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Sweden bans logo on M&M sweetsA Swedish court rules that the confectionery company Mars can no longer advertise its M&M sweets with the lower case lettering – m&m.
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Inside Yona Friedman’s Serpentine Pavilion Summer House At 93 years of age, Friedman is the oldest architect in the group. He took the opportunity to further explain the thinking that has propelled his life’s work, and the origin story behind the structure. The Summer House, Friedman explained, “was improvised from small models that I was putting together and it was reproduced. And for me the most important [thing was] that anyone could make this, and
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Airbnb just made booking easier for business travelers If you travel for business, staying in an Airbnb is a great way to enjoy the comforts of home, but getting that room booked can be a little tricky. Until now, you’d have to book the room yourself with a company card or go through the extra hassle of getting reimbursed. To ease all that is a newly introduced option … Continue reading
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Star Trek interactive installation reveals how close reality has come to sci-fi This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise and to celebrate, an interactive mobile museum documenting the science fiction property’s legacy is set to debut in New York SEE ALSO: HP Enterprise uses ‘Star Trek’ to hype its next-gen technologies in new ad Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Experience will feature full-scale replicas of the interior of the fictional starship Enterprise
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“Plastic is a design failure” says Parley for the Oceans founder Designers and brands need to wean themselves off the plastic “drug”, according to Parley for the Oceans founder Cyrill Gutsch, who is releasing his organisation’s shoes made from recycled ocean plastic with Adidas today (+ interview). (more…)
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Single strain of plague bacteria sparked multiple historical and modern pandemics A single entry of the plague bacterium into Europe was responsible for the Black Plague of the mid-14th century. This same strain sparked recurrent outbreaks on the continent over the following four centuries before spreading to China, where it triggered the third plague pandemic in the late 19th century. The wave of plague that traveled to Asia later became the source population for modern-day ep
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New chromosome origin element identified 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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Modeling the correct doses for disease-fighting drugs In treating diseases with drugs, dosing is critical; too little is ineffective, while too much can be lethal. New research takes a mathematical approach to achieving optimal dosing for various drugs
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Strangers reach mutual understanding through talking, asking questions, not from non-verbal cues When two strangers meet and interact for the first time, the extent to which they develop mutual understanding depends on how much they talk and ask questions rather than on non-verbal cues such as gestures or exchanging glances, psychologists have discovered.
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Whole-exome sequencing predicts which bladder cancers, cell lines respond to cisplatin A new study describes mutational landscape of bladder cancer cell lines, demonstrates that alterations in these cells lines do indeed match changes in samples of human bladder cancer and shows genes and gene pathways that may be functionally involved in the ability of bladder cancer to resist therapy.
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‘Harsh terror attack’: 2 Palestinian gunmen kill 4 in Tel Aviv shopping center (VIDEO) Four people have been killed and several more wounded after two Palestinian gunmen opened fire in a shopping and restaurant area in central Tel Aviv. The attackers, wearing black suits described by witnesses as ultra-Orthodox Jewish outfits, have been detained. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stutterheim Can Stand the Rain Stutterheim is not afraid of the rain. In fact, not only does the Swedish raincoat company embrace our foul-weather friend with open arms, they even endorse associated feelings of melancholy as being productive by enacting restless states of yearning and desire. After all, some of Sweden’s (and the world’s) greatest artists were inspired not by complacency, but by melancholy and […]Visit Man of Ma
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Activate Forgiveness – – Eradicate the Box | Tracey McCants Lewis | TEDxPittsburgh Forgiveness. It’s a safe bet we’ve all needed it at one point or another. Tracey McCants Lewis’ work as a civil rights attorney and law professor focuses on pursuing expungements and pardons for individuals who have been incarcerated so they may re-enter society as contributors. While navigating us through the legal and societal layers of this story, it’s evident the core issue is a familiar one:
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Cheap Eats (yes, I mean bugs!) | Ellie Smith | TEDxYouth@Columbus Fifth grader Ellie Smith suggests that America embrace her solution to food supply issues. Perhaps we simply need to think more creatively. Student in Columbus Public Schools. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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Improving the Human Condition | Dr. Stan Kutcher | TEDxNSCCWaterfront What is the key to improving the Human Condition? Dr. Stan Kutcher explains how communities can impact Mental Health Care. Dr. Stan Kutcher is a professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University and is an expert in teen mental health. He holds the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health at the IWK Health Centre, and directs the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Mental He
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Our everyday life habits change for the future of the earth | Michihiko Iwamoto | TEDxHaneda Representative Iwamoto’s new recycling technology development business is in plastic products and chemical fiber.  In order to constructed a recycling ingrastructure the recycling technology is developed in-house, we recycle our own factory and recovery sites, operate a network of distribution, and have proposed a system that will meet the recycing of varied customers.  Also, they have launched an
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Adorable Baby Falcon Found At CERN Animals Look at its angry little face Someone found an adorable baby falcon at CERN…
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The worlds biggest vegetables and how to grow them How big of a pumpkin do you think you could grow? In 2014, American Beni Meier grew a pumpkin that weighed an incredible 1,054 kilograms (2,323 pounds)—that’s almost the same weight as a small car! The Greenhouse People whipped up an infographic that explores the world’s biggest vegetables, from a potato that weighs as much as a cat to an enormous head of cabbage. The guide even has tips on how yo
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Your phone may soon sense everything around you Suppose your smartphone is clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings—the room’s size, the location of doors and windows and the presence of other people. What could it do with that info?
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FCC offers hope for consumers seeking online privacy protections I think most of us can agree that the internet poses some unique and wide-scale risks to our privacy.
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Here’s why you might not want to make money decisions after a tough work day (credit: LaurMG. ) After a hard day at the office, where you were focused intently on a challenging project, you may consider a choice on the way home: impulsively splurge on a fancy dinner as a reward for that cerebral slog or save that bit of cash as planned—perhaps putting it toward a relaxing vacation next month. Despite any frugal inclinations, your weary noggin may not be able to rally y
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I bet Mesopotamian farmers didn’t see FarmBot coming FarmBot Genesis claims to be “humanity’s first open-source CNC farming machine.” It claims to make farming easy by letting users tell the robot what plants they’ve put in the ground and then take a step back while FarmBot takes over. So long, sweaty farm work. FarmBot even comes with an app that makes IRL farming a game. Remember Farmville? FarmBot The bot relies on 3D-printed parts
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Day One for British self-driving Pod Zero RDM Group, the firm responsible for the LUTZ Pathfinder –  a single seat autonomous car that drives on paths – plans to launch multiple new pods at this week’s Automechanika event. The firm will launch three new driverless pods that fit two, four, and eight people, according to the Coventry Telegraph.  See Also: Will Tesla go fully self-driving before the Model 3? Unlike other automakers that are
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This Melon Corer and Fork is perfect for finicky eaters There’s nothing wrong with getting your hands dirty while you eat. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with not getting your hands dirty while you eat too. Ribs slathered in BBQ, hot dogs, pizza, and burritos are all going to get stuff on your hands if you’re not super careful. There are some of us who will take a knife and fork to all of it just to avoid the very uncomfortable minutes of having res
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Crazy Surrealistic Rug Collection Of The Finest Materials Rugs have always been a way to add coziness, warmth and a comfy feeling to the space, wherever you put them. Today rugs aren’t only for coziness, they can serve to create a style, a mood and even make a statement in any room. Wanna know how? Look at these ones by Odabashian! They make not only rugs, they make almost art pieces, and there’s a story behind every design. Founded in 1921, Odabashian i
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VitalSigns for Mac is a Notification Center Widget That Tracks System Temp, RAM, and Fan Speeds Mac: Tracking your various sensors on your Mac is easy enough with a system monitor, but if you’re looking for a free and simple option, VitalSigns dumps info from various sensors into your Notification Center.VitalSigns isn’t a complete system monitor, instead, it just tracks a small handful of details: temperatures, fans, and memory. For the temperatures, you can pick which sensors are shown for
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Rings from Cornetto want to enforce fidelity on TV-watching partners So you watched season 1 of Daredevil on Netflix with your partner, and season 2 is right there, waiting for the pair of you to begin the next binge-watch session. Alas, your partner has to go out for a while — so you smile and wave goodbye, and promise to wait until he or she comes back to continue watching the superhero’s Hell’s Kitchen-related antics. But you don’t wait. As soon as the door clos
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Scientists are one step closer to detecting gravitational waves from space The European Space Agency has successfully tested out a technology needed to build vehicles that can detect gravitational waves from space. The work was done by the LISA Pathfinder mission — a team trying to prove that a wave-detecting spacecraft can actually work. The mission team said the technology they tested exceeded their “most optimistic expectations.” The technology they teste
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The Bluetooth Earbuds That Started It All Are Down to $16 Today Mpow Swift Bluetooth Earbuds, $16 with code W58ETQEOMpow’s Swifts basically created the ultra-cheap Bluetooth earbud market, and you can grab a pair for just $16 today, in a variety of colors. Do they sound amazing? No, but they’re perfectly adequate for listening to music or podcasts while working in the yard or going for a run.https://www.amazon.com/Mpow-Bluetooth…http://bestsellers.kinja.com/
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Scientists Identify Gases Unique To Rotting Pigs And Human Bodies Science Pinpointing the smell of death will help cadaver dogs track down bodies more quickly Scientists in Belgium have identified seven compounds that only pigs and people produce late into decomposition.
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Do Not Take Out A Home Equity Loan To Pay For Your Car Image: API recently heard what is possibly the worst piece of car buying advice I’ve ever heard: my father-in-law, who is in the market for a car, was told that rather than get a car loan, he should take a home equity loan instead. Here’s why that is a horrible idea. For those of you not familiar with a home equity loan, sometimes called a second mortgage, it basically works like this: if the mark
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Link About It: Ikea Taps HAY and Tom Dixon for New Products For its latest line of collaborative products, Ikea has tapped Danish design company HAY and British designer Tom Dixon. While Dixon’s contributions are currently under wraps until August 2017 (he could only confirm an aluminum-framed couch), HAY has…… Continue Reading…
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How I will save my country | Gustavo Diaz | TEDxYouth@KC Gustavo Diaz is riding the wave of a cultural revolution to build entrepreneurial spirit on the island of Puerto Rico. He challenges students, parents, and mentors to accept the mindset that startup jobs are a viable solution to saving his country. Gustavo is the Chief Iguana Hunter and Problem Solver at Young Entrepreneurs for Puerto Rico: A non-profit dedicated to connecting the world’s brightes
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Founder of Modern Cell Tecnology | Karen Cator & Irwin Jacobs | TEDxElCajonSalon Dr. Jacobs previously served as co-founder, CEO and chairman of LINKABIT Corporation, leading the development of Very Small Aperture Earth Terminals (VSATs) and the VideoCipher® satellite-to-home TV system. LINKABIT merged with M/A-COM in August 1980, and Dr. Jacobs served as executive vice president and a member of the board of directors until his resignation in April 1985. Over 50 San Diego comm
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Redefining our Expectations of Aging | Ann Fisher-Jackson | TEDxNorthCentralCollege How might we use a preventative model of care to drastically improve the quality of life in our later years? Director of Marketing, Keystone IT This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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3D Bioprinting is Medicines Next Frontier | Sam Wadsworth | TEDxEastVan In an age where new medical technologies are in such high demand, wouldn’t a 3D bioprinter be useful? In this talk, Dr. Sam Wadsworth explains he sees a future full of bioprinted human airways and organs. Sam is a scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur. He completed his Ph.D. in respiratory cell biology in the UK before relocating to Vancouver in 2007 to work as an academic researcher at St. Paul’s
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The Introvert’s Guide to Surviving Meetings at Work Meetings are intimidating events for introverts. The need to respond to questions on the fly, and speak in front of a group, can rack up a whole host of anxieties. Many incorrectly believe introverts to be shy. But like anyone else, introverts want to get across their point of view, too. Only, they want to process the information first, and think through an idea before giving it. With introverts m
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Airbnb CEO: ‘We have zero tolerance for any amount of racism or discrimination’ SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky says the company is taking new steps to address discrimination on its platform. Speaking at the the company’s OpenAir engineering event Wednesday, Chesky said Airbnb would be “revisiting the design” of their platform to prevent discrimination. SEE ALSO: Black travelers share their experiences with Airbnb — and highlight discrimination “We have zero toleranc
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Baidu looks to mass produce self-driving fleet quickly Marking a heightening of interest in autonomous vehicle technology, China’s largest search engine Baidu announced plans to mass-produce self-driving cars within five years Forbes reported in an article that Baidu’s senior vice president Wang Jing announced that his firm is planning to launch autonomous vehicles simultaneously in multiple countries within five years. This indicates a serious escal
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New technique expands pool of gene-corrected liver cells Medical researchers have developed a new technique that may help to overcome one of the largest hurdles in gene therapy — the ability to generate a large pool of gene-corrected cells that would be effective in repairing or correcting injury and disease.
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Roseanne Barr, Socialist for Trump It has been four years since Roseanne “Bob” Barr, star of the old sitcom Roseanne, ran for president as the nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party. Her running mate was Cindy Sheehan, and they got 67,477 votes. Now there’s a documentary about the campaign, called Roseanne For President!, and so The Hollywood Reporter has interviewed the actress about her political opinions. My concern f
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Belkin USB-C Car Charger powers your gadgets on the go Gadgets that drop micro USB in favor of USB-C chargers are slowly growing in number, and that means all the charging cables you’ve amassed over the years won’t do you much good. If you have, for example, the HTC 10, you’re going to need a USB-C charger like the one Belkin introduced today. The new Belkin USB-C Car Charger is … Continue reading
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Minamisoma City Fire Department Disaster Control Center / Tetsuo Kobori Architects + Nagayama Architect Office Minamisoma city is the place suffered from the earthquake and tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 and the fire department building was also damaged
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EDC for “schooling around” submitted by Steve Chen Nite Ize S-Biner #2Nite-Ize DoohicKey 6x Key ToolNitestikCRKT M16-10KSFTRASER 2013 P6600.2AAI.L3.01 Sand WatchWenger Delemont 5 FunctionTrue Utility TU264 Fire Stash Multi ToolOlight I3EOSCricket LighterField Notes KraftParker Ballpoint Pen
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Lacona Is a Launcher for OS X That Uses Natural Language Input Mac: You have a ton of great launchers on Mac and even the built-in Spotlight does a good enough job for most of us. If you’re looking for something a little different, Lacona is an app currently in beta that takes a natural language input approach.http://lifehacker.com/5835412/the-be…At its core, Lacona isn’t terribly different from an app like Alfred, but it allows for a different type of comm
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You Use a Keyboard All Day, So It’s Worth $60 to Go Mechanical Gigabyte Cherry MX Red Mechanical Keyboard, $60 after $20 rebateThis Gigabyte mechanical keyboard’s versatile Cherry MX Red switches are great for both work and play, its chassis isn’t in-your-face like most mechanical gaming keyboards, and at $60, it’s one of the most affordable Cherry MX-based mechanical keyboards we’ve ever seen.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-choose-…You’ll need to do a little
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Go Green with the EcoQube Air Work in a stuffy office? Live in a city? Well, the stylish EcoQube Air could be a breath of fresh…well, you know. Billed as “The world’s first desktop greenhouse,” the EcoQube Air promises to improve your quality of life. And just how does it plan to live up to this bold claim? Well, it’s a combination air filter, humidifier, LED light, and hydroponics system, and all of these elemen
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Breezy Boho Dream: Tiny Texas House Made From Two Trailers It’s true that tiny houses can sometimes feel confining, a fact that’s magnified when they’re set in places that get sweltering hot during the summer. Air circulation, insulation and clever floor plans and storage solutions are the key to making a small space work in a state like Texas, where temperatures often reach well over 100 degrees during the day. One interior designer has foun
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Gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into environment, experts say The emerging science of gene drives has the potential to address environmental and public health challenges, but gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into the environment and require more research in laboratories and highly controlled field trials, says a new report.
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Louvre Museum reopens as France flood damage bill tops €1bn The world-famous Louvre and d’Orsay museums reopened their doors to the public on Wednesday as French insurance companies announced their initial estimates for the cost of the natural disaster.
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#UNANoTeCalles | Maria Teressa Paniagua | TEDxUMaine The way that students united and organized can fight against static structures that threaten their education. My name is Teresa Paniagua, I’m an international Student from Paraguay. I am an environmental engineering major back home and I am studying environmental science related subjects on Campus. I am part of a program called Undergraduate Exchange Program that works with the US State Department
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Play is important! | Brody Gray | TEDxYouth@Columbus How can we develop creative, critical thinkers? Is it by increasing time in the classroom or more time on the playground?  How do kids (and adults) benefit from “recess”?  Brody Gray, a fifth grader from Columbus Gifted Academy, presents persuasive reasons for going outside to play every day. Student in Columbus City Schools. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference f
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Navigating Orbits | Tricia Sybersma | TEDxUCCI Tricia Sybersma introduces a way to navigate ourselves in this busy, complicated world we live in with respect and compassion towards others and their lives. Growing up in a small town in Canada I was happy and content with the familiarity and limits small town living had to offer. When an unexpected career opportunity presented itself through my husband’s company, it tossed us completely outside
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Music and Its Power to Heal | Merissa Jordan | TEDxUMaine The proposed topic will be about how music can connect with people on a personal level and help them to find a way to join reality. It can connect to an audience collectively together where they can share an experience together that no one else has. They connect on an emotional and intimate level. Music can also connect to those that don’t know which way is up sometimes or how to function througho
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How to get kids with disabilities involved. | Brooke Loudner & Stewart Leach | TEDxYouth@Columbus Stewart Leach and Brooke Loudner share their passions for sports and children with special needs, and how they started a program at their elementary school to support students with Severe Emotional Disabilities. Student in Columbus Public Schools. Student in Columbus Public Schools. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community
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Colorware-skinned 12-inch MacBook looks like an Apple IIe from the 80s Colorware is obviously feeling retro. The company with a history of skinning popular electronics has jumped in a time machine and brought back an Apple IIe, only in the form of a modern 12-inch MacBook. The laptop itself is the highest-end 2016 MacBook, with dual-core M7 chip, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of flash storage, but the exterior screams vintage Apple with its illuminated rainbow logo, off-white
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Constipated? Study finds surprising cause A new study has shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. The finding advances the science on herpes, and could help patients with chronic gastrointestinal diseases with no clear cause.
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New research shines light on surprising numbers, evolutionary variety of bioluminescent ocean fish Bioluminescence — the production of light from a living organism — is more widespread among marine fishes than previously understood, report scientists.
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Switched-on Salmonella: Fluid forces guide disease traits of multidrug-resistant bacteria In new research, researchers explore the effects of physiological fluid shear on ST313 — a particularly dangerous type of Salmonella, which is resistant to multiple antibiotics and currently ravaging regions of sub-Saharan Africa.
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What to expect at this year’s E3 Ah, the Electronics Entertainment Expo. It’s Paris Fashion Week for the video game crowd, where practically the entire industry descends onto downtown Los Angeles for a week of media briefings, game announcements, ill-advised open-bar parties and, for folks on the press side of things, an awful lot of walking, talking and writing to bring you the latest news and interviews straight from the conven
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NHS memo details Google/DeepMind’s five year plan to bring AI to healthcare  More details have emerged about the sweeping scope of Google/DeepMind’s ambitions for pushing its algorithmic fingers deep into the healthcare sector — including wanting to apply machine learning processing to UK NHS data within five years. Read More
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Shell surrenders Canada Arctic rights to marine park plan Shell Canada said Wednesday it has surrendered its offshore oil exploration licenses in the Canadian Arctic, paving the way for the creation of a protected marine park for whales, walruses and seals.
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The World’s First Computer May Have Been Used To Tell Fortunes Researchers have decoded more writing on the 2,000-year-old Antikythera mechanism and found it may have an astrological purpose
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Can Gadgets Improve on the Simple Hot Dog? Gadgets Watch 8 hotdog innovations get put to the test CrazyRussianHacker is at it again, taking on the world of potentially crappy gadgets meant to improve your hot dog eating experience. As if hot dogs needed improvements.
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Pixar Director Pete Docter’s Advice for When Everything Is Going Wrong When it rains, it pours. At least, that’s the mindset we tend to get in when things start to go south. Oscar-winning director Pete Docter has a tip that can help make those rock-bottom moments less upsetting.Everyone has moments when they feel like nothing is going right, even award-winning directors. In the book Creativity, Inc., Docter explained his process of handling times like that to Pixar A
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Assassin on the run James Earl Ray fled to Europe after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. People who met him in London have been telling their stories.
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Handsome wooden furniture uses its own offcuts cured in resin Wooden offcuts are reused to make the seat and more in this striking set of furniture and accessories.
