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These Bluetooth wristbands let you enjoy VR while staying safe in the real world Despite the fascinating experiences offered by virtual reality, it can also be nerve-wracking — especially when you’re worried about crashing into real-world objects while twirling around in a virtual space.  On Tuesday, at E3, accessories maker Nyko unveiled a solution for this literal blind spot in the form of the VR Guardian SEE ALSO: Solve Nightwing’s brutal murder in ‘Batman: Arkham VR’ The
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Crane Suzu Lever-Strike Bicycle Bell Photo: A New Recyclist Crane’s Suzu lever-strike bicycle bell isn’t like that terrible, cheapy bell you had on your bike as a kid. Instead of an annoying brrring-brrring noise, this Japanese-made brass bell produces a bright, clear tone that lingers for a surprising amount of time, in a pleasant way. It’s definitely an attention-getter (though a relatively polite one) when you’re trying to notify
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These Spiky Massage Balls help your feet recover after a long day If you work a job that has you on your feet all day long, then you know how wonderful it is to come home, take off your shoes, and elevate your tootsies. Your feet always take the worst beating throughout the day as they’re moving the weight of your body and fighting gravity. It’s difficult to have enough time and money to make it to a massage therapist, so if you don’t want to put your foot in y
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Can a Person Demand the Government Not Acknowledge Traditional Gender at All? In what appears to be the first ruling of its kind, an Oregon judge has quietly determined that a citizen can legally be identified as neither sex. The person at the heart of the case, Jamie Shupe, was biologically born as a male and had begun hormone treatments to transition to living life as a woman. But ultimately Shupe decided that Shupe felt to be neither male nor female, and according to Th
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Newt Gingrich Misses the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Calls for ‘Similar Steps’ Today Newt Gingrich has now called for a new House Committee on Un-American Activities. That isn’t a little hyperbole that I’m tossing around to get your attention. The former speaker literally invoked the committee—remembered today as a bastion of witch-hunters—as the sort of thing he thinks we need to combat terrorism. “In the late 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt was faced with Nazi penetrat
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Every Device Apple’s Making Obsolete with Its New Operating Systems Yesterday, Apple paraded out iOS 10 and the newly dubbed macOS Sierra, but what they didn’t mention was all the devices that won’t work on the new operating system.http://lifehacker.com/everything-app…Apple’s keeping support strong for a lot of devices, but it’s still cutting a good portion off. Here’s what won’t be able to join the party this fall.iOS 10 Will Not Support These DevicesiPad 1, 2,
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iOS 10 can livestream your games You won’t have to use an Android phone if you want to livestream your mobile gaming sessions. Apple has revealed that iOS 10 will include ReplayKit Live, a feature that livestreams apps in addition to previous recording support. As you might expect, you can also include your own audio or video remarks. You’ll have to wait for both iOS 10 and supporting apps, of course (Mobcrush is one of the first
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Pituitary tissue grown from human stem cells releases hormones in rats Researchers have successfully used human stem cells to generate functional pituitary tissue that secretes hormones important for the body’s stress response as well as for its growth and reproductive functions. When transplanted into rats with hypopituitarism — a disease linked to dwarfism and premature aging in humans — the lab-grown pituitary cells promoted normal hormone release.
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Sheep on Valium Teach Scientists about Anxiety How do you know when a farm animal is unhappy? Animal welfare researchers wish they had easy ways to measure malaise in pigs, or stress in cows. But those tools are lacking—which is why scientists in Australia studied sheep they’d dosed with Valium. “Animals are not able to talk to express their emotions,” says Caroline Lee, an animal welfare scientist at CSIRO in New South Wales. “
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Negative Results, Null Results, or No Results? What happens when a study produces evidence that doesn’t support a scientific hypothesis? Scientists have a few different ways of describing this event. Sometimes, the results of such a study are called ‘null results’. They may also be called ‘negative results’. In my opinion, both of these terms are useful, although I slightly prefer ‘null’ on the grounds that the term ‘negative’ tends to draw an
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Philippe Starck-Designed Hotel Offers Lofts, Arches, Smartphones Very trendy Philippe Starck, the noted French designer behind the iconic Ghost Chair (and a very pretty prefab house) just completed the interiors of the new hotel M Social Singapore. As its name might suggest, the 293-room complex seems to target the digital-loving millennial set, offering constant connectivity plus a whole lot of splashy design ideas. The interiors, infused with bright art thro
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Brick Chapel Channels Light to Enchanting Effect Its structure is based on historic coal ovens used to fire bricks in Argentina The Capilla San Bernardo—by architect Nicolás Campodonico—sits in the Pampa plains of Cordoba, Argentina, on a grove where a 100-year-old rural house once stood. Now, the bricks of that house (as well as new ones) make up the new chapel whose unique form was inspired by Argentinian coal ovens. Two curvilinear walls enc
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Air, land, sea, cyber: NATO adds cyber to operation areas NATO agreed Tuesday to make cyber operations part of its war domain, along with air, sea and land operations, and to beef up the defense of its computer networks.
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Sony brings virtual reality to the masses We’ve known for a while Sony was getting in the virtual reality game, but now we finally have an official date for their new headset: October 13, 2016. During Sony’s E3 Day 0 press event, […]
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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 aw
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Tackle Your Next Home Improvement Project With These DEWALT Power Tool Bundles DEWALT Tool Bundle DealsDad clothes, electric shavers, and now, power tools. Amazon’s going all out on the Father’s Day-themed Gold Box discounts today, and but these DEWALT lithium-ion sets are legitimately great deals.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00…https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01…Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our p
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Why Coding Is Still The Most Important Job Skill Of The Future Computer programming jobs may be declining, but coding is becoming the most in-demand skill across industries.Apart from companies in the technology sector, there are an increasing number of businesses relying on computer code. No wonder that eight of the top 25 jobs this year are tech positions, according to Glassdoor. A software engineer could just as easily find themselves working at Apple, as
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INFOGRAPHIC: Are self-driving cars legal? Self-driving cars are the transportation of the future, but most states in the US haven’t latched onto the idea. Thus far, only four states have laws permitting autonomous driving vehicles though more are expected to follow. With technical and safety issues heavy on their minds, law-makers have made it clear to the automotive industry that certain precautions must be taken before these futuristic
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Watch astronaut Tim Peake explain why somersaults in the ISS don’t make you dizzy Back in December, International Space Station astronaut Tim Peake said he was “yet to master” a somersault in space. Jump forward half a year — just days before his June 18 return to Earth — and Peake’s pulling off more gravity-defying somersaults than Sonic the Hedgehog. On top of that, he’s worked out something interesting: somersaults in space don’t make people dizzy in the same way they do on
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Don’t know what to do tonight? Let Gogobot and its new AI system help There are usually many reasons to stay in on any given night, but with Gogobot, not knowing what to do just isn’t one of them. Since 2010, the popular mobile app has been informing users as to nearby activities and events, and now, it’s upping its game even further by way of artificial intelligence. The app’s latest update heralds the start of a “new breed of intelligent travel,” and wants to make
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‘South Park’ skewers Marvel and DC superhero movies in new video – CNET Cartman and pals make fun of the long wait for a black superhero movie, plus get in a good jab at Star Wars’ J.J. Abrams. It’s all a tease for their new video game.
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Apple envisions transparent augmented-reality device – CNET The gadget would display information on a see-through screen, so you could point the screen at the Golden Gate Bridge, say, and check out the bridge and info about it at the same time.
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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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What do my cravings say about my health? After a stressful day, it’s almost second nature to laze on the couch and drown our sorrows in a bowl of ice-cream or potato chips. Soon, we glance down and realize we’ve managed to consume the entire pint or bag. So, what makes these foods so irresistible — causing us to mindlessly indulge?
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Renewable energy will overtake natural gas by 2027 By 2040, zero-emission energy sources will make up 60% of installed capacity. Wind and solar will account for 64% of the 8.6 terawatts (trillion watts or TW) of new power capacity.And solar and wind will account for almost 60% of the $11.4 trillion invested in energy over the next 25 years, according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance NEO 2016
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German hometown of Trump’s grandparents downplays link to billionaire The birthplace of Donald Trump’s grandparents in southwest Germany has yet to celebrate its ancestral ties to the presumptive Republican candidate for president. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What’s Old Is New Again: Instant Film Makes a Comeback Photographic magic is back. Eight years after Polaroid closed up shop, you can now – thanks to the design whizzes at the Impossible Project – use technology to go back in time to the era of instant film. You may remember the thrill of patiently waiting and watching, waving the tacky damp square of Polaroid film to hasten the drying process, wondering what image would eerily emerge. Fu
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Video: Inside the Austrian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale In this video, Jesús Granada takes us inside the Austrian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The exhibition, titled Orte Für Menschen (Places for People), focuses on the creation of innovative housing solutions required to handle Austria’s current refugee crisis. The pavilion displays three projects currently underway in Vienna, where three architect teams have been paired with NGOs to conv
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Antiphonal singing in indris “How to get noticed as a singer?” isn’t only a concern for young people aspiring to a career in the music industry. Young indris, critically endangered lemurs from Madagascar, sing in antiphony with their choirmates to increase their chances of getting noticed by rival groups, according to a new study in Frontiers in Neuroscience.
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Wall Street Journal Publishes Ad Bashing Its Own Climate Change Editorial Position The world’s largest oil company ExxonMobil is on the record as favoring a revenue neutral carbon tax. Just prior to the U.N. Paris climate change conference in December, the company observed: When it comes to policies for putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions, we believe their effectiveness will be determined by how closely they hew to certain core principles. Among these are uniformity of
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Researchers improve biosensors to detect E. coli Washington State University researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria.
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Massive heat dome to scorch the Southwest, could smash longstanding records An unusually severe heat wave is projected to roast the Southwest beginning late this week and lasting into next. At the peak of the heat, Phoenix may come close to its all-time record high temperature of 122 degrees Fahrenheit, with extraordinary heat in Las Vegas and Death Valley, California as well. Even Los Angeles could hit 100 degrees on Sunday and Monday.  The heat wave will come courtesy
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Interactive crystal sculptures feature in Swarovski Designers of the Future Award commissions Design Miami/Basel 2016: an interactive wave of tiles and a crystallophone are among the 2016 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award commissions, revealed yesterday at Design Miami/Basel (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Epic Rap Battle: Bond vs. Powers (PG-13 Language) The man with a license to kill takes on the man with the mojo, as James Bond and Austin Powers duke it out to see who can be the more cunning linguist. Now let’s do Blofeld vs. Dr. Evil. Or Blofeld’s kitty vs. Mr. Bigglesworth. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: The Empire Strikes BondFacts About James BondBond Villains Love to LaughWatch Spectre with Daniel CraigDanie
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Pendleton National Park Collection Blankets To celebrate the centennial anniversary of our National Park system, Pendleton has created a commemorative collection of custom blankets and other goods. A portion of the proceeds from the collection is donated directly to park restoration projects. For purchase information, Click Here
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iMessage apps in iOS 10 will have subscriptions, and they’ll be a lot like native apps Apps for iMessage are coming in iOS 10, and they’ll be a lot like standalone, native apps. You’ll even be able to subscribe to them. During a session at WWDC, Apple went into detail about how in-app payments work, especially with regard to the new subscription model. As it turns out, all existing subscription models and purchase features via StoreKit will be available for iMessage apps. At its cor
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We Finally Know What Causes Volcanic Lightning Image: Martin Ritze Volcanic lightning is one of nature’s most epic displays, but what exactly causes the phenomenon is a longstanding mystery. Now, by studying high-speed footage of electrified volcanic outbursts at Mount Sakurajima, scientists have arrived at an answer—and it points to a new method for predicting powerful eruptions.Read more…
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The Week in iOS Accessories: Charge! Power to the peopleThis week’s roundup includes a number of new ways to ensure you’ve always got power available for your iPhone and iPad.bKey bKey ($25 MSRP) is a tiny emergency backup battery for your phone—“no bigger than a car key and designed to look like one.” It holds 350mAh in reserve, which should give you 45 minutes of talk time. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please
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Siri in iOS 10 will only work with six types of third-party apps (and not Spotify) If you were hoping iOS 10 would make Siri smart enough to answer any type of voice command, get ready for Siri to answer back, “not so fast.” According to Apple’s programming guide, the all-new Siri SDK, or SiriKit, will initially support only six types of third-party app services: audio/video calling, messaging, sending and receiving payments, searching photos, starting workouts, and booking r
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Migraine as a risk marker for stroke, heart attack A team of researchers has now been able to establish the following: female migraine patients have a higher risk of stroke or heart attacks than women without migraine. Their findings are based on an analysis of data collected as part of the US-based Nurses’ Health Study II.
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Bahrain suspends main Shiite opposition group amid crackdown on protesters from 2011 Arab Spring Bahrain’s largest opposition Shiite group, Al-Wefaq, has been closed down by a local court in the midst of a widening crackdown on activists that took part in the 2011 Arab Spring protests by the country’s Sunni-ruled government. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Car Hacker’s Handbook digs into automotive data security  In the coming age of autonomous cars, connected cars, and cars that can communicate with each other, the city’s infrastructure, our phones, and the entire internet of things, data security is going to be paramount. That’s why Craig Smith, who has spent 20 years working in banking and healthcare digital security, wrote The Car Hacker’s Handbook: A Guide for the Penetration Tester. Read More
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CarPlay at WWDC: Rearrange or Hide Apps, Apple Music Makeover, Alternate Routing, and More While most of the WWDC 2016 keynote was focused on iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and new versions of tvOS and watchOS, Apple also made a number of CarPlay-related announcements during the two-hour presentation. First, the new Apple Maps appearance on iOS 10 and some new features extend to the dashboard. If there is a lot of traffic ahead, for example, CarPlay will now proactively provide you with alte
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Remove Berry Stains From Clothing With a Boiling Water Flush A handful of berries is a great snack, but one dropped berry or thoughtless wipe of your juice-covered hands can leave your clothing stained. If you act quickly, a little boiling water can keep the red stain from setting in your favorite garments, even whites.A good stain remover will take out a stubborn stain once it sets, but it’s better to address the stain as soon as it happens, and Jo First a
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Blood pressure medications reduce stroke, heart attack in peritoneal dialysis patients Two classes of blood pressure medications are associated with a 16 percent lower risk of cardiovascular events in patients who are undergoing peritoneal dialysis.
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Sony stole the show in the battle of the E3 press events It’s not so hard to figure out that Sony stole the show in the battle of the press conferences at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). I’ve attended all five major press events for Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony, and it’s easy to see that Sony had the most crowd-pleasing surprises. That’s all the more surprising because Microsoft announced two new pieces of hardware — t
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New nanocrystal material turns infrared into visible light Humans can’t see into the infrared like some animals, but we may soon be able to easily convert infrared into light we can see. Researchers from Germany have succeeded in creating a new […]
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Nissan’s 2020 fuel-cell plans put bio-ethanol in the tank Nissan is getting into the fuel-cell car business, but unlike rivals like Toyota and Honda, it’s not looking to hydrogen to power its environmentally-friendly vehicle. Instead, Nissan is looking to harness bio-ethanol electric power, using a range of different fuels – including some sourced from sugarcane or corn – to power an electric car. It’s called an e-Bio Fuel Cell, … Continue reading
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Study compares effectiveness of weight-loss drugs In an analysis that included nearly 30,000 overweight or obese adults, compared with placebo, orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide were each associated with achieving at least 5 percent weight loss at 52 weeks, and phentermine-topiramate and liraglutide were associated with the highest odds of achieving at least 5 percent weight loss, according to a s
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Common Core Fails to Prepare Students for College and Workforce, Says New Study A new report by ACT—the organization the oversees university admissions tests—found that college instructors and employers are not satisfied with the Common Core Standards. Both groups feel the standards fail to prepare students for both college and the workplace. The research is based on the ACT National Curriculum Survey, which asks educators at numerous levels which skills are valued in the c
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Social Justice Classes, New Zelda Game, Was Omar Mateen Gay? P.M. Links A black sixth grader is suing her school after a group of boys put a rope around her neck and dragged her, causing scars. FBI investigating Omar Mateen’s sexuality. President Obama calls Donald Trump “dangerous.” At UMass-Amherst, “social justice training” is a prerequisite. Read Popehat (and Reason contributing editor) Ken White on why Peter Thiel’s crusade against Gawker is
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Defending Due Process for Pre-Criminals, and Criticizing Mike Rowe’s Anti-Passion Absolutism Late last night I appeared on the Fox News program Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue, talking mostly about the Orlando shooting and bad policy recommendations thereof, but also about Dirty Jobs impresario Mike Rowe’s exhortation to not follow your passion, which I disagreed with. My fellow guests were former Reagan foreign policy hand K.T. McFarland, libertarian comedian Dave Smith, and Democratic political
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Opening Siri to developers should make the A.I. system smarter By the nature of artificial intelligence, Apple’s virtual assistant Siri needs a lot more data and a lot more people using it to get dramatically smarter.That’s what Apple is shooting for by bringing Siri to the Mac desktop and opening it to third-party developers. With more people using the smart digital assistant, Siri could become the service that it was expected to be.With Apple pushing ahea
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Star Trek Risk Will Finally Determine Who’s the Best Starfleet Captain of All Time The Kirk vs. Picard debate will wage on in internet forums for centuries to come, but you can settle it at home by gathering your friends around a table and going head-to-head with Star Trek Risk. It pits your favorite Starfleet captains against each other including Kirk, Picard, Sisko, and Janeway. Jonathan Archer is also in the game.USAopoly helps celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this
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The abilities and limitations of SiriKit, Siri’s olive branch to other apps Enlarge / The types of apps that can take advantage of the newly opened Siri. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Siri is opening up. Kind of. Apple’s “intelligent personal assistant” came before Google Now and Cortana and Alexa, but all of those assistants have caught up to and lapped Siri in one important way: they let third-party applications and services use them to do stuff. As it stand
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Captain Hook I’m Hooked Ladies’ Tank – Exclusive Off the Hook. One handed pirate with a drinking problem happens to be just our type, thankyouverymuch. $19.99
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Stress out your system with new 3DMark tests for identifying faulty hardware Want to check the reliability and stability of your freshly built or store-bought desktop? Want to see if that new graphics card will wreak havoc on your system? You can now find out quickly and easily by using the new dedicated stress test feature in Futuremark’s 3DMark benchmarking software. Thanks to this added solution, desktop owners now have an easy way to determine if better cooling is need
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House Democrats decry ‘faux concern’ of Orlando moment of silence Several House Democrats are done with moments of silence.  The United States House of Representatives held a moment of silence on Monday for the 49 who were killed in a massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday morning, after which Himes and other Democrats shouted in protest at the lack of action by legislators after the fact. SEE ALSO: Orlando attack is a ‘wake-up call’ to stop dehumaniz
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Is Apple’s New Meditation App More Full of Shit Than Deepak Chopra? Hundreds of so-called “mindfulness” apps already clutter the web. Now Apple is integrating such an app into its watch, and pitching it with a quote from new-age garbage peddler Deepak Chopra—just a few days after Chopra introduced his own mindfulness app. During WWDC yesterday, Apple introduced Breathe for the Apple Watch. By reminding users to take deep breaths throughout the day and leading them
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People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s share the memories they don’t want to forget What would you never want to forget? Cut Video asked six people, ages 51 to 70, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about some of their memories.  Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that affects the memory, so of the many questions Cut Video asked, perhaps the most heartbreaking was what things the participants didn’t ever want to forget. While each person answered differently, there was one c
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Database corruption erases 100,000 Air Force investigation records Apparently, backing up the database is not covered in this document. The database of the Air Force’s Automated Case Tracking System (ACTS)—which is used by the Air Force Inspector General’s Office to manage investigations into complaints from whistleblowers of waste, fraud, and abuse; Freedom Of Information Act requests; and congressional inquiries—has become corrupted, rendering over 100,000
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Obama blasts Trump over Muslim comments during ISIS speech President Barack Obama held the first press conference on the military campaign against Islamic State since the terrorist attack the group inspired in Florida. A significant portion was devoted to attacking presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Scala is the new golden child  Tooling in the data science community evolves quickly, and picking the right tool for a job — not to mention a career — can often be divisive. Which tools should you try to master? What is the proper balance between difficulty, relevance and potential? If it’s not already, Scala deserves a place at or near the top of your to-learn list Read More
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JETech iPad mini 4 case With the release of the iPad mini 4, Apple did not update its smart case. It sells a Smart Cover and a protective back. The major downside to this setup is what Apple charges for it. They charge $40 for the Smart Cover and $60 for the silicon back. This brings your case purchase up to $100! I’m usually a fan of premium quality cases, but $100 is way overpriced. For my wife’s iPad mini 4, I picked
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Genetic secrets of algae provide vital insight into coral bleaching A UNSW Australia-led team of researchers has identified genes that allow some algae living in corals to tolerate higher ocean temperatures than others. The genes could act as markers to understand the risk of coral bleaching in different areas of tropical reefs including the Great Barrier Reef.
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Yingliang Stone Archive / Atelier Alter Courtesy of Atelier Alter Architects: Atelier Alter Location: Beijing city Chaoyang District Beiyuan North Qu Winery International Art District F1-1001, China Principals In Charge: Xiaojun Bu Yingfan Zhang Design Team: Kai Qin, Zhenwei Li, Dehu Du, Tongwei Liu Area: 472.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier Alter Civil/Structure/Mep Engineer
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Hands-on with Microsoft’s new Xbox One controller: Bluetooth, better grip, and improved thumbsticks Microsoft is now on the third revision of its standard Xbox One controller, and it’s a noticeable improvement. The company revealed the gamepad during its media briefing prior to the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles, and GamesBeat went used it while playing Gears of War 4. While I noticed a few obvious improvements, Microsoft claims the device, which is still $60, packs a few
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Our First Solid Details About Japan’s Next Godzilla Movie Sure, we might have seen Shin Godzilla in action already, but even then, we didn’t actually know all that much about the King of the Monsters’ latest film. But now the first few details about Japan’s newest Godzilla film have arrived, including the fact that it’s a full reboot of the kaiju franchise. Read more…
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The WellBe bracelet claims it can pinpoint the people that stress you out the most We’ve got fitness wearables to track all kinds of bodily functions, but what about tracking when you’re hanging out with someone stressful? The WellBe claims to be the world’s first “anti-stress biofeedback bracelet and app.” It monitors wearers’ heart rate and employs a “patent-pending algorithm” to determine stress levels. What exactly this algorithm does is unclear; WellBe
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Equipment-as-a-service pushes the frontier of IIoT The hottest new arrival in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space is equipment-as-a-service, which is radically revolutionizing  predictive maintenance practices. A new Lux Research report, entitled “Predictive Maintenance: The Art of Uptime,” discusses how IIoT is helping introduce new predictive maintenance (PdM) solutions for industrial equipment around the world. More significantly, t
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Dissident’s daughter The daughter of dissident Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, talks to the BBC’s Juliana Liu about her father’s new memoir.
