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Mack showcases turbine-powered electric garbage truck Mack Trucks has shown a refuse truck featuring Wrightspeed’s turbine-powered electric “Route” powertrain. Designed to reduce fuel and maintenance costs, the retrofitted Mack LR was shown at the WasteExpo2016 (yes, that’s a thing) in Las Vegas this week… Continue Reading Mack showcases turbine-powered electric garbage truck Category: Automotive Tags: Turbine Mack Related Artic
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The Duchess Gaming & Dining Table Playing board games and sharing a meal seem like two of the very few activities people of all ages still like to do that involve, real, face-to-face, technology-free human interaction*. And BoardGameTables.com is doing their part to see that they endure, particularly with their latest project, the Duchess, a transformable gaming / dining table that doesn’t cost a fortune. Well, relatively speaking
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Robotic microscope locks on to wiggly worm’s brain Microscopes are an indispensable scientific instrument, but they don’t do much good if the object under study keeps crawling out of view. To keep things in focus, a team of scientists from Osaka University and Tohoku University led by Professor Koichi Hashimoto has developed a new robotic microscope that automatically tracks moving objects as part of a study of brain activity… Continue Readin
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Beaver Workshop Office Space / MAT Office © Kangshuo Tang Architects: MAT Office Location: Chaoyang, Beijing, China Design Team: Kangshuo Tang, Miao Zhang, Siyao Huang, Zhuo Bing, Yanru Li, ZhenXu, Xin Xu Area: 600.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Kangshuo Tang Client: Tong Deng Culture and Media Ltd. © Kangshuo Tang Tongdeng Culture and Media Ltd – Beaver Workshop Office Space in Beijing“Bea
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Old growth trees spiked by eco-warriors in Oregon to stop logging Environmental activists warned those who cut down ancient trees for profit that giant logs in an Oregon mill have been spiked in protest. Read Full Article at RT.com
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DC runs your gadgets, so why not your house? This DC dwelling dares to try Anyone who’s seen the Drunk History about the War of Currents knows Nikola Tesla was the electric Jesus who helped bring alternating current (AC) to the world, much to the chagrin of direct current (DC) proponent Thomas Edison. At the time of the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, DC was the standard, but George Westinghouse started to win bids based on Tesla’s current, including one to power the world
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France 1, Uber 0: Company loses court battle in country after illegally operating transportation business Uber has lost a legal battle in France dating back to last year, as the global ride-sharing company was convicted for operating an illegal transportation business. The ruling last Thursday referred to UberPop, “the company’s low-cost service, in which drivers do not have professional livery licenses,” according to the New York Times. Following strikes by taxi unions and the government’s banning of
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Scientists Attempt to Reanimate the Brain Dead — What Could Go Wrong? Scientists will combine stem cells, lasers, and other techniques to (hopefully) reanimate the brain stems of 20 brain dead patients. The technique has promise, and perhaps unforeseen pitfalls.  Read More
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Cyberterrorism and the role of Silicon Valley  For the moment, at least, cyberterrorists have not harnessed the technology needed to destroy Western civilization from a basement lab in some remote corner of the world. Although a “cyber-Armageddon” scenario is unlikely any time soon, new technological developments have the potential to allow terrorists to move from low-tech killings aimed at gaining attention and creating fear… Read More
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Clothes mountain If you give clothes away to charity or for recycling, there’s a good chance they will pass through a warehouse in the Hungarian town of Szekesfehervar.
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While you’re waiting for the GoPro drone, check out the Exo360 It may be hard to wait until the holidays to finally experience the GoPro’s much anticipated Karma drone, but Christmas may literally come in July (or in this case, even earlier) thanks to the launch of the Exo360, Queen B Robotics‘ flagship product, and the first drone ever introduced capable of 360-view capture in 4K resolution. Thanks to its five integrated HD cameras and post-flight onboard st
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How creating defective nanodiamonds could revolutionize nanotechnology and quantum computing This electron microscope image shows a hybrid nanoparticle consisting of a nanodiamond (roughly 50 nanometers wide) covered in smaller silver nanoparticles that enhance the diamond’s optical properties. (credit: Min Ouyang) University of Maryland researchers have developed a method to quickly and inexpensively assemble diamond-based hybrid nanoparticles from the ground up in large quantities while
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Planning Your Wonderful Camping Trip: 4-Person Automatic Camping Tent Free Shipping #1  Hewolf 4-Person Dual Layer Summer Automatic Camping TentURL:  http://goo.gl/FXGOEuPRICE: $94.22   Free shipping to 11 countries —- Australia,Canada,France,Germany,Italy,Portugal,Russian Federation,Spain,United Kingdom,United States,Austria[Main Features]Dual layer, large space, suitable for four person Features: Water resistant, windproof, anti-UV, anti-mosquito, breathableAutomatic equipmen
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TechCrunch is at E3! But why?  These are strange days for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The (ostensibly) trade-only event draws immense attention, but it has long been fraying at the edges. Yet we’re here anyway because this year E3 comes at an auspicious time for technologies that could represent a major change to the industry: virtual and augmented reality. Read More
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This amazing looping elevator system could help ease commuting stress We first heard about Thyssenkrupp’s revolutionary horizontal/vertical elevator system a couple of years ago when it was proposed as a solution for moving people around skyscrapers in a more efficient manner. Well, the German engineering giant is still working on the technology, which it says could also be used for subway systems such as London’s sprawling Underground network. The oldest system of
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【New Launch】K3 Wintel Keyboard Mini PC K3 Wintel Keyboard  Mini PC Windows 10 64bit with 76 Keys / Touch Panel Intel Z3735F Quad CoreFlash Sale: Only 95.99$Main Features:● Portable, compact, delicate and exquisite: It has a surprisingly high-end configuration, change the traditional concept of the computer● The processor in this chip is an Intel Atom X7-Z8700 Quad-core with a maximum clock speed of up to 1.83GHz● With Windows 10 64bit
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Hierarchies exist in the brain because of lower connection costs, research shows The Evolutionary Origins of Hierarchy: Evolution with performance-only selection results in non-hierarchical and non-modular networks, which take longer to adapt to new environments. However, evolving networks with a connection cost creates hierarchical and functionally modular networks that can solve the overall problem by recursively solving its sub-problems. These networks also adapt to new env
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BAM robo printer to cut its teeth on scale model of “endless” house A Dutch contracting firm hopes to replace the construction crew with a flexible 3D printer mated with robotics from the auto industry. The 3D Builder “building machine” will start by creating a 1:4 scale version of the so-called “Landscape House.” .. Continue Reading BAM robo printer to cut its teeth on scale model of “endless” house Category: 3D Printing Tags:
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Playing around with a smart rubber duck  Some things you should probably know about me before we dive in here: I am a full-grown adult. I have health insurance and a 401K. I drink bourbon and listen to NPR.  I’m wearing a button up shirt right now. I own many fine sweaters. I do not presently have children. If you send me a smart rubber ducky, I’m probably going to play around with it. I’m not made of stone. This… Read More
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Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream Schemes for giving everyone a guaranteed income are gaining momentum in Silicon Valley and throughout Western Europe. It’s a great idea, until you look closely.
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Carrying Guns: An Issue for the Supreme Court and the Electorate If there is any issue that could intensify the emotions and raise the stakes in the 2016 presidential election, it’s guns. That issue just got cranked up to 11.  A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Second Amendment does not protect the right to carry a concealed firearm in public. Another appeals court has reached a somewhat different conclusion, and the question is bound eventually t
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Israel’s greenest building produces more energy than it consumes Tel Aviv University’s Porter School of Environmental Studies (PSES) wasn’t interested in achieving the minimum LEED certification — this building lives and breathes a dedication to the planet. In order to be awarded LEED Platinum certification a building must earn at least 80 points, but PSES surpassed this standard by leaps and bounds, completing construction with an impressive 92 points. The st
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Scientists design and build new energy-carrying particles In the mysterious microscopic realm where the electromagnetic fields of light and matter intimately intermingle as they exchange energy, plasmons, excitons, and other particles with unexpected and usual properties abound. Now physicists have created a new set of energy-carrying particles to add to this range. Dubbed “topological plexcitons,” these new particles show promise in greatly
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When an overstocked fridge wastes food and money For many, there’s nothing like sitting down for a family meal at a table filled with hot, ready-to-serve food. Many caregivers enjoy providing diverse, nutritious meals to their families to be perceived as a good provider, and in some cultures, preparing excessive quantities of food is common. Think this is crazy? How many times have you had leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner? However, researcher
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Revamped Sea Containers House features offices designed to encourage interaction Matheson Whiteley and BDG Architecture + Design have refurbished several floors of a historic 1980s building in London, creating open-plan offices intended to promote flexible working (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Use This Free Widget to Track RAM & CPU Temps on OS X When it comes to monitoring your Mac’s system resources, programs, and processes, there are tons of free and paid apps available for OS X users. One lightweight and simple option worth checking out is VitalSigns. Not only is VitalSigns free, it’s also ad-free and has no limitations, and it seems that it promises to stay that way. It’s also incredibly easy to set up, and once it’s up and running, t
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Bahrain re-arrests top human rights activist Nabeel Rajab – family A prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been arrested, his family members said on social media. Rajab led numerous protests during the Arab Spring and repeatedly criticized the Bahraini government on Twitter. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Eco-Friendly Nursery Essentials While we at Decoist enjoy writing about kids’ rooms (especially nurseries), today we’re going beyond the crib, dresser and changing table. There are many nursery essentials that transcend the realm of furniture. Yet when you’re planning for an eco-friendly nursery, researching all of the options can be overwhelming. This post aims to point you to specific pieces that can make the hunt easier, but
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Earthquake-resistant affordable home stacks together like Legos in just six days Used as a stronger alternative to brick walls, ferrocement can be handcrafted from locally available materials to reduce the structure’s impact on the environment and its cost. The Full Fill Home prototype at the Venice Biennale, for instance, was constructed using materials recycled from the German Pavilion used for last year’s Venice Biennale. “We’re not just talking about affordability in
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France bans alcohol near Euro 2016 venues after fan violence France has issued a ban on alcohol around Euro 2016 games following major disturbances between Russian, English and French fans over the weekend. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This Chrome extension records your browsing history in incognito mode There are times when you need to browse the Web in incognito mode, so your history and cookies aren’t saved – besides looking for porn, I mean. For example, travel experts say that some booking sites often display higher prices when they know a customer has been searching for certain destinations frequently. But it can be a bother to lose your browsing history in incognito mode, especially when yo
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Singapore destroys tonnes of illegal ivory Singapore on Monday crushed and burnt almost eight tonnes of ivory confiscated over two years to try to deter smugglers as activists called for tighter enforcement.
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Delhi restaurant allegedly refuses to serve underprivileged children A restaurant in Delhi is facing a government investigation for allegedly refusing to serve food to a group of underprivileged children and asking them to leave instead. SEE ALSO: Delhi church starts a free food ATM for anyone in need of refuelling during summer On June 12, a writer named Sonali Shetty brought a group of eight street children to the Shiv Sagar restaurant to celebrate her husband’s
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Qatar convicts Dutch woman held ‘after being raped’ A court in Qatar convicts a Dutch woman charged with having sex outside marriage after she told police she had been raped.
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NASA enlists the United Arab Emirates’ help for mission to Mars NASA has signed a new agreement to work with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on space exploration. The agency has agreed to share everything from scientific data to telescopes and (potentially) spacecraft with the oil-rich Arab state, but says the first target for collaboration will be “the exploration of Mars.” The details of the agreement aren’t clear, but Khalifa Al Romaithi, chair of
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This week in patents: Charge your phone with your hand, Amazon patents conversations, and more This week, the US patent office issued 6,883 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. Ford patents a cool foldable electric bike Patent number – US 9,359,03 Ford has been developing several types of electric bikes that can go along with their cars. These incl
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Galaxy Note 7 leaked teaser wants you to write on the edge It might have just gotten harder for Samsung to keep the public’s eyes on its upcoming Galaxy Note 7 phablet. Unless it’s keeping a secret and actually has a foldable Note smartphone prepped for later this year. That might happen until 2017, however, so Samsung will have to try its best to drag people back to present reality. Like with … Continue reading
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How to Use Cortana’s Picture Reminders in Windows 10 Cortana has lots of awesome functionality in Windows 10, including search, reminders, and just goofy fun. If you’re a forgetful person who utilizes reminders often, you’ll appreciate the ability to add pictures to a reminder that Cortana sets for you. This is coming soon in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but can be accessed currently by Windows Insiders. To set one up, open Cortana by clicking
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CERN Has an Actual, Literal ‘Animal Shelter’ for Computer Mice Image: CERN Computer Animal ShelterBehold: The CERN Animal Shelter for Computer Mice. This is a real thing. A thing that actually exists. A thing that has an enduring physical presence at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, home to the world’s most powerful particle accelerator and, apparently, quite an assortment of geriatric computer mice.Just imagine the steps it took to bring this
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How to get rid of shadows in your photos How to get rid of shadows in your photographyA reflector will often give you all the control you need to achieve perfectly lit portraits, still lifes, macro shots and any other kind of image where the subject isn’t too big and you can get up close to it.Reflectors are perfect for those situations where you’ve got a single, strong light source, such as a window or solitary lamp, and need to balance i
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Today is a clock that reminds you to slow down  Scott Thrift takes the long view on things. The Brooklyn-based artist has been making crazy clocks for most of this decade, starting out with the incredible ThePresent seasons clock and culminating in something he’s calling Today. His Kickstarter project for the new clock has already blown past its goal and he’s excited to bring his unique brand of time-telling to our daily lives.… Read More
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Sensor technology can improve office design and create happier employees, says Haworth Haworth white papers: sophisticated sensors could contribute to a healthier and happier workforce by tracking the way offices are used and adjusting them automatically, according to new research by US furniture giant Haworth. (more…)
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China wants to construct a “space lab” 10,000 feet under the sea China takes top billing in this week’s news of the “what the huh?” variety. China is working to secure rights to the South China Sea in order to build what can only be called a “space station,” deep below the ocean’s surface. The proposal involves a platform built 9,800 feet under the waves, where dozens of crew members would be stationed. The purpose? Primarily to aid in the country’s offshore mi
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There’s no such thing as a flying car You’ll never “drive” a “flying car.” The phrase “flying car” is code for a futuristic vision of transportation. The dream is that, instead of traveling in earth-bound vehicles, everyday people will be able to avoid gridlock by taking off and soaring above traffic. We got this idea from mid-20th century futurists who imagined a world where technology would advance t
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Salt Optics uses striking visuals to tackle a timeless cause The eyewear company heads to San Francisco with their SeeSALT exhibit.Photo: Meg Haywood SullivanSalt Optics’ ongoing photography exhibit, SeeSALT, made its way to San Francisco last week as the company showcased a number of works from photographers Cole Barash, Meg Haywood Sullivan, and Dr. Daniel Volland. Standing for Sea, Air, Land, and Timelessness, the meaning behind those letters were perfec
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Europe develops self-removal technology for spacecraft A new European project has an ambitious goal of cleaning up space for future generations. The Technology for Self-Removal of Spacecraft (TeSeR) program, introduced in May 2016, will develop a prototype for a module that will ensure that a defunct spacecraft pose no danger to other vehicles in space.
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Final Kyoto analysis shows 100% compliance All 36 countries that committed to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change complied with their emission targets, according to a scientific study released today. In addition, the Kyoto process and climate-related policies, represented a low cost for the countries involved – up to 0.1 percent of GDP for the European Union and an even lower fraction of Japan’s GDP. This is around one quarter to one tent
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JBL Boost TV review: There are great small speakers. This isn’t one of them Not everyone has the space for a full-sized TV or sound bar in their bedroom, den, or motorhome. Nor do they necessarily want one: when used in a small room, a full-sized sound bar like the Sonos Playbar or the Yamaha YSP-1600 will likely provide more volume than you really need. And if you have a smaller television, pairing a standard-sized sound bar with it could wind up looking a little bit
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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2 will happily shrug off (almost) any abuse you dole out Known for making rugged Android tablets that can take a beating, Panasonic unveiled the Toughpad FZ-A2 during the Automotive Innovation Summit 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. Starting on the outside, the Toughpad FZ-A2 is shrouded in magnesium alloy, which should allow the tablet to withstand drops from 1.2 meters high. Furthermore, the Toughpad FZ-A2 comes with IP65 certification that makes it resistan
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benjamin hubert adds wireless charging technology to ceramic tray with a design language informed by crafted homewares, the ‘charge tray’ minimizes the visual impact of technology in the home and enables easy wireless charging of technology devices, including both mobile phones and tablets. The post benjamin hubert adds wireless charging technology to ceramic tray appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Scientists confirm reprogrammed adult stem cells identical to embryonic stem cells Researchers from the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Research Institute of Physical Chemical Medicine and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have concluded that reprogramming does not create differences between reprogrammed and embryonic stem cells. The results have been published in the journal Cell Cycle.
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T-Tauri Stars A newborn star typically goes through four stages of adolescence. It begins life as a protostar still enshrouded in its natal molecular cloud, accreting new material and developing a proto-planetary disc. Slowly, stellar winds and radiation blow away the surrounding shell of gas and dust, and the third stage, when the surrounding envelope has cleared, is called the T-Tauri phase. T-Tauri stars (th
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By organizing chromosomes into many tiny loops, molecular motors play key role cell division Human cells contain 23 pairs of chromosomes that form a loosely organized cluster in the cell nucleus. When cells divide, they must first condense these chromosomes—each of which when fully extended is a thousand times longer than the cell’s nucleus and physically indistinguishable from the others—into compact structures that can be easily separated and packaged into their offspring.
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Penthouse Decorated In Eclectic Style With A Black Kitchen This penthouse in the Dutch city of Utrecht, is home to interior designer Jeroen van Zwetselaar of ZW6 and was designed by himself. Designers and architects always know what they want in their own homes and how to achieve this look in the best way. The style of this apartment is eclectic, and I especially love the sleek, black kitchen as counterbalance to the bright apartment. The kitchen backgrou
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Physicists observe behavior of quantum materials in curved space Light and matter are typically viewed as distinct entities that follow their own, unique rules. Matter has mass and typically exhibits interactions with other matter, while light is massless and does not interact with itself. Yet, wave-particle duality tells us that matter and light both act sometimes like particles, and sometimes like waves.
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Image: Hubble uncovers a mysterious dwarf galaxy The drizzle of stars scattered across this image forms a galaxy known as UGC 4879. UGC 4879 is an irregular dwarf galaxy—as the name suggests, galaxies of this type are a little smaller and messier than their cosmic cousins, lacking the majestic swirl of a spiral or the coherence of an elliptical.
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What investors want from venture capital firms  The limited partner world of finding and selecting venture funds to invest in is similar to what venture capitalists go through with startups. Read More
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How to Stop YouTube Recommendations on Channels & Videos Tired of browsing through your YouTube subscriptions only to find that YouTube keeps recommending different channels that you don’t care about? And no matter how many times you click X on them, they keep coming back! There are three things you can do to stop it once and for all. Method 1: Clear your YouTube history YouTube bases its recommendations based on your viewing and search history, so once
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After Orlando Attack, Obama Predictably Pushes Gun Control but Is Predictably Vague Reacting to the horrifying mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday, President Obama predictably called for more gun control, but he was predictably vague: Today marks the most deadly shooting in American history. The shooter was apparently armed with a handgun and a powerful assault rifle. This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that
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India is building a supercomputer to forecast the monsoon India is developing a supercomputer to predict the monsoon with greater accuracy, and it hopes to have it up and running by next year. As Reuters reports, the country’s meteorology office is spending $60 million to build the new supercomputer, which will use 3D modeling to predict how the seasonal rains will develop. M Rajeevan, India’s earth science secretary, did not say which companies will ma
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stelios mousarris’ rocket coffee table blasts off on plumes of smoke the piece brings fluffy, cartoon-like clouds and aerial rockets from a personal toy collection to life in the form of a functional object. The post stelios mousarris’ rocket coffee table blasts off on plumes of smoke appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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In-depth: From terrifying brakes to laser beams: how far car tech has come Then and now: the rise of car techIf you can remember being in a car in the 1970s, you’ll probably recall it was a clunky, uncomfortable set of wheels, loosely bolted together to help you get from one spot to another – and that’s it. It was also the final decade before the ‘techification’ of cars really took off.Up until then, cars had been pretty much pure analogue devices, with one bit telling a
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Russian Proton-M Rocket Puts US Intelsat DLA-2 Satellite Into Orbit Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2016 The Russian Proton-M rocket carrying the US Intelsat DLA-2 satellite was successfully launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Thursday. “We confirm that the separation of the spacecraft from the upper stage has taken place. The launch program has been fully implemented,” a Roscosmos spokesman told RIA Novosti. The launch of the Proton-M wit
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NASA highlights research in X-Planes and more at Aviation 2016 Aeronautics at NASA Washington DC (SPX) Jun 13, 2016 NASA’s leadership and top aeronautics innovators will discuss the agency’s 10-year plan to transform aviation at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, or Aviation 2016. The five-day conference, which will include a keynote address by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden,
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Understanding the properties of high tech gels used in 3-D printing Gels that help prevent oppositely charged nanoparticles from settling out of solution enable applications from ceramic synthesis to adsorption of water and other compounds. Scientists carefully studied these reactions and the conditions, including controlled agitation, under which the gel collapses. They mapped out a detailed mechanistic understanding of the gel, revealing contributions from three
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Translating materials with math Mathematics has been very successful throughout history in translating complex scientific concepts. Einstein’s famous equation E=mc2, for example, describes how mass and energy are interchangeable. But as scientific fields become increasingly complex and specialized, the “language” of mathematics needs to keep pace to develop the mathematical vocabulary necessary to describe both the kno
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Philippines condemns Abu Sayyaf killing of Canadian Robert Hall The Philippine president condemns the “brutal and senseless” killing of Canadian hostage Robert Hall by Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf.
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The Memory Illusion If you think all of your memories are real and accurate, think again — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tracking the evolutionary path of animals thriving in human-dominated environments An evolutionary framework aiming to track the pathways wild organisms followed to survive and thrive in environments dominated by humans has been developed for the first time.
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Climate warming sometimes—but not always—benefits insect pests As the world warms, outbreaks of plant-eating insect pests are expected to intensify, largely because warmer temperatures favor the pest’s biology while boosting growth of the plants they eat.
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Weird & Wonderful Geeky Storage Finds What comes to mind when you think of storage units? That they are simply a handy place to keep a large amount of items safe when moving house, having a clear out or travelling? But, if you have ever watched Storage Hunters, then you will know that whilst some units do hold the likes of sofas, desks and TVs – others hold far more weird and wonderful items. For a variety of reasons these items somet
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A Texas Jury’s Guilty Verdict Should Worry IT Admins The conviction of Michael Thomas under the CFAA’s “unauthorized damages” clause means sysadmins can face a felony for violating their employment agreement. The post A Texas Jury’s Guilty Verdict Should Worry IT Admins appeared first on WIRED.
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The Best New Green Energy Tech Could Be Right Underfoot Pavegen has developed a tile that captures the energy of your footsteps. The post The Best New Green Energy Tech Could Be Right Underfoot appeared first on WIRED.
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Acura Electrifies Its NSX Supercar to Take on a Brutal Mountain Race Two new variants of the NSX hybrid will race Pikes Peak, along with an all-electric version that could obliterate the Colorado mountain. The post Acura Electrifies Its NSX Supercar to Take on a Brutal Mountain Race appeared first on WIRED.