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Is It Ethical to Grow Human Organs Inside Animal Chimeras? Organ transplantation is one of modern medicine’s success stories, but it is hampered by a scarcity of donor organs. Figures for the UK published by the NHS Blood and Transport Service show that 429 patients died in 2014-2015 while awaiting an organ. What’s more, many of the 807 removed from the waiting list will have been removed because they became too ill to receive an organ, and are likely to
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How One Strain of Plague Bacterium Ravaged Eurasia Even today, the specter of the Black Death looms over society. The disease, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, began a deadly march through Eurasia starting in the mid-14th century, killing hundreds of thousands along the way. And researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History believe that a single strain of the bacterium is to blame, and it remains the source of
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FBI increase use of anti-ISIS undercover agents, sting operations Sending someone undercover was once a last resort for the FBI – despite popular law dramas where it seems to happen every few weeks. But the FBI’s use of undercover agents in the fight against Islamic State has some questioning its legality. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Arthur Carabott’s Superhydrophobic Fountain causes water to move in unusual ways Water flows in seemingly impossible ways across this liquid-resistant fountain by London designer Arthur Carabott (+ movie). (more…)
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A Machine Built for Mad Max Himself – the KTM AX Buggy Concept KTM is a true pioneer in the world of extreme racing and off roading. Their team has won numerous trophies and on top of that their vehicles look downright incredible. If you’re someone who values design, off road durability and high-octane speeds, you might end up trying to join the KTM team just to try out those products still in […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Silicon fingerprint on chips could make any gadget unhackable In a world filled with cheap connected gadgets we need a cheap way to make them secure. A unique pattern that is set when a chip is made could be the answer
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How to Use Your Customer Service Experience to Find a New Job Many of us start out working in customer service as a stepping stone to our next job, but it can be difficult to figure out how to climb that corporate ladder. A reader on Quora recently asked how they can transition from customer service to something more.An anonymous reader asked how they can move on from their customer service job and transition to something else that takes advantage of their s
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Tentsile Tree Tents: Literally elevating the camping experience Try to name a few common headaches of sleeping in a tent and they’ll likely all point to one problem: the ground. Rocky surfaces make it tough to pick a suitable spot while runoff from rain can seep in from below—and don’t forget about snakes and…… Continue Reading…
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Elon Musk denies report that Samsung and Tesla are partnering up We know that Samsung wants to increase its presence in the automotive market, and there’s no way Tesla can meet the insane demand for its vehicles without help, which is why it was easy to believe the report from Reuters on Tuesday that the two companies were partnering up. The report claimed that Samsung will be supplying Tesla with the batteries that power its vehicles and energy storage systems
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New Tiny House Lives Large With Extra-High Ceiling and Fun Curves The bedroom looks huge Behold the Moon Dragon, the latest tiny house from Abel Zimmerman Zyl of Zyl Vardos, the Olympia, WA-based builder who favors curves and arches over, you know, the standard box on wheels. Indeed, just like his previous projects, Moon Dragon is quite whimsical: there is a charming Dutch-style door on one side, rounded split windows at another corner, and a sprinkle of differ
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Several people shot in Washington, DC, in neighborhood near Capitol building and Union Station At least four people were hospitalized after a shooting in Washington, DC’s NoMa neighborhood. The area is due north of Union Station and about a mile north of the US Capitol. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Paris protesters clash with police in new anti-labor law rally (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) Hundreds of people gathered outside the headquarters of the French Socialist Party in Paris on Wednesday. The rally brought a heavy police presence to the scene, with security forces deploying teargas against the protesters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New Windows 10 build brings Ink improvements, container support Microsoft has released a new beta build of Windows 10 aimed at enhancing various aspects of the operating system, including support for the LastPass extension in the Edge browser, as the company hurtles toward releasing a major update in the coming months.  Build 14361, released Wednesday, includes updated icons, the LastPass password manager extension for Microsoft Edge, and support for runnin
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How altered gut microbes cause obesity Obesity is linked to changes in our gut microbes — the trillions of tiny organisms that inhabit our intestines. But the mechanism has not been clear to date. In a new study, a team of researchers has identified how an altered gut microbiota causes obesity.
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New compound shows potential for triple-negative breast cancer A promising new compound has been identified for targeting one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer. The compound, currently called UM-164, goes after a kinase known to play a role in the growth and spread of triple-negative breast cancer. UM-164 blocks the kinase c-Src and inhibits another pathway, p38, involved in this subtype.
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Rand Paul to Introduce Muhammad Ali Bill to End Selective Service Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he’ll be introducing legislation named after boxer Muhammad Ali that would put an end to the selective service, a system put in place to make instituting a draft in times of war easier. “I agree with Muhammad Ali,” Paul told reporters in Louisville on Monday while campaigning with state senate candidate Shenita Rickman, “if a war is worth fighting for, p
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Sign of Progress: Millennial Women Don’t Care That Hillary Clinton Is a Woman. So Hillary Clinton has made history as the first (presumptive!) nominee of a major political party. Odds are good that she will be the next president of the United States, and our first female chief executive. And yet…young women just don’t seem to care a rat’s ass (nor do many older feminists, such as Naomi Klein). Democratic millennials (voter-brats below the age of 35 or so) prefer Bernie Sa
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New York – The Vertical Frontier New York has always stood above the rest. Now it’s reaching even higher — with economic, architectural and social consequences that will once again redefine the most famous skyline in the world
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Women Are Being Excluded From Clinical Trials Health “Complexities of the menstrual cycle” are to blame Even though sex-based equality has progressed in other fields, women have been routinely excluded from clinical trials, the group of British and American experts say,…
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Last month, for the first time ever, the UK generated more energy from solar than coal The United Kingdom just passed a huge milestone in its renewable energy program – in May, for the first-ever calendar month, the UK generated more solar power than coal power. The difference wasn’t slight either. In fact, about 1,336 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity came from solar compared to the 893GWh generated by coal, according to research by analysts at Carbon Brief. That means a renewabl
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Rand Paul Wants to End the Draft and Force Congress to Vote on Authorizing War Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) — the erstwhile “most interesting man in politics” — has laid fairly low since being one of the first high-profile candidates to drop out of the presidential race in February. But in the past few weeks he has made his presence known on two issues near to the hearts of libertarians: ending Selective Service (a.k.a. “the draft”) and forcing Congress to res
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Bicycle ‘bell’ emails the mayor when you experience danger LONDON — Cycling in London can be a pretty scary experience. Sometimes, it can prove a fatal one. SEE ALSO: Rev up your ride with this electric-powered front wheel In fact, 432 cyclists were seriously injured or killed on London roads in 2014, according to Transport for London figures.  Tech company Hövding wants to turn London into a “cycle-friendly city” by giving cyclists “Flic&
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Microsoft’s new Surface Membership is an unbelievably bad deal Microsoft has quietly launched what it is calling Surface Membership, a plan that allows small businesses to stay up-to-date on the latest Surface hardware and accessories for a monthly fee.
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Amazon’s Featured Sellers Don’t Always Have the Best Prices Upfront When you go to a product’s page on Amazon, you might expect to be shown the best price. But new research suggests Amazon is more likely to put merchants who use algorithmic pricing front and center, and they tend to charge you a little more than other sellers.Algorithmic pricing is a service independent sellers can use to automate their pricing strategy. Basically, sellers decide if they want to u
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Chivalry is not dead when it comes to morality We’re more likely to sacrifice a man than a woman when it comes to both saving the lives of others and in pursuing our self-interests, a team of psychology researchers has found.
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Chemistry lessons from bacteria may improve biofuel production A new analysis of a group of bacteria called Streptomyces reveals the way some strains of the microbe developed advanced abilities to tear up cellulose, and points out more efficient ways we might mimic those abilities to make fuel from otherwise unusable plant material.
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Magnetic beads effectively “patch” bowel leakage Whether you call the condition fecal incontinence or accidental bowel leakage, it still boils down to the same thing – the unintentional loss of stool, due to a damaged or weakened anal sphincter muscle. While non-invasive approaches such as physical therapy can work, sometimes the only course of action is to perform a colostomy. That said, Torax Medical has developed another option, in the for
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10+ iPhone Apps To Quit Smoking, Keep Promises & Reach Goals For the past couple of years, I have had a list of lofty goals I want to achieve, mostly all in the arena of self-improvement. But here’s the catch – I don’t have a single ounce of willpower. I tell myself to lose weight, then I buy a week’s worth of burgers, chocolate and Coca Cola, making the scales groan and wheeze in protest. But weirdly enough, having some kind of a phone app to harass me act
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Syrian Army & US-backed Arab and Kurdish fighters squeeze ISIS Islamic State is caught between a rock and a hard place in Syria, as fighters backed by the US-led coalition made advances against the terror group in the north, while the Russian-backed Syrian Army drove towards the IS “capital” from the southwest. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Making contrarian bets in adtech  It has become fashionable of late to see adtech as a dirty word in the world of technology investment. Many investors struggle to see the upside of backing businesses involved with the seemingly murky world of advertisement technology. Combined with the lower exit multiples seen over recent months, it is understandable that adtech businesses are feeling the squeeze when trying to raise… Read More
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Mixed-reality Wayward Sky trailer shows off PlayStation VR’s capabilities Sony is establishing an impressive lineup for the launch of its upcoming PlayStation VR headset, but today it also gave us a new look at one of its earliest confirmed games. Uber Entertainment, the developer behind Planetary Annihilation, released a new trailer for its upcoming exclusive PlayStation VR game Wayward Sky as part of the buildup to the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show next wee
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J. Kenji López-Alt’s Method for Making a Perfectly Crispy Fried Egg There are a lot of ways to cook up some great eggs, but a truly crispy fried egg is a whole different beast. Here’s chef J. Kenji López-Alt’s method for making a fried egg that perfectly balances crispy egg whites with a creamy yolk.López-Alt of Serious Eats suggests if you want a fluffy, delicate egg, just poach it instead. If you want a real fried egg, López-Alt demonstrates his favorite techniq
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Driverless features, even ABS, will get a discount with this British car insurer So everyone from car manufacturers to government agencies to insurance companies has been claiming self-driving cars will be safer and that insurance companies will be happy to reduce their rates because claims will drop. So far that’s been all talk, but now a British auto insurer has put its pounds on the table. British company Adrian Flux is claiming it has “the U.K.’s first personal driverless
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After many false starts, could Uber finally be making headway in Japan? It may be a ubiquitous sight in major cities across the United States, but despite its domestic domination, Uber still has a ways to go when it comes to making inroads overseas. Especially in Asia. The transportation mode may have finally found a foothold, however, as Japan begins to climb aboard the Uber bandwagon. Its first stop may not be the city one would expect, nor will its first Japanese u
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Unviersal Windows apps are already working in preview builds for Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs A Reddit user by the name of p4n0pt1c0n recently jumped on the site saying that Microsoft’s scheme to get apps working on both the PC and Xbox One console simultaneously is now active. This individual made the revelation when using version 14352.rs1 of the Windows 10 Insider Preview build for the PC and the latest preview build of Windows 10 for the Xbox One, the latter of which was not set to “de
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Did Saber Cats Have Spotted and Striped Coats? Modern cat colors fill in pelage possibilities for extinct species — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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On the front line in the battle for Falluja The United Nations says up to 90,000 civilians could still be trapped in the Iraqi city of Falluja.
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13yo boy charged after fatal shooting of 14yo in Detroit A 13-year-old boy has been charged in relation to the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy behind a vacant home in Detroit’s east side. The youths were playing with their friends, and one of them had a gun, according to police. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Man arrested for murder moments after filing $15mn shooting lawsuit against Chicago PD A man who survived being shot seven times by Chicago police officers was arrested for murder on the same day he filed a lawsuit against the city, seeking $15 million in damages. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Balanst Wallet The Balanst is an aluminum wallet that opens with a simple swipe, raising the card compartment in the process as well. It measures just 4″x 2″x 0.5″, so it will fit inside most front pants pockets. Available in gray or black. Hat Tip Link Price: $80+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: EDC of the WeekDeal: Dash 4.0 Slim WalletEDC Gift Guide for GuysPhorce Pocket Wallet & ChargerEDC of th
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Tech firms want to save the auto industry—and the connected car—from itself As we’ve noted before, Ars readers are extremely skeptical about the whole “connected car” thing. That’s not because Ars is a technology site for luddites—the sad truth is that the car industry’s approach to security lags far behind its desire to expose the inner thoughts of our cars to us via the cloud. As the tech and auto industries collide, the tech crowd is hoping that its more
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Acer reveals the Liquid Zest Plus smartphone I am quite sure by now that we all know how not all smartphones are created equal, and having said that, there are different kinds of models for you to pick and choose from that should be able to suit all budgets. While the more popular names such as the iPhone from Apple, or perhaps the Samsung Galaxy S series from the South Korean conglomerate might appeal to the broad majority, how about turnin
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Acer unveils its V9800 4K Ultra-High-Definition Home Cinema Projector When it comes to home entertainment, the experience that one’s senses go through are slowly but surely about to reach the par of that of a cinema, although unless you are someone who is flush with cash, chances are you would not end up with a cavernous hall that is akin to a small cinema, but rather, would be pleased as punch with a big enough room that has a large sized screen – curved or otherwi
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Transparent sound takes on a whole new meaning with this directional glass speaker Considering how long the concept has been around, speakers haven’t changed all that much. And it turns out that there is plenty of room left to innovate, as we’re beginning to see more companies exploring the idea of directional sound. That said, until now, we’ve never seen the idea demonstrated in such a striking manner. On Wednesday, Turtle Beach unveiled the HyperSound Glass speaker, a fully tr
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Fancy yourself as a super spy? This smartphone comes with a night-vision camera Smartphone cameras tend to fail miserably when it comes to shooting in low lighting, but the latest device from Lumigon can actually shoot in complete darkness. The Lumigon T3 is the first smartphone to come equipped with a night-vision camera. While the T3 includes three seperate cameras, its biggest feat is packing a 4 megapixel night-vision camera into a smartphone that’s 7.9mm thick. Lumigon,
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Getting bias out of peer review is still a struggle Implicit biases are unconscious attitudes or stereotypes that affect how we perceive others; they sometimes run contrary to our conscious beliefs. Employers and law enforcement officers have faced criticism about implicit bias in the hiring of new employees and arresting of potential criminals. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the organization that publishes Scienc
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Expedia’s first bot is for booking hotels Expedia today unveiled a rather smart, rather simple little bot for Facebook Messenger. The bot is designed to do one thing and do it well: It helps travelers book hotels. What’s more, the bot is extremely intuitive.  As in easy-to-use. For the tech savvy, this may seem like a big “duh,” but simplicity matters given that bots are still in their infancy and Expedia’s customer base spans all walks o
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Bilderberg 2016: World’s top brass meets in Dresden to talk migrants, Brexit and US elections The world’s most intriguing gathering, the Bilderberg Group, is being held in Dresden this week, with the West’s rich and powerful among other things set to meditate on the migrant crisis, the next US president and UK’s referendum on leaving the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IRS failed to alert 100,000+ taxpayers damaged by massive data breach – inspector general The Internal Revenue Service missed over 100,000 people whose information was stolen as a result of a data breach, failing to properly assist the affected taxpayers, the federal agency’s inspector general says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Titanium Olight S1 Baton Flashlight A limited edition titanium flashlight that packs a punch.
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The Best Flowers to Grow for Homemade Bouquets Making your own bouquets is an inexpensive way to enjoy beautiful flowers at home or give them as a gift, but you don’t have to visit the florist to have them. Here are the flowers that will grow fast enough in your garden for you to enjoy beautiful, fresh, colorful bouquets all spring and summer.Whether you have space for just a few pots or a whole garden plot you can dedicate, these flowers will
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SeaWorld Orca Was Trying to Save Itself, Not Kill Itself When the orca Morgan beached herself in Tenerife, the Internet exploded with speculation and criticism of captivity.
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Yellowstone Geyser Death Shows Peril of Straying from Boardwalk The death is the first since 2000 in the park’s thermal features, but the latest in a string of unfortunate incidents in 2016 as visitors push boundaries.
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Three Habits For Showing Leadership Even When You Aren’t An Expert Sometimes the big picture matters more than the details, and the conversation just needs someone to steer it there.Most meetings—whether the formal kind, with everyone seated a conference table, or the quicker, standing variety—don’t encourage the type of collaboration they could. Rather than a free exchange of ideas, meetings usually find everybody retreating into their areas of expertise—their m
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In Pool Umbrella provides some shaded relief Summer is beckoning, and this would mean breaking out the suntan lotion as well as the beach towels. After all, this is the moment that you have been waiting for all this while – to be able to show off your bronzed body after spending the winter and spring months in the gym. Having said that, surely you would be attending a few pool parties this year, or perhaps even hosting your very own. If you
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What Dry Ice Looks Like Underwater If watching dry ice sublimate is already one of life’s pleasures, what can we call the joy of watching dry ice being submerged in water? Never seen it? Forgotten what it looks like? Well, watch this whole brick of dry ice get stuck underwater and check out how the carbon dioxide gas just bubbles up to the surface while forming a slithery, almost refractive layer around the dry ice. The dry ice alm
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‘Solar Voyager’ autonomous boat looks to make history in sun-powered journey across the Atlantic  About 200 miles due east of Boston, a robotic boat is putting along at a walking pace on what could be an historic journey across the entire Atlantic. “Solar Voyager,” built by two friends in their spare time, would be the first autonomous vessel to cross that ocean — and the first one to cross any ocean using solar power alone. Read More
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Syria conflict: Life in besieged Homs district What is it like when finding food is a daily struggle? A rare glimpse at the besieged rebel-held Homs district of al-Waer.
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Russian PM: ‘No money for pensions, but have a good day!’ Russian PM comments to pensioner spark uproar
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What Bill Gates would do if he lived on $2 a day – CNET It’s no hoax. The Microsoft founder says he’s ready to give a fluffy surprise to families in need if you’ll just let him explain.
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Radical pair analysis overcomes hurdle in theory of how birds navigate Reporting their results in the New Journal of Physics, scientists have taken a step forwards in unravelling the inner workings of the avian compass – a puzzle that has captivated researchers for decades.
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MoMA to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday with massive exhibition Titled “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive” and billed by the museum as a “major retrospective,” the show will display about 450 works from the 1890s through the 1950s. […] Many of the objects are drawn from the Frank Lloyd Wright Archive … Key themes will include Wright’s involvement in global networks of architects, his preoccupation with decoration and his capacity for constru
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Deus Ex Bionic Arms A prosthetic arm that incorporates all of the high design that inspired Deus Ex.
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HEXO+ autonomous drone review A couple years ago, a totally unknown drone company took Kickstarter by storm with an innovative new auto-follow drone called the Hexo+. Unlike other drones that were available at the time, it didn’t require a controller or any piloting experience — you could just send it into the air with the tap of an app, and it would film you autonomously from the sky. At the time of the campaign, it was one o
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Alphabet wants to beam high-speed Internet to your home Google has been laying down fiber cables for four years, but parent-company Alphabet is already thinking about a future where you don’t have to dig “up your garden” to get high-speed internet access. In another moonshot project, Alphabet wants to wirelessly beam it into your home. Why? It’s cheaper, and apparently the technology today makes it viable, according to Alphabet’s Chairman Eric Schmidt
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Blackstone Griddle Cooking Station A few days ago I showed you the super sweet Meat Shredding Claws as a super cheap option for a Father’s Day gift. Today I pass along the super sweet Blackstone Griddle as a super not-cheap option for a Father’s Day gift. You know, just in case you’re super rich…or you still super owe your dad for that little, uh, fender bender you had with his baby Mustang your senior year in high school. The 36
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You Can Now Add The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine to Your Hot Wheels Collection To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, and the animated film that followed two years later, Mattel is finally getting around to turning that imaginary golden underwater explorer into a Hot Wheels car, followed by an entire line of vehicles inspired by the movie.Read more…
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Papua New Guinea moves to block more student protests The University of Papua New Guinea obtains an injunction to stop protests, after several people were injured at a demonstration against the prime minister.
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Forever in their debt After US TV host John Oliver’s grand gesture to 9.000 debtors, we take a look at the often unscrupulous practices of debt collectors.
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Illinois Denies First Amendment Rights to Medical Marijuana Businesses The state of Illinois launched a medical marijuana program at the beginning of 2014. So it is now legal to be involved in the business of distributing medical marijuana. At the same time Illinois made it illegal for businesses in that industry to donate to political campaigns in the state, or for candidates to accept such money, either directly or via a Political Action Committee. One legislator
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Inside LEGO’s Headquarters LEGO brick builder Sariel was recently invited to the company’s headquarters in Billund, Denmark. Watch his video diary for a rare glimpse at the LEGO factory, a jaw-dropping room containing every LEGO set ever released and more. The tour starts at 2:34. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: LEGO Planets ContraptionLEGO Railroad POVHydraulic Press vs LEGOGiant LEGO AT-AT Time-LapseLEGO Ve
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21 million driverless cars could be on the road by 2035, report says Driverless car technology could take hold faster than expected. SEE ALSO: Bosch’s driverless parking system handles complex parking with ease Analyst organization IHS Automotive increased its estimate of the number driverless and self-driving cars it expects to see across the globe. In January 2014, IHS predicted self-driving car sales would reach 11.8 million by 2035. Now, however, due to the in
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Huge growing magma bubble blamed for New Zealand quakes Scientists have discovered what they believe may be the culprit behind New Zealand’s recent series of earthquakes – a rising buildup of magma just 10km below the Earth’s surface which could signal the formation of a new volcano. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA uses balloons to map Earth’s magnetic field It’s been two years since NASA released miniature membranous balloons above Antarctica in order to learn more about the invisible magnetic field that shields the Earth from radiation. The data balloons, however, have surprised even NASA. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Edge of the World Desktop This OS X desktop is simple, elegant, and combines a few simple widgets with a gorgeous wallpaper to great effect. If you like what you see, here’s how you can set it up, customize your own menubar, and give your Mac the same look.This desktop comes to us from DN Carr, who submitted it to our Desktop Show and Tell Pool over at Flickr. To make it your own, you’ll need to use GeekTool, which we have
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Miyagawa Bagel / ROOVICE © Akira Nakamura Architects: ROOVICE Location: Miyagawacho, Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture 238-0231, Japan Architect In Charge: Miyagawa Resort LLC. Design Team: ROOVICE, Glove Caravan Area: 214.8 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Akira Nakamura Construction: ROOVICE (member:Tomoe Naito, Motomi Kuroda ) Site Area: 373.2m2 Total Floor Area: 42.8m2 © Akir
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The Vanual Camping Van Here’s what happens when a visionary filmmaker turns his van into a rolling campsite.
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Los Angeles Has a Plan to Stop Importing Its Water Forget it, Jake (Image: Water and Power)For over a century, Los Angeles has famously siphoned its water from mountain streams hundreds of miles away. Now LA believes that it can wean itself off its many aqueducts, and has approved a 25-year plan to do exactly that.A new strategic plan from LA’s Department of Water and Power claims that by 2040 the city will get more than half of its water from loc
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Google Fi smartphone service now uses T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular based on whichever is best block by block Google Project Fi cellulat phone service lets you switch been multiple phone networks. Google Fi launched with T-Mobile and Sprint. Now Google announced that it is adding a third network US Cellular. US Cellular is the fifth-largest carrier in the US. US Cellular has LTE service in “23 states, both urban and rural”.By analyzing speeds from each network, Project Fi is able to predict the
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Mini Italy ruggedizes the new Clubman with their All4 Scrambler Concept It’s harldy mini, but we definitely wouldn’t mind one in our driveway.Photo: MiniLove em or hate em, Minis are definitely a polarizing subject amongst car enthusiasts, but we have a feeling their latest concept will grab the attention of even the most outspoken of the modern Mini critics. The All4 Scrambler is a concept from the Mini Italy team and it takes the new Clubman and turns it into a dirt
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Watch Out for These Games at E3 2016 E3 is nearly here. As we enter the home stretch leading up to the gaming industry’s biggest week of the year, there’s one question on everyone’s mind: “what’s going to be there?” The number of reports, rumors, and speculative conjectures has spiked dramatically in recent weeks. The rumor mill hasn’t been churning as wildly this year as it has in the past — in many cases, the scoops are coming from
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The EU tells member countries to play nice with Uber, Airbnb, and others To say that Uber, Airbnb, and other sharing-economy companies have had a tough time in Europe may be the understatement of the decade, but now, some of these firms may have found an ally in an unlikely place. Last week, the European Union outlined a series of new guidelines urging governments of member states not to ban such services, unless all else fails. “Total bans of an activity constitute a
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Is Hillary really the nominee? All your primary questions answered The US presidential primary cycle has, for all intents and purposes, drawn to a close after Hillary Clinton appears to have secured the Democratic nomination. But questions about what happened in the waning weeks remaining. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A New Look at Vision A critical new discovery redefines the primary organizing principle of the visual cortex, and explains much of the illusory perception when we see light and dark stimuli — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ellen Pao Is Writing a Book About the ‘Toxic Culture That Pervades the Tech Industry’ Finally, a memoir that actually stands a chance of being worthwhile. Ellen Pao is working on Reset, billed as “a fearless first-person account exposing the toxic culture that pervades the tech industry and defined her experiences both as a Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist and Reddit CEO.”That’s according to Recode, who got the announcement from her publisher. Pao famously took on Kleiner Perkins
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How To Decorate A Basement Bedroom: 5 Ideas And 21 Examples If you have a basement in your home, this is luxury! You can turn this additional space into almost anything: a game room, a bar, a kids’ playroom, a home office or even an additional bedroom. It can be used for guests or when you just want a peaceful and quiet retreat. All you need is proper planning and smart décor and storage solutions, don’t hesitate – darkness and dampness may be taken away!