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SaltedEats lets you take a crack at cooking your favorite chef’s signature dish You know that one dish at your favorite restaurant you just can’t live without? What if you could make it from the comfort of your own home? Before you roll your eyes and think “there’s no way I can replicate Butchers and Babers’ porcini-crusted rib eye,” take a moment to check out the newest on-demand cooking service, SaltedEats. Founded by the Los Angeles-based entrepreneur Jeff Appelbaum, Salte
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Boston teens introduce smart shade for fighting seasonal affective disorder While those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying long summer days, thoughts of cold, dark months and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) are easy to put out of our minds. A team of Boston teens, however, has been focused on battling this common form of depression. Their solution? The Smile Shade, a sunlamp that doubles as a roll-up window shade. The group consists of four high school studen
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What a Hiring Manager Is Actually Thinking During Your Interview Whether you’ve interviewed over one million times or can count on one hand how many times you’ve been face-to-face with a hiring manager, the process is always stressful. Not only are you trying your hardest to present the very best version of yourself, you’re also attempting to read your audience and gather as much information as you can about the role, the company culture, and the organization i
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Apple needed to make a standalone HomeKit app HomeKit, Apple’s platform for the Internet of Things, was introduced in 2014. Last year, hardware makers finally started selling devices with companion apps that supported the architecture. But the one thing missing from that platform was an accompanying app built by Apple. Instead, the company decided to let developers take care of that. Apple set up the framework and third parties were supposed
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Texas Traffic Signs Hacked With Anti-Trump and Anti-Hillary Messages An anonymous reader writes: Someone is hacking the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) electronic message boards and displaying anti-Trump and anti-Hillary messages. For example, one message read “DONALD TRUMP IS A … SHAPE SHIFTING LIZARD!” while the other read “HILLARY FOR PRISON.” The hacker appears to be a supporter of Bernie Sanders, displaying “BERNIE FOR PRE
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NATO boosts build-up in E. Europe, confirms deployment of four multinational battalions After a NATO meeting in Brussels, the alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, confirmed that it plans to deploy four multinational battalions in the Baltic States and Poland, while President Putin has ordered snap inspections for Russia’s military. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Girl stabbed in France by man trying to ‘make sacrifice for Ramadan’ A teenage girl was seriously injured in a stabbing attack in western France when a man assaulted her on the street. The attacker, who has a history of psychiatric problems, claimed that he needed to make “a sacrifice for Ramadan.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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This snapshot of an alien exoplanet might be a big first for astronomy The star of the above glamour shot is a star named CVSO 30, which is 1,200 light-years from Earth and located just a smidge north of Orion’s belt. But if you squint, you’ll see a tiny brown dot just above CVSO 30. That brown dot has been the subject of much excitement in the astronomy world. It’s a special brown dot. In fact, it’s an exoplanet that scientists are calling CVSO 30c, and it’s the se
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Social Media as a Tool for Transparency | Mikel Porter | TEDxMarcusHighSchool Social Media is a growing form of communication. While its use can be controversial, harnessing Social Media to promote encouragement and accountability can have profound affects on it’s users. In this talk, Mikel Porter shares her personal struggle and daily victories using social media as a springboard for hope. Mikel Porter is a minister at First Baptist Church, mother of 3 girls and wife of a
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Is Pollution Justifiable? | Parth Dhruve | TEDxEastBrunswickHighSchool “POLLUTION?” A TWIST ON A COMMON STANDPOINT ON ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT ISSUES OF OUR TIME: POLLUTION, IS IT ALL BAD? Parth Dhruve is a junior at East Brunswick High School. An avid history student, he takes a special interest in international affairs, participating in East Brunswick’s Model United Nations program. He also describes himself as “thinking against the grain”, enj
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Can we create a world without disease? | Max Welling | TEDxTwenteU Can we do more to improve our healthcare system? Professor Max Welling argues: “Yes We Can” using three breakthrough technologies to analyze data from machine learning. Implementing a new evidence based healthcare system will take a level of ambition and vision similar to that of the Apollo missions almost 50 years ago, but if successful it has the potential to save many lives and bring
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Radical Design For Environmental Health | Natalie Jeremijenko | TEDxSydney Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist, engineer, inventor and academic. She’s never subscribed to the idea that art and science don’t mix. Her many extraordinary experiments have a serious intent – to improve the health of the planet. She believes that the great challenge of the 21st century is to reimagine and redesign our relationship to natural systems. One of America’s brightest digital pioneers, N
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Evolution of Motion Design | Ming Tai | TEDxCPP With everything moving to technology, how are other industries starting to cater to this change. Within the tech industry there are multiple platforms that design has a hand in. How can we keep people engaged within this new field? Ming Tai is the Assoc. Professor and Director of Motion Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He has over 14 years of experience as a teacher and mentor.
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City Development Strategies Maslow’s Theory in Practice | Vít Rakušan | TEDxNárodníTechnickáKnihovna From Maslow to the ban of gambling. Mayor of Kolín explains how to get two-thirds of votes in the local elections. Mayor of Kolín since 2010. Studied German, History and School Administration. His success at helm of the Kolín Town Hall was apparent when, in 2014 elections, the “Change for Kolín” alliance received an unprecedented 64% of all votes. This talk was given at a TEDx event usin
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All the Things A Home Router Can Do | Ondřej Filip | TEDxNárodníTechnickáKnihovna A home router or other digital appliances are usually bought, set up, and forgotten. However, they often open a window into our households and attract uninvited guests. Fortunately, there are ways to keep such guests away. CEO of CZ.NIC which manages the.cz national Internet domain. He is a board member of several international organizations. He studied information technology at the Faculty of Mat
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Rethinking future rehabilitation for wounded warriors | Vibhavari Jani | TEDxICC This talk challenges viewers to reconsider the mental health rehabilitation methods for men and women who served their country. Vibhavari Jani was trained as an architect, interior designer, painter, singer, and as a dancer and currently serves as an associate professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Design (APDesign) at Kansas State University (KSU). She is the author of “Diversity
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Weed Killing Steamer gets rid of weeds sans poison If there is one thing that is sure in life, it would be death and taxes, and for those of us who happen to own a wee bit of land in our front lawn or backyard, there is also the very real possibility that weeds will be part of your chores from time to time around the home. There are many different ways to get rid of weeds, or you can simply cement over the lawn, but if you would still like to have
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Outdoor Obelisk Torches light up your home with an ancient look So, you happen to be on a roll when it comes to brightening up your home with new additions to the mix, and by that, I do mean home improvements in terms of new accessories and items to freshen up the look of the place. If you are wondering just what kind of lights that you would like to have in your backyard or front lawn, fret not – the $139.95 Outdoor Obelisk Torches are here to add an ancient
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Vizio reveals new home theater sound bar range When it comes to having a decent home theater system, there are many different players out there in the market who are vying for a slice of the pie, which is good news for consumers since this means there are many different options to pick from. Apart from good visuals, one should also look into making sure that audio works great on their end as well. With so many sound bars out there in the marke
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Apple’s new file management system is a hands-down winner for everyone Consumers (read: probably you) don’t typically dig into their file system; they only get upset when they run out of space on their computer. That’s part of the reason Apple created its new, proprietary file system — and it’s pretty awesome. What the Apple File System (APFS) does isn’t easy to nail down in one sentence, because it does so much (and apparently really well). The first thing to note i
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Gravitational Wave Scientists Astounded–by Your Interest Caltech’s Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever and MIT’s Rainer Weiss were the founders of the LIGO experiment that detected gravitational waves. They were just awarded the Kavli Prize in… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Check out these 12 beautiful apps that just won Apple Design Awards Apple is all about style, so to win a design award from the company is a pretty big deal indeed. A total of 12 Apple Design Award winners were announced at WWDC this year for their attractive apps. This is actually the nineteenth year that Apple has handed out Design Awards, and the trophies have certainly gone to some worthy winners this year. Check out the winners for Apple’s design awards below
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The Jobs Where You Can Expect to Retire Early, but Not Because of Money When most of us think of “early retirement,” we think about living the easy life, but many people who “retire” early do so because their jobs are physically demanding, and difficult. This new study from the University of Michigan highlights the jobs where you can expect to retire early (or later) for whatever reason.The full text of the study is linked below, but the folks at PayScale highlighted
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E3 2016 | Our top ten favorite titles of gaming’s biggest show A brand new Zelda, Resident Evil in VR, and more.This year’s E3 showed a gaming industry that’s in transition to new technologies such as VR and 4K. At Sony’s conference, the company placed a huge focus on its PlayStation VR technology with a release date planned for October and 50 titles by the end of the year. Microsoft showed off a slimmer Xbox and previewed Project Scorpio, which they say will
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This startup may have built the world’s fastest networking switch chip Networking has undergone radical changes in the past few years, and two startup launches this week show the revolution isn’t over yet. Barefoot Networks is making what it calls a fully programmable switch platform. It came out of stealth mode on Tuesday, the same day 128 Technology emerged claiming a new approach to routing. Both say they’re rethinking principles that haven’t changed since the
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The momentum for OLED laptops and tablet PCs has faded Innovative laptops and tablet PCs with snazzy OLED screens took CES by storm back in January. The sleek devices promised sharper colors while providing longer battery life.Five months later, that early momentum seems to have come to a screeching halt. OLED screens aren’t reaching laptops and tablets as quickly as they are reaching large-screen TVs, mobile devices, and wearables.Shipment issues h
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Microsoft keeps making this Xbox mistake: Pushing the platform, and not the games Microsoft is committing the same sin today that it did with the launch of the Xbox One: The focus of a game console shouldn’t be about the platform, but the games. Compare the first images shown off at Microsoft’s press conference, and then at Sony’s. Microsoft launched its new Xbox One S console in the first few seconds, while Sony (following a long introduction by an in-house orchestra) led o
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Office Furniture Goes Modular in New Herman Miller Collection “Plex” was designed in collaboration with London studio Industrial Facility Though the modern office has changed, office furniture has remained pretty much the same. A few companies, focusing on both ergonomics and sustainability, have set out to change that, but such progress seems slow and hard-won. At this year’s NeoCon furnishings show in Chicago, U.S. furniture stalwart Herman Miller unveile
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‘Traffic-light’ and numeric calorie labels cut calorie consumption by 10 percent When researchers added color-coded or numeric calorie labels to online food ordering systems, the total calories ordered was reduced by about 10 percent when compared to menus featuring no calorie information at all. The study is the first to evaluate the effect of ‘traffic-light’ calorie labeling in the increasingly common setting of ordering meals online.
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Young African-American adults are less susceptible to delirium in ICU than Caucasians African-American ICU patients age 18 to 50 are less susceptible to delirium than similarly aged Caucasians or than either African-American or Caucasian ICU patients age 50 or older, the first study to evaluate the relationship between race and intensive care unit delirium has found.
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francesco faccin’s bronze furniture for nilufar gallery is cast from planks of wood the italian designer has realized ‘serial planks’, a series presented during design miami/ basel 2016. The post francesco faccin’s bronze furniture for nilufar gallery is cast from planks of wood appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Good news! The internet is staying the same in the US – CNET A big battle between telecoms and the FCC is settled. Net neutrality is safe for now.
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Oracle pledges $3 million to help girls learn science, math and tech – CNET The business-software maker worked with the White House to donate $200 million to support computer science education in the US. Now it’s adding even more to focus on women’s education.
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Argentina ex-minister arrested over cash bags at monastery An ex-government minister in Argentina was arrested after he was spotted trying to hide millions of dollars in cash in a monastery.
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Scout Overland Kitchen It doesn’t matter where you’ve parked your vehicle: the Scout Overland Kitchen ensures you can cook a proper meal right out of your truck. Built with an aluminum frame and…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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The elusive Baghdadi? ISIS leader rumored dead in airstrike Multiple media outlets have reported that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), has been killed in a US coalition airstrike. However, the Pentagon and Iraqi military have declined to confirm the claim. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Making a Bearing Glow Maker johnnyq90 was playing around with a ceramic bearing and compressed air to see how fast he could make it spin, when he discovered something pretty awesome. As the bearing approaches extreme speeds, some phenomenon causes it to glow. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Balloon vs. Liquid NitrogenMelting Pennies in the SunRed Hot Ball vs. TinselRed Hot Ball vs. Nokia 3310Red Hot Ball
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Totally Savage Driver Uses Smoke Screen and Throws Spikes at the Police During Car Chase Ripped straight from the wild scenes of a car chase in a spy movie that’s way too unrealistic, this most baddest of asses used a shield of smoke and threw spikes at the police car that was chasing him. Read more…
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Money Does Buy Happiness as Long as Purchases Fit Your Personality While money may not be the key to happiness, it sure can help. A recent study suggests the trick is to be true to yourself.The study, led by Sandra C. Matz at the University of Cambridge, and published in the journal Psychological Science, used data from more than 76,000 transactions, and found that purchases of material goods and services only made people happy when they were in line with people’
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Road Warrior: 20 Car Camping Essentials Everything you need to make the next glamping trip a success.
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NSA exploring data collection from Internet of Things, including biomedical devices The National Security Agency is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence — including the possibility of exploiting internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers, according to a senior official. […] When asked if the entire scope of the Internet of Things — billions of interconnected devices — would be “a security nightmare or a signals intelligence bonanza,” [Richard Led
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Ancient Rome Inspired this New Collection of Sculptural Home Decor Objects include pitchers, lighting, and cabinetry Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin, the Italian duo behind the Amsterdam-based Studio Formafantasma, have created collection of delicate but sculptural pitchers, lighting, storage units, and other objects inspired by their recent travels in Rome. The Delta collection takes its inspiration (and name) from the Tiber river and sediments and other d
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UV filters degrade image quality? Consider this photo myth busted Have you ever heard someone talk about UV filters degrading or ruining image quality on digital cameras? This photo myth has been around for ages in the photography community, with pixel peepers — photographers who heavily inspect images in ways that normal people wouldn’t — constantly talking about how these filters could negatively affect the image quality you would get out of a given camera and
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Students’ homemade Raspberry Pi 3D scanner turns light paintings into holograms Light painting just got a three-dimensional upgrade with a new invention called HoloPainting. Students from the St. Pölten University of Applied Science, in Vienna, Austria, developed the technique for a graduate project under the auspices of a time-lapse and film production company, FilmSpektakel (via PetaPixel) HoloPainting, which creates animated, three-dimensional holograms consisting of pure
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Telegram rolls out message drafts, picture in picture for iOS, video player for Android Telegram, a messaging app with an end-to-end encrypted Secret Chat mode, today announced the launch of message drafts. It’s something that’s come to Twitter on mobile but that’s not available in many messaging apps. “Unfinished messages are now clearly visible in the chats list, and the chat with an unsent draft will move to the top,” Telegram said in a blog post. “What’s more — all your drafts ar
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Reiulf Ramstad: The Nordic Way of Building Learn about the intriguing philosophy and projects of the award-winning Norwegian Reiulf Ramstad Architects in this Louisiana Channel interview with its founder, Reiulf Ramstad
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When Social Justice Education Is Mandatory, But Math Is Not At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, studying “social justice” is a prerequisite for graduation. Students are required to take two diversity courses, according to The College Fix. One of the purposes of these courses is to encourage students to “create change toward social justice,” according to UMass-Amherst’s website. The College Fix is also reporting that Wayne St
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It ain’t over ‘til it’s over: 3 California counties flip to Sanders as DC votes in final primary While America’s focus has been on the Orlando massacre, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has quietly won three counties that were originally credited to his opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the California primary. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Facebook post claiming Orlando shooter didn’t act alone sparks online outrage In the wake of the Orlando massacre, social media has been alight with people airing their thoughts on the incident, but a post claiming shooter Omar Mateen wasn’t the only gunman in Pulse has sparked particularly vociferous debate and outrage online. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hundreds evacuated as police sweep 5 railway stations in Moscow after bomb threats Police evacuated over a thousand people from five of Moscow’s major railway hubs on Tuesday night after an apparently false bomb threat was received. It comes amid tightened security at train stations in the wake of recent terror attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rapha releases a new set of bikepacking bags with Apidura A lightweight and more functional alternative to the traditional pannier.Photo: RaphaIf you plan on hitting the open road on your favorite two-wheeler, you might want to equip yourself with Rapha and Apidura’s new collaboration. The two companies have teamed up on a set of lightweight touring packs that are designed for attaching to your handlebar and saddle for weather-resistant storage on the go
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Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup is a total joke that isn’t funny Vladimir Putin’s 2014 Olympics in Russia were a farce. Political activists and gay and lesbian athletes were openly repressed during the Winter Games in Sochi. The event’s massively inflated budget brought to life insider excess and croneyism.  Coupled with the geopolitical shenanigans of Putin’s Kremlin, it was all enough for me to ask if Russia even deserves to host the 2018 World Cup as planne
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Modern mussel shells much thinner than 50 years ago Shells of California mussels collected from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington in the 1970s are on average 32 percent thicker than modern specimens, according to a new study published by University of Chicago biologists.
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Local Rock House / Pattersons © Simon Devitt Architects: Pattersons Location: Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand Design Director: Andrew Patterson Project Manager: Peter Scott Area: 395.0 sqm Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Simon Devitt Team: Davor Popadich, Shane Taylor, Andrew Patterson Interior: Jenny Marshall Landscape: Suzanne Turley Builder: Davidson Construction Ltd Engi
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10 Annoying Problems with Big Blockbuster Movie Franchises Blockbuster movie franchises are totally fun! Watching famous actors save the world is always a great recipe for enjoyment. But then again, having too many famous actors dress up as so many different superheroes can get really tiring, really fast. How many times does Captain Iron What’s His Face Man have to rescue us, anyway?Screen Rant lists what it thinks are the 10 most annoying problems with b
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The new IKEA Museum will open its doors on June 30 Although the gargantuan stores of IKEA can already be public museums themselves, the Swedish retailer is preparing for the official opening of the IKEA Museum on June 30 in their Älmhult stomping grounds. Originally expected to open last fall, the 7,000 square-meter museum will showcase the company’s history and widespread influence that spans more than 70 years.The four levels of the museum will
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Resources found in macOS Sierra hint at upcoming OLED touch bar, Touch ID support, more Hidden inside all of the changes that are coming with macOS Sierra are several notable additions to the developer side of things. On Apple’s API differences webpage, you can see several new resources that hint at potential features that could be coming with future Macs, including that OLED touch bar and Touch ID support. more…Filed under: Mac Tagged: MacBook Pro, OLED touch bar, Touch ID
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Why Apple isn’t talking about virtual reality just yet SAN FRANCISCO — Anyone who was at Apple’s 2016 World Wide Developers Conference keynote will tell you it was jam-packed with software platform information. But it was also notable for what it didn’t contain. There were no hardware teases. No Apple Car mentions (aside from the Siri-CarPlay updates). And perhaps most tellingly, no virtual reality or augmented reality promises, even as just about ev
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Are you frustrated with connecting your camera via HDMI? Try these ribbon cables If you have ever had to connect your TV or some sort of external monitor or recorder to your digital camera, then you know the frustration of having to work with mini and micro variations of the HDMI connection. These tiny connectors are not ideal for having a big and likely heavy cable pulling on them, which can cause connection issues. There are many interesting ways that videographers have deve
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First phase 1 human aging reversal trials (GDF, Myostatin) in a year or two and George Church discusses how to affordably rejuvenate the whole body The new goal is to reverse aging, not only in animals, but in humans. And age reversal is essential, as significant age-related disruption has already occurred in most people due to changes in our gene expression profiles.Gene expression patterns change with age. This influences the rate at which an individual ages, and also determines what senile disorders they are likely to contract. But innovat
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Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do—or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you can turn to behavioral science to give you a leg up. Here’s what the latter has to say about
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Astronomers want to deploy 5,000 tiny robots to help build a 3D map of the universe No, it’s not a summer blockbuster: the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s really has designed an astronomy system calling for an array of 5,000 robots intended to seek out new galaxies and build a massive 3D map of the universe. Named DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument), the eventual project is hoped to transform our understanding of dark matter and our own gala
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Everest woman Record-breaking climber Lhakpa Sherpa, a housekeeper from the US, has conquered Mount Everest seven times but says she’s not done yet.
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Dino Sphere – Bioluminescent Plankton Mini Aquarium A glass sphere filled with tiny bioluminescent dinoflagellate marine plankton that photosynthesize light during the day and brightly glow blue at night when gently swirled – no batteries required.Click Here For Complete Details
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Bern your enthusiasm: Sanders double scores new role as ‘Curb’ returns As the US presidential primary season winds down, Bernie Sanders’ best impersonator has announced his next move. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Italian priest slammed for not allowing autistic child to receive Holy Communion A priest has been described as “ignorant” by Italian education undersecretary Davide Faraone for refusing to let a ten-year-old child receive Holy Communion, an important sacrament in the Catholic religion, because she is autistic. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hold onto your butts: Swiss town steps up war on litter Smokers beware: it’s not just cancer that will cost you! A Swiss town will fine you if you don’t put your butts in the bin. After being lax on litterers, the town of Porrentruy is getting tough and introducing fines. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How U.S. Commuters Differ from Commuters in Other Countries American commuters have different habits and spend a different portion of their income on car commuting than their counterparts in other developed nations.Read More
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‘Walls of hatred’ Separatists in Indian-administered Kashmir are opposing plans to settle displaced Kashmiri Hindus in exclusive colonies, as the BBC’s Geeta Pandey reports from Srinagar.
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Alejandro Aravena – Can Half a Good House Become a Home? Alejandro Aravena, the winner of architecture’s Pritzker Prize, has sparked a debate about how to best shelter the global poor
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Hold the celebrations, the fight for net neutrality isn’t over Today, a federal appeals court ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has the authority to reclassify internet service providers (ISP’s) as “common carriers,” meaning, the agency is within its power to regulate them much in the same way it regulates telephone providers. “After a decade of debate and legal battles, today’s ruling affirms the Commission’s ability to enforce the stron
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After net neutrality loss, ISPs get ready to take case to Supreme Court The next stop for net neutrality? (credit: Joe Ravi (CC-BY-SA 3.0)) Today’s court decision upholding net neutrality rules is a huge legal milestone for the Federal Communications Commission’s attempt to more strictly regulate Internet service providers. But as you might expect, the fight is not over, and it could end up being decided by the Supreme Court. The FCC won a 2-1 decision (full text)
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Stark photo could show newly discovered alien planet circling its star A fascinating photo shows what could be a newly discovered planet circling a star 1,200 light-years from Earth. In 2012, scientists discovered that the star, called CVSO 30, hosts at least one possible exoplanet, named CVSO 30b. But this image, released on Monday, shows evidence of another world — dubbed CVSO 30c for now — that may also be circling the star, according to the European Southern Obs
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Facebook Messenger gets built-in SMS support, again Facebook has released an update to its Messenger app on Android that brings SMS support into the fold, allowing you to chat with your friends off Facebook Messenger without jumping back and forth between chat interfaces. SMS support was originally built into the app back in 2012 but the company…
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Affinity Photo, the Photoshop alternative, is heading to iPad Affinity Photo, a Photoshop alternative originally designed for Mac but coming soon as a Windows beta, will also be made available as an iPad app. The company behind the software, Serif, has shown off the app at Apple’s WWDC 2016 conference, giving customers and iPad users a look at an “early build” of the app. As with the desktop version, … Continue reading
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Chaos in the House as Dems protest Paul Ryan’s failure to address Orlando shooting In the wake of the Orlando massacre, it appears that the latest, and most deadly, mass shooting in modern US history has stimulated Democratic lawmakers to push harder for tighter gun control in the United States. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Field Notes Byline Notebook A reporter’s notebook designed to be easy to hold and a cinch to store in your pocket.
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Not so fast: Feds defer to states for self-driving laws As governments at all levels scramble to develop rules for self-driving cars, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now says it won’t overrule state regulations. This has left some industry pundits fearing further fragmentation across the US autonomous vehicle industry, as the feds let states drive the regulatory bus in many different directions. According to Business Insi
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Android inventor Andy Rubin thinks the future of smartphones might be a single AI Andy Rubin, who co-founded Android and jump-started Google’s robotics efforts, imagines a future where artificial intelligence is so powerful that it powers every connected device. Speaking at Bloomberg’s Tech Conference in San Francisco today, Rubin said a combination of quantum computing and AI advancements could yield a conscious intelligence that would underpin every piece of technology. &quo
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The Orlando shooter’s sexuality doesn’t matter. It’s still a hate crime. While searching for answers in the aftermath of trauma, we may have misplaced our focus. Conversations about Sunday’s attack at an Orlando LGBTQ nightclub have begun to center around shooter Omar Mateen’s sexuality, after claims that he used gay dating apps and frequented queer nightclubs. Mateen’s ex-wife and local queer men told the media stories of his attraction to men. While motivations for
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Working indoors not enough to protect you from air pollution, according to new study In a new paper, economists and public health researchers have found that not even working indoors in an office can protect people from the deleterious impacts of polluted air and particularly fine particulate pollution — defined as tiny particles that can travel deep into our lungs and even get into the bloodstream and eventually reach the central nervous system.Cities around the world are choking
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poolpod helps people with disabilities enter swimming pools independently poolpod platform provides a quick and simple means of pool access for any swimmer who finds using a ladder inappropriate. The post poolpod helps people with disabilities enter swimming pools independently appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Back from the dead? Kickstarter campaign aims to revive glass-plate photography Film certainly isn’t dead, but what about its predecessor? One Kickstarter campaign is working to revive glass-plate photography by making the medium commercially available. Galaxy Photography, a company that’s helped bring back sheet film and 120 format, has launched a new project to produce glass-plate negatives. Compared to film, images shot on glass provide a smoother transition from shadows t
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Hands on: MacOS Sierra MacOS Sierra is all about Siri, but the digital assistant’s translation to Mac feels every bit a beta. At long last, Apple has realized the Mac needs change. The company came to WWDC 2016 ready to do what fans have long waited for. It changed the name of OS X to MacOS. OK, OK — there’s more to it than that. MacOS Sierra has several major new features to talk about, including one you can talk to. B
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UCO StakeLights – LED Tent Stakes With Emergency Strobe Can’t find your tent at night? Tired of tripping over the tent’s guy lines? Need to signal an emergency in the dark? These innovative aluminum tent stakes have built-in LED lights tent stakes have built-in LED lights that provide up to 17 lumens of light each around your tent.UCO StakeLights – LED Tent Stakes With Emergency StrobeClick Here For Complete Details
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Online Loans Made In China Using Nude Pictures As Collateral HughPickens.com writes: There is more than one way to get a student loan in China as People’s Daily Online reports that many Chinese university students use their nude pictures as IOUs on online lending platforms, putting themselves at the risks of having everybody — including their parents — see them naked. Borrowers are also required to upload pictures of their ID cards and report their family
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Revealed: Yet Another Group Hacking For China’s Bottom Line China’s nation-state hackers are legion. A new group uncovered recently has been looking out for the country’s economic interests, according to researchers. The post Revealed: Yet Another Group Hacking For China’s Bottom Line appeared first on WIRED.