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Fun Fact: Lots of California Isn’t Metering Its Water Nobody cares how much water anybody else is using until there’s not enough. That leads to some interesting legal predicaments. The post Fun Fact: Lots of California Isn’t Metering Its Water appeared first on WIRED.
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Toronto-led research suggests some major changes to geology textbooks Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 13, 2016 Super-computer modelling of Earth’s crust and upper-mantle suggests that ancient geologic events may have left deep ‘scars’ that can come to life to play a role in earthquakes, mountain formation, and other ongoing processes on our planet. This changes the widespread view that only interactions at the boundaries between continent-sized tectonic plates could be r
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X-ray snapshot of butterfly wings reveals underlying physics of color San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 13, 2016 A team of physicists that visualized the internal nanostructure of an intact butterfly wing has discovered two physical attributes that make those structures so bright and colorful. “Over millions of years, butterflies have evolved sophisticated cellular mechanisms to grow brightly colored structures, normally for the purpose of camouflage as well as mating,&q
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Southern Europe risks Zika outbreaks this summer Umea, Sweden (SPX) Jun 13, 2016 Established Aedes-mosquito population could spread the Zika virus in Europe this summer if infected travelers introduce the virus. An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity, basic reproductive number (R0), and air traveler flows suggests parts of Southern Europe may be at risk for Zika outbreaks between June and August. This according to a study, led by Umea
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Supporting pollinators could have big payoff for Texas cotton farmers Austin TX (SPX) Jun 13, 2016 According to a new study by The University of Texas at Austin, increasing the diversity of pollinator species, including bees, flies and butterflies, can dramatically increase cotton production. The researchers estimate that in South Texas, the region they studied, increasing the diversity of pollinators could boost cotton production by up to 18 percent, yielding an i
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The primate brain is ‘pre-adapted’ to face potentially any situation Washington DC (SPX) Jun 13, 2016 Scientists have shown how the brain anticipates all of the new situations that it may encounter in a lifetime by creating a special kind of neural network that is “pre-adapted” to face any eventuality. This emerges from a new neuroscience study published in PLOS Computational Biology. Enel et al at the INSERM in France investigate one of the most notewor
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Iranian women dressing Western are ‘causing rivers to run dry’ – senior cleric Iran’s senior cleric criticized what he perceived as women’s overly liberal choices of clothing “as if they were in Europe,” and accused the trend of being behind one of Iran’s rivers drying up. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Labour could be torn apart by war crime charges for Blair over Iraq Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has hinted he could call for ex-PM Tony Blair to face war crime charges for his role in the Iraq War, prompting Labour Blairites to threaten resignation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Syrian President Assad hands Tory MPs a ‘kill list’ of British extremists Syrian President Bashar Assad has drawn up a “kill list” of people fighting for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), including 25 British extremists, it has been claimed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Watch this hilarious ‘TED Talk’ deconstruct the TED Talk It’s the TED Talk to end all TED Talks. Though it isn’t actually a TED Talk. It’s a comedy skit. The work of Canadian satirist team This Is That, the Thought Leader parody skillfully and hilariously deconstructs the typical TED Talk, showing how even the worst ones still have the potential to impress an audience if certain techniques are employed by the speaker. “In 2005, I met another ‘thought le
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How Google Nearby works, and how you can take advantage of it Google makes it easy for your phone to link with other phones in close proximity, but not many apps make use of the feature.
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Astronomer helping NASA spacecraft explore beyond Pluto The computer found it first – Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69  – but University of Virginia astronomer Anne Verbiscer was the “human backup” who found it next. She confirmed the finding for NASA by using the same technique that astronomer Clyde Tombaugh used to discover Pluto back in 1930: blinking two images of star fields to see if any tiny points of light moved.
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Protect Your Eyes By Buying The Paperlike E-Ink Monitor Are you reading this on an e-Ink screen? If not, then you’re likely ruining your eyes. For many of us who spend their lives toiling away … Read More
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Your Bottom Will Appreciate The Loungr Inflatable Chair This Summer Summer is almost here and with it comes an increase in our collective need for inflatable lounge chairs. Luckily for us, we don’t have to spend and … Read More
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Find Out Why You’ll Want To Sail Away On The Black Swan Superyacht If you’ve been following inStash over the past couple of days then you’ve likely seen our posts on super yachts such as this one here. While we’re … Read More
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Nano-sculptures for longer-lasting battery electrodes Liquid metals can be fairly good atom thieves. Scientists use a liquid metal technique to selectively remove elements from a block of well-mixed metals and create intricate structures. However, researchers didn’t know how the technique worked. Now, scientists know that due to the preferential mixing of the soon-to-be-removed element with the liquid metal, the uniform solid alloy is transformed int
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Realization of a novel material that can conduct magnetic waves on its edge, but not within its bulk For the first time, a new class of magnetic materials, called topological magnon (or magnetic wave) insulators, was revealed. This novel material can conduct magnetic waves (spin waves) along their edges, without conduction through the bulk material.
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Theoretical modeling of energy loss in solar cells shows atomic vibrations hurt efficiency When sunlight is absorbed in a solar cell, some of the energy that could be used is lost as heat. Because this complex loss process occurs in a fraction of a second, characterizing it has long been a challenge. For the first time, accurate first-principles theoretical calculations of the energy lost to heat in silicon, the primary component of solar cells, have been performed. This understanding s
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How we are matching – or exceeding – nature’s ability to make strong, tough lightweight structural materials In nature, wood, shells, and other structural materials are lightweight, strong, and tough. Significantly, these materials are made at the ambient temperature in the local environment – not at the high temperatures at which human-made structural materials are generally processed. Similar materials are difficult to make synthetically. In a review article in Nature Materials, a team of scientists as
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PearsonLloyd and Teknion create more furniture for open offices NeoCon 2016: London studio PearsonLloyd has added to its collection of office furniture designed for the open-plan workplace as part of its partnership with Teknion (+ slideshow). (more…)
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‘Obsession’: Pope Francis decries pursuit of body perfection during mass for disabled Pope Francis has slammed the pursuit of the perfect body, stating that such obsession results in the disabled being “hidden away.” The comments were made during a mass dedicated to disabled people and their caregivers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why Some People Sweat More than Others (and What to Do If That’s You) Some of us just sweat more than others, and while it can be the source of much embarrassment and shame (trust me, I’m a sweaty person), it helps to understand the reason behind it. This piece from The Science of Us explains the biology behind why, and what you can do about it if it bothers you.Barring a case of hyperhidrosis (a condition marked by abnormally heavy sweating,) if you’re one of those
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Concealed Vs. Open Carry Hits Gun Debate: New at Reason If there is any issue that could intensify the emotions and raise the stakes in the 2016 presidential election, it’s guns. That issue just got cranked up to 11. A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Second Amendment does not protect the right to carry a firearm in public. Another appeals court has reached a somewhat different conclusion, and the question is bound eventually to demand th
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Hyperloop One wants to build super-fast, on-demand underwater transport systems Hyperloop One made the news last month when it launched an open-air propulsion test of its next-gen transport technology, sending: a metal sled tearing through the desert on railway tracks at 115mph in 2 seconds. The company, which, like several others, is working to develop a high-speed mass transport system based on a concept proposed by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. As it gets closer to its g
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Hive adds smart lightbulbs to its connected home lineup British Gas’ connected home brand Hive expanded beyond smart thermostats to plugs and motion sensors earlier this year. As was always the plan, the product range has grown a little bigger today with the launch of Hive Active Lights. These smart bulbs are controlled via the existing Hive app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, and since they talk directly to your router through the Hive Hub, can be
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Xbox Android and iOS app revamp brings Xbox SmartGlass feel Microsoft has unveiled the refreshed Xbox App for Android and iOS devices. The app will keep you connected with all your gaming pals while you are away from your game console. Microsoft has brought everything that gamers feel comfortable with and like from Xbox SmartGlass into the refreshed Xbox app. The app will allow users to see what friends on … Continue reading
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The sound of old music In addition to their shape, the material that brass instruments are made of determines their sound. This was demonstrated by acousticians in a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF on reconstructing the sound of historical trombones.
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Towards eco-friendly industrial-scale hydrogen production What if industrial waste water could become fuel? With affordable, long-lasting catalysts, water could be split to produce hydrogen that could be used to power fuel cells or combustion engines. By conducting complex simulations, scientists showed that adding lithium to aluminum nanoparticles results in orders-of-magnitude faster water-splitting reactions and higher hydrogen production rates compar
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Risk-taking in birds is more contagious at certain times, research shows Birds copy one another when trying new foods but will take more risks when doing so at different times of year, scientists at the University of Exeter have found.
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Tabletop laser achieves energies needed for advanced characterization with unprecedented precision and range Bridging the gap between conventional and large-scale, x-ray synchrotron tools to capture the shortest electron wavelengths and critical details of electronic interactions, the optics of a tabletop laser system allows for unprecedented characterization of electronic properties and illuminates new physics. A crystal and advanced gas path optics increase the energy of an infrared laser to the desira
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Humans could learn something from pigeons to improve their efficiency Humans could become better at switching between tasks – such as shifting from emailing to taking a phone call – if they behaved more like pigeons and stopped thinking about what they are doing, research by psychologists at the University of Exeter suggests.
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Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open? Hints of an unexpected new particle could be confirmed within days—and if it is, the Standard Model could be going down — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WOODCUBE Open cell ceilings made of genuine wood are now available at the same price as metal ceilings of similar design. This unique type of ceiling system conceals the clutter of sprinklers, ducts, lights and raceways while permitting the function of those mechanical systems through the open louver design. Enjoy the natural beauty of wood without increasing your cost of materials. Standard species: Red
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Patterning smaller junctions for ultrathin devices Making faster, more powerful electronics requires smaller but still uniform connections, or junctions, between different materials. For the first time, researchers created extremely small, 5-nanometer-wide junctions, which were made in a specific pattern using two different planar, or flat, semiconductors. The simple process to create these two-dimensional junctions involved selective exposure of
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Absurd Creatures: That Fish That Suctions to Sharks? It’s Actually Pretty Righteous That fish that attaches to sharks is called a remora, and while it may be a parasite, it’s actually got a lot going for it. The post Absurd Creatures: That Fish That Suctions to Sharks? It’s Actually Pretty Righteous appeared first on WIRED.
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Bahrain rights activist Nabeel Rajab rearrested – family A leading Bahraini human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, has been rearrested in a dawn raid on his home, his family says.
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77,000 passengers affected, SAS cancels hundreds of flights over pilot strike Scandinavian airline SAS canceled 220 more flights as Swedish pilots continue striking after a new round of talks failed on Sunday. The walkout is costing SAS an estimated $1.2 million a day during the peak travel season. Read Full Article at RT.com
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In wake of Orlando attacks, some “sensitivity” tweaks from E3 publishers As the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) gets set for its 21st annual show this week, game publishers are faced with the dilemma of how to integrate their bombastic, explosive, often gun-soaked entertainment marketing blitz with the sense of national tragedy emanating from the historic mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. Speaking to Ars, the head of the organization running E
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Conductive thin film clears the way for improved solar cells Researchers at the University of Korea and the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a new thin film material that packs a unique combination of features: it’s highly electrically conductive, bendable, stretchable, and almost entirely transparent. The film could help build more efficient solar panels, self-heating smart windows, flexible displays, and high-performance cooling surface
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Popular Science takes us on a tour of Apple’s Spaceship Campus construction [Video] We’re following construction progress of Apple’s Campus 2 via a series of drone videos and renders, but Popular Science got invited in for a closer look at some of the unique features of the building. The piece starts out with some stats, among them that there are around 3,000 sheets of glass, the heaviest of which weighs 7000 pounds. And it’s the glass that’s been one of the great challenges of
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Article ‘that wasn’t’ The New York Times last week published an article in the names of both South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his Vice-President and former enemy Riek Machar but it later turned out that Mr Machar was not involved, as the BBC’s James Copnall reports.
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Creating human genomes and synthetic people, destroying entire species with gene drives Researchers have a plan to link together chunks of synthetic DNA, making a researcher-created human genome that can control a cell in a lab dish. This, the 25 researchers advocating it in an open-access Science paper say, will be called Human Genome Project-Write. That’s in contrast with the first HGP, completed in stages earlier in this century, which they call Human Genome Project-Read.  Find a
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This app makes picking your next movie easier than ever Watching movies is fun, but figuring out what to watch next is a horrible experience. Endlessly scrolling through Netflix, looking at iMDB ratings and searching for watchlist.txt on your laptop – it just sucks. Popflake is trying to make the process a lot easier. Tap a few of the things you like about movies and it comes up with suggestions from its database of hand-tagged movies. The suggestions
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Tech must take on hate  I grew up with guns. One gun, my grandfather’s WWII Colt M1911, looms large in my memory. My father tells the story of one night when Grandpa got drunk and shot a hole in the wall of his small house in Martins Ferry, Ohio. The tale was a warning: don’t be stupid. I took it to heart. My father taught me shooting safety and took me to plink cans down by the Ohio River. In high school… Read More
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6 Key Ways Design Thinkers Approach Problems How design thinkers think.Design thinking is a popular strategy for solving thorny problems, both inside and outside the business world. Countless articles detail how to do it. This is not one of those posts. This is a look at how veterans of the process think: what goes on in their minds when they approach a problem, be it a new app or a service. These observations are based on my years of experi
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50-year-old observation leads to the most successful seagrass restoration in the world When Geoff Bastyan noticed seagrass disappearing from harbours in Albany nearly 50 years ago, he would never have predicted his observation would lead to the most successful seagrass restoration in the world.
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If You’ve Been Meaning to Buy a Roomba, Today’s the Day to Do It iRobot Roomba 870, $450Life’s too short to vacuum every other day, but luckily, you can pawn that tedious chore off to your very own robot, and one of the best is on sale today.http://www.amazon.com/iRobot-Roomba-…The iRobot Roomba 870 is designed for pet owners and allergy sufferers, and can even detect the dirtiest areas of your floor to give them extra attention. Just schedule your cleanings,
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John Oliver Explains the Fees and Pitfalls To Watch For In Retirement Investing Planning for retirement can get complicated when you’re trying to get the most out of your money. Fees for transactions, financial analysis, and simple poor investments can eat away at your savings. John Oliver’s latest video explains many of the things to watch for.As the video points out, services that advertise “financial advisors” can be worse for you if they’re packing in a ton of hidden fees
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Etsy’s New Ultra-Sustainable Headquarters Is Filled With Local, Handmade Furniture Adopting some of the strictest building standards around required the company to find innovative ways to help its sellers meet rigorous sustainability metrics.It’s not surprising that someone working at Etsy might have a handcrafted desk, surrounded by giant handmade lamps, macramé art, or felt typewriters—all made by Etsy sellers, naturally. But when the craft giant moved into a new headquarters,
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Three Things Recruiters No Longer Look For (And Three They Still Do) Is job-hopping really OK? Do you still need a cover letter? We talked to the experts to find out what matters in hiring.Restarting your job search after being off the market for a while? Or just getting into it the first time? In either case, there’s a very real possibility that the career advice you’re working off of is outmoded or just not as fine-tuned as it could be.Read Full Story
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Acer H6517ST DLP Projector Review Acer H6517ST DLP Projector Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site For a short-throw, this Acer projector is as cheap as they come. But will that discount price be reflected in its picture quality, gaming performance, or overall brightness? Read on in my Acer H6517ST projector review to find out how it surmounted its shortcomings to make it onto our list in the number five spot for the b
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Sealable Plastic Flask Bring your hooch virtually anywhere without setting off metal detectors using this sealable plastic flask. This TSA-approved disposable flask features a 3 ounce capacity and comes with a battery powered heat sealer that guarantees a leak-proof seal. Check it out $23.99
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Shadow Box Edison Lamp Give your living room some industrial flair by lighting it up using this shadow box Edison lamp. The elegant frame is handcrafted from rich walnut and complemented by a vintage Edison filament bulb that gives off a warm, inviting glow. Check it out $135.00
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Desktop Vacuum Former Create virtually anything you can imagine right in the comfort of home using this desktop vacuum former. You’ll be to easily and instantly craft everything from soap dishes, small toys, and even baking molds – the possibilities are endless. Check it out $49.00
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The Ground Fridge This innovative ground fridge is a contemporary 21st century take on the classic root cellar. It features a built-in staircase to safely descend and boasts a storage capacity of six refrigerators – enough to store the contents of a 2,600 square foot garden. Check it out $16,000.00
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Banned Coffee Start your day off with an extra kick of energy courtesy of the insanely strong Banned Coffee. This potent blend carries a rich aroma in addition to a high caffeine content, and comes packaged in a resealable bag to ensure freshness. Check it out $18.04
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Significant Digits For Monday, June 13, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Today we’re focused on the mass shooting that took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning. If this feels familiar, it should.49 victimsA gunman armed with an assault rifle entered a gay nightclub in Orlando at 2 a.m. Sunday and killed at least 49 people over a three-hour sie
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Look For Matching Meta-Emotions When Trying to Find a Romantic Partner When you’re looking for someone to go out with, you probably want to find someone who shares your interests. While that’s okay, you may want to focus on a more important, less-known factor: meta-emotions.As tips site Barking Up the Wrong Tree explains, meta-emotions describe how we feel about feelings. For example, what do you think you should do when you get angry? Should you talk it out, or is h
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Triple barreled powerhouse plows dazzling path to orbit for clandestine NRO eavesdropper A top secret eavesdropping satellite constructed to support America’s national defense plowed a dazzling path to orbit Saturday riding atop the immense firepower of the mightiest rocket in the world – the triple barreled Delta IV Heavy powerhouse.
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Nature inspires applied math project that seeks to improve traffic flow Tiny and industrious, ants are models of teamwork and efficiency. The picnic-wrecking insects could also teach city planners a thing or two about how to optimize the timing of traffic signals, according to students at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).
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Amputee’s prosthetic arm transformed into awesome inking machine JC Sheitan Tenet is a southpaw tattoo artist, not because he’s left-handed but because he lost his right one 22 years ago so has no choice. Until now. A collaboration with visual artist JL Gonzal has resulted in a custom-designed “biomechanical prosthesis” that has a built-in rotary inker. .. Continue Reading Amputee’s prosthetic arm transformed into awesome inking machine Category:
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New track for converting waste heat to electricity Huge amounts of energy are lost every day in the form of waste heat. Now an interdisciplinary project at Chalmers has found that a special class of material – high-entropy alloys – can open the door to efficient heat recycling.
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Zen Spinning Top Crafted from aluminum, brass or steel, the Zen Spinning Tops sure do tempt the senses. The timeless toy for all ages offers plenty of relaxation and Eastern promise thanks to the precision machined minimalist design which comes carved from a solid metal block. Each metal boasts its own unique hypnotic properties. Get spinning.
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Nomad teams up with Horween Leather on new Bi-fold & Slim Wallet w/ 2400mAh battery + Lightning cable Nomad already makes some of the most versatile and practical accessories for Apple hardware, and now the California company is teaming up with Chicago’s Horween Leather Company to offer some high quality and stylish gear. The two companies are starting with new versions of Wallet, Nomad’s ordinary billfold that cleverly tucks a 2400mAh rechargeable battery and Lightning cable within, now availabl
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20:17 MoonWalker – Urban Boots that Defy Gravity After the grand success of the 20:16 MoonWalker, the team is back again with 20:17. These boots are designed to ReDefy Gravity in a whole new way. These MoonWalker boots will let you experience what it feels like to walk on the moon. In one hand (and foot), the MW B have inherited the uncanny ability to defy gravity, while developing a new set of traits that brings you even closer to the ‘leap and
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Melomind Relaxation Headset Take a deep breath and relax with the Melomind Relaxation Headset. Using electroencephalographic technology, this headset is able to train your brain to relax so you can better cope with stress and reduce the chances of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and more. Melomind works by providing you with an audio soundscape which responds to your brainwaves. As you relax, the music will modulate in sync w
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Leather Business Laptop Messenger by Johnny Fly Co Get back to business with the Leather Business Laptop Messenger by Johnny Fly Co. With plenty of space for everything you need, this carry-all is perfect for your days at the office as well as your business trips away. The natural Moroccan leather has been tanned with salt water and sunlight to bring out a dark, rich patina which will age beautifully over time. The Leather Business Laptop Messenge
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Mountek GRIP+ CD Slot Mount Whether you need hands-free calls or to follow complicated GPS navigation, the Mountek GRIP+ CD Slot Mount ensures you can see it all with ease. Using the CD slot in your car, this mount effortlessly slides and locks into place to provide a mount for your device. Using its adjustable arms, the Mountek GRIP+ can keep secure devices as narrow as the 1st generation iPhone or as wide as a full sized i
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Play!Cassette – An Earphone Pouch That Takes You Back Play!Cassette is a soft, clear earphone case that you can use to store your earphone, business cards, receipts and miscellaneous small objects which would otherwise suffer in your pockets. So you would always have in your possession an adorable piece of accessory that is not only handsome, but also functional, and it’s the perfect little gadget to carry along with your smartphone.
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AiraWear – World’s First Massage Hoodie AiraWear is an app-controlled massage jacket that allows you to enjoy a massage anywhere and anytime you want. You can now enjoy a massage while working in front of your computer, driving or even on the plane! AiraWear also has a real-time posture correction system that sends you “massage notifications” when you are in bad posture.
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Personal beliefs versus scientific innovation: getting past a flat Earth mentality The history of science is also a history of people resisting new discoveries that conflict with conventional wisdom.
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Ending a century of intrigue around ‘membraneless’ cell compartments We’ve been able to see them for over a hundred years, but only now are scientists beginning to get to the bottom of what’s happening inside membraneless organelles – compartments within cells that really do have no boundaries.
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Intelligent Vehicles at the starting line for safer roads and improved traffic flow A milestone in the ADAPTIVE project was recently reached, with the announcement that its demonstrator vehicles had all been successfully equipped and are now ready for test scenarios. Eight vehicles in all, seven passenger cars and one truck, were fitted with their respective hardware.
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8 Stunning Ways to Decorate Your Home with Old Electronics All electronics eventually die, become obsolete, or get replaced. What do you do with the old ones that you no longer need? Recycling is a great idea, but figuring out where to take things for recycling can be a hassle. Why not turn them into something cool to decorate your home? These eight projects will take electronics from hard drives to CRT monitors and help you turn them into something you’l
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North Americas first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market The Ecocor-RPA partnership launched today with the unveiling of eleven prefabricated passive house model home designs that range from a 323-square-foot one-bedroom cabin to a 2,685-square-foot three to four-bedroom house. Passive House, a term which refers to a set of rigorous standards for ultra low-energy homes that provide high levels of comfort, has been used by manufacturers in numerous Europ
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A Garden Canopy Evolves in Response to the People Inside The unusual structure spans more than 2,000 square feet. But it’s not finished yet—over the next five months, the structure will grow and evolve. The post A Garden Canopy Evolves in Response to the People Inside appeared first on WIRED.
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Fighting malevolent AI—artificial intelligence, meet cybersecurity With the appearance of robotic financial advisors, self-driving cars and personal digital assistants come many unresolved problems. We have already experienced market crashes caused by intelligent trading software, accidents caused by self-driving cars and hate speech from chat-bots that turned racist.
