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Watch These Adorable Chicks Hatch Sans Eggshell The evolution of the shell-less chicken. Video: Sofa King Sick/YouTube It’s an age-old question: Which came first—the chicken, the egg, or the chicken that was experimentally hatched without an eggshell by high school students in Chiba, Japan? We may never know the answer, but at least there is now delightful video evidence of the latter scenario. The clip chronicles a school project led by bio
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Suspected Slaughterhouse Near Tiger Temple Discovered By Thai Authorities Authorities with Thailand’s crime suppression division believe they have discovered a tiger slaughterhouse and holding facility used by the popular tourist destination Tiger Temple, which is now under investigation for illegal wildlife trafficking. Thai police captured and relocated 137 live tigers from the temple’s facilities during a raid last week.The residential property, located approximately
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10 Theoretical Megastructures, From Big to Massive For much of its modern history, science fiction has had a particular fascination with engineering, with authors and artists imagining fantastic, massive structures in the depths of space. Here are 10 of them, from incredibly large to unbelievably massive.Image: Erik Wernquist1) Space ElevatorHeralded as one of the ways to open up access to space permanently and cheaply, a space elevator is an anch
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Some British people are getting laid a lot—just not in Britain British people have been going to Italy to hook up for more than a century. (credit: A Room with a View) Vacation flings are the stuff of bad romance movies and unhappy trips to the clinic, but now they are also the subject of two studies published in a British Medical Journal publication called Sexually Transmitted Infections. Two groups of researchers analyzed surveys of what British people
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2016 Unreal E3 Awards: Epic and GamesBeat call for entries SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced in association with Epic Games. The Unreal E3 Awards return. Get your Unreal Engine–powered game noticed and win a brand new GTX 1080, provided by Nvidia. Enter by sending an email to E32016@unrealengine.com.   Last year, when GamesBeat partnered with Epic Games for the Unreal E3 Awards, developers submitted nearly 70 Unreal Engine–powered games to be sh
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Clever new wearable stops you from becoming a hunchback while you stare at your phone Do you, like many other smartphone and gadget users, find yourself spending far too much time slouched over with your neck bowed? We do too, and while there are a lot of things you can try to do to correct that, it’s even more important to make sure our children aren’t doing it. That’s what the Eyeforcer wants to make easier than ever, by giving them a stark reminder to sit up straight. No we aren
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Dashcam footage of cop tasing, dragging, and dropping teen is unsealed Graphic footage of the 2014 abuse of a 17-year-old by a suburban Kansas City, Missouri, police officer. Officer Timothy Runnels received four years in prison after the incident was captured on the officer’s dashcam. A federal judge on Monday unsealed disturbing dashcam footage of a suburban Kansas City, Missouri, police officer tasering a 17-year-old motorist who became brain damaged after wh
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By 2035, 21M self-driving vehicles will be on the road By 2035, the number of self-driving vehicles on roads worldwide is expected to grow to 21 million, according to a new report from IHS Automotive. IHS Automotive’s updated numbers represent a substantial increase from previous estimates due to what it called “recent research and development by automotive OEMs, supplier and technology companies who are investing in this area.” Blair Han
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Chord Tool by The Tin Mill submitted by Mikey Bautista Six tools from a solid block of stainless steel to suit all your everyday situations. What more could you ask for from a keychain multi-tool? The Tin Mill’s Chord’s unique take on the keychain tool lets you flip it around when you don’t need its driver functions, keeping them from poking at your pockets. When you need to pry or turn some screws, simply slide the tool ar
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Gravitational-wave hunter LISA turns out to be a true high performer The mark of a very fine scientific instrument isn’t usually how well it can fall, but in the case of the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft, that one metric could help astrophysicists decode the very fabric of the universe. Fortunately after just two months of testing, the tech aboard LISA has done exceptionally well in free falling – performing much better than expected and boosting hopes that we can
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Why it’s time to go back to the Moon Mars is an extremely popular destination right now. Putting people on the Red Planet has been the big goal for NASA since 2010, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has made it very clear that his company is going to try to start a Martian colony as early as 2024. Mars One has managed to find hundreds of hopefuls who say they are willing to live out their last remaining days on Mars. Even Buzz Aldrin is enco
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Video: Norman Foster Reflects on Zaha Hadid’s Only Completed Private House Last month, Dezeen — working in collaboration with Architizer — sat down with Norman Foster at Foster + Partners’ London office to discuss his memories of the late Zaha Hadid. What followed was an illuminating conversation about an individual Foster considered to be not only a great architect, but a close friend. “Everybody knows that Zaha was a fantastic architect. And in a way, you never take t
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Google’s Project Ara Will Make You Want a Modular Phone Project Ara is perhaps the most exciting thing happening in smartphones at the moment. Ara is Google’s attempt to make a “modular smartphone”, which means that the user can add, remove, or replace parts on the phone at will. But Ara is only the tip of the iceberg. Google isn’t the first to attempt modular smartphones, nor is it the only one still doing it — but it is at the forefront of the new te
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Software is still eating the world  Marc Andreessen penned his famous “Why Software Is Eating the World” essay five years ago. Today, the idea that “every company needs to become a software company” is considered almost a cliché. But while the inclination to not be “disrupted” by startups or competitors is useful, it’s also not exactly practical. Read More
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Fallujah refugees say forced to join ISIS in exchange for food Refugees who managed to flee the ISIS-occupied city of Fallujah after the Iraqi army advanced said they had had to live on stale dates to avoid starving to death unless they enlisted in the group which took control over food supplies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISIS trains ‘scores’ of suicide bombers for global chemical weapons attacks – report Islamic State could carry out chemical weapons attacks in any part of the world, a Kurdish military source has said, as cited by Iranian media. Various international organizations have previously warned of the possibility of such terror acts. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Majority of mentally ill who committed suicide with gun bought it legally – study People with serious mental illnesses who use firearms to commit suicide usually bought them legally, according to a new study conducted in Florida by Duke University. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Study questions cancer link with bone growth factor for spinal surgery Adding to previous evidence, a study based on a statewide cancer database shows no increase in cancer risk in patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery with the bone-promoting growth factor recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP).
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Natural killer cells have a memory Researchers have decoded a new mechanism of how the immune system can specifically attack pigmented cells of the skin. It was previously believed that so-called natural killer cells did not have an immunological memory for the body’s own tissues. However, the scientists have now been able to show that these special immune cells can indeed “remember” pigmented cells when they come into more frequen
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Two in five formerly depressed adults are happy, flourishing Approximately two in five adults (39 percent) who have experienced major depression are able to achieve complete mental health. Researchers consider complete mental health as occurring when people achieve almost daily happiness or life satisfaction, positive social and psychological well-being, and are also free of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse for at least one full ye
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Scientists craft an artificial seawater concoction Microbiologists have concocted an artificial seawater medium that can be used to successfully cultivate abundant marine microorganisms, many of which have not been genetically characterized before.
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‘Digital Design Theory’ by Helen Armstrong Digital Design Theory: Readings From the Field is a new book by designer (and design educator) Helen Armstrong — previously known for her 2009 book, Graphic Design Theory — that examines the computer’s lasting impact on the field of design: As graphic design moves from the creation of closed, static objects to the development of open, interactive frameworks, designers seek to understand their own
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Flexiroam X Means No More Data Robbery With the Flexiroam X app you can save a bundle of money on data roaming charges, allowing you to travel the world and share your experiences without fretting over the cost every time you post a picture on Instagram. When you tell a friend and they download the app, you both save an even bigger bundle of money by qualifying for tons of free data. Starting soon, Flexiroam X will offer promo deals wi
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ecce cycles from pierre lallemand escape the typical triangular frame with the work of the designer pierre lallemand, the company has given birth to a unique line of bicycles that open up the boundaries of aestheticism. The post ecce cycles from pierre lallemand escape the typical triangular frame appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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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. Now, a team of researchers is trying to simplify the d
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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. The findings are based on one of the largest and longest studies done on this issue.
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‘Missing tooth’ hydrogels handle hard-to-deliver drugs A ‘missing tooth’ peptide may be an efficient way to deliver insoluble drugs to precise locations in the body, report scientists.
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Research finds offender risk assessment tools in US are promising, but questions remain The criminal justice system in the United States uses a variety of tools to assess the behavior of criminal offenders, and those risk assessments can have a significant impact on an offender’s fate. A new meta-analysis of the research conducted in the US on these tools shows that — while promising — it is still unclear whether these tools reduce bias against offenders based on race or other fact
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How 4-D simulation can help construction projects come in on time, budget Researchers have developed an advanced technique to avoid costly delays often associated with massive public transportation infrastructure projects.
