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FireEye uncovers phishing campaigns targeting Apple users FireEye has reported a number of malicious phishing campaigns originating from phony Apple domains, targeting iCloud users in China and the United Kingdom.
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You could be paying more for less effective medicine A new study suggests that weak drug regulation and misleading marketing can lead doctors to prescribe more expensive, riskier, and less beneficial drugs.
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#BernieHillaryDuets offers ‘The Greatest Laughs of All’ – CNET A hashtag song trend attempts to show supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that despite the Super Tuesday political tension, love will keep us together.
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The Guide to Looking Like the Most Confident Person in the Room Confidence is one of the most important traits in all aspects of life. Need to ace a job interview? Confidence could be the difference between getting the job and not. Want to ask your boss for a promotion? Why would he think you deserve one if you don’t even look like you think you do? But here’s the thing, confidence is hard to control. If you don’t feel confident, then you’re not. However, you
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VIDEO: Shots fired at PNG student protest Police fire on students in Papua New Guinea who were protesting against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.
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Merkel dismisses Erdogan’s ‘incomprehensible’ criticism of Armenian genocide resolution German chancellor has denounced Turkish government rants against Germany’s position on the Armenian genocide, calling the Turkish leader’s comments “incomprehensible” after he claimed that “hypocritical” German MPs of Turkish origin had “tainted” blood. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pentagon defends use of Russian rocket engines as matter of national security The Pentagon has used budget, schedule and national security concerns to justify the use of Russian rocket engines as its most viable option, despite Sen. John McCain’s personal vendetta to limit dependency on Russian tech in space. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Microsoft releases Visual Studio Code 1.2 with integrated terminal, tab support in Insiders build Microsoft today announced the release of version 1.2 of its free and open-source text editor, Visual Studio Code. The current build for people participating in the Insider program of Visual Studio Code comes with the most-frequently requested feature for the software: tabs. “During this milestone, we focused on managing stacks of open editors,” the team wrote in a blog post. In its current state,
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The Best and Worst Internet Experience in the World Mobile innovation in China is flourishing, bringing new conveniences to daily life. Is that happening despite or because of the country’s strict controls on online expression?
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Old World metals traded on Alaska coast hundreds of years before contact with Europeans Two leaded bronze artifacts found in northwestern Alaska are the first evidence that metal from Asia reached prehistoric North America prior to contact with Europeans, according to new Purdue University research.
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‘Clinton’s private hedge fund’: Trump blasts Hillary’s State Department days During his victory speech Republican nominee-in-waiting Donald Trump called for GOP unity while accusing Hillary Clinton of “turning the State Department into her private hedge fund,” to benefit the Clinton Foundation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Strengthening your app monetization super powers (VB Live) VB LIVE: Every app developer starts out wanting to build an awesome app. But monetizing that awesomeness is often thought about much later, with very mixed results. Join our VB Live event featuring analyst Jon Cifuentes and app growth pro Eric Seufert and learn how to cash in on your own version of awesome. Register here for free. Every app publisher wants to build an efficient app monetization s
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The Harvard RoboBee has a new trick up its sleeve – CNET Previously demonstrating the ability to fly and swim, the tiny robot can now land on walls.
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4 Great Eyeglasses, 4 Great Books A constant in your style. …Read More »
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How to Fly Like a Professional Globetrotter Take your seat, fasten your seatbelt, and get ready to learn some flying tips, rookie. …Read More »
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Ties, Cufflinks, Socks and More, All for Under $30 At just under $30 a month, Sprezzabox subscribers receive a delivery box of ties, socks, pocket squares and other accessories. …Read More »
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Buying Guide: In-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones Need an in-ear alternative to those bulky QC25’s? …Read More »
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Deals of Note: June 8, 2016 How to save on Acne Studios leather sneakers, a Levi’s Commuter shirt, KitchenAid Charcoal Grill and Etnia Sunglasses. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: June 8, 2016 A backpack for discerning gentlemen, a driving loafer for the color-happy gearhead, a Dakar Rally truck and much more. …Read More »
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MASTER of G: Three High-Tech, Ultra Tough Watches For decades, the “MASTER of G” series from G-SHOCK has displayed the best of the brand’s engineering. …Read More »
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Hong Kong student leader Wong acquitted over anti-China protest Hong Kong (AFP) June 7, 2016 Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong was acquitted Tuesday over an anti-China protest in the first of a series of cases against him to reach a verdict. Wong, 19, was the teenage face of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, which brought parts of Hong Kong to a standstill for more than two months in late 2014 with street rallies calling on Beijing to allow fully free l
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Tributes for Chinese peacekeeper killed in UN Mali mission Bamako (AFP) June 7, 2016 The chief of the UN mission in Mali promised extra support for personnel at a tribute ceremony Tuesday for the first Chinese peacekeeper killed among dozens who have died trying to stabilise the Sahel nation. At least 65 peacekeepers have been killed since the mission’s launch three years ago, the latest by jihadists targeting a UN camp with rockets and mortars in the no
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Death toll from Australian storm rises to four Sydney (AFP) June 7, 2016 The death toll from a powerful storm which lashed Australia’s east coast and left homes hanging over the edge of the sea rose to four Tuesday, with three people still missing. Torrential rains caused flooding across New South Wales over the weekend, with three people dying after their vehicles were swept away in rising waters. In Sydney, high winds and huge seas caused c
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Hong Kong culls thousands of birds over avian flu scare Hong Kong (AFP) June 7, 2016 Hong Kong culled 4,500 birds on Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market. Health officials in white hazmat suits and masks dumped the chickens into green plastic bins at a wholesale poultry market in central Hong Kong Tuesday morning. The bins were then pumped with carbon dioxide to kill the birds. Hong Kong is particu
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New cheap method of surveying landscapes can capture environmental change Exeter, UK (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 Cheap cameras on drones can be used to measure environmental change which affects billions of people around the world, new research from the University of Exeter shows. Experts have developed a new way of surveying vegetation which greatly advances the tools available to ecologists and land managers seeking understand dryland ecosystems. Using standard ‘point and sho
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NASA’s Operation IceBridge Completes 2016 Arctic Spring Campaign Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 Operation IceBridge, NASA’s airborne survey of polar ice, ended its eighth spring Arctic campaign on May 21. During their five weeks of operations, mission scientists carried out six research flights over sea ice and ten over land ice. “We collected data over key portions of the Greenland Ice Sheet, like the fast-changing Zachariae Isstrom Glacier, and we got
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Dartmouth team makes breakthrough toward fish-free aquaculture feed Hanover NH (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 Dartmouth College scientists have discovered that marine microalgae can completely replace the wild fish oil currently used to feed tilapia, the second most farmed fish in the world and the most widely farmed in the United States. The findings, which appear in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, are a major breakthrough in the quest to develop sustainable, fish-free fe
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Public private model would make DARPA’s on-orbit service capability a reality McLean VA (SPX) Jun 07, 2016 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announcement of a Robotics Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program in March is an important step towards extending the productivity of America’s space assets. DARPA is looking for a public-private partnership with the commercial space industry that would make robotic in-orbit servicing available to bo
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Russia working on high-altitude drone Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2016 Unmanned aircraft acting as hovering antennas could be used to provide mobile communications in major cities, and eventually take on some of the functions of space satellites. Scientists from the Samara National Research University have started developing a multirole atmospheric pseudo-satellite that would hover 20 kilometers above the ground and be used to implement
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Russian Satellite for Defense Ministry Put Into Orbit Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2016 A Russian satellite for the needs of the country’s Defense Ministry has been successfully put into orbit, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday. “The launch [of the satellite] into orbit has been carried out in a normal mode,” the ministry’s press service told RIA Novosti. Earlier in the day, Russia launched the Rokot carrier rocket with the satelli
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Satellite Software ‘Descends’ to Drone Altitude Tokyo (JPN) Jun 07, 2016 Once upon a time, terrestrial mapping software was so big, so bad, and so expensive that only governments with satellites and budgets footed by taxpayers could make use of it. But thanks to drones, the same technology is becoming available to nearly everybody with joystick and an itch to fly. Such is the state of the market, with only slight hyperbole, according to Philip
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China’s wants to build its own Hubble class space telescope Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 08, 2016 Chinese authorities revealed a plan to launch an independent orbital observatory that will outperform NASA’s aging Hubble space telescope. The observatory’s field of view will be 300 times as large as Hubble’s one. The telescope will be connected to a space station that will be launched in 2018, said Gu Yidong, a technology consultant for China’s manned space flight
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US-Ukrainian Rocket Engine Proposal ‘Formula for Disaster’ Washington DC (Sputnik) Jun 08, 2016 A Ukrainian proposal to co-manufacture large rocket engines with the United States to replace Russian ones would face enormous problems, Spinney claimed. “From a program management point of view, based on my experience in the Defense Department… teaming corrupt – and probably incompetent – Ukrainians with US defense-space contractors is a formula for a
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Teams to compete in 5th year of NASA’s sample return robot competition Worcester MA (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 Twenty-one robotics teams are returning to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) for a fifth year to compete in NASA’s $1.5 million Sample Return Robot Challenge. The autonomous robotic competition will take place in two stages, with Level 1 from June 7-11 and Level 2 from Sept. 3-7. The event, part of NASA’s Centennial Challenges prize program, is managed by WPI a
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Ensuring Satellite Connectivity No Matter What the Location or Climate McLean VA (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 Although children’s books and animated films often depict them frolicking together, penguins and polar bears actually occupy opposite ends of the earth. Polar bears are found in the far northern latitudes, while penguins occupy the world’s southern oceans and land masses. But Intelsat General customers enjoy satellite connectivity provided by facilities at both ends o
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Russia delays launch of new crew to ISS until July 7 Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 08, 2016 The launch of a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed until July 7 for safety precautions, Russia’s space corporation Roscosmos said Monday. Expedition 48-49 crew members Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos, Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Kate Rubins of NASA were originally scheduled to travel to the ISS on June
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Airbus Defence and Space has completed PeruSAT-1 in less than 24 months Paris, France (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has completed integration of PeruSAT-1, Peru’s first Earth observation satellite. It was built in less than 24 months. PeruSAT-1 was ordered by the Peruvian government for its national space agency, CONIDA, in 2014. PeruSAT-1, based on the highly flexible, compact AstroBus-S platform, will observe
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Monitoring pipelines from space Paris (ESA) Jun 07, 2016 Dutch company Orbital Eye has developed a service that uses satellites to monitor gas and oil pipelines. A major African pipeline operator has already signed up for the service. Worldwide, gas and oil pipelines extend two million km. In most cases, this network is not very deep: just 1.5 m below our feet. Gas pipes in the EU alone stretch 140 000 km, another 40 000 km car
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Aerospace Awarded NASA Grant for Innovative Space Debris Technology El Segundo CA (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 NASA has awarded Aerospace a grant to investigate the possibility of developing an extremely thin spacecraft that would wrap around debris and remove it from Earth’s orbit. The innovative concept, called Brane Craft, is a 1-meter square spacecraft that is less than half the thickness of a human hair, and therefore exceptionally light, maneuverable, and fuel effici
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Students Experience “NASA Satellites 101” Laurel MD (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 Astronauts aren’t the only ones who get to use NASA technology. Computer scientists and engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, work to make flight software and satellite technology more accessible in an effort to engage the public and educate students. Students at Capitol Technology University in Laurel, Maryland, for example, use NASA
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The mystery of the initial mass function solved Moscow, Russia (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 For the first time, scientists used methods of network science to solve a fundamental astrophysical problem – explaining the so-called “initial mass function”, a distribution of stars by mass in galaxies and starclusters. Andrei Klishin (an MIT graduate of 2015, currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan) under the supervision of Igor Ch
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Technique reveals atomic movements useful for next-generation devices Washington DC (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 Life in the nano lane is fast and just got faster in terms of knowledge of fundamental mechanisms working at the nanoscale – where processes are driven by a dance of particles such as atoms and ions one-billionth of a meter in size. Advancing nanoscale understanding, a team of Chinese researchers has developed a visualization technique based on in situ transmissio
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Malaysia jails a teenager for insulting royalty on Facebook A 19-year-old Malaysian man was sentenced to a year in prison — the maximum jail time for the offence — for insulting a royal family on Facebook. Muhammad Amirul Azwan Mohd Shakri, a labourer, pleaded guilty to 14 charges against him under the country’s multimedia laws, which forbid people from posting content online that others might find abusive or distressing. SEE ALSO: Malaysia’s ‘Banksy’ cha
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Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book An excerpt from a book that will make you smarter. …Read More »
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BAE Systems bid provides glimpse into the future of Britain’s battle tanks In service since 1998, the British Army’s Challenger 2 main battle tank is reaching middle age, and the Ministry of Defence is looking to extend its life until 2025. BAE Systems originally built the Challenger 2 and has put in a bid for replacing many of the key systems, which gives us a look at what the British battlewagon of the next decade could look like… Continue Reading BAE Systems bid
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Molekule air purifier destroys pollutants rather than collecting them San Francisco company Molekule has partnered with London studio PostlerFerguson to design an air purifier that breaks down pollen and dust at a molecular level (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Over 20 killed, scores injured in Al-Nusra & Ahrar al-Sham shelling of residential Aleppo – MoD More than 20 civilians were killed and scores wounded when Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham terrorist units once again shelled Aleppo’s residential areas, the Russian center for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Migrants involved in 70,000 potential & actual crimes in 1st quarter of 2016 – German police Migrants in Germany either committed or planned to carry out nearly 70,000 crimes in the first three months of 2016, according to a police report that noted “disproportionately low” numbers of Syrians among perpetrators and the innocence of most refugees. Read Full Article at RT.com
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University Center Adopts Efficient New Lighting Design With very little doubt left that it’s our wasteful practices that are the cause of global warming, it’s nice to see some larger scales steps being taken in the right direction. A great example of such a step is the intelligent lighting system installed at the Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University in South Carolina. The system uses Philips’ LED and Power over Ethernet (PoE) technolog
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The Vertepac is the First Backpack With its Own Spine With a slogan like “The World’s First Backpack With Its Own Spine”, we simply had to check out the Vertepac. And it turns out the tech matches up with the coolness of the slogan. The Vertepac features a patented Parallel Spine-technology that helps provide great performance and comfort from the backpack. The Parallel Spine mimics the mechanics of your body, […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Amazon more than doubles its investment in India to $5 billion (Reuters) – Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday the company would invest an additional $3 billion in India, boosting its committed investment in the country to over $5 billion. Bezos told an event in Washington attended by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – who met earlier on Tuesday with President Barack Obama – that India was Amazon’s fastest growing region. “I can assure you it
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A mysterious cosmic bubble captured in rainbow microwave – CNET This image captured by the Planck space observatory is the best image to date of the mysterious Loop I structure.
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Heart attack ‘bruising’ clue uncovered UK researchers say they have found a new way to tell if a heart attack is more severe and might cause lasting harm – by looking for bruising or bleeding in the heart muscle.
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Opioids like morphine could make pain last longer Morphine could increase the period patients live with pain, a study has found. In a study rats with nerve injuries were treated with opioids… The post Opioids like morphine could make pain last longer appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Giant pandas have ultrasonic hearing While it’s well known that animals often have better hearing than humans, it might be less known that giant pandas have ultrasonic hearing. The post Giant pandas have ultrasonic hearing appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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GD-lighting design illuminate zaha hadid’s nanjing international youth cultural centre in china small holes and swirling shapes were cut out of the surface allowing light to pour through in to the interior. The post GD-lighting design illuminate zaha hadid’s nanjing international youth cultural centre in china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Run Android on an iPhone – with some heavy engineering and caveats Familiar with cramming one operating system into somewhere it doesn’t belong, developers at Tendigi have just created a homemade iPhone case that lets you run Android on your iOS smartphone. (Well, kind of). Fortunately, because of the Android Open Source Project, it gave Nick Lee the freedom to clone the mobile OS and build his own local hardware. Before he went that far, Lee decided to test the
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Julian Assange: Google is ‘Directly Engaged’ In Hillary Clinton’s Campaign An anonymous reader writes from a report via Infowars: Speaking to the “New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream” symposium, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange stated Google is “directly engaged” with the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Assange said, “The chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, set up a company to run the digital component of Hillary Clinton’s campa
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A solar-powered, autonomous boat is currently crossing the Atlantic While we keep an eye on the journey of Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane that’s currently in the middle of its record-setting, around-the-world flight, it looks like it has a buddy in the water. Solar Voyager, an autonomous, solar-powered kayak, is currently making its way across the Atlantic Ocean… Continue Reading A solar-powered, autonomous boat is currently crossing the Atlantic
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You can now buy a hover engine to power your own Hyperloop for $10,000 Do you cringe every time someone says “hoverboard” and mutter under your breath “Actually, it’s a self-balancing scooter”? Do you believe that Elon Musk is our lord and savior sent to this earth to make our commutes faster, cleaner, and infinitely more terrifying? Do you have $10,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then do I have the product for you. Arx Pax, the Silicon Valley
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Hiroyuki Moriyama completes Tokyo apartment building with a perforated skin Perforated steel panels create private enclosures around the balconies that front this compact housing development in Tokyo by local architect Hiroyuki Moriyama (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Live rounds fired at kids summer camp in Kazakhstan’s west Unidentified gunmen have opened fire on a children’s camp in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, a western town that recently suffered an extremist attack that claimed lives of six people. A sting operation has been underway to identify the criminals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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British Prime Minister David Cameron accuses pro-Brexit campaign of lying Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday accused those backing a British exit from the European Union of lying to voters – and insisted he is not worried that the “remain” side is losing ground in the battle for votes.
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Basslink completes subsea cable repairs ahead of late-June launch The third joint on the damaged submarine cable supplying Tasmania with fibre-optic telecommunications services has been completed, with testing ahead of a relaunch later this month.
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Tesla’s Elon Musk denies new battery deal for Model 3 Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied via Twitter that the company was getting batteries from Samsung for the upcoming Model 3 sedan.
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Anki OVERDRIVE adds hulking big rig Supertrucks to its roster Toys-to-life isn’t dead, at least not yet. That is somewhat the hidden message that Anki is sending the market as it launches two new additions to its AI-controlled fleet of toy cars. These Supertrucks, the flaming red X52 and the cool green Freewheel, are meant to mimic the menacing forms of their real world big rig counterparts. However, they are … Continue reading
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‘Foreign’ crops dominate national food consumption and farming practices worldwide The origins of over two-thirds of the grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural crops countries grow and consume can be traced to ancient breadbaskets in distant parts of the world, according to an exhaustive peer-reviewed report published today.
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Mexico cracks down on capital’s car pollution Mexico’s government announced Tuesday measures to reduce smog in the capital by preventing corruption at emission inspection centers that have allowed polluting cars to stay on the road.
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UK company launches insurance policy for autonomous cars When two human drivers have an accident, blame is apportioned and the appropriate person’s insurance pays for things to get fixed. But things get a bit trickier when self-driving cars are involved, especially when you get into the nitty gritty of software updates and satellite failures. UK insurance firm Adrian Flux has opened up the debate with its autonomous car insurance policy, intended for
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How to Use YouTube to Record a Video of Your Screen With nothing more than a browser and YouTube you can create a screencast of your desktop in a matter of minutes powered by Google Hangouts. To get started, go to YouTube’s Live Events while logged in to your account and hit the “Enable live streaming” button. This won’t start the live screencast as there are several steps you have to go through before it’s actually live. The next step is to click
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Spain eager to replace Turkey & Egypt as holiday destination for Russian tourists Madrid wants to attract more holiday makers from Russia, according to Russia’s trade representative to Spain, Galina Kurochkina. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Video shows how to incubate an egg without the shell – CNET A class of high school students in Japan have used a plastic cup and cling film to incubate and “hatch” a chicken egg without the shell.