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Solar power home storage systems put to test Home storage systems for electricity produced by photovoltaics facilities are gaining attractiveness, as their costs are declining. However, standardized, verifiable criteria for the end client to assess their performance are still lacking. Now, scientists have launched the largest German study so far to analyze commercial systems with respect to safety, quality, and grid suitability and to derive
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Darwin’s ‘true century’ was delayed until animal biographies illuminated social evolution Over the last fifty years, long-term studies following individual animals over entire lifespans have allowed insight into the evolutionary influence of social behaviour – finally fulfilling the holistic approach to evolution first suggested by Darwin, argues the author of a new milestone work on mammal societies.
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First Rodent Found with a Humanlike Menstrual Cycle The spiny mouse could one day aid studies of women’s reproductive problems  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wingsuit flyer glides down 8,000 feet to grab a donut in new commercial Dunkin’ Donuts is kicking off its latest ad campaign with a high-flying spectacle. Looking for a splashy way to demonstrate the speed of its new mobile ordering app, the fast-food breakfast chain hired wingsuit base jumper Ellen Brennan, who’s known as the world’s fastest flying woman, to launch herself off of an 8,346-foot mountain peak in France. SEE ALSO: Lyft driver Shaquille O’Neal confuses
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Flyboard Air – One Giant Whoosh for Mankind Pardon us if we seem distracted–we’ve just been watching the new video from the Zapata Racing team for the hundredth time. Somehow it only gets more impressive each time we watch it. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that it features racing phenomenon Franky Zapata flying through air like Rocketman on a sleek and powerful water-jet while […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Off-grid tiny house has room to spare Boulder, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses recently completed its latest project, the 16 Foot Curved Roof Tiny House. With the main sleeping quarters located downstairs, this frees up the loft space for a guest room or storage space. The off-grid home also runs from solar power and can be plugged into the grid if its batteries require a top-up… Continue Reading Off-grid tiny house has roo
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Replacing nuclear power with wind power doesn’t make sense in Sweden, study shows The Swedish power supply is largely free of carbon emissions. Indeed, it is mainly based on a combination of hydroelectric and nuclear power combined with power exchange with neighbouring Scandinavian countries.
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Metal detectors seemingly being installed at WWDC as Tim Cook acknowledges Orlando tragedy A tweeted photo suggests that Apple is installing metal detectors at the entrance to WWDC for the first time, as CEO Tim Cook tweeted a message in support of the victims and families of the Orlando shooting. The additional security – a first for a WWDC event – is likely to be in response to the deadliest mass shooting in recent history, a gunman killing 49 people and injuring more than 50 others
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Computers Can Now Generate Sounds To Fool Human Listeners Technology I, Foley Artist Sound is an integral part of the movie-watching experience.
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Origin PC hits the E3 2016 scene with a new Omni all-in-one gaming rig Desktop manufacturer Origin PC kicked E3 2016 off with a bang on Monday with the launch of its new Omni all-in-one solution. The company calls it the world’s most powerful, customizable, and upgradable AIO desktop thus far, packing a crazy-large 34-inch, ultra-wide curved screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a brain-piercing 3,440 x 1,440 resolution. To celebrate the launch, Origin PC partnered wit
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Man Hits Glass Bridge With Sledgehammer, You Will Absolutely Believe What Happens Next Image: BBCChina, conceiver of large, ambitious, and often terrifying new infrastructure projects, has decided to build another opportunity for its citizens to stare into the abyss of mortality very tall glass bridge, despite the fact that the last one wasn’t as strong as some people hoped.To assure future tourists that the Zhangjiajie bridge—the world’s highest and longest, set to open in Zhangjia
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Image: Young star offers a glimpse of the sun’s past It may look like a star, it may be called a star, but it does not yet generate energy like a normal star. This is because this star is still being formed.
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The First Wearable Multi-Tool Designed to Go Anywhere The Tread, a rugged steel bracelet, is one of Leatherman’s most versatile and portable multi-tools ever. …Read More »
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From mummification to ‘sky burials’—why we need death rituals Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Few liturgical phrases from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer are so familiar to so many, even those who have never darkened the doors of a church. This part of the funeral service, taken from the book of Genesis, is also reflected in what priests say when they sign the cross in ash on people’s foreheads during Ash Wednesday: “You are made from dust, and to dust you
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MIT graphene breakthrough could make chips one million times faster Researchers use graphene to create a new way of converting electricity into light, delivering the possibility of dramatic speed improvements over today’s chips.
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Stanford looks to the skies to calculate underground water A team at Stanford has pioneered a new use of satellite imagery that could help its home state avoid future water supply issues. Previous Stanford research had already proved satellite images (specifically Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) of minute changes in ground elevation could provide reliable clues to underground water flow. The problem was, only tiny sections of the images provide
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Upgrade your iOS chargers and cables with 3 great Armour offers Sick and tired of tangled cords? Accidentally stepping on cable heads or, worse, trip over your charger, forcefully unplugging it? If you protect your phone with a rugged case, why not your cords? Well, rest easy knowing Armour has the solutions for you. Armour Charge Steel iOS Charging Cable: $24.95 The frayed connectors. The torn wires. iPhone chargers and cables never seem to last, no matter ho
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Make This No-Bake Cake that Combines All Kinds of Delicious Snacks This is not the healthiest thing you could possibly make, but it is one of the easiest and most crowd-pleasing sweet treats around, and any snacks you have already (or the shake at the bottom of bags) are perfect ingredients. The video above, from Epicurious, tells the tale, but the recipe is simple enough. You’ll need some peanut butter (or nutella, or any nut butter really), a little honey, some
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Man Hits Glass Bridge With Sledgehammer, You Will Absolutely Believe What Happens Next China, conceiver of large , ambitious , and often terrifying new infrastructure projects, has decided to build another opportunity for its citizens to stare into the abyss of mortality very tall glass bridge, despite the fact that the last one wasn’t as strong as some people hoped.Read more…
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Sport unites to condemn Orlando shootings The sports world has united to strongly condemn the worst mass shooting in US history. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Zika & Ebola outbreaks could be predicted by studying climate & population trends Predicting zoonotic diseases such as Ebola and Zika may now be a reality through the analysis of fluctuating global demographic and environmental patterns, according to scientists at University College London (UCL). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Social Robots Are Just as Prevalent in Europe as They are in Japan At Monday’s Zora Robotics event in Belgium. Image: Zora RoboticsJapan might be famous for its robot receptionists and companions. Yet over in Belgium, roboticists have spread service bots equipped with their software to 300 institutions already.“Most people think that Japan is more advanced in terms of robotics, but during the past two and half years, we’ve had at least 10,000 people come into con
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Dozens Killed in Orlando Shooting, Tusk Warns of End of Western Political Civ if UK Leaves EU, Pittsburgh Wins Stanley Cup: A.M. LinksAbout 50 people were killed by a gunman who opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando for which ISIS took responsibility. President Obama delivered remark about the massacre, saying it was a “reminder” of how easy it is for Americans to purchase weapons. Donald Trump tweeted that he didn’t want congratulations for “being right about radical Islam” but “toughness” an
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This Is Where The International Space Station Will Go To Die Space In one of the most isolated places on the globe, the ‘Spacecraft Cemetery’ provides a watery grave The so-called Spacecraft Cemetery has become the final resting place for hundreds of manmade space objects.
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Meet Zenta, a next-generation wearable that promotes mindfulness Child of the ’90s? Surely you remember mood rings, those delightful pieces of jewelry that promised to change color as often as you shifted emotions. We may be a few decades older (and hopefully, wiser too), but the fascination with wearables highlighting my mental well-being certainly hasn’t shifted much. And thankfully, now there’s a new device that seems something like the mood ring of the 21st
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This solar-powered self-driving boat is making a historic journey across the Atlantic Ocean Somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, a small autonomous kayak is braving wind and waves to demonstrate the power of solar energy. Isaac Penny and Christopher Sam Soon’s Solar Voyager embarked from Boston on June 1, and they hope it will land in Portugal in October. Sam Soon and Penny, both engineers, began the project in 2013, with the goal of building a boat from scratch that could travel the world o
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Indonesia hits back at Singapore in latest haze row Indonesia insisted Monday Singapore cannot take legal action against its citizens over the haze that choked Southeast Asia last year after the city-state sought to question the director of an Indonesian company.
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Hungary votes to allow blocks on ride-sharing apps Hungary’s parliament on Monday approved legislation allowing authorities to block ride-sharing apps and websites like Uber for up to a year if they continue to operate without the necessary permits after being fined.
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Your Local Museum Can Get You Into Others for Free When You Travel Tourist passes can save you money when you travel and want to visit local museums, but so can your membership to your local museum. Check with your museum, or the museums you want to visit, to see if your local membership will get you in abroad for free.Many museums have partnership programs with similar museums in other cities. That means your membership at home will get you in for free or a disc
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New material has potential to cut costs, make nuclear fuel recycling cleaner Researchers are investigating a new material that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing certain gases released during reprocessing more efficiently than today’s technology. The metal-organic framework captures radioactive gases xenon and krypton at ambient temperature, eliminating an energy-intensive, expensive step.
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Blocking PRMT5 might force resistant brain-tumor cells into senescence, study suggests Blocking an enzyme called PRMT5 in tumor cells could be a promising new strategy for the treatment of glioblastoma, the most aggressive and lethal form of brain cancer, a new study suggests.
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First SpaceX missions to Mars: “Dangerous and probably people will die” Elon Musk, SpaceX chief executive, at the StartmeupHK Festival in January. (credit: StartmeupHK) As we get close to the end of September, when Elon Musk has promised to lay bare his plans for colonizing Mars at an international space conference, it seems like the ambitious founder of SpaceX can hardly contain his excitement. In an interview with The Washington Post, Musk gushed, “I’m so tempte
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Environment protection, profit and safety through mosaic cultivation How must a landscape be utilized in order to fulfill both ecological and socio-economical requirements? This question has been answered by an international research team using abandoned pasturage in the Ecuadorean mountain rainforests. By means of simulations, the scientists ascertained that the key to this is multitasking, which is to say the most diverse utilization possible.
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New research provides hope for patients with hard-to-treat breast cancer A new way to slow the growth of the most aggressive type of breast cancer has been identified by scientists, according to a new report. The work found that using a drug called JQ1 can alter how cancer cells respond to hypoxia — or low oxygen — found in more than 50 per cent of breast tumours overall and most commonly in triple negative breast cancer, the form of the disease that is hardest to tr
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State-of-the-art power plant in Dsseldorf doubles as an observation tower The structure is not a simple power plant, but a landmark that dominates the southwestern boundary of the city. Thanks to its modular construction, the power plant can adjust to various functions. Its largest frame element envelops the existing smokestack-the highest point of the building complex. Related: Dubai to build the world’s biggest concentrated solar power plant Situated approximately 45
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BBC commentator says he’ll boycott Russia World Cup over security concerns Veteran BBC sports commentator Alan Green says he will “under no circumstances” cover the 2018 World Cup in Russia amid days of violent clashes between football fans in Marseille. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Orlando shooter Omar Mateen not first G4S employee to go on deadly rampage Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen is not the first employee of British security giant G4S to go on a rampage. Sunday morning’s attack in Florida has raised questions over the quality of vetting procedures among the firm’s recruits. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Home Office refuses to reveal Yarl’s Wood sexual violence data, because it’s bad for business The Home Office has reportedly refused to disclose data on sexual violence towards detainees at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Center, because the information could “damage the commercial interests” of the companies that run the facility. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Banned & blocked: Facebook & Reddit censor users after Orlando massacre Facebook and Reddit have taken down pages and deleted posts discussing the Orlando shooter’s religion and a page by “Islamophobe” Pamela Geller. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French admirals back Brexit, say it would slam ‘screeching brakes’ on EU army plans Britain leaving the European Union would put the “screeching brakes” on Brussels forming a “dangerous” EU army made from the 28-member bloc, two senior French admirals say. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gorgeous Glass House Offers Scenic Perch Above Santa Monica California dreamin’ in this striking minimal design Designed by California architect Michael Sant, the Saddle Peak House is a modernist confection made of glass, concrete, and wood nestled in the rugged Santa Monica Mountains. The home is dominated by right angles—everything from the roofline to the rectangular pool underscores the geometric precision of its design. Inside, this motif continues w
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It’s Bonkers That More Banks Don’t Provide APIs There was a quaint time when interactions between you and your bank were just that: between you and your bank. Of course, accountants and money managers existed before the contemporary internet—albeit not so much for us regular folk—but it was nothing like the current Mint-dominated landscape of third-party accounting and budgeting tools, many of which demand direct access to your bank accounts to
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The $140 Million Anti-Pot Editorial: New at Reason In May 2014, when activists began collecting signatures for a marijuana legalization initiative that will appear on Nevada’s ballot this November, the Las Vegas Review-Journal welcomed the measure as “an opportunity to reset America’s costly drug war.” The paper’s editorial board said “taxpayers finally seem to understand that spending vast sums of money at the local, state and fed
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Curated Revamp: Redesigned London Home Oozes Radiant Minimalism An extension and renovation project that saw a semi-detached home sitting amidst a row of classic terrace houses in London, Annis Road brings modernity and cheerful elegance to what was once a dark and mundane residence. The new homeowners of this post war, two-storey house wanted a contemporary interior that was breezy, devoid of unnecessary partitions and a rear extension that offered additional
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New Strategy to Decontaminate Polluted Soils Using Nanoparticles and Bioremediation Researchers at the Basque Institute of Agricultural Research and Development Neiker-Tecnalia are working on a strategy to cure soils polluted by organic compounds containing chlorine (organochlorine…
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What a dark blue iPhone 7 could look like Add this to the long list of iPhone 7 rumors: Apple may replace the Space Gray color with a dark blue (navy) model. The rumor is from Japanese Apple fan blog Macotara, which has a semi-accurate history of reporting on unannounced Apple hardware news. SEE ALSO: The iPhone 7 sounds like it will be totally boring According to the blog’s source at a Chinese supplier, the color may replace Space Gray
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New nanomaterial offers promise in bendable, wearable electronic devices An ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of researchers. The film — a mat of tangled nanofiber, electroplated to form a ‘self-junctioned copper nano-chicken wire’ — is also bendable and stretchable, offering potential applications in roll-up touchscreen displays, wearable electronics, flexible
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the k.o.t project inserts functional box into duplex apartment in tel aviv the owners requested functional and spacious spaces, as well as ample storage resulting in the main piece of carpentry that arranges all different uses around it. The post the k.o.t project inserts functional box into duplex apartment in tel aviv appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Artificial Sound Effects Have Now Entered the Uncanny Valley Using machine learning, researchers from MIT have developed a system that produces sound effects that are so realistic they even fool human listeners.Read more…
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Predicting disease outbreaks using environmental changes A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases — those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika — based on changes in climate, population growth and land use has been developed by a team of researchers.
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New ‘ukidama’ nanoparticle structure revealed Sometimes it is the tiny things in the world that can make an incredible difference. One of these things is the nanoparticle. Nanoparticles may be small, but they have a variety of important applications in areas such as, medicine, manufacturing, and energy. A team of researchers recently discovered a unique copper-silver nanoparticle structure that has a core of one element surrounded by a “cage”
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Unique exhibition in France resurrects Jean Prouv’s lightweight steel structures A unique exhibition in France, scheduled to open in July, will showcase the progressive lightweight constructions championed by famous modernist architect Jean Prouvé. Architect Éric Touchaleaume, a long term admirer of Prouvé’s architectural legacy, bought the site of the Friche de l’Escalette in the south of Marseille in 2011, and installed the first steel-frame prototype of the “Habitat Tr
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Save 24% On The Armour Travel Steel iPhone Charging Keychain [Deals] Carrying a charger with you everywhere is both annoying and inconvenient. That’s why you need to add this durable and practical charger to your keychain. Housing a woven stainless steel iPhone-compatible charging cable, you’ll always have a charger handy. And the best part is that the Armour Travel Steel iPhone Charging Keychain is on sale for only $29.99 (24% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Sto
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Gordy’s Fine Brine Canned Pickle Juice The thought of adding pickle juice to a cocktail, drinking the juice out of a jug or a pickleback with your favorite beverage might seem odd at first, but once you’ve tried it you’ll understand how awesome it is. Gordy’s gets it, which is why they’ve canned their fine brine for all the previously mentioned […]
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9 Ways You Can Donate To Charitable Causes Online It’s a sad fact of life that we are not all born equal. People in some areas of the world experience staggering poverty, so it is dependent on the rest of us who can afford it to donate money to charity. This money will then hopefully make its way to those who need it most. The Internet has made charitable giving really easy. Pre-Internet, charitable giving involved putting money in someone’s ratt
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Love is blind, to food waste For many, there’s nothing like sitting down for a family meal at a table filled with hot, ready-to-serve food. Many caregivers enjoy providing diverse, nutritious meals to their families to be perceived as a good provider, and in some cultures, preparing excessive quantities of food is common.
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Being born small or stress during pregnancy can lead to greater disease risk in mothers Low birth weight or stress during pregnancy can lead to long-term health problems in women, according to a study. The research found that stress during pregnancy leads to long-term health issues in mothers, affecting adrenal, metabolic and cardio-renal health after pregnancy.
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Rethink rehabilitation to reverse frailty in COPD patients One in four patients with COPD referred for exercise rehabilitation are frail, but nevertheless can respond favorably to rehabilitation and their frailty can be reversed, finds a new study. The findings have wider implications for treating frailty, which affects one in ten over-65s, where adapting other rehabilitation programs could potentially benefit more patients.
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The Difference Between a Debt’s “Statute of Limitations” and Your Credit History You have to be careful with debt collectors because dealing with them can affect your finances in some unexpected ways. For instance, agreeing to repay a debt can restart your debt’s “statute of limitations.” This is often confused with the time frame on your credit report, though, so let’s clear up the confusion. http://twocents.lifehacker.com/what-you-shoul…Your debt’s “statute of limitations”
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Germany’s Rheinmetall unveils ‘anti-Armata’ tank gun at Paris expo A new 130mm smoothbore tank gun was revealed by the German military giant Rheinmetall at the Eurosatory 2016 arms expo in Paris. The weapon is expected to be able to deal with Russia’s latest main battle tanks, based on the Armata platform. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Controlled explosion performed outside Stade de France ahead of Euro 2016 match A suspicious package was found at the Stade de France in Paris, two hours before the match between Ireland and Sweden at Euro 2016 was scheduled to kick off. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Poland, Baltic states talk air defenses, want more NATO fighter jets & missiles Poland and the Baltic states see the upcoming deployment of 4,000 more NATO troops in their countries as insufficient to protect them from alleged Russia threat and advocate for a significant military boost to ensure superiority in their airspace. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Crowdfunding campaign raises nearly $1.5m for Orlando victims A GoFundMe campaign for the victims of the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida has raised over $1.4 million in less than 24 hours. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Libya claims $1.2bn damages from Goldman Sachs over trades Libya’s $67bn national investment fund is seeking damages from Goldman Sachs, saying the bank encouraged it to make complex, money-losing investments.
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Nanofiber film could lead to electronic skin If you want electronic skin or other transparent wearable devices, you need to send a current through that skin. However, it’s hard to make something that’s both conductive and transparent — and that’s where a team of American and Korean researchers might save they day. They’ve developed a nanofiber film that’s 92 percent transparent, but has electrical resistance that’s “at least” 10 t
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Police catch suspect after some tattling cattle give up his whereabouts These cows deserve an award for being outstanding in their field. After a suspect led police on a manhunt in Brazos County, Texas, on June 9, officers were able to apprehend him with the help of some cows who tipped them off. SEE ALSO: Cows do not appreciate baby elephant’s tip-top dance moves KBTX reported that the suspect, 24-year-old Samuel White, was initially pulled over for speeding. “
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Psychology’s Credibility Crisis: the Bad, the Good and the Ugly As more studies are called into question and researchers bicker over methodology, the field is showing a healthy willingness to face its problems  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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TESTED: Mio Fuse This is the best wrist worn heart rate monitor on the planet. It’s accurate (within 1 BPM of an Adidas Micoach ANT+ chest strap), comfortable and extremely flexible, but not in the way you’d think. You see, in the world of smartphone-based fitness apps there’s always a search for a heart rate monitor that can… The post TESTED: Mio Fuse appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Nanomaterials Researchers Develop Ultrathin Film for Wearable Electronic Devices An international group of nanomaterials researchers from Korea University and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have developed a simple and affordable method to produce an ultrathin film,…
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Artist builds robot that intentionally harms humans It’s bad enough when an electronic brain like HAL goes bad and decides that it’s perfectly OK to harm humans, but a new robot was built with that as its sole purpose. Don’t […]
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Deals: Our smaller spaces pick for the best $1,000 projector, the BenQ HT1085ST, is down to $750 (from $800) Best Deals: Our smaller spaces pick for the best $1,000 projector, the BenQ HT1085ST, is down to $750 (from $800) [Amazon]
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What could you start? | Derek Martin | TEDxMoncton If you didn’t have to finish it? Derek explores the possibility of partnership on an idea – as some of us are starters and others are closers. Derek Martin has a thirst for innovation, even in mottos that we have used our entire lives. He challenges how we could rethink the way we start by implementing a new perspective on the concept of starting and finishing something. This talk was given at a T
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25 of the Best Podcasts for Men Podcasts are simply awesome. Unlike books and videos, which require constant visual attention, podcasts are audio-only — which means you can listen to them while doing something else: chores, driving, exercise, work, etc. But there are a lot of less-than-stellar podcasts out there and it can be difficult to find the good ones, especially if you don’t have the time or energy to sift through them al
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El Nino drives fastest annual increase on record of carbon dioxide The rising concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide has passed a symbolic threshold early due to the fastest annual increase on record
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Botox’s sweet tooth underlies its key neuron-targeting mechanism The Botox toxin has a sweet tooth, and it’s this craving for sugars – glycans, to be exact – that underlies its extreme ability target neuron cells in the body … while giving researchers an approach to neutralize it.
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Little afterslip in the April 2015 Nepal earthquake indicates buildup of strain: study The Gorkha earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. It’s a part of the world that is prone to earthquakes, as the Indian plate makes its incremental, sticky descent beneath the Eurasian plate. The magnitude 7.8 jolt, which was very shallow (only 15 km underground), caused a tremendous amount of damage in Kathmandu. But it didn’t rupture the Earth’s surface, signifying that only part of the fault
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Unraveling the food web in your gut Despite recent progress, the organization and ecological properties of the intestinal microbial ecosystem remain under investigated. Using a manually curated metabolic module framework for (meta-)genomic data analysis, Sara Vieira-Silva, Gwen Falony and colleagues from the Jeroen Raes lab (VIB/KU Leuven) studied species-function relationships in gut microbial genomes and microbiomes. The team of t
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Oregon Could Widen Carbon Trading across North America A plan under study would link the state to California and Quebec — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Watch Blue Origin’s Rocket Launch Via Live Webcast For The First Time Space The reusable New Shepard booster takes off for the fourth time on Friday On Friday, for the first time, you can watch a Blue Origin rocket launch live via webcast.
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Many family physicians have inaccurate knowledge about lung cancer screening Although clinical trials have shown that lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can detect lung cancers early and reduce lung cancer mortality, less than half of family physicians in a recent survey agreed that screening reduces lung cancer-related deaths.
