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Marty the robot has one adorably surprised face Marty the robot is programmable and helps teach kids to code, and while there are lots of robots kids can control, Marty’s got a unique leg. That’s his defining feature! Each leg has three motors: one for moving forwards and backwards, one for side-to-side movement, and one for turning. This allows Marty to dance, walk, and turn. This is fewer motors than most other two-legged robots, Marty’s cre
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Ice exoplanets and moons can have habital deep oceans Water-rich planets are obvious candidates for finding life and have attracted increasing attention in recent years. The surface H2O layer on such planets (containing a liquid water ocean and possibly high-pressure ice below a specific depth) could potentially be hundreds of kilometers deep depending on the water content and the evolution of the proto-atmosphere.A study of possible constraints for
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How-To: Close all Safari tabs at once in iOS 10 [Video] It’s now possible to open an unlimited number of tabs in iOS 10’s Safari browser. With that in mind, it would be quite tedious to have to close each tab one-by-one, and fortunately Apple realizes this. In iOS 10, users now have the option of closing all open Safari tabs in one fell swoop. To do so, simply tap and hold the tab button, and you’ll be prompted to close all open tabs at once. more…Fil
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Govts turn backs on suffering of millions – Oxfam on refugee crisis International NGO Oxfam has slammed world governments for failing to “adequately” deal with the refugee crisis, saying that EU countries should do their fair share instead of shifting the responsibility to poorer nations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Six-story building put to earthquake test (Update) Researchers at the University of California, San Diego rocked and rattled a six-story steel frame building on a giant shake table Wednesday to see how the structure would withstand major earthquakes.
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University of Pittsburgh and ANSYS develop new computing tools to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing From energy-efficient jet engines to personalized medical devices, companies can quickly and easily design and manufacture cutting-edge, safe and reliable products thanks to a new collaboration between ANSYS and the University of Pittsburgh. The partnership will further education and research to solve some of the industry’s toughest additive manufacturing problems.
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Can Somaliland cash in on pirate-free seas? Fishermen in Somaliland hope waters free of pirates will give them a lucrative future, reports the BBC’s Tomi Oladipo.
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barcelona design week 2016 looked into the future of the creative industries the main attraction of BDW 2016 was the ‘design is future’ event that defended the economic and social value of design, generating a space for knowledge exchange and debate. The post barcelona design week 2016 looked into the future of the creative industries appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Watch it again! The full eight hours of Pandoland Chicago Yesterday’s Pandoland conference was a huge success — thank you to everyone who made it to Chicago, or watched on the livestream. From the very first session – with former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo – to the very last — with the Smashing Pumpkins’ Jimmy Chamberlin — there really was something for everyone. Margaret Atwood, Max Levchin,  Jason Hirschhorn and a dozen other speakers: Everyone in the
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The optical illusion behind Copenhagen’s Bryggeblomsten residential tower With a floor plan designed around the concept of petals furling outward from a flower’s stem (hence the name, Bryggeblomstem, or “the Brygge Flower”), the anodized bronze-toned aluminum and glass tower has been granted the “Best Residential Building” award by the Copenhagen Municipality. The 8,100 square foot, 15-floor, 58-unit apartment building designed by Mangor & Nagel
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Alibaba founder: fake goods can be better than the real deal If you use a contract factory in China to produce your goods, don’t be surprised if high-quality fakes pop up online. That’s the feeling of Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma, who stands accused of effectively endorsing counterfeit goods while speaking at an investor event. The Wall Street Journal quotes the executive as saying that “the fake products today are of better quality a
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Tungsten Sphere I’d call the Tungsten Sphere a desktop toy, but given its high density–at just about 2″ in diameter the sphere weighs over 3 pounds–I’m not sure how much fiddling or stress-relieving palm rolls you’ll be able to do with it. Might be good for some isometric forearm or shoulder exercises during conference calls. And, ladies, ever heard of kegel balls? No, the Tungsten Sphere is more desktop a
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Orlando shootings witness: Nowhere feels safe Kassandra Marquez, 23, was at Pulse nightclub on Saturday with family members. She escaped but a cousin, Brenda, died while protecting her own son.
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Here Is the Good News Perhaps the most embarrassing aspect of filing for bankruptcy is the well-meaning condolence note from a friend. “I’m so sorry,” more than one has written. That sympathy is often followed by fear for what Facebook director Peter Thiel’s revenge campaign—a billionaire secretly funding lawsuits against publishers, editors, and writers for stories that disrespected him and his friends—means for the f
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Jetbeam/Niteye EC-R26 Flashlight This pocket-sized flashlight only measures 4″ long, but it can crank out 1,080 lumens and a beam up to 500 feet long. Made from aerospace-grade aluminum, and is IPX-6 waterproof and impact resistant. Offers three brightness modes and recharges via USB. Link Price: $45 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: Beta-QR FlashlightEDC of the WeekDeal: RuggedTec FlashBang SpeakerEDC of the WeekED
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Why You Should Disable or Cover Your Webcam Right Now Webcams (internal and external) are useful additions to laptops, tablets, phones, even some external PC monitors and smart TVs. We can use them with motion detection games and apps, for video chat via Skype and similar services, and to make YouTube videos — such as the perennially popular “reaction video”. But webcams can also be a huge security concern. You don’t know if you are being watched by
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The world’s new tallest tower moves forward in Dubai When you’re aiming for a project to be the first, biggest, or best of its kind in the world, having an international team on the job can really help. With headquarters in Australia and South Africa, Aurecon has been named as engineer and architect of record for Spanish-born designer Santiago Calatrava’s Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, which aims to overtake the nearby Burj Khalifa as the tallest str
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When drones go pro  As drone pilots step out of isolated hobbyist groups and into the spotlight, many are asking themselves the same question: What will it take to make drone racing a sport acknowledged and embraced the world over? Read More
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Graphene Provides a New Way to Turn Electricity Into Light By slowing down light to a speed slower than flowing electrons, scientists have developed a new way to turn electricity into light. When an airplane begins to move faster than the speed of sound, it creates a shockwave that produces a well-known “boom” of sound. Now, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have discovered a similar […] The post Graphene Provides a New Way to Turn Electricity Into Ligh
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The funniest sci-fi parodies of all time From pizza-fleshed aliens to nerdy cyborgs, these are our favorite science fiction spoofs to date.
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What SimCity 2000 teaches us about urban planning today Although the game was simulating an environment from 1989, urban planners these days still run into problems trying to get officials to think about their city in the long run. Climate change and sea level rise is a very crystalline example of the way city officials get in their own way and set themselves up for larger obstacles later on […] Playing SimCity 2000 nowadays is a strange but wonderfu
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Why people help distant kin: Math simulations support theory of ‘socially enforced nepotism’ It’s easy to understand why natural selection favors people who help close kin at their own expense: It can increase the odds the family’s genes are passed to future generations. But why assist distant relatives? Mathematical simulations by a University of Utah anthropologist suggest “socially enforced nepotism” encourages helping far-flung kin.
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A male-killing bacterium results in female-biased sex ratios in green lacewings A maternally transmitted Spiroplasma bacterium is the likely cause of the green lacewing’s female-biased sex ratio, according to a study published June 15, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Masayuki Hayashi from Chiba University, Japan, and colleagues.
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France is building the world’s biggest automated meteor-spotting network France is building one of the the world’s first fully-connected and automated meteor-spotting network with a new project called FRIPON — standing for the distinctly sci-fi sounding “Fireball Recovery and InterPlanetary Observation Network.” What FRIPON aims to do is to establish a country-wide camera system able to identify meteorites and then alert the authorities. When a meteorite is spotted by
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Remote sensing, 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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‘Where’s your badge?’ Off-duty cop pulls gun on cyclists in road rage incident (VIDEO) An incident of road rage and possible police misconduct has gone viral after a white off-duty cop pulled his gun on bike couriers, at least two of whom are black. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Think Different (Again): How Apple Plans To Compete In The AI Personal Assistant Wars The company announced a number of changes to its operating systems that show a new focus on machine learning and personal assistant tech.Think Different. That’s the simple and iconic slogan Apple used during the second coming of Jobs, during his reinvention and revitalization of the company in the late ’90s. Yes, there are second acts in American life. Jobs gave one to Apple, and it’s still living
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One-Fifth of the Global Population Risks Malnutrition As Fish Stocks Decline Coral reefs are under tremendous pressure from climate change, ocean acidification, and overfishing. A growing number are bleached a deathly white. This year has seen the worst global coral bleaching event since 1998, Nick Graham, a marine ecologist at Lancaster University, told me. (Coral bleaching happens when the water warms and colourful algae, called zooxanthellae, dies off. The coral dies if
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Why Antibiotics Cause Diarrhea A well-known and widely-experienced side effect of antibiotic use is diarrhea. Antibiotics disturb the uneasy bacterial truce that exists within the gut, promoting the growth and proliferation of pathogenic bacteria, like the colitis-causing Clostridium difficile and Salmonella, the villain in many a food poisoning and a normal resident of the human gut, albeit in relatively small, safe concentrat
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Shinola Canfield Chrono Watch Using inspiration from mid-century modernists, Shinola has come through with its most beautiful watch to date. Boasting an extra-open dial viewing area, the design of the Canfield Chrono Watch required…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Scientists discover protective strategy against pesticide-linked Parkinson’s disease A new study sheds light on the toxicity of the pesticides related to Parkinson’s while also suggesting a strategy that may help protect against the disease.
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The Muffin Study: Mono- vs. polyunsaturated fats in patients with metabolic syndrome A batch of muffins, made with a special recipe formulated by the US Department of Agriculture, yielded unexpected health benefits in patients with metabolic syndrome during a first-of-its-kind clinical study. The study compared polyunsaturated fats with monounsaturated fats as a substitute for saturated fats. Muffins made with polyunsaturated fats were more effective for dietary management in the
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Video: College Race Activists Derail Vigil for Orlando Victims, Hate on White People Activists associated with the Black Lives Matter movement at the University of Missouri spoke at a vigil for victims of the Orlando Pulse Shooting, refocusing the event onto their own personal grievances. Many people, including a gay couple, were offended by student-activist Tiffany Melecio’s remarks, which explicitly condemned white people. Melecio also expressed frustration that more people wou
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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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Beginner’s guide to virtual reality When you see a virtual reality game being advertised on a box of Froot Loops, you know the VR trend has hit the mainstream. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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Facebook gives peek at how it taps user data for research – CNET The company says it has a multistep process for green-lighting research that involves info on users. Ethicists are involved.
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New method opens door to development of many new medicines Scientists have developed a powerful new method for finding drug candidates that bind to specific proteins, an advance that can be applied to a large set of proteins at once, even to the thousands of distinct proteins directly in their native cellular environment.
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Broken calorie sensing pathway: How overeating may lead to more eating Overeating reduces levels of a hormone that signals the feeling of fullness in the brain, potentially promoting more eating, new research indicates.
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One-third of patients with low flow aortic stenosis do not improve with transcatheter aortic valve replacement, research finds For patients with low flow aortic stenosis, TAVR — a minimally invasive procedure which corrects the damaged aortic valve — is often the best option for restoring the heart’s normal pumping function. However, approximately one-third of these patients treated with TAVR continue to suffer persistent low flow AS. Researchers have examined this high-risk patient population to determine the cause and
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Antibiotics increase availability of nutrients in the gut, enabling growth of pathogens A newly discovered mechanism helps explain how antibiotics change the gut microbiota, increasing nutrients that benefit the growth of pathogens, like Salmonella.
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This Smart Device Is Both A Phone And Anything Else You Want It To Be Gadgets But it’s not clear anyone knows what to do with it Preorders for a unique new smart device end at the end of this month, but it may take much longer to determine whether Runcible is a boondoggle or disruptive device.
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Young Star FU Orionis May Hold Clues to Planet Formation By combining data from two telescopes collected over a 12-year interval, astronomers were able to gain a unique perspective on FU Orionis. In 1936, the young star FU Orionis began gobbling material from its surrounding disk of gas and dust with a sudden voraciousness. During a three-month binge, as matter turned into energy, the star […] The post Young Star FU Orionis May Hold Clues to Planet F
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India aims for a record by launching 22 satellites on a single rocket The new space race is booming as commercial enterprises such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin vie to provide efficient and affordable transport to orbit. Not to be outdone, India’s space agency accomplishes hundred-million-dollar missions for a fraction of the cost. Now, the country plans to launch 22 satellites on a single rocket next week. Scheduled to launch from Sriharikota b
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Momentum Atlas 38 submitted by Everyday Carry “Warm weather is here, which means a lot of us are going to be spending a lot more time in the outdoors.  If you are looking for a great watch to accompany you, the military-esque styling of a field watch is certainly a solid look to go for.  To that end, the newly announced (and quite affordable) Momentum Atlas 38 is something you may consider…” (via WristWat
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How to create instant slideshows in Photos for Mac and iOS When it comes to showing off your pictures and videos, nothing beats a great slideshow. Seeing your digital memories overtake your entire screen, set in motion through smooth animations and transitions, complete with background music, is a uniquely personal cinematic experience.Happily, the Photos application makes creating slideshows a snap both on your Mac and on your iOS devices. We’re not ta
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Algorithms for Personalized Medicine for rapid metagenome comparison Scientists from ITMO University, the Federal Research and Clinical Centre of Physical-Chemical Medicine and MIPT have developed a software program enabling them to quickly compare sets of DNA of microorganisms living in different environments. The researchers have already suggested exactly how the new program could be applied in practice. Using the algorithm to compare the microflora of a healthy
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Follow Your Negative Thoughts to Their Absurd Conclusions When you’re having a stream of horrible, negative thoughts, the natural reaction is to try to curb that terrible feeling and think of something positive. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, clinical psychologist Dr. Steve Orma suggests actually embracing those thoughts and following them to their ridiculous conclusions.While this all might sound a little absurd, that’s kind of the point. The Wa
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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 can crack an outstanding question in biology and medicine: how genetic variants affect protein levels.
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Shorter radiation course recommended for early-stage breast cancer patients Early-stage breast cancer patients receiving a shorter course of whole breast radiation with higher radiation doses per fraction reported equivalent cosmetic, functional and pain outcomes over time as those receiving a longer, lower-dose per fraction course of treatment, according to researchers.
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At any skill level, making art reduces stress hormones No matter a person’s skill level, taking time to make art is likely to reduce their stress hormone levels, a new study found.
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Casas Melhoradas Reimagines Affordable Housing in Maputo, Mozambique Context. Image © Johan Mottelson In an effort to create affordable housing in Maputo, Mozambique, Casas Melhoradas is an applied research project aimed at eliminating city slums. Organized by the Institute of Architecture, Urbanism & Landscape, at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, in collaboration with the Mozambican NGO Estamos, the F
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Cats Would Like You to Know They Are Open to Training Cat training is on the rise, and it’s a good thing — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Anker Ergonomic Mouse will give your hands some help while mousing around Working on a computer can really take a toll on your body. If everything isn’t at the proper angle when you’re sitting, if you aren’t putting your feet in the right place, you aren’t at the proper height compared to your desk, and if the ergonomics of your mouse and keyboard aren’t what they should be, you’re going to be tense and sore. While massages and stretching will greatly help you, getting
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This Cheap 4K TV Is a Cordcutter’s Dream All images: Alex Cranz/GizmodoI’m going to be real with you: I do not have $3,000 to spend on a state of the art television that will last me six or seven years. I really struggle to muster the desire to drop $1,000 on a fairly future-proof set like Vizio’s new P-series. You can probably relate.My needs are simple: a TV with a nice picture and an easy Smart TV function so I don’t have to go pull a
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The Simple Brain Trick That Will Transform Your Memory Where apps and calendar reminders fail, this method has been proven to help you remember all those little things.If you use alerts on your phone or sticky notes on your desk to remind yourself to complete a task, researchers have found an easier, more effective way to trigger your memory . . . and it involves an alien doll.Read Full Story
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Intel x86s Hide Another CPU That Can Take Over Your Machine — You Can’t Audit it A report on BoingBoing, authored by Damien Zammit, claims that recent Intel x86 processors have a secret and power control mechanism implemented into them that runs on a separate chip that nobody is allowed to audit or examine. From the report: When these are eventually compromised, they’ll expose all affected systems to nearly unkillable, undetectable rootkit attacks. Further explaining the matte
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How to watch a major earthquake test shake a six-story building – CNET The University of California at San Diego plans to rattle a 64-foot structure on its outdoor shake table Wednesday, and you can watch the results live.
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to live harmoniously with bees and wasps When you spot a bee or wasp, your first instinct may be to run, but it’s important to remember that these buzzing insects are friends, not foes. While stings and nests may be a nuisance, both bees and wasps are vital to the natural world, providing us with the foods we love. As bees pollinate, wasps work to control insect populations. Check out the infographic below and learn how to befriend these
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JetBlue offers free flights, fee waivers to families of Orlando victims Sometimes, it’s not about the money.  JetBlue is providing free seats on flights to and from Orlando for the family and domestic partners of victims of the attack at Pulse, a popular gay nightclub, on June 12. Fee waivers are also available to those who need to make last minute changes to flights to or from Orlando.   The night of the attack was “Latin Night” at Pulse, and many of the v
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US Air force has add-on plug and play laser guidance for converting unguided missiles at one third the cost of Hellfire missiles Plug and play addon laser guidance converts unguided missiles. The BAE system is actually a mid-body guidance kit that converts unguided rockets into “smart” laser-seeking missiles. The system converts a 2.75-inch Hydra rocket into a guided munition by adding a semi-active laser guidance and control mid-section.It’s a low-cost option for precision strike, costing some $30,000 apiece — roughly a th
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Sou Fujimoto combines geometric forms with Indonesian crafts for Hong Kong venue Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has combined elements of his previous structures with traditional Indonesian craftwork to create a shop and restaurant venue in Hong Kong – his first project in the city (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Hands-on: Apple brings HL7 CCD health records to HealthKit in iOS 10 Each since it was released, Apple has made noticeable strides to improve the built-in Health app. It launched on iOS 8 where we saw Apple promote HealthKit enabled apps, then with iOS 9 we saw the expansion to new health data points. iOS 10 takes Health a step further by now allowing users to store their health records directly in the app using the Health Level 7 Continuity of Care Document (HL7
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Green is gorgeous in Hazang’s handmade bamboo speakers Bluetooth speakers have come a long way in a fairly short time, not just technologically speaking but in terms of design as well. You’ll still find plenty of the utilitarian black or gray boxes that abounded during the early days, but more companies are pushing the boundaries, whether it’s the gravity-defying Meizu Gravity or a wooden enclosure instead of the standard plastic. While we’ve seen ple
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Pinterest now offers ad-targeting tools to boost business accounts If you use Pinterest for commercial purposes, take note: The social network just added three ad tools to enhance marketing and advertising for business profiles. Accounts using the Pinterest Ads Manager can now implement “customer list targeting,” which uses emails or mobile ad IDs to target promoted pins at existing customers; “visitor retargeting,” which reaches users who have already visited an
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Scaling Down Three-Dimensional Glass Block for Residential Projects Small can have big impact — when it comes to residential glass block, anyway. That’s the logic behind downsizing the Seves Doric glass block, originally designed in 2008 by architect Rafael Moneo for a library at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. Back then, Moneo specified blocks 30 by 30 centimeters square, but now, Seves Glassblock has scaled them down to a 19-centimeter-square size, m
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Why It’s So Hard to Determine If Food and Drinks Cause Cancer Good news, coffee addicts, your daily cup of joe doesn’t cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. Or, well, sometimes it might, but overall it doesn’t. In fact it can prevent some negative health effects. We think. Probably.On Wednesday, the WHO’s cancer research arm—the International Agency for Research on Cancer—announced it had taken coffee off its list of items considered poss
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The Canadian Army Is Worried Russia Will Spy on Us With Drones In the Arctic Image: Flickr/Ville HyvonenThe Canadian army is worried that foreign militaries or “privately-armed forces” will use hobby drones to spy on soldiers patrolling the Arctic to maintain Canada’s claim of ownership over the vast, sparsely populated region.Global militaries love the camera-carrying, remote-controlled quadcopters for the same reasons that dads do: they’re cheap, and very capable. “This
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Microbubbles open brain’s barrier to make chemo more effective A stream of tiny bubbles and a pulse of ultrasound can open the brain’s protective barrier – boosting the dose of medication that can reach brain tumours
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Misleading images in cell biology Virtually all membrane proteins have been reported to be organized as clusters on cell surfaces, when in fact many of them are just single proteins which have been counted multiple times. A new method can now distinguish between both cases.
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On the path toward bionic enzymes Chemists have successfully married chemistry and biology to create reactions never before possible. They did this by replacing the iron normally found in the muscle protein myoglobin with iridium, a noble metal not known to be used by living systems.
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Study offers explanation for why women leave engineering Women who go to college intending to become engineers stay in the profession less often than men. Why is this? While multiple reasons have been offered in the past, a new study develops a novel explanation: The negative group dynamics women tend to experience during team-based work projects makes the profession less appealing.
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The Long Journey Home is far more interesting than No Man’s Sky No Man’s Sky is the better-known title, but The Long Journey Home looks like the more interesting game.
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Nintendo unveils surprise new IP Ever Oasis at E3 There’s two things we expected from Nintendo during E3: lots of footage from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and absolutely no new information about the NX hardware. What we didn’t […]
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Apple Maps in iOS 10 is watching you, even when you’re using Google Maps – CNET Apple appears to have a plan to make Apple Maps more compelling than Google Maps: Have the app watch everything you do, and offer to help when it can.
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Asus Transformer 3 Pro is one versatile PC I do not know about you, but when a company claims that its particular product is superlative in one way or another – such as “thinnest”, or “lightest”, I will then put on my skeptical glasses and look into the matter more closely. Is it in its class that it laid claim to such a status, or is it really a broad generalization? What if it is just for a moment before another product takes its claim t
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Use Microsoft Outlook to schedule a meeting at Starbucks At March’s Build developer conference, Microsoft gave the full rundown on a number of Office extensions for Mac. Part of that announcement was a Starbucks add-in that allows you to send gift cards and book meetings inside Outlook. Well, that extension, er “add-in,” is ready for prime time. This means that you can easily send a “thank you” cup of coffee or schedule a meeting at
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City Living May Shorten Some Birds’ Natural Lifespans Animals So stressful here! City Living Sucks For Birds…
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Gustin Horween Weekender Bag (Sponsored) When it’s time to get out of town, you need a bag that is dependable and built to last. The Gustin Horween Weekender checks those boxes and many more. Made…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Nikola Motor gets $2.3B worth of preorders for 2,000HP, electric semi-trailer truck After announcing last month it is building a 2,000 horsepower, hybrid semitrailer truck, the Nikola Motor Co. revealed this week it has more than 7,000 paid reservations that would translate into $2.3 billion in truck sales when it ships.Nikola Motor founder and CEO Trevor Milton also announced that the electric class 8 semi-truck, dubbed “Nikola One” will be unveiled Dec. 2 in Salt La
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What California’s 30 million dead trees mean for its future landscape CALIFORNIA WON’T BE throwing much shade this summer. It would need trees to do that. Last year almost 30 million trees died in the Golden State—and that number is expected to double or triple by the end of 2016. The high mortality rates come at a time when the state needs healthy forests most, with climate change looming always and a La Niña—El Niño’s dry hermana—on the way.”The likely outcom
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Ammar Kalo upcycles textile waste into beautiful resin stools [Fabric]ations is a series of resin stools that trap fabric arrangements within them to provide soft seating tops. The idea is upcycle waste fabric into functional pieces of furniture. The overall form of the stools and tables are designed to be visually light while still maintaining structural strength. Each piece is unique as the fabric is arranged by hand to create textural variations. The resi
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Safari to block Flash, Java and more by default in macOS Sierra By default, Apple’s Safari doesn’t include the ability to play Flash content unless you manually install the plug-in. It’s no secret that the company would prefer websites to make the jump over to HTML5, which can handle most of the same tasks without the constant security problems. Now Apple is…
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This stealthy weed vape looks just like your car keys All around you, stoners are hiding in plain sight. A new product from Vaped Vaporizers takes covert marijuana use to a whole new level of secrecy: A compact vaporizer that looks exactly like the keychain fob for a set of car keys. The Vaped Fob is a leaf vaporizer; this means you can put marijuana flower in it, as opposed to concentrates. It has six heat settings and warms up in about 30 seco
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From coast to coast, software jobs are helping drive the economy – CNET A new study says the software industry is responsible for about 10 million jobs nationwide.
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Remind Yourself of Meetings with a Flashing Light and a Raspberry Pi If you find yourself ignoring notifications and alarms about meetings, you might need something a little more in-your-face. Make offers just that, with a flashing alarm that’s hard to ignore.The alarm here taps into Google Calendar for events. At 10 to five minutes before an appointment, the lights flash white. From five to two minutes it flashes yellow, then closer to that they start going crazy.