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A new molecular toolkit for the de-novo design of bioactive agents Nature provides mankind with a wide variety of valuable bioactive agents ranging from vitamins over vital fatty acids to cancer inhibiting substances. Many of these substances are difficult to obtain directly from the environment or can not be produced effectively by chemical total synthesis.
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Getac B300 Ultra Rugged Notebook is as tough as they come Well, well, what do we have here? Most of the time, we would think of notebooks to be rather delicate devices that would need their fair share of protection, but just like the world of smartphones, there are some tough cookies out there as well, and if you are in the market for a rugged notebook, then surely the likes of Panasonic’s Toughbook range or those from Getac would have caught your attent
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Be the coolest person in the airport with your personal, foldable laptop tray Barracuda raised more than $2 million through crowdfunding for its collapsible luggage, and now, the company is opening orders up to the public. There’s already connected luggage that can be located remotely and charge devices on-the-go. Barracuda’s bag includes these features, too. Its differentiating selling point is its foldable laptop tray, complete with cup holder. A cup holder! Barracuda ma
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The unsexiest trillion-dollar startup  Steve Jobs went ballistic when public shipping manifests leaked the existence of the iPhone 3G. That’s about the only time something exciting happened in the freight forwarding business. The circulatory system of the global economy is a trillion-dollar industry, yet no one really talks about it, or builds tech for it. That’s what makes freight such a massive disruption opportunity… Read More
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BIG’s futuristic Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Bjarke Ingels, founder of Danish firm BIG Architects, is the latest architect to design a Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
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Nokia, Ericsson join Rivada Mercury in bid to build public safety broadband network When 9/11 shook the United States, emergency responders had a big problem that impacted their work — communication. Telecommunications networks were so clogged that the 9/11 commission called for Congress to set aside wireless spectrum for public safety. That led the way to the creation of FirstNet, or the First Responder Network Authority, in 2012. FirstNet’s mission is to “build, operate, and ma
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CNET Magazine looks into smart travel — and beyond – CNET For the 2016 summer issue of our magazine, we meet up with Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana, get an inside look at Tesla’s secretive electric car factory and offer up the best apps for traveling overseas.
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T-Mobile thanks customers with a new freebies app that hasn’t worked all day  Hey T-Mobile, this is not how you go about thanking your customers! Yesterday, the mobile operator announced its latest “un-carrier” move – this time, its latest gimmick involves giving away stock to T-Mobile customers and the launch of an app called “T-Mobile Tuesdays” that’s full of freebies. Unfortunately, that app has been down all day as… Read More
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New cheap method of surveying landscapes can capture environmental change Cheap cameras on drones can be used to measure environmental change which affects billions of people around the world, new research shows.
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“This Libertarian Is Too Freakey-Deakey To Be President”: Gary Johnson on Full Frontal Fun, slightly disturbing interview of Libertarian Party presidential candidate and former two-term New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson by Samantha Bee of Full Frontal. Among the magic moments: Johnson: “I’m for Uber everything.” Bee: “Not looking forward to surge pricing in the middle of a colonscopy.” Like Larry King, Bee says she likes “every other thing” Johnson espous
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A brief medical history of farting One of my favorite hobbies is searching PubMed.gov. I love PubMed — I use it to develop stories, to find sources, and to generally learn about the world around me. For instance: farting. There was a superstar of the fart literature A PubMed search returns 14 results with “excessive flatulence” in the headline and abstract. A lot of these are about treating constipation, which is admitte
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iTunes U for iOS can now add materials from iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, & more Apple is out today with a new update to its iTunes U app for iPhone and iPad. The latest version of iTunes U adds a document picker that supports cloud services like iCloud Drive as well as others including Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box. Adding documents from non-iCloud services requires having their apps installed and being signed in. more…Filed under: Apps Tagged: iTunes U
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Long-term marijuana use changes brain’s reward circuit Researchers have demonstrated that long-term marijuana users had more activity in the brain’s reward processes when presented with cannabis cues than with natural reward cues.
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four serpentine summer houses pay tribute to queen caroline’s temple in london the temporary structures, which form part the ‘serpentine architecture programme’, are inspired by a nearby classical style dwelling, built in 1734. The post four serpentine summer houses pay tribute to queen caroline’s temple in london appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Turkey’s Erdogan lifts lawmakers’ immunity, paves way for prosecutions Lawmakers in Turkey could now be subject to prosecution after a bill allowing criminal charges to be brought against legislators was signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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San Francisco barista might be the world’s best latte artist Melannie Aquino is drastically changing the latte art game. The San Francisco-based barista has spent four years perfecting the art of intricate latte designs, featuring everything from animals to cartoon characters to food. SEE ALSO: Taste the rainbow, feel the caffeine with colorful latte art According to Aquino’s recent blog post for Bored Panda, her couture latte art requires the right balanc
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Deals: Our HomeKit pick for the best smart switch, the iDevices Switch, is available for $35 (from $42) Best Deals: Our HomeKit pick for the best smart switch, the iDevices Switch, is available for $35 (from $42) [Amazon]
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Nearly a quarter of the Great Barrier reef has been killed by warming oceans Surveys have revealed that 93% of the almost 3,000 individual reefs have been touched by bleaching, and almost a quarter – 22% – of coral over the entire Great Barrier Reef has been killed by this bleaching event… Since tourists usually go diving and snorkelling in the middle and southern sections, there are plenty of spectacular corals for them to see there. But they shouldn’t be fooled by that
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EA’s E3 2016 briefing will include games coming in 2017 and 2018 – CNET The publisher will showcase Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and FIFA 17, as well as games coming further down the road.
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U.S. gets warnings and advice about the Internet of Things When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the only agreement in Washington is on its impact: It will be huge — in both good and bad ways.The IoT may become a means to deliver a disabling, global attack. Connected IoT devices have potential to reveal more than a novelist about a person’s behavior and bring privacy invasion to a new level. On the plus side, improved automation may save live
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Maternal weight gain between pregnancies is linked to complications and adverse outcomes Weight gain between pregnancies is linked to pregnancy complications and adverse neonatal outcomes in second born children, according to a new study.
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Magnetic material could host wily Weyl fermions An elusive massless particle could exist in a magnetic crystal structure, revealed by neutron and X-ray research.
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Flipped classrooms turning STEM education upside down Given the difficult-to-digest subject matter in many STEM classrooms, educators have customarily relied on traditional lecture-based educational methods where they spend class time walking through content and then assign homework problems to supplement that learning. The problem is that this is a difficult way for some students to learn, so educators applying a new approach by flipping their class
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We Have a Natural Bias to Try and Earn More Instead of Save More, Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense If you need money, the natural inclination for most of us is to figure out how to earn more money. Writing for Scientific American, behavioral economist Dan Ariely, Kristen Berman, and Wendy De La Rosa take a look at why that is and how that’s not always a good option.http://lifehacker.com/im-dan-ariely-…When we think about financial security, it’s not particularly surprising that we are more at
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The Alen Breathesmart Air Purifier helps those who suffer from allergies When you have allergies, asthma, or any other breathing issue, you want to make sure your home is pretty clean. If you start to let things get dirty, it’s hard to go about your day like a normal person since you’re either plagued with mucus or can’t get a full breath. While dusting, nightmare of an experience as it is, and vacuuming will definitely help, having pets or a seasonal change is going
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Touching DuSable Park The most intriguing thing about the winning design in Gensler’s in-house ideas competition on what to do with the site of the Chicago Spire – the ill-fated Santiago Calatrava-designed tower in Streeterville – is the way the Gateway Tower, as it’s called, touches DuSable Park to the east of Lake Shore Drive.[Rendering of Gensler’s Gateway Tower seen from the east]Although the Spire’s hole has been
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Chinese company just got Nevada’s permission to test a person-carrying drone (credit: EHang) A Chinese drone company has just been granted permission to test its on-demand, passenger-carrying autonomous aerial vehicle in Nevada, making it the first such drone to be tested anywhere in the United States. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, state authorities from the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems granted permission Monday for EHang to fly its EHang 184 in
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The man who can map the chemicals all over your body Pieter Dorrestein uses mass spectrometry to eavesdrop on the molecular conversations between microbes and their world.Nature 534 170 doi: 10.1038/534170a
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US counties could gain $1 million in annual health benefits from a power plant carbon standard Nearly all U.S. regions stand to gain economic benefits from power plant carbon standards that set moderately stringent emission targets and allow a high level of compliance flexibility, according to a new study by scientists from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Syracuse University, Resources for the Future, and the Harvard Forest, Harvard University as a project of the Science Policy E
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China seeks DNA for Xinjiang passports Police in China’s north-western border region ask some residents to provide DNA samples and other biological data when applying for travel documents.
