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Buy Philips’ Ultra HD Blu-ray player for $400 and get ‘Creed’ for free With 4K TVs still in their relative infancy, the demand for Ultra HD Blu-ray players hasn’t yet hit a fever pitch. In order to sweeten the deal, some manufacturers and bundling 4K Blu-ray discs to help entice customers. Earlier this year, Panasonic did this in Europe, bundling Mad Max: Fury Road with its DMB-UB900 Blu-ray player, and now Philips is getting in on the game with its new Ultra HD play
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: New York City, June 13-20 Planning for another full week ahead in the Big Apple? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed. Check back regularly at the start of the week to stay up to date. Have a look at the Bustler editorial team’s selection of New
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JFE Steel rolls out industrial IoT to harmonize plants JFE Steel, the fifth largest steel maker in the world, will standardize its core platform across all factories, using the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect factories together for better management. JFE Holdings, the parent company of JFE Steel, plans to spend $652 million to bring IoT to its factories by 2022. It says that the single database will shorten production times, reduce order deliver
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5 Things Apple Tried to Destroy at WWDC 2016 Apple, the perpetual copycat, introduced a ton of new ideas today that weren’t really new at all. Many companies have made the products and features Apple showed off today—and now Apple aims to destroy them with its own better versions.So here is our yearly roundup of the stuff Apple tried to kill at WWDC. We’ll have to wait and see which of these actually catches on, but at the very least, the Ap
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Obama ‘not pursuing executive action’ to shut down Guantanamo – report President Barack Obama will not issue an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, according to a report. Closing the facility was a 2008 campaign promise that he has not been able to deliver on, citing resistance from Congress. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Court tosses out Jesse Ventura’s $1.8mn verdict against ‘American Sniper’ A federal appeals court has vacated the judgment that awarded former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in a defamation case he brought against Chris Kyle, believed to be the “deadliest sniper in US history.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Report warns of possible terror attack on schools & hospitals in Brussels during Ramadan Belgium’s capital may once again see terror attacks beginning in June, as schools, hospitals and public places where people gather for Euro-2016 related events may be targeted by extremists during the Islamic Ramadan holiday, local media reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EA is about to flood the market with Star Wars games EA has the license for Star Wars video games, and you better believe it’s putting it to use. Following up on last year’s Star Wars: Battlefront, EA is working on three new games […]
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MIT Researchers Taught An Algorithm to Generate Sound Based on Silent Videos The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) announced quite the impressive invention on Monday: Artificial intelligence that can generate the appropriate sound when fed a silent video. While there are limitations to the software, the results indicate yet another advance in the rapidly developing field. And his comes right on the h
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Presidential Candidates Told to Prioritize Internet Freedom A coalition of leading public interest and civil rights groups on Monday released an internet policy platform designed to pressure the 2016 presidential candidates into prioritizing online free speech, access, privacy, and openness. The internet has become an all-important engine for economic growth, political organizing and citizen empowerment, according to the coalition, so protecting its open a
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GoPro and Ubisoft join forces to bring thrillseekers ‘Steep’ Love watching amazing stunts recorded by fearless people with skis, snowboards or even wingsuits? Don’t have the guts to do all those things yourself? Ubisoft wants to give you the power to experience some of the very same experiences without all the danger with the aid of GoPro in the form of their latest project Steep. Steep is essentially a virtual playground for those who dig snow sports. Play
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Grow Up is all about helping a cute robot go to the moon B.U.D. isn’t a baby anymore. The blocky robot is ready to leave its world and explore the moon. At Ubisoft’s press briefing for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the publisher announced Grow Up, which is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this August. Grow Up is the sequel to Grow Home, an adorable climbing game that originally started as an animation experiment at developer Ubisoft Reflec
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Programmer Automates His Job For 6 Years, Gets Fired, Realizes He Has Forgotten How To Code An anonymous reader writes: A user on Reddit forum who goes by the alias FiletOfFish1066 (referred to as Mr. Fish hereafter) has been let go by his company after it was discovered that Mr. Fish hadn’t actually done anything for six years. Umm, well he did something, but nothing new and productive, his Bay Area-based firm says, which paid him $95,000 (avg) each of these years. When he first got his
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UK raises concern over Lille security The FA has “serious concerns” about security in Lille, where England fans and Russian supporters are set to gather for this week’s Euro 2016 matches, chairman Greg Dyke says.
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Harvesting Liberty: Short film explores reintroduction of industrial hemp to US Industrial hemp farming could play a big role in providing economic stability in impoverished areas, creating jobs and businesses for veterans, and growing a sustainable and regenerative agriculture movement.
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Delighted customers more likely to hand personal info over: SAP SAP’s 2016 Australia Digital Experience report has revealed there is a correlation between happy customers and how likely they are to share their personal information with brands.
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This week’s picks for NYC architecture and design events There’s something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including architecture and design events! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules, Archinect and Bustler have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other
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Fiat to provide self-driving cars to Amazon and Uber? Fiat Chrysler is making some more moves in the tech world, meeting with Amazon and Uber earlier this week to talk self-driving. The automaker wants to provide the two companies with test cars, in the hope that it leads to further partnerships down the road. It comes a month after Fiat partnered with Google’s self-driving efforts, sending 100 Chrysler Pacifica hybrids to Silicon Valley for testing
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Aw thanks, Apple, I can’t wait to never interact with voices and words ever again Apple announced today at WWDC that iOS 10 devices will transcribe voicemails. You’ll never have to listen to an annoying pharmacy phone call, sales pitch, or maybe even anyone’s voice ever again. (Google already does this.) The company also announced that it’ll be revamping its Messages so that certain words are suggested to be changed to an emoji. It’s called “emojify.” Craig Federighi
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Alienware unveils four new gaming products at E3 Alienware has taken the wraps off four new gaming products at E3, including a new Alienware Alpha desktop, a new full-tower Area-51 desktop, the Alienware 13 gaming laptop with a high-contrast OLED, and the Alienware Aurora. The company, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, will make the new roster of products available starting tomorrow. Speaking about the unveiling, Alienware GM … Continue
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A Memory Champion’s Best Mental Trick for Remembering Where You Put Your Keys If you’re tired of misplacing your keys around the house, this explosive memory trick will help you remember. All you need is a little imagination.In this video from the Business Insider YouTube channel, Ron White, world record holder and two-time National Memory Champion, shares his trick for keeping his keys from getting lost. White suggests we misplace keys and other everyday objects because we
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Supreme Court says win for patent holders won’t embolden patent trolls (credit: Brittany Hogan) The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for patent holders to win extra damages in infringement lawsuits. The justices upended a lower court’s standard that made it difficult for prevailing patent holders to win so-called treble damages—which amount to actual monetary damages multiplied by three. The unanimous opinion (PDF) by Chief Justice John Roberts said the US
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Stock prices of gun companies rise following Orlando massacre The shares of firearm companies have soared in value since the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Read Full Article at RT.com
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rintala eggertsson composes footbridge in norway using wood and weathering steel taking musical cues, the main steel structure forms the bridge’s base rhythm, while the wooden structure provides a secondary movement – comparable to a score composed for percussion instruments. The post rintala eggertsson composes footbridge in norway using wood and weathering steel appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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VidCon fans banned from approaching panelists in aftermath of Orlando LOS ANGELES — VidCon has doubled down on security in response to the weekend shootings in Orlando, including a ban on fans approaching creators after panels — a practice that had become a major draw for the thousands of teens who flock to Anaheim to meet their favorite social-media stars. Each panel will have at least three security guards, and the event as a whole will have over 450 security off
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Trump and the Terror Vote Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has not been shy in pointing out that his poll numbers surge after a terrorist attack either at home or abroad occurs. Trump declares that he will be tough on terrorism, but other than banning Muslims from immigrating to the U.S., he remains resolutely vague on what that might mean.  In March, the stats wizards over at the New York Times’
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There Really is No Policy Solution to Tragedies Like Orlando, and It Can Hurt to Seek One The Orlando Pulse nightclub mass murder understandably has inspired calls for legal solutions to prevent such things in the future. It touches on the core reason people think we need government: to protect our lives from violence. Omar Mateen’s evil assault, evidently motivated by some combination of dedication to radical Islam as represented by ISIS and an animus toward homosexuals, for which h
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Wingsuit over a Volcano The world’s hottest daredevil, Roberta Mancino, recently took a helicopter ride over Chile’s active Villarrica volcano, and proceeded to jump out wearing her wingsuit. Props to Sebastian Alvarez, who went along for the ride, along with photographer Carlos Pedro Briceño. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Chain ReactionBest of Web 8Urban WingsuitingMotorcycle vs. Car Drift Battl
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FBI Director Comey: ‘Highly Confident’ Orlando Shooter Radicalized Through Internet An anonymous reader writes from a report via CBS News: FBI Director James Comey echoed President Obama’s statement that he does not think the Orlando shooting was a plot directed from outside of the U.S. “So far, we see no indication that this was a plot directed from outside the United States and we see no indication that he was part of any kind of network,” Comey told reporters. The in
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Apple pulls back the curtains on its ‘Spaceship’ campus Apple’s as-yet unfinished Campus 2 — the so-called “Spaceship building” — is an engineering marvel, no doubt, but it’s even more impressive up close. Enter Popular Science, which recently got the scoop on the $5 billion, Norman Foster-designed headquarters. The takeaway? It’s in equal parts groundbreaking and gorgeous. First up on the tour was Campus 2’s 3,000 curved glass panes, which measure bet
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Venezuela recall: Maduro goes to court to block referendum Venezuela’s government requests that the Supreme Court block the opposition’s proposal to hold a referendum to remove President Maduro from office.
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Magnanville attack: ISIS claims link to Paris suburb stabber who killed police officer & his partner A police raid in the Paris suburb commune of Magnanville has ended with the death of a hostage taker, who fatally stabbed a police officer near his house and then killed his partner. Reports claim the man was shouting Islamist slogans during the attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mobilizing mitochondria to regenerate damaged neurons After axonal injury, nearby mitochondria become incapable of producing ATP, as indicated by their change in color from yellow (healthy) to green (damaged) (credit: Zhou et al., 2016) Boosting the transport of mitochondria (cell energy suppliers) along neuronal axons enhances the ability of mouse nerve cells to repair themselves and regrow after injury or disease, researchers at the National Instit
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4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Evernote Evernote has grown from a simple note-taking application to a reliable tool that connects with many other productivity apps. It almost becomes hard to keep up with the new integrations. When you mix the features of Evernote with the compatibility of apps you use every day, you can easily create a complete system of productivity. We’ll show you what the various Evernote tools, apps, and browser ext
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Spotfund makes micro-donations easier with social-first mobile app  Pouring a bucket of ice-cold water over your head, or liking or sharing a charity online might help raise awareness, but what campaigns that go comprehensively viral really need is cold, hard cash. Launched this week, Spotfund has created a site and an iOS app that makes raising $1-$3 donations far easier than before. Read More
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Trump Bans Washington Post in Latest Assault on the Press It’s an assault on the First Amendment. It’s also no surprise. The post Trump Bans Washington Post in Latest Assault on the Press appeared first on WIRED.
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In MS, can better sleep improve cognition? People with multiple sclerosis often have trouble with memory, attention and mental processing. New research shows some of these issues could stem from sleep disorders.
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Recreating Van Gogh’s Starry Night By Swirling Paint on Water Is Pretty Incredible Van Gogh’s The Starry Night can be recreated in real life in two ways: one of them is to be on drugs, and the other, apparently, is to swirl paint on water like artist Garip Ay. It’s sort of illegal to do the first thing, but you can watch how Ay recreates Starry Night in the video below. Check out how the colors blend together and how the swirls settle in to reach that classic effect. What starts
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Researchers gear up galaxy-seeking robots for a test run A prototype system that will test a planned array of 5,000 robots for a sky-mapping instrument is taking shape. Dubbed ProtoDESI, the scaled-down, 10-robot system will run through a series of tests on a telescope in Arizona from August-September.
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Poach Sausages Before Grilling for Perfect Char and Juicy Meat Grilling meat like sausages can be tricky—you want that delicious caramelization on the outside, but still want juicy, succulent meat inside. The Kitchn has a simple solution: poach your sausages before throwing them on the grill. It’s key to keeping them juicy and getting a perfect char every time.If you want to make it easier to put the sausages on the grill after poaching, or don’t want to have
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Dato Duo Synthesizer Toon Welling and David Menting designed this plaything which encourages face-to-face interaction, with one person controlling an analog synthesizer, and the other controlling a sequencer on the other side. Its simple enough for kids, but awesome enough for all ages. Hat Tip Link Price: ~$334+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Hauck NERF Battle RacerDeal: Jamstik Wireless Smart GuitarKorg M
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INFOGRAPHIC: How greenery contributes to your health and wellbeing The benefits of a little greenery are endless and include amongst other things, improved health, happiness, and intellect. If you’re fortunate enough to have a backyard garden or live in close proximity to a park, now is the time to start spending more of your days outside. Even a small rooftop garden or balcony planter can work wonders for relieving stress and even improving intellect! And if you
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No direct link between Orlando shooter and IS group According to US authorities on Monday, there are no direct links between the Islamic State group and the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando. They described him as a homegrown extremist inspired by radical Islamist groups.
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The Post-Orlando Trump/Clinton Crackdown Tonight’s Kennedy (Fox Business Network at 8 p.m. ET, with a repeat at midnight) is a soberer-than-usual affair, with an appropriately serious look at policy responses to the Orlando Pulse massacre. I’m on there for three segments, along with Democratic political consultant Julie Roginsky and libertarian comedian Dave Smith, sorting through the competing statist responses by presidential front-ru
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The Post-Orlando Trump/Clinton Crackdown Tonight’s Kennedy (Fox Business Network at 8 p.m. ET, with a repeat at midnight) is a soberer-than-usual affair, with an appropriately serious look at policy responses to the Orlando Pulse massacre. I’m on there for three segments, along with Democratic political consultant Julie Roginsky and libertarian comedian Dave Smith, sorting through the competing statist responses by presidential front-ru
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People are reporting crimes to this chatbot — but it’s not a police officer As AI and machine learning take steps further, the consequences of bots trying to act human are unpredictable. For Sequel, a platform trying to create personas, one unforeseen reaction is that Detective Kees Larsen, part of the Probable Cause bot, is starting to get actual crime tips from users. The bot, which debuted in April alongside the Facebook Messenger bot platform, talks with people as the
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Baby Doppler is handy for safer pregnancies Being pregnant is a very joyful moment in a couple’s lives, especially for those who have been wanting to have a baby for the longest time. However, getting pregnant is just the first step – there are many other things in which one needs to make sure that everything else will be smooth sailing down the road, and in this day and age, it is not surprising at all to hear that there are miscarriages h
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28 Cool Plunge Swimming Pools For Outdoors It’s summer now and nothing can be better than staying outdoors. We are all striving to our terraces, balconies, pools and gardens. Don’t have a swimming pool yet? Go build one! Even if you have a small terrace or tiny backyard, you can always accommodate a plunge swimming pool there. Whatever your outdoor style is, a plunge swimming pool will definitely fit. What Is A Plunge Pool? A plunge pool i
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Alienware doubles down on Steam Machines, don’t ask us why That Steam logo is the only outward sign that this is a Steam Machine and not an Alienware Alpha. Valve’s Linux-based Steam Machines gaming initiative might be struggling to make much of a dent in the massive PC gaming space so far. That hasn’t deterred Dell, though, which is introducing new Steam Machines with more powerful graphics hardware through its Alienware line this week. As reported
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Rattled relationship US-Saudi relations remain tense amid a dispute over a congressional report on the 9/11 attacks, and America’s declining dependence on Saudi oil.
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Land and language Control of the land is at the heart of politics in South Africa and a new party is calling for justice for the country’s oldest inhabitants.
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Apple’s new file system revolves around encryption One of Apple’s quietest announcements at WWDC might also be its most important. The company has introduced a brand new file system, simply called Apple File System (APFS) that makes security its centerpiece. It offers a unified encryption method for virtually every device Apple makes, ranging from the Apple Watch to the Mac. That includes multikey encryption, which makes it tough to crack even if
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This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events Curious where to find interesting architecture-related happenings in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. region? Let Archinect and Bustler help you out! We compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.Check back regu
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How To Work On Cars And Not Kill Yourself Illustration credit: Sam Woolley/JalopnikOver the last six or seven years, I’ve been wrenching on cars almost non-stop. But since I don’t have any formal training, I’ve hurt myself quite a few times. I’ve cut myself on rusty sheetmetal, squirted battery acid in my eye, and set lots of stuff aflame. All of these mistakes are common—but they can be avoided.There are lots of aspects of automotive rep
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HIPAA Privacy Regulations Didn’t Need to Be Waived After Orlando. Here’s Why They Were Anyway Doctors worried the patient privacy law would prevent them from talking to families of victims. The post HIPAA Privacy Regulations Didn’t Need to Be Waived After Orlando. Here’s Why They Were Anyway appeared first on WIRED.
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Viewpoint India’s nuclear lobbying with the support of the US is increasingly isolating Pakistan, which has fallen out with most of its neighbours, writes Ahmed Rashid.
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Apple previews Apple File System to replace HFS+ in 2017 Some changes are big for users: Siri on the Mac, fireworks in the Messages app, a new Breathe app on the watch! Others are a more seismic shift that end users may or may not notice. Apple’s operating systems have used the HFS+ file system for more than 18 years, but that era is coming to an end. At the Platform State of the Union after the WWDC keynote, Apple took the wraps off the replacement
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I hid her in a cupboard What is it like for a woman living with her girlfriend – and her mother – in a country where homosexuality is punishable by death?
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Another Johnson/Weld SuperPAC Announced, Run By Weld Associates and GOP Operatives The Boston Globe, from Massachusetts where William Weld governed as a Republican in the 1990s, reports on a bunch of Weld pals and former GOP operatives planning to support his Libertarian campaign for the vice presidency (along with Gary Johnson as president). The folks running this new “Socially Liberal and Fiscally Conservative” PAC (named after the favorite way that Johnson/Weld li
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iMessage is about to get a ton of stickers (because it’s so easy to do!) At WWDC, Apple detailed just how easy it will be to create some apps for iMessage. If you want to make a stickers app, there’s really no coding involved. Via a live demo on-stage during the Platforms State of the Union, Apple demonstrated just how easy it would be to create iMessage apps. It starts with Xcode, where you’ll be taken to a dedicated iMessage app creation mode that optimizes your new
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China’s have not provinces are closing the gap with Shanghai and other richer regions Despite a gradual moderation of China’s national growth, the favorable news is that Chinese regions are converging (link is external). The chart below shows those regions that had relatively low per capita GDP in 2009 have grown significantly faster in the subsequent years than the more developed (mostly coastal) provinces.13 of the 31 provinces or regions are above the national average and the re
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Hard core BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford explains how Russian fans believe they have beaten their English counterparts at hooliganism.
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The Organized Student’s Bag Being a student doesn’t have to mean being a mess. Case in point, reader Anders Nordlander’s shares their bag.The bag is a Timbuk2 Classic Messenger bag. Here’s what’s inside:Surface Pro 3 128 gb i5Google Nexus 9 LTG 16gbSamsung Galaxy S7Bose QC25i (Noise Cancelling)Garmin Forerunner 220RayBan AviatorWallet“Key-purse”Coocoon Grid-IT: Markers and pencils, Tronsmart Quickcharger, Unbranded bluetooth
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No subscription, no problem: Showtime streams ‘Roadies’ premiere online Showtime has a treat for subscribers and nonsubscribers alike: The debut episode of the premium network’s newest comedy series, Roadies, is now available, arriving ahead of its June 26 “premiere.” Viewers have a number of options to choose from, such as streaming via YouTube, Facebook, and Sho.com, according to Deadline. Additional platforms include various on-demand services, iTunes (as a free vi
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Drone footage shows the secret life of rare whales Wellington (AFP) June 10, 2016 New Zealand researchers have captured stunning drone footage of endangered whales feeding off the Auckland coast, giving an unprecedented insight into the majestic giants of the sea. In a world-first use of drone technology, the researchers dispatched a customised “eye in the sky” so they could observe the rare Bryde’s whales without disturbing them. The r
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Spectacular ash explosion at Philippine volcano Manila (AFP) June 10, 2016 A volatile volcano in the eastern Philippines sent a spectacular column of ash and steam high into the sky on Friday. The plume of ash from Mount Bulusan in the rural eastern province of Sorsogon went two kilometres (1.24 miles) into the air, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in an advisory. Institute head Renato Solidum said nobody was living
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China probes school playing fields after kids sickened Beijing (AFP) June 10, 2016 Chinese authorities are investigating playing fields at some of Beijing’s top elementary schools after children reportedly fell sick from exposure to artificial turf. Youngsters have suffered nose bleeds and allergic reactions after using running tracks, in the latest health scare to rock a country where safety standards are a major concern. The news comes less than tw
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NOAA, USGS, partners predict an average ‘dead zone’ for Gulf of Mexico Washington DC (SPX) Jun 13, 2016 Scientists forecast that this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone – an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life – will be approximately 5,898 square miles or about the size of Connecticut, the same range as it has averaged over the last several years. The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico affects nationally important commercial and recreational fisher
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Kyoto Protocol report card: 100 percent compliance Washington (UPI) Jun 10, 2016 According to a new report, all 36 countries who committed to the Kyoto Protocol were in 100 percent compliance with emissions mandates during the first commitment period, from 2008 to 2012. The agreement, first penned in 1992 under the framework of the United Nations, acknowledged man-made climate change and set greenhouse gas emissions limits for involved nations. O
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Trump uses Orlando shooting to hammer home talking points Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addressed the nation in an “anti-terrorism” speech in New Hampshire on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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At Last, You Can Own the Moon Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey I’m not a huge toy collector. I generally exercise my nerd muscles in other ways, like re-watching certain films over and over, including 2001: A Space Odyssey. But this recreation of 2001’s iconic monolith may make me reconsider—though it’s $300, a sum that would probably buy an unlimited supply of bush babies.Read more…
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Fictions and Labyrinths Argentine authors explain why revered writer Jorge Luis Borges remains relevant 30 years after his death – report by Irene Caselli.
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Gunman’s former workmate: He wanted to ‘shoot, murder people’ Orlando gunman’s former colleague described how Mateen said he wanted to “kill, shoot, murder a large group of people”.
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Trump attacks Amazon because he doesn’t like being held accountable by The Washington Post Donald Trump has decided to renew his spat with Jeff Bezos’ biggest companies after The Washington Post called him out for trying to quietly link President Obama to this weekend’s devastating attack in Orlando. Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for President, has now revoked the Post’s press access, making it harder for the paper to cover his campaign. His campaign justified this
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NASA wants astronauts to have 3D printed pizza, and this startup is building a printer to make it happen An Austin, Texas company, whose founders were commissioned by NASA to develop palatable foods for astronauts’ deep space mission to Mars, has built a device that can 3D-print pizza. The company –known as BeeHex— boasts that its machine is efficient, clean, and capable of churning out a delicious pizza in less than half the time it takes a typical human chef. The tech is being developed for astrona
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In just two years, Elon Musk wants to establish a cargo route between Earth and Mars No stranger to sharing his desire to conduct missions to Mars, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk has yet again begun chattering about his interplanetary ambitions. In an exclusive interview with the Washington Post last week, Musk not only reiterated his intent on sending a spacecraft to Mars before the end of this decade but also detailed exactly when he plans on sending humans there as well. Equa
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Neat Video Shows Two Passenger Jets Landing Side-By-Side at the Same Time The best part about flying on an airplane is that moment during the final approach: you look outside your airplane window and see the city where you’re about to land from way up above, and comment on why so many people have pools in their backyards and see how big the freeways are and delight at all the parks and so forth. It’s so fun! There’s so much to see! But the last thing I’d expect to see d
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El Niño Has Pushed Our Planet Past a Major Climate Milestone The 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.Read more…
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Lead levels 23 times higher than federal limit found in Chicago school for disabled The Chicago City Council is calling for public hearings after tests found 19 Chicago public schools with high lead levels, including a water fountain with 23 times more lead than the federal limit allows at a school that serves children with disabilities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Underground cities’: Game-changing study ‘rewrites history’ of Cambodia’s ancient Angkor Wat Laser technologies have uncovered a vast network of hidden cities surrounding Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat temples that reveals the Khmer empire could have been the largest in the world at its time. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Here are the most well-designed apps of 2016, according to Apple  Once a year, Apple stops its Worldwide Developer Conference to recognize a handful of apps for being particularly well designed. The prize? A shiny statue, a full suite of Apple hardware, and the right to say that one of the most respected companies in the world thinks you’re a good designer. For app developers and designers, it’s one of the finest honors that money can’t… Read More
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Trump Takes Credit for Hillary Clinton Using ‘Radical Islam,’ Calls on Her to Return Saudi Donations Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump says that in the wake of the Orlando shooting, America “cannot afford to talk around the issue” of radical Islamist terrorism, re-iterating his call for a “temporary ban” on Muslim immigration, which he first proposed in December, and saying political correctness over the issue was crippling the country. “I called for a ban afte
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Madden NFL 16 championships will be broadcast live on ESPN2 While their deal with League of Legends may have been a pipe dream, ESPN is expanding their eSports coverage to something a little closer to the roots of the “Worldwide Leader in Sports.” On June 14th from 6–7:30 PM ET, ESPN2 will televise live coverage of EA’s Madden NFL 16 Championship series for the first time ever. The live, in-person event will be broadcast from the Novo Theater in
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Hybrid Design / Terry.Terry Architecture This project houses a growing graphic/product design office within an existing brick building located in the Jackson square historic district
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The Bang Ti Multi-Functioning Folding Shovel Will Dig You More Than a Hole. Jack of all trades you say? Hold that for a minute, and check this thing out. This right here is the Bang Ti Multi-Functioning Folding Shovel. Don’t think for a second because it’s made in China that the quality has been compromised even a smidgen – because I can assure you, it’s the real deal. High Carbon Steel fittings are […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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News: The winning ideas of CTRL+Space’s Venice Re-Creation Center competition In CTRL+Space’s Re-Creation Center competition, architects worldwide had to envision a Cultural Building Refurbishment that can revive and benefit the Lido Island community in Venice, Italy. In putting together their submissions, entrants had to consider significant questions regarding adaptability, long-term duration, and innovative intervention strategies that can best benefit residents. The jur
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NASA is teaming up with United Arab Emirates to gather data for a manned mission to Mars While most of us were lazing around playing video games or catching up on chores over the weekend, NASA spent its Sunday announcing a new agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The agreement will see both nations collaborate on a range of space project and aeronautical researching — including the possibility of a cooperative mission to Mars. “NASA is leading an ambitious journey to Mars th
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Obesity boom ‘fuelling rise in malnutrition’ Malnutrition is sweeping the world, fuelled by obesity as well as starvation, new research suggests.