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Zika Is No Reason to Cancel the Olympics. Here’s Why If Zika were so dangerous that the Olympics should be canceled, no one would be traveling in and out of Zika-affected areas. The post Zika Is No Reason to Cancel the Olympics. Here’s Why appeared first on WIRED.
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BundeZe Band-it Multi-tool Wallet The simple multi-tool wallet we’ve been waiting for all these years.
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The Olfelt House by Frank Lloyd Wright – On Sale For First Time Ever The ‘Olfelt House’ in Minnesota, USA went on the market in June 2016 for the first time ever – and it was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright.  If you’ve never heard of this world-renowned American architect and interior designer, then you never heard ‘So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright‘ by Simon and Garfunkel, their personal tribute to the great man. “Architects may come, and architect
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Here Are the Trees That Will Start to Vanish Because of Climate Change The natural world is changing in significant ways thanks to human-caused climate change. While some species are flourishing, others are already gone forever . Now scientists are looking specifically at how US forests will transform due to the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Bye, Eastern hemlock, it was nice knowing ya.Read more…
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Terror Semantics, the AR-15 McGuffin, Runaway Aboutism, and the Clinton/Trump Follies: Working Through Orlando on The Fifth ColumnLe Fifth Column nouveau est arrivé! This morning, the triumvirate of Kmele Foster, Michael C. Moynihan, and myself chewed on the big story of the week, focusing on, among other things: * The furious, occasionally baffling battle over the semantics of the phrase “radical Islam.” * The serial misidentification and demonization of the scariest looking of the murder weapons. * Hillary Clint
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Nissan announces a fuel-cell engine design with ethanol as the hydrogen source If you’ve been keeping up with recent developments in environmentally friendly automotive power plants lately, here’s a new one for your list. Nissan has announced that by 2020 it will have a fuel cell using ethanol as a hydrogen source ready for commercial applications, according to Reuters. Japan has set a national goal to reduce its reliance on nuclear power and imported fuel by converting to a
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Falafel economy With hundreds of Syrian refugees stuck on the border between Greece and Macedonia, small businesses have sprung up as Syrians cater to their fellow exiles.
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Mars’ history may be filled with explosive volcanoes According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Mars may have had explosive volcanoes at some point in its history. Such a conclusion comes via a sample the Mars Curiosity rover took of the landscape, with testing of the sample revealing that it contains a mineral commonly associated with explosive volcanoes: tridymite. Evidence … Continue reading
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30 Indoor Swimming Pools That Will Make You Envy Swimming pools are traditionally built outside but what if you live in a region with harsh weather conditions? Or maybe the summer is too short and you want to enjoy swimming longer? Then building an indoor pool is your priority. An indoor swimming pool maybe located in the basement of your home or in a separate pavilion is a great idea for anyone, it’ll help you to withstand any weather condition
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Donald Trump accused of deleting email evidence in lawsuit Donald Trump spends a lot of energy reminding voters of Hillary Clinton’s private email server scandal involving deleted emails. Now, however, the billionaire businessman stands accused of destroying evidence related to a decade-old lawsuit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How I Got My Old Job Back After Leaving For A New One These are the three crucial things it takes to get rehired for a position you’ve recently left.Leaving a job you love is one of the hardest decisions to make. Sometimes it’s not that you’re unhappy where you are, but you’ve got a great offer that you feel you just can’t pass up. It might mean a bigger title, a higher salary, or perhaps just a new set of challenges to help you grow or sharpen your
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Banned from the military The US is reviewing its ban on transgender people serving in its armed forces – Jane, who is an airman, has hidden her gender identity from the military for 25 years.
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Ban the booze? Violence at Euro 2016 has raised questions over how football hooliganism can be prevented. What ideas are there and can they work?
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Denon’s new AVR-X3300W A/V receiver has more features than you’ll probably need Last month, Denon kicked off the fourth generation of its X series of A/V receivers with the AVR-X1300W and AVR-X2300W models. Both models featured nearly everything users look for in an A/V receiver, along with price tags to match, but apparently both of those receivers were just the appetizer for the main course the company had planned for this month. On Tuesday, Denon unveiled the AVR-X3300W, w
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Obama slams Trump over Muslim ban comments Democratic President Barack Obama denounced Donald Trump for his proposed US ban on Muslim immigrants on Tuesday, joining Hillary Clinton in portraying the Republican presidential candidate as unfit for the White House.
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A salty battery bath to combat EV range anxiety The degradation of electrodes in lithium-based batteries has been a major inhibitor to their operating life, particularly when dendrites “growing” from these corroding electrodes short-circuit in the electrolyte. Australian researchers have found that pre-treating lithium electrodes in a special salt bath decreases the breakdown of the electrodes and boosts performance and battery lif
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Air, Land, Sea, Cyber: NATO Adds Cyberspace To Operation Areas An anonymous reader writes from a report via Phys.Org: On Tuesday, NATO decided to make cyber operations part of its war domain, along with air, sea, and land operations. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the decision is not aimed at any one particular country, just that allies need to be able to better defend themselves and respond to computer network attacks. Phys.Org reports: “T
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Shame and sexuality Reports that Omar Mateen went to gay nightclubs and used gay dating apps have sparked speculation that he was motivated by internalised homophobia. But what is it?
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Anti-gay preacher linked to Orlando leaves Australia An Islamic preacher who says homosexuals should be put to death and who lectured near Orlando in April has left Australia after his visa was reviewed.
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Childhood abuse, parental death and divorce are linked to adult insomnia symptoms Child abuse, parental divorce and parental death, where shown to be associated with higher rates of adult insomnia. Mild insomnia was uniquely predicted by childhood abuse and divorce, and moderate-severe insomnia was uniquely predicated by childhood abuse and parental death.
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Senate passes $602bn NDAA defense bill in defiance of Obama’s veto threat The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a $602 billion annual defense bill, despite President Obama’s threat to veto it because of its impediments to closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Read Full Article at RT.com
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CT-based calculations improve accuracy of PET for cancer patients Cancer patients often experience significant fluctuations in weight and lean body mass (LBM). Neglecting to account for these changes can prevent clinicians from obtaining precise data from molecular imaging, but a new method of measuring LBM takes changes in individual body composition into account for better staging of disease and therapy monitoring.
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Novel portable diagnostic tool pairs optical and gamma imaging Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to a new and surprisingly portable molecular imaging system that combines optical imaging at the surface level and scintigraphy, which captures the physiological function of what lies beneath.
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Goodbye Xbox, ‘Hey Cortana’ – CNET When the Windows 10 digital assistant Cortana arrives on the Xbox platform, get ready for real-language voice commands.
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Smart wristband could predict and prevent asthma attacks A wearable sensor system could alert asthma sufferers before an attack occurs.
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Brazil’s Eduardo Cunha faces loss of seat in Congress Brazil’s suspended lower house Speaker Eduardo Cunha suffers a major blow after a committee voted in favour of stripping him of his seat in Congress.
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Unity opportunity: Sanders and Clinton meet to harmonize 2016 goals Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton met following the final Democratic presidential primary in Washington, DC on Tuesday night. With an upcoming national convention, the party will now strive for unity after the rough nomination contest. Read Full Article at RT.com
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100 Al-Nusra terrorists arrive in Syrian-Turkish border region – Russian Defense Ministry Around 100 heavily armed Al-Nusra Front jihadists were spotted arriving in the border region between Syria and Turkey by locals living in Kbana, a village in Syria’s Latakia province, the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation reported in a statement. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Apple Is Building An Uberplatform Out Of All Its Platforms As its devices mature, Apple’s next step is presenting a more unified experience for developers and users.Apple CEO Tim Cook opened up the company’s WWDC week by noting that his keynote would focus on the company’s four device platforms: Apple Watch, Mac, iPhone/iPad, and TV. The operating systems that power these products have been the foundation of Apple’s enviable technology ecosystem—its colle
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Exo360 drone shoots VR content on the fly There’s a few of them around already and plenty more on the way, but you do feel the whole 360-degree video camera thing is just getting started. Still, that’s no reason you can’t fit the technology to a flying robot to try and take VR content creation to the next level. The Exo360 drone carries five 4K cameras that gather aerial footage in all directions, before stitching the clips together in
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Levitating Shelves, Folding Tables and Smart Furniture This MIT graduate is making furniture inspired by robotics and physics. …Read More »
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‘Action beats inaction 100%’: Experts criticize, praise Orlando police in mass shooting Experts are weighing in on whether police acted fast enough before storming the Orlando nightclub where a gunman allegedly shot more than 100 people, killing 49 early Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Volvo livens things up with its most powerful car ever Since rounding out the 90 series lineup with the V90 estate back in February, Volvo has been focusing a little more downmarket, previewing the new 40 series while working on the new 60 series. Now it’s circled back to the top, putting a Polestar cherry atop all three 90 series models. The XC90 T8 Polestar now becomes the most powerful Volvo ever. .. Continue Reading Volvo livens things up with
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Orlando shooter’s wife ‘knew of attack plans’, may face charges The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub knew of his plans for the attack and could soon be charged in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, a law enforcement source said on Tuesday.
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US charges Chinese ex-IBM worker with espionage US authorities charge Chinese national Xu Jiaqiang, a former IBM employee, with espionage for allegedly stealing source code.
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10 Perplexing Things That Kids Cry Over I don’t know about other people, but I think kids make great additions to our lives. They help us to be better at everything. When we have kids around we tend to be patient, kind, caring, better time managers, and a plethora of other things. Having kids can get a little difficult at times because […]
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Concrete brise soleil keeps this glass-enveloped building cool in sweltering Ghana One Airport Square is a striking building featuring a very unusual space structure on its façade made of concrete. Its powerful aesthetics was inspired by the motifs of the traditional African fabrics and peculiar patterns of palm tree bark. However, while being curtail in terms of cultural sustainability and linking this building to local values, it also meets the need of environmental sustainabi
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EU envoy to Turkey steps down after Ankara sees red over visa comments The European Union’s ambassador to Turkey, Hansjoerg Haber, has resigned a month after saying Turkey has been lax in meeting the EU’s criteria for visa-liberalization, while playing on national stereotypes, triggering a sharp reaction from Ankara. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Killing Male Chicks Before They Hatch Is Hailed as a Major Moral Win United Egg Producers agree to eliminate male chick culling by switching to in-ovo terminations.Read More
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Don’t Disarm Suspected Terrorists After Omar Mateen murdered dozens of people at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning, he immediately became Exhibit A in the case for banning gun sales to suspected terrorists. But such a policy would not have stopped Mateen, and it would deprive many innocent people of their constitutional rights without due process. Federal officials say Mateen bought the weapons he used in the attack
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Restricting field of view to reduce motion sickness in VR The immersion that virtual reality provides is one of its best selling points – and biggest drawbacks. Motion sickness is a common side effect of VR, where the brain has trouble reconciling the movement the eyes are seeing with the lack of motion the body is feeling. It’s a problem that many are working to address, including teams from Microsoft and Stanford University. Now researchers at Colum
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EU referendum: The view from Gibraltar Gavin Lee speaks to people in Gibraltar about their EU referendum destiny
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iOS apps will require secure HTTPS connections by 2017 – CNET Apple announces the move to mandatory use for the secure internet protocol for iOS apps at WWDC 2016.
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India’s interior ministry turns down Google’s Street View proposal Allowing Google’s applications will compromise India’s security interests, according to the nation’s security agencies and defence forces.
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Higher intake of whole grains associated with lower risk of major chronic diseases and death Cereal plant, 7-grain bread, wholegrain food (credit: iStock) A meta-analysis of 45 studies (64 publications) of consumption of whole grain by an international team of researchers, led by Dagfinn Aune, PhD, at Imperial College London, found lower risks of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease overall, as well as deaths from all causes and from specific diseases, including stroke, cance
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Water from Carbon nanorods After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn’t go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of science a closer look.Chemist Satish Nune was inspecting the solid, carbon-rich nanorods with a vapor analysis instrument when he noticed the nanorods mysteriously lost weight as humidity increased. Thinking the instrument had malfunctioned, Nune and his
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NASA just set fire to a cargo ship in space The uncrewed Cygnus cargo ship departed the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday at the end of a 12-week stay. A while later, NASA set it on fire. The detachment procedure was carried out mainly by NASA controllers back on Earth though ISS astronauts Tim Kopra and Tim Peake also offered some assistance during the operation. Five hours after leaving the space station, NASA set the ship alig
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Chicago PD officer fired after being filmed stomping man’s head An unnamed Chicago police officer has been relieved of his duties after a video depicting him stomping on a man’s head during an arrest was recently uploaded. The incident is still under investigation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nissan working on biofuel-powered solid oxide fuel-cell for 600 km of electric range We’re yet to find a car manufacturer that isn’t working on some form of alternative powertrain solution. Heck, even Morgan is going hybrid. As a part of its quest for long range electric vehicles, Nissan is developing a solid oxide fuel cell car which turns bio-ethanol into electricity for battery powered motoring… Continue Reading Nissan working on biofuel-powered solid oxide fuel-cell for 6
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‘Turkey the only one supporting us’: Syrian rebel siding with Islamists on Ankara’s role While civilians who still live on the Turkish-Syrian border suffer from Islamic State attacks and blame Turkish army inaction, so-called moderate rebels of the Free Syrian Army, fighting side-by-side with Islamist extremists, openly admit Ankara’s support. Read Full Article at RT.com
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1st new nuclear reactor comes online in Tennessee in 2 decades The Watts Bar in southeast Tennessee is the first new US nuclear reactor to come online in two decades. The new reactor is designed to add 1,150 megawatts of electricity. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Symbol of racism’: Southern Baptists vote to ‘discontinue’ use of Confederate flag Christians should “discontinue” displaying the Confederate flag as it is a symbol of racism and hatred, the Southern Baptists faith group voted at its annual convention, adopting a new, strongly worded resolution. Read Full Article at RT.com
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suk lee proposes flexible public space for MIT community and city of boston this project ultimately changes the river from a barrier to a new urban destination where various social and intellectual activities can occur. The post suk lee proposes flexible public space for MIT community and city of boston appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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New app lets anyone spot and help migrant boats in distress If you’ve ever wished you could do more to help migrants, but don’t have the wherewithal to join a humanitarian group, a new app could do the trick. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)’s I Sea iOS app lets you scour satellite images to spot refugee boats in trouble and alert rescue teams to their location. The idea is so simple it’s a wonder no one has thought of it before. The app takes satel
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Facebook helping France after killer broadcast murder of police couple Facebook announced Tuesday that it was cooperating with French authorities in the investigation into the murder of a policeman and his wife by a man who claimed his act in a video posted on the social network.
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A boost for steel: A smarter and safer way to tackle corrosion A team from Swansea University which is developing a new ‘smart release’ corrosion inhibitor, for use in coated steel products, has won the Materials Science Venture Prize awarded by The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers.
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Feds announce $82 million for nuclear energy research U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced $82 million for nuclear energy projects in 28 states as part of the government’s plan to reduce carbon emissions.
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Toyota gets bullish on plug-in hybrids with new Prius Prime A top engineer at Toyota says the Japanese automaker plans to get as bullish as its rivals in pushing plug-in hybrids with the introduction of its new Prius Prime.
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New data will help Colorado study health effects of fracking New data on air pollution from fracking wells in Colorado will be a big help in assessing whether the emissions are harmful to human health, state officials say.
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CSIRO concerned with decline in young females studying computing A report by the CSIRO’s Digital Careers education program has called for Australia to actively help encourage young women to partake in computer-based studies.
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Dezeen Father’s Day gift guide for the design-conscious dad It’s not too late to find a last-minute present for Father’s Day this Sunday. From a ballpoint pen that can make digital notes to a TV designed by the Bouroullec brothers, we’ve filled our gift guide with 10 of the best new products (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Scientists: Drop Arctic from plans for offshore drilling Nearly 400 scientists have signed a letter urging President Obama to eliminate the possibility of Arctic offshore drilling in the near future by taking the Arctic Ocean out of the next federal offshore lease sale plan.
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How to Access Special Characters in Your Mac Fonts If you download a font with special characters, it’s very easy to access those additional characters with the Windows Character Map. While Macs have a similar native tool that ship with the OS, it’s a little harder to find. The Mac equivalent to the Character Map is buried in the Mac Font Book, under the setting “Repertoire”. When you first open the Font Book, you’ll see all the basic characters a
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Brickbat: Last Words Chicago police say they are sorry they destroyed the final messages Nicole Porter wrote to her parents before committing suicide. Police sent the parents copies of two notes Porter wrote to them but kept the originals as part of their investigation. They promised to give the notes to the parents after the investigation was over but destroyed them instead. “It was the last ‘I love you’ she ev
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Production e-Go aircraft lands with first buyer When you think of aircraft, the words compact and accessible don’t necessarily spring to mind. The team at e-Go aeroplanes is trying to change that with their new microlight, the first of which recently rolled off the production line into the hands of the first customer. Made of lightweight carbon fiber, the e-Go is powered by a compact Wankel rotary engine and sports a removable canard and win
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Cool Dads™ | Father’s Day Welcome to Cool Dads™, a series in which our resident cool dad, Nick Grant, helps us all get dressed. I make a lot of jokes about fatherhood in this series. And, if I’m being honest, with all the work bullshit I deal with on a daily basis, having to handle a 3-year old on top Read more »
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20 Air-Purifying Plants for Your Interior Here at Decoist, we’re all about making design easy! Often we even suggest substituting real plants with the faux variety if upkeep becomes tedious. This is not one of those times! That’s because NASA’s 1989 Clean Air Study has been receiving a lot of attention lately, especially since it highlights specific air-purifying plants that are known to filter out toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde.
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macOS Sierra code hints at rumored OLED touch bar on MacBook Pro Last month it was reported that Apple was planning a serious revamp of the MacBook Pro, including replacing the physical function keys with an OLED touch bar. This is a pretty wild rumor by MacBook standards (and inspired some cool concept renders) but there might be some evidence for it hidden in the code of macOS Sierra — the latest version of the company’s desktop OS, announced earlier this we
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Promising gene therapies pose million-dollar conundrum Economists, investors and medical insurers can’t figure out how to pay for cutting-edge drugs.Nature 534 305 doi: 10.1038/534305a
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Excel Tip: How to Type Ampersands (&) in Headers and Footers When you type an ampersand into a header or footer of an Excel document and then print it, you’ll find that it disappears, leaving you with an undesired result. AT&T becomes ATT. A&W becomes AW. Basically, Excel reads an ampersand as a marker that indicates that a special formatting code is to follow. Don’t worry, though, because there’s a simple trick you can use to type & into your h
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C+S architects installs suspended red walkway at the venice architecture biennale the sinuous structure seeks to convey a sense of equilibrium, where opposing forces remain balanced. The post C+S architects installs suspended red walkway at the venice architecture biennale appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Rebooting the immune system fights off early MS “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” has become a bit of a joke when dealing with problems with electronic equipment, but more often than not it does work. Now, Canadian doctors and researchers have found that rebooting the immune system essentially cures early, aggressive MS. In clinical trials, the treatment was shown to suppress brain inflammation, prevent relapses, halt d
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5G requires fibre-based infrastructure: Nokia Building a converged 5G network will depend on both underlying mobile and fixed-line infrastructure, according to Nokia.
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Machine-vision algorithms help craft realistic portraits from sketches Sketching a person’s face is difficult even for the most talented of artists. But even though it’s an austere task for humans, it’s not entirely perfect for computers just yet, either. That’s where machine-vision algorithms come in. Computers have been capable of taking hand-drawn sketches and turning them into photorealistic images for some time now, but the color photographs that result haven’t
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Google wants you to help it build more accurate Maps It seems like Google wants your help in improving Maps. The web giant has started to include notes on Maps’ location cards asking users to verify edits suggested by other users, Android Police reported on Tuesday. In an example posted by the site, a note under the name of a business reads, “Someone suggested new info,” which leads to a full-screen message listing the current information and the su
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Fakes often better quality – Alibaba founder The founder of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba says fake products are often better quality than originals, complicating anti-counterfeit efforts.
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Teenage girl dead, 4 people injured in Oakland shooting Oakland police have said that a 16-year-old girl was killed after being shot in the neck in the city’s downtown, while four people were injured. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Researchers Realize Wafer-Scale, High-Yield Synthesis of Suspended Graphene Nanoribbons Wafer-scale and high yield synthesis has been realized by a team of researchers from Tohoku University. As per the research conducted at Hokkaido University and the University of Tokyo, the comparison…
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Perovskites Nanocrystals Show Potential for Next-Generation LEDs, Solar Cells Perovskite materials have displayed immense promise for application in futuristic sensors, solar cells, LEDs, and other applications; however, their instability remains a serious limitation. A team…
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Researchers Use Graphene Sheet to Turn Electricity into Light Airplanes exceeding the speed of sound create a shockwave that generates a popular “boom” of sound. Recently, a team of researchers from MIT and elsewhere found a similar method in a…
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Researchers Use Nano Optical Cavity to Mix Molecules with Light Generally, a blink of light emitted by a molecule does not ever return back. This theory has been altered now by a team of researchers who have found a way to place single molecules in an extremely…
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‘Removing’ a stock app isn’t the same as deleting it in iOS 10 One of the best-received news coming out of the WWDC was Apple’s decision to finally let users uninstall its iOS stock apps.  While some crucial apps, such as Messages and Phone, will still be undeletable, users will be able to remove more than 20 stock apps, saving space on their iDevices… …or maybe not.  SEE ALSO: 10 things Apple didn’t tell you about iOS 10 According to Apple’s SVP of Soft
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What will music be like in 5 years? 7 startups pitch their products in Cannes Last week marked the 50th edition of the world-renowned Midem event in Cannes, France. For 50 years, music executives, labels, recording artists, producers and players in the music business have gathered to exchange ideas, business cards and celebrate music. I was asked to join the jury for Midemlab – where industry startups compete for the most innovative ideas when it comes to music. Having neve
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Neolithic paddy soil reveals the impacts of agriculture on microbial diversity Modern intensive agriculture has generally led to a decline in farmland biodiversity, such as plants and animals. However, information on the impacts of human activities on soil microbial diversity is scarce and often inconclusive. This paucity is due partly to the difficulties in obtaining appropriate contrast samples for comparison.
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1st telescope tracking dangerous asteroids goes live in Russia A large-area telescope installed at observatory in Sayan Mountains has started its sky-watching mission. The LAT is expected to operate as an ‘early warning’ tool alerting scientists about space rocks passing in imminent proximity to our planet. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Engineer modifies robotic exoskeleton glove to help cerebral palsy diagnosis in children It’s not often a mechanical engineer will tell you the highly complicated piece of diagnostic hardware they are working on needs to appeal to 12- to 36-month-old children to be effective. But, to be fair, it’s not often they are designing a robotic exoskeleton to fit on a child’s hand.
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Rover Opportunity wrapping up study of Martian valley “Marathon Valley,” slicing through a large crater’s rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA’s Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on.
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Clinton meets Sanders after Washington DC primary win Presumptive Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton wins the final primary, in Washington DC, before meeting defeated rival Bernie Sanders.
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Research reveals what turns bumblebees into copycats New research on the bumblebee by a University Manchester biologist has thrown light on the biology of why animals decide to copy each other, confirming its status as one of nature’s cleverer insects.