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Apple’s HomeKit gets big upgrade at WWDC The opening keynote of Apple’S WWDC highlighted several big updates to the firm’s software platforms, including its HomeKit home automation offering. OS X is being rebranded to macOS with the first release of the newly-named OS being Sierra. But, perhaps the biggest announcement came in its breakdown the upcoming iOS 10. HomeKit, Apple’s framework for home automation, was launched with iOS 8 in 2
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Here’s maps will help you find available EV charging stations If you drive an electric car, you know that it’s not enough to find a charging station on the map — you need to know that there’s an available plug. Here and Hubject think they can help. They’ve forged a partnership that will see Here’s maps (both in apps and in the car) get real-time info for EV charging stations using Hubject’s platform in Europe. You’ll know whether or not there’s a space free
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Modern Bathroom Faucet Inspired By Japanese Bamboo Fountains In modern design every detail and touch can change the space and even make a statement. A drapery, an accent table, a chair or any other piece can make your room rock. In a bathroom it can be a towel stand, a bathtub, a sink stand or even a faucet. Modern faucets have almost become an art – lighting ones, sculptural ones, bold ones, they are here not only to fulfill their function but also strike
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Trump to meet with NRA over Democrats’ gun control proposal Following the Orlando nightclub massacre, a Democratic initiative to ban gun sales to people on the terrorist watch list just got a surprise boost from Donald Trump. The presumptive GOP nominee said he would discuss the issue with gun rights activists. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Owl’ is a kid-focused app that turns fitness into a game Encouraging kids to eat healthy and exercise regularly isn’t an easy task. Cookies inevitably appeal more than fruits and vegetables, and cartoons and video games typically win out over sunshine and fresh air. But a new app, Owl, aims to change that with an anthropomorphized avian, a “gamified” system of rewards, and an invitingly colorful, bright, and cheery interface. Owl, its creators explains,
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How Apple learns about you without identifying you using ‘differential privacy’ Everyone wants your data, and they’re getting it — it’s invaluable information that can grow many aspects of a business, from improving the very service offered to expanding the revenue stream. That’s the price of using free services from the likes of Google, Facebook, and a plethora of other companies, including Apple. But Apple has become the paragon of privacy ever since it stood up to the FBI
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LIquidPiston’s tiny but powerful rotary engine could usher in a new era for drones Building the perfect engine for a drone is no easy task. They require small, high-powered engines with a high level of fuel efficiency and minimal vibrations — particularly if they’re being used for filming or taking measurements. Those challenging specs may put off all but the hardiest engineers. It’s done nothing to dim the enthusiasm of father-and-son team Nikolay and Alexander Shkolnik, howeve
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Impact of antibiotic treatment on infant gut microbiome revealed A comprehensive analysis of changes in the intestinal microbial population during the first three years of life has revealed some of the impacts of factors such as mode of birth — vaginal versus cesarean section — and antibiotic exposure, including the effects of multiple antibiotic treatments.
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Link About It: 13 Remarkable Sculptural Ceilings From the constellation-filled Grand Central Station to the Michelangelo masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel, historical spaces have always been defined by their spectacular ceilings. Combining modern materials and out-of-this-world ideas, present-day…… Continue Reading…
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India to Vaccinate 300,000 Children after Polio Strain Found in Sewage 14 samples collected between January 2015 and May 2016 tested positive for a strain of the virus — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Confident Cannabis is the stock exchange of weed  Step 1: Build software for pot labs. Step 2: Find out who has the strongest herb. Step 3: Create a marijuana marketplace connecting dispensaries with the best growers. That’s the plan that scored $3 million in seed funding led by Slow Ventures for Confident Cannabis. Right now it’s on Step 2, having established the largest real-time database of cannabis in the world just nine… Read More
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Papaerlike might save your sight from an early grave In the Information age, we spend more time than ever in front of one or more screens for 8+ hours a day. If you work on a computer, then you know how bad the eye strain can get when you’re nearing a deadline. Having worked as a writer and photographer for many years, I’ve spent one too many days and far too many hours in a dark room with a bright screen, and am already having to deal with the eff
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Modernist treasures from Philip Johnson’s iconic Four Seasons Restaurant headed for auction Now that the iconic restaurant’s impending demise is only weeks away, its furniture, tableware, and custom-made Knoll furniture will be included in the 500 lots headed for auction next month on July 26. News had surfaced last summer when Seagram Building owner Aby Rosen did not renew the lease for the quintessential Midtown “power lunch” spot for the last decades of the 20th century since it opene
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Scientists Discover How to Implant False Memories Implanting false memories could cure Alzheimer’s, PTSD, and depression. It could also make scapegoating easier, allow for witness tampering, or give those under a brutal dictatorship false patriotism.   Read More
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Fixed, the app that helps you fight tickets, gets acquired by a law firm  Sometimes the government, not the startup, wins. Case in point: Fixed, the company that began as a tool to help drivers fight their parking tickets through the use technology, has been acquired. Fixed had struggled to get cities to accept its submissions, having faced everything from being blocked from cities’ ticket websites to agencies simply unplugging their fax machine so… Read More
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A Killing the Country Forgot Ten years ago today, in a theater in the Baltimore suburbs, Mujtaba Rabbani Jabbar stood up as X-Men: The Last Stand was playing and fired four shots into the darkened room. One person, a salesman named Paul Schrum, was killed. The gunman then surrendered his weapon and waited for the police to arrive; six months later, he was convicted of first-degree murder and committed to a state mental hospi
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ISIS hacker pleads guilty to giving terrorists US military kill list (credit: YouTube/CNN) A hacker the US authorities have labeled as the leader of an overseas Internet hacking group—the Kosova Hacker’s Security—pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to charges of providing material support to the US enemy. It was the first known prosecution of a hacker joining forces with a terror group in a bid to carry out terrorism, the government said. The defendant, a
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Mercedes could bring wireless charging to the S-Class in 2017 What do you call a plug-in hybrid that you don’t have to plug in? No, really, I want to know. Mercedes announced on Monday that it “should” have wireless inductive charging ready for the 2017 model year. Specifically, it aims to introduce the technology in its refreshed S500e plug-in, hybrid, full-size sedan. SEE ALSO: Mercedes planning hydrogen-powered plug-in hybrid crossover The prod
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Our Worst Presidents Came In With A Lot Of Experience We’re likely to hear a lot this election season about experience. Trump has no experience governing or serving in elected office. Hillary Clinton has a lot. But it’s less clear how experience factors into presidential success, both electoral and governing: Were our most successful and beloved presidents the ones who spent years honing their skills in national government?That kind of experience see
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Pokémon’s Augmented Reality Game Will Arrive In July Entertainment Catch ’em all, in the world around you Pokémon Go will make its way to iOS and Android by the end of July…
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Dab a Coating of Petroleum Jelly on Glue Caps to Keep Them from Sticking If you have any type of strong adhesive, there’s a good change the cap’s stuck on there tight because you didn’t bother to clean off the nozzle the last time you used it. Rockler reminds us that a little petroleum jelly can solve this problem.Just dab a small amount of petroleum jelly on any glue nozzle before putting the cap on and it should prevent the cap from cementing on over time. Make sugge
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Siberian crater expanded amidst explosive sound, glowing lights Siberia is no stranger to massive mysterious craters — we’ve reported on them several times over past years. Now, according to local reports, a crater discovered back in 2013 has expanded, and it came alongside a couple other mysterious events. Locals in the region reported hearing a loud explosion dozens of kilometers away and seeing a glowing light of some … Continue reading
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6 Reasons Why Biometrics Are NOT the Way of the Future For decades, biometrics were seen as futuristic and impractical. Only over the past decade or so has technology caught up to fantasy, bringing down the cost to a point where we can realistically start using biometric identification in everyday life. Apple has a track record of bringing new technologies to the mainstream, so it wasn’t a surprise when it introduced biometric identification in 2014 t
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There are no jobs on Mars yet, but NASA’s recruiting posters are ready for you Were you inspired when SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talked about establishing a cargo route between Earth and Mars? Have you always been in awe of the thought of living and working on another planet? Well, there are no real jobs yet, but NASA has a set of recruiting posters you can now download and print to keep the dream alive. The posters for the Martian corps have been displayed at the Kennedy Space Ce
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We now have the tech to fingerprint babies – but should we? Babies can now have their fingerprints taken, which could help with vaccinations and finding missing children. But the technology makes some people uneasy
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French authorities to deport 20 Russian football fans after Euro 2016 brawls Twenty Russian football fans will be deported from France, while another nine have been released from police custody, Consul General of Russia in Marseille told TASS. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Let us go to 2016 Olympics – Russian athletes pen letter to IOC president Thomas Bach Russian athletes with clean doping records have addressed the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, asking him to allow them to compete in the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hands-on: 75 new features in iOS 10 [Video] On Monday Apple unveiled the highly-anticipated software update for the iPhone and iPad. As expected, it’s a huge release that brings a bevy of new and exciting features to the table. In the following video walkthrough, we take a look at 75 of the features and changes found in iOS 10. Some of the features covered are obvious changes, and some are more surprising. more…Filed under: iOS, iOS Device
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Here’s Where Animal Diseases Are Jumping into Humans The Black Death killed up to 200 million people during its fatal infestation of Europe. The culprit? A fugitive pathogen called Yersinia pestis that likely hitched a ride on flea-infested rats.Zoonotic diseases like the Black Death—that is, infectious viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi transmitted from animals to people—are as old as human life itself. The earliest known documentation of zoon
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Allies and Morrison Propose Alternative to Contested Garden Bridge Courtesy of Allies and Morrison Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project has been under fire since plans were announced in 2013, drawing skepticism of the fairness of the competition process, and even being called “nothing but a wasteful blight.” Last month, London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan gave a lukewarm endorsement of the project, noting that since £37.7m of the £60m allocated by the govern
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five line projects installs interactive pinwheel pavilion in london’s museum gardens the studio has realized a dynamic and community-engaging structure adjacent to the V&A museum of childhood that takes cues from this year’s theme of ‘energy’. The post five line projects installs interactive pinwheel pavilion in london’s museum gardens appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Samsung Galaxy A8 New Model 2016 Samsung Galaxy A8 New Model 2016 http://mobilemag.com #samsung new model 2016 #samsung new mobile #samsung new model launch #samsung new model price #samsung new model mobiles with price #samsung new model dual sim #samsung new model android #samsung new model mobile #samsung galaxy price list #samsung galaxy core prime #samsung galaxy s6 #samsung galaxy core The post Samsung Galaxy A8 New Model
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What Saudi Women Really Think About Their Country’s Investment In Uber In a country where women are not allowed to drive, the deal was a bad omen.What is the role of major American companies when they expand their business into countries that have different values and attitudes? And does that change when one of those countries invests a significant chunk of money in an American firm?Read Full Story
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Google chairman: We’re not going to touch Trump vs. Clinton – CNET Google has been accused of showing bias to the Democrats in the past, but the company is determined to remain non-partisan — at least publicly.
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Apple software hints at future MacBook features: Touch ID and OLED touch bars – CNET People who really care about MacBook features dug into Apple’s newly released code to find evidence of upgrades, such as fingerprint reading a customizable space for light-up buttons.
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Prefab steel frame makes California net zero home a breeze to build A home in Stanford, California, commissioned by a professor at the area’s esteemed university, will have a net zero energy usage once it has been built. That build process too, though, is low-impact, employing a recycled light steel frame that is quick to erect and easy to build upon… Continue Reading Prefab steel frame makes California net zero home a breeze to build Category: Architecture
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Game-changing rotary engine muscles a go-kart Imagine an engine that’s 30 percent smaller than a traditional piston design of like output, and that runs smoothly, with less noise and vibration. Plus, it burns several types of fuel. That’s the LiquidPiston X rotary engine, which was recently demonstrated powering a go-kart… Continue Reading Game-changing rotary engine muscles a go-kart Category: Automotive Tags: Engine Wankel Relat
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Innovative table has embedded tech to cook, warm & chill food, all in one surface This futuristic dining table has hidden heating and cooling elements under its surface to cook food, or to keep meals warm and drinks cold.
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Moto Z is the world’s thinnest premium smartphone When it comes to smartphones, there are simply way too many different kinds of models from which one is able to choose from these days, as smartphone manufacturers continue to bombard us with many different choices, so much so that it can be difficult to take our pick. On the high end and premium range, there are various players in the market, that those who are weary of the iPhone and perhaps the
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Tim: I’ll use Bing for a year if you put iMessage on Android At the end of this year’s WWDC keynote, Tim Cook had this nice thing to say: “At Apple we believe that technology should lift humanity, and enrich our lives.” I agree wholeheartedly. And so I have a simple question for Tim in response: what could a tech company do that’s more life-enriching and humanity-lifting than allow people to talk to each other? I can’t and won’t make the busine
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Only The Onion Can Save Us Now Two decades after it made its online debut, “America’s Finest News Source” remains the one place to turn to during times of trouble. The post Only The Onion Can Save Us Now appeared first on WIRED.
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Greece: Wreck survey fails to find more parts of ancient cog New underwater investigations at a rich ancient shipwreck in Greece have uncovered dozens of artifacts, but no more pieces of the most famous item on the ship’s cargo—a 2,000-year-old astronomical instrument.
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Germany warns Brexit could lead to EU ‘disintegration’ If the UK votes to leave the EU next week, the move could ultimately lead to the bloc’s disintegration, Germany’s foreign minister warns.
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hearO is a discarded tennis ball turned into a Bluetooth speaker Consider what happens to the thousands of tennis balls that are left over after a major professional tennis tournament. For Wimbledon alone, Slazenger supplies over 55,000 balls each year. If you include all the major tournaments around the world, 230,000 championship tennis balls are discarded annually. hearO represents a change in attitude and vision; a recognition that retired championship tenn
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Tesla to sell electric cars at Nordstrom department store From the beginning, Tesla has taken a different approach to selling cars than other automakers. Instead of franchised dealerships, it relies on company-owned stores, usually placed in shopping malls. Tesla is now taking that concept even further in a new partnership with the Nordstrom department-store chain. The carmaker will open one of its “galleries” in Nordstrom at The Grove, a Los Angeles ret
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Stopover: Berlin Exploring Germany’s capital in 24 hours. Stay: Das Stue Hotel Housed in the former Danish embassy, Das Stue Hotel is, like the building itself, a mix of modern appointments and…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Senate panel votes to weaken net neutrality rules It’s the issue that won’t die: A Senate committee has voted to weaken the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would exempt small broadband providers from rules requiring them to provide their customers with information about network performance, network management practic
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Historic fossils find new life telling the story of ancient proteins A few snippets of protein extracted from the fossil of an extinct species of giant beaver are opening a new door in paleoproteomics, the study of ancient proteins. Ancient proteins can be used to place animals on the evolutionary tree, and could offer insights into how life and Earth’s environment have evolved over time. Typically, paleoproteomics relies on fossils collected for the purpose. But i
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Prep For Your Next Road Trip With a $4 Smartphone Vent Magnet TechMatte MagGrip, $4 with code FVLTMXX2 | TechMatte MagGrip 360, $6 with code 8GORHD3NVent-mounted magnets have emerged as the most popular method of attaching your smartphone to your dashboard, and two different mounts from TechMatte are on sale for all-time low prices today.http://lifehacker.com/the-aukey-magn…http://bestsellers.kinja.com/bestsellers-au…The standard mount is down to $4 righ
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Make Living With Slobs Easier by Declaring Clean and Messy Zones You may not like living with a slob, but nobody likes living with a cleaning nag either. Dedicating specific parts of your home to be either clean or messy areas will help both of you reach an agreement.In this video from the Clean My Space YouTube channel, host Melissa Maker shares her favorite tips for living with people who aren’t as clean as you. She suggests you compromise and declare certain
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E3 2016 raises the bar with some next-gen cringiness Filling three straight days of video game programming doesn’t happen without a heaping handful of cringe. Whether in the form of woefully uncomfortable hosts, segments not cutting when they should or just celebrities wandering through high as kites, E3 2016 offers just as much cringe as it does great new games. We are equally thankful for both. Irish soccer fans interrupt reporter to cheer
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E3: Oculus Touch comes out swinging with two stellar motion-controller games (video link) LOS ANGELES—Oculus may be the best-known name in the virtual reality gaming space, but it’s still lacking in one key category: motion controllers. The HTC Vive has proven how fun those devices can be in a VR game or app, and Oculus’ answer, the “Touch” set of motion-tracked controllers, still doesn’t have a price or a release date. Thankfully, Oculus Touch is getting clos
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FBI calls Orlando massacre both hate crime & terrorism The FBI agent overseeing the investigation into the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida has called the massacre both a hate crime and an act of terrorism. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How Toyota will turn social stalker to make cars smarter Toyota is working on ways to sift through your Facebook, follow your Twitter, and slide into your LinkedIn to make its cars smarter, the company’s tech division chief has revealed today. Zack Hicks is CEO of Toyota Connected, the new company Toyota established in April to free drivers from “the tyranny of technology” and, so its parent hopes, encourage you … Continue reading
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Take a virtual reality tour of E3 thanks to our homemade VR helmet Hello from E3! I’m in Los Angeles right now, and if you either aren’t in LA or can’t get into E3, fear not! Those geographical and press limitations have been destroyed by virtual […]
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Ancient Meteorite Was Once An Asteroid-Smasher Space Fossilized evidence of a 470-million-year-old collision Usually we associate words like ‘extinct’ and ‘fossil’ with things like dinosaurs, not the chunks of falling rocks that probably killed them.
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West Point Cadets Are Shooting Down Drones With Cyber Rifles Military Training for the future of war We visited West Point to watch cadets train for future war scenarios…
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Developers can now test their apps for Android N in the Google Play Store We’re nearing ever-so-closely to the official launch date of Android N, and in preparation for its arrival, Google has published its final version of the developer preview.Developer Preview 4 comes with all the features Google showcased at Google I/O, including multi-window, direct-reply notifications, and more. (If you need a refresher on what’s coming, we’ve got you covered.) But this finalize
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Cows, spiders and dogs kill more people in the U.S. than alligators Alligator attacks on humans can be horrific — people pulled underwater, limbs thrashing. They are also extraordinarily rare incidents in the U.S. The attack on Tuesday night at a Disney resort in Orlando was, by all accounts, a parent’s worst nightmare. A two-year-old boy standing just inside the water’s edge was grabbed by an alligator and yanked under. His father tried to save the boy, but came
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This 9-year-old girl is already a successful wedding photographer It’s wedding season, and couples are asking for a promising young photographer by name — even though she’s still in grade school. Regina Wyllie, at only 9 years old, is quickly becoming one of Scotland’s most famous wedding photographers. She works with her father’s company, KSG Photography. SEE ALSO: It’s ok to cry happy tears after seeing this groom’s reaction to his bride In an email to Mashab
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How Leaders With OCD Leverage Their Coping Skills The challenges of managing and living with obsessive compulsive disorder can make some people better equipped for leadership roles.OCD can be hell, but as Winston Churchill, who reportedly had OCD, famously said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”Read Full Story
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Motorola lends name to Binatone devices to launch “VerveLife” A number of devices launched by Binatone have been released with Motorola’s brand front and center. Binatone has licensed the Motorola Mobility name and brand for these devices, each of them part of a new VerveLife collection of wearables, wireless, waterproof devices. The first set of devices in this collection are for music or for recording video. The first devices … Continue reading
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Trump Joins Obama and Clinton in Push to Use ‘No Fly List’ for Gun Purchases, Johnson-Weld to Appear on CNN Town Hall, Florida Sheriff Says ‘No Question’ Two-Year-Old Abducted by Alligator is Dead: P.M. Links Donald Trump joined Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in calling for the no-fly list, a poorly curated list of predominantly Muslim names, to be used to prohibit gun sales to certain people and says he would call on the NRA, which endorsed him, to back that position. Libertarian presidential and vice presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Bill Weld will appear at a CNN town hall in New York on
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Busybodies and Complicit Cops Make It Impossible to Parent The title of this Time piece, “Parenting is Now Officially Impossible,” made me sit up. It’s true. Anything we do as parents can and may be used against us. It’s like living in a totalitarian state—we are not free to raise our kids as we see fit because we are being watched and judged. We make choices based on fear of busybodies and the authorities they can summon by punching three digi
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Massachusetts Will Make Schools Suspend Fewer Students The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Monday plans to “reduce the inappropriate or excessive use of long-term suspensions and expulsions” in schools. These punishments, according to both national and Massachusetts data, primarily affect black and Hispanic students, as well as those with disabilities. Additional research has found suspended student
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Tiny House Rental Startup Getaway Plans a New 18-Cabin Campground The company teamed up to raise $110,000 on a real estate investment crowdfunding platform It looks like tiny house rental startup Getaway is serious about taking tiny living mainstream. Fresh off launching a new cohort of tiny house rentals north of New York City, Getaway has added another win to its record: Today, the Boston-based startup just completed the first ever tiny house real estate inve
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This is how Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s space dogfights work The Call of Duty series made its name with boots-on-the-ground infantry combat, but this year’s iteration — subtitled Infinite Warfare — is taking players far from terra firma. The game’s most recent trailer showed the player character blasting off into space, using a heavily armed “Jackal” spaceship to destroy enemy fighters and capital ships in zero-gravity dogfights. These sections a
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‘Mosh pits’ in star clusters a likely source of LIGO’s first black holes Northwestern University astrophysicists have predicted history. In a new study, the scientists show their theoretical predictions last year were correct: The historic merger of two massive black holes detected Sept. 14, 2015, could easily have been formed through dynamic interactions in the star-dense core of an old globular cluster.
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You’ll soon be able to buy a HomeKit-powered ‘Apple House’ New homebuyers today have many things to choose from: wood floors or tile, granite or stainless steel countertops, central air or window units. But later this year, you’ll be able to decide if you want to make your space a fully Apple-supported smart home, built from the ground up. Tucked into Apple’s two-hour-long new product presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this week
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Dating app Bumble now lets you swipe based on Spotify taste Imagine this: You’ve just spent a month of your valuable time dating someone you think you really like. Then you discover that their favorite band is Chumbawamba. Now Bumble, the dating app that puts women in charge by letting them make the first move, is trying to take away any possibility of that nightmare.  The dating app has teamed up with Spotify to reveal a potential date’s musical preferen
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Pale brickwork creates decorative facade for Iranian apartment building As architecture in Iran undergoes a boom, architects Behzad Yaghmaei and Azadeh Mahmoudi have completed an apartment block in Kerman with decorative brick facades (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Zika infection late in pregnancy doesn’t cause brain defects, study says Mothers who are infected with Zika in the third trimester of their pregnancy won’t have babies with noticeable brain defects, researchers announced today in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Birth defects are linked to the virus, but today’s study shows that the time at which a mother is infected is key. The risk of having a child with a brain deformity is much higher if t
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This $14 Remote Makes Text Entry Bearable On Your PS4 or Xbox One iClever 2.4G Mini Wireless Keyboard, $14 I would say that prisons should replace solitary confinement with a program that forces inmates to repeatedly enter account passwords using a game controller and onscreen keyboard, but I think it might be even more inhumane. If you’re still subjecting yourself to the same treatment, do yourself a favor and pick up this $14 wireless keyboard/trackpad remote.
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Career Spotlight: What I Do as a 2D Animator The creation process behind 2D animation conjures nostalgic images of smoke-filled rooms where animators labored over their slanted drafting tables, flipping between thin pages while sketching a character into life. Those days may be gone, but 2D animators work in new ways to tell stories with their art.Pencils, paper, and acetate have given way to tablets and digital compositing techniques that c
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Sunglasses Made From Recycled Jeans: Acetate is so yesterday, according to UK-based Mosevic From time to time, brands play outside the two holy materials for eyewear—titanium or acetate—be it buffalo horn by Rigards (the way the Inuits first used it to shield their eyes) or slate and birchwood experiments by Shwood. While UK-based Mosevic…… Continue Reading…
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Starbucks for Outlook add-on makes meeting over coffee simple Want to meet with an associate over a prospective partnership, meet up with classmates to work on a project, or get together with a group of friends for a game of cards? There’s a good chance you’re considering Starbucks as your meeting location of choice. To make getting together there easier, Microsoft has launched a new Outlook add-on called Starbucks … Continue reading
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11 Hilarious Tinder Pick-Up Lines You Should Definitely Try You’ve just matched with that hot girl or guy on Tinder and want to gain their attention. Most people would send a generic message, like “How are you?” or “Hey, hottie!” — which is similar to what the next match might send and kinda boring. Instead, you could distance yourself from the crowd and send a hilarious Tinder pick-up line that is sure to make your match laugh, which, in my book, is never
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manufaktur eins, a beehive for the new generation of beekeepers the beehive combines the natural needs of the insects and the ergonomic requirements of the beekeeper for an ecological apiculture. The post manufaktur eins, a beehive for the new generation of beekeepers appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Reading Rack: 50 Best Magazines for Men Some say print is dead, but these publications prove it’s still alive and kicking.