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American Samoa: A misnomer thanks to SCOTUS? What makes a person an American citizen can be a philosophical question or a political one. Either way, the US Supreme Court won’t be discussing it any time soon, after rejecting American Samoa’s bid to gain US citizenship by birthright. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Merkel ‘ready to give in to Turkish blackmail’ on visa free-travel – leaked UK diplomatic cables UK diplomats believe German Chancellor Angela Merkel is ready to give in to Turkish President Erdogan’s “blackmail” and grant Turkish citizens visa-free access to Europe even if Ankara fails to fulfill all the EU’s demands, leaked diplomatic cables say. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Omega updates the Seamaster Planet Ocean in black ceramic Crafted from a single block of black ceramic.Photo: OmegaOmega’s new Deep Black Collection of Seamaster Planet Ocean watches are no mere colorway update. These timepieces are a showcase of high-tech materials with cases crafted from a single block of black ceramic. Both the bezels and cases are made from the material and are either glossy or matte for increased visibility when underwater. The watc
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Orlando club shootings: Meeting Good Samaritans at blood bank The BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan reflects on the show of togetherness on display outside a blood bank as people waited to help victims of the Orlando attack. ‬
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Are you ever denied a gun in Florida? The shooter in the Orlando club massacre purchased his guns legally, despite two investigations by the FBI. What would have prevented him obtaining the weapons under state law?
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England rails against UEFA for security risks at upcoming England-Wales match English FA chief Greg Dyke on Monday raised the alarm over security for England’s next Euro 2016 game after the pitched battles with Russian fans in their first match.
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Man ‘claiming allegiance to IS group’ stabs French policeman to death A man who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group stabbed a senior French police officer to death on Monday night before he was killed in a dramatic police operation, officials have said.
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Apple is turning Siri into a next-level Artificial Intelligence SAN FRANCISCO — Was Siri the secret star of the World Wide Developer’s Conference Keynote? At first blush, I’d say no. There was no moment where Apple CEO Tim Cook declared it the most important platform in Apple’s domain. Cook and SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi never ticked off all the Siri updates at once. There was no “Siri summary” screen. SEE ALSO: How a revamped Siri
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Google goes after SharePoint with new enterprise tools Google isn’t kidding when it says it’s serious about the enterprise. The company announced a pair of new services on Monday that are aimed squarely at helping businesses access information and share it internally, similar to what Microsoft’s SharePoint product offers. A new Springboard app gives employees at companies subscribed to Google Apps for Work a unified search box for finding just about
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Experts Fear Chinese Space Station Could Crash Into Earth Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2016 Some experts believe China’s Tiangong-1 space lab is nearing the end of its life. The problem is, no one’s sure where or when it will fall. Nicknamed the Heavenly Palace, Tiangong-1 is Beijing’s first space station. After conducting a series of docking exercises with the Shenzhou missions, the Heavenly Palace has engaged in Earth observation procedures since 2013. &
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Russian, US Astronauts to Return From ISS on June 18 Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2016 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and two colleagues will return to Earth on June 18 after 186 days on board the International Space Station (ISS) the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced in a press release. Malenchenko will be joined on the return flight by NASA’s Timothy Kopra and the European Space Agency’s Timothy Peake. “[The a
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Stanford researchers calculate groundwater levels from satellite data Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 A new computer algorithm developed at Stanford University is enabling scientists to use satellite data to determine groundwater levels across larger areas than ever before. The technique, detailed in the June issue of the journal Water Resources Research, could lead to better models of groundwater flow. “It could be especially useful in agricultural regions, wh
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Rust under pressure could explain deep Earth anomalies Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 Using laboratory techniques to mimic the conditions found deep inside the Earth, a team of Carnegie scientists led by Ho-Kwang “Dave” Mao has identified a form of iron oxide that they believe could explain seismic and geothermal signatures in the deep mantle. Their work is published in Nature. Iron and oxygen are two of the most geochemically important e
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Helping satellites be right as rain Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 As you read this paragraph, a NASA satellite orbits around planet Earth, gathering data on – of all things – soil moisture. Moisture in the soil acts like a thermostat for the planet. Along with affecting agricultural production, it has a large influence on the weather and climate. Its impact on the planet is so important, NASA has sent a satellite into space to m
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Scientists observe supermassive black hole feeding on cold gas Boston MA (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 At the center of a galaxy cluster, 1 billion light years from Earth, a voracious, supermassive black hole is preparing for a chilly feast. For the first time, astronomers have detected billowy clouds of cold, clumpy gas streaming toward a black hole, at the center of a massive galaxy cluster. The clouds are traveling at speeds of up to 355 kilometers per second – that
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SOFIA Pinpoints Water Vapor in Young Star Moffett Field CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 A team of scientists using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has pinpointed the amount and location of water vapor around a newly forming star with groundbreaking precision. Using data collected aboard SOFIA, the team determined that most of this young star’s water vapor is located in material flowing away from the star, rather than w
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The GTC obtains the deepest image of a galaxy from Earth Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Jun 11, 2016 Observing very distant objects in the universe is a challenge because the light which reaches us is extremely faint. Something similar occurs with objects which are not so distant but have very low surface brightness. Measuring this brightness is difficult due to the low contrast with the sky background. Recently a study led by the Instituto de Astrofisica de Ca
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Milky Way now hidden from one-third of humanity Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 The Milky Way, the brilliant river of stars that has dominated the night sky and human imaginations since time immemorial, is but a faded memory to one third of humanity and 80 percent of Americans, according to a new global atlas of light pollution produced by Italian and American scientists. Light pollution is one of the most pervasive forms of environmental altera
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Europe Develops Self-removal Technology for Spacecraft Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 A new European project has an ambitious goal of cleaning up space for future generations. The Technology for Self-Removal of Spacecraft (TeSeR) program, that was introduced in May 2016, will develop a prototype for a module which will ensure that a defunct spacecraft possesses no danger for other vehicles in space. The project is financed by the European Union’s
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SSL satellite for Intelsat starts post-launch maneuvers Palo Alto CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 Space Systems Loral has announced that a high-power satellite designed and built for Intelsat was launched Friday and has successfully performed post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, Intelsat 31, deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard a Proton Breeze M vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS). It will begi
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US Senate reaches compromise on Russian rocket engines Washington DC (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2016 This week, Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain attempted to cut off any further purchase of the Russian engines, proposing US companies compete to provide the United States with a reliable, domestic space launch platform. “We worked it out,” Shelby said on Friday of the contentious debate over language in the 2017 defense spending bill to cont
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NASA’s NICER Mission Arrives at Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 An upcoming NASA astrophysics mission will uncover the physics governing the ultra-dense interiors of neutron stars. Using the same platform, the mission will demonstrate trailblazing space navigation technology. The multipurpose Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida,
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Cut out the middleman: Send images directly to Google Photos from your Sony camera Sony has been a bit of a pioneer in regard to expanding the abilities of their cameras through downloadable apps. Samsung has also played with the idea on its previous Android-based cameras, but as a whole, Sony’s system is unique among the big players in the camera market. Utilizing Sony’s PlayMemories app store, photographers can add a ton of functionality to their cameras from easy double expos
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15+ Signs You Are Smarter Than Average A number of scientific studies find the traits shared by intelligent people.Read More
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Nanoparticles and bioremediation can decontaminate polluted soils Basque Region, Spain (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 The Basque Institute of Agricultural Research and Development Neiker-Tecnalia is currently exploring a strategy to remedy soils contaminated by organic compounds containing chlorine (organochlorine compounds). The innovative process consists of combining the application of zero-iron nanoparticles with bioremediation techniques. The companies Ekotek and Dina
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[NEW ARRIVAL] GARMIN Edge 1000 Bicycle Computer COUPON — Garmin1000 URL:  http://goo.gl/4mWs9bCOUPON PRICE: $479.99COUPON: Garmin1000End in 31th AugustCheck GARMIN Edge 25 IPX7 Waterproof GPS Bike Computer ——————-http://goo.gl/UJH0yY AT $193.83Check GARMIN Edge 520 IPX7 Waterproof Grade Bicycle Computer—————http://goo.gl/6Wl4Yd With coupon Garmin520 at $264.99  End in 31th JulyThe Garmin Edge 1000 is the first touchscreen GPS bike computer. I
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New Device Sold On The Dark Web Can Clone Up To 15 Contactless Cards Per Second An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: “A criminal group going under the name of The CC Buddies is selling a hi-tech device on the Dark Web that’s capable of copying details from contactless debit cards if held as close as eight centimeters away from a victim’s card,” reports Softpedia. The device, named Contactless Infusion X5, is extremely dangerous because it can copy
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All the highlights from Ubisoft’s E3 2016 press conference Ubisoft spent nearly two hours on Monday highlighting its upcoming game slate fro this year and next. Fans were treated with extended glimpses of many previously announced and brand new titles, including Watch Dogs 2, South Park: Fractured but Whole, a new action sports game called Steep and Ghost Recon: Wildlands.  Ubisoft also showed off two virtual reality titles: Eagle Flight and a Star Trek
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Don’t celebrate yet. Deleting stock iOS 10 apps could lead to bugs. It was probably the most exciting bit of Apple news that Apple didn’t trumpet at its WWDC keynote Monday: As of the launch of iOS 10 this fall, you will finally be able to delete most of the company’s default apps from your iPhone. In theory, that’s great news for anyone who has ever gathered apps like Mail, Maps, Tips, Reminders and Stocks together in a folder called something like “Wish I
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Batman is coming to PlayStation headset this October Amid a bunch premium VR offerings set to come to PlayStation’s headset, here’s a new one: Batman: Arkham VR. While the tease didn’t let much out of the bag, the Joker is involved, and made some clever allusions to wearing a mask and questioning what’s real when you never take it off. (Note: VR headsets aren’t that cozy — it shouldn’t be an issue.) Expect to hear more before October.
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We Can Now Turn Carbon Dioxide into Rock A new carbon capture technique could help us take carbon dioxide out of the air… for good.Read More
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Spoiler Alert: Everything is Politics From Our Blogs: Boxplot You can’t escape it. The study of power dynamics goes far beyond people shouting from podiums…
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Malaysia’s Islamic airline Rayani Air barred from flying Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline, Rayani Air, is barred from flying by civil aviation authorities for breaching regulations.
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‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ goes VR with ‘X-Wing VR Mission’ It’s hard to pick a favorite among Sony’s E3 2016 onslaught of PlayStation VR titles, but Star Wars: Battlefront – X-Wing VR Mission is a top contender. It’s not clear how involved the game is, but Battlefront is a multiplayer-focused game and there’s plenty of precedent for space combat shooters in virtual reality already. There’s no release date yet, but needless to say: we’ll be watching t
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Sony announces Crash Bandicoot remasters and a Skylander cameo Crash Bandicoot returns! At the Sony E3 2016 press conference, the publisher announced it had partnered with Activision to bring the mascot back to PlayStation. Remasters of the original Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped will come at an unspecified later date. Crash Bandicoot will also appear in Activision’s Skylanders: Imaginators this fall.
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The Technology Behind ESPN’S Digital Transformation How a company that’s synonymous with TV sports is retooling itself for the age of sports on phones, tablets, streaming boxes, and more.ESPN CTO Aaron LaBerge is taking me on a tour of the company’s newest, state-of-the-art production center at its headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, just over 100 miles from New York City. Dubbed Digital Center 2, the 194,000-square-foot facility, which opened in
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These Are The Companies Where People Most Want To Work SurveyMonkey polled 10,000 Americans to find out which major companies they thought were most (and least) trustworthy.Do Americans want to work at big companies? Do they trust them and think they have a positive global impact? Those were just some of the questions posed to 10,143 participants of SurveyMonkey’s survey that determined how U.S. adults perceive the top 100 businesses in the Fortune 50
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The Four Most Common Excuses For Underpricing Your Work If you’re an independent worker, your mind-set around pricing may matter more than market research.To price your work properly, start with market research.Read Full Story
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Bozoma Saint John Was Badass Long Before Apple It was, by and large, just another WWDC keynote by Apple. Until Bozoma Saint John came onstage. The post Bozoma Saint John Was Badass Long Before Apple appeared first on WIRED.
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Insomniac’s take on Spider-Man features an experienced hero Tired of seeing superhero origin stories retreaded again and again and again? Then the next Spider-man game might be for you. At its E3 press event today, PlayStation announced a new take on the series from Insomniac Games — one that focuses on the exploits of a more experienced adult wall-crawler. It’s refreshing in more way than one — for the better part of the last two decades, it’s been har
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FDG PET evaluates immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer Non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) have a collective reputation for not responding very well to chemotherapy. Researchers now report a means of evaluating an immunotherapy that fights off NSCLC by strengthening a patient’s own immune system.
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Driver’s licence renewal goes digital in NSW The New South Wales government has launched online licence renewals through its Service NSW web and mobile sites.
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Basslink subsea cable returns to service After more than six months of repairing a fault of an unknown cause, the telecommunications and energy subsea cable is being returned to service.
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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 that demonstrated Prkci’s role in organizing cells into balls and tubes during early embryo and organ formation.
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Algorithm ranks thermotolerance of algae A new tool could play an important role in the race to save coral reefs and in any application that relies on rankings. 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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Household air pollution linked to higher risk of heart attacks, early death Long-term exposure to household air pollution from lighting, cooking or heating with fuels such as kerosene or diesel may increase the risk of heart attacks and death. Burning cleaner fuels, such as natural gas, was associated with a lower risk of death, say experts. One-half the world’s population lives in poverty and burns fuels for lighting, cooking and heating.
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Maserati Quattroporte gets brush up inside and out There may have been a few questions hanging over its head, but the current generation Quattroporte has been an unquestionable success for Maserati. Over 24,000 have been sold since 2013, which still doesn’t put it anywhere near the same universe as big brands like Audi or Mercedes, but are big numbers for a boutique maker turning out luxury saloons. Maserati is looking to keep the success rolli
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Boeing, Boeing, gone: Plane manufacturer put ‘undue pressure’ on US regulators Engineers working on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner project claim that they were pressured by senior Boeing management to approve parts and designs for the plane, regardless of whether they met standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cyberchondria is a Real Thing. See a Doctor Not Named Google Have you ever heard of cyberchondria? No? You’ve heard of hypochondria, though. Well, cyberchondria is just like that, except it comes from people turning the absolute worst doctor to diagnose their issues. I’m talking Dr. Google (which will ultimate lead to you one of the popular sites for self-diagnosis). While having tons of health information available online is a good thing, it leads to some
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Arctic Researcher Bears Up for Science Wildlife researcher Joel Berger dons a polar bear outfit to study the reactions of musk oxen to the threat of bears increasingly driven onto the land for food.   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What are risk factors for dementia after intracerebral hemorrhage? Larger hematoma size and location were risk factors associated with dementia after an intracerebral hemorrhage when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, according to a new article.
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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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Experimental antibiotic treats deadly MRSA infection A new experimental antibiotic successfully treats the deadly MRSA infection and restores the efficacy of a commonly prescribed antibiotic that has become ineffective against MRSA. Scientists are racing to develop a new class of antibiotics to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, which are responsible for 19,000 deaths annually and represent $3 billion in annual heal
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Rolling on Molly: US high school seniors underreport ecstasy use when not asked about Molly A new study compared self-reported ecstasy/MDMA use with and without ‘Molly’ in the definition. Researchers found that reported lifetime use (8.0 percent vs. 5.5 percent) was significantly higher with Molly in the definition.
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What we didn’t get at WWDC 2016 – CNET Apple announced a lot of new features at its developer’s conference, but it failed to deliver some on our wish list. Here’s what wasn’t announce at WWDC 2016.
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Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 will be playable “from beginning to end” with PlayStation VR Sony unveiled a whopper of a surprise at its E3 press event on Monday: a new Resident Evil title playable from “beginning to end” in virtual reality. Sony chief Shawn Layden announced on stage that Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, the upcoming addition to Capcom’s long-running horror franchise, will be “fully compatible” with Sony’s PlayStation VR headset. E3 2016: Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 head to Pla
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The Conversational Economy Part 1: What’s Causing the Bot Craze? GUEST: Back in December, when Slack integrations launched, I wrote Clippy’s Revenge about the potential of “smart messaging” to become a new platform. Since then, big players have done much to nurture that possibility — as if on some secret, jointly agreed-upon master schedule. March: Microsoft released a bot framework at BUILD April: Facebook opened up its Messenger platform at F8, and Telegram
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‘A higher standard’: Alternative stock exchange idea defies Wall Street’s short-term thinking Many startup companies have come out of the Silicon Valley that have shocked the stock market, but now a well-known entrepreneur from the region has an idea that would go even further – creating a stock-exchange that takes a long-term view. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FBI confirms Orlando shooter claimed links to ISIS & Al-Nusra, cited Boston bombers Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen claimed allegiance to Islamist terror groups and cited the Boston Marathon bombers as his inspiration, according to the FBI. The attacker had been probed twice for making similar comments and having suspected terror links. Read Full Article at RT.com
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AI Computer Wrote This Movie, and It’s, Uh, Interesting Actors try to make sense out of an AI-written screenplay in the movie Sunspring.Read More
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Orlando shooting: Vigils held around world to honour victims Vigils have been held in Orlando, Florida, and around the world for victims of Sunday’s deadly gun attack on a gay nightclub.
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Orlando attack is a ‘wake-up call’ to stop dehumanizing LGBT people, advocates say In the hours after Omar Mateen stormed a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 49 people and wounding another 53 victims, the public searched desperately for answers about his motivation.  When law enforcement reported that Mateen, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen, swore allegiance to the self-proclaimed Islamic State, some rushed to characterize his deadly rampage as an act of terrorism with no meaning or
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The PS4 Is Going To Let You Fly An X-Wing In Virtual Reality EA and their racing game studio Criterion are making a Star Wars virtual reality mission that has you flying an X-Wing in VR. That’ll sure help get people into VR.Read more…
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Helping Herptiles with Citizen Science Photo: USFWS Amphibians and reptiles, also known as herptiles or herps, are the focus of many citizen science projects. Are you interested in frogs, turtles, and snakes? If you are, join one of the projects below to study the distribution and population status of these wonderful creatures! Find more than 1,600 projects and events in the SciStarter Global Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter Team
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Order Tablet With Your Phone–More Convenient, Best Price Order Tablet With Your Phone–More Convenient, Best PriceDear friends, Gearbest recently released it’s mobile sites and apps. Want even bigger discounts? You got it. Orders made on our mobile site or app get an automatic discount. Come and see what happening:Eight hottest tablet are on flash sales:Chuwi Hi12: $255.21CHUWI HiBook: $199.89Cube iWork 10: $185.34Teclast Tbook 11: $169.99Cube i9: $529.
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Alienware launches $1,299 laptop with OLED display First announced at CES, the special version of the Alienware 13 gaming notebook comes with a display sporting a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, thanks to a material used in some smartphones and a handful of high-end HDTVs.
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Mechanical creatures, vast open world featured in ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ trailer Sony’s E3 2016 press conference was a nonstop stampede of game announcements and gameplay footage. One of the most impressive offerings at the showcase was an eight-minute-long gameplay demo of Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla Game’s open-world, monster-hunting action game. E3 2016: The PlayStation VR will launch on October 13 at $400, but there’s a catch The demo opens with main character Aloy explor
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95% of Americans support organ donation, only 50% donate – White House calls for change About 120,000 people in the US are on the organ transplant waiting list and a new person is added every 10 minutes, while 22 die waiting each day, but his might radically change in the next six months if a White House proposal goes according to plan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mars now a bit more predictable: NASA orbiters discover ‘seasons’ of dust storms When it comes to putting people on Mars, timing can’t be taken for granted. Now, thanks to nearly two decades of work, NASA’s Red Planet orbiters have determined three distinct annual patterns for dust storms that bring about great weather shifts. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Multifunctional tent splits the difference between backpacking and car camping Those that spend a lot of time adventuring and sleeping outdoors can quickly amass a small pile of tents and shelters, and not necessarily just because they like to upgrade to the latest tree tent or retractable dome. Different activities, such as fast-and-light backpacking and car camping lend themselves to different types of tents, and oftentimes one tent doesn’t translate over very well to o
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GoPro Is Doing Everything Wrong, and It’s Pissing Me Off Drones and a 360-cam that costs $5,000 aren’t the way to save a dying company. …Read More »
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Stick with Gmail, But Delete the Gmail App Not all email apps are created equal. …Read More »
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The Coolest Father’s Day Gift this Year Is a Trip To Driving School Driving schools aren’t all about becoming the next world champion. …Read More »
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Gadgets to Work Smarter, Not Longer Get him what he really wants: more time away from work. …Read More »
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The Right Watch for Dad A watch is a dignified and personal gift. Tailor it to your dad’s interests this Father’s Day. …Read More »
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Why Shouldn’t We Deport or Imprison Muslim Citizens Who Celebrate Terrorism? I will be appearing tonight on the Fox News current events/humor program Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue at 3 a.m., along with former Reagan foreign policy hand K.T. McFarland, libertarian comedian Dave Smith, and Democratic political consultant Julie Roginsky. The main topic, unsurprisingly, will be the Orlando shooting, with Shillue promising to come out of the gate with some “new rules” for d
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5 Curious Ways to Find Interesting Books to Read Once you’ve figured out how to read more books every year, the question changes: what should you read next? Much like good movies or music albums, you’ll find that interesting books are hard to come by. The right tools can help you find what you should be reading. We thought we covered it all with the ultimate 50 ways to find new books, but there are actually some ways we overlooked. Highly Reco a
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Million dollar A/C: Louisiana spends over $1 million to avoid cooling death row Louisiana has spent $1,067,000 on legal fees fighting an order to install air conditioners for three death row inmates with health problems. The cost of installing the air conditioners would only come to about $225,000 excluding operating or engineering costs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Outrage as Turkish academic says people who don’t pray are ‘animals’ on state TV A Turkish Islamic professor has sparked a massive controversy by comparing people who do not pray to “animals.” The comments aired on a Turkish state TV program celebrating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Aerosols strengthen storm clouds, according to new study Austin TX (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 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. The study, published in the journal of the Proceedings of the Natio
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Student research settles ‘superpower showdown’ Leicester, UK (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 Students at the University of Leicester have been using simple calculations to explain the feasibility of the powers behind of some of the most prominent comic book superheroes known around the world. In the process, to coincide with Superman Day on Sunday June 12, 2016, they have suggested that the best-equipped superhero of all could be DC’s Superman, followed c
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Predicting Contagiousness to Limit the Spread of Disease Washington DC (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 Imagine the workplace during flu season. Some people get sick and display clear symptoms-a warning sign to coworkers to avoid contact and for that individual to stay home. Others are infected, but never or only belatedly exhibit the tell-tale signs of sickness, meaning they can infect coworkers without knowing it. If healthcare professionals had the ability to tes
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Mounting tension in the Himalaya Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 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, signify
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Fossils provide evidence of environmental impacts on species numbers Southampton, UK (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 The number of species that can exist on Earth depends on how the environment changes, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. By analysing the fossil record of microscopic aquatic creatures called planktonic foraminifera, whose fossil remains now resemble miniaturised popcorn and date back millions of years, the research provided the firs
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Drying Arctic soils could accelerate greenhouse gas emissions Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 A new study published in Nature Climate Change indicates soil moisture levels will determine how much carbon is released to the atmosphere as rising temperatures thaw Arctic lands. An international team led by Northern Arizona University scientists analyzed the results of 25 experiments from multiple research groups including the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Na
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Marine life quickly recovered after global mass extinction Davis CA (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 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. Global climate change – likely triggered by massive volcanic eruptions – killed off more than 95 percent of all species about 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period. Land reptiles c
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ISIS digs trenches, plants mines on Syrian border as Turkish military looks away (EXCLUSIVE) The Turkish military has been ordered to ignore Islamic State’s activities on Turkey’s border with Syria, allowing the jihadists to dig trenches and plant mines unimpeded, locals in the frontier town of Karkamis told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mercedes flags 500 km EV platform, wireless charging and a hydrogen hybrid As alternative powertrains move towards the mainstream, there is increasing pressure to create versatile platforms capable of handling a range of propulsion systems without huge development costs on each individual model. Volvo has SPA, Volkswagen has MQB and now Mercedes has used TecDay in Stuttgart to announce a dedicated platform for pure electric cars, alongside plans for wireless EV chargi
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‘Unity cannot be imposed on churches’ – Russian Orthodox Church spokesman to RT The landmark meeting of the heads of all Orthodox Christian churches could be postponed as five out of 14 churches have pulled out. The head of external relations at the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Hilarion, explains the situation to RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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More People Than Ever Say They Get Their Drugs on the Dark Web Even though the FBI has used extraordinary measures to seize dark web marketplaces, drug users are increasingly turning to them to buy narcotics, newly published results from the Global Drug Survey (GDS) 2016 suggest.“Despite all of the disruptions from law enforcement efforts and takedowns that have been successful, as well as the exit scams and all of this kind of thing, people are still using t
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What is the Khoisan Revolution? The Khoisan Revolution will be competing in South Africa’s local elections in August. But who are its leaders and what is the party trying to do?
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Parallels celebrates its 10 years of innovation with its virtualization software Parallels, the virtualization software famous for being able to run Windows on the Mac, is celebrating its 10 years of innovation this week. Parallels has seen a cornucopia of changes since its initial launch in 2006 and it shows no signs of slowing down. Today marks the 10th anniversary since Parallels’ launch and they’ve decided to spend the next week highlighting the decade of features that m
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China, US hold talks to bridge cybersecurity differences Chinese and American officials said Tuesday they’re committed to bridging their differences on cybersecurity and moving to implement recent agreements, as they held talks amid complaints over China-based hacking operations that the U.S. says may have already cost U.S. companies tens of billions of dollars.
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Nura’s Headphones Making Waves Inside Your Head Headphones that can gauge what’s going on inside your ears and customize a unique sound profile just for you? That got you listening? It may sound like the work of some futuristic Dr. Dre funded alien research organization, but Melbourne start-up Nura have developed a technology that plays sounds into your ears for 30 seconds and quickly measures the tiny […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Happiness equation: New equation reveals how other people’s fortunes affect our happiness A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by UCL researchers funded by Wellcome.