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Air purification: Plant hemoglobin proteins help arabidopsis thaliana plants fix atmospheric nitric oxide Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions are mainly caused by combustion processes in industrial facilities and engines. In humans, the gaseous pollutants particularly irritate the mucous membranes in the respiratory organs and eyes. Until now it was assumed that plants cannot absorb atmospheric NO. Now, researchers have discovered the underlying mechanism that Arabidopsis thaliana plants use to draw NO di
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Wheat sequencing consortium releases key resource to the scientific community Following the January 2016 announcement of the production of a whole genome assembly for bread wheat, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), having completed quality control, is now making this breakthrough resource available for researchers via the IWGSC wheat sequence repository.
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Chemists invent new supercapacitor materials Chemists have invented a new type of supercapacitor material with a host of potential applications in electronics, transportation and energy storage devices.
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Ancient DNA analysis explains spread of domestic goats from fertile crescent into caucasus Researchers have analyzed ancient DNA of Neolithic domestic goats to reveal that the goats were introduced into the Southern Caucasus from the Fertile Crescent during the early sixth millennium BC, probably alongside establishment of trade links or population movement.
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NSA interested in exploiting internet-connected medical devices, spying on IoT The NSA has new tricks up its sleeve, looking for ways to exploit the Internet of Things and connected biomedical devices like pacemakers in order to monitor targets and collect foreign intelligence.At the Defense One Tech Summit on Friday, NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett said, “We’re looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now.”If that involves hackers from t
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11 fans jailed in France after Euro 2016 clashes Seven English football fans, three Frenchmen, and an Austrian have received prison sentences in France for taking part in clashes ahead of a Euro 2016 match between England and Russia in Marseille on Saturday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Beyond good & evil’: Russian FM spokeswoman slams homophobic comments on Orlando massacre Human compassion should be universal and applicable to all victims of the Orlando shooting regardless of who they were, said the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, adding that homophobic comments are “beyond good and evil.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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If UK does vote for Brexit, how long will it take to actually leave the EU? European Council President Donald Tusk warns it could take Britain up to seven years to negotiate its way out of the EU in the event of a Brexit. If the UK does vote to leave, how long will it actually take? Read Full Article at RT.com
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NATO to deploy four battalions in bid to reassure Poland, Baltic allies NATO’s chief on Monday said the alliance will agree this week to send four multinational battalions to the Baltic states and Poland as part of its response to Russian meddling in Ukraine and a series of alleged provocations by Russian military.
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The EU commits to research into ultra-efficient aero engines The EU is investing over EUR 3 million in innovative aero-engine technologies in the three-year “Ultimate” project, short for “Ultra Low emission Technology Innovations for Mid-century Aircraft Turbine Engines”. The project targets radical concepts for new aero engines, in line with the EU’s long-term emissions reduction target for 2050. The project is being presented at a conf
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High-Tech Amsterdam Birdhouses Will Provide Free Wi-Fi, Show Air Pollution Levels Dutch devices, meant to spur civic engagement, offer something to tweet about A mention of Amsterdam may conjure visions of Vermeer, bikes, and coffee shops. But the idyllic city also has an air pollution problem, with nearly a dozen areas exceeding the European Union’s air pollution limit, according to CityLab. An Amsterdam local believes he’s created a novel way to get the public involved in cl
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Dude chronicles months-long attempt to flip a spoon into a mug Every day for nearly a year, Niall Bradley chronicled his valiant efforts to… toss a spoon over his shoulder into a mug on his kitchen counter.  Yes, he did this every day and yes, he does indeed make it. The road to success is — as far as this video’s concerned — more than four minutes long. Feel free to skip ahead. Here’s what happens when a bald eagle and a Canada goose fight it out Jo
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Americans Are Living Healthier Longer In 1992, average life expectancy at birth in the U.S. was 75.8 years. By 2008 that had risen by over 2 years to 78.1 years. The most recent data (2013) from the Centers for Disease Control finds that it is now 78.8 years on average. A rough calculation finds that life expectancy is increasing at a rate of about 2 months for every year that passes. In general, longer life is a good, but longer hea
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Alzheimer’s: Structural properties of complex model membranes after interaction with beta-amyloid peptides open the way to the identification of new drug targets A new report describes the structural properties of complex model membranes after the interaction with beta-amyloid peptides, involved in Alzheimer’s disease, opening the way to the identification of new drug targets.
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Solar power home storage systems put to test Home storage systems for electricity produced by photovoltaics facilities are gaining attractiveness, as their costs are declining. However, standardized, verifiable criteria for the end client to assess their performance are still lacking. Now, scientists have launched the largest German study so far to analyze commercial systems with respect to safety, quality, and grid suitability and to derive
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Nearly a Million Photographs Were Taken to Make This Unforgettable Timelapse If you have any hopes of ever creating a timelapse video better than photographer Keith Loutit’s The Lion City II – Majulah, you better start snapping photos soon because it took Keith over three years to capture the nearly one million photographs used to create this incredible video.By the time it was complete, Keith was left with 10 terabytes of photos and footage to back up, for what ended up b
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3 reasons why we can win the fight against poverty | Andrew Youn Half of the world’s poorest people have something in common: they’re small farmers. In this eye-opening talk, activist Andrew Youn shows how his group, One Acre Fund, is helping these farmers lift themselves out of poverty by delivering to them life-sustaining farm services that are already in use all over the world. Enter this talk believing we’ll never be able to solve hunger and extreme poverty
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Neurologic symptoms common in early HIV infection Half of people newly infected with HIV experience neurologic issues, research shows. These neurologic findings are generally not severe and usually resolve after participants started anti-retroviral therapy.
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Industry 4.0 allows manufacturers to see inside precision glass molding machine When manufacturing optical lenses, every detail counts. In order to stabilize and optimize the manufacturing process, researchers are using digitalized processes.
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The Casper Pillow Is Designed for Every Sleeping Position How do you sleep? On your back? Side? Whatever position you land in after a long day? No matter how you rest your head, Casper has your perfect pillow. The Casper Pillow stays supportive, cool, and comfortable all night long—no matter what position you wind up in. Every aspect of the unique pillow-in-pillow design has been meticulously engineered […]
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Review: A Worthy Alternative to the DJI Inspire (Finally) A six-pack, and sonar collision avoidance. …Read More »
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France Launches Massive Meteor-Spotting Network Tracking space rocks that reach Earth will give insight into the early solar system — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Competition: five guides to London’s Art Deco architecture to be won Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with independent publisher Blue Crow Media to offer five readers the chance to win an Art Deco London map. (more…)
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Can genetically modified rats save the Galapagos Islands? The Galapagos Islands’ precious biodiversity is at risk with invasive rat species sneaking in on ships and preying on endangered eggs and hatchlings. One potential solution is to genetically modify the rats to only be male, effectively dooming future reproduction. The irony of such unnatural selection is not lost on critics of the idea. The Island Conservation nonprofit tasks itself with ridding i
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Domino’s removes laborious one-click barrier to pizza with new zero-click purchase Apparently the one-click order, popularized by Amazon to allow consumers to skip the shopping cart and payment-input process during online shopping, wasn’t easy enough for Domino’s. On Thursday, the pizza peddler announced a new zero-click order process, coming soon to its mobile app. SEE ALSO: Big-brother pizza: Domino’s to track customers on way to stores When you open the app, it will automati
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Intel’s ultra-fast Optane SSDs reportedly set to launch alongside Kaby Lake CPUs Fans of enthusiast solid state drives might have something to get excited about towards the end of this year. According to a leaked roadmap showing Intel’s upcoming SSDs, the company’s Optane line is set to launch alongside new Kaby Lake processors in either Q4 2016 or early 2017.
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America’s Largest Coal Company Has Been Bankrolling Climate Denial: Report Image: APIn a revelation that shouldn’t surprise anybody, Peabody Energy, the United States’ largest coal company, has been bankrolling think tanks, corporate lobbyists, trade associations, and individual scientists at the heart of the climate denial movement, a new Guardian investigation reveals.Fossil fuel companies aren’t exactly a progressive bunch when it comes to climate action, but few have
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Fix Belt Buckle Multi-tool submitted by Everyday Carry Carry a multitool with you all the time, thanks to this cool belt buckle add-on that packs sets of bits and wrenches for snowboarding, cycling, or skateboarding. The tools store inside the buckle of Fix Manufacturing’s rugged All Time Belt… (via TheAwesomer)Learn More
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Hubble Image of the Week – Scattered Stars in Sagittarius This newly released Hubble image shows scattered stars across the constellation of Sagittarius. This colorful and star-studded view of the Milky Way galaxy was captured when the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope pointed its cameras towards the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). Blue stars can be seen scattered across the frame, set against a distant backdrop […] The post Hubble Image of t
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Machine learning could help companies react faster to ransomware File-encrypting ransomware programs have become one of the biggest threats to corporate networks worldwide and are constantly evolving by adding increasingly sophisticated detection-evasion and propagation techniques. In a world where any self-respecting malware author makes sure that his creations bypass antivirus detection before releasing them, enterprise security teams are forced to focus o
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Conventional Wisdom: The Democrats’ Peace Process Begins This is our weekly politics newsletter, Conventional Wisdom. In this edition, we’re covering the final, not-that-bitter stages of the Democratic primary campaign. (Sign up here.)Did you ever have that feeling in elementary school, when the whole cutting things out of construction paper and finding Pierre, South Dakota, on a map got to be too much, and you thought, “Will summer really ever get here
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SAS, MI6 & 350 British paratroopers primed for Euro 2016 terror alert – reports SAS soldiers are currently embedded alongside spies from MI6 in the Euro 2016 security apparatus, while 350 British paratroopers are primed to deploy in the event of a terror attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lockdown lifted at University of Toronto after police fail to find ‘suspicious’ man The lockdown at the University at Toronto has been called off, after a police search failed to locate a masked man, who was reported to the authorities by several sources on campus. Read Full Article at RT.com
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swarovski’s designers of the future propose crystal living at design miami/ basel the resulting projects offer an ideal proposal for future living, ranging from a touch-sensitive illuminating wave, to a sound installation and an exercise in the conversation between crystal and light. The post swarovski’s designers of the future propose crystal living at design miami/ basel appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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PET/CT reveals adaptations of the alcoholic brain Alcoholism is a devastating disorder that too often leads to a perpetual cycle of abuse. An emerging molecular imaging technique may provide a way to break that cycle. It could signal patients’ heightened risk and lead to targeted drug treatments that reduce the compulsion to drink.
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Pretargeted radioimmunotherapy may eliminate colorectal cancer An emerging cancer therapy has colorectal tumors surrounded. A novel radioimmunotherapy combines a cancer-seeking antibody with potent radionuclide agents, resulting in complete remission of colorectal cancer in mouse models.
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Blood test predicts success of neuroendocrine cancer therapy Malignant neuroendocrine tumors are relatively rare, notoriously difficult to treat, and associated with poor long-term survival. An investigative blood test could predict how patients will respond to peptide receptor radionuclide therapy before they commit to a course of treatment.
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PET detects neuroinflammation in multiple sclerosis The triggers of autoimmune inflammation in multiple sclerosis (MS) have eluded scientists for many years, but molecular imaging is bringing researchers closer to identifying them, while providing a means of evaluating next-generation therapies for MS.
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Indoor location technology has become simpler Accurate indoor localization has the potential to transform the way people navigate indoors in a similar way that GPS transformed the way people navigate outdoors. Over the last 15 years, several indoor localization technologies have been proposed and experimented by both academia and industry. A major problem is that the proposed solutions are evaluated in different conditions, which makes hard a
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US Gas Production Revives Atmospheric Ethane After Decades of Decline Despite being pitched by alt-health sketchballs and manufacturers of “air purifiers,” ozone is bad for you. It’s smog, basically, and it damages your lungs. It also damages plant life. Ozone in the upper-atmosphere is necessary for blocking the Sun’s ultraviolet rays, but at ground level, it’s among the most widespread air pollutants. Fortunately, since peaking around 1984, ozone levels
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Trump Reiterates His Call for a Ban on Muslim Immigrants Because a Tiny Percentage Are ‘Implicated in Terrorism’ Donald Trump says yesterday’s attack on a gay night club in Orlando, which was carried out by the son of Afghan immigrants, shows the wisdom of his proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States. “What has happened in Orlando is just the beginning,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee declared on Twitter. “Our leadership is weak and ineffective. I called it and aske
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Sen. Bob Casey Wants to Ban Gun Sales to “Anyone Reasonably Suspected to be Guilty” of Misdemeanor Hate Crimes In the wake of this past weekend’s massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) announced in a press release today that he intends to introduce new legislation which “would prohibit the purchase, possession or shipment of a firearm by anyone convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime or who received a hate crime sentence enhancement.”  What makes Casey’s “Hate Crimes P
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Extreme trans-Neptunian objects lead the way to Planet Nine In the race towards the discovery of a ninth planet in our solar system, scientists from around the world strive to calculate its orbit using the tracks left by the small bodies that move well beyond Neptune. Now, astronomers from Spain and Cambridge University have confirmed, with new calculations, that the orbits of the six extreme trans-Neptunian objects that served as a reference to announce t
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Some Guy Found a Huge Chunk of 2,000-Year-Old Butter in a Bog and It’s Still Edible A 2,000-year-old orb of butter weighing 22-pounds was recently discovered in Co Meath, Ireland. Ancient butter experts believe that it was once offering to the gods. It’s also “theoretically… still edible” according to Andy Halpin, one of the Irish National Museums’ assistant keepers. Not a chance, Andy! Read more…
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Shaping atomically thin materials in suspended structures Researchers have realized wafer-scale and high yield synthesis of suspended graphene nanoribbons.
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Climate consequences of oil price uncertainty could be significant Oil prices can have a major impact on the types and quantities of energy sources used — and thus on greenhouse gas emissions. A new study is the first to quantify the energy and emissions impacts of future fuel prices and the various unknowns these impacts depend on.
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Watch: The 3 biggest game reveals from Bethesda’s blockbuster E3 event Unlike EA’s E3 press event, Bethesda’s game showcase was stuffed with surprises, as beloved games from yesteryear were dragged back into the spotlight. That’s right: Quake is back, baby. Catch up on Quake Champions as well as the rebirth of Prey in the video above, then stick around for a long look at someDishonored 2 gameplay footage. Want to see everything else Bethesda unveiled at E3, like D
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Amazon Echo may soon know when you’re sad or irritated Amazon reportedly has a plan to keep the Amazon Echo a step ahead of Google Home and a rumored Siri-based device from Apple. The online retailer is apparently hoping to add a few new abilities to Alexa, the Echo’s built-in personal digital assistant. Chief among them is the ability to detect emotion in a user’s voice, according to MIT Technology Review.To read this article in full or to leave a
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Solar canopy allows even the most crowded city roof to go solar Urban rooftops are not only small, but they’re covered in necessary pipes, hatches and more. The solar canopy rises above those obstacles.
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Beyond Microsoft and LinkedIn: Biggest tech acquisitions Microsoft’s plan to buy professional-networking service LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion ranks as one of the biggest acquisitions ever in the tech industry.
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Johnson Controls to spend $245M on N. America battery plants Auto parts supplier Johnson Controls says it will sink $245 million into building automotive batteries to handle increasing demand for electrical devices in cars and trucks.
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Cheap gas, coal won’t hobble renewables: energy report Weak coal and gas prices will not stop record investment in renewables over the coming decades as the cost of generating clean energy drops, a key energy report said Monday.
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A popular cloud privacy bill stalls in the Senate A bill to give email and other documents stored in the cloud new protections from government searches may be dead in the U.S. Senate over a proposed amendment to expand the FBI’s surveillance powers. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants to search email and other data stored with third parties for longer tha
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Live-streaming 360 video could soon be widely accessible Lenovo is developing a camera that combines two of the biggest trends in video right now: 360-degree footage and live-streaming. While there are 360 cameras and there are live-streaming cameras, streaming the large files from a 360 cam requires stitching boxes, cable set-ups, or pricey gear and software not really accessible to consumers. But that could all change quickly, however. According to an
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No method reliable in assessing suicide risk for mental health patients An Australian study has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the tools used by medical professionals to assess suicide risk in mental health patients, prompting calls for a review of the allocation of resources based on the assessments.
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Insights into the ecology of the microbiome Researchers have analyzed data from large metagenomic datasets (e.g., the Human Microbiome Project and Student Microbiome Project) to look at the dynamics of the gut, mouth and skin microbiomes of healthy subjects.
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Children less likely to trust ugly people Is beauty only skin deep? Children don’t seem to think so, like adults and babies, children think the uglier you are, the less trustworthy you are.
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iPhone 7 (and iPhone Pro) in dark blue before WWDC This morning a couple of images have popped up showing the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro in a fancy new Dark Blue color. These are renderings, of course – not that that in and of itself would discount them from being real. They’re made by Martin Hajek, illustrator and 3D modeler, and artist notorious for making devices look real … Continue reading
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Mercedes planning hydrogen-powered plug-in hybrid crossover Mercedes is poised to become way greener than Tesla. SEE ALSO: Regulators looking into claims Tesla silenced safety complaints Historically, in the green energy-powered vehicle hierarchy, there have been hydrogen fuel-cell-powered vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles aided by a gasoline motor. Now, however, Mercedes is planning a combination of the two: a plugin-hybrid fuel-cell vehicle. It’s cal
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Kyboka Outdoor Cart Developed for the true outdoor enthusiast, the Kyboka is an all-round foldable utility cart to walk your leisure, sports or professional gear to the best spots outdoor. The rugged cart is a true work-horse ready for any task, built for any terrain, and designed to collapse for easy transport and storage. It features a unique handle that can rotate 360 degrees, providing you the most relaxed way of
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Domup Treehouse Dom?Up is a new suspension style cabin that draws inspiration from tree camping and traditional treehouse structures. The tree shelter is a suspension style dwelling above the forest floor, and leaves no impact on the trees or environment. The modern treehouse provides a peaceful getaway, and can easily be setup using just two trees, it features a galvanized steel frame, composite wood floors, ret
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Go Cubes Chewable Coffee If you?re completely non-functional without your morning coffee and need a couple cups of joe before youre really ready to face the day and get to work, you might like to hear about Go Cubes, a new chewable coffee in the form of mocha-colored gummies. Go Cubes are designed to deliver the desired caffeine kick, while reducing the jitters the drink can cause, for a well-rounded, focused feel. Each g
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Range Rover’s Evoque Convertible makes top-down, luxury off-roading dreams come true Sebastian Anthony The Range Rover Evoque Convertible, roof down, with Wales in the background. 13 more images in gallery Land Rover, one of the oldest and most recognisable car brands in the UK, is adventuring off the beaten path with the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. As far as I can tell, it’s the world’s first convertible compact luxury SUV. And despite the intrinsic engineer
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Emojifi suggests emoji as you type, based on tags  Making it easier to type using emoji is something a number of companies are working on. Microsoft’s SwiftKey is testing an app that offers emoji suggestions as you type, for example. Google’s iOS keyboard app Gboard debuted with emoji search. Now there’s an app for Android users called Emojifi which has a new idea. Instead of making users switch to a new keyboard, Emojifi… Read More
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10 Great Design Courses on Lynda That’ll Supercharge Your Skills Lynda.com is one of the best online tutorial sites. They have countless courses from experts that cover everything from digital art to photography, app programming to graphic design, and pretty much anything else you can think of. All their great courses are available from just $20 a month. I’ve recommended people use it to learn photography, but it’s just as good for graphic design. With hundreds
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Today’s Best Deals: $150 Off a Roomba, Dremel Starter Kit, $40 Tablet, and More A $40 Amazon tablet, Dremel starter kit, and a high-end Roomba lead off Monday’s best deals.Head over to our Lifestyle post for more deals on apparel, cosmetics, 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 you buy something through our posts, we may get a sm
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Sikorsky helicopter successfully flown and landed with DARPA cockpit automation software on a tablet Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, has successfully demonstrated a 30-mile autonomous flight using a Sikorsky S-76® commercial helicopter to complete Phase 1 of an $8 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program.Sikorsky’s ALIAS system directed the rotorcraft flight demonstration from Sikorsky’s
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Primus Onja Stove Have yourself a cookout wherever you want with the Primus Onja Stove. As handy on backpacking adventures as it is for a trip to the beach, it has a folding…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Deals Worthy Of Your Rent Money Deals from around the web.
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Cassini Views a Disruption in Saturn’s Narrow F Ring NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft captures a small disruption in Saturn’s F ring; which was likely caused by the interaction of a small object embedded in the ring itself and material in the core of the ring. A bright disruption in Saturn’s narrow F ring suggests it may have been disturbed recently. This feature was mostly likely […] The post Cassini Views a Disruption in Saturn’s Narrow F Ring appeare
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How Altered Gut Microbes Cause Obesity New research from Yale University details how altered gut microbiota causes 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. In a new study published in Nature, a Yale-led team of researchers has identified how an altered […] The post How Altered Gut Microbes Cause Obesity appeared firs
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Lilium Electric Jet An airplane small enough to land in your backyard but fast enough to hit 250mph.
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How Small Banks Fend Off Hackers Recently, hackers have stolen a mind-boggling amount of money from banks, hitting targets in Bangladesh, the Philippines, Ecuador, and Vietnam. These digital heists relied on vulnerabilities in SWIFT, the network used by big banks for international transactions.Although smaller banks don’t necessarily use SWIFT, they still have to face many of the same attacks as their larger counterparts, and wit
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US pours $160 million into making tissues and artificial organs Getting a viable organ transplant is a real problem. There are only so many donors to go around, and the organs that do show up might be tossed out if they’re not used within a matter of hours. The US government isn’t satisfied with this state of affairs, though. As part of a broader effort to reduce organ waiting lists, it’s unveiling $160 million in public-private investments for a new Advanced
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The FCC Won’t Release Internal Memos About the Time Warner-Charter Merger FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in a file photo from 2015 (Associated Press)In April, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the agency would approve the merger of Time Warner Cable and Charter, paving the way for the creation of the second largest cable and internet provider in the country. The company’s products are now marketed under the brand Spectrum. Today the FCC denied Gizmodo
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Udta Punjab: India court overrules censor cuts to film Controversial Indian film Udta Punjab will be released on Friday with just one cut and a new disclaimer, the Bombay High Court rules.