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FDA Slaps Whole Foods With a Warning Over Its Disgusting Kitchen The results of a FDA inspection into a Whole Foods prep kitchen—which mixes up those ready-to-eat meals and snacks perfect for an impulse buy—have been revealed. Prepare to be nauseated.Read more…
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How to survive a zombie apocalypse (with Nerf blasters) – CNET Think you can outlive hundreds of ravenous zombies? Team CNET did. So its members threw themselves into the deep end with the humans-versus-zombies survival game Zedtown to prove it.
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Foxtrot Alpha The TSA Is Bad Because We Demand That It Be Bad | Vitals Why E-Cigarettes Explode, and Foxtrot Alpha The TSA Is Bad Because We Demand That It Be Bad | Vitals Why E-Cigarettes Explode, and How You Can Vape Safely | io9 Marvel’s Got an Asian Problem and It’s Not Getting Any Better | Kotaku One Video Game Publisher’s Passive-Aggressive Turf War With E3 |
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Hands On: ‘ReCore’ At E3 2015, Microsoft presented a neat cinematic trailer for a game called ReCore, an exclusive from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and the team behind Metroid Prime. One year later, with the game’s launch right around the corner, we finally know what ReCore really is, or at least what it will try to be; the new Legend of Zelda for a new generation of players who grew up with shooter and RPG eleme
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Functional traits of Giant Sequoia crown leaves respond to environmental threats Hundreds of feet above the ground, atop a giant sequoia tree, as many as 2 billion leaves vie for resources. Twigs teem with leaves growing long and splayed or short and tight, depending on their placement in the crown. Leaves that establish live for up to 20 years, drawing water up the tree’s trunk and sending nutrients down, while the trunk amasses wood and survives for thousands of years. The g
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Watch Augmented Reality Put Furniture Into Empty Space Technology Designing the future The future is here for architects and designers around the world.
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34% off Jabra Freeway Bluetooth Car Speakerphone – Deal Alert The Freeway speakerphone from Jabra is designed for the car, clipping neatly to your sun visor. It has 3 built-in speakers and virtual surround sound technology to deliver rich crisp sound while driving, and Blackout extreme noise reduction ensures your callers will hear clearly as well. You can use your voice to make and take calls, and the speaker can also be used to stream music or podcasts f
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Michael Bay is working on a ‘gritty’ action VR project Michael Bay is getting into the VR game, and you can bet there will be some explosions. The Transformers director is working on a virtual reality project with a startup production studio called The Rogue Initiative, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Bay will also serve as a “strategic advisor” for the company. gritty, danger-close action Details on the project are slim, and it’s not qui
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Here are 128,000 words about Donald Trump, compiled by his enemies Gawker has obtained a massive document that could be the Democratic Party’s opposition file on Donald Trump: a 211-page collection of Trump’s public statements and actions. The leak comes a day after allegations that hackers tied to the Russian government broke into the DNC’s servers last year, with one group keeping access through this April. Gawker says the document was forwarded by someone goi
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Trump Fans, Progressives, and Homeless Advocates Unite to Sue the City of Cleveland Conservative, progressive, and non-partisan activists are teaming up to sue the city of Cleveland over regulations related to the upcoming Republican National Convention. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Citizens for Trump, Organize Ohio, and the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, alleging that Cleveland’s restrictions on
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Old Xbox One Bundle Fire Sale: Price drop, Free Controller, and Free Game Old Xbox One Bundle Fire Sale: Price drop, Free Controller, and Free Game Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Out with the old in with the new. Now that Microsoft announced the release of their new Xbox One S console later this year, the old Xbox One bundles are basically on fire sale. All major retailers have dropped prices, but the Microsoft Store offers the best deal to date on an Xbox O
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Sony discusses its virtual reality play in a market full of like-minded headsets  Between Oculus, HTC, Samsung and a slew of smaller hardware manufacturers, 2016 is the year that VR presence played out like a hockey stick graph at E3. To say it’s the story of the show is to greatly under represent just how big a role it’s played over the course of the last few days here in downtown Los Angeles, serving as the focal point for a majority of big companies… Read More
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Where In The World Is The Orion Spacecraft? Space The #SpotOrion hashtag tracks the capsule’s journey to a comic convention The Orion spacecraft is on the move to the Comicpalooza convention in Houston, Texas. NASA took to Twitter to track its movements with #SpotOrion.
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Smart camera learns how your baby sleeps While there are already a variety of systems that monitor how your baby sleeps, most of them require you to fasten some sort of wearable to your infant’s body. Nanit, however, is different. It’s a contactless system that utilizes an overhead camera to observe your little one, using machine learning to teach itself their sleep patterns… Continue Reading Smart camera learns how your baby sleeps
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Guilty plea in terrorists’ hack of US military information Twenty-year-old Ardit Ferizi readily admitted his crime: hacking computers to obtain personal data of more than 1,300 U.S. government and military personnel, then turning the data over to the Islamic State group. But he couldn’t explain why.
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Power Through Procrastination by Saving an Easy Task for Each Morning Starting on a big, important task first thing in the morning is sound advice for most people. But If you’re a serious procrastinator, easing into the day with a few baby steps might be more effective.If you need help getting the ball rolling when you get into work, redditor Rosco7 suggests you leave yourself something easy to do first thing the next morning at the end of every work day:If I find a
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Car on balloon delivery leaves a colorful trail on highway It’s hard to tell whether this car is delivering a huge load of balloons, or trying to combine Up with 2 Fast 2 Furious. Regardless, this car drives onto a highway with lots of balloons and leaves with about four. It’s actually quite a colorful sight, leaving the cars behind it (including the one taking footage from a dashboard camera) with a psychedelic vision that would otherwise be terrify
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This burger ad has an unintentionally terrible fake burger The internet has seen its fair share of bad commercials, but the new ad from fast food franchise Carl’s Jr. is bad in a whole new way. In the ad, NFL player Todd […]
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Police refuse to release Orlando 911 call causing suspicion over Mateen’s motives Orlando police are refusing to release the 911 call that Omar Mateen placed the night he killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub, raising questions about the details revealed in his call. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rules on GMO crops in Hawaii heads to US appeals court The fight over regulating genetically engineered crops in three Hawaii counties was back in a federal courtroom as some agricultural giants look to protect their farms from bans against modified food.
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Ubisoft believes Nintendo’s NX will recapture the elusive Wii audience Nintendo’s presence at this year’s E3 is probably its most limited to date, but that hasn’t stopped Ubisoft from valiantly throwing its weight behind the house of Mario and Zelda. In a somewhat odd announcement during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference, it revealed that Just Dance 2017 would also be coming to Nintendo’s next console, code-named NX. In an interview with MCV, Alain Corre, Ubisoft executi
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Hands on: Apple iOS 10 Beta 1 Once Apple hits its groove with an operating system, it riffs on the same melody for a couple iterations. Apple’s iOS 8 and 9 all came and went without much noise. In iOS 10, Apple is making some real changes. The first beta version looks crisp, fresh, and different. Although it is a beta, the animations look entirely different from before and there are loads of new features packed into this updat
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North Korea may have stolen U.S. fighter jet blueprints in a recent cyberattack The most concerning heists of the 21st century don’t involve big banks or casinos, cracking open a safe, or fast getaway cars (sorry Ocean’s fans). Rather, thieves in our digital day and age are relying upon cyberattacks to steal valuable information, and in one of the most recent plots, North Korean hackers are said to have stolen “tens of thousands of documents related to the defense industry —
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Budding Beekeeper? Check Out These Natural Cedar Hives Bees have been having a hard time the last few years. The jury’s still out on the cause of “colony collapse” and the alarming number of bees dying off, but what we do know is that we can all do our part in saving the vital pollinating insect. We were amazed to learn that hardworking bees are to thank for 80 percent of all the pollination in the world. So, how can we help, you ask? Wel
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Scientists find a new way to see inside black holes Scientists at Towson University and the Johns Hopkins University are reporting a new way to peer through the event horizons around black holes and visualize what lies beneath. Their results could rewrite conventional ideas about the internal structure of spinning black holes. Current approaches use special coordinate systems in which this structure appears quite simple, but quantities that depend
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Blake Lively posts shark optical illusion on Instagram, internet bites – CNET The actress challenges Instagram users to find the shark in her photo post, but for many, it remains hidden. Until now.
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CDC Releases Plan To Control Zika In The U.S. Health The draft creates rapid response teams to prevent transmission The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a draft Zika response plan on Tuesday, setting up plans of action and roles of rapid response teams to prepare…
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3 New Chair Collections Take the Abstract Route They’re all made of metal, too For such an elemental piece of furniture, the chair seems to inspire new design interpretations every week. Not that we’re complaining, of course. Besides being functional, the chair as objet is lovely to behold. Here are three new collections that take the simple concept of a chair and render it in abstract metal forms that push the boundaries of what a chair can b
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Eclectic Method: Sci-Fi Mixtape Remix master Eclectic Method combines a number of his already awesome science fiction mixes into a single meta-mix that runs a nearly 27 minutes long, and is worth every single minute of your time. Hit play and crank it up right now. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: LEGO Guitar RobotBreakbot: My ToyChewie TuneEclectic Method: Jean-Luc Picard
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This Magazine Predicted the Electric Haircut of Tomorrow An electric haircut of the future (scanned from the August 1923 issue of Practical Electrics magazine)Tech-enthusiasts of the 1920s were obsessed with turning everything electric. They wanted electric mixing bowls, electric dishwashers, and even electric haircuts. It may seem like an obvious idea today, but back in the 1920s, an electric haircut was straight out of science fiction.The cover of the
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Now when you play the ‘world’s smallest violin,’ everyone can hear it — thanks to Google There’s no better way to express mock sympathy than by playing the “world’s smallest violin,” but the sad song you mime can now actually be heard.Enterprising minds at creative studio Design I/O have combined machine learning, radar and other technologies so that when you rub your thumb and forefinger together, it actually produces the sound of a violin. Google’s Project Soli plays a key role in
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76 million self-driving cars expected on world’s roads by 2035 Fleets of autonomous vehicles are coming to roads near you sooner than ever, thanks to strong US and Chinese interest, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Auto Remarketing discussed the results of a recent study by automotive research firm IHS Automotive that anticipates global annual sales of almost 21 million self-driving cars by 2035 — and almost 76 million of these cars in the global auto fleet by t
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Pinterest acquires third-party mobile keyboard maker Fleksy Fleksy, makers of the third-party keyboard application by the same name for mobile devices, has been acquired by Pinterest. Financial terms of the deal, which initially seems like an unusual fit, weren’t disclosed.
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Hoodline launches Neighborhood Kits that package local news and data for real estate agents  After building out an editorial team focused on using data to cover San Francisco’s neighborhood news, Hoodline CEO Andrew Dudley said the startup has begun to explore new ways to make money. Not that Hoodline has been avoiding revenue, but the only way it has monetized until now is through advertising. Dudley told me the team agreed that Hoodline’s long-term business needs more… Read More
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Toddler upstages professional dancers with his adorable skills Watch out, because this kid has got some moves.  Not only does this toddler have some serious dancing skills, but he’s memorized the entire dance routine being performed by the group behind him and has a rhythm that cannot be matched by anyone at least double his age. Don’t worry, if you practice you too could be as groovy as this little dude.  [h/t:Reddit] Guy performs deadpan rendition o
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11 Fantastic Browser Tools for Making and Reading QR Codes Are people still using QR codes? They sure are and not just for company advertisements and business cards. Providing a convenient way to share websites with friends or send links to our own mobile devices, QR codes are handy tools. QR code makers are available for most browsers and for some, there are readers as well. For Firefox For quick code creation, QR Code for Firefox generates codes from ei
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US Air Force and Navy look to operationalize a future system of systems by 2025 instead of building a Sixth Generation fighter The USAir Force’s new view – that the F-22 and F-35 replacement may be a system of systems and would include unmanned aerial vehicles – puts the service squarely in line with the Navy. In 2015 Navy Secretary Ray Mabus predicted that the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter would be the last traditional manned fighter the Navy would buy. In January the Navy began a requirements study for the Next Generation
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Donald Trump Was Right That U.S. Soldiers Stole Money in Iraq—Why Are Democrats Denying The Truth? Donald Trump suggested in a speech that soldiers in Iraq tasked with handing out American money on the ground absconded with some of it and were “living very well right now.” He called Iraq “crooked as hell.” Anti-Trump factions jumped on the comments, claiming Trump was disrespecting U.S. soldiers. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said he wanted to “go through the screen and shake
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HTC’s Mixed Reality demo shows onlookers what it’s like to experience VR  In these earliest days of commercial viability, virtual reality is running up against the same wall as so many technologies before it: how does a company translate it for the majority of consumers who won’t be able to demo it in the wild? HTC’s mixed reality is an interesting sort of work around, adding augmented reality to the equation, in order to offer a sort of voyeuristic… Read More
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Is NASA doing enough to look for alien life? A new study says Hubble’s successor could spot alien life on three new exoplanets. Should NASA be doing more? Or is it right to focus on other priorities?
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Former Studio Ghibli producer apologizes for sexist views on film directors Former Studio Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura has apologized for comments he made to The Guardian about the suitability of women as directors of fantasy movies, acknowledging they were sexist. The controversy started when The Guardian published an article last week that featured an interview with the producer. In it, he was asked whether Studio Ghibli would ever hire a female director. He said
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Meteorite discovery: “No one has seen anything like this one before” About 470 million years ago, two asteroids smashed into each other in outer space and shattered into multitudinous pieces. Many of those pieces rained down on Earth over the course of a million years as meteorites, and have become well-known by scientists. But the other space rock involved in the cosmic head-on collision has never been known – until now, thanks to the discovery of a meteorite t
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NASA used this garbage can-sized lens for shooting rockets; now it can be yours Despite what some people say, when it comes to photography, size matters. That’s especially true if you’re NASA. If you need proof, look no further than this monstrous Birns and Sawyer 1,000mm f/4.5 lens that will go up for auction later this year. Created by Astra in Germany back in 1964, this incredibly rare lens was designed to capture the launch of rockets and other space-bound machinery witho
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Video: Masked activists wreak havoc during Paris labour law protest A massive protest against French labour reforms on Tuesday was marked by running battles between anti-riot police and masked demonstrators in the streets of Paris.
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These Eggs Can Hatch And Wriggle Away If Predators Approach Animals Clever treefrogs Eggs are usually considered pretty helpless to predators.
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Use Office 365 or Outlook.com? X.ai’s ‘Amy’ bot is ready to assist with calendar scheduling Ever since its beta launch two years ago, x.ai’s “Amy Ingram” virtual assistant has been scheduling meetings through Google Calendar. Now, the bot — along with her gender opposite, Andrew Ingram — can work with Office 365 and Outlook.com, bringing the promise of automated scheduling to a vastly broader audience.“We knew from the start that enabling Amy and Andrew to work across the O
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They’re at it again: Senate panel votes to weaken net neutrality rules It’s the issue that won’t die: A Senate committee has voted to weaken the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would exempt small broadband providers from rules requiring them to provide their customers with information about network performance, network management practic
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Why You Should Ask to Reschedule If You’re Running Late for a Job Interview You’re getting ready for a big job interview when some unforeseen circumstance arises, putting you at risk of being late. You might feel tempted to hurry and get there as soon as you can, but that actually makes things worse for both you and the interviewer.No matter what, make sure you notify the interviewer as soon as possible if you’re running late. It’s the courteous, professional thing to do.
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FBI Says Utility Pole Surveillance Cam Locations Must Be Kept Secret An anonymous reader writes from a report via Ars Technica: A federal judge has been convinced by the FBI to block the disclosure of where the bureau has attached surveillance cams on Seattle utility poles. Ars Technica writes about how such a privacy dispute is highlighting a powerful tool the authorities are employing across the country to spy on the public with or without warrants. Ars Technica
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These dad joke chatbots got here just in time for Father’s Day According to the Urban Dictionary, a dadbot is a guy with a dad bod so controlled by his spouse he resembles a robot. Now, just in time for Father’s Day, comes the Dad Joke Bot. It has the sort of corny, pun-packed punch lines you’d expect from, well, a father. The bot was released today by Fatherly, a parenting advice site for dads created by early Thrillist employee Mike Rothman. The company was
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Billionaire tech and sports mogul on the key to success: Avoid meetings Ted Leonsis thought he’d won. He was in his mid-20s and had already sold his first company for tens of millions of dollars.  Then he got on a plane with mechanical issues and, while preparing for a crash landing, realized how little he’d really accomplished to that point. “I had at a young age a reckoning,” Leonsis, the billionaire owner of the Washington Wizards and a former AOL exec, 
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Lin-Manuel Miranda shares how we can help Orlando victims at #Ham4Orlando Once a week, the Tony Award-winning Hamilton takes a break from its online ticket lottery and gives fans outside of the theatre a chance to win.  That would be reason enough to stand in line, but people also get a short performance, labeled #Ham4Ham. Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced Wednesday’s show with a touching speech about the Orlando shooting. SEE ALSO: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony acceptance
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Libratone ONE Click and TOO portable speakers are easy to carry Libratone has taken the wraps off a pair of new speakers, the ONE Click and TOO. Both speakers are portable and wireless, and each one is small but in its own way. The ONE Click is said to be about the size of a paperback book with a shape to match, while the TOO speaker is more like “an overstuffed … Continue reading
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Remains of the Day: AT&T Is Bringing Wi-Fi Calling to Android Phones AT&T customers on iOS devices have had a bit of an advantage since last October when AT&T first launched Wi-Fi calling, but the carrier is finally bringing the service to Android devices.Yes, AT&T is bringing Wi-Fi calling to Android phones. As you might suspect, Wi-Fi calling enables you to make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi, without having to use an app like Skype. The first AT&
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This new condom is so strong we couldn’t rip it with a needle We rely on tech products daily, and expect constant evolution. Without improved effectiveness and user experience, tech innovations quickly become outdated. Imagine if Apple went a year without an iOS or iPhone upgrade—totally unacceptable, right? Yet nearly a century has passed without innovation on the tech product perhaps closest to our bodies: the condom. SEE ALSO: What I learned from a ‘Snap
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Facebook opens suicide prevention tools to everyone That emo Facebook update your friend posted may be a passing bout of frustration, or it may be a sign of something deeper. If you suspect your connections of having suicidal thoughts and want to help, but don’t feel equipped to reach out, a tool from the social network is now available to everyone, making it easier to show concern. Facebook is rolling out its suicide prevention tools to everyone i
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Mouse and keyboard support for Microsoft’s Xbox One console may arrive within “months” Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed in a recent interview during E3 2016 that official support for a mouse and keyboard is coming to the Xbox One console. The development kit actually supports keyboards now, and mouse support is reportedly on the way. He doesn’t provide an exact launch window for either peripheral because it’s unknown at this point, but he’s confident that both will be publicly suppo
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5 scenarios for how humans and bots will work together GUEST: The era of bots is upon us, and in this era of collaboration between services (or micro-services), it is critical to explore how bots will collaborate with humans, as well as with other bots. From a user standpoint, a bot is a service that is exposed through a chat interface. It’s a personal concierge that can help you get things done, in a simpler and more productive way. But sometimes you
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Tencent reportedly nears deal to buy majority stake in Supercell (Reuters) — Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s biggest social network and online entertainment firm, is nearing a deal to buy a majority stake in Supercell Oy, which will value the mobile game maker at more than $9 billion, a source familiar with the matter said. Tencent plans to buy the stake in Supercell, the Finnish company behind the mobile game ‘Clash of Clans’, from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. S
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Researchers Add New Variables to the Happiness Equation In 2014, Discover reported on an equation that purported to lay out key variables that determine how happy we are. It said, in a nutshell, lower your expectations if you want to be happier. But the pursuit of happiness is far more complicated than simply expecting nothing, so it’s no surprise that the “happiness equation” has since grown. Now, on top of lowering your expectations, you mi
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Uber partners with Capital One to offer free ride rewards Uber has teamed up with Capital One to give some of their mutual customers the opportunity to earn free rides. The new partnership concerns the Capital One Quicksilver and QuicksilverOne card; when used to pay for Uber rides, those payments will earn rewards that eventually lead to a free ride (up to a certain value). Reward tracking is made available … Continue reading
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Biggest step Disney’s latest park, in China, is the corporation’s most unusual. Will its distinctly American charms capture the Chinese market?
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Teslas could be for sale soon in a Nordstrom near you In between landing returning rocket boosters on small pads in the ocean, planning cargo trips to Mars, designing a mongo battery plant in Nevada, and playing more video games than a room full of 5th graders, it looks like Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has also put some time in at Nordys. This weekend Tesla is going to open its first Tesla “showroom” (can’t call it a salesroom — no dealer license yet)
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Boeing’s solar-powered airplane looks ridiculous, but it might just be crazy enough to work The first solar-powered airplane completed an intercontinental flight four years ago last week. NASA’s Pathfinder made headlines with its pilotless, sustained flights in 2014. Just two months ago, a solar plane made history after it traversed the Pacific Ocean. It may be a slow and steady progression, but the solar-powered airplane race is heating up. Now, Boeing wants to get into the mix. The aer
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The New Times Square News from Iraq tends to focus on the conflict with the Islamic State group but there is another side to the country which is often forgotten, writes Martin Fletcher.
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Oblique glass pyramid thrusts skyward from SOM’s leadership centre at US military campus Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has completed a new building on the grounds of the US Air Force Academy in Colorado, featuring a glass skylight resembling the tail fin of a jet fighter that points towards the North Star (+ slideshow). (more…)
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This Magical $18 Showerhead Will Transform Your Bathing Experience Delta 75152 Showerhead, $18The showerhead that came preinstalled in your home or apartment is probably terrible, but if you don’t have the cash to upgrade it to a Delta In2ition, the Delta 75152 is a fantastic option at under $20.http://co-op.kinja.com/most-popular-s…Aside from a single switch that toggles between 1.75 and 1 gallons per minute, this showerhead doesn’t have any notable features t
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Add a Spoonful of Jam for an Easy Way to Make Flavorful Lemonade A cold glass of lemonade is great on its own, but fancy flavored lemonade is another level of tastiness that can be as easy as adding in a spoonful of your favorite jam.http://skillet.lifehacker.com/roast-your-lem…Ideally you’ll spoon in your jam while you’re making your lemonade, so you can taste it, see how it is, and then add a little more if you need it, or dilute it a bit with water. If you
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The trouble with bots: A parent’s musings on SmarterChild GUEST: In 2000, I founded SmarterChild, the world’s first commercial instant messaging bot. SmarterChild had 30 million people in his IM buddy list, making it the most popular artificially intelligent agent in history — at least until Apple released Siri in 2010. While Siri had more distribution, though, its popularity wasn’t necessarily because people liked Siri, but because Apple forced it on pe
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Amazon Video support will be dropped from 2010-2011 Vizio TVs in August – CNET If you have a Vizio TV from the 2010-2011 model year, it’s about to lose its Amazon Video app.
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Wearables market expected to hit 213 million units shipped in 2020 – CNET Wrist bands to surrender market lead to smart watches, IDC predicts, while smart eyewear and clothing will see dramatic growth.
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New calculations suggest there could be not one but three more new planets in the solar system A new astronomical study lead researchers to suggest the most stable scenario is one in which there is not just one new planet in the solar system, but rather several more beyond Pluto.Orbital observations and calculations by Caltech astronomers suggested there is a Planet Nine. The theoretical ‘Planet Nine’ is believed to be 10 times the mass of Earth, and takes between 10,000 and 20,000 years to
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Toxic tirade Prof Thomas Weber of the University of Aberdeen argues that German official mistrust of the public may have fanned interest in Hitler’s anti-Semitic tirade, Mein Kampf.
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Five Ways To Speak Passionately Without Getting Too Emotional Showing emotion can be a good thing, but you still want to come across as focused, not frazzled.Good speakers are passionate—and it shows. Bad speakers are dull, plodding, humdrum. There’s no sense that they’re animated by their material. And it’s true—showing that you truly care about a subject can go a long way toward winning over your listeners.Read Full Story
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The Janus 360 drone shoots hi-def, all-around immersive video One thing that can pull you out of even the most high-resolution immersive video experience is visible equipment: looking down and seeing the camera tripod’s legs beneath you, or glancing over your shoulder and spying the rig holding the camera up. That’s a problem even with video shot on Nokia’s pricey Ozo camera, which at the sky-high price of $60,000 still cannot defy gravity. The Drone Volt
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Haiti power vacuum looms as leader’s mandate lapses Haiti faces a power vacuum as the mandate of interim President Jocelerme Privert lapses with no solution to the country’s political crisis.