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Flatbook for Chrome cleans up Facebook’s messy desktop interface If you’re tired of all the ads and clutter in Facebook’s desktop interface, you’ll want to check out Flatbook for Chrome. The free extension does wonders for the way the site looks and makes it a whole easier to browse and kill time with. For starters, it hides all ads and useless bits like the ‘Your Games’ and ‘Recommended Games’ sections in the right sidebar. It also changes up the UI with large
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Slack voice calls finally available for all Slack, one of the hottest tools in the realm of team and work communications has just flipped the switch to make its promised voice call feature available for anyone and everyone. It might seem almost antithetical to Slack’s original, primarily text-based nature, but it is an admission that sometimes typed words or even images just aren’t enough to get things … Continue reading
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Architecture as a Means of Synthesis – Monocle Reports from 2016 Venice Biennale “Scrutinizing the horizon and looking for a new perspective” is what Alejandro Aravena has encouraged in the 2016 Venice Biennale, Reporting From the Front. “[He] has staged one of the most socially charged Biennales,” Gillian Dobias reports, by “exploring the different ways that design can add value.” In this, the first of two film reportages from the Biennale, M
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Passive solar Trinity Apartments is a trendsetter for eco-friendly social housing in Australia The Trinity Apartments set itself apart not only for its design and environmentally friendly features, but also for its genesis. The Directors of k20 Architecture selected and purchased the land and even raised the funds necessary to execute the project. The country’s National Rental Assistance Scheme (NRAS), a policy that uses private investment tax offsets to drive the development of low-cost ho
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The Institute for Transfusion Medicine at the University Hospital of Duisburg-Essen in Germany uses the ZetaView from Particle Metrix to Quantify Extracellular Vesicles. Particle Metrix, developers of versatile particle characterization solutions for the life sciences, report on the work of the Giebel Working Group on the Developmental Biology of Stem Cells in the…
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This week’s picks for London architecture and design events Planning what to do this week in the Big Smoke? Of course, the London Festival of Architecture is still on with events all across the city but as ever there are plenty of other activities not to be missed. With such a busy summer in swing we have complied a list of our hot picks of events, talks and exhibitions for the upcoming week.Make sure to check back regularly to keep up to date with the cit
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Brickbat: You Finished with That? Jordan Thiering will be taking her placenta home with her and eating it after she gives birth. But she had to fight the Mississippi Department of Health for the right to do so. The department requires a court order before it will allow mothers to have their placentas.
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Bomb threat forces EgyptAir jet to land An EgyptAir jet forced to land in Uzbekistan due to a hoax bomb threat is cleared to resume its journey from Cairo to Beijing, Egyptian officials say.
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Big bird sex life revealed The sex life of the biggest bird to have ever roamed the planet has been revealed – and it’s more akin to a goose than an emu.
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This high-tech office will give everyone their own thermal bubble Carlo Ratti is not a fan of the term “smart city.” The director of MIT’s SENSEable City Lab believes the term favours technology over people. In his view, the emphasis should be on using new digital tools that improve quality of life and empower citizens.  “The Internet, which has changed our lives over the past few years, is now entering physical space to become the Internet of th
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This clever new feature might tempt you to switch to Firefox With the next version of Firefox, Mozilla is planning to introduce a feature that should make the browser run much more smoothly, and it’s a move the company is calling the biggest change ever made to Firefox.It’s called Electrolysis (E10S for short) and the feature, which has been in beta testing since December last year, effectively splits Firefox into a UI process and content process. With thes
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3 killed, over 20 wounded by car bomb at police station, southeast Turkey Three people, including one police officer, have been killed in a car bomb attack on a police station in the country’s southeastern province of Mardin. Some 30 others have been wounded, officials said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Uber probed over fraud allegations in antitrust case SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Uber must hand over documents to a New York judge probing whether private investigators hired by the ride-hailing company fraudulently sought information about its opponents in an antitrust case, according to a court ruling on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff is seeking to determine whether Uber instructed an investigator to lie in order to elicit information about
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Watch Ikea’s Democratic Design Day live from Sweden Dezeen promotion: Tune in here for the live stream from Ikea’s annual Democratic Design Day event in Älmhult, Sweden, for the latest news from the furniture giant. (more…)
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Obama backs India nuclear membership US President Barack Obama backs Indian access to missile technology and nuclear trade during talks in Washington.
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Flexhouse / Evolution Design © Peter Wuermli Architects: Evolution Design Location: Lake Zurich, Switzerland Architect In Charge: Evolution Design Design Team: Stefan Camenzind, Marco Noch, Patrick Uihlein, Mark Pinter, Silke Ebner, Vanessa Riecke Area: 173.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Peter Wuermli © Peter Wuermli Site plan From the architect. With its wide walls of
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Silicon Valley county passes new law requiring approval before cops buy spy kit (credit: Dawn Endico) A Silicon Valley county has become the first in the United States to vote in a new law that requires “continued oversight and regular evaluation” for law enforcement agencies prior to the acquisition of surveillance technology. The ordinance, which was unanimously approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, requires that the county sheri
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Amazon will invest $3 billion in India, its fastest-growing market: Jeff Bezos In a bid to increase its market share in India’s fast-growing but competitive e-commerce space, Amazon will invest an additional $3 billion in the country.  The cash influx will take the company’s total investment in the country to more than $5 billion. Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, also revealed that India was now the company’s fastest-growing market. SEE ALSO: Amazon removes doormats with
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Venezuela electoral body accepts petition on Maduro recall referendum Venezuela’s opposition cleared its first hurdle Tuesday in its uphill race to call a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, whom it blames for driving the country to the brink of collapse.
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MC-21: Russian high-tech plane rolls out to challenge Airbus 320 (PHOTOS, VIDEO) The much-anticipated MC-21 aircraft, touted to become a direct rival of the Boeing-737 and Airbus 320, has been rolled out for official presentation in Irkutsk, Russia. Serial production of the medium- and short-range passenger jet is planned for 2017. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rakuten is closing its UK marketplace Before Amazon became the online behemoth it is today, it used to go toe-to-toe with another big web retailer: Play.com. The site initially specialised in DVDs, video games and music — selling products from Jersey to escape VAT charges and lower its prices — before expanding into electronics and personal computers. In 2009, at the height of its popularity, UK consumers even rated it their favouri
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French cardinal questioned by police The Archbishop of Lyon, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, is questioned by police over claims he failed to act on paedophile allegations.
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Russia-China trade up almost 10% in May Trade between Russia and China reached $6.11 billion last month, up 9.8 percent compared to a year ago, according to data from China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Constraining the composition of Earth’s interior with mineral elasticity The composition and temperature of the Earth’s interior are fundamental for understanding the Earth’s interior and dynamics. Because it’s impossible to directly access most areas of the Earth’s interior, the combination of the elasticity of minerals at high pressure and temperature (PT) and seismic results is one of most practical ways to constrain the temperature and chemical composition of Earth
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Black holes might not be dead-ends after all A physical body might be able to cross a wormhole in spite of the extreme tidal forces, suggests a new study by Rubiera-Garcia, of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), and his team. This result, published on April 28 in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity, is supported by the fact that the interactions between different parts of the body that hold it together are preserved. Th
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Citizens can help to enhance safety in the Baltic Sea Ordinary citizens can be of a great help in improving maritime safety. A new, innovative solution by the ESABALT project of BONUS, the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme, enables leisure boaters to make observations and report about human activity and interactions with nature. The project is an important first step in crowdsourcing applications that have yet to be examined in more
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Broadband wavelength demultiplxer realized on a nanoscale photonic chip The realization of photonic chips is a long–sought research goal. Surface plasmon polariton devices and circuits, which bridge the gap between integrated photonics and microelectronic technologies, are promising candidates for on-chip ultracompact planar structures. Integrated wavelength demultiplexers, which can separate different incident light wavelengths to propagate in different channels, are
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Out of Office: Workplace Innovation in the Age of the Sharing Economy The “Sharing Economy” is a relatively new concept in today’s business markets in which consumers directly barter with goods and services through online community-based platforms. Companies such as Airbnb, Uber, WeWork, Yerdle, TaskRabbit and Kickstarter have built loyal communities which thrive at the intersections of convenience, social collectivism and digital immediacy. Challenging the status
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Smoke and mirrors: running Android on an iPhone via DIY case “The holy war is over!” Or so proclaims Nick Lee, the probably insane modder who just last April demonstrated how to get Windows 95 to run on an Apple Watch. But as if that weren’t heresy enough, Lee did one even better: running Android on an iPhone. OK, it’s not exactly like what it sounds, and there weren’t any iPhones … Continue reading
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Evolution of cataclysmic variables and related binaries containing accreting white dwarfs About one-half of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy are thought to be in binary systems wherein both stars orbit their common center of mass. If the binaries are formed with the appropriate masses and separations, it is possible for the stars to exchange mass. In other words, the gravitational pull of one of the stars can be so strong that it literally rips the gas from the atmosphere of its compa
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The GloQube Glow Discharge System For TEM And Surface Modification Quorum Technologies, market and technology leaders in electron microscopy coating and cryogenic preparation products, announce the release of the GloQube, a new, compact, easy to use glow discharge…
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Researchers Say The Aliens Are Silent Because They Are Extinct HughPickens.com writes: The Conversation reports that according to research by Dr. Charles Lineweaver and Dr. Aditya Chopra, a plausible solution to Fermi’s paradox is near universal early extinction of life on exoplanets, which they have named the Gaian Bottleneck. “The universe is probably filled with habitable planets, so many scientists think it should be teeming with aliens,” says C
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Supersmart satellites reveal crops and fields like never before Tech start-ups are putting cameras in orbit to monitor everything from flood damage to crop yield with greater frequency and detail than ever before
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Downsides to wearables: Limited functions, inaccurate data, no cellular connection One-fourth of new users of smartwatches and other wearables say their devices failed to meet their expectations, according to a survey by communications technology company Ericsson. Also, about 10% of all users of wearables have abandoned their devices, one-third of them within two weeks of purchase, according to the survey released today.   The online survey was conducted with 5,000 smartphone
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Students make a giant chessboard from refugees’ life jackets on Greek island University students on the Greek island of Lesbos, which saw an unprecedented influx of refugees from Turkey last year, have created a giant chessboard made from discarded academic papers and refugee life jackets.  SEE ALSO: Refugees’ life jackets are transformed into message of peace on Greek island The outdoor art installation in Mytilene, conceived by artist and member of University of Aegean
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Netanyahu invites Russia to develop Israel’s gas fields On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow. They discussed economic cooperation including energy ties. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What to do with Russia? Senate tries to issue ‘prescription’ The US is mulling a new strategy and a “better trajectory” in terms of relations with Russia that could serve its interests. The Senate lambasted Moscow’s “negative behavior” and widespread propaganda, while ignoring the US’ own actions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Avra’s bold new timepiece gives you two ways to tell the time The unique timepiece features a secondary auxiliary time display.Photo: AvraIt’s not hard to be immediately struck by the bold, technical styling of Avra’s first timepiece, the 1-Hundred. What’s really interesting is what you find once you get a view of the side of the watch. A ring of sapphire crystal wraps around the sides to give you a clear view of a secondary watch display. It also features a
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Here’s the free way to make your USB drive faster Why is your USB drive so slow? If your drive is formatted in FAT32 or exFAT (the latter of which can handle larger capacity drives), you have your answer. USB drive vendors tend to format their drives at the factory with FAT32/exFAT because every device that can read USB mass storage can read and write to these well-known formats. That includes, but is not limited to: Windows PCs, cell phones,
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Hospital hit in Aleppo air strike At least 15 people are killed in air strikes on rebel-held areas in the Syrian city of Aleppo, including one near a hospital, activists say.
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20 of our favorite startups from TNW Europe TNW Europe 2016 was not only a festival-like conference full of great talks, epic parties and irresistible catering – it was also the opportunity for 200 of the hottest international startups to present 9,400 tech influencers, investors and journalists the next game-changers. Every year, we hold hundreds of interviews with young startups in order to shortlist the cream of the crop and invite them
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Online voting is a danger to democracy, says computer scientist If, like a growing number of people, you’re willing to trust the internet to safeguard your finances, shepherd your love life, and maybe even steer your car, being able to cast your vote online might seem like a logical, perhaps overdue, step. No more taking time out of your workday to travel to a polling place only to stand in a long line. Instead, as easily as hailing a ride, you could pull out
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High-resolution model explains role of soil erosion in carbon budgets A high-resolution model of how soil erosion impacts the carbon cycle of a small South Carolina watershed may help explain an apparent imbalance in the world’s carbon budget. Explaining that apparent imbalance is necessary for understanding and predicting the course of global climate change.
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How to Get Great Deals on eBooks Using Goodreads Goodreads recently implemented a new featured called Goodreads Deals. So not only is this website useful for discovering new books to read, now it can alert you when ebooks go on sale — ebooks that you’re personally interested in reading. Here’s how it works: Select the genres you like to read. Add books to your “Want to Read” list. Follow your favorite authors. Whenever ebooks go on sale and they
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London prankster has a simple trick for making strangers say something rude The best pranks are often the simplest. And while the one above may be gloriously immature, we’ll bet there’s some small part of you that will want to try it out on your friends. SEE ALSO: English police officers react surprisingly well to this guy’s persistent trolling London YouTuber Julius Dein takes to the streets to ask strangers to take part in “a quick observation test” in th
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Study looks at bacteria to remove metals from mine-impacted water Researchers at Penn State are refining a natural, low-cost process that will help remove some of the most abundant pollutants, such as iron, from mine-contaminated water.
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How to use Windows 10 privacy settings Windows 10 privacyPrivacy is a hot topic these days. The rise of cloud-based services has seen more users than ever trust their private information to remote servers, at a time when the security of online data has come into question following a spate of high-profile breaches.What does this have to do with Windows 10 users? Well, it might surprise you to learn in Microsoft’s Privacy Statement, the
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British police ‘teaching Saudi torturers’ – leaked documents British police are teaching Saudi officers hi-tech crime detection techniques that could lead to the “torture and execution” of pro-democracy activists, a human rights charity claims. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Government drafts fresh bill seeking to curb corruption in Russian state tenders In a bid to stamp out the practice of “kickbacks” the Russian cabinet has drafted a bill that, if passed, would automatically bar people and companies earlier punished for economic crimes from participation in government tenders. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Tank-track carry-on case rolls with stairs Steps are the nemesis of the wheeled suitcase. There’s a certain satisfaction in gliding a case over a smooth airport floor, but, faced with a flight of stairs, a heavily-packed case cam quickly become something of an encumbrance. Not so the TraxPack, which drops onto its side to slide up staircases with relative ease… Continue Reading Tank-track carry-on case rolls with stairs Category: Go
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Latest connected gadget to hit Apple Store shelves can detect high cholesterol & blood pressure The latest connected gadget to go on sale in Apple Stores is the Withings Body Cardio, a scale that measures not just weight and body fat, but can also detect cardiovascular problems. Using sensors that measure Pulse Wave Velocity – how quickly blood pumps through your arteries – it can point to problems like hypertension and high cholesterol. Body Cardio gives everyone the opportunity to follow
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Invasion of the tabtops: The new hybrid tablets reviewed Tablets were the big thing a few years ago, purportedly soon to displace PCs. It didn’t happen, and tablet sales have been dropping for several years. Except for one kind of tablet: the kind with a detachable keyboard, epitomized by Microsoft’s Surface Pro. They’re the rising star, both for IT organizations and for computer makers. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click
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Poo power no longer just a pipe dream Sewage treatment uses huge amounts of energy, accounting for up to 20 per cent of total electricity consumption in some cities – but what if that waste could be turned back into power?
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Blueprint for success—what makes a city thrive? Why is Milton Keynes one of the most successful cities in the U.K., and Dundee one of the least? What gives Leeds its economic edge over Liverpool? How did London survive the 1990s recession, going from boom to bust and boom again? Researchers are asking these questions and many more in the largest ever analysis of what makes cities thrive.
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Withings Body Cardio scale review: Goes way beyond weight, for a price I was fine with my dumb digital scale. It was cheap but highly rated and got the job done, flashing my weight at me once a day. It wasn’t Bluetooth or app-connected and didn’t track anything but pounds, but that was OK. What more could you want? Then I started using a super smart Wi-Fi scale, the Withings WS–50 Smart Body Analyzer, and fell in love. Yes, in love. With a scale. It’s as stylish a
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How to configure your Chromebook for ultimate security A Chromebook is already an ultra-secure computer straight out of the box. Since it doesn’t run a traditional operating system and takes advantage of various Google-powered security measures, Chrome OS is well-guarded against all the miscreants lurking out there on the Web.But you can always do more, particularly if you want to minimize traces of your Internet wanderings, or prevent your every on
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iPhone 7 and the Audiophile Case For Lightning Headphones According to some rumors, Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will not include a headphone jack, requiring headphones to connect to the devices using a Lightning connector. Last month, MacRumors considered the case for and against Lightning headphones by comparing the audio performance of existing brands at three different price points: the $45 Brightech earphones, the $300 Philips Fidelio M2L he
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It’s Pretty Clear Clinton Does Not Think Americans Have a Constitutional Right to Guns During an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Hillary Clinton reinforced the impression that she does not believe the Second Amendment protects an individual right to arms. Stephanopoulos put the question to her directly, and she dodged it twice (italics added): Stephanopoulos: Do you believe that an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right, that it’s not linke
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Financial Literacy Alone Won’t Fix Your Money Problems Unless you were born into riches, you’ve probably dealt with money troubles. Financial problems can be a struggle, and “financial literacy” is the go-to solution to building good money habits. Create a budget, learn some basic rules, and poof! Our money woes are cured. That’s not all it takes to improve your finances, though. Not by a long shot.http://twocents.lifehacker.com/no-matter-what…Finan
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Students isolate potentially novel soil-dwelling viruses After sifting through soil samples collected from across Massachusetts, then drilling down to analyze the DNA of viruses they found, a team of undergraduates at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) hit pay dirt—three potentially novel viruses.
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Genetically engineered mice could fight Lyme disease Kevin Esvelt, an evolutionary biologist at MIT, has conjured up an interesting way to combat Lyme disease. Instead of dealing with ticks that carry the pathogen, his method involves genetically engineering mice (using CRISPR) to become immune to the illness. See, deer ticks originally get the pathogen from small mammals such as white-footed mice. By creating rodents that are immune to the disease,
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Death of gorilla sparks much bigger questions around role of zoos Plenty of debate, outrage and chatter ensued when a 17-year-old gorilla was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo last month after a young boy fell into the animal’s enclosure.
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The Green Cone is a backyard solar digester that reduces 90% of food waste This ingenious digester/composter, made in Ontario, is the simple, natural way to divert food waste from landfills.
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20 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Father’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching, and we’ve rounded up a collection of unique gift options for Dad! From the latest in techie gadgets to interesting foodie finds, our list of favorite gifts has you covered with a range of ideas that speak to a range of interests. Whether Dad loves to grill or take photos with his smartphone, we’ve got something to pique your interest! Read on for our top F
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Father’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Perfect Presents for the New Dad This wonderful man just welcomed a wiggly little human into his world. The post Father’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Perfect Presents for the New Dad appeared first on WIRED.
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Your Definitive Guide to Silicon Valley’s Bizarre Politics The US is a patchwork of red and blue states. But in Silicon Valley, you’ll see those hues blend into shades not found on our two-party color wheel. The post Your Definitive Guide to Silicon Valley’s Bizarre Politics appeared first on WIRED.
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LA’s Using Energy Savings From LED Streetlights to Charge Electric Vehicles Los Angeles is using electricity saved by LEDs to power up electric cars. The post LA’s Using Energy Savings From LED Streetlights to Charge Electric Vehicles appeared first on WIRED.