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Tesla willing to share data to get to autonomy Level 4 faster Individual effort isn’t always enough, sometimes it takes a village. That’s the spirit in which Tesla Motors is offering to share its accumulated and ongoing data from the 70,000+ autopilot-equipped Tesla Model S and Model Xs on the road, according to Electrek. The goal is to get government approval for full autonomy, also called Level 4. In pursuit of speeding regulatory approvals, CEO Elon Musk
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Jabra makes calls a priority with its new Halo Smart wireless headphones While many headphones these days — both wired and wireless — feature a built-in mic for calls, this functionality is often an afterthought, even with the headphones packaged with many smartphones. With its latest product, Jabra looks to make calls just as high a priority as music playback. On Tuesday, the company announced its latest pair of wireless in-ears, the Jabra Halo Smart. These headphones
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In Depth: Wix’s AI is the automatic web designer we didn’t know we needed Building a website can be difficult process – more so if you don’t know the first thing about color theory, graphic design, or any other kind of aesthetics. Wix, known for its drag-and-drop website creator, wants to make making sites a snap using a new artificial intelligence – the first of its kind – that creates eye-catching webpages for you.Wix Artificial Design Intelligence, or ADI, can create
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More Seeking Out Info on Libertarian Party, Gary Johnson Than in 2012 Just before the Libertarian Party’s national convention on Memorial Day weekend, I made note that there was a huge uptick in interest on Google looking for information about Libertarian Party and Gov. Gary Johnson. At the time there were more than 600 stories about the convention showing up in Google news searches. By the end of that weekend, they would number more than 2,000. Now that it’s over,
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Too Many Cops, Not Enough Counselors: Why Public Schools Are Such a Disaster There are 1.6 million young people attending a public school that employs a police officer but no guidance counselor, according to new data released by the Education Department.  That’s just one of the noteworthy findings from the data, which was collected by the Office for Civil Rights and represents all 95,000 public schools in the country.  The data also revealed just how ubiquitous police hav
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Hate Vacuuming? Delegate It to This Deeply Discounted Roomba. iRobot Roomba 650, $300Life’s too short to vacuum every other day, but luckily, you can pawn that tedious chore off to a Roomba, and the entry level 650 model is marked down to $300 today on Amazon, matching the best price they’ve ever listed.I recently acquired a Roomba 770, which is basically identical to the 650, but with HEPA filters and an extra virtual wall. While it does require a bit of ba
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Samsung’s Tiny Portable SSDs are On Sale Today; Just Don’t Lose Them Samsung T3 500GB Portable SSD, $150Several capacities of Samsung’s adorably tiny T3 external SSDs are marked down to some of their lowest prices ever today on Amazon. The 500GB model is the best deal of the bunch in terms of percentage savings versus its usual price, but the 1TB and 2TB (!!) models have never been cheaper.http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Portab…http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Portab.
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Laboratory breakthrough may lead to improved X-ray spectrometers Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute’s Swiss Light Source in Villigen, Switzerland, have developed a new design for X-ray spectrometers that eschews a commonly utilized component to lowers overall production costs and increase the efficiency of x-ray flux, which may lead to faster acquisition times for sample imaging and increased efficiency for the system. This is essential for biological s
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This TV Repels Mosquitoes Gadgets Part of LG’s effort to make the home healthy The Newest Mosquito Repellent Also Happens To Be A Television…
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An update on natural products with carbonic anhydrase inhibitory activity Carbon (C) is essential in biology as it forms up to four bonds per atom in an endless variety of complex organic molecules, which are the basis of living cells and viruses (DNA, RNA, proteins, etc.). In biology the carbon cycle is mainly regulated by the hydration of CO2.
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Judge in Stanford sexual assault case now target of recall effort More than 350,000 people have signed a petition seeking to recall Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced a 20-year-old former Stanford University swimmer to just six months in jail for sexual assaulting an unconscious woman. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘War against terrorism’: Assad vows to continue fight, crush dreams of ‘fascist’ Erdogan Syrian President Bashar Assad has vowed to continue the government’s “war against terrorism,” slamming the “fascist regime” of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The remarks came after Ankara reportedly sent troops to fight alongside rebels in Aleppo. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A Crash Survivor Wakes Up to a Terrifying New Reality in Science Fiction Thriller Radius The producers of 2015 post-apocalyptic romantic comedy Turbo Kid (additional flavors: an eyepatch-wearing Michael Ironside, BMX chases, splat-stick) are back with another science fiction entry, although this one sounds a bit more serious. It’s called Radius, and it’s an amnesia movie with Twilight Zone elements.Read more…
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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 life form 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. Deoxyribonucleic acid or “DNA” carries the genetic information that
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Google DeepMind’s kill switch research may ease A.I. fears With so many people taking their cues from the movies on what a future with artificial intelligence will look like, some who fear one day having robotic overlords will be heartened by research that Google is doing.Google DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company that Google acquired in 2014, is working on what will be a kill switch for robots and other A.I. systems.The idea is tha
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BlackBerry Really Struggling In Android Market Once an icon in the smartphone business, BlackBerry is having a hard time transitioning to Android. According to a report on CNET, the company’s BlackBerry Priv Android smartphone, citing a high-level executive at AT&T, is really struggling. From the report: AT&T offered a more detailed account of why the Priv has disappointed. BlackBerry and the carrier expected to see demand for an Andro
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Apple to Live Stream June 13 WWDC Keynote Apple has added a page for the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference to its events website, confirming plans to live stream the keynote event on June 13 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The keynote event, which will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, will be available on Macs and iOS devices through an event stream on Apple.com and on the Apple TV through an events app.
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Gigantic Space-Based Test To Detect Gravitational Waves Might Actually Work Space Intriguing results from LISA Pathfinder mission Making gravity waves.
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Study: archerfish can learn to accurately recognize human faces Fish are generally regarded as dumb, but maybe that’s not a fair assumption. At least one type of fish, the archerfish, is able to recognize human faces, according to a new study. Researchers with the University of Queensland in Australia and the University of Oxford found that archerfish can learn to recognize different people with a pretty high level of … Continue reading
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Gary Johnson Won’t Get High in White House, Trump Frustrates GOP: P.M. Links If Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson is elected president, he will not smoke pot, he vows. Paul Ryan says Donald Trump’s remarks about the judge in the Trump U. lawsuit are “textbook racist.” He still plans to support Trump, however. Lindsay Graham think Trump is beyond redemption. Ronald Reagan’s son will not vote for Trump and thinks the old man wouldn’t have done so, either.
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Dear Apple: Please use these ideas to modernize the Mac Enlarge / A late 2008 MacBook Pro with El Capitan, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD upgrade feels a whole lot more modern than it should. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) I took a vacation last month. I traveled some. I read a lot. And I refurbished an old late 2008 MacBook Pro, one of the original aluminum unibody models. I completely took it apart, dusted it out, put it back together, and stuck in a m
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Firefox 47 adds more support for video copy protection Mozilla today released Firefox 47, which sports multiple under-the-hood changes, several to its ability to play video, and one user experience (UX) enhancement to the browser’s synchronization service.Users who sync Firefox on Windows and Linux PCs, Macs, and Android smartphones — but not iOS-powered iPhones or iPads — now see all open tabs on all devices in the sidebar of the desktop browser.
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The architects who want to build housing for the millions The image chosen to represent Reporting from the Front, the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, is a photograph of an elderly archaeologist named Maria Reiche in a housedress standing atop a steel ladder
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Watch two new mini-rockets launch and hover in the air Aerospace startup Masten Space Systems just introduced two new additions to the company’s long line of reusable rockets and landers. The vehicles are called Xaero-B and Xodiac, continuing the company’s tradition of assigning X-names to its products. A new video of the rockets shows how the two prototypes can launch from the ground and then hover in place — a feat known as “station keeping.&q
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Bionic Leaf Is 10 Times Better At Photosynthesis Than Real Plants Energy Take that, trees Plants take in carbon dioxide, water and sunshine to create energy. Now researchers have done the same, even better.