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Pepper the friendly robot has started a new job Already busy dealing with customers in phone stores, train stations, and departments stores, Pepper the robot has now been put to work in two hospitals in Belgium. The android, which can understand and respond to a range of human emotions, started assisting visitors at two health facilities in Ostend and Liege on Monday. Pepper launched to great fanfare in Japan exactly a year ago, with the first
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EU project helps boost ‘organic’ electronics Light-up clothing, medical sensors and electronic wallpaper are just a few of the possible future applications that may be enabled by flexible and printable electronics using carbon-based materials.
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Scientists use underwater robots to study India’s monsoon Scientists from Britain and India will release underwater robots into the Bay of Bengal in a bid to more accurately predict the Indian monsoon critical to millions of farmers, they said on Tuesday.
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French unions eye million-strong protest against labour reform As public sector strikes lose steam, France’s CGT labour union is planning a show of strength at a demonstration in Paris on Tuesday to confound detractors and show the government that opposition to labour law reform remains potent.
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Exotic animals from Italy’s underworld get second chance In ancient Rome, they would have been pitted against gladiators or served up at banquets.
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Tech entrepreneur unveils plan for new stock market A Silicon Valley entrepreneur said Monday he has begun working on a new kind of stock exchange which he says is better adapted to the fast-moving world of tech startups.
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Chinese tech firms invest in augmented reality startup Chinese tech giants Lenovo and Tencent have joined a funding round for US-based augmented reality startup Meta, developing systems to touch and move digital objects.
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14 Fonts That Are Perfect for Greeting Cards & Posters With little more than a computer, some decent fonts, and a bit of imagination, you can create some great typography digital greeting cards or posters. The following list is a combination of hand-lettered fonts, dingbats, big bold fonts, and whimsical typefaces that will add flair to your creations. For more great options be sure to check out our list of dingbat fonts and hand-lettered fonts, along
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Google launches Springboard, an AI-powered assistant for its enterprise customers  Google has unwrapped two significant announcements for its enterprise customers, the most notable of which is the rollout of Springboard, a new service that makes searching from Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, Gmail and other Google enterprise services a cinch. Read More
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Extreme trans-Neptunian objects lead the way to Planet Nine Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 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 University of Cambridge have confirmed, with new calculations, that the orbits of the six extreme trans-Neptunian objects tha
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OnePlus 3 ad in India reveals everything there’s to know before the global launch A newspaper ad in India has leaked the closely-guarded price of Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus’ new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 3, before its global launch event. The phone will be priced at Rs 27,999 ($416) in India and sold exclusively on Amazon India.  SEE ALSO: You’ll be able to buy the OnePlus 3 without knowing anything about it, not even the price The advertisement also confirms the
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Home Economics: Inside the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale © Laurian Ghinitoiu As part of ArchDaily’s coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.Britain is suffering from a terrible housing crisis – one that is an incredibly predictable outcome of decades of neoliberal economic policy. The Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has become well-known fo
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The Quest to Make Code Work Like Biology Just Took A Big Step Coders have long sought to mimic biological systems. A new tool aims to make it easier for anyone’s software to course through the Internet’s veins. The post The Quest to Make Code Work Like Biology Just Took A Big Step appeared first on WIRED.
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Video: Tim Peake’s dizziness experiment aboard ISS ESA astronaut Tim Peake set out to discover if he could make himself dizzy on board the International Space Station. His NASA crewmate Tim Kopra lent a hand to put Tim in a spin.
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Brickbat: Judicial Temperament Defense attorneys in Cobb County, Georgia, are suing to get audio recordings of discussions that Superior Court Judge Reuben Green has held with prosecutors without defense attorneys present. The discussions were captured by courthouse security video, and in one video Green was caught indicating he planned to give one defendant 25 years in prison even before the trial started. The county attorney
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Rio Olympics Zika: Opinion divided over threat of virus Opinion is divided over the threat to visitors at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as Wyre Davies reports.
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Scientists accidentally create nanorods that harvest water from the air Learning from your mistakes is a key life lesson, and it’s one that researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) can attest to. After unintentionally creating carbon-rich nanorods, the team realized its accidental invention behaves weirdly with water, demonstrating a 20-year old theory and potentially paving the way to low-energy water harvesting systems and sweat-removing fabric
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Meizu m3s brings metal, fingerprint sensor to the table Just because you’re an entry level device doesn’t necessarily mean you have to skimp on some luxury. Especially with the continuing declining prices in components these days. That is definitely what Meizu is proving by launching the Meizu m3s. As the name suggests, it has ties with the Meizu m3 announced just last April. Actually, the two are practically the … Continue reading
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Coal ash taints water in five states, study says A study of North Carolina and four other southeastern states found evidence that coal ash ponds consistently contaminate nearby lakes, rivers and groundwater, Duke University scientists say.
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3,000 hp Venturi returning to Bonneville in search of elusive EV speed record Rain may have stopped Venturi from taking the VBB-3 to the absolute max at Bonneville in the past, but the French team hasn’t given up on its dream of taking out the electric land speed record. With that goal in mind, Venturi Automobiles will be back at Bonneville in September, with fingers and toes crossed hoping the wet weather doesn’t prevent a run at the record for the fourth year running.
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Dazzling galactic donuts will send you into outer space Pink strawberry or brown chocolate frosting on a donut surely must be a tired sight after a while. That’s why these galactic donuts, which have swathes of blue, pink and purple light, are a welcome sight. They’re finished off with a sprinkle of star-like edible glitter. SEE ALSO: Wingsuit flyer glides down 8,000 feet to grab a donut in new commercial These are the creations of Australian food blo
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Orlando shootings: Video letter to world’s gay community BBC Pop Up helped residents in creating a video message from Floridians to the global gay community about facing adversity.
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EU-Turkey refugee deal illegal, court challenge claims The legal justification for the EU-Turkey refugee deal has been challenged in the European Court of Justice by three asylum seekers. Their argument, that Turkey is not a safe place for refugees, is backed by human rights groups. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Alienware’s brings OLED tech to their gaming laptops The laptop is the first of its kind to feature an OLED screen.Photo: AlienwareAlienware is celebrating 20 years in the gaming industry and to the mark the occasion the company is bringing out some serious firepower for their newest products. One of the biggest highlights is a special screen option for its Alienware 13 gaming laptop that lets you choose an OLED screen, which is the first of its kin
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How to liven up your portraits with motion blur How to blur a backgroundBlurred motion is one of the most exciting visual effects we photographers have at our disposal. That magic combination of sharp and soft detail never fails to impress, and as any landscape photographer knows, works wonders shooting moving water or clouds. But it’s not something normally associated with portraits, where the aim is usually to freeze the action. However, some
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Why would a VC firm IPO?  Why on earth would we go ahead an IPOD. DFG had done well as a traditional VC. What gives? Well, our IPO will raise an initial £102m of permanent capital. That’s PERMANENT capital – i.e. money we can grow and invest over and over again in generations of startups, not a one-time fund. But why IPO a venture firm? Read More
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【Collection】ILIVE Brand Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Gearbest Summer Bargains is NOW ON (13th-17th, June) !!! ILIVE Brand Robotic Vacuum Cleaners are at the lowest price. Hurry up to get the best one for you!Here are the best flash sale: 1.  It is only $118.99 shipped ILIFE A4 Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner  2.It’s only $149.99 for  ILIFE V7S Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner3. It’s only $124.99 for ILIFE V5 Pro Intelligent Robotic Vacuum Cleaner4.  It’s o
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Interview with the inventor: Nura’s adaptive headphones turn our understanding of hearing on its head Your perception of sound and mine are very, very different. That’s why my favorite headphones sound tinny and awful to you, and yours sound woofy and messy to me. People’s ears vary so much in physiology that it’s like we each get a randomized graphic equalizer at birth, with up to 20 decibel swings each way as we go up and down the audible frequency spectrum. Even your left and right ear are d
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Orlando killer Omar Mateen ‘visited Pulse gay club’ The man who killed 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, visited the venue several times before the massacre, witnesses say.
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‘Don’t fast for Ramadan’ advice brings heat on Spanish school headteacher The headmaster of a primary school in the Spanish city of Melilla, which is attended mostly by Muslims, has advised children not to fast during Ramadan, as it may be bad for pre-teens’ health. Some parents did not welcome the message at all. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Indoor location technology made 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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Population policy to impact emissions targets Current immigration rates into Australia, and associated projected population growth, will make greenhouse gas emissions targets even more difficult to achieve in the future, a University of Adelaide-led study has found.
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Planet-devouring star reveals possible limestone crumbs A group of researchers using the W. M. Keck Observatory have discovered a planet-like body that may have been encrusted in limestone and is having its surface layers devoured by its deceased host star. In addition to extending a relatively new method of determining the chemical composition of planets to examine their internal structure, the team found that the rocky material being accreted by the
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Paris-based Virtuo wants to make airport car rental as easy as booking an Uber  Paris-based Virtuo is a new startup in the car rental space that wants to make renting a car at airports and train stations a lot less painful. Targeting the so-called ‘Uber generation’ who have become accustomed to summoning a car with a single tap, the company is combining technology and its own fleet of Mercedes cars with the aim of giving incumbents, such as Avis, Europcar,… Read More
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Application Study Demonstrates Speciation Analysis of Plasma Proteins Exciting advances in the analysis of plasma proteins using a hyphenated system that couples asymmetric flow Field-Flow Fractionation (AF4) and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)…
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Independent watch company Butler looks to an analog past and a digital future  Small watch companies are nimble. They can try lots of things including creating limited-edition pieces dedicated to archaic VOR skylanes and apps dedicated to making a pilot’s life a little easier. Take Butler, for example. The company has just released the J80, a quartz chronograph with just enough Speedmaster styling to be cool and enough uniqueness to be worth a second look. The… Read More
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Gogobot turns to A.I. in its quest to find you the best things to do nearby Gogobot has built a solid reputation over the past six years with a mobile app that recommends nearby activities for travelers and locals alike. But with its latest update, the California-based company is looking to bring artificial intelligence (A.I.) and automation to the mix. Founded out of Menlo Park in 2010, Gogobot has taken on around $40 million in funding since its inception and claimed to
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Famed Riviera Casino in Vegas puts on epic show with tower implosion (VIDEO) Proof that the best show in Las Vegas doesn’t have to cost a dime came in the form of the spectacular demolition of a 26-story tower from the legendary Riviera Hotel and Casino. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The European Inventor Award Is Like Eurovision for Hot Patent Talent “You’d have thought that attending an event celebrating patents would be akin to taking a sedative,” quips one guest. But Europe’s top invention convention is anything but boring.Intellectual property has never been so sexy than at the European Inventor Award, where innovators and the patent examiners who protect their brainchildren are rock stars for the day. The awards ceremony, which took place
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Three detained in connection with deadly terrorist stabbing of French policeman French police have detained three men in connection with an investigation into the deadly stabbing of a French police officer and his companion at their home in a suburb of Paris on Monday evening in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
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Mayor born in Syria converts abandoned Greek resort into a sanctuary for refugees Now LM Village’s 38 bungalows are filled with two families each. About 320 refugees are staying there as they wait to find more permanent homes. The Greek Defence Ministry worked to make the resort habitable again. They renovated rundown buildings and outfitted the area with electricity and drinking water. The refugees have helped clean up the resort and maintain it. They dwell in brightly painted
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Sound waves used to boost intensity of light on a silicon chip Using a newly-developed waveguide, scientists at Yale have created a method to significantly increase the power of laser light on a silicon chip by boosting it with sound waves. The researchers believe that this new device could have practical uses in commercial technologies, including more efficient fiber-optic communications and better data signal processing. .. Continue Reading Sound waves u
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Hillary Clinton says tech companies need to ‘step up’ fight against ISIS propaganda Hillary Clinton said this week that if elected president, she would work with major technology companies to “step up” counter-terrorism efforts, including surveillance of social media and campaigns to combat jihadist propaganda online. As Reuters reports, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee made the comments in a speech in Cleveland Monday, one day after a gunman killed 49 p
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Meet the gorilla who uses sign language to communicate with humans LONDON — The title of “world’s most famous animal” would be a hotly contested one, but Koko — a Western Lowland gorilla living in Woodside, California — is certainly in the running. Koko’s been on the cover of National Geographic on more than one occasion. She’s hung out with Leonardo DiCaprio and William Shatner.  The reason for her fame? She can communicate with humans. She’s been the
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Saving energy through a user-friendly experience Living or working in energy-efficient buildings can be a great opportunity, but users need to feel empowered. This means making them aware of the building features and allowing them to manage some of the appliances by themselves. In this way, disorientation or annoyance is avoided and people feel more in control.
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Smaller stars pack big X-ray punch for would-be planets Young stars much less massive than the Sun can unleash a torrent of X-ray radiation that can significantly shorten the lifetime of planet-forming disks surrounding these stars. This result comes from a new study of a group of nearby stars using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes.
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Why cyberwar has to step out of the shadows More accountability and oversight of the nation’s cyberweapons projects would be a good thing.
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TrueColours Chrome extension is a life hack for those pesky T&Cs you never read A new Chrome extension wants to help you identify the most important rules that will affect your everyday use of some of the web’s biggest platforms. Every time you sign up for an online service you have to agree to the provider’s terms and conditions, which tend to be complex policies formatted in yawn-inducing blocks of text. These critical rules and regulations end up being ignored by all but t
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Automation, not cheap labor, is reshaping outsourcing The offshore outsourcing of IT grew because of the cost of offshore labor. A software engineer in India is paid but a fraction of what a U.S. worker earns. Payscale puts the median salary for a senior software engineer in India at $10,000.When IT services firms bring in H-1B visa workers, these workers earn substantially more than their overseas counterparts, but often significantly less than Am
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Researchers find a way to extend life and improve performance of fuel cell electrodes Researchers at MIT have developed a practical and physically-based way of treating the surface of materials called perovskite oxides, to make them more durable and improve their performance. These materials are promising candidates to serve as electrodes in energy-conversion devices such as fuel cells and electrolyzers. This surface treatment could solve one of the major challenges that has hinder
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Deportation coming? Bus with 50 Russian Euro 2016 fans ‘blocked, searched’ by French police A bus with some 50 Russian fans has been blocked on its way to Lille, where the Russia-Slovakia Euro 2016 match will take place, and searched by around 100 French police officers, the fans said, adding that they fear deportation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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India puts Gujarat lions on trial after three people killed Officials in India’s Gujarat state “arrest” 18 lions in an attempt to find a man eater believed to have killed three people.
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Travelex’s Supercard lets Brits spend money abroad without fees Back in April 2015, foreign exchange company Travelex attempted to change the way Britons spend money abroad with the launch of the Supercard. Operating as a pre-paid Visa card that didn’t need topping up, the prototype allowed a limited number users to connect up to five debit or credit cards and pay for items without incurring a exchange fee from their bank. Users travelled the world during the
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FTSE 100 falls 2% as investors fret over Brexit Stock markets across Europe sink and yields on government bonds fall as investors consider uncertainties over next week’s referendum vote.
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47 must-see PC gaming gems revealed at E3 2016: Watch every trailer PCs everywhere, out of sightE3 is a console show. It’s common knowledge. The big-name publishers trip over themselves to announce PlayStation and Xbox exclusivity deals during blockbuster “Day Zero” conferences, and Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft’s booths eat up mammoth chunks of the conference floor.But here’s the thing: While consoles get all the E3 hype, the vast majority of the games revealed a
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Video: Sentinel-1B timelapse from final preparations to liftoff This timelapse video shows Sentinel-1B, from final preparations to liftoff on a Soyuz launcher from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on 25 April 2016 at 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST).
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How to Open File Explorer on “This PC” Instead of “Quick Access” Windows 10 brought a lot of changes to the operating system, including new taskbar customizations, a brand new Start Menu design, and an updated File Explorer. That last one might be causing you a bit of trouble. Microsoft added a new feature called Quick Access in Windows 10, which is actually pretty good considering all of the benefits it brings. However, a lot of users don’t like that File Expl
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‘Detroit: Become Human’ could feature multiple android protagonists Enter a world where androids and humans get along perfectly fine, said no-one in Quantic Dream’s dystopian sci-fi universe, ever. Detroit: Become Human has been the subject of much debate since its official reveal in October 2015. It’s been unclear just what kind of game the studio and its director, David Cage, have been working on. Yesterday, during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference, the developer
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Muslim girl goes to stay with Christian family in Indonesia to defeat ignorance “The first time I met them, I was so afraid because I was afraid of people of other religions,” says Apipa, a young Muslim girl who was sent to stay with a Christian family in Indonesia. Apipa’s stay was part of an exchange project created by an Indonesian social work group called Sabang Merauke. In the video of Apipa and her host family’s experience together, Apipa says she initially
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How citizen scientists discovered a giant cluster of galaxies It used to be that you had to have years of training before you could participate in cutting-edge science.
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Signals from the noise of urban innovation in the world’s ‘second-least-liveable’ city Politicians, policymakers, urban planners, real-estate developers and corporate executives pay close attention to city liveability rankings. The global urban elite sees these as measures of the metropolitan “good”. Yet, as noted in The Conversation, “what makes a city liveable is complex and constantly evolving”.
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Arya Stark T-shirts let you help charity AND look like a badass LONDON — All men must die. We know this. But all men must wear T-shirts, too. To capitalise on the fact that Arya’s a total badass these days — and practically indestructible, too, if Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode is anything to go by — Maisie Williams has released a Stark-inspired T-shirt. SEE ALSO: Maisie Williams had the perfect response to this Daily Mail headline Here’s Williams modelling
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This BB-8 droid will beep at you if you open your fridge too long – CNET The lovable droid’s new mission is guarding you from the perils of energy wastage.
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Education Ministry urged to defend Russian children from ISIS kidnappers The top Russian children’s rights official has revealed plans to start a special program that would put an end to incidents in which Russian children were taken to join Islamic State, sometimes by their own fathers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Libya sues Goldman Sachs for lost $1.2bn, claims hookers & private jets used as bribes Libya’s national investment fund is attempting to claw back $1.2 billion from nine trades it carried out with Goldman Sachs in 2008, which supposedly came about after the bank used prostitutes, private jets, and five star hotels to secure contracts. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Europeans shun militarization & see terrorism, not Russia as biggest threat – Pew poll Europeans are weary of hard power and are reluctant to boost defense spending despite the commitment to do so by their governments, a Pew poll has shown. Tensions with Russia are seen as a minor threat compared to international terrorism and economic instability. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Europe has gone crazy for startup accelerators, with 26 opening in 2015 Does it seem like every time you walk out your door in Europe you run straight into a startup accelerator? Well, it’s not just you, according to a new report published today from Gust, an online platform to manage startup fundraising, and Fundacity, a fundraising network. For better or for worse, Europe now has more startup accelerators than any other region in the world. During 2015, 26 startup a
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What is CRISPR? And how can it be used to turn genes ‘off’? CRISPR systems have been a hot research topic since they were shown to have utility as genetic engineering tools in 2012. And they’re often explained in a way that most folks can understand. But those explanations often overlook key details – like the fact that scientists are still in the process of discovering the fundamental rules of how these systems work.
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Researchers simulate wear of materials as they rub together Forty years ago, MIT emeritus professor of mechanical engineering Ernest Rabinowicz calculated that 6 percent of the annual U.S. gross domestic product was lost through mechanical wear. His assertion gained enough traction that it became known as the “Rabinowicz Law.”
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Electric cars are dirty! Robert Llewellyn offers a silent, irreverent take down of a pervasive myth.
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5,000 robots are preparing to explore the Universe Astronomers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States are preparing a fleet of tiny robots to boldly see where no one has seen before.Collectively known as the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI for short), 5,000 of the ten-inch-long bots will be installed in the Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona in 2018. Each cylindrical robot will wield
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Diagnostic provides top-down view of neutrons A new diagnostic built on the National Ignition Facility’s (NIF) roof is giving researchers a clearer picture of the neutrons released during laser-driven implosions of target capsules containing deuterium or deuterium and tritium (DT).
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Geohazard: Giant sinkholes near West Texas oil patch towns are growing—as new ones lurk Satellite radar images reveal ground movement of infamous sinkholes near Wink, Texas; suggest the two existing holes are expanding, and new ones are forming as nearby subsidence occurs at an alarming rate.
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What Really Happens When You File for Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is a last resort for people and businesses, including Gawker Media, the company that owns this site. Many companies, like United Airlines and General Motors, file for bankruptcy and continue business as usual. Individuals file for bankruptcy and often emerge in one piece, too. Bankruptcy is poorly understood, so let’s talk about how it affects your finances, or the finances of a company
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New Godzilla Figure Looks NSFW [Image: Nippon.com via 2ch]Japan is making a new Godzilla movie. It’s called Godzilla Resurgence and looks awesome. Recently, a collectible new Godzilla was unveiled in Japan, and damn, does its tail appear, ahem, not work safe. We got glimpses of Godzilla’s tail last spring in a new trailer, and people were quick to notice. The character’s new collectible gives a good look at the tail, and uh…
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Every Design-Nerd Needs Their Own Gravity Speaker Steve Jobs used to love to claim that he was at the intersection between art and technology. While he claimed to have an almost universal monopoly on … Read More
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Unlimited Power Is Yours With The Survivor Rugged Backup Battery! We’re more dependent on battery power than ever. While you might read that sentence and think that we’re coming from a “back to the land” perspective, the … Read More
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Roccbox Will Take Your Pizza Game To The Next Level Let us be the ones to break it to you: your homemade pizzas stink. While you might pretend like you’re a master pizzaiolo, the truth of the … Read More
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How cold can you go? Cooler tested for NASA telescope A first-of-its-kind cooler for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2018, has completed testing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
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Evolution of Social and Cultural Norms Making Society More Tolerant and Safer: New at Reason Marian Tupy writes after the Orlando shooting: My immediate reaction is that a crazy or hateful individual, who is determined to kill the largest possible number of people (for whatever twisted reason), cannot be stopped by new laws and regulations, nor by the evolution of social and cultural norms that make the society as a whole more tolerant and safer (of which more below). Similarly, law enf
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Cryptography professor from Johns Hopkins questions security of Apple’s plans to collect more personal data One of the challenges Apple has faced in making its services truly personal and proactive is its focus on privacy. While Google unashamedly collects masses of data about its users, even going to far as to scan emails for boarding passes and restaurant reservations in order to provide automated reminders, Apple has been extremely conservative in the amount of data it collects. We even learned a fe
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How Siri works in iOS 10 for third-party apps: Rich integration with six kinds of application Siri unlocks a new dimension of functionality in iOS 10, allowing third-party apps to integrate inline into the Siri voice assistant experience. Any developer integration expands utility of Siri dramatically but it’s important to note the limitations of the system Apple announced. For iOS 10.0, the Siri API will only work with six kinds of application: ride booking (think Uber), messaging, Photo
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Here’s how A.I. is about to make your car really smart The number of intelligence (A.I.) systems used in infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) systems will jump from 7 million in 2015 to 122 million by 2025, according to a new IHS Technology report. IHS’s Automotive Electronics Roadmap Report found the install rate of A.I.-based systems in new vehicles was just 8% in 2015, and the vast majority were focused on speech recognitio
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How to Help Children Cope with Divorce The breakup may be painful, but most kids adjust well over time — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Self-Proclaimed Micronation Has Plans For A Car-Free, Algae-Powered City While the country of Liberland doesn’t really exist yet, it’s already envisioning some very forward-thinking urban planning.On a tiny piece of land between Croatia and Serbia—a disputed territory that doesn’t clearly belong to either country—a group of libertarians is hoping to build a micronation—very obviously dubbed Free Republic of Liberland—a country they self-proclaimed into existence in 201
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25 Free Chrome Extensions to Make You An Incredibly Productive Person Get your tabs under control, supercharge Gmail, and generally stop clicking so much with these handy Chrome add-ons.Webster’s defines productivity as “the quality or state of being productive.” Helpful, no?Read Full Story
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Computing gives us tools to preserve disappearing languages In 100 years, many of the world’s 7,000 languages could be extinct. Hundreds of years of oral storytelling will disappear in the space of a couple of generations.
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Dietary fiber and microbes change the gel that lines our gut In the ongoing hustle and bustle of our intestines, where bacteria and food regularly intermingle, there is another substance that, to the surprise of researchers, has been found to rapidly change: the gel that lines the gut. A new Caltech study is the first to show how the structure of this gut gel, or mucus, can change in the presence of certain substances, such as bacteria and polymers—a class
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Federalism≠Freedom (New at Reason) In a column in the July issue of Reason, Veronique de Rugy writes of how the recent legislative battle in North Carolina over where trans individuals may use public bathrooms is a prime example of how “The buttinskyism” of local governments, despite the best of intentions, can often be worse than state governments “when it comes to petty tyranny.” de Rugy acknowledges that thi
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Why you should get ready to say goodbye to the humble lightbulb Lightbulbs are disappearing. The traditional incandescent bulbs that revolutionised daily life in the 20th century have largely already gone and the energy efficient fluorescent bulbs that replaced them are now also on their way out. In their place, we now have highly efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are small semiconductor devices that produce light when an electric current is passed
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Architecture booms as Iran opens its doors to the world Iran is “on the verge of a new era for architecture” according to local architects, as change sweeps through the Islamic republic following the lifting of crippling economic sanctions (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Lib Dems demand 2-day debate on ‘folly & incompetence’ of ‘unwinnable’ Iraq War after Chilcot Liberal Democrat MPs want a two-day debate in the House of Commons on the findings of the Iraq Inquiry. The Chilcot Report is expected to prove damning for senior officials who took Britain to war in 2003, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Modern And Cozy Office Apartment Hybrid This office apartment hybrid by Studio O+A has a sense of work and live in one large space. The use of walnut creates a warmth that is generally found in the home, and it works great both for living and working areas. The “walnut room” with the Warren Platner chairs reminds of a home office. The whole space is clad in wooden panels of warm shade, and that gives it some special coziness that inspir
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Pip-Boy Deluxe Bluetooth Edition ThinkGeek’s officially-licensed Pip-Boy 3000 Mk. IV replica. This post-apocalyptic wearable device has working knobs and screen that displays a variety of decorative interfaces, but it can also show incoming SMS and calls if you pair it with your smartphone. Link Link 2 Price: $350 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: LEGO Black Ops 3 KRM-262Olde Book Pillow ClassicsMini Vintage Bluetooth Ste
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A filmmaker turned his van into a home and now travels the country If you’ve ever felt an itch to pack up your belongings and hit the road, take notes from filmmaker Zach Both.  The 23-year-old decided to hit the pavement after feeling uninspired from his desk job, reported the New York Times. Both transformed a $3,900 used 2003 Chevrolet Express into his new home on wheels. Both had no carpentry experience but spent about eight months (on and off) constructing
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These are the Macs you’ll need to run macOS Sierra As previous rumors indicated, yesterday Apple renamed its desktop operating system and turned OS X into macOS, but the name wasn’t the only thing to change – the company also switched up the hardware requirements to run the OS.The new version, macOS Sierra, is slightly more demanding than predecessor OS X El Capitan, and at yesterday’s WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi, senior vice president of softwa
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How to download iOS 10 beta right now At its WWDC 2016 keynote, Apple announced the availability of iOS 10 beta, the latest version of its operating system software for iPads and iPhones. It’s a beta, which means that it’s an early form of the software, so there could be bugs and other problems that (hopefully) won’t be in the final version.So, the iOS 10 beta won’t be for everyone – and we wouldn’t recommend downloading it if you rel
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How to keep tabs on your browsing history in Chrome’s incognito mode The whole point of using Chrome’s incognito mode is that it leaves no trace of your browsing activity. Whether you’re using incognito for prurient reasons or as a security precaution, sometimes it makes sense to retain a browsing history in the short term.One way to do that is to keep all the tabs you’ve used open so you can keep hammering on the back button. Another option is to use the Chrome
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Apple granted patent for iPhone with 360-degree wraparound curved display Apple was today granted a patent for what it describes as a ‘consumer electronic product [which] includes at least a transparent housing and a flexible display.’ The accompanying drawings show a device which has a display which completely wraps around the device – covering front, rear and sides – with only tiny bezels at the top and bottom. While Apple uses generic language throughout most of the
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Xbox Chief Phil Spencer Talks Project Scorpio, VR, and Those Magical 6 Teraflops Xbox’s top guy takes some time at E3 to go over Microsoft’s plans for more and better console experiences, and how Project Scorpio will bring VR to Xbox. The post Xbox Chief Phil Spencer Talks Project Scorpio, VR, and Those Magical 6 Teraflops appeared first on WIRED.