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These Photos of World’s Largest Rocket Launch Are Incredible The world’s most powerful rocket launched this weekend carrying… well, we’re still not quite sure what it was carrying (although speculation suggests a super secret spy satellite ). What we do know is this: it launched, and it looked incredible.Read more…
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Lasers transform infrared into broadband white light Emitted light is exceedingly directional and could be useful for high-resolution microscopes
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Tesla factory is producing Model S, Model X at a rate of 2,000-plus per week Tesla CEO Elon Musk has never been shy about announcing big goals. When Musk announced that the Fremont factory was expanding to produce 500,000 vehicles a year by 2018, many doubted it would be possible. An interim goal of 2,000 cars a week by the end of the second quarter of 2016 didn’t seem too likely either, to some, but Tesla announced to its car owners at a weekend social event that it’s now
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How to take the guesswork out of Father’s Day gift giving Shopping for the man who has everything can be an adventure – and a stressful one, at that. But what if it were easy to pick out a personalized gift that you know he’ll love? Well, today, it is that easy Get to the heart of who your dad really is (and what he’ll really want this Father’s Day) by weaving your way through the “Choose Your Own Adventure” style gift guide below. Then click
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9to5Toys Last Call: latest 12″ MacBook from $1,100, UE Boom 2 Speaker $150, Beats Solo2 Headphones $80, more Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: Microsoft’s E3 keynote brings new Xbox One S console w/ 4K, Forza Horizon 3, teases next-gen, more Blu-Rays from $4.50: Se7en, The Dark Knight, Jurassic Park,
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If you love the nightlife, and love to boogie, Tablelist is digitizing booking and backend systems for you  After years wining and dining clients as a high-end real-estate wheeler dealer Tablelist founder Julian Jung was well aware of the trials and tribulations involved in giving prospects the good life and conspicuous consumption they wanted. So the entrepreneurially minded Jung started Tablelist in Boston to meet the needs of the thousand-dollar-a-night club-goers of the world (party people… Read Mo
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From Photocopiers to Trumpets Made by Destruction shows how the copper wiring in old copy machines can be reclaimed to produce shiny new products like brass musical instruments. Along the way, we get to see these defunct office machines satisfyingly ripped to pieces by an industrial shredder. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Unmelting ThingsMaking a Bow & ArrowsUnpoppable Bubble Wrap CoastersMaking Baskets &a
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What You Should Know Before Your Next Volunteer Trip | Heather Ruiz | TEDxWallaWallaUniversity Heather talks about her experiences as a volunteer working abroad and identifies the differences between volunteering and touring. Heather Ruiz is a journalist, activist, and humanitarian. She spent thirteen months in rural North Africa investigating and designing sustainable service. Heather’s efforts helped create the first community co-op school in Mauritania, and she used music and English cla
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Making Ideas Happen | Caio Rodrigues Faria Brighenti | TEDxAsociaciónEscuelasLincoln This talk is about making ideas happen. Many TED talks simply come up with good ideas and share them, and then stop there. His talk goes to the next level, and provides information on how to actually make an idea happen. Caio Brighenti (@caiobrighenti) was born in the city of São Paulo, in Brazil. However, at the age of 7 he moved to Michigan, in the United States, with his family. It was there he
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Malnutrition | Felicitas Hadad | TEDxAsociaciónEscuelasLincoln Her talk focuses on raising awareness to the primary reason of children’s death. She explains the causes and effects of malnutrition so that all can help make the world a better place. Felicitas was born in Argentina and has lived her entire life there. She speaks Spanish and English. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local communi
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Continue Dreaming | Dina Pestonji | TEDxSacredHeartCHS Can we really define innovation in just one way? There are so many ways to define innovation. At the age of 29 Dina had a massive stroke, leaving her without speech and communication. Now, she defines innovation as dreaming. Dr. Pezeshki has authored over 40 journal and conference papers, delivered several national and international invited lectures, and is a co-inventor of four medical devices th
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Buy: Prince Plate Each ceramic plate in the altered antique collection is hand-painted and one of a kind—and utterly lovely. Giving old plates a new existence and new relevance, the floral decoration and familiar all-black profile portrait of Prince make for a stunning…… Continue Reading…
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Learn how to be a brilliant public speaker in our next #BizChats Does the thought of public speaking make your stomach drop? Make your mouth go dry? Make your heart skip a beat? You’re not alone.  SEE ALSO: 5 public speaking tips to help you conquer stage fright (that don’t involve naked co-workers) Speaking in public is a legitimate fear that many people have a difficult time overcoming. The problem is that professionals (seasoned or just starting out) are do
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Asymmetric Shipping Container House Thinks Outside the Box in France The sleek, angular home is in France, natch When you think “shipping container home” you likely have a vivid mental image of a series of those ubiquitous rectangular units stacked in some form or another, with rugged interiors that play up the industrial-chic nature of the volumes as building blocks for private homes. We’ve written before about how far from the truth that can be—shippin
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Stroke damages blood-spinal cord barrier, researchers find Researchers investigating the short and long-term effects of ischemic stroke in a rodent model have found that stroke can cause long-term damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier, which provides a specialized protective ‘microenvironment’ for neural cells in the spinal cord, creating a ‘toxic environment’ in the spinal cord that might leave stroke survivors susceptible to motor dysfunction and dise
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How females store sperm The science of breeding chickens has revealed part of the mystery of how certain female animals are able to store sperm long-term. Droplets of fat transferred from female cells to sperm cells may contribute to keeping sperm alive. A scientific understanding of how sperm can be kept viable longer could benefit any fertility-related work.
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Boosting immunity in older adults: Study unmasks new infection-fighting T cells Immune-system frailty in adults 65 and older is a widespread public health issue. A study now points to new cells that may hold a solution.
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From nanotechnology, a better prognostic tool for brain cancer A new nano-fabricated platform for observing brain cancer cells provides a much more detailed look at how the cells migrate and a more accurate post-surgery prognosis for brain cancer (glioblastoma) patients.
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#WeAreOrlando: World landmarks light up following deadly shooting (PHOTOS, VIDEO) From Australia to Tel Aviv, the dark aftermath of the Orlando shooting is being lit up with the colors of the rainbow, as worldwide landmarks express solidarity with the victims. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US ‘has no evidence’ against illegally imprisoned ‘Guantanamo Diary’ author – lawyer to RT Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been locked up in Gitmo without charge for 14 years, but the US government “has no evidence” against him, his attorney told RT. Tortured and beaten, both ordeals exposed in his memoir from behind bars, Slahi is now hoping for release. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hired hackers find over 100 bugs in Pentagon computer systems Hackers contracted by the Defense Department to test the security of its less-sensitive computer systems have found more than 100 vulnerabilities, the Pentagon admitted. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Our Daily Brexit: ‘UK leaving EU could spell end of Western political civilisation’, EC chief Western political civilisation itself is under threat if Britain votes to leave the EU, European Council President Donald Tusk said in an unprecedented warning. RT looks at the latest in the referendum race. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Yeti Rambler Bottle Tough as nails growler keeps your beverage cold for days.
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Symantec Will Acquire Controversial Surveillance Firm Blue Coat Systems For $4.65 Billion Reader LichtSpektren writes: Symantec will acquire Blue Coat for approximately $4.65 billion in cash, the security firm announced on Monday. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2016. Greg Clark, CEO of Blue Coat, will be appointed CEO of Symantec and join the Symantec Board upon closing of the tran
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Record labels and streaming services promise to innovate around artist royalties The music industry has been ramping up its war of words with streaming services like Spotify and YouTube in recent months, even as those services represent an ever-growing percentage of their revenues. But today the two groups announced a new partnership, the Open Music Initiative (OMI), which will look for ways to modernize the business, simplifying the process of paying out royalties to rights
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New research uses novel approach to study plant mimicry Batesian mimicry is a common evolutionary tool where unprotected species imitate harmful or poisonous species to protect themselves from predators. To date, nearly all examples of Batesian mimicry have come from studies on animals. A new study published today in Botany, provides a compelling example of plant mimicry between two New Zealand plants, Alseuosmia pusilla (known locally as small toropap
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Engine options galore for new-look Clio Renault has announced an update of its best-selling model, the Clio. Twenty-six years after its first appearance, the new Clio is more evolution than revolution, but Renault promises a higher-end car with refined exterior styling, more color options and a high-quality interior finish… Continue Reading Engine options galore for new-look Clio Category: Automotive Tags: Renault Related Ar
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Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst Nanorods have an unusual property — spontaneously emitting water. After further development, the nanorods could be used for water harvesting and purification, or sweat-gathering fabric.
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How to Test Your Self-Awareness & Lift Every Area of Your Life When it comes to improving your day-to-day life, it can be difficult to know where to begin! The process of self-improvement needs to start with a look at our daily habits, our existing strengths, and our potential areas of improvement. These components combine to allow us a deeper understanding of who we are as individuals. Understanding these realities about ourselves is known as self-awareness
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Greenland ice melt goes into overdrive after record heat wave In 2016, Greenland has seemingly been on a mission to prove that it, too, can experience truly warm weather of the sort that is typically confined to far more temperate areas.  So far in June, the world’s largest island has experienced record warmth that would be considered mild even in the lower 48 states. Take June 9, for example. That day it was warmer in Greenland’s capital of Nuuk — at 75 de
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Forza Horizon 3 takes open-world racers to Australia with Xbox One and PC cross-play I’ll probably never visit Australia because I’ve seen pictures of its spiders, but that’s what video games are for. Microsoft has showed off Forza Horizon 3 at its media briefing leading up to the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles. The racing game takes place in an open world set in the land down under and will feature four-player cooperative gaming. This is also part of the X
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Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli Italy is known for its outstanding sports cars. So when an upstart claims the crown of most powerful street-legal car to ever come from the country, you have to take…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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How To Restore Deleted Files On Any Device Few tech disasters can send your stomach into free fall quite like realizing you’ve deleted something important from your laptop or phone, with no obvious way to bring it back. Luckily, if you find yourself scrambling to restore your deleted files, there’s still hope. Free tools and apps are widely available to help you recover your deleted data no matter what platform you’re using. Here’s what yo
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Technique for ‘phase locking’ arrays of tiny lasers could lead to terahertz security scanners Terahertz radiation—the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and visible light—has promising applications in security and medical diagnostics, but such devices will require the development of compact, low-power, high-quality terahertz lasers.
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Thinking about Time | Patrick Malone | TEDxAmericanUniversity Sometimes all it takes is a few moments of your time to change someone’s life- all we need to do is take the time. Professor Malone is the Director of the Key Executive Leadership Programs in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He teaches courses in leadership, executive problem solving, organizational analysis, and public administration. He is a frequent guest lecturer on leaders
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Food Scarcity | Maria Rose Belding | TEDxAmericanUniversity The U.S. wastes 40% of its food, but 45 million Americans go hungry. Compassion and technology can fix this. Maria Rose Belding is the co-founder and executive director of the MEANS Database, a nonprofit communications platform for emergency food providers in 36 states and counting. She is a nationally recognized writer on food security policy and practice, with pieces published by Scholastic, Gan
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Disability or Diversity? | Dr. Shanti Auluck | TEDxIMTGhaziabad Dr. Shanti Auluck talks about intellectual disability and how her personal experience completely displaced the term ‘disability’ by diversity, understanding that “disability is a part of human diversity”. Formerly Reader Psychology, Dr. Shanti Auluck is the founder member of Muskaan, an NGO working to establish various services for persons with intellectual disabilities. This talk was given at a T
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Why I think trees are smart | Jim Toomey | TEDxCannes In the world of cartoons, animals walk and talk and act like humans. Jim Toomey, author of the daily comic strip “Sherman’s Lagoon,” provides a cartoonist’s perspective on animal intelligence and how in many ways it might be superior to our own. In particular, he talks about the ocean animals he features in his comic strip and what makes them interesting to him as a storyteller and artist. Jim Too
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Space and Storytelling | Sarah Preston | TEDxAmericanUniversity Arts, or Science? What effect does having to choose between them have on our rising generation of innovators and storytellers? Sarah is a senior at American University studying public relations (School of Communication) and interdisciplinary studies (CLEG, School of Public Affairs). She is the content manager at the Space Frontier Foundation and communications director for the Alliance for Space D
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Black hole pairs spat out of mosh pits make gravitational waves The pair of black holes responsible for the first ever detected gravitational wave may have been spat out of a mosh pit at the centre of a globular star cluster
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Gay Gun Rights Activist: Arm Yourselves The New York Daily News has used the Orlando attack (as have many, many others) to continue its call for stricter gun controls and to blame the National Rifle Association (NRA), in spite of America’s lengthy history of being completely unable to ban access to any product or good its citizens want to get their hands on. But despite their tunnel vision, let’s give credit to them for giving space fo
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House with a Peristyle The house is located on a clearing inside an oak-tree forest that is homogenous in its structure. Much in the same way as flat steppe, the homogenous dendrology of the forest is far from being a simple setting for developing a scenario. Therefore, as long as we define the forest as an “occupied” place, we introduce the empty space of the peristyle as an “antithesis” to it.
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How Microsoft will put LinkedIn to work in Office  There are a number of ways that Microsoft plans to take advantage of its $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition, ranging from data-gathering to getting a foothold in social to plans for re-imagining the recruitment and talent management businesses and more. But one of the more straightforward integration opportunities between the two companies is LinkedIn’s integration with Microsoft Office.… Read Mo
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Chemicals from wood waste Vitamins, medication, solvents, crop protection products and polymers — in future, it will be possible to manufacture many of these from wood waste. The processes will also be at least as cost-effective, environmentally friendly and safe as current oil-based processes, says an international team of researchers.
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Central line infection prevention bundles reduce number of deadly infections in newborns Infection prevention bundles, a package of evidence-based guidelines implemented in unison, are effective for reducing central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in critical care newborn infants, according to a new study. The bundle helped reduce the number of lines placed, the duration of time used and the number of infections.
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Study suggests another look at common treatments for hemophilia Participants who received a recombinant therapy— the present standard in the United States — developed antibodies or “inhibitors” to the treatments at almost twice the rate as those whose treatments were made from human plasma, new research shows.
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AT&T and Samsung detail security gaps Cybersecurity would seem to be a top priority for enterprises, but there are still breaches and apparent gaps in their defenses and the way that companies respond to attacks.In separate announcements on Monday, both AT&T and Samsung drew attention to the dilemma. They recommended new enterprise security assessments that build on the services already offered by both companies.Samsung announce
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New Furniture Collection Caters to Coworking Spaces Ideal for collaborative work As the rise of open-plan, coworking spaces in major urban centers continues to challenge the idea of the traditional office space, employees—and furniture—are called to adapt. Indeed, to address the shifting needs of the new office worker, London-based design studio PearsonLloyd has expanded its collection of office furniture for Canadian brand Teknion. The Zones coll
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The Consequences: How Trade Became A Major Issue In 2016 Welcome to the first installment of “The Consequences,” a series of chats about the issues being debated in this year’s political campaign. A couple of times every month, we’ll gather a group of FiveThirtyEight staffers and invited guests for a conversation on subjects in the news, particularly when the subjects are complex and could use a little illumination.That’s an apt description of our first
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How Earth Moves Vsauce’s Michael Stevens returns with a typically long-winded, yet incredibly informative video about the nature of time, the innacuracies of time zones and calendars, and the way the planet’s tilt and rotation affect time. Say, is it Local Apparent Solar Noon yet? Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: How Far Can We Go?Why Airplane Wings Are AngledConcrete Does Not Dry OutWhat is Somethi
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Efficient hydrogen production made easy: Sticking electrons to a semiconductor with hydrazine creates an electrocatalyst In the 2015 movie “The Martian,” stranded astronaut Matt Damon turns to the chemistry of rocket fuel, hydrazine and hydrogen, to create lifesaving water and nearly blows himself up. But if you turn the process around and get the hydrazine to help, you create hydrogen from water by changing conductivity in a semiconductor, a transformation with wide potential applications in energy and el
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The IRS’s Get Transcript Tool Gives You Access to Your Tax Details If you need a summary of your tax return, you can get it (and other transcripts) online using the IRS’s newly re-launched tool.The IRS disabled their “Get Transcript” tool last year when identity thieves used it to access taxpayer info. They recently re-released the tool with stricter security measures.After being disabled last spring, Get Transcript Online is now available for all users to access
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The Entire Bay of Santorini Is an Active Volcanic Crater What happened to the giant volcano thought to have destroyed Atlantis? The answer may be the island of Santorini…all of it
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See How Hollywood’s Most Iconic Movie Monsters Came to Life in the New Documentary Creature Designers Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex is a new documentary about the artistic wizards who ruled cinema in the pre-CG days. It’s full of big names, including Rick Baker, Jon Landis, Joe Dante, and Guillermo del Toro. But the most famous faces that appear in the trailer are far more fantastical.Read more…
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The Apple Watch is now an SOS button and medical ID bracelet  Apple just turned the Apple Watch into an SOS button at WWDC. With watchOS 3, you can long press the side button to start a call with the emergency services. When you hold the side button, a countdown starts. If you keep pushing, a call starts and you can talk with the emergency services. The Apple Watch knows what country you’re in and will dial the right number. Read More
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Smart City Challenge: 7 Proposals for the Future of Urban Transportation The finalists for the $40 million prize from the Department of Transportation provide a glimpse of next-generation urban mobility The U.S. Department of Transportation doesn’t normally get mentioned in the same breath as hip startup incubators or insightful venture capitalists. But that doesn’t mean the federal agency isn’t finding its own way to be a catalyst for technological advancement. Usin
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Scientists amplify light using sound on a silicon chip Yale scientists have found a way to greatly boost the intensity of light waves on a silicon microchip using the power of sound.
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The Best Checked Luggage After researching 26 pieces of checked luggage and testing five finalists, the Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 29-Inch Expandable Spinner Suiter is the best checked luggage for most travelers. We put it through its paces on a three-week trip to New Zealand, and found that it easily packs two weeks’ worth of clothes into the maximum-allowed checked-bag dimensions for most airlines. It also looks and fee
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Electric Mercedes with 310-mile range coming later this year, report says – Roadshow This will be the brand’s first genuine attempt at going toe-to-toe with Tesla Motors.
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Razer announces its second OSVR headset and it’s a big upgrade Razer and Sensic’s open source virtual reality initiative hasn’t garnered a lot attention compared to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but OSVR has been quietly making progress and today is getting a major upgrade. The second generation Hacker Development Kit, or HDK 2 for short, is moving from a…
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Businesses can save 30% on electrical bills by adjusting production schedules Industrial manufacturing businesses can save over 30 percent on electrical bills, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 5 percent, by adjusting production schedules, according to new research.
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Carbon dioxide biggest player in thawing permafrost Carbon dioxide emissions from dry and oxygen-rich environments are likely to play a much greater role in controlling future rates of climate change caused by permafrost thaw than rates of methane release from oxygen-poor wetlands in the Arctic, according to research.
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Military members with PTSD/depression can be treated successfully in primary care settings The rate of PTSD and depression is high among active military members, but stigma often prevents them from seeking care from a mental health specialist. A new study finds that treating such patients in primary care settings with a program that includes specially trained nurses and telephone therapy significantly improves outcomes after one year. The findings support the idea that such efforts can
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Mounting tension in the Himalaya In the days following the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, afterslip produced little surface evidence of continued movement. That meant only one of two things could be happening: either the part of the fault that hadn’t moved was experiencing a slow-slip event, a slow-motion earthquake, or it remained completely locked, accumulating further strain in that segment of the fault. A new research paper
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Open Bionics Bionic Arm Open Bionics is an award-winning startup based in England that has partnered with Deus Ex and Razer to create a bionic arm that is extremely reminiscent of Adam Jensen’s arm from the Deus Ex game. The prosthetic is still in the early stages, but the open source technology will be freely released to everyone for in-home […]
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Make Your iPhone Read Anything Out Loud With One Quick Swipe Whether you’re driving or you just want to be hands-free around the house, you can make your iOS device read anything from emails to websites to articles, and all it takes is turning on an Accessibility function.As How-to Geek explains, your device’s “Speak Screen” feature lets you command it to read just about anything with a quick swipe. We’ve told you how to enable your phone’s text-to-speech f
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Heavy Duty EDC submitted by Mario Patane Moleskine Classic Notebook, Large, Ruled, Black, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Classic Notebooks)Nite Ize S-Biner #3Samsung Galaxy S7 EdgeLeatherman Supertool 300Leatherman Jam Skate Tool [Black]Gerber ParaframeMosafer Card/Sim HolderApple iPad Air 2 MH182LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, Gold) NEWEST VERSION
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Obama, Congress push min wage cut in bailout of US ‘colony’ Puerto Rico The people of Puerto Rico face strict austerity measures, including a huge cut in the minimum wage, if President Barack Obama and Congress are able to pass their so-called PROMESA bailout package. Read Full Article at RT.com
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We Happy Few’s chilling art-deco world teems with creepy people Whatever you do in We Happy Few, make sure to take your Joy pill. The unsettling survival game from independent developer Compulsion Games got a good chunk of screen time at Microsoft’s press briefing at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show. In We Happy Few, you play as one of three characters who must try to escape a 1960s England — but it’s not the same 1960s England from our worl
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Alien Civilizations Probably Existed Before Humans Space According to new calculations by astronomers What are the odds that the universe is home to advanced alien civilizations?
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Green Party Candidate Jill Stein Says Hillary Clinton Could Be Worse Than Donald Trump Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein says she believes presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could be worse than presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “Trump says very scary things—deporting immigrants, massive militarism and, you know, ignoring the climate,” Stein explained on Democracy Now. “Well, Hillary, unfortunately, has
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Trump and Clinton strike contrasting tones after Orlando shooting The bloody attack on an Orlando nightclub by a radicalized US citizen has crept into the presidential campaign, prompting responses from both of the parties’ presumptive nominees.
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Studies Find “Superbacteria” at Rio’s Olympic Venues, Top Beaches The drug-resistant bacteria can reportedly cause pulmonary and bloodstream infections as well as meningitis  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Colorful Zest: How to Add Retro Glam to your Dining Room Vivacious color, gorgeous patterns that range from geometric to floral and of course spaces that are full of personality and effervescence, retro is a style that is unmistakable and at times over the top. It is a style that is being heavily borrowed from in the last few years and with the cyclic nature of fashion and design making it a hit among the hip crowd, retro design elements coupled with vi
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‘Minecraft’ update takes cross-platform multiplayer online After selling an incredible 100 million copies (and counting), the world of Minecraft continues to grow today with new functionality and features. Revealed at E3, the new “Friendly Update” lets Minecraft players on Windows 10, iOS and Android (including the Gear VR edition) game together online in the same persistent Realms, no matter what the device. This follows the launch of cross-pla
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What’s Your Favorite Lightning Cable? via Wikimedia CommonsAnyone who’s owned an iPhone knows that the included Lightning cable doesn’t stand up particularly well to abuse, or even regular use. Luckily, there are hundreds of stronger and cheaper third-party alternatives out there, but we want to find the best.1) Your nomination should contain:The specific name of the product, not just a brand or series. Why you think this item is the
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E3 2016: Gears 4 marks the beginning of Xbox One/PC’s bold new cross-play, cross-buy program Gears 4 won’t be an Xbox One exclusive, as Microsoft is bringing the shooter to PC this October – part of a brand new program letting players cross-purchase games across both platforms.Xbox Play Anywhere is Microsoft’s take on allowing cross-buy for PC and Xbox One – a system not unlike Sony’s, which allows players to buy one copy of a PS4 game and get the PS3 or Vita equivalent for free.Players w
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Auto Unlock on your Mac hints at future MacBook Pro with Touch ID  Apple just unveiled macOS 12 at WWDC, the next version of Apple’s operating system. Among other things, the company announced a brand new way to unlock your Mac. Instead of typing your long and boring password dozens of times a day, your Mac will be automatically unlocked if you’re wearing an Apple Watch. While Apple said it would work with your iPhone too, the company… Read More
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Mark Skilton of Warwick Business School provides answers to Nextbigfuture on the Microsoft purchase of Linkedin Mark Skilton, of Warwick Business School, is a Professor of Practice in the Information Systems and Management Group and researches technology ecosystems around defining value and monetization. He is the author of Building digital ecosystem architectures and Building the digital enterprise. Mark provides expert commentary on the Microsoft purchase of Linkedin.Professor Mark Skilton said: “The
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Dish’s Sling TV streaming television service coming to Apple TV Apple announced today at WWDC that the Sling TV over-the-top live television service is coming to the Apple TV, joining nearly every other smart TV box in offering the service. The Apple TV is gaining a number of other major apps as well, including Fox Sports Go, NBA 2K, Minecraft Story Mode, and Sketch Party. The Apple TV now has a total of 6,000 apps, with 1,300 of those dedicated to video. Dev
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John Williams will score Indiana Jones 5, and might work on the next Star Wars, too Five-time Academy Award winner John Williams isn’t slowing down any time soon, if recent news about his upcoming projects is any indication. During an event where Williams was honored by the American Film Institute, the composer confirmed that he’d very much like to score the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII after doing the same for last year’s Oscar-nominated Episode VII: The Force Awakens. As if
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Microsoft’s Play Anywhere weaves your Windows 10 and Xbox One games together Microsoft’s made no secret it wants to push the Xbox and PC platforms closer together, with Windows 10 acting as the glue cementing the two. That plan took a huge leap forward today, though: During Microsoft’s E3 2016 press conference, the company announced support for certain Xbox One games on the PC. No, not via streaming. They’re actually coming to the PC. It’s called “Xbox Play Anywhere” (w
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Moto Mods for the Moto Z won’t be cheap, with costs ranging from $69 to $299 A pair of sharp eyes spotted the pricing for the first batch of Moto Mods. They’re the custom modular add-ons that will add an extra battery, set of speakers, or even a projector with a simple snap onto the Moto Z. According to 9to5Google the pricing, discovered inside of My Verizon Mobile app, breaks down as follows: JBL SoundBoost – $80 Insta-Share Projector – $299 Kate Spade New York Style Sh
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Storage technologies for renewable energy can pay off Storage systems can make economic sense for renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, according to new research.