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E3’s video game art picks include ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘Witcher 3’ The Into the Pixel jury has chosen the 2016 winners for its E3 art collection, and it’s clearer than ever that video games can inspire artwork you’d be proud to hang on your wall. The 14 selections are mostly from titles where visuals not only play an important role, but set the tone for the entire game — the sci-fi novel look of No Man’s Sky gets its due, as does The Witcher 3’s brooding fantasy
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Canada and the US Are Running the ‘Largest’ Earthquake Sim Ever In the last 3,500 years or so, at least seven catastrophic earthquakes have ripped through the Pacific Northwest along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 1,000-foot fault line that stretches from Vancouver Island to California. These sorts of monster quakes, of an Earth-shattering 9.0 magnitude or greater, have occurred at an interval of roughly every 400-to-600 years, according to the US Federal Eme
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Comets, Meteors, and Other Space Phenomena Depicted Over 1,000 Years In 1705, the fiery return of a celestial body named Halley’s Comet was foreseen by English astronomer Edmond Halley, based on a theorized orbit that would swing the comet past Earth every 76 years or so. Since his accurate prediction, the timely apparition of Halley’s Comet has been observed like clockwork. But long before the birth of super powerful telescopes, humans all over the world were star
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The energy-efficient lantern that can also charge your phone BioLite’s BaseLantern is an energy-efficient light that can operate in places with very low, or nonexistent, energy sources. The inventors of the product have started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund this Bluetooth-connected, adjustable, bright outdoor light that also works as a charging hub for any device. Read more…More about Gadgets, Technology, Tech, Light, and Energy
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Teen suspended from high school for ‘profane’ tweet to superintendent If you’d like the superintendent to shovel snow, better ask nicely. 17-year-old Leonardo Semma was suspended from his Michigan high school back in January after he, uh, colorfully asked said district official to take care of the snow in the school parking lot. To commemorate his graduation, he posted screenshots of the infamous Twitter exchange on Sunday, along with his notice of suspension. &quo
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6 Reasons You Should Be Using an Anonymising Proxy Server There are many reasons to remain anonymous on the Internet. You may live in a country with a restricted, heavily censored Internet service. You may find the prospect of government entities, commercial enterprises and various industries following your every move unnerving. You might simply believe that you are a private citizen, and that that right should be respected. However, if you’re reading th
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Aireys Inlet Light House / ARKit © Alessandro Cerutti Architects: ARKit Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Alessandro Cerutti Designed And Constructed : ARKit, Advanced Prefabricated Architecture Plan From the architect. A stunning site along Eagle Rock Parade in Aireys Inlet, we have designed and built a compact three bedroom home for a family of 5. The emphas
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DHS will subject TSA to covert security audits over summer The Department of Homeland Security is planning new covert security tests for the Transportation Security Administration at airports throughout the nation. The move comes as security lines at airports are being criticized as some of the worst in history. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Artificial intelligence to spearhead enhanced human longevity Life Extensio and Insilico Medicine have initiated an exclusive collaboration to use artificial intelligence to identify and develop natural approaches to promote health and support extended human longevity.Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming every aspect of human life surpassing humans in image, text and voice recognition, autonomous driving and other tasksLife Extension, aims to use
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Duet Display Over at The Sweet Setup, Duet Display was chosen as the best app for app for using your iPad as an external display for the Mac. I tried a bunch of the options, and I kept coming back to Duet Display as the best. It was easy to setup, and it’s extremely fast. I love having the option to use dual monitors when I am away from the office, and Duet Display does the job. You can download Duet Display f
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The One Word That Can Transform Your Negotiating Skills Human beings need to feel they’re being treated fairly. Here’s how to use that principle to your advantage.The most powerful word in negotiations is “fair.” It’s so powerful that I call it the “F-word.” Here’s why it’s so powerful, when to use it, and how.Read Full Story
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US soldiers are getting enhanced hearing tech on the battlefield The US Army is in the process of rolling out a new piece of technology that can protect a soldier’s hearing on the battlefield. These aren’t just any earplugs, though. TCAPS (Tactical Communication […]
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New Google Daydream videos demo what shared VR experiences could look like Following up on the debut of the Daydream virtual reality platform unveiled at Google I/O last month, Google posted on Tuesday two new examples of what it’s cooking up at its Daydream Labs SEE ALSO: Android N gets enhanced VR functions with Daydream In each video, we see two users interacting in VR via their avatars, represented by three-dimensional Google Cardboard icons with googly eyes, along
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5 public speaking tips to help you conquer stage fright (that don’t involve naked co-workers) Whether you’re delivering presentations in front of colleagues, teaching industry workshops, or stepping on stage at a local or national conference, you’ve probably come across the same public-speaking advice one million times: “Picture them naked!” “Practice!” “Make eye contact!” In my corporate years, I wrote speeches and helped prepare executives on their upcoming speaking engagements, from fi
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Transit Nerds Get a Handy New Tool for Easily Turning Data Into Apps A new open source mapping and routing tool gives developers a chance to lead a grassroots transit revolution. The post Transit Nerds Get a Handy New Tool for Easily Turning Data Into Apps appeared first on WIRED.
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Passenger drone gets permission for US flight tests Don’t be surprised if you see a very large, very unusual drone flying through Nevada’s skies. The state’s Institute for Autonomous Systems has given China’s EHang permission to test fly its passenger-toting 184 drone later this year. In addition to providing basic clearance, the move will also have the Institute create criteria that shows the airworthiness of the autonomous single-seater to the Fe
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20% off Oral-B Pro 7000 Electronic Bluetooth Connected Toothbrush – Deal Alert If you’d like to step up your brushing game, this 20% off deal might be for you. The Oral-B Pro 7000 is a Bluetooth connected electric rechargeable toothbrush. Its best-in-class 3D cleaning technology oscillates, rotates and pulsates to remove up to 100% more plaque than a regular toothbrush, and has 6 different modes (ranging from “daily clean” to “tongue cleaning”). But it
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OMA completes restoration of Venice’s Fondaco dei Tedeschi Dutch architecture firm OMA has restored the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice, adding new entrances and wood-panelled escalators to turn the 16th-century building into a department store (+ slideshow). (more…)
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E3 2016: What to expect from EA — Battlefield, Mass Effect, Star Wars, and more Electronic Arts does not have a booth on the show floor at next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, but it’s still coming to Los Angeles with a ton of games for fans to try out. EA Play kicks off on Sunday as a satelite gathering outside of the E3 trade show that brings the industry together to look at upcoming products. EA has confirmed what you can expect from it next week. The Titanfall 2 and
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3 New Furniture Collections Weave New Technology Into Cool Designs A trio of new furniture lines made from very different materials: fabric, aluminum, and carbon fiber New technology continues to affect—or “disrupt,” if you will—every industry under the sun, including furniture design and manufacturing. Here are three new collections of seating—and a few other pieces—that use very different materials and methods to achieve their design goals (the most
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Republicans are shaking their heads at Trump, but won’t withdraw support Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is saying whatever he wants, regardless of how it makes his party look, and several top Republican legislators are publicly struggling as they realize they have little leverage to rein him in.  Several prominent Republicans bemoaned and disavowed Trump’s recent racist comments on Tuesday, but many of those Republicans would still rather vot
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Amazon’s Alexa teams with Nutritionix to help users keep track of calories Since Amazon debuted its AI-powered Alexa virtual assistant in 2014, the innovative platform has allowed users to accomplish a variety of tasks such as setting cook timers, building shopping lists, or dimming the lights. But what about helping people track their daily intake of calories? Announced this week as a special collaboration between Amazon’s Siri competitor and the nutrition-tracking appl
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Rebirth Tower: A Skyscraper Designed For The End Of The World Editor’s Choice 2016 Skyscraper Competition Alessa Engalan Philippines The Philippines is a catch-basin of natural disasters, specifically typhoons. At least 20 tropical storms enter the country’s area of responsibility with more than half of them making landfall. Typhoons are only one of the few natural and manmade disasters that threaten the country’s people and natural resources every year. Th
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UK Snooper’s Charter, AKA The Investigatory Powers Bill, Voted Into Law Mark Wilson quotes a report from BetaNews: The controversial Snooper’s Charter — or the Investigatory Powers Bill as it is officially known — has been voted into law by UK MPs. An overwhelming majority of politicians (444 to 69) voted in favor of the bill which has been roundly criticized by both the public and technology companies. The Investigatory Powers Bill grants the UK government, securit
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Slight Slope Long House by I/O architects The topography of the park environment around the house resembles a cavea of an antic theater. The long horizontal structure is facing the favorable sun orientation and the view in slight opposition of the slope
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Fire breaks out at refugee camp in the Duesseldorf airport A large fire has broken out at a convention centre in the western German city of Duesseldorf. The centre acts as an accommodation hub for refugees waiting to be sent elsewhere in North Rhine-Westphalia. Everyone inside hall 18, where 180 refugees were staying, was brought to safety, according to reports. As the fire raged, a thick, black plume of smoke could be seen across Duesseldorf.In related n
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Use your smartphone to park your car with Bosch’s new automated system Bosch’s new automated driverless car system called “Home zone park assist” will let you use your smartphone to park your car. The new technology will guide your car to parking spaces up to 100 meters away — which is something we all really needed during driver’s ed. Bosch expects the tech to make a North American debut in a production car in 2019.Full story: http://on.mash.to/25KFnwa Rea
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Internet Media Is Officially a Realer Job Than Newspapers Tell your mom. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, via Nieman Lab: as of March 2016, there were 197,800 Americans working in Internet publishing and broadcasting, and only 183,200 working for newspapers. My job is the real job now, MOM.