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News: Closer look at the Katwijk underground parking garage, the 2016 Best Dutch Building of the Year Often overlooked, neglected or outright hated, parking structures can be opportunities for creative design — even if you can’t see it right away, as architecture practice Royal HaskoningDHV demonstrated in their design for the Katwijk aan Zee underground parking garage in The Netherlands. Commissioned by the Municipality of Katwijk, the parking garage was recently deemed as the 2016 Best Dutch Bui
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Unknown alien rock found in Swedish quarry Paris (AFP) June 14, 2016 A morsel of never-before-seen alien rock has been dug up in a limestone quarry in Sweden, where it had lain deeply buried for about 470 million years, scientists said Tuesday. The biscuit-sized remains are unlike any other meteorite found on Earth to date, and may shed light on the history and formation of our Solar System, they reported in the journal Nature Communicati
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Cygnus space capsule departs International Space Station Washington (AFP) June 14, 2016 Orbital ATK’s unmanned Cygnus space capsule departed from the International Space Station on schedule Tuesday, three months after delivering 7,500 pounds (3,400 kilos) of supplies, material for scientific experiments and equipment to the orbiting outpost. Cygnus, loaded with two tons of trash, was released by the space station’s robotic arm at 1330 GMT, NASA said. O
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Airbus Safran Launchers confirms the maturity of the Ariane 6 launcher Paris, France (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 Airbus Safran Launchers has just finalised the first design phase for Ariane 6, successfully confirming the maturity of the future European launcher, for which the maiden flight is scheduled for 2020. This first design review, called “Maturity Gate 5”, enables Airbus Safran Launchers to confirm performance, schedule and operating costs. This successful d
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China’s first high orbit remote sensing satellite put into use Beijing (XNA) Jun 15, 2016 China’s first high orbit remote sensing satellite, Gaofen-4, went into use after six months of in-orbit testing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) announced Monday. Gaofen-4 is China’s first geosynchronous orbit high-definition optical imaging satellite and the world’s most sophisticated. Unlike from Gaofen-1 and
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Failed star creates its own spotlight in the universe Newark DE (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 Although astronomers often refer to brown dwarfs as “failed stars,” scientists at the University of Delaware have discovered that at least one of these dim celestial objects can emit powerful flashes of light. A research team led by John Gizis, professor in UD’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, discovered an “ultracool” brown dwarf known as 2MA
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Planetary Resources and Luxembourg partner to advance space resource industry Redmond WA (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 Planetary Resources has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the banking institution Societe Nationale de Credit et d’Investissement (SNCI). This partnership with Luxembourg’s SpaceResources.lu initiative will advance technologies and lines of business toward the exploration and utilizatio
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Gamers Tackle Virtual Asteroid Sampling Mission Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 Mission: Build a replica of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft and successfully return an asteroid sample to Earth. That’s the challenge OSIRIS-REx Project Scientist Jason Dworkin of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland presented to fans of the popular online computer game “Kerbal Space Program” (KSP). The game is set on Kerbin, a fictional Ea
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Mail Your Friends the Universe With an Envelope Full of Constellations If you still believe that a hand-written letter carries more emotional weight than an auto-generated response to a text message, these star-filled envelopes will even let you send an entire galaxy to your friends and loved ones—if they peer inside.Read more…
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Port Louis: Economic Capital of Culture | Gaetan Siew | TEDxPlainesWilhems Can Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius with a strong heritage and ethnic diversity become a cultural economic pillar of Mauritius? GAETAN SIEW describes himself as a “world citizen”. He has been past President of the International Union of Architects (UIA). With his in-depth understanding of people, cities and global issues, he continues this mission as Chair of the Global Creative Leadersh
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Feeling stuck – fuelling life from average to epic | Bosco Anthony | TEDxStanleyPark This talk is designed to help people transform from being life spectators into change catalysts. Many people spend a lifetime trying to discover their personal purpose and yet few actually live a life pursuing that purpose. This talk will motivate people to act on their personal purpose in life and empower transformation. Bosco Anthony – bosco@boscoanthony.com – is a digital strategist and storyte
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Plastic Paradise. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch | Angela Sun | TEDxLecce Angela Sun, biologa marina, giornalista, conduttrice televisiva, surfista, attrice e regista americana, nel 2013 ha girato “Plastic Paradise”. Nel documentario racconta il suo viaggio a migliaia di chilometri dalla civilizzazione, in quello che dovrebbe essere un paradiso tropicale, l’Atollo Midway. Angela invece trova un ecosistema inondato da tonnellate di rifiuti plastici, esposti all’acqua e a
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Saving Suicide | Ahmad Samir | TEDxYouth@ISEE How much does you being there for someone affect them? How much awareness and compassion do you really need to change someone’s life? And what does “mentally ill” really mean? Ahmad is a 19 year old, majoring in Economics, and intending to minor in Psychology, in order to complete a Master’s Degree in Psychology, practice at a clinic and really help people. Ahmad started a mental illness
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Am I fat or is this just my body mass? | HAGER ALI | TEDxCIU The perils of womanhood Hager Ali likes to believe that she is ordinary. There are days when she is super energetic and she wants to take the world on and other days where all she wants to do is stay in her room and try to avoid as many human beings as possible. she has a big heart, and she is still trying to figure out why or what her message to the world is.She is currently a student of Cyprus I
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Nothing to Regret – small bad habits cause lifelong regrets | Iman Aghay | TEDxStanleyPark 9 out of 10 people regret something big in their lives. Many of these regrets are caused by seemingly insignificant bad habits. In this talk you will hear what causes bad habits and how these bad habits cause our lifelong regrets. You will also hear how to live a regret free life by identifying these bad habits and purging them one by one. Iman Aghay – imanaghayi@yahoo.com – is the Founder of Succ
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Technology Is Reinventing Humanity | Jordan Nguyen | TEDxSydney As advances in augmented and virtual technology reinvent our relationship with ‘reality’, we are continually confronted with ever-more complex ethical and philosophical dilemmas. Making virtual interactive copies of human beings is now more than just a possibility. But once we open that door, how do we deal with the quandaries that lie inside? Dr Jordan Nguyen’s mission in life is to improve the l
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Researchers have engineered monkeys with Parkinson’s disease Scientists in Japan have successfully bred a set of genetically modified marmosets with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and motor neurone (Lou Gehrig’s) disease, The New Scientist reports today. The development could lead to major breakthroughs in the treatment of neurological disorders. Professor Hideyuki Okano from the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo presented his team’s fin
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China plans to build an underwater “space station” in the South China Sea China is speeding up efforts to design and build a manned deep-sea platform to help it hunt for minerals in the South China Sea, one that may also serve a military purpose in the disputed waters. Such an oceanic “space station” would be located as much as 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) below the surface, according to a recent Science Ministry presentation viewed by Bloomberg.For more news from the Sout
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Bye bye Mr Ban Eastern Europe should be in line to supply the next secretary-general of the UN, but will the region flunk this opportunity, asks Nick Thorpe.
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CIA agent on terrorism: ‘Stories manufactured by elite to keep us killing each other’ A former CIA counterterrorism agent has said it is time to talk about why terrorism really happens, and to address the “misguided narratives” that lead to oversimplification of the situation and continued war. Read Full Article at RT.com
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In response to Orlando attack, Trump renews call for immigration ban Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has again called for restricting immigration from certain countries, arguing that it is the only way to prevent more terrorist attacks like Sunday’s Orlando nightclub massacre. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Runcible, a wooden smart pocket watch, launches on Indiegogo Remember the Runcible, a wooden smart pocket watch that was introduced more than a year ago? It’s back again, this time as part of an Indiegogo campaign that hopes to bring the device to market. This is the “public pre-release,” says Monohm, the company behind Runcible. Monohm is seeking $250,000 in funding through the crowdfunding website Indiegogo, where it has … Continue reading
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Developing film at home is about to get a whole lot easier with the Osiris F1 Film might be taking a back seat in the industry to digital sensors, but it’s far from dead. If anything, analogue photography is back and better than ever. Case in point, the Osiris F1. Created by China-based Osiris Film Technology, the Osiris F1 is an all-in-one system designed to automate the process of developing analog film. When it comes to developing film, you have two options: either send
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Take a Look at the Future of Photo Editing with the Insanely Fast ON1 Photo RAW About 10 miles south of Portland, Oregon, in a building shared with Coca-Cola, the 25-person team at ON1 Software is hard at work on their biggest project yet. It’s called ON1 Photo RAW, and not only is it a complete rewrite of their existing technology, it’s the first new RAW image processor in many years. ON1 has been making photo editing and enhancing tools since 2005, but its software has prim
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The International Space Station’s new low-gravity 3D printer just printed its first tool You know what’s cooler than 3D printing? 3D printing in space! Known as the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF), the second (and much more advanced) 3D printer aboard the International Space Station is now up and running — and it recently printed out its first creation. The 3D printed wrench, complete with a special fastening clip to stop it drifting away in zero g, will allow astronauts on the
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Losing all four limbs to infection hasn’t stopped Frédéric Sausset from racing at Le Mans this year SRT41 Frédéric Sausset ensconced in the cockpit of SRT41’s Morgan-Nissan LMP2 car. You can see how his prosthetic connects to an adaptor that replaces the steering wheel used by his two teammates. 3 more images in gallery One of the cooler things about the 24 Hours of Le Mans is called Garage 56. The name dates to 2012, when Le Mans only had room for 55 cars in its pitlane, but t
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The Starry Night in Water Artist Garip Ay demonstrates how to replicate Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic swirled masterpiece The Starry Night by painting it on water that he’s dyed black. Be sure to stick around for an awesome surprise at the end. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: LEGO TARDIS Time-LapseMarvel Civil War II Variant CoversSkylightPaint Spinning Drill in Slow-moThe World Is Round
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How do you truly secure the connected car?  We’ve become accustomed to staying connected whenever and wherever we are. All this connectivity is great, but it has also blinded us to the associated risks of being online at all times. Connected devices — especially smartphones — are vulnerable to cyber attacks, so security is of the upmost importance. Just a little further down the road is the next major connected device:… Read More
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Splendid 4D Studio Builds Immersive VR Apps for Architects, Real Estate Developers This post is brought to you by Splendid 4D Studio.The team at Splendid 4D Studio is partnering with architects and real estate companies to develop flawless apps for showcasing projects and properties. Leveraging virtual reality integration, Splendid 4D Studio takes presentations to the next level. Splendid 4D has more than 50 years of combined experience in creating stunning VR content, apps, web
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Resilient cities How nature turned a failed communist plan into Bucharest’s unique urban park The diversity of landscapes is fascinating. The northern edge is a meadow with wild grass, nut trees, poplars and elms, but venture deeper into the park, towards the three interconnected lakes at its heart, and the vegetation becomes denser and more characteristic of wetlands: various types of willow, Johnson grass and water lilies.”The wild wetland of Văcărești is a symbol of nature’s resili
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The Departure Songs Desktop We’ve seen some simple desktops and some busy ones, but this one from reader Peregerine, walks the line pretty well. It keeps a lot of the space in the center clear so you have plenty of room to work, but also adds some widgets and tools around the periphery that are useful and informative.If you’d like to make this for your own Windows machine, the first thing you’ll need is a copy of Rainmeter,
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HEUREKA! installation by moradavaga uses bicycle wheels to illuminate kaleidoscopic space the user must turn the wheels of the bicycle to reveal the kaleidoscopic images within. The post HEUREKA! installation by moradavaga uses bicycle wheels to illuminate kaleidoscopic space appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Fox News host shocks audience by asking: ‘Do we need AR-15s?’ Fox News host Gretchen Carlson caused shock on Wednesday by calling into question whether Americans should be able to purchase AR-15s, a semi-automatic rifle that has been used in several recent mass shootings. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Postpartum depression least severe form of depression in mothers Postpartum depression — a household term since actress Brooke Shields went public in 2005 about her struggle with it — is indeed serious. But depression that begins before or during pregnancy is often more severe because it lasts longer and usually goes undetected until the doctor screens for it after the birth of the baby, according to a new study.
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Depressed, Out of Work? Study Suggests Skills to Help Land a Job Unemployed people were more likely to land a job if they used skills commonly taught as part of cognitive therapy for depression, a new study found.
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Get perfect photos at night with this simple technique Night photography is incredibly popular today given the low-light capabilities of just about any modern interchangeable lens camera. By using long exposures, it’s possible to reveal details in a dark scene that are otherwise invisible. A landscape lit only by the moon looks strikingly different than the same shot taken during the day. This type of photography is not without its challenges, however
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You’ll bend over backwards to buy Asus’ Zenbook Flip UX360 Asus has quietly launched the Zenbook Flip UX360 here in the United States, a super-thin, ultra-light 2-in-1 that sports a full 360-degree hinge, allowing customers to flip the screen back to create a tablet-like form factor. It’s a mere 13.9mm thin, weighs just 2.86 pounds, and packs an Intel “Skylake” processor to boot. Think of it as an Asus Zenbook UX305CA that can be converted into a tablet w
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Orlando gunman posted threats to Facebook before massacre – CNET Omar Mateen threatened additional attacks in a now-deleted post, CBS News reports.
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LinkedIn goes down following Microsoft acquisition (Update: Fixed) Professional social network LinkedIn may be down for some users, just days after its $26.2 billion acquisition by Microsoft. Some have reported receiving a 502 error, which the company defines as “a server hangup,” while others, like myself, have received a nicer error message saying that the company’s getting “things cleaned up” and that “we’ll be back soon.” @NickLuallin What happens when you tr
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Big data shows racial bias in police behavior Stanford University just delivered further proof that massive, readily available data sets can solve tricky law enforcement problems. School researchers combing through a mix of 28,119 Oakland Police Department stop reports, officer body camera footage and community surveys have learned that there are “significant” racial biases at play. OPD officers are not only more likely to stop a bl
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Microsoft’s Project Bletchley will let companies add middleware to blockchains Microsoft is extending blockchain technology with a new set of tools designed to make it possible to build a new ecosystem of enterprise applications on top of it.On Wednesday, the company unveiled Project Bletchley, its term for a pair of tools to expand the potential uses of blockchains. It plans to get more utility out of the distributed ledger technology by using the new secure middleware.Th
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Niger says 34 migrants found dead in Sahara Desert Niger says the bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, have been found in the Sahara Desert near the border with Algeria.
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AVA uses food pics to determine the calories in your meals A startup called AVA dreams of a future where you snap a picture of your meal and an artificial intelligence system analyzes it to determine how many calories it contains. The company has such a system, which is currently in a private beta, and it doesn’t involve any apps. Rather, users take an image of their meal using their phone’s … Continue reading
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Woman Convicted For Conspiring To Export American Military Jet Engines F-35C, U.S. Air Force photo via ermaleksandr on FlickrLast week the Department of Justice announced the conviction of Wenxia Man by a federal jury. The crime? Conspiring to export military jet engines and drones to China. Not plans. Not components. Entire jet engines and drones.Wenxia Man, also known as Wency Man, was found guilty of “conspiring to export and cause the export of fighter jet engine
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Electronics & Gadgets : iRING Universal Smartphone Stand and Mount If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it The iRING attaches to the back of your phone or case and swivels 360° to accommodate whatever you’re doing with your phone. Just slide your finger of your choice through the iRING, and you’ll feel more secure instantly. $19.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Nixon Time Teller SW Watch – Death Star Black Fully operational. Based on Nixon’s popular Time Teller series, this watch features a dial inspired by the Death Star surface texture, a second hand inspired by the superlaser beam, and a back engraved with an image of the Death Star and the words “Fully Operational.” $124.99
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Cool View of a Pilot Pouring Water Upside Down While Doing a Barrel Roll in a Fighter Jet It’s always fun to melt your brain from what looks like the laws of physics breaking. Therefore, it’s always fun to see a pilot pour water up into a cup while upside down in a fighter jet. It’s something we’ve seen plenty before, but this view is especially cool. You get to see the entire process happen so clearly: the pilot pours the water while the plane twists around, the pilot drinks the water
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How To Get Promoted After Less Than A Year On The Job If you want a promotion after less than 12 months on the job, you’ll need to show it’s a more obvious choice than it might seem.You’re six months into your job and doing well at your company. You feel you’ve already settled in, and you’re ready for more responsibility. So you schedule some time with your boss and ask, “So, what can I do in order to get promoted?”Read Full Story
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The good and bad of Apple’s security approach Is Apple a genuine privacy advocate or a cynical corporation exploiting a market weakness?
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Hypnotic Video Mixtape Pays Tribute to All Your Favorite Science Fiction Films Fire up the Eclectic Method’s Sci Fi Mixtape and prepare to be mesmerized by its blend of mixed and remixed clips from dozens of futuristic and apocalyptic films and TV shows, including Star Trek, Back to the Future, The Terminator, Armageddon, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and many more.Read more…
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Summer Chillout Clearance–Tablet Flash Sale 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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NATO aims to feed fears by painting Russia as ‘treacherous enemy’ – Russian Defense Ministry Russia’s Defense Ministry has rejected allegations from NATO accusing Moscow of thwarting military transparency in Europe by holding an “unexpected” military exercise. The ministry blamed the block for deliberately creating the perception of a “Russian threat.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Anti-ISIS Hacktivists Are Attacking the Internet Archive The Internet Archive, the open-access digital library and home of the Wayback Machine, was hit with a distributed denial-of-service attack on Wednesday. The site was apparently attacked because the it hosts ISIS-related materials. By 3:30 PM PDT, the Internet Archive had been down for about three or four hours.The Twitter account @AttackNodes appeared to claim credit for the DDoS, tweeting from th
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NHTSA autonomous car guidelines coming by July Some guidelines may be coming to the fast-developing world of autonomous vehicles. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) intends to do its part by issuing an initial set of guidelines by July, according to Read/Write. The NHTSA’s hope is that the guidelines will bring some order and, hopefully, some common ground to current usage and future development of self-driving car
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Lone wolf claims responsibility for DNC hack, dumps purported Trump smear file (credit: Wikimedia) In an intriguing follow-up to Tuesday’s report that Russian hackers gained access to Democratic National Committee servers, an anonymous blogger has claimed he alone was responsible for the breach and backed up the claim by publishing what purport to be authentic DNC documents taken during the online heist. In a blog post published Wednesday, someone with the handle Guccife
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Pool Petz – Stuffed Animals for the Pool Like stuffed animals for the pool, these fun lightweight pool floats look like whimsical dolphins, frogs, fish, and alligators.Click Here For Complete Details
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Red Party Cup Waste Basket An oversized version of the iconic red party cup, except you wouldn’t want to drink from this one.Click Here For Complete Details
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5 Most Popular Gable Roof Types And 26 Ideas A gabled roof is a roof with two sloping sides that come together at a ridge, creating end walls with a triangular extension, called a gable, at the top. Also known as pitched or peaked roof, gable roofs are some of the most popular roofs in the US. Pros Of Gable Roofs Gable roofs will easily shed water and snow, provide more space for an attic or vaulted ceilings and allow more ventilation. Their
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Americans are getting heart-healthier: Coronary heart disease decreasing in the US Coronary heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. A new study evaluating recent trends in the prevalence of CHD in the US population aged 40 years and older showed that CHD rates have decreased significantly, from 10.3 percent in 2001-2002 to 8.0 percent in 2011-2012.
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Surprising new business opportunities for Greenland In recent years, mackerel have appeared in Greenland waters, and in their wake new and economically important fisheries have emerged.The first mackerel were caught in Greenland in 2011. And already three years later, in 2014, mackerel fishing had grown to make up entire 23 per cent of the Greenlandic export earnings (78,000 tonnes of mackerel).
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Feature Request: Genius-like lyric annotation built-in to Apple Music Earlier this week during its WWDC keynote, Apple added highly-requested support for lyrics to the Music app in iOS 10. While lyrics support wasn’t immediately live when the first beta was released on Monday, it has gradually been rolling out since then to various songs and artists. While I welcome lyrics support with open arms, Apple’s implementation of it is very basic. To access lyrics, you sim
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Essential feature of life detected outside our solar system A molecule that exhibits a specific property associated with all life on Earth has been discovered in interstellar space for the first time. Displaying the quality of chirality, or “handedness”, this molecule has a distinct one-way molecular geometry found only in biological building blocks like amino acids, proteins, and enzymes. This discovery may help provide answers to the origins
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MYBO modifiable yacht system designed by max zhivov the multi-purpose vessel utilizes an adaptable framework to achieve six unique designs by shifting and altering various construction elements. The post MYBO modifiable yacht system designed by max zhivov appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Land Rover proves Ingenium’s pull with 100-tonne train stunt In the old days, there was no replacement for displacement, but that’s not so true anymore. Take Land Rover as an example. The British marque managed to pull 100-tonnes (110 tons) worth of train with a Discovery Sport powered by a bog-stock 2.0-liter Ingenium diesel engine… Continue Reading Land Rover proves Ingenium’s pull with 100-tonne train stunt Category: Automotive Tags: Land Rove
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Blockchain startup makes Australian Senate play with democracy-as-a-service The Flux Startup is making its Australian political debut, armed with 13 Senate candidates and a blockchain-based smartphone voting app that promises to transform democracy.
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Shaping atomically thin materials in suspended structures Sendai, Japan (SPX) Jun 15, 2016 Researchers at Tohoku University have realized wafer-scale and high yield synthesis of suspended graphene nanoribbons. The unique growth dynamic has been elucidated through comparing experiments, molecular dynamics simulations and theoretical calculations made with researchers from the University of Tokyo and Hokkaido University. Adding a mechanical degree of free
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MUOS-5 satellite encapsulated for launch Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (UPI) Jun 14, 2016 Lockheed Martin reports that its fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy has been encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing. The satellite launch, aboard an Atlas V rocket, is scheduled to take place on June 24 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. “Like its predecessors, MUOS-5 has two p
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Arc volcano releases mix of material from Earth’s mantle and crust Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 16, 2016 Volcanoes are an explosive and mysterious process by which molten rock from Earth’s interior escapes back into the atmosphere. Why the volcano erupts – and where it draws its lava from – could help trace the lifecycle of materials that make up our planet. New University of Washington research shows that a common type of volcano is not just spewing molten rock from th
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US, Russia cutting nuke arsenals, but modernising: study Stockholm (AFP) June 12, 2016 The world’s biggest nuclear powers, the US and Russia, are slowly reducing their nuclear arsenals but are modernising their capacities, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday. Nine states – the US, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea – had 15,395 nuclear warheads at the start of 2016, including
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Russian Top Secret Hypersonic Glider Can Penetrate Any Missile Defense Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 15, 2016 Russia’s new Yu-74 ultra-maneuverable hypersonic glide vehicles may become yet another response to the deployment of NATO’s missile installations in Eastern Europe, according to military analysts. Going head to head with the United States and China, Russia has been developing its own hypersonic weapons during the past few years. A hypersonic weapon usually has a spee
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Planet-Devouring Star Reveals Possible Limestone Crumbs Kamuela HI (SPX) Jun 16, 2016 A group of researchers using the W. M. Keck Observatory have discovered a planet-like body that may have been encrusted in limestone and is having its surface layers devoured by its deceased host star. In addition to extending a relatively new method of determining the chemical composition of planets to examine their internal structure, the team found that the rocky
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Life’s origins may result from low-energy electron reactions in space Wellesley MA (SPX) Jun 16, 2016 Wellesley College professor Chris Arumainayagam has opened the American Astronomical Society (AAS) national conference in San Diego, Calif with a discussion about how the earliest building blocks of life may have been produced when low-energy ( 20 eV) electrons interact with cosmic (interstellar, planetary, and cometary) ices. His recently published results suggest
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Launch Vehicle Ascent Trajectories and Sequencing Bethesda MD (SPX) Jun 16, 2016 Almost all space launch vehicles liftoff from the ground in the vertical direction and continue to orbit along an ascent trajectory that is usually optimized for the conditions in order to maximize performance while maintaining conservative safety margins. The actual shape of the path to orbit is influenced by a number of factors, including winds and the desired pay
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UChicago physicists first to see behavior of quantum materials in curved space Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2016 Light and matter are typically viewed as distinct entities that follow their own, unique rules. Matter has mass and typically exhibits interactions with other matter, while light is massless and does not interact with itself. Yet, wave-particle duality tells us that matter and light both act sometimes like particles, and sometimes like waves. Harnessing the shared wa
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A Chaotic Whodunnit Follows the DNC’s Trump Research Hack With the Democratic National Committees opposition research on Donald Trump in the wind, the question is: Who hacked it? And why? The post A Chaotic Whodunnit Follows the DNC’s Trump Research Hack appeared first on WIRED.