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Bet Your Neighborhood Playground Doesn’t Unfold Into a Legit Rec Center “Undefined Playground” is a recreational Swiss Army knife—a fold-out, pop-up sports facility that its architect says can be installed anywhere. The post Bet Your Neighborhood Playground Doesn’t Unfold Into a Legit Rec Center appeared first on WIRED.
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Shedding light on plumes Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have shown that volcanic lightning results from the discharge of static electricity accumulated by ash particles in the rising plume. Observations of such flashes could help to forecast the impact of volcanic eruptions.
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The causes of soil consumption The soil is still under threat from urban sprawl. Small municipalities with little planning capacity and more easily accessible conurbations in particular are doing little to counter the issue. Researchers from the National Research Programme “Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource” (NRP 68) have analysed the reasons for this by surveying Swiss municipalities.
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Potato parasite’s ‘toolkit’ revealed Parasitic nematode worms are the `hidden enemy’ of farmers world-wide, causing billions of pounds worth of crop damage every year.
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Focal’s new headphones mix metal and leather for a high-end audio experience After more than 30 years in the speaker business, French audio company Focal started taking on headphones in 2012. Today, its headphone line grows from four to seven units with the addition of three new models: one meant to rival a pair of Beats, and the other two meant for serious audiophiles. The first model is called Listen, and it’s a pretty straightforward pair of closed-ear headphones. It h
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3 Best Tools to Make Animated GIFs Images on Windows GIFs are the unofficial language of the internet. From social media to sites like MakeUseOf, they’re high among the preferred forms of online communication — but, unless you’re able to create your own GIFs, you might find that you’re unable to source the perfect animation to express your innermost thoughts. Luckily, it’s easier than ever before to create GIFs from scratch. These three utilities wi
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7 delicious ways to use rhubarb Rhubarb is incredibly versatile. It’s most commonly used in baking, but the following recipes show that it’s great for savory dishes, as well as drinks and preserves.
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Apple strikes older Macs from macOS Sierra list Apple yesterday said that macOS Sierra will support a smaller number of Macs than the previous editions, striking models made before 2008 from the list.Although Apple did not post the system requirements of macOS Sierra on its website, the company briefly revealed the list in a slide during its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Monday.The slide, which was on-screen for just two seconds, sai
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Half the World Could Be Nearsighted by 2050 Nearsightedness is on the rise — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Disrupting Gawker: New at Reason 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, writes Andrea Castillo. It’s about creative destruction in news media and th
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Dark matter might be made of black holes So just what is dark matter made of? Astronomer Alexander Kashlinsky of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland thinks the mysterious cosmic stuff could be made of black holes that formed soon after the Big Bang. Gravitational waves were first observed last September by the ground-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), which scientists believed came from the col
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Sparkasse Bank / Dietger Wissounig Architekten From the early stages of the competition for this bank building, there was a clear focus on contemporary architecture and sustainable building methods which could be completed in a short period of time …
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Orlando shootings: Killer’s father supports Taliban, shunned by Afghan groups Seddique Mateen, the Orlando shooter’s father, has been revealed as an ardent supporter of the Taliban amid the apologies for his son’s crime. However, he’s also being labeled “unstable” and has been shunned by political circles in his native Afghanistan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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CubeSat satellite testing takes off at Mount Stromlo Researchers from around Australia have begun testing satellites at the ANU Mount Stromlo space testing facilities ahead of a mass satellite launch from the International Space Station later this year.
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Curiosity rover finds possible evidence of ancient explosive volcanoes on Mars (Phys.org)—A large team of researchers from across the U.S. studying data sent back from Mars by the Curiosity rover has found evidence of tridymite, a type of mineral associated with explosive volcanoes here on Earth. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how the rover found the sample, the testing it underwent, and why it might lead to re
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Your Baby’s Butt Is Wrapped in a Brilliant Piece of Engineering If you opt for the convenience of disposable diapers over their more environmentally-friendly cloth alternatives, you probably don’t stop to think about the science that allows them to keep your baby dry at night. But engineerguy Bill Hammack has, and in a new video, he explains why you’re actually wrapping your baby’s butt in a brilliant piece of engineering.Elastic walls designed to contain your
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Watch a Cygnus cargo capsule depart the International Space Station this morning This morning, the crew of the International Space Station will say goodbye to Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo capsule, which has been docked to the orbiting lab for the past two and a half months. To prep the vehicle’s departure, the station’s Canadian robotic arm grabbed hold of the Cygnus earlier and undocked the capsule from the Unity module. The robotic arm will hold the capsule away from the stat
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Google honors Karl Landsteiner, who first identified human blood groups If you use Google today, you will probably notice that its doodle is dedicated to Karl Landsteiner, an immunologist and pathologist who was born in Vienna on June 14th, 1868 and would have turned 148 today. Even if you’ve never heard of Landsteiner, his discoveries have affected your medical records since you were born. In 1901, Landsteiner classified human blood into different groups and created
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‘Human remains’ found in Japan bear shot after four attacks Japanese officials say human remains have been found in the stomach of a bear which was shot dead after four recent fatal bear attacks.
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Hover Camera – a self-flying drone The Hover Camera designed by Zero Zero Robotics is a self-flying drone that can follow the operator around autonomously. The post Hover Camera – a self-flying drone appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Sling TV adds a dozen Viacom channels as service lands on Apple TV During the tvOS segment of Apple’s keynote at WWDC 2016, the Cupertino-based company revealed that Dish’s Sling TV over-the-top (OTT) streaming service is now available as an app for Apple TV.
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Easily stabilize and export your Live Photos with Google’s new photo app Apple might have created its Live Photos image capture format, but that doesn’t mean others can’t make the most of it through third-party apps. Recently, Google launched its latest photography-centric app, Motion Stills. Designed specifically for iOS, this app is meant to bring a slew of new features to Apple’s Live Photos format by improving the image capture and simplifying the process of sharin
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The Netherlands not ready for smart and sustainable energy system The Netherlands is lagging hopelessly behind in implementing European obligations for a transition to smart and sustainable energy. According to Professor Saskia Lavrijssen, this is the current state of affairs in the Netherlands, as she observes in her inaugural address on Friday, June 17th, at Tilburg University.
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Jurassic Croc Micro Tool Off The Grid Shop’s custom made tools look like angry prehistoric reptiles. They work as a bottle opener, screwdriver, box cutter, hex wrench and pry tool, and look cool doing it. Prices vary based on materials and finishes. Link Price: $40-$150 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: FutureRelic Keychain WrenchEDC of the WeekDeal: Band-it Multi-Tool WalletEDC of the WeekEDC of the Week
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The Hidden Social Forces That Guide Your Decisions Wharton professor Jonah Berger explores the many influences on what we decide — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Londoner is so ridiculously fast at wrapping up falafel he’ll make your head spin LONDON — Seventeen seconds. That’s all the time it takes for the guy in the video below to lay out a wrap, add veggies and falafel, add sauce and then wrap the whole thing up ready to serve. SEE ALSO: Young student runs a food truck, when she’s not at school or work The following wrap was prepared at I-Falafel in Petticoat Lane, London. The price is £4 ($5.65) for a large, according to Reddit. Bu
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7 common mistakes to avoid when naming your app What’s in a name? In the app universe, where Apple and Android users have over three million apps to choose from and attention spans are shrinking to all time lows, the answer’s simple: Everything. While a weak name won’t necessarily spell disaster for a well-conceived product, a great name makes the all-important first impression. Here are seven common mistakes to avoid when deciding on a name fo
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Dwarf protoplanetary disk detected around distant young star (Phys.org)—A dwarf transitional protoplanetary disk was found around the young star XZ Tau B, located some 460 light years away. According to a research paper published online on June 9 on arXiv.org, this disk of dust is much smaller than ordinary disks observed around other stars. The newly discovered feature could be a testbed for future studies regarding the evolution of transitional disks as i
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Illegal Dealers Owe Thanks to Washington State’s Marijuana Regulators: New at Reason Central planners in Washington are doing their best to make selling marijuana on the black market lucrative in a state where the plant is legal but heavily regulated. J.D. Tuccille writes: Washington state voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 and the first retail store opened in 2014 in a popular move widely hailed as a success for reform. So how come the authorities are moving to clo
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Good Review: “Reporting from the Front,” the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale In the glorious luxury of Venice, without discomfort or guilt, you are “slumming it,” setting the world to rights. What you miss, mostly, is art’s perversity, its eccentricity, even its sense for evil. Culture condemned to being morally elevating is culture with feet of clay.I must admit that I avoided the Biennale and its reportings as they have served to the conformity of the buzzwords and roman
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Apple’s 7 Most Immediately Useful New OS Features Apple announced a boatload of new mobile and desktop OS features at WWDC on Monday. These are the ones that stood out.On Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced a truckload of new features for its four main operating systems—macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. And some of those new features look like bull’s-eyes.Read Full Story
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Orlando shooter had ‘gay tendencies’, claims his ex-wife The rapidly-shifting theories behind what motivated Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen suggests he may have been struggling with his sexuality and frequented the nightclub he eventually attacked. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jeremy Corbyn urges Labour to back ‘Remain’, despite own EU doubts Jeremy Corbyn has urged the “whole Labour movement” to back the drive for the UK to stay in the EU, in a bid to halt the momentum of the Leave campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Is Fedor Emelianenko poised for UFC switch? MMA legend Fedor ‘The Last Emperor’ Emelianenko could finally be set to join the UFC. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putin issues ‘humanitarian’ pardons for 2 Ukrainians held on terror charges – Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned two Ukrainian citizens Yury Soloshenko and Gennady Afanasyev, detained on terrorism and espionage charges in Russia, out of humanitarian considerations, the Kremlin said in a statement. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia handed ‘suspended disqualification’ from Euro 2016 over fan violence Russia could be thrown out of Euro 2016 if their fans cause further trouble inside a stadium after UEFA imposed a suspended disqualification and a 150,000 euro ($168,300.00) fine on the Russian Football Union (RFU) on Tuesday.
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Does tapping a can of fizzy drink really stop it foaming over? It is one of the distinct sounds of summer: the noise of people tapping the tops of their cans of fizzy drink before opening them. But does this widespread ritual really stop a can of beer or pop from gushing over?
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Lenovo ThinkStation P410, P510 offer performance for every budget Notebooks and mobile devices are getting more and more powerful every year, but for some use cases, those just aren’t enough. Some users, especially businesses, are willing to sacrifice space and portability to be able to squeeze out every bit of performance from their computers. At the same time, however, these users are limited by their financial resources. For this … Continue reading
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Muemma 360-Degree Bluetooth Speaker Introducing the Muemma 360-Degree Bluetooth Speaker, the only speaker which features superior function and excellent form. Available in five beautiful colors of interchangeable covers, this stunning speaker produces a full 360 degrees of impressive and immersive sound, so every spot in the room is the sweet spot. To achieve this dispersion of sound, the Muemma Bluetooth Speaker is comprised of a t
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Slim iPhone Wallet by Mr. Lentz Keep your pockets extra tidy with the Slim iPhone Wallet by Mr. Lentz. Ticking all the boxes for form and function, this stunningly sleek wallet comes in three different colors of leather to suit your style. Available in two sizes to fit the iPhone 6/6S and the iPhone 6/6S Plus, the hand cut, full-grain vegetable tanned leather is branded with the Mr. Lentz logo and hand-stamped with a unique sequ
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FIXO – The Smart Disc Meet the first round computer that controls, entertains and makes your life easier at home. Designed to be placed on a table or wall and even comfortable to hold thanks to the wide frame, FIXO comes with a complete set of dedicated applications. Fixo enriches your life at home with information at a glance, like appointments, weather, news or sports results, gives a great music experience with ster
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Artiphon Instrument 1 – Multiple Musical Instruments in One Have a full suite of music right at your fingertips with the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1. This incredible device can be played as a guitar, drum pad, synthesizer, a piano, and so much more. Connecting to your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can experience all of these instruments at the touch of a button. The ingenious design of the INSTRUMENT 1 allows you to strum, press, tap, and bow just like yo
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Wallz Copenhagen – Amazing Wall Art Like Never Before! Introducing an entirely new form of wall art that will surely match with your personal style. The Wallz Copenhagen is a concept for rethinking wall art as we know it. This is an art form with no limits to size, shape, style or images. It is entirely up to an individual on how to use it and what to make out of it. You can choose your favorite design by yourself or use the ever growing online design
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Readyman Survival Cards This bundle of 4 ReadyMan Survival Cards was born from lessons learned from Special Operators while at the infamous Survive, Evade, Resist, and Escape (SERE) school taught to select personnel in the US military. The Special Forces Cadre of READYMAN is committed to creating 100% made in the U.S.A. functional survival tools that provide maximum effectiveness in the smallest package possible. Include
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There’s still time to submit your work for the 2016 Mashies From live stunts to augmented reality and everything in between, 2016 has seen some of the marketing world’s most innovative work yet. In its fourth year, the Mashies, Mashable’s annual celebration of the agencies and brands that are creating the most innovative digital marketing campaigns, is bound to see some stiff competition. There are only a few days left to submit your work to be considered
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UncommonGreen Constellation Glassware Sip your way to the stars with the elegant, ethereal UncommonGreen Constellation Glassware. A collection of clear vessels adorned with engravings of the constellations of the summer and winter skies, they’re available as star-speckled tumblers, pint, or stylish stemless wine glasses perfect for enjoying under the glow of the real thing.
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Lax emissions standards in EU have regulators scrambling (credit: Oxfordian) Politicians and regulators in the European Union are finding many instances of automakers using loopholes to circumvent emissions standards. Although so far only Volkswagen has been found using software to cheat the emissions tests specified by regulators, other automakers including Jeep, General Motors, and Mercedes-Benz are taking advantage of regulatory gray areas for di
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No giant leap for mankind: why we’ve been looking at human evolution in the wrong way Understanding exactly how and why humans evolved is clearly one of the most important goals in science. But despite a significant amount of research to date, these questions have remained a bit of a mystery. Of course, there is no shortage of theories – it has even been suggested that humans are just visiting aliens. However, most of the credible models tend to take something that is unique to hum
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Serious Brain Benefits from Computer Games A preview by our editor in chief of the July 2016 issue of Scientific American — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Toxic Chemical Law Can Improve Safety and the Environment It will be harder for chemical companies to hide information, but the EPA will need more money for tests — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Save On a Bunch of Facial Grooming Gear In Today’s Amazon Gold Box In preparation for Father’s Day, Amazon’s collected a nice assortment of men’s facial grooming tools, and deeply discounted them as one of the day’s Gold Box deals.The star of the show here is a Panasonic Arc4 electric razor for an all-time low $77, but you’ll also find an Arc3 shaver with a dock for $80, and several less-expensive trimmers as well. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these pr
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GS Group strengthens its Positions in the Chinese market Nanocarbon Materials, LLC (part of the Technopolis GS innovative cluster, an investment project from the GS Group holding company) has successfully performed tests of in-house NCM Chrome…
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Leather Joint Carrying Case Keep your doobie in perfect condition until it’s time to blaze it up by storing it in this leather joint carrying case. It sports a tough solid brass interior and a stylish handcrafted leather exterior so your jay remains unbent and unbroken while you’re on the go. Check it out $28.00
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The Portable Pressurized Shower Rinsing off after a rigorous day in the great outdoors has never been simpler thanks to the portable pressurized shower. This handy 2 gallon capacity tank can be filled in just 20 seconds and delivers a cleansing 65 psi stream for up to 4 minutes. Check it out $89.95
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USB 3.1 Powered 8TB Drive This USB 3.1 powered 8TB drive offers unprecedented storage capacity in a compact package you can easily take on the go. Apart from its formidable storage capacity, it features Seagate Ignition Boost technology that eliminates the need for an external power source. Check it out $350.00
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Automatic Laundry Folding Machine One universal truth exists in this world – folding laundry sucks. But now you can stop subjecting yourself to this barbaric task by buying this automatic laundry folding machine. Simply clip your garments onto its rotating rack, and sit back as the machine goes to work. Check it out $850.00
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Floating Fish Observatory Let your aquatic friends reach new heights by placing this floating fish observatory in your pond. This Plexiglas aquarium floats independently, comes with an anchor to keep it in place, and gives you an up-close look at your fishy residents. Check it out $208.00
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Meet Pakistan’s first supermodel Model says the industry is thriving as attitudes in the country are changing
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Double Your Emergency Fund If You Plan to Be Self-Employed Especially when you’re just starting out, self-employment can be unsteady. You’re not sure when the next client will come or how long the gig will last. For this reason, one financial planner suggests doubling down on your emergency fund.Consumer Reports explains:Tom O’Connell, president of International Financial Advisory Group, in Parsippany N.J. recommends his self-employed clients aim for an e
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Grab Some Clothes For Dad (Or Yourself) In Today’s Huge Amazon Sale Father’s Day Clothing Gold BoxToday’s big Amazon Gold Box is ostensibly filled with clothes for Father’s Day, but it’s big and varied enough that you can probably find something for yourself as well.Inside, you’ll find polos, t-shirts, shorts, pants, belts, wallets, and more from a variety of designers. Prices start under $10 for a lot of different items, so if you have any gaps in your summer war
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WWDC 2016: Here’s Apple’s pick of this year’s best-designed apps Apple has made its choice of the apps of 2016 that showcase how developers can make the best use of its software and hardware platforms.
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Jackie Chan shows off some cool moves in this Indian dance-off A few months ago, Jackie Chan was spotted shooting a Bollywood dance sequence for his latest film Kung Fu Yoga in India. The actor recently demonstrated his newly-acquired dance skills with an impromptu dance-off during the premiere of the film at the Shanghai International Film Festival. SEE ALSO: Jackie Chan shoots a few Bollywood dance moves for his next film Chan was accompanied by his In
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The First Details on Doctor Who Season 10 Are Finally Here Mads Mikkelsen teases a Doctor Strange unlike any other Marvel movie. James Wan talks about subverting expectations with the Aquaman film. Ed Skrein wants an unlikely comic book character to appear in Deadpool 2. Plus, a familiar face returns to The Walking Dead, and Gotham is recasting one of itscomic book villains. Behold, Spoilers!Doctor StrangeMads Mikkelsen talks to Yahoo Movies UK about how
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Earn Your Wings With These Ultra-Affordable Quadcopters, On Sale Today Only Dromida Ominus Quadcopters, $50-$90If you’re curious about drones, but don’t want to spend $500 or more on a DJI Phantom, these discounted Dromidas are great quads to practice with.You’ve got two choices today; $50 for the base drone (in the color of your choice), or $90 for a version with a 720p camera that beams a live first person view to your phone, and records footage that could charitably be
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Meet Lidar: the amazing laser technology that’s helping archaeologists discover lost cities Archaeologists have discovered several medieval cities, buried beneath the forest floor in Cambodia: the largest is said to rival the modern Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, in size. It’s a monumental discovery, based on two major archaeological surveys of the area around Siem Reap, not far from the famous temple complex of Angkor Wat in the heartlands of the ancient Khmer culture.
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New xenon oxides may provide clues to the missing xenon paradox (Phys.org)—Xenon, one of the noble gases, forms oxides that are not stable under ambient conditions, but are stable under very high pressure. In an effort to understand why the Earth’s crust and atmosphere lacks the expected amount of xenon, researchers from institutions in France, the U.K. and Japan have made two new xenon compounds under high pressure conditions.
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Brain Tune-Up from Action Video Game Play Shooting zombies and repelling aliens can lead to lasting improvement in mental skills — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Shimmering fin-like twin towers to rise as beacons of sustainability in Hangzhou Inspired by the Chinese character for ‘gate,’ the Zhejiang Gate Towers will stand 280 meters in height with a total area of 370,000 square meters. “The high-rise towers are an interpretation of the Chinese characters meaning ‘gate’ or entrance to a city,” said Tobias Wallisser, director of LAVA. “The development is located at a major interchange into the city so we wanted to create an iconic gatew
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Global ethane concentrations rising again, study says Global emissions of ethane, an air pollutant and greenhouse gas, are on the uptick again, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
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When hate and terror collide The attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday morning marked the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, with 49 people killed and at least 53 others injured. The gunman was reportedly homophobic and called 911 during the attack to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State, prompting some to label the massacre a hate crime as well as an act of terrorism.
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Miti Camp Stove Miti Camp Stove is aimed at the outdoors fans, so clearly stated in its name, it will let you get a fire going to cook or heat whatever you want, at your base camp. Its special features are that its design enables you to use a simple quartered log as a base for it, the log will burn from the inside out, for quite some time, so this possibility turns your gear much lighter because there?s no real n
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Vanual Camping Van If you?re looking into converting a van into a camper this might be of your interest. The Vanual is a cargo van converted into a living space by filmmaker Zach Both as a way to both live and work anywhere in the country. The van marries both utility with a minimal design, it features a futon bed, a kitchen with a stove, mobile wi-fi, solar panels, and a home theater system. At his personal website
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A.M. Links: Orlando Attack, Trump Calls for Banning Muslims, Clinton Calls for Banning Guns What we know so far about Omar Mateen and the terrorist attack he carried out in Orlando. Donald Trump says the Orlando attack justifies his calls for banning Muslims from entering the U.S. Hillary Clinton says the Orlando attack justifies her calls for increasing gun control. “The French government has denounced an ‘abject act of terrorism’ after a man with a previous terrorist conviction
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Decoding Donald Trump’s Conspiracy Talk Yesterday, Donald Trump hinted that the president may have welcomed the slaughter of 49 clubgoers in Florida this past weekend. “He doesn’t get it, or he gets it better than anybody understands,” he said on Fox and Friends. “It’s one or the other.” What’s interesting here isn’t that Trump was playing footsie with a conspiracy theory. Lots of politicians have spouted conspiracy
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U.S. Can’t Be Responsible for ISIS in Syria Because There Wasn’t an ‘Intervention,’ Says Vox In its explainer about Donald Trump’s recent foreign policy speech, Vox.com attempted to show just how inaccurate Trump was in the 150 word segment of the speech where he criticized the U.S. and Hillary Clinton for the intervention in Libya, pointed out that the push for U.S. intervention in Syria helped destabilize that regime, and noted that NATO needed to change its mission to support countert
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Your hospital receptionist is going to be replaced by a robot Sooner or later, the robot uprising and the ultimate downfall of man will be upon us. Or, at least, that’s how robot doomsayers tell it. As the technology stands right now, that’s not a reality we’re living through, but the impact of robots on people’s everyday lives is set to increase at what you might consider an alarming rate. Pepper the robot, one of the smartest AI creations on the market tod
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Britain can deny EU migrants child benefits, rules European Court of Justice Europe’s top judges have backed Britain’s right to deny family welfare benefits to unemployed EU migrants who have been in the country for less than five years. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French attacker live-streamed stabbing, had ‘hit list’ of VIPs, police A French attacker live-streamed the killing of a policeman and his partner on Facebook, also posing with their three-year-old son, who remained unharmed. He also had a list of targets, including public figures and journalists, the prosecutor said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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British mother pregnant for most of her adult life had 17 children taken into care over 20yrs A mother who has been pregnant for most of her adult life has had 17 children removed from her care by social workers over the past 20 years. It is thought to be the largest intervention of its kind on record. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia to counter NATO buildup in Eastern Europe – Duma official The deputy head of the State Duma Committee for Defense has called NATO plans to deploy additional forces to Baltic countries and Poland “an unfriendly step,” adding that Russia would reply with more military exercises using its most advanced weapons. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scientists created an exoskeleton to help kids with spinal muscular atrophy Researchers at the Spanish National Research Council have created an exoskeleton that kids with spinal muscular atrophy can wear to help them walk. The rare disease, which affects one in 10,000 Spanish children, often makes it hard for sufferers to walk as their muscles deteriorate. And while it’s difficult or impossible to do so without the exoskeleton, walking could help kids with the disease l
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Pythons and boas shed new light on reptile evolution A new study into pythons and boas has for the first time found the two groups of snakes evolved independently to share similar traits, shedding new light on how the reptiles evolved.
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Google brings ‘intelligent search’ to business users Google’s new Springboard search may be aimed at companies, but it’s just the kind of AI-powered tech that can trickle down to consumers. The search giant describes it as a sort of digital assistant that helps employees search through piles of documents in Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Contacts and other apps. Much like Google Now, it also “assists you throughout your workday by proactively pr
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EU to target internet as part of counter-radicalization plan The European Union plans to target the internet in its efforts to try to stop young people developing extremist views.
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Quantum 1, classical 0: Bell nonlocality universally confirmed in any large communication complexity advantage (Phys.org)—The relationship between communication complexity problems, Bell nonlocal correlations and the advantage of quantum over classical strategies has long been recognized, but has been confirmed in only two problems. Recently, however, scientists at University of Cambridge, University of Amsterdam, CWI, QuSoft, Gdansk University, Gdansk University of Technology, Adam Mickiewicz University,
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Hawaii’s Kīlauea is the world’s most active volcano Popular Mechanics: Did you know Hawaii is home to the world’s most active volcano? Watch this video above for more about Kīlauea volcano. The post Hawaii’s Kīlauea is the world’s most active volcano appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Urban Bungalow Combines Concrete, Glass, and Wood Screens It’s an oasis for a family in Singapore This asymmetric bungalow made of concrete, glass, and wood rises behind a bus stop at a bustling intersection in Singapore. Though it looks like no other structure in the neighborhood, the modern home by Aamer Architects features an off-kilter roof, massive window walls, an open-air plan, and unique, geometric veil-like teak screens from Bali that make it a
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Head Graphene XT Radical Pro Summer is here, so it’s time to take Head’s Graphene XT Radical Pro for a spin. The frame feels like a sports car – fast, powerful and stiff – so you can confidently smash crisp shots to the baseline and hit stable volleys while effortlessly befuddling your opponents. Link Price: $170 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Fireball FootballIce Cross Downhill POVOne of Those Days 3Killspencer Wh
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The Perfect Backpack for Lazy People Ensures You’ll Always Have a Place to Sit San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, and in addition to top-notch cosplay, celebrities, and sneak peeks at upcoming blockbusters, attendees will also be treated to countless lines and crowded venues. To ensure you’ve always got a comfy place to sit and wait, Brando’s got just the backpack for you.It really doesn’t break any new ground when it comes to design, capacity, or comfort, but th
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New Star Wars Perfumes Finally Tell Us What Jedi Are Meant to Smell Like Peppercorns, patchouli, and oranges, apparently.Read more…
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Xbox One Bluetooth controllers pave the way for iOS and Android game streaming Microsoft’s switch to Bluetooth Xbox One controllers is more significant than just improved range with its new Xbox One S console. While the software maker has only mentioned compatibility with Windows 10 for the new Bluetooth-enabled controllers, it’s clear Microsoft has greater ambitions to bring Xbox One games to platforms other than just Windows. Speaking to The Verge last week, Mike Ybarra,
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Germany unveils new 130 mm tank gun that is 50% better than previous 120mm version Rheinmetall unveiled the new L/51 130mm tank gun currently undergoing company testing. The new weapon provides 50 percent improvement in performance, over the current 120 mm cannon. It is intended for use in a new class of main battle tanks, or as an upgrading of existing tanks.The new 130 mm gun is a precondition for the future tank, known as ‘Main Ground Combat System’ (MGCS) being developed by
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Palaeontologist discovers new species of 200 million-year-old ‘British’ marine reptile A new type of ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile alive at the same time as the dinosaurs, has been identified by a palaeontologist from a fossil found in an old quarry in Nottinghamshire.
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Orlando gun giveaway locked & loaded for GOP fundraiser despite outrage A Republican state legislator in Tennessee is defending his decision to give away two AR-15 assault rifles, the same model used in America’s worst mass shooting by a lone gunman, despite outrage over the promotion. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Drizzle Delicious, Savory Egg Yolk on Everything With This Sauce A perfectly-cooked poached or fried egg is fantastic on pretty much anything—from ramen to burgers—but, be honest, you’re mostly just in it for the yolk. You could cook individual eggs to that perfect, runny-yolk stage, or you could make this yolk sauce from Cook’s Science and use it all week.As explained in the video above, what makes egg yolks so delicious is the fact that they are naturally occ
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Extensions vs Bookmarklets: The Shocking Truth About the State of Your Browser Is your browser running slower than usual? Has your window frozen? One of the little known factors affecting browser speed is those third-party extensions you install. But uninstalling them doesn’t mean getting rid of your favorite app. All you need are bookmarklets. What Are Bookmarklets? There are some insanely useful websites out there that let you perform simple tasks efficiently, from convert
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5.11 Tactical HAVOC 30 The military inspired 5.11 Tactical HAVOC 30 really is the ultimate man bag. Forged from mega-tough 500D/1050D nylon, this medium-sized backpack sports a waist belt with magazine pockets, hydration slots and a padded eyewear pocket. MOLLE compatible, it’s absolutely laden with features, including it’s very own armor plate slots.
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French jihadist police killer ‘obeyed Islamic State order’ The killer of a French police couple at their home near Paris was responding to calls by so-called Islamic State “to kill infidels”, police say.
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Talkspace online therapy platform raises $15 million Series B  Talkspace, the startup that offers therapy via an app, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round ed by Norwest Venture Partners. Other participants in the round include existing investors such as Spark Capital, Soft Bank, Metamorphic Ventures and TheTime. As part of the deal, Norwest Venture Partners managing partner Jeff Crowe will be joining Talkspace’s Board… Read M
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Discovery of gold nanocluster ‘double’ hints at other shape changing particles Setting out to confirm the predicted structure of the iconic nanocluster, Gold-144, researchers discovered an entirely unexpected atomic arrangement. The two structures, described for the first time, are chemically identical but uniquely shaped, suggesting they also behave differently.
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Policing: Two officers ‘on the beat’ prevent 86 assaults and save thousands in prison costs The results of a major criminology experiment in the United Kingdom suggest that investing in proactive Police Community Support Officers foot patrols targeting crime ‘hot spots’ could yield a more than five-to-one return.
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Heart drug could reduce diabetes related blindness, researchers discover A drug, originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease, has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness, researchers have discovered. According to recent WHO global estimates, 422 million people have diabetes, and one of the most common complications of this disease is vision loss.
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Sleep hormone helps breast cancer drug kill more cancer cells Tiny bubbles filled with the sleep hormone melatonin can make breast cancer treatment more effective, which means people need a lower dose, giving them less severe side effects. In a new study, researchers show that the bubbles, called nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs), made tamoxifen stronger and help it kill cancer cells.
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A Powerful Yet Tiny Engine Inches Closer to Powering EVs and Drones Today, the X Mini rotary engine powers a go-kart. Tomorrow, it could power everything from drones to electric cars. The post A Powerful Yet Tiny Engine Inches Closer to Powering EVs and Drones appeared first on WIRED.
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The top 5 productivity improvements from Apple’s WWDC Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference Monday and announced a metric ton of new features for its products. Most of them target consumers, but there were several announcements that improve productivity and will benefit business users as well. Here are the top five:1. New Phone features The developer tools for iOS 10, due later this year, will include CallKit, a framework that lets d
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Don’t run JS email attachments: they can carry potent ransomware Attackers are infecting computers with a new ransomware program called RAA that’s written entirely in JavaScript and locks users’ files by using strong encryption.Most malware programs for Windows are written in compiled programming languages like C or C++ and take the form of portable executable files such as .exe or .dll. Others use command-line scripting such as Windows batch or PowerShell.It
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7 ways to beat mosquitoes A collection of curious and creative options in the battles against these biting beasts.
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Yotpo raises $22 million to help businesses grow user-generated content Yotpo has closed $22 million in funding for its platform to help businesses ramp up user engagement through contributions such as user-generated videos. The startup has built a marketing platform that makes it easy for companies to enable such content. The whole idea is to let your customers do your advertising for you. As businesses struggle to compete in an increasingly noisy landscape and on a
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A Protozoan Prospect For Nutritional Supplementation From Our Blogs: Under The Microscope Researchers have found a protozoan species may one day offer a source of healthy nutrients Microbes may used to produce several nutritional supplements. Now researchers are working to develop a food based solely on the protozoan species, Euglena.
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Marley Spoon partners with Martha Stewart for U.S. re-launch of cook-at-home delivery service  Marley Spoon, the cook-at-home food delivery startup that competes with the likes of Blue Apron, Plated, and Rocket Internet’s HelloFresh, is effectively re-launching today in the U.S. through a tie-in with household name Martha Stewart. In partnership with Nasdaq-listed Sequential Brands Group Inc., the recipe kit service is being rebranded as ‘Martha & Marley Spoon’… Read More
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Why Sony continues to win E3, year after year After two days of press conferences — in which video game publishers and developers appear before their fans, heads bent with hands raised presenting their fragile wares — it is customary to choose a winner of E3. Anyone may participate, but a definitive victor will be selected in no time by the winnowing of public opinion. Since 2013, with the reveal of the current generation of console hardware
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Google’s Springboard is a search engine built for enterprise customers Google wants to attract more enterprise customers to its suit of productivity apps, and to do so it’s leveraging one of its greatest strengths: search. Yesterday, the company announced Springboard — a new tool designed to “put the right information at your fingertips.” Springboard’s key feature is the ability to search across all of Google’s apps, trawling Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive,
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French terror suspect kills two outside Paris, broadcasts attack on Facebook Live – CNET After killing a police commander Monday night, Larosi Abballa took the victim’s partner and son hostage and broadcast to Facebook Live from inside the home.
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See inside the apartment in the Eiffel Tower If we can’t stay there, at least we can take a virtual tour HomeAway’s contest to win a night in the Eiffel Tower is now over, and unless you’re a guy in Arizona or a handful of other people, you did not win. It’s okay, neither did we. But at least we can all still see the inside of the apartment, which was transformed into a highly livable (and surprisingly spacious) space over the course of 48
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A New Future for Old City Markets As shopping moves indoors and online, one architect wants to revitalize the traditional market Welcome back to The Architect’s City, a monthly series inviting an emerging architect to reimagine an existing structure in his or her city, submitting a speculative proposal for Curbed readers. This month, architect Anne Holtrop thinks about how to save changing urban markets. There may be no urban spa
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Was Kyoto climate deal a success? Figures reveal mixed results On paper, countries met their commitments under the 1997 Kyoto protocol. But a deeper look at the final numbers gives little cause for optimism
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U.S. coal production dips to lowest point in 35 years due to rise of renewable energy sources Despite the persistence of climate change and a slew of reports this year about impending points of no return, there is a little good news for the environment this month. According to a new report from the United States Department of Energy, coal production nationwide during the last quarter was at the lowest level in 35 years. Thanks to the steady rise of alternative energy sources, such as natur
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World’s highest and longest glass bridge in China whacked with a sledgehammer The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge is expected to open in next month in central China. The glass walkway spans some 1,400 feet—over a quarter of a mile—across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in one of the country’s most pristine national parks. Before opening day, though, bridge officials hope to reassure people about its safety. To prove the bridge is strong enough to hold hundred
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Islands and their ecosystems A few weeks ago, the biologist Juliano Sarmento Cabral (33) celebrated a handsome success. Together with former colleagues from the University of Göttingen, he published an article in the journal Nature. One finding: In order to understand the diversity of species on islands such as Hawaii, Galapagos or the Canary Islands, you have to look far back into the past – at least as far as the last ice a
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A new framework for inferring community assembly processes in ecology One of the most fundamental goals in ecology – determining the community assembly processes that have structured local communities – has been increasingly studied through the analysis of functional and phylogenetic diversity. Addressing growing evidence that inferences from these measures are often ambiguous to interpret, a new study published in the open access journal One Ecosystem, presents a c
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How a college student tricked 17k coders into running his sketchy script (credit: ShahanB) A German university student has demonstrated an effective way to get code of his choosing to run on the computers of software developers, at least some of whom work for US governmental and military organizations. The eye-opening (if ethically questionable) research was conducted by University of Hamburg student Nikolai Philipp Tschacher as part of his bachelor thesis. Using a
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Adolescent alcohol, marijuana use leads to poor academic performance, health problems Adolescents who use both marijuana and alcohol during middle school and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental health during high school, according to a new study that followed a group of students over a seven-year period. However, the study found marijuana use was predictive of poorer functioning across more areas, including lower academic functioning, being less
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Climate, society will determine the future of wildfire in the South A new study projects a 4 percent increase overall in acres burned by wildfire in the Southeast by 2060, but with substantial uncertainties and large variations by state and ecoregion, including a 34 percent increase in acres burned due to lightning-caused fires. The study is one of the first to account for land use and other societal changes in making projections of future acres burned by wildfire
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Science can map a solution to a fast-burning problem Wildfires such as those that hit Canada last month are a growing worry, writes Marc-André Parisien, but risk-assessment models can limit future damage.Nature 534 297 doi: 10.1038/534297a
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US student wins tuition refund in Sweden for useless degree A Swedish college has been ordered to refund tuition fees to an American business student for giving her a poor economics education.
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Burning for knowledge: Researchers set to ignite fire in space Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center and around the world will perform the largest fire-safety experiment ever in space when the unmanned Cygnus cargo module backs a safe distance from the International Space Station (ISS), scheduled for this afternoon.
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Sony Glass Sound Speaker Power up the party with the Sony Glass Sound Speaker. As a part of the Life Space UX range, this speaker matches incredible audio with stunning beauty and design. Inside the glass is a softly glowing lantern producing a gentle light for a subtle ambience. The Glass Sound Speaker emits a full 360 degrees of non-directional sound with clear highs and rich bass to make every spot the sweet spot. Buy
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New equation reveals how other people’s fortunes affect our happiness A new equation, showing how our happiness depends not only on what happens to us but also how this compares to other people, has been developed by researchers. The team developed an equation to predict happiness in 2014, highlighting the importance of expectations, and the new updated equation also takes into account other people’s fortunes.
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Swedish spy plane approaches Russian airspace over Baltic Sea – reports A Swedish intelligence plane has been spotted off Kaliningrad Region, Russia, according to Interfax. The electronic surveillance aircraft is said to be operating as part of Baltops 2016 NATO annual military exercise being held in the Baltic region. Read Full Article at RT.com
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CIA-run agency recruited Ecuadorian police, military to spy for US – report Classified documents uncovered by teleSUR have revealed the CIA was running a now-defunct recruitment base out of Ecuador to hire local police and military to serve US interests in the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What Opening Up an Isolationist Nation to the Global Economy Does to Traffic Three years ago, traffic may have cost Burmese 24-year-old Kyaw Kyaw Win his job.He migrated to Yangon, the commercial capital of the country now known as Myanmar, in search of worktwo years after the start of crucial economic development reforms that opened the once-hermit nation to international investment.The country of more than 51 million hosts the continent’s fastest-growing economy. Proof o
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IDG Contributor Network: 6 reasons why enterprise drones are on course Ten years ago, drones were mainly used by spy agencies and the military. Now they are finding all sorts of recreational and commercial uses.A drone can video you as you ski down a mountain. Or it can inspect the top of a cell tower, eliminating the need for someone to make a dangerous climb. A “hover camera” can follow caregivers in the ER, helping them avoid mistakes.The release of ru
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Sprawl Costs Americans $107 Billion a Year, Says Study Density is destiny Urban sprawl isn’t a new phenomenon. But new analysis from City Observatory has finally quantified the cost of building cities that make us travel farther between the places where we live, work, and play. They call it the “Sprawl Tax.” Based on numbers from a 2015 Brookings report, the new study found that commuters in the country’s 50 largest metro areas pay an addit
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Climate Change May Bring This Tiny Unsung Oyster Back To Plates Environment The obscure Olympia oyster is a delicious survivor A study out of Oregon State University has found that the olympia oyster, native to the west coast, is more resilient to ocean acidification than the larger, more…
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iMyfone Umate Claims To Make Space on iOS… And Actually Does It Like getting involved in a land war in Asia, buying an iPhone with 16 GBs of storage is a classic blunder. Apps, photos, videos, and everything else is getting larger. While you could get away with a 16 GB phone five years ago, now it’s next to impossible. If you’ve got a 16 GB iPhone, or even a 32 GB model, you need to manage your storage carefully. It’s easy to fill the hard drive completely if
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Nissan Plans to Develop Ethanol-Based Fuel-Cell Technology by 2020 Cells will use ethanol from sugarcane and corn to produce hydrogen   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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With iOS 10, Apple may have solved a huge privacy riddle With iOS 10, your phone will suggest which phrase or address you might want to use next in a message. Your Maps app will show you restaurants nearby you’d probably want to visit, and the Photos app will recognizes faces and scenes. Sounds nice — until you stop to think about how your phone (or, soon, your Mac) knows all this, and how it’s compatible with your privacy. To be able to make these sor
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Razer’s Naga Hex MOBA mouse gets the Chroma treatment, defies its own name With Razer’s DeathAdder, Mamba, Naga, and DiamondBack mice all safely transitioned to shiny new Chroma-lit casings, it’s time the MOBA-centric Naga Hex got an upgrade, right? I hope you said “Yes” because that’s what’s happening.The Naga Hex launched in 2012 as an offshoot of the MMO-centric Naga line. Where the Naga has a telephone-style numpad underneath the thumb, the Naga Hex has a circular
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This smart ring will help save lives BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we take a closer look at Nimb, a ring that saves lives. Submit your startup to get featured too. A smart ring that saves lives? Tell us more! Nimb is the crowdsourcing security system where people come forward to help those who are in trouble. In the heart of the system there’s a personal wearable device, a ring with a panic button to send an alert to
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Far out, man: Lego goes full flower child with VW Beetle kit – Roadshow This is the latest automotive addition to the Creator set, which uses traditional blocks instead of the more complicated Technic pieces.
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Staying at an Airbnb or in a hotel is less scary with this portable security system A few years ago, Derek Blumke booked a less-than-ideal room for a last-minute trip. When he arrived, he saw that the door had been kicked down, “Cops style” and the shoddy repairs made the six-foot-tall, 190-pound former marine feel extremely unsafe and wonder how someone without his stature and training would feel. “I was angry,” he told Digital Trends. “Feeling like you don’t have control of you
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This Cute Rodent Is the First Mammal to Go Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change Say goodbye to the Bramble Cay melomys, a small rat-like creature that lived on a tiny island near the north coast of Australia. Significantly, it marks the first time that a mammal has been declared extinct anywhere in the world, and the cause has been attributed to human-induced climate change.Read more…
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At least 40 injured, 58 arrested in Paris anti-labor reform protests – police At least 40 people, including 29 officers, were injured as protesters against France’s highly unpopular proposed labor law clashed with police in Paris. Police made 58 arrests and deployed tear gas and water cannons against the demonstrators. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iraqi’s case against MoD for alleged abuse by British troops could open floodgates An Iraqi man who is suing the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for alleged abuse and false imprisonment during the Iraq war claims he was beaten by British troops, the high court has heard. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New plant engineering method could help fill demand for crucial malaria drug A new and inexpensive technique for mass-producing the main ingredient in the most effective treatment for malaria, artemisinin, could help meet global demands for the drug, according to a new study.
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India’s fintech revolution is primed to put banks out of business  While global stock markets reset and U.S. tech unicorns readjust to new expectations and valuations, India’s tech renaissance is just beginning to flourish. Infosys founder Nandan Nilekani calls it India’s “WhatsApp Moment,” echoing how a simple software solution from Silicon Valley turned the Asian telecommunications industry upside down. Read More
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Gun Researchers: Orlando Mass Shooting Is a Public Health Emergency  Gun violence at the Pulse night club and elsewhere across the U.S. in recent years demand controls over the widespread availability of firearms — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Should I Wait to Buy the Newest 4K Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Consoles? The Xbox One and PS4 are getting some killer updates in the near future, bringing support for 4K gaming, VR, and more. Microsoft’s 4K-capable Xbox One S even has a release date in August. If you’ve been watching the news or waiting to upgrade, here’s what you need to know.This week at E3, Microsoft announced two new consoles: the Xbox One S, a slimmer, 4K-capable version of the Xbox One which will
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Solar-powered aircraft makes NY its last stop before crossing the Atlantic Piccard and Borschberg talk with Ars. Video shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) NEW YORK—Early Saturday morning, in the midst of a round-the-world flight, Solar Impulse 2 made the short hop from Pennsylvania to New York City. After gliding past the Statue of Liberty, it made its way to John F. Kennedy Airport, where it will remain until the weather permits it to start the next leg of
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What Happens If Society Is Too Slow to Absorb Technological Change? 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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Yeti Rambler Bottles Built with the same legendary insulating power that made Rambler Tumblers one of the best lowball glasses out there, Yeti’s Rambler Bottles are designed to keep your hot beverages hot and your cold beverages cold wherever and whenever you want them. Made with durable kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless and featuring a double-wall vacuum insulated design, these […]
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A newly-discovered type of meteorite may be evidence of ancient cosmic crash Two asteroids smashed into one another about 470 million years ago, spilling their cosmic guts out into the solar system.  Today, scientists reported that they have found a new kind of meteorite which represents the first direct evidence of that ancient collision. The fossilized meteorite was discovered in a limestone quarry in Sweden. This new meteorite, named Öst 65, could help scientists learn
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Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney disease The glucose-lowering drug liraglutide safely and effectively decreases the overall risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death, kidney disease, and death from all causes for people with type 2 diabetes, according to data from the large, multinational LEADER clinical trial.
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Barefoot Networks’ New Chips Will Transform the Tech Industry Barefoot is building a chip that will let the world’s biggest Internet companies program how traffic moves through their data centers. The post Barefoot Networks’ New Chips Will Transform the Tech Industry appeared first on WIRED.
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Filmmaker converts cargo van into modern live-work space on wheels Making films can be quite a nomadic pursuit, prompting this filmmaker to transform a van into a place where he can live, travel and work full-time.
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US Air Force plans to pluck dangerous drones out of the skies New drones can fly without human control, so there is no signal to jam to stop them if they are a threat. Trained falcons, lasers and net-launching bazookas may help
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The most absurd Apple concept ever The following images were made by Martin Hajek, an illustrator you likely know well by now if you follow SlashGear closely. If you follow SlashGear’s Apple leaks and tips, that is to say. Hajek is the sort of person who has access to blueprints for iPhones well before they’re released, taking the data he’s got on hand and making what … Continue reading
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Sustainability criteria for transport biofuels need improvements In its Renewable Energy Directive, the European Union has set a 10% goal for the use of renewable energy in transport by 2020. Only biofuels meeting certain sustainability criteria are included in the renewable energy goals and are allowed to take advantage of national support systems. In her doctoral dissertation, a scientist proposes several areas of development for the greenhouse gas assessment
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Starving cancer cells by blocking their metabolism Scientists have found a way to starve liver cancer cells by blocking a protein that is required for glutamine breakdown — while leaving normal cells intact. The discovery opens new ways to treat liver cancer.
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Empathy for others’ pain rooted in cognition rather than sensation The ability to understand and empathize with others’ pain is grounded in cognitive neural processes rather than sensory ones, according to the results of a new study.
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How environmental pollutant dioxin alters brain development in mice Researchers have unveiled key processes involved in the toxicity of dioxin, an environmental pollutant that has been linked to impaired brain development. In the body, dioxin forms a complex with the protein AhR, which leads to disruption of normal brain development. Further studies on the topic will deepen understanding of the mechanism of environmental-pollutant-related toxicity.
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Chill coffee beans for a more flavorsome brew, say scientists Scientists say brewing more flavorsome coffee could be as simple as chilling the beans before grinding. Chilling roasted beans before grinding resulted in narrower distribution of small particles, which during the brewing process allows access to more flavor from the same amount of coffee.
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Rockroller Glass with Chilling Balls Enjoy your drink in this Rockroller glass, designed to encourage better rolling, prevents spilling and release aroma and flavor. The glass comes with a set of stainless steel chilling balls to replace traditional ice cubes. The chilling balls will keep your drink cool for a longer time without diluting your drink like ice would. Buy it here The post Rockroller Glass with Chilling Balls appeared f
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Historic LA port to get new life as a deep green ocean research hub AltaSea’s state-of-the-art, net-positive campus will be built on City Dock No. 1, with access to the deep sea. This location will allow scientists to effectively study marine life and develop programs for sustainability. The organization’s executive director, Jenny Krusoe, stated in a press release, “AltaSea will be a campus dedicated to finding ocean-related solutions to our most pressing challen
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Alienware Launches Laptop With QHD OLED Display After 20 Years of Business MojoKid writes from a report via HotHardware: Dell’s Alienware 13 gaming notebook has been popular among gamers and power users that want a little more horsepower in a relatively light 4.5 pound 13-inch machine. However, over the past couple of years, Alienware hasn’t changed-up the design much — until today that is. [In celebration of its 20th anniversary], the company is officially making the O
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Repurposing Drugs To Tackle Cancer sackvillian writes: Many Slashdotters are aware of the infamous thalidomide birth defect crisis. What might come as a surprise is the incredible success that thalidomide and some analogs have recently found as treatments for cancer, ulcers, lupus, and more. In fact, thanks in part to their success, there’s a growing research movement that’s attempting to treat cancer with other existing drugs that
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Assange: Wikileaks Will Publish ‘Enough Evidence’ To Indict Hillary Clinton An anonymous reader writes from a report via RT: Julian Assange says Wikileaks will have “a very big year” as it will publish enough new information about Hillary Clinton to indict her. In an ITV interview about the Democratic presidential candidate, Assange said, “We have emails relating to Hillary Clinton which are pending publication.” As it stands, about 32,000 emails from
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Check out Oculus’ awesome trailer for its upcoming Touch controllers The Oculus Rift launched without one of its most important features, its Oculus Touch motion controllers, making for a VR experience less immersive than competitors like the HTC Vive. But with E3 in full swing, we’re finally getting a better look at just how awesome the new controllers will be when they arrive later this fall. The company is showing off 30 made-for-VR games – AKA not simple ports
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How to Browse Windows Folders Using Tabs Tabbed browsing has changed the way we surf the web, making it ridiculously easy to load sites in the background and switch between a bunch of pages in seconds. Now, you can get the same interface for browsing through your files on Windows. Here’s the tool you’re going to need and how to use it.It’s called Clover, it’s free to download and use, and it works on every version of Windows since XP. On
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New All-Glass iPhone Patent Looks Ridiculous Image: USPTOWe’ve all been there: It’s late at night, you’ve had a few drinks, and you’re messing around with your iPhone. It slips out of your grip, smashes into the ground, and the screen shatters. Now, imagine doing the same thing with a phone made entirely of glass.A new Apple patent indicates this could soon be a reality, where all of us are carrying fragile little all-glass iPhones begging t
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Researchers discover new therapeutic approach for cardiorenal syndrome type 2 A study suggests a new therapeutic approach to treat the development of chronic kidney disease secondary to chronic heart failure, known as cardiorenal syndrome type 2. Researchers suggest inhibiting G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) could prevent renal damage in cardiorenal syndrome type 2 (CRS2), and could also prevent acute kidney injury (AKI).
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In the fight to control glucose levels, this control algorithm comes out on top The so-called artificial pancreas — an automated insulin delivery system for people with type 1 diabetes mellitus — uses an advanced control algorithm to regulate how much insulin a pump should deliver and when. Regulating glucose is challenging because levels respond to a wide-array of variables, including food, physical activity, sleep, stress, hormones, metabolism and more.
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The secret to effective nonviolent resistance | Jamila Raqib We’re not going to end violence by telling people that it’s morally wrong, says Jamila Raqib, executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution. Instead, we must find alternative ways to conduct conflict that are equally powerful and effective. Raqib promotes nonviolent resistance to people living under tyranny — and there’s a lot more to it than street protests. She shares encouraging exampl
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‘He was not killed, he died’: Kremlin critic’s Magnitsky movie premiers in US, exposing Browder Despite threats of a libel lawsuit, a documentary about the Magnitsky case by a prominent critic of the Russian government has been shown in Washington. The film rejects the narrative about the case accepted in the West, on which the US Magnitsky Act is based. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Americans give more to charity than Israel’s GDP In 2015, charitable giving among Americans hit a record $373.3 billion with individuals donating over two-thirds of the amount, according to the annual report by the Giving USA Foundation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Like Dinosaurs, Meteorites Could Have Been Very Different Millions of Years Ago Geologists have found a new type of meteorite which smashed into the planet around 470 million years ago, and they reckon it could be the first example of an “extinct” meteorite—a kind that no longer falls to Earth today.The meteorite, discovered fossilized in a limestone bed in Sweden, has a different composition to all of the known meteorite types. This suggests that the meteorites that fell in
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Physical activity builds stronger bones, even in children with genetic risk Exercise, particularly high-impact activity, builds stronger bones in children, even for those who carry genetic variants that predispose them to bone weakness, according to new research. The scientists say their findings underscore that genetics does not necessarily equate to destiny, and reinforce the importance of physical activity as a key factor to improve the bone health of children in the p
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New discovery may improve future mosquito control Major rainfall across most of Texas triggering hordes of mosquitoes 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 our war against Earth’s leading human disease carrier.
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15 minutes daily exercise may be reasonable target in older adults Fifteen minutes of daily exercise is associated with a 22 percent lower risk of death and may be a reasonable target for older adults, reveals new research.
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Life’s origins may result from low-energy electron reactions in space New findings from a systematic study demonstrate that early building blocks of life may be produced when low-energy (< 20 eV) electrons interact with cosmic (interstellar, planetary, and cometary) ices. This work adds crucial data to the study of the ‘chemistry of the heavens.’
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Watermelon hair is here and it looks pretty darn tasty LONDON — Sure, galaxy hair was outta this world, but there’s a new hair trend in town, and it’s pretty delicious.  Watermelon hair is the refreshing new look that is set to be the hottest hair look for summer.  Lately we’ve seen everything from rose gold hair, rainbow cat undercuts and unicorn hair. But, this one is the first food-inspired one we’ve seen. SEE ALSO: Galaxy hair channels the cosmic
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10 $50 Tech Gifts for Dad With Father’s Day approaching, and the economy stagnant, saving money just got more important. Fortunately, getting dad a great gift won’t burn a hole in your pocket. For those living within a budget, even cutting edge technology can be had for under $50 10 Techie Father’s Day Gifts for Under $50 I’ve put together a list of ten affordable gadgets that appeal to older males, who have at least some
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Over one third of Americans prefer better tech over better sex Technology has enabled us to automate many of the day-to-day tasks we used to struggle over. Compiling data, handling email, and even networking has become a largely automated process for many professionals. A recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research in coordination with Built.io found that the modern worker is hungry for automation. Services like IFTTT connect different devices and services
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How we are using cigarettes to save lives | Adrian Paul Rabe | TEDxGoodenoughCollege Can cigarettes save lives? Adrian “Doc Aids” Rabe is a physician from the Philippines specialising in General Internal Medicine. He is also a researcher and an educator, and was appointed the youngest Clinical Associate Professor of the University of the Philippines from 2011 to 2014. Now, Adrian is pursuing his MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing, a programme jointly hosted by the London
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Your Next Coworker May Be A Robot | Berk Birand | TEDxBushwick Entrepreneur Berk Birand and his revolutionary metallic cohost ask how we can strike a balance in robot-assisted work by creating fulfilling and creative jobs, while not arbitrarily preventing the profusion of robots. Thanks to recent advances, we will soon live and work intimately with robots. Berk is the CEO and cofounder of a startup building a data analytics and machine learning platform for t
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When labels do more harm than good | Connie Cornwell & Sarah Woods | TEDxTWU Diagnosis is a way to understand disease, and it’s necessary to tailor treatment and advocate for needed services. But does a diagnosis define a person? Isn’t there more breadth to a person’s lived experience than an all-encompassing diagnosis? And is possible that labels therefore become limiting? Connie S. Cornwell has always believed that people are not just suffering from some inherent persona
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Nursing is a calling much bigger than charge capture | Susan Cooley | TEDxTWU The machines we invented to improve healing may actually be eroding real patient caring. To better facilitate healing, hospital nurses need to find ways to work with machines rather than for them. Have nurses become scribes for insurance companies? Susan Cooley is a nurse practitioner with advanced degrees in public health and nursing. Dr. Cooley served on the faculty of the University of Texas Me
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Wearable devices: Powering your own wellness | Veena Misra | TEDxRaleigh Can you use your own body heat and body motion to power up wearable devices that can track your health and help you manage your wellness without ever worrying about charging or changing batteries? The answer is yes! In her talk, Veena Misra will explain how advanced power harvesting technologies and ultra low power electronics and sensors can help you track your health and even your personal envir
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Tuesday Link Roundup Every Tuesday we bring you a collection of some of our favorite things we’ve recently found around the web. From stories to photography, we include a little of everything.
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Lab-grown diamonds are about to be everywhere Every morning for decades, the scene on 47th Street between between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in Manhattan has pretty much looked the same. At around 9AM, clusters of Hasidic Jews with their long black coats and white beards walk briskly towards their offices, black leather suitcases in hand, past jewelry storefronts that are slowly starting to open for business. Seen through store windows, employe
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Snapchat’s set to start sneaking ads into your stories – CNET The immensely popular video messaging app is launching “Snapchat Partners” in an effort to expand its appeal to advertisers.
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Tesla Plans to Sell Its Electric Cars At Nordstrom With the initiative, the electric car maker is one step closer to selling directly to consumers amid its battle with auto dealers.This Father’s Day, some dads might end up with a gift they’ll really use (that is, if their kids happen to have a lot of money lying around).Read Full Story
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Migrant crisis: EU’s top diplomat in Turkey resigns The EU’s top diplomat in Turkey resigns following a row with the government in Ankara over his criticism of its conduct in a landmark migrant deal.
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Driver decides to show off his drifting skills in front of a cop Dash cam footage from a driver in Australia shows a little bit of instant karma delivered to a reckless driver. As the driver with a camera was waiting for the light to change, a car comes barreling around a corner, drifts, overcorrects and ends up facing the wrong way on a street.  Much to the amusement of the dash cam owner, a marked police vehicle was also sitting at the light, and promptl
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A common enemy: Through clinical trials, veterinarian fights cancer in animals, humans A veterinarian is conducting clinical trials to treat cancers in dogs, cats and other companion animals. But this research benefits humans, too. Many cancers in animals — especially dogs — are similar to those in humans, which means that the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and response to treatment are also similar.
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Culture crash: How common pediatric diseases affect the healthy intestinal microbiome A large number of young patients require surgery for various intestinal diseases. Since the intestinal microbiome is an important regulator of gut health and immune function, researchers investigated how surgical treatment of certain pediatric intestinal diseases have a long-term impact on intestinal flora.
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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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PET points to tau protein as leading culprit in Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s is a devastating and incurable disease marked by beta-amyloid and tau protein aggregations in the brain, yet the direct relationship between these proteins and neurodegeneration has remained a mystery. New molecular imaging research is revealing how tau, rather than amyloid-deposition, may be more directly instigating neuronal dysfunction.
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Drum beats from a one atom thick graphite membrane Researchers demonstrate the ability to electrically manipulate the vibrations of a drum, of nanometer scale thickness, a million times smaller than that of human hair. These drums vibrate a whopping 100 million times a second — which cannot be heard by the ear but can be sensed using small circuits. This can be used to make new kinds of mass sensors. Also, new aspects of fundamental physics could
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It’s the end of the fossil fuel era as we know it Contrary to what the fossil fuel industry may want you to believe, the transformation of the world’s energy supply to clean energy sources is well underway, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).  The “New Energy Outlook” report, released Monday, finds that at least $11.4 trillion will be invested in new power-generating capacity over the next 25 years, and
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Researchers develop electronic skin material that can be easily commercialized The concept of an electronic skin capable of carrying information and sensing your environment is nothing new; many researchers are working on this type of cutting-edge wearable. The biggest hindrance to the commercialization of such materials is their production process — many of these prototypes take time to fabricate and use expensive components. An international team of researchers from the Un
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Chord Multi-Tool A keychain-friendly multi-tool.
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Middle-aged more likely to be diagnosed with advanced lung cancer Younger patients aged 50 to 64 are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients according to new data.
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Unknown alien rock found in Swedish quarry A morsel of never-before-seen alien rock has been dug up in a limestone quarry in Sweden, where it had lain deeply buried for about 470 million years, scientists said Tuesday.
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Video: Foam explosion in super slow motion You might have seen this wacky experiment in a chemistry class or on late-night TV. Dropping a mixture into some hydrogen peroxide produces a huge foamy flume. But what’s actually causing that big mess? Turns out it’s a great illustration of a key concept in chemistry.
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Today’s Best Deals: Gifts For Dad, Beginner Drones, Bluetooth Receiver, and More Dad clothes, cheap drones, and facial grooming gear lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Don’t miss out on all of the best deals on apparel, cosmetics, and more in our daily Lifestyle Deals post. 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 pos
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Walkable Cities Gaining Ground Against Suburbs, Says Report Research says walkable urban places command a rent premium, increase equity—and are poised for more growth. For the last six or seven decades, the United States has seen rapid growth in the suburbs, a huge shift from the boom in walkable urban places that took place in the ‘20s. But now, a new report suggests the recent trend toward urban development, density and downtown living may suggest “anot
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Walnut Trackpad Tray By Grovemade The trackpad tray provides a snug seat for Apple’s Magic Trackpad to rest in and works in unison with our keyboard tray. It has been carved out of solid walnut. Each trackpad tray is reinforced with sturdy aluminum, then finished with several rounds of hand sanding and an application of vegetable-based oils. The trackpad tray’s design employs the trackpad as a lid, concealing room to store extra
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Hate Crimes Against LGBT People Are Sadly Common The massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday was the worst mass shooting in American history and the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11. Through another lens, however, it was not an outlier. The gunman’s choice of target, a gay club, makes him just one of many to commit hate crimes against gay Americans. Although the magnitude and violence of the attack was unusual, the
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Tennessee Taxpayers Forced to Keep Bankrolling Failed Television Show You might have been one of the few fans of the television show Nashville, a soapy drama on ABC following the lives of country music performers. Chances are you probably were not, though. The show was kind of a ratings dud, and it was canceled by ABC in May at the end of its fourth season. And then it wasn’t. A benefactor has resurrected the show from the dead and has moved it to country music cab
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Global Warming Prediction 30 Years Later: How Is It Faring? The skeptical folks over at Real Science are taking a stroll down memory lane to see how climatologist James Hansen’s famous 1986 predictions about future global temperature trends have panned out 30 years later. As evidence, the Real Science shows a couple of quotations from a June 12 Associated Press story which cites Hansen as predicting in testimony before a U.S. Senate committee that global
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Anonymous Member Fights ISIS With Porn Everyone wants to fight ISIS. One member of Anonymous is doing it by hacking into their Twitter accounts and making them tweet porn.Read more…
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Use wood mulch … save the planet? New research shows that using wood mulch has a notable effect in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Transforming veil shields UAE medical center from thermal fluctuations This unusual medical center planned for the Al Ain, fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates, includes a large tower wrapped in transforming veil that helps the structure balance the dramatic thermal fluctuations of the region. Architecture firm Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co) designed the development as a state-of-the-art combination of Western and alternative medicine, nature preserv
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We Happy Few (Gameplay) A first-person adventure that takes place in an alternate universe 1960’s England, in which citizens are forced to take a drug called “Joy” which obscures the reality of their horrific existence. Think The Matrix meets The Man in the High Castle meets Austin Powers. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Gears of War 4 (Gameplay 2)Titanfall 2 (Teaser)Halo 5: Guardians (Trailer)Mad Max Xbox
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Apple’s response to the chatbot craze doesn’t involve any chatbots Today Apple introduced a technology called iMessage Apps. It’s a way for developers to build third-party experiences that go inside the widely used Messages app, which works on iOS, OS X macOS, and the Apple Watch. This is Apple’s way of letting outside developers add their own content and experiences into a widely used messaging app, and it makes very reasonable sense given how Microsoft has been
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With Apple’s Differential Privacy, Is Your Data Still Safe? If Apple’s claims are true, privacy researchers say it is taking a step in the right direction.In the wake of its very public fight with the FBI in recent months, Apple has become associated with privacy more than any other tech company.Read Full Story
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Incredible Photo Shows An Exoplanet in Orbit Around Its Host Star Image: ESO/Schmidt et al.See that tiny speck just to left of the bluish orb? That’s a planet. It’s one of the best direct images of an exoplanet we’ve ever seen, and it’s made all the more remarkable given that it’s a whopping 1,200 light-years away.Although you can’t see it, there are actually two planets in this remote star system, dubbed CVSO 30. Four years ago, astronomers used the transit met
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This Invisible Fence Will Stop You From Blindly Running Into Things While Playing VR Games It’s fun watching people wearing an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive run into walls, trip over furniture, or smash into other obstacles while playing a VR game. But it’s not as fun when you’re the one accidentally breaking your own TV, so Nyko has come up with a solution that makes it safer to explore a VR world while you’re inside the real one.The VR Guardian system is made up of four wireless positional
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Fighting virtual reality sickness Columbia Engineering Professor Steven K. Feiner and Ajoy Fernandes MS’16 have developed a method of combating virtual reality (VR) sickness that can be applied to consumer head-worn VR displays, such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation VR, and Google Cardboard. Their approach dynamically, yet subtly, changes the user’s field of view (FOV) in response to visually perceived motion, as the
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Youth with parents, household members in prison more likely to have first baby before marriage As incarceration rates have increased in the United States, so has the likelihood that children will endure the imprisonment of a parent—especially among the most disadvantaged populations. But how does the imprisonment of parents and other household members influence a child or adolescent’s future?
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How citizen journalism can lead to cyber bullying Citizen journalism is often seen as a more democratic form of journalism, where the public contributes to the reporting, analysis and dissemination of news. Sociologist and criminologist Agneta Mallén at Lund University in Sweden has studied the phenomenon and shown some of its downsides, including how it sometimes leads to outright cyber bullying.
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Fixing Racism – racism is at the root of many of humanity’s evils | Gurdeep Parhar | TEDxStanleyPark Our subconscious bias often leads to racial stereotyping which can result in misunderstandings, discrimination, and even violence. Some of the worst atrocities in human history have occurred because one ethnic group was thought to be inferior to another. By acknowledging that we do recognize differences, by admitting that we can never be truly culturally competent, and by confirming our similariti
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The Power of the Brain-Body Connection | Mat Boulé | TEDxLaval Moving, learning and thinking are highly interdependent functions that define the way we live. In recent years, posturology – physical therapy with the brain in mind – has been at the forefront of reprogramming the brain, allowing individuals to access the core of who they are, so they can be all that they are meant to be. About Mat Boulé Passionate about the human body and specialized in total po
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A call to free educational content | Florian Rücker | TEDxMinesNancy Florian Rücker works at Kiron and came to TEDxMinesNancy in order to make a call. Let’s free educational content. With a background in the social sciences (UC Maastricht), international development (U Cambridge) and webdevelopment, Florian Rücker focuses on technological solutions for societal problems. Previously he conceptualized and programmed a corruption complaints system in Nairobi with the
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Smartphone & Social Media: A Solution to Combat Homelessness | Mark Horvath | TEDxSyracuseUniversity Social media is more than cat videos and vacation photos. Social media is a new way for humans to communicate sometimes deep and complex ideas and challenges. Let’s not take this medium for granted and let’s think of new ways to impact the world for social good. Everyone talks about social media’s potential to democratize and empower those less fortunate. Mark actually makes that happen. Mark, or
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Pakistan’s First Step to Solar Energy | Najam Ahmad Shah | TEDxPIEAS When he joined Pakistan’s Civil Service, Najam Ahmad Shah was repeatedly told that his engineering and management degrees and skill set was irrelevant to his career as a civil servant. However, in a country that believed that setting up Solar Power was expensive and not feasible, a country where people lacked the specific training, since this hadn’t been done before; this man pioneered the first S
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Lectro is the newest, most affordable e-bike to hit the streets There’s a boom happening in the bike industry: dozens of companies are trying to sell bikes with electric motors, and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Companies like VanMoof are aiming for the high-end of this new market, attempting to sell cleanly designed e-bikes with powerful smart features all for a premium price. On the other end, startups are engaging in a race to the bottom. And
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The best sous vide gear By Tim Barribeau & Nick Guy This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer’s guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here. Over the past four years, we’ve tested over a dozen sous vide setups to find the best for your kitchen. We like the Anova Precision Cooker (Wi-Fi Edition) the best because it’s reliable, works with almost any container, and has a decent
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Google’s Springboard is like Google Now for the enterprise Google Now might be ironing a fresh set of clothes and heading out to work. That sure seems like the inspiration for Google Springboard, an integrated search and digital assistant the company announced on its Google for Work blog. Springboard will be able to search across Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Contacts, and other data stored in your enterprise Google account.  But the similarity to Goog
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Cats seem to grasp the laws of physics Cats understand the principle of cause and effect as well as some elements of physics. Combining these abilities with their keen sense of hearing, they can predict where possible prey hides.
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France labour dispute: Paris protests descend into violence Protests in Paris over a French labour reform bill turn violent, with at least 40 people injured, including 29 police officers, and 58 arrests.
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Field Notes Byline Reporter’s Notebook Field Notes are great everyday notebooks. The classic reporter’s pad is an icon of American journalism. So it’s only right they be combined. The result is the Field Notes Byline…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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The London Time Ball [Image: The London “time ball” at Greenwich, courtesy Royal Museums Greenwich]. Thanks to the effects of jet lag getting worse as I get older, I was basically awake for five days in London last week—but, on the bright side, it meant I got to read a ton of books. Amongst them was an interesting new look at the history of weather science and atmospheric forecasting—sky futures!—by Peter Moore calle
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Celebrating a nation of makers June 17-23 marks this year’s National Week of Making, building on President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative that began in 2014. As Obama stated, during this weeklong event “we celebrate the tinkerers and dreamers whose talent and drive have brought new ideas to life, and we recommit to cultivating the next generation of problem solvers.” Coinciding with the National Week of Making is the
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Virus uses ‘stolen’ CRISPR to hack its host’s immune system Microbiologists have discovered that the Cyanophage N1 virus carries a DNA sequence — a CRISPR — that is generally used by bacteria to fight off viral infection. The virus appears to use the stolen bits of immune system DNA to highjack their hosts’ immune response.
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Oxytocin in the recognition of emotions Studies have demonstrated that oxytocin plays a role in facilitating the perception of emotions in other people’s facial expressions. An international study has tested the idea that this phenomenon is related to facial mimicry. The study confirms this facilitating effect, which proves to be more pronounced for expressions conveying negative emotions (anger, distress), especially when seen on the f
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Nighttime sleep-aid helps people experiencing occasional sleeplessness, study suggests New research shows that an over-the-counter sleep aid helps people suffering from occasional sleep difficulties fall asleep in less than 20 minutes, on average, and improves their reported quality of sleep. The first-of-its-kind study characterizes the sleep benefits of diphenhydramine HCI (DPH), marketed for decades as a sleep-aid.
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Huge ancient river basin explains location of the world’s fastest flowing glacier An ancient basin hidden beneath the Greenland ice sheet may help explain the location, size and velocity of Greenland’s fastest flowing outlet glacier. The research also provides an insight into what past river drainage looked like in Greenland, and what it could look like in the future as the ice sheet retreats.
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Google’s Tango isn’t a project anymore, but it still needs work It should come as no surprise that we’ve been watching Google’s Project Tango with great interest. While a bit niche, Tango’s potential is there, and the team behind it is clearly ambitious. At Lenovo’s TechWorld expo, the manufacturer announced that with the release of the first Tango-enabled phone, the Phab 2 Pro, Tango is no longer a project. It’s just Tango. Or so they say. In reality, Tango i
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Smart’s redesigned Fortwo Electric Drive will scoot into the Paris Motor Show When it comes to electric cars, the names “Tesla” or “Nissan” usually come to mind, but Smart has been peddling its diminutive Fortwo Electric Drive for quite some time. That task has become harder as the electric version has languished on the old Fortwo platform, while gasoline models got a complete overhaul for the 2016 model year. Smart is finally rectifying that, though. A redesigned Fortwo El
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This guy bought a dam to save his house from a flood, and it worked You’re meant to make lemonade when life gives you lemons, and when life gives you a lot of rain, lemonade comes in the form of a dam. At least it did for one Texan in the face of a whole lot of precipitation. The Lone Star State has been inundated by rainfall over the course of the last several weeks, so to protect himself and his family, Randy Wagner of Rosharon in Brazoria County decided to buy
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Xeons, Quadro cards, and 100+GB memory all inside Lenovo’s new PCs Lenovo’s ThinkStation desktops are some of the most popular office computers, but its high-performance models have most recently been restricted to dual-chip systems. Not any more though, as now, with the announcement of two new entries to the ThinkStation range, the firm is adding single Intel Xeon processors and Nvidia Quadro graphics cards to the mix. The ThinkStation P510 is the new, top-of-th
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SaltedEats is a gourmet version of Blue Apron, minus the subscription  I don’t know about you, but I suck at cooking — and that’s despite the fact that my parents sent me to some bougie cooking camp when I was younger. These days, as an “adult,” I would have to use my own money (gasp!) to take a cooking class, which, depending on where I decided to go, could cost at least $100. That’s where SaltedEats, an on-demand… Read More
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Spiders are among most effective predators of plant pests Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener’s best tools for biological pest control.
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Apollo 7: Simple, compact wireless earbuds in a gimmick-filled gadget world In this week’s episode of Plugged In, Mashable Tech Correspondent Ray Wong gives you the low down on the Apollo 7 earbuds. They don’t come with any fancy features on other wireless earbuds; Bragi’s Dash, for example, has a fitness trainer-like assistant in your ear. The Apollo 7 earbuds are all about listening to music, which is exactly what you need in today’s gimmick-filled gadget world. Full re
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Two groups of Russian hackers breached the Democratic Party email system Hackers linked to the Russian government breached the Democratic National Committee’s servers and email system last summer, according to a new report in The Washington Post. A CrowdStrike investigation identified two separate groups, both linked to Russia, one of which maintained access until as recently as this April. The investigation linked one of the groups to the similar attack on the offici
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Link About It: How Drunk People Invented the Weekend Everybody has regrettable drunk moments, but we learned (thanks to Discovery News host Trace Dominguez) that boozed-up British people are to be thanked for inventing the two-day weekend. In his video, Dominguez explains the significance of numbers…… Continue Reading…
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Sling TV hits Apple TV with a new interface, more channels  Sling TV, Dish’s internet-based streaming TV service for cord cutters, has rolled out a number of changes to coincide with its debut on Apple TV, announced yesterday at Apple’s WWDC keynote. The company also launched a dozen Viacom channels across both its service tiers, including popular additions like Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Nick Jr., Spike and more. The Sling TV app is… Read More
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Sixgill claims to crawl the Dark Web to detect future cybercrime  Sixgill, a self-proclaimed ‘cyber intelligence’ SaaS startup that analyses the Dark Web, is launching publicly today and announcing that it has closed a $5 million funding round led by Elron, an Israeli holding company dedicated to building technology companies. Read More
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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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How to diagnose systemic infections much more quickly, reliably A rapid and specific diagnostic assay has been developed to detect infectious pathogenic material that could help physicians decide within an hour whether a patient has a systemic infection and should be hospitalized for aggressive intervention therapy.
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Fascinating orbits: Celestial bodies surprisingly erratic Astronomers are researching the way in which celestial bodies orbit each other, now and in the future. This often turns out to be more erratic than you might think.
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Improving math in sixth graders Sixth grade students with lower mathematical ability perform better on complex arithmetic problems if they write down their calculations.
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‘I condemn anti-Semitism,’ Ken Livingstone tells MPs Ken Livingstone has condemned the rise in “utterly deplorable” anti-Semitic hate crimes committed in London in the wake of a row sparked by his claim that Hitler supported Zionism. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit, austerity & refugee crisis knock Britain out of global ‘soft power’ ranking lead A combination of economic turmoil, the threat of leaving the EU and the handling of the refugee crisis may be responsible for Britain’s fall from the top spot in the global ‘soft power’ index, with the US taking over first place. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Our Daily Brexit: Will this photo make you vote in the EU referendum? Voter engagement campaigners have launched a poster drive they hope will inspire Brits of black and minority ethnicity to take part in the EU referendum next week. RT looks at this and other headlines from the Brexit debate. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What design can — and can’t — do to thwart terrorism How should we safeguard subways, airport perimeters and shopping malls? Can design be part of the solution? Should it?
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Scotland reaches gutsy emissions reduction goal six years early Scotland appears to have made great strides already towards meeting greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Their goal was 42 percent by 2020. This week, the Scottish government announced in a press release that the country passed the goal in 2014, when they achieved “a reduction of 45.8 percent.” Climate change secretary Roseanna Cunningham said between 1990 and 2014, emissions fell b
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9to5Toys Last Call: iPhone 6/s Battery Case $11, 13″ MacBook Air 256GB $829, Philips Lightning Headphones $140, 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: Save nearly 20% on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB: $970 (Reg. $1,199) DJI’s awesome Phantom 4 Quadcopter gets its first notable discount:
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Apple Confirms Rich Notifications Will Come to Devices Without 3D Touch Despite only showcasing iOS 10’s new rich notifications feature on an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during WWDC, Apple has confirmed in beta notes that devices without the pressure sensing technology of the newest iPhone models will also be getting rich notifications. Still, the feature is relegated — and “optimized” — for the 6s and 6s Plus in the first iOS 10 beta, with full functiona
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Overcome strength-training plateau with accentuated eccentric loading Many experienced strength trainers try to overcome a plateau by trying to adapt their strength program, however this is sometimes ineffective. In just five weeks accentuated eccentric loading training considerably improved results for experienced strength-trainers, a study recently found.