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NASA gives sneak peak at impressive frosted dunes on Mars (PHOTO) A newly released image from NASA showing off the frosted sand dunes of Mars has been described by the space agency as “like frosting on a cake.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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A Quick Way to Chill Beer In a Hotel Room with No Fridge Reader Kyle sent in this method to chill beer if you’re on the road, would like a frosty drink, and of course, your hotel room doesn’t have a fridge. Just line up your bottles on the air conditioner unit, fire it up full blast, and give it about fifteen minutes. Surprisingly, that’s all it takes.Of course, this only works in hotel rooms that have those old school window-mounted air conditioners, b
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Hogue X5 Folder A knife that features a cryogenically quenched 3.5 inch spear point blade.
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Tesla might have a backup plan if it needs more batteries to meet demand Reuters reports that battery and display component provider Samsung SDI is “making progress” in signing a deal to provide Tesla Motors with batteries for its vehicles and energy storage products. At present, Tesla gets its cells from Panasonic; it’s also in the process of ramping up the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada (which is a joint venture with Panasonic). A Samsung SDI deal would see
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Sorry, Dory: Some fish can recognize your face, and they’ll spit in it – CNET Researchers train archerfish to spit at a familiar human face when shown two similar photographs.
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What the Great Barrier Reef looks like in the wake of coral bleaching Richard Vevers, the founder of the nonprofit Ocean Agency, and his partners at the XL Catlin Seaview Survey have been witnessing an ecological disaster unfolding in coral reefs worldwide since 2014.The group’s mission is to document, in unprecedented detail, the third-ever global coral bleaching event on record, and by far the longest such event ever seen.Using high-tech, 360-degree cameras that a
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What young voters forget about Hillary Clinton’s historic moment Hillary Clinton has finally arrived at a long-sought historic moment — and she’s brought America with her. On Monday evening, approaching the end of a brutal primary slog, the Associated Press effectively declared Clinton the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. If she is formally nominated by the Democratic party next month, that would make her the first woman to ever run for the nation’
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Baby born to brain-dead mum in Portugal A baby is born in Portugal to a woman who has been brain-dead for almost four months, hospital officials in Lisbon say.
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Review: Moshi’s Avanti headphones have the sound to match their excellent design There are a million and one headphones out there, so it’s hard to make a product that stands out from the crowd, especially if you’re banking on design and sound quality rather than newfangled features. But sometimes, like in the case of the $200 Moshi Avanti, that’s enough. Design and Comfort Moshi isn’t known for being an audio company. It’s built reputation making accessories for portable devic
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Keurig Kold soda machine discontinued, company lays off 130 workers It’s sad news for Keurig, but not terribly surprising: the company’s pod-based soda machine, the Kold, has been discontinued. Consumers weren’t interested in the Keurig Kold, and it’s not hard to see why — the machine cost nearly $370 USD and each pod, which produced one soda beverage, cost about $0.50. Considering a 12-pack of soda cans typically costs between … Continue reading
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Google’s VR prototypes give you charming and strangely expressive googly eyes  How best to represent a person in virtual space? A square with their avatar picture on it? Too Slack. A custom face crafted with a million sliders? Too Second Life. A 3D scan of their face? Too “Lawnmower Man.” Then perhaps… a cartoon representation of the headset the user is wearing, with giant googly eyes on the front? You, my friend, are crazy like a fox. Read More
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Drones And Helicopters Team Up To Scout Targets In Iraq Military Shadow scouts Drone helicopter team work.
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This might be the best $30 car accessory you ever buy Forget card tricks — Scosche has pulled something far cooler out of its sleeve for your dash. The MagicMount Pro uses rare-earth magnets to mount your mobile device to your car’s window, vent, or dashboard. Adhere a thin magnetic plate to your phone’s case –or directly to your phone if you’re brave enough — and you can effortlessly place your phone on the Scosche MagicMount Pro. The mounts come wi
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Hands on: Chord Mojo A convenient, simple way to enhance the audio from your phone or computer, without worrying about compatibility or brand. With hi-res music becoming more popular, and smartphones coming with support for the format built-in, more people are taking an interest in how their choice of phone performs in the audio department. LG has recently taken that to the next level with its Hi-Fi Plus module for th
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Digital dealers: Cadillac considering VR showrooms with headsets instead of cars To some, virtual reality technology is an immersive way to experience games, films, and not much else. But as the headsets become more advanced and the programming grows more capable, virtual reality could have endless applications, ranging from sports to medicine and even forensics. Now, Cadillac is exploring how it could change the way it sells cars. According to a report by The Wall Street Jour
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The Caveman rules of survival | Dawn Walton | TEDxDundee Our brains need a software upgrade. They are working on outdated rules for survival that come from the caveman days. Dawn had a screwed up childhood. Despite this she had a successful career for over 20 years in the corporate world. But she knew there was something better out there for her. When she came across Cognitive Hypnotherapy it changed her life, and she set up Think it Change it to help o
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Rainfall following drought linked to historic nitrate levels in Midwest streams in 2013 Drought periods followed by rainfall caused nitrate levels to increase to the highest ever measured in some Midwest streams during a 2013 study, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report published today in the Journal of Environmental Quality.
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Man converts van into off-grid, all-terrain, submersible survival vehicle (Video) This wilderness explorer transformed this van into a mobile, solar-powered home that has all the amenities.
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Apple Pay comes to over 30 new banks and credit unions in the United States After coming to over two dozen new banks last month, Apple Pay today has expanded to over 30 new banks and credit unions in the United States. The new banks join the increasingly large list of existing banks and credit unions that support Apple’s mobile payment service. Below are the new banks and credit unions that now work with Apple Pay: more…Filed under: Apple Pay Tagged: Apple pay
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Facebook tests News Feed-only posts that avoid your Timeline Being able to hide a Facebook update after it posts isn’t entirely new, but the social network is testing a way to let users keep things from ever hitting their Timeline. A “Hide From Your Timeline” checkbox will allow you to only publish something in the News Feed, without the need to remove it afterwards. CNET reports that any post you keep off your Timeline will still show up in searc
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Monster Trucks trailer promises subtle movie about monsters that live inside trucks I have some questions for the producers of the 2017 film Monster Trucks. When you pitched this film as E.T. meets Fast and the Furious, which I assume you did, how long did it take for Paramount to greenlight? Hours? Minutes? Seconds? Was it too fast to be measured by our traditional understanding of time? Where do I know this guy from? Is he the guy from the Hannah Montana movie? Creech is
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News: One week left to submit designs to YAC’s University Island competition! [Sponsored] There’s still one week left to send your submissions to Young Architects Competitions’ University Island contest. The final deadline is June 15! Entrants are challenged to transform the desert Island of Poveglia, which was abandoned for nearly 50 years until the Italian Government recently decided the island should be revived. In light of this, YAC asks architects worldwide how they would transfor
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend defend Muhammad Ali and destroy Piers Morgan via Twitter In addition to being one of our favorite power couples, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are now also Twitter battle champions. After Piers Morgan posted a rather insensitive tweet shortly following the death of professional boxer, Muhammad Ali, Teigen and Legend came to the rescue and another Piers Morgan Twitter feud was sparked. SEE ALSO: Chrissy Teigen tried to bring a fake baby to a basketball
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HPE adds density to 3PAR storage family, rolls out OneView 3.0 Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils its latest tools for software defined data centers.