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Orlando shootings: Democrats in 14-hour gun control filibuster Democratic senator Chris Murphy leads a 14-hour filibuster to force a vote on gun control in the wake of the Orlando massacre.
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Social media preferred source for 51% of news consumers – survey In another blow to big publishers and their revenues, a global poll has found that over half its respondents use online sources like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to get their news, refusing to pay for conventional sources or deal with their advertising. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Opioid addiction clinics under moratorium in Georgia as demand grows for treatment Abuse of opioids is rampant across the entire US, but in the southeast, the only state with enough clinics to meet the rising demand for help has just put a moratorium on the facilities, as some want more regulation of treatment for painkiller addicts. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU closes in on hormone-disrupting chemicals Paris (AFP) June 15, 2016 The European Union set broad criteria Wednesday for identifying potentially harmful chemicals which can interfere with the normal functioning of human hormones and cause a range of health problems. Consumer and environmental advocates wanted European regulators to crack down on these potentially harmful, mostly manmade substances called endocrine disruptors. EU rules in
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European droughts hit British trees the hardest Stirling, England (UPI) Jun 15, 2016 Beech trees in the forests of southern England are less resistant to drought than those growing elsewhere in Europe. Scientists determined as much after analyzing tree ring data from across Western Europe. The results of the beech tree study, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, were published this week in the journal Global Change Biology. &quo
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Panama health minister resigns amid deadly swine flu outbreak Panama City (AFP) June 15, 2016 Panama’s health minister resigned on Wednesday, the government said, amid a swine flu outbreak that has claimed 22 lives and sparked a panicked rush for vaccinations. Francisco Javier Terrientes “today presented his resignation from his post for professional reasons,” the government said in a statement. It added that President Juan Carlos Varela had appoi
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Honduras protest demands international probe into activist’s murder Tegucigalpa (AFP) June 15, 2016 Around 500 indigenous Lenca people held a protest in Honduras’ capital on Wednesday demanding an international probe into the March murder of a widely respected activist from their community, Berta Caceres. Organizers said they had no confidence in Honduran authorities handling the task because they had tried to make social movements like the one Caceres led illega
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Stanford researchers calculate groundwater levels from satellite data Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 A new computer algorithm developed at Stanford University is enabling scientists to use satellite data to determine groundwater levels across larger areas than ever before. The technique, detailed in the June issue of the journal Water Resources Research, could lead to better models of groundwater flow. “It could be especially useful in agricultural regions, wh
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El Nino made a nuisance of itself in 2015 Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 The frequency of nuisance tidal flooding in many U.S. cities increased as predicted for the 2015 meteorological year, from May 2015 to April 2016, according to a new NOAA report. In some cities, the days of nuisance flooding exceeded trends and broke records, especially in the southeastern U.S and Gulf Coast, which may be due to a strong El Nino compounding alread
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Algorithm ranks thermotolerance of algae Evanston IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2016 Northwestern University researchers have developed a quantitative tool that might help bring back coral from the brink of extinction. The novel algorithm could help assess and predict the future of coral bleaching events by better understanding the coral’s symbiotic partner: algae. “Coral is not an independent organism,” said Luisa Marcelino, research assi
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Helping satellites be right as rain Washington DC (SPX) Jun 14, 2016 As you read this paragraph, a NASA satellite orbits around planet Earth, gathering data on – of all things – soil moisture. Moisture in the soil acts like a thermostat for the planet. Along with affecting agricultural production, it has a large influence on the weather and climate. Its impact on the planet is so important, NASA has sent a satellite into space to m
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Now advertisers can target users who tweet a certain emoji As much as we debate new Twitter features that affect users, in its pursuit of revenue the company is constantly courting advertisers. Its latest gambit capitalizes on that oh-so-popular element of modern conversation and 2015 “word” on the year: the emoji. Now, advertisers can target more than just specific words in tweets, they can also cite particular emoji to find users they believe
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High turnover: Oakland interim police chief replaced after one week Oakland has hired its second interim chief of police in less than a week. Ben Fairow was replaced due to revelations prompting the city to “reconsider” his leadership qualities, a turnaround that Mayor Libby Schaaf conceded “may shake the public trust.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Feld & Volk brings intricately crafted carbon fiber dials to Bamford’s custom Rolexes You’ve never seen a dial like this on a Rolex before.Photo: Bamford Watch DepartmentKnown for their ultra high-end iPhone customizations, Feld & Volk brings its material expertise to the Bamford Watch Department. They’ve taken the Milgauss and Daytona and used a complex process to create dimensional, carbon fiber dials that are unlike anything you’ve seen on a Rolex before. Each carbon fiber c
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To Repair or Replace – That is the Question When an expensive device breaks, deciding what to do is tough. Should you just go out to the store and buy a new one, or should you get the one you already fixed? In the end, it all comes down to economics — will it be cheaper to fix or buy a new one. Well, it’s a little more complicated than that, because there’s also the factor of time spent to fix something, and if the device is old enough that
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SK Telecom launches live-streaming tech SK Telecom has commercialised the industry’s fastest mobile live-streaming technology, dramatically reducing latency from 15 seconds to just three.
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The Road to Solar Fuels Hits a Speed Bump We can now efficiently split water to make hydrogen, but a practical way to make fuels via artificial photosynthesis remains an elusive goal.
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Collapsible Waxed Canvas Dog Bowl This highly portable and collapsible pet bowl is crafted from rugged waxed cotton canvas with double-wall construction, allowing it to hold either food or water.Click Here For Complete Details
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The Right Way To Talk About Your Failures On A Job Interview Here are three ways to show you’ve learned from your missteps without throwing yourself under the bus.”Can you tell me about a time when you failed at something?”Read Full Story
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Cost of most popular Obamacare plans to spike by double digits in 2017 – report Popular Obamacare plans are expected to come with a double digit price hike once enrollment for 2017 begins mere days before the presidential election, a new analysis predicts. It also found a steep drop in the number of health insurers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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House GOP leaders block vote on LGBT rights 2 days after Orlando massacre Just two days after a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, House GOP leaders blocked a vote on a proposal drafted by Democrats that have protected LGBT employees against sexual discrimination. Read Full Article at RT.com
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14% of US children have dangerously high levels of lead in their blood– report Amidst the fallout from the Flint water crisis, concern for lead poisoning is rising – as is the number of cities where it has been found to be a problem. A new study finds as many as one in seven children in some zip codes have unsafe blood lead levels. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why People Vote for Trump Participating in a democratic society is a thankless duty that seldom repays the effort. If you do research so you can select the better candidate in a race, your choice may be futile because your candidate loses. Even if your candidate wins, those campaign promises may be discarded. Or other officials may keep them from being fulfilled.  The process is an exercise in frustration. Voting often fe
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It’s Settled, This Is the Tastiest Trail Mix You’ll Ever Eat A simple snack to keep you fueled for the long haul. …Read More »
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Three Healthy Energy Bars That Actually Taste Great Newsflash: Nobody eats Powerbars anymore. Try these instead. …Read More »
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The Pro’s Guide to Making Better Pour-Over Coffee Pour-over coffee is praised by coffee experts as the preferred method for brewing. Here’s how to nail it at home. …Read More »
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The New Nissan GT-R, a Storm, and the World’s Toughest Track — a White-Knuckled Review Tackling Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Nissan’s newly revitalized 2017 GT-R — on a dark and stormy evening. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: June 16, 2016 How to save on underwear and a coffee maker, and win a free copy of Gear Patrol Magazine Issue One. …Read More »
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YouTube and Facebook should be the new hosts of Congress One of the best shows in politics started Wednesday morning and lasted into the early hours of Thursday, when Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) held a filibuster on the floor of the US Senate. Dozens of senate Democrats stood on the floor for nearly 15 hours on Thursday to push forward gun control legislation. It was a remarkable display of rhetoric, so it’s too bad that watching it online was su
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An Ancient Device Too Advanced to Be Real Gives Up Its Secrets at Last Researchers present what they’ve learned now that they can read the tiny text inside the Antikythera mechanism.Read More
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Net neutrality and data privacy ruling could impact Verizon and AT&T’s interest in Yahoo (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court decision upholding government rules that would impose new restrictions on how internet providers collect user data could disadvantage Verizon and AT&T’s pursuit of Yahoo’s digital assets and new ad revenue, analysts say. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday upheld the Obama administration’s landmark rules barring internet service pr
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Today in Gear: June 16, 2016 A new lens from Panasonic, a breathable rain jacket (finally), a handlebar bag for your bike and much more. …Read More »
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linn products wraps fashionable textiles around latest ‘5 series’ music system the ‘series 5’ features a new textile speaker covering, ‘linn fabrik’ – which has been designed to provide a contemporary look with a personal touch. The post linn products wraps fashionable textiles around latest ‘5 series’ music system appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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‘Black Power’ turns 50: How the catchphrase revolutionized the civil rights movement Fifty years ago this Thursday, a pivotal speech in Greenwood, Mississippi radically changed the direction of the global civil rights movement forever – when Trinidadian immigrant Stokely Carmichael popularized the phrase “Black Power.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Asrock DeskMini 110 Review: Flexible, functional and dead easy to work with The Asrock DeskMini 110 mini-STX form factor PC certainly has an industrial look about it, and it looks a bit drab sitting next to the Cubi 2 Plus from MSI. What it lacks in aesthetics, however, it makes up for in ease of installation and flexibility, thanks to those very…
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Low-cost graphene-based biosensor chip detects DNA mutations in real time One of the most common indicators of many diseases and cancer in blood is the presence of a genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP). Unfortunately, to date such tests for SNPs are slow, cumbersome and – above all – expensive. Now a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have developed a new graphene-based sensor that promises to deliver
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There’s no escaping the 360-degree camera system on Cadillac’s CT6 Having spent your hard earned on a Cadillac CT6, the thought of someone leaving a big scrape down the side and taking off without leaving a note is enough to cause nightmares. Rather than burdening the leather-lined dash with a cheap dashcam, Cadillac is using four inbuilt cameras as a surround-vision video recorder. Beware, Caddy Big Brother is watching… Continue Reading There’s no escaping
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Zaha Hadid’s folded Kuki chair redesigned using carbon fibre Design Miami/Basel 2016: the late Zaha Hadid’s sculpted plastic Kuki chair has been relaunched in carbon fibre at Design Miami/Basel. (more…)
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Mateen’s father: Governments must destroy IS Orlando gunman’s father calls on President Obama to “destroy and eliminate” so-called Islamic State.
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Soweto uprising: The students who changed South Africa On 16 June 1976, thousands of students took to the streets of Soweto to protest against the apartheid regime – an uprising that changed South Africa. What has happened 40 years on?
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Inside Disney’s new Shanghai resort Disney is preparing to open its first park in Shanghai, but has the park been changed for China?
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‘You can now speak with frankness’: Putin welcomes former French leader Sarkozy in St. Petersburg Vladimir Putin hopes for a frank chat with his former French colleague, Nicolas Sarkozy, who arrived in Russia to participate in the international economic forum. Ahead of the meeting, Sarkozy spoke in favor of lifting of anti-Russian sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NATO needs to armor up its defense of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania From the perspective of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Russia’s threat to the three Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — former Soviet republics, now member states that border Russian territory — may be the most problematic scenario for Europe. In a series of war games conducted between summer 2014 and spring 2015, RAND Arroyo Center examined the shape and probable
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Tiny Home Big Enough for a Family When it comes to tiny homes, one of the main drawbacks is that they are usually only big enough for one or two people. However, as the trend of living small gains popularity more and more people are attempting life in a tiny home with families. And making it work. Driftwood Homes of South Carolina have recently unveiled a home that will make it even easier for families to downsize. The home they
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AND Office Tower / HPP Architects © Onur Gürkan Architects: HPP Architects Location: İçerenköy, Kozyatağı metro, Topçu İbrahim Sk., 34752 Ataşehir/İstanbul, Turkey Architect In Charge: HPP International Turkey Design Team: Özlem Ünkap ilis, Sibel Özgenç, Hüseyin Şahin, Müge Sarıoğlu, Henrik Schulte, Hande Tombaz, Elcin Kara Vatansever, Batu Ayhan Area: 73320.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: O
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Precise atom implants are progress to practical ion based silicon quantum dot Computers Sandia National Laboratories has taken a first step toward creating a practical quantum computer, able to handle huge numbers of computations instantaneously.A “donor” atom propelled by an ion beam is inserted very precisely in microseconds into an industry-standard silicon substrate.The donor atom — in this case, antimony (Sb) —carries one more electron (five) than a silicon atom (four). Because
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How a Hunting Reserve Became a Snow Leopard Sanctuary Kyrgyzstan’s president is taking bold steps to protect a crucial Central Asian population of the cats, long seen as sacred by the Kyrgyz.
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For Dolphins, a Bold Decision by the National Aquarium The aquarium’s plan to move its eight dolphins to an ocean refuge could pave the way for others.
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Butterfly Thieves Steal From ‘Badass’ Ants—A First Amazon butterflies swipe food from ants, a never-before-seen behavior, a new study says.
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Coral Reefs Doing Better Than Expected in Many Areas A new study found “bright spots” where corals are thriving, despite global bleaching events.
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Thai man almost loses home to monster monitor lizard What do you do when you witness your house being broken into by a freakishly huge monitor lizard? Record the whole incident down of course. Attanai Thaiyuanwong was in for a rude surprise on Sunday when he arrived back at his home in Nonthaburi, Thailand, to find an unwelcome visitor trying to get into his house. The intruder was a giant monitor lizard, that looked as tall as an adult human, was
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Magnetic fridge eliminates gases, drastically reduces energy use The days of the rackety, energy-gobbling refrigerator may be numbered with the advent of more efficient systems that cool with the use of magnets. The idea has been around almost as long as your standard gas-compression fridge, but it hasn’t yet been viable for the household and commercial markets. Now, Cooltech Applications has launched the first magnetic refrigeration system (MRS) for commerc
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What is this, a stand for ants? Honda channels Fisher Price at Goodwood Every year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed turns Lord March’s front garden into an orgy of speed, tire smoke and noise. Naturally, making people notice your display among the madding crowd of speedy metal can be difficult. Rather than trying to outshout its competitors, Honda has drawn on its inner child for this year’s Goodwood FoS stand. .. Continue Reading What is this, a stand for ants? Hon
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Rheinmetall Lynx is new modular infantry fighting vehicle Rheinmetall Lynx is an advanced new modular family of vehicles that offers our customers the highest levels of survivability, mobility, lethality and capacity while utilizing proven technologies.Four core capabilities characterize the Lynx infantry fighting vehicle: firepower, force protection, situational awareness and mobility.Firepower: Lynx features a Rheinmetall LANCE turret armed with a stab
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Brazil’s acting President Temer implicated in Petrobras scandal Brazil’s acting President Michel Temer on Wednesday rejected allegations that represented the first direct link between him and the massive corruption probe at state-run oil company Petrobras.
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Jide reveals the Remix Pro 2-in-1 tablet, more Remix devices Android is an operating system that, almost like its Linux ancestor, can be found almost anywhere and any device. That doesn’t mean, however, that it offers the best experience outside of smartphones and tablets. Take for example laptops and desktops, where Android normally just looks like an overgrown tablet. Jide’s Remix OS addresses that space, providing a desktop-like Android experience … Cont
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Kosovo hacker faces 25 years in prison for giving ISIS a US kill list Last June – almost a year to the day – a hacker from Kosovo who went by the handle Th3Dir3ctorY breached a server containing databases of personal information about US servicemen and federal employees. Over the next three months, he supplied data pertaining to more than 1,300 US military and government personnel to ISIS. His contact in the terrorist group, a hacker named Junaid Hussain, condensed
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A Drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer Early trial data shows a drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer in clinical trials.The data, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, showed some tumors shrank by around a quarter.The compound will now be taken into more advanced trials.Scientists said we were now in an explosive stage of merging advances in computing with medicine.Spot
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St. Petersburg Economic Forum opens to investors worth $10trn, businesses and Brussels top brass Russia’s annual international economic forum, SPIEF, has opened, marking its 20th anniversary. Among the guests are European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and executives from the world’s leading companies. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Wounded ISIS fighters brought to Turkey hospitals in ‘pick-up trucks’ – doctors, eyewitnesses to RT Islamic State militants are frequently transported across the Syrian border to Turkish hospitals for treatment, according to eyewitness accounts collected by RT on the ground. Their crossing was allegedly ensured by Turkish officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Ferguson effect’ to blame? DOJ study points to ‘unprecedented’ homicide rise As the US comes to terms with the Orlando massacre, the Justice Department has revealed “a nearly unprecedented” spike in homicides. Yet, the worrisome surge was not due to mass shootings, but a “Ferguson effect,” the new DOJ study says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hands-on review: EXCLUSIVE: LG X Power The LG X Power is out to solve my biggest complaint about smartphones: poor battery life. And it’s doing it within the less expensive mid-range category.It’s an issue that hits close to home when I’m far away, like when I traveled to Seoul, South Korea to test out the X Power and LG X Mach at LG’s headquarters.My other phones were constantly running out of juice throughout the day, with constant G
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Euro 2016 violence: Police arrest 36 amid Lille disorder involving England fans At least 36 people are arrested amid clashes between French police and England fans at the Euro 2016 tournament, ahead of England’s match with Wales.
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The Holy Grail of Gold Box Deals Features All of Your Favorite Anker Gear Anker Gold BoxAnker makes your favorite Bluetooth earbuds, battery packs, Lightning cables, and (a lot) more, and a whole bunch of their best stuff is on sale today in Amazon’s Gold Box.http://co-op.kinja.com/ankers-soundbu…http://co-op.kinja.com/your-favorite-…Highlights here include all-time low prices on the essential PowerCore 13000 battery pack, the terrific SoundBuds Bluetooth earbuds, t
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Switzerland withdraws longstanding application to join EU The upper house of the Swiss parliament on Wednesday voted to invalidate its 1992 application to join the European Union, backing an earlier decision by the lower house. The vote comes just a week before Britain decides whether to leave the EU in a referendum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA’s $500k competition to accelerate development of lab-made human tissue As humankind gears up for a concerted push toward Mars, there are a whole of lot of problems we’ll need to get our heads around first. Perhaps most important is how the human body can be kept in working order during extended periods in space – something astronaut Scott Kelly is hoping to shed some light on after spending a whole year aboard the International Space Station. To aid in this search
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How to Recover Deleted Photos on Your iPhone or iPad Have you ever deleted a photo by mistake on your iPhone or iPad? Luckily, if you’re running at least iOS 8, it’s actually very easy to recover deleted photos – as long as you do it within a certain amount of time. Here’s how it works. If you’ve deleted a photo by mistake, navigate back to the main menu of your native Photo app, which has a lot more features you may be overlooking. You should see a
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Severe cyber-attack could be a case for NATO action – Stoltenberg NATO could respond to a powerful cyber-assault with conventional weapons, the military alliance’s secretary-general told German media. NATO member states are expected to declare cyberspace a warfare domain, along with air, land, sea and space. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hands-on review: EXCLUSIVE: LG X Mach The LG X Mach is out to fix the last thing people think of when they buy a new phone, but the first thing they often complain about: network speed. Like its name suggests, this Android 6.0 Marshmallow phone is far faster than any other in its category. That’s because it boasts the new LTE-Advanced standard, LTE Cat. 9 3CA.You can find that on newer devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and
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Need help making a video advert? YouTube’s got an app for that YouTube has introduced a new suite of three products designed to allow small businesses to produce professional-looking video ads on a shoestring (or even non-existent) budget, with no filming or editing expertise required.The central element of this new initiative is the YouTube Director for business app for iOS (an Android version is in the pipeline – as you would imagine, given that this is Goo
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Desert telescope stakes out supermassive black hole First postulated more than 230 years ago, black holes have been extensively researched, frequently depicted, even featured in sci-fi films.
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Dolphins to get coastal sanctuary in US After years of research on dolphin behavior and under pressure from animal rights groups, the National Aquarium in Baltimore has decided to move the marine mammals to a sanctuary, officials said Wednesday.
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Artists, scientists urge North America to save Monarch butterfly Some 200 intellectuals, scientists and artists from around the world urged the leaders of Mexico, the United States and Canada on Wednesday to save North America’s endangered migratory Monarch butterfly.
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Android N to be called Namey McNameface, Google jokingly confirms The next major version of Android, Android N, still doesn’t have a name, but (based on all previous versions’ names) we know the “N” will stand for some sort of sweet treat, right? Not so fast. In the latest developer preview version of Android N, released Wednesday, an Easter egg implies the Android naming scheme is about to take a dramatic turn. Android Authority noticed that if you r
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Architecture as an Agent of Change: Remembering Charles Correa, “India’s Greatest Architect” Charles Correa, “India’s Greatest Architect,” passed away on June 26th 2015. Image © Chistbal Manuel A year ago today, on June 16th 2015, the architectural community lost Charles Correa (b.1930) – a man often referred to as “India’s Greatest Architect” and a person whose impact on the built environment extended far beyond his own native country. Rooted in India, Correa’s work blende
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Researchers discover three new species of fish off Hawaii Researchers in Hawaii have discovered three probable new species of fish while on an expedition in the protected waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
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Brickbat: All the News That’s Fit The Canadian government has ordered Canada Post to stop delivering Your Ward News. Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote says the newspaper violates a section of the Canadian criminal code banning the willful promotion of hate. The newspaper has reportedly run articles denying the Holocaust and praising Adolf Hitler, but a Toronto police investigation of the paper found it did not v
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A Toast to the High Life: 15 NYC Rooftop Bars In a city as tall and compact as New York, particularly in Manhattan, rooftop spaces provide an altogether altered perspective of this crowded metropolis. In summer months, New Yorkers and visitors alike make their way to rooftop venues, finding havens replete with sparkling views and sunny cocktails, dapper bartenders and breezy manners.Trawl through the Web and you will hit on many rooftop bars
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2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum The 20th International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg has kicked off. Political and business leaders have come to sign new contracts and agree deals. RT.com will keep you updated on the main events. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The handheld lantern-flashlight gets a touch up Just a couple of weeks ago, we looked at the Lantern, a handheld flashlight-lantern designed to bring serious versatility to your lighting arsenal. The Touch 1K from Salt Lake City startup SeTaTec is a very similar handheld, albeit with a few more smarts. .. Continue Reading The handheld lantern-flashlight gets a touch up Category: Outdoors Tags: Battery Charger Outdoor Flashlights Campin
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How to Fix a Flickering Screen Error in Windows 10 Let’s face it: Windows 10 isn’t a perfect OS. Like any operating system, it has some problems. Some problems can be easily ignored or worked around, and others are a dealbreaker. Some users are reporting just such a problem in the form a flashing or flickering screen in Windows 10. This leaves them unable to do anything while it’s happening, and is just a huge annoyance. But fear not, because we’l
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LG G5 can connect to LG’s USB-C 4K monitor Despite being an industry standard, Google engineer Benson Leung, who worked on the Pixel C Android tablet, discovered that adoption was not only slow but also done improperly. To some extent, it’s understandable given how new the technology is. So it isn’t hard to imagine Leung’s contentment when he discovered last month that the LG G5 actually supported the standard’s … Continue reading
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ArchiGlam_Glamping The Glamping ‘Stacking Doughnuts’ and ‘Modular Floor’ are juxtaposed with a minimum change of nature. The concept of SD was inspired from pebble stones. The arrangement of units have poetic emotion of finding them in the nature. MF came from structural flooring system. It is designed for extendable length by juxtaposing modular floors.
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Engineers discover light can stamp out defects in semiconductors for better solar panels and LED bulbs University of Utah materials science and engineering associate professor Mike Scarpulla wants to shed light on semiconductors—literally.