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Electronic bacteria sensor is potential future tool for medicine and food safety A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living bacteria cells.
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Lenovo rounds out its ThinkStation refresh with affordable workstations Lenovo announced plans on Tuesday to round out its ThinkStation desktop refresh with a new budget-friendly workstation called the P410, as well as an upgrade to the P510.Both workstations are focused on delivering as much power as possible without breaking the bank. Of course, that’s hard to judge when official pricing has yet to be released. Update: Lenovo just told us that the P410 starts at $
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U.S. appeals court upholds net neutrality rules, but the fight is far from over Rejecting challenges by ISPs and broadband trade groups, an appeals court has upheld the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s controversial net neutrality rules, passed in 2015.  The legal wrangling will likely continue for years, however, and may go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in an opinion issued Tuesday
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Topology at the Tonys And the Tony Award for the best use of mathematics in a musical goes to… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Coloud Releases New Headphone Lineup Coloud Releases New Headphone LineupColoud’s new collection is engineered for the active youth, with emphasis on great design and lightweight, durable construction. New additions include two on-ear headphone models, No. 8 and No.16, and one earbud model, No. 4. These join other key players from the Coloud range, including headphones The Hoop and The Boom Kids, and portable speaker The Bang.$20 – $
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Hulu acquires exclusive streaming rights to ‘Roots’ – CNET After airing on History over Memorial Day weekend, the A&E Networks-produced miniseries is headed to Hulu this fall.
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The Los Angeles Auto Show wants to turbocharge your auto startup – Roadshow Competition winners will be featured in the show’s new AutoMobility LA program.
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Wolf optical illusion shows internet a howling good time – CNET Sure, you’ve picked a side in the infamous dress debate and figured out the brick wall photo. But watch long enough, and this latest visual puzzle solves itself.
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Children of the corn: Nissan develops world-first ethanol automotive fuel cell – Roadshow Most fuel cells run on compressed hydrogen, but Nissan’s unit relies on bioethanol, a gasoline alternative that can be sourced from plants.
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Watch a guy break a panel from China’s terrifying glass bridge with a sledgehammer This will not make you less afraid of glass bridges China remains convinced that people want to walk across glass-bottomed bridges suspended incredibly high over canyons. And perhaps they do. But they are also understandable nervous about it. So, recently, the company behind China’s longest, highest, and most terrifying glass bridge invited a BBC reporter to stand on the bridge and hit a(n uninst
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Twitter wants to win over new users by sponsoring public Wi-Fi networks Twitter has announced that it’s offering a new “enhanced” Wi-Fi sign-in experience at London’s St Pancras International railway station, after inking a deal with internet service provider WIFI Metropolis. London’s St Pancras sees some 48 million passengers pass through each year, and is the U.K. capital’s main artery for the Eurostar rail service into mainland Europe. The station has had a public
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Crowdsourcing app allows everyone to help rescue refugees from the sea MALTA — Thanks to a newly launched app, people all over the world can give a crucial contribution to charities and NGOs involved in the rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.  I Sea is the first crowdsourcing project of this kind and allows everyone with a smartphone to scan satellite images of a particular plot of ocean to find migrant boats in difficulty. SEE ALSO: Student creates minimal
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Whistling Sling Bullets Were Roman Troops’ Secret Weapon Soldiers 1,500 years ago used drilled projectiles to intimidate enemies with a shrill, buzzing sound — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Streaming services and record labels have a plan to fix the music industry The streams are aligning to help improve the cash flow for artists. YouTube, Netflix, SoundCloud, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Spotify, and myriad other music industry players, trade groups, educators, and record labels join together today to form The Open Music Initiative (OMI). OMI’s central mission is to promote innovations in the industry to help identify and compensate rights ho
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The Difference Between Parkour and Freerunning You’ve probably seen those on-foot chase scenes in movies like Casino Royale, where the escapee vaults over obstacles and lands from scary heights with cat-like grace. That’s parkour and freerunning in action—and they’re similar. The difference between the two, however, is in the mindset.Developed from military obstacle course training, parkour is running, swinging, jumping, and climbing from poin
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Guns Like The AR-15 Were Never Fully Banned Omar Mateen, the Orlando shooter, used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol to kill 49 people at the Pulse nightclub Sunday. The same style of rifle was also used by the shooters at San Bernardino, California; Umpqua Community College in Oregon; Sandy Hook and several other mass shootings in recent years. On Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
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Watch SpaceX’s Launch And Landing Attempt Wednesday Morning Space What goes up, must come down At 10:29 AM on June 15, SpaceX will launch two Boeing-made communications satellites into orbit.
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Military-Style Rifles Are Not the ‘Weapons of Choice’ for Mass Shooters Responding to Sunday’s massacre in Orlando, the perpetrator of which used a Sig Sauer MCX rifle as well as a Glock 17 pistol, USA Today’s editorial board says “assault-style weapons” are “the weapon[s] of choice of people intent on mayhem.” Washington Post blogger Christopher Ingraham agrees. So do CNN, ABC News, The Globe and Mail, the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Australia
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New York Senator Moves to Defund Student Groups That Oppose Israel Continuing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s crusade against New Yorkers who don’t support Israel, state Sen. Jack Martins (R-Nassau County) wants to ban public colleges and universities from funding pro-Palestinian student groups. A new bill sponsored by Martins would require state and city schools to defund any campus organization that supports efforts to “boycott, divest from, and sanction” (BDS)
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Study asks, how much impact do genes have on behavior? How much impact do genes have on behavioral changes? One researcher wants to better understand the genetic underpinnings of ecologically relevant behaviors.
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Study enables first-time analysis of earliest stage of HIV infection The first days after HIV infection are very important because sexual partners are exposed to extremely high risks of infection due to the subsequent high viral load in the infected person. Additionally, this period of time determines the further course of HIV infection. Scientists in Tanzania participated in a prospective, multinational study which investigated virological and immunological change
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Hackers did it? Jordanian media in hot water over ‘Saudi prince funding Clinton campaign’ report Jordan’s Petra news agency has been forced to issue an official statement denying it ever posted a report on Saudi Arabia donating vast sums of money to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, blaming hackers for the “false news” story appearing on their site. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Zungle Panther Bluetooth Sunglasses Housing a pair of bone-conducting speakers for your on the go jam sessions.
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Momen Glow Wall Charger Charge your phone and avoid stubbing your toe with this bright wall charger.
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Climate Change Just Opened a ‘Gateway to the Underworld’ in Siberia In the heart of Siberia’s boreal forest gapes a monstrous chasm local Yakutians call a “gateway to the underworld,” connecting this life to the next.The ominous crater, which looms a mile long and reaches depths of nearly 400 feet, appeared without warning some 25 years ago. According to geological surveys, it’s been growing at an annual rate of more than 60 feet. Yet, outside of Batagai, a rural
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Blockchain of Love: Someone Proposed Using Bitcoin The only thing more uncomfortable for friends and close relations than filming your marriage proposal and putting it online is being really, really into bitcoin. On Tuesday, somebody decided to go all-in on both of these modern horrors and became the latest person to propose using the bitcoin blockchain, the publicly viewable ledger that’s stored on every bitcoin user’s computer forever and ever.
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Nest update shows current temp and weather forecast Adding on to a feature update to the 3rd-generation Nest (smart thermostat), the company brings on display of current temperature and weather forecast to Farsight. Farsight is a feature that shows information on the smart thermostat to a person looking directly at said thermostat from across the room. Hence the name, far sight, Farsight. In this feature you’ll now be … Continue reading
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French PM vows deportations in wake of Euro 2016 fan violence Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday some football fans will be deported from France after violent clashes marred the start of the Euro 2016 football tournament, and local officials said a group of Russian fans was detained near Cannes.
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Antibiotics against severe salmonella infections in Africa increasingly ineffective Salmonella infections in the bloodstream, caused by Salmonella enterica bacteria, are still the cause of many deaths in southern regions and Southeast Asia. Children between the age of two and five years are particularly affected. Treating these infections could become a growing problem owing to increasing antibiotic resistance. Scientists have now confirmed that even the newer generations of anti
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The Sky-Math Garden [Images: Via Peter Moore’s piece on “dueling weathermen” over at Nautilus]. As mentioned in the previous post, I recently had the pleasure of reading Peter Moore’s new book, The Weather Experiment. There are many interesting things in it—including the London “time ball,” of course—but one scene in particular stood out for its odd design details. In 19th-century Philadelphia, Moore explains, clima
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Disasters Debated Scientists grapple over the extent to which humans are making extreme weather worse — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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We’re completely overlooking the most important announcement Apple made at WWDC Lost in the glitz and glamour of bigger emoji yesterday, Apple’s biggest announcement went almost entirely overlooked: differential privacy. Differential privacy isn’t an Apple creation, in fact it’s been around for years and is a well-known method for masking data in order to keep it from being extracted. What you need to know, however, is that Apple is integrating the cryptography method as an e
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BeagleBone board gets long-overdue Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities Before Raspberry Pi rocked the world of makers, boards from BeagleBoard.org were the computers of choice among developers who were looking to create cool gadgets.One of its boards, BeagleBone, isn’t as popular as it used to be, but it still has a loyal following. Seeed Studios has taken a version of the open-source board and given it a much-needed wireless upgrade, adding Wi-Fi and Bluetooth sup
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House 50.50 – Celula.Urbana Thinking of a living space it is always complex if it is understood as a link between the implicit customs- meaning culture-, socio-physical needs that each individual brings with himself, and environment-context where the work is projected. The space and limits incorporated as a shelter bring the challenge of migrating to another condition, place, from a chronotopic conception.
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Why a potential DraftKings and FanDuel merger would make sense  DraftKings and FanDuel are in talks regarding a potential merger, according to a new report from Bloomberg. While the companies have been in discussions for a few months, the report notes that no final transaction has been agreed to and the deal may still fall apart. If a deal were to happen, it would make total sense. Read More
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Adjusting the estimated of global fish catch Tens of millions more tonnes of fish have been taken from the seas than are recorded in official statistics, suggests a huge and controversial project aiming to estimate the ‘true catch’ of the world’s fishing industry.The work is detailed in a paper in Nature Communications by fisheries researchers Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and it builds on a
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CTS’ next-gen traffic platform want to give cities the heads-up Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) has today announced a new traffic management system named NextTraffic, built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud. CTS will utilize the cloud platform to analyze huge volumes of traffic data and provide governments with data on peak times, congestion, and potential accidents before they happen. CTS is most commonly known for its fare collection systems, which includes Lon
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After legal-ivory experiment, black markets thrive from greater demand, less risk To curb the destructive illegal ivory trade, the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) announced in 2008 that it would suspend its ban on the international trade in ivory to allow a one-time legal sale of 108 metric tons of stockpiled ivory to China and Japan from four African nations. This partial-legalization was intended to flood the Asian market with legal ivory,
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Running Isn’t Cheap Running is simple: just lace up some shoes and go, right? We’ve even told you that you don’t need to buy expensive shoes. But even if you seek out the clothes, shoes, and races with the lowest price tags, it’s hard to keep your overall budget down. Here’s why, and what you can do.http://lifehacker.com/you-dont-need-…Saving money on running isn’t impossible, but beginner runners should be skeptic
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“Floating architecture is still a great idea for Lagos” Comments update: architect Kunlé Adeyemi’s award-winning Makoko Floating School collapsed last week, sparking a debate about the project’s credentials and the media’s previously flattering coverage of its design. But does the floating-school concept still have a future? (more…)
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Hormone injection lets ageing muscles run harder and longer A bone hormone that boosts the amount of fuel available to the muscles can give old mice the ability to run as far as young ones
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Twitter now lets you retweet yourself so go treat yourself Big news from Twitter today: you can now retweet or quote yourself, and contribute to society’s continual descent into hedonistic narcissism. Or just show everyone how bad your writing was a few years ago. Now you can easily Retweet or Quote Tweet yourself with just a few taps. Pick an old favorite and give it a try! 🔄 https://t.co/bUj4ezQNOJ — Twitter (@twitter) June 14, 2016 And that about sums
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Fries No matter how you like your fries, it’s hard to deny that they are one of the most popular foods on the planet. Fries!: An Illustrated Guide to the World’s…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Here’s the agenda for MobileBeat 2016, the first major event about bots VB EVENT: Here’s the draft agenda of MobileBeat 2016, the first significant event to focus on the exploding ecosystem of bots, to be held in San Francisco on July 12-13. Artificial intelligence, plus the move by billions of people to use messaging apps, is sparking a revolution in how developers and businesses think about engaging with people. They’re finding that chat apps run by software, also k
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2,000-year-old butter found buried in a bog is still edible 170-year-old shipwreck beer that’s still drinkable? Sure, I’ll try that. But a 22-pound chunk of 2,000-year-old butter unearthed in an Irish bog that you say is edible? That’s all you. But experts really […]
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Testing a Rocket Engine There’s something immensely satisfying about this video of a 75-ton rocket engine being tested by the Korean Aerospace Research Institute. While you’d think the sound would be ear shattering, the white noise produced is soothing enough that we could sleep to it. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: On a Rocket Launch to SpaceBlue Origin: Landing POVRocket Firework WheelThe Jet Granny Mob
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Life’s first handshake: Chiral molecule detected in interstellar space Like a pair of human hands, certain organic molecules have mirror-image versions of themselves, a chemical property known as chirality. These so-called “handed” molecules are essential for biology and have intriguingly been found in meteorites on Earth and comets in our Solar System. None, however, has been detected in the vast reaches of interstellar space, until now.
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Cygnus space capsule departs International Space Station Orbital ATK’s unmanned Cygnus space capsule departed from the International Space Station on schedule Tuesday, three months after delivering 7,500 pounds (3,400 kilos) of supplies, material for scientific experiments and equipment to the orbiting outpost.
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New study explains how very aggressive cancer cells use energy to divide, move A new study explains how cancer cells use energy to fuel this switch between motion and proliferation. The researchers identified for the first time a connection between a cancer gene that controls motility and how cancer cells metabolize energy to move and divide so quickly.
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Sunflower pollen protects bees from parasites Solitary mason bees specializing on sunflower pollen were not attacked by a common brood-parasitic wasp, which lays eggs in the nests, where its larvae kill bee eggs and eat their pollen provisions.
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Engineers develop a new biosensor chip for detecting DNA mutations An electrical graphene chip capable of detecting mutations in DNA has been developed by engineers. The researchers say the technology could one day be used in various medical applications such as blood-based tests for early cancer screening, monitoring disease biomarkers and real-time detection of viral and microbial sequences.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is returning for a ninth season Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO’s beloved series led by Seinfeld creator Larry David, is officially getting a ninth season. HBO made the announcement on Medium this afternoon, with HBO’s programming president Casey Bloys hailing David’s decision to return to the network. “We’re thrilled that Larry has decided to do a new season of Curb and can’t wait to see what he has planned,” said Bloys in
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Uber is experimenting with a phone dispatch system Uber is experimenting with a decidedly retro service: a telephone dispatch system that would allow people without smartphones to call a hotline and order an Uber ride, according to a transit official in Pinellas County, Florida. The system is being tested as a pilot program in conjunction with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which plans to launch it on July 18th. The call-in feature is p
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Streaming now! Pandoland 2016 We’re here in Chicago for Pandoland 2016. Everything kicks off at 9am central time with Dick Costolo, followed by Nancy Jo Sales at 9:20. We’ll be streaming the first couple of hours for everyone on this page (below).  After that, streaming will be only available to Pando members right here. If you’re not already a member you can sign up right here. 
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Taliesin West students built protective desert shelters using mostly local materials The project was initially conceived as individual exercises where Daniel Chapman, Mark-Thomas Cordova, Jaime Inostroza, Dylan Kessler, Pablo Moncayo, Natasha Vemulkonda, and Pierre Verbruggen were to design and build their own temporary shelters. The plan changed due to harsh desert conditions, and the students, guided by their instructor David Tapias, ended up designing a collective shelter. Rela
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Nigeria football backers ‘fear lesbians’ Sponsors shy away from backing female footballers because they believe the game is “synonymous with lesbianism”, a senior Nigerian official says.
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Making a Murderer’s Jerry Buting on New Evidence, Reddit Theories, and What the Documentary Left Out: New at Reason A celebration erupted in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin on September 11, 2003, as Steven Avery walked out of the prison where he had been locked up for 18 years. Wrongfully convicted of a heinous sexual assault, Avery was ultimately exonerated by DNA testing nearly two decades after his conviction. Avery sued police and prosecutors for misconduct to the tune of $36 million and was likely to win an
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Court Upholds the FCC’s Politically Driven Decision to Regulate the Internet Like a Utility A federal appeals court just gave its stamp of approval to the Federal Communications Commission’s politically motivated decision to regulate the internet like an old-style utility. The ruling is a major victory for advocates of net neutrality, and in particular for the Obama administration, which pushed the FCC to pursue a heavy-handed regulatory scheme for the net. The FCC’s years-long quest to
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These Experiments Are Building the Case to Terraform Mars Whether it’s extreme climate change, an impending asteroid impact, scientific curiosity or even space tourism, there are compelling reasons to think about calling Mars our second home. But before expanding humanity’s cosmic real estate holdings, scientists will need to make the Red Planet feel a little more like our blue marble. That, in a nutshell, is the goal of researchers thinking about ways t
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Hostage situation ends, shooter killed at Walmart in Amarillo, Texas – police An active shooter situation has ended at a Walmart in Amarillo, Texas after a SWAT team shot the gunman, local police say. The shooter had hostages. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Balanst Aluminum Wallet Made from anodized aluminum and lighter than a smartphone when completely full.
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Both Introverts and Extraverts Get Exhausted from Too Much Socializing Deep down, we all really hate having to talk to too many people — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Computer crash wipes out a decade of US Air Force data – CNET More than 100,000 internal investigations records dating back to 2004 have been lost, Air Force officials say.
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LifeBeam artificial intelligence headphones put a biosensing fitness coach in your ear – CNET The newest wearable on Kickstarter is Vi, a pair of wireless headphones with 11 contextual sensors that adapt to your workouts and provides real-time fitness coaching.
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DNA in ‘unbiased’ model curls both ways In 1988, scientists in Switzerland looked through a microscope and saw something they didn’t expect: two sections of an X-shaped chromosome spiraling in opposite directions. Now scientists at Rice University have confirmed that such anomalies are indeed possible.
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Origin of a myth: The second trauma cure for amnesia A professor explains how scientists’ limited and faulty understanding of the brain hundreds of years ago gave birth to the erroneous idea that amnesia induced by a blow to the head can be cured by a second ‘conk.’
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FAA proposes $350,000 fine against Amazon for shipping ‘Liquid Fire’ The FAA wants to fine Amazon $350,000 for mishandling the shipment of something called “Amazing! Liquid Fire,” Reuters reports. The FAA claims that in October 2014, Amazon shipped the product — one gallon of corrosive clog remover — from Louisville, KY to Boulder, CO, violating the FAA’s Hazardous Materials Regulations in the process, according to a press release. The Liquid Fire, which
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A Sci-Fi Short, Written Entirely by Artificial Intelligence Sunspring is about what you’d expect from a text-recognition AI — bizarre, wildly incoherent, and at times, totally hilarious. …Read More »
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The Beautiful Extreme Long Shots of David Fincher It’s interesting when a director like David Fincher decides to step away from the action and place his camera far away from the scene to capture the world from an outsider’s point of view. Those long shots can reveal the isolation of his characters and can also provide a unique view that lets us take a breath as we’re absorbing everything that’s going on.Here’s a compilation of long shots by David
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The Internet Helped Design a New Female Transformer, and it Didn’t Turn Out Awful Over a year ago, Hasbro reached out to Transformers fans for help designing a new addition to its Combiners line, which features smaller bots merging to become one giant formidable opponent. As with any endeavor involving the internet there was the potential for it go very bad. But the results, the first female Transformer Combiner called Victorion, turned out a lot better than they could have.To
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Say goodbye to the way the game console market works That’s not exactly what we mean when we say consoles are becoming more like mobile phones… (credit: Destructoid) For decades now, the game console market has progressed in a reliable pattern. Roughly every six or seven years, console makers would introduce new hardware expected to completely replace the old. After a short transitional period, support for the older hardware would dry up on th
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We Could Be Making Many Household Products From Wood, Not Oil Environment Back to our roots Oil doesn’t just run our cars, trucks and buses. Many of our household products, from plastics to medications, are made in part from petroleum products. But as oil is a…
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New pea-based milk uses 93 percent less water than dairy equivalent A new dairy-free milk is blowing people away with its minimal eco-footprint and calcium content that puts cow’s milk to shame. Ripple Foods is rolling out a plant-based milk made from peas with the mission to educate the public on the health and environmental impacts of the stuff you usually pour over your cereal. The Silicon Valley start-up has created a recipe for milk made from peas that has th
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Use the Crescent Moon to Find Your Way at Night If you’re lost in the forest at night, disoriented, and without tools to help you figure out which way is which, the folks at Atlas Obscura have a simple suggestion: Look to the moon. If it’s a crescent moon, you’ll be able to figure out which way is south pretty easily, and this short video explains how.In short, when the crescent moon is at its apex, draw a line from the top of the horn to its b
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This Compact Mechanical Keyboard Is Great For Both Work and Play CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, $73Want a mechanical keyboard, but don’t need (or want) a number pad? This tenkeyless CM Storm QuickFire has your name on it for just $73 today. And while it’s technically listed as a gaming keyboard, its understated design and relatively quiet Cherry MX Red switches make it appropriate for office use as well. https://www.amazon.com/d
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Nintendo at E3 2016: all of the latest news and announcements No new console this year, but Nintendo is making a really big deal about the highly-anticipated Legend of Zelda. Nintendo’s mysterious NX console is getting closer. Today the company announced alongside its annual financial results that the NX platform will see a worldwide release in March 2017. Nothing else has been revealed about the system so far, beside Nintendo’s claim that it’s a “bran
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How Kevlar Saved an Orlando Police Officer’s Life Live Science spoke with two material scientists to learn more about how exactly the high-performance plastic protects people — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Coat your sweet tooth in caffeine with Starbucks’ 5 chilly new drinks Put down your iced coffee — there are some new chilly drinks in town. Starbucks has unveiled five new limited-edition icy beverages, which will be available in participating stores across the United Sates and Canada starting Tuesday. Unfortunately, the new drinks will only be available after 3 p.m., as a part of the company’s new Sunset Menu. SEE ALSO: Starbucks releases two new iced beverages to
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Safari in macOS Sierra Deactivates Flash and Other Plug-ins By Default In Safari 10, set to ship with macOS Sierra, Apple plans to disable common plug-ins like Adobe Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime by default in an effort to focus on HTML5 content and improve the overall web browsing experience. As explained by Apple developer Ricky Mondello in a post on the WebKit blog, when a website offers both Flash and HTML5 content, Safari will always deliver the more
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China’s fake goods are so sharp that Alibaba is struggling to tell the difference Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. founder Jack Ma said Chinese-made counterfeit goods today have gotten better than the genuine article, complicating the effort to root out fakes on the country’s largest online shopping services. Global brands have long relied on China and other low-cost manufacturing bases to beef up margins. But those same factories have gotten savvier over the years and are now using
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Huge wet wipes put a shower in your pocket Music festivals, camping and cycling to work can be smelly and grimey affairs, especially if there are no showers in which to get washed. Wet wipes are an alternative, but are so small they’re hardly effective. Epic Wipes, however, are towel-sized wipes designed especially for body cleansing… Continue Reading Huge wet wipes put a shower in your pocket Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags
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T-Mobile’s Binge On adds PBS, Dailymotion Games, and more T-Mobile’s Binge On benefit grants postpaid subscribers gratis access to TV and movies from select partners — in other words, eligible subscribers don’t see certain content count toward their data cap. Those favored few video providers include NBC, Disney, ESPN, and HBO among others, but the service’s walled garden will soon be expanding. In a press release Tuesday, T-Mobile announced that Azubu,
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Save $100 On The Futuristic LG G5 LG G5, $500Featuring dual rear cameras, Quick Charge 3.0, and user-replaceable “modules,” the LG G5 is nothing if not ambitious, and Amazon will sell you one for $500 unlocked today, the best price we’ve seen by about $100.https://www.amazon.com/LG-Unlocked-Ph…http://gizmodo.com/lgs-all-metal-…Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our po
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Florida gunman ‘tried to pick up men’ Pulse club patron Jim Van Horn recalls meeting Omar Mateen, who reportedly was a regular customer at the gay bar in Orlando where he shot and killed 49 people on Sunday.
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Speaker Paul Ryan Calls Orlando Shooting ‘Another Act of War,’ No Word on War Declaration This morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan called Sunday’s shooting in Orlando, where a gunman who reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) killed 49 people, “another act of war against America by radical Islam.” “Members of the LGBT community were the targets, they were simply attacked for who they are,” Ryan said. “This is an ideology that rejects who we are
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Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Says Gun Restrictions Make Us Less Safe “I understand how so many people can believe that if you restrict this kind of weapon you can prevent this kind of incident,” said Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson in reaction to the murders in Orlando and the political calls to further restrict access to certain guns that arose after the shooting. “But there’s just no evidence whatsoever to suggest that it makes us any saf
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Rabbit Charger The charger included with your smartphone is small, but it’s cable is long and inevitably messy, wherever you leave it plugged in. Rabbit Charger is a playful twist on the traditional charger that plugs into your wall socket and stashes a retractible cable with two charging tips. It’ll simultaneously charge two devices with 2.4A to each charging tip, which each include a Lightning adapter on the e
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Kyboka Cart The Kyboka Cart is lightweight and the flat-pack design means it will fit easily in the car with all your other gear. When you’re ready to go, it quickly transforms into a sturdy, all-terrain gear hauler rolling on knobby tires and featuring an ergonomic handle that swivels 360º for easy maneuvering. For purchase information, Click Here
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Security company that employed Orlando shooter has troubled history The security firm that employed perpetrator of the Orlando, Florida nightclub massacre has made serious errors before. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Erdogan sends Putin ‘first letter’ since Su-24 shot down by Turkey The Turkish president has sent a letter to Vladimir Putin congratulating him on Russia’s National Day. The Kremlin has confirmed receiving what is said to be the first letter from Ankara since a Russian bomber was downed by a Turkish jet in November 2015. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Newly Discovered Kepler-1647 Is The Largest Planet That Orbits Two Suns Using the Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have identified the largest planet to date around a double-star system. If you cast your eyes toward the constellation Cygnus, you’ll be looking in the direction of the largest planet yet discovered around a double-star system. It’s too faint to see with the naked eye, but a team led […] The post Newly Discovered Kepler-1647 Is The Largest Planet Th
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When ISIS Hackers Call You Out By Name Americans are well aware that terrorists wish harm on their country. We’ve lived through 9/11, San Bernardino, and this week’s horrid atrocity in Orlando—ugly reminders that our nationality, genders, and sexualities all make us targets.However, it’s a completely different experience altogether to see Islamic State (IS, ISIS, or Daesh) supporters target you by name. Indeed, something new is happeni
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A Molecule In Space Could Help Us Understand The Origin Of Life On Earth Space Are your molecules lefties or righties? Chiral Molecule Propylene Oxide found.