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NLÉ’s Makoko Floating School Reportedly Collapses Due to Heavy Rain via NAIJ.com As reported by Nigerian news website NAIJ.com, the celebrated Makoko Floating School, designed by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ, has collapsed after heavy rain battered the city of Lagos. Photographs show the roof of the school still largely in tact, but sitting directly on top of the building’s floating base of 256 plastic drums, as the lower levels and supporting stru
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Report: People Are Spending Much Less Time On Social Media An anonymous reader writes from a report via CNBC: According to a new study from marketing intelligence firm SimilarWeb, people are spending less time on social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. The company analyzed Android users’ daily time spent on these social networks from January to March 2016 with the same period in 2015, which included data from the U.S., UK, German
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This Is How A Mosquito Saws Through Your Skin Animals Here to suck your blood These are the bug days of summer.
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The Time Traveler’s Handbook This is an unusual kind of history book. It’s actually entertaining. The Time Traveler’s Handbook: 18 Experiences from the Eruption of Vesuvius to Woodstock transports you back in time, for a front-seat view of some of the most extraordinary and colorful events in world history. For purchase information, Click Here
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Google makes its TensorFlow artificial intelligence platform available on iOS Google this week has published a new version of its TensorFlow machine learning software that adds support for iOS. Google initially teased that it was working on iOS support for TensorFlow last November, but said it was unable to give a timeline. An early version of TensorFlow version 0.9 was released yesterday on GitHub, however, and it brings iOS support. more…Filed under: iOS Tagged: Artific
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Gorgeous Rug Collaboration Makes a Case for Plush Flooring They look so soft and sumptuous Hardwood floors are beautiful, hardy, and usually one of the must-haves on a home hunter’s list of amenities. But there’s also something so comforting and plush about stepping onto sumptuous carpeting, which can be hard to find (and for good reason) in a city apartment. This is why the second collection of monochromatic rugs from New York-based design studios Aelf
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Monkey causes nationwide Kenya blackout A single monkey causes a nationwide blackout in Kenya after falling on to a transformer at a power station.
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SpaceX Plans To Re-Use A Rocket For The First Time This Fall Space After four successful upright landings Here we go again. At least, that’s the hope. Today, Elon Musk tweeted out a picture of SpaceX’s used rockets hanging out in a giant hanger, itching to be re-used.
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GoPro camera survives two months at sea, returns with photos intact The popular GoPro camera has reportedly survived falls from airplanes and weather balloons, but one Australian man found that two months in the ocean isn’t much of a threat either. Ethan Dack, of New South Wales, had been using the action cam to record a trip across Australia with his wife and four children, finishing with an extended family visit in Point Vernon, a small peninsula on the east coa
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Masten Unveils Two New Reusable Rockets Space They’re too small to reach orbit, but could be useful for science Rocket manufacturer Masten Space Systems has unveiled its two new unmanned suborbital rockets today.
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Poppits toothpaste pods eliminate empty tube waste Many people are becoming more conscious of how much waste they produce, and that awareness leads to a secondary issue: we realize how many things in life lack a less-wasteful alternative, and toothpaste is one such thing. Sure, you could concoct homemade (and therefore packaging-free) toothpaste at home out of baking soda and some other ingredients, but it’s going to … Continue reading
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Coding is a Key Part in the 21st Century Literacy | Vignir Gudmundsson | TEDxReykjavik In this talk, Vignir Gudmundsson shares his belief that coding is a key part in the 21st century literacy and that we need to introduce our kids to Computer Science early in their lives. Vignir argues that introducing kids to Computer Science early is not just about jobs or foreseeable economic changes. It’s about understanding how the world around us works, where coding is a tool that challenges
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The best ways to improve production in Africa | Steven Charles-Wallace | TEDxAccra Cocoa since the 19th century, played an important role in Ghana’s economic, political and cultural life, yet, Ghana remains at the bottom of the cocoa value chain. This interesting situation is not limited to just cocoa but is same of Ghana’s extractive industries. A simple value chain analysis shows how much Ghana can make from its cocoa today if it investments in efforts to add value to its coco
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Google’s new iOS app turns Live Photos into GIFs Cinemagraphs — those artsy hybrids of animated gifs and film stills — used to require a good deal of work to set up and create. That changes today with Google’s latest iOS app Motion Stills, which uses Apple’s Live Photos feature along with Google’s own video stabilization to freeze the background of your photos and create dramatic looping gifs or video snippets. The Motion Stills app combines a
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First Ford Super aircraft carrier on track for September delivery and second for 2022 CVN-78, CVN-79, CVN-80, and CVN-81 are the first four ships in the Navy’s new Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (CVNs).CVN-78 was procured in FY2008. The Navy’s proposed FY2017 budget estimates the ship’s procurement cost at $12,887.0 million (i.e., about $12.9 billion) in then-year dollars. The ship is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in late August or early Sep
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Roblox’s David Baszucki to talk user-generated VR at GamesBeat 2016 VB EVENT: Virtual reality is out in the wild now, with headsets launched by Samsung, Oculus, and HTC. But one of the frontiers that is still unfolding is user-generated content in VR. Minecraft has launched in VR, and so have a number of 360-degree VR cameras. But one of the frontiers still to be explored is user-generated content for VR games. VR is going to need this kind of content if it aims t
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Aer Travel Pack A pack that makes hopping on a plane that much easier.
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Artificial Curiosity Allows This Bot to Triumph at Montezuma’s Revenge When it first appeared in 1984, Montezuma’s Revenge was considered one of the most challenging video games to appear on a gaming console. Now, in an effort to help machines learn more efficiently, AI researchers have created an algorithm that actually motivates the hero of this classic video game in some very important ways—and it’s surprisingly effective.Read more…
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Lenovo just signed a chip deal that points to a VR future On the eve of its Tech World conference in San Francisco, Lenovo has signed a deal that will allow it to bring virtual reality to more of its products in the future. The deal allows Lenovo to use Movidius’s Myriad 2 vision-processing chip in upcoming devices, bringing capabilities like head tracking, motion sensing, and image and gesture recognition to Lenovo products. Tech World takes place Th
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Military neural processor chip comes out of stealth mode KnuEdge Inc. (San Diego), a company that has raised more than $100 million since it was founded in 2005, announced the KnuPath processor, a neuromorphic processor intended to accelerate voice recognition and other machine learning applications.Dan Goldin, who led the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) throughout its renaissance in the 1990s, is the founder and CEO.The KnuPath pro
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Folding pedals reveal their magnetic heart We’ve already seen a couple of handlebar stems that let you swivel your bicycle’s handlebars sideways relative to the front wheel, so they don’t stick out when your bike is parked somewhere cramped such as a hallway. The Dutch-designed Stokbikes system has one of those too, although it also incorporates innovative magnetic folding pedals that’ll help keep your bike from falling over… Continue
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Firefox 47 Arrives With Synced Tabs Sidebar, Better YouTube Playback An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Mozilla today launched Firefox 47 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The browser has gained a sidebar for synced tabs from other devices, improvements to YouTube playback and HTML5 support, and is seeing the end of support for Android Gingerbread. [If you’re logged in with your Firefox Account, the sidebar will show all your open tabs from y
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We don’t update our biases, even after they lead us astray (credit: Dennis Skley) In adapting to our environment, we’d ideally use the results of previous actions to inform future choices, updating our expectations and decisions to reflect knowledge gained from earlier experiences. However, sometimes we ignore the past’s feedback when we really should pay attention it, leaving us trapped in a series of bad decisions. A study published in PNAS demonstr
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Uber rolls out several new features and perks for drivers Uber is rolling out a number of new features and perks designed to make its service as rewarding and stress-free as possible for drivers.
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What do you do when your e-car battery wears out? Survey finds they almost never do We’re breaking new ground with the fleets of electric-powered and autonomous cars coming our way in the next 2 to 10 years. Range anxiety — how far can I go on a charge? — arises when considering all-electric cars versus gas and diesel power, but that concern will be answered with higher-capacity batteries and more widely dispersed charging stations. Another interesting question is about the lithi
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VIDEO: Drone footage shows NZ whales from above Footage of Bryde’s whales feeding has been caught on camera.