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What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge receives more than 600 entries Dezeen promotion: more than 600 entries have been submitted by designers, architects and students for a competition aiming to discover projects that can improve the lives of refugees around the world. (more…)
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Monkey experiments are a necessary evil for better medicine Like it or not, primates are an essential part of biomedical research. But we must ensure the sacrifice is worthwhile, and carefully consider animals’ welfare
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leeMundwiler’s ‘breathing’ architecture in venice responds to human behavior a volume is wrapped in 250 independently motion-activated mylar ‘flowers’ that slowly open and close in an undulating wave when human presence is sensed. The post leeMundwiler’s ‘breathing’ architecture in venice responds to human behavior appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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In The Future, We’ll Leave Software Bug Hunting to the Machines In the fictional cyberpunk card game Netrunner, there is Ice, and there is AI. Ice protects computer servers from attack, while the AI’s job is to break in. For the most part, this happens on its own, pitting computer against computer. It is an autonomous, intelligent arms race—one that, in our world, does not, yet, exist.But for over the past two years, a handful of researchers, hackers, and reve
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Daniel Radcliffe reveals why he won’t be watching the new ‘Harry Potter’ play anytime soon LONDON — Thousands of people will be queueing up to watch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — the official eighth story in the saga — when the play opens in London’s Palace Theatre on July 31 — but Daniel Radcliffe won’t be among them. During a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Harry Potter film actor explained why he might give the show a miss — at least for the time b
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【New Arrival】ILIFE X5 Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner : Only $139.99 FREE SHIPPING ILIFE X5 Smart Robotic Vacuum CleanerProduct URL: http://goo.gl/5NEjSiCoupon Code: ILIFEX5SCoupon Price: $139.99Expired Date: 7.31Main Features:• 4 kinds of cleaning modes Auto cleaning modes / border cleaning modes / concentration cleaning modes / schedule cleaning modes.• Anti-collisionIR anti-collision sensors and mechanical anti-collision system. It can better protect the furniture.• 2 frequen
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Japanese baker makes adorable works of art in each loaf Imagine cutting through a loaf of bread from @konel_bread and being pleasantly surprised by a work of art in each slice. It’s hard to imagine how much planning ahead goes into each of the Japanese baker’s creations. SEE ALSO: John Oliver knows that bread pants would be man’s greatest invention She posts pictures and videos of her loaves on Instagram, and explains in the captions that she took
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Taliban uses boy sex slaves to dupe & kill Afghan police, survivors reveal Exploiting the pedophilic boy play ‘bacha bazi’, the Taliban infiltrates the Afghan security forces to attack and kill police commanders. The tactics were revealed by several officials and survivors to AFP. Read Full Article at RT.com
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LAVA’s masterplan for hangzhou includes twin zhejiang gate towers different colors of glass and varying depths generate refracted light effects, in turn animating the façades. The post LAVA’s masterplan for hangzhou includes twin zhejiang gate towers appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Researchers Build Low-Cost, On-Chip Light Microscope Using Consumer Electronic Products Researchers from ICFO have invented a cost-effective, portable, and compact on-chip light microscope that has the potential to perform ultra sensitive analysis of transparent objects. Phase…
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Syria conflict: Russia ‘wants long-term Aleppo ceasefire’ Russia calls for a long-term ceasefire in the divided northern Syrian city of Aleppo, hours after declaring a two-day pause in the fighting there.
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High-Tech Patterning: 10 Façades With Laser Cut Perforations The scale at which laser cutting is employed by architects has changed dramatically in the last few years. Until recently, laser cutters were an emerging technology, initially reserved to drill holes in diamond mines and for the construction of aerospace technology. The technology’s eventual adoption in the discipline of architecture started with and has remained largely in the realm of architect
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Renewables Are Set To Overtake Gas and Coal By 2027 Lucas123 writes: Renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydroelectric will overtake natural gas as an energy source by 2027. According to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, ten years later those same renewables will have surpassed the largest electricity-generating fossil fuel: coal. Solar and wind will account for almost 60% of the $11.4 trillion invested in energy over the next
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Space-Savers at Work: 20 Home Offices with Sliding Barn Doors A craving for elements that take us away from the more and more mechanized and sterile modern world and usher in a hint of rustic goodness is a trend that is on the up in the world of interior design and decorating. Fitting in this with this ‘natural’ theme is the classic barn door that adds much more than textural beauty and visual contrast to the modern interior. A sliding barn door also saves u
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Buy: Rollable Straw Hat Nothing’s off-limits for Tokyo-based Sublime Headwear: tie-dye beanies, felt baseball caps, made-in-Nepal cashmere pieces, brightly patterned bucket hats—they play with it all. Perfect for whatever warm weather region you’re headed to, their rollable…… Continue Reading…
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Euro 2016: France expels Russia far-right fan chief Shprygin France is to deport the far-right leader of the Russian footballer supporters’ association and 19 of his fellow fans after violence in Marseille.
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Women use tablets, men prefer Smart TVs, says revealing U.S. data The U.S. government is collecting data about tech device use by age, education, sex, and other demographics and analyzing it — and that data says some interesting things about technology use in America.Take, for instance, the Internet of Things. About 7% of Internet users at least 15 years of age have used the Internet to control a thermostat, light bulb, security systems or some other househol
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You don’t need to shower so much What we define as ‘clean’ may not be so great for our bodies. Here’s why we should rethink our approach to personal hygiene.
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mark wilson celebrates the sheer power and ferocity of water with kanagawa blade forged through the power of water, the ‘kanagawa blade’ exploits a machining defect unique to waterjet CNC manufacturing. The post mark wilson celebrates the sheer power and ferocity of water with kanagawa blade appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Russia, EU pledge to continue dialogue despite sanctions Russia and the EU should continue their dialogue despite sanctions, the European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has said at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov responded by saying that Russia is in favor of an equal, mutually beneficial, but not selective dialogue. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Self-learning AI robot hired by London council… for customer service A North London council will be one of the first government bodies to employ a hyper-intelligent, self-learning robotic worker to help with customer service. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shelter, footwear, composting and packaging designs get cradle-to-cradle recognition In it’s simplest form, cradle-to-cradle design sees products created with the recognition that, at the end of their life, they can be disassembled and their constituent parts reused to create other products. The non-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Institute has recognized six such products for its third Design Challenge… Continue Reading Shelter, footwear, composting and packaging designs ge
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All new cars in Germany must be emissions-free after 2030 Many European nations are working to reduce carbon emissions, through a combination of initiatives related to boosting renewable energy production and curbing emissions from transportation. Now, Germany is taking a stand to cut back on emissions produced on its roadways, with a declaration that all new cars registered in the country will have to meet a zero-emissions requirement by 2030. This new
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How To Work Less And Still Get Ahead We talked to four people who stopped being workaholics…and thrived professionally.Spend some time at business conferences or gatherings of entrepreneurs and you’ll soon hear people saying “I’m a workaholic,” “I’m married to my work,” or “the only time I’m not focusing on my work are the five hours I sleep each night.” The thing is, these declarations are virtually alw
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Bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, found in Niger desert The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, who were abandoned by people smugglers while trying to reach neighbouring Algeria were found in the Niger desert last week, authorities said Wednesday.
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Researchers Use Nanoprobe to Measure Levels of Alzheimer’s-Associated Proteins in Living Cells Researchers from the Rowland Institute at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have utilized a unique nanoprobe devised by the Harvard/Rowland scientists to determine key…
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Venezuela police arrest 400 for looting in food shortage At least 400 people have been arrested in Venezuela after over 100 shops were looted in the coastal town of Cumana amid a food shortage.
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OCZ RD400 SSD review: This lightning-fast drive is OCZ’s redemption Congratulations, OCZ. You can come out of hiding now—no longer are you defined by the bargain-basement Trion line and Toshiba TLC NAND. The RD400 signals that all is again as it should be in OCZ-land. This M.2 PCIe-NVMe SSD reaches a read speed of 2.1GBps, meaning the company is once again shipping products that pursue the limits of performance. Thank goodness.M.2 SSD variations M.2 SSDs span
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Sears doubles down on the smart home with new Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard products The retailer rolled out everything from sensor-laden appliances to tool chests with Bluetooth smart locks at an event in New York.
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Without Xbox, will broadcast DVR ever get its mainstream moment? Microsoft handed some bad news to cord cutters last week when it announced that it was stopping work on over-the-air DVR features for the Xbox One. Originally announced last year, Microsoft planned to support free recording of broadcast channels (CBS, NBC, Fox, and so on) using the Xbox One TV tuner and an over-the-air antenna. Beyond just playback on the Xbox itself, users would be able to str
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How to Make File Shortcuts in Mac OS X Between Spotlight, Finder, and the Dock, you can find anything on your system in the blink of an eye — even files that you’ve lost or accidentally misplaced. In that sense, file shortcuts don’t really make sense anymore. But the shortcut feature still exists in OS X, which is nice for those who want them. (Yes, there are valid reasons to use file shortcuts!) The only difference is that shortcuts a
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Spanish PM’s anger at David Cameron over Gibraltar Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has criticised David Cameron’s plan to make an EU referendum campaign stop in Gibraltar.
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Andy Rubin bets on quantum computing, AI for the future The creator of Android and former Google exec may have left the company, but that doesn’t mean he has parted ways with the same dreams that he and the search giant shared and developed over time. When asked “what’s next?” for the computing world, Rubin answered that it will be about masses of data and training artificial intelligence. And this … Continue reading
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Okinawa begins night patrols after US base worker confessed to killing local woman Special patrols to monitor nightlife spots around the US military bases have been launched in Okinawa, Japan, to help prevent crimes against locals. Citizens of the island have once again spoken against further deployment of the US military in the area. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iran appeals to top UN court over US block on frozen assets Tehran has filed an official complaint with UN’s highest court to recover $2 billion in funds frozen by US authorities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘War on drugs’ has failed, decriminalize now – UK health experts Britain’s two leading health bodies are calling for the personal possession and use of drugs to be decriminalized, arguing the ‘war on drugs’ has done more harm than good. Read Full Article at RT.com
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MIT’s New AI Can (Sort of) Fool Humans With Sound Effects An algorithm developed at MIT creates realistic audio tracks for videos. The post MIT’s New AI Can (Sort of) Fool Humans With Sound Effects appeared first on WIRED.
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Researchers Describe Two Unique Structures for Gold Nanocluster Diamonds and graphite are chemically the same yet physically different, just like how two minerals can differ from each other, one hard and translucent and the other soft and opaque. The changing…
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Homologous temperature of olivine links deformation experiments and rheology of the upper mantle The homologous temperature of a crystalline material is defined as the ratio between temperature and the melting (solidus) temperature (Tm) in Kelvin. Because Tm of a crystalline material is controlled by the bonding force between atoms, T/Tm has been widely used to compare the creep strength of crystalline materials. As the most abundant mineral in the upper mantle, olivine is the solid solution
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How to download macOS Sierra beta right now Goodbye Mac OS X and hello macOS Sierra. Apple announced at WWDC 2016 that its new operating system for its Mac computers and MacBook laptops has been given a new name – and a lot of exciting new features.Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, makes its debut on Apple’s desktop operating system, allowing users to control their Macs using just their voice. If you have an iPhone, then it will also work ev
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Not to worry you, but Nasa just set a spacecraft on fire The lack of oxygen in space means that a fire on a spacecraft is rarely a problem for long. As soon as the outer shell is breached, all the air rushes out and the fire is quickly extinguished.But that’s not much consolation if you’re an astronaut. You needed that oxygen to breathe. So space agencies around the world tend to take great pains to stop fires from starting in the first place. Except fo
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Excel pro tips: Importing and parsing data Data imported from other spreadsheets or databases is already separated into fields, using something called a field delimiter—a comma, tab, space, or custom character—to separate one field from another. These databases import easily into Excel and place all the fields in separate columns. If your company pays bills and/or banks online, these sites usually offer copies of the company’s records i
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iOS Twitter app now has button to start live Periscope broadcast … kind of Twitter has updated both iOS and Android apps with a Live button that starts a Periscope broadcast. It’s actually a bit of a cheat, though, as all the button does is open the Periscope app – or prompt you to download it if you don’t already have it installed. more…Filed under: Apps Tagged: Facebook, live video, Periscope, Twitter
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Automobile Design Graphics showcases the art of the 20th century automotive brochure They definitely don’t sell em like they used to.Photo: TaschenTaschen’s Automobile Design Graphics documents the museum-worthy artwork of vintage car brochures: “Marketing one of the major purchases of their lives to Americans was an exacting process that involved not only traditional advertising but also a crucial item that extolled the virtues of the cars: the brochure. Often oversize and s
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5 political parties you could join to be totally anti-establishment Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will most likely be facing off this November, but what if you’re not satisfied with those choices? Here are five other political parties you could join to stick it to the two-party system.   Toddler upstages professional dancers with his adorable skills Guy performs deadpan rendition of Drake’s ‘One Dance’ ft. N64 games Car on balloon delivery leaves a colorfu
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STLR Aesthetics Athletic Apparel: Reductionist, functional gym gear that’s fit for the street As we are constantly scouting out for advancements in athletic apparel, a common concern becomes finding durable gym clothes that one feels comfortable wearing to—and potentially from—the gym. New NYC-based STLR Aesthetics launches today with a…… Continue Reading…
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A Visual Feast Three new infographics highlight changing diets around the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stop Cable Fraying With The Armour Charge Steel iOS Charging Cable Are you an iPhone owner? If so then you’ve probably had to through out more than one cable due to the inevitable cable fraying that occurs on … Read More
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An External OOWA Lens Will Improve Your iPhone Photos No one can deny that people just aren’t buying compact digital cameras anymore. With all the image processing capabilities of modern smartphones, it’s just difficult to make … Read More
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Adventurer? Ditch The iPhone And Get The Ultra-Durable Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Are you a rugged man who’s carrying a not-so-rugged phone? Time to fix that. Ditch the fragile device and get yourself a real man’s phone: the Samsung… Read More
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Dutch woman’s modern tiny house gets approval from local council Regulations surrounding tiny houses are unfavorable at worst, or murky at best. But municipalities are slowly coming around, as in the case of this Dutch woman, who recently got her small home approved by the town.
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Kitchen Table Politics: The Cost Of Caring For Kids The 2016 presidential race has been filled with excitement and drama. But there’s another layer to American politics that gets less attention: How issues of home, family and wallet intersect with electoral politics and public policy.We’re tackling some of the issues that matter most to Americans’ daily lives, and how everyone from the presidential candidates to local governments are taking on thes
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Four Rules I Followed to Stop Being a Pushover and Make Myself More Powerful You know those people who apologize for everything, and you point it out to them, and then they apologize for apologizing? Yep, that’s me. I’ve been a pushover my whole life, but the older I get, the sicker of it I get. I finally decided to do something about it.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-stop-ap…I’m not sure where it started, but I know where it climaxed. My fiance and I had just closed on ou
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Garmin’s Tactix Bravo deserves a standing ovation My Apple Watch helps me to keep track of my health and makes up for my crummy memory with calendar and to-do notifications. Being able to control my music or respond to a text message without taking my phone out of my satchel? Awesome.Too bad it sucks so much as a travel companion on long trips.Where I prefer to travel with as few cables as possible, the Apple Watch demands a charger that can’t
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Islamophobia rising in Germany following influx of Muslim refugees – study Germany is seeing a rise in Islamophobia, according to a new study which highlights the tensions surrounding the recent influx of refugees. More than 40 percent of residents said they believe Muslims should be forbidden from coming to Germany. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Recent prisoner exchange improves Russians’ attitude to Ukraine, poll shows The share of Russians who describe their attitude to Ukraine as ‘good’ increased sharply after the two countries conducted the exchange of prisoners involving Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, reports independent pollster the Levada Center. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Britain fumes as US backs Argentine foreign minister’s bid for UN secretary general Britain’s ‘special relationship’ with the US could be in for a rocky patch as Washington throws its support behind the Argentine foreign minister’s bid to become the next UN secretary-general. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Water clock system boosts solar output up to 30% Designed by an innovative 19-year-old, the Sun Saluter relies on a basic water clock to rotate solar panels.
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What is G-SYNC? What is G-SYNC? Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site To first understand G-SYNC technology, you first have to understand what it aims to solve. Any PC gamer will tell you that screen-tearing during gameplay can make a beautiful game like DOOM look less than impressive. Tearing? What? Basically, tearing occurs when your graphics card is sending a signal to your gaming monitor that your monito
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Glow-Hard: Luminous Cement Could Light Roads, Structures Scientists at Michoacan University have modified the internal structure of cement so that with additives, the material becomes phosphorescent in the dark — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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UberEats serves up UK expansion with London launch – CNET Uber’s food delivery app has gone live in Britain’s capital — the second city in Europe to get the digital take-out service.
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A Successful Kick off Meeting of Newly Launched LIFE Project NanoMONITOR The newly started European Commission LIFE project NanoMONITOR addresses the challenges of supporting the risk assessment of nanomaterials under REACH by development of a real-time information and…
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Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, compared to those who don’t. The presence of sleep disorders in ACS patients is an important predictor of major cardiovascular events after angioplasty.
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Texas House With Dramatic Black Brick Cladding Called the Main Stay House, the dwelling is located on a slender urban lot in Austin’s Bouldin Creek neighborhood. Encompassing 3,271 square feet, the two-storey house contains four bedrooms, an office, a playroom and a slender yard with a swimming pool. The project was designed to enable “lifestyle flexibility” through clean lines, modest materials and a strong connection to the outdoors. The dwe
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We asked developers what they think about Android apps on Chrome OS While bringing the Play Store to Chromebooks presents a lot of opportunity, in some ways it means heading back to the drawing board.
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Jean Prouvé’s pre-fab masterpieces: The mass housing that never was Jean Prouvé was a self-taught furniture designer and architect and in 1947 he designed a pre-fab unit to address post-war housing needs
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How to Maximise Profits When Selling a Rundown Property When selling a run-down property, it can be difficult to make a profit, especially if you bought the property when it was in better condition
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Madonna and U2’s manager invests in music streaming service Saavn Legendary talent manager and Maverick CEO Guy Oseary is has invested an undisclosed amount in music streaming service Saavn.  SEE ALSO: One company is trying to corner the podcast market Saavn has said that Oseary, who currently manages major artists such as U2, Madonna, Alicia Keys and Amy Schumer, will be joining the company as “partner” and “investor”. Saavn CEO and co-foun
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Why Are People Voting for Trump? New at Reason In the marketplace, we have an incentive to make informed decisions because we shoulder the cost and reap the benefits or drawbacks. In the voting booth, we get nothing good or bad for our individual decisions—because one vote almost never decides an election. Whatever results we have to live with are the same as they would have been if we hadn’t bothered to vote.  If it doesn’t pay to be informe
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First Click: Are Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles PC gone mad? Although we still don’t know many specifics, both Microsoft and Sony have now confirmed this E3 that they’re planning to turn the console business upside down by releasing more powerful systems in the middle of this generation. The Xbox One will get a major upgrade in the shape of the 4K-capable Project Scorpio, while the PlayStation 4 is set to get a similar but reportedly less powerful bump cod
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VW plans huge investment to become electric cars leader German carmaker Volkswagen plans huge investment to launch 30 all-electric models as it repositions itself as a “green” transport leader.
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End-of-day brain drain impairs decision-making Your brain activity decreases after a tough mental slog, making it more difficult to resist temptation  
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watchOS 3 is Apple’s most crowdsourced product ever watchOS 3 is Apple’s most crowdsourced product ever.Ever since it made its debut alongside the iPhone 6, Apple Watch has been fighting for respect. Branded a failure from virtually the day it was released, Apple’s first wearable has faced more scrutiny and criticism than any other new product in its history. Even more than the iPod Hi-Fi, price and unrealistic expectations overshadowed the thing
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IT worker at Panama Papers firm arrested in Geneva An IT worker at Mossak Fonseca, the company at the heart of the “Panama Papers” leak, was arrested Wednesday in Geneva. The arrest was made as part of the investigation into the leak, in which 11.5 million documents from the law firm were leaked to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The documents detailed thousands of offshore companies set up by Mossak Fonseca on behalf of ric
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Welsh town changes name to ‘Bale’ ahead of England-Wales game The northern town of Bala in Wales has temporarily changed its name to ‘Bale’ in honour of the nation’s most prized footballer. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Inside Masdar, the UAE’s Zero-Carbon City That Will Never Be The 22 billion dollar sustainable city is looking a little … unfinished so far. The post Inside Masdar, the UAE’s Zero-Carbon City That Will Never Be appeared first on WIRED.
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‘Light Rider’ Motorcycle Weighs Just 77 Pounds But Costs, Um, $56K This ultra-lightweight motorcycle looks like it’s made of bones. The post ‘Light Rider’ Motorcycle Weighs Just 77 Pounds But Costs, Um, $56K appeared first on WIRED.
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A Rocket Launch Brings China One Step Closer to Its Own GPS The 23rd satellite of the BeiDou satellite navigation constellation is in orbit. It’s probably time to start paying attention. The post A Rocket Launch Brings China One Step Closer to Its Own GPS appeared first on WIRED.
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Streaming TV Startup Vidgo Hints at a la Carte Future Live streaming… it’s cord cutting’s final frontier. In 2015, Sling TV launched the first ever service to legally stream live cable channels without a contract. At $20 a month for 20+ channels, it was a huge step in making cord cutting seem realistic for the average person. Since then, PlayStation Vue has launched nationwide at a bit higher price point, offering more channels in larger bundles (but
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X.ai’s intelligent meeting scheduler now works with Outlook.com and Office 365 calendars X.ai has been in beta for the past two years, but it’s rare to hear users complain about its service or the long waitlist. That’s because its intelligent meeting scheduler works better than most other tools and methods available today. Until now, its AI-based assistant Amy only worked with Google calendars. The company has just launched support for Microsoft’s Outlook.com email and Office 365 cale
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Women’s long work hours linked to alarming increases in cancer, heart disease Women who put in long hours for the bulk of their careers may pay a steep price: life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Work weeks that averaged 60 hours or more over three decades appear to triple the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis for women, according to new research.
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Soda Bottle Airsoft Gun 2 YouTuber NightHawkInLight revisits his brilliantly simple DIY airsoft gun, adding a decorative PVC housing and a longer brake line barrel. If you don’t have an air compressor, you can skip the blowgun and just squeeze the bottle to fire the pellets. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Making a Bow & ArrowsDIY Mini Wooden CrossbowMaking Baskets & HatchetsBurning LightsaberDIY Wat
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25 Twitter Accounts for Book Lovers to Follow There’s nothing better than a good book, but when you can’t be reading, the next best thing might just be a bookish Twitter feed! These 25 accounts will give book lovers plenty of fun book-related things to scroll through while dreaming about getting back to your latest read. New York Times Books (@nytimesbooks) “Sweetbitter” is “the ‘Kitchen Confidential’ of our time,” from th
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Australian dairy now selling ‘next best thing’ to raw milk, with the government’s approval One Australian company will soon begin selling raw milk in a country, like many others, where selling raw milk is against the law. The Australian government prohibits the sale of unpasteurized cow’s milk due to health risks, but Sydney-based Made By Cow’s founder found a loophole that allows his company to sell “cold pressed” cow’s milk without getting in trouble. In fact, the company has already
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Rolls-Royce’s 103EX offers a sneak peek into the brand’s future The company prepares for an autonomous future with their most luxurious concept to date.Photo: Rolls-RoyceRolls-Royce has an idea of what the future could hold for the king of the luxury car and you better believe it’ll be completely autonomous. The 103EX kicks Jeeves out of the driver’s seat and replaces him with Eleanor, a virtual assistant and chauffeur named after Eleanor Thornton, who the Spi
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Municipal fiber network will let customers switch ISPs in seconds Website where Ammon customers will choose an ISP. (credit: City of Ammon, Idaho) Most cities and towns that build their own broadband networks do so to solve a single problem: that residents and businesses aren’t being adequately served by private cable companies and telcos. But there’s more than one way to create a network and offer service, and the city of Ammon, Idaho, is deploying a model
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BASWAphon Sound Absorbing Plaster – Frosted Finish BASWAphon Frosted Finish is a spray-applied light, sand-textured finish. Any color can be matched. This finish is non-water soluble and mold- and mildew-resistant, making it perfect for spa and natatorium settings. BASWAphon Frosted Finish is durable and cleanable and can easily be washed — even scrubbed with a soft bristled brush to remove stains. Great for seamless flat, curved, domed and vault
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Plume is the latest company trying to reinvent Wi-Fi for the home Eero has created some buzz and positive reviews in taking on more traditional router companies with its full-home Wi-Fi product, and now another company, Plume, is joining in — only there ‘s no router involved. Plume’s system is set to launch this fall, and instead of one router, or numerous boxes placed throughout the home like Eero, Plume’s approach is based on $49 “Pods” ($39 during
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Ikea’s PS 2017 collection includes “no waste” products made from recycled materials Ikea has unveiled furniture and homeware made from recycled wood, plastic and glass as part of its latest PS collection aimed at young urban dwellers (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Reflections On Fatherhood To be a man whose children can count on him. The post Reflections On Fatherhood appeared first on The Manual.