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Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean’s Twilight Zone A new exhibit shows off the undersea creatures who populate one of the most mysterious, poorly understood parts of the ocean. The post Unraveling the Mystery of the Ocean’s Twilight Zone appeared first on WIRED.
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Obscure Disease May Offer Backdoor to New Treatments for Alzheimer’s and Other Killers Progressive supranuclear palsy has become a test bed for therapies aimed at the tau protein thought to be behind many devastating neurodegenerative disorders — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Navy’s £1bn high-tech destroyers break down in warm water The British military’s supposedly cutting-edge Type 45 destroyers are effectively overheating and shutting down outside of cold waters, the Defence Select Committee has heard. Read Full Article at RT.com
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SocGen ordered to pay rogue trader who cost bank billions in losses A French labor court has ordered bank Societe Generale to pay €450,000 ($511,000) to former trader Jerome Kerviel for “wrongful dismissal”. In 2008, Kerviel’s unauthorized trades cost his ex-employer €4.9 billion ($5.5 billion). Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘That’s not journalism’: Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur slams CNN for declaring Clinton Democrat nominee Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, has criticised CNN’s “biased” US election coverage, accusing the network of “journalistic malpractice” for counting superdelegates in their official tally before the Democratic Party’s convention. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Euro-2016 terrorist’ held in Ukraine was smuggling weapons, no militant ties – French prosecutor A Frenchman arrested in Ukraine with weapons and explosives was likely smuggling arms and didn’t have any links to militant groups, as previously suspected, according to a leading prosecutor. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gene test reveals severe skeletal disease in Shetland ponies A genetic defect that can cause skeletal deformities in Shetland ponies (skeletal atavism) has been identified by researchers at Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, in cooperation with colleagues in the USA. The discovery means that healthy carriers now can be tracked using a gene test.
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Geizeer Is The Most Cost Effective Way To Keep Cool In The Summer As we start to leave spring and (officially) enter the summer, cooling becomes more of an issue for many of us. While most homes have central A/C… Read More
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Check Out The Gorgeous De Antonio D33 Yacht If you’re anything like the team here at inStash then you dream about having a yacht. That being said, not just any yacht is good enough for … Read More
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Base Camp Trailer Transform any remote patch of land into home sweet home using this base camp trailer. It sports a tough steel body, comes outfitted a 120 watt solar panel mounted on the back, along with components like a gas grill, and a roll out kitchen. Check it out $10,000.00
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LED Charging Cable Witness the flow of electricity as you charge your device using this LED charging cable. The cable features a hypnotizing flowing blue LED that activates as your device charges, ensuring your phone always remains visible. Check it out $9.99
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Star Wars X-Wing Pilot Jumpsuit Prepare for battle on the icy planet of Hoth by slipping into this Star Wars X-Wing pilot jumpsuit. This hand-tailored costume is made to your exact measurements to ensure a perfect fit and is styled exactly like the suit from the movie for ultimate authenticity. Check it out $349.99
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Olympus’ experimental image sensor shoots color and near-infrared simultaneously Olympus has partnered with the Tokyo Institute of Technology to develop a new imaging sensor that is capable of capturing both color information and near-infrared information simultaneously. This is notable because most modern sensors available these days are only capable of one or the other, color or infrared. The sensor works by modifying the standard Bayer RGB sensor layout and incorporating a
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Ginkgo Bioworks grabs $100 million in financing to buy a whole lot of synthetic DNA  Ginko Bioworks, the Boston-based biotech startup making all sorts of scents and flavors from microbugs, has pulled in $100 million in Series C funding to obtain 600 million base pairs of manufactured DNA – or what Ginkgo claims is the “largest amount of synthetic DNA ever purchased.” The startup plans to use the millions of genetic base pairs to test its production metal in… Read More
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There is little to fear from nanoparticles in food Nanomaterials, and especially nanoparticles, have been on some people’s worry list for at least a decade.
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Do We Really Hate Trump and Clinton So Much? I keep reading reports that say Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are some of the most hated presidential candidates in memory. A recent NBC News/Monkey Survey poll reported six out 10 Americans dislike or even hate both of them. It’s easy to confirm this feeling outside of media, too. Just look around. People everywhere—including a few billion people abroad—seem disgusted with the 2016 US election
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Converting solar energy into chemical energy like nature does The need for a sustainable energy supply is now a hot topic. Companies are investing in it, and scientists around the globe are looking for alternatives to the production of energy from oil and gas. One such project, which has been running at the University of Zurich since the beginning of 2013, is the large-scale research project, LightChEC. As the name suggests, this university research project
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Reindeer herders in Finland launch app to reduce road kills In efforts to cut road kill, Finnish reindeer herders have painted Rudolph’s antlers in fluorescent colors, hung reflectors round their necks and even used movable traffic signs.
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LG’s latest TV in India claims to drive away mosquitoes Forget insect-repelling sprays, lotions, coils and machines. South Korean electronics company LG has launched a new TV in India, which claims to drive pesky mosquitoes away without any sound or odour. SEE ALSO: What Zika virus means for your travel plans The LG Mosquito Away Television works along the lines of the company’s air conditioner introduced in Indonesia in 2009 and in India in 2014. It
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Glam Art Deco Apartment in Muted Colors This impossibly glamorous inner-city apartment in Africa’s only Art Deco skyscraper marries the owners’ love of fashion, art, history, Bauhaus and public spaces to dramatic effect. It’s a space full of extraordinarily beautiful things that belongs to the city as much as to the family that has lived here for almost ten years. Originally an office block, the 1939 building was the first in the city t
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AfricaRice calls for vigilance over poor quality imported rice into African countries As part of its mandate, the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) plays a key role in advising its member countries on critical rice production and marketing issues. For example, the rice crisis in 2008 in Africa was clearly predicted by AfricaRice and its member countries were alerted in 2007 through the Council of Ministers, which is AfricaRice’s highest oversight body. As a result, many African rice-
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30 minutes of browsing the web will expose your identity For decades, the anonymity offered by the internet has permitted untold freedoms for some of the world’s most oppressed people. It’s also been pretty good for dogs.But all that could be at an end with the discovery that a person’s browsing behaviour can indicate their personality traits, and that just 30 minutes of internet usage can provide enough information to identify someone.Malaysian researc
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Point Motion makes music from movement Point Motion is a new motion sensing system that lets you create music through the movement of your body. Initially available as a package containing both the software and a wireless camera, it will also work with existing webcams… Continue Reading Point Motion makes music from movement Category: Music Tags: Digital music Dance Apps Camera Indiegogo Motion Controller Related Articles:
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Second layer of information in DNA confirmed Leiden theoretical physicists have proven that DNA mechanics, in addition to genetic information in DNA, determines who we are. Helmut Schiessel and his group simulated many DNA sequences and found a correlation between mechanical cues and the way DNA is folded. They have published their results in PLoS One.
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A new ‘green’ molecule leaves Ca’ Foscari for laboratories all over the world A molecule developed and synthesized at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has been made available to laboratories all over the world. Named after the Ca’ Foscari researchers who discovered it, the “Perosa-Selva-Noè vinylation reagent” molecule is now listed in the Sigma-Aldrich catalogue, the world’s leading supplier of R&D chemicals.
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This Device Transforms Your Desk Into A Place To Take A Nap At Work We’ve all caught a secret nap at the office. Now you can do it proudly, right at your desk.As an architecture student pulling all-nighters at his studio, Sharon Liverant often fell asleep on his drawing board. Later, as an intern, he took quick naps at his desk at lunch. Neither was very comfortable, but the experience served as inspiration: Liverant and fellow designers have now created a simple
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How To Take A Two-Week Vacation Guilt-Free Most American professionals don’t take two consecutive weeks off, but it can be done—and it feels awesome.Europeans may spend the entire month of August at the beach, but Americans tend to think of vacations as week-long events at most. The average full-time worker gets 10.2 paid vacation days after 3 years on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and even professional workers with
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Fast, the Speedy Facebook Client, Has Gotten a Huge Update Android: A few years ago, we featured a handy little Facebook client called Fast. Earlier this month, Fast got a big update with a new design. If you’re sick of the regular client, this one’s worth another look.http://lifehacker.com/5903758/fast-f…As always, Fast’s strength is in, well, it’s speed. Everything works super quick. The new design features an embedded mobile site, so you can get the
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Investigatory Powers Bill gets vote of approval from MPs The Investigatory Powers Bill passed its latest milestone yesterday, as the proposed surveillance legislation passed through the House of Commons. MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the bill, with 444 ayes to only 69 noes. In the run-up to the vote, Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham voiced several concerns, saying the draft law needed “significant improvement” before his support was
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Make WhatsApp Better with 5 Free, Amazing Android Apps Over one billion people use WhatsApp every month, making it one of the fastest growing social networks you should be using. Especially since Facebook bought it for $18 billion, the chat app has been growing exponentially. WhatsApp adds new features to the app all the time, so we don’t recommend using a third-party client for it. Plus, you need to be using the official app to avail of the WhatsApp
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So much for trade-ins: Buying games over the internet is booming – CNET As gamers buy extra story lines and special moves to make their character dance like Michael Jackson, they’re shifting purchases online and away from discs.
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Sketch will begin charging users a subscription fee for its OS X design app Until now, Sketch, the beloved OS X-based UI/UX design app, has charged its users for major releases like v1.0 and v2.0 and delivered minor updates in between for free. But as it approaches the big 4.0, its developers are gearing up to switch to a subscription model. Bohemian Coding noted in a blog post that it wasn’t fair that some users got more free updates than others, depending on how close t
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Yahoo targets teens with news, weather, and virtual pet bots for Kik messaging app Yahoo is not going to let an imminent $3 billion buyout stop it from attracting more users to its web services. The struggling internet giant has launched a trio of bots for the Kik messaging app. The move brings both Yahoo News and Yahoo weather, both already available in the form of their own respective apps, to Kik’s bot store. Additionally, Yahoo has also launched a completely original bot in
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WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed House Courtesy of WATG WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio has won First Prize in The Freeform Home Design Challenge, which challenged participants to “design the world’s first freeform 3D-printed residence.” The competition invited architects, designers, artists and engineers worldwide to investigate how 3D printing technologies can improve our built environment and lives today. Courtesy of WATG
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PSCR7 – Acoustic Panel Panel divider creates personal workspace while its acoustic properties serve to neutralize unwanted office noise. The panel offers a refined solution for the popular modern office plan of benching with an emphasis on personal space for focused, uninterrupted performance. Easy to install on any surface and perfect for retrofit solutions attempting to modernize office culture and workflow. Open sig
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Tentsile’s hanging Stingray tent is a treehouse you can take anywhere in the world Camping is one of life’s purest joys. Fresh air, peace and quiet, total immersion in nature – what more could one ask for? But since sleeping on a cold, hard, soggy ground isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, hanging tents have emerged as a way to comfortably camp in the trees. There are several suspended tents ‘hanging’ around, but we’re pretty big fans of the pioneer of this trend. The Tentsile Stingray
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What does the Hawaiian lava-tube bat tell us about bat paleobiogeography? Hawaii is among the most remote places on earth, and that fact is reflected among its vertebrate fauna. In fact, only two extant mammal species can claim to be native to the islands: the Hawaiian monk seal and the Hawaiian hoary bat. Perhaps it is obvious that an aquatic and a volant mammal were the only species to make the 3,000 mile plus journey to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but, at least
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6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Home For Summer If your home doesn’t feel quite right for summer, it’s time to do some re-decorating. It sounds expensive, but there are little things that you can do to get your home ready
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Innovative process produces biodegradable cellulose-based films Purdue University researchers have developed tough, flexible, biodegradable films from cellulose, the main component of plant cell walls. The films could be used for products such as food packaging, agricultural groundcovers, bandages and capsules for medicine or bioactive compounds.
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Just in time for hurricane season, NOAA gets a new global ocean satellite This week, NOAA officially assumed control of the Jason-3 satellite, the latest in a series of spacecraft that measure the surface height of the global ocean, monitor the rate of sea-level rise and help NOAA’s National Weather Service more accurately forecast the strength of tropical cyclones that threaten America’s coasts.
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Significant Digits For Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 1 hourA leopard named Zeya escaped from its enclosure at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City for an hour on Tuesday. While this could have gone many different ways, it’s crucial to remember that leopards are cats: The beast was found napping in the rafters. [The Salt Lake Tribune]4 statesNew Jersey, North Dako
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BMW to roll out solar carport infrastructure After first making an appearance in concept form at the international debut of the i8 in April 2014, BMW solar carport was unveiled to local media. The post BMW to roll out solar carport infrastructure appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Video: France’s famed Chambord castle left heavily damaged after floods The Château de Chambord, the largest and most famous castle in France’s Loire Valley, has made an appeal for public donations after heavy flooding last week left it submerged in water, causing at least €200,000 in damage.
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Obama won’t attend Muhammad Ali funeral US president Barack Obama will miss Muhammad Ali’s funeral on Friday due to a clash with his daughter’s high school graduation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Beijing demands end to surveillance after US slams ‘unsafe’ spy plane intercept A US spy plane has been intercepted by a Chinese fighter jet over the East China Sea during Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Beijing. It is the second incident involving US surveillance aircraft over the Chinese-claimed space in less than a month. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Napa to Raqqa? 3 UK pranksters fool MSM with crazy Syria stowaway tale Three British pranksters made headlines after claiming to have landed in war-torn Syria after drunkenly boarding the wrong boat in the Cypriot party town of Ayia Napa, only for one of the group to later admit it was all a hoax. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why the Deep Space Atomic Clock is key for future space exploration We all intuitively understand the basics of time. Every day we count its passage and use it to schedule our lives.
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Cylance raises $100 million to bring more A.I. smarts to cybersecurity Cylance, an Irvine, California-based cybersecurity startup that taps machine-learning and artificial intelligence (A.I.) to thwart malware, has raised $100 million in a Series D round led by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Insight Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors. The company was founded in 2012 by Stuart McClure, who sold an Internet security firm to McAfee for $
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24 Tons of Towering Stone, Held Together With Compression The 24-ton Armadillo Vault uses no glue, no mortar, no hidden substructure to ensure it doesn’t collapse. Instead, it usest really smart architecture. The post 24 Tons of Towering Stone, Held Together With Compression appeared first on WIRED.
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The Manual’s Essential Father’s Day Gift Guide with Southern Living’s Sid Evans The post The Manual’s Essential Father’s Day Gift Guide appeared first on The Manual.
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Coding for Kids – BBC micro:bit Review and Giveaway Following in the footsteps of the hugely popular Raspberry Pi minicomputer and Arduino microcontroller comes the BBC micro:bit – and yes, we do mean that BBC. Furthering their earlier 1980s involvement in home/hobbyist computing (30 years ago, the BBC Micro computers were a staple across schools and colleges in the UK), this tiny new computer is the result of a surprising number of partnerships. B
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Closer look reveals how deep ocean squid uses ‘leaky’ optical fibers to disappear into the background (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with the University of Pennsylvania has discovered how a type of deep ocean squid is able to remain unseen by predators despite having clearly visible eyes. In their paper published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Amanda Holt and Alison Sweeney describe their study of glass squid and how it has evolved to hide itself from predators that lurk in any direc
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Daughter ‘burnt to death by mother’ Police in Pakistan arrest a woman suspected of burning her daughter to death for marrying without family consent.
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Data reveals Tesla Model S batteries aren’t losing much capacity with age All-electric vehicles may very well be the wave of the future but right now, they’re just a niche product with extremely limited support as it relates to public charging facilities. This of course leads to range anxiety, or the concern that one may end up stranded on the side of…
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The Openbay mobile app brings you roadside assistance anywhere, anytime There’s a pesky little adage out there known as Murphy’s law, and if you’ve ever suffered an inconvenient breakdown, you’re all too familiar with it. Cars always seem to go belly up in the worst places, and in those headache-inducing moments, we often rely on roadside assistance. Not everyone has an AAA membership or comprehensive insurance plan though, but now there’s another option. Openbay, an
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A recipe for ocean health: Add 10 million oysters to salty water Rewilding our depleted oceans will help restore them to health, and the best place to start is with the humble oyster, says Charles Clover
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A New Sperm Whale ‘Culture’ Was Just Identified in the Caribbean For over a decade, Canadian marine biologist Shane Gero has been spending months at a time following sperm whale families near the Caribbean island of Dominica, which seems to be some kind of haven for these deep-ocean giants. They’re among our planet’s least-understood creatures, because they’re so inaccessible—sperm whales can dive up to 2,000m down to hunt for prey like giant squid, and can hol
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Dissertation finds more ways to use footprints found at crime scenes A final-year student at the University of Dundee has used his dissertation to find more ways to use footprints found at crime scenes.
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Cracking a hit-and-run whodunit—with lasers The scratch was deep, two feet long, and spattered with paint flecks. Another vehicle had clearly grazed the side of Duke graduate student Jin Yu’s silver Honda Accord.
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Stick to a Capsule Wardrobe to Keep Costs Low and Choices Simple We already know there are benefits to keeping your wardrobe simple. To save money while still giving yourself some flexibility, use the capsule wardrobe strategy when choosing which clothes to buy.As personal finance site Money Ning explains, a capsule wardrobe is simply a very small collection of versatile items that you love—not like, not thought was cute at the time, love. Each item should, ide
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Profile of a people-smuggling ‘kingpin’ Who is people-smuggling ‘kingpin’ Mered Medhanie?
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Train in Paris carrying Euro 2016 Trophy blocked during anti-labor protests (PHOTOS) Access to the train carrying the Euro 2016 Trophy has been blocked “for security reasons” on arrival in Paris, according to championship officials. Anti-labor law protests are ongoing at the capital’s Gare du Nord. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Snowden leak: MI5 has gathered so much data it may actually be missing ‘life-saving intelligence’ British spies may have missed potentially “life-saving intelligence” because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified report reveals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Low-income single moms show greater earnings mobility than men, people with disabilities, others Single mothers in Georgia who participate in the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) experience greater income mobility than males, whites and people with disabilities according to a study by Georgia State University economists.
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Pencil test for pipeline cracks It is impossible to see when the “lead” in a pencil cracks within the pencil, but an acoustic sensor can “hear” the change in the way the pencil vibrates. Now, researchers in China have reported in the International Journal of Sensor Networks how the same principle can be used to detect cracks in oil pipelines components in remote regions where extreme conditions can lead to co
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Despite hacking and snooping fears, web surveillance legislation sails forward Controversial internet surveillance bill take another step towards becoming law – even though concerns have been raised about the impact of the wide-ranging powers.
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Unfollowing social media: You’re falling out of love with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter Social-media apps that used to receive most attention are now getting significantly less screen time.
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Flattering to deceive: Why narcissists are an easy target for hackers Flattery is the latest tool in the cybercriminal arsenal — and everyone from millennials to CEOs is falling for it.