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Cute Animation Imagines What Happens to the Sheep You Didn’t Count Because You Fell Asleep When you’re counting sheep jumping over a fence to help you fall asleep, you’re inevitably going to leave some behind. You can’t count them all! You need to sleep! But those poor imaginary leftover sheep never get to clear the fence and be free. What will happen to them? Katelyn Hagen shows the plight of the sheep never counted in this short animation, which imagines what lengths they might go
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Suspect extradited for people smuggling ‘is wrong man’ Friends of an Eritrean man extradited to Italy on people smuggling charges say police have arrested the wrong man.
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Embedded nanoparticles clear the way for smart glass devices In a breakthrough new “direct-doping” process, scientists have embedded light-emitting nanoparticles into glass so that it remains almost perfectly transparent, but glows brightly when stimulated by lower frequency light. Able to be molded in almost any shape, and even extruded into optical fibers, the researchers claim that this new “hybrid glass” could be used to create ne
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U.S. Cellular joins the Google Project Fi mix Google’s Project Fi is set to get a pretty significant network boost. The mobile virtual network operator (MNVO) already boasts both Sprint and T-Mobile’s network, however as of today a third network will be available to Project Fi users — U.S. Cellular. U.S. Cellular, as Google states in a blog post, is the fifth largest network in the U.S., and will bring LTE connectivity to Project Fi users in
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It’s like Carfax, but free Vehicle History offers car reports at no cost One of the biggest issues with buying a used car is fear of the unknown. Sure, the paint may look nice and and seats are still comfy, but if it’s been in an accident, a flood, or it has a less-than-stellar maintenance record, it could be hard to see that at first glance. That’s why vehicle history reports are so important, so you can get the full lowdown on your car’s past life. Typically, car sho
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Mapping the autonomous future: TomTom launches HD navigation data for 17 states TU-Automotive Detroit is known as “the undisputed home of the connected car,” and as such, each year brings a plethora of announcements concerning infotainment and autonomous driving. This time around, navigation specialist TomTom covered both. The biggest reveal is that the Dutch brand has officially launched HD Map and RoadDNA data for 17 new states, both of which provide essential information f
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Tech firms some of the most trusted, admired companies in US – CNET Familiar names top a survey of American adults’ thoughts about innovation and workplace confidence.
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Not Everyone is Happy About Apps Like Waze Traffic navigation apps like Waze are loved by some and hated by others. But why?Read More
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Foraging Communities Might Hold the Key to a Healthier World With threats like climate change looming ever larger, humans might have to go back to the roots to find solutions.Read More
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Obama threatens veto of NDAA over Guantanamo, US-Cuba relations President Obama is ready to veto a Senate defense appropriations bill seeking to keep the Guantanamo Bay detention camp running, the White House said, as it expressed concern over the bill’s “troubling provisions.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Don’t Call Me A Houseboat – The Floating Seahorse Home Signature Edition Dubai and the surrounding islands have become the premier destination for rich people with money to burn and so it’s no surprise that the area is overflowing with innovation and luxury design. Take, for instance, the Floating Seahorse, an absolutely stunning modern home on the water that debuted in 2015. This is not a houseboat–it’s more like a houseyacht, or […]Visit Man of Many for the full post
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Tomorrow is Motorola’s big day, here’s where to watch it June 9 will be an auspicious day for two companies. Well, a company and a half. It is the start of Lenovo’s Tech World conference and, naturally, Motorola will be there, too. While Lenovo itself will have a few mobile devices to show off, Motorola has its own thing as well. Tomorrow, we’ll finally get to see if the Moto … Continue reading
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Human Rights Groups Stand Against Formula One’s Oppressive New Host Country The Baku city skyline, complete with the new Trump International Hotel in the foreground. Photo credit: AP ImagesRepresentatives from Sport for Rights held closed-door meetings with the FIA this week over Azerbaijan’s numerous human rights issues ahead of its new Formula One European Grand Prix, reports Motor Sport. Additionally, the group is encouraging celebrity guests to withdraw from the race.
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Chrome 51 on Android brings tabs back Now that Google has officially released Chrome 51 on Android, it’s reversed a change that came with Lollipop in 2014. That release of Android brought in the option to “Merge tabs and apps” which put open tabs in the app switcher instead of all in one process and was on by default. The only problem was that we disliked it from the start, and so did many others, who quickly disabled it. No
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Most people don’t sleep any worse when taking medicines with sleep disturbance warnings Medicines that carry warnings about sleep disturbances do not seem to contribute to the amount of sleep disturbances in the general population, according to new ‘real world’ research. The findings suggest that investigators may need to provide more careful reporting of side effects in clinical trials, and emphasizes the value of research into the safety of medicines once they are being taken by th
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EU Exploring Idea of Using Government ID Cards As Mandatory Online Logins An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: Fears that fake online reviews might ruin the consumer market and damage legitimate businesses are making the European Commission consider the idea of forcing all EU citizens to log into online accounts using their government-issued ID cards. Details about these plans can be found in a proposal named “Online Platforms and the Digital Sin
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Adobe Lightroom update makes it easier to straighten lopsided buildings in photos Adobe today announced the release of Camera Raw 9.6 and Lightroom CC 2015.6. The bulk of the update brings raw image support for new cameras, adds corrective profiles for more lenses, and squashes some bugs from previous versions. There is, however, one key improvement to Lightroom CC, which architects (and photographers working for them) will greatly appreciate. It’s called Guided Upright, and is
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Mark Zuckerberg will answer your questions in his first Facebook Live Q&A Mark Zuckerberg is doing his bit to promote his company’s push into live-streaming by hosting a Q&A on Facebook Live. In a short video post that was shared from his account on Wednesday, the Facebook founder and CEO announced the live chat broadcast in a rather quiet fashion. The clip features a simple typed-out message on a black background stating the time and date of the event. Zuckerberg s
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Trauma in childhood linked to drug use in adolescence Latest research from a national sample of almost 10,000 US adolescents found psychological trauma, especially abuse and domestic violence before age 11, can increase the likelihood of experimentation with drugs in adolescence, independent of a history of mental illness. This is the first study to document these associations in an American national sample of adolescents.
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Fishing prohibitions produce more sharks along with problems for fishing communities Scientists have good news about fishing closures established in Indonesia’s shark sanctuary, which are good for sharks and other fish. The bad news: People who rely on shark fishing for their livelihoods have few other options but to fish in unprotected areas and sometimes turning to illegal practices.
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‘Graphic representation of capability’: 2 US aircraft carrier groups deployed in Med Deployment of a second US air carrier in the Mediterranean has been called to deter a Russian task force deployed in the region, a US official told the Wall Street Journal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How Apple’s App Store search ads will affect developers and users Apple’s App Store has gotten so big since launching in 2008 that apps are getting buried in search results and developers are missing out on users and revenue. Today, Apple announced a new approach to solving that problem: advertising. That’s right. Ads will start showing up at the top of Apple’s App Store (for U.S. users). The beta program begins this summer, Apple said in a blog post. (In the sa
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Late sleep timing linked to poorer diet quality, lower physical activity Among healthy adults with a habitual sleep duration of at least 6.5 hours, late sleep timing was associated with higher fast food consumption and lower vegetable intake, particularly among men, as well as lower physical activity, a new study has found.
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Sleep disturbances common among military spouses Spouses of military service members experience significant sleep problems, which can impact their health and psycho-social functioning, research shows. The results underscore the importance of screening for sleep disturbances, providing evidence-based interventions to service members as well as their families.
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Study of police officers finds fatigue impacts tactical social interaction Fatigue associated with shift work influences how police officers interact day-to-day during encounters with the public, which can either build or erode trust in the police, a new study has found.
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Uber and Fiat are in discussions to form a self-driving car partnership  Uber and Fiat Chrysler are in talks about a partnership involving self-driving car technology, according to several reports. Bloomberg first published earlier today about a possible deal between the two companies, confirmed by Wall Street Journal sources. According to a person familiar with the matter, the discussions are in the very early stage and Uber is in conversation with a number of… Read
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Samsung Galaxy S8 could get 4K screen Market analysis, wishful thinking, or both? Whichever the case, Samsung’s 2017 flagship might very well bear, not the first, a 4K screen. That is the prediction being made by some analysts like UBI Research, based on trends and current production capabilities. While Sony was really the first OEM to have a 4K smartphone with the Xperia Z5 Premium, Samsung might … Continue reading
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Big news for little friends: Congress seeks to limit animal testing An updated Toxic Substances Control Act that could change the way chemicals are tested on animals has passed both the Senate and the House and is expected to be signed into law. Animal welfare advocates welcomed the news affecting millions of lab animals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UN report ‘deliberately ignores’ Russia’s anti-ISIS efforts in Syria – Churkin Russia’s envoy to the United Nations has criticized the latest UN report which singled out the US coalition efforts in fighting ISIS, overlooking the game-changing role of Russia as well as other countries’ achievements in battling terrorism in Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FBI found over 300 classified docs on computer of Petraeus’ mistress Newly released documents reveal that during the search of former CIA director David Petraeus’ home, the FBI discovered more than 300 classified documents on the personal computer of his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISIS-aligned hackers leak over 7,000 Americans’ names as assassination targets – report The Islamic State-aligned United Cyber Caliphate has placed nearly 8,000 Americans on its longest “kill list” to date. The assassination agenda also reportedly includes names of Canadians, Australians and Europeans. Read Full Article at RT.com
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kengo kuma’s undulating owan pavilion blends architecture and nature at design miami/basel 2016, galerie philippe gravier presents a project the japanese architect which seeks to create a harmonious relationship between structure and landscape. The post kengo kuma’s undulating owan pavilion blends architecture and nature appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Russia might lift entry ban on HIV-infected foreigners – health minister Russia is mulling lifting longstanding restrictions on entry of HIV-infected foreign citizens, the country’s health minister said at a high-level meeting devoted to AIDS and HIV at the UN General Assembly. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Arctic sea ice continues its downward spiral, reaching a record low extent for the month of May If the trend continues, sea ice coverage will decline to an historic minimum by summer’s end in September Back in mid-May, unusually warm conditions, and shrinking sea ice coverage, prompted Ted Scambos of the National Snow and Ice Data Center to predict that “the Arctic is going to go through hell this year.” Almost a month later, that prediction seems right on track. Each and every day
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Help us find them alive: Mother of Boko Haram-kidnapped girl appeals to US via RT A mother of one of 219 Nigerian girls still in Boko Haram captivity is begging the US to help find her daughter and other schoolgirls abducted in 2014. The woman spoke exclusively to RT as she traveled to Washington, DC seeking support. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Obama calls for healing in first public remarks since divisive primary President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that he hoped divisions between Democrats would start to heal, now that his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, has clinched the party’s nomination for the presidential election.
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Japan protests to China over ship in disputed waters Japan lodges a protest with the Chinese ambassador in Tokyo after a Chinese ship sailed close to contested islands in the East China Sea.
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Civil asset forfeiture goes digital: Police tool swipes money from cards before conviction Confiscating cash or property without a conviction or charges is now old hat for law enforcement. Stand by for the Electronic Recovery and Access to Data machine (ERAD), a device that sucks digital money off prepaid cards and into police accounts. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How is Social Media Being Used in Court? We live in a world where social media is just a ubiquitous part of life. Just about everyone posts the happenings in their lives on services like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and others. Sharing everything on the Internet isn’t without consequence, though. For some people, the drawbacks of posting to social media can be small, but for others, their decisions can actually land them in ja
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Robots and self-driving trucks could be the future of mail Despite the hype, drones may be only one small part of the future of post. Speaking Wednesday at the Drones For Good panel held during Sydney’s Vivid festival, Dirk van Lammeren, general manager of small business at Australia Post, told Mashable Australia the company is considering all of its options. SEE ALSO: This high-tech office will give everyone their own thermal bubble In dense, urban area
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Obama Prolongs Unwinnable Wars Barack Obama came into office intending to correct his predecessor’s biggest mistakes by ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He didn’t, because he made his own grievous mistake: choosing to prolong failure rather than admit it.  The error is not original with Obama. George W. Bush did the same thing in those wars, persisting in them mainly because he didn’t know what else to do. So did Lyndo
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sara ferrari’s small side table collection is available in 48 different configurations the ‘tea’ collection for durame is a series of side tables that also function as containers and trays, combining a colorful glass base with the best quality wooden tops. The post sara ferrari’s small side table collection is available in 48 different configurations appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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$38 SSD, SD Cards, Thumb Drives, and PC Gaming Accessories If you’ve been waiting to snag an SSD, now is the time, as you can get a 120GB HyperX drive for $38! Speedy Storage Deals Kingston Digital HyperX FURY 120GB SSD ($37.99, 12% Off) Kingston Digital HyperX FURY 120GB SSD SATA 3 2.5 Solid State Drive with Adapter (SHFS37A/120G) Sand Force controller with SATA Rev 3.0 (6Gb/s) performancePrice: $37.99 Buy Now at Amazon.com SSDs are easily one of the big
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The Biggest Party In the South Scenes from the second-largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration in America — in Savannah, Georgia. …Read More »
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Watch Essentials for the Horologist on the Go Everything you need to travel safely with your watch collection. …Read More »
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Solar Impulse 2 Paves the Way for Cleaner, Greener Air Travel On May 25, Solar Impulse 2 arrived in eastern Pennsylvania — one of many stops in its slow airborne march around the globe. …Read More »
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The FDA just made it easier to report defective e-cigarettes The debate still rages over whether e-cigarettes are a healthier way to smoke, but in the eyes of the US Food and Drug Administration, vape pens can be classified alongside regular old tobacco products. After rules introduced in May that banned their sale to under-18s, the FDA has this week made it easier for consumers to report problems with e-cigs and vape products — along with defective hookah
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Secrecy abounds over 12 Gitmo detainees, attacks on Americans Since a Pentagon official reported two months ago that some dozen former Guantánamo detainees were responsible for the deaths of Americans overseas, the Obama administration has not been forthcoming on the locations or names of those involved. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Record low number of asylum seekers coming to increasingly ‘less attractive’ Norway Norway is not attracting as many migrants as the government had feared and was expecting to receive this year. The country’s Integration minister has attributed the trend to lower appeal of the country due to its harsh asylum policies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Deals of Note: June 9, 2016 How to save on a 37-year old Scotch, a trendy coffee table book, and more. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: June 9, 2016 A new slim sound bar, a new Tennessee whisky, a new adventure watch and much more. …Read More »
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Survey says undecided voters see Brexit making them worse off Britons who still haven’t decided how to vote in the EU referendum think they would be 71 pounds ($103) a year worse off if Britain quits, a survey said, suggesting the “Leave” camp faces a bigger challenge than the “Remain” side.
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Google will give app developers a bigger cut of the revenue It’s not just Apple that’s looking to the deal sweeter for app developers. According to Recode, Google is also introducing a new revenue-sharing model that will give them a bigger cut. Just like Cupertino, the big G plans to increase the amount Android developers take home from 70 percent to 85 percent of all revenue from subscriptions. Google’s offer sounds even better than the iPhone-maker’s, be
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Woman hatches scheme to get drone pilot in trouble, backfires when footage shows otherwise When it comes to consumer drones, the public perception is divided between those who think they are cool, and those who find them annoying, useless, invasive, or dangerous. When the two groups meet, it’s not always a pretty picture. One drone recently captured the tension on video, after a woman swiped the crashed racer, unaware it was recording not only the heist but all her thoughts about drone
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IKEA’s Space10 is creating on-site aquaponic farms for restaurants Space10 and IKEA are teaming up to explore the future of food supply. Food supply issues are one of the major threats facing the world, and since IKEA is the seventh largest restaurant chain in the world, they are well positioned to help drive change. Last year saw the introduction of IKEA’s vegan meatball, now Space10 introduces “The Farm,” an IKEA-hack aquaponic garden that proves that
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World’s first child-exoskeleton for spinal muscular atrophy A child exoskeleton frame helps children to walk and aims to prevent the setting in of sclorosis which results from a loss of agility. The technology has been jointly patented and licensed by CSIC and its spin-off, Marsi BionicsFurthermore, it will also be used in physiotherapy in hospitals to prevent the secondary effects associated with the loss of mobility in this illness. The technology, which
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Cashed up Ocean Cleanup project to forge ahead with real-world testing The mounting trash in the sea is a big problem that will take a large-scale solution. Numerous ideas have been put forward, but perhaps none with the big-picture feel of catching plastic waste in floating arms that stretch for 100 km (62.1 mi) across the ocean surface. The Ocean Cleanup Project has now edged a little close towards this goal, banking more than US$1.5 million in funding to move a
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6.2 quake strikes Indonesia off Lombok coast A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck some 190 miles south of the Indonesian island of Lombok, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This is the future: YouTuber uses drone to cut hair – CNET A popular robotics vlogger and a computer hacker pair up to give a mannequin a haircut with a drone. Is this the feel good story of the summer?
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Leather alternative Piñatex is made from pineapple leaves New materials company Ananas Anam is using pineapple waste to create a new material that provides an animal-friendly alternative to leather. (more…)
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Thousands of spiders wove this giant web because life is terrifying Arachnophobes, you won’t love this. Thousands of spiders have created a giant web in the trees near Launceston in Tasmania, Australia, as seen in photos shot by local Ken Puccetti. SEE ALSO: This blueberry filled with a spider’s nest would ruin anyone’s breakfast It’s due to recent heavy flooding in the Launceston area, with spiders taking refuge high up from the waters, which has left trees swat
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Large Vertical Farm to Open in Kentucky The vertical farm is called FarmedHere, after the company that plans to build it, and it will form one part of the planned 24 acre (9.7-ha) West Louisville FoodPort, which is set to become a large community of food-related businesses in area. The farm will be used to grow organic microgreens, herbs and vegetables. FarmedHere will stretch over an area of 60,000 sq ft (5,574 sq m). It will feature
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US intelligence wants real-time behavior monitoring software A new initiative from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence aims to create an intelligent surveillance system that can analyze live video and spot suspicious behavior in real time. According to Defense One, the research project is called Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (a.k.a. DIVA) and it will be a joint effort between academics, the private sector and ODNI’s Intelligence Advan
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Giant sinkhole opens up near Canada’s parliament in central Ottawa (VIDEO) Authorities in the Canadian capital of Ottawa were forced to evacuate a mall and surrounding buildings just 500 meters from the national parliament after a gigantic sinkhole opened up in the city’s downtown core. No injuries have been reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scientists confirm DNA holds a second layer of information Everything that makes you you is in your DNA, but a long-time hypothesis suggests that you’re not just a product of the genetic code itself, but also the mechanical cues that determine how that information folds up inside your cells. Now, theoretical physicists in the Netherlands have confirmed that this second layer of information does indeed exist… Continue Reading Scientists confirm DNA ho
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Tel Aviv shooting: Israel suspends Palestinian permits Israel suspends entry permits for 83,000 Palestinians hours after two gunmen kill four people in an attack in Tel Aviv.
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tsai karopoulos & kil present finalist sea hotel concept in an attempt to reinvigorate the murro di porco lighthouse and surrounding area, a frame-like canopy draws visitors’ eyes to key sights and perspectives. The post tsai karopoulos & kil present finalist sea hotel concept appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Private sector sparks inspiration for federal government to innovate: Bishop The Australian government plans to lead by example when it comes to innovation, and wants to do that by drawing on inspiration from the private sector.
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Pebble pubs its activity-tracking algorithms and Happiness app Pebble has a few health-related updates to share following the launch of its crowdfunding campaign for three new fitness-focused smartwatches. In particular, it has revealed how its first native fitness-tracking app works by publishing the algorithms behind it, launched a mood-tracking app and published the results of a sleep study. Nathaniel Stockham, a Stanford U Ph.D. student in Neuroscience an
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Let’s revisit the consensus on fat, carbs and health The row over dietary fat exposes deeper problems. If science doesn’t come clean when the facts aren’t clear, we may give up trying to lead a healthy life
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Over 30 killed, dozens injured as car bomb blasts rock Baghdad (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Two separate blasts have ripped through Iraq’s capital, killing at least 31 people and injuring over 70, according to local police. Both Islamic State- claimed attacks come as Iraqi forces struggle to force the militants out of Fallujah, west of Baghdad. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rebel forces advance on IS group in northern Syria Syrian rebels have reopened a vital supply line by capturing two villages from the Islamic State jihadist group as it came under pressure on a range of fronts in Syria and Iraq.
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US elections: Obama calls for Democratic unity President Obama says he hopes the Democrats “pull things together” after Hillary Clinton claims the presidential nomination but her rival refuses to end his bid.
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Mercedes will unveil a Tesla Model X competitor this year It’s amazing how Tesla has become the first brand that people think about when talking about electric cars, and it’s done so without spending a cent on advertising. The association is so strong that electric cars released by other automakers are simply referred to as “Tesla competitors,” including the soon-to-be unveiled electric SUV from Mercedes. Expected to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show l
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NASA takes 23,000-foot view of the world’s coral reefs Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the water looking at small portions of larger reefs to gather data and knowledge about the larger ecosystems. But NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking a step back and getting a wider view, from about 23,000 feet above.
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Fish eyes life inside a jelly’s belly A fish has been pictured swimming inside a jellyfish off Australia’s east coast in a remarkable and rare image that has gone viral, with more than two million online views.