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How to find recently deleted media in Photos for Mac Wava Langford has since on her own solved the problem she wrote about, but I wanted to share it and the result. I’ve heard from other people as well. It’s in regards to an error in Apple’s online support pages: I deleted some photos from the Photos app [for OS X] and I need them back. I’ve researched this and the only answer seems to be to use File > Show Recently Deleted. Wava says there’s n
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Significant Digits For Thursday, June 16, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 3 governorsGov. Larry Hogan of Maryland said on Wednesday that he doesn’t plan to vote for Donald Trump. He is the third Republican governor — after Rick Snyder of Michigan and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts — to say as much. [The Huffington Post]9 percentage pointsThe U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin is
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Democratic senator stages 14-hour filibuster to demand gun control vote Senator Chris Murphy has led a 14-hour filibuster to call for action to end gun violence in the wake of the Orlando nightclub attack. Murphy convinced Republicans to hold a vote to expand background checks and ban gun sales to suspected terrorists. Read Full Article at RT.com
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If We Want to Send Astronauts to Mars, We Must Go Back to the Moon First It’s not just a way station to Mars—it’s a way to build new industries — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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English football fans throw coins at and mock ‘begging children’ in France A video that is being shared online reportedly shows English football fans throwing coins and mocking what appear to be children begging for money, possibly refugees.  Footage, shot outside a bar in the French city of Lille, showed fans on June 14 standing and chanting ahead of England and Russia’s second games in the Euro 2016 Championship.  SEE ALSO: Euro 2016: How Cristiano Ronaldo played hims
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Gravitational Waves Are Just Everyday Astrophysics Now In a paper published Wednesday in the Physical Review Letters, physicists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) describe the experiment’s second gravitational wave observation—which would also be the second such observation ever. As with the first observation, a much-celebrated astrophysics landmark announced in February, the source of the new event is likely a pair of
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Hit the Water in Style With the Escobedo Sea Dart Coming to you from Buda, Texas, the Sea Dart by Escobedo Boat Works is a canoe-kayak hybrid that’s perfectly proportioned for cruising, fishing, and fitness. Measuring 4.87m in length and weighing in at just under 25kg, the Sea Dart is sturdy enough to access tidal waters and stable enough that you can stand for fishing. There’s plenty of room to […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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France makes 323 arrests since start of Euro 2016 championship French police have made 323 arrests since the start of the European Championships, the interior ministry said on Thursday, as Europe’s showcase football event continues to be marred by violence.
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Reedsy Connects You With Editors and Designers For That Book You’re Writing When you finally get around to that book you’re planning to write, you’re going to need help. Reedsy helps you find editors, cover designers, and publicists that can help you get the job done.Reedsy is a marketplace of professionals in the writing industry. You can compare their profiles to get a feel for who might be the best fit for the services you need. You can then request quotes from each pe
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Apple’s environment VP congratulates chip supplier TSMC on doubling down on renewable energy Apple’s VP of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson has tweeted congratulations to chip supplier TSMC on doubling its use of renewable energy this year. more…Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: environment, Lisa Jackson, Renewable energy, Taiwan, TSMC
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Diamond-encrusted tires are world’s most expensive If you thought diamond-encrusted mobile phones were a needlessly extravagant fashion accessory, what about diamond-encrusted car tires? Yes, they do exist, courtesy of Dubai-based firm Z Tyre, and they’re reportedly the most expensive car tires in the world… Continue Reading Diamond-encrusted tires are world’s most expensive Category: Automotive Tags: Most-Expensive Tires Guinness Rela
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Hacker claims credit for DNC breach, posts Trump smear file, Clinton election strategy A hacker claiming responsibility for the recent data breach of the Democractic National Committee apparently has posted the stolen files online.The hacker, who goes by the name Guccifer 2.0, leaked the files on Wednesday following a breach of DNC computers that has been blamed on Russian hackers.  The posted files include a 231-page dossier containing opposition research on presumptive Republica
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Microsoft’s Project Bletchley builds up blockchains as a service Microsoft is extending blockchain technology with a new set of tools designed to make it possible to build a new ecosystem of enterprise applications on top of it.On Wednesday, the company unveiled Project Bletchley, its term for a pair of tools to expand the potential uses of blockchains. It plans to get more utility out of the distributed ledger technology by using the new secure middleware.Th
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Smoking Cessation Program might be the turning point Smoking is not the healthiest habit around, but it has stuck for quite some time already. Of course, it was deemed for one to be “cool” when one smoked many decades ago, but living healthily has risen up on many people’s personal agendas now. While some of us might have the discipline to quit smoking cold turkey, others might find it to be a whole lot more challenging to do so, which is why there
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Anti-Fatigue Faux Grass Rug Gently sooth your tired feet during a stressful day by stepping onto this anti-fatigue faux grass rug. The lush looking synthetic grass rug is designed to be extra soft to the touch and measures 30″ x 24″, so it can fit discreetly under any desk. Check it out $34.97
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Doodle Pillowcase Set Turn your bed into your personal canvas using this doodle pillowcase set. One side of the pillow is designed with a decorative frame while the other side comes styled like a lined sheet of paper so you can unleash your creativity using the 10 included markers. Check it out $19.95
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Floating Party Mat Turn the middle of the lake into the place to be by getting everyone aboard this floating party mat. It’s made from a durable foam that’s capable of handling up to 500 pounds and easily rolls up so you can conveniently transport and store it. Check it out $549.00
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Sushi Making Kit Craft perfect looking rolls every time by preparing them using this sushi making kit. It features a simple ergonomic design that allows you to easily make impeccable looking rolls in just four simple steps – making it ideal for kids and beginners. Check it out $79.99
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Zero-Gravity Plant Growing System Cultivate your favorite plants in mid-air using this revolutionary zero-gravity plant growing system. The geometrically themed planter floats directly above a sleek looking oak base through magnetic levitation to create an eye-catching sight. Check it out $189.00
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Edible Cookie & Milk Shot Glasses Experience your favorite snack in an entirely new way by chomping on one of these delicious edible cookie and milk shot glasses. They come in delectable flavors like chocolate chip and red velvet, making them ideal for filling with milk or ice cream. Check it out $50.00
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Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton Transform your home into a natural history museum by bringing in this amazing Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. It is composed using the bones of 3 T-Rex skeletons from Montana and Wyoming along with accurate replicas to complete the missing parts. Check it out $2,390,000.00
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In Defense of Self-Defense: New at Reason As unspeakable and horrific as is the recent slaughter in Orlando, it has become just another example of the tragic consequences of government’s interfering with the exercise of fundamental liberties, writes Andrew Napolitano. After a while, these events cease to shock; but they should not cease to cause us to re-examine what the government has done to us. We have a government here that is heedle
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‘Star Trek’ 50th Anniversary Risk Game Is A Battle Of The Captains Which Starfleet captain is the best? Well, now you can answer that question with Star Trek Risk 50th anniversary edition. Play as Picard, Sisko, Kirk, Janeway and Archer in an “adventure as you take on the role of a Captain, assemble your away team, command your ships, and complete quests in an epic journey across the galaxy”. Take a closer look at the awesome tokens and board design below.
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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 Projector Review Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 Projector Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 is a blazingly, searingly bright projector that can display deep blacks and beautiful color in almost any lighting scenario imaginable, which is what earned it the number three spot on our list of the best projectors in 2016. But will its high price and gaming performan
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Pre and post testing show reversal of memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease in 10 patients A small trial of 10 patients using a personalized systems approach to memory disorders shows an unprecedented reversal of memory loss in those diagnosed with early stage Alzheimers. Pre and post results are based on quantitative MRI and neuropsychological testing. The study is based on a protocol dubbed ‘metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration.’
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Cancer-preventing protein finds its own way in our DNA Tumor protein TP53 knows exactly where to bind to our DNA to prevent cancer, geneticists have demonstrated. Once bound to this specific DNA sequence, the protein can activate the right genes to repair damaged cells, the researchers report.
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Here’s the Reason Why You Can’t Photocopy Money If you have ever attempted a life as a counterfeiter, or done a stupid school project where you tried to print your own money, you already know this: you can’t make a copy of any type of bill, no matter the denomination. For older bills, it was because of the Eurion constellation, which is an order of dots that appears on pretty much every major currency. Today, there’s a new counterfeit deterr
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Volkswagen’s diesel deadline delayed…again – Roadshow At this rate, we may as well tell the company, “You know, whenever you feel like it is fine.”
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Drone carrying abortion pills to be flown into Northern Ireland LONDON — Abortion rights campaigners plan to fly a drone carrying abortion pills from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland. SEE ALSO: Women protest Northern Ireland abortion ban by handing themselves over to police In Northern Ireland — which forms part of the United Kingdom — abortion is illegal, and women face a life prison sentence if they buy the medication used elsewhere in legal abor
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African subterranean animal exhibits ‘extraordinary’ cancer resistance Naked mole-rats (NMR) are the longest-living rodent species and exhibit extraordinary resistance to cancer. A research team has now found the induced pluripotent stem cells derived from NMR to be non-tumorigenic, shedding new light on their unique anti-cancer mechanism at the molecular level.
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Researchers find potential key to preventing heart attacks, strokes in older adults Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), a protein that is naturally found in high levels among adolescents, can help prevent arteries from clogging, researchers have discovered. They say that increasing atherosclerosis patients’ levels of the protein could reduce the amount of plaque buildup in their arteries, lowering their risk of heart disease.
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The Habits Of The Most Successful Networkers Anyone can send a LinkedIn invitation. Networking masters build habits that help create deep ties over time.Ask successful people for career advice, and they’ll mention networking, for good reason. It works. That doesn’t stop people from hating the idea, though. One recent study on networking found words used to describe the process included “fake,” “deceitful,” and “disin
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The 10 Best Sunglasses For Men Summer shades for hitting the beach.
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Lamborghini & Bugatti Desks Design Epicentrum makes these high-end custom workstations in the style of famous supercars. While they look awesome and weigh less than the actual cars, they probably can’t do 0-to-60 in under 3 seconds. At least until Colin Furze gets his hands on one. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Lian Li DK-04 Standing Desk PC CaseNew York City DeskMKBHD’s Dream DeskThe Amazing Puzzle DeskWewo
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Get Ready for Quieter NYC Subway Stations (Yes, It’s Possible) The Second Avenue subway is coming—for real this time. This is how New York acoustic engineers will muffle its roar. The post Get Ready for Quieter NYC Subway Stations (Yes, It’s Possible) appeared first on WIRED.
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Turkey tactic: Block Ankara’s EU accession, Boris & Gove tell Cameron Senior Tory Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have called on Prime Minister David Cameron to offer assurances that Turkey will never join the European Union. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hacktivist cracks ISIS Twitter accounts, posts rainbow flags & gay porn as payback for Orlando boast A member of the hacktivist collective Anonymous was so enraged when Islamic State claimed responsibility for last weekend’s Orlando massacre that they infiltrated the accounts of its supporters and uploaded a mountain of gay-friendly content. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit battle of the sexes: EU debate dominated by men, but how will women vote? Considering they make up a slim majority of the British population, women have been notably marginalized in the EU referendum debate. The repercussions of Brexit for them as a demographic have scarcely been highlighted. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mind-reading AI: Researchers decode faces from brainwave patterns (PHOTOS) Artificial Intelligence can show who you are thinking about by analyzing brain scans and reconstructing an image of that person, a new study reveals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UEFA ‘regrets’ violence in Lille ahead of England-Wales Euro 2016’s governing body UEFA has responded to the overnight unrest on the streets of Lille ahead of the England-Wales match, but did not provide any indication of punishment. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Live Theatre, Meet Holograms Major theatrical productions typically only tour the world’s major capitals. But one director wants to swap a cast of flesh-and-blood actors with holograms so he can bring his play to smaller, obscure venues in the UK more easily.“I wanted to create an epic work that brought together the world’s finest performers and that wasn’t confined to the world’s major capitals,” Adam Donen, director of Symp
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How to grow baby chicks using plastic wrap instead of an eggshell. What’s cooler than watching a chick hatch out of an egg? Watching the embryo develop under clear plastic, of course! These Japanese scientists report a method to do just that, using plastic wrap in place of an eggshell (and some other equipment to make sure conditions were just right for hatching). Check out the video below for a great explanation… and hilarious reaction shots! https://ww
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Zuckerberg’s charitable venture makes its first investment in a startup Celebrating their newborn daughter last December, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged 99 percent of their Facebook shares over their lifetimes to charity. Currently, they’re valued at $48 billion. The couple founded The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to aid in that effort, and it’s now made its first investment. It’s leading a $24 million funding round for Andela, a New York-based star
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E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court (credit: shiftstigma) Electronic books should be treated just like physical books for the purposes of lending, an advisor to Europe’s top court has said. Maciej Szpunar, advocate general to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), said that public libraries should be allowed to lend e-books so long as the author is fairly compensated. A 2006 EU directive says that the exclusive right
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All the virtual reality gadgets at E3 worth talking about We’ve seen a lot VR at E3 this week.  You couldn’t walk across the show floor without watching someone flail around, strapped in a giant headset and tethered to one booth or another. […]
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40 New Tricks For Your Amazon Echo Amazon recently announced that the Alexa AI powering its Echo and other hardware has now learned 1,000 “skills” (up from just 135 in January). In case you’re not up to speed with all the new tricks, we’ve picked out 40 of our favorites—you can discover the other 960 yourself.Our previous Echo guide focused on some of the built-in voice commands you can use with your hardware. Here, we’re looking a
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Scientists using sunlight, water to produce renewable hydrogen power University of Iowa researchers are working with a California-based startup company to make clean energy from sunlight and any source of water.
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Australian cows ‘killed with sledgehammers’ in Vietnam Vietnamese abattoir workers have been secretly filmed bludgeoning Australian cattle with sledgehammers, animal rights activists say.
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In-depth: The ultimate running watch: our wishlist The ultimate runner’s wearable wishlistSure, they’re not as glamorous and marketing departments don’t think they have the power to get millennials all hot and bothered, but they do what you need them to and don’t need charging every day.Unless you’re someone who thinks a marathon a day is the way to keep the doctor at bay, that is.The problem is the dream running watch is still a thing of the futu
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Oliwer Lion – Timeless Design and a Good Cause The Oliwer Lion was inspired by the elegant simplicity of the lion with the intent to keep things beautiful but minimal. The refined design is understated yet fashionable and truly noteworthy in professional settings, allowing for casual or business wear without being overwhelming in either scenario. The Oliwer Lion will directly support LionAid, an organization created to save and conserve the re
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Want to Get the Best Deal on New Games? Try These 5 Tips! Game marketing has evolved heavily from its origins. What used to be a fun advertisement is now a fully-fledged campaign to have gamers rushing to give money over to the publisher for the latest AAA-rated game or gaming console. The problem then becomes; with all these new games, whether they be completely new gaming concepts or the newest release in gaming franchises, how exactly do you know whic
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ICYMI: Rock-like smartphone, stomach tap and more Today on In Case You Missed It: The FDA has just approved a device for obese people that is first surgically inserted into the stomach, then used like a tap after meals to drain up to a third of the food inside. The Runcible ‘anti-smartphone’ is going up for sale for $300, designed to not make a single noise except to notify you of incoming calls. It includes a camera, bluetooth and touchscreen,
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Young Architect Guide: Building Great Architecture Models Michael Riscica is a Licensed Architect from Portland, Oregon. He publishes a weekly blogpost on Young Architect for Architecture Students and Young Architecture Professionals. Michael wrote the book How To Pass The Architecture Registration Exam and is currently working on a book about ARE 5.0. Last week I built a simple foam core model for a client after several years of not building any kind o
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In 100 Years, $77 Billion Worth Of San Francisco Property Could Be Underwater Rethinking a city for new coastlines that don’t exist yetBy the end of the century, some of San Francisco’s million-dollar apartments and multimillion dollar houses will be underwater. A recent report calculated that property worth a total of $77 billion is at risk from rising seas in the city.Read Full Story
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Five Vid Friday #17 – Sand Dune Snowboarding, Red Hot Chilli Peppers Get Naked, World’s longest Wheelie & More It’s the last day of the week and we suspect that you deserve a break from whatever it is you’re doing. Time to relax folks. It’s Five Vid Friday and once again we are bringing you the our favourite videos that we’ve found online over the past week. Take a seat, sit back, press play and enjoy! You’ll also like: […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Octopus Icon-Based Watch and Scheduler for Kids Octopus is the first icon-based watch that teaches kids good habits and the concept of time. First off, it’s a watch. It gives the time with icons, making it the first clock that young kids can actually read and understand. It helps children conceptually link time to events. It’s also a scheduler for children, which helps foster responsibility, independence and self-esteem. Parents can program vis
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KIYOJO – Modern Day iPhone Wall Mount KIYOJO is the portable phone dock, perfect for when you need to use your phone but you need both hands free to do other things. With powerful neodymium magnets or 3M Tape, you can mount the KIYOJO anywhere and rest easy knowing your phone is safe and secure. The kitchen, the office, the garage, the gym, on the road or on vacation, the KIYOJO sets your iPhone and hands free to do more.
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Momentum – World’s Fastest Hybrid Spinning Top Gyroscope Momentum is the most entertaining physics toy ever created. Spin it once and you will be addicted as you witness angular momentum drive this one-inch engineering masterpiece with so much energy that it looks, sounds and feels alive. Hand-powered with a single pull of a string, Momentum is more than the world’s longest spinning 38 gram top. It is a completely new way to experience Newton’s Laws of
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EcoFire – Powerful Cooking with 90% Less Smoke With EcoFire, use unlimited wood to cook unlimited food and protect the environment at the same time. By reducing smoke emissions by 90%, EcoFire is one of the coolest systems adventurers and camping enthusiasts can use. The device comes with an exclusive technology that creates a smokeless fire for cooking meals and boiling water in minutes. You can plug Ecofire USB to any External Power Bank or
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LINKBOOK PRO LTE – Signal Booster for Smartphones Have you ever had a signal problem when trying to call or text someone? The simplest remedy is to hold out phones up but what if that doesn’t work? Thankfully, LINKBOOK PRO was created to prevent such a situation. By focusing the incoming signal, the LINKBOOK PRO gives you 15db of extra reception which is equal to about one bar of connection signal. Additionally, the LINKBOOK PRO has an battery in
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Beautiful light-filled home puts a modern twist on the humble bungalow Located near a busy road, Siglap Plain was designed as a contemporary reconstruction of a small bungalow. Thick concrete walls and landscaping protect the home from traffic noise, while beautifully crafted solid teak screens from Bali add a stunning visual contrast and filter harsh light. Designed like a work of art, the juxtaposition of materials and angular lines make the facade “an intriguing v
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A.M. Links: Clinton vs. Trump vs. Johnson, Senate Democrats End Pro-Gun Control Filibuster, Orlando Shooter Briefly Worked as Prison Guard According to a new poll, Hillary Clinton has the lead with 39 percent of the vote, followed by Donald Trump at 32 percent and Gary Johnson at 11 percent. Senate Democrats ended their 15-hour pro-gun control filibuster early this morning. Gun sales are reportedly surging among gays in the wake of the Orlando shooting. Orlando killer Omar Mateen worked briefly as a prison guard before he was fired
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This Glove Fights Hand Tremors Technology And keeps hands steady GyroGlove stabilizes shaking hands.
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Learn to be a data scientist Through this course you’ll understand what a data scientist encounters daily as well as a dose of corrupt data, anomalies and irregularities.
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Race to save hidden treasures under threat from climate change As global warming melts Earth’s ice, unique relics from the past are being revealed – only to be exposed to the elements and rot away
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Yellowbag review: Don’t shop until the price drops on this iOS app Yellowbag makes it easy to track price drops at online stores, but doesn’t work so well for tracking Amazon preorders.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Planet Nine, Ten, Eleven… Recently the regular press has been abuzz with the possibility of more Planets than the putative ‘Planet Nine’ posited by Mike Brown & Konstantin Batygin. Finding Planet Nine: a Monte Carlo approach Ref: de la Fuente Marcos, C. & de la Fuente Marcos, R. 2016, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Dynamical impact of … Continue reading “Planet Nine, Ten, Eleven…”
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University of Manchester Launches New Company to Develop and Commercialise Graphene-Based Products Graphene Enabled Systems Limited, headquartered in the University’s Innovation Centre (UMIC) on Grafton Street in Manchester, is wholly owned by the University and is led by its newly appointed…
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BrandPost: Top 3 tips for picking the right cloud backup solution Your data is very important to you. Your treasured photos or family videos are priceless, not to mention your critical files such as tax information or all of those documents for your home-based business. You may think that you are covered because you backup regularly to an external hard drive but hard drives can fail.Maybe it’s time you research a cloud backup solution. The first step is unders
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Moto Z Force delivers performance in a sophisticated design While many people do know that the iPhone from Apple has more or less made its way into mainstream consciousness for many, this does not mean that there is no room left for other smartphone manufacturers to parade their kind of products to the masses, offering choice and performance without having to break the bank. Motorola is going on a kind of mini renaissance, having revealed their sleek, all-
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Food will practically cook itself in Jenn-Air’s new smart ovens Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool teams up with Silicon Valley startup Innit to build foolproof kitchen appliances.
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Earth’s New ‘Quasi’ Moon Will Stick Around for Centuries Astronomers have detected a small asteroid that doesn’t seem to want to go away. Called a quasi-satellite, this new companion circles around the Earth as it orbits the sun—and it’s going to stay that way for the next few hundred years.Read more…
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Refresh Windows Tool lets users clean up Windows 10 It should be clear at this point that Microsoft really, really wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. While many users might still be scrambling for ways to preserve their install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, the company is now offering up a new tool to ensure that making the jump goes as smoothly as possible. In May, a moderator on the Microsoft Answers forum asked users whether they were looking fo
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British Labour MP Jo Cox dies after being shot and stabbed near Leeds Labor MP Jo Cox has died after being shot and stabbed in her constituency in West Yorkshire, police has confirmed. The 41-year-old Cox, who was elected as a Labour MP for Batley and Spen constituency in 2015, was attacked and fatally injured near a library in Birstall, near Leeds. She was taken by an air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary where she was pronounced dead at 1.48pm.  Labour leader
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The World’s First Camels Roamed…South Dakota? The Badlands of South Dakota are filled with the fossils of fascinating and surprising prehistoric animals
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Make Tiny, Tasty Ice Cream Cones Out of Cookies Store-bought ice cream cones can be flavorless and cardboard-like, but this method from Food 52 allows you to make tiny, extremely tasty, adorable little cones from your favorite tuile, brandy snap, or lace cookie batter.To make these cute little cones, you’ll need a recipe for one of the cookies listed above (or you can use Alice Medrich’s coconut tuile recipe), a flexible piece of plastic (like
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Key compound for high-temperature superconductivity found A research group in Japan found a new compound H5S2 that shows a new superconductivity phase on computer simulation. Further theoretical and experimental research based on H5S2 predicted by this group will lead to the clarification of the mechanism behind high-temperature superconductivity, which takes place in hydrogen sulfide .
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Oil Giant Sees Bright Future for Renewables BP forecasts continued growth in wind, solar and other clean energy — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Worst Thing About the 2016 Venice Biennale Was the Response of its Sanctimonious Critics “Reporting from the Front” Arsenale Exhibition. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu To many, it might seem that the goals of Alejandro Aravena’s 2016 Venice Biennale—as he describes it, “to understand what design tools are needed to subvert the forces that privilege the individual gain over the collective benefit”—are beyond reproach. In spite of these aims, a number of commentators
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Hacker breaks into ISIS fanboys’ Twitter accounts, posts pro-LGBT messages and pictures A hacktivist from Anonymous group has hacked Twitter accounts belonging to ISIS supporters and replaced their jihadist content with rainbow flags, gay porn and pro-LGBT messages.  SEE ALSO: Orlando attack is a ‘wake-up call’ to stop dehumanizing LGBT people, advocates say The hacker @WauchulaGhost, who’s been active for several months in defacing and deleting pro-ISIS accounts, launched his new o
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This Is the Only Way to Solve the Three-Body Problem What is the three body problem and how do you solve it? Really, the only way to solve this problem is with a numerical calculation. The post This Is the Only Way to Solve the Three-Body Problem appeared first on WIRED.
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Gambling or skill? Fantasy sports fight for legitimacy A year ago, fantasy sports was rapidly building into a multi-billion dollar US business with huge global potential. Now it’s fighting to survive amid objections that the industry is essentially unregulated gambling.
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Whirlpool is putting Innit’s smart recipes on its WiFi ovens (updated) Getting recipes and other cooking tips directly on a connected appliance is increasingly becoming the norm, and Whirlpool is one of the next in line. The company announced that it’s Jenn-Air line of WiFi-equipped ovens will soon feature Innit recipes. While Innit aims to tackle the entire kitchen, including food storage and more, personalized recipes work with the connected oven and your tablet or
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Thanks to the Xbox Play Anywhere program, it seems Halo 6 will be coming to PC It was reported last month that Halo 5’s custom map toolset, Forge, would be arriving on Windows 10 as a free release sometime later this year. It was thought that this could signal Microsoft’s intention to bring the full game to the PC, but that now seems unlikely. However, one…
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Biodegradable quick test reveals blue-green algae toxins in swimming water VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Turku have developed an easy-to-use and affordable blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) test. The testing device enables ordinary consumers to check that the water at their beach is free of cyanobacteria toxins. A commercialiser is now being sought for this rapid biodegradable testing device.
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Black holes and 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 work led by University of Southampton astronomer Dr Francesco Shankar.