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Sleepiness and fatigue linked to brain atrophy in cognitively normal elderly A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than expected for their age, particularly in areas of the brain that are more susceptible to aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Possible missing link between sleep and improved memory A team of sleep researchers has found that the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for control of bodily functions not consciously directed (such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestive processes) plays a role in promoting memory consolidation — the process of converting information from short-term to long-term memory — during sleep.
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NFL, NBA, and NHL teams have a disadvantage when traveling west A new study found that the NFL, NBA and NHL teams traveling from west to east had a higher winning percentage compared to teams traveling in the opposite direction.
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How to get macOS Sierra and iOS 10 Apple announced big updates to its two major operating systems at WWDC, both coming to customers this fall: iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. If you don’t want to wait till then, there’s a way you can get in on the action earlier — you can opt in to the public betas for either update to test out some of the new features before they’re ready to launch. Beware, though: Beta versions of software are by defi
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The New Transformers Movie May Somehow Be Tied to Arthurian Mythology We know the fifth Transformers movie is called Transformers: The Last Knight. What we don’t know is what the hell that means. Well, a new report claims the title refers to some of the most famous knights in history, specifically those related to the story of King Arthur.Read more…
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How Much Energy Does Your PC Use? (And 8 Ways to Cut It Down) You may not realize this, but your desktop computer is likely consuming a lot of power. That also means it could be responsible for raising your power bill quite a bit. Yet, many people have a habit of leaving their desktop computer on for long periods of time. Some have even converted old PCs into home servers and media centers, so their systems remain on 24/7. As creative an endeavor as this is,
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Bart Decrem’s Ampli.Fi lets music fans interact directly with artists in live video When we last heard from Bart Decrem, he was a vice president in charge of mobile games at Disney, after he sold his mobile game startup Tapulous to the mouse house. Now he’s back with a new music startup called Ampli.Fi. Ampli.Fi is an online music venue where fans can interact directly with music stars via intimate live video sessions. The platform is built around the idea of enabling artists to
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Are we in control of the decisions we make ? | Assam Khalid | TEDxIslamabad Assam Khalid is one of the most prolific advertising award winners in the region, having won more than 75 international industry accolades in the last two years alone – including the coveted Cannes Lion. He is ranked as one of the top 3 Strategic Planning Directors in the world. Armed with a Masters in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and over a decade of experience in creative c
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Latest Curiosity rover selfies show off Mars’ red surface A couple new selfies beamed back to Earth from NASA’s Curiosity rover show the intrepid Mars explorer looking like a social media star on the red planet.  The new selfies were taken on May 11 as Curiosity posed at a sample site near the bottom of Mount Sharp.  SEE ALSO: Mars’ ice age may have turned the red planet white 370,000 years ago The self-portraits — one showing Curiosity facing toward th
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What Xbox Play Anywhere really means: A cheerful rebranding of the UWP apps old-school gamers hate Gears of War 4. Forza Horizon 3. Halo Wars 2. State of Decay 2. All these and more games announced by Microsoft during E3 on Monday are part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program. What that means is they’ll all also be part of the new UWP platform, according to Microsoft.  Beginning with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (and the corresponding update on the Xbox One), games that consumers buy in th
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Report: LG is working on a phone that uses magnetic resonance wireless charging LG may be set to push the envelope again, this time in the world of wireless charging.According to Business Korea, “industry sources” say that LG has just completed development of a phone could be wirelessly charged at a distance of up to 7 cm from the actual charging pad. It uses a technology is known as magnetic resonance-based wireless charging. That’s not enough distance to use the phone whi
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Conan O’Brien on Orlando shooting: ‘Weapons of war have no place in civilian life’ Late night host Conan O’Brien opened his show with a message about the Orlando shooting, which he says is “still impossible to fathom.”  The comedian began by saying he’s always made it a policy to “stick to my job and keep my opinions to myself,” but he simply had to get personal on this issue.  SEE ALSO: Samantha Bee delivers strong message on gun control on ‘Full Fronta
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These Ceramic Wireless Charging Trays Fuse High-Tech and High Design They’re the work of London designer Benjamin Hubert As home tech products continue to gain traction with consumers, so too do designers seem to be turning their attentions and talents to the Internet of Things. We’ve written about designer Karim Rashid partnering with Richard Smiedt (of Bobble water bottle fame) to create colorful, bulbous mobile charging devices and now comes news of sleekly des
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Make and Freeze This Flavorful Trinity For Quick, Easy Meal Starters You may have heard of soffritto, that flavorful trinity of sauteed carrots, onion, and and celery that adds flavor and richness to everything it graces. You could saute up some soffritto each time you need it, or you could borrow this clever trick from Food 52 and keep a roll of it in the freezer, ready for instant use.To make it, just chop up roughly equal parts of each vegetable and cook the oni
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DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data  Russian hackers have had access to Democratic National Committee secret files — including opposition research on Donald Trump — for over a year, according to a new report in The Washington Post. The revelation comes a month after the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., said that the agency had seen evidence of possible intrusions from foreign hackers into… Read More
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Regenerating memory with neural stem cells Although brains — even adult brains — are far more malleable than we used to think, they are eventually subject to age-related illnesses, like dementia, and loss of cognitive function. Someday, though, we may actually be able to replace brain cells and restore memory.
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How insights into human learning can foster smarter artificial intelligence Recent breakthroughs in creating artificial systems that outplay humans in a diverse array of challenging games have their roots in neural networks inspired by information processing in the brain. Scientists are working to explain in depth how humans and other animals learn.
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These maps reveal where rats, monkeys, and other mammals may pass diseases on to humans The majority of infectious diseases currently emerging as human epidemics originated in mammals. Yet we still know very little about the global patterns of mammal-to-human pathogen transmission. As a first step, researchers have assembled summative world maps of what’s on record about mammal-to-human diseases.
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MIT scientists built a neural network that can pass the ‘Audio Turing Test’ Sound is one of the building blocks which helps us understand our surroundings, and may even aid us in building up an intuitive theory of physics and how the physical world works. A new project by a team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) sets out to replicate this same kind of learning in a computer. What they have created is an algorithm cap
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Vi. Artificial Intelligence Personal Trainer Your new personal trainer doesn’t need to be some shredded motivational meat head. Vi. is an AI personal trainer that lives inside a pair of bio-sensing earbuds. With sound provided by Harmon/Kardon, Vi tracks your workouts and quickly learns how your body works, continually adapting to provide instant audio coaching and effective fitness support. For purchase information, Click Here
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Are These the Next Two Big Alien Invasion Movies? An image from Steven Spielberg’s alien invasion movie, War of the Worlds.The alien invasion movie is a proven subset of the scifi genre. It’s ripe for all kinds of interpretations, from pure action like Independence Day, to social fears like Invasions of the Body Snatchers. Now, there are two brand new, very different alien invasion ships are being shopped around Hollywood.The Tracking Board repor
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25 Fascinating Pool Bridge Ideas that Leave You Enthralled! The idea of spending the summer vacation at home, draped in the comfort of your backyard, is a notion that is gaining popularity with homeowners across the globe. Instead of splurging a ton of cash on a ‘one time’ trip, many are seeing the benefits of turning their small garden into a relaxing retreat that allows them to have a great staycation all year long. And even if you live in a region where
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Bone hormone boosts muscle performance during exercise but declines with age When we exercise, our bones produce a hormone called osteocalcin that increases muscle performance, according to a new study. Osteocalcin naturally declines in humans as we age, beginning in women at age 30 and in men at age 50. This study describes the first bone-derived hormone known to affect exercise capacity and shows that osteocalcin injections can reverse the age-related exercise capacity d
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Orlando shootings: Obama attacks Trump’s Muslim ban call The Muslim ban proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is “not the America we want”, says President Barack Obama.
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LeBron, Kyrie And Draymond All Made History In The Cavs’ Win When the smoke cleared on Game 5 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had powered the Cleveland Cavaliers to the seventh-biggest finals upset since 1984,1 according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings (our favored way to get a snapshot of team quality).YEARGAMEUPSET ODDS2001Sixers @ Lakers117%1993Suns @ Bulls3212003Nets @ Spurs2211993Suns @ Bulls5232014Heat @ Spurs2242015Cavs @ Warriors22
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Loggly scores $11.5 million for its log management service Loggly, a log management service for enterprises, announced today that it snagged an $11.5 million series D funding round led by True Ventures. “This funding enables Loggly to further accelerate innovation in powerful analytics, alerts, search capabilities and other key areas so our customers can find root causes faster, spot anomalies earlier and monitor the health of their applications and infra
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Gluttonous star may hold clues to planet formation In 1936, the young star FU Orionis began gobbling material from its surrounding disk of gas and dust with a sudden voraciousness. During a three-month binge, as matter turned into energy, the star became 100 times brighter, heating the disk around it to temperatures of up to 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit (7,000 Kelvin). FU Orionis is still devouring gas to this day, although not as quickly.
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Researchers harness Titan’s GPUs to study mechanisms of sodium-powered transporters in cell-to-cell communications In an era of instant communication, perhaps no message-passing system is more underappreciated than the human body. Underlying each movement, each mood, each sight, sound, or smell, an army of specialized cells called neurons relays signals that register in the brain and connect us to our environment.
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Netflix for iPad now works with iOS 9’s Picture-In-Picture multitasking feature Screenshot via Cameron Apple introduced a built-in Picture-In-Picture feature for iPads on iOS 9 a year ago and released it last fall. We’re getting deep into iOS 10 territory at this point, but some apps are still updating to support the latest features from the current version of iOS. Netflix delivered on that today with official support for PIP on iOS 9.3.2 or later. (The version number requir
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Spintronics: Resetting the future of heat assisted magnetic recording Scientists have examined thin films of Dysprosium-Cobalt sputtered onto a nanostructured membrane at BESSY II. They showed that new patterns of magnetization could be written in a quick and easy manner after warming the sample to only 80 degrees Celsius, which is a much lower temperature as compared to conventional Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording systems.
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Apple, Microsoft and Google race to introduce your kid to coding – CNET With the new Swift Playgrounds app, Apple is trying to make the next generation computer literate, just the latest tech giant to take up the cause.
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Google Fiber might be coming to Dallas – CNET Google is working with local officials to explore the possibility of expanding its high-speed internet service to Dallas.
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Orlando survivor: ‘The guilt of being alive is heavy’ A survivor of the Orlando attack read out a poem she wrote, describing the “the guilt of feeling lucky to be alive”.
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Apple’s iMessage strategy: steal from Snapchat and Facebook, like everybody else Apple executives spent a great deal of time at the company’s WWDC keynote yesterday telling us how iMessage will be different with iOS 10: more colorful, more featured, more cluttered. In trying to make its native messaging client more appealing, especially to younger users, Apple is borrowing all the hallmarks of its competitors. Gone is the simple blue bubble to denote a fellow iPhone owner. In
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UK could bring healthcare expertise to India’s smart cities The United Kingdom could play a “significant role” in helping India build hospitals and clinics in smart cities, according to the National Health Service (NHS) chairman Sir Malcolm Grant. “The UK has developed some of the most innovative healthcare services and systems in the world over the past seven decades of NHS. The UK has an unmatched combination of clinical, technological and academic exp
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Lectro aims to produce the world’s best priced e-bike Starting at less than $900, Lectro’s 750W fat tire e-bike promises a 20+ mile pedal-free range and a top speed of 20 mph.
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First mirror-image molecule found in interstellar space A team of scientists has detected the first chiral molecule out in space – a key step toward understanding life’s origins
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Life’s first handshake: Chiral molecule detected in interstellar space A team of scientists using highly sensitive radio telescopes has discovered the first complex organic chiral molecule in interstellar space. The molecule, propylene oxide (CH3CHOCH2), was found near the center of our Galaxy in an enormous star-forming cloud of dust and gas known as Sagittarius B2.
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kiki van eijk explores the balance between nature and technology at design miami/ basel the collections explore aspects of nature expressed through a visual balance of organic and man-made forms, controlled motion and warm light, projecting the dutch designer’s signature whimsical, but substantive aesthetic. The post kiki van eijk explores the balance between nature and technology at design miami/ basel appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Electricity turned into light using graphene to create an optical “sonic boom” When an airplane begins to move faster than the speed of sound, it creates a shockwave that produces a well-known “boom” of sound. Now, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have discovered a similar process in a sheet of graphene, in which a flow of electric current can, under certain circumstances, exceed the speed of slowed-down light and produce a kind of optical “boom”: an intense, focused beam of
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‘Lego Worlds’ builds on its success by offering online multiplayer option For the past year, Lego enthusiasts of all ages have been building with Lego Worlds, a digital version of the world’s favorite construction toy. Now, the game is being fleshed out with a new feature that should make building a much more social experience. E3 2016: Fly a plastic Millennium Falcon in the demo for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Warner Bros. Interactive, TT Games, and the Lego Grou
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Despite appeal, court upholds FCC ruling on net neutrality The United States broadband industry has failed in its attempt to appeal against regulations designed to enforce net neutrality. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld legislation stemming from the Open Internet Order, in a huge win for American broadband users. Broadband providers like AT&T, CenturyLink and other smaller outfits were trying to fight back against the Federal Com
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The ‘spacecraft cemetery’ is the final resting place for hundreds of rockets and satellites Bad things happen when spacecraft aren’t safely decommissioned. In 1978, NASA scientist Donald Kessler considered a scenario in which collisions between low Earth orbiting objects create more and more debris in a domino effect that may one day make orbit – or even spaceflight – impossible. We saw the ramifications of this in 2009 when American and Russian satellites collided and created thousands
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We’re live from E3 2016 in LA! It’s that time of year again…time to play all the video games! We’re back in sunny Los Angeles to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2016, or as some (mistakenly) like to call it, the games industry’s Fashion Week. Last year’s focus was on big games, but so far E3 2016 sees virtual reality come into view, not to mention Microsoft unveiling two consoles, Sony finally giving us a launch date
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STEM Crisis: Teens Love Science, Just Not Their Science Classes STEM employers say they are looking for more qualified applicants than they can find, but teens are growing less and less interested in science. What if the way we teach science is the issue?Read More
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Nikola Motor Company picks up 7,000 reservations for turbine-equipped electric semi truck cab – Roadshow Maybe some of that money should go toward picking a more original company name.
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Watch Electromagnets Explosively Shred a Soda Can in Half Everyone knows you can do some crazy stuff with magnets, but things get really insane when you start playing with electromagnets. When you run an electric current through a coil of wire to create a magnetic field, you can chop soda cans in half in epic explosions and send discs flying up in the air that’ll smash into the ceiling. Electromagnets even have the ability to shrink a quarter. It’s aweso
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UN rights chief calls for more US gun control in wake of Orlando massacre The mass murder of 49 people in Orlando again shows that the United States must consider heightened gun-control measures to protect its most vulnerable citizens, the United Nations human rights commissioner has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Massive fire in Orlando near Disney World (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) A massive fire has erupted in Orlando, Florida – a city still rattled by Sunday’s mass shooting at a gay nightclub. Read Full Article at RT.com
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RT producer ‘hit with gas canister,’ taken to hospital amid Paris labor reform clashes (VIDEO) An RT producer has been taken to hospital after being hit on the head by an object suspected to be a police gas canister while reporting on running skirmishes between protesters and riot police during anti-labor reform protests in the French capital. Read Full Article at RT.com
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When the Law Would Leave You Defenseless Against the Likes of Omar Mateen, Carry a Gun Anyway Despite social media jabber, the 49 dead at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub weren’t killed by their sexual orientation, or by disapproval of the same, or by the collective adherents of Islam, or by the National Rifle Association. They all died in an act of terrorism committed by one evil man, named Oscar Mateen, and his accomplices, if any. Nor were Mateen’s victims directly killed by gun control, thou
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Gun Control Laws Leave People Defenseless Against Likes of Omar Mateen: New at Reason Despite terrorist shootings in places with strict gun control laws like Paris and Nairobi, gun control advocates continue to use such shootings in the U.S. to disarm potential future victims. J.D. Tuccille writes: After the Nairobi Westgate mall massacre by yet another band of terrorists unburdened by obedience to strict gun control laws, then Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble conceded
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London Protects Its Citizens From Onslaught of Beautiful People Come July, advertisements that depict “unhealthy or unrealistic body images” will be barred from appearing on trains, buses, or other public transport in London. The city’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced the policy Monday, saying that any ads “likely to create body confidence issues, particularly among young people,” will be prohibited in all ad spaces controlled by city tra
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IoT Technology May Be the Key to Protecting Our Wildlife Wildlife poaching is a huge, growing problem posing extinction-level threats to animals in Asia, Africa, and South America. Highly sophisticated criminal networks hunting these endangered animals in search of massive paydays pose threats not only to animal populations, but to local communities which see an increase in violence and weapons trafficking directly linked to the illegal trade of the ski
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A Flat Earth Argument In Small Town Ontario Turned Into an Actual Garbage Fire One of the weirder elements to emerge from today’s mainstream conspiracy culture is the contention that the Earth is, in fact, flat. This has made some people very mad online, the most mad being serial ‘splainer Neil deGrasse Tyson.But on Monday night, at a campsite in the town of Brockville, Ontario, near Toronto, an argument about the shape of the Earth reportedly turned into a literal garbage f
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Laidley Street Residence / Michael Hennessey Architecture © Cesar Rubio Photography Architects: Michael Hennessey Architecture Location: San Francisco, California, United States Contractor: Design Line Construction Structural Engineer: Double-D Engineering Area: 3961.0 ft2 Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Cesar Rubio Photography © Cesar Rubio Photography Plan A rare empty lot in the Glen Park neighborhood of
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Doc Martens is selling righteous TMNT boots Your attention, please, Shellheads! For far too long you’ve been stuck without TMNT shoes for your adult feet — but no more! Doc Martens has finally delivered the goods. They’re now taking order […]
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Russian hackers breach DNC computers, steal data on Trump Russian hackers managed to breach the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and stole opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.The hackers had access to email and chat traffic as far back as last summer, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. No financial data was stolen, however, suggesting that espionage was the motive.The hackers belong to two se
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Roman Troops Used Whistling Projectiles to Terrify the Enemy Archaeologists working at an ancient Roman battlefield in Scotland have discovered a type of pierced sling-bullet that made a whistling sound when hurled at the enemy.Read more…
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Can you still make an indie VR headset? In 2016, how can an indie virtual reality headset stand out from the Rifts, Vives, Gear VRs, and other big names? That’s the question that VR startup Immerex has to answer about its VRG-9020 headset, which was announced today at E3. Immerex bills itself as a cheaper, sleeker, and higher-quality option for “cinematic” virtual reality. But in a market that’s already small, I’m not sure wh
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Hypersonic glide missiles would penetrate existing missile defences The USA, Russia and China are developing a new class of hypersonic ballistic glider weapons, which within a decade, may render most of the world’s nuclear arsenals vulnerable to lightning-fast penetration and attack.Although boost-glide [or hyperglide vehicles (HGVs)] weapons would be launched by ballistic missiles and reach hypersonic speeds of at least Mach 5 or more, they would remain maneuvera
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Safari 10 on macOS Sierra turns off Flash by default Like Google and Microsoft, Apple will be deemphasizing Adobe Flash in its first-party web browser. The next version of Safari, Safari 10, which will be part of macOS Sierra when it comes out for everyone in the fall, will have Flash turned off by default. People will have to turn on Flash for each website they visit and grant it permission to work just once or every time. The news was not part of
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Bika is a sustainable bike rack crafted from pine beetle devastated wood Killwood is introducing Bika: The Perfect Sustainable Bike Rack for Urban Cyclists, crafted from Devastated Wood Killwood Bika is the perfect home centerpiece for design-lovers and cyclists alike. Bika is designed to keep you organized while showcasing your bike as a premium display centerpiece in the home. Bika has storage for gear, and a rare-earth magnet that acts as a dedicated keyholder. The
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Ocean worlds could host life under layers of high-pressure ice Models of ice formation at high pressure suggest there could be habitable liquid water at the bottom of incredibly deep alien oceans
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Rocket coffee table is frozen mid-takeoff Three…two…one…stay there This coffee from Cyprus-based designer Stelios Mousarris is a brilliant little piece of furniture, featuring a circular glass top on five wooden rockets, which are frozen mid-takeoff with cartoonish bubbles of smoke plumes spreading on the ground underneath. Four of the rockets are not attached, so they can be moved into any configuration the heart desires underneat
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10 things Apple didn’t tell you about iOS 10 Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote was jam-packed. While all of Apple’s platforms will receive big updates this fall through software updates, iOS 10 was arguably the most important one, if only because there are over 1 billion iOS devices in active use globally. iOS 10, the “mother of all releases” according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, will come with a mountain of new features such as smarter notifi
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Apple Is Bringing the AI Revolution to Your iPhone Deep learning neural networks typically run on servers, the Internet’s back end. Apple wants to put that kind of AI on your watch. The post Apple Is Bringing the AI Revolution to Your iPhone appeared first on WIRED.
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Nobody Waived the HIPAA Privacy Law in Orlando After All Everyone, including doctors, is confused about the patient privacy law. The post Nobody Waived the HIPAA Privacy Law in Orlando After All appeared first on WIRED.
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VP Biden: Changing Rape Culture Will Take All of Us Violence against women is an epidemic, and this country is a long, long way from eradicating it. The post VP Biden: Changing Rape Culture Will Take All of Us appeared first on WIRED.
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Tesla will soon sell EVs at a Nordstrom store in LA Tesla is about to start selling cars at a Los Angeles outlet of the upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom, according to Fast Company. It will display its Model X SUV inside the tiny, 400 square foot store at The Grove mall starting June 18th, and allow prospects to take test drives with on-site Tesla employees. The company doesn’t yet have a sale license for the location, so if a prospect wants to bu
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A call for consensus standards to ensure the quality of cell lines Mainstays of biomedical research, permanent lines of cloned cells, are used to study the biology of health and disease and to test prospective medical therapies. Yet, all too often, these apparent pillars of bioscience and biotechnology crumble because they are crafted from faulty starting materials: misidentified or cross-contaminated cell lines.
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Researchers release ‘Frankenturtles’ into Chesapeake Bay It was a dark and stormy night in the laboratory, and jagged bolts of lightning lit the sky as Dr. Kaplan and his assistant Bianca stitched the pieces of the lifeless creature back together.
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California ‘street tree’ benefits valued at $1 billion Streets lined with gold? Not exactly, but a new report from the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station estimates trees lining Californian streets and boulevards provide benefits to municipalities and residents worth $1 billion.
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What 300 million users taught Kik about chatbots Traditional chat apps gather metrics around message volume or time spent in app. But as bots begin to enter the chat space in a much bigger way, allowing users to carry out commerce, play games, and meet personalities, Kik thinks it’s time to rethink the metrics used to prove the success of a bot or chat experience. “I think it’s time for some new thinking, and chat is something completely differe
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Siza celebrates with everyone “Two blocks inland on the narrow island is Campo di Marte. Here, back in 1985 architecture history was written, not that many people remember this today: Because it was here that in 1983 Álvaro Siza and Aldo Rossi first teamed up on a construction project. Both had exhibited work in 1976 at the Venice -Biennale, in fact in halls directly adjacent to each other: While Rossi (together with Brun
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HBO brings back Larry David for more ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ hilarity after hiatus Forget curbing anything, and get as excited as you want: At long last, Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back. HBO announced today that the ninth season of the acclaimed comedy series starring Larry David is on its way. With season 8 having aired in September 2011, the hiatus has been a long one. David, however, was finally ready to return. “In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, ‘I left, I did noth
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Focal’s new high-end headphones offer something for most budgets The brand name might not be as well known in the U.S. as in other countries, but Focal has built a solid reputation as a manufacturer of high-end audio gear. If you’re looking for proof of that, look no further than the company’s new trio of headphones, announced on Tuesday. Related: Focal Dimension review Utopia The star of the show is clearly the company’s Utopia reference-grade open-back headph
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Nintendo dives deep into Pokémon Sun and Moon at E3 Pokemon’s back, and with a bang. During Nintendo’s Treehouse live stream at E3 2016, company reps sat down with longtime Pokémon developer Game Freak and revealed a few juicy new details on Sun and Moon, the upcoming twin additions to the endearing monster-hunting series. The play session, which marked the first live demonstration of Sun and Moon, laid out many of the details in full. The new game
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Weltevree Groundfridge It’ll give you storage space equivalent to twenty refrigerators without using one ounce of electricity for cooling. The Weltevree Groundfridge doesn’t need any of the latter since it’s instead cooled by the underground to a relatively constant 50 degrees Fahrenheit — ideal for storing fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and tons of wine. It’s completely air- and watertight so it won’t get infested by any
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No Apple TV? Your iPad can be an Apple Home Hub Apple’s update for HomeKit may make the Apple TV even more important, with its addition of remote access to control things from afar, but it turns out you don’t actually need the set-top box. In an ideal setup – and certainly how Apple presented it at the WWDC keynote this week – the Apple TV running the upcoming version of … Continue reading
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NASA’s Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!Read more…
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You Can Now Design Your Own Fender Guitar From the web to the stage in one month. …Read More »
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Eukaryote process of programmed fork arrest determined A research collaboration between the Medical University of South Carolina, the Institute of Human Genetics in France, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Rockefeller University has revealed the means by which cells accomplish programmed DNA replication arrest. Their results in the June 13, 2016 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describe the conditions that require a r
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Protein structures pave the way for broad-spectrum antifungals Fungal infections can be devastating to human health, killing approximately 150 people every hour, resulting in over a million deaths every year, more than malaria and tuberculosis combined.
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