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Alexis Dornier completes co-living complex in Bali with communal areas on its roof With the trend for co-living continuing to pick up speed, German architect Alexis Dornier has transformed a group of old apartment blocks in Bali into a communal housing development (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Incredibly detailed miniatures will make you nostalgic for old timey Asian snacks Miniature clay art has been known to get pretty realistic, but a Malaysian hobbyist has absolutely slayed it with a realistic doll-sized provision shop stocked with various miniatures she’s made. The retro-looking store is reminiscent of the mom-and-pop outlets you’d find across Singapore and Malaysia, and includes details like the iconic Chinese lunar calendar hanging on the back wall along with
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French special forces on ground in Syria – Defense Ministry official France has deployed its special forces on the ground in northern Syria to advise rebels and help them fight Islamic State, a French Defense Ministry official has revealed to AFP. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Pleo is a company card that claims to automate expense reports  A new player Pleo is throwing its wares into the company expenses ring with a new company expenses card — both virtual and an actual physical card — that claims to automate expense reports and enable SMEs to take more control over their employees’ expenditure. Read More
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Ethiopia base in Somalia attacked by al-Shabab Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it has killed 60 Ethiopian soldiers in an attack on an African Union base in Somalia.
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Slotting sticks together to create customized furniture When you think of furniture you need to assemble yourself, you probably think of Ikea. But pieces from the Swedish giant require you to strictly adhere to the instructions to achieve the desired result. A Lithuanian team has taken a more freeform approach with Spyndi, which is comprised of individual sticks that slot together to form a variety of shapes… Continue Reading Slotting sticks toget
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AmazonFresh launches grocery deliveries in London  AmazonFresh, the e-commerce behemoth’s grocery service, will start operating in parts of north and east London today. Deliveries will first be available in 69 postcodes before expanding to other parts of the city. Read More
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RoBattle is a modular, autonomous combat robot Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) new combat robot has a wide variety of applications. The machine called RoBattle can be used as an advance guard, as a decoy or for surveillance missions. Why? Because it uses a system that the manufacturer calls modular “robotic kit” made up of several components: vehicle control, navigation, RT mapping and autonomy, sensors and mission payloads. Since
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Brickbat: No Irish Need Apply The BBC has two junior scriptwriting jobs open, but only for blacks, Asians or other ethnic minorities, not for any white people. BBC officials say such discrimination is legal under the Equality Act.
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Royal Mint opens its gold vaults to UK pensioners UK’s Royal Mint announced on Wednesday it is to offer savers their first chance to own gold bars as part of their pension funds. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mecanoo designs gorgeous green-roofed train station for Kaohsiung Set on an 8.5-hectare site with a sunken station plaza, the 182,000-square-meter Kaohsiung Train Station will be a major transit hub serving trains, metros, local buses, intercity buses, taxis, and bicycles. A 35,000-square-meter green canopy sprawls out across the square like an amoeba and extends rounded arms that connect the various forms of transport. The underside of the canopy continues the
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Modom’s Shark Leash keeps Jaws from interrupting your surf session Think of it as the safety equivalent of a motorcycle helmet, but for the ocean.Photo: ModomThe last thing you want in the water as you paddle out is shark looking for some face time, but there’s a new must-have accessory that’ll keep you out of harm’s way. Modom’s Shark Leash uses Sharkbanz magnetic technology, which is a battery-free design that helps deter sharks using a magnetic field that has
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Eidos, Razer, Open Bionics to make Deus Ex augmentations real There is an oft quoted (or misquoted) line about how life imitates art more than the other way around. In some cases, when art is expressed in a fantasy, futuristic form, that is almost impossible. Three different but connected companies, however, are going to team up and bring their unique specializations together to make life indeed imitate art. In this … Continue reading
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Netflix’s “Binge Scale” Tells You Which Shows Are Most Gripping Not all binge watching is created equal. Some shows give you that “one more episode” feeling while others make you stop after each episode and absorb what you just saw. No one know this better than Netflix. With its millions of users, it was able to create a cool new page called The Binge Scale. Basically, what Netflix did was dig through the global viewing patterns of more than 100 TV series acro
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Blood test for Alzheimer’s shows 100 percent accuracy in early trials Alzheimer’s can be quite a stealthy foe, at times causing damage in a sufferer long before any symptoms start to show. Naturally, this makes it tricky to detect early on, which is problematic because treatment options only narrow as the disease progresses. But researchers may have now uncovered what could become a hugely valuable diagnostics tool, developing a blood test capable of picking up e
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Fighter jet crash: SU-27 pilot killed near Moscow, failed to eject trying to avoid homes (VIDEO) A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet has crashed in the Moscow Region, some 30km from the Russian capital. The pilot died in the crash, guiding the aircraft away from residential units. No casualties or destruction on the ground have been reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Luxury glass home is tied with a ribbon Swiss firm Evolution Design recently completed work on a unique glass house dubbed Flexhouse. Built on a challenging plot on the banks of Lake Zurich, it boasts a stunning design, a focus on energy-efficiency, and great views. All it really lacks is privacy – this is clearly intended as a place both to see and be seen… Continue Reading Luxury glass home is tied with a ribbon Category: Archi
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Tesco Mobile will cut your bill if you agree to view ads Smartphone contracts can be expensive, especially if you want a deal with a sizeable data allowance. To help you save money, Tesco is offering an unusual deal — put up with ads on your lock screen and in exchange, you’ll get £3 off your monthly bill. The offer is being handled by Unlockd, a startup that’s already partnered with Boost Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint in the US, and Lebara, a network
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Pakistan: Zeenat Rafiq who was burnt for eloping is buried A young Pakistani woman allegedly burnt to death by her mother for marrying without family consent is buried in Lahore.
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mini demonstrates its off-roading caliber with all4 scrambler concept mini has decided to tune their four-wheel drive ‘all4’ to new heights with rugged elements influenced by the BMW ‘R nineT’ motorcycle. The post mini demonstrates its off-roading caliber with all4 scrambler concept appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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YouTube launches Smart Offline feature in India to schedule video downloads during cheaper off-peak hours YouTube is introducing a new Smart Offline feature, available only in India for now, that lets mobile users take advantage of cheaper mobile data rates at night. By and large, YouTube has traditionally required an internet connection to access videos, but because not all markets have ubiquitous mobile internet, Google has thrown some markets a bone by allowing offline access. Ad dollars are ad dol
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Opera’s battery saver goes public, new mobile concept coming Smartphones aren’t the only ones in dire need of sometimes drastic battery saving features. Even laptops, with their significantly larger batteries, need some power saving loving. That’s why when Opera announced that it had a new built-in browser feature that promised to give back 50% more battery life, there was understandably a good amount of interest. Now you can verify … Continue reading
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Temporary Bridge / Gijs Van Vaerenbergh © Jeroen Verrecht Architects: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh Location: Brussels, Belgium Architect: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Jeroen Verrecht , Tim Van De Velde Engineer: Util struktuurstudies Developers: Festival kanal & Architecture Workroom Brussels Constructors: Sarens Group & Van der Spek © Jeroen Verrecht Implantin
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Why you shouldn’t stop traveling just because you have a baby So you’ve had your first child. Congratulations. Enjoy the ride and tear up that passport because you won’t be needing it for some time. Or so goes the received wisdom. But there’s no reason why becoming a parent should preclude you from seeing the world. SEE ALSO: How to make that first flight with your baby as easy as possible Sure, it’s infinitely more difficult getting around with a beautiful
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Elon Musk drops more hints that he is, in fact, Iron Man Elon Musk is Iron Man. OK, we don’t really know that, but among all the multi-billionaires young enough to fly around in a high-tech metal suit, he’s the most likely candidate. And now he’s dropped yet another hint in favor of the Elon Iron Musk Man theory.  Commenting on a CNN report that Musk has privately met with top Pentagon officials, Musk tweeted that the meeting was related to a “fly
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Clickety click: See how the modular Blocks smartwatch works in this new video The Blocks smartwatch is nearly here, and the modular smartwatch has been going through some changes since we last saw it, as the company prepares for deliveries to start in the fall. Best compared to Google’s Project Ara, the Blocks smartwatch uses modules to expand its functionality, so you can tailor it to work in the way you want. Now we’ve got the chance to see a close-to-final version in act
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YouTube has a new way to save on data costs for Android users in India It’s not uncommon for YouTube fans in India to switch to lower resolution playback so they can save on mobile data charges; carriers’ fees have been high for years and aren’t much cheaper even in 2016. Google hopes to help with that by introducing a new feature in YouTube’s Android app, called Smart Offline. It lets you download videos to your device only during those hours when mobile data is les
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This Important iOS Feature Could Save Your Life One Day Your smartphone can be used for many things, but perhaps one of the most important is using it as a personal safety device. With such a variety of apps, there’s something to cover nearly every need you could have in the safety department. It’s all well and good to use a fitness tracker to improve your health, but what would happen if someone found you unconscious? That’s why you need the medical b
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Bill Gates launches chicken plan to help Africa poor Microsoft founder Bill Gates launches a campaign to help extremely poor families in sub-Saharan Africa by giving them chickens.
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Daredevil skateboarder takes on Edinburgh Castle’s sky high walls Skateboarders are always looking for the next thrill, and few places offer a challenge quite like Edinburgh Castle. One daredevil maniac, known as Pieute, used the castle’s walls, which stretch high into the sky from the historic city, for his latest stunt. The clip of the stunt, which one commenter called “stupidity at its finest,” will give you vertigo from the comfort of your muc
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Mazzanti hopes to rattle the big boys with its 1000 hp Millecavalli The fastest street legal hypercar in the world?Photo: EvantraOne of the fastest cars in Italy isn’t wearing a horse or a bull on the hood. Meet the Evantra Millecavalli, an absolutely insane hypercar with the wild styling to match. The car will boast a 7.2L biturbo V8 that will produce a mind-boggling 1000 hp and even crazier performance numbers.So how fast is the Millecavalli? The company claims
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L.A. Residential: 10 Contemporary Homes Across the City of Angels Los Angeles profoundly shaped the modernist movement, but the City of Angels holds far more than its historic legacy. From Pierre Koenig’s iconic Stahl house to the Eames House and the transformation of the Los Angeles Basin, the city has continuously sought a new aesthetic, one where progressive forms and spatial multiplicity coexist. Reacting against old styles and outdated approaches, architec
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Gene editing can drive science to openness The fast-moving field of gene-drive research provides an opportunity to rewrite the rules of the science, says Kevin Esvelt.Nature 534 153 doi: 10.1038/534153a
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Bully particle beats up atoms to fix cosmic accounting glitch A proposed particle could explain why there was less lithium than we thought at the big bang – and maybe dark matter too
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Scientists lobby for partial lifting of GMO production ban in Russia – paper Russian Academy of Sciences has reportedly addressed the parliament with a request to partially lift the ban on production of genetically-modified organisms on condition that the GMO materials would be registered and thoroughly regulated. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cyber Caliphate ‘kill list’ includes 39 Britons, urges ISIS supporters to ‘avenge’ Muslims A pro-Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) hacking group calling itself the United Cyber Caliphate has released a ‘kill list’ of 39 Britons it wants supporters to follow and avenge for Muslims. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia tops Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil exporter Russia became the world’s leading oil and natural gas exporter last year, according to BP’s annual statistical review of world energy. The country has overtaken Saudi Arabia in crude exports, and retained the top spot in exports of natural gas. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Senior Tory defects from pro-Brexit campaign over ‘untrue’ NHS claims Tory MP Dr. Sarah Wollaston has defected from Vote Leave just weeks before the Brexit referendum, accusing the campaign of engaging in “post-truth politics,” specifically citing untruths about the future of the National Health Service (NHS). Read Full Article at RT.com
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China central bank says economy will still grow 6.8% this year The People’s Bank of China is sticking with its forecast that the world’s second-biggest economy will grow 6.8 percent this year despite difficulties. This is higher than the International Monetary Fund prediction and from other economists. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Norway moves up zero emissions target to 2030 From committing to zero deforestation in its public procurement to moving toward banning gas-powered cars, Norway has recently been making environmental headlines around the world. Now the oil-rich Nordic nation has taken perhaps its most significant climate action by pushing up the target of completely eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 20 years. The parliament’s energy and environment commi
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HPE’s new converged IoT systems bring horsepower to the edge The biggest names in data centers and clouds are now vying to dominate the emerging IT battleground in factories, vehicles and power plants. The so-called industrial Internet of Things calls for data-gathering and analysis at the edge of enterprise networks, where conventional systems wouldn’t be efficient or hardy enough. IT stalwarts like HPE, IBM and Dell say they can now meet those requirem
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Plant lignin improves efficacy of sunscreen Hamilton, Ontario (UPI) Jun 8, 2016 In a new study, scientists point to the potential of lignin to bolster sunscreen performance. Lignin is an organic polymer found in the cell walls of many plants. It offers structural integrity and rigidity and is found in high concentrations in wood and bark. It’s also one of the paper industry’s biggest waste products. Most sunscreens use synthetic compounds
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Mexican engineer extracts gas from urine to heat shower Mexico City (AFP) June 9, 2016 Mexican engineer Gabriel Luna-Sandoval was urinating one day when he realized that the yellow liquid could be of “vital” use elsewhere. Nine years later, he invented a machine that he said can transform urine into a biogas to serve as a household heater to take hot showers or cook. But the 41-year-old researcher from the University of Sonora State, in nort
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Constraining the composition of Earth’s interior with elasticity of minerals Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2016 The composition and temperature of the Earth’s interior are fundamental for us to understand the Earth’ interior and his dynamics. Because of the impossibility to access directly most areas of the Earth’s interior, the combination of the elasticity of minerals at high temperature and pressure (PT) and the seismic results becomes one of most practical ways to cons
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Asteroseismologists listen to the relics of the Milky Way Birmingham, UK (SPX) Jun 09, 2016 Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to research published in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Monthly Notices. The research team, from the University of Birmingham’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has reported the detection of resonant acoustic oscil
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Black Holes Might Not be Dead-ends After All Lisbon Portugal (SPX) Jun 09, 2016 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 Astrofisica e Ciencias do Espaco (IA , and his team. This result, published in the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity, is supported by the fact that the interactions between the different parts of the body, which hol
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LISA Pathfinder Exceeds Expectations Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 09, 2016 The ESA satellite mission LISA Pathfinder has successfully demonstrated the technology for a gravitational wave observatory in space such as LISA. After a picture perfect start, a journey to its destination some 1.5 million kilometers from Earth towards the Sun, and a successful release of the test masses, LISA Pathfinder began its job as a space laboratory on
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Air conditioning goes green Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2016 The ingenuity of four space engineers has created a zero-emission air-conditioning system that doesn’t pollute our atmosphere when we turn it on. Air conditioning for offices, factories, shopping centres and homes has long been recognised as a large contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, and boosting its efficiency would help to combat climate change. Zero-carbon buildi
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Second Starliner Begins Assembly in Florida Factory Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jun 09, 2016 Another major hardware component for Boeing’s second Starliner spacecraft recently arrived at the company’s assembly facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The upper dome – basically one half of the Starliner pressure vessel – arrived at the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility, closely following the arrival of the lower dome and do
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Universe’s first life might have been born on carbon planets Boston MA (SPX) Jun 09, 2016 Our Earth consists of silicate rocks and an iron core with a thin veneer of water and life. But the first potentially habitable worlds to form might have been very different. New research suggests that planet formation in the early universe might have created carbon planets consisting of graphite, carbides, and diamond. Astronomers might find these diamond worlds by s
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Scientists design energy-carrying particles called ‘topological plexcitons’ Scientists at UC San Diego, MIT and Harvard University have engineered “topological plexcitons,” energy-carrying particles that could help make possible the design of new kinds of solar cells and miniaturized optical circuitry.
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DNA damage by ultrashort pulses of intense laser light In a recent development, scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research report that damage to DNA can be induced by ultrashort pulses of high intensity laser light. Published in Scientific Reports, these findings have important implications in clinical conditions, especially in reducing collateral damage to tissues surrounding the real target of conventional radiotherapy.
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Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense Sunspring, a short science fiction movie written entirely by AI, debuts exclusively on Ars today. (video link) Ars is excited to be hosting this online debut of Sunspring, a short science fiction film that’s not entirely what it seems. It’s about three people living in a weird future, possibly on a space station, probably in a love triangle. You know it’s the future because H (played with neuro
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Jeremy Clarkson struggling to assemble a cardboard box is funnier than you’d think Jeremy Clarkson may be good at cars and stuff, but when it comes to assembling cardboard boxes his skills leave a little to be desired. In the clip above, Clarkson is presented with the “DHL box challenge” — basically an attempt to assemble a DHL box in the quickest time possible, while James May and Richard Hammond sit on the sidelines hurling abuse at him. SEE ALSO: Former ‘Top Ge
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How to Enable Click-to-Play for Flash in Chrome Right Now There are many reasons why the web needs to abandon Flash as soon as possible. The vast number of security vulnerabilities is one. The fact that HTML5 is better in almost every way is another. And then there’s the fact that Google is going to disable Flash by default in Chrome within the coming months. Or in other words, Flash will be pretty much obsolete by this time next year. But instead of com
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Internet oversight transfer by U.S. could face new hurdles U.S. plans to transfer the oversight of key technical Internet functions to an international multi-stakeholder governance model have run into hurdles, with two bills being introduced on Wednesday that would require the government to first take the approval of Congress for the transition. A bill called the Protecting Internet Freedom Act, proposed in the Senate by Ted Cruz (R-Texas), would prohi
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Video hints Japan abetting illegal ivory trade: conservationists Conservation activists on Thursday showed undercover video they say suggests that a “huge loophole” in Japanese law enforcement is hindering efforts to rein in illegal ivory trading.
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Ali’s love for Africa From Muhammad Ali’s most famous fight to his friendship with Nelson Mandela, photos that tell the story of the boxer’s relationship with Africa.
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Tel Aviv attack: Israel suspends 83,000 Palestinian entry permits, boosts troop numbers in W. Bank Israel has frozen entry permits for 83,000 Palestinians during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan over the recent Tel Aviv shooting that left four killed. The authorities have also said they will send hundreds more troops to the West Bank. Read Full Article at RT.com
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MI6 won’t be charged over kidnap, torture of Libyans Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced Thursday that no charges will be brought against British spies over the 2004 rendition of Libyan dissidents due to “insufficient evidence.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Come on, Let’s Give the Robots Hands Already The physical world defeats our bots because it’s been designed by and for humans The post Come on, Let’s Give the Robots Hands Already appeared first on WIRED.
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US obesity epidemic grows in all ages Washington (AFP) June 7, 2016 The US obesity epidemic has worsened across the board to include 40 percent of women, 35 percent of men and 17 percent of children and teens, studies released Tuesday found. Efforts to encourage Americans to lose weight have achieved precious little, the research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Published in the Journal of the American Medical
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Annual monsoon arrives in drought-hit India New Delhi (AFP) June 8, 2016 Annual monsoon rains arrived in southern India on Wednesday, easing fears of millions of desperate farmers after two straight years of drought, the weather department said. Farmers rely on the monsoon rains, which hit the Kerala coast every year and then sweep across the country, to water their crops and replenish dams and reservoirs. But India is in the grip of its w
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Wildlife phone apps cause chaos in S.Africa’s Kruger Park Johannesburg (AFP) June 8, 2016 Mobile telephone apps that track wildlife sightings in South Africa’s Kruger Park have caused a rise in road rage, roadkills and speeding as tourists rush to animal sightings, officials said Wednesday. South African National Parks (SANParks) said it was exploring how to restrict use of the apps, saying that they “induce an unhealthy sense of eagerness for visi
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Hong Kong pro-democracy protester tells court of police ‘assault’ Hong Kong (AFP) June 8, 2016 A Hong Kong protester told Wednesday how he was kicked and punched during pro-democracy rallies in 2014 as seven police officers stood trial over the attack, which was captured on film and beamed around the world. Civic Party activist Ken Tsang testified for the first time in the trial which began last week in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. All seven officers have
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Indonesia plans tougher punishments for poachers Jakarta (AFP) June 8, 2016 Indonesia plans to quadruple maximum jail terms for animal poachers and traffickers in a major overhaul of wildlife crime laws, but environmentalists expressed scepticism Wednesday the changes would be effective. Maximum sentences for poaching and trading protected animals will be increased from five years to 20 under the new legislation proposed by the environment and
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Gaps in sea-floor mapping carry hefty price, experts warn Brest, France (AFP) June 8, 2016 Lack of knowledge about the ocean floor is inflicting a heavy cost in oil exploration, fishery management and plane crash investigations, experts said Wednesday. Even though two-thirds of Earth is covered in water, less than 10 percent of the floor of oceans deeper than 200 metres (721 feet) has been mapped in detail, according to the International Hydrographic Or
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Fuel, water shortages hit Sudanese capital Khartoum (AFP) June 8, 2016 Water and fuel shortages hit the Sudanese capital on Wednesday, with residents queing outside petrol stations and waiting for water tankers across several neighbourhoods of Khartoum, an AFP correspondent reported. The drop in fuel and water supplies comes on top of electricity cuts for the past several weeks across many residential neighbourhoods of the city of seven m
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Mexico cracks down on capital’s car pollution Mexico City (AFP) June 7, 2016 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. The environment ministry unveiled the new rules three months after authorities issued the first air quality alert in 13 years in the greater Mexico City area. Normally, cars that pa
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Climate change will affect farmers’ bottom line Urbana IL (SPX) Jun 09, 2016 Over the next 70 to 100 years, our climate is projected to change dramatically, with major impacts on a wide variety of economic sectors. But the sector that is most likely to be affected by these changes is agriculture. A number of studies support this assertion, but relatively few look at the effect of climate change on agriculture from a comprehensive economic pers
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Scientists craft an artificial seawater concoction Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Jun 09, 2016 Microbiologists have concocted an artificial seawater medium that can be used to successfully cultivate abundant marine microorganisms, many of which have not been genetically characterized before. The recipe and study led by LSU doctoral candidate Michael Henson from Sylvania, Ohio and LSU Assistant Professor Cameron Thrash with support from LSU undergraduate re
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Another 4 Gmail Labs features for a more productive inbox We love Gmail because of the many ways it allows us to optimize our email experience. One of our favorite ways is to visit Gmail Labs. As the name implies, it’s the playground where Google rolls out its experimental features. The successful ones, such as “Undo Send,” eventually become part of Gmail. But you don’t have to wait for Google to put its official stamp of approval on them; many are pl
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EU Commission can order Italy to fell diseased olive trees: court The EU’s top court ruled Thursday the European Commission can order member states to cut down thousands of olive trees infected by deadly bacteria after Italian authorities halted the felling in December.