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‘Dark mode’ in iOS 10 won’t blind you with brightness Apple wasn’t kidding: iOS 10 is going to be a huuuge release with a boatload of new useful features. From a revamped Messages experience, to third-party app integration with Siri, to improved Photos, to a redesigned Apple Music, to all of the things Apple didn’t tell you, there’s going to be a lot to take in. Users testing out the iOS 10 developer preview beta have just discovered another much-as
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Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis, says UN UN human rights investigators for the first time accuse so-called Islamic State of committing genocide against Yazidis in Iraq and Syria.
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Pakistan woman arrested over ‘acid attack’ on man A woman in Pakistan is arrested after allegedly throwing acid on a man who had refused to marry her.
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Cameron plans Trident vote to unify Tories split over EU referendum Prime Minister David Cameron plans to call a House of Commons vote on the renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent next month in an attempt to unify Tory MPs split over the EU referendum, it has emerged. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Radical Islam v Radical Christianity’: YouTube prank sparks outrage after Orlando shooting (VIDEO) A social experiment aimed at comparing reactions to Muslim terrorists versus Christian terrorists has been branded “disgusting” by viewers on YouTube, particularly as it was published just one day after the Orlando terror attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How ‘Neighborhood Simulator’ Block’Hood Turns a City Into an Organism Most city-building games follow the SimCity formula. You paint an empty landmass with roads, rail, police stations, and three types of zoning—residential, commercial, industrial—all the while staving off natural disasters, collecting taxes, and trying to keep building without going bankrupt. But Block’hood, a game currently available through Steam Early Access that’s slated for full release later
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Facebook will be nothing but videos by 2021 Facebook is by far and away the largest social network on the Internet, bringing together friends, family, and colleagues to discuss in text, images, and video form whatever they feel like every day. […]
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Architecture Students Design Pop-Up Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues for Refugee Camps Temporary places of worship made for the displaced By definition, refugees are people without a place. And while refugee camps are able to offer temporary shelter, they rarely have the kind of dedicated religious spaces that can help build and unite a community. To address this issue, and help provide the displaced with another connection to their regular lives, a pair of Yale architecture stude
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Google customises search tools for Bollywood lovers In movie-mad India, every one in 10 mobile Google searches are about cinema. Taking note of India’s passion for cinema, Google has launched special immersive search tools for Bollywood for millions of cinephiles in the country. SEE ALSO: YouTube launches ‘Smart Offline’ in India for cheaper video downloads The new search tools offers contextual and image-rich answers to questions related to f
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Personalised medicine will employ computer algorithms Scientists from ITMO University, the Federal Research and Clinical Centre of Physical-Chemical Medicine and MIPT have developed a software program that quickly compares sets of DNA of microorganisms living in different environments. Using the algorithm to compare the microflora of a healthy person with the microflora of a patient, specialists could detect previously unknown pathogens and their str
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2016 Young Architects Pavilion Now on View at MoMA PS1 MoMA PS1’s annual summertime party pavilion may be one of the most enviable commissions for young architects, but the museum’s director, Klaus Biesenbach, will remind you that in 1999 Philip Johnson—then 93—kicked the whole program off.
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A Visual Feast Three new infographics highlight changing diets around the world — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Windows 10 preview tweak asks where to install massive Windows Store apps Downloading and storing apps from the Windows Store on Windows 10 is currently an all or nothing proposal. You either install your Windows Store apps on the Windows partition or a secondary drive. But when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update hits in the coming weeks that may not be the case for large app installs (i.e. PC games). Windows Insiders are reporting that the newest Windows 10 allow use
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Sweden’s biggest contribution yet to the world’s largest radio telescope Sweden’s biggest contribution yet to the world’s biggest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), has passed a major milestone. An advanced – and beautiful – feed horn, developed at Chalmers University of Technology, has been delivered for testing in Canada.
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Hydrogen cars set to take to the streets in Wales Riversimple has had a busy year so far, what with the launch of its hydrogen-powered Rasa city car, showing it off at the London Motor Show and unveiling two new concept designs. Now, the Welsh carmaker has announced the first UK trial of its innovative automobiles… Continue Reading Hydrogen cars set to take to the streets in Wales Category: Automotive Tags: Hydrogen-powered Cars Rivers
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Neural networks: Artificial intelligence and our future  Imagine yourself a passenger in a futuristic self-driving car. Instead of programming its navigation system, the car interacts with you in a near-human way to understand your desired destination. It has learned your preferences for music, temperature and lighting, all adjusted without the need to twist a knob. Two distinct paths of technological evolution are advancing technology to create… Read
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Luma’s home WiFi boosting system goes up for sale, will hit Best Buy stores in July  Been a long time coming, but Luma’s finally ready to start shipping units to eager early adopters of the hardware startup’s home WiFi system. The routers, which have been up for pre-order since last year, offer what the company calls “surround WiFi,” a mesh network that promises to get rid of wireless dead spots, while increasing speeds and security throughout the… Read More
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“It’s a People’s Building”: Richard Rogers on Zaha’s Curvaceous Aquatics Centre In a series of conversations with prominent architects, Dezeen — in collaboration with Architizer — explores the memories of those involved in the late Zaha Hadid’s career, highlighting some of her most spectacular projects. In this brief interview, Richard Rogers looks back on Zaha’s persistence when she proposed and successfully built the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics. “Zaha is a
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TextMe and Aquto partner to offer wireless data as currency  Communication service TextMe is partnering with sponsored wireless data rewards company Aquto to offer a new data loyalty program to TextMe users. According to TextMe’s Chief Revenue Officer Julien Decot and Aquto’s CEO Susie Kim Riley, “this is the first time wireless data has been used as currency in a messaging app.” Read More
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Eye-tracking system uses ordinary cellphone camera For the past 40 years, eye-tracking technology—which can determine where in a visual scene people are directing their gaze—has been widely used in psychological experiments and marketing research, but it’s required pricey hardware that has kept it from finding consumer applications.
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ExoMars sets sights on the Red Planet ExoMars captured its first images of Mars this week as part of its preparations for arriving at the Red Planet in October.
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A little help from friends ESA’s first Mars orbiter will provide an important helping hand when the second arrives at the Red Planet in October.
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Sympathy for Gator Family Contrasts Sharply with Rage Toward Gorilla Mom There has been an outpouring of online sympathy for the parents of the boy who was killed by an alligator at a Disney resort in Orlando, which just goes to show that sometimes the internet has a heart, and sometimes it calls for blood. The question is why. In contrast with the half a million people who signed a petition against Michelle Gregg, the mom whose 3-year-old son got into the gorilla exh
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How Not to Fight Islamic Terrorism In the aftermath of the horrific massacre in Orlando, Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both conveyed their condolences to the victims and their families. Though each highlighted different causes of the violent act, both were generally in agreement on one point: the way to keep Americans safe from homegrown radicalization is to continue attacking the Islamic State (ISIS) in
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How Not to Fight Islamic Terrorism: New at Reason Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton say they have a plan for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but it largely consists of fighting them “over there.” Daniel Davis explains how not to fight radical jihadism: I have spent considerable time on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq over a 25-year period in both a military and civilian capacity. I can categorically state that short of a
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Forage radish is the cream of cover crops, say experts When it comes to the most beneficial cover crops farmers can use to suppress weeds and increase production values, scientists have found that forage radish is at the top of the list, according to new research.
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Four paths to the end of life, one far more expensive than others, emerge in new study Last-ditch, high-tech heroic treatments. Days in the hospital intensive care unit. You might think this is what makes dying in America so expensive – and that it’s where we should focus efforts to spend healthcare dollars more wisely. But a new study finds that for nearly half of older Americans, high spending was already in motion a year before they died.
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All-in-one workstation chair does not at all resemble a cage Right? This chair, designed by Johan Lindau, Thomas Bernstrand, and Stefan Borselius has everything you need to get some work done: a place to sit, a desktop, an electrical outlet, a shelf for storing things you might need later, and an ottoman on which you can rest your feet. And the best part is that it does not at all resemble a cage of your own making, where you have trapped yourself and trie
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New Tate Modern Extension Honors Old Space While Looking Forward The new space, called the Switch House, adds square footage for exhibitions and increased visitors The Tate Modern’s new £260 million (about $370 million) extension is at once unexpected and familiar. Partly that’s because the entire building has been clad in a staggering 336,000 bricks “to tie it back conceptually and visually to the existing power station,” says Ascan Mergenthaler, a
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Luma’s router remembers every site everyone visits and is now available to purchase Luma is one of the new companies trying to change how home Wi-Fi works with cool apps and multi-unit routers. Its debut product was unveiled to the world late last year, and now it’s finally ready to go on sale. Units of the Luma router begin shipping today and will appear in Best Buy stores this summer. A single Luma router will cost $199, but Luma wants you to buy multiple units to improve conn
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Magnets could pull oil out of ocean before wildlife is harmed Oil-binding nanoparticles allow simple magnets to draw oil out of water, a tool that could quickly remove toxic leaks from ocean habitats
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Fishing gaps called malnutrition threat The world won’t be able to fish its way to feeding 10 billion people by mid-century, but a shift in management practices could save hundreds of millions of fish-dependent poor from malnutrition, according to an analysis led by Harvard researchers.
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Clip Art: 15 tie bars that provide a fantastic finishing touch Protect your neckwear – and your reputation as well-dressed gent – with these terrific tie clips. The post Clip Art: 15 tie bars that provide a fantastic finishing touch appeared first on The Manual.
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Bamboo building made from hundreds of pinwheels demonstrates the power of human energy Constructed out of bamboo, stainless steel rods, timber, and polished aluminum, the self-supporting structure measures approximately 2.75 meters in height, with an area of 62 square meters and a weight of 9 metric tons. The designers are the youngest practice to win the Triumph Pavilion Architecture and Design Award and be selected to create the year’s pavilion. Related: Top of FormBottom of FormN
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Lacona for OS X Voice assistants are great for mobile devices, but for desktop computers the keyboard is king. That’s where Brandon Horst’s Lacona comes in. This OS X assistant recognizes a ton of commands in everyday English, from making reminders to opening multiple apps at once. Hat Tip Link Link 2 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Pay What You Want: iOS 9 Dev BundleFluid Browser for MacMicrosoft Fetch
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What a Smell Looks Like A team studies humans’ use of smell to navigate surroundings, with hopes of robot applications  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Best Technique for Mess-Free Nail Painting Painting your nails is by no means a clean task, but perfecting your nail polish technique cuts down on time you spend cleaning-up. Here are some tips to get the look you want the first time with no fuss.This technique is focused on keeping the polish from oozing onto your cuticles and skin. This might sound silly, but before you start, use the bathroom so there’s no chance you mess up your nails
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Makita’s Robo-Vac Uses Power Tool Batteries to Clean Workshop Floors For Hours Even the most advanced robotic vacuums are only designed to deal with dust, light dirt, and the occasional food scraps. Try to put them to work on the sawdust covered floors in your workshop and you’ll quickly find them clogged and in need of rescue. What you need instead is a robo-vac from a toolmaker like Makita.Co-developed with Sharp, Makita’s RobotPRO is larger than any of the consumer-friend
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LG’s new X series phones focus on battery, data, screen and style, respectively When LG announced its new X series of “specialist” smartphones in February, saying each device would focus on precisely one key feature, it wasn’t kidding. After launching two such phones in March — LG X cam and LG X screen — it has now announced four more devices.  The new phones, called X power, X mach, X style and X max, focus on battery life, data transfer speed, stylish looks and s
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‘Badly behaved teenagers have different brains’ – Cambridge scientists Scientists have discovered that the brains of teenagers with serious behavioral problems have developed differently from the average person in society, meaning they could suffer from a genuine psychiatric disorder. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sarkozy: All sanctions should be lifted, but Moscow needs to reach out first Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told RT that the West and Russia should lift sanctions to clear the way for a civilized diplomatic effort. He believes that as Russia is “the strongest side of the conflict,” it should act first. Read Full Article at RT.com
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At least 10 whales die, more set to perish after mass stranding off Indonesia (PHOTOS) The mass stranding of 32 short-finned pilot whales on the Indonesian island of Java has claimed the lives of 10 of the mammals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gunmakers Have Sold AR-15s to Civilians for More Than 50 Years On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded as many more at a gay club in Orlando—the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The massacre reignited a now long-standing debate over whether civilians have any business owning “military-style” guns such as Mateen’s SIG Sauer MCX rifle. “What if I’m asked why, a day after this massacre, I want to buy the very type of gun used to sl
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FBI’s facial recognition system can access 411 million photos When we first wrote about the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) facial recognition system, we said the agency has access to 70 million photos. Turns out the feds can sift through tons more images than that. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has discovered that the FBI actually has access to 411.9 million pictures of Americans and foreigners alike, most of whom have no prior cr
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Prominent Britons choose their camps in Brexit debate From the Archbishop of Canterbury and filmmaker Ken Loach to big names in entertainment such as Monty Python’s John Cleese and The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, prominent Britons (and Julian Assange) are making their cases for and against a Brexit.
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Engineering the immune system to kill cancer cells A new immunotherapy, a treatment that enhances immune system function in order to treat or prevent disease, is under developed as a means to more effectively target and kill cancer cells.
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Simulations describe HIV’s ‘diabolical delivery device’ An innovative computer model of HIV has been developed by scientists that gives real insight into how a virus ‘matures’ and becomes ineffective.
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Super-resolution microscopy reveals unprecedented detail of immune cells’ surface Scientists show how T-cell receptors reposition during an immune response, revealing more on how the immune system is regulated.
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Volkswagen aims for 30 all-electric models on the road by 2025 During a press announcement in Germany today, Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller revealed the company’s revised automotive strategy of having 30 electric models available to consumers by the year 2025. There’s no doubt that this new “vision” is in part an attempt to recover from VW’s damaged reputation caused by the widespread scandal on diesel emissions cheating. Müller said that VW’s … Con
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Mini’s transparent concept car is all about ride sharing BMW is celebrating its centenary this year, starting with the BMW Vision Next 100 concept car in March that demonstrated what a Bimmer of the distant future could look like. Today the company’s world tour arrived in London, and brought with it the debut of two intensely futuristic cars from a pair of famed British brands: the Rolls-Royce and Mini Vision Next 100 concepts. Before we delve into any
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Razer reveals its Naga Hex V2 gaming mouse Razer is one name that is more often than not associated with high quality gaming peripherals, and it is no surprise at all to see that Razer is back in the spotlight once again thanks to the reveal of the Naga Hex V2 gaming mouse. This will definitely improve on its predecessor in many aspects, and the newest evolution in the storied Naga mouse range will included a new thumb wheel that has been
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My God These Magic Gears Are Satisfying To Watch [Video] Let these “Magic Gears” created by puzzle designer Oskar van Deventer wash over you. From the description: Magic Gears Grid is a triangular grid of Magic Gears. As everybody knows, adjacent gears are supposed to turn in an opposite direction, and gears should be gridlocked when meshed in a triangular grid. However, it works for magic gears. Magic Gear Grid has a total of 19 magic gears in a trian
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The Risk of a Dying Cosmopolitan Ethic | Kiana Rawji | TEDxDeerfieldAcademy In this riveting talk, Kiana suggests that the classical concept of cosmopolitanism is critical to successful modern society—and she warns of the dangers that lurk beyond an increasing unwillingness to understand others. Kiana Rawji is Deerfield Academy class of 2018 and resides in Calgary. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local c
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Australian beekeepers celebrate rare flowering of trees that are a magnet for bees Withering bee populations have prompted worry worldwide, but it looks like 2016 will be a good year for them in Australia. In the western part of the country, there’s a forest of massive karri trees that only flower every seven to 10 years. This year a huge amount have bloomed simultaneously and beekeepers are thrilled. Karri tree flowers act like magnets for bees, and they’ve been swarming around
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georges batzios proposes an entirely straw-made cultural center in greece the exceptional thermal insulation capabilities of straw are able to reduce up to 95% on air conditioning needs of the building. The post georges batzios proposes an entirely straw-made cultural center in greece appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The Last Spot on Earth Just Passed a Historic Climate Milestone On May 23rd, something extraordinary happened at the South Pole. For the first time in 4 million years, carbon dioxide concentrations cleared 400 parts per million (ppm). It’s the last climate-monitoring spot on Earth to pass the historic milestone.Read more…
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Lenovo Comes Dangerously Close to Perfecting the Convertible Laptop All images: Bryan Menegus/Gizmodo“Is that a… laptop?” the waitress at the diner near my apartment asked (I had taken the Lenovo Yoga 900s with me to get some work done). “Sort of!” I said, quickly bending the screen around to demonstrate the Yoga line’s defining feature: the watchband hinge that converts the device from an ultra-thin laptop to a tablet. The waitress looked on in horror.Two-in-one
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USDA Certifies Corn as ‘Officially Sacred’ Say Activists I woke up to a puzzling local NPR story about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline earlier this week. The pipeline is supposed transport natural gas from the fracking fields of Appalachia. Lots of folks in central Virginia, especially in Nelson County are very much opposed to its construction. Some claim that it will be dangerous and will contribute climate change while others object to using eminent doma
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The Politician Who Promised to ‘Make Hungary Great Again’ — and the Consequences In the past six years, Hungary has gone from democracy to extreme conservatism. Can this happen elsewhere?Read More
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Finding Dory review: it isn’t about family, it’s about living with disability Pixar’s filmmakers aren’t immune to the idea that all children’s films need morals. They’re just creative about what they teach their audience. Too many kid-accessible animated films spout generic, well-worn tropes: follow your dreams, believe in yourself, you can do anything if you try. But Pixar’s Inside Out stands up for sadness as a helpful emotion. Up teaches grade-schoolers that they’ll nev
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Bolivia tells Bill Gates it doesn’t want his chickens It was reported last week that Bill Gates had launched the Coop Dreams campaign, an initiative that aims to donate 100,000 chickens to impoverished nations across the world. Gates’ plan may have good intentions, but Bolivia, one of the countries reportedly set to receive the birds, has rejected the “offensive”…
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7 Bullshit Cures For Zika That Are Spreading Online The Zika virus has officially spread to over 50 countries, including the United States . And like public health threats of the past, there are plenty of hucksters trying to sell “natural” remedies for Zika online. But they’re all bullshit.Read more…
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Google opens Machine Learning Research Center in Europe to further explore AI If there was any doubt that artificial intelligence is the future of technology, look no further than Google. It’s making a major commitment to Machine Learning (perhaps the only form of AI that matters), by dedicating a Zurich-based research group to it. The company announced the new AI research push on Thursday in a blog post.  SEE ALSO: AI fools humans with fake sound effects Opening as part o
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Shell & Gazprom agree Baltic LNG project Russia’s Gazprom and Anglo-Dutch energy major Shell have inked a letter of understanding to begin a liquefied natural gas project at the Russian port of Ust-Luga on the Baltic Sea. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Swastikas daubed around London playground next to Jewish care home Members of London’s Jewish community have expressed concern after a series of swastika signs were left at a children’s playground in an area of North London with a high Jewish population. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian fans jailed for up to 2 years in France over Euro 2016 violence Three Russians have been jailed for up to two years by a French court for their role in clashes that took place in Marseille during the Euro 2016 football tournament. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UNICEF warns of physical, sexual ‘abuse & exploitation’ for child refugees en route to Europe At least nine out of 10 child refugees arriving in Europe through Italy this year are unaccompanied, UNICEF says in a new report. The organization told RT that minors go through “various forms of abuse and exploitation” on their perilous way to Europe. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Blue Origin Flight Delayed By Leaky O-Rings Space Repairs needed We’re going to have to wait a few more days for another rocket launch.
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British lawmaker in critical condition after attack by gunman A British member of parliament was in critical condition after an incident in her constituency in northern England on Thursday, British police said, with media reports suggesting she had been shot and stabbed.
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Mercedes Drive Pilot isn’t as precise as Tesla Autopilot, and that’s OK With one eye on the road and another on a tiny green steering wheel icon emblazoned on the display in front of me, I watched as the all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class drifted across the yellow lane marker. Just as the lefthand tires crested the line, the car proceeded to buzz the steering wheel to warn me, the driver, of an unsignaled lane departure. “Oh, don’t give me that,” I hollered
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Reason Is Looking for Fall Journalism Interns Reason is accepting applications for our FALL 2016 journalism internship through July 1. The Burton C. Gray Memorial Internship program runs year-round in the Washington, D.C. office. Interns work for 12 weeks and receive a $5,000 stipend. The job includes reporting and writing for Reason and Reason.com, helping with research, proofreading, and other tasks. Previous interns have gone on to work a
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Reformers Again Attempt to Curtail Legal Theft by Police in California California looked as though it was going to seriously restrain the ability for police and prosecutors to abuse civil asset forfeiture last fall, but legislators ultimately failed at the end. The influence of police and prosecutor lobbying was too strong. Legislation that would have required police to actually attain convictions for crimes before attempting to seize and keep somebody’s money or pr
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Save Money on Your Commute With This Often Overlooked Employee Tax Benefit Whether it’s highway tolls or subway passes, your work commute can add up over time. To cut costs, your employer may offer commuter tax benefits.Over at LearnVest, Certified Financial Planner™ Matt Shapiro says that even if your company doesn’t reimburse your transportation expenses, they might offer this common money-saving perk:“If you pay for parking at work or you take public transportation to
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3 Compelling Reasons to Buy an Amazon Kindle Oasis When Amazon released the Kindle Oasis in April 2016, nearly everyone balked at the price tag. $300 for an e-reader? I don’t think so. The cost was an immediate turn-off for most Kindle fans, and many never gave the device a second glance. After all, the basic Kindle can be had for close to $60, and that is, without a doubt, a much easier pill to swallow at a fraction of the cost. New – Kindle Oasi
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Gene Therapy in ‘Orphan Black’ Is Pretty Spot On Gene therapy is all the rage among researchers in several fields of medicine, and the BBC America sci-fi TV hit Orphan Black has made sure to get its own piece of the action. As with reproductive cloning and other biotech issues hashed out over the last four years, characters in the “The Black” are making references to gene therapy with a twist that’s far-fetched, but grounded in state-of-the-art
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Which Materials Conduct Electricity? An electrifying science project — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Potential of Shared Virtual Reality | Bruce Wooden | TEDxGeneva Virtual Reality is a burgeoning industry that is generating much excitement in tech circles. Bruce speaks about his personal experiences with shared virtual reality, the surprises and epiphanies along the way, and the impact it can have on human communication at this early stage. Bruce Wooden is Head of Developer Relations at AltspaceVR, a virtual reality interactive communications platform and le
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Discover the power to get well faster | Wil Konings | TEDxTwenteU Why do many patients blindly follow their doctor’s advice? Patients who actively work together with their doctor get far better results. They are more satisfied with their treatment, have fewer side effects, and they get well faster! Wil Konings calls these patients Power Patients. Follow these 5 steps to become a Power Patient and get these same benefits. Wil Konings is a healthcare entrepeneur.
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Fast Innovation | Pau Garcia-Milà | TEDxESADE Serial entrepreneur, “Innovator Of The Year” (2011) by MIT’s TR-35 Spain, Founder of eyeOS & IdeaFoster, tackling the future of innovation. At age 17, Pau founded his first company, eyeOS, which was subsequently acquired by Telefónica. During that period, Pau was named Innovator of the Year in 2011 by MIT’s TR-35 and was honoured with the Prince of Asturias and Girona “IMPULSA Empres
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Nanomedicine in Cancer | Dhanjay Jhurry | TEDxPlainesWilhems Cutting edge research in Mauritius in Cancer drug delivery using a combination of two or more cancer drugs into nano formulations resulting in synergistic effect and prolonged patient survival. Preliminary tests have found that if you combine nanomicelles that contain drugs and put them together you can reach around 90% of killing of cancer cells. DHANJAY JHURRY is the National Research Chair in B
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Why Socratic Dialogue should become our business card | Sira Abenoza | TEDxESADE Do we really know how to dialogue? Listen to the Founder of the Institute for Socratic Dialogue & Professor at ESADE Business and Law School, explaining how and why to engage in real dialogue. Sira Abenoza is a professor on Sustainability, Business Ethics and Socratic Dialogue at ESADE Business and Law School, as well as visiting professor at the Jesuit Universities in Central America. She is
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Hacking the classroom | Brian Aspinall | TEDxKitchenerED Brian is a grade 7/8 teacher on a mission to expose as many kids as he can to coding and computer science. In this passionate talk, he makes a case for the importance of exposing youth to the principles of coding and computational thinking to prepare them for a rapidly changing future. Brian is a grade 7/8 teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert who develops web applications to support 21
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This autonomous, 3D-printed bus starts giving rides in Washington, DC today Local Motors, the Arizona-based automaker that crowdsources vehicle design, has introduced a 3D-printed, autonomous, electric shