the case. The head of the UK’s wind industry trade body, Hugh McNeal, has even gone on record to admit that England simply isn’t windy enough to justify the creation of any
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First Click: Microsoft could turn every PC into an Xbox This time next week, we’ll know exactly what Microsoft is planning for the future of its Xbox One console. With sales continuing to lag behind Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft has started to focus on combining PC gaming with the Xbox One. The first signs of this started when the Xbox One was originally launched with a customized version of Windows 8, but the software maker upgraded the console to
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The Rise of Confirmshaming: When Websites Insult You for Not Opting In Image: Shutterstock It’s probably fair to suggest that most people using the internet want to save money, make healthy choices, and keep abreast of current events. What they don’t want, is to give companies their email addresses to prove it. Much of the online marketing world, however, seeks to change this. Growing numbers of websites, from magazines to clothing stores, have adopted “exit-inte
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New Apple patents point to rugged iPhone, advanced EarPods Trying to keep future plans under wraps would be a lot easier for companies like Apple if they didn’t have to file for patents for their most innovative tech. A couple of new patents spotted by AppleInsider offer an intriguing look at what we can expect from future iPhones.First up there’s a filing for waterproof speakers – is a rugged, heavy duty, outdoor iPhone on the way? Or does Apple have pla
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Water Filtration – A Life-Saving Investment With pollution an ever looming threat, and scares of water-borne diseases re-emerging throughout the Western world, pure drinking water has never been more valuable
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Buhari ‘broke medical tourism promise’ One of Nigeria’s leading doctors accuses President Muhammadu Buhari of reneging on a promise to end “medical tourism” by seeking treatment in the UK.
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Forget the Samsung Galaxy S7 — you’ll want a Galaxy X, in 2017 [updated] The Samsung Galaxy X range will have foldable screens, with release date early next year. Deep-throat rumor-mongers say there’ll be two models, different from the upcoming Galaxy S8 range.[Developing story: Updated 7:26 am PT with more comment]So forget today’s ho-hum, derivative, Samsung Galaxy S7. Finally, we’re going to see major change in smartphone form-factors. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers co
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Brent crude hits $51 per barrel for first time since October North Sea crude benchmark Brent is nearing an eight-month high above $51 per barrel on Tuesday, propped up by a weaker dollar and falling output in Nigeria due to increased militant activity. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FBI in new push to probe web browser history – report The FBI hopes to amend surveillance laws as early as this year, giving the agency explicit authority to access a personal Internet browser history by simply issuing an administrative “national security letter,” the Washington Post reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Chips that Mimic Organs Could Be More Powerful Than Animal Testing The new Toxic Substances Control Act could encourage research into organs on chips. The post Chips that Mimic Organs Could Be More Powerful Than Animal Testing appeared first on WIRED.
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Research program studies industrial hemp North Dakota farmers are growing industrial hemp for the first time in more than 70 years, and the New Crops research program in the NDSU Department of Plant Sciences is conducting research to assist them.
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10 Surprising Things All Facebook Users Should Know You probably use Facebook every day, but you may have missed recent developments. Or maybe you just didn’t realize how much of a monolith Facebook has become, and how easily your information might be shared further than you’d like. Here are some things you really should know about Facebook, in some cases whether you use it yourself or not. You Can Follow & Unfollow People Not everyone has cott
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Molten Copper vs. Dry Ice There’s something hypnotic about Tito4re’s slow-motion video of molten copper being poured onto a block of dry ice. While the copper eventually defeated the dry ice, along the copper seemed to take on a life of its own. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Collapsing Magnets in Slow-MoJelly TennisInfernoThe Flame Saber (and More)Naturally Exploding Plants
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iContainers, Expedia for transporting freight internationally, raises $6.7 million  iContainers, a startup with ambitions to make moving goods from warehouse to warehouse anywhere in the world as easy as booking a hotel room, closed $6.7 million in growth capital today led by Serena Capital. CEO Jaime Jimenez wants to take the Expedia model and build it out for transporting freight long distances. Right now there are more costs built into global shipping than artificial… Read Mo
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Glass Block Pavers For use in vertical or horizontal applications, as wall coverings or tiles, Seves Glassblock’s pavers can satisfy both structural and functional project requirements. Designed to meet the needs of the most difficult urban structures, as well as the simplest interior designs, glass block pavers are perfectly suited to almost any project: steps, balconies, skywalks, terraces, floors, commercial spa
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New Snowden document reveals UK spy agency warned of ‘too much data’ risk in 2010  Another document from the original cache leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 has just been published by The Intercept, and it further bolsters the view that government intelligence agencies’ bulk collection of data for investigatory purposes is counterproductive to national security efforts. Read More
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Prescribed burning may benefit rattlesnakes A forest at first appears devastated after a fire, devoid of color. Ash and smoky plant remains cover the forest floor. In a few short weeks, however, shrubs and forbs will poke through the ash, taking advantage of the nitrogen that was released during the fire. Turkeys will feed on the remains of dead insects, and small mammals will emerge from their burrows to feed on seeds of oaks and hickories
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This Screen-Scrambling Tool Only Reveals Your Browser with Special Glasses Working in public places has some drawbacks. You have to find an open seat at the tourist-swarmed Starbucks, the WiFi isn’t great sometimes, and, worst of all, you gotta look over your shoulder if you want to browse embarrassing sites or highly personal ones. That’s why the paranoiacs among us use a privacy screen, a dark plastic layer on top of your laptop screen that makes it harder for people n
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Significant Digits For Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 27 percent approvalGov. Chris Christie has brutal approval numbers in his home state of New Jersey, which votes today in the presidential primaries. A Monmouth University poll reported a mere 27 percent of New Jerseyans approve of the job Christie is doing as governor. Furthermore, 80 percent said Christie
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Why People Try Repulsive Things The surprising power of curiosity — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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SOFIA heads to New Zealand to study Southern Hemispheric skies The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, to study the Southern Hemisphere’s skies June 6.
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PolyU invention makes 3D mapping more accurate The two major traditional 3D mapping techniques are photogrammetry using satellite/aerial imagery and laser scanning. The former offers higher accuracy in the horizontal direction while the latter shows higher accuracy in vertical direction. They may produce errors at different levels and there are usually inconsistences between the mapping products derived from them.
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Tarantula toxins offer key insights into neuroscience of pain When your dentist injects lidocaine into your gums, the drug blocks the pain of the oncoming drill, but it also blocks all other sensation – leaving your mouth feeling numb and swollen. What if there were a drug that could specifically block pain, but leave the rest of your sensations alone? In order to do this, you would need to find a way to control the cohort of nerve fibers that transmit the s
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Microsoft offers WWDC party to try to woo iOS developers to Windows/Azure You have to feel a little sympathy for Microsoft. At a time when everyone wants to be writing apps for iOS first and Android second, Windows 10 is left out there as a platform people might get around to if they have time. But the company seems to be compensating by beefing up its efforts to both sell its services to iOS developers and create more iOS apps. more…Filed under: Tech Industry Tagged:
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How to use Cortana and Lenovo’s ReachIt to find files strewn across your digital life Lenovo recently released a new combination desktop program/Windows Store app that helps add even more power to Cortana on Windows 10 PCs. Lenovo’s Reachit lets you take Cortana into places it’s never been before by connecting the digital assistant to your files within the likes of Dropbox and Google Drive.Lenovo released Reachit in beta form in 2015, but now it’s available for anyone to use.Here
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South Korea races to create the world’s first carbon-free island The race to be the first carbon-free island is underway. South Korea’s Jeju Island hopes to claim the prize by 2030, and they’re looking to nearby Gapado Island for solutions. The tiny island, home to 177 people, runs mainly on solar and wind power. Jeju has been chasing the goal for four years. Together with the district office, they’ve helped Gapado attain nearly carbon-free status. The district
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Ocean Observatories Initiative data now live When the HMS Challenger set sail in 1872, researchers made discoveries that laid the foundation of the science of oceanography. Those early scientists couldn’t have imagined that more than a century later, the secrets of the sea could be discovered by almost anyone, even those thousands of miles from the coast.
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Scottish police to add hijab uniform under diversity plan Police Scotland is to introduce a hijab to its uniform in an effort to attract more Muslim women to a force which is failing to reflect the diversity in the country’s population. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jailed BBC Myanmar reporter to appeal A BBC reporter jailed for three months with hard labour in Myanmar is to appeal against his sentence.
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The race to become East Africa’s biggest port East African countries fight it out for trade supremacy
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The robot-made shelter that adapts to human movement I peer up at the clouds and squint as raindrops splatter my glasses. Up above, far beyond my reach, is a sparse canopy woven together by an extraordinary mixture of carbon and glass fibers. They stick, curve and cross over one another to form wide hexagonal discs, spreading out across the lawn like a fleet of flying saucers. As I walk underneath, I reach out and touch the pillars that keep the ent
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From dark gravity to phantom energy: what’s driving the expansion of the universe? There is something strange happening in the local universe, with galaxies moving away from each other faster than expected.
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Farm-to-food study aims to understand the effect of manure management practices on antibiotic resistance and residues Researchers from four U.S. universities are teaming up with dairy farms across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to study the effect of three different manure management techniques on preventing the occurrence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, genes tied to resistance, and antibiotic residues—traces of antibiotics and the compounds they break down into.
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Computing helps with the complex design of modern architecture In 1960, when the America computer scientist Ivan Sutherland developed Sketchpad, described as the first computer graphical user interface, it changed the course of architecture.
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Study suggests energy independence policies will lead to only a small decline in global greenhouse gas emissions (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from across Europe has conducted a study looking into the impact that countries pursuing energy independence polices will have on global greenhouse gas emissions and by extension, global warming. In their paper published in Nature Energy, the team reports that though such efforts are likely to lower energy trade, they saw only a small decline in global greenhouse g
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Solved mystery of the deep-sea mushroom just raises new questions It’s not often scientists suggest they’ve found an entirely new group of animals, something so different that they can’t be considered as belonging to one of the main groups, such as shellfish, insects, worms, jellyfish, sponges, animals with backbones (like us) and so on.
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Solar Powered Charging Hat Extend the life of your devices while you’re out on the go with this solar powered charging hat. Available in a range of vibrant color schemes, the visor comes outfitted with solar cells that let you charge your devices by plugging them into the back of the cap. Check it out $69.00
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Cooler MOLLE Wrap Increase your cooler’s versatility next time you head outdoors using this cooler MOLLE wrap. Designed to complement the Orca Gear 26-quart cooler, it’s made from durable 600 denier nylon and snaps on and off for quick installation and removal. Check it out $49.00
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Fire ravages German refugee hub A large fire has broken out at a convention centre used a major hub for refugees in the western German city of Duesseldorf.
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VR could change forever thanks to this company you’ve never heard of Ahead of Lenovo’s Tech World later this week, Movidius, a company you may or may not have heard of, has announced that its new Myriad 2 vision processing unit (VPU) will be used in upcoming Lenovo products. While it may not seem too exciting on the surface, it could very well be the spark of a revolution in mobile virtual and augmented reality. But let’s back up. What exactly is a VPU? According t
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Rare vellum Aristotle “de Animabilis” goes to auction – the foundation of the study of biology The auction of a landmark scientific document by Aristotle on Wednesday afternoon will make compelling viewing for those who value scientific heritage. The recently rediscovered luxe vellum edition of Aristotle’s “de Animabilis” is expected to break auction records, being the first ever book on biology and the single most important source of zoological information for 2,000 years …
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Want to Live on Mars? You’ll Need to Make Some Martian Bricks Scientists are working to transform Martian regolith into a radiation-shielding construction material. The post Want to Live on Mars? You’ll Need to Make Some Martian Bricks appeared first on WIRED.
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‘The tide has turned’ in fight against Islamic State group The Islamic State group caught the world off guard when it conquered vast swaths of territory, including important cities, in Iraq and Syria. Two years later, experts say the tide has finally turned against the jihadist camp.
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Airbus is solving the space debris problem with pseudo-satellites that fly forever Last month I posted an article including a video visualizing 58 years of space debris orbiting Earth. It’s a worrying situation, with some 171 million pieces of debris estimated to be up there. […]
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TESTED: Parrot Bebop2 The Bebop 2, the latest flagship from Parrot, could well be the answer thanks to a built-in high-definition camera with onboard storage. The post TESTED: Parrot Bebop2 appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Replacing noble metals with nickel Chemical synthesis can transform commodity chemicals into complex life-saving drugs, household products, or advanced materials. But this “alchemy” can also produce huge amounts of toxic waste or require harsh and dangerous conditions—and often relies on expensive and rare heavy metals to spark reactions.
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Big-box retail work has its benefits With the rise of the big-box retailer in the past four decades, many are concerned that U.S. middle-class jobs in manufacturing have been replaced by minimum-wage jobs in retail.
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The role of statistics in quantum scale observation explains microscale behaviour There is a gap in the theory explaining what is happening at the macroscopic scale, in the realm of our everyday lives, and at the quantum level, at microscopic scale. In this paper published in EPJ D , Holger Hofmann from the Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter at Hiroshima University, Japan, reveals that the assumption that quantum particles move because they follow a precise trajecto
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Genius Pack Travel Backpack w/ Integrated Suiter Be it for an overnight trip or for your regular day at work, the Genius Pack Travel Backpack w/ Integrated Suiter is designed for all kinds of everyday commuter. The beauty of the bag lies in its spacious compartments which offers enough space for your laptop, tablet, business accessories, and more. There is a GP Micro Travel Umbrella that pops out of the bag in case it starts raining. You can als
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NetBright LED Wireless Outdoor Spotlights NetBright Spotlights contain patented NetBright technology that allows the lights to communicate with each other, creating a wireless network for sophisticated perimeter security. Each spotlight provides 200 lumens, is battery powered, motion activated with auto shut off, and can be installed in less than 5 minutes with the included screws. When one NetBright Spotlight detects motion, all others o
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12 Awesome Free Screensavers for Windows to Bridge Idle Times “Screensavers?” you might be asking. That’s right, we’re bringing screensavers back! It’s a shame to say, as computers have been beefing up their ability to project insanely high quality video games and movies, we’ve left behind the ambiance and wow factor of high quality screensavers. But no longer; with these easy to install and easy to enjoy screensavers, you’ll put the “awe” back in desktop. A
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Fingerprint algorithm helps researchers characterize ripples on the ocean floor to understand storm behavior Human fingerprints are unique identifiers. The wiggles, curves and ripples cannot be copied or duplicated and provide a distinct signature that represents an individual.
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Facebook Messenger bug allowed researchers to change conversation history  Security researchers discovered a bug in Facebook Messenger that would allow an attacker to modify or remove text, pictures, links, and other data from chats in the Messenger Android app and in desktop Facebook chat — opening up some of Messenger’s 900 million users to potential fraud. The bug could be used to alter conversations and spread malware, according to researchers at… Read More
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Modern timber-clad addition spruces up an old Austrian farmhouse Designed in the Mühlviertel Bauernsacherl style, the original property was built in the local rural vernacular with a half-hip roof and white granite walls. Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten’s renovation carefully preserves the building’s character while adding an L-shaped extension that’s both contemporary and complementary. The spruce-clad addition is topped with an asymmetric fibre-cemen
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Cultural Crown: David Adjaye on the Future of the Museum “In many ways, there are few things as powerful and as important as a people, as a nation that is steeped in its history. Often America is celebrated as a place that forgets. This museum seeks to help all Americans remember, and by remembering, this institution will stimulate a dialogue about race and help to foster a spirit of reconciliation and healing.” These powerful, provocative words encaps
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Spot HD Video Camera by iSmartAlarm Stay updated with what’s going on at home even while you’re out with the Spot HD Video Camera by iSmartAlarm. Working on its own or integrating with the rest of the iSmartAlarm collection, this powerful video camera is able to wirelessly stream a live feed right to your device. The Spot HD Video Camera has free cloud storage for saved videos as well as a micro SD slot for up to 64GB of local stora
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The Illuminated Bookmark by Kyouei Design Channel your inner Einstein with the Illuminated Bookmark by Kyouei Design. Laying flat to keep your page clearly marked and saved, this incredible device is much more than what meets the eye. The Illuminated Bookmark instantly transforms into a light so you can read day or night. Printed on a special film, the ink used in this bookmark actually transmits electricity. Powered by just one lithium c
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Sensus Smart Guitar by Mind Music Labs Introducing the Sensus Smart Guitar by Mind Music Labs. This incredible instrument is outfitted with everything you need to get playing, including the audio equipment. Although it may look like a traditional guitar, the Sensus Smart Guitar actually is totally wireless which allows you to add any modulations or effects without having to rely on any pedals making a huge leap in the music instrument
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Interview – Jake Dyson Revolutionises Lighting With His CSYS Task Light Some people are born with innovation in the bloodstream. Such is the case with Jake Dyson, whose father is Sir James Dyson of bag-less vacuum cleaning fame. Not one to waste some excellent DNA, Jake has applied the same sense of vision that his father brought to the vacuum industry to the lighting industry, which in his opinion can use a major overhaul.Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Eight Foam Rolling Techniques to Loosen Up Your Muscles To the untrained eye, foam rolling can look extremely awkward (just watch someone foam roll their glutes or hip flexors). For someone who knows what they’re doing, though, they’re massaging tired and tight muscles and treating their hard-working muscles right—judgey eyes, be damned.http://lifehacker.com/5877310/how-ca…This infographic by Greatist shows you eight techniques that can work your mos
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Germany demands tougher rules on emissions testing Germany on Tuesday demanded tougher rules on controlling diesel car pollution in Europe as it blamed auto manufacturers other than Volkswagen of using defeat devices to pass emissions tests.
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First Philippine microsatellite DIWATA-1 successfully captures images in initial testing phase The microsatellite was developed by Tohoku University, Hokkaido University, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Republic of the Philippines and the University of the Philippines Diliman under the DOST-funded research program, “Development of the Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Microsatellite (PHL-MICROSAT).”
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Astronomers discover a giant planet spinning up its star (Phys.org)—A giant “hot Jupiter” exoplanet has recently been detected by an international team of astronomers led by Kaloyan Penev of Princeton University. The newly found alien world, designated HATS-18b, is an interesting case of a planet tidally spinning up its parent star. Moreover, this planetary system could be a great laboratory for researchers when it comes to testing theories of
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The MonoShot review: Versatile, lightweight, and affordable smartphone tripod Going up? As a tripod, The MonoShot extends from a mere 17 inches to nearly six feet tall in just seconds. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, selfie sticks are here to stay. And why not; they’re lightweight, convenient, and get the job done in a pinch. But for those who prefer more versatility and less social stigma from their smartphone camera accessories, there’s a new kid on the block capable of han
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Bluetooth’s soft limits in OS X: Count your devices Steve Johnson wrote in with a complaint I hear regularly (and experience myself): I have a Mac mini with a Bluetooth trackpad and keyboard. I recently received a Bose radio and play music from the Mac via Bluetooth. Sometimes the radio signal gets garbled. I can temporarily disable the keyboard and trackpad and get the music working, then re-enable. Is there a way to correct this situation witho
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Anki is bringing giant robot trucks to its toy racing game Anki, a robotics startup that makes smartphone-controlled toy cars, is adding a new twist to its racing game with the introduction of trucks. The two new models, called Freewheel and X52, are hulking big rigs about three times the size of Anki’s standard Hot Wheels-style race cars. Like their smaller counterparts, the trucks are guided along Anki’s modular race track using artificial intelligence
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Gorilla Boy’s Mom Won’t Be Arrested, Thank Goodness The parents of the boy who wormed his way into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo will not be prosecuted. That is fantastic news for anyone who has ever lost track of a beloved child for a few seconds, minutes, or hours—in other words, every parent on earth (including the Prime Minister of England, who accidentally left his kid at a pub). As the prosecutor put it: “If anyone does not
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A.M. Links: Sanders vs. Clinton, Terror Attack in Istanbul, Trump Doubles Down on Racist Anti-Judge Attacks Voters head to the polls today in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Hillary Clinton has effectively cinched the Democratic presidential nomination with 2,384 delegates. A spokesman for Bernie Sanders says it’s still too soon to crown Clinton the Democratic nominee because her vote total includes superdelegates. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Jo
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Researchers develop method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes Previous research has shown that the sugar sucrose plays a role in controlling key fruit genes involved in sugar metabolism. Efforts to control these genes succeeded in increasing the sugar content in fruit but also resulted in stunted growth.
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Using the ‘deuterium switch’ to understand how receptors work (Phys.org)—The market value for deuterated drugs has recently been estimated at over a billion dollars. Such drugs are simply molecules in which one or more hydrogen atoms are replaced with deuterium. While these kinds of manipulations are known to work wonders as far as breathing new life into aging patents, the overall therapeutic value of this medical manna can be contentious. A recent paper pu
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This Massive, Weird Bluetooth Speaker Delivers Incredible Sound Gadgets The all-in-one system is richer than a boom box and cheaper than some sound bars If you’re a music connoisseur that cares about sound quality, you probably haven’t given Bluetooth much consideration. But before you give up on it entirely, you may…
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The 3 Types Of “No” You Need To Master In Your Career Many work situations call for a different type of response. Here’s how to decipher which one to give at which time and how to deliver it.There’s a reason why “no” is one of first words we learn to say. Life never fails to throw us offers and opportunities that are worth turning down.Read Full Story
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Egypt puts former top auditor on trial Egypt’s former top auditor, who was sacked last year after highlighting government corruption, goes on trial for spreading “false news”.
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Call for Submission – 24H COMPETITION: deluge The idea of deluge brings us to the catastrophic reminder of the divine on the earth, where it is understood as a punishment of divinity, to the men
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Edinburgh’s controversial $1.4bn “Garden District” wins planning approval The first phase of a plan to build a 6,200-home suburb to the west of Edinburgh, Scotland, has been granted planning permission by the city’s council
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Jabra’s Halo Smart refuses to play favorites with music or calls Not all Bluetooth headsets are created equal, and nowhere is that more readily apparent when it comes to the divide between stereo headphones and mono earpieces. For the former, music is the primary goal and voice calls generally an afterthought; for the latter, a focus on speech generally leaves your music as a second-class citizen, and certainly in mono. Jabra, … Continue reading
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ICYMI: Plant-powered, self-moving robot and safer spacecraft Today on In Case You Missed It: The Hortum Machina B is made of plants that send electrochemical stimulus to the autonomous robotic machine that houses them, so they can direct where to move. UC Santa Barbara researchers developed materials that can better handle the thermal loads carried inside modern rocket engines, because in some cases, the components are close to completely melting (bad new
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Review: BookBook for iPad Pro integrates kickstand and Apple Pencil holder into a stylish leather protective case In my continuing quest to find a great iPad Pro case, I’ve been testing out the new BookBook case for iPad Pro 12.9-inch ($99) … and I really like it. Don’t judge a book by its cover; the cute design hides a lot of utility. There’s a display mode for watching movies, an integrated kickstand perfect for typing and sketching as well as a fantastic Apple Pencil holder hidden in the ‘spine’. (Check t
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BrandPost: Do you need a backup if you use Google Docs or Office 365? An increasing trend in recent years for small businesses is migration of services such as email, CRM, and documents to cloud applications. Sure, there are many advantages in doing this. You have access from anywhere, it might even be cheaper than managing them in-house, and it may reduce your need to staff IT to manage those services.1. Does data moved to cloud services need a backup?A common mi
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Egnyte wants to protect business data, wherever it’s stored Egnyte, an enterprise-focused file sync and sharing startup, is expanding beyond its roots in holding onto companies’ data for them, and now aims to protect any data a company has, no matter where it’s stored. Egnyte Protect is a service that aims to provide a single tool for controlling and securing company data that’s stored in private data centers and in the public cloud. It’s based on the c
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Scientists a Step Closer to The Secret of Life The team made the discovery using the Diamond Light Source, the UK’s synchrotron which works like a giant microscope.
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The Best Ladders After spending over 30 hours comparing at least 35 ladders and testing four, we’re recommending a stepladder for common tasks and an extension ladder for lofty heights, namely the 5.5-foot Gorilla GLF-5X Fiberglass Hybrid Ladder and the Werner D6228-2 28 ft Type IA Fiberglass D-Rung Extension Ladder. Between the two, you should be able to safely fix every ceiling fan, change every floodlight, pain
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Creating attosecond laser pulses by inducing ‘high harmonic generation’ in a solid To observe something as small and fast as an electron rushing to form a chemical bond, you need a bright light with an incredibly small wavelength that comes in very fast pulses – just a few attoseconds, or billionths of a billionth of a second, long.
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‘Seeding’ X-ray lasers with conventional lasers could enable new science Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have developed a method that could open up new scientific avenues by making the light from powerful X-ray lasers much more stable and its color more pure.
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Measurement system for the performance of nanoscale magnetic devices replicated by chip maker A highly sensitive measurement system for the performance of nanoscale magnetic devices, invented and developed at NIST, was successfully replicated recently by Intel Corporation, enhancing the company’s ability to evaluate the tiny structures’ suitability for use in future computing. Now scientists from Intel and Stanford University have published their first results from the NIST-model system in
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Heavy barium nuclei prefer a pear shape Certain heavy barium nuclei have long been predicted to exhibit pear-like shapes. However, until recently, experimental confirmation had been impossible to achieve as these nuclei typically only live for a few seconds. The existence of this exotic shape has now been demonstrated by taking advantage of breakthroughs in both the acceleration of radioactive beams and new detector technologies.
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India will have 810 million smartphone users by 2021: Ericsson India looks all set to retain its title as the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market. By 2021, India is expected to have 810 smartphone subscriptions, a four-old increase from its subscriber base in 2015, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. The total number of mobile subscriptions in the country will reach 1.37 billion by 2021. SEE ALSO: From 2017, all new mobile phones in India
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Spiders put the bite on irritable bowel syndrome pain Spiders have helped researchers discover a new target for irritable bowel syndrome pain. The international research team used spider venom to identify a specific protein involved in transmitting mechanical pain, which is the type of pain experienced by patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
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Ikea Challenger Greycork Expands Flatpack Furniture Offering One night about nine months ago, the founding members of the then two-year old furniture startup Greycork were holed up in their messy live-work loft apartment, watching their Indiegogo campaign soar to over $270,000 in funding in the final hours. What did they have to offer? A minimalist ashwood sofa, its matching chaise, and the promise of basic furniture that’s high quality, easy to assemble,
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Tesla says Model X logs show recent crash was due to driver’s actions, not caused by autopilot Another Tesla customer has claimed that the vehicle’s semi-autonomous driving system drove the car into an obstacle. And, yet again, Tesla has refuted the allegations after the logs show it was the driver’s actions that caused the crash.
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Flight of the RoboBee Increasingly, researchers are designing robots with forms and functions that defy our expectation of what a machine can be or do.
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IDG Contributor Network: This mind-bending quote from Elon Musk will stop you in your tracks What is the nature of reality? Why do we exist? Are we living in a simulation?Those questions came up at a tech conference talk last night when the audience started asking Elon Musk for his opinions on artificial intelligence and many other topics. In his usual rapid-fire thought experiment style, Musk explained why we might all be living in a computer simulation, and he wasn’t joking.The though
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Synthetic Comedy From the underappreciated corner of YouTube comes musician Simon Fransman. He loves to make covers and original songs using voice synthesizers, then combines them with hilariously creepy computer animation. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Playing the LeafSandwich SamThe Head TurnerBig FieldThe Pyro Trombone
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New approach to MRI imaging links saturated fats to breast cancer in postmenopausal women High saturated fats in breast tissue may be an indicator of cancer in postmenopausal women, a study shows. These findings, researchers say, may one day lead to greater understanding of the underlying mechanisms behind breast cancer development and the role of fat as a factor in breast cancer diagnosis and progression.
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Coboat is a solar and wind-powered catamaran for co-working freelance nomads As more people work from home or pursue freelance work, entrepreneurs have designed wildly inventive co-working spaces. From 17th-century churches to rooftop helipads to colorful 19th-century factories, there’s a creative co-working space to be found for everyone. Now co-working company Coboat is offering freelancers the freedom of the ocean. They’re outfitting catamarans powered by wind and solar
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Opinion: India’s water crises demand more than grand projects India is facing one of its most serious droughts in recent memory – official estimates suggest that at least 330m people are likely to be affected by acute shortages of water. As the subcontinent awaits the imminent arrival of the monsoon rains, bringing relief to those who have suffered the long, dry and exceptionally warm summer, the crisis affecting India’s water resources is high on the public
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Study links tobacco microbials, carcinogens University of Kentucky researchers have found a link between changes in microbial communities on tobacco leaves and the development of carcinogens during the curing process.
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Analysts predict the end of the smartphone boom Gartner’s latest research into the state of the mobile industry is a dire warning to all phone manufacturers. The financial analysis firm believes that the growth in smartphone sales will fall to a single digit, half the rate it was in 2015. It’s hard to think that people buying 1.5 billion devices in a calendar year is a bad thing, but for companies who make profit on scale, it’s a nightmare. Las
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“Let people do what they want with their own bodies and property”: Q&A with Todd Seavey “The experience of having everybody around me on campus say the left is the way to go and then…seeing communism collapse made me think maybe the libertarians have a better handle on how these things work,” says Todd Seavey, author of the new book Libertarianism for Beginners. “While the Soviet Union existed, the Marxists on campus were rooting for the Soviet Union.” A New Yo
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How to change the look of your Mac Alter your Mac’s looksSince the arrival of OS X well over a decade ago, Apple has had a tendency to lock down its operating system’s visual appearance in order to ensure as much consistency for its users as possible. By contrast, it was possible to customize the appearance of older versions of the OS to a far greater degree. Options for “reskinning” OS X have been few in number and have
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How the Apollo Astronauts Guided Their Ships With a Brilliantly Simple Telescope One of the most impressive aspects of the Apollo space program was how NASA worked around the limitations in computer power. The smartwatch on your wrist eclipses what the Apollo space craft’s computers were capable of, so NASA’s engineers often had to rely on clever ingenuity to solve difficult problems.Read more…
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How to share apps, videos, games, and more with your family on Android Are you looking for a way to share the Android apps you bought on your Google account with your wife? Maybe you’d like to open up some of your movie library to your kids, or gift a book you enjoyed to your brother? Well, we’ve got good news and bad news. Let’s deal with the bad first. Related: 15 Android and iOS games to keep your kids entertained (and quiet) Android improves with every passing ye
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How I Added $15,000 To My Income In One Year When it takes more than just curbing your $6 latte habit to get your finances where you want them, it’s time to consider bigger changes.I remember sitting in my apartment and journaling about why I wasn’t feeling financially secure. It was a perfect sunny afternoon one year ago. On paper, I’d done everything right: I completed my freshman year of undergrad at a community college with essentially f
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Innovative drone technology to tackle deforestation A UK start-up is developing a high tech concept that it believes will one day enable it to plant one billion trees every year, contributing to efforts to tackle global deforestation and contributing towards greater overall sustainability.
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Window into the ‘gut’s brain’ Researchers have developed a system that allows real-time optical and electrical observations of the gut’s nervous system in a live animal. The system will allow researchers to study how this ‘second brain’ reacts to different drugs, neurotransmitters or diseases.
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At least 5 killed, 10 injured by car bomb in Karbala city, Iraq – report A car bomb exploded in the center of the Shiite holy city of Karbala, Iraq, on Tuesday, with the Shiite community in the country marking the first day of Ramadan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The path to perfection: Quantum dots in electrically-controlled cavities yield bright, nearly identical photons Optical quantum technologies are based on the interactions of atoms and photons at the single-particle level, and so require sources of single photons that are highly indistinguishable – that is, as identical as possible. Current single-photon sources using semiconductor quantum dots inserted into photonic structures produce photons that are ultrabright but have limited indistinguishability due to
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You May Soon Binge Books Just Like You Binge Netflix Books can’t match the comparatively rollicking pace of television; to remedy that, one publisher is taking a hint from Victorian novels. The post You May Soon Binge Books Just Like You Binge Netflix appeared first on WIRED.
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Adidas Spins Plastic from the Ocean into Awesome Kicks The shoe’s fibers are made of plastic waste and fishing nets retrieved off the coast of Africa. The post Adidas Spins Plastic from the Ocean into Awesome Kicks appeared first on WIRED.
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Shopping app Spring’s redesign could be a game-changer Back in 2013, Alan Tisch, the CEO of the shopping app Spring, thought he was a little late to the mobile party. “Isn’t this a little late to be starting this? Hasn’t mobile blown up?” he asked his now business partners. SEE ALSO: eBay does not want to be a lesser version of Amazon He was referring to mobile-commerce — m-commerce as we now call it — an experience that was virtually non-e
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From living computers to nano-robots: how we’re taking DNA beyond genetics DNA is one of the most amazing molecules in nature, providing a way to carry the instructions needed to create almost any lifeform on Earth in a microscopic package. Now scientists are finding ways to push DNA even further, using it not just to store information but to create physical components in a range of biological machines.
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Removal of dams in New England can help reconnect river networks Dam removal in New England is important to river restoration and provides an opportunity to enhance the magnitude and rate of river re-connection, and improve watershed resilience in response to human impact on the environment, if a broader strategic removal approach is implemented throughout the region.
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Bacteria hairs make excellent electrical wires Scientists found that the electronic arrangement and small molecular separation distances in electrically insulating, hair-like filaments on the surface of Geobacter bacteria give the structures an electrical conductivity comparable to that of copper.
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Samsung To Launch Smartphones With Bendable Screens in 2017, Reports Bloomberg Samsung plans to launch two smartphones with bendable screens. The South Korean technology conglomerate could showcase these two phones as early as the Mobile World Congress tradeshow next year, according to Bloomberg, which cites sources “familiar with the matter.” The publication adds that one of the phones will fold in half like a makeup compact, whereas the other with a 5-inch displa
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Sorry architecture, you’re being ‘disrupted.’ Mr. Greenberg expects its future clients’ new offices can expect similar results. In R/GA’s first five months in its more “connected space” employee retention is up 5%. The ultimate goal and “magic number” will likely be akin to the higher retention rates of tech companies, like Google and Facebook. Those companies are growing in cities like New York and forcing agencies like R
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Five reasons you’ll want Lightning headphones for your iPhone 7 Lightning can be scary. Just look at the hordes of people that howled in terror at the idea of Apple replacing the traditional headphone jack on the next iPhone and using wireless and Lightning-based solutions instead. I’m not sure exactly how I’ll feel about having a phone with no 3.5mm jack, but I can at least assure you that Lightning headphones are a significant improvement on the status quo.
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wanna one shapes madrid’s urban lockers following the ‘leave your luggage, live the city’ concept named ‘lock & be free’, the storage space has opened near the touristic street gran vía, in calle jardines 11, offering travelers a place to leave their hand luggage, weighing up to 25kg, and also giving them access to private rooms for bigger pieces. The post wanna one shapes madrid’s urban lockers following the ‘leave your luggage, live the city’ concept appeared first on designboom | archi
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11 UsefulThings You Can Do with Paperclips Paperclips are plentiful and cheap, and useful for more than just clipping paper together. This video shows you a bunch of different ways you can use paperclips to solve everyday problems.Some of these tricks we’ve mentioned before. You can use them in a pinch to latch bracelets, pin down necklaces, hide bra straps, and fix zippers. For some uses, you’ll need additional materials beyond the paperc
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Origami ninja star inspires new battery that runs on a few drops of dirty water A new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star could power biosensors and other small devices for use in challenging field conditions. The microbial fuel cell runs on the bacteria available in a few drops of dirty water.
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Bleachwatch program needs volunteers to monitor corals in Florida Keys With coral bleaching prevalent worldwide — and recently breaking records off Australia — U.S. scientists are eager to learn how their home reefs will weather the summer heat. Marine researchers are seeking volunteers to monitor for heat-driven bleaching in the Florida Keys, home to the largest coral reef system along the continental U.S.
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Researchers Teach Robots to Feel Pain A group of German researchers are developing a way for robots to process pain. This “artificial robot nervous system” is designed to allow the robots to “feel” and avoid further unwanted stimulus.Read More
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Deal: JimmyCase iPhone Wallet Case The JimmyCase provides the perfect home for your iPhone and your small personal items. Its mahogany back is covered with a stretchy elastic band which holds cards, cash, or even a car key fob. Save 17% in The Awesomer Shop. Link Price: $32 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: Hermosa Wood SunglassesDeal: Pebble Time SmartwatchDeal: eyn iPhone Wallet CaseDeal: Martian Notifier Smartwatch
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Last chance to fix your gadgets with the iFixit 64-Bit Driver Kit Smartphones, game consoles, and laptops all require specialized bits which, when bought a la carte, can get outrageously pricy in no time. That’s where the iFixit 64-Bit Driver Kit comes in – each bit in this comprehensive kit has a purpose, curated from thousands of repair guides on products you likely use every day. And at $34.95 from TNW Deals, you’ll save serious cash while enjoying that “high
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The Trouble With Skin-Cell DNA Evidence American law enforcement is increasingly relying on DNA evidence from skin cells—even though it can easily implicate the wrong person. “DNA collected from skin cells left on objects such as door handles and guns is increasingly being used as evidence in criminal cases,” according to ABA Journal blogger Debra Cassens Weiss. “But new studies show a person’s DNA can be transferred to
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Trump Is a Bellicose Fool Who’ll Make War, Not Love The world expected President Obama to bring peace. Instead, he made war. When this Nobel Peace Prize recipient leaves the Oval Office, he will have the dubious distinction of having served as the longest wartime president in the history of the United States. Is it possible that the reverse would happen with Donald Trump if he gets elected? Would he bring peace when the world expects him to make w
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Trump’s Foolish Peacenik Backers: New at Reason Even a hawk like Hillary Clinton can see that Trump is an “ignorant” “immature” and “thin-skinned” fool who should never be allowed to touch the nuclear codes that can destroy the entire planet in 28 minutes. So why are some left and the right-wing peaceniks jumping on the Trump bandwagon? They believe that Trump’s isolationism will stop America from playing global c
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McLaren goes carbon crazy with the MSO Carbon Series LT McLaren knows how to keep a good thing going. It turned the already remarkable 650S into the 675LT, and then created a convertible Spider version of that limited-edition model. Now, McLaren is offering a limited edition of a limited edition in the form of the 675LT Spider-based MSO Carbon Series LT. Inspired by customer reactions to the P1 hybrid supercar with exposed carbon bodywork McLaren displ
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Making airport surface traffic more efficient Many major European airports are unable to expand. This means that aircraft departures, arrivals and surface traffic movements will have to be sped up. A new system designed to make surface movements more efficient is being tested in Hamburg, and at Arlanda in Stockholm and Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
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Glass now has smart potential Researchers have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any of their unique properties — a major step towards ‘smart glass’ applications such as 3D display screens or remote radiation sensors.
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Fukushima radioactivity diluted in the Pacific makes tracing ocean currents possible Very little is known about ocean currents and generally about dynamics in the oceans. But radioactivity released into the Pacific by the Fukushima nuclear accident, which was quickly diluted to harmless levels, has allowed scientists to trace the ocean’s currents.
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The Surprising Potential A Natural Antimicrobial Offers To Global Warming From Our Blogs: Under The Microscope Researchers have found naturally occurring plant chemical may help to keep the Earth’s temperatures balanced In the debate over how best to deal with climate change, a new study reveals a plant compound may have the potential for use in combating global warming.
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Washington, D.C. divests $6.4 billion pension fund from fossil fuels Washington, D.C. has become the latest city to take climate action by divesting from fossil fuels. The District of Columbia Retirement Board will sell off its direct investments in 200 of the most polluting oil, coal and gas companies. The decision to divest the city’s $6.4 billion pension fund from fossil fuels was the result of a three-year campaign by DC Divest, a citizens group calling on the
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Austrian far-right politician shows migrants ‘how to interact with our women’ (VIDEO) A provocative video in which an Austrian far-right politician explains to asylum seekers, using a blonde mannequin and posters in Arabic, that European women generally don’t like being groped in public by strangers has stirred controversy. Read Full Article at RT.com
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68% of Americans think US should stop supporting Saudi Arabia – poll The latest poll by the Sputnik media outlet has revealed that the majority of Americans – 68 percent – believe the US should stop supporting Saudi Arabia until its authorities can prove they don’t finance terrorism. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Absurd’: Russian envoy to NATO ridicules allegations of plans to invade Poland Russia has no plans whatsoever to attack Poland and any talk about such a scheme is both absurd and dangerous, Russian envoy to NATO Aleksandr Grushko has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pursuing energy independence will hardly mitigate climate change Although cutting carbon dioxide emissions can lead to energy security benefits, such as reducing energy imports, pursuing energy independence will not equivalently reduce emissions, reports a new paper. An international research team concludes that emissions reductions targets are unlikely to be achieved by solely pursuing policies that make nations more energy-independent.
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Stem cells from umbilical cord blood may help treat eczema A new study suggests that treatment with stem cells from umbilical cord blood might be an effective therapy for patients with moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis. For the clinical trial, 34 patients were randomly assigned to receive a low dose or high dose of the cells subcutaneously. Fifty five percent of patients who received the high dose showed a 50% reduction in what’s known as th
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Genetically Engineered Mice May Reduce Lyme Disease in Nantucket Health MIT professor wants to release mice who can’t spread disease onto island Nantucket may be getting tens of thousands of visitors, and while the tourism board won’t be able to count them, residents might be pretty happy with the influx. An MIT…
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Nifty MiniDrives Are Now On Sale On The inStash Shop! MacBooks aren’t very upgradeable. In fact one of the gripes that most Windows fans have with Apple computers is that they’re notoriously difficult to upgrade. Not so … Read More
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The left explodes at media after Hillary Clinton declared presumptive nominee On Monday night, the Associated Press found that between the delegates that Hillary Clinton has already won and the superdelegates that are pledged to her, she had enough support to be called the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party. Cue a liberal firestorm directed at the media. Supporters of Bernie Sanders and others on the left went after the Associated Press and the media as a whole,
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Verizon could rule the ’90s cyberscape as owner of both AOL and Yahoo Yahoo’s once-iconic San Francisco billboard, pictured here in 2011. (credit: Scott Schiller) Verizon is submitting a $3 billion (£2 billion) bid to purchase Yahoo’s core Internet business, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cites an anonymous source. Though at least one more round of bidding is expected, Verizon is reportedly the leading contender. A Verizon spokesperson declined comm
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These Disgusting Worms Can Basically Survive in Hell Colorado is home to Sulphur Cave, which is exactly what it sounds like: a big, nasty hole that’s filled with deadly gas and dripping with acid. Nothing should live there. It’s basically hell on Earth. But then, scientists discovered clumps of limnodrilus sulphurensis wriggling around on the cave floor.Read more…
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Prototype gravitational wave spacecraft sets new free fall record LISA Pathfinder mission sets record for truest free fall ever achieved with a humanmade object, and paves the way for the LISA space-based, gravitational wave observatory.
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The Earth’s magnetic field is weakening ten times faster than expected New satellite data from the European Space Agency has revealed some puzzling findings: the Earth’s magnetic field appears to be weakening much faster than previous research would suggest. These measurements show that on the whole, our geomagnetic field is weakening about ten times faster than expected, at a rate of about 5% every decade. However, it’s also important to note that in some regions it
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Mother uses Hey Siri to call ambulance while performing CPR on 1-year-old daughter An Australian mother used the Hey Siri function of her iPhone 6s to call for an ambulance while performing CPR on her 1-year-old daughter who had stopped breathing. more…
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Fairer way to distribute last-ditch drugs gets real-world trial With drug companies’ policies hard to decipher, frustrated patients often resort to social-media campaigns and other public appeals.Nature 534 160 doi: 10.1038/534160a
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Beware the “Productivity Spending” Trap It feels good to get stuff done, but sometimes we trick ourselves into thinking we’re accomplishing tasks that aren’t actually very important—like buying stuff we don’t really need.Personal finance blog Brooklyn Bread explains:If you can put a purchase off and it is not saving you money to buy it now, then the smart thing is to delay. But my busy-infected neurons are telling me that I am accompli
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Huge Vulnerabilities In Facebook Chat and Messenger Exploitable With Basic HTML An anonymous reader writes: Check Point’s security research team has discovered vulnerabilities in Facebook’s standard online Chat function, as well as Messenger app. The vulnerabilities, if exploited, would allow anyone to essentially take control of any message sent by Chat or Messenger, modify its contents, distribute malware and even insert automation techniques to outsmart security defences.
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Drone Sightings Near Airplanes Have Fallen Since Last Summer There are more drones than ever, but a new report claims that sightings by pilots are falling, so it’s possible we can put to rest some of the fear over a drone bringing a plane down. To be clear, the report is from the pro-drone Academy of Model Aeronautics, so it should be taken with a grain of salt. AMA analyzed FAA data and found that, while there are still a lot more pilot drone sightings now
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Researchers Fabricate HyTII Graphene Film with Tunable Bandstructure A team of researchers from various disciplines at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Electronics Science and Technology and Materials Science and Technology Divisions, has showed hyperthermal…
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Startup aims to stop data leaks and ransomware both on prem and in the cloud Controlling sensitive data is a continuing challenge for enterprises. Hackers are responsible for more than their fair share of data leaks, but accidental disclosure by employees of things like social security numbers and banking details is also significant: folders get shared with too many people, e-mail addresses are fat-fingered to inadvertently include people outside the organization, and
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How to Protect Your Drinking Water From Lead Water filters are an easy way to protect yourself from lead. (All images: The Sweethome)After the full impact of the Flint water crisis was revealed, it was almost inevitable that more cities would start to see the same problems when it came to lead in their water supplies. Now it’s been proven that dozens of utilities are underreporting the amounts of lead in their water: 33 cities in the US have
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Chemical ‘sponges’ designed to soak up toxic cancer-fighting drugs after targeting tumors Researchers are creating materials for a cancer treatment system that can limit the side effects of chemotherapy drugs by quickly removing them from the body after use.
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Watch Google’s A.I. Figure Out ‘Montezuma’s Revenge’ In Four Tries Technology Is there any ’80s videogame that machines can’t win? Watch Google’s A.I. Figure Out An Atari Game In Four Tries…
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CrowdFlower raises $10M to combine artificial intelligence with crowdsourced labor  CrowdFlower is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series D funding. The round was led by Microsoft, with participation from Canvas Ventures and Trinity Ventures. The San Francisco-based company has now raised a total of $38 million, according to CrunchBase. CrowdFlower launched at the TechCrunch50 conference (today’s Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt) back in 2009… Read More
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‘Hamilton’ Creator Challenges Ticket Bots to a Duel Image: GettyMost of us have resigned ourselves to never seeing “Hamilton” in this lifetime, but Lin-Manuel Miranda himself says that it doesn’t have to be that way. He wants to fight the ticket robots together so us lowly non-celebs can buy them before they’re resold for half the price of a new car.Writing in the New York Times, Miranda acknowledged that “the demand for tickets exceeds the number
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FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast An aerial view of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (Wikipedia)Starting today, it appears the US military will be testing a device or devices that will potentially jam GPS signals for six hours each day. We say “appears” because officially the tests were announced by the FAA but are centered near the US Navy’s largest installation in the Mojave Desert. And the Navy won’t tell us much about
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Recent research uncovers surprises about antibiotic resistance It’s thought that antibiotic resistance is associated with a fitness cost, meaning that bacteria that develop antibiotic resistance must sacrifice something in order to do so. Because of this, proper use of antibiotics should result in susceptible strains eventually replacing resistant ones.
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Rehydrating with soda on a hot day may worsen dehydration Repeated heat-related dehydration has been associated with increased risk of chronic kidney damage in mice. A new study in rats reports that drinking soft drinks to rehydrate worsened dehydration and kidney injury.
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You Won’t Believe What This VR Sound Set-Up Can Do Virtual Reality may be the hot new immersive experience these days but what about virtual sound? 360 degree immersive video is amazing and all but if there’s … Read More
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This Connected Tooth Brush Will Help You Beat Plaque For Good Proper tooth care can be a real pain in the keister. While you may think that you’re cleaning your chompers correctly, the truth of the matter is … Read More
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Smart suitcase ‘climbs’ stairs with built-in tracks There have been many “smart luggage” companies started in recent years, and the innovations are mostly the same: an in-suitcase device charger, a weight scale and location tracking. The founders of TraxPack are trying to do something a bit different, however, launching a Kickstarter Tuesday for a smart suitcase that — in addition to the usual bells and whistles — makes it easier to go up and down
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The UK gets its first driverless car insurer As cars have gained more assistive driving features, questions have been raised over how driverless vehicles will be insured. If someone has an accident while being piloted by an autonomous car, is the driver or the car itself to blame? While governments, car makers and search giants attempt to figure that out, specialist UK insurer Adrian Flux has today launched what is believed to be one of the
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Equity crowdfunding is now legal, but don’t expect anything to change just yet  Equity crowdfunding is now legal in the United States. Four years in the making, Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) finally entered into force on May 16. Prior to this, the masses had access to only what amounts to donations-on-steroids provided by Kickstarter and company, with SEC-accredited investors calling Droit du seigneur ownership arrangements. Read More
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Lending Robot makes Lending Club investing easy as setting screen brightness  Thanks to Lending Robot, even those who took their finance lessons from Margot Robbie and Anthony Bourdain in “The Big Short” can invest in loans via primary and secondary markets. Users will be able to authorize the platform to trade on their behalf simply by sliding a bar to indicate risk preferences. Lending Robot integrates with peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Club to… Read More
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The Best Ways to Learn All the Keyboard Shortcuts You Will Ever Need While you carefully move your mouse to focus the cursor on the Close button of your browser, think about how you could be closing the browser in two seconds flat by hitting Ctrl + W on your keyboard. You already know that adding keyboard shortcuts to your workflow is a smart move. The problem is that it’s not easy to hunt down all the shortcuts you could use and memorize them. But hey, as you’ll s
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Seeing the end of Obama’s space doctrine, a bipartisan Congress moves in NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, and US Representative Mike Honda, center, tour the NASA Ames SpaceShop. (credit: NASA) Although it has been less than thrilled by NASA’s effective taboo on lunar exploration, Congress has adopted a good-cop approach toward the agency’s asteroid-then-Mars human spaceflight plans during the last six years. In hearings, members have suggested that the spac
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Coral reefs fall victim to overfishing, pollution aggravated by ocean warming Coral reefs are declining around the world because a combination of factors—overfishing, nutrient pollution, and pathogenic disease—ultimately become deadly in the face of higher ocean temperatures, researchers have concluded.
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Transmission electron microscope technique reveals atomic movements useful for next-generation devices Life in the nano lane is fast and just got faster in terms of knowledge of fundamental mechanisms working at the nanoscale—where processes are driven by a dance of particles such as atoms and ions one-billionth of a meter in size.
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New tool could help investors pick the clean energy project right for them In 2013, Serbia announced its goal of having 27 percent of the country’s power be generated from renewable sources by 2020. Hitting that target will require building additional clean energy facilities, but figuring out what type of project—solar, wind, hydropower or other renewable sources—to support can be a daunting task for investors.
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UNIST introduces the world to the smart urban vehicle concept Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) is ready to bring nimble, urban-friendly motoring to South Korea’s crowded city centers with a fleet of its brand new ultra-compact foldable electric vehicle for urban mobility. Besides its absolutely innovative design, this electric vehicle concept will feature lightweight body and stunning performance.
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Every piece of art you’ve ever wanted to see — up close and searchable | Amit Sood What does a cultural Big Bang look like? For Amit Sood, director of Google’s Cultural Institute and Art Project, it’s an online platform where anyone can explore the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts in vivid, lifelike detail. Join Sood and Google artist in residence Cyril Diagne in a mind-bending demo of experiments from the Cultural Institute and glimpse the exciting future of ac
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Stevenson House A restoration and contemporary / industrial inspired addition to a Terrace house in the historic and cool Surry Hills in Sydney. The house is was very dilapidated and we added a two story addition at the rear while keeping the existing two story front. We opened up the ground level while keeping some definition between rooms.
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Island 359 for HTC Vive is a terrifying dinosaur survival VR game The dinosaurs in the film Jurassic Park were pretty terrifying. In virtual reality, they must be even worse. That seems to be the thinking behind CloudGate Studio‘s Island 359. CloudGate is unveiling Island 359 and its larger-than-life dinosaurs for VR this summer on the HTC Vive headset. The company hopes this game will be a part of a wave of serious VR games that help solidify the platform in th
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How Would You React If We Discovered Alien Life? Experts weigh in on what the detection of other life forms might mean to the human race
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Pool that Seems to Float Above a Hill: Zero-Energy, Minimalist Villa K Minimal design is inherently eco-friendly as it eliminates clutter and unnecessary use of natural resources. But the stunning Villa K in Thuringia, Germany takes the idea of minimalism and sustainability to a whole new level with its ultra-sleek design that is draped in a cloak of energy-neutral features. Nestled atop a hill and overlooking a breathtaking landscape, the striking contemporary home
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Ex-NASA chief’s neural computing startup reveals 256-core processor and voice recognition system Daniel Golding, the former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) director, has just officially unveiled his new company, KnuEdge, which has been in stealth for the last ten years and already raised $100 million in funding.
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Play With a Parametric Version of BIG’s Serpentine Pavilion in this Model Every year the Serpentine Gallery commissions an Architect to design a pavilion which will sit on its lawn, greeting the hundreds of thousands of people who will visit over the summer months. Temporary pavilions like this are an important chance for architects to test new ideas, and to communicate to the public what architecture is and could be.Unless you’re in London, you may not get the opportun
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Go Read This Guide To American Drone Law Aviation Unsettled questions, unsettling answers Drone law read this.
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Do Pineapples Make Great iPhone Cases? Entertainment They sure won’t fit in your pocket… It’s summer, so you want to protect your iPhone with a tropical flair. That’s the best logic we can come up with for why someone would shove a brand new iPhone inside a…
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Grovemade Pocket Knife Grovemade continues their expansion from the computer desk to, well, everything else with the Grovemade Pocket Knife. Refined down to a minimal no-frills form, these pocket knives are loosely based on the Japanese Higonokami design and feature a single-piece machined Elmax stainless steel blade that folds into its handle made of a coupling of 303 stainless and either Oregon Claro walnut or Eastern
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Using terahertz laser, scientists change the macromolecular conformation of a polymer Scientists have, for the first time, successfully used a terahertz laser to induce permanent changes in the conformation of a polymer, giving it an increased pattern of crystallization. Conformational changes are very important for macromolecular science because they can change the characteristics of a material and, in the case of proteins, can make it either possible or impossible for them to per
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Origin of extraordinary supernovae Astronomers have demonstrated that the origin of extraordinary supernovae can be explained by the ‘accretion scenario.’ The researchers discovered an anomalously strong infrared emission from ‘the extraordinary supernova’ SN 2012dn, which has never been observed in other Type Ia supernovae to date. Through detailed analysis, the researchers concluded that the infrared emission comes from the mater
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Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis A drug, more commonly used in the treatment of angina, could be the focus of a new strategy in fighting the fatal fungal infection cryptococcosis, report scientists.
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Unexpected function of small nucleolar RNAs explains cause of some diseases Scientists have discovered unexpected functions of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) that explain the cause of some diseases. They found that snoRNAs not only modify ribosomes, but can also regulate alternative splicing. Through this second function, they regulate protein function and inhibit the generation of wrong protein variants. Thus, upon the loss of snoRNAs the formation of wrong protein varia
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Opioids regulate spermatozoon formation, research shows Infertility has become a major medical and social problem worldwide and many of the cases are due to male infertility. Yet the molecular mechanisms involved in spermatogenesis are only now beginning to emerge. A piece of research has, for the first time, described the presence of opioids in the cells involved in the formation of spermatozoa.
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Maine Will Pay For Your Vacation, Provided You Never Leave It’s not the easiest prize to claim, but Maine is pretty nice The state of Maine is hurting for information tech workers, doctors, nurses, and people in various other professions. But what it is not hurting for is vacationers, and a new program called “Visit For a Week, Stay for a Lifetime” hopes to combine the two into one, convincing visitors to the state to become full-time residents
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Modroof: low-budget cardboard roofing that doesn’t leak during monsoon season In areas afflicted by poverty, sometimes just having a roof over your head isn’t enough. Corrugated metal roofs are costly, can be dangerous, and are insufferably hot during summer months. That’s where Modroof by Re-Materials comes in, an affordable modular paneling system made from fortified, recycled cardboard pulp that keeps residents drier, safer, and with money still in their pockets. Village
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It’s Almost Over: A Guide To The Final Primaries The primary season started in cold, snowy Iowa and New Hampshire, and it essentially ends in sunny California.7 Today, six caucuses and primaries take place — the final super Tuesday of the year before the general election.Although The Associated Press declared Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee Monday night, based on her winning a majority of pledged delegates and superdelegates c
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Comcast brings gigabit internet to its second city If you want the fastest internet connection possible, and you happen to live in Nashville, then today is your lucky day. Comcast has announced that they’re finally ready to roll out gigabit service to both business and residential customers in the city, today. The company started laying the groundwork for the faster service back in February, but now they’re ready … Continue reading
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Exponential Finance 2016: How Tech Is Transforming Finance as We Know It Exponential Finance celebrates the incredible opportunity at the intersection of technology and finance. Watch live as hundreds of the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs and innovators gather in New York to define the future of the way we do business. Just after the US financial crisis in the late 2000s, the finance industry began spotting some unlikely new tools and platforms making their d
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New CRISPR system can now edit RNA rather than DNA A new CRISPR system that targets RNA, rather than DNA.The new approach has the potential to open a powerful avenue in cellular manipulation. Whereas DNA editing makes permanent changes to the genome of a cell, the CRISPR-based RNA-targeting approach may allow researchers to make temporary changes that can be adjusted up or down, and with greater specificity and functionality than existing methods
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Uber changes mean drivers can choose destinations and take bathroom breaks Against the backdrop of coast-to-coast class action lawsuits by Uber drivers suing for employee status, the company has just released a half dozen driver-friendly app features. Uber described the six new features in Behind the Wheel, a new blog specifically for Uber drivers. The Driver Destinations app feature may be the most advantageous for drivers. With that feature activated, a driver enters a
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How did ignoring people for our smartphones become the norm? It’s common now to see people snubbing social companions to concentrate on their smartphone. But what causes this behaviour – known as ‘phubbing’ – and how did it come to be regarded as normal?
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Clinical trial opens new avenues for pharmacological therapy in Down’s syndrome The results of the phase 2 study suggest that participants who had received the treatment had better scores in the visual memory recognition and inhibition tasks, and improvement in adaptive behavior than those in the control group. Though not a cure, this is the first time that a treatment has shown some effectiveness in this syndrome, and it opens the door to new research geared towards treating
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Scientists identify protein which boosts rice yield by fifty percent A research team has developed rice crops with an improved ability to manage their own pH levels, enabling them to take up significantly more nitrogen, iron and phosphorous from soil and increase yield by up to 54 percent. 