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Nano ‘hall of mirrors’ causes molecules to mix with light Researchers have successfully used quantum states to mix a molecule with light at room temperature, which will aid in the exploration of quantum technologies and provide new ways to manipulate the physical and chemical properties of matter.
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4 Ways Gamers Can Help Charity Would you believe me if I said that as a gamer, you can make a tangible difference in the world, while indulging in the hobby you love? It’s true. There is a plethora of ways gamers can make a difference in the world – from hosting their own Twitch charity fundraisers, to purchasing games through HumbleBundle and Amazon Smile. It’s easy, and it won’t cost you any more money than you’re already spe
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Dragon romp ‘Scalebound’ offers huge co-op boss battles Dragons? Check. A spiky-haired hero with attitude rivalling Dante from Devil May Cry? Check. Okay, so we must be talking about Scalebound. The action-RPG was originally slated to come out this fall, however in January developer PlatinumGames announced it had been pushed back to 2017. Today, Microsoft showed off the game’s little-talked-about co-op mode, which allows you and a few friends to fight
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AI-written film ‘Sunspring’ a surreal delight, upchucked eyeball included – CNET All bets are off when you fill a neural network with sci-fi scripts and then ask it to write a movie for you. “Sunspring” is chaotic, super weird and still worth watching.
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Six in ten adults prescribed opioid painkillers have leftover pills In the midst of an epidemic of prescription painkiller addiction and overdose deaths, a new survey suggests that more than half of patients prescribed opioids have leftover pills — and many save them to use later.
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Recharge with sleep: Pediatric sleep recommendations promoting optimal health For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers to avoid the health risks of insufficient sleep.
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10 shocking facts about the nighttime sky from the light pollution world atlas A new map reveals startling statistics, like that 80% of North Americans can no longer see the Milky Way.
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Chronic sleep restriction negatively affects athletic performance A new study found that chronic sleep restriction negatively affects athletic performance. Results show that following sleep restriction, energy expenditure during submaximal exercise decreased 3.9 percent; maximal aerobic power decreased 2.9 percent and time to exhaustion decreased by 10.7 percent (37 seconds). Submaximal heart rate decreased after sleep restriction, as well as peak heart rate and
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Caffeine has little to no benefit after 3 nights of sleep restriction A new study found that after restricting sleep to 5 hours per night, caffeine use no longer improved alertness or performance after three nights. Results show that relative to placebo, caffeine significantly improved Psychomotor Vigilance Task performance during the first two days, but not the last three days of sleep restriction.
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Lack of transportation hampers hungry children from getting free summer meals, study finds Lack of transportation is a hurdle for many Texas families whose children could benefit from free meals, according to the Texas Hunger Initiative.
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7 (More) Websites to Help Us Be Better Architects Last year we published a list of 22 websites meant to make an architect’s job a little bit easier. From selecting the perfect color scheme to tracking the price of your next big purchase, solving technical problems or simply trying to balance your sleep and caffeine intake, the list sought to offer solutions to a diversity of issues – with something (hopefully) for everyone.This year we off
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Trump, Clinton weave Orlando shooting into campaign narratives US presidential candidates responded to the shooting in Orlando by trumpeting their ideological preferences. For Donald Trump, it was about immigration and “radical Islam”; for Hillary Clinton, an expansion of the security state and gun control. Read Full Article at RT.com
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1,000yo manuscripts written by ancient Silk Road family found in Afghanistan Nearly 100 mysterious manuscripts thought to be 1,000 years old and written by a Jewish family that lived along the ancient Silk Road have been discovered in an Afghan cave. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Man Fined $175 for Unbuckling His Seatbelt to Give Money to a Homeless Person Sometimes, you just have to admire the creativity of the police. When they don’t have enough real criminals (or perhaps the word is “cash”), they can be endlessly inventive. In fact, the best among them can create nefarious miscreants out of saintly do-gooders. That’s exactly what happened up in Regina, Canada, last week, when police caught a man named Dane Rusk not wearing a seatbelt.
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Five Years and $500 Million Later, USDA Admits That ‘Food Deserts’ Don’t Matter For several years, so-called “food deserts”—low-income neighborhoods devoid of nutritious food options—were an oft-cited culprit for America’s high obesity levels. Everyone from state senators to Michelle Obama had ideas about how to fix the issue, from launching new farmer’s markets in these neighborhoods to state grant programs designed to entice more fruit-and-veggie offerings to ban
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Ken Burns Slams Donald Trump in Stanford Address Filmmaker Ken Burns spoke out against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a commencement address at Stanford University on Sunday. Burns, known for such documentary series as The Civil War and Baseball, began his address by describing his love of history, connecting the struggles he dealt with as a child to the hardships of Abraham Lincoln prior to becoming president. He n
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Bandsaw Blade Steak Knife Hand ground from high-grade carbon steel salvaged from an industrial bandsaw blade, M Crow’s Bandsaw Blade Steak knives feature wooden handles in your choice of black walnut, osage orange, toasted maple or American holly, affixed with hand-hammered copper rivets. For purchase information, Click Here
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Programming Playing Cards Give poker night a geeky touch your fellow coders will love by using these programming playing cards. Each card in the deck features a short entry featuring a distinct programming language like Java, C++, SQL, Python, and many more. Check it out $10.00
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BONE Structure breaks ground on first net-zero residential project in California Thanks to the off-site manufacturing process, the house is easy to outfit with all the electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems which can be inserted into precut openings. An air-tight envelope ensures stabile interior temperatures, with insulation panels clipped into place between steel columns and polyurethane foam insulation. Related: Stanford’s Start.Home is Built Around a Next-Ge
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New Siri and Apple Maps features coming to CarPlay At Apple’s WWDC keynote today, the company announced a number of updates for its CarPlay in-car infotainment platform. Later this year, when iOS 10 is released, CarPlay will be able to take advantage of new updates to Siri and Apple Maps. Apple is opening Siri up to developers, adding messaging support for Slack and WhatsApp and VoIP calling with Spark, Vonage, and Skype. Apple Maps is getting a
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Apple takes on Google Photos with new Photos update Onstage at the Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple’s Craig Federighi announced that, in addition to other improvements brought by iOS 10, Photos is getting a major update that aims to make the app even more powerful and personal. The new features appear to be Apple’s answer to Google Photos, but with Apple’s polish and commitment to security. Making memories Among the features Federighi
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DSPTCH Gym/Work Pack San Francisco-based DSPTCH built the Gym/Work pack to take you straight from work to workout. It features a padded laptop compartment and an exterior pocket with a secure Fidlock closure. And for your after-work athletics, the 25-liter pack features a moisture-resistant lining to carry sweaty clothes & a ventilated shoe pocket that fits sizes up to 13. For purchase information, Click Here
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Apple introduces facial and object recognition for mobile photographers  Remember that photo you took at a restaurant a few years ago? The one of the fancy dessert you want to show to a friend in the bar? In the past, you had to scroll through a thousand photos; a real conversation stopper. With the new Photos app in iOS 10, Apple is firing up the power of advanced computer vision technology, making it easier to find and group your images. Read More
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Nauseating Video Shows How Difficult It Is to Get Dizzy in Space Astronauts typically need a couple of days to get used to microgravity. But as Tim Peake demonstrates in this new video, astronauts eventually develop an extreme tolerance to all that spinning and floating.Not surprisingly, the body’s vestibular system, which is responsible for coordinating movement and balance, goes a bit squirrely in microgravity. Eventually, after about 24 to 48 hours, it (merc
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Planetary Resources And Luxembourg are partnering to Advance Space Asteroid Mining Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the banking institution Société Nationale de Crédit et d’Investissement (SNCI). This partnership with Luxembourg’s SpaceResources.lu initiative will advance technologies and lines of business toward the exploration and utilizati
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Apple unveils iOS 10 with deeper 3D Touch integration, revamped Photos and Maps apps At its 2016 WWDC developer conference in San Francisco today, Apple unveiled the next version of iOS. The 3D Touch capability in newer iOS devices is becoming far more capable. You’ll be able to touch on items on a redesigned lock screen, and you can do more when you push down on specific app icons. Notifications have been redesigned. So has the Control Center, with changes specifically coming to
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Apple Steps Up Its Fitness Game With Health Apps For Apple Watch Health And wants you to practice mindfulness and deep breathing with new Breathe Tracking your every step, breath, and hour of sleep you get is a rising trend in the health tech world, and Apple seems to finally be stepping up its game to compete…
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Functional And Adaptable Graphite Modular Shelving In our modern world the more functional the furniture is, the better. It should be versatile, easy to maintain, easy to assemble and disassemble, possible to store and move when needed, creative and practical looking stylish at the same time. So many requirements at the same time! Is it possible to find a furniture piece that would meet all of them? Yes, and today we’re sharing it with you. Graphi
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Xbox: Start to Continue It was a rare sunny day in Seattle and Phil Spencer seemed very pleased. Sitting across from me in a meeting room at Microsoft’s sprawling Redmond campus, the head of Xbox smiled as he talked, mixing serious discussion about the future of his business with jokes about how his employees dress. (He’s not a fan of cargo shorts in the office.) Xbox: Start to Continue An exclusive look inside Mi
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Volvo’s efficient and powerful gas electric hybrids may replace diesel engines Unless you’re looking to pull heavy loads and need the extra torque diesel engines produce, the primary reason you’d choose a diesel engine for a vehicle today is for better fuel economy. But although the diesel torque and economy combination has been an accepted argument for decades, that may be changing. Volvo’s new T5 plug-in gasoline engine and electric motor hybrid is positioned to deliver mi
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Really want to hide your phone? Vivo may be teasing a transparent one In the ongoing quest to make phones more inconspicuous than ever, some smartphone manufacturers are going thinner while others are going, well, transparent. That is, if Vivo’s teaser advertisement is any indication of what’s to come. The Chinese phonemaker is the latest to suggest a new innovation in the smartphone realm, only instead of making a bendable phone or a waterproof one, it’s going for
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India is building a $60 million supercomputer that will help predict monsoons Summer monsoons are the lifeblood of Indian agriculture. Beginning with the initial burst in May or June and culminating in steady rainfall through September, monsoons supply a vital resource to reservoirs and much of the peninsula’s farmlands. Without this rain, the country would struggle to provide for it’s 1.3 billion people, who are one of the world’s top consumers and producers of crops like
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Hospital or outpatient care when patients present with hypertensive urgency? Do ambulatory patients who present in office settings with hypertensive urgency — systolic blood pressure (BP) at least 180mm HG and diastolic BP at least 110 mm Hg — do better when they are referred to the hospital or when they have their BP managed in an outpatient setting?
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Tattoo artist gets prosthetic tattoo machine arm Prosthetics are intended to give amputees as much functionality as possible, but that means they’re usually shaped like the missing appendage. French tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet had something different in mind. He […]
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New insights into neural computations in cerebral cortex Scientists have provided strong evidence that the arrangement of synaptic connections within the dendritic field supports an active role for dendrites in cortical processing and that these dendritic computations shape how neurons encode visual information.
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6 Things Americans Should Know about Mass Shootings A criminologist takes on common misconceptions that often enter debates about gun violence — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Reclaiming the immune system’s assault on tumors One of the major obstacles with treating cancer is that tumors can conscript the body’s immune cells and make them work for them. Researchers have now found a way to reclaim the corrupted immune cells, turn them into signals for the immune system to attack the tumor, and even prevent metastasis.
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DNA shaping up to be ideal framework for rationally designed nanostructures Scientists developed two DNA-based self-assembly approaches for desired nanostructures. The first approach allows the same set of nanoparticles to be connected into a variety of three-dimensional structures; the second facilitates the integration of different nanoparticles and DNA frames into interconnecting modules, expanding the diversity of possible structures. These approaches could enable the
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Quick fixes on stereotypes won’t mean more female scientists Some differences in academic performance in scientific subjects are put down to people conforming to invalid gender stereotypes. But the case is far from clear
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Apple Music’s redesign makes it feel like a familiar iPod  Today Apple showed off a brand-new version of Apple music, which the company said was built “from the ground up” with simplicity in mind. The company also boasted that the service now has 15 million paid subscribers. While most are happy with the content provided by Apple Music, the confusing UI has always been a sore spot for the service, something today’s update hopes to fix. Read More
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Apple adds voicemail transcription to iOS 10 Apple announced a whole raft of new communication focused features with iOS 10 at WWDC today, but really, what we’re most looking forward to are voicemail transcriptions. Why? Because voicemail transcriptions are either a) incredibly useful, or b) hilariously bad. Either way, it’s better than actually having to sit through your voicemail, listening to each and every message just to find that sing
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MSNBC’s fracking push revealed in new documents New documents reveal how the supposedly ‘liberal’ cable news network MSNBC pushed the polluting gas extraction method known as fracking to its audience, in a calculated example of the mainstream media shilling for its corporate interests. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gearhead Shifter Pen Southern lifestyle brand Bourbon & Boots offers eclectic pens, including this one for car enthusiasts. The Gearhead Shifter Pen’s mechanism mimics a 5-speed gearshift. It also has tire tread patterns on its cap and tip. Made from Indian water buffalo horn and pewter. Hat Tip Link Price: $74 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: StatGear Tactical PenHMM Rule/One PenDeal: Ultimate 7-in
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President Obama’s mass shooting speeches Sunday was not the first time US President Barack Obama has had to hold a news briefing after a mass shooting.
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Prefab Ocean Huts Rise on Quake-Damaged Site in Japan They will host a cafe, surf shop, and more Traditional and clean-lined at the same time, the pitch-roofed house—or, in many cases, a whole “village” of them—has found modern popularity. Falling right in line behind this minimalist kindergarten in Denmark and these gorgeous english beach houses is a new cluster of prefab seaside huts in Otsuchi, Japan, a coastal community devastated by
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Massacre of 11 people in Mexico linked to rapist’s ‘grudge’ Prosecutors in Mexico believe a rapist took part in the murder of 11 family members as revenge for being reported to the police nine years previously.
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Unraveling the food web in your gut Despite recent progress, the organization and ecological properties of intestinal microbial ecosystem remain under investigated. Using a manually curated metabolic module framework for (meta-)genomic data analysis, researchers studied species-function relationships in gut microbial genomes and microbiomes. The Flemish Gut Flora Project observed that half of the bacteria in the human gut were metab
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Autologous stem cell transplant should be standard care for HIV-associated lymphoma According to researchers, people with HIV-associated lymphoma who receive autologous stem cell transplant have similar survival rates and are no more at risk of serious complications compared to those without HIV receiving this therapy.
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The Anker Powerhouse – your phone will never die again Having your phone battery die near the end of the day is a pretty sad occurrence. You’re instantly disconnected from all of your family, friends, and world events, and can do nothing more than hear the hum of life as it flits on around you. While one backup battery can normally save the day, some people need more than their phone charged, and oftentimes once is not enough. If you have some seriou
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New research uses novel approach to study plant mimicry Batesian mimicry is a common evolutionary tool where unprotected species imitate harmful or poisonous species to protect themselves from predators. To date, nearly all examples of Batesian mimicry have come from studies on animals. A new study provides a compelling example of plant mimicry between two New Zealand plants, Alseuosmia pusilla (known locally as small toropapa) and Pseudowintera colora
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Radiohead’s Thom York surprises neighbors with a solo acoustic garden party set In the midst of Radiohead’s massive summer tour and following the release of the band’s critically hailed ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, frontman Thom Yorke has been acting quirky as usual. Despite his world-famous band’s heavy schedule (and instantly sold-out stadium shows), the singer took some time to attend a neighbor’s garden party this weekend, presumably held in honor of Queen Eliz
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How to See if You’re in Financial Trouble and What To Do About It Finances are a tricky thing to master. For most people, more earning causes more spending, but less earning doesn’t always result in less spending. This creates a situation where people are financially upside down, and it isn’t always an easy situation to recognize. It’s actually very surprising how long a family can go while running in the red, earning less each month than they spend. The warning
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Efficient hydrogen production made easy If you use a process to get the hydrazine to help, you create hydrogen from water by changing conductivity in a semiconductor, a transformation with wide potential applications in energy and electronics.
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Topical application of antiretroviral drug combination prevents transmission of (S)HIV For the first time, researchers show that two powerful antiretroviral drugs can provide complete protection against HIV when delivered topically by a sustained release intravaginal ring (IVR) device. The combination of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine delivered at independently controlled rates via the pod-IVR was successful at preventing SHIV162p3 infection for over four months.
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Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2016 in one handy list This year’s keynote from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is a wrap – but if you missed it, here’s a recap of the important bits you need to know. For more details on each news item, click the links below for an extended coverage. Kicking off the keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook opens with a moment of silence to honor the victims of the shooting at a nightclub in Orlando on Sunday night. And then
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Current diversity pattern of North American mammals a ‘recent’ trend, study finds It’s called the latitudinal diversity gradient, a phenomenon seen today in most plant and animal species around the world: Biodiversity decreases from the equator to higher latitudes. A new study of fossils representing 63 million of the past 65 million years reveals that—for North American mammals, at least—the modern LDG is the exception rather than the rule.
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Eastern US needs ‘connectivity’ to help species escape climate change For plants and animals fleeing rising temperatures, varying precipitation patterns and other effects of climate change, the eastern United States will need improved “climate connectivity” for these species to have a better shot at survival.
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Aerosols strengthen storm clouds, new study finds An abundance of aerosol particles in the atmosphere can increase the lifespans of large storm clouds by delaying rainfall, making the clouds grow larger and live longer, and producing more extreme storms when the rain finally does come, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
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Watching ‘jumping genes’ in action “Jumping genes” are ubiquitous. Every domain of life hosts these sequences of DNA that can “jump” from one position to another along a chromosome; in fact, nearly half the human genome is made up of jumping genes. Depending on their specific excision and insertion points, jumping genes can interrupt or trigger gene expression, driving genetic mutation and contributing to cell d
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Coldplay’s Latest Music Video Is an Architect’s Dream Did you know that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin’s brother is an architect? Alexander Martin may not be as famous as his musical sibling, but his London-based firm has been making waves in the English capital with a beautiful series of modern yet historically sensitive residential projects. Not to be outdone, Coldplay themselves have pulled out all the architectural stops in their new music video
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Apple hits refresh on Apple Music UI Apple Music has undergone a redesign with a few new added features. Apple VP Eddy Cue announced the refresh today during the company’s WWDC keynote. He called it “redesigned from the ground up,” but it’s largely been scaled back to make the experience less confusing. The tabs toward the bottom of the app look more or less the same, but Apple has redesigned the interface inside each tab. When you
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Adjuvant chemotherapy improves overall survival in patients with stage IB non-small cell lung cancer The use of adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients improves overall survival and five-year OS in patients with tumor sizes ranging from 3-7 cm.
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Training helps those with mild cognitive impairment, study shows Strategy-based reasoning training can improve the cognitive performance for those with mild cognitive impairment, a preclinical stage of those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows.
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New approach to microlasers Researchers describe a new way to build terahertz lasers that could significantly reduce their power consumption and size, while also enabling them to emit tighter beams, a crucial requirement for most practical applications. The work also represents a fundamentally new approach to laser design, which could have ramifications for visible-light lasers as well.
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Scientists amplify light using sound on a silicon chip Scientists have found a way to greatly boost the intensity of light waves on a silicon microchip using the power of sound. In a new article, a research team describes a new waveguide system that harnesses the ability to precisely control the interaction of light and sound waves.
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Low-tech system overcomes barriers preventing doctor-patient chat about drinking habits Primary care doctors are reluctant to talk to patients about their drinking habits, for fear of being perceived as judgmental. But a simple, intervention that encourages discussion could resolve this issue, according to a recent study.
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Video game playing negatively influences adequate sleep and bedtimes A new study found that gamers will push off obtaining adequate sleep in order to continue video gaming. Results show that on average, gamers delayed going to bed 36 percent of the nights they played video games. Average game playing was 4.6 nights per week. The average delay in bedtime on the nights spent gaming was 101 minutes.
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Android Ransomware Hits Smart TVs Reader Trailrunner7 writes: Security researchers have discovered a variant of the FLocker Android ransomware that not only infects mobile devices, but also can infect smart TVs running certain versions of the operating system. FLocker ransomware has been active for more than a year now, and it is many ways a typical piece of mobile ransomware. It is designed to scare victims into paying a ransom –
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Watch A Spy Satellite Launch Into Space Space Rockets away! Spy satellite launch…
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‘Climate Corridors’ Could Save Wildlife Environment Habitat highways needed in eastern United States Good fences might make good neighbors for humans, but for animals, they’re blocking possible climate escape routes.