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Would self-driving cars be useful to people living outside urban cores? So a lot of us own or lease cars…But when the talk turns to autonomous cars – and it always does – I sigh. Our overcrowded highways really could use a break from human stupidity, and that human factor is behind nearly all of the fatalities and injuries and property damage we see strewn across our roads every day. Get rid of the human behaviour to save the human body! This is where autonomous car
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Will Trump Screw Up Everything We Know About Elections? In this week’s politics chat, we examine what we know about how presidential elections work — or, what we think we know — and whether Donald Trump upends the apple cart. The transcript below has been lightly edited.micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Let’s talk about Trump and what he means for the political science interpretation of elections. There are a lot of research-based maxims, but will
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Is Formula E the future of racing?  There are only two races left in Formula E’s second season, making this as good a time as any to review whether electric racing is the future of motor sports. I tend to think it is the future, but there are some definite growing pains to be worked through. Some good reasons for Formula E to be the future of racing: It’s electric. Electric cars, along with hybrids, plug-in hybrids… Read More
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‘Regressive bigotry’: Athens outraged as Ankara launches Koran readings at Hagia Sophia Turkish authorities will allow Koran readings at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, a former Christian church and mosque which now is a secular museum. Greece slammed the move, with some fearing that Erdogan’s government is taking steps to turn the site back into a mosque. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Make an Effective DIY Mosquito Repellent With Lemon Eucalyptus Oil If you don’t want to use DEET to keep the mosquitoes away, lemon eucalyptus-based repellents actually do a pretty bang-up job. Here’s a way to make your own spray at home and keep those bloodsuckers away.This video from the HouseholdHacker YouTube channel explains how to whip up your own homemade mosquito defense. All you need is lemon eucalyptus oil, vanilla extract, and some witch hazel. The men
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New molecular toolkit for the de-novo design of bioactive agents Scientists take a new approach to the production of bioactive natural substances: Using synthetic biotechnology methodologies they have developed a biochemical strategy to synthesize medical agents by a templated enzyme design process. First products, a precursor of the anti-cancer medicament Taxol, anti-inflammatory substances and omega-3 fatty acids prove the successfulness of their strategy.
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How honeybees do without males An isolated population of honeybees, the Cape bees, living in South Africa has evolved a strategy to reproduce without males. A research team has sequenced the entire genomes of a sample of Cape bees and compared them with other populations of honeybees to find out the genetic mechanisms behind their asexual reproduction.
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The Caged Pillows (Flashing lights) Go “on a surreal journey through the isolation of technology, media consumption, and the commercialization of our hopes and dreams” in Galen Pehrson’s mind-melting animated short for the new art site Ruins. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Game Master: R-TypeBattery LifeThe Old Lady and the PigeonsGiant Robots from Outer SpaceHistory of Pets
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Secret lives of Amazonian fishes revealed by chemicals stored in their ear-stones Fish species that are both economically and ecologically important in South America live mysterious lives.
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Addressing antibiotic resistance: Breath analysis aims to reduce unnecessary prescriptions The overuse of antibiotics gives harmful bacteria the opportunity to evolve into drug resistant strains that threaten health care. To help tackle the problem, scientists in China have begun a pilot study examining biomarkers exhaled by patients. The team’s goal is to develop an efficient (fast, accurate, painless and affordable) test that will assist doctors in prescribing antibiotics only when th
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Macedonia’s protests try to bring government down with a splat Macedonia’s protesters try to oust government with a splat
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Google Fiber finally adds AMC to its TV lineup While most of us are still waiting for Google Fiber to reach our town, many of the people who have its TV service were waiting for something else: AMC. Now, after nearly four years of waiting and an overwhelming number of requests on Google’s forums, they have it on channel 288. While adding the channel post-Mad Men and Breaking Bad feels a little late, AMC does have The Walking Dead and Better Ca
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Predicting advanced prostate cancer outcomes with NaF-PET/CT A recent pilot study found that sodium fluoride (Na-F-18) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF-PET/CT) accurately detects bone metastases in patients with advanced prostate cancer, and follow-up scans over time correlate clearly with clinical outcomes and patient survival.
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Autism with intellectual disability linked to mother’s immune dysfunction during pregnancy Pregnant women with higher levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, proteins that control communication between cells of the immune system, may be at significantly greater risk of having a child with autism combined with intellectual disability, researchers have found.
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Apple may already have its next-gen MIM hinges for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro Based on an article planted firmly behind a paywall on China-based website Commercial Times, DigiTimes reported on Tuesday that notebook hinge maker Jarllytec began shipping metal injection molding (MIM) hinges in May for new 13-inch MacBooks from Apple. The company is also slated to begin shipping MIM hinges for 15-inch MacBooks sometime in the third quarter of 2016. The news seemingly points to
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Photography community mourns death of NPR photojournalist David Gilkey in Afghanistan The photography world is mourning the death Sunday of David Gilkey, an award-winning NPR photojournalist who has been covering ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. Gilkey, 50, and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, 38, were killed in Afghanistan when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Humvee they were traveling in. Precise details on the apparent ambush are still unclear, but according to NPR,
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Tom Chung transforms factory floor in Toronto into flexible workspace Local firm Tom Chung Studio has converted an industrial space in downtown Toronto into a multi-purpose venue with rooms and furniture that can be easily reconfigured. (more…)
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As record numbers of fliers jam up TSA lines, here’s how to breeze through For anyone who flies regularly, long security lines at airports are a painful norm. But with more of us traveling by air — especially with the upcoming summer season, when a record 220 million-plus travelers are expected to fly — we can expect things to get worse before they get better. At airports throughout the nation, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been grappling with a sh
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Hartford’s Ballpark: “The city has entered into a legal and financial quagmire” The chances of baseball in Hartford this year are “slim”. That’s Mayor Luke Bronin’s assessment after the city fired the developer and construction company of its still-unfinished, taxpayer-subsidized minor league ballpark yesterday. Bronin’s decision follows last week’s email from the developers estimating it would take at least 60 days before the stadium could comply with building co
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Free Speech and Climate Change Skepticism: New at Reason It Matt Welch’s editor’s note for the July issue of Reason, he takes aim at those who would use government force against corporate interests and think tanks who are critical of climate change-based policies: Should we just go ahead and throw global warming deniers in jail? A surprising number of pundits and politicians suddenly seem to think that’s not such an outrageous idea. “Was it appro
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Gary Johnson: America Gets to Know the Libertarian Candidate’s Policy, and Family Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s media campaign continues, as he fights to get himself so well known and discussed in political media that the polls can no longer justify ignoring him. (And getting into the polls, and getting at least 15 percent in five of them as chosen by the Commission on Presidential Debates, will be key to getting into the debates, what Johnson often calls t
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Mom pens powerful letter to doctor who urged her to abort child with Down syndrome More than a year after Courtney Baker had her daughter Emersyn Faith, she decided it was time to write a letter to the prenatal specialist who encouraged Baker to abort her child.  Emersyn, or Emmy for short, was diagnosed with Down syndrome prenatally, and Baker explains that the doctor “repeatedly suggested we abort. He said her and our quality of life would be horrible.” So Baker wro
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Magic Leap denies patent drawings depict secret product So much mystery has cloaked the heavily funded startup known as Magic Leap that nearly any tidbit of information sets off a new round of speculation The latest morsel slipping from behind the company’s curtain of secrecy is a patent awarded to the company on Tuesday that includes drawings of a device described as a “virtual reality headset.” SEE ALSO: Magic Leap augmented reality video
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Missouri officer sentenced to 4 years for tasing teen into coma (VIDEO) A prolonged Taser attack that left a 17-year-old in a medically induced coma and with a traumatic brain injury has been deemed a civil rights violation. A former Independence, Missouri, police officer, Timothy Runnels, now faces four years in jail. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FBI again asks to make secret filing in Clinton email probe Continuing its pattern of secrecy in the probe into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private email server, the FBI has asked a judge for permission to file “additional details” ‒ to be shielded from the public ‒ about its investigation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Germany seeks to jail Chile sect doctor German prosecutors ask a court to enforce a prison sentence passed on a doctor convicted in Chile of child sex abuse at a secretive commune.
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Tutors become part of the app culture Tutoring technology helps tackle exam revision angst
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Euroscepticism on rise, poll suggests Euroscepticism is on the rise in 10 nations in the EU, a new poll suggests, though a slim majority of respondents remain favourable to the institution.
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iPhone owners holding onto their phones longer – CNET The amount of time iPhone owners in the US wait to upgrade their phones has increased over the past few years, says market researcher Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
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Has Eritrea’s migration problem been exaggerated? Why would anyone willingly return to Eritrea?