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How To Be Someone People Really Want To Mentor Seasoned mentors share what turns a mentee from a superfluous coffee date into a protégé.There are plenty of tips on getting the most from your mentors, but what are they getting from you? Are you someone people actually want to advise?Read Full Story
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Social Media Overtakes Television As Young People’s Main Source of News, Says Report An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Of the 18-to-24-year-olds surveyed, 28% cited social media as their main news source, compared with 24% for TV. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism research also suggests 51% of people with online access use social media as a news source. The report, now in its fifth year, is based on a YouGov survey of about 50,000 people across 26 count
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Self-sustaining Cradle to Cradle mountain hut is designed to generate its own energy The Huba mountain hut puts a modern twist on traditional alpine architecture and comprises two main parts: a power module and a living module. In case of damage, each module can be separated and repaired independently. The Huba living module, made primarily from locally sourced fallen trees, sleeps up to four in collapsible beds and is also equipped with a wall heater, sink, and LED lighting. The
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Electromagnetic metamaterials with zero-refractive index for sub-wavelength photonics Materials scientists can produce sub-wavelength artificial structures (split rings, honeycomb shapes and many more) to interact with electromagnetic waves so that the propagation of waves can be arbitrarily controlled to achieve desired effects. Among the myriad of these ‘metamaterials’, metal-dielectric periodic multilayers—hyperbolic metamaterials (HMMs)—are of particular interest. In spite of t
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Gleeful football fans discover world’s tiniest elevator in France Could this be the smallest hotel elevator in the world? The German football fans who filmed the above video clearly thought it was a contender. In the clip, which was shot at an unnamed hotel in Paris, the two men squeeze into the elevator next to each while barely suppressing fits of giggles. SEE ALSO: 8 huge USC linemen got stuck in a tiny elevator and made the most of it Probably one to av
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Critical Mass: A Guide to Monolithic Building Techniques The term “poche” is a french word literally meaning pocket. It is used widely both in architectural pedagogy and practice to refer to the material build-up between the outermost surfaces of a building form. The poche of many buildings is made of complex layers of disparate materials arranged to imply heaviness, without actually achieving massiveness. Monolithic buildings have historically been us
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One of Zaha Hadid’s Last Designs to Be Built in Chelsea © Brigitte Lacombe The Moinian Group announced that they had been collaborating with the late Zaha Hadid to develop a “visionary” new project for New York City. The project, at 220 Eleventh Avenue in West Chelsea, is a multi-residential apartment building with a cultural institution at street level.This announcement comes after Zaha Hadid Architects pledged to complete all 36 projects that we
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Senator proposes tax-for-organs exchange to Russian motorbike owners The head of the Upper House’s Regulations Committee has proposed to amend Russian laws with provisions that would relieve motorcycle drivers of transport tax if they agree to become organ donors after death. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This App Helps Citizens Report Deadly Mosquito Sightings An Asian Tiger mosquito feasting on human blood. Image: Frankieleon/FlickrCitizens normally use their phones to report mosquito outbreaks to pest control authorities, but now there’s a more efficient way of keeping mosquito busters informed.For the past two years, Spanish citizens have been using an app dubbed ‘Mosquito Alert’ to report sightings and breeding grounds of Aedes albopictus, or Tiger
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First Commercial Graphene Manufacturing Plant in Australia Opens Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd (Imagine IM), opened Australia’s first commercial graphene plant in Geelong today. The pilot plant will produce up to 10 tonnes of graphene per year. It was built…
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Can Napster survive in this new Apple Music world? Rhapsody thinks so Napster is the brand that refuses to die. Originally starting out as a peer-to-peer music piracy service back in 1999, Napster was shut down in 2002 only to later re-emerge as a now-legal music streaming service. Now in 2016 the Napster brand is coming back in a big way with Rhapsody re-branding itself with the name of the original music piracy service. Rhapsody is another music streaming service
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Apple’s Back to School promotion launches in Europe, free Beats headphones with Mac/iPad/iPhone purchase Apple’s 2016 Back to School Beats kicked off in the United States at the beginning of the month and has today expanded internationally across Europe. Students in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands and more can now take advantage of the summer promotion at Apple Stores in their country as well as online. Like the US, eligible purchases of certain Macs come with free Beats Solo2 wireless
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Tesla is going to display its electric SUV in Nordstrom At this point, we’re accustomed to hearing all sorts of crazy news from Tesla Motors and knowing full well it should be believed. The latest announcement if pretty juicy and could, if issued a few months earlier, be mistaken for a suave April Fool’s Day joke. The California-based electric car company unveiled plans on Saturday to open a ‘gallery’ inside Nordstrom in The Grove shopping mall in Los
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How iPS cells changed the world Induced pluripotent stem cells were supposed to herald a medical revolution. But ten years after their discovery, they are transforming biological research instead.Nature 534 310 doi: 10.1038/534310a
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Facebook provides new suicide prevention tools for users and their friends Facebook is updating its suicide prevention tools and making them available to users around the world. Previously only available in the U.S., the support functions have been expanded to include a mixture of automated and human assistance. Facebook claims that new tools — which were devised in collaboration with mental health organizations and people who have dealt with personal experiences regardi
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How to Secure Your Gmail Account in 3 Easy Steps Can you imagine how much data someone could steal if they hacked into your Gmail account? Better that you don’t find out. Instead of leaving your emails vulnerable, take these quick and easy steps to secure your account right now. 1. Access your security settings. Log into Gmail, click your profile photo at the top right of the screen, and select My Account to get to your dashboard. Under Sign-In
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French jihadist police killer Abballa ‘isolated’ after jail The former girlfriend of police killer Larossi Abballa says he kept his distance and changed his friends after leaving jail last year.
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Uber takes to Brazilian skies with helicopter service Sao Paulo in Brazil is the first city in the world to have an Uber taxi service with helicopters. The new Ubercopter service will test for a month. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Video: How easy is it to buy a gun in Florida? In the aftermath of the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting, a FRANCE 24 team tried to buy a weapon in the state of Florida. Three days later, they had a brand-new pistol.
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Father’s Day Gift Guide: 12 Perfect Presents for Stay-at-Home Dads He’s at home with the kids all day while you’re working for the family. Give him something to make it all easier. The post Father’s Day Gift Guide: 12 Perfect Presents for Stay-at-Home Dads appeared first on WIRED.
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The fight will rage on over net neutrality Raise your hand if you thought ISPs were gonna go down without a fight. Yeah, me neither. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld that the FCC had the right to reclassify broadband as a common-carrier telecom service, thereby limiting the ability of ISPs to selectively block or slow down internet traffic. Naturally, the ISPs are less than thrilled with the decision
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NASA spots single methane leak from space for the first time For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth’s surface. The observation—by the Hyperion spectrometer on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)—is an important breakthrough in our ability to eventually measure and monitor emissions of this potent greenhouse gas from space.
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Indian cotton supply chain benefits traders, hurts farmers In the Vidarbha region of India, 3.4 million people spend most of their lives farming cotton and living in poverty.
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6 quick ways to clear space on an overstuffed Android device Few things in life are as annoying as finding that your Android handset refuses to install anymore app updates because it’s run out of storage. Unlike many of life’s little annoyances, though, this one’s easy to fix.You can quickly clear out hundreds of megabytes or even a gig or two by sweeping up stale downloads, rooting out offline maps and documents, clearing caches, and wiping unneeded musi
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Libratone’s One Speaker merges sound and utility The brand calls it the “Swiss Army Knife of Bluetooth Speakers.”Photo: LibratoneSure, you’ve got plenty of Bluetooth speaker options, but not many of them will be able to compete with the feature set of Libratone’s new One Speakers. First, the speaker. Five drivers deliver 360-degrees of room-filling sound in a portable form factor. You can combine that with another speaker for even bigg
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Xbox One S requires a USB adapter to use a Kinect At E3 2016, Microsoft revealed the new Xbox One S that represents an incremental step forward for the company’s console line, at least while waiting for Project Scorpio to take flesh. If the One S is indeed “the future”, it might be a future with very few Kinects. That’s because, in the process of shrinking the new console, Microsoft removed … Continue reading
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Sensoria’s smart clothes send out an SOS if your ticker gets in trouble Sensoria has announced a crowdfunding campaign to launch a new line of its heart-rate monitoring t-shirts and sports bras. A new app will also be launched which uses information from the smart clothing to identify if you might be about to suffer a cardiac arrest, and can even alert your nearest and dearest urging them to seek help… Continue Reading Sensoria’s smart clothes send out an SOS if
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Tax hikes, more austerity: Osborne’s punishing recipe for post-Brexit budget Chancellor George Osborne has warned he will be forced to slash public spending and ratchet up taxes in order to fill a £30 billion “black hole” left in the budget if Britain votes to leave the EU in the June 23 referendum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISIS fighters en route to Europe for attacks on Belgium & France – security sources Belgian and French security forces have received an anti-terror alert about a group of Islamic State fighters who recently left Syria and are heading to Europe. They are allegedly planning attacks in Belgium and France, according to security sources cited by Reuters and AP. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Vote Leave unveils post-Brexit ‘roadmap’ as Remain camp warns of ‘decades of uncertainty’ Pro-Brexit Vote Leave has unveiled a blueprint for the UK to “take back control” if it decides to quit the EU in the June 23 referendum, as polls show momentum building for a Brexit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Maine student rejects scholarship from bottled water company Despite needing to pay a hefty tuition bill this fall, Hannah Rousey refused to take money from Poland Spring Bottling Co., a subsidiary of Nestlé.
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Linux users are one step closer to universal app marketplace A new level of collaboration just kicked off in the world of Linux, with Ubuntu’s ‘snaps’ now being supported across multiple distros.A snap allows for the delivery of an app to a Linux machine, with the software sitting separately alongside the base OS and not interfering with it, therefore dodging the risk of a system-wrecking calamity from the app’s installation.And now the likes of Arch, Debia
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Apple’s wrap-around iPhone screen pops up again The thought of a curved iPhone screen may seem far-fetched, but there’s an increasing amount of evidence for one, not least because we’re expecting a radical hardware redesign next year, to make up for the likely small changes on the iPhone 7.The most recent evidence for a curved screen is an Apple patent, which was granted on June 14 and spotted by Apple Insider.Dubbed an “Electronic device
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There’s a flaw in our plan to build a space elevator Bad news for sci-fi enthusiasts. Chinese nanotechnologists have calculated that the carbon nanotubes are nowhere near strong enough to build a space elevator out of.In case you’re unfamiliar with carbon nanotubes, they’re a “wonder material” made up of carbon atoms arranged into hexagons that make up a tube. They have weird and exciting electronic, magnetic and mechanical properties – in
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Major Windows 10 update nears as Microsoft stops adding features Microsoft is hurtling toward the consumer release of its big Windows 10 Anniversary Update with the latest beta build for its operating system that launched on Tuesday.  The launch of build 14366 signals a temporary end to Microsoft’s releasing new features for Windows 10, according to a blog post by Dona Sarkar, the voice of the Windows Insider Program. The focus of this update is on a “b
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Germany polygamy: Minister says migrants must abide by the law German justice minister Haiko Maas says Germany will not recognise polygamous or underage marriages, as concern over such practices rise.
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Norway MPs vote to go carbon neutral by 2030 Lawmakers have voted for Norway, a major energy-producing nation, to become carbon-neutral by 2030, two decades ahead of schedule, as a result of the UN’s December 2015 climate accord.
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Brooklyn-made STAGG Jam + Marmalade: Small-batch, handmade spreads in thoughtful flavors There’s much more coming out of Brooklyn than art and leather goods. In fact, some of the treats produced there happen to be rather delectable. STAGG jams and marmalades—all small-batch and handmade in Crown Heights—happen be a notable addition…… Continue Reading…
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SilentKeys Is A Keyboard That Will Protect Your Privacy You may not be aware, but it’s very easy to steal your identity. While you may think you’re secure, chances are that you have a number … Read More
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Nature Remo Brings Connectivity To Your Old A/C Unit Summer is almost here. Isn’t it about time that you started thinking a little bit more about your air conditioner? Whether or not you’ve already started … Read More
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Richard Rogers “had to fight like hell” for Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre design Zaha Hadid 1950-2016: next up in our exclusive video series, Richard Rogers reflects on the battle to select Zaha Hadid’s design for the London Aquatics Centre, a building he describes as “a roaring success”. (more…)
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France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal President Francois Hollande on Wednesday finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015, making France the first industrialised country to do so.
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Small planets hiding in giant cloaks Hazes and clouds high up in the atmospheres of exoplanets may make them appear bigger than they really are, according to new research by astronomers at the Space Research Institute (IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The team, led by researcher Dr Helmut Lammer, publish their results in a letter to Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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The future of Office may lie in ‘decomposable’ documents Microsoft wants you to spend less time thinking about Office and more time getting things done. An executive who helped design one of Office’s most iconic features on Tuesday outlined a plan for its future that calls for smarter software assisted by artificial intelligence and “decomposable” documents that are easier to find. “No one wants to necessarily learn about the ins and o
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Autodesk looks to future with investments in 3D robotic drones and IoT as a service  When you think of Autodesk, you probably think of desktop software and traditional manufacturing, but the company is trying hard to change that perception, and today it announced the first three investment from its $100 million Force Fund, which includes a 3D robotics drone company, an on-demand machine shop service and a platform for building smart connected Internet of Things devices… Read More
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Research proves the improbable can be made possible Microprocessors are at the heart of devices such as computers, smart phones and iPads. In the Texas Architecture and Compiler Optimization (TACO) lab at Texas A&M University, Dr. Daniel Jiménez, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has revolutionized the way research on this technology is conducted.
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iScout HUD helps drivers with directions and blind spots With no standouts on the market, heads-up displays (HUDs) for cars never really caught on. For instance, Garmin’s unit is proprietary, Hudway’s concept is cool but simplistic and Navdy is already a year late and still hasn’t shipped. A new contender called iScout is trying to address many of those issues. It works with any smartphone, shows notifications from apps like WhatsApp, takes or reject ca
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WHO Sees “Very Low” Risk of Further Zika Spread Due to Olympics Pregnant women are still advised to avoid the Summer Games — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Astronomers Found Our Cosmic Address The Milky Way turns out to be part of a massive supercluster of galaxies that forms one of the largest known structures in the universe. This discovery is only the beginning of a new effort to map… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Global market may face oil shortage in 3-5yrs – Rosneft CEO The oil market is reaching a balance faster than analysts predicted and a period of sustained oil price rises is not far off, according to Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin. He added that low investment may cause oil shortages in three to five years. Read Full Article at RT.com
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My Lunch With Hillary: New at Reason John Stossel once had lunch with Hillary Clinton and the two argued over regulations. He writes: Being a provocateur, I brought up a local controversy: Some Chinese workers were sleeping in old shipping containers, four to a container. They had moved to Anguilla to help build hotels. “This is why we need regulation!” she told me. I pointed out that the workers weren’t slaves. They’d co
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When Everything Is a Crime: Harvey Silverglate on the Overregulation of Ordinary Life Few people understand the price of overregulation like Harvey Silverglate. Over his long career as an attorney and journalist, Silverglate has seen a rising bureaucratic class enact hundreds of thousands of federal regulations and vaguely-worded statutes. The result has been the criminalization of everyday life. From university campuses to corporate boardrooms, ever more citizens are facing sever
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A mathematical analysis of urban traffic models clarifies a dispute over which approach is the best A long-running debate among traffic engineers has been resolved by two A*STAR researchers who have discovered that two seemingly very different models of traffic flow in cities actually have similar underlying mathematical structures.
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Squeezing graphene is a way to control its heat conduction, paving the way to harvesting waste heat for power One of the biggest problems in designing electronic components is getting rid of excess heat. Now, A*STAR researchers have found a simple way to vary the heat flow in graphene, a breakthrough that will improve attempts to put superfluous heat in electronics to good use.
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Rapid synthesis of ring-shaped molecules offers a cheap route to a plethora of polymers A simple and inexpensive method to make a range of cyclic monomers has been developed by A*STAR researchers. These new monomers were used to make biodegradable polymers with potential applications from drug or gene delivery to environmentally-friendly packaging.
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The World’s Refugees Find an Unlikely American Sanctuary: Idaho Photographer Angie Smith documents the brave individuals working to make a new life in the US. The post The World’s Refugees Find an Unlikely American Sanctuary: Idaho appeared first on WIRED.
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Deep Learning Isn’t a Dangerous Magic Genie. It’s Just Math Pundits often describe deep learning as an imitation of the human brain. But it’s really just simple math executed on an enormous scale. The post Deep Learning Isn’t a Dangerous Magic Genie. It’s Just Math appeared first on WIRED.
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Inside China’s Plan to Beat America to the Self-Driving Car Despite monstrous traffic and crazy roads, China has the right factors to host the first commercially available driverless cars. The post Inside China’s Plan to Beat America to the Self-Driving Car appeared first on WIRED.
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Instacart Is Testing A Pickup-Only Option The grocery delivery company is offering some of its partners software without manpower.Since its launch in 2012, Instacart has continually evolved its grocery delivery service. In the beginning, CEO Apoorva Mehta made deliveries via Uber. Then an independent fleet of couriers shopped for the items on customers’ lists and delivered them using their own vehicles. Eventually, in-store Instacart empl
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Free network software might radically change how routing works Radical new ideas are hitting network technology these days. On Tuesday, one startup promised to make switches fully programmable. Another, routing software company 128 Technology, said it would fix the Internet. What 128 is proposing is a fundamentally different approach to routing that the company says will make networking simpler and more secure. The Internet was designed to send packets fro
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The riddle of life’s single-handedness Try shaking a colleague’s left hand with your right hand. It just doesn’t work, does it? Your right palm and her or his left palm cannot mesh comfortably because hands are chiral objects, having non-superimposable mirror images.
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“World’s tallest moving observation tower” prepares to welcome first passengers A giant glass and steel doughnut that will transport passengers up and down a 162-metre-high pole is undergoing final tests ahead of its opening later this summer, according to designer Marks Barfield Architects. (more…)
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Flotilla battle in London proves the debate over Europe has gone totally bonkers LONDON — The debate over whether Britain should exit the European Union has reached a whole new, ridiculous level. On Wednesday morning, independent campaign group Fishing for Leave organised a fleet of boats to sail down the Thames. The idea sounded simple enough, and to start with it was — but then things escalated. SEE ALSO: 67 ways your life may change if the UK ‘Brexits’ The flotilla looked
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New Zealand could reduce outbreaks of invasive species by selectively choosing trade partners New Zealand could dramatically reduce outbreaks of invasive species if it selectively chose its international trade partners, research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests.
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Versatile method yields synthetic biology building blocks, body Synthetic biology involves creating artificial replica that mimic the building blocks of living systems. It aims at recreating biological phenomena in the laboratory following a bottom-up approach. Today scientists routinely create micro-compartments, so called vesicles, such as liposomes and polymersomes. Their membranes can host biochemical processes and are made of self-assembled lipids or a pa
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Spendesk makes expenses and company cards suck less  Meet Spendesk, a new eFounders-backed startup that wants to simply your company’s spendings with highly customizable virtual and good old plastic cards. Spendesk provides a central dashboard to track budgets, receipts and expense approvals for European companies. You may think Spendesk looks like Pleo or Emburse, but the French startup has a few tricks up its sleeve. After… Read More
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‘Mobile phones are our history, not our future’: Nokia on where next for hardware Nokia’s hardware chief reveals what to expect in health, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things
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Cadillac CT6’s surround-view cameras can act like a dashcam – Roadshow Using a built-in SD card slot and four exterior cameras, Cadillac’s latest luxury car can keep a set of eyes on the environment.
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Remote sensing and forest inventories contribute to saving tropical forests REDD+ aims to save and protect tropical forests, thus playing a major role in combating climate change and protecting biological diversity. However, many tropical countries lack the necessary forest monitoring method required for REDD+ funding, such as remote sensing with radar satellites and nation-wide forest inventories.
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Guide to Pluto opposition 2016 What an age we live in. This summer marks the very first opposition of Pluto since New Horizons’ historic flyby of the distant world in July 2015. If you were like us, you sat transfixed during the crucial flyby phase, the climax of a decade long mission. We now live in an era when Pluto and its massive moon Charon are a known worlds, something that even Pluto discoverer Clyde Tombaugh never got t
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Cheer Up, Libertarians! 2016 Isn’t All Bad News 2016 has, thus far, been a rough year for libertarians. But despite appearances, it may not turn out to be all doom and gloom. No, really. Yes, Sen. Rand Paul, the most libertarian elected Republican in the nation at present, tanked in the 2016 GOP presidential primary race, dropping out early and leaving libertarians of a right-leaning disposition to work through some complicated internal debate
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There Is Good News for Libertarians in 2016: New at Reason The major parties are both set to nominate perhaps the most anti-libertarian, authoritarian candidates in decades, both advocating big-government policies with regard to economics, and taking stances that make civil libertarians regularly shudder with fear. One of them is routinely called a fascist, and not just by the usual, nutty, Michael Moore types. The other one is further to the left and si
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Hydraulic Press vs. Ball Bearing After a failed attempt to crush a ball bearing with their regular press, the Hydraulic Press Channel upgraded their tools with hardened steel, and the resulting revenge against the little bearing that could is quite spectacular – some might even call it explosive. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Hydraulic Press + Liquid NitrogenThe Thermite LauncherHydraulic Press vs. Hockey PuckMel
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This drone is controlled with a smartwatch, but is it any good? In the past two weeks, I’ve crashed two drones, both of them broken beyond repair. Prior to ruining them, my flying record was impeccable. A DJI Inspire 1 and a Parrot Bebop both survived outings with me. Those two smartwatch-controlled Flypro XEagle drones, however, weren’t as lucky. SEE ALSO: DJI’s Phantom 4 is the iPhone of drones and so much fun to fly The XEagle just missed its $100,000 fund
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Why You Shouldn’t Always Take the First Job You’re Offered When you’re in between jobs, you probably want to get back to work as soon as possible. However, taking the first job offer you can get might not necessarily be a good strategy.As advice site The Muse points out, there are a few pitfalls to automatically accepting the first job offer that comes your way. For starters, it can make it very easy to take advantage of you. If you never compare one comp
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Soon Your Doctor Will Check Your Tweets For Signs You’re Depressed Marketers already mine social media for consumer insights. Now psychologists are using social data in mental health.”im rly depressed and im feeling insecure and its just so exhausting why is life like this.”Read Full Story
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Shy Fish Prefer Like-Minded Leaders When a shy fish ventures into the unknown, it prefers to follow a fish with a similarly cautious personality. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dear friends, Gearbest is holding on a summer chillout clearance promo these days. Many product are on a big discount, t… Dear friends, Gearbest is holding on a summer chillout clearance promo these days. Many product are on a big discount, today i’d like to recommend 4 tablet to you.Chuwi Hi 10Flash sale price: $159.89Limit pcs: 100 pcsMain Features:CPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 64bit Quad Core 1.44GHz (up to 1.84GHz)GPU: Intel graphics (up to 500MHz) processor RAM + ROM: 4GB + 64GB (Up to 128GB)10.1 inch screen: 19
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Lock your doors: Yellowstone bears figure out how to open cars (VIDEO) A video recorded in Yellowstone National Park shows the shocking moment humans have feared for years when a bear effortlessly opens the door of a car. Next time you go to bed and think you’re OK leaving the door unlocked, bear that in mind. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IBM’s AI can predict how we’ll react to the weather According to the “butterfly effect” theory, weather is inherently hard to predict. But IBM thinks that if you throw even more computing smarts and data at it, you should be able to at least improve forecasts. Big Blue is marrying its own hyper-local weather models with global ones from (its own) The Weather Company and creating Deep Thunder, the best-named forecasting system ever. To ana
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Restored 100 yr. old houseboat is one alternative to London’s housing crisis This floating houseboat home has been renovated with a modern interior, while respecting the character of the original and historic icebreaker boat.