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Alienware celebrates 20 years by launching OLED laptop and new Alpha console Alienware is celebrating its 20th anniversary and coming to E3 with an assortment of new gamer-centric machines. If we’re taking a 10,000-foot view, what Alienware is showcasing runs the gamut of PC gaming experiences, from a laptop with OLED to a new Alpha console — and of course, some desktop towers ranging from “kind of big” to “very big and powerful.” While the sleeker mac
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Found: planet the size of Jupiter orbiting two Sun-like stars Researchers using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope have spotted the largest planet yet orbiting a two-star system. The planet — dubbed Kepler-1647b — is basically the same size as Jupiter in terms of its radius and mass. The stars it orbits are also somewhat similar to our star: one is a bit bigger than the Sun, and the other is a bit smaller. The whole planetary system is located 3,700 li
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Here’s a Taste of Pixar’s Adorable New Short Film, Piper Pixar’s latest film, Finding Dory, opens this weekend and it comes with incredibly high expectations. It also comes with a brand new short film called Piper, directed by Alan Barillaro. A short clip from it is now online and it’s well worth checking out.Read more…
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Intel lets slip roadmap for Optane SSDs with 1,000X performance Intel has let slip its timeline for releasing what is arguably the most significant advancement in non-volatile data storage in years, its 3D XPoint (cross point) memory, which will be sold under the name Optane.Taiwanese technology news site benchlife.info posted slides from a presentation showing that the line will be released by the end of this year and likely alongside its Kaby Lake processo
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Ask an Expert: All About Dealing With Debt Whether it’s through credit cards, student loans, or your home mortgage, it’s pretty likely that you owe money to someone. How do you prioritize which debts you should pay off first? What can you do if you can’t afford your minimum payments? Here to offer some advice are our financial friends at NerdWallet.A lot people would say you should pay your debts in order of interest rates, starting with t
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Be Wary Of Claims About How The Orlando Attack Will Affect The Election Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have already responded to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, which occurred Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Indeed, the massacre, carried out by a man who swore allegiance to the Islamic State, will reshape the dialog around the presidential election, in the short term at least. But the truth is that we don’t know how the tragedy will affect
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Wikileaks will publish ‘enough evidence’ to indict Hillary Clinton, warns Assange Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange warns more information will be published about Hillary Clinton, enough to indict her if the US government is courageous enough to do so, in what he predicts will be “a very big year” for the whistleblowing website. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ban hate-crime convicts from buying guns, senator says in wake of Orlando The first piece of legislation introduced on the federal level after the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, would bar anyone convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime from buying a firearm. Read Full Article at RT.com
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SCOTUS Could Issue Major Ruling on Affirmative Action This Week The U.S. Supreme Court will conclude its 2015-2016 term in less than three weeks. As of this writing, 16 argued cases remain undecided. Among them is Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a major constitutional dispute over the use of affirmative action by a public university. A decision in that case could arrive as soon as this week. Fisher has been knocking around the federal courts for some
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Apple Messages adds bigger emoji, bubble effects, handwriting, rich links Apple has gone all out with Messages in iOS 10, adding ’emojification’ and a bunch of other stuff that makes your digital conversations a little more robust. The speech bubbles, for example, can be sent gently or forcefully for added effect; if sans-serif isn’t your thing, you can send a message in your own handwriting. And, of course, there are … Continue reading
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U.S. to Invest $200 Million to Shorten Organ Transplant Wait Lists More than 120,000 people need life-saving transplantations   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Probing proteins’ 3-D structures suggests existing drugs may work for many cancers Examining databases of proteins’ 3-D shapes, scientists have identified more than 850 DNA mutations that appear to be linked to cancer. The information may expand the number of cancer patients who can benefit from existing drugs.
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Dream of Venice Architecture Captures Ancient City Adrift in Modern World Few cities offer as scenic a setting as canal-lined Venice, with a tapestry of buildings lining the waterways, all uniquely designed to stand out in this singular setting. It’s a centuries old artifact adrift in the modern world, making it a perfect subject for architects and architectural critics to wax poetic. In Dream of Venice Architecture, 36 designers, writers, and thinkers recount the mem
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Watch Ubisoft’s E3 press conference right here Assassin’s Creed might have taken the year off (well, there’s a movie if you want to get technical) but Ubisoft still has plenty to show at E3 this year. Hacker adventure Watch Dogs 2 will no doubt be the centerpiece, expanding on its reveal from last week. We’re also expecting some details about South Park: The Fractured But Whole, a follow-up to the well-received Stick of Truth from 2014. Other
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Alienware’s tiny Alpha gaming PC gets bigger muscles Alienware’s Alpha, the brand’s tiniest desktop gaming PC, just got a big boost in power. The Alpha R2 gets dual-core and quad-core Skylake CPUs, DDR4, and, more importantly, a faster desktop-class GPU option.  The original Alpha (reviewed here) featured an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860m along with either a dual- or quad-core Haswell CPU. The updated Alpha R2 will have two GPU options: The base version
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After a slow start, Dell turns up the dial on Steam Machines Dell had high hopes for the Alienware Steam Machine after its delayed release last year, but it did not become as popular as its twin, Alienware Alpha, a Windows-based PC gaming console.The viability of Steam Machines, a family of Linux-based PC gaming consoles with SteamOS, has been questioned, but Dell isn’t giving up yet. With better hardware and an expanding list of gaming titles, Dell is ho
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15% off Amazon Tap Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Deal Alert Amazon is currently discounting its Tap speaker by 15% to $109.99. It averages 4 out of 5 stars from 1,300 customers (read reviews). The Tap is a more portable version of their popular Echo speaker. The tap lasts for up to 9 hours on a single charge and is Alexa-Enabled, so you just “tap” and ask it to play your favorite music from most streaming music services, check sports scores, re
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Apple’s spaceship campus, by the numbers (including an estimated $5b price tag) The Spaceship, as many have nicknamed it, is over one mile in circumference—that’s wider than the Pentagon. When it’s completed later this year it will house 13,000 employees […] Campus 2 will run entirely on clean energy, powered by renewable sources. But what’s really grabbed our attention are the thousands of panels of curved window panes—the largest pieces of structural glass ever made […]
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Apple Wants China To Know Apple Loves China Apple namedropped China throughout the WWDC keynote today. A lot.What’s the most important region to Apple? If today’s WWDC keynote is anything to go by, it’s China. No other country got the number of shout-outs—indeed, no other country got any shout-outs—that China did. Whenever Apple had the opportunity to namedrop China or a Chinese company, they took it.Read Full Story
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Forza Horizon 3 shows off new four-player co-op gameplay Another year, another Forza, but this time it will take place in scenic Australia. At Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference, the company unveiled the next entry to the Forza franchise in Forza Horizon 3. Related: Race the Ford GT in ‘Forza Motorsport 6’ before it races for real at Le Mans Since this is an even-numbered year, we’re getting a Horizon variant of the series as opposed to its more sim racing
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Xbox Live’s upcoming Clubs feature helps you find and chat with like-minded gamers Xbox Live, the undisputed jewel in Microsoft’s online gaming crown, is getting a lot more personal. At its E3 press conference in Los Angeles on Monday, the company announced Clubs, a new feature that’ll allow players to form close-knit online groups of like-minded folks. Clubs are Microsoft’s attempt at making Xbox Live more attractive and palatable for gamers otherwise intimidated by its broader
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U.S. government seeks to intervene in Irish data protection case The U.S. government wants to intervene in an Irish court case that has already disrupted the transatlantic flow of European Union citizens’ personal information on which many businesses rely. One of the parties to that case, Austrian Facebook user Max Schrems, is looking forward to the opportunity to have U.S. authorities questioned under oath on a matter that could determine the future of Euro
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‘Halo Wars 2’ takes the series back to its roots next February If Halo 5: Guardians disappointed you last year, maybe try Halo Wars 2 on for size on February 21st next year. It takes the shooter series back to its strategy roots, something that’s been toyed with a bit before. New stuff like the Mantis mechs from Halo 4 and Halo 5 look to be controllable units, with a heavy emphasis on battling the ape-like Brute enemies. It continues the story of the original
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The Apple Watch Just Made Calling For Emergency Help Much Easier Technology You can call 911 on your Watch, from any country with international emergency numbers built in You can’t predict when you are going to be in an emergency, but you can predict, to some extent, how you will respond when you are in one. Apple wants to help you out in…
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Light-matter interplay probed: Physicists achieve quantum Hall state with light Harnessing the shared wave nature of light and matter, researchers have used light to explore some of the most intriguing questions in the quantum mechanics of materials.
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With changes to price-matching, Amazon and Walmart usher a new era of retail  In the grand scheme of things, it appears we have just reached the point of a new evolution in retail. Read More
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The 5 best game trailers from Microsoft’s E3 2016 press event Microsoft had so much to cover at this year’s keynote that it had announced a whole new console within the first five minutes. By the end, we’d learned of a second, “VR-ready” Xbox coming in fall 2017. But there were also some exciting new game announcements, including Forza Horizon 3, Dead Rising 4, and Halo Wars 2. While at least one big rumor didn’t pan out — we don’t have a new Crac
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UN urges Libya to probe murder of ex-detainees The UN envoy to Libya calls for a probe into the murders of 12 Gaddafi loyalists after their release from jail in Tripoli.
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These Cheat Sheets Help You Reduce the Pain of Your Kid’s Shots It’s hard to watch your kid endure pain, so doctor visits with shots can be a stressful time for both parent and child. Fortunately, a Canadian public health group has combined some of the best pain-reducing advice into two handy pocket guides, one for babies and one for older kids. The guide for babies recommends using a topical anesthetic, and giving the baby a few drops of sugar water. You can
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New research reveals secrets of former subglacial lakes in North America Researchers have provided a unique glimpse into one of the least understood environments on Earth by revealing for the first time former subglacial lakes and their drainage routes beneath the North American ice sheets.
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Sleep duration varies by alcohol drinking patterns, race, and sex Compared to their white counterparts within each alcohol drinking pattern (never, moderate, excessive) investigated, black men and women were significantly more likely to get less than six hours of sleep, less likely to get seven to eight hours of sleep and generally more likely to get nine or more hours of sleep. Short sleep disparity increased with increasing alcohol consumption between black an
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Mercedes’ GLC F-Cell is the first plug-in fuel cell vehicle ever – Roadshow While Toyota’s Mirai does have a CHAdeMO port installed on its car, it’s not for charging the battery.
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How Quantum Computing Can Make Finance More Scientific 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… read more
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NASA and UAE Space Agency sign peaceful space exploration agreement NASA and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency have entered into an agreement that will result in the duo working together for certain aeronautics research, NASA announced on Sunday. This agreement will see NASA and the UAE Space Agency cooperating in the use of airspace and the exploration of said airspace “for peaceful purposes,” said the space agency, with the … Continue reading
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‘Stopping lone wolves a top priority’: Clinton outlines plan to tackle ISIS after Orlando massacre In light of the Orlando massacre, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has outlined how she would tackle Islamic State and similar lone wolf terrorist attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Zero Tolerance Does Little To Improve Student Behavior, Says New Study A new study published in Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis found that the presence of zero tolerance laws in schools results in increased rates of suspensions and expulsions without imprvoving behavior or order. The study, authored by F. Chris Curran of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, used data collected by the National Center of Education Statistics and the U.S. Department o
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Why 2016 Could Be the Year of Gary Johnson Given the extreme awfulness of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Libertarian Party might be having its moment after all. In an op-ed for U.S. News and World Report, I make the case for 2016 as the Year of Gary Johnson: In the coming days and months, Trump will continue to call Clinton a “crooked” politician with no moral compass. Clinton will call Trump mentally unstable and danger
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The AR-15 Was Built for Slaughter in War Zones An American Special Forces commando in Vietnam with his AR-15, 1963: APIn 1962, the Pentagon had a pickle on its hands: America wanted to give South Vietnam guns with which to kill its Communist brothers and sisters in North Vietnam, but we couldn’t figure out which guns. The answer became as clear 50 years ago as it is today: The AR-15 is an incredibly good tool for killing lots of other humans.T
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“Instant” app launches and more: The seven biggest features coming to the Apple Watch in watchOS 3 Apple kicked off its World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) today by focusing on the changes coming to their smartwatch through the upcoming watchOS 3 update. Here are seven of the highlights… Continue Reading “Instant” app launches and more: The seven biggest features coming to the Apple Watch in watchOS 3 Category: Smartwatches Tags: Apple+Apps watchOS Apple Watch Apple Rel
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See A New View Of Pluto’s Plains And Highlands Space Red, white, and black Our view of Pluto is getting clearer every day.
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Add a Powerful Dremel Kit To Your Arsenal For $60, Today Only Dremel 4000 Tool Kit, $60You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns. Today only as part of a Gold Box deal, Amazon’s discounting the Dremel 4000 to an all-time low $60 (from about $75-$80).The Dremel 4000 features a variable speed motor that can spin anywhere from 5,000
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Novel capping strategy improves stability of perovskite nanocrystals Perovskite materials have shown great promise for use in next-generation solar cells, light-emitting devices (LEDs), sensors, and other applications, but their instability remains a critical limitation.
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Nanosubs gain better fluorescent properties for tracking The next generation of nanosubmarines being developed at Rice University has been upgraded with tags that fluoresce longer, which enables the submersibles to be tracked for greater periods while being driven through a solution.
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gmp and KCAP, with Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl to design Zhangjiang Science and Technology City The design of the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and KCAP Architects & Planners was awarded first prize in the competition for Zhangjiang Science and Technology City in Shanghai
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Ferroelectric materials react unexpectedly to strain Under too much strain, layered perovskite ferroelectrics turn off their polarization, researchers have found.
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‘Siri, get me an Uber!’ Apple opens up Siri to third-party developers At WWDC 2016, Apple’s virtual assistant Siri might have gotten its biggest update since it launched almost four years ago. The headliner is that Apple will finally open Siri up to third-party developers. The Siri software development kit brings access to applications and third-party content to Siri. For example, iOS users can send a WeChat message to their friends, by asking Siri to send a specifi
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Teach your kids how to code with Root: a playful, programmable drawing robot Is there a single kid out that who, at one time or other, didn’t wish their teacher was a robot? Well, thanks to a team of engineers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Learning at Harvard University, that geeky pipe-dream is now a reality. That’s because they’ve created a 3D-printed robot called Root, designed to teach kids how to code. The idea behind Root is simple: the easiest wa
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Apple clears up the Apple Music clutter, adds daily playlists to take on Spotify With a claimed 15 million subscribers in just its first year, Apple Music is by all accounts a roaring success. However, despite the biggest start for a new streaming service in history, the service’s oft-derided user interface has been a nagging problem as Apple seeks to take on its biggest rival in the space, Spotify. At the 2016 WWDC event in San Francisco on Monday, Apple showed off its redesi
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Help make a flat-pack building to support migrant children in Calais Tak Tak Tak is going to make a flat-pack building to support unaccompanied children living in the migrant camp at Calais, informally known as ‘The Jungle’. It is called the Calais Kids Space. The project began a number of months ago and is now fundraising in order to start building. The money required for building materials and transport, will help work towards putting a roof over the heads of und
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Photo: Anemone family adorns the rocky shore Our reader photo of the day features a striking cluster of waratah anemones.
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Digitally fabricated & handwoven chair revives old weaving techniques Combining the latest in digital design tools with time-honored rush-weaving techniques, this sculptural chair marries modernity with tradition.
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Cyber insurance is changing the way we look at risk  If, or more accurately, when your company is hit by a cyber attack, do you have what you need to recover? Do you know what kind of losses you can afford to absorb in your bottom line? How do you manage your risks? Have you thought about whether you need cyber insurance? Read More
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How Microsoft Thinks It Can Help Xbox Close The User Gap With Playstation Technology The answer involves Windows 10 Microsoft has a lot to prove with the next major developments from Xbox. The number two player in the gaming console world is, by all estimates, significantly behind its…
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Imagine Studio Unfolding as an innovative adaptive reuse project in Mumbai, the Imagine Studio at The Trees is a sensitive weft of nature, heritage and urbanism related through a compelling narrative of evolving contexts. The scheme, which initiated as a design for a marketing office, shaped into an exercise for place-making in an ultra premium development.
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Microsoft Will Let You Design Your Own Custom Xbox One Controllers Any aspect of the controller, from the buttons, to the sticks, can now be modified to look however you want. Heck, you can now engrave controllers with text of your choice. Here’s a trailer:The Verge says these controllers cost $79.99 each, with an additional $9.99 for text. Every custom controller is actually the new redesigned pad, which will first launch with the release of Xbox One Slim. This
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Future summers could be hotter than any on record This is part 17 in a series on NSF’s geosciences risk and resilience interest area. Please see parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.
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With LinkedIn, Microsoft looks to get back to the heart of the enterprise With LinkedIn under its belt, Microsoft will own one of the largest social networks in the world. The move could help the company reconnect with both business and individual customers.”I can see plenty of ways how LinkedIn can help Microsoft fulfill its promise to increase productivity and streamline business processes,” said Dan Olds, an analyst with The Gabriel Consulting Group. &quo
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Apple TV adds dark mode, single sign-on, HomeKit control, Sling TV, games and more – CNET Apple’s WWDC keynote was packed with improvements and additions to the Apple TV box and its tvOS operating system, including new apps, games and usability improvements.
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iPhones and iPads that will — and won’t — work with iOS 10 – CNET Here’s the list of Apple devices that are powerful enough to handle the company’s newest mobile operating system.
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Basic EDC stuff submitted by Cedric Kienzler Thinkpad X201Apple MacBook Pro Retina DisplayCat7 Network CableApple iPad Air 2Apple iPhone 6×17 NotebookLeuchtturm 1917 Medium Dotted NotebookWD My Passport 1TB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 BlackApple USB Ethernet Adapter (MC704LL/A)ADAFRUIT INDUSTRIES 954 USB-TO-TTL SERIAL CABLE, RASPBERRY PI (50 pieces)EDIMAX WiFI-Stick N300CARBOCAGE KEYCAGE – the sm
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Cereal science: How scientists inverted the Cheerios effect Liquid drops on soft solid surfaces interact by an ‘inverted Cheerios effect’, which can be tweaked so that the droplets move towards or away from each other, according to an international group of scientists.
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Bird brain? Ounce for ounce birds have significantly more neurons in their brains than mammals or primates The first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of birds has found that they have significantly more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into mammalian and even primate brains of the same mass.
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Failed star creates its own spotlight in the universe Astronomers have discovered an ‘ultracool’ brown dwarf known as 2MASS 0335+23 that can generate flares stronger than the sun’s.
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Researchers gear up galaxy-seeking robots for a test run A prototype system, designed as a test for a planned array of 5,000 galaxy-seeking robots, is taking shape at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
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23-million-year-old brown dwarf flashes brighter than the sun’s most powerful flares Although astronomers often refer to brown dwarfs as “failed stars,” scientists at the University of Delaware have discovered that at least one of these dim celestial objects can emit powerful flashes of light.
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New discovery may improve future mosquito control Major rainfall across most of Texas triggering hordes of mosquitos coupled with seemingly constant mosquito-related Zika virus media reports from around the globe may have set the stage perfectly for what one researcher deems as a very significant discovery in man’s war against earth’s leading human disease carrier.
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A common enemy: Through clinical trials, veterinarian fights cancer in animals, humans Raelene Wouda’s passion for improving cancer treatment starts with our four-legged friends.
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Archaeologists discover hidden ancient cities in Cambodia, some as big as Phnom Penh Archaeologists in Cambodia have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat…Some experts believe that the recently analysed data – captured in 2015 during the most extensive airborne study ever undertaken by an archaeological project, covering 734 sq miles (1,901 sq km) – shows that the colossal, densely populated cities would have c
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Apple rebrands OS X as ‘macOS,’ taps upgrade as ‘Sierra’ Apple today recast OS X as macOS, a name that harked back two decades.”OS X has been with us for over 15 years,” said Craig Federighi, the Apple executive who leads Mac and iOS development, during Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote. “But we thought there would be a name so much cleaner and so much more elegant.”The rebranding will put the Mac’s operating
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Turn Down For Nothing: This Massive Bluetooth Speaker Is Just $90 Today Ion Block Rocker, $90When you hear the phrase “Bluetooth speaker,” you probably think of a small brick that can fill a room with decent-sounding audio. This is not that kind of speaker.The Ion Block Rocker though has enough oomph to provide tunes for an entire block party or barbecue, and its 75-hour battery means you don’t even have to worry about plugging it in. As long as you don’t mind buying
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Scammers have already started trying to exploit Orlando shooting for bitcoins The apparently fraudulent Twitter account associated with a scam site trying to turn the Orlando mass shooting into a Bitcoin factory. The vultures have already begun to descend on the tragedy in Orlando, Florida. A fake Twitter account claiming to represent the nightclub where the largest mass shooting in modern US history took place in the early hours of June 12 was calling for donations to
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Lawmakers Reject Proposal That Would’ve Schooled Them on Tech Not surprisingly, Congress rejected an attempt to revive the Office of Technology Assessment, which used to advise Capitol Hill on tech and science issues. The post Lawmakers Reject Proposal That Would’ve Schooled Them on Tech appeared first on WIRED.
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iOS 10: Every New Feature Coming to Your iPhone Your iPhone’s going to get a serious upgrade this fall. Here’s whats coming. The post iOS 10: Every New Feature Coming to Your iPhone appeared first on WIRED.
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Report: 99 Percent of Federal Workers Are Totally Good at Their Jobs The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new report about worker performance that can be briefly summarized as: Everything is awesome (or was in 2013 at least, the most recent year for which there is complete data).  The federal government’s in-house auditing body found that the rank-and-file of the federal workforce is almost uniformly good at their jobs according to employ
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Millennials Bringing More Racial Diversity to Libertarianism Libertarianism is frequently accused of only appealing to white men, but data on American political identification finds the philosophy has much broader appeal—especially among millennials. Only slightly more than half of self-identified libertarians in the 18- to  29-year-old age range are white, according to pollster Emily Ekins, formerly of the Reason Foundation (which publishes Reason magazin
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Dutch woman raped on vacation receives ‘lenient’ suspended sentence from Qatari court for ‘adultery’ A Dutch woman who reported being drugged and raped while on vacation in Doha was sentenced to a one-year suspended jail term by a Qatari court for having “illicit sex.” She had been held in custody since March. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkish man selling Gaddafi’s stolen dagger for $10mn nabbed in sting A man was arrested in Turkey for trying to sell an ornamental dagger that had been pillaged from the house of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Best and Worst From WWDC 2016 Image: GettyThe WWDC keynote is finally over, and if we learned one thing, it’s that Apple has fundamentally changed. Most of the news from the developer’s conference wasn’t too earth-shattering: there were no new apps being ported to Android, no allusions to any Apple hardware whatsoever, and Tim Cook even seemed a little off during his presentation.But throughout the keynote presentation you cou
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Research shows Antarctic lakes are a repository for ancient soot Remote lakes in a perpetually ice-free area of Antarctica show not only the chemical signature of ancient wildfires, but also some much more recent evidence of fossil-fuel combustion, according to National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
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A gene called Prkci helps organize organisms and their organs A gene called Prkci can point cells in the right direction, according to a new study in Developmental Biology.
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See What’s Next in Design at the Dwell Event in Los Angeles, June 24-26 Take a tour of some of LA’s most beautifully decorated houses, catch a showcase of exhibitions and listen to some of the world’s foremost creatives speak on the future of design at the 11th annual Dwell on Design event, scheduled June 24-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The largest design event in America is curated by the editors at Dwell magazine and will feature over 350 br
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Apple’s Bozoma Saint John is my hero Despite being one of the premiere events in tech, WWDC isn’t traditionally known for being a bastion of diversity. That’s changing somewhat these days, as Apple, right along with the rest of the industry, continues to respond to calls for inclusion. But up on stage, WWDC is still mostly ruled by the white dads. Who can forget Eddy Cue’s brief but beloved performance last year? So let’s take
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Everything we saw at Microsoft’s E3 event Microsoft’s E3 press conference is over, and we got a lot of news. There are two new Xboxes: a slimmer Xbox One S with 4K video support due out this August, and Project Scorpio, an Xbox with 4K gaming and VR support due out next year. Confusing much? Elsewhere, we got hefty chunks of gameplay from ReCore, Sea of Thieves and Scalebound, pretty trailers for Forza Horizon 3 and Halo Wars 2, and zombi
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Upward trend in fatalities in organized violence was broken in 2015 The alarming upward trend in fatalities in organized violence, witnessed over the last few years, was broken in 2015. This is evident from new data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University. The number of armed conflicts involving states continued to increase, however, going from 41 in 2014 to as many as 50 in 2015.