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Apple could ditch the 11-inch MacBook Air for a 15-inch model The MacBook Air will be refreshed very shortly, and we can expect to see the new models on sale in a couple of months according to the latest speculation.This new rumor comes from Macotakara, the Japanese tech blog that’s a source of plenty of Apple-related chin wagging, and it cites a Chinese supplier which reckons the refreshed MacBook Airs will be shipping in August.Apparently, we’ll also see t
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Why scientists are purposefully crashing drones Security researchers at Johns Hopkins University are intentionally crashing commercial drones in the hope of persuading manufacturers to improve the security of their devices.Drone sales have skyrocketed in recent years, proving popular with photographers, industry and even racing enthusiasts. But Lanier A. Watkins, who led a team of students in the research, says that manufacturers have left many
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Affordable drones are the new wave of underwater exploration Underwater exploration has never been a cheap endeavor. Aside from a submarine or an underwater rover, your options for unlocking the secrets of the deep are rather limited. Two companies are working to change that by creating compact, affordable underwater robots. The first is O-Robotix, the maker of Seadrone, which takes concepts from aerial drones and modifies them for use under water.
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‘Cardiogram’ App Update Brings Native Apple Watch Support, 3D Touch, and More HealthKit-enabled Apple Watch app Cardiogram has received its 1.0 release, bringing native watchOS 2 compatibility, 3D Touch for supporting devices, and a redesigned interface. The app has been developed in collaboration with researchers at the University of California San Francisco’s Health eHeart study, which aims to help end heart disease. The program wants to develop a way to detect atrial f
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At the LHC, charmed twins will soon be more common than singles In the range of energies penetrated by the LHC accelerator, a new mechanism of particle creation is becoming more prominent, say scientists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow. The energy from collisions is now so great that some of the elementary particles, mesons containing charm quarks, are beginning to emerge in pairs as often as single ones—and ev
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Tunneling ionization helps scientists to track ultrafast changes in molecules Using tunneling ionization and ultrashort laser pulses, scientists have observed the changes that take place in the structure of a molecule within billionths of a billionth of a second when excited by an electron impact.
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studio marco piva explores materials, colors + textures in architecture at venice biennale ‘designing the complexity: materials, colors, textures’ looks at the structural and aesthetic aspects that go into realizing a built project. The post studio marco piva explores materials, colors + textures in architecture at venice biennale appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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This ingenious no-electricity cooler made with plastic bottles is helping Bangladesh cope with summer A Bangladeshi inventor has made a simple yet effective cooler to help poor residents of his country cope with skyrocketing temperatures during summer without any electricity. His tools? Used plastic bottles. SEE ALSO: The 11 most impressive social good innovations from May Ashis Paul’s eco-cooler is a zero-electricity air conditioner that uses repurposed plastic bottles to draw cool air into tin
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Dear French entrepreneurs: Please stop giving a f–k what the world thinks of you OPINION: Disclosure: Business France, an agency of the French government that promotes the country’s economy, organized a tour of Paris’ startup community and paid for my travel and hotel. A recent tour of the Paris tech ecosystem for a contingent of international journalists provided me with additional confirmation of what I have seen and felt during the almost two years I have lived in France:
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Add A Fingerprint Reader To Any Computer With Turnkey Does your laptop have a fingerprint reader? Chances are that unless you have a business-grade machine then you probably don’t. Heck even Apple’s computers — which … Read More
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Stop Drool & Sweat-Loving Bacteria With Silvon Pillows And Sheets Let’s get real for a second: you aren’t very clean when you go to bed. Even if you’re the type of person who absolutely has to shower … Read More
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Barracuda Is Connected Luggage With A Built-In Laptop Tray If you’re like most people then you treat the airport as a place to show off your recently acquired travel gadgets. Whether you’re wearing beats, showing the … Read More
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Saturn Glass Will Never Spill If you’re reading inStash then you’re a person of superior taste. We pride ourselves on having some of the most refined and classy readers on the entire … Read More
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JimmyCase Wallet Case Combines Your Wallet AND Phone Your smartphone and your wallet are probably two of your most important possessions. They also just so happen to be the most frequently misplaced items that we … Read More
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HK House The L- shape of the home integrates the patio and the large park on the other side of the street into the living space. The hallways were developed to convert into destinations themselves, permitting various uses, both planned and spontaneous, to accompany the lives and needs of the inhabitants. To provide privacy and a view, we developed a system of skins that creates different visual sieves dep
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A reprieve for Moore’s Law: milspec chip writes computing’s next chapter ANDOVER, Mass.—At the front door of Raytheon’s Integrated Air Defense Center, there’s a reminder of how big microwave electronics used to be—the original microwave oven. The now ever-present kitchen device was invented after a Raytheon engineer discovered his candy bar melted while he was standing near a magnetron used in a radar system the company was developing. Nearly the size of a refrigerat
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Ramadan meal row ‘prompted German fire’ at Duesseldorf shelter German investigators believe a dispute over Ramadan meals led to a fire that gutted a shelter for 282 asylum seekers in Duesseldorf.
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Why did LeEco ditch the headphone jack? LeEco is one of those rapidly growing Chinese companies that takes a renaissance-man approach to tech development, doing everything from autonomous cars and smart bicycles to more conventional stuff like TVs and smartphones. In the latter category, it garnered some extra press for itself recently when it introduced three new handsets with not a single 3.5mm headphone jack among them. With Apple e
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What Zombie Debt Is and How It Can Come Back to Haunt You On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver bought $15 million in outstanding medical debt just to prove how easy it is to start a debt buying company. It was debt that regular people owed, presumably from surgeries, hospital stays, medical procedures and so on. Instead of buying the debt to turn a profit, Oliver forgave it. All of it. The segment outlined the many flaws of the debt and credit industry, but
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Europe migrant crisis: Doubt cast on identity of ‘smuggler’ extradited to Italy Italy is checking the identity of a suspect extradited from Sudan in a high-profile operation against people-smuggling, amid fears he is the wrong man.
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New French law could shield Russian assets The French government is considering amendments to its anti-corruption law that would help foreign countries protect their assets from being frozen in business disputes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Prince of war: ‘Salesman’ Charles used to push Saudi fighter jet deal for arms giant BAE Heir to the throne Prince Charles faces renewed criticism over his role in the sale of British fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, which are now widely believed to have been used against civilians in the Gulf kingdom’s bloody Yemen intervention. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The best edge panel add-ons for the Galaxy S7 Edge Head to the edgeImage by Derek WalterYou paid extra for that curvy screen when you opted for one of the Galaxy S edge models. The Galaxy S7 Edge, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+ can all put live content just one flick away on your screen, which makes for a great way to check the news, weather, sports, or fire up a favorite widget.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Naim Audio Mu-so Qb wireless speaker review: It sounds as beautiful as it looks, it just doesn’t get loud enough When I reviewed Naim Audio’s Mu-so, its $1499 price tag didn’t bother me because its performance knocked me out. So when I saw its diminutive cousin—the Mu-so Qb—at CES in January and learned that Naim planned to introduce multi-room support for the Mu-so lineup, I couldn’t wait to hear the smaller speaker. The Mu-so Qb looks just as beautiful as its larger sibling, but it doesn’t quite live up
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This hero made a Tumblr to shame shameless marketing campaigns By now, we’ve all experienced it in one way or another: you’re casually browsing a website when a promo suddenly pops up asking you to sign up for a new service or special offer. But while there’s nothing wrong with a little marketing, recently websites have been growing exceedingly shameless in their promotional efforts. Fortunately, an anonymous hero has decided to take a stand against this horr
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Snapchat’s live music deal promises to deliver the best festival footage Snapchat wants to bring you all the action from the country’s biggest live music festivals without the worry of buying a ticket. The popular visual media app has partnered with AEG Live to provide coverage from some of its biggest music events in the form of Live Stories. Soon, when you log in to Snapchat, you’ll be seeing clips from festivals including FYF Fest, Stagecoach Country Music Festival,
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Asus’ Jonney Shih on product design and artificial intelligence If there’s one thing that separates Asus from its competitors, it’s the company’s willingness to experiment with new designs. Asus has had a few big hits that the rest of the industry followed, like the Eee PC in 2008, which sparked the craze for netbooks. Other products have fared less well, like the PadFone, a hybrid device that includes a smartphone that docks into a tablet. But year after y
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The Fourth Amendment Is Supposed to Work for the People, Not the Government (New at Reason) Young America fought a revolution against its colonial master, in great part to get rid of the system of general warrants which allowed the government to search and seize the property of private citizens without individualized suspicion or probable cause. When the war was won and the constitution written, Andrew Napolitano writes, “The Fourth Amendment was expressly written to protect our in
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SO? architecture suspends interactive sky garden in istanbul’s ortaköy square activated by the participation of the public, the installation forms an undulating landscape of greenery and botanical life. The post SO? architecture suspends interactive sky garden in istanbul’s ortaköy square appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Improving the New Science of X-Ray Technology in 1916 Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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First Click: When animals attack tech It doesn’t take a hurricane or an asteroid to remind us that our technological prowess is still at the mercy of nature. Sometimes, it only takes a monkey. On Tuesday, the entire country of Kenya lost electricity for nearly four hours, and it was all because of a clumsy monkey. According to the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), a monkey fell onto a transformer Tuesday morning at the
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Glitter Beard Kit Transform your dull facial hair into a shiny and shimmering mane using this glitter bead kit. The kit includes an all natural serum that won’t harm your beard, golden glitter, and a handy bib that’ll keep your body clean as you’re applying the glitter. Check it out $24.99
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Illustrated Printed Play Mats Create a safe environment for the little ones to play on without sacrificing style using these illustrated printed play mats. Rather than sporting a tacky color or pattern, they come printed with an elegant design that’ll blend in seamlessly to any room in your home. Check it out $99.99
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SilentKeys Incognito Keyboard Safeguard your computer from online threats by taking control of your privacy using this SilentKeys incognito keyboard. This Plug’n’Play keyboard allows you to go anonymous inside your own secure space with the push of a button to protect your information. Check it out $277.01
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DIY Bricks iPhone Case Give your iPhone a truly unique, customized appearance by dressing it up with this DIY bricks case. The ABS plastic case snaps onto the back of your phone and features a LEGO-like surface so you can decorate using colorful small plastic bricks. Check it out $26.94
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Bet You Didn’t Hear Shell Spilled a Bunch of Oil in the Gulf Shell spilled nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico last month, and you probably didn’t even hear about it. The post Bet You Didn’t Hear Shell Spilled a Bunch of Oil in the Gulf appeared first on WIRED.
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Epic Photos of the New Panama Canal Will Make You Feel Teeny Photographer Tom Fowlks spent four years documenting the Panama Canal expansion that wraps up this month. The post Epic Photos of the New Panama Canal Will Make You Feel Teeny appeared first on WIRED.
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The World’s Biggest Architecture Exhibit is Decorated with 100 Tons of Trash “Value is not based on the quality of material, but on creative and distinctive use instead,” says Alejandro Aravena, director of the 2016 Venice Biennale The post The World’s Biggest Architecture Exhibit is Decorated with 100 Tons of Trash appeared first on WIRED.
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Self-Driving Cars Will Teach Themselves to Save Lives—But Also Take Them Some day, a self-driving car will face a dilemma: avoid hitting one person, hit someone else. And its only ethical guide will be its own AI. The post Self-Driving Cars Will Teach Themselves to Save Lives—But Also Take Them appeared first on WIRED.
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Barack Obama Went from Peace Candidate to War President: New at Reason Barack Obama came into office intending to correct his predecessor’s biggest mistakes by ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He didn’t, because he made his own grievous mistake: choosing to prolong failure rather than admit it.  The error is not original with Obama. George W. Bush did the same thing in those wars, persisting in them mainly because he didn’t know what else to do. So did Lyndo
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Hyperloop One co-founder and legendary investor Shervin Pishevar is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt SF  Shervin Pishevar, investor to the stars and the founder of Sherpa Capital and Hyperloop One – Elon Musk’s wild idea to shoot folks in a vacuum tube from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than 30 minutes – is coming to Disrupt SF 2016. The legendary VC will join us on stage to chat about what it takes to blast us and everything else at high speeds from one destination to… Read More
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Get ready for the Galaxy Note 7 to scan your eyes With the exception of the iPhone 7, the Samsung Galaxy Note 6, or Galaxy Note 7 as it’s now rumored to be called, is probably the most highly anticipated phone still to drop this year and it could have a big new feature.That feature is iris scanning and there’s a growing amount of evidence to suggest we’ll see it appear on the new phone. Most recently a leaked screenshot, supposedly taken using be
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Explainer: AmazonFresh has arrived in the UK – here’s how it works AmazonFresh, the company’s fresh grocery delivery service, has launched in the UK. Amazon Prime customers in select London locations will now be able to use the service which has been running in the US since 2007.While the initial rollout is small, it’s obviously still bad news for competing UK supermarkets such as Tesco, ASDA and Sainsbury’s, which also offer online shopping.So, are you eligible
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Africa Roundup: UPS Enters Drone Space, Uber Tests Cash, Facebook Offers Free Internet in Nigeria  More big U.S. corporate names are entering Africa’s tech space and testing new models there. UPS took its first steps in the African drone delivery space teaming up with San Francisco startup Zipline, and Gates Foundation backed Gavi, to begin unmanned aerial transport of healthcare supplies in Rwanda. Read More
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WhiteWall aims to be the one-stop shop for high-end gallery exhibitions Germany-based photo lab WhiteWall is putting its museum and gallery production expertise to use by offering free consultation to artists and photographers working on their own exhibitions. WhiteWall designers will be available to help with everything in the planning and production process, from image selection and sizing to mounting and hanging. WhiteWall is a high-end photo lab owned by Berlin-ba
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The Windows 10 Task Scheduler Gives You More Power Windows 10’s Task Scheduler automates any app, including maintenance, alarm clocks, and more. In Windows 10, Battery Saver mode modifies the Task Scheduler to use less energy. This article elaborates on how the newest version of Task Scheduler differs from older incarnations. What is the Task Scheduler? The Windows 10 Task Scheduler executes scripts or programs at specific times or after certain e
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Hot Wheels Recreates Spock Leaning On His Buick That famous picture of Leonard Nimoy dressed as Spock and looking totally badass leaning up against his 1964 Buick is being commemorated by Hot Wheels in what could be the best SDCC exclusive of all-time. You’ll be able to get your own once SDCC starts for $20 either at the show or on MattyCollector.com while supplies last. Something tells me this one’s gonna fly. (via Boing Boing)
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5 Weekender Bags for Your Next Getaway It’s Friday afternoon, the office closes in 30, and you finally hit send on the last email of the day…. The post 5 Weekender Bags for Your Next Getaway appeared first on The Manual.
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Lazy PU foam design armchair with wooden base, designed by Michele Menescardi, LAZY is an armchair with sinuous lines and a wide, cozy seat turning it into the perfect companion for your moments of relaxation. The soft seat and lumbar support cushion perfectly fits on the cold-formed polyurethane shell, making this armchair extremely comfortable. The solid ash-wood base version of LAZY is ideal for li
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Iraq violence: Islamic State attacks kill dozens Two suicide attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State have killed at least 30 people in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
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3D print your own Deus Ex prosthetic next year Bionics have come a long way, allowing for the creation of advanced prostheses for amputees and those born without limbs. What used to be clunky and obtrusive metal parts are now streamlined, jointed pieces […]
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How Much Do You Save With Generic Brands, and When Is Spending More Worth It? We all know that the generic, store brand of most goods are cheaper. Most of them are usually just as good if not identical to the name brand. We want to know how much you save by going with the off brand.Personal finance site Three Thrifty Guys decided to make a chart of their own experience with this experiment. During a typical shopping trip, the site compared prices between 16 different items
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Flowing green canopy hides Taiwanese transport hub A new train station in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung will be the centerpiece of a larger transport hub that will boast a huge swathe of new public space and knit together the local area. Kaohsiung Station will cover an area of 8.5 ha (21 ac) and boast a 35,000-sq m (376,700-sq ft) green canopy… Continue Reading Flowing green canopy hides Taiwanese transport hub Category: Architecture Ta
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BioLite’s Energy Ecosystem provides off-grid cooking, charging, and lighting in one toolkit “Energy sits at the center of our lives, keeping us safe, productive, and comfortable,” according to the BioLite team. “Energy improves health, combats climate change, enables communication and education, generates income, and empowers women. Creating access for a growing world population has become one of the biggest opportunities of our time.” Related: BioLite Basecamp Stove
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3 ways to make vegetarian cooking much easier There are tricks to being a successful vegetarian! Once I figured out a few things, cooking meatless meals on a daily basis became less daunting.
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National Park looks to ban animal apps South African National Parks is considering banning apps that offer the public information about animal sightings.
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Millions of stolen Twitter logins put on sale Up to 32 million Twitter login names and passwords are reportedly being offered for sale online.
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‘Tortured’ rendition couple angry over failure to charge MI6 A man who was secretly detained and allegedly tortured after being sent to Libya with his pregnant wife tells the BBC of his disappointment that no-one will be prosecuted.
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Belgium concern as WW2 Nazis ‘get German pensions’ A Belgian minister voices concern that Belgian ex-Nazi collaborators may still be receiving German pensions.
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Smell Like Soccer Stars With Hugo Boss’ Unlimited Fragrance Hugo Boss makes all sorts of luxury items from shirts to ties and plenty more. Colognes should not be forgotten, and with the new Unlimited Cologne from the brand, it will be hard to ignore. The cologne is being launched in collaboration with six soccer superstars right now, so it’s got backing from some of the most fit, popular men […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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‘No basis in fact!’ Europol boss orders Farage to stop using false ISIS claims for Brexit cause Europol chief Rob Wainwright has scolded Brexiteer Nigel Farage for misquoting him for a second time. Making the case for a Brexit, the UKIP leader claimed lax EU migration rules have led to 5,000 jihadist fighters entering Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Arachnids above: Army of spiders colonize treetops to escape deadly floods (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Severe floods in the Australian island of Tasmania are forcing thousands of spiders to run for cover, resulting in the astounding sight of trees laced with webs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iranian soccer star banned for wearing yellow ‘SpongeBob’ pants An Iranian soccer player has been banned for six months after photos surfaced online showing him wearing yellow ‘SpongeBob’ pants. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Israel revokes Palestinian permits, deploys troops after deadly Tel Aviv attack The Israeli military on Thursday revoked permits for 83,000 Palestinians to visit Israel and said it would send hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank after a Palestinian shooting attack that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv.
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France deploys second search ship in hunt for EgyptAir black boxes A second ship equipped with specialist search devices will join the hunt for the “black box” flight recorders and the wreckage of an EgyptAir jet on Friday, the head of France’s air-accident investigation agency said on Thursday.
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Brian Mackay-Lyons adds pre-rusted steel cabin to his Nova Scotia estate Canadian architect Brian MacKay-Lyons has built a cabin for an architecture intern at his Nova Scotia farmstead, featuring a rough skin of weathering steel, and a rustic but compact interior (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Twitter will slide into your DMs when London’s Tube stops working Twitter has teamed up Transport for London (the organization that looks after the city’s tubes and buses) to create a new alert system for disruptions on the London Underground. TfL has long provided travel alerts via Twitter accounts for different tube lines, but now, users that follow these accounts will get DMs when there are disruptions. Currently the service is only available for a few lines
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Buoy is the waterproof speaker you want around when things get wet and wild If there’s one cardinal tech rule we all hear grow up knowing, it’s “always keep your electronics away from water!” Still, accidents happen, so everything from bags of rice to detailed insurance plans have brought all sorts of devices, from phones and tablets to headphones and speakers, back to life after traumatic water-related experiences. There’s no escaping it: water is everywhere. But why sho
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ASUS ROG Strix GL502VT Gaming Laptop Review ASUS ROG Strix GL502VT Gaming Laptop Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The ASUS ROG Strix GL502VT is a portable, nearly petite gaming laptop that is one of the best cases we’ve seen to date which proves you don’t always have to go big if you want a powerful gaming rig that follows you on the go. But will the extremely light profile of the ROG keep it from competing with its bigger
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Steve Jobs Met With ‘V-Vehicle’ Creator in 2010 to Discuss Interest in a Cheaper, Lightweight Car Although rumors surrounding Apple’s electric car project began intensifying after the vehicle’s development sped up last September, a new report out of The Guardian looks back before all of the current hubbub began, at the “secret car” that became of special interest to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Called the V-Vehicle and created by industrial designer Bryan Thompson, Jobs flew the desi
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Spotify won’t be sold, CEO says – CNET Spotify is European through and through, and Daniel Ek wants it to stay that way.
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How to Unlock Secret Settings in Windows 10 The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications running on a computer. A lot of these settings are hidden from the user, but if you know what you’re doing, you can don your tweaking and customize Windows in a variety of ways. Here’s how to get started.To edit the registry, type “regedit” into the sear
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New understanding of cellulose could lead to tailored biofuels In the search for low emission plant-based fuels, new research may help avoid having to choose between growing crops for food or fuel.
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Cylance, fighting malicious hackers with AI, hits $1B valuation after raising $100M  “If you can’t beat them, join them” may not sound like the most encouraging pitch for a cybersecurity company, but a startup called Cylance has created an artificial intelligence-powered brain that essentially does just that, and it has taken off — raising $100 million in a Series D round of funding and catapulting itself into the so-called ‘unicorn’ club… Read More
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Paracord Survival Bracelet When fully equipped, this Superesse’s paracord bracelet conceals a huge variety of survival tools, including a kevlar saw, twine, tape, firesteel, matches, a whistle, compass, and more. Depending on your size, you’ll get 125 to 250 feet of paracord. Link Price: $59-$159 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: EDC Survival KitCergol ForgeEDC of the WeekZ.A.P.S. Survival Kit GrenadeParacord
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Elon Musk’s Secret Pentagon Visit Was About a ‘Flying Metal Suit’ The best “clue” for what Elon Musk was up to at his Pentagon meeting came from, as per usual, the man’s Twitter. In response to a CNN article musing over his mysterious visit, the SpaceX founder tweeted that it had something to do with a flying metal suit. Clearly, he’s not mad at Tony Stark comparisons .Read more…
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Manchester’s economic boom threatens its cultural identity Last year, Greater Manchester’s economy outgrew that of inner-city London. Further devolution of powers from Whitehall are about to be realised, and the campaign for the title of first elected mayor of Greater Manchester has picked up pace. However, Manchester is also about to contend with the capital in other ways. A major housing crisis lurks, and a growing deficit of office space needs to be de
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App Store revenue was almost double that of Google Play in Q1 2016 A new report released today by App Annie — the market data solution for the app economy — revealed that the iOS App Store generated almost double the revenue of Android’s Google Play. In fact, App Store revenues for Q1 2016 were 90 percent higher than those of Google Play, driven — in part — by in-app subscriptions within the likes of HBO NOW, Spotify, and Netflix. But that isn’t the only staggeri
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Your Shitty Password Hygiene Is Spreading Hacks Like a Contagion Tens of millions of Twitter logins are being traded on the digital underground, but Twitter says it was not hacked. So how could the logins have been obtained? One candidate: password reuse—that is, people affected by data breaches at other services using the same password on Twitter. “We are confident that these usernames and credentials were not obtained by a Twitter data breach—our systems have
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SOFIA pinpoints water vapor in young star A team of scientists using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has pinpointed the amount and location of water vapor around a newly forming star with groundbreaking precision.                                        
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Consumers sour on milk exposed to LED light Got LED light? Display cases and grocery stores increasingly do, and that’s bad news for milk drinkers.
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Service robots are coming to help us In the not so distant future, robots could help us do everyday tasks like fetching the remote, offering a helping hand to walk us from room to room, or carrying our food or water when our hands are full. Some researchers say that robots will be in our homes, hospitals and eldercare facilities in the next decade.
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In the Fiscal Health Beauty Pageant, Everyone Loses: New at Reason Many states are broke, even though their constituents don’t know it. The two main drivers of states’ fiscal problems are the bloated promises made by lawmakers to their public employees about health care and pension benefits and an unwillingness to acknowledge the existence of a problem. Whether the dodging of long-term obligations is done knowingly or inadvertently hardly matters. The results ar
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Keeping up with the fast-moving science of gene drives The emerging science of gene drives is drawing attention for its potential to help with critical health issues such as mosquito-borne diseases and environmental concerns such as agricultural pests and invasive species. At its most basic, a gene drive operates outside the traditional realm of genetics, in which an offspring has a 50-50 chance of inheriting a trait from one of its parents. A gene dr
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Is fish poo the key to feeding the world’s growing population? Feeding a growing world population is one of the greatest challenges society faces – and fish poo could be the answer, according to a group of students at the University of Sheffield.
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6 productivity solutions that would benefit a 15-inch MacBook Air IntroductionAt last! According to the rumour mill, Apple is readying a 15-inch MacBook Air. This is great news for fans of the company’s larger laptops, and anybody who values having a ton of space on the desktop to be productive. Fingers crossed that it will come with a gorgeous 4K display to rival the Dell XPS 15.It’s been a challenging few years for productivity-focused Air owners who aren’t pr
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Apple website again hints at OS X name change to ‘macOS’ Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is only a few days away, but it’s looking more and more like one of the announcements we can expect at the keynote is a rebranding of the Mac’s OS X to simply “macOS.” Following similar discoveries earlier this year, a page on the company’s developer replaced “OS X” with “macOS” (specifically with a lower-case … Continue
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Mixing solids and liquids can dramatically change the extent to which optical devices scatter light By immersing glass particles in a fluid, researchers at MIT’s Media Lab and Harvard University are exploring a new mechanism for modifying an optical device’s diffusivity, or the extent to which it scatters light.
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Russian scientists make teleportation a ‘two-way road’ using the same quantum resource In quantum world teleportation is not a science fiction. But can teleportation be realized in both directions simultaneously? Scientists from Russian Quantum Center revealed that the answer is “yes”. Moreover Alice and Bob can teleport quantum states of their bits (qubits) to each other using the same quantum resource as in the standard quantum teleportation protocol: preliminary shared
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Multimodal spectral imaging now possible using any optical microscope A team of scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have demonstrated how any research-grade optical microscope could be used to record spectrally resolved optical images. Their initial demonstration focused on recording dark field spectral images of isolated silver nanospheres.
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Scientists produce a 3D morpho-kinematical model of the planetary nebula NGC 2440 (Phys.org)—Astronomers from the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG) in Brazil have developed a 3D model of the planetary nebula NGC 2440, describing the kinematics and morphology of this interesting object. The model, introduced in a paper published on June 3 on the arXiv pre-print server, could shed new light on the origins and formation processes of planetary nebula
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Tailor Vintage Reversible Shorts Get your wardrobe summer-ready with Tailor Vintage Reversible Shorts. These versatile shorts come in a tasteful array of prints and tempting textures and are always an easy choice for casual days. Available in classic menswear fabrics from Madras patchwork to seersucker, their styles are ageless and will last throughout your lazy and active summer days.
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Lantern – The Ultimate Multifunctional Light! LANTERN is a powerful (1000 lumens), multifunction flashlight that makes lighting ANY space a cinch! Packed with features, LANTERN’s unique design goes from an adjustable projection beam to a hands-free, room filling light source in seconds. Ride a bike? LANTERN transforms into a 360-degree headlight and provides over 700 ft. of illumination. But we didn’t stop there! LANTERN’s 4,000 mAh lithium-i
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Wynd – The Smartest Air Purifier For Your Personal Space Wynd is a smart air purifier that is portable, cleans effectively, and continuously monitor air quality.  The purifier removes allergens, microbes, and industry pollution (PM2.5) to help you breathe fresh and better. It’s the size of a water bottle, so you can take it with you wherever you go: whether you’re traveling, working at the office, or sleeping at home, Wynd can create a bubble of clean a
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LIGHT STAX – LEGO Meets LED! Make your toy world come alive with LIGHT STAX. These are your everyday toy bricks with LED that just makes them a cool addition for your LEGO World. They are compatible with LEGO and most toy brick brands and are here to add some light to your play world. You can use them to build imaginative light creations as well as light up your collection of building blocks. LIGHT STAX comes in a wide range
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Ably – Unbelievably Odor & Stain Repellant Natural Apparel Go from the gym to dinner, on a two-week trip with just the shirt on your back. Ably Apparel looks & stays fresh after weeks of wear. Ably’s 100% premium cotton shirts and hoodies shrug off water, stains, and odor so you can get into your dirtiest fun and still look and smell fresh. Go ahead, Nature Boy—camp for a week with only one shirt. Go for it, Gym Queen—work out for an hour on the ellip
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Impact Resistant Baking Stones Meet the world’s first impact-resistant baking stone. Unlike the bulk of traditional baking ceramics available, Relic’s super durable baking stones can withstand the abuse of everyday cooking. Rigorous testing confirms: the Primo and Eco stones can even withstand drops and falls from countertop heights. Just like the Relic Oven, they are also easy-to-clean, durable, and stain-resistant. No more cr
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Broadcast – World’s First Touch Enabled T-shirt The Broadcast t-shirt is a programmable LED t–shirt that can display any slogan you want using your smartphone. The Broadcast t-shirt is a revolutionary digital t-shirt allows you to customize your slogan and image as often as you like. It’s the first wearable that will help you break the boundaries of your digital creativity. It consists of tiny LEDs that connect with the accompanying app to give
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Google’s quantum computer inches nearer after landmark performance breakthrough Google has come up with a new quantum computing technique that could remove key limits on scalability today.
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UberRush API launches out of private beta App-enabled cab service Uber is announcing today that its UberRush application programming interface (API) is now available for any developer who wishes to bring an on-demand delivery component to their own applications. This follows a private beta that was first announced in January, shortly after the launch of the UberRush delivery service. Companies like Google (with Google Express), Harris Tee
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Digg launches a bot for Facebook Messenger, but don’t call it that Digg today launched a bot for Facebook Messenger. The bot, which you can access directly here, is able to suggest interesting articles and videos for you, but you can also use it to find content yourself. The reasoning behind the bot is simple: “We aim to provide world-­class content discovery, wherever our users are, and increasingly, you are sharing and discussing the best of the internet in mes
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Liquid biopsy startup Freenome lands $5.5 million led by Andreessen Horowitz  Freenome, a year-old liquid biopsy diagnosis platform that detects the cell-free DNA sequencing of cancer, has landed $5.5 million in seed funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Founders Fund, Data Collective, and Third Kind Venture Capital. The deal is a bit of a coup, coming as it does from Andreessen Horowitz’s months-old, $200 million Bio Fund. The vehicle, led… Read More
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YouTuber captures bullet whacking five light bulbs at 62,000 frames per second If there is one thing that we might all agree on, it is that slow motion makes everything better. This is especially the case here, where a YouTuber known as Crazy Russian Hacker captures some absolutely incredible footage of five light bulbs exploding as a bullet flies through them. This isn’t iPhone 6s 200+ frames per second video either. No, this was shot at an insane 62,000 frames per second.
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Got accessories? Think Tank’s new drone backpack makes room for them The Think Tank Helipak for DJI Inspire is a drone backpack, but it might as well be called an accessory backpack too. The company’s latest backpack accommodates a DJI Inspire (or another quadcopter of a similar size) as well as a Zenmuse gimbal with up to three lenses, six batteries, two controllers, an 8-inch tablet, extra propellers, a charger and a 17-inch laptop. Adjustable dividers help accom
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The End of the All-Nighter? New Overtime Rules Could Transform the Work Ethic of Architects Picture the scene: It is 10 p.m. on a Thursday night. Beneath an angle-poise lamp glowing in a darkened studio, a young architect furiously applies the finishing touches to a section drawing, preparing it for presentation to the client the following morning. Between rolls of tracing paper, multiple coffee cups and an empty takeout box, she squints at her computer screen, an explosion of colored l
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Blood Delivery Drones Will Be Tested At Sea Aviation From ship to shore and back to ship Drone will fly from ship to shore.
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Changing the message could help communicate dangers of climate change As a political issue, climate change splits mostly along ideological lines in the U.S.
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Squat Better By Learning Where to Look and When Your head position and where you look during a squat have very subtle benefits. You’ll be able to keep your balance throughout the exercise better, concentrate on your lift better, and be more consistent with performing the exercise the same way every time.http://vitals.lifehacker.com/why-squats-are…Alan Thrall, owner of Untamed Strength in Sacramento, California, explains that it’s better to lo
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The Week in Mac Apps: Roadblock’s customizable browsing experience gets rid of pop-up ads New Mac apps of the weekThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes Roadblock, which lets you filter out certain browsing annoyances to give you a better internet experience. Plus, additional tools to keep track of your Bluetooth devices, organize your files, free up memory, save your favorite webpages for offline viewing, and much more.AutoMute – Preventing Awkward Situations 1.3Worried about ac
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It’s Tougher to Be Bored Than Ever Before. And That’s No Good Boredom isn’t such a bad thing. Put down your phone and let yourself be bored. Here are some things your kids can do this summer. The post It’s Tougher to Be Bored Than Ever Before. And That’s No Good appeared first on WIRED.
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How the timber-clad Claude Bernard overpass supports Paris’ climate plan The 100-meter (328 feet) long wooden structure features broad-stepped stairways on the sides, and landscaped ramps for easier access. Rest areas and panoramic viewpoints are placed at its middle and provide expansive views of the area. Related: Gateway Villetaneuse footbridge unfurls like a leaf over train tracks outside Paris As the curve of the walkway rises, the profile of the decking varies, c
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New technologies may jumpstart carsharing After spending hundreds of billions of dollars over the last decade on new roads, one fact is abundantly clear: As a nation, we are never going to build ourselves out of traffic congestion. The draw of the city is too powerful. The millennials’ migration to central business districts is just the latest twist in a century-long shift from rural to urban.
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The birds, the weather stations, and me: A cautionary tale  It began with two birds. Starting in April a small family of sparrows took up residence in the rain gutter outside of my bedroom window. The birds, at first, were a happy pair but over the weeks they began an insipid sort of cheeping associated with broken toys and bored children. I would wake in a daze, dream smoke clearing in my head, as they peeped on and on. They birds were in the drain.… Rea
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Banking against Alzheimer’s Research has provided a host of clues to age-proofing our brains and making them more resistant to dementia — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wildlife-tracking apps are ruining safaris – CNET Apps used to report animal sightings are causing humans to behave recklessly while on safari in South African National Parks.
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As WWDC Approaches, Three Big Changes That Would Make The Apple Watch Way Better Some modest proposals for fundamental improvements to Apple’s smartwatch software.When Apple hosts its annual WWDC event next week, let’s hope that we learn that one of its top priorities will be to overhaul the Apple Watch.Read Full Story
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Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing This research-based approach has shown improvements in brain function in as little as 12 hours.What separates strategic, visionary thinkers from the rest of us? And why do we tend to worry about our ability to remember names—or where our keys are—rather than loss of cognitive memory that makes great performers?Read Full Story
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Guardian gives us a first look at failed prototype car Steve Jobs asked to see in 2010 The Guardian has an interesting piece on a prototype car that caught the interest of Steve Jobs in the spring of 2010. Called the V-Vehicle, it was an attempt to create a lightweight, low-cost, gas-powered car whose secret was cheaper materials. Working with designers Tom Matano and Anke Bodack, Bryan Thompson had developed a car body made of polypropylene and glass fibre that was 40% lighter th
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MoD admits it’s worried about security at Trident nuclear weapons base Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons program has suffered a skills shortage for the last 10 years, posing a threat to nuclear safety, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) report says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UN panel urges Ireland to legalize abortion, end ‘cruel, inhuman treatment’ of women A United Nations panel has slammed Ireland’s ban on abortions, urging the country to allow legal and safe termination of pregnancies. It cited a specific case in which a woman was barred from aborting a fetus with a fatal defect. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ad fraud could become the second biggest organized crime enterprise behind the drug trade It may make for a great Martin Scorsese film, but online ad fraud is growing into one of the biggest organized crime businesses in the world. That’s according to a new report from the World Federation of Advertisers, which estimates that within the next decade, fake Internet traffic schemes will become the second-largest market for criminal organizations behind cocaine and opiate trafficking. SEE
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BrandPost: Never run out of space on your iPhone or iPad How often has this happened to you? You try to install an app or take pictures and your iPhone’s storage is almost full. You won’t be able to do anything until you make more space available.The typical solution is to remove apps or delete unwanted pictures.Moving your photos to the cloudTake enough photos and pretty soon you will find a majority of your iPhone space is used. What if you move you
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What drives biological synchrony? Ecologists traditionally attribute population explosions, be they of diseases or animals, to broad environmental conditions. But new data suggest that other factors may drive “synchrony”: rapid, widespread rises and falls in populations.
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Solving molecular structures Determining the chemical formula of a protein is fairly straightforward, because all proteins are essentially long chains of molecules called amino acids. Each chain, however, folds into a unique three-dimensional shape that helps produce the characteristic properties and function of the protein. These shapes are more difficult to determine (or “solve”); scientists traditionally do so us
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Mitigating forest mismanagement with 3D mapping 35 percent of Europe is covered by mountains, many of which are blanketed by dense forests. For the many Europeans who live in these mountainous areas, the forest and the land are often the main sources of income, thus representing an important economic resource. Unfortunately, these same regions are all-too-often victims of mismanagement and deforestation—with significant economic consequences fo
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Sewage-sampling robots could help eliminate diseases in cities, says MIT architect Carlo Ratti Robots could soon be infiltrating urban sewage systems to identify potential outbreaks of disease before they happen, according to architect and MIT professor Carlo Ratti (+ interview). (more…)
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LAPD leases 100 BMW i3 EVs Electric vehicles make sense for use in large, dense cities looking to reduce emissions and noise. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has concluded that some of its own automotive needs fit these conditions, and has signed a contract with BMW to lease 100 BMW i3 electric vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Times. The i3’s aren’t suitable patrol cars and wouldn’t be appropriate for high-sp
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U.K. Scientists Find New 3-Parent IVF Technique Safe in Lab The process may prevent inherited incurable diseases, but critics see a step toward “designer babies” — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A.M. Links: Sanders to Meet Obama at White House, Trump Faces GOP Criticism, Suicide Bombers Kill 25 in Baghdad Bernie Sanders is scheduled to meet with President Obama today at the White House. Donald Trump says he is “disappointed and surprised” that top Republicans like Paul Ryan have criticized him for his racist attack on federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Did Hillary Clinton’s use of a private computer server while working at the State Department result in CIA personnel having their identities
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Vi AI Personal Trainer Self-motivating is difficult: ask anyone who’s ever ended up hired a personal coach. LifeBEAM’s Vi AI Personal Trainer is the latter, minus the human (and associated long-term costs) with the added convenience of being ready to go whenever you are. Hardware-wise Vi is a hearable device with Harman/Kardon soundm, battery life that lasts over 8 hours, and physical activity tracking that includes hea
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Observatories, long-term greenhouse gas data retrieved from the Arctic Ocean Scientists from Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE) have recently retrieved two long-term observatories that have been sitting on the ocean floor in the Arctic for over a year. The recovery has been a success, yielding a year of unprecedented multi sensor data on Arctic methane release.
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New techniques to assess the fate of stem cells in vivo Stem cells ensure the development of tissues, their daily maintenance and their repair following injuries. One of the key questions in the field of stem cell biology is to define the different cell lineages in which stem cells can differentiate into. Stem cells can be multipotent, meaning they present the ability to give rise to more than one lineage, or unipotent, meaning they can only differenti
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ICYMI: Cellphone motor as mic and fuel from sunlight Today on In Case You Missed It: Researchers created a hack that lets a smartphone’s vibration motor act as a microphone, picking up conversations unbeknownst to the user. Harvard University folk created fuel using artificial photosynthesis that is triple as effective as previous systems, making gas out of sunlight, CO2 and water. And finally, YouTube user BOOM LLC Robotater has a pretty enterta
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The Best Drone Footage The 2016 New York City Drone Film Festival (yes, that’s a thing) put together this reel of highlights from some of the best aerial footage on display, from stunning nature shots, to awe-inspiring action and stunt flying. Check out all the winning films here. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Drone Flies to Top of Burj KhalifaProDrone ByrdDiehard DetroitDJI Phantom 3 StandardFl
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Build the iOS or Android apps you’ve been dreaming of at 91% off It seems as if everyone has a get-rich app idea these days, and the avalanche of available options on the Apple and Google’s app stores are testament to the ability for just about anyone to get into the game. But few of those apps are actually useful on a general scale, and far fewer achieve any kind of popularity due to a lack of knowledge and skillful execution. If you have a great ideas for a w
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Researcher Receives KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund to Develop Nano-Scale Magnetic Material The KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Fund has awarded $20,000 to Dr Jérôme Leveneur, a researcher in the Environment and Materials division of GNS Science¹s National Isotope Centre, to create…
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Add Hard-Boiled Egg Yolks to Cakes and Biscuits for a More Tender Crumb Besides deviled eggs and chopped salads, I rarely think of adding hard-boiled egg yolks to recipes, much less baked goods, but it turns out that doing so can give cakes, shortbreads, and biscuits the most tender crumb imaginable.According to Bon Appetit, adding sieved, hard-cooked yolks to a cake or biscuit recipe keeps everything nice and tender by disrupting the gluten network:What happens is th
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Norman Foster Explains How Drones in Rwanda Could Lead the Way for New Cities Back in September, Foster + Partners released details of their designs for a droneport in Rwanda, a humanitarian initiative that seeks to jumpstart and navigate the infrastructural challenges of emerging economies. In this video, Foster and others involved in the project explain the process of realizing the droneports, giving further details on its inclusion in this year’s Venice Biennale—with
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Scientists make battery electrodes from waste eggshells (Phys.org)—Americans consume 76 billion eggs per year, and while some of the eggshell waste is used for fertilizer or dietary supplements, the majority of these eggshells are thrown away. In a new study, researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit have developed a method to recycle eggshells, using them as “chemical reactors” to synthesize sulfur-containing nanorods that can be used
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Technology is improving – why is rural broadband access still a problem? There is a well-documented “digital divide” between rural and urban areas when it comes to broadband access. As of 2015, 74 percent of households in urban areas of the U.S. had residential broadband connections, compared with only 64 percent of rural households. This gap has persisted over time.
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GTC obtains the deepest image of a galaxy from Earth Observing very distant objects in the universe is a challenge because the light which reaches us is extremely faint. Something similar occurs with objects which are not so distant but have very low surface brightness. Measuring this brightness is difficult due to the low contrast with the sky background. Recently a study led by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) set out to test the lim
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What’s driving the next generation of green products? If you purchased a Toyota Prius, you may have been driven by the desire to conserve the environment or to save yourself some money at the gas pump. But consumers may also choose to buy sustainable products to make themselves appear socially responsible to others. Before making purchases, they evaluate how their decisions will stack up against their peers’, according to a new study.
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Too soon to release GM mosquitoes to fight Zika: US study Releasing genetically-modified mosquitoes into the wild to fight malaria, Zika or other insect-borne diseases is premature and could have unintended consequences, researchers said in a new report.
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The World’s Population Is Very Slowly Backing Away From The Dangerous Coasts More than a quarter of the world’s population lives near the shoreline. But as that becomes riskier, our demographics are starting to shift.Throughout the history of civilization, humans have always congregated around coastal regions, from early societies on the Persian Gulf to today’s largest megacities, like Tokyo, Shanghai, and Jakarta.Read Full Story
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The Race To Build Refugee Housing That Feels Like Home Amid intense sociopolitical strife surrounding Germany’s refugee policy, architects are rushing to provide more than just housing.It’s often said that the best solutions come in moments of crisis—pressed for time, money, and space, moments of brilliance emerge.Read Full Story
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How The Tech Industry Has Dramatically Changed The Face Of Job Interviews Here’s the story behind questions like, “What’s your favorite ’90s jam?”It’s not necessarily new for an interviewer to throw in a curveball to keep a candidate on their toes. It happened to me: While applying for college I was asked what sort of light fixture I would be.Read Full Story
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Google Fiber could use high-speed Wi-Fi to connect to homes Google parent company Alphabet is actively exploring gigabit Wi-Fi technology, Chairman Eric Schmidt said on a shareholder call this week. Also known as millimeter wave technology, the system would serve as a replacement for otherwise expensive infrastructure connecting Google Fiber to individual homes and businesses, a process Schmidt described as “cheaper than digging up your garden.”
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Introducing The Lab, our incredible technology and art exhibit at the Panorama festival The Panorama music festival is coming up soon, and we’re so excited about it — it’s where our focus on the collision of technology, science, art, and culture comes to life with headliners like Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, and Arcade Fire. And today we’re very excited to announce The Lab, where that collision comes into even sharper focus in a collection of digital innovative installations cre
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High-definition imaging to improve early diagnosis of cancer Researchers are involved in a European network to develop an endoscopic scanner for early detection of certain types of cancers that have a high mortality rate today.
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Get into IT and Security with this Ethical Hacking Course Bundle While cop cars drive real neighborhoods, the internet is an increasingly lawless place. It means that every app needs to withstand abuse and malicious attack. Most online companies now hack their own code to test these defenses. You can learn these skills and set up a career in IT with the Become an Ethical Hacker Bundle at MakeUseOf Deals. The bundle brings together eight courses, starting from s
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Taking microelectronics research to the atomic size future and beyond At the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., tucked between office desks and meeting rooms, there is approximately 40,000 square feet of cleanroom space which comprises the Microelectronics Research Lab (MRL). These cleanrooms consist of highly sophisticated tools run by a skilled team of engineers and scientists who spend their days processing silicon wafer after silicon wafe
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Time Warner Cable Internet speeds are “abysmal,” NY AG claims (credit: Getty Images | Dimitri Otis) Internet speed tests have shown that Time Warner Cable has repeatedly failed to provide the speeds it promises customers, according to a New York state government official. New York has not publicly released any data to back up the claim, but apparently shared the results with the cable company. Charter—TWC’s new owner—received a letter demanding improveme
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Blippar redesigns its visual search app with a focus on discovery  Blippar, the augmented reality app that gives you a deeper look at the world around you, has today unveiled a redesigned version of the app that focuses on discovery. Blippar’s visual search tool can recognize hundreds of millions of items, at least on a category level. Some of these items are simply recognized as ‘building’ or ‘skirt’, whereas other items can… Read More
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Why an API for Siri Could Finally Unlock Its Full Potential One of the most tantalizing tech rumors in recent weeks has centered around The Information’s report that Apple is not only releasing a Siri API for third party developers, but that the end game in mind is some kind of Siri-powered competitor to Amazon’s Echo standalone speaker device. The potential for a more open version of Siri is massive, as Apple’s more open competitors in the voice recogniti
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A Neural Network Rendered Kubrick’s ‘2001’ in the Style of Pablo Picasso 2001: A Picasso Odyssey from Bhautik Joshi on Vimeo.Mash Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey with Pablo Picasso’s cubist style, run the whole thing through some deep neural networks, and what do you get? A psychedelic otherworld that looks like the musings of an AI that’s been given free reign over a paint box.Bhautik Joshi, a self-described “professional dork” from Iceland has created “2001:
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Hot Jupiter planets can speed up their stars’ rotation Hot Jupiter exoplanets are the farthest thing from habitable, but that doesn’t mean they’re boring. Scientists from Princeton University and elsewhere have discovered one that is so large and close to a star that it actually changes its rotational speed. Called HATS-18 after the main telescope (HATSouth) used to discover it, the planetary system is about 2,100 light-years away. However, it’s ridic
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People Are Getting ‘Biogenic Tattoos’ with Ink Made from Human Hair Damien Thorne wants to carry his late grandmother under his skin forever.He looks on as his tattoo artist sprinkles a pinch of cremated ashes into two vials of ink, one black and one yellow. The inks will be used to tattoo a smiley face on Thorne’s forearm.“She used to have smiley faces plastered all over her apartment,” he says. “This is for her.”Biogenic tattoos like Damien’s have been done unde
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‘All China’s assets in the US might be annulled‘, warns ex-BoE chief, urging countries to diversify Washington may be forced to renege on its huge debt to Beijing under catastrophic circumstances, says the former head of the Bank of England Mervyn King. He suggests governments could mitigate risk by diversifying their assets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Japan protests Beijing’s warships approaching disputed islands in E. China Sea The Chinese ambassador has been summoned to the Japanese Foreign Ministry over alleged violations of national territorial waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea. Chinese warships in the area are “rational and legal,” Beijing said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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I know the Dato Duo synth is for kids, but wow it’s pretty Kids like music. Some kids would probably like making music, too, but most instruments are designed for us dumb adults. Two Dutch dads aren’t cool with this reality; they want their kids to be making electronic music! Those electronic music festivals aren’t gonna play themselves, so they created the Dato Duo, a beautifully designed synthesizer for kids that two people can play simultaneously. D
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The pioneering material that could change the face of engineering All over the world, engineers are beset by a niggling problem: when materials get hot, they expand.
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A New System Lets Blind Kids Build Lego Sets DIY High school student helps design accessible notation A blind high school senior and his friend create a notation system allowing blind children to follow LEGO instructions.
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How to set up a new Mac Setting up your new MacWhen you first switch on a brand new Mac, there are a few steps to go through before you can get going with it. For starters, you’ll need to personalize your Mac, and optionally connect it to the internet and Apple’s iCloud service. The Setup Assistant guides you through these important steps in just a few minutes. You’ll need to confirm the language you want to use and veri
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‘Nihonium’, ‘moscovium’, among new periodic element names Four new elements have been added to the periodic table after discoveries by Japanese, Russian and US scientists, an international authority said, with the new substances including Asia’s first entry on the chart.
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New Episide of The Fifth Column Features Anthony L. Fisher on Muhammad Ali’s Anti-War Legacy, and So Much More On this week’s episode of the only podcast you will ever need — The Fifth Column — Kmele Foster, former Reasoner Michael C. Moynihan, and Reason magazine editor-in-chief Matt Welch were gracious enough to invite me back on to kick around such various topics as Donald Trump getting called out (but not disowned) by Republican bigwigs for his overt racism, Bernie Sanders being accused of misogyny by
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10 Podcasts That’ll Help You Save Money & Get Out of Debt In early 2015, my wife and I were close to $80,000 in debt, including student loans, credit cards, and one vehicle. Just 15 months later, we no longer have any credit card debt and have just over $45,000 left to pay off — all on a combined income under $75,000. No matter what anyone tells you, mastery over your money is possible if you’re willing to work for it. Thanks to many different resources
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Floating Bridge Art Installation Connects Remote Island to Mainland in Italy It’s the latest from Bulgarian-born American artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff Bridges come in all shapes and sizes these days, and we’ve covered some of the more formally and functionally innovative ones recently. But this installation, by Bulgarian-born American artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, (of The Gates, Central Park, New York City fame and formerly of artistic duo Christo and Jean-C
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Sam’s Club Hosting a Free Men’s Health Screening for Both Members and Non-Members A recent survey unveiled a staggering statistic about men’s health: 91% of men said maintaining their health is important to them, yet more than half (57%) said they would only go to the doctor when there was an actual problem. Sadly, I can relate to the latter group, and I’m not proud of it. In recognition of Men’s Health Month, and to hopefully better these statistics, Sam’s Club is hosting fre
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The social side of autonomous cars and technological disruption  In my recent travels through Singapore, I witnessed all that this city-state is doing to become a “Smart Nation.” My trip was instructive on many levels, but the primary point that became ever more apparent to me is how big of a cultural shift — rather than a technological shift — we all still need to go through to reach the future in a positive, rather than… Read More
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Get 150+ PowerPoint and Keynote templates at 64% off The time required to make an engaging PowerPoint presentation can often seem more time and energy consuming than the ideas you’re presenting to begin with. Rather than spend significant chunks of time building slide layouts to showcase your presentation, you can take advantage of a massive resource base in Slidevana. Offered for both PowerPoint and Keynote, Slidevana offers up a wide range of pres
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Disadvantaged Students Stay In College If They’re Told Everyone Struggles An anonymous reader shares an Ars Technica report: Lower-income and minority college students often have trouble sticking with higher education. But past studies have indicated they would be less likely to drop out of school if they receive appropriate counseling once they start experiencing academic problems. A new study published in PNAS demonstrates that if students receive this kind of interve
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Subterranean hydropower plant hidden in the Swiss alps to power 1 million homes Hidden beneath a pristine peak in Switzerland, there is an enormous hydropower plant, and it’s the best kept secret in its narrow valley. With the same energy-generating capacity as a nuclear power plant, Linthal is a “pumped-storage power plant” named after the tiny town is neighbors, and it creates electricity by moving water between two dreamy azure alpine lakes, all at the flip of a switch. Th
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Australian wave energy project sets a new world record with 14,000 operating hours Surfers at Sydney’s Bondi Beach aren’t the only Australians catching waves. The Perth-based Carnegie Wave Energy Project just set a world record by completing 14,000 cumulative operating hours. Located off Garden Island, Western Australia, the CETO 5 marine energy system has for the past year been generating clean, renewable electricity and potable desalinated water to Australia’s largest naval ba
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Donald Trump No Excuse for Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Mistakes: New at Reason What was supposed to be a “major national security address” by Hillary Clinton ended up being about Donald Trump. W. Jim Antle writes: Hillary Clinton remains an unrepentant hawk, but insists her track record of supporting American military intervention abroad is less likely to lead to conflict than what Donald Trump says on Twitter. That is the argument Clinton advanced Thursday in wh
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10 of the Most Famous Tilted Buildings in the World (Other Than Pisa) If you attended last month’s sparkling A+Awards gala and took home a gift bag, you will have been treated to an iconic architectural project of your very own. A LEGO model of Italy’s famously flawed monument, the leaning tower of Pisa, was included with each takeaway: Via All In One and Building Failures While Pisa’s off-kilter landmark is probably the most famous of its kind, there are many fasc
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If antidepressants don’t work well, why are they so popular? Mounting evidence suggests they may sometimes be no better than a placebo, so why is antidepressant use still booming in the UK?  
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New router chips could save open source firmware from FCC rules (credit: Imagination Technologies) A company that designs MIPS processors for networking hardware says it is developing technology that would allow installation of open source firmware on wireless routers while still complying with the US Federal Communications Commission’s latest anti-interference rules. The FCC now requires router makers to prevent third-party firmware from changing radio fr
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How Harmonix made its psychedelic music trip for PlayStation VR Harmonix Music Systems has always been about experimentation — with a lot of weird, trippy, musical games. So it’s no surprise that the company is announcing its Harmonix Music VR app as an exclusive for the Sony PlayStation VR virtual reality headset this October. The game is a four-part app that takes the player on a psychedelic trip. You can watch a 3D music visualizers with beautiful art and p
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The Best Way to Load Your Dishwasher Is Buried In Its Manual People fight over the best way to load the dishwasher. Forks with tines up or down, pots on the top or bottom—luckily, it’s all meaningless. Your specific model probably has a “right way,” and it’s buried in the back of its owner’s manual. http://lifehacker.com/5833663/how-to…Checking the user manual seems like a no-brainer, but with something as easy to use (or that was pre-installed when you m
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Measuring impact of Kenya’s ivory burning ‘urgent’ Gathering evidence on the impact of Kenya’s record-breaking ivory burn on elephant conservation should be an urgent priority according to four University of Queensland scientists.
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Hands-on with Harmonix’s crazy PlayStation VR game Harmonix Music Systems has created a Harmonix Music VR app as an exclusive for the Sony PlayStation VR virtual reality headset arriving this October. It’s something that hippies would love as it’s a psychedelic trip set to the tune of your favorite music. Yes, it might be possible for your VR headset to give you a transcendental experience. We recently played a demo of the app — which runs on a ga
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Ugliest color in the world determined by science Quick, look away! Bad news for anyone who recently painted their house Pantone 448 C opaque couché, a.k.a. “drab dark brown.” It turns out that is the ugliest, most unappealing color ever invented, as determined by Australian marketing company gfK Bluemoon. The company was tasked with coming up with a color for cigarette packs that (along with photos of disgusting tar-riddled innards) w
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More than 75 percent of STD-negative patients receive antibiotics A study of emergency department patients with symptoms of gonorrhea or chlamydia found that three in four patients who were treated with antibiotics actually tested negative for these sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.
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Amino acid sequences are key to the properties of silks A new research study aimed to shed light on the determinants of the unique properties of silkworm silks. Findings indicate that amino acid sequences are key determinants of the material properties of silk fibers.
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Scandal-ridden security giant G4S charged with guarding nation’s cash at Royal Mint Britain’s Fort Knox will be guarded by the firm that mishandled security at the 2012 London Olympics so badly that the military had to be called in to cover them. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nationalists want Russian election candidates to report debts A lower house MP representing the populist LDPR nationalist opposition party has drafted a bill obliging candidates in elections to report their business and private debts alike. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Survey finds why most men avoid doctor visits You may not be surprised to know that men tend to visit the doctor less than women. But the reasons men give for avoiding check ups are raising a few eyebrows. A new national survey is out listing the top excuses men make, but two doctors in particular aren’t buying them.
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A new way for prevention of pathogenic protein misfolding Incorrectly folded proteins can cause a variety of diseases. Danish researchers have found a solution for preventing this misfolding.
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Want your kid to be hip? Be sure to buy ‘em this $111 flight suit Anwar Hadid sports a NASA flight suit. This is hip, folks. (credit: Teen Vogue) Ars Technica will leave no stone unturned when it comes to space coverage—even if it means braving the pages of Teen Vogue. And so this week I found myself sidling into my pre-teen daughter’s room and surreptitiously picking up the June/July issue of the magazine off her desk. It was not an easy read for these midd
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Uber just made its express delivery service open to all developers UberRush, the ride-hail company’s express delivery service, is now publicly available to any business that wants to integrate the service’s API (application program interface) in their digital products. Last January, Uber announced it would offer Rush’s API to certain businesses in a private beta, but now the service’s API is publicly available to anyone who wants to include a delivery option in
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It’s Impossible to Top the Badassery of Flying a Wingsuit Over an Active Volcano The only thing that rivals the sheer number of cute kitten videos on YouTube is footage of extreme stunts. There’s no shortage of daredevils taking to the skies in wingsuits, but Roberta Mancino has bested them all by soaring over the active Villarrica stratovolcano in Chile. Flying through a ring of fire just doesn’t seem that impressive anymore, does it?SPLOID is delicious brain candy. Follow us
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Corsair launches new Neutron Series of solid-state drives, 2TB variant to follow California-based computer hardware company Corsair has announced a new line of solid state drives, the Neutron Series XTi. As well as boasting top-of-the-line performance and stability, the range will soon welcome the company’s first SSD with a capacity of 1920GB. The Neutron Series XTi is squarely aimed at users who require large amounts of storage that can be accessed quickly and reliably. Corsa
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YouTube makes it cheaper to store videos offline in India Eighteen months ago Google launched an offline mode for YouTube users in India. Now, the company is finessing the feature with a “Smart Offline” option that schedules videos to be downloaded overnight. That’s useful in India because many carriers offer cheaper data rates during the early hours. So when a user finds a clip they like, they can add it to their queue and go to bed knowing it
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How telecom data can radically change the way development aid works | Gautier Krings | TEDxUCLouvain Data scientist Gautier Krings explores how telecom data is used to improve living conditions in developing countries. Subscribers are spending on average ninety minutes per day on their phones. Never before has so much unbiased and real-time information been available to make social development decisions. Telecom data is an opportunity for developing nations; combined with the right apps, they can
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How to provide clean water for everyone | Kitty Nijmeijer | TEDxTwenteU Every single minute, two people die because they do not have access to clean water. But we can change this: we can provide everyone on this planet with clean water! In this talk, Professor Kitty Nijmeijer will demonstrate how we can use membranes to transform a glass of dirty water into a glass of delicious, fresh drinking water. Clean water for everyone is not a dream, it can be reality! Prof. dr
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Yahoo may have its pick of $5 billion bids – CNET The internet pioneer reportedly has now received multiple bids on its core business valued at $5 billion or higher.
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Scientists design energy-carrying particles called ‘topological plexcitons’ Scientists have engineered ‘topological plexcitons,’ energy-carrying particles that could help make possible the design of new kinds of solar cells and miniaturized optical circuitry.
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Yuck factor may boost hand hygiene compliance The yuck factor may be an effective tool for boosting hand hygiene compliance among health care workers, according to a study. Infection Prevention and Control specialists observed that showing magnified images of bacteria found on things common in the health care environment like a mouse pad or work station, even a person’s hand, swayed workers in four patient care units to do a better job of cle
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Siri will get a big makeover at Apple’s WWDC show We’re just a few days away from Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, better known as WWDC. Each year, Apple packs developers (and the press) into a crowded theater to show off its vision of how its ecosystem will evolve over the next 12 months. Last year we saw the introduction of iOS 9, watchOS 2 (and native Apple Watch apps), OS X El Capitan and Apple Music. Unlike what Facebook, Mic
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Valve Releases A Tool to Create Your Own VR Worlds Technology VR Destinations on Steam lets users make scannable environments, from real or imagined places. Valve is releasing a basic app today that will allow users to generate VR worlds from either photos of real places, or from creative constructs. The tool will work with…
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Stylish home hub maker Silk Labs shuts down its Kickstarter-funded hardware Silk Labs, the makers of a stylish home hub that received more than $150,000 on Kickstarter earlier this year, has announced that it’s giving up the hardware game before it even gets started. The company says it is no longer going to build its Sense hub as a physical product, but will instead focus on integrating its software with other commercial manufacturers. All Kickstarter backers of the Sen
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Architecture, warfare, and the cultural impact of destroying buildings The Destruction of Memory examines how the deliberate ruin of heritage sites impacts humanity and what can be done to address it Can tearing down a building be an act of genocide? Thath’s the thesis of The Destruction of Memory, a new film by documentarian Tim Slade tracing the troubling history of how some soldiers have destroyed cultural sites in an effort to destroy a culture itself. The
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Stremio Aims to Be Your One and Only Video Entertainment App There are hundreds of ways to access films and TV shows. Unfortunately, searching for the content is sometimes difficult. Solving this dilemma is where Stremio comes in. Available for Mac, Windows, and Linux, the free service allows you to find and watch video content from your local hard drive and online, all in one place. Here’s a look at what Stremio 3.6 can do for you. Discovering Content With
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Lung cancer patients who have surgery live longer Patients with late-stage, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have surgery have better survival rates than those who don’t, but fewer of these patients are undergoing surgery, researchers have found.
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Novel solar absorber to improve efficiency of concentrating solar power technology Researchers have discovered a novel way to significantly increase the amount of sunlight that a solar absorber can convert into heat. By converting more of the solar energy that reaches Earth’s surface into heat in a low-cost way, the solar absorber can help make sustainable technologies that rely on solar heat, like solar thermal technologies, more efficient and affordable.
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Lung cancer breath ‘signature’ presents promise for earlier diagnosis Being able to identify lung cancer “signature” through a simple breath test has emerged as one of the most promising ways to diagnose the disease. Now the test is being used to monitor for disease recurrence.
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Big-brother pizza: Domino’s to track customers on way to stores Checking the progress online of your home-delivery pizza is so 2006. Now you’re being tracked, too. Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd., Australia’s largest pizza company, will on Monday start using satellites to follow customers as they approach stores to pick up orders. By tracking pizza-lovers on the street, Domino’s can wait until the last moment to start cooking and ensure orders stay fresh, the
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The Texas butterfly effect How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas.
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Deadspin Richard Sherman Is Fed Up With Publicly Funded Stadiums | Jezebel Pakistani Woman Burned to Deadspin Richard Sherman Is Fed Up With Publicly Funded Stadiums | Jezebel Pakistani Woman Burned to Death By Her Family for Marrying Against Their Wishes | Gizmodo Tinder Bans Most Teens | Gawker Advisors Reportedly Fear Trump Will Announce VP on Twitter |Read more…
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Scientists discover biomarkers that could give cancer patients better survival estimates Cancer patients often ask doctors how long they have to live, but how precise are doctors’ answers? A new statistical method applied to six types of cancer is likely to result not only in more accurate survival estimates, but also to enable scientists to determine which genetic sequences can be lethal and which are harmless.
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BlackBerry Is Eager to Intercept Messages for Foreign Police Struggling Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has built its brand on the privacy it provides its customers—an image that is now crumbling.BlackBerry gladly handed over subscriber and device information, communications, and even decrypted communications for law enforcement agencies in “dozens” of countries, according to a CBC report published Thursday that spoke to anonymous former employe
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Soros seeks safe haven in gold, concerned about possible EU collapse Billionaire George Soros has made a series of “big, bearish investments” in gold and shares in gold miners after a long break from trading, the Wall Street Journal reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Play Xbox online for free this weekend Microsoft has offered its Free Multiplayer Weekends before, but at the end of this week, the promotion will be available to both Xbox One and Xbox 360 together for the first time. In fact, it’s the first time the free trial has been available on Microsoft’s current-gen console. This means that from Thursday to Sunday (June 9-12), you’ll be able to play with your pals online free of charge if you d
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Libyan forces close in on IS group-held Sirte Forces aligned with Libya’s new unity government advanced on the eastern and southern outskirts of the Islamic State stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, taking control of at least one military camp, security sources said
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Avast expands beyond security with new storage-optimizing app called Photo Space  Avast is a company best known for its security software, but the days where everyone’s first download to their Windows PC is an anti-virus program are fading into the past. The 25-year old software maker still claims 230 million individuals and businesses using its security applications for mobile and PC, including anti-virus, VPN utilities and other programs, but today it’s… Read More
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New research accelerates next-generation ultra-precise sensing technology The mining, navigation, minerals exploration and environmental hydrology sectors are set to benefit from new University of Queensland research into quantum technology.