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Towards building next-generation batteries using a pigment electrode Researchers have demonstrated calcium ion batteries (CIBs) using pigment electrodes such as Prussian blue and its analogues. The CIBs showed excellent cyclability of discharge and charge in a calcium-based organic electrolyte. This is thought to derive from strong atomic bonds in Prussian blue structures, which possess movable pathways for large-sized ions in three dimensions. Such unique structur
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Finding Work-Life Balance with the Four Burners Theory One way to think about work-life balance issues is with a concept known as The Four Burners Theory. Here’s how it was first explained to me: Imagine that your life is represented by a stove with four burners on it. Each burner symbolizes one major quadrant of your life.The first burner represents your family.The second burner is your friends.The third burner is your health.The fourth burner is you
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Check your BITS, because deleting malware might not be enough Attackers are abusing the Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) to re-infect computers with malware after the machines have been already cleaned by antivirus products. The technique was observed in the wild last month by researchers from SecureWorks while responding to a malware incident for a customer. The antivirus software installed on a compromised computer detected and rem
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Investment in French vines pays off in fine wine France’s major wine-producing region of Bordeaux is looking for funding and is offering investors a return on their money in bottles of the finished product. Read Full Article at RT.com
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European business cooling towards China but will likely boost investment A recent survey by the EU’s Chamber of Commerce in China shows European companies are re-evaluating their business in the world’s second biggest economy. Some of them are scrapping expansion plans. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Is there a good way to deliver bad news? Psychologists examine layoff interviews ‘Jones, you’re fired!’ or ‘Mr Jones, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news: Unfortunately, we’re going to have to let you go. Please, take a seat and I’ll explain the situation to you.’ As in so many areas of life, it’s not so much what you say, but the way that you say it that counts – even if you have to tell someone that they are being laid off. If a manager adopts an aggressive tone, the employee
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Researchers find weak spots in Europe’s ‘Right to be Forgotten’ data privacy law Under Europe’s “Right to be Forgotten” law, citizens there can petition Internet search providers such as Google to remove search results linked to personal information that is negative or defamatory. In many cases, these links lead to information about accusations of criminal activity or financial difficulties, which may be “delisted” if the information is erroneous or no long
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Scientists develop protein with potential to modify brain function, memory in mice and fish Scientists have developed a protein that can hasten the degradation of synaptic proteins. The GFE3 protein may help researchers map the brain’s connections and better understand how inhibitory synapses modulate brain function, report researchers.
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New approach to chemical synthesis Chemists have devised a new way to synthesize communesins — fungal compounds with anti-cancer potential. These compounds have shown particular promise against leukemia cells but may be able to kill other cancer cells as well.
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New high-capability solid-state electron microscope detector enables novel studies of materials Scientists developed and demonstrated a new type of imaging electron detector. It records an image frame in 1/1000 of a second, and can detect from 1 to 1,000,000 electrons per pixel. This is 1000 times the intensity range and 100 times the speed of conventional electron microscope image sensors.
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Live Fish Photographed Inside a Jellyfish Knows the Furthest Depths of Regret Image: Tim Samuel / timsamuelphotographyWhile freediving in their home of Byron Bay, Australia, photographer Tim Samuel and videographer Franny Plumridge stumbled on a rare sight: a fish stuck inside a jellyfish. The fish was apparently somewhat able to steer its new and permanent hat. But the look on its face says it all: Oh God, what have I done. Will I die with such indignity, able to see the w
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Artful Wood Slats and Concrete Create Chic, Minimalist Retreat A masterful use of materials results in a fabulous, restrained residence The modernist maestros at Pitsou Kedem have done it again, designing another stunning minimalist abode. The luxurious S House is a massive set of concrete-and-glass rectangles that manages to maintain an elegant spatial relationship with its setting. The trick here is the visual syncopation of the warm wooden vertical slats
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Verizon may pony up $3 billion for Yahoo’s Web business – CNET Such a figure would be significantly lower than the $4 billion to $8 billion industry watchers predicted for Yahoo back in April, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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New desalination method from Qatar recycles waste brine and excess CO2 at the same time Desalination now supplies the majority of the clean drinking water in areas surrounding the Persian Gulf, but it’s no easy task and can actually make the seawater saltier. Meanwhile, as the oil and natural gas industries have grown in the region, so too has the carbon dioxide saturating the atmosphere. A chemical engineer at Qatar University has been working to solve both problems simultaneously,
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Space feat opens ‘new window’ onto Universe A ground-breaking physics mission has opened up space as the next frontier for exploring a ubiquitous, invisible force predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, project leaders said Tuesday.
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albright-knox selects OMA/shohei shigematsu for museum’s AK360 expansion the museum’s board of directors chose the firm ahead of other established practices, including snøhetta, bjarke ingels group, wHY, and allied works architecture. The post albright-knox selects OMA/shohei shigematsu for museum’s AK360 expansion appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Tuesday Link Roundup Every Tuesday we bring you a collection of some of our favorite things we’ve recently found around the web. From stories to photography, we include a little of everything.
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Mediterranean diet high in healthy fat does not lead to weight gain, according to randomized trial Eating a non-calorie restricted Mediterranean diet high in vegetable fats such as olive oil or nuts does not lead to significant weight gain compared to a low-fat diet, according to a large randomized trial. The study suggests that current health guidelines that recommend a low-fat, low-calorie diet create unnecessary fear of healthy fats present in a Mediterranean diet, which have known health be
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HPE invites open-source developers to pitch in on ‘The Machine’ Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Tuesday stepped up its efforts to develop a brand-new computer architecture by inviting open-source developers to collaborate on the futuristic device it calls “The Machine.” Originally announced in 2014, The Machine promises a number of radical innovations, including a core design focus on memory rather than processors. It will also use light instead of
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T-Mobile’s Obscure $30 Plan Now Works With the Latest Un-carrier Perks As a longtime subscriber of T-Mobile’s obscure $30 per month prepaid plan (which includes 5 gigabytes of 4G data and 100 voice minutes per month), I watched Monday’s announcement of its latest round of “un-carrier” perks, including free Domino’s pizza on Tuesdays and free tickets to the upcoming Warcraft movie, with great interest! That’s why it was so disappointing when I couldn’t sign up. Thankf
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Vizio takes on Sonos with Google Cast-friendly soundbars Vizio teased us with Google Cast-friendly soundbars back in March, and now the audio gear is up for sale. The company had already put the tech inside its TVs, so allowing you to beam tunes and other audio from a mobile device or computer is a logical addition. Your phone or tablet becomes the remote as the speaker then streams directly from the service you’re using. The SmartCast lineup starts at
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Universe’s first life might have been born on carbon planets Our Earth consists of silicate rocks and an iron core with a thin veneer of water and life. But the first potentially habitable worlds to form might have been very different. New research suggests that planet formation in the early universe might have created carbon planets consisting of graphite, carbides, and diamond. Astronomers might find these diamond worlds by searching a rare class of stars
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Jabra goes behind-the-neck with the Halo Smart Bluetooth headphones  Jabra’s been making moves over the past several years in an attempt to shake up its image as solely an office headset manufacturer. Of course, the Copenhagen-based technology company is still very much in the business of producing devices for call centers and the like, but these days it seems to prefer leading with products like the Wireless Sports Earbuds. The new Jabra Halo… Read More
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Unsettling Experiment Shows That Fish Can Recognize Human Faces A recent experiment shows that archerfish can distinguish between human faces. (Image: University of Oxford)We don’t usually think of fish as being particularly smart, but a new experiment reveals that at least one species of tropical fish is capable of distinguishing between human faces. Scientists have never seen fish do this before, and it’s changing our understanding of these creatures and how
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Flash floods turn London street into canal LONDON — Flash floods caused by thundery showers have turned a street in southeast London practically into a canal, with three cars completely submerged under a bridge.  The incident took place in Wallington after a huge amount of rain fell within minutes. London Fire Brigade were called to help rescue three people from their cars. “London Fire Brigade has been called to a number of flash f
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Axl Rose is knockin’ on Google’s door about taking down “fat Axl” photos Axl Rose: one of the world’s most recognizable musicians, and also, one of its sweatiest. Back in 2010, a slightly heavier and proudly moist Axl Rose was photographed while on tour. Out of those controversial photos, the inarguably beautiful “fax Axl” meme was born. Now, the artist has demanded Google to take them down and issued multiple DMCA takedown requests. SEE ALSO: Guns N’ Roses’
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Tacoma Habitat Shell AT Overland Equipment have unveiled the all new Tacoma Habitat truck topper, a lightweight aluminum shell with robust gas springs that allow it to easily open revealing a full stand up room in the bed of the truck. With room for two adults, the shell also features a 15 foot long durable poly/cotton canvas tent (made exclusively for AT by Nemo Equipment), a built in mattress, 4 side pockets in the
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That password reset email you got from Netflix is probably the real deal Hackers and other online delinquents have been known to attempt to scam their victims by sending emails prompting them to change their passwords on various services. However, if you have recently received correspondence like this from Netflix, it’s likely to be legitimate. The streaming giant is currently reaching out to users that are suspected to have been affected by online security breaches le
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Everblume puts your garden in a fridge, and it works As much as we all know we should pay more attention to where our food comes from, or perhaps even grow our own, often the effort involved is too much, or we just don’t have the space or time for it. That’s where Everblume comes in, with the smart indoor hydroponic garden that can sit next to your other kitchen appliances, and you’d never know the difference. Although still under development and no
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Today’s Best Deals: Car Vacuum, Chromebook, Eneloop Batteries, and More A discounted Chromebook, $30 car vacuum, and the ever-popular Eneloop Power Pack lead off today’s best deals.Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more, and don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.
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Gary Johnson Pulls 16% in Utah Poll Utah usually votes overwhelmingly for the Republican presidential candidate, but this is a weird year. A new poll from Gravis Marketing shows Donald Trump barely leading Hillary Clinton in the state, 29 percent to 26 percent. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party got 16 percent, and 29 percent picked “other.” Trump did very poorly in the Utah caucuses—he finished third in a field of thr
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Survivor Rugged Backup Battery This backup battery took its cue from Beyonce and became a Survivor. Tested to Military Standard 810G and carrying an IP66 water resistance rating, even if you drop, dirty, or douse this charger in the rain, it’s not gon’ give up. It’s not gon’ stop. It’s gon’ work harder. The Survivor even carries a lifetime guarantee to prove it. A Griffin release, the Survivor backup battery has a 10,050 mAh c
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Nordic countries: Highest in gender equality and intimate partner violence against women The Nordic countries are the most gender equal nations in the world, but at the same time, they also have a disproportionately high rate of intimate partner violence against women. This is perplexing because logically violence against women would be expected to drop as women gained equal status in a society. A new study explores this contradictory situation, which has been labeled the ‘Nordic para
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Deer make collision-free escapes thanks to inbuilt ‘compasses’ Why do deer in a group, when startled, suddenly bolt away together and never collide with each other? It’s because these deer have an inner compass that allows them to follow a certain direction in order to make their escape.