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Algorithm ranks thermotolerance of algae Northwestern University researchers have developed a quantitative tool that might help bring back coral from the brink of extinction. The novel algorithm could help assess and predict the future of coral bleaching events by better understanding the coral’s symbiotic partner: algae.
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Arc volcano releases mix of material from Earth’s mantle and crust Basalt from a common type of volcano shows a surprising contribution from the descending oceanic plate. Analyses show that magnesium atoms are somehow drawn out of the crust, deep below the surface.
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Molecular imaging of neuroendocrine tumors optimizes radiotherapy dose Aggressive neuroendocrine cancer is something of a dark horse — a rare, elusive and persevering force linked to discouraging long-term survival rates. Researchers are presenting a molecular imaging technique that allows oncologists to set patients’ radiotherapy doses right at that critical limit of delivering the most powerful kill to neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) while protecting vulnerable vital
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Apple Shares Full Video of Today’s WWDC Keynote Presentation As Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference keynote has wrapped up, the company this afternoon posted a full video of the event on its website, letting anyone who happened to miss the event catch up in their own time. Apple is expected to upload the full-length video to iTunes and YouTube later in the day. As usual, Apple shared a few feature-specific videos within the keynote, focusing on app u
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Dell claims its external graphics card tech beats Thunderbolt 3 options If you want to get cutting-edge graphics on your older PC, hook up an external graphics card.Hardware to plug external graphics cards into Thunderbolt 3 PC ports is becoming available. Other external graphics options are available, most notably from Dell, which believes its proprietary Alienware Graphics Amplifier is superior to Thunderbolt 3 options.The idea of external graphics cards has exist
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Linux gaming is poised for a boost with new hardware, Vulkan graphics For decades, Windows has remained the gaming platform of choice for PC users. Linux gaming has suffered from poor hardware support and lack of titles, but that could slowly change. Hardware upgrades, including faster GPUs and CPUs, are poised to improve Linux gaming. The latest gaming titles will come to Linux much faster with Vulkan, a graphics technology that should drive gaming forward on th
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One country is swapping all addresses for three-word phrases – CNET Mongolia is the first to adopt a new system aimed at ensuring even those in remote locations or refugee camps have a permanent address. You can even find one (or more) for your house.
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HomeKit opens up: Apple’s smart-home platform now supports security cameras – CNET Apple’s HomeKit smart-home platform now supports security cameras from startups August and Kuna.
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Smart Rope – LED-Embedded Jump Rope Not since Kris Kross has something made me wanna jump!jump! so bad. The Smart Rope is a jump rope embedded with a strip of LEDs that doesn’t just turn your cardio session into a disco, but actually displays your jump count in mid-air as you double under and side swing. The Smart Rope’s magnetic handle sensors track each full rope revolution as 1 jump, and its 23 LEDs project that information right
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Lasko Misto Outdoor Misting Fan I never knew–never truly knew–what it was like to be hot–perpetually hot, like, hotter than a nun in a cucumber field all the time–until I moved in with a girl who is interminably cold. It was 94 degrees outside my house this weekend. And 84 inside. She-Ra: Princess of Power, who I might have to rename Goldilocks of the Hellfire, thought it was “just right.” I was ready to spend my S
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Belgian hospitals introduce robot receptionists His diction is still a little odd, and his movements sometimes a bit hesitant, but Pepper the robot is all geared up to help patients at two Belgian hospitals.
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Natural quasicrystals may be the result of collisions between objects in the asteroid belt Naturally formed quasicrystals—crystal-like solids with supposedly impossible symmetries—are among the rarest structures on Earth. Only two have ever been found.
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Where were you born? Origin matters for species interactions Based on experiments with two species of beetle, ecologists have determined that the early life experiences of individuals that migrate between local habitats can have wide-reaching impacts on the distribution of species across entire ecosystems.
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Adam Levine offers to pay for Christina Grimmie’s funeral Christina Grimmie’s tragic and unexpected death on June 10 has shaken family, friends, fans and vocal coaches on The Voice. Amongst an outpouring love and disbelief from celebrities — such as her friend Selena Gomez — Adam Levine, Grimmie’s vocal coach from The Voice has also been extremely open in sharing his feelings about the unfortunate tragedy on social media, and according to Grimmie’s brot
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Wattpad partners with Turner, M. Night Shyamalan for ‘Tales from the Crypt’ LOS ANGELES — Wattpad, an online community of readers and writers, announced Monday that it is kicking off a development partnership with broadcast giant Turner. The first project, scheduled to debut next year, will be TNT’s Tales from the Crypt horror block. The 1950s comic will be adapted into a “weekly dose of terror and suspense curated by M. Night Shyamalan,” Wattpad and Turner sai
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‘Scalebound’ cooperative gameplay features an enormous sea creature battle Scalebound‘s cooperative mode was teased at last year’s Xbox E3 event, but both Microsoft and PlatinumGames have remained remarkably tight-lipped on the project since. During today’s Xbox E3 conference, we finally got to see Drew and his dragon buddy fight with some friends, and the game looks noticeably better after another year of work. Featuring what creative director Hideki Kamiya calls “the b
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The ESA’s space junk collection plan involves shooting large nets at derelict satellites The collision of American satellite Iridium 33 with Russian satellite Kosmos-2251 in 2009 created thousands of pieces of space debris larger than four inches in diameter. At the time, NASA insisted the International Space Station (ISS) was safe, while China suggested its satellites were threatened. Two years later, ISS had to perform a avoidance maneuver to put itself at a safe passing distance fr
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Where the Hell Are the New MacBooks? Image: Apple/GizmodoApple has been moving out of the computer business for awhile. Where once the WWDC keynote would have revolved around OS X (just renamed macOS), now the event is the iOS show.Which is totally understandable! iOS is one of the most widely adopted operating systems in existence and it makes Apple major money every year. Of course Apple would focus on iOS. But the Macbook Air and
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Success in second language learning linked to genetic and brain measures A new study shows that the final grades that college students received in a second-language class were predicted by a combination of genetic and brain factors.
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Manage Distractions When Working From Home With the “Three-Minute Rule” When you’re working remotely, it’s easy to get distracted by all the nagging tasks you have to do around the house. If you want to keep those chores from pulling your focus, it can help to indulge in them in short bursts so you put your mind at ease.If your to-dos at home are keeping you from getting any real work done, Stephanie Taylor Christensen, freelance writer, yoga instructor, and mother, r
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Report: FanDuel And DraftKings Are Discussing A Merger Photo via Kathy Willens/APFanDuel and DraftKings are in merger talks, reports Bloomberg, though they caution that no deal has been finalized between the two companies.That FanDuel and DraftKings would see merging as an attractive proposition comes as no surprise. They have each spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising in an attempt to outdo each other, are staring down the barrel of a
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Oculus Touch still has no release date, but promises over 30 games at launch Oculus still hasn’t told us when its Touch motion controllers might ship, but it’s saying that over 30 full virtual reality games will have support for Touch at launch — and that we’ll know the full lineup and release details this fall. This suggests that the controllers will be coming out around the holidays, possibly after the release of Sony’s PlayStation VR in October, and that Oculus fans wi
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Xbox One S Sony may be winning the next-generation console wars, but that doesn’t mean the boys in Redmond don’t have anything up their sleeve. The Xbox One S is the first salvo…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Apple File System (APFS) announced for 2017, scales ‘from Apple Watch to Mac Pro’ and focuses on encryption Although it didn’t make the keynote cut, one of the bigger news items for developers today is that Apple is rolling out a new file system for storage for all its products: The Apple File System (APFS) is the next-generation file system designed to scale from an Apple Watch to a Mac Pro. APFS is optimized for Flash/SSD storage, and engineered with encryption as a primary feature. Learn about APFS
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Apple Pay to expand to the web Shoppers will soon be able to buy merchandise with Apple Pay over the web from a Mac desktop or laptop, with the purchase authenticated via a buyer’s fingerprint scan on their iPhone or a touch on their Apple Watch.The new Apple Pay capability will be released as part of the free, rebranded (from OS X) macOS Sierra upgrade coming sometime this fall, Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president o
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How to sign up for the iOS 10 and macOS Sierra betas Apple revealed a lot of new features from iOS 10 and macOS Sierra at Monday’s WWDC keynote. The final versions of each operating system won’t be available until the fall, and developers are the only folks who can try out them out right now. But in July, Apple will release betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra to the general public. If you’re game for running a beta operating system, you can get your
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Every change coming to Apple Music in iOS 10 Apple Music has 15 million paying subscribers, which is nothing to sneeze at. But Apple’s Spotify competitor isn’t exactly easy to use, so iOS 10 is bringing a complete redesign. It’s a totally new look, with giant cards, bigger and bolder fonts, and a clean white background that allows the album art to shine. Apple Music’s redesign emphasizes vivid images.To read this article in full or to
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Electrical conductivity of salt water in seismogenic zones theoretically determined Scientists have succeeded in theoretically determining the electrical conductivity of NaCl solution (salt water) in a high-temperature and high-pressure environment at ground depths ranging from 10 to 70 km. By comparison with electrical conductivity data collected underground, the theoretical approach indicated the presence of salt water deep underground. This discovery may reinforce the theory t
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Conversion efficiency of 18.2% achieved using perovskite solar cells A research group in Japan achieved energy conversion efficiency exceeding 18% using standard size perovskite solar cells.
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High efficient solar water heating achieved with nanoparticles A research team in Japan discovered through numerical calculations that nanoparticles of transition metal nitrides and carbides absorb sunlight very efficiently, and confirmed experimentally that nitride nanoparticles, when dispersed in water, quickly raise water temperature.
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All the New Features Coming to Your Mac Desktop This Fall Apple reaches a new pinnacle of user experience in its latest mountain-named desktop operating system. The post All the New Features Coming to Your Mac Desktop This Fall appeared first on WIRED.
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Latest on the Orlando Shooting, Gun Control Spotlighted Again, Supreme Court Rules on Puerto Rico Debt Restructuring: P.M. Links The latest info on the Orlando shooting: The police have detailed how the attack went down and their responses; more names of victims of the shooting have been released; a former co-worker of shooter Omar Mateen says the guy was a crazy nutjob; and President Barack Obama and the FBI say that, despite Mateen declaring allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack, there’s no clear evidence th
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In America, Muslims Are More Likely to Support Gay Marriage Than Evangelical Christians It may be mystifying to conservatives and libertarians that a good chunk of angry response from the left over the Orlando shooting is directed toward conservatives, not just about gun control but over the way they’ve historically treated gays and lesbians. It is most obviously true that even to the extent that Christian social conservatism has been hostile to acceptance of gays and lesbians, it h
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Orlando shooter bought rifle, handgun legally – was removed from FBI watchlist Weapons used in the Sunday attack on an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub that left 49 dead and 53 wounded were bought just a week ago, and would have raised no red flags, since the suspect was removed from an FBI watch list in 2014. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Crush apostates! Overthrow infidels!’ Welcome to ISIS – the board game With the help of a map and a pair of scissors, you can now print out and play a board game that simulates the conflict in Iraq. Invented by an academic, it is being used by Canada’s military staff to test real-life war strategies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio previews “the most powerful console ever.” Microsoft previews the future of the XboxPhoto: MicrosoftMicrosoft is getting ready for the next generation of gaming with the announcement of what they believe will be the “most powerful console ever.” Arriving at the end of next year, Project Scorpio will be ready with support for full 4K resolution gaming and virtual reality. The company hasn’t revealed too much about the console, but
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An All-Star Panel Is Going to Tell Canada How to Fix Its Science Funding Science Minister Kirsty Duncan (second from right) at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Image: Image: Hospital for Sick ChildrenOn Monday, Canada announced a massive review of how it funds basic science research. An all-star panel, including Nobel laureate Art McDonald and BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis, will take a look at how billions of dollars are spent. Importantly, the six-mon
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The Kindness of Letting the Internet Forget In December 2015, I interviewed an anti-revenge-porn activist who went to war against Hunter Moore, the “king of revenge porn.” Moore had hosted nude photos of her daughter, K, on his site. He hacked the photos from K’s email account, and their release caused her pain and humiliation. “I will carry the trauma of this experience with me for the rest of my life,” K said in court, during Moore’s sent
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Electrical fields aid wound healing Human macrophages migrating directionally toward an electrode. Left: no electric field. Right: Time-lapse photo two hours after 150 mV/mm electric field applied (white lines shows the movement path toward candida yeast; numbers indicate start and end positions of cells). (credit: Joseph I. Hoare et al./JLB) Small electrical currents appear to activate certain immune cells to jumpstart or speed wou
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How to build the perfect computer without any experience This has been a rite of passage for tech junkies for generations, and it’s easier than ever to get started.
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Apple Now Has A Neural Network API Gadgets Unlock Apple’s machine learning with a few lines of code Apple Now Has A Neural Network API…
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WWDC 2016: You already have the ultimate Apple TV remote, and it’s in your pocket At WWDC 2016 Apple announced that it would finally be bringing the Siri remote to your iOS device via the Apple TV remote app. The Siri remote isn’t bad. Its simple design mixed with voice and motion control already puts it on a par with most TV remotes, but the fact is that all these features are already offered by your phone. Crucially your phone also works as a keyboard, and although Apple’s na
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Donald Trump just revoked press credentials for the Washington Post Donald Trump has just added the Washington Post to the list of media outlets that he’s on a break from. Trump posted on his Facebook account that his campaign has revoked the press credentials of the Post due to “incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting…” The Post is the most high-profile outlet yet to be banned by the Trump campaign. He has reportedly also banned the Daily Beast,
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Everything revealed at E3’s PC Gaming Show: Games like these make the PC special PC gaming’s show of its ownThe PC Gaming Show is back in 2016 for its second incarnation—a celebration of all things PC, this time smack dab in the middle of E3 press conference day. Huge.It’s a place where huge trailers (Deus Ex) live alongside weird indie titles (Giant Cop) and super complex simulators (Mount and Blade II). In other words, it’s what we love about this platform, and kudos to PC G
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The new $350 real-life Pip-Boy connects to a mobile device so it can make calls and receive texts While the limited edition, real-life Pip-Boy from Fallout 4 that was released last year proved incredibly popular, it was still just a shell that you plugged your smartphone into – often with some difficulty. But now, Bethesda has partnered with ThinkGeek to produce a new version that looks to be…
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10 Productive GNOME Office Apps You Need in Your Home Office GNOME is one of the most popular desktop environments for Linux, but it doesn’t have its own office suite. Except it kind of does, and I’m not talking about LibreOffice. GNOME Office isn’t a term you see marketed heavily. Don’t try searching for it in your package manager. You probably won’t find anything. That’s because a formal GNOME Office suite never fully left the ground. These days the name
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Siri Is Finally Going to Be Useful For months , rumors have been swirling that Apple was planning on rolling out some big changes to Siri, its chirpy digital assistant. Onstage at WWDC today, the company finally unveiled those updates, and—surprise, surprise—they’re mostly in line with the earlier whispers.Read more…
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The Voltaire smart coffee grinder aims to bring Starbucks-level coffee to your kitchen As any seasoned coffee drinker can attest, brewing a quality cup of coffee involves more than just buying the most expensive bag of beans from your local supermarket. Understanding the act of brewing coffee to be equal parts art and science, a New York-based startup called Get It Right has taken to Kickstarter to launch a smart coffee grinder called Voltaire. Designed to give coffee lovers the abi
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Look out, Facebook! Apple’s iMessage is now a platform iMessage is getting a pretty serious face-lift in iOS 10. Apple today announced a new version of iMessage that essentially opens up the app as a platform, similar to what Facebook has done with Messenger. Of course, don’t think that you’ll be getting bots in iMessage — Apple is referring to its version of bots as “iMessage Apps.” WWDC 2016: Here’s how Siri will work in MacOS Sierra One such iMessa
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iOS 10: Everything You Need to Know Image: Andrew LiszewskiApple just announced the tenth version of iOS, the heart and soul of all the company’s mobile hardware. In celebration of the operating system’s double-digit milestone, Apple is making lots and lots of upgrades. Let’s take a look.A much better lockscreenCraig Federighi started his massive iOS demo by saying this was the biggest release of iPhone software in its entire histor
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Pacemaker for the tongue helps apnea patients breathe normally For years, one of the primary ways to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea was through the use of a device known as a continuous positive airway pressure – or CPAP – machine, which forces air through the nasal passages to interrupt dangerous pauses in breathing while sleeping. For people can’t tolerate the machine, a new chest implant that sends electrical pulses to a nerve in the tongue
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Writing their name in the stars: Citizen scientists discover huge galaxy cluster Two volunteer participants in an international citizen science project have had a rare galaxy cluster that they found named after them.
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Marine life quickly recovered after global mass extinction Reptiles rapidly invaded the seas soon after a global extinction wiped out most life on Earth, according to a new study led by University of California, Davis, researchers.
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Scientists Found a Possible Deal Breaker in the Quest to Build a Space Elevator A conceptual image of a space elevator (Credit: Obayashi Corporation)Carbon nanotubes have been pegged as the wonder material that could finally allow us to build a space elevator. A discouraging new study suggests these microscopic strands aren’t as resilient as we thought—and all it could take is a single misplaced atom to bring the whole thing crashing down.Illustration of the interior of a car
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New Media Versus Silicon Valley Recent revelations that Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel has been quietly underwriting lawsuits against digital muckraking platform Gawker have doused new fuel on a simmering conflict between technologists and journalists. But this current dustup is about a lot more than the bad blood between these two behemoths. It’s about creative destruction in news media and the friction of dealing wit
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Cyber ‘bombs,’ digital D-Days and other nonsense Cybergeddon is coming. To the disappointment of many, it’s just going to look like some dude sitting at a desk, typing, and probably farting into his Department of Defense office chair. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was quoted recently as saying the United States was going to be “dropping cyber bombs” on ISIS, and the newly invented rhetoric produced its desired effect. In expressions
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The 13 biggest announcements from Apple WWDC 2016 Apple’s WWDC this year was full of incremental updates to OS’s for the Mac, iPhone, Watch, and TV, as well as moves to open up services like Siri and iMessage to developers. A lot of the changes were geared toward moving between Apple devices easier — Siri is now on desktop, and Apple Pay will now work on Safari, for example. There were also a bunch of redesigns: new notifications and lock screen
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Apple opens up There was a wealth of new tools and tricks on offer from Apple during today’s Worldwide Developer Conference. But the biggest news was that Apple decided to open up a number of core services — Maps, Siri, and iMessage — that for a long time have been closed off. Given its massive install base and the billions of dollars flowing through its App Store, developers are almost certainly going to exper
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Martian dust storms could make life interesting for future astronauts NASA scientists have discovered that three powerful dust storms which occur each Martian year could pose a hazard to astronauts undertaking a mission to the Red Planet. The discovery also represents a rare opportunity for planetary scientists to gain an insight regarding the processes at work in the tenuous Martian atmosphere… Continue Reading Martian dust storms could make life interesting f
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American Wagyu Tomahawk Steaks They’re not 100% wagyu, and they’re certainly not Kobe, but these American Wagyu Tomahawk Steaks might still be the best cuts of meat you’ll ever have. Hand cut by a…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Venice Biennale: an exhausting, beautiful attempt to relinquish architecture The Venice Architecture Biennale is like the Olympics for architecture, bringing together a global perspective and dialogue
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Apple Introduces Swift Playgrounds App To Teach Kids To Code An anonymous reader writes: At their Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “We believe coding should be a required language in all schools.” To help achieve this goal, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds, a new app that is meant to teach kids basic coding skills in Apple’s chosen language. It teaches concepts like loops and conditionals, and uses
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A Year Of Hillary Clinton Today marks one year since Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign in earnest with a speech on Roosevelt Island in New York. So, in the same vein as our Campaign Obituary series (or, more precisely, the opposite vein), here’s a short film recounting the trip-ups and triumphs of Clinton’s 2016 Democratic primary campaign, “A Year Of Clinton,” culminating in her historic nomination. Watch
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Trump revokes Washington Post press credentials Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has revoked the press credentials of the Washington Post, citing the paper’s “incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Warcraft’s record-breaking opening in China may be the future of Hollywood blockbusters This past weekend Duncan Jones’ Warcraft opened in the US, and with The Conjuring 2 beating it out for the top spot, it’s fair to say that the film didn’t do as well as everyone had hoped. The movie grossed just over $24 million in the United States, and for a film that’s reported to have cost as much as $160 million — without counting marketing costs. Along with the many negative reviews the fil
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This Delightful Cottage in Denmark Is Made Up of 9 Cylinders Book your getaway now There’s something oddly delightful about round homes—whether they’re domed or curved or flat-out circular—which is why we’re loving this children’s playhouse-inspired Danish cottage made up of a cluster of cylinders. The Birkedal house, located on the island of Møn in southeastern Denmark, comprises nine connected cylindrical volumes that sit in a meadow. Designed by German
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El Niño Has Pushed Our Planet Past a Major Climate Milestone Image: Chris Harrison/FlickrThe monster El Niño of 2015-2016 is finally gone, but scientists are still coming to terms with its impacts on the planet. Among those impacts: charging up the global carbon cycle and pushing atmospheric CO2 levels above 400 parts per million (ppm) for an entire year—a first in human history.Humans are constantly adding CO2 to the atmosphere, a reality which has been ca
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Apple removes Game Center app from homescreen with iOS 10 beta 1 After years of considering removing Game Center from iOS, it appears Apple has decided to officially pull it as evidenced with today’s first iOS 10 beta. As this is a first beta, there is a possibility we could see the application’s return before this fall when iOS 10 is officially released to the public. As stock apps have hit the App Store, and users can now delete most of them on iOS 10, it’s e
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Apple’s WWDC laundry list leaves us high and dry – CNET From a new name for OS X to a revamped Apple Music, the company lays out a dizzying array of new features and improvements. But few stand out in an event that’s all over the place.
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You will be able to get rid of Apple’s preinstalled apps in iOS 10 – CNET The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system allows users to uninstall up to 23 preinstalled apps on the iPhone and iPad.
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Twitter makes it easier to block abusers Twitter has already taken a few steps to curb harassment, but what about the basic act of blocking someone? That’s getting easier, too. The social network is introducing a simpler blocking experience that takes some of the headaches out of the process: just go to the offending tweet, choose Block from the “…” button and that person vanishes from your timeline. It’s not going to get rid
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Scientists Found a Possible Deal Breaker in the Quest to Build a Space Elevator Carbon nanotubes have been pegged as the wonder material that could finally allow us to build a space elevator. A discouraging new study suggests these microscopic strands aren’t as resilient as we thought—and all it could take is a single misplaced atom to bring the whole thing crashing down.Read more…
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Life’s origins may result from low-energy electron reactions in space Professor Chris Arumainayagam will announce findings from his research conducted at Wellesley College today, Monday, June 13, as part of the annual press briefings kicking off the American Astronomical Society (AAS) national conference in San Diego, Calif. Arumainayagam, a professor of chemistry at Wellesley, will discuss his work—the first systematic study to demonstrate that early building block
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Here’s how Siri will work in MacOS Sierra Mac users will soon have access to Siri. Apple’s worst kept secret was confirmed during the WWDC keynote address. “That’s right,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s vice president of software engineering. “Siri is coming to the Mac.” WWDC 2016: Everything we know about MacOS Sierra Later,
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