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Google combines two main quantum computing ideas in one computer (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Google, the University of the Basque Country, the University of California and IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science has devised a means for combining the two leading ideas for creating a quantum computer in one machine, offering a possible means for learning more about how to create a true quantum computer sometime in the future. They have published the d
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App subscriptions were always inevitable Apple is one of those rare few companies that can take an ongoing evolution and focus and distill it into a revolutionary change. That’s the immodest thinking behind the company’s ambitious “Subscriptions 2.0” plan for the App Store, which aims to convert iOS users from one-off app purchasers into loyal subscribers. It’s nothing new in and of itself, but Apple’s wholehearted embrace val
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Our Robot’s Name is Eva | Lynn Crockett | TEDxElCajonSalon Lynn Crocket is blowing up stereotypes to engage students from around the world to play with robots. Welcome to the universe of robotics leagues that positions science and engineering as a spectator sport. For more information on this TED talk go to http://www.TEDxElCajon.com. Lynn is the Education Programs Manager at LEGOLAND® California, leading STEM programming, events, and marketing. She shares her i
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This world makes no sense – and I love it | Jasper Driessens | TEDxTwenteU Do you feel like you are a rational decision maker? If you look closely, you’ll notice our behavior is anything but rational. This may sound alarming, but Jasper explains why irrationality is actually liberating. Become aware of it, and cherish it. Jasper Driessens is a former board member of the Student Union at the University of Twente. During his board year he founded the Dutch Student Investme
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Imagination is more important than knowledge | Randall Zion | TEDxYouth@Columbus Zion Randall excited the audience when he took the stage to remind us that IMAGINATION is more important than KNOWLEDGE. Student in Columbus City Schools. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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How to Manufacture Fascination and Engineer Enthusiasm | Jason Goldberg | TEDxRaleigh In this impactful and hilarious talk, full of “a-ha’s and ha-ha’s”, Jason Goldberg will share what he discovered due in large part to an unsupervised, sticky-fingered infant in a busy airport. What he realized helped him develop a powerful method to “hack fascination” with just three simple words that anybody can use in order to build stronger relationships, be more creative and to experience true
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I can stop wars, so can you. | Haviar Barksdale | TEDxYouth@Columbus I AM GOING TO STOP WARS! Haviar Barksdale took the TEDx stage to tell the audience what he is going to do and to relay a message about what causes wars.   Student in Columbus City Schools. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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Know People to Know Profit | Scott Palmer | TEDxNorthCentralCollege Emotional Intelligence is a key driver in the success of the fastest-growing companies. Chief Operating Officer, Spikeball This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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Wearable | Masahiko Tsukamoto | TEDxHaneda Masahiko researches the practical usage of wearable computing, ubiquitous computing systems, and interfacing.  In particular, he researches the practical applications in entertainment, health, and eco-friendliness.  He has been wearing HMD and a wearable computer since March 2001. Professor at the Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conf
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How to Use Your Kindle to Read More Books If you like reading books, you need a Kindle. There are really no two ways about it. You might need some help choosing the right Kindle, but Amazon’s eBook reader has outclassed all others at this point. More importantly, anyone who likes to read books will find themselves reading more often once they get a Kindle. Unsolicited responses are the best indication, right? Realized that I’ve read 42 bo
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How Dirt Cleans Water A purified project from Science Buddies — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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BYOB Cooler Carry up to six cooled bottles or 12 cans with the super stylish, highly versatile BYOB Cooler, a waterproof, cooler insert which will immediately convert the Tenba Messenger Bag into a beverage carrier. High-end craftsmanship, the durable fabric has been heat-sealed to ensure maximum insulation all day, with zero drip, all’s you need to do is fill with ice. You don’t even need to remember the bo
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PSA: USB-C on Apple’s new MacBook is a circus Shopping for USB-C accessories for your new MacBook?  Beware that the USB-C landscape as far as accessories and compatibility with your Mac is an absolute mess. more…Filed under: Mac Tagged: 12-inch, Accessories, cables, compatible, issues, MacBook, Thunderbolt 3, Type-C, USB-C
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Iron Vision provides 360 ‘Xray’ display for tank crew through buttoned up tank walls At the international defense and security industry trade show Eurosatory, Elbit will unveil the IronVision, the first Helmet Mounted Display (HMS) designed for the crews of armored vehicles. IronVision is a 360-degree panoramic situational awareness system, part of Elbit’s See-Through Armor (STA) architecture, that enables tank and infantry crewmen to “see-through” their vehicle’s armor in real-ti
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Some Antidepressants Might Actually Be Harmful to Children and Teens Image: Tom VarcoA discouraging new study concludes that most antidepressants are ineffective for children and adolescents, and may even be harmful in some cases. But the researchers caution that the low quantity and quality of clinical trials are obscuring the true effects of these drugs.For the new Lancet study, researchers analyzed 34 trials involving over 5,000 participants aged nine to 18. Out
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The Best Multiroom Wireless Speaker System to Fill Your Home With Music We’ve spent hundreds of hours over several months using six multiroom wireless speaker systems in every possible room and even outside to find the best multiroom wireless speaker system. Though new competition is better than ever, Sonos is still the best for most people. If you want something cheaper, Google Chromecast Audio does a decent job, but you’ll need to provide your own speakers.This post
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Facebook Lite sees some heavy growth one year after launch Its full version is already the third most trafficked website online, but Facebook isn’t stopping its quest for world domination at only developed nations. Last year, the social media giant launched Facebook Lite, an app designed to give people a “faster experience on slower mobile networks,” and 12 months later, the app has met with quite a bit of success in a number of countries where high speed
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Google co-founder Larry Page secretly invested over $100M in two flying car startups The future is here—or, at least it could be getting closer. A little company called Zee.Aero has been working for the past several years to develop a small electric plane that could take off and land vertically. In essence, that’s an honest to goodness flying car. What we didn’t know about the company, which set up shop adjacent to Google’s Mountain View HQ, is that the man backing the operations
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Solar-powered Green Cone devours food waste – even meat and bones Composting is an awesome way to get rid of fruit and veggie scraps and gain rich garden soil. Yet there’s still many food scraps that can’t be composted, like meat and bones. Compostec’s Green Cone solves that problem, drawing on the power of the sun to digest food waste. The Green Cone is made of mostly recycled plastic, and is meant to be used in a backyard. Users dump food scraps into a basket
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Recurrence gamifies business case studies for college students Seattle startup Recurrence wants to get college students more engaged in being leaders by “gamifying” their education. Recurrence has created a new gamification product, which makes a non-game activity more engaging by making it game-like, for college-level business students. It turns the process of learning how to be a CEO or chief financial officer into a game, enabling students to learn leaders
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Study shows value of dynamic forecasting in intermodal management Intermodal transportation—which uses a combination of transportation modes, such as trucks, trains and ships, to move everyday goods—is the backbone of many supply chains, and while the industry is seeing tremendous growth, it also faces a severe container capacity shortage.
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First 3D-printed electric motorcycle looks exactly how it sounds 3D printing has allowed for a motorcycle far lighter than normal When you hear the words “3D-printed electric motorcycle,” what do you think of? Two wheels held together by a weird, curvy, alien-exoskeleton-looking thing? Congratulations, you win…well, not one of these motorcycles since they cost $56,560 apiece. You win the satisfaction of knowing that you were right. A limited run of
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Black Swan Superyacht Inspired by the shape of an arrow, the Black Swan Superyacht is a sleek a vessel as you’ll find. The aluminum exterior is done in black, a color that’s extended…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Young star appears to be ripping away layers of close-orbiting ‘hot Jupiter’ Astronomers searching for the galaxy’s youngest planets have found compelling evidence for one unlike any other, a newborn “hot Jupiter” whose outer layers are being torn away by the star it orbits every 11 hours.
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Elon Musk Teases Iron Man Suit On Twitter Entertainment SpaceX founder meets with the Pentagon, but probably not about exoskeletons Elon Musk visited the Pentagon recently to, according to Musk, discuss a flying metal suit.
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This is the world’s ugliest color … and it’s on a mission Tasked with finding the most heinous hue known to humans, researchers arrived at Pantone 448C – and the Australian government is putting it to good use.
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Geek deals roundup: E3 preview and pre-order deals Believe it or not, E3 2016 is only a few days away. Publisher-run live streams and fan gatherings have begun to draw more attention than the core event itself, but none of that […]
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Apple has just become an energy company, looks to sell excess electricity into the grid and maybe more Apple has quietly created an energy subsidiary, ‘Apple Energy’ LLC, registered in Delaware but run from its Cupertino headquarters. The company was seemingly formed to allow it to sell excess electricity generated by its solar farms in Cupertino and Nevada, with plans to sell electricity across the whole of the US. [Apple Energy LLC] is a Delaware limited liability company and is a 100% wholl
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Justice Department wants to overturn court ruling favoring Apple over Samsung – CNET The law enforcement agency weighs in at the the US Supreme Court in a patent case that could cost Samsung hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Usain Bolt & Jamaica relay sprinters could lose Beijing gold after teammate ‘fails B sample test’ Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has reportedly failed a “B” sample test for the use of a banned stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games, which could now cost his relay teammates, including Usain Bolt, their Olympic gold medals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sanders stays in the fight, taking issues to convention After a meeting with President Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders promised to “work together” with Hillary Clinton to defeat GOP candidate Donald Trump, but stopped short of conceding defeat in the Democratic primaries. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Watch the World’s Largest Rocket Launch a Top Secret Spy Satellite We don’t know the type or purpose of the new spy satellite being launched by the US National Reconnaissance Office. What we do know is that its launch, aboard the world’s largest rocket, is happening today at 1:59 p.m. EDT—and it’s definitely going to look spectacular.Read more…
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Earth’s super-sized El Nino is over; coming up, La Nina This year’s monstrous El Nino, nicknamed Godzilla by NASA, is dead. It heated up the globe, but didn’t quite end California’s four-year drought.
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Larry Page Is Secretly Working On a Flying Car Google co-founder Larry Page is personally investing in flying cars. Page has been secretly bankrolling Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk, two California-based startups working on developing a flying car, reports Bloomberg, citing 10 people familiar with the matter. From the report: Better materials, autonomous navigation systems, and other technical advances have convinced a growing body of smart, wealthy,
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Artist’s giant waterfall and mirrors dazzle Versailles FRANCE 24 takes you to the Château de Versailles, where the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has been given carte blanche for the castle’s annual contemporary art show. Known for his exploration of the elements and the environment, Eliasson has used water, light and glacial residue to create a body of work that is impossible to pigeonhole. FRANCE 24 speaks to the artist about this prestigious project
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Google Moves Closer to a Universal Quantum Computer Combining the best of analog and digital approaches could yield a full-scale multipurpose quantum computer — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Latest Isreali weapons like a tiny four wheel grenade drone A video preview produced by Defense-Update, in cooperation with SIBAT, the defense export directorate within Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MOD), provides insights into some of the Israeli systems and new products expected at Eurosatory 2016, held in Paris June 13-17.Some of the systems are a small 10 inch long car drone that is very simple and throwable and surrounds a grenade. It lets a soldier t
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Curve Appeal to be “world’s first” 3D-printed freeform house Historied architecture studio Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) has designed what it says will be the world’s first freeform 3D-printed house. Its arch-based “Curve Appeal” design will be made a reality after it won Branch Technology’s Freeform Home Design Challenge… Continue Reading Curve Appeal to be “world’s first” 3D-printed freeform house Category: Architectu
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Researchers map mosquitoes that transmit Zika, Dengue by county A new article features maps of counties in the United States where the mosquitoes known as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus have been recorded.
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Rethinking Genetic Dichotomy | Jill Viles | TEDxDrakeU This talk is about the journey of searching for medical answers at the extremes of biology. It explores the most extraordinary of circumstances: though Jill can not walk, genetic testing has revealed she shares a one in a million genetic disorder with an Olympic medalist named Priscilla Lopes Schliep, 2010’s “Fastest Woman in the World.” Their respective mutations of the lamin gene are t
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Creating a better world through artificial intelligence | Max Bennett | TEDxTufts What do you think of when you hear Artificial Intelligence? Do you think of movies about a robot apocalypse? Debunking this popular belief, Max Bennett explains how our future with artificial Intelligence is not the plot of a movie and how we can use empiricism and knowledge about human cognition to create a better world with artificial intelligence. Max is a senior at Tufts University double majo
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Skills that pay the bills … and redefine success | Peyton Holland | TEDxRaleigh The path to success is a 4-year degree … or is it? By 2020, 10 million jobs will go unfilled because there are not enough people with the skills needed to fill them. For decades, we’ve told a story that places more value on a degree hanging on the wall than the skills needed to build that wall. As a result, we’ve created a “skills gap” that will impact all of us, from the cars we drive to the plac
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Virtual Reality | Jason Ganz | TEDxAmericanUniversity In the future, Virtual Reality may not just be for video games. Jason Ganz is a futurist, entrepreneur and tech-optimist. He is fascinated by the power of exponential technology to change the way we live and work. He is the CEO of Agora VR, a virtual reality communications company dedicated to reshaping the ways we share information. Jason is a 2014 graduate of American University’s Kogod School o
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CableDrop Multi Like the original single-cable CableDrop, Bluelounge’s CableDrop Multi holds your cables — only it holds more than before at four instead of one. Affix these little plastic gadgets to a flat surface on your desk with peel-and-stick 3M adhesive tape, then clip in a few cables. Its two outer channels have a looser grip for thinner cables, or those which you use more frequently, while the two inner o
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Hawking team updates soft hair theory to help solve black hole information paradox (Phys.org)—Stephen Hawking, along with Malcolm Perry and Andrew Strominger has updated his ideas regarding solving the black hole information paradox. In their new paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the trio outlines their ideas regarding soft hair and black holes and why they believe it may hold the key to resolving a problem that has been causing issues for physicists for ov
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A new approach to terrorism: military tactics are not the only option A University of Kent expert in International Conflict Analysis who investigates conflict resolution approaches to terrorism presents a new critique of the effectiveness of traditional counter terrorism measures, advising they are not the only option.
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A chemically powered autonomous molecular nanomotor (Phys.org)—A group of scientists at the University of Manchester in the U.K. has developed the first chemically powered autonomous molecular nanomotor—the motor mechanism is itself a transport medium that is capable of moving between fuel stops. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team outlines the process involved in developing the motor, how well it works, applications to which i
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There’s a new Sailfish OS phone Intex released its Aqua Fish phone earlier this year that ran Sailfish OS, and now, Russian company Plural is releasing its Oysters SF phone. The new device, which is set to come out in Russia later this summer, also runs Sailfish OS and is the result of a partnership between Plural and Jolla, Sailfish’s creators. The phone’s specs likely won’t prompt someone to seek out Oysters SF, but they aren
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Tesla launches two new entry-level Model S sedans Tesla initially offered its Model S in three different configurations – the 40, 60 and 85 – with the numbers signifying the size of the battery pack in kilowatt-hours. All three of these variants have since been discontinued, replaced with models featuring both smaller (75 kWh) and larger (90 kWh)…
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Virtual Nations Good read of the day: “The Somali Potentates of Suburbia,” an Awl piece about the various secessionist paper states that supposedly exist in Somalia and are actually run from abroad. A quick excerpt: Awdal State wasn’t declaring independence from Somalia. It was declaring independence from Somaliland, a secessionist movement that’d declared its independence from Somalia two decades prio
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Controlling quantum states atom by atom A new method has been developed to precisely alter the quantum mechanical states of electrons within an array of quantum boxes. The method can be used to investigate the interactions between various types of atoms and electrons, which is essential for future quantum technologies, as the group reports.
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Researchers leverage social media to uncover new data on migraine sensory experiences Migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses, yet is underreported, say researchers. In a new study, researchers leverage social media to yield important insights on migraine associated-smells and hallucinations.
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Cubic’s smart traffic system reader descends from Microsoft cloud Smart cities have a new cloud-based tool to keep the cars flowing with Cubic Transportation Systems’ (CTS) new NextTraffic platform. According to Mass Transit Magazine,  CTS launched the NextTraffic traffic and transportation manager at the ITS European Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland. The company said that NextTraffic combines CTS’ expertise in transportation payment and IT with Microsoft’s e
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Turtle-like house comes out of its shell Designed by Lenz Architects, the aptly-named Shell House looks like a squat turtle with its shell-like roof. The house is located on the outskirts of Almaty, Kazakstan, and can be closed-up to the outside to increase security and privacy. .. Continue Reading Turtle-like house comes out of its shell Category: Architecture Tags: Building and Construction Privacy House Home Security Rela
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How college loans exploit students for profit | Sajay Samuel “Once upon a time in America,” says professor Sajay Samuel, “going to college did not mean graduating with debt.” Today, higher education has become a consumer product — costs have skyrocketed, saddling students with a combined debt of over $1 trillion, while universities and loan companies make massive profits. Samuel proposes a radical solution: link tuition costs to a degre
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Trump’s Dubious Drought Claims The candidate said California has “no drought” and that water farmers need is being used to protect a “three-inch fish” — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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In the brain, one area sees familiar words as pictures, another sounds out words Skilled readers can quickly recognize words when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts which functions separately from an area that processes the sounds of written words, say neuroscientists. The visual dictionary idea rebuts a common theory that our brain needs to “sound out” words each time we see them.
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What to Expect When Working With an Architect There are five basic steps when working with an architect The process of working with an architect is quite fluid, with the architect donning many hats at various times, from big picture thinker to detailed project manager. That’s the value to hiring one, says architect Gabe Headrick, founder of Steelhead Architecture in Portland, Oregon. Headrick has spearheaded both commercial and residential p
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Working With an Architect 101 Everything you need to know about working with an architect The process of working with an architect is quite fluid, with the architect donning many hats at various times, from big picture thinker to detailed project manager. That’s the value to hiring one, says architect Gabe Headrick, founder of Steelhead Architecture in Portland, Oregon. Headrick has spearheaded both commercial and residential
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How to Find the Best Architect for Your Home Improvement The American Institute of Architects should be your first stop You’re ready to start a home renovation, but before the fun begins and your Pinterest dreams can become reality, you need to find an architect. First, it’s important to note that there is a difference between an architect, an architectural designer, and a design/build firm. An architect is called such if he or she is licensed by the s
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Today’s Best Deals: $40 Dress Shoes, Beach Umbrella, Brother Laser Printer, and More The best beach umbrella, $40 dress shoes, and a printer you won’t hate lead off Thursday’s best deals.Don’t miss our new daily Lifestyle Deals segment, with all of the best discounts on apparel, cosmetics, decor, and more. http://deals.kinja.com/todays-best-li…Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if
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The Case for Giving Everyone Free Money Sometime in the last few weeks, or months, or years, you may have heard about this idea called “universal basic income.” It’s the idea that maybe governments should give a monthly stipend—no questions asked—to everyone who lives there. It’s an idea we’ve covered quite a bit over the years, and it’s one that’s increasingly gaining steam among people on both sides of the political spectrum. Conserva
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Anaconda bridge: NATO troops build floating rig over Polish river in war games (VIDEO) British and German engineering units speedily constructed a temporary pontoon bridge in Poland as part of the Anaconda 2016 Nato military exercises aimed at deterring “Russian assertiveness”. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sewer border crossing ends in fatality as migrants attempt to travel from Morocco to Spain A man has died during an ill-fated attempt to use the sewage system to cross from Morocco into the Spanish port city of Melilla, on the north coast of Africa. Read Full Article at RT.com
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3 parent babies could carry mutated DNA, study claims Scientists striving to create a three-parent baby have discovered that mutated DNA can in fact be passed down to the child during the innovative procedure. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brits can now insure their self-driving cars “The future is here,” or so stated Adrian Flux Insurance Services, an insurance broker out of Norfolk, England, that announced it will issue policies for self-driving cars. “Unlike every insurance policy that you’ve ever held in the past, driverless car insurance needs to cover you against a whole host of modern problems, not just your typical bumps and scrapes,” the company
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French court fines Uber EUR800,000 for illegal service A French court on Thursday fined Uber 800,000-euro over the launch and marketing of its controversial ride-sharing service UberPOP, while slapping additional fines on two regional executives.
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Report: Google planning to one-up Apple with new Play Store revenue model That didn’t take long. Just a day after Apple said it would give developers a more favorable cut for subscription offerings in the App Store, Google is apparently planning to follow suit. According to Recode, subscription-based services on Google Play will move from a 70/30 revenue split to 85/15. Unlike Apple’s new plan, which will offer the same split, Google won’t require a one-year threshold
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Being female increases stroke hospitalization risk by 23% in atrial fibrillation patients A 15 year study in 1.1 million patients with atrial fibrillation has found that women are 23% more likely to be hospitalized for acute ischemic stroke than men.
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Booq Slimsuit 13 Protect your MacBook from scratches and excessive wear when you’re on the go with the quick access Booq Slimsuit 13. Ultra thin, it features an all-welded design and zipper-free magnetic closure for less bulk and enhanced accessibility. Made especially for your 13-inch MacBook Air.
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Bring a dentist into your bathroom (figuratively) with this new smart toothbrush The most high-tech room in your house may soon be your bathroom. At least, if you consider bringing a dentist into your home by way of a true 21st-century toothbrush. Thanks to the latest new smart toothbrush from Philips Sonicare, which bears the rather unwieldy name of the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected, you’ll have unprecedented insights as to just how you’re brushing your teeth,
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Infiniti may offer a Tesla-style autonomous system on future models Nissan has been very vocal about its plans to offer cars with at least some autonomous capability by 2020, but there’s been very little discussion of self-driving cars for its Infiniti luxury brand, even as other luxury brands unveil more sophisticated driver aids and semi-autonomous systems. But Infiniti may soon leapfrog the competition with a crash program to add semi-autonomous features to mos
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CityArchRiver Progress Curious as to the construction progress of the CityArchRiver project in St. Louis, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, I grabbed this screenshot yesterday from the panoramic web cam that extends from the Arch on the east to the Old Courthouse on the west:As is evident, a good deal still needs to be done on the landscape and museum/visitor center below and adjacent to the Arch, but the
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The Blocks modular smartwatch can now be pre-ordered If you’ve been dreaming about owning a customizable smartwatch, the modular watch that London-based Blocks promised is now available — but just for pre-order. And nothing gives a pre-order announcement a little extra spice like a teaser video: This watch, we we told you all about last fall, was originally expected to ship in May, but pre-orders will now ship in October barring any more delays. T
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Solar Energy Is Now as Cheap as Fossil Fuels Exponential Finance celebrates the incredible opportunity at the intersection of technology and finance. Apply here to join Singularity University, CNBC, and hundreds of the world’s most forward-thinking financial leaders at Exponential Finance in June 2017. “We are now hitting a crossover point where solar, without subsidies, is starting to beat out all other sources of energy.” So said Ramez Naa
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Airbnb Collaborative Wish Lists make group trips much easier to plan Have you ever tried planning a trip somewhere with a group of friends? It works out about as well as trying to heard cats. Everyone wants to go their own direction, and no one really wants to make the tough decisions. Eventually once everyone has had their own say, someone has to step up and start coordinating the whole thing. … Continue reading
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EA creates Play to Give charity campaign with $1 million donation Electronic Arts is establishing a new charity campaign, dubbed Play to Give, that will get off the ground with a $1 million donation from the big game publisher. The charity campaign will kick off at the company’s June 12 EA Play fan event, ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles next week. (EA has pulled its booth from E3 in favor of doing a nearby
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New molecules identified that could help in the fight to prevent cystic fibrosis New research has identified new molecules that could help in the fight to prevent diseases caused by faulty ion channels, such as cystic fibrosis.
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Study sets standards for evaluating pluripotent stem cell quality As the promise of using regenerative stem cell therapies draws closer, a consortium of biomedical scientists reports about 30 percent of induced pluripotent stem cells they analyzed from 10 research institutions were genetically unstable and not safe for clinical use.
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On land and at sea, large animals are in ‘double jeopardy’ Large animals hunted for their parts—such as elephant ivory and shark fins—are in double jeopardy of extinction due to their large body size and high value, according to a new analysis reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on June 9. The study reveals underappreciated risk to marine species similar to that of iconic terrestrial species, but elevated by key differences in the sea.
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Disneyland Is Testing New Interactive Droids That Will Roam Its Expanded Star Wars Lands If you thought Disney’s only reason for buying Lucasfilm was to make more Star Wars movies, you’re way off. The company is also currently in the process of converting parts of Disneyland and Walt Disney World into sprawling Star Wars-themed lands, and it’s already testing some of the new characters it’s designed to interact with guests.Read more…
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How to Unlock Secret Settings in Windows 10 The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications running on a computer. A lot of these settings are hidden from the user, but if you know what you’re doing, you can don your tweaking and customize Windows in a variety of ways. Here’s how to get started.To edit the registry, type “regedit” into the sear
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Researchers calculate groundwater levels from satellite data A new computer algorithm developed at Stanford University is enabling scientists to use satellite data to determine groundwater levels across larger areas than ever before.
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