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15 Advanced Tasks PowerShell Can Handle in Windows 10 PowerShell can be a very intimidating prospect for a novice user. In 2016, there’s something arcane and archaic about a text-based interface — but becoming proficient can help you take control of your computer in ways you might never have thought possible. An expert can use PowerShell to carry out all kinds of tasks pertaining to all areas of your system, but that sort of mastery only comes with a
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Cumbaya House / Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos © Sebastián Crespo Architects: Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos Location: Cumbayá, Quito, Ecuador Structural Design: Luis Roggiero Collaboration: Arq. Pablo Espinoza Area: 900.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Sebastián Crespo Area Of Lot: 2.500 m2 Floors: 1 basement and 2 high floors © Sebastián Crespo The residence is located in Cumbayá – Ecuador,
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ICYMI: Baggage bot, sea plastics become fashion and more Today on In Case You Missed It: A baggage handling robot is being tested at the Geneva Airport to both carry your luggage and print out tags. Adidas made athletic shoes that are almost entirely recycled; with gill nets making up the stitching on the outside. It joins clothing designer and entertainer Pharrell Williams in upcycling sea garbage (much of which kills sea creatures) to make their gar
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Scribbler 3D Pen Scribbler 3D Pen is a tool for the creative minds of our generation. It allows you to build 3D objects from the ground up; build any and everything you can imagine with ultimate ease and precision. Scribbler 3D Pen significantly improves upon as compared to other models that already exist on the market. Lightweight and easy to use, this 3D pen allows you to build 3D objects from the ground up with
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Satechi Car Charger Adapter with Type C and USB A Outputs Take your office on the go with the Satechi Car Charger Adapter with Type-C and USB A Outputs. This adapter gives you double the ports for double the charging by fitting in the 48W port of your car perfectly. Available in your choice of silver, gold, or black, the Satechi Car Charger Adapter features the standard USB A port to top up your smartphone, tablet, GPS, or even your digital camera. Along
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Wanderwatch – The World’s First Smartwatch for Kids that Gamifies Outdoors Wanderwatch is a smartwatch that encourages outdoor play for kids. Outdoor play is essential for every child as it helps in keeping them healthy and happy. With Wanderwatch, you’ll be able to make the process super fun and safe at the same time. It is a fun device which comes with a touchscreen, interactive outdoor games, sounds, chat, and music. There is a magic beacon which interacts with Wander
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FenSens Wireless Parking Sensor Master even the tightest parking spots when you have the FenSens Wireless Parking Sensor. This incredible device works with a corresponding mobile app and will automatically detect when you’re backing up. It will also alert you when you get close to any objects. Coming in the form of an easy to install license plate frame, the FenSens Sensor syncs with the app to provide both audio and visual aler
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European forest trees show high levels of biodiversity within one tree species EU researchers have found that a single tree species may perform many different ecosystem activities, meaning that biodiversity is both between and within species.
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Learning in fewer than 140 characters on Twitter Twitter can be an engaging communication tool for building a learning community according to research just published in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments. Scott Warren of the College of Information, at the University of North Texas, in Denton, USA, explains how the merits of the microblogging platform have been little discussed as an educational tool d
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Computer games help explain lizard stripes (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram has found that stripes on lizards cause predators to see them as moving slower than they actually are, causing attackers to miss their targets. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, Gopal Murali and Ullasa Kodandaramaiah discuss their theories on why some an
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Imaging technique acquires a color image and depth map from a single monocular camera image Researchers have developed an imaging technique that can simultaneously acquire a color image and a depth map from a single image taken by a monocular camera. This technique achieves high-precision distance/range detection, comparable to that of a stereo camera, through the combination of a lens device and image processing. This technology will be announced at The 22nd Symposium on Sensing via Ima
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Xbox at E3 2016: Microsoft’s new console(s), HoloLens, games, and what else to expect Remember E3 2006? Ten years ago, Microsoft shared its roadmap for the still young Xbox 360 with a list of big-name titles, including the first Gears of War, Crackdown, and Forza Motorsport 2. The Xbox 360 era was very good for Microsoft. Now that it’s the underdog to Sony’s massively successful PlayStation 4, the company is looking at ways to close the gap and expand the Xbox platform. That incl
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Mossberg: Five things I learned from Jeff Bezos at Code Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Recode. Last week, I interviewed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on stage at our third annual Code Conference. It wasn’t my first such public conversation with Bezos — we had done an earlier interview in 2008 at the D co
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Integration of Nanoparticles into Glass Could Open Exciting Possibilities for New Hybrid Materials Australian researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any of their unique properties – a major step…
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Chinese Researchers Develop New Visualization Technique Based on In-Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Life in the nano lane is fast and just got faster in terms of knowledge of fundamental mechanisms working at the nanoscale — where processes are driven by a dance of particles such as atoms and ions…
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New Findings Pave Way for Employment of Biological Materials in Nanoscale Electron Devices Although proteins are usually electrically insulating, hair-like nanoscale filaments (called pili) on the surface of Geobacter bacteria exhibit metallic-like conductivity. To understand why pili…
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The Rise of Ocean Optimism Sharing news of little wins for the environment fuels hope.
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Amazon Finds – June 2016: Gadgets & Gizmos In spite of their ambitions to win Oscars and send rockets to the moon, Amazon is still basically the world’s premier online bazaar, complete with shady dealers and fake brand name goods. As such, browsing Amazon’s endless catalogue can be an overwhelming if not downright futile process, especially when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. That’s where we […]Visit Man of Many for the fu
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The 22-Minute Rise and Fall of Rocket Mail On June 8, 1959, the US Navy submarine USS Barbero launched a Regulus cruise missile from off the southeastern US coastline. Its target was a naval base near Jacksonville, Florida. Courtesy of 150,000 Newtons of thrust delivered by solid-propellant boosters, it made the trip in about 22 minutes, hitting its target with astounding precision. Jacksonville wasn’t incinerated in a fireball because, un
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New mobile application allows users to take virtual tour of Project Y of Manhattan Project National Historical Park A new, free mobile application titled “Los Alamos: The Secret City of the Manhattan Project,” is now available for download from the Apple store.
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White Arkitekter wins bid to design Swedens tallest timber building Located just below the Arctic Circle, the city of Skellefteå is surrounded by dense forests and renowned for its wooden buildings and timber construction techniques that range from traditional methods to modern technology. The 76-meter-tall Kulturhus i Skellefteå celebrates that heritage and will be built of locally sourced wood treated to withstand the harsh elements. The building’s lower, public
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Theropoda T-Rex Skeleton We don’t know how they got their hands on it, but Theropoda will sell you a 45% complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton… that we guess we’ll classify under “decor”. Nicknamed Roosevelt, this specimen was discovered near Fort Peck Lake in Montana, a hydroelectric dam constructed under FDR’s governance about 75 years ago. All of its 65 million (or so) year old bones are cleaned and stabilized for mounti
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Hatching a chick without an eggshell Hatching a chick without an eggshell only sounds strange until you consider that the outer shell only offers protection while the chick develops. Recently a video showing Japanese high school students hatching chicks without an eggshell went viral, making the world wonder how it’s possible. The answer is simple. Break the eggshell and pour the… The post Hatching a chick without an eggshell appea
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Passenger-carrying drone gets symbolic approval for test flights in Nevada Chinese company Ehang caught our eye at CES earlier year, with the firm unveiling an autonomous quadcopter prototype it said was capable of ferrying human passengers without a pilot. We were wary of these unproven claims, but Ehang is obviously forging ahead with the vehicle. The company recently reached an agreement with Nevada’s governor’s office to develop the Ehang 184 at the state’s FAA-appr
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Austria’s far-right Freedom Party challenges presidential election result – court Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) has challenged the result of the recent presidential election, the constitutional court announced on Twitter. Official results showed the party’s candidate losing by less than one percentage point. Read Full Article at RT.com
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AviProtek – Bird Friendly Glass AviProtek® is a bird-friendly solution by Walker Textures® with acid-etched designs on the number 1 surface of the glass. Following the recommendations of experts, the designs are based on the “2-by-4 Rule.” The AviProtek® products can be used for guard rails, rain screens or in insulated units and can be combined with a low-e glass on position 3.
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NYC This Week: MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Installation and the Education of the Architect Architecture and design-related events happening in New York City this week (june 6 to June 12), handpicked by the Editors at Architizer Weaving the Courtyard by Escobedo Solíz Studio Exhibitions in NYC EXHIBITION OPENING: “Eye for Design” at the Museum of Arts and Design, June 7 to September 18 SPECIAL INSTALLATION: “Weaving the Courtyard” at MoMA PS1, June to August “DIS-PLAY / RE-PLAY,” a grou
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Flying box 2A Design has recently completed a surprising small and low cost house on a tiny plot, in a rural village next to Rennes (France). How to fit such a program on a so small parcel of land located 1.50m above the street? How could we reduce the cost and the building period of the project? The budget of this construction is as small as the building plot!
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Home Choreography: Ian Stell’s Ingenious Transforming Designs It may be cliché nowadays to state that something exists at the intersection of art and design, but take one look at the repertoire of New York City–based Ian Stell and this descriptor may be the first one on your lips, too. Trained in painting by the Art Institute of Chicago and in furniture design by RISD, he creates pieces mostly in the form of furnishings that are visually intriguing and some
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Rendering to Reality: Herzog & de Meuron’s “Jenga Tower” Stacks Up in Manhattan New York City residents have long been aware of the trend toward “skinny” skyscrapers. Buildings like Rafael Viñoly’s 432 Park Avenue and SHoP’s 111 West 57th Street are noted for their high height-to-footprint ratios and even higher rents. Herzog & de Meuron’s sleek new luxury tower at 56 Leonard Street in TriBeCa certainly fits the skinny skyscraper bill, although the striking arrangement o
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Contemporary Castles: New Architecture Among Medieval Contexts Architects have a profound love for castles. Both monolithic and iconic, these fortresses hold powerful connections to history, materials and place. Built over a millennium during the Middle Ages, castles were designed with widely varied forms and features to control the areas surrounding them. As both offensive and defensive structures, castles served as centers of power within their communities
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Glass Block Pavers For use in vertical or horizontal applications, as wall coverings or tiles, Seves Glassblock’s pavers can satisfy both structural and functional project requirements. Designed to meet the needs of the most difficult urban structures, as well as the simplest interior designs, glass block pavers are perfectly suited to almost any project: steps, balconies, skywalks, terraces, floors, commercial spa
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Living on the Edge: This Year’s Most Daring Cantilevers The cantilever is arguably one of the most dramatic structural moves available in architectural design. As a visually striking element, its appearance in built form is constantly being manipulated and tweaked to produce ever more unique and breathtaking effects. So it goes for this year’s A+Awards Finalists: these projects demonstrate a wide range of uses for this elementary formal quality. You c
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High Performance Architecture: A Jenny Sabin Installation Marries Design With Science Jenny Sabin is fascinated by the intersection of architecture and science. The head of her own experimental design studio and a faculty member of Cornell University’s architecture department, Sabin is dedicated to applying insights from biology, physics, engineering and mathematics to architecture and material systems. Her interdisciplinary approach has produced mesmerizing projects including Bra
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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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Weightlessness and Spatial Organization in Z4Z4’s Tobogan House In its continuous exploration of the benefits of weightless architecture in the ordinary and mundane aspects of life, Z4Z4 Office for Acontecimientos Atmosféricos Arquitectónicos (Atmospheric Architectural Events) designs a house of many parts for a family of globetrotters, Tobogan House. Based in Madrid and Lubbock, West Texas, led by Rafael Beneytez, Z4Z4 describes this architectural experiment
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Out of Office: Workplace Innovation in the Age of the Sharing Economy The “Sharing Economy” is a relatively new concept in today’s business markets in which consumers directly barter with goods and services through online community-based platforms. Companies such as Airbnb, Uber, WeWork, Yerdle, TaskRabbit and Kickstarter have built loyal communities which thrive at the intersections of convenience, social collectivism and digital immediacy. Challenging the status
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Butler Table Leg United we stand. Five individual rods are attached independently at the top plate and then merge together to create a single leg structure. Conjoined bundle gives a unique clover-like footprint and provides a strong harmonious support system.
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Wildlife Tourism Faces Dark Days–but Revenue Soars The “Blackfish effect” has helped shut down some animal performances, but experts say there is still a long way to go to protect captive and wild animals from abuse and exploitation — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers work on rebooting antibiotics With the recent finding in Pennsylvania of a hospital patient with an E.coli infection that resists colistin, an antibiotic used as the last line of defense against multi-drug resistant bacteria, the scientific and medical communities continue to search for answers to the menace of superbugs.
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A type of nanostructure succeeds in increasing the efficiency of electricity-producing photovoltaic cells Sagrario Domínguez-Fernández, a telecommunications engineer, has managed to increase light absorption in silicon by means of nanostructures etched onto photovoltaic cells. This increases the efficiency obtained in these electronic devices which are made of this element and which transform solar energy into electricity.
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Ocean models support Madagascan adaption to climate change A new project will use global ocean models to identify the most effective way for low income countries, such as Madagascar, to adapt to climate change.
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Clinton Versus Trump Begins, D.C. Passes $15 Minimum Wage, How Capitalism Enabled Feminism: A.M. Links Hillary Clinton officially claimed the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night after winning primary races in New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, and likely (though it’s still not official) California; Sen. Bernie Sanders was victorious in Montana and South Dakota. Clinton and Donald Trump played the magnanimous card in their respective speeches last night, each calling for “unit
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On the Radio Today: Jesse Walker, Mark Potok, and Michael Wood Debate Conspiracy Theories The annual Bilderberg conference, star of many a conspiracy theory, will begin tomorrow. To mark the occasion, the Philadelphia public radio station WHYY is interviewing me today to “discuss the more pervasive conspiracies, why people believe them, and how they are affecting this election cycle and the political system in general.” The other guests will include the Southern Poverty Law
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5 free streaming-TV apps (and why you’re probably not using them) If you were to call up your local cable TV provider and ask for free channels, chances are you’d get laughed at.But with online video, free streaming services are everywhere. All you need is a web browser or streaming-video device–Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV–and you can take your pick of legal apps that offer plenty of ad-supported movies and TV shows.There is, however, a problem: Most
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Help Make This Smegging Brilliant ‘Red Dwarf’ LEGO Set A Reality Fans of British sci-fi should get a kick out of this one – or should we say “brick”? (No. – Ed.) A LEGO fan by the name of Legobob32 (clever name, we know) has submitted a design for a set to the LEGO Ideas site themed entirely around cult classic British sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf. The set is modeled on the bunk room shared in the show by main characters Dave Lister and Arnold Rimmer, specif
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Microplastics are killing fish faster than they can reproduce There are 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating around in the Earth’s oceans, many of which are microplastics no larger than 5 mm large. These tiny particles are being gobbled up by fish and killing them faster than they can reproduce. A new study found that consuming the plastic pieces also slows fish down and interferes with their natural abilities to sense oncoming predators. The study, publish
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Dubai is building the World’s largest concentrated solar power plant They like to do things big in Dubai, including a newly-approved concentrated solar power project that will generate 1,000 megawatts of power by 2020
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Axl Rose demands Google take down photos of him looking fat, learned nothing from Beyoncé Celebrities, they’re just like us. Guns n’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has filed DMCA requests to Google demanding that unflattering photos of him being fat-shamed in a meme be taken offline. When Google receives requests for content to be taken down, it sends them to the Lumen Database at Harvard University for publication. The database shows 11 requests on behalf of Rose filed since May 31. The phot
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Bugcrowd’s bug bounties grow 210 percent, with more than $2 million paid out Bug bounties are quickly becoming security best practice and no longer considered a novelty, according to Bugcrowd’s second annual State of Bug Bounty report. The research from the bug bounty platform company shows it has paid out over $2 million in bounty rewards as of March this year and the number of bug bounty programs running on its platform has increased some 210 percent since January 2013.
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Surface Membership Plan makes it easier for your boss to get a Surface Book Microsoft is looking to make it easier for smaller businesses to outfit their employees with Surface products, by introducing a new Surface Membership Plan. It allows customers to buy Surface Books and Surface Pros on a staggered, monthly basis, rather than just in one large outlay. The plans begin at $33 a month, which gives buyers a Surface 3 to play with. $52 a month ups the ante to a Surface P
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Going digital—the quiet revolution in the classroom Imagine classes of keen and engaged students who are learning at twice the average rate of their peers.
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Helping Senegalese farmers with smart solar By 2050, the world will need to produce 70 percent more food than we did in 2007 to feed a global population expected to reach 9.6 billion, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Increased food production means a greater demand for energy. But many farmers in developing countries do not have access to clean and affordable modern energy. Moreover, they are often unaware
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Top Gun Style, Made for Civilians The perfect accompaniment to your jet set life. …Read More »
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Taste of things to come? Investors dump billions in British assets as Brexit vote looms Billions of pounds have been shifted out of the British economy by investors in the last few months. Chancellor George Osborne said this is “just a taste of things to come” if the public votes to leave the EU on June 23. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK media hail Navy’s ‘intercept’ of Russian sub… which was not hiding Headlines in the British media have hailed a Royal Navy operation to ‘track and intercept’ a Russian submarine off the UK coast – but Moscow says it’s surprised it took so much effort to find what was actually a surfaced sub traveling with a tug boat. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Eritrean leaders committing crimes against humanity, says UN Eritrea’s government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people “enslaved”, and should face international justice, the UN said Wednesday.
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Why You Shouldn’t Grind Up Nuts Fresh From the Oven Your food processor is a great tool for making your own, fresh-roasted nut butters, but throwing toasted almonds or peanuts in the bowl straight out of the oven can wreak havoc on your trusty appliance.According to Bon Appetit, not only will putting hot nuts in your food processor leave you with a gummy, grossly-textured product, but it can discolor and warp the plastic parts of your processor. Ob
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What knowledge societies can learn from foraging societies The cross-cultural, EU-funded, LEK project has shown how local indigenous knowledge often accumulated by the few, comes to benefit the many.
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Switzerland winds up superconductivity The unusual electronic properties of some superconducting materials permit lossless and dense electrical currents at very low temperatures, even in high magnetic fields. Conductors made of these materials are thus ideal for winding coils to generate very high magnetic fields, which are essential for a number of applications like magnetic medical imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the ana
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Worldwide quantum web may be possible with help from graphs (Phys.org)—One of the most ambitious endeavors in quantum physics right now is to build a large-scale quantum network that could one day span the entire globe. In a new study, physicists have shown that describing quantum networks in a new way—as mathematical graphs—can help increase the distance that quantum information can be transmitted. Compared to classical networks, quantum networks have pot
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These three virtual assistants point the way to the future We all need a little help sometimes. After all, what are cloud-based, artificially intelligent software agents for?By now we’re all familiar with the usual suspects: Siri, Google Now, Cortana, and Alexa. They introduced most of us to the idea of talking to, rather than via, a phone, computer, or home appliance.But let’s face it: These virtual assistants have become boring, banal commodities. Sor
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Gathering the Genetic Testimony of Spain’s Civil War Dead New research by anthropologists and forensic scientists is brining hope to the relatives of war victims while challenging Spain’s “pact of forgetting”  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Danica McKeller’s Journey From Child Actress To Mathematician [Video] If you’ve been following Danica McKeller on social media, you likely know that Winnie Cooper from The Wonder Years has spent recent years focusing on mathematics and inspiring young women to pursue careers in STEM fields. McKeller graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in mathematics, has written several math books for girls and still has time to be both a mom and a working actress. T
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Is HTML5 the new Windows?  If you are as old as me, you remember the transition from MS DOS to Windows in the early 1990s. Might the arrival of new cloud-based apps that run in a web browser and store their data in the cloud create enough of an advantage over the common desktop environment to cause a similar shift? There are many parallels between the arrival of cloud-based apps and the arrival of Windows 30 years ago. Rea
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Trump’s Thin Skin vs. Clinton’s Thick Head: New at Reason Hillary Clinton warns that Donald Trump is “temperamentally unfit” to be commander in chief, and she may be right about that. But Clinton’s eagerness to wage war suggests she is ideologically unfit for the job. Even as first lady, Clinton was pushing wars completely unrelated to national defense. She urged her husband to bomb Serbia (which he did) and, according to both of them, interve
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Scientists could get first ever image of a black hole in 2017 Despite all the depictions of black holes in science fiction movies and TV, scientists have never actually seen one. Even the largest black holes scientists have located are still very obscured and distant. […]
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ICHIBANSEN/nextstations replaces walls with windows in japanese local sightseeing train the train consists of only two coaches and 45 seats, offering passengers the most beautiful views of different japanese landscapes. The post ICHIBANSEN/nextstations replaces walls with windows in japanese local sightseeing train appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Cascading Shenzhen office building luxuriates under a stepped green roof The Shenye TaiRan Building was designed as a continuous volume extruded to different heights, depending on the context, optimal sun exposure and level of protection from the bustling city streets. At its heart is a large courtyard which also serves as the main entrance to the underground parking garage. This space, featuring a reflective pool, provides users with a direct access to the offices, re
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Trafalgar Square will not be turned into a giant crazy golf course We all really blew it When the Kickstarter to turn Trafalgar Square into a crazy golf course for the London Design Festival was launched, we sort of just assumed it would get funded. Turns out we assumed wrong—the campaign just ended and it fell way short of its ambitious £120,000 goal, raising only £23,083, and leading organizers to call off the plans. On Kickstarter, some users commented that t
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Engineering Is Not a Science A slender chute suspended 55 feet above the River Wear, the Kingsgate Bridge offers a pleasant pathway between buildings on the campus of Durham University in northeastern England. Held aloft by thin strands of concrete, the modest crossing barely lasts long enough to entertain a deep thought. In 1959, when the university began tendering bids for the small bridge connecting the institution’s cent
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What’s old is new again: vacuum tubes could eventually replace transistors For decades, computer components have been getting smaller, even as their capabilities have grown by leaps and bounds. However, this process has started to slow down over the last few years — and it seems that the industry might have to look to the past to chart a path to the future. Before transistors, many pieces of consumer electronics used vacuum tubes as a means of controlling electric curren
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Toyota plans solar power system for new Texas HQ Texas may be known for its oil industry, but it also has one asset that makes it a great place for renewable energy: sunshine. Toyota hopes to take advantage of that when it moves its North American headquarters from California to Plano, Texas, next year. The Japanese carmaker plans to install a 7.75-megawatt solar power system at its new headquarters. The system is expected to take care of 25 per
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Singapore To Cut Off Internet Access For Government Workers From 2017 An anonymous reader writes: Government workers in Singapore will return to a 1990s-level of net connectivity from May of 2017, as the domestic government has decided to block internet access on all of its 100,000 office computers. The decision has been made in the interests of national security, although the Draconian policy will still permit workers to forward work mails to private email addresse
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Turn an Old Sheet into a Beach Blanket That Won’t Blow Away When you go to the beach, you want a blanket that’s easy to clean off, can fit everyone, and won’t blow away in a little wind. With just a little work, you can turn an old sheet into a blanket that does all three.You can even use this tip to modify your existing beach towels so they stay put on the sand. You’ll need:A towel, blanket, or sheet4 feet of sturdy cord or rope4 tent stakes to keep the b
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Gallery: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, which opened in 1959, was controversial for being “less a museum than it is a monument to Frank Lloyd Wright.” Although Wright intended to display paintings on the curved interior walls of the central open space, the concave walls made it unworkable. Instead, the central atrium became a place for procession and the uncovering of space thro
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Adobe fined by German privacy watchdog over lifeless EU-US data transfer deal Adobe Systems took a kick to the shins from a German privacy regulator, after the software maker was found to be using the defunct Safe Harbour deal to transfer data from the European Union to the US. A piddling fine of just €8,000 was dished out to Adobe by the Hamburg Data Protection Supervisor—a watchdog known for its tough stance on outfits said to be breaching privacy laws. The superviso
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How Guilty Should We Feel About Our Air Conditioners? The summer nights of my childhood were spent laying on top of all my sheets, sweating the bed while a single, sad fan pivoted on my bedside table. My experience was typical: in 1993, 32 percent of US homes had no form of A/C whatsoever.Now, every indoor space I occupy in the summer is cooled, often to the point of discomfort. In 2009, the year with the most recent statistics available, 87 percent
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The Ultimate Toolbox Richard Sink’s Ultimate Toolbox is built around a used and reinforced oil drum. It has a discreet sliding door, three concave shelves mounted on a spinning rack and four casters. The final version will be customizable. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: FoldiMate Laundry RobotSmart Slab ConceptHotaru Portable ShowerCergol ForgeRemote AR
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Fairer Way to Distribute Last-Ditch Drugs Gets Real-World Trial Ethicists and medical experts are testing a system to distribute drugs in short supply that is inspired by the method used to prioritize organ transplants — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Oh god, here’s why turtles are attacking cats This weekend, I came across an animal video on Facebook that blew me away. It depicted a turtle attacking a very startled orange tabby cat. As the cat lay on the kitchen floor of some pet owner’s apartment, the turtle repeatedly hit it with its head and shell. The cat, clearly annoyed, eventually moved two feet away and flopped down on the kitchen floor again — only to be tackled by the turtle ag
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Bingo House / NBDC The house desired by the client is a place that gives a meaning to people who live inside or those who look from outside
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900,000 Brits earn more than $1mn… not bad for a country under austerity Austerity Britain has the fourth highest number of millionaires in the world, according to a new study, but still doesn’t have enough money to pay off its deficit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rutherford freezes sperm because of Zika fears British long jumper Greg Rutherford has had his sperm frozen because of fears about the Zika virus, says his partner.
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The Web’s Creator Now Wants to Unfuck It Image: APThe web is a little fucked up right now. Governments are spying on civilians, some block specific websites, and companies like Amazon have a stranglehold on the cloud services business. But what if we could create a decentralized web, with more privacy, less government control, and less corporate influence?Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, wants to do exactly that. Sir Tim
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Uber ties up with Spotify-like streaming service Gaana in India Uber rides in Mumbai are about to get a lot more entertaining. Passengers can now listen to songs on the Spotify-like Indian music streaming app Gaana by connecting their phones to the cab’s speakers during their Uber trips in the city. SEE ALSO: What happened when a techie decided to become an Uber driver for a week The pilot project is being launched in Mumbai and may be extended to other India
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3D-printed ‘Spock’ hand lets young amputee play basketball again Live long and play basketball. It’s not exactly what Star Trek’s pointy-eared Vulcan had in mind when he raised his hand in the now-familiar Vulcan salute, but surely he’d appreciate the sentiment — especially when it refers to a young amputee who can now dribble a basketball and shoot baskets again thanks to a 3D-printed prosthesis that makes it look as if the boy is simultaneously shooting and
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WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Catastrophe Need a modern love story in your life? This Amazon original series might be just what you need to binge. The post WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Catastrophe appeared first on WIRED.
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UberPool guarantees you’ll arrive on time or get (a small portion of) your money back Uber’s come up with a new trick to encourage more people to use its carpooling option, UberPool. The ride-hailing company will now guarantee you’ll get to your destination by a certain time (or earlier). If you don’t, you’ll get $2 off your next UberPool trip.The new “Arrive by” feature is currently being tested in Los Angeles; Uber says “Arrive by” will roll out to more locations soon. UberPool
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4 Great Eyeglasses, 4 Great Books A constant in your style. …Read More »
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Germany slows pace of green energy transition Germany on Wednesday moved to slow the rapid growth of subsidised renewable energy to cap rising costs, drawing fire from environmentalists who charged it is betraying its ambitious climate goals.
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Mathematical simulation of open-heart surgery lends clues to kidney failure No one can deny that open-heart surgery, where the heart is exposed and the blood is made to bypass it, is one of the most invasive of all medical procedures. Nearly one-third of all patients undergoing heart surgery experience kidney failure, yet little is known about why kidney injury occurs or how to prevent it.
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Hidden electronic anti-theft systems remain a threat to cardiac device patients Electronic anti-theft systems still pose a threat to cardiac device patients.
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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 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 the treatme
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In-development HoloLens app may replace med school cadavers (Tomorrow Daily 377 show notes) – CNET Using real human corpses in medical schools for training might be a thing of the past if this kind of software becomes the new standard.
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Knocked Sense-less: Startup reverses plan to bring smart hardware to your home – CNET Silk Labs’ Sense device wasn’t aimed at the mainstream, but now won’t even reach developers. Designing both software and hardware is tough.
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GigJam, Microsoft’s new collaboration app, is now available to everyone – CNET Once invite-only, Redmond’s latest Office add-on can be had by anyone with a Mac, iPhone, iPad or Windows PC.
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Beat Procrastination With “Temptation Bundling” Whether it’s jogging or studying for a final, it’s common to motivate yourself with a reward for completing tasks you dread doing. The old carrot-and-stick method can work, but researcher Katy Milkman suggests a better version: temptation bundling.Instead of rewarding yourself after you’re productive, use a reward to motivate yourself while you’re completing the task. For example, only listen to y
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Happy Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright! A Curbed Reader On the famed architect’s birthday, a collection of our best stories about his life and work He could be be a perfectionist, he could be very sure of himself, and sometimes, he could be a little blunt when talking about other architect’s work. But nothing can change the fact that Frank Lloyd Wright is the exemplar of a visionary architect, the world’s biggest starchitect before the term was even c
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Ikea Announces Two New Collaborations, Updates Iconic Blue Tote Your favorite laundry bag is now chicer than ever Exciting news laundromat users: the ubiquitous, all-purpose blue and yellow polypropylene Ikea Frakta shopping tote just got a chic makeover. Unveiled this morning during the Swedish company’s annual Democratic Design Day, the new bag is made of durable white and forest green woven fabric with matching green straps. Designed by Danish design stud
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Differences in male, female brain activity found when it comes to cooperation When the researchers asked people to cooperate with a partner, then tracked the brain activity of both participants, they found that males and females had different patterns of shared brain activity.
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Barley lowers not one but two types of ‘bad cholesterol,’ review suggests Eating barley or foods containing barley significantly reduced levels of two types of ‘bad cholesterol’ associated with cardiovascular risk, a research paper has found.
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This amazing Bangladeshi air cooler is made from plastic bottles and uses no electricity Summer is upon us, and complaints about the heat will soon be a common sound in many places. But few places will reach the scorching temperatures residents of Bangladesh will experience, and air conditioning is simply not an option for most people living in rural areas. Ashis Paul developed a clever DIY cooling system that doesn’t need any electricity and is built from a common waste item: empty p
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This App Lets People Buy Food Cheaply Right Before it Expires Image: Josh Domingues/FlashfoodOne evening six months ago, Josh Domingues was buried in paperwork at his wealth management company in downtown Toronto. His sister Paula, a chef who freelances for catering companies, suddenly called him in tears. She was upset and angry because she’d just been instructed to throw away $4,000 worth of clams, and shortly after was walking by homeless people who could
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Tests Show We Could Build a Humongous Gravitational Wave Detector in Space The European Space Agency has shown it has the technology to build a humongous gravitational wave observatory in space—with results more than five times better than required.Researchers published results from the LISA Pathfinder mission in the Physical Review of Letters on Tuesday, which showed their technology-testing project was a great success. This sets the course to build a gravitational wave
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Facebook is testing a new post type that works like a tweet Facebook and Twitter will forever be locked in a bewildering dance wherein each continually pushes itself closer and then farther away from the other. In today’s news, Facebook is moving a tiny bit closer to Twitter as it tests a new posting option that makes News Feed posts much more like tweets. The test, spotted by CNET, allows you to make a Facebook post that’s only visible to the News Feed a
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One Tweet From Elon Musk Made $580 Million Disappear Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 on March 31, 2016 (Associated Press)Tweets are mysterious things. They’re sometimes witty, usually banal, and often garbage. But if you’re Elon Musk, your tweets can have a very real impact on how companies are valued. For instance, one tweet from Musk last night wiped out $580 million from Samsung SDI’s market capitalization. No joke.Rumors had be
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Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates $1 million to support Wikipedia Omnipresent online encyclopedia Wikipedia has received a large gift from the founder of another famous internet institution. Craig Newmark, the main man behind classifieds portal Craigslist, has donated $1 million to the Wikimedia Endowment, a collective action fund set up this year by the Wikimedia Foundation at the Tides Foundation with a goal of raising $100 million over the next decade. Founde
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Registration for EU referendum vote extended after site meltdown The window for online registration to vote in the upcoming EU referendum has been extended after the portal crashed late last night. Many tens of thousands of visitors hit the site shortly after David Cameron and Nigel Farage were finished airing their respective views on the referendum live on ITV. The huge influx brought the website down around 10.15PM, and normal service did not resume until af
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These Glass Speakers Work Like Magic Image: HypersoundTurtle Beach’s Hypersound Glass speakers use a sheet of transparent glass to drive sound in a highly focused beam directly in front of them while being inaudible outside the beam’s range. Welcome to never knowing why you’re hearing ads all the time—our Blade Runner hell future has arrived. The exact means the Glass uses to generate a tight beam of sound isn’t specifically disclose
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F-16 jets collide in mid-air over Georgia, pilots eject Two Air National Guard fighter pilots were forced to eject from their F-16 jets after the aircraft collided midair over Georgia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Labour divided as pro-nuke MPs demand Trident renewal Blairite Labour MPs who are in favor of Britain renewing its Trident nuclear weapons have launched a counter-report to oppose the review tabled by pro-disarmament party leader Jeremy Corbyn. They are calling it a ‘myth-busting’ exercise. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scottish coast guard dash to rescue ditched aircraft… find giraffe-shaped balloon A lifeboat crew called out to investigate reports of a crashed aircraft in the middle of the North Sea was instead greeted by a giant giraffe-shaped balloon. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French archeologists unearth 6,000yo skeletons from ‘ritual’ massacre (PHOTOS) The mutilated skeletons of 10 people dating back 6,000 years have been unearthed in Achenheim, north eastern France by archaeologists who say the remains tell the tale of a brutal execution by “furious ritualised warriors.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Psoriasis: Light shed on new details “A pathological and very complex autoimmune reaction of the skin”: This is the definition doctors and scientists use to describe psoriasis, a disease that affects one to three percent of the population. It is characterized by accelerated cell division in the upper dermal layers with proliferated skin cells and an inflammation of the skin beneath. Many different cells are involved in the
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Plant-based sweeteners may help individuals control their blood glucose levels A new study shows that it is possible to reduce the level of sugar in muffins without affecting their textural properties by replacing half of the sugar content with stevianna or inulin, which are plant-based sweeteners. Also, after individuals consumed sugar-replaced muffins, their glycemic response — or the concentration of glucose in the blood — was lower than when they consumed regular muffi
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Air pollution affects young people’s psychiatric health New research indicates that dispensed medication for psychiatric diagnosis can be related to air pollution concentrations.
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UN ‘sex abuse’ whistleblower resigns A UN whistleblower who alleged child sex abuse by French troops in the Central African Republic resigns, citing the “impunity” of those responsible.
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Bros set basketball on fire for sizzling dunk fest He’s on fire! Kyle Bauman and friends made basketball a little more interesting by introducing some gasoline and fire into the equation. Don’t worry; it’s not too too dangerous. One of them has a helmet on. ‘Injustice 2’ gives DC Comics superbeings more to fight about Jimmy Fallon and Ethan Hawke form a country duo called ‘FML’ Little girl gets so excited she vomits all over Paula Abdul Lon
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Finding Value in the Devalued | Gisele Fetterman | TEDxPittsburgh Co-founder of several programs like 412 Food Rescue and The Free Store that connect excess resources to those in need, Gisele Fetterman outlines how technology and kindness intersect to make something special in the community. The work she’s done in Braddock, PA has roots to her beginnings in Sao Paulo, Brasil and implications to communities around the globe who want to make the most of their reso
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Making Awesome Possible | Mike Capsambelis | TEDxPittsburgh Co-founder of Awesome Pittsburgh and product manager at Google, Mike Capsambelis is no stranger to innovation. However, Capsambelis argues that not only do we not need to ask for permission to innovate and try for new things, but that we can all (and perhaps should) encourage one another to do so. In doing this, our world could become that much more awesome. Mike Capsambelis is co-founder of Aweso
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The Potential of Self-Driving Vehicles | Raj Rajkumar | TEDxPittsburgh Raj Rajkumar is the director of the General Motors-Carnegie Mellon Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab, and is helping to make driverless vehicles a reality. While the technology is certainly new and cutting edge, Raj illustrates that the conversation started very long ago. This talk includes demonstrations of the car in action, challenges they are working to overcome, including the main
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Pedal-Powered Roller Coaster Located at the Washuzan Highland Amusement Park in Okayama, Japan, the Sky Cycle roller coaster does away with winches and motors, and instead makes riders raise their already increased heart rates by pedaling the whole way. Who needs guardrails anyhow? Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Skateboard? What Skateboard?Mobile Roller CoasterSkateboard SwitcherooFallout 4: StrengthThe Sound
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Study reveals if spirituality, religion help parents cope after losing a child Nothing is more devastating for a parent than the death of a child. Yet, few studies have examined parents’ mental health and personal growth, especially in black and Hispanic parents, following their child’s death in the hospital, and the role of spirituality or religion in helping them cope. Results of a new study reveal important differences in how mothers and fathers cope with the death of a c
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Sea snakes have extra sense for water living The move from life on land to life in the sea has led to the evolution of a new sense for sea snakes, an Australian study suggests.
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Female birds select sperm ‘super swimmers’ Sperm with specific ‘looks’ are selected to fertilise bird eggs, say scientists.
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How ‘Finding Dory’ spawned a super-realistic, ‘squishy’ octopus – CNET The studio opens up about how it played with all the new tech available while making the highly anticipated sequel to “Finding Nemo.” Plus, Pixar hints at very early experiments with virtual reality.
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Relive the Web of the 1990s by Visiting These 9 Old Websites There’s something fascinating about looking back at technology from 20 years ago. Whether it’s revisiting Windows 95, seeing how little OS X user interface has changed since the turn of the millennium, or watching today’s teenagers react with horror when they’re presented with gadgets that were cutting edge in our own youths. One of the most interesting areas – and one that as a site we’ve not spe
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tells Bill Maher That Anti-Science Liberals Are Full of Shit Too Every Friday night comedian Bill Maher puts on a show with an interesting mix of guests. But this past Friday, Maher repeated a claim he often makes that was finally smacked down by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Namely, Maher said that conservatives are consistently more anti-science than liberals. That’s bullshit.Read more…
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Tools to Give as Father’s Day Gifts Father’s Day is less than two weeks away. Most dads will have already built a collection of tools over the years, but we bet there are lots of particularly useful odds and ends out there they don’t have their hands on yet. Here are a few gift ideas for tools your father may appreciate. * * * Leatherman’s OHT multi-tool. ($78–$90) Leatherman OHT Multi-Tool » With most “one-handed” multi-tools, you
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The week in science: 3–9 June 2016 Gravitational-wave observatory passes technology test; gunman kills engineering professor in California; and Egypt’s bullied students and professors get international recognition.Nature 534 156 doi: 10.1038/534156a
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Griffin Pocket Tool The Griffin Pocket Multi Tool is a small EDC item that can go a long way in assisting you on multiple tasks we often run across throughout the day. Small and portable, you can use it as a key chain, it comes in three different sizes and you can choose from different materials and colors/finishes. The bigger you get the more functions come with it, but you?re always sure to get around 11 tools such
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Sony Glass Sound Speaker Sony Glass Sound Speaker aims to blend sound and light in a harmonious way and it does so by using state of the art tech on both features. Featuring Bluetooth technology that allows you to stream the music of your choice from any device, the glass offers the reverberating chamber that evenly distributes high quality sound evenly in its surroundings, using high end tech such as ClearAudio+, LDAC or
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Bmw Motorrad Lac Rose BMW Motorrad have presented Concept Lac Rose, a modern interpretation of an iconic rally bike, the BMW GS motorcycle that was taken by Gaston Rahier over the finish line to win the legendary 1985 Paris-Dakar rally. The bike is inspired by BMW desert racers of the mid 1980s and is based on the phenomenally successful R nineT platform, a perfect combination of heritage and modern design. The BMW Mot
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Space is the next wild west for companies aiming for the moon and beyond It’s not easy to launch something to the moon. A rocket specifically designed to break the bounds of Earth’s gravity will need to function perfectly under great stress to deliver an expensive payload to one of the most extreme environments imaginable, all while flying at tens of thousands of miles per hour.  Once that goes off without a hitch, the spacecraft then has to function perfectly with ve
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Brands will be able to bid on custom Olympics ads in real time Some of the world’s biggest publishers are joining forces on a project aimed at delivering web surfers relevant ads with the speed of Usain Bolt during this summer’s Olympics. A group of nearly four-dozen well-known media brands including Condé Nast, ESPN and the New York Times (as well as Mashable) just announced a new advertising tool that will let each publication target personalized ads aroun
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ASUS Zenbo Home Robot Bring your household into the 21st century with the ASUS Zenbo Home Robot. Delightfully cute at just a meter tall, Zenbo is able to wheel about your home on its four wheels, recognize people as well as objects, move its head, and even participate in voice interaction. Packed with all types of sensors throughout the body, Zenbo is even able to avoid bumping into objects as it wheels around. The fa
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Nikon, Getty, and support services firm will bring automated cameras to the summer games Robotic camera mounts are nothing new to the world of sports, but the 2016 Olympics in Rio will showcase the most advanced camera systems ever put into play. Mark Roberts Motion Control, a camera support company specializing in studio and broadcast equipment, has teamed up with Nikon and Getty Images to provide a new type of automated camera system. It’s called the POD, and it will give photograph
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New Design Rule Brings One Step Closer to Nature-Inspired Nanostructures Researchers should have knowledge about how to refine and use synthetic materials that can tolerate industrial conditions to imitate the natural ability of proteins as catalysts, sensors, etc. A…
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Colorware Retro Macbook Like the Retro iMac before it, the Colorware Retro Macbook is a limited edition throwback to Apple’s past. This modified 12-inch model has the same Retina-grade screen as its standard…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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How to Cool Off and Stay Safe in Public Pools The cool, glistening waters of public pools are certainly seductive on a hot summer day. But if they’re not properly maintained and treated, these public pools spread germs that can cause unpleasant illnesses and ruin the fun. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe (and cool) in a public pool.In high school, I thought about joining the water polo team until an insider friend told me the senior
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Malaria-proof mosquito? Tool promising but needs more study A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive species, but a report Wednesday says these “gene drives” aren’t ready to let loose in the wild just yet.
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At Victory Rally, Clinton Asks Sanders Supporters to Climb Aboard It’s going to be a bumpy ride. The post At Victory Rally, Clinton Asks Sanders Supporters to Climb Aboard appeared first on WIRED.
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Stress exposure during pregnancy observed in mothers of children with autism Stress during pregnancy has been linked to several conditions, including some instances of autism spectrum disorder. Now, researchers have observed a variant of a stress-sensitive gene and exposure to stress during pregnancy among two groups of mothers of children with autism. The finding could be a step toward helping identify women who have greater risks for having children with autism when expo
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Pneumococcal vaccine watches bacteria, strikes only when needed Conventional vaccines indiscriminately destroy bacteria and other disease-causing agents. The approach works, but there is growing concern that it creates opportunity other pathogens to harm the body — similar to antibiotic resistance resulting in new and more potent pathogens. A new, protein-based pneumococcal vaccine takes a different approach. It allows pneumonia-causing bacteria to colonize i
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How will automated technology affect communication-related jobs? What happens if people increasingly rely on automated machines to carry out the socially essential work of communicating with one another? Automation of communication raises broad social, economic, and political concerns.
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10 Ways To Get Relevant Experience If You Didn’t Land An Internship Even if you didn’t secure a spot, recruiters advise that there are still several ways you can boost your resume.It’s often not a glamorous job, but being an intern is still one of the best ways to get the experience that might lead to your first job. Securing a good internship, however, can be as hard as finding the golden ticket for a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, says Michaeline Shuma
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Monster snaps up ‘Tinder for jobs’ app, Jobr  Monster.com announced this morning it has acquired the San Francisco-based startup Jobr, which had been developing a job-finding app the company described as a Tinder for jobs, thanks to its use of swipe-based gestures. Deal terms were not disclosed, but Jobr had raised $2 million in seed funding in 2014. The app is not being shut down, but will rather be integrated with Monster’s… Read More
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Gigantic recycled cardboard Windmill Robot pops up in Taiwan While the U.S. hangs it head in shame after the the orangest presidential candidate vows to expand destructive energy policies, the rest of the world continues to make great strides toward a greener future. The Windmill Robot exhibit in Taiwan, a giant 3D puzzle made from recycled cardboard, showcases how clean energy practices have the power to bring communities together. https://www.youtube.com/
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Floating walkways let visitors go island hopping For 16 days, A 3-km (1.9-mi) floating walkway on a picturesque lake in Italy will allow visitors to walk over the water to two islands. The Floating Piers installation will rest on the waters of Lake Iseo and will also extend for 1.5 km (0.9 mi) along the streets of Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio on the coast… Continue Reading Floating walkways let visitors go island hopping Category: Archi
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Microsoft study uses Bing search queries to identify potential cancer patients The internet is a great place for crowdsourcing data, and according to a new research by Microsoft, online search terms could lead to identifying cancer patients before they’re diagnosed. The research, published this week on The Journal of Oncology, claims that by analyzing search engine queries (from Bing, specifically,) the team could spot early detections of those potentially suffering pancreat
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What $68 Million Looks Like on the Tarmac Just outside Savannah, Georgia, Gulfstream builds its $68 million private jets, from cabinet to cockpit. …Read More »
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Police finds nothing to suggest US oil tycoon committed suicide Police in Oklahoma City say they have found no evidence Chesapeake Energy co-founder Aubrey McClendon committed suicide when he died in a fiery car crash in March. Read Full Article at RT.com
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1% of world population owns almost half of its wealth Another report shows the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Boston Consulting Group says only one percent of the population can call themselves millionaires or richer, and the share of their wealth is growing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian internet watchdog blacklists Vice.com over shoplifting propaganda The state media and internet watchdog Roskomnadzor has put the popular international news site Vice.com on the list of banned internet resources after a court in Siberia recognized one of the outlet’s articles as propaganda of shoplifting. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Novel energy inside a microcircuit chip Scientists have developed an extremely efficient small-size energy storage, a micro-supercapacitor, which can be integrated directly inside a silicon microcircuit chip.
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Apple to webcast next week’s WWDC keynote Apple yesterday confirmed that it will live-stream the opening keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week.The Cupertino, Calif. company has publicly webcast the WWDC keynote on a regular basis, and will again this year, according to a short message on the firm’s website.As has been its habit, Apple will limit the live stream to those using Safari on OS X or iOS, or through i
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Report: ‘Major iTunes overhaul’ to be announced at WWDC alongside iOS 10 Apple Music revamp Digital Music News is once again reporting that Apple is contemplating removing iTunes downloads for good, focusing solely on its Apple Music streaming service for distribution. Reading between the lines, it sounds like Apple is open to multiple scenarios depending on future market conditions, which could include ditching traditional music download model. However, it doesn’t sound like there are
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Event: On the Sea Edge | An International Urban Design Workshop Event Date: Aug 29, 2016 – Sep 4, 2016; Event City: Chaniá, GR On the Sea EdgeAn International Urban Design Workshop29 August – 4 September 2016Chania, Crete, GreeceExploring Chania as an urban laboratory on the sea edge the workshop brings into focus a number of issues common to medium-scale coastal cities in Greece, the Mediterranean, and beyond: abandoned places and urban voids, disputed edges
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Transforming the Modern Science Classroom | Renald Daemicke & Mitchell Klocke | TEDxDrakeU Currently, students in classrooms around the nation find science disengaging and uncreative. As a result, numerous individuals have a lack of interest in science and choose to no enter the field. However, the issues regarding science aren’t within the field, but instead the way it has been taught and portrayed to students that is counterintuitive to the way that we learn. Through their knowledge a
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Left Turns: Living A Curiosity Driven Life | Camilla Olson | TEDxGunnHighSchool She will be speaking about exploring careers and new ideas, as well as share some of the struggles she has faced. Camilla Olson is a woman entrepreneur who has explored many careers. From launching successful biotech companies to becoming a venture capitalist, and now designing clothing for professional women. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently or
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How technology hampers the growth of our mind | Dr. Shamsher Dwivedee | TEDxSRMGhaziabad Watch Dr. Shamsher Dwivedee share his thoughts on How technology hampers the growth of our mind ! Dr. Shamsher Dwivedee, an esteemed Neurologist of India with more than 23 years of experience in the field of Clinical Neurology. Till recently he was associated with VIMHANS and Escort Heart Institute , New Delhi as a senior faculty member. He is credited to have started a dedicated stroke unit at VI
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Striking a balance between innovation and market demand | Samay Kohli | TEDxBITSPilani Samay Kohli, an entrepreneur talks about his experiences in building and promoting a product company. Kohli is the co-founder of “Grey Orange”, a company that designs, manufactures and deploys advanced robotics systems for warehouse automation. In this talk, Kohli uses his own experiences and expands on the topic “Striking the right balance between creating and selling an extraordin
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Red Paper Planes – A TEDx Event Concept | Chuka Nestor Emezue | TEDxMU A fun TEDxMU 2016 audience participates in the Red Paper Plane networking activity. The topic was Death (or better out, living to the fullest today). They were asked to write down one final thing they would do today if they only had today to live. Participants may include personal contact information and may follow-up with another random participant after swapping paper planes. Chuka is currently
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How technology used for betterment of society | Shashank Singh & Shashank Singh | TEDxSRMGhaziabad Watch Shashank Singh and Meera Singh share their thoughts on How technology can be used for the betterment of the society! Meera Singh is the Co-Founder of Helping Faceless.Helping Faceless is a social initiative to help missing children using state-of-the-art technology. They track missing children and help them back to their homes. Shashank Singh is the Founder of Helping Faceless. A Serial entr
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Self-Evolving Artificial Intelligence | Jahaan Mukhi | TEDxYouth@DAIS A very simple world exists, where AI organisms are instructed to eat certain others. But by computing series of genetic code into the AI organisms, the organisms become… smarter, in how they choose and eat their prey. Delve into this fascinating process as Jahaan shows you how this type of code can be applied in the world and beyond. Jahaan Mukhi, a recent high school graduate, has been creating
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Can we travel through time with a DeLorean? | Zoha Naser | TEDxYouth@WASO “So, i decided to do the same today and create a hypothetical situation, just to spice things up a bit. So, let’s stick to the theme of turbulence and set the stage.” “Hello everyone! My name is Zoha Naser and I am somewhat of a dreamer. I really am; and I don’t mean in the sparkly rainbows sort of way, I mean it in a bit more of a logical sense. I tend to spend a lot of my time pon
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Converting waste heat into electricity works better in two dimensions (Phys.org)—The large amount of waste heat produced by power plants and automobile engines can be converted into electricity due to the thermoelectric effect, a physics effect that converts temperature differences into electrical energy. Now in a new study, researchers have confirmed theoretical predictions that two-dimensional (2D) materials—those that are as thin as a single nanometer—exhibit a s
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Conniving monkey steals 10,000 rupees from jewelry store A jewelry store owner in India thought he was doing a good deed when he offered a treat to a monkey outside his shop. But this was no ordinary monkey. This was a hardened criminal. According to security camera footage, the monkey accepted the piece of fruit before pushing open the door, kicking back in a desk chair for a moment, then casually making away with 10,000 rupees (just over $150 USD
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Frank Lloyd Wright design to immeasurably improve otherwise boring building wall We should really be painting Frank Lloyd Wright patterns on all our walls Springfield, Illinois, where Frank Lloyd Wright (whose birthday it is today) built his famous Dana-Thomas House, will soon be getting a tiny bit more FLW in the form of a mural on one of its downtown buildings. The mural, painted by artist Troy Freeman with permission from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, will feature a s
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Massive Montana Ranch Becomes Architecture and Arts Destination With Tippet Rise Art Center, Big Sky Country gets a new destination for art, architecture, and sculpture When you think of architectural destinations, Fishtail, Montana is probably not at the top of the list. Yet. But Fishtail, located a couple of hours north of Yellowstone National Park, is now home to the Tippet Rise Art Center, a sprawling new sculpture park and concert venue that aims to &qu
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Link About It: Olafur Eliasson Invades Versailles with Spatial Installations Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has taken over France’s palace of Versailles with a series of large-scale installations that challenge visitors to exercise their senses. Organized into outdoor and indoor parts, the works consist of a waterfall in…… Continue Reading…
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Minecraft tree ‘probably’ the tallest tree in the Tropics A tree the height of 20 London double-decker buses has been discovered in Malaysia by conservation scientists monitoring the impact of human activity on the biodiversity of a pristine rainforest. The tree, a Yellow  Meranti, is one of the species that can be grown in the computer game Minecraft.
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UK solar power outshined coal power plants for the entire month of May May was a stellar month for solar power in the United Kingdom, thanks to abundant sunshine and temperate weather. Over the course of the month, the nation generated 50 percent more electricity from the sun than from coal, marking a big win for clean renewable energy. A new analysis from Carbon Brief showed that solar power increased while fossil fuel usage dropped, continuing a trend that began ea
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Fake Gaming Torrents Download Unwanted Apps Instead of Popular Games Reader Orome1 writes: If you’re looking for torrents to download pirated copies of popular games, be extra careful not to be tricked into downloading malicious and unwanted software instead. According to Symantec researchers, who have been trawling popular torrent websites, there’s an active distribution campaign going on that delivers potentially unwanted apps posing as torrents for games like As
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Self-driving car market worth trillions by 2030? As the world’s biggest players in IT and the car makers dive frantically into self-driving cars, a new report estimates this market will grow to an astonishing $2.6 trillion annually within 15 years. The site Gas2.org reports the startling growth prospects for self-driving cars revealed in a new Mogran Stanley report led by Katy Huberty. Her research team estimates that the global shared mobility
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JimmyCase Simple yet brilliant.
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DNA ‘scrunching’ could be new target for antiviral drugs Vaccines have saved countless lives since their first use more than 200 years ago. But treatments for infections once they take hold can be hard to come by. Now scientists could be onto a new approach to developing antiviral therapies. In ACS’ The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, scientists report that DNA may “scrunch” like a worm to get inside viral shells. This deeper understanding co
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The US Army’s new earbuds give soldiers tunable hearing, protection from loud noises For the past several years, the Army has been developing and deploying a cutting-edge headset called TCAPS, Tactical Communication, and Protective System, designed to protect the hearing of its soldiers. The high-tech hearing protection system can deaden loud noises while also improving ambient sounds that are necessary for situational awareness. The Army developed the headset following a Departme
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Atomic Force Microscope Leader Park Systems Presents Superhydrophobic Coatings Webinar on June 15 Park Systems, worldleader in atomic force microscopy (AFM) is offering a nanotechnology webinar titledSuperhydrophobic Coatings on June 15, 2016. Across multiple industries, Superhydrophobic Coatings…
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Soft hairs help resolve the black-hole information paradox Stephen Hawking and colleagues claim partial solution to 40-year-old puzzle
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Lignin from plants boosts the effectiveness of sunscreen Warm weather means beach vacations and pool-dipping for many of us. It also signals a season of slathering on sunscreen to avoid getting burned. Someday, those products could be enhanced with lignin, a natural material in plants and a major waste product of the paper industry. Scientists report their findings on what kind of lignin works well for this purpose in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemist
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Deal: 10 Bit Cycop BiTool The perfect tool for your backpack, bike bag, or utility drawer. The ratcheting Cycop BiTool packs 10 bits inside its magnetic handle, including phillips, star, hex and slotted drivers. Save 11% in The Awesomer Shop. Link Price: $40 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: EDC Survival KitDango Loop HookDeal: Kershaw Injection 3.0 KnifeEDC of the WeekEDC of the Week
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Sexual transmission of ebola likely to impact course of outbreaks Sexual transmission of the Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, according to research.
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Mammals began their takeover long before the death of the dinosaurs New research reports that, contrary to popular belief, mammals began their massive diversification 10 to 20 million years before the extinction of the dinosaurs.
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Digital Currency Tech Will as Be Transformative as the Internet Exponential Finance celebrates the incredible opportunity at the intersection of technology and finance. Watch live as hundreds of the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs and innovators gather in New York to define the future of the way we do business. In Bitcoin’s early years computer scientists and early adopters were running the show. Now, a new community of academics, entrepreneurs, and e
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Recreational Drug Kratom Hits the Same Brain Receptors as Strong Opioids Chemists study the neurochemistry of alkaloids from the Mitragyna plant  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dutch architect unveils 3D printer to make ‘endless’ house A Dutch architect Wednesday unveiled a unique 3D printer with which he aims to construct a large building “without beginning or end” shaped like an infinite loop.
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‘Work Processing’ and the decline of the (Wordish) Document I’ve been exploring a growing list of web-based tools for the creation and management of what most would call ‘documents’ — assemblages of text, images, lists, embedded video, audio and other media — but which, are in fact, something quite different than the precursors, like Microsoft Word and Apple Pages documents. The big shift underlying these new tools is that they are not oriented around prin
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Vivendi getting back into gaming with reported Gameloft buy – CNET One of Europe’s biggest media companies appears to be returning to videogames with the purchase of a French mobile gaming company.
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Round up: The best free audio editors 2016 The best free audio editorsThe best free audio editorsWhen you want to edit a sound file – whether it’s to create a custom ringtone for your phone, make your own podcasts or record songs – the prospect of choosing the right tool for the job can be a daunting one.The complexity of some audio-editing tools might be enough to scare you away, but it’s more likely to be the price tag attached to such s
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We May Need A Sperm Bank To Save The World’s Coral Environment Reefs are in danger. Should we preserve their sperm? As the outlook for coral reefs gets bleaker, researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute want to setup a storage facility to preserve biological…
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Brexit could ‘fragment the Western world’ – William Hague A British exit from the EU could lead to a broad fragmentation of the Western world, former-Euroskeptic and ex-foreign secretary William Hague has warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Adults at risk for diabetes double activity levels through healthy lifestyle program Adults at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease or both can substantially increase their physical activity levels through participating in a lifestyle intervention program designed for use in community-settings, such as senior centers or worksites. The analysis also confirmed that season matters, with participants getting more physical activity in the summer, versus winter, months.
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Pubertal timing strongly linked to men’s sexual and reproductive health A new study finds a strong association between late onset of puberty and subsequent semen quality. This is the first study of its kind to investigate the influence of pubertal timing on male reproductive health. 1,068 healthy young Danish men participated in the study and provided information on the timing of puberty. This suggests that timing of pubertal onset may be a fundamental marker of male
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Researchers invent, patent new class of lasers A new class of lasers developed by a team that included physics researchers at Kansas State University could help scientists measure distances to faraway targets, identify the presence of certain gases in the atmosphere and send images of the earth from space.
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Google tests Material Design makeover for Google search on the desktop Google started testing a Material Design makeover on YouTube earlier this year, and now it’s doing the same for the company’s search engine on the desktop. A small set of Google users noticed their Google.com searches displaying material design touches and shared the news on Reddit and Twitter, as first reported by Engadget.Google introduced Material Design in June 2014, saying in a blog post th
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Fluffy Egg-Free Desserts Vegan bakers discovered chickpea juice acts like an egg white, putting meringues back on the menu. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Fast-Spreading Genetic Mutations Pose an Ecological Risk U.S. science academies advise caution in experimenting with gene drives — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Is the Best Free Note-Taking App for Android? Digital note-taking may not be as tactile as pen and paper, but it’s certainly convenient. You already carry your phone everywhere you go, don’t you? There’s no point in carrying an additional notepad. But there are so many note-taking apps to choose from! And they aren’t all equal. Some are better for this, others are better for that, which is why it’s so important that you pick the right one if
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Beneficial effects of exercise change with age Compared to older people, younger adults experience greater antioxidant benefits from one exercise session, new research shows. According to a new study, age may play a significant role in a cell’s ability to respond to that activity.