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Silicone Bread Maker Prepare a bakery quality loaf in your very own kitchen using nothing more than this silicone bread maker. The partially closed design allows steam to circulate inside so the dough stays moist while giving it a nice golden texture. Check it out $29.95
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Eco-Friendly Ice Cube Air Conditioner Keep your home cool without burdening the planet using this eco-friendly ice cube air conditioner. It features an internal fan and re-freezable ice pack that sucks in hot air and expels cool air over a 40 square foot room at a cost of less than 1 cent per day. Check it out $96.52
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Food And Beverage Plate Carry an entire three course meal in one hand at your next cookout using this food and beverage plate. It’s made from sturdy resin polypropylene and is designed to fit most cans and cups so you can always have one hand free to stuff more food in your fat mouth. Check it out $28.99
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Ariel Nomad Offroad Vehicle Tackle whatever type of terrain mother nature throws your way by riding in this Ariel Nomad offroad vehicle. Hand manufactured in the good ol’ US of A, it comes with a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine capable of reaching 0-60 in just 3.4 seconds. Check it out $80,000.00
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LEGO is launching a groovy 1960s VW Beetle this August The blue LEGO VW Beetle has a surfing theme, and comes with a surfboard, red and white cooler, and a striped cloth beach towel. The cooler is even equipped with a few beverages. The LEGO Creator Expert kit includes 1,167 pieces to create a model car that, when the surfboard and cooler are attached to the top via a roof rack, is 11 inches high, 10 inches long, and four inches wide. It’s sure to cha
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The Apple TV finally has a chance to be a gaming platform    Immersive games require a serious controller and the Apple TV Siri Remote is not a serious controller. Yet until recently Apple required game developers to fully support the Siri Remote for all games, which is likely one of the reasons developers haven’t fully embraced the platform. Gaming was key to the original pitch for the latest generation of the Apple TV. But so… Read More
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3-D printed polymer turns methane to methanol Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have combined biology and 3-D printing to create the first reactor that can continuously produce methanol from methane at room temperature and pressure.
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How the NetInstall Service works Before you begin using the NetInstall service it’s a good idea to gain a basic understanding of how it works and to learn about the four different types of NetInstall images. During the course of this series we’ll create basic versions of every type of NetInstall image and we’ll also create images that incorporate some the NetInstall service’s more advanced features.The NetInstall service consis
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Lumus secures $15 million to expand their augmented reality optical display capabilities  Lumus—makers of transparent near-to-eye displays for augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR)—announced this morning that they have secured $15 million in a Series B round, led by global private investment firm Shanda Group and also by Crystal-Optech, a Chinese optical imaging company. Read More
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I Designed For Donald Trump. I Wouldn’t Do It Again “Under no circumstances would I do a job for Trump today,” Milton Glaser, the legendary designer of I ♥ New York, says.At Milton Glaser’s Manhattan studio, his most famous projects are strewn about on casual display—buttons and mugs read I ♥ NY, Brooklyn Brewery six-packs dot the space, and surely, a New York magazine cover must be floating about, which he founded just a few floors above
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Typography nerds will love Google’s revamped site for Web fonts For years, Google has offered a cache of excellent fonts for use on websites, apps like Docs and for your desktop tools. Now, the site has been completely overhauled with a beautiful interface that makes it easy to find the right typeface for your next design project. Google Fonts now has a brand new layout that displays font previews in a dynamic grid that resizes as you adjust your preferences.
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Better material insights with gentle e-beams There are several ways to change a molecule, chemically or physically. One way is to heat it; another is to bombard it with light particles, or photons. A lesser known method relies on electron collision, or e-beam technology, which is becoming increasingly popular in industry. In a review outlining new research avenues based on electron scattering, Michael Allan from the University of Fribourg, S
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Significant Digits For Wednesday, June 15, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 2-to-1The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 on Tuesday in favor of the government’s argument that broadband internet is an essential utility like power or a landline telephone — whatever the hell that is — and should not be treated as a luxury good that requires littl
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Nanoflowers can detect bacteria before they make you sick You typically won’t know you’re infected with E. coli until it starts wreaking havoc on your gut. That’s why a group of scientists from Washington State University are building a handheld biosensor that can sniff out even tiny amounts of pathogen in food. The biosensor will rely on flower-shaped nanoparticles the team developed. These nanoflowers can trap bacteria enzymes and amplify them, so they
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Uber Trying Out Call-In Ride Hotline Image: GettyNow that Uber owns the loyalties of tech-savvy folks, it wants to charm another population: people without smartphones. Starting next month, the company will experiment with a service that lets people call in to request a car. For now, it’ll only be available in a Florida county that already partnered with Uber to help fix public-transit problems.Earlier this year, Pinellas County beca
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Dutch probe cross-border nuclear safety The Dutch safety board announced on Wednesday it is launching an investigation into how the Netherlands works with its neighbours to prevent and handle any cross-border nuclear power accidents.
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Droughts across Europe affect British trees most Environmental scientists from the University of Stirling have found beech forests across western Europe are increasingly at risk from drought – with areas of southern England worst affected.
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Aliens have probably once existed, according to leading astrophysicists Some 3,000 planets have been identified outside of our solar system. A whopping 1,284 of those were announced just last month by the team behind the Kepler space telescope. What was once a difficult and uncommon discovery has become something of the norm – new planets seem to pop up regularly. “Improvements in astronomical observation technology have moved us from retail to wholesale planet discov
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Best G-sync Monitors Best G-sync Monitors Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Thanks to Nvidia’s ongoing work, we have a new and powerful way to solve frame rate issues on your gaming monitor. It’s called G-Sync, and if you’ve been looking at monitors or GPUs lately, you’ve probably heard about. Finding out which monitors have G-Sync can be challenging in such a large market, so we’re helping out by gathering t
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Costa Rica adds hydroelectric dam to clean energy grid Siquirres, Costa Rica (AFP) June 15, 2016 A giant cement structure rises from the river in the middle of Costa Rica’s Caribbean tropical forest, and its turbines spin, each rotation putting the Central American country closer to its goal of relying only on renewable energy. The $1.4-billion Reventazon Hydroelectric Project is the second-biggest infrastructure work in Central America after the jus
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Exotic animals from Italy’s underworld get second chance Rome (AFP) June 14, 2016 In ancient Rome, they would have been pitted against gladiators or served up at banquets. Now a caiman, a python and a troop of monkeys that have been confiscated from mobsters, drug dealers or collectors find safe haven at a rescue centre in the Eternal City. Inside the majestic Appia Antica park near the historic city centre, a veterinary clinic called “Our Animal
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California’s urban trees offer $1 billion in benefits Vallejo, Calif. (UPI) Jun 14, 2016 California is growing money trees. That’s what a quick scan of the latest issue of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening suggests, anyway. According to a study by scientists with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station, the trees lining California’s streets provide the state and its citizens with more than $1 billion in benefits. Scientists with
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New plant engineering technique could aid fight against malaria Potsdam, Germany (UPI) Jun 14, 2016 Artemisinin is one of the most effective malaria drugs. To make it, producers must grow large amounts of an herb called Artemisia annua – colloquially, sweet wormwood. Artemisinin is naturally synthesized by sweet wormwood, but in low yields. Researchers have found a way to boost artemisinin production, however, by designing tobacco to replicate the biochemical
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Cats use simple physics to zero in on hiding prey Tokyo (UPI) Jun 14, 2016 Experiments by researchers at Kyoto University in Japan suggest cats have rudimentary understanding of physics and the principle of cause and effect. Previous studies have shown cats use their hearing to anticipate the presence of hidden objects. Most recently, researchers tested whether cats could anticipate an object’s presence in a box based on the sound made when shak
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U.S. coal production lowest since the 1980s Washington (UPI) Jun 13, 2016 The amount of coal produced in the United States is the lowest it’s been since the early 1980s as overall demand falters, the government said. “Coal production has declined because of increasingly challenging market conditions for coal producers,” a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration said. Industrial and utility sectors are drawing more
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All Clear! Russia to Give Its Arctic Domains a Clean Bill of Health Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2016 The nuclear waste in Andreyev Bay, situated on Russia’s Kola Peninsula within the Arctic Circle just 50 km from the Norwegian border, has long been a stumbling block that troubled Russia’s relationship with Norway. Recently, however, things have started to look up, as Russia is now preparing a comprehensive plan for the purification of the area. Wide-ranging environm
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What’s driving the next generation of green products? Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 If you purchased a Toyota Prius, you may have been driven by the desire to conserve the environment or to save yourself some money at the gas pump. But consumers may also choose to buy sustainable products to make themselves appear socially responsible to others. Before making purchases, they evaluate how their decisions will stack up against their peers’, according
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Coal ash ponds found to leak toxic materials Durham NC (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 A Duke University study of coal ash ponds near 21 power plants in five Southeastern U.S. states has found evidence that nearby surface waters and groundwater are consistently and lastingly contaminated by the unlined ponds. High levels of toxic heavy metals including arsenic and selenium were found in surface waters or groundwater at all of the sites tested. Concentra
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Study finds native Olympia oysters more resilient to ocean acidification Corvallis OR (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 Native Olympia oysters, which once thrived along the Pacific Northwest coast until over-harvesting and habitat loss all but wiped them out, have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification during a key shell-building phase after spawning, according to a newly published study. Unlike the commercially raised Pacific oysters, Olympia oysters don’t begin making their
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Chinese spy ship ‘shadowing Stennis aircraft carrier’ as Japan, US & India hold joint drills The USS Stennis command says a Chinese intelligence ship is shadowing the American air carrier taking part in the “Malabar” joint annual exercise in the Western Pacific. The joint naval exercise comes as China demonstrates growing interests in the region, as well as in the Indian Ocean. Read Full Article at RT.com
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British Army pledges to fix ‘overly-sexualized’ drinking culture The British Army must “fundamentally change” its heavy drinking ethos and “overly-sexualized” culture, the chief of the General Staff has told MPs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why Can’t Scientists Reproduce a Definition of ‘Reproducibility’? Some large part of the whole scientific endeavor hinges around what would seem to be a simple concept: reproducibility. If some research produces a result that the researcher would like to claim as meaningful, that result should be able to be reproduced by another researcher given the same or very similar conditions. That would seem to be a very obvious prerequisite for calling something “tru
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Functional Mid-Century Modern Apartment With Rich Aesthetics Designed by K.O.T project, the architecture of this apartment in Tel Aviv is home to a renowned fashion designer and his partner, a media figure. The design portrays an intersection between the rich aesthetic of the 50’s and 70’s with the cleanliness of current design. The owners requested functional and large spaces, as well as ample storage. The planning instigated many conversations regarding l
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Adding virtual reality to a roller coaster sounds dumb, but works amazingly well How do you know if you’re in a good virtual reality experience? One of the most common pieces of evidence presented is fear of heights. You’re standing on the edge of a virtual cliff, and even though you know, rationally, that you’re actually in your living room, you can’t bring yourself to step off the edge, because the simulation is that convincing. You’ve achieved “presence” in the p
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Opinion: Why did Nintendo just spend five hours showing us what could be shown in five minutes? Let me make something clear right off the bat. I love The Legend of Zelda, and I couldn’t be more excited about its new Wii U entry, Breath of the Wild. It looks like a solid addition to the series which balances maintaining its traditional feel while bringing in some significant, and welcome, changes.But in order to take in the new Zelda in its entirety, Nintendo expected people to sit and watch
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Researcher discusses ‘functional stupidity’—when smart people are discouraged from thinking at work Functional stupidity in the workplace is best described as when smart people are discouraged to think and reflect at work. The ramifications can ultimately be catastrophic, leading to organisational collapse, financial meltdown and technical disaster. However, there are countless commonplace examples of businesses accepting and encouraging functional stupidity within their organisations; from unsu
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Giant Meteor 2016 $8 for a bumper sticker?! Sadly, it’s nothing compared to this satirical cash grab’s nemesis, who actually has a decent shot at being the leader of the world’s most powerful nation. If we’re going for the darkest timeline, we might as well go all out. Vote Giant Meteor. Hat Tip Link Price: $8 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: BeepsTriggered!™How to Make Modern ArtThe Onion on Back to the F
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Every Piece of Luggage You Could Possibly Need is On Sale Right Now Luggage and Messenger Bag Gold BoxIf you have any sort of vacation coming up and you’re looking at that duffel bag you shoved into the back of your closet and sighing, you’re in luck. Amazon is having a huge sale on luggage sets, messenger bags, and more. This includes a 2-piece set from the #1 reader voted brand Travelpro for under $100.http://co-op.kinja.com/your-favorite-…Most of these luggag
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Home Depot: US credit card firms slow to upgrade security Visa and MasterCard are using security measures prone to fraud, putting retailers and customers at risk of hacking attacks by cyber thieves, The Home Depot Inc. says in a new federal lawsuit.
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Malware, data theft, and scams: Researchers expose risks of free livestreaming websites Millions of people use free livestreaming websites to watch sports and other live events online, but this comes with a considerable security risk. Researchers from KU Leuven-iMinds and Stony Brook University have found that viewers are often exposed to malware infections, personal data theft, and scams. As much as 50% of the video overlay ads on free livestreaming websites are malicious.
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Study shows shoes change spring-like foot mechanics when people run (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Queensland’s Centre for Sensorimotor Performance has found that running shoes alter the natural spring-like mechanics of the foot while a person is running. In their paper published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the group describes experiments they conducted with volunteers running on treadmills, and the differences they obse
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Shadow Shifter – Changes Colors With Your Environment You just can’t get anymore fun than this heat activated color changing t-shirt for kids. Touch the t-shirt and it will change color or let your environment make it change color with changes in temperature or being splashed with water on those hot days. Your color changing clothes will change color when you touch it and change back again when it cools down. Shadow Shifter Youth color changing cloth
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How to Fix a Slow or Unstable Wi-Fi Connection Does your wireless connection suck? You could suffer from Wi-Fi congestion. Congestion problems are common in apartment complexes or high population density neighborhoods. Fortunately, the problem isn’t hard to fix. What Causes Wi-Fi Congestion? Picture a radio station tower. In any region there may exist dozens of stations. Each radio tower shoots an invisible wave of radiation, known as a freque
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S+ Personal Sleep Sensor by ResMed Enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep with the S+ Personal Sleep Sensor by ResMed. Requiring no contact with your body, this system is able to track your sleep without disrupting your rest. The S+ system includes a bedside sleep monitor, the smartphone app, and a web-based app so you can view and track your sleep patterns. Super clever, the S+ and app can give you personalized feedback about
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Obama’s Dalai Lama meeting angers China US President Barack Obama will meet the Dalai Lama at the White House despite Chinese objections.
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Bluelounge CableDrop Multi Keep your cables exactly where you want them with the clever Bluelounge CableDrop Multi. Easily fix to desk, wall, or PC thanks to a self-adhesive backing to ensure up to four wires at a time never go awol. There are even different sized channels for a looser or tighter fit — depending on how often you move the wires — all available in a range of vibrant hues.
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Oco2 – Home Monitoring Camera with SD Card and Cloud Oco2 is the next generation FullHD Home Monitoring Camera with SD Card and Cloud Storage. Oco2 can send you smart notifications every time it senses motion or sound. Self-learning algorithm helps Oco2 understand your home and learn to avoid false alerts. Oco gets smarter every hour you use it. Store video both on SD card or in the Cloud. Download and share videos any time and never worry about the
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Pillo – World’s First Intelligent Healthcare Robot Manage yours and your loved one’s health needs with Pillo and join the health-tech revolution today! You can consider Pillo your personal assistant dedicated entirely to your health and well-being. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast, caregiver, or someone who requires additional assistance, Pillo’s goal is to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy. In addition to securely storing medicatio
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Craftworx ULTIMA Carbon Wheel Experience the “Ultimate Performance Upgrade” for your road bike. Craftworx ULTIMA carbon wheels offer the next generation in Carbon Wheel technology and performance. Designed to give you a serious competitive edge, they offer the very latest in carbon materials and manufacturing know how creating a range of carbon wheels that go every bit as fast as they look. In the world of road bikes, looking
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Babaali Smart Helmet Get introduced to a whole new form of safety headgear with the Babaali smart helmets. The series includes three designs namely the Smart Cycle Helmets, Smart Ski Helmets and Smart Construction Helmets. They use cutting edge technology to improve performance and safety for all. The Smart Cycle Helmets come with rear view assist and can take phone calls, navigate and listen to music. They also inclu
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Barry Sternlicht back Qloo, a cultural recommendation engine  Qloo Inc. closed a $4.5 million Series A round of venture funding to support the growth of its cultural recommendation engine. Investors included: Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio; Starwood Hotels founder Barry Sternlicht; Pierre Lagrange of GLG Partners; and Adriaan Ligtenberg’s AllMobile Fund, along with other individual angel investors. According to the… Read More
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No Joke: Upcoming Movie “The Architect” Is a Disaster for the Profession “As an architect, I have the job of transforming hopes and dreams into wood, glass, steel and concrete …” The opening gambit of our poetic protagonist in the trailer of Johnathan Parker’s upcoming movie “The Architect” taps into the romanticism of a profession that has long walked the line between legendary status and farce in popular culture. This visceral sound bite might sound like a promising
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ICYMI: An accidental invention could create clean water Today on In Case You Missed It: Some of the greatest inventions of our modern age, from the pacemaker to super glue, got their start as accidental discoveries. That’s why we’re focusing today’s show on a find by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where scientists meant to make magnetic nanowires but created a kind of carbon nanorod instead. It might prove to be a wonderful mistake, since s
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Evolution favors the bioluminescent Matt Davis A preserved specimen of the Blue Lanternfish (Tarletonbeania) with bioluminescent photophores. 12 more images in gallery Bioluminescent animals have the power of light. Sometimes they emit a bright glow from one specialized body part, trying to attract prey or mates. Sometimes they radiate dimly on the undersides of their bodies for camouflage counter-illumination, hid
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In a Brooklyn aquaponic farm, basil grown with tilapia is the future One of the first things you notice about Verticulture, an aquaponic farm built on the top floor of the old Pfizer factory in Brooklyn, is the smell: ammonia and a slight funk of moss. The air is hot and steamy, filled with noise, gnats, and drain flies. Welcome to the New York City version of the 21st century farm. Verticulture is one of three aquaponic farms in New York City; the other ones are
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Mossberg: Apple is still a world of its own Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Recode. As usual, there were scores of feature changes and announcements to Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and the newly renamed macOS — at this year’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference. J
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Man builds 100mpg engine using 200-year-old technology Josh “Mac” MacDowell of San Antonio Texas had a brilliant idea. He took a Stirling engine, a type of engine developed 200 years ago, and added some 21st-century technology to it. The result is a hybrid electric car so efficient that you never have to stop to recharge, reports Houston’s KHOU11. The centerpiece of MacDowell’s innovation is the Stirling engine, which was created in 1816. The closed-c
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SALE: All Of Our Nerdy Shirts Are Just $14! Our shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 this week! But that’s not all: T-Shirts – $14 Mens V-Neck – $18 Tanks – $18 Zip Up Hoodie – $38 Hoodies – $35 Crew necks – $30 BaseBall Tees – $17 LongSleeve Tees – $15 Scoop Neck – $21 Infant Onesie – $15 Kids Tees – $14 Prints and Canvas 25% Off Head on over to the store and grab y
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Euro 2016: Russia summons French ambassador after fan violence France’s ambassador to Moscow is summoned to the Russian foreign ministry after Russia sharply criticises French policing at Euro 2016.
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Syria conflict: Report says UN has lost impartiality More than 50 humanitarian organisations operating in Syria accuse the UN of breaching its principles by effectively letting the government control aid deliveries.
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Huckberry Finds – June 2016: Refresh Your Workstation It’s decorating time and so we checked in with one of our favourite sites, Huckberry, to see what kind of awesome creations we could find to liven up our desk and office spaces. What we love about these products is that they take an innovative approach to every day objects, elevating the mundane through artisanal craft and stunning design. These […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Walmart Experimenting With Robotic Shopping Cart For Stores An anonymous reader writes from a report via Bloomberg: Bloomberg reports Walmart is working with a robotics company to develop a shopping cart that helps customers find items on their lists and saves them from pushing a heavy cart through a sprawling store and parking lot. The carts are a way for brick-and-mortar stores to stay relevant in the convenience factor to match the likes of Amazon and o
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Warped expectations: Over half of boys think online pornography is realistic, study finds Boys who view online pornography believe it’s a realistic depiction of sex, according to a study of British high school students by Middlesex University. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Design Bias of Heart Failure There are lots of conversations about the lack of diversity in science and tech these days. But along with them, people constantly ask, “So what? Why does it matter?” There are lots of ways to answer that question, but perhaps the easiest way is this: because a homogenous team produces homogenous products for a very heterogeneous world.This column explores the products, research programs, and conc
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Football boss replaced by man in mask What do you do when your manager cannot make it in to parade a new signing? Use a man in a mask of course.
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France honours police couple killed in terrorist knife attack France on Wednesday held a moment of silence to honour police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and officer Jessica Schneider, who were stabbed to death Monday in what officials described as a terrorist attack. FRANCE 24 takes a look at their lives.
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A slow revolution in the skies will transform life on the ground Early flight pioneers shrunk the world. Do today’s aviation experimenters still have the power to radically change our lives, wonders Paul Marks
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The next billion: How to best serve the Internet’s new users One billion. That’s how many new people are expected to start using the Internet in the course of 2016. With the vast majority of the residents of developed nations already online, the bulk of that huge growth (a 33% increase from the estimated 3 billion users currently on the Web worldwide) will be in developing nations. This will bring the need for consumer protections into sharper focus.Fraud
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Why You Should Keep Your Coffee Beans in the Fridge Many of us keep our coffee beans in the fridge or freezer to keep them fresh, but a new study suggests there’s added benefit to this practice: more flavorful coffee.Read more…
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iOS 10 supports inline video playback in Safari on iPhone [Video] One of the great things about watching video on an iPad is that content can be played inline in Safari. In other words, users can watch videos within Safari without being forced into a full screen video view. Such functionality has been available in limited fashion on the iPhone. For example, the News app has been capable of playing videos inline since iOS 9.3. Of course, such playback ability wa
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Elex Pipe takes circuit building off the board Though we use all manner of electronic gadgetry every day, few of us know what makes them tick. Learning about electronics and programming can be tough though and, let’s face it, a little dry. A number of startups have made efforts to spice the learning process up recently – making use of robots, modules and micro labs to make experimentation fun and accessible. The latest to join the crowd is
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CIA Releases Torture Report, 70 Percent of U.S. Views Trump Negatively, IRS Joins in Prostitution Stings: A.M. Links Seventy percent of Americans now view Donald Trump unfavorably, a new campaign high. Clinton’s unfavorable rating stands at 55 percent.  The CIA released more than 50 documents yesterday detailing its torture program under the Bush administration. “I did it for ISIS. I did it for the Islamic State,” Omar Matteen allegedly told a TV producer in a phone call during the attack.  What we
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How to be an ethical hacker in 15 hours Udemy is offering a 15-hour ethical hacking course that’s targeted at multiple skill levels. ZDNet readers will get a 30 percent discount through July 1.
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Is that email really from your boss? FBI warns fake CEO scams now $3.1bn crime The FBI says the number of victims and losses to CEO phishing fraud has exploded over the past few years.
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The Mega Macbook Giveaway: Win a brand new 12″ Macbook Apple’s remarkable advancements continue to push the boundaries of personal computing, and have commanded our cultural attention with cutting-edge technology, beautiful design and intuitively simple functionality. Now, with their new 12 inch Macbook, Apple has packed a full‑size computing experience into the lightest and most compact Mac notebook ever. We like it so much, we decided to give one aw
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Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. These apps normally cost money and this sale lasts for a limited time only. If you go to the App Store and it says the app
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Researchers break bandwidth record for data communication using laser-based visible light (Phys.org)—Cell phones and Wi-Fi devices typically transmit data using radio waves, but as the demand for wireless data transfer increases, congestion in the radio spectrum is expected to become more of a problem. One way to solve this problem is with visible light communication (VLC), a technology that uses visible light rather than radio waves for data transmission.
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AR Issues: On “Notopia,” the Scourge Destroying Our Cities Worldwide Courtesy of The Architectural Review ArchDaily is continuing our partnership with The Architectural Review, bringing you short introductions to the themes of the magazine’s monthly editions. In this introduction to the June 2016 issue on what the AR has provocatively named “Notopia,” Editor Christine Murray outlines the defining characteristics of this “selfish city,” the
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Damascus says German special forces present in Syria, Berlin denies claim Damascus has reacted angrily to claims that German special forces are present in the Ain al-Arab and Manbij areas of northern Syria, along with French troops on the ground, describing the alleged move as an “overt unjustified aggression on Syria’s sovereignty.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU targets harmful chemicals after two year delay European Union regulators on Wednesday set criteria for identifying harmful chemicals used in everyday products, but more than two years late after a fierce debate with lobbyists and activists.
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We’ve been to Jupiter before but haven’t looked into its mysterious soul NASA Eight probes have captured some stunning imagery of Jupiter over the last four decades. 12 more images in gallery At first blush Jupiter may seem like a rather dull planet. A failed star. A ball of gas. A large, red storm. Sure, it’s big, but what more is there? And we’ve been there before—lots of times, in fact. Beginning with Pioneer 11 and 12, NASA has flown seven probes
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Apple Is De-Jobsing, And Opening Up Apple HQ. Image: Daniel Spiess/FlickrWhen the iPhone launched in 2007, it was a totally walled garden. All of its apps were in-house. For the first year, no third-party apps were allowed—Steve Jobs’ ethos was, famously, that tight, end-to-end control over Apple’s decidedly user-friendly devices was best. To paraphrase, he didn’t want any shitty software that sucked mucking up his insanely great pr
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Tech Investment Still Concentrated in a Few Zip Codes, Says Report A few select neighborhoods attract the majority of startup funding in the U.S. Venture capital investment is overwhelmingly concentrated in just a few select neighborhoods, according to a new report from urbanists Richard Florida and Karen King covered in CItyLab, suggesting tech investment hasn’t diversified as much as some have claimed or hoped, and that a significant engine for future business
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Nano: Making a Big Deal out of the Very Small Springer Nature today announces the launch of Nano – a research solution offering highly-indexed and structured information on nanotechnology, drawn from high-impact journals and patents. Nano…
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Nano Textile’s Revolutionary Technology Transforms Readymade Fabric into Antibacterial Textile Nano Textile, introduces a revolutionary technology that can transfer any type of fabric to one that kills bacteria. The unique, cost effective technology, which permanently prevents the growth of…
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Researchers Investigate New Approach to Develop Nano-Templates from Self-Assembling Macromolecules Miniaturization of electronic devices has been ongoing since well before the first room-sized computer was built more than half a century ago. A hand-held smart phone now holds far more data than that…
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Facebook Will Start Tracking Which Stores You Walk Into Facebook wants to show advertisers that their ads make you visit their bricks-and-mortar stores and buy their stuff. To do this, they’ll use phones’ location services to track whether people actually walk into the stores after seeing an ad.The company’s new Local Awareness ad features will be fascinating for businesses and depressing for the rest of us. Businesses can now include a map with their
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iOS 10 Now Requires User Permission to Access Music Library Apple implemented privacy safeguards on iOS long ago so that when an app requests access to your contacts, calendars, photos, or location, a dialog box pops up asking for express user permission. On iOS 9 and previous software versions, however, that safeguard did not extend to a device’s music library. Apple developer Ben Dodson addressed the privacy concern in a blog post in January:I discov
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A Park Like No Other for an LA in Constant Flux FAB Park is designed to “celebrate the California landscape” and act as “a demonstration garden.” The post A Park Like No Other for an LA in Constant Flux appeared first on WIRED.
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This Bizarre Private Jet Concept Might Fly—But It Won’t Take You Far Lilium Aviation’s electric, fan-powered vertical takeoff and landing commuter aircraft resembles a football glued onto a harmonica. The post This Bizarre Private Jet Concept Might Fly—But It Won’t Take You Far appeared first on WIRED.
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Here’s What Happened To All 53 of Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo Acquisitions Image: GettyYahoo, the once-vaunted internet giant, is in shambles. Its revenue is in decline. Its shareholders are crying foul. Its prized public faces are scrambling for an exit, and the company is in the process of laying off 15 percent of its workforce. Its core business—internet search and advertising—is negatively valued. Looming over all of this is a prospective sale of the company’s core a
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Has Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Forgotten About Paris or Kenya or the Second Amendment? In the continued effort to use the Orlando shooting to push through new gun control legislation, Homeland Security Jeh Johnson declared that after Orlando gun control has become a “a part of homeland security,” even as the shooter in Orlando was an employee of a security firm that’s been one of the largest recipients of Homeland Security contracts*. “We need to do something to mini
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Forging Voltron’s Flaming Sword Sets The Bar For Badass Blacksmithing [Video] The blacksmiths with Men at Arms have really outdone themselves this time. As you’ll see in their latest video, the gang made a recreation of Voltron’s blazing sword—complete with a continuous propane-fueled fire. See how it was done in the video below.
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Chemical structure paves the way for new broad spectrum antifungals A promising new target for antifungals has emerged: stopping the production of trehalose, a chemical cousin to table sugar that the deadly pathogenic fungi Cryptococcus, Candida, and Aspergillus need to survive in human hosts. Researchers have solved the structure of an enzyme called Tps2 that is required to synthesize the double sugar trehalose, paving the way for the development of new antifunga
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Microsoft fixes critical flaws in Windows, IE, Edge, Office Microsoft fixed more than 40 vulnerabilities in its products Tuesday, including critical ones in Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge and Office. The vulnerabilities are covered in 16 security bulletins, six of which are marked as critical and the rest as important. This puts the total number of Microsoft security bulletins for the past six months to more than 160, a six-month record for the past d
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Futuristic eco city breaks ground in Kazakhstan for the World Expo 2017 The project focuses on using renewable energy sources as primary supply for infrastructure and daily operation of the buildings. Each element of the design aims to encourage and support the idea of clean energy across the development which will feature exhibition and cultural pavilions, a residential development, commercial areas, educational and civic facilities, as well as parks and parking. Rel
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Speed Up Firefox Immediately With These 6 Simple Tweaks At this point, almost all browsers have similar speed when actually browsing the web, so “speed” actually comes down to the performance and how you use the program. For Mozilla Firefox users, this means the right settings, the right extensions, and tab management. Whether you’re already a Firefox user or switching from Chrome to Firefox, this guide will tell you how to speed it up. We’ll be sticki
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Harley-Davidson pledges all-electric motorcycle within next 5 years In the year 2021, motorcycles will be much quieter vehicles — well, those from Harley-Davidson that is. The iconic American manufacturer has stated that within the next five years it will release a consumer model all-electric motorcycle. Back in 2014, Harley revealed a working prototype of an electric bike, dubbed the LiveWire (seen here), but it never become a production … Continue reading
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This Virtual City Video Game Can Help Driverless Car Adapt to Traffic The benefits of building a Mario Kart for tomorrow’s robot drivers With the era of the self-driving car just over the horizon, companies are already working to develop the tech infrastructure we’ll need to optimize the routes of autonomous vehicles. And one company, Immense Simulations, has turned to video game technology for a powerful solution. The U.K.-based startup has teamed up with Improba
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13-year-old comedian got a standing ovation for her Trump joke This girl is the future of comedy. Lori Mae Hernandez is only 13, but she’s already delivering some fresh, original stand up that could rival the likes of John Mulaney or Amy Schumer. SEE ALSO: Amy Schumer hilariously spoofs mobile commercials with intense new sketch On America’s Got Talent, the talented teen received tons of laughs and a standing ovation for her closing line that skewered Donald
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The terrible, awful, no good, very bad newspaper industry — in charts! Paper bad. TV good. Platforms dominant. That’s the overarching message of the Pew Research Center’s “State of the News Media” report issued on Wednesday. The annual study takes a close look at the U.S. news industry. It’s a particularly big bummer this year if you like newspapers. To give you an idea of how bad it is, here’s the report’s opening line: “Eight years after the GreatRe
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Armour Loop Charging Cable Never fight tangled cords again.
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A Trendy Silhouette: Novel Mirrors that Usher in Geometric Style Have you ever had a friend who stops every time she happens to just walk in front of a reflective surface? Obviously, our love for mirrors tells us how much we are in love with ourselves. It is a global obsession really and even if you are not a person who spends endless hours in front of one, having a great mirror around does help you in more ways than one. Adding a reflective surface makes a roo
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How to Tell If Someone Is Lying Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals seven ways to tell if someone is lying — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Woolsey Agent Desk Is Named After James Bond With plenty of storage, a lockable stow area, secret compartment and modular power, it’s no wonder that California-based designer Sean Woolsey decided to name his desk after Bond, James Bond. The Woolsey Agent Desk is made of American Black Walnut finished with a natural, food safe, hand rubbed oil and wax finish that sits atop […]
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The Fed Is Worried About Worker Productivity The Federal Reserve is extremely unlikely to raise interest rates at its meeting that concludes today, according to both financial markets and economists. The May jobs report that came out almost two weeks ago — showing a paltry increase of 38,000 jobs — probably killed any possibility of Fed action. But beyond their month-to-month concerns about the jobs numbers, a long-term worry is giving the F
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Positively Impacting the World With Tech? Apply for Singularity University’s GGC Awards On August 28-30 at the Singularity University Global Summit, we will be showcasing the world’s most promising social impact technology companies. If your organization is… read more
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Direct-to-consumer marketing to people with hemophilia The manner in which pharmaceutical companies market their products to people who have hemophilia appears unprecedented and direct-to-consumer marketing should be examined by regulators, say researchers who reviewed documents, including consumer-oriented materials, produced by the makers of hemophilia treatment products.
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Research reveals pain, pleasure of sad music Sad music can provide enjoyment, comfort or pain to different people, according to new research looking at the effects of melancholy songs on the emotions.
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Back to the Source: How Tri-Lox Is Bringing Handcrafted Timber to Big-Name Architects This article is part of a series that tells the story of how Source — Architizer’s PREMIER marketplace for building products — helps architects create brilliant buildings. HEAD THIS WAY For more information on the platform. Tri-Lox, a Brooklyn-based manufacturer specializing in unique reclaimed and ethically sourced wood, relies largely on their local networks of architects and good word of mouth
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Bose’s New Wireless Headphones Made Me a Believer I’ve never loved Bose headphones. Out of the box, they always felt a bit flimsy, and on my head, the audio quality seemed subpar for the price. At least that’s what I thought before I tried the new QuietComfort 35 Wireless cans. The noise cancellation is peerless, and the sound is terrific—for the most part.This shouldn’t be a huge surprise. The QuietComforts have long been lauded as Bose’s best n
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Foreign special services step up online operations targeting Russia – top security official The head of Russia’s Security Council has said that the number of electronic attacks on Russian state bodies has nearly doubled and reiterated his demand for civil servants to stop using foreign-made messenger services at work. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Huge cannabis farm hidden in traveler site renovated with govt money Ten men in Wales await sentencing after pleading guilty to growing £340,000-worth of cannabis in a government-built camp site for travelers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The social life of health information Most Americans go online for information and support about health-related issues. But what exactly are they looking for? Researchers shed light on this in a new study that examines how different people in different places use the internet to discuss their health.
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Eukaryote process of programmed fork arrest determined New research has revealed the means by which cells accomplish programmed DNA replication arrest. The work describes the conditions that require a replication fork to stop, and in doing so explain why terminator sites on DNA don’t always successfully stop a replication fork.
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Your Brain Will Want to Watch This Impossible Bundle of Spinning Gears Forever Occasionally you come across a video that’s so satisfying to watch that your brain never wants you to close the tab. That’s what Dutch puzzle designer Oskar van Deventer has managed to create with this complex web of 19 magic gears that are all somehow able to rotate against each other without completely locking up.Read more…
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Australia smashed a wind energy record last month Australian wind energy enjoyed a record month in May as wind farms supplied 1,299 gigawatt-hours of renewable electricity to the country’s main power grid, the National Electricity Market (NEM). Wind accounted for 8.5 percent of the country’s electricity demand, according to a report by energy consultants Pitt & Sherry. The record was 22 percent higher than the previous record set in July 2015
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Cloud Constructor [Image: An airplane hangar in Utah, via the U.S. Library of Congress]. Another book I read while jet-lagged in London last week was Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker; its chapter “Wayfinding” is particularly fascinating and worth seeking out. [Image: Interior view of same hangar, via U.S. Library of Congress]. The previous post here, however, mentioned 19th-century cloud cham
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Judge in Stanford rape case removed from another sexual assault case A Northern California judge at the center of a recall campaign after his handling of a Stanford University sexual assault case was removed from a new sexual assault case Tuesday by the local district attorney. Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen used a prosecutor’s authority to disqualify a judge to block transfer of the new sexual assault case to Judge Aaron Persky. Persky has endure
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Twin sustainable skyscrapers under construction in China Initial construction work is underway on a pair of sustainable mixed-use towers in Hangzhou, China. Rising to a height of 280 m (980 ft), the design of the Zhejiang Gate Towers project reflects Chinese characters, and the towers’ facades will sport aluminum shading fins that shimmer in the sunlight. .. Continue Reading Twin sustainable skyscrapers under construction in China Category:
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Why ‘I’m Not As Bad As the Other Two’ Won’t Work for Gary Johnson The usual rap against Libertarians is that they are too dogmatic, too unwilling to compromise on their core commitments to individual liberty and limited government, even if that means political marginalization. So it is odd that Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee, and his running mate, Bill Weld—both highly successful former GOP governors from blue states—are now facing c
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What Should Gary Johnson Do To Mainstream Himself? New at Reason Purity is not possible in politics, notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia. But there seems to be no method to the kind of capitulations Gary Johnson so far seems to be making. He has stated that he’d have no trouble requiring Catholic bakers to service gay weddings. Not only does this statement violate the bedrock libertarian commitment to religious liberty, but it also alienates r
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Don’t Disarm Suspected Terrorists: New at Reason After Omar Mateen murdered dozens of people at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning, he immediately became Exhibit A in the case for banning gun sales to suspected terrorists. But such a policy would not have stopped Mateen, and it would deprive many innocent people of their constitutional rights without due process.  Federal officials say Mateen bought the weapons he used in the attac
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Researchers discover why stress leads to increased seizures in epilepsy patients For epilepsy patients, stress and anxiety can exacerbate their condition; increasing the frequency and severity of seizures. Until now, it was unclear why this happened and what could be done to prevent it. In a new study, researchers have shown that epilepsy actually changes the way the brain reacts to stress, and have used these findings to point to new drugs that may prevent stress-induced seiz
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Ronald Bailey and Robin Hanson Talk Robot Overlords at Cato: Video At the book event over at the Cato Institute, George Mason University economist Robin Hanson succinctly presented the central ideas from his new book, The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth. As Cato explained: A whole brain emulation, or “em,” is a fully functional computational model of a specific human brain. As such, it thinks and feels much like the copied h
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Coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy will fund alumni-founded startups  Coding bootcamps have proliferated in recent years in the U.S. One of them, Fullstack Academy, today announced a commitment to invest in promising startups founded by their alumni. According to Fullstack Academy CEO David Yang, the New York-based startup will invest from its own balance sheet, and seek to fund up to eight companies a year in pre-seed or seed-stage deals. Terms and capital… Read M
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Save 77% On A Set Of Two Super Long MFi-Certified Lightning Cables [Deals] How many charging or syncing cables have you gone through since you began using Apple devices? We’re willing to wager it’s more than you’d have liked, and you’ve spent a lot more than you wanted replacing them. Well, here are two Apple Lightning to USB cables for a fraction of the price of one. You need ’em, we got ’em. Plus, the cords are a whopping two meters long! Connect iPhones, iPads &
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UK fracking company proposes to dump wastewater into the sea As public concern continues over the environmental costs of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, one United Kingdom company said they would toss wastewater from the controversial process into the sea. Fracking demands huge quantities of water, up to six million gallons per well, but anywhere from 20 to 40 percent comes back to the surface as “flowback” filled with metals, salts, and natura
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Fancy Dishwasher Features That Aren’t Worth the Extra Cost Dishwashers can range in price from a couple hundred bucks to well over a thousand dollars. Obviously, the more expensive the appliance, the more features it comes with. However, as Consumer Reports points out, some of these features just aren’t worth it.Consumer Reports tested 172 dishwasher models and rated them based on washing, drying time, energy use, and a handful of other factors, which you
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London revives co-housing As rents spiral in London, one company is proposing a solution. The Collective is a new block of apartments that acts like a giant shared house: small private bedrooms with communal laundry, kitchens, spa, cinema and workspaces … and some covert matchmaking by the managers. Our series on the global revolution in urban living goes inside the modern-day boarding houseRead related articles here:Manch
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Uber launches Payment Rewards with Capital One, where users get their 10th ride free  Uber has something in common with credit card companies: both businesses face a lot of competition from nearly identical services when it comes to attracting and keeping customers using them. In a bid to kill two birds with one stone, Uber is launching a new feature called Payment Rewards. The transportation giant will team up with specific credit card companies — starting… Read More
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Deal: Steel iOS Charging Cable Never worry about damaging your charging cable again with this industrial-strength cable, wrapped in woven stainless steel. Fuse Chicken’s MFi-certified Lightning charging cable will hold up to anything. Available in 1M and 2M lengths. Save 26% in The Awesomer Shop. Link Price: $25-$33 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: Gooseneck Lightning CableDeal: InCharge Keyring (2-pack)Pay What
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Does it pay to invest in art? Returns in fine art have been overestimated Investors should buy paintings if they like looking at them, but not to make money, according to new research from the Luxembourg School of Finance of the University of Luxembourg, which found that returns of fine art have been significantly overestimated.
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Promoting dark skies across Europe Researchers from the University of Southampton are helping citizens across Europe to address the environmental impacts of light pollution.
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Carbon-Rich Nanorods Could Provide Water Purification Solution for Developing World A team of researchers unintentionally have created nanorods when an experiment they were involved in did not go as planned. They then decided to have a closer look at the microscopic, unplanned…
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Volcanoes Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pinatubo’s Eruption With Some Epic Rumbles As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Pinatubo eruptions, volcanoes in Colombia, Russia and Nicaragua keep rumbling. The post Volcanoes Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pinatubo’s Eruption With Some Epic Rumbles appeared first on WIRED.
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Access To Thousands Of Compromised Government Servers Selling For $6 On Black Market An anonymous reader writes: Researchers have uncovered an underground market selling information of over 70,000 compromised servers. Russia-based Kaspersky Lab revealed that the online forum, named xDedic, seems to be operated by a Russian-speaking organisation and allows hackers to pay for undetectable access to a wide range of servers, including those owned by government, corporate and academic
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Columbia Is Turning Its Pesky Clothing Labels Into Sets of Survival Tools Technology Turning trash into treasure Columbia’s new set of advertisements really seem to beat home that its gear is meant for the rugged outdoors. But now the outdoor retailer is taking a new step to prove…
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No, Germany isn’t mandating electric cars — not yet, at least – Roadshow Despite reports from a number of sources, there is no firm plan in place to kill off the gas-powered car in Germany.
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Physicists measured something new in the radioactive decay of neutrons New research has enhanced scientists’ understanding of how free neutrons decay into other particles. The work provides the first measurement of the energy spectrum of the photons that are released in the otherwise extensively measured process known as neutron beta decay. The details of this decay process are important because they help to explain the observed amounts of hydrogen and other light at
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Emotionally positive situations boost memory for similar future events Combining a positive emotional component with a given stimulus promotes memory for future stimuli of the same type, report scientists.
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First detection of methyl alcohol in a planet-forming disc The organic molecule methyl alcohol (methanol) has been found in the TW Hydrae protoplanetary disc. This is the first such detection of the compound in a young planet-forming disc. Its detection helps astronomers understand the chemical processes that occur during the formation of planetary systems and that ultimately lead to the creation of the ingredients for life.
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WaPo in 1994: Ban ‘Assault Weapons’ to Set the Stage for ‘Broader Gun Control’ “There is no reason mass killers can still legally buy their weapon of choice in America,” says the headline over a Washington Post editorial that appeared in yesterday’s paper, calling upon Congress to enact a new, broader version of the “assault weapon” ban that expired in 2004. Never mind that so-called assault weapons are not, in fact, the “weapon of choice” for
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Toward a diagnostic blood test for endometriosis Endometriosis is a chronic, often painful disease affecting up to 10 percent of women of reproductive age in the U.S. How it develops is not well understood, and detecting it with certainty requires surgery. But now, scientists report in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research new insight gained from their study on mice that could ultimately help diagnose the condition with a blood test.
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Go Cubes Chewable Coffee Make no mistake: we’re not about to cut our coffee consumption down in the least. But where brewing up a fresh cup could be impractical, Go Cubes Chewable Coffee can conveniently caffeinate in an instant. Each of these chewy cubes is a nootropic stack containing 50mg of caffeine alongside 100mg of L-theanine, a few B vitamins, and other ingredients to boost mental acuity and diminish the effects o
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Restrap Sling Never miss that perfect, once in a lifetime shot again thanks to the Restrap Sling. Not only can you work in comfort all day, but can switch between cameras in seconds, while your lens cap is always within reach. It’s all enabled by some clever magnetic trickery which quickly connects — or disconnects — your gear and sling.
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Diarrheal pathogen measures human body temperature Using cutting-edge high-throughput sequencing methods, researchers have mapped all RNA structures of a diarrheal pathogen at once. In the process, they identified a number of temperature-responsive structures, so-called RNA thermometers. Up to now, the search for them had been a time-consuming endeavor.
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New imaging technique could identify additional ovarian tumors not visible to surgeons’ eyes A newly devised tumor-specific fluorescent agent and imaging system guided surgeons in real time to remove additional tumors in ovarian cancer patients that were not visible without fluorescence or could not be felt during surgery, say researchers.
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Supercomputers predict new turbulent interactions in fusion plasmas By more completely capturing the dynamics of plasma turbulence across an unprecedented range of spatial and temporal scales, researchers have reproduced experimental levels of heat loss observed experimentally where they previously could not.
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YouTube’s new Director tools allow small businesses to create video ads on their phones  YouTube is launching a new suite of products for advertisers under the umbrella name of YouTube Director. Collectively, these products are supposed to make it easier for businesses (particularly the smaller ones that don’t have their own production capabilities and aren’t going to hire an ad agency) to shoot and edit video ads that can run on YouTube. One of the new products is… Read More
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Why Your Next Running Headphones Should Be Wireless A sweat-proof headphone that you’ll want to use for more than just a work out. …Read More »
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Lunatik Epik H20 The Lunatik Epik H20 is a band and case combination that transforms your precious Apple Watch into a ruggedly refined, waterproof companion. The waterproof jacket securely seals around the display, letting you use all your watch?s features, it provides tactile control and unobstructed access to the sensor, digital crown, button, and speakers. The EPIK H20 also allows for recharging and gives you w
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This scientist makes ears out of apples | Andrew Pelling Andrew Pelling is a biohacker, and nature is his hardware. His favorite materials are the simplest ones (and oftentimes he finds them in the garbage). Building on the cellulose structure that gives an apple its shape, he “grows” lifelike human ears, pioneering a process that might someday be used to repair body parts safely and cheaply. And he has some even wilder ideas to share … &quo
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The Netflix of Finance Suggests Stocks Based on Where You Shop 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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Japan’s largest bank tests digital currency Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ confirmed on Tuesday it is conducting experiments using its own digital currency, Reuters reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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German bond yield goes negative as Brexit fears swell For the first time 10-year German government bonds have dipped below zero percent on Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian, English football hooligans reportedly joined to fight locals in Marseille Russian and English football fans reportedly joined forces to fight French locals in Marseille during Euro 2016. The display of violence during the football tournament has been condemned by the authorities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Take a Photo Tour of a Junk Dada Electronic Wasteland in the Desert Sand-covered Installation that Purifoy built in 1996 is an electronic graveyard of sorts, which calls into question their intended uses. Visitors are free to traverse Purifoy’s impressive opus, unsupervised, in the barren scrub desert. Photo: Aaron PurkeyBroken TVs, furniture, computers, keyboards, tape recorders, rotary phones, appliances and circuit boards are some of the mundane household items
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England’s record-setting UFO-like observation tower set to open Apparently, the locals aren’t crazy about it The British Airways i360, which still sounds like it should be an airline but remains a very tall and thin observation tower, is on pace to open later this summer, designer Marks Barfield Architects says. The tower, which is both the world’s tallest moving observation tower (on purpose) and the world’s thinnest tower (by accident), was completed in Bri
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Historic Rural Town in Illinois Undergoes Ambitious Revitalization Plan Lots of renovations The 2,000-person town of Mt. Sterling in western Illinois is getting a serious facelift thanks to Kiku Obata & Company, a London and St. Louis-based design consultancy. Working closely with the residents of the the city, the Downtown Mt. Sterling Steering Committee, and the Tracy Family Foundation, Kiku Obata has come up with a 12-year plan to revitalize and redevelop the
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Orlando shootings: Trump to push for tighter gun laws Republican Donald Trump says he would like people on terror watch lists to be prevented from buying guns, in the wake of the Orlando shootings.
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France beefs up Lille police as Russian and English fans converge Thousands of Russia and England fans arrived in Lille on Wednesday as the French government said it was flooding the city with police ahead of the teams’s next Euro 2016 matches, which will be played in neighbouring cities.
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Apple’s updated Maps app will recall where you parked the car – CNET Discovered in the initial beta of Apple’s iOS 10 software, the app’s new feature will be able to pinpoint your vehicle’s location so you’re left not stumbling around the parking lot.
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Google Fiber could bring its speedy internet to Dallas Good news Dallasites, Google Fiber could be headed your way soon. The Fiber team said yesterday it’s considering bringing its high-speed gigabit internet service to Dallas, though it’ll likely be a while before anything actually happens. Google is in talks with Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings, and it’s currently exploring how it could deploy Fiber throughout the city using guidelines laid down in the G
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Even when help is just a click away, stigma is still a roadblock Stigma is a major barrier preventing people with mental health issues from getting the help they need. Even in a private and anonymous setting online, someone with greater self-stigma is less likely to take that first step to get information about mental health concerns and counseling, according to a new study.
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X-ray experiments show how memristors work Scientists have experimentally confirmed critical aspects of how a new type of microelectronic device, the memristor, works at an atomic scale.
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Plants More Vulnerable to Nanoparticles When Parents Grown in Contaminated Soil Plants are more vulnerable to toxic nanoparticles if their parents were grown in contaminated soil, according to the first multi-generational study on the safety of cerium oxide nanoparticles in agriculture. The results highlight the importance of improving and increasing research on the impact of nanomaterials on plants.
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New generation of high-efficiency solar thermal absorbers developed Researchers are one step closer to developing a new generation of low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells.  The structure is one of the world’s first examples of a tri-layer metasurface absorber using a carbon interlayer. 
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Hotter all the way: Lithium wall contains plasma without cooling it You may have known lithium from its role in rechargeable batteries, but did you know it may be a vital in fusion reactors? These reactors require walls that don’t sputter out metals or overly cool the plasma at the heart of the reaction. Researchers showed that lithium-coated walls can handle heat.
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Can You Teach Old Drugs New Tricks? As drug development costs skyrocket, researchers look to repurpose older ones—even some that failed earlier trials  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Optoma NuForce BE6i wireless in-ear headphones review: You won’t believe they’re Bluetooth There was a time when listening to music through Bluetooth headphones was akin to listening to MP3s: If you really cared about music, you just didn’t do it. The fidelity of the MP3 files will never get any better, but the quality of audio streamed over Bluetooth has improved in leaps and bounds. Case in point: Optoma’s NuForce BE6i wireless in-ear headphones.These aren’t super-high-end buds—ther
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Bumble partners with Spotify to show what music your matches like the most Bumble has partnered with Spotify for a neat integration that could be really helpful when looking for a match. Over the next few weeks, Bumble will be rolling out a feature that allows people to show their favorite musicians in their profile using Spotify. Once the two accounts are connected, Bumble will start showing the artists you’ve streamed the most; others will then be able to tap on their
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Using espresso machines to do chemistry Many chemists are familiar with taking trips to the espresso machine while running late-night experiments, but until now these excursions were merely undertaken for the caffeine boost. A group recently reported in ACS’ Analytical Chemistry, however, that espresso machines can quickly and inexpensively perform some complex chemistry experiments, such as testing for harmful compounds in the environm
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Loofah-based material could give lithium batteries a boost Today’s mobile lifestyle depends on rechargeable lithium batteries. But to take these storage devices to the next level—to shore up the electric grid or for widespread use in vehicles, for example—they need a big boost in capacity. To get lithium batteries up to snuff for more ambitious applications, researchers report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a new solution that invol
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New genetic research can significantly improve drug development With drug development costs topping $1.2bn to get a single treatment to the point it can be sold and used in the clinic, could genetic analysis save hundreds of millions of dollars?
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Even Indoor Kids Should Worry About California’s 30 Million Dead Trees Drought, sudden oak death, and bark beetle are turning the Golden State’s forests into kindling. The post Even Indoor Kids Should Worry About California’s 30 Million Dead Trees appeared first on WIRED.
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Panama Papers Law Firm IT Employee Detained On Suspicion Of Data Theft AP ImagesA computer technician who works for Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers leak, has been detained in Geneva on suspicion that he recently stole large amounts of data from the firm, French newspaper Le Temps reported.The Panama Papers, a 2.9 terabyte leak of files by an anonymous person to the International Consortium of Journalists, revealed how rich and powerfu
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Digital is not rescuing troubled US newspapers The grim news for newspapers: digital is doing little to rescue them from their deepening woes.
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A guide to understanding new light-bulb terms, LEDs and more Anyone who has stood in confusion in the light-bulb aisle (and that’s most of us) knows that technology and the push to save energy are continuing to flip the script on home lighting options.
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Gearhead Shifter Pen by Bourbon & Boots Designed especially for the car enthusiast, the Gearhead Shifter Pen ($74 USD) is Bourbon & Boot’s latest offering in their Pens & Writing Collection. It features a car tire cap with a true to life tread and hubcap, a 5-speed H-pattern gearshift that operates like the real thing, and a tip that includes the same tire tread as the cap. The body of the pen is made from Indian Water Buffalo
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Neurons that interpret vision can swap eyes, switch back Converted RGB Inovision image. (credit: Shelley Halpain, UC San Diego) If one eye is temporarily or permanently damaged, the visual cortex will rewire itself, devoting more resources to the remaining functional eye. This change is reversible if binocular vision is restored. But until a recent study published in Science, we didn’t know how the brain manages to reallocate its resources. This new
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Microsoft’s Shannon Loftis on E3 leaks, the status of Kinect, and the future of controllers Last December, Shannon Loftis, Microsoft’s general manager of Microsoft Studios Global Publishing, shared a vision of the future in which Xbox extends beyond the game console, onto Windows 10 PCs, tablets, smartphones, virtual reality headsets, and anything with a screen and an internet connection. This week, Microsoft took the stage at E3 to formalize that plan, announcing two new consoles, and
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Promising Gene Therapies Pose Million-Dollar Conundrum Economists, investors and medical insurers can’t figure out how to pay for cutting-edge drugs — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This leather wallet has a built-in battery to charge your iPhone  If you have an iPhone other than the 6 Plus or 6S Plus, chances are that you run out of battery pretty frequently. In a world where background updates, location tracking, and 24/7 bluetooth constantly drain our batteries, it’s not unheard of to run out of juice just a few hours into your day. Most people have recruited battery packs, car chargers, or battery cases to help… Read More
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This plug-in hybrid SUV is the most powerful production Volvo ever The most powerful production Volvo ever is a plug-in hybrid SUV. Really. That’s thanks to a new performance package for the XC90 T8 “Twin Engine” courtesy of in-house speed shop Polestar, Volvo says. Polestar started out as an independent race team and tuner, and was bought by Volvo last year. It’s known for the S60 and V60 Polestars, standard Volvos that were given complete overhauls to turn them
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Will this clever kit put an end to our wireless charging woes? Wireless charging, despite some great positives, can be a bit annoying. It’s not all that fast yet, often requires support of a specific system, pads will usually only charge a single device at a time, and need some careful positioning to get the current flowing. Currently, it’s the price we must pay for charging our mobile devices without plugging something in. Fli Charge is a new system that may
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Google Unveils Springboard, Facebook Messenger Does SMS… [Tech News Digest] Google unveils Springboard, Facebook Messenger does SMS (again), Ubuntu snap apps are coming everywhere, Twitter lets you retweet yourself, and a ball bearing gets the HPC treatment. Google Unveils Springboard Google’s Atmosphere event for enterprises has unveiled a new tool called Springboard, designed to proactively show you files relevant to you. The aim of Google Springboard is to take technol
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Apple’s Trent Reznor slams YouTube – CNET The singer, who is also chief creative officer of Apple Music, takes a stand against the video-sharing service in a Billboard interview.
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Apple to neutralize Adobe Flash in next version of Safari – CNET It’s the new default for an old technology. You’ll be asked if you want to turn on the Flash plug-in for websites that may still require it.
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Hulu VR viewing comes to your Oculus Rift You no longer have to don a Gear VR headset to watch Hulu in virtual reality. The streaming service has introduced an Oculus Rift app that brings the immersive experience to your PC. The Rift version not only takes advantage of the extra power of a computer (it’s “polished, sharper and highly responsive”), but introduces themed viewing rooms for shows. When you watch 12 Monkeys, it’ll pl
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Hollande threatens to ban demos as French anti-labor law protests grow President Francois Hollande has proposed to ban demonstrations in France, according to his presidential spokesman, who said that at a time when the country is plagued by terrorism, the conditions are not in place to protect “personal or public property.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Remember Byzantium’: St Pete lawmaker calls for Istanbul to be renamed Constantinople St Petersburg city lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, known as the main sponsor of the Russian law banning gay propaganda, has proposed that the Turkish city of Istanbul be renamed Constantinople on all Russian maps and in state-approved textbooks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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43yo former soldier dies in South Wales after police Taser him A former soldier who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has died after being tasered by police in South Wales. The man had reportedly been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Read Full Article at RT.com
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CIA forced to release post-9/11 torture evidence, unclear if arrests will follow Disturbing details of “illegal” torture techniques used by the US government after the 9/11 attacks were revealed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Virtual reality, new tools let you redecorate from the couch Stop moving around the new sofa to try to figure out where it fits. Forget about trying to judge a paint color from tiny samples against the wall. New tools like virtual reality measuring apps and online mood boards are trying to help consumers find easier and quicker ways to decorate homes and apartments.
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Bangladesh killings: Hindu teacher attacked at home A Hindu college teacher in Bangladesh is attacked at his home, amid growing concern over violent killings of intellectuals and minorities
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Britain’s opposing EU referendum camps take battle to River Thames Britain’s opposing EU referendum camps took their increasingly shrill war of words onto the water on Wednesday as campaigners on rival boats hurled abuse at each other in bizarre scenes outside parliament on the River Thames.
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Belgian police alerted to IS group fighters ‘en route to Europe’ Belgian police have alerted their French counterparts over an alleged group of Islamic State (IS) group jihadists en route to Europe to carry out terror attacks in the two countries.
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Apple’s old Mac Pro has to go, and we’ve designed the perfect replacement The 2013-vintage Mac Pro is looking older and older as new generations of CPU, GPU, and other hardware have advanced beyond it. We imagine what a caught-up Mac Pro would look like.
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ZeroHour Apex Tactical Pen submitted by Mikey Bautista Your EDC gear should be reliable, functional, and comfortable to carry. ZeroHour know this, as seen in their successful flashlight projects they’ve completed. Now, they’ve set their sights on doing it again with a premium pen that ticks all the feature boxes for an everyday jotter at an affordable price.The Apex is designed around the Fisher Space Pen refill, a communit
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Sailing with Land Rover BAR During their recent trip to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Chicago, we had a chance to visit with the Land Rover BAR team, and got see what goes into hydrofoil racing, from the engineering of the boats to the sheer fortitude of each crew member. More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: How Tennessee Whisky Is MadeTMNT Manhattan LairSlatewood ClubAirbnb Shark RoomLEGO Land Rover Co
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Black holes and the prospects for measuring gravitational waves The supermassive black holes found at the centre of every galaxy, including our own Milky Way, may, on average, be smaller than we thought, according to new work. New research suggests that the gravitational waves produced when they merge will be harder to detect than previously assumed.
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When it comes to movies, Sky has a plan to keep traditional viewing alive Sky has announced it is to rebrand its Movies service, bringing it under the new name of Sky Cinema starting July 8 and promising more movies, more premieres, and a bunch more features.But Sky recognises that more of its customers are choosing on-demand over linear viewing, and part of its new service is about improving the linear experience, including more curated pop-up channels.We’ve already se
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Sushi donuts food trend sprinkles the Internet with culinary delight We proudly present the latest drool-worthy food trend: the sushi donut. While we already know that donuts can make excellent sushi, Instagram user sobeautifullyraw has recently enlightened the world by showing us that sushi can also be transformed into deliciously beautiful donuts. The sushi donut is here to prove that we are suckers for things shaped like donuts, and that despite common beliefs,
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8 Books That’ll Help You Earn Your First Million What would you do if you were obscenely wealthy? And before you start the whole, “Money doesn’t matter” trip, just humor us here. How would you spend your money? Would you invest it? Would you buy that car you’ve always wanted? Would you buy a mansion just for your dog? Would you end world hunger, […]
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FLI Charge – Fast and Powerful Wireless Charging With FLI Charge, you will never have to plug in your smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices ever again! FLI Charge is an incredible wireless charging system that is setting the bar in the wireless power and charging space. Aside from its stunningly sleek design, FLI Charge is able to power multiple devices simultaneously regardless of where, or in what orientation you place them on the pad.
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Katherine Mangu-Ward Named Editor-in-Chief of Reason Katherine Mangu-Ward has been named editor-in-chief of Reason, the magazine of “free minds and free markets.” Mangu-Ward joined the magazine in 2006 and has been Reason’s managing editor since 2011.   “This is my dream job,” said Mangu-Ward. “I couldn’t be more excited about leading Reason magazine’s incredible team of journalists as we dig deeply into policy and politics
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Conductive wireless charging might be the future Fli Charge is a conductive wireless charging system that allows users to charge their devices by placing them anywhere on Fli’s charging pad. Users just have to have a special case for their phone or a cable wheel that plugs into their device and then sticks to the back of it. Users aren’t tethered to a power cable, but will still have to keep their device stationary on a charging pad for it to p
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Siberia’s “gateway to the underworld” crater is rapidly growing due to climate change In a remote area of Siberia, outside the small town of Batagaiin the Sakha Republic, the ground suddenly opened up between 25 and 50 years ago, and it never stopped. The crater now measures a mile long and is almost 400 feet deep. Geological surveys suggest that the crater has been growing over 60 feet each year but, despite its size and rapid growth rate, most people outside of the immediate area
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How Google’s new input tool will finally help me digitally communicate with my mother I moved to America from Thailand when I was 9 years old – old enough to have learned how to read, speak, and write basic Thai words but not advanced enough to write a professional cover letter or blog post. It’s somewhat of a difficult language – Thai has 44 consonants, 22 vowels, diphthongs, and triphthongs, and five tones. The Sanskrit-based language can appear intimidating to those unfamiliar w
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Today’s Best Deals: Summer Luggage Steals, Harmony Universal Remote, and More Discounted luggage, a smart universal remote, and Anker’s newest battery pack lead off Wednesday’s best deals.Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more, and don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter
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Volkswagen’s Nav Systems Now Secretly Plan Detours When Traffic Snarls Your Daily Route The ideal navigation system automatically knows where you want to go, and the fastest route to get you there, with minimal button pushing. And with a new feature called Regular Routes that memorizes your most-driven destinations, Volkswagen’s nav units move one step closer to that dream.Now that GPS navigation systems are a standard feature on most vehicles, it’s the software itself that helps dis
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Presurgery chemotherapy may make advanced ovarian cancers responsive to immunotherapy Metastatic ovarian cancer patients treated with chemotherapy prior to surgery had altered immune cells in their tumors, and specific alterations identified suggest that immunotherapy given after chemotherapy may help in preventing the cancer from coming back.
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Escobedo Sea Dart A canoe-cum-kayak contraption the Escobedo Sea Dart sure is one beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Measuring in at 16-feet and weighing less than 55lbs, this highly stylish, streamlined vessel is forged from the legendary French Joubert Okoume marine plywood using Vikings-era practices. Paddle away in an Oyster, Mist or Moon Dust finish.
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How Dutch designers make desks disappear One company’s innovative solution to make employees leave on time.
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Observation Pod at World’s Most Slender Tower Reaches Maximum Height © British Airways i360 After weeks of movement testing, the British Airways i360 observation pod has achieved its maximum height of 138 meters as the attraction enters final inspection phases in preparation for its opening this summer. As a part of “the world’s tallest moving observation tower,” the 18 meter diameter viewing pod will provide 360 degree views of the British seaside resort town
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Design giant Herman Miller invested in meeting room manager Robin Robin, a Boston-based startup that helps businesses book office and conference spaces, announced today that it received an investment from furniture design giant Herman Miller in a previously announced round. As part of the partnership, “Robin gets to be helpful earlier in the office design and planning process, which means a better experience and more thoughtful setup,” said Robin CEO Sam Dunn. “
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Diamond Planets Might Have Hosted Earliest Life A new study pushes back the earliest date that extraterrestrial life might, maybe, could appear; if so, it’d be on planets made of diamond
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How the Lowly Mosquito Helped America Win Independence The blood-sucking insect has played a leading role in the rise and fall of empires throughout history
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Carbon Nanotubes Can’t Handle a Space Elevator Space According to new research, one flat could ruin the whole thing. Bummer. Carbon nanotubes probably aren’t going to be our material solution for a space elevator. Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute figured out that even a…
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Link About It: A Colossal Structure Discovered Near Petra, Jordan A previously undocumented structure, hiding in plain sight next to the ruins of Petra, Jordan, has just been uncovered by archaeologists. Using a combination of Google Earth, satellite imagery and drones, the researchers stumbled upon the Olympic pool…… Continue Reading…
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Can a patent suit force police to stop using body cameras they spent millions of dollars on? In January, Digital Ally sued Taser International for infringing on a body camera patent. Patent fights aren’t always the most gripping conflicts, but this one’s starting to look like it could influence an entire industry. The patent in question involves a feature that activates a police officer’s body camera when it detects something noteworthy happening. For example, the camera starts to record
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Nanit’s baby monitor offers wearable-free sleep tracking A company that’s describing itself as the “Tesla of baby monitors” has produced a device that it says is the best way to watch your munchkins at night. Nanit (geddit?) stands over your baby’s crib like a shower head, with a night vision camera and motion sensor aimed towards the mattress. Should it detect any noise or movement, your smartphone will get a ping, enabling you to watch the a
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Solar Light Up Planter Base A stone-like base with built-in LED lights on each corner that illuminate outdoor planters and statuary decor at night.Click Here For Complete Details
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The Aero LaunchPad is the best way to let your drone take flight Planes have runways, helicopters have helipads, and drones have … well … concrete or grass. Considering how fragile drones can be, it’s amazing that the best solution for launching them up until now has been placing them on the ground and lifting off from there. That all changes though with a new little accessory from Tether Tools. It’s called Aero LaunchPad and, as the name suggests, it’s a smal
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Mercedes’ S550e plug-in hybrid will soon be able to charge wirelessly Charging cords can be a hassle when it comes to phones, laptops, and tablets, and it’s no different for cars. Several companies have developed wireless charging systems for cars, and several automakers have experimented with them. But Mercedes-Benz may be the first to actually offer the technology on a production model. Among many green technology announcements made this week, the German carmaker
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How to Legally Download Office 2016 & 2013 Free From Microsoft If you own a product key for Microsoft Office, but don’t have the installation files available, it’s really simple to download them direct from Microsoft. Whether Office was included with your system purchase, you’ve lost the disc, or just want a copy of the files, we’ll show you the different methods available. Don’t forget that if you have an Office 365 subscription, you’re entitled to Office 20
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Opioids increase risk of death when compared to other pain treatments Long-acting opioids are associated with a significantly increased risk of death when compared with alternative medications for moderate-to-severe chronic pain, according to a new study.
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For tropical mayflies, mountain passes are higher indeed Insect populations in the tropics exhibit a higher number of distinct species than in the Rockies, researchers have discovered. But the distinctions between those species consist of subtle, genetic differences that aren’t readily visible. These are called cryptic species — by the looks of things identical, but actually genetically distinct.
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Painless, quick and reliable method for diagnosing helicobacter from exhaled air In the future, several illnesses can be quickly and painlessly diagnosed by the optical analysis of isotopes contained in exhaled air. With a new prototype device, researchers say that it is possible to determine painlessly and with absolute certainty during the appointment whether the patient’s stomach troubles are caused by Helicobacter.
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forpeople on designing the keyn chair’s almost limitless variations for herman miller using an one-piece shell design, the ‘keyn’ provides custom comfort by utilizing a ‘cradleflex’ system that enables users to adjust their position smoothly up to ten degrees. The post forpeople on designing the keyn chair’s almost limitless variations for herman miller appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Banks Claim They Will Back Away from Fossil Fuels After investing $784 billion from 2013 to 2015 banks say they will at least cut coal loans — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bill Guarantees 50% Salary For Workers Laid Off With Non-Compete Reader dcblogs shares a Computer World report: Non-compete agreements are controversial for many reasons, but what may be worst of all: Even if you are laid off from your job, a non-compete agreement may still apply. California has made non-compete agreements unenforceable, but Massachusetts has not. Some opponents say that’s partly the result of lobbying by EMC, which has considerable clout as a
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The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, Now in Ceramic Traditionally, ceramic isn’t the ideal case material for dive watches. That didn’t stop OMEGA. …Read More »
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Tens of thousands of Palestinians left without water as Israeli firm cuts supplies – report An Israeli supply firm has cut off water for a West Bank area, according to media. Tens of thousands of Palestinians now reportedly have no access to safe drinking water and are forced to buy water tanks as they fast for Ramadan amid the June heat. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rejoin the space race or fall further behind, MPs warn Britain The UK needs a national space program and increased home grown technology to help push scientific breakthroughs for future missions into the solar system, MPs say. Read Full Article at RT.com
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BBC team under fire outside IS-held Syrian town The BBC’s Jiyar Gol travelled to the outskirts of Manbij, a Syrian town held by IS and currently surrounded by a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters.
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Under fire The BBC’s Jiyar Gol comes under fire on the frontline in the battle for the key Syrian town of Manbij, which is controlled by so-called Islamic State.
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France threatens to ban Paris protests after violent anti-govt demonstration French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has threatened to ban street protests in Paris after violence – including the smashing of windows at a children’s hospital – marred a demonstration on Tuesday against proposed changes to France’s labour law.
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Age, obesity, dopamine appear to influence preference for sweet foods As young people reach adulthood, their preferences for sweet foods typically decline. But a research team has found that for people with obesity, the drop-off may not be as steep, and the brain’s reward system may be operating differently.
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Use of Camelid antibodies for structural biology The use of Camelid antibodies has important implications for future development of reagents for diagnosis and therapeutics in diseases involving a group of enzymes called serine proteases, report scientists.
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A touch-sensitive home button on the iPhone 7 would be a great idea The iPhone’s home button could see its biggest change yet on the iPhone 7. The latest rumor suggests the iPhone 7, which won’t be a radical departure, could come with a touch-sensitive home button that won’t actually be clickable, according to MobiPicker. SEE ALSO: iPhone 7 might come in blue instead of Space Gray According to images obtained by the tech blog, the iPhone 7’s home button may be se
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Plug-in power: Volvo’s Polestar division will tune your XC90 T8 hybrid for extra oomph – Roadshow Volvo’s performance division gives the brand’s largest plug-in hybrid better responsiveness and more power.
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Google, Cartoon Network want kids to code Powerpuff GIFs – CNET The companies hope the lure of popular cartoon characters can entice youths of all backgrounds to try their hand at coding.
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Why E-Cigarettes Explode, and How You Can Vape Safely In 2015, a man was hospitalized with critical injuries after his e-cigarette exploded in his face. Another victim suffered severe burns on his hands, a hole in his tongue, and knocked out teeth. Here’s why and how e-cigarettes can literally blow up on you, and what you can do to minimize your risk.Admittedly, to say that e-cigarettes “explode” sounds over the top, but this video shows that somethi
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Researchers Demonstrate Ability to Manipulate Vibrations of Nanometer-Scale-Thickness Drum Scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, have successfully manipulated the vibrations of a graphene drum of a nanometer scale thickness, achieving the most versatile…
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’26 years of trauma’ The families of three Indigenous Australian children who were abducted and murdered within a few months hope their killer may finally be brought to justice.
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Going where Google won’t On the weekend of May 28th, more than 400,000 people gathered at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to watch the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Machines worth millions of dollars flew around the 2.5-mile long course at speeds of 230 mph and faster. The scene at California’s Thunderhill Raceway was decidedly more tame. Located three hours north of San Francisco in the golden foothills of the s
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T-Mobile Tuesday’s free Domino’s Pizza giveaway leaves some customers hungry Everybody loves free stuff, and that goes doubly so—maybe even quadruply so—when you put the word ‘free’ in front of the word ‘pizza,’ which T-Mobile did on Tuesday. During the company’s second T-Mobile Tuesday free giveaway, many customers ended up crusty after being burned when their local Domino’s rejected their redemption code. As with all giveaways, a company is only willing to throw so mu
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This radical design is one possible future for Formula E A consortium of companies has put forth a new, radical idea of what the future of Formula E should look like. Led by TEOS Powertrain Engineering, a company that makes engines for the GP3 series, the group is hoping that its design will be accepted by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body of Formula E. The FIA began an open call back in March for new battery and c
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Heroes on Screen and Among Us: New at Reason People seek heroes in the face of tragedies and everyday evils. A. Barton Hinkle writes: Events like the massacre in Orlando inflict agony and despair a thousand different ways, not the least of which is the sense of helplessness they dispense. The news unfolds on the screen and the mind thinks no, no, no, please no, and the nos mean nothing, it has already happened and it’s too late to be stopp
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The Failure to Stop Orlando Shooter Was Not a Surveillance Gap, So Reject Calls for More As we learn more about the life of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, what has become abundantly clear is that he was on a lot of people’s radars, including the FBI’s, for erratic behavior, threatening comments, and acting out. There is and will continue to be a lot of backseat analysis of what authorities might have done (or should have been able to do) to have stopped this attack from happening. But
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Spacex has Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly on failed landing The Spacex satellite launch was good but the landing failed.Ascent phase & satellites look good, but booster rocket had a RUD on droneship— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2016Looks like thrust was low on 1 of 3 landing engines. High g landings v sensitive to all engines operating at max.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2016RUD = Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly :)— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15,
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Pew’s 2016 news media report is a tough read for journalism  The Pew Research Center’s latest annual State of the News Media report underlines how successful technology giants continue to be at creaming off digital ad profits, even as traditional news media faces ever intensifying pressure to find a way to sustainably fund journalism. Read More
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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB $970, Seagate 5TB External Hard Drive $110, JBL Speakers $18, 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: Save nearly 20% on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB: $970 (Reg. $1,199) Give your Mac or PC a little breathing room: Seagate 5TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive $1
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New Calculation Shows We’ll Make Contact With Aliens in About 1,500 Years The disturbing Fermi Paradox suggests we should have made contact with an extraterrestrial civilization by now, yet we haven’t. By applying a 500-year-old philosophical principle, a Cornell University researcher has shown that the Great Silence is not unexpected—we just need to give it more time.Read more…
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You can finally watch Netflix while doing other stuff on your iPad You can now watch Netflix videos while using other apps on your iPad. It’s about time. iOS has been able to play picture-in-picture (PiP) since the release of iOS 9 last year, but Netflix is finally catching up to others (Hulu, for instance, has been able to use PiP since September). Simply open up a video on Netflix, tap the PiP button, then go ahead and open whatever other app you feel like usin
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Perforated Concrete Market Is Like a Massive Jewel Box The new shopping center in Addis Ababa takes its cues from Africa’s largest open air market A behemoth new concrete market has risen in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and it manages to be both imposing and ethereal. Designed by Barcelona-based firm Vilalta Arquitectura and set to open this summer, the Lideta Mercato was originally intended to be a traditional shopping mall. But extensive research showed
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Horse table is as great as it is impractical It might not be usable, but best not to look a gift horse table in the mouth Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design student Vendulka Prchalová has created two tables based on horses. Tables are great and horses are great, but combined these two pieces are more than the sum of their parts. They are table multiplied by horse. They are really cool, and also not exactly usable as tables (or
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Making vinyl records even groovier Audiophiles have reason to celebrate. Vinyl records are experiencing a comeback, and scientists are working to make their sound quality even better. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes a look at how past inventions led to the classic vinyl record, or LP, and what the future might hold.
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Team uses smart light to track human behavior Using the power of the light around us, Dartmouth College researchers have significantly improved their innovative light-sensing system that tracks a person’s behavior continuously and unobtrusively in real time.
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Class Up Your Camping With a Canteen That Turns Into a Pint Glass Drinking from a canteen’s spout is fine when you’re just rehydrating after a hike. But once camp is set up, you’ll probably be drinking something other than water, and that’s where this canteen from the Stable Goods Co. really shines. Flip it over, remove the bottom, and suddenly you’ve got a wide-mouthed pint glass.Even if your camping adventures are far from roughing it, keeping your gear to a m
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Our Daily Brexit: Boat Leave! Farage fights off Bob Geldof in Battle of the Thames UKIP leader Nigel Farage clashed with rock star and activist Bob Geldof on the River Thames on Wednesday in a bizarre publicity stunt featuring a pro-Leave flotilla. RT takes a closer look at the Battle Over Brexit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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My Money Checkup Tells You How to Get Started With Improving Your Finances If your financial situation seems like a mess, it can be difficult to know where to start cleaning up. This interactive tool from Fidelity asks you a few questions to help you figure out how to get started. http://lifehacker.com/adult-budgetin…The tool walks you through some questions about your financial situation, and you dish the details. After the whole process, you get a brief overview of t
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Xbox Design Lab Xbox is now offering a new way to customize your controllers for a reasonable price.
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This Market Rents Hacked Servers to Cybercriminals for Just a Few Bucks If you are a cybercriminal, the best way to hide your illegal activities might be to carry them out from the safety of someone else’s innocent computer or server. Now, thanks to a new online illegal marketplace, getting access to strangers’ hacked servers is easier and cheaper than ever. xDedic is an online marketplace hosted on the surface web where anyone can buy access to a hacked server from m
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SpaceX’s Rocket Crashed. Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter Image: SpaceXSpaceX successfully launched and attempted to land another rocket today. At the moment I’m typing this, we’re … not sure what happened. The primary mission of the launch—to put two Eutelsat communications satellites into geosynchronous orbit—went well, and then this happened when the Falcon 9, which is designed to be reusable, tried to land: Schrödinger’s rocket strikes again! https:/
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So a Major Political Party Got Hacked by the Russian Government. Now What? The Russian government allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee, stealing the sum of the organization’s opposition research on Donald Trump. Surely this means we’ve officially entered the age where American elections can be heavily influenced by hackers, right?That was the working theory I had as I went out to report this story. The story, that Russia was able to steal all of the DNC’s r
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Fatal scaffolding collapse at German bridge construction site Scaffolding collapses on Bavarian bridge construction site, killing one person and seriously injuring six.
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New study highlights power of crowd to transmit news on Twitter The tiny fraction of headlines that news editors push out on Twitter draw a large share of eyeballs, but it’s the stories recommended by friends that trigger more clicks.
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Collaboration reveals a new mechanism for protein secretion A UK research team has discovered that a cell’s protective layer acts like a turnstile, allowing proteins to be exported while preventing them from moving back in.
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Light-hearted Lighting By Nazzareno Ruspolini – Including Adorable iPhone Lights Italian product designer Nazzareno Ruspolini has created the ‘iBat-Jour’ series of teeny, tiny lamps to sit prettily on your iPhone and diffuse its inbuilt flashlight, creating a soft, ambient glow. Constructed in white polyamide, the semi-opaque material is great for creating a diffuse and pleasing light and each tiny lamp looks like classy porcelain. But let’s get to the point of th
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isabelle daëron floods Hermès ginza store windows with a wave of water ‘making waves’ sees a landscape of oversized drops fall from the ceiling, coil into a current within two large vitrines, and continue across a series of small display boxes. The post isabelle daëron floods Hermès ginza store windows with a wave of water appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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What is Vulkan and what does it mean for the future of gaming? What is Vulkan?The battle for graphics card supremacy just got a little more interesting. Nvidia unveiled its GTX 1080 and 1070, with power rivaling that of its beastly GTX 980 Ti. AMD just revealed its Radeon RX 480, a powerful and relatively low-cost GPU that will help bring VR to the masses. Advancements in graphical technology aren’t the exclusive domain of hardware, however. While new card an
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Our 12 Favorite Game Trailers from E3 Answering some questions about upcoming games, such as: What the hell is Norman Reedus doing naked on a beach with a baby? …Read More »
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We solved the mystery of what will happen when an ant falls from the Empire State Building Last week, I asked a question that I had already accepted in my defeated heart as having no real answer: if you drop an ant from the top of the Empire State Building, will it die? And the other, more pressing question: was this Korean TV show from the ’90s lying to me when it said that ants would explode because of changing air pressure as they were moved to the top of a skyscraper? I was unprepa
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Geek Toys : Lithiholo Hologram Kits DIY Holograms. Time for you to make the future happen today from the comfort of your own home. These Litiholo Hologram Kits have everything you need to make your own transmission holograms – up to 20 of them. $99.99 – $329.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Handmade Damascus Heart with Paracord Carabiner Keychain – Exclusive Have a heart. This Handmade Damascus Heart with Paracord Carabiner Keychain has a small heart handmade from Damascus steel hanging from a keyring. The other end is a 360° swivel clip. And in between is 4″ of braided paracord which unfurls into 5 ft. of cord. $24.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Nixon Time Teller SW Watch – R2-D2 Blue Beep Boop. Based on Nixon’s popular Time Teller series, this watch features a dial inspired by R2-D2’s top of head detail, a red crown to mimic R2-D2’s holographic projector, and a back engraved with R2-D2’s torso and the words “Beep Boop.” $124.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Planet Express Logo Polo Hey, you! Delivery boy! Choose Planet Express for your parcel delivery service. We spare no cost to get your package where it needs to be on-time. Visit our offices in New New York for a tour of the facility, including a side trip to the Angrydome after you view our price sheet! $29.99
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A simple numbers game seems to make kids better at math Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, Johns Hopkins University researchers boosted kindergarteners’ arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick computer game.
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Misleading images in cell biology Light cannot be used to image any structures smaller than half its wavelength – for a long time, this was considered to be the ultimate resolution limit in light microscopy. The development of superresolution microscopy, however, showed that there are certain loopholes to this rule. By imaging individual molecules at different points in time, their exact positions can eventually be combined to one
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Scientists replace iron in muscle protein with non-biological metal There may soon be a new way to make molecules to form the basis of pharmaceuticals, fuels, agrochemicals, materials, and an array of other products in our modern life. Chemists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have successfully married chemistry and biology to create reactions never before possible.
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“Ban Guns”: The Two Words The Gun Control Movement Will Never Say, But Should Why do gun control groups focus on moderate proposals instead of advocating radical solutions?In the 1970s and 1980s, two prominent advocacy groups in the gun control movement were called Handgun Control and the National Coalition to Ban Handguns. Today, these groups are still major voices on the issue, but their names—as well as those of every other major organization involved in the issue—don’t
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Microsoft: Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is “months away” Pictures: A future Xbox One controller. PC gamers may not be able to lord their preferred control scheme over their console brethren for much longer. Microsoft is promising that Xbox One developers will be able to easily integrate mouse and keyboard controls for their console games in a matter of months. “Truthfully in our dev kit modes now keyboard works, mouse support is a little bit f
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Disposable robots can sprint, fly, and potentially save lives Sometimes, smaller is better, especially with robots.That’s what researchers developing mini-robots have in mind. Robots that cost US$10 to $100 are cheaper to make and more useful to deploy in emergency situations than big robots with limited mobility.Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing sophisticated robots that are up to 10 centimeters long, and can run, climb
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Interview With a Woman Who Recently Had an Abortion at 32 Weeks Elizabeth* is 35. She grew up in the South, currently lives in Brooklyn, and has been married for two years. After a previous miscarriage at 10 weeks, she was overjoyed to find herself pregnant for a second time. At 31 weeks, she found out that the baby boy she was carrying wouldn’t be able to breathe outside the womb and would not survive. And at 32 weeks, she flew to Colorado to get a shot that
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Crashes Into Droneship SpaceX failed to successfully land its Falcon 9 on a drone ship at sea on Wednesday. Prior to today’s crash, the company was able to conduct three successful experimental landing of its used rocket in a row. SpaceX founder Elon Musk noted that the booster rocket had a RUD (rapid unscheduled disassembly, he explained) on droneship. From a CBS News report: It was the California rocket company’s fift
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South Korea considers shutting down aging coal-fired power plants South Korea is considering a plan to shut down aging coal-fired power plants in an attempt to address air pollution and fine dust emissions from old power stations. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy is drafting the initiative which could see the oldest and most polluting plants phased out. According to Korea Times, out of 53 coal-fired power plants in the country, 11 are over 30 years old
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Invasive Asian carp respond strongly to carbon dioxide Adding carbon dioxide gas to water, a process similar to making carbonated soda water, could help control the movement and behavior of invasive carp in the Great Lakes basin, according to a recent study.
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Monohm now accepting pre-orders for Runcible, a circular-shaped phone There are literally thousands of smartphones to choose from at this point but they all generally follow the same design guidelines – a rectangular slab of metal / plastic / glass. Innovation has slowed tremendously over the last several years and looking ahead, the only far-reaching advancements we have to…
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Look at Xbox One’s colorful custom-made controllers Peppy, colored customizable Xbox One controllers are coming. Well, in September. That said, you can still design and order the controller of your multi-colored dreams right now, online at the Xbox Design Lab. Until then, here’s some design suggestions — direct from Xbox’s booth at E3 2016. With the choice of colors on the face and shoulder buttons, joysticks, the controller’s faceplate and more,
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No-Fly List, No Guns: Trump Agrees with Obama, Clinton. He Thinks the NRA Should, Too. Donald Trump is not a man of ideological principles, conservative or otherwise. He’s a reflexive authoritarian who thinks the answer to virtually every problem is more government involvement, at least and especially if “winners” like himself are in charge. Case in point: Trump is backing a gun control measure fervently supported by Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration. And he wa
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“Pleased by the Magnitude of Support” for Johnson/Weld, Says Campaign Manager Ron Nielson “We have been very surprised and pleased by the magnitude of support and interest and demand on Gary [Johnson’s] and Bill [Weld’s] time” since the two man clinched the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination on May 30, says their campaign manager Ron Nielson in a phone interview last week. They are pumped enough to begin thinking about which specific states the ticket could be seri
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See iOS 10’s New Photos App in Action The Photos app in iOS 10 has been updated with what Apple calls “Siri intelligence,” which essentially equates to new deep learning techniques and advanced facial and object recognition algorithms. Using these tools, Photos is able to scan a user’s entire photo library, intelligently detecting people, animals, places, and objects and grouping photos together in a logical way based on t
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Robot escapes testing grounds, ends up in middle of road – CNET Technically Incorrect: In Russia, a robot is learning automated movements and reportedly veers into public view, blocking a road.
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SpaceX launches satellites but fails to recover rocket SpaceX successfully launched two satellites into orbit on Wednesday, but failed in an attempt to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket undamaged on a barge in the Atlantic.
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Defining the consequences of genetic variation on a proteome-wide scale Combining two emerging large-scale technologies for the first time—multiplexed mass spectrometry and a mouse population with a high level of natural genetic diversity —researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) can crack an outstanding question in biology and medicine: how genetic variants affect protein levels.
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Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs Researchers have discovered a handful of ‘bright spots’ among the world’s embattled coral reefs, offering the promise of a radical new approach to conservation.
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New method opens door to development of many new medicines Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a powerful new method for finding drug candidates that bind to specific proteins.
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Did gravitational wave detector find dark matter? When an astronomical observatory detected two black holes colliding in deep space, scientists celebrated confirmation of Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves. A team of astrophysicists wondered something else: Had the experiment found the “dark matter” that makes up most of the mass of the universe?
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New X-ray method allows scientists to probe molecular explosions Summer blockbuster season is upon us, which means plenty of fast-paced films with lots of action. However, these aren’t new releases from Hollywood studios; they’re one type of new “movies” of atomic-level explosions that can give scientists new information about how X-rays interact with molecules.
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Physicists deploy magnetic vortex to control electron spin Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to swiftly and precisely control electron spins at room temperature.
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Identity In The Face Of Terror | Gill Hicks | TEDxSydney Gill Hicks’ story is one of compassion and humanity, emerging from the ashes of chaos and hate. Gill shot to international prominence in the worst possible way, as a survivor of the 2005 London Underground bombings. In this talk, she shares – for the first time – some of the most profound lessons she took from that devastating event. Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought provoking
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Nigeria allows naira to float against US dollar Nigeria plans to allow the embattled naira to trade freely against the dollar in a bid to control a currency crisis.
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Bioactive film improves how implants bond with bone in animal study Researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model. The advance could significantly improve the success rate of such implants, which are often used in spinal surgeries. The work was done by researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of Cambridg
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‘Stomach tap’ to let obese people empty their gut after eating A device that allows people who are obese to empty a portion of their stomach contents into the toilet after a meal has been approved for use in the US
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The first Broadway live stream will be the musical comedy She Loves Me Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of the 1963 musical comedy She Loves Me will be the first Broadway musical to be live streamed for home viewing, The New York Times reports. The stream of the June 30th evening performance will be offered on BroadwayHD.com for $9.99, and will also be available for purchase afterwards in the site’s library. She Loves Me was nominated for eight Tony Awards this
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Police use tear gas to disperse England football fans in Lille, France Tensions on the streets of Lille are heating up with English fans clashing with local police, who responded with tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowd. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Senate approves defense bill allowing draft of women A provision in the far-reaching defense appropriations bill just passed by the US Senate would require female Americans to register for the military draft, just like the men. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Texas man with Koran arrested in courthouse for terrorist threat A man bringing a copy of the Koran to judges at a Texas courthouse was arrested after allegedly making terrorist threats at a Dallas-Fort Worth area surgery center. Read Full Article at RT.com
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British Islamic cleric has Australian visa canceled over old anti-gay comments A British preacher known for previous anti-gay comments has had his Australian visa revoked and has voluntarily left the country. The authorities say it is most likely he won’t be able to return. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IBM’s Deep Thunder gives weather forecasting an injection of tech Weather reports are rarely as accurate as we would like them to be — but now IBM has a plan to add a little more fact to forecasts. The company is combining its hyper-local weather models with global models from The Weather Company to create a better forecasting system. The result is Deep Thunder, a program that’s built upon twenty years of weather research at IBM combined with more than forty yea
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Outback Swag Tent A small and ultra packable tent for one man trips into the woods.
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LEGO VW Beetle LEGO once again take us back in time with the newest addition to their Creator series
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Bee vampire picks the right host to suck New insights into the reproductive secrets of one of the world’s tiniest and most destructive parasites — the Varroa mite — has scientists edging closer to regulating them. The new research explores the fertility of the notorious mite, a pest that is devastating honeybee populations worldwide.
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Piping hot drinks may lead to cancer of the esophagus Drinking piping hot coffee, tea and the caffeine-infused beverage yerba mate probably causes cancer, the World Health Organization has announced.
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Study resolves long-disputed theory about stem cell populations A team of researchers has helped identify key characteristics that distinguish reserve stem cells from other stem cell populations that had been purported to have similar properties. The work, which employed single-cell gene expression analyses as well as other cutting-edge techniques, demonstrated that, in the intestines, reserve stem cells are a distinct population from so-called ‘label-retainin
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Dune Shredding We’ve already seen skiing on sand dunes, so why shouldn’t sand snowboarding be a thing. Snowboarder Wojtek “Gniazdo” Pawlusiak took to the desert to shred some slopes with a little help from rally driver Kuba Przygoński and his Dakar-outfitted MINI. Photos by Marcin Kin. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Joyride: BajaDrone vs. Dune BuggiesDroneboardingSnowboarding in NYCPeace Park 201
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Microsoft’s Office Plans Are a Confusing Mess Last week, I tried to get a subscription to Microsoft Office. I expected to simply find an Office license that included what I needed for a simple price. Instead, I discovered that Microsoft’s Office licenses are infuriatingly complex, making it nearly impossible for anyone to get what they need without overspending.Trying to Buy Office Apps Drops You Into a World of ConfusionAfter Microsoft annou
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ISIS tastes the rainbow after hacker hijacks Twitter accounts with links to gay porn Several Twitter accounts belonging to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) were hijacked yesterday and replaced with gay pride messages and links to gay pornography. A hacker affiliated with Anonymous, WauchulaGhost, first began hijacking the pro-ISIS Twitter accounts months before. In that time, he — in addition to hackers Ebony and Yeti — have taken control of over 200 Twitter accounts belong
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Doughnuts and breakfast burritos somehow come together in the ‘doughrito’ It’s 2016, and everyone can get married. Luckily, some genius thought to wed the doughnut and the burrito. Surfin’ Donuts, with multiple locations in California, is now serving the doughrito — a doughnut-filled breakfast burrito that we never would have imagined, but now can’t forget. SEE ALSO: Sushi donuts food trend sprinkles the Internet with culinary delight Foodbeast took the liberty of test
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A Chinese Rival Beats Uber at Its Own Game Jean Liu explains how her ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing is besting Uber in China and why data is its biggest asset.
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DARPA program seeks to give subs and undersea drones an acoustic GPS A conceptual illustration of how POSYDON will work. (credit: BAE Systems) A technology being developed under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program could soon bring GPS-like navigation below the waves. The POSYDON program seeks to create a network of acoustic underwater beacons that act like GPS satellites—broadcasting a burst of data encoded into sound waves that underwat
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Antidepressive treatment during pregnancy can affect newborn brain activity Fetal exposure to commonly used SRI drugs may affect brain activity in newborns, new research shows. The researchers suggest that the effects of drugs on fetal brain function should be assessed more carefully. Furthermore, indications for preventive medication should be critically evaluated, and non-pharmacological interventions should be the first-line treatment for depression and anxiety during
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Scientists provide proof of concept for potential new class of cancer drugs A small-molecule inhibitor of the Notch pathway has been discovered by scientists, paving the way for a potential new class of personalized cancer medicines. Aberrant activity in the Notch pathway contributes to the initiation and maintenance of cancer stem cells.
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When it comes to evolution, testes may play a key role, studies find The gonads play a larger role than previously thought in evolution, a pair of studies on dark-eyed juncos has found. The first paper compares the subspecies in their expression of enzymes that make testosterone within the gonad. The second paper investigates how the subspecies’ gonads differ in the expression of stress hormone receptor genes, which are known to lower testosterone.
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Tour Norway’s “Doomsday” seed vault, deep within the Arctic Circle What is the architecture of forward-thinking climate change? One example is the Svalbard Seed Vault, which when full will house roughly 3 million different species of plants in anticipation of a future that may be hotter, drier, or simply climatically different than the one we inhabit now.This video offers a rare tour of the three-vault, minus 5 degrees Celsius interior storage facility, which is
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Feds Kill Yet Another Website That Makes Sex Work Safer In the alleged interest of stopping sexual exploitation, government officials have seized yet another website that allowed sex workers to work more safely and independently. This move to make life worse for many marginalized women was funded with federal money earmarked for fighting human trafficking and carried out by a task force involving the FBI, the IRS, the San Diego Police Department, seve
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Scientists Have Detected Gravitational Waves Again For the second time this year, physicists at the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Waves Observatory (LIGO) are giddy with excitement. They’ve just confirmed the second detection of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime proposed by Albert Einstein a century ago. It seems we’ve officially entered the age of gravitational wave astronomy.Read more…
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AT&T brings Wi-Fi calling to Android AT&T is bringing Wi-Fi calling to Android devices, starting first with LG’s G4. The company introduced the feature for iOS devices last October, and starting today you can make calls and send and receive texts over Wi-Fi so long as you own LG’s 2015 flagship and install the requisite software update. AT&T says it plans to add more Android devices soon. The feature works by detecting when
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Symposium Stockholm 2016: Eugenia Kuyda: The founder of Luka, an artificial intelligence company, explains creating a chatbot to honor her best friend When Eugenia Kuyda’s best friend Roman passed away last year, it was the first time the CEO of Luka lost someone so close—and she was unaccustomed to experiencing such grief. Luka, which Kuyda founded, is an artificial intelligence company that…… Continue Reading…
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Mass coral death drives efforts to identify resilient reefs Widespread bleaching gives scientists new urgency to avert decline of key ocean ecosystems.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20080
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Fat Gets Gut Bacteria Working against the Waistline In mice, intestinal microbes respond to a high-fat diet by producing acetate, which triggers the release of a hormone that makes mammals feel hungry, causing them to eat even more.   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hemingboard for Mac Instantly Suggests Synonyms, Puns, and Rhymes OS X: Hemingboard began as an iOS keyboard that works like an amped-up thesaurus, not only suggesting synonyms to whatever you’re typing, but also rhymes and similar-sounding words that you can use as puns. Now they’ve brought their wordplay weaponry to your desktop.The new desktop tool works pretty much as you’d expect: It lives on your menu bar and when you’re scratching your head to find the ri
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Publishing chief Laura Miele tells why EA pulled its E3 booth and put ‘players first’ More than 50,000 people will file through the halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center this week for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). But they won’t see a booth for Electronic Arts. EA pulled its booth and created its own press event and fan
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