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Life Size Tyrannosaurus Skeleton submitted by /u/nirad [link] [comments]
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This 3D printed case allows Android to run on the iPhone Nick Lee, CTO of development studio Tendigi, previously was able to get Windows 95 running on an Apple Watch and now he’s back at it again with a new project. As he details in this blog post, Lee was able to get Android running on an iPhone thanks to a custom-built case. more…Filed under: iOS Tagged: Android, iPhone
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EU drafts ‘positive & negative incentives’ for African states to block migrant flows The EU is working on a set of “incentives” for African countries to block migrants who do not qualify for asylum closer to their homes. Meanwhile the bloc’s highest court ruled that migrants illegally crossing the internal Shengen borders cannot be jailed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stephen Hawking knows how to find things lost in black holes If you suspect that a black hole has consumed all of those stray items that you just can’t find, don’t give up: Stephen Hawking thinks he knows how to retrieve them. He says black holes’ “soft hair” captures data about all that has disappeared into them. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Tallest known tropical tree discovered in Malaysia’s lost world The Yellow Meranti tree is probably the world’s tallest tropical tree. At 89.5 metres tall, that’s equivalent to 65 people standing on each other’s shoulders  
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Ochs und Junior’s unconventional Annual Calendar goes on a diet The watch loses the grams with the help of aluminum.Photo: Ochs and JuniorOchs und Junior definitely isn’t a company that sticks to watchmaking norms, their Annual Calendar is displayed as a circle of dots that represent the days of the month with the 7 dots on the top representing the month and the bottom representing the days of the week. For their latest version, the company dropped the signifi
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The All Watercooled, Pilot and Co-Pilot Glass-Top Workspace Over on the battlestations subreddit, Sarne shared this beautiful setup with a side-by-side computers in a custom desk with an open top and LEDs so you can see the inside. The whole thing is just beautiful.We should note out of the gate that the whole setup is custom made—the desk, the computers, even the cooling and lighting for the computers were all made in Sarne’s workshop, and the whole Imgur
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How to properly ghost from a group text There is no species on earth so invasive, or so insidious, as the group text. The texts start off slowly, innocuously, symptom-free. At first, you may not even notice their presence — perhaps a pleasant ding now and again, a few uninspired memes, an incomprehensible string of emoji. Most resemble nothing more than a standard text with a few extra friends attached—and a simple lowercase “lol&
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Harvard’s Robotic Bee Is Scary Lifelike (With a Few Important Exceptions) Researchers at Harvard and MIT have spent the last seven years perfecting this robotic bee. The result is Robobee, a mechanical bee so lifelike it kind of makes you want to duck indoors.Read more…
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The Key Enzymes Behind Methane-Munching Microbial Communities Stable isotope probing proteomics (proteomic SIP) combines advanced analytical technology, computational wizardry, and experimental design to address one of microbial ecology’s most fundamental questions: which organisms are present and what exactly are they doing? In a recent study, some colleagues and I gave this method one of its biggest tests to date, adding isotopically labeled nitrogen to me
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EyeForcer sees a way to prevent tech neck in kids – CNET Technically Incorrect: The makers of the EyeForcer say the device ensures gadgets aren’t pains in the neck for kids.
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This 25-year-old lived more than a year carrying an artificial heart in a backpack Before Stan Larkin received a new heart via transplant, the 25-year-old “wore” an artificial one in a backpack for 555 day after his actual heart had been removed. “They were both very, very ill when we first met them in our intensive care units,” said the surgeon behind the transplant, Jonathan Haft, from the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Centre. “We wanted to get them heart trans
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Obama will not attend Ali memorial US President Barack Obama will not attend a memorial to late boxer Muhammad Ali on Friday as he will be at his daughter’s graduation.
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US Air Force Research will develop Skylon pre-cooler heat exchanger suitable for flight for two stage to orbit hypersonic space plane In 2015, the United States’ Air Force Research Laboratory (‘AFRL’) confirmed the feasibility of the UK Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (‘SABRE’) engine cycle concept.The investigations examined the thermodynamic cycle of the SABRE concept and found no significant barrier to its theoretical viability provided the engine component and integration challenges are met.In late 2015 / early 2016,
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Create animated GIFs in seconds with this photoshop method Are you really proud of an image you just processed? Want to show off how good you are at processing images? There is no better tool for this than the before/after sequence, showing an image before you worked on it and then showing it after you finished working on it. It’s a great marketing tool for photographers, and a great showoff tool for everyone else. Getting these sort of before/after image
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Why Do Interracial Friendships Start Declining Early in Life? Diverse friendships matter to our well-being as a society, but they start decreasing at quite an early age.Read More
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Understanding Domestic Violence: The When and Why Domestic violence might seem random, but it can actually correlate with what’s going on in the broader world.Read More
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EVs explained: everything you need to know about electric vehicles The why and how behind EV’sTesla shattered expectations when it unveiled the Tesla Model 3, receiving over 300,000 reservations for a car that’s over a year away from supposedly starting production. I was initially among those that reserved my spot in line prior to the unveil, but I already have an electric vehicle (EV).My first EV purchase wasn’t an easy decision, however. I anguished over it for
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The Best Drone Footage of the Year So Far The New York City Drone Film Festival put together this compilation video using footage from the official selections of the festival, and it’s really cool to see. Sure, drones can be occasionally annoying when they’re buzzing around your picnic at the park—but when they’re controlled by the right hands, they can capture some truly astonishing angles on things in the world around us.Here are drone
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Lexus Owners Experiencing A Nationwide Blackout Of Nav Systems Across the nation, and also on Twitter, Lexus owners say the navigation systems in their luxury cars suddenly stopped working today for some as-of-yet unknown reason.If you head over to the Lexus Twitter account you’ll find dozens of upset tweets from vehicle owners experiencing a complete blackout on the navigation systems in their cars. The earliest complaints started around six hours ago.The re
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14yo German student gets 20hrs community service for calling teacher ‘retarded’ online A 14-year-old special needs student in Dusseldorf, Germany has been sentenced to 20 hours community service after she posted a picture of her teacher on Facebook with the caption “most retarded teacher ever.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Living Fish Found Inside Jellyfish in Bizarre Underwater Scene An Australian photographer captured a strange underwater scene.
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Hillary Clinton is now within reach of the White House, and a huge milestone in US history Hillary Clinton is now the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party, and the first woman to top a major US party ticket. The former Secretary of State is estimated to have secured the 2,383 delegates she needs to clinch the nomination, putting her well ahead of rival Bernie Sanders after a contentious primary season. Though Sanders insists he’s still taking the fight to the Democratic Convent
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VIDEO: Trump ‘welcomes Sanders supporters’ Speaking to supporters, US Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has said he would welcome Bernie Sanders voters ‘with open arms’
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Yahoo trying to sweeten sales pot with patent portfolio – CNET The web pioneer hopes to raise $1 billion with sale of about 3,000 patents, including some for core search technology, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.
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Refurbishment of an Old Functional Replacement Building / UDG + SEU © Yao Li, Qian Qiang Architects: UDG + SEU Location: Kong Jiang Lu 1500 Long 91 Hao, Yangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Architect In Charge: Qian Qiang Area: 16987.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Yao Li, Qian Qiang, Yao Li Design Team: Qian Qiang, Chi Xiaoyu, Chang Cheng, Chen Ning, Gu Kewei, Cai Zheli Interior Designer: Li Ke, Shi Xiang Landscape Architec
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4 dead, several injured as police open fire on protesting students in Papua New Guinea – reports At least four students were reportedly been killed and over a dozen injured when police in Papua New Guinea opened fire on a university students’ rally demanding the resignation of the country’s prime minister. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Can Scientists Hack Sleep For Better Memory? New brain research reinforces the connection between deep sleep and memory.One of the benefits of sleep is its contributions to memory. People with sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea or chronic insomnia, who may experience little non-rapid-eye-movement (non-REM) sleep—the deepest level of sleep—tend to have impaired memory functions.Read Full Story
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Six Expert Tricks For Achieving Inbox Zero Every Day These daily practices for changing the way you deal with email can not only help you reach inbox zero, but also save you time too.What could you do with 30 extra hours in a week?Read Full Story
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Student protesters shot by police in Papua New Guinea, reports say Police have reportedly opened fire on a group of student protesters in Papua New Guinea.  On Wednesday, reports started to filter out on Twitter stating that police shot at a crowd of university students as they were marching from the University of Papua New Guinea to Parliament. SEE ALSO: UC Davis paid tons of cash in attempt to make this pepper spray image disappear from the web According to A
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Man lives for over a year without a heart in his body – CNET A patient in dire need of a heart transplant lived for 17 months with an external artificial heart he carried around in a backpack.
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Can an Earth-sized telescope show us what a black hole looks like? With a gravitational pull so great not even light can escape, it’s impossible to directly observe a black hole. But scientists have created a new algorithm that may allow astronomers to generate the first full image of a black hole. Using data collected from a connected array of radio telescopes around the world, the algorithm effectively turns the Earth into a gigantic radio telescope with a r
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Tesla in talks with Samsung SDI to supply batteries for Model 3: Reports New South Korean media reports over the weekend added fuel to
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