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Switzerland winds up superconductivity The unusual electronic properties of some superconducting materials permit lossless and dense electrical currents at very low temperatures, even in high magnetic fields. Conductors made of these materials are thus ideal for winding coils to generate very high magnetic fields, which are essential for a number of applications like magnetic medical imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the ana
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World’s first child-exoskeleton for spinal muscular atrophy Researchers have introduced the world’s first infant exoskeleton which is designed to help children with spinal muscular atrophy, a degenerative illness. Weighing 12 kilos, the apparatus is made of aluminium and titanium, and is designed to help patients walk- in some cases for the first time.
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Teenage boys who show empathy attract 1.8 more girlfriends than boys who don’t Boys high in cognitive empathy attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than low empathy counterparts, as revealed by a landmark study.
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How to ‘Earthwork’ an Exhibition Space: Interiors Land Art Experiences Early Land Art practices emerged as a protest against the commercialization of art at the end of the 1960’s and as a subsequent refusal of the museum or the gallery as a setting for artistic activity. (Oppenheim).In addition to the examples in the article, my memory bank recalls one of my favorites, a 1986 Chris Burden piece at the inaugural show of then Temporary Contemporary, Exposing the Founda
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3 badass ways to bond with Pops this Father’s Day Upgrade your gift-giving skills this Father’s Day with three badass, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that Pops will never forget. The post 3 badass ways to bond with Pops this Father’s Day appeared first on The Manual.
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University pays almost $16,000 to recover crucial data held hostage Canada’s University of Calgary paid almost $16,000 ($20,000 Canadian, ~£10,800) to recover crucial data that has been held hostage for more than a week by crypto ransomware attackers. The ransom was disclosed on Wednesday morning in a statement issued by University of Calgary officials. It said university IT personnel had made progress in isolating the unnamed ransomware infection and restoring
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Hadoop creator Doug Cutting on the near-future tech that will unlock big data Cloudera’s chief architect talks about the in-memory and cloud-related tech that will soon allow Hadoop to squeeze more value from big data.
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Modernist architect Michael Manser dies aged 87 British architect Michael Manser, a pioneering Modernist and founder of the Manser Medal, has died aged 87. (more…)
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How ‘super organisms’ evolve in response to toxic environments Scientists have long known that many diseases have a strong genetic component, but they are only recently paying more attention to the role played by the relationship between genetics and the environment.
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UN cites environmental threats to public health in Europe A United Nations report is warning that poor air quality and climate change are the two greatest threats to public health in a vast zone stretching from Europe to central Asia.
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Where have all the red giants gone? Computer simulations carried out by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology may have discovered why older stars are suspiciously absent from the central region of our galaxy. Present day observations of the galactic center show it to be populated almost entirely by bright, young stars that are estimated to be only a few million years old, highlighting a startling lack of stellar di
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VIDEO: ‘We have overcome hesitations of history’ Narendra Modi has given a speech to lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Maluuba is getting machines closer to reading like humans do Today, Canadian artificial intelligence company Maluuba released state-of-the-art results for a type of machine learning focused on teaching computers to read like humans do. Companies like Google, Facebook, and IBM have actively been working on this area of research — known as machine learning comprehension — but experts agree it’s not nearly as advanced as image and voice recognition technology
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BMW wins bid to supply LAPD with 100 electric cop cars BMW announced today that it has won a contract with the Los Angeles Police Department to supply 100 of its compact i3 electric cars. The initiative is a part of LA’s “Sustainable City pLAn,” which includes a commitment to make half of its light-duty vehicle purchases fully electric by 2017. The i3s will be used in a “non-emergency” capacity — in other words, you won’t likely s
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Magic Leap mixed reality headset unveiled by design patent There’s been plenty of talk about Magic Leap over the last year — as is likely for any startup that manages to raise billions of dollars — but the company is still keeping its supposedly groundbreaking technology under wraps. However, we’ve now been given our best glimpse so far of what’s in development behind closed doors. Magic Leap has been awarded a design patent for its mixed reality headset,
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Opera promises big battery savings with new browser feature Battery efficiency is a major selling point of smartphones, tablets, and laptops alike, so any way to cut back on the amount of power we use to improve their charge-life is a boon. That’s what Opera is hoping will take it into new realms of popularity with its latest update, which it claims can reduce your browser’s battery drain by as much as 50 percent. Of course this feature isn’t brand-spankin
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Updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro With USB-C May Still Be Unveiled in June Apple plans to announce new MacBook Air models within the month of June, and begin shipping the notebooks to retailers in August, according to Japanese website Mac Otakara. The conflicting report also claims that Apple will announce a refresh to its entire MacBook Pro series this month, although it did not specify when shipments of those models would begin. The report, citing “a reliable
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Harvard Law Prof: First Amendment Is ‘Almost Entirely Without Content’ Mark Tushnet, a prominent liberal law professor at Harvard University, is none too pleased about the negative media coverage surrounding Donald Trump. Pointing to a recent New York Times article which faulted Trump for his attacks on free speech and the rule of law, Tushnet wrote the following: I almost certainly wouldn’t endorse the view that Trump shows contempt for the rule of law and the Fir
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Vindication For Virginia Gun Rights Group: New at Reason The Virginia Citizens Defense League, an interview with whom was deceptively edited for Katie Couric’s anti-gun documentary, have received a measure of vindication. A. Barton Hinkle writes: When first called out for the deception, Couric and Soechtig defended it. “My intention was to provide a pause for the viewer to have a moment to consider this important question,” Soechtig said. Co
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Oklahoma Police Can Pull You Over and Digitally Seize Money Right Off the Pre-Paid Cards in Your Wallet In Oklahoma, where police once attempted to seize thousands of dollars from a Burmese Christian band for no reason and a sheriff was indicted for extortion and bribery for abusing the state’s forfeiture rules, the state is actually making it easier for police to legally steal people’s stuff. Oklahoma’s Highway Patrol has gotten their mitts on devices that allow officers to scan pre-paid cards in
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Ehang’s Passenger Drone Will Begin Real-World Testing Aviation Remotely piloted human mover cleared for trials in Nevada Passenger drone will test in Nevada.
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Dolphins Cooperate by Talking It Out How do you know when animals are working together? Just because two animals got something done jointly doesn’t mean they cooperated. They might have succeeded by dumb luck, or trial and error. Scientists who study animal minds, though, would really like to know when cooperation happens on purpose—and how animal partners manage to communicate with each other. Studies in capuchin monkeys and chimpan
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The Wall of Death at the Race of Gentlemen The Race of Gentlemen’s idea of safety is already outdated — which makes the Wall of Death mesmerizing. …Read More »
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A Squat Like No Other: A Pop-Up Apartment Changes the Retail Game Behind the ornate red brick-and-sandstone façade of a Victorian corner townhouse in London’s well-heeled Mayfair neighborhood lies an unexpected and exciting oasis of eclectic domestic design. Squat London is the fifth iteration of a traveling design-and-art project conceived in 2012 that has taken place in Paris (twice), Beirut, and Milan. The first floor apartment has been temporarily taken ov
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Fiat Chrysler’s game of industry catch-up might involve Uber – Roadshow As other automakers are pumping time, money and resources into various tech efforts, Fiat Chrysler is looking far and wide for a partner to shack up with.
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E3 2016 – Expect new Xbox consoles and more from Microsoft The year’s biggest gaming show starts next week, and with it will come announcements from nearly every major gaming company out there. Since there is going to be a lot of news happening next week, I thought I’d put together a list of announcements to watch out for, as well as a few predictions. Xbox One Slim We’ve heard a … Continue reading
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Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre is now open Queen Elizabeth II has officially opened Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), one of the UK’s top Universities for neuro-imaging, psychology and psychiatry
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Tennis star Sharapova banned for two years for doping Russian former world number one Maria Sharapova was handed a two-year ban by the International Tennis Federation on Wednesday following her positive test for banned drug meldonium at this year’s Australian Open.
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New radar prototype could help lower energy costs Scientists have brought the wind power industry one step closer to its potential with the creation of a system to measure wind flow and control turbine-to-turbine interaction for maximum power generation.
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Bearded dragons change color on different body parts for social signals and temperature regulation New research shows that bearded dragons are able to partition color change to specific body parts, depending on whether they are responding to temperature or communicating with other lizards.
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400 cases of female genital mutilation recorded in the UK every month More than 1,200 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been recorded in England over the past three months despite the practice being outlawed in Britain for more than 30 years. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Weekly Style Finds Sifting through menswear trends and labels is too much for the average guy. Why spend your day researching when you know 99% of the things you’d find you’d never wear? A better option: Weekly Style Finds. Each week we’ll bring you some of our favorite new items and interesting articles so you don’t have to […]
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This custom-built case lets Android run on an iPhone (sort of) If there are two things that seemingly never should go together, it’s Android and the iPhone.That mystical threshold has been crossed, however, thanks to the magic of 3D printing and some innovative engineering work.  The dark sorcery was performed by Nick Lee of Tendigi, a mobile design and development studio. He 3D-printed a custom case that, when paired with an app he built, runs Android
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Opera Saves Your Battery, Tech Ruins Your Love Life… [Tech News Digest] Opera adds a battery-saving mode, how technology is killing sexy time, Slack lets you call colleagues, you may need to change your Netflix password, and why you should leave your phone at home. Opera Preserves Your Battery Life Opera is shaping up to be quite the browser. Having already added a built-in VPN (Virtual Private Network) for Opera 38, Opera has now added a low-power mode that the compa
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Clinton Claims Nomination, Blasts Trump on Climate The first female presidential candidate will use global warming as an election issue — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Slime mold gives insight into intelligence of neuron-less organisms How do organisms without brains make decisions? Most of life is brainless and the vast majority of organisms on Earth lack neurons altogether. Plants, fungi and bacteria must all cope with the same problem as humans — to make the best choices in a complex and ever-changing world or risk dying – without the help of a simple nervous system in many cases.
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Energy-saving devices work, if you use them correctly A well-insulated home with a high-efficiency air conditioner and programmable thermostat are only as effective as the person using it. A new study shows that people living in green dwellings who don’t maximize their technology can lose half of the energy savings available to them.
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Researchers find the right balance to speed wireless downloads through use of duplexing Researchers have come up with a means of boosting wireless efficiency without increasing interference by mixing full and half duplex radios in base stations. This tunable solution could also allow wireless providers to adjust the mix of cells based on the needs of a region. The research team conducted the first known study to investigate the impact of mixed-cell base stations on spectral efficienc
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Myocardial infarction: Rush-hour for neutrophils Researchers have shown that circadian oscillations in the influx of immune cells into the damaged tissue play a crucial role in exacerbating the effects of an acute heart attack in the early morning hours.
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NASA sees post-Tropical Storm Colin headed into history The National Hurricane Center issued the last advisory on Post-Tropical Cyclone Colin at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 UTC). At that time the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Colin was located near 36.5 degrees north latitude and 72.2 degrees west longitude. That put the center of Colin about 205 miles (330 km) east-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The post-tropical cyclone was moving toward the nort
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How to watch Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote live stream on Windows or Android Apple last night confirmed it will live stream the opening press event for its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, but the stream is limited to certain devices. The company will stream the event to iPhone, iPad, and Mac users via its Safari browser, and to Apple TV users, and it’s also recently added support for Windows 10 via Microsoft Edge. more…Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, Mac Tagge
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Did Deforestation Contribute to Zika’s Spread? Evidence is growing that deforestation causes disease outbreaks by changing animal carriers’ behavior.
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My Favorite Backyard Essentials for Summer I love summer, but who doesn’t? There is just something about the season that puts everyone in a better, more adventurous mood. With it brings invites to the beach, pool parties, hikes, and my personal favorite, backyard BBQs. I’ve teamed up with mike’s HARD Lemonade to share with you some of my all-time favorite backyard essentials for summer. This isn’t my entire list, but five essentials that
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Socially awkward parakeet gets Siri’s attention on an iPhone, but can’t hold the conversation – CNET It’s never too late to learn an important lesson: don’t start something you can’t finish.
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Google’s AI to make itself at home in the iPhone (The 3:59, Ep. 58) – CNET We talk about Google’s TensorFlow platform, digital purchases of video games and aging iPhones.
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Landmark Gibraltar station is just the start for Eco Wave Power Last month, Gizmag was on the ground in Gibraltar as Eco Wave Power (EWP) inaugurated the first ever grid-connected wave power station in Europe. It was a big moment for the company, but only hinted at its plans for the future, with much larger efforts on the horizon. With the Gibraltar station off to a good start, Gizmag sat down with EWP’s co-founders Inna Braverman and David Leb to discuss t
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Your step-by-step guide to repairing Windows 10 Though it’s showing itself to be a good operating system (in line with Windows XP and Windows 7), sometimes a Windows 10 system will start misbehaving to the point where repair is needed. This often takes the form of worsening performance or stability and can originate from damage to or loss or corruption of Windows system files typically found in the C:\Windows folder hierarchy. When that happen
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The newly discovered Godzilla goby fish A new goby fish species was discovered in the southern Caribbean. Living at depths greater than conventional SCUBA divers can access, yet too shallow to interest deep-diving submersibles, the fish will now be known under the common name of the Godzilla goby, referring to its reptilian appearance and proportions.
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Study highlights multiple factors of ADHD medication use Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD, according to a new study.
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Understanding hydrogen electrocatalysis Electrocatalysis will play an increasingly important role in future in the transition to more sustainable energy. Thanks to chemists, we now know more about the hydrogen evolution process.
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Analysis of chemicals in Amazonian fish ear-stones may help conservation efforts Researchers describe the use of chemical analysis of ear-stones or “otoliths” to tease out details of a fish’s life story, potentially revealing the migratory routes and environments the fish encountered in its travels.
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Yahoo puts more than 3,000 patents on auction block Yahoo is hoping to sell most of its technology patents as part of a purge that also could culminate in the sale of its Internet operations.
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Asus Chairman Jonney Shih explains the Zenbo robot One of the surprise products of last week’s Computex IT show in Taiwan was the Zenbo robot from Asus. The cute, two-wheeled, home-help robot will read stories to kids, summon help for seniors in an emergency and blast out songs while twirling around the floor to the music. But Asus is better known as a manufacturer of smartphones and laptop PCs. Home-help robots have been tried and failed befor
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This Painting of a Wolf Is Actually Hiding Three People in Bodypaint Bodypaint artist Johannes Stötter is famous for hiding the human body in the shape of animals with the perfect amount of shading and the right mixture of paint. This time he painted three women into a sculpture of a wolf. If you’re looking closely, you can see the shape of the person on the wolf’s belly and back but the head of the wolf is so well done that it hides the last bodypainted person
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Volvo, Ford, win coveted connected car awards Volvo and Ford claimed top honors at the 2016 Tu-Automotive awards this week. The two companies were declared joint winners in the coveted “OEM of the Year” category. The annual Tu-Automotive awards recognize the very best players in the connected car industry. Volvo and Ford tied because the judges — who included Jeremy Kaplan, Digital Trends’ editor in chief — couldn’t agree on a single winner a
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If You Have to Return Your Cable Equipment in Person, Outsource It Cable companies don’t make it easy to quit. And one of the most annoying things about canceling cable is having to return the cable box in person. You take time off to go to the facility, wait in line, and, even after your number is called, it can still be a pain. Finance writer Libby Kane offers a simple solution: pay someone to do it for you.Kane explains how she outsourced the task:This might b
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Doug Stanhope on Comedy, His Mother, Libertarians, Alcoholics, and Trump: New at Reason Doug Stanhope is a beloved comedian known for his caustic, dark, honest humor. His latest book, Digging Up Mother, is a tribute to his late mother Bonnie. In true Stanhope style, it’s a bizarre and charming mixture of scummy debauchery, relentless self-criticism, biting social commentary, and, of course, straight-up comedy. Stanhope sat down with Reason TV to discuss comedy, what Alcoholics Anon
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The Libertarian Party Was the First Modern Crew To Nominate a Woman To Ticket Hillary Clinton is the first woman to head a major-party presidential ticket. Which is an occasion to recall Tonie Nathan, the woman who ran for vice president on the Libertarian Party’s 1972 ticket. University of Southern California philosopher John Hospers ran for president and the duo, despite only being on the ballot in two states and drawing fewer than 5,000 votes, earned an electoral vote w
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Spongy minerals could explain why Mars gives off methane burps Zeolites – volcanic minerals that easily trap and release gases – could be responsible for the burps of methane that occasionally come from the Red Planet
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The Four Newest Elements Now Have Names Science Nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson, oh my They’ve named the new elements!
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Watching This Nostalgia-Filled Acid Trip Hurts My Brain, and I Can’t Stop Nostalgia videos, smashed together amalgamations of our childhood entertainment, are almost as numerous cat videos and head-scratching Donald Trump tweets. But you’ve probably never seen one quite like this—an 80-minute “mixtape” that traipses through the pulpy, dark, and psychedelic moods of 80s and 90s entertainment.Split into two sides with a 15-minute intermission or sorts sandwiched in betwee
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Few insurers cut rates for new electronic safety devices After hearing good things about the latest in crash-prevention technologies, you decided to add automatic emergency braking to your new car.
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Coral killers In a three-year effort to understand the effects of known stressors such as overfishing and nutrient pollution on coral reefs, scientists made a totally unexpected finding: A normally healthy interaction between fish and coral had turned deadly. The new work also shows how rising ocean temperatures are potentially lethal for coral reefs.
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Hobby drones made to crash to expose design flaws New research raises concerns about how easily hackers could take control of flying drones and land or, more drastically, crash them.
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Rendering to Reality: Snapshots of Bjarke Ingels’ Serpentine Pavilion Surface on Instagram On Tuesday morning, Bjarke Ingels’ Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens was officially unveiled to the press, but architecture fans active on social media had already been granted a sneak preview of the building beforehand thanks to snapshots posted on Instagram. Many of these great shots came from visitors and passersby, but a few were posted by Ingels himself. {% instagram “B
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Italy Honors Six Projects in 23rd Annual Competition From a chic luxury cruise ship to a gleaming-bright office, the honorees of one Italian design competition share in common not only downright beauty, but also mastery in the use of a particular material — tile. The 2016 Ceramics of Italy recognized six projects in the categories of residential, commercial and institutional for their overall design excellence, effective and creative uses of Italia
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We Should Keep Modifying Organisms With ‘Gene Drive’, Report Says Science It’s too soon to release them into the wild, however… Scientists have received a green light to continue studying a technology called gene drive that could be used to change entire populations of animals or plants.
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Deus Ex’s bionic limbs are being made for real Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal has announced that it is working alongside Open Bionics and Razer to bring a series of affordable bionic hands to market. The use of bionic limbs is a central theme within the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, whose protagonist, Adam Jensen, is equipped with his own bionic arm. In the game’s futuristic setting, humans equipped with these enhancements have found th
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Forget USB ports, cable-free laptops aren’t far away now A wide range of connectivity is obviously important, but nobody likes ports and cables which clutter up the place – but the good news is that the likes of USB ports are decidedly on the wane as we look towards a future of wireless notebooks that dispense with physical connectors completely.That’s the word from a new study conducted by ABI Research, which observed that USB-Type C and Thunderbolt 3.