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Google Now On Tap is bringing Android full circle Ah, Google Now On Tap. Has there ever been another Android feature that went from “magical” to “meh” with such a spectacular thud?When we first heard about Now On Tap last summer, it sounded downright transformational. Google revealed the feature during its 2015 I/O developers’ conference and left most of us positively dazzled by its prospect.Now On Tap seemed poised to chang
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Burger King toy converted into a working Game Boy Nano Fast food joints give away some pretty fun little toys sometimes, but they’re rarely very functional. Jam in a Raspberry Pi, however, and things get much more interesting. Back in 2002, Burger King […]
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Even Elon Musk’s own mother gets only one Tesla NEW YORK – Elon Musk’s Teslas are such a hot commodity, even his own mother owns just one.  At the CFDA Awards afterparty held at Samsung 837, Mashable ran into Maye Musk, who, at 68 years old, is having a revival in her modeling career. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk wants to go to Mars, but we already dress like we’re there “I drive a Tesla and it makes driving wonderful,” she told Mashable. &qu
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A bunch of Prince’s weirdest albums are now available on Tidal Tidal is the exclusive streaming home of Prince’s discography, and the service is celebrating what would’ve been the late musical legend’s 58th birthday by digging deep into his catalog and making over a dozen albums newly available. (They’re not the only ones celebrating: Minnesota’s governor declared today Prince Day in the state, and fans are continuing to reminisce about Prince’s life and wor
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Why Technology Is Not Silicon Valley’s Real Innovation | Jack Lazar | TEDxSantaClaraUniversity Lazar taps into his industry expertise as he explores what makes the tech sector in the Silicon Valley so disruptive and successful. He walks us through his experiences and argues that unorthodox business models and the human values of those disrupting have been the key to making the the Silicon Valley the hub of innovation. Jack Lazar is a Santa Clara University graduate from the Leavey School of
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Your Major Isn’t Everything | Felicia Chanco | TEDxMSJHS Accounting her experiences, Felicia challenges the idea of “planning out the rest of your life” upon graduating high school. She proposes that “the rest of your life” is an ongoing process, and this process will produce the best results with a mixture of good work ethic, balancing passions, and searching for the opportunities to put it into action. Felicia Victoria Chanco is the Founder of Felicio
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Universal Design Enables Everyone | Suranga Nanayakkara | TEDxYouth@Palmerston A design that works for our most vulnerable users will work for everyone. Meet Suranga, Director of the Augmented Human Lab, his vision is to create new interaction technologies that seamlessly integrate with users’ minds, bodies and behaviors providing them an enhanced perception. The Finger Reader, designed to solve the blind’s most difficult daily tasks, demonstrates not only how this is possib
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Drones and Sensors: Tools for Exploration and Storytelling | Ben Kreimer | TEDxMSJHS Ben Kreimer discusses his work with drones and the unique possibilities they offer for the journalism field. Ben Kreimer is a journalism technologist and the beta fellow for BuzzFeed’s Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts. He’s also an adviser with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Drone Journalism Lab and Nairobi based African skyCAM.­­ Kreimer explores the unique perspectives, vi
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Think Like An Engineer | Nathan Ting | TEDxYouth@Palmerston While some are encouraged to take up engineering as a career, it’s actually more important to apply engineering thinking skills to our everyday lives. Nathan demonstrates how applying some basic engineering traits can enable people to make the world a better place. Nathan graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree in 2008 with over 5 years’ experience in the electrical industry. Jo
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Solar Energy for Social Good | Grace O’Brien | TEDxMSJHS Grace discusses the work she’s done with solar-powered hearing aids, and the things she’s learned along the way. Grace O’Brien is currently a Stanford student, studying product design and computer science. After her father’s brain tumor caused him to become hard-of-hearing, she started a nonprofit organization called Ears for Years that brings solar-powered hearing aids to deaf children in need. S
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I Spy Stigma: Stories of Autism | Tess Miller | TEDxSantaClaraUniversity Autism spectrum disorder is often surrounded by stigma, misunderstandings and myths. Hoping to eradicate these beliefs, Miller speaks from facts and personal experiences as she shares what it may be like for those on the spectrum and how society can change this experience. Tess Miller is a graduating senior majoring in psychology with a minor in public health. She is the education director for the
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The Future of our Cities | Sefik Birkiye | TEDxBrussels “The quality of our cities is a reflection of the civilization that built them. Today some premises already give us a good idea of their future.” Sefik Birkiye was born in 1954 in Ankara, Turkey. He graduated from La Cambre School of Architecture (ENSAAV) in Brussels in 1978 and took his Master’s in Town Planning from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in 1981. In 1979 Sefik founde
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Survival Mode: The Right Mindset to Get out of Depression | Ruth Koleva | TEDxAUBG The fifth annual TEDxAUBG conference took place on April 9th, 2016 at the Carl Djerassi Theater Hall. For this year edition all speeches and performances were based on the topic of Patterns. Bulgaria: breeding ground for musical talent. News to you? That’s because Ruth Koleva is a different breed of artist. Born into a volatile world of corruption and hardship in post-Communist Eastern Europe, she
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A Peek into the Classroom of Tomorrow | Louise-Amélie Cougnon | TEDxUCLouvain Louise-Amélie Cougnon believes that a pedagogical revolution will take place through the right use of technology in the classroom. The notions of flipped classrooms, peer learning and co-construction will be reinvented, not with the help of personal smart phones, tablets and laptops, but rather thanks to shared technologies, technologies that enable more connections between the students. Louise-Am
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Anthony Bourdain: “I support your inalienable right to say really stupid, offensive shit.” Anthony Bourdain — author, chef, TV travel host, libertine, and self-described left-wing liberal — defended the rights of people to say and believe “really stupid, offensive shit” in a recent interview with Adweek. Interviewer Lisa Granatstein asked the host of CNN’s Parts Unknown the not entirely accurate two-part question, “How about government getting involved in where and how w
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UK pushes for UN arms embargo on Libya… after years of pouring in weapons Despite sending weapons into Libya before and after the disastrous 2011 NATO intervention, Britain is now pursuing a UN arms embargo which would allow EU warships to seize arms entering the war-torn state. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Children’s ‘Walking Dead’ photoshoot rocks internet with gory depictions of murder, zombies (PHOTOS) A photoshoot in which young children and toddlers recreate the most iconic and violent scenes from the hit US TV show ‘Walking Dead’ has sent the internet into overdrive. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Central African Republic mass grave linked to peacekeepers The discovery of the remains of 12 missing people from the Central African Republic in a grave near a peacekeeping site in Boali in February reportedly implicates Congolese peacekeepers in their deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Deals: Our real-life sound pick in our best $400 over-ear headphones guide, the Blue Mo-Fi, are down to $255 (from $350) Best Deals: Our real-life sound pick in our best $400 over-ear headphones guide, the Blue Mo-Fi, are down to $255 (from $350) [Amazon]
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How to Clean Out Dust From Your Macbook or iMac Dust buildup can be a serious problem for all kinds of electronic equipment. Not only that, but if you leave the dust lingering too long, it can turn into gunk — and gunk is harder to clean and can cause more problems. You’ve seen the kind of crud that can build up on your keyboard and mouse, right? Imagine that happening inside of your computer. If possible, you should exercise good maintenance s
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Spintronics development gets boost with new findings into ferromagnetism in Mn-doped GaAs A research group has succeeded in finding the origin and the mechanism of ferromagnetism in Mn-doped GaAs. The discovery is significant as it will accelerate the development of the spintronic element.
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You are not as anonymous as you think online You may not be anonymous as you think you are online; reveals a new study. Your browsing behavior can indicate your personality and provide a unique digital signature which can identify you, sometimes after just 30-minutes of browsing.
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Computer simulations shed light on the Milky Way’s missing red giants Simulations investigate the possibility that red giants at the center of our galaxy were dimmed after they were stripped of 10s of percent of their mass millions of years ago during repeated collisions with an accretion disk.
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Watching the dance of nano-particles Life in the nano lane is fast and just got faster in terms of knowledge of fundamental mechanisms working at the nanoscale — where processes are driven by a dance of particles such as atoms and ions one-billionth of a meter in size.
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Snapchat uncovers Discover  Snapchat combines the best of social networks, magazines, and television in a redesign of its omni-entertainment app. You’ll now see image and headline previews of the content inside Discover channels and Live stories on the Stories page, instead of just logos for the publishers or events they capture. The Discover page now features a Pinterest-style mason grid of tiles, while the… Read More
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Accessing your internet browsing history is FBI’s top legislative priority – CNET A proposed amendment could grant the FBI access to your IP address and web-browsing history without requiring a warrant.
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8 Lessons For Fixing the Cities of the Future The world’s transportation experts gathered in Germany last month—here’s the best of their shared wisdom. The post 8 Lessons For Fixing the Cities of the Future appeared first on WIRED.
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High Performance Architecture: A Jenny Sabin Installation Marries Design With Science Jenny Sabin is fascinated by the intersection of architecture and science. The head of her own experimental design studio and a faculty member of Cornell University’s architecture department, Sabin is dedicated to applying insights from biology, physics, engineering and mathematics to architecture and material systems. Her interdisciplinary approach has produced mesmerizing projects including Bra
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Password Re-user? Get Ready to Get Busy Security reporter Brian Krebs writes: In the wake of megabreaches at some of the Internet’s most-recognized destinations, don’t be surprised if you receive password reset requests from numerous companies that didn’t experience a breach: Some big name companies — including Facebook and Netflix — are in the habit of combing through huge data leak troves for credentials that match those of their cu
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How to Get a Small City off Coal Asheville, N.C., struggles to get past coal-fired power, despite its progressive reputation — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Actually Wants If you want to make dad’s Father’s Day special, consider cracking a beer with him and sharing some stories. That’s something that will mean a lot. That said, tossing your old man a solid gift to go with that bonding time couldn’t hurt. To help with that gift selection, we’ve compiled five gift guides full of […]
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BIG unveils dreamlike ‘unzipped’ Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London Every year the commissioned Serpentine Gallery Pavilion draws so many visitors that it is among the “top-ten most visited” architecture exhibitions in the world. Today in London this summer’s pavilion, designed by the Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), was
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