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What Makes A GOP Leader Resist Trump? Republican voters have rallied behind Donald Trump. House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed him after a few weeks of dithering, and Sen. Marco Rubio, who once called Trump a “con man,” has offered to speak on his behalf at the Republican National Convention. In all, GOP officials have saluted the Trump candidacy at an amazing clip given Trump’s controversial, often racist rhetoric.But Illinois Sen. M
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Weeks before Chilcot, Tony Blair scolds Jeremy Corbyn for not backing UK bombing of Syria Tony Blair has launched a withering attack on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of “standing by” as Syria is “beaten and starved into submission.” Blair’s comments come weeks before his own actions in Iraq face judgment in the Chilcot report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Euro 2016: France, England & Germany aiming for statement of intent in Groups A-C Ahead of the Euro 2016 kick-off in France this Friday, RT is giving you the lowdown on all the teams, starting with all you need to know about Groups A-C – which include hosts France, perennial challengers Germany, as well as a youthful England squad. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The day in Brexit: Anti-EU feeling spreading across Europe, study finds Brexit fever is spreading fast across Europe with anti-EU sentiment among some populations surpassing even Britain, a new survey has found. RT takes a look at Brexit mania and the latest in the upcoming referendum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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iPad Leather Folio A classic work essential made from leather, and designed to carry your tech.
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BWM Motorrad R NineT Concept Lac Rose BMW just released photos of their rally bike concept and we’re already drooling.
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Hot Times in a Frozen Land A visit to Greenland makes it inescapably clear that the ice-covered island is ground zero in our rapidly changing climate — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ericsson sees a wearable future that’s easy to swallow A recent study by Ericsson ConsumerLab, shows wearables to be growing in popularity, and the expectations for these devices to be increasing as well. Ericsson ConsumerLab, a leading research company with over 20 years experience in studying people’s behaviors and values, recently conducted an online survey of 5,000 Android and Iphone smartphone users between the ages of 15 and 55, located in Braz
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Rains Destroy Award-Winning Floating School in Lagos Shantytown An award-winning floating school designed by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi for a shantytown in Lagos collapsed this week under heavy rainfall.
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How to Make More Money Selling on eBay At one point in my life, I was an eBay powerseller. I didn’t sell hundreds of thousands of items, but I did sell hundreds over the course of a few years. And when I ran out of my own junk that I had in the basement, I started going to yard sales, and eventually to auctions. Over the course of time, I learned that a lot of factors come into play to determine how much you actually sell your item for
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Fat tissue shows a robust circadian rhythm in a dish Researchers have investigated whether human adipose (fat) tissue possesses its own circadian rhythm in insulin sensitivity that could contribute to this phenomenon.
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Clinical trial examines treatment of complicated grief A new study reports on the results of a randomized clinical trial that looked at whether the antidepressant citalopram would enhance complicated grief treatment psychotherapy, and if citalopram would be efficacious without it.
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Last chance to submit your World Architecture Festival 2016 entries! Only a few days left to submit your work to the anticipated World Architecture Festival 2016! Entries are due this Friday, June 10.After four successful years in Singapore, WAF is making its way back to Europe in Berlin. The festival will take place on November 16-18 inside the Arena Berlin, which was previously used as Franz Ahrens’ historic former bus depot.WAF and the INSIDE World Festival of I
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New chromosome origin element identified Newcastle University scientists have discovered a new essential sequence within bacterial genomes required for DNA replication – the second ever to be discovered and the first for 30 years.
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LastPass is the first password manager extension on Edge Microsoft is getting closer to releasing its big Windows 10 update this summer, but Windows Insider beta testers with the latest build have a new element to try out today. That’s because LastPass has officially released its first browser extension for Edge (after it leaked out temporarily a week ago), saying it’s the first password manager extension on the platform. Support for extensions is neces
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Deep neural networks to help identify, formulate advanced antiaging supplements (credit: InSilico Medicine) Insilico Medicine and Life Extension announced today an exclusive collaboration to identify novel biomarkers of human aging through the use of big-data analytics and AI, with the ultimate goal of discovery and formulation of nutrients to support health and longevity. Insilico Medicine* is a big-data analytics company specializing in applying advances in deep learning to
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KeyBar Key Organizer The KeyBar is a modular key organizer that works like a multi-tool for your keys, with the side benefit of stopping all that irritating jangling noise. It can accomodate up to 12 keys with the provided sets of screws (which you can change out at will), or you can buy a set of their extension screws to up that number to 14, 24, or even 28 keys. The KeyBar comes in a variety of materials and designs
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This Airy Australian Getaway is Actually a Prefab Beach House It’s kid-friendly, too Here’s another beaut from Australia that will have you seriously considering going Down Under for your next beach town vacation. This bright and open getaway for a family of five is located on a stunning stretch of land in Aireys Inlet, a popular surfing destination 74 miles southwest of Melbourne. And get this: it’s a prefab house built for $560,000 AUD (roughly $418,000.
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CIA agent faces extradition to Italy A former CIA agent says she expects to be extradited from Portugal to Italy imminently for her alleged role in a 2003 terror suspect kidnapping.
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Oppo Sonica: The Ideal Wireless/Bluetooth Hybrid Speaker? Oppo Sonica: The Ideal Wireless/Bluetooth Hybrid Speaker? Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Wi-Fi speakers, as opposed to their wireless Bluetooth cousins, are designed to stay primarily indoors and provide flexible sound in a variety of situations: They tend to be a bit larger, a bit more professional, and a bit less movable. The wireless Sonica, from Oppo, is actually a mix of both Wi-F
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Algorithm knows when corporate money is pushing memes online Did that tweet go viral because it was popular – or did it get a boost from corporate backers? An algorithm can tell the difference
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Danger from extreme storms, high seas to rise, warn Australian researchers Storms that battered Australia’s east coast are a harbinger of things to come and a stark reminder of the need for a national effort to monitor the growing threat from climate change, coastal researchers warn.
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App Store 2.0 Apple’s annual conference for developers, which kicks off next Monday, is normally when the company previews its newest software for iOS and Mac OS X. But this year’s WWDC isn’t just about new operating systems: starting next week and continuing throughout the fall, Apple will begin rolling out new incentives for developers in its App Store, including a new revenue-share model and the introductio
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New York’s Right to Repair is running out of time Last year, legislators in New York state introduced an ambitious new bill called the Fair Repair Act. The bill’s measures are simple, requiring electronics manufacturers to make available the necessary information and parts to repair a device. That means when your phone or smartwatch screen breaks, you’ll be able to repair it without sending it back to the manufacturer, a big difference for third
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Pebble Will Publish Its Health Algorithms, Release “Happiness App” Gadgets The smartwatch company just wants you to be happy Pebble To Publish Its Health Algorithms, Release “Happiness App”…
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This Is What The Bottom of The Ocean Looks Like Science New 3D prints of undersea sand can help predict storm effects Researchers are working to map one section of the seafloor, creating 3D printed maps to study the ripples on the continental shelf.
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This Upside Down Video of the Paris Flood Makes It Seem Like You’re Underwater When you throw a GoPro on a fishing rod and toss it in the flooded Seine in Paris and then flip that footage upside down, you better be prepared for some interesting shots of the City of Light. Some of it is really cool, what you think is the real world gets all bendy and warped. Other parts can get a little bit dull, since it’s just dirty brown water covering your view.The overall effect from thi
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Frank Zappa on Fads Blank on Blank animates a classic interview with musician Frank Zappa, as he expresses his strong opinions on the nature of trends, the stark contrasts between New York City and Los Angeles back in the 1970s, and some rather divisive thoughts on women’s liberation. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Archer Reviews James Bond MoviesKaizo TrapWhat on Earth!Karma Fields: SkylineSmash Bros
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Heimplanet NIAS Like all of the tents from Heimplanet, the 4-6 person NIAS model features an inflatable frame—meaning no tent poles to pack or assemble. This new design features a dual-cabin Geodesic structure that makes it easy & comfortable to separate the adults from the kids or to accommodate two groups in one tent. For purchase information, Click Here
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Trump Presidency Could Cost United States the World Cup, U.S. Soccer Prez Says U.S. soccer president Sunil Gulati suggested to reporters it would be more difficult for the United States to host the World Cup if Donald Trump were elected president. “Having somebody in the White House that gives the country an outward-looking view and a personality that is more easier accepted around the world is positive for the United States and then more specifically for hosting event
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Study: You’re probably just as bad of a driver using a hands-free kit for your cellphone Scientists at the University of Sussex found that hands-free car kits for mobile devices are actually ‘equally distracting’ to just picking up your device and having a quick chat. In most of the United States, it’s illegal to drive while talking on the phone, a move made to address the growing problem of distracted driving. What’s interesting, though, is that these kits are actually no safer than
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800 feet high and rising By living above 800 feet, Estis and Enkin are two members of an unexpectedly exclusive group in Manhattan. In my estimation, no more than 40 people currently live above that line, scattered among just three buildings… As my elevator descended and my ears popped, it occurred to me that I would almost certainly never take in such a view again. And in fact, maybe nobody will, if these apartments wi
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Apple details App Store changes including new subscription revenue split & search result ads Apple’s WWDC event kicks off on Monday, but App Store head Phil Schiller is already sharing some major changes coming to the App Store that will impact developers. The news comes just six months after Schiller added additional App Store responsibilities to his role. more…
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Danzo Landscape Organizers Danzo’s five Landscape Organizers are far more specialized than most desk organizers you’ll find locally, each suiting a specific range of desktop or everyday carry items — at least besides the Basic (bottom left) which is relatively standard. Hill (bottom right), for instance, features three circular high-rises that fit watches, bracelets, and rings or collar stays in their indentations, while Vo
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Microsoft Isn’t Adding a TV DVR Feature To Xbox One Anymore The much-anticipated TV DVR feature isn’t coming to Xbox One … at least not in the immediate future. The company has confirmed to The Verge that it has put the plans to add this functionality to its current generation gaming console on hold. From the report: Microsoft had originally planned to let Xbox One users schedule recordings on the go, and stream or download shows to mobile devices and ot
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Metabolite of multiple sclerosis drug could be safe, effective therapy for Parkinson’s disease The metabolite of a drug that is helping patients battle multiple sclerosis appears to significantly slow the onset of Parkinson’s disease, researchers say.
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Cloudy days on exoplanets may hide atmospheric water Astronomers have found many hot Jupiters with water in their atmospheres, but others appear to have none. Scientists wanted to find out what the atmospheres of these giant worlds have in common. Researchers focused on a collection of hot Jupiters studied by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. They found that the atmospheres of about half of the planets were blocked by clouds or haze.
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Public schools in DC suburb on lock-in after shooting incident in streets Public schools in Alexandria, Virginia went into lock-in due to to a shooting incident the city, officials said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Inside the hidden world of NERVE, the app that dares you to put your money where your mouth is Sponsored by NERVEPLAYNERVE.comLook out, there’s a new live-streaming app hitting the digital streets. With NERVE, it seems like the world of social media is taking another step into the abyss.Ever wish you could get paid to broadcast all the stupid sh*t you do when goaded on by your friends? Picture all the youthful adrenaline-pumping Internet challenges all morphed together into one bitcoin-fuel
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5 places to travel window-shop on your lunch break Sometimes when you’re slogging your way through a somewhat monotonous and super-long workday, your mind begins to wander — oftentimes in the direction of an escape. You begin thinking about the next time you can toss up an “out of the office” email signature and drive or jet away for a few days’ worth of well-earned vacation. With recent advancements in virtual reality touring technology
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Google adds U.S. Cellular’s network to extend Project Fi’s coverage  Google today announced that it has added U.S. Cellular, one of the larger regional carriers in the U.S., to its Project Fi network. U.S. Cellular joins Google’s existing network partners T-Mobile and Sprint. What makes Project Fi different from mobile virtual network operators like Boost Mobile or MetroPCS is that it doesn’t just rely on a single network. Instead, it can switch… Read More
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Stanley Happy Hour Shaker and Four Cups Happy hour is happy hour, no matter where you find yourself. And if you’re off on a little adventure, you’ll be well equipped with Stanley’s Happy Hour Shaker loaded in your pack. The double-walled BPA-free stainless steel shaker houses four nesting cups as well as a citrus reamer and a jigger cap. For purchase information, Click Here
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These people are thrilled to have a heated butter knife The EasiSpread has a simple goal, one that’s advertised in its name — making spreading butter on toast an easy task. The knife heats up to 35 degrees within five seconds, the knife’s manufacturer AGI Solutions claims. It’s also rechargeable and dishwasher safe. EasiSpread sort of looks like a shank to me. A deluxe, 35-degree-when-heated shank. That’s fine. EasiSpread Heated butter knives are n
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Airbnb CEO addresses issues with racist hosts Airbnb is hosting its annual OpenAir conference today, and CEO Brian Chesky kicked off the conference by addressing recent reports surrounding the phenomenon of racist hosts cancelling travelers’ trips. “First, let me make it clear that we have zero tolerance for any amount of racism or discrimination on our platform,” Chesky said.”Over the next couple months, we’re revisiting the d
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Monkey knocks out a whole nation’s power – CNET Technically Incorrect: In Kenya, all it takes for complete power outage is for a monkey to drop on the wrong piece of equipment.
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Savor or devour: New binge-watching scale rates your Netflix consumption speed – CNET Watch more than two hours of your new favorite streaming show in a single sitting? You’re a devourer.
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How to Overcome the Greatest Barriers to Rooftop Solar Power An innovative program in San Antonio allows consumers to lease panels and utilities to recover costs—eliminating factors that have slowed the adoption of solar — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Chill DJ Will Blow Your Mind With Turntable Wizardry This is DJ Brace, and this is the video he made to compete in the 2016 DMC Online DJ Championships. He’s made it to the final round where on September 24th he’ll battle 11 other talented DJs live at The Forum in London. And if you give him a listen you’ll know why he’s gotten this far. Of the twelve DJs left in the mix Brace isn’t the flashiest—that distinction goes to Japan’s DJ Buruaaaa. Nor doe
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Qwiki for Mac Lets You Search and Read Wikipedia Directly From Your Menu Bar OS X: If you frequently visit Wikipedia with your questions and want the encyclopedic resource to be one click away, Qwiki for Mac brings the site to your menu bar without every having to launch your browser.The simple app adds a Wikipedia search field directly to your top menu bar, so you no longer have to stop what you’re doing to launch the site every time an trivia question is itching the back
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Airbnb introduces collaborative wish lists At its 2016 OpenAir conference in San Francisco, Airbnb today announced the launch of collaborative wish lists — an easy way for a bunch of people to work together to figure out where they want to stay for a trip. Airbnb added the wish list feature in 2012, and now 20 million people have used it. But people regularly end up using it as a starting point to plan trips they’ll be taking with others.
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Seymourpowell creates gadgets from Google’s Project Ara modular phone The company behind the world’s first widely available modular smartphone has released a set of concepts imagining completely new gadgets created with Google’s Project Ara (+ slideshow). (more…)
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France seizes 350 kg of ivory French customs said Wednesday that officers had seized over 350 kilogrammes (770 pounds) of elephant tusks in recent weeks, the biggest haul of ivory in the country in ten years.
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Tired of crashed tabs taking the entire browser with them? The new Firefox beta has a fix When Google introduced individual processes for its tabs in the Chrome browser, it was hailed as a milestone feature – no longer would the entire browser be beholden to individual tabs. That doesn’t necessarily stop those tabs crashing the whole browser, or locking up so much of your CPU’s cycles that it’s essentially unresponsive, though. The Mozilla Foundation is looking to put a stop to that wi
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NASA just gave $100K to a company that wants to steer asteroids toward Earth Countries around the world are betting big on asteroid mining. Last year, President Obama approved measures to give companies permission to mine and own resources harvested from outer space.  Back in May, Luxembourg announced the Prospector-X concept spacecraft, which it plans to launch into Earth’s orbit to test resource extracting technologies. Now, NASA has awarded funding to California-based c
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Rock your walls with Touch of Bass, wall art that’s also a working boombox Those of us who grew up practicing back spins on flattened cardboard during the ’80s remember all too well the iconic boombox. Thanks to the shoulder-crushing burden of eight D-Cell batteries, the original portable speaker busted out enough bass beat to bring Doug E. Fresh and Run DMC to dance-party levels. Who’s got my mix tape? Today, the boombox occasionally resurfaces masquerading as a modern
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Flash is not the enemy: Achieve natural results by mixing it with ambient light Photographic lighting company, Profoto, followed photographer Adam Angelides on a commercial assignment at a decommissioned airport in Norwich, England. As a lifestyle photographer, Angelides needs to create images that look realistic, even when nature doesn’t give him the weather and lighting he wants. That means using off-camera strobes to mimic, balance, or simply replace the sun when necessary
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The most beloved CEOs in America The most powerful companies in Silicon Valley could apparently learn a thing or two from Bob Bechek. Who is Bob Bechek, you ask? Only the most beloved CEO in America.   Bechek, the worldwide managing director of Bain & Company, a management consultant firm, ranked as the top-rated CEO of a large company in the U.S., according to a new list from Glassdoor, a job site that collects anonymous em
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Gene-edited organisms aren’t ready for the real world Gene editing holds the promise of eliminating diseases and perfecting humanity, but is it truly ready for real life? Not by a long shot, if you ask the National Academy of Sciences. It just issued a report warning that organisms modified with gene drives (that is, genetic additions meant to propagate through reproduction) “are not ready” to be released in the wild. We don’t understand en
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Pizzeria achieves the impossible and ruins pizza slices Pizza, much like bacon, is a superfood in the sense that everybody loves it. It’s also a food that creators can mess with, but it’s imperative they stick to the basic formula of […]
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Try these 6 weird sports to fuel your inner athlete There’s a month left until the 2016 Summer Olympics, and all those insanely fit athletes are making you feel like you want to get out there and embrace your sporty side. Say, in volleyball, swimming and diving. But why go your usual workout route when you can spice things up a little bit? We’re rounding up the unsung sports that need a little more attention purely because they have the “weir
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The Time Traveler’s Handbook No, The Time Traveler’s Handbook isn’t a next generation Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Think less science fiction and more nonfiction. Major events in world history, to be exact. Wait, don’t click away yet! I’m pretty sure the whole point of the clever title and steampunk-y book cover was to show this isn’t just another pedantic, boring retelling of facts. The Time Traveler’s Handbook authors
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This Image Captures a Black Hole in Rare Feeding Frenzy One of the most incredible things about black holes is how much bigger they are than almost anything else out there. Now, a new image taken at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Observatory shows that we’ve been totally wrong about how they manage to grow so large.Read more…
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Black Hole Rain Is Like Normal Rain, Only Light-Years in Scale Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) have identified an awesome new form of cosmic weather: black hole rain. The observations, described Wednesday in Nature, offer the first direct evidence of cold, dense clouds condensing around a supermassive black hole and providing it with an additional food source as part of the general process known as black hole accretion. The occurre
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One of the World’s Largest Botnets Has Vanished With no warning, one of the world’s largest criminal botnets—a massive collection of computers used to launch attacks—has disappeared. Researchers have reported huge drops in traffic for two of the most popular pieces of malware which rely on it.“We can only tell that the Dridex and Locky spam campaigns stopped since June 1 in our observation. We cannot confirm how the botnet was brought down yet,
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Researchers Identify the Molecular Pathways Involved in the Aging of Human Eggs Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine have identified the molecular pathways involved in the aging of human eggs; which could eventually lead to treatments to correct age-related damage and improve fertility in women age 40 and older. Published in the June 6 issue of the journal Molecular Human Reproduction, the study examined the sharp […] The post Researchers Identify the Molecular Pat
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The Combination Selfie Stick/Phone Case Of Your Dreams Is Here Gadgets We’ve peaked as a society Since selfie sticks are becoming common to see, it stands to reason that we’d eventually be impressed by an innovation. This selfie stick, called Stikbox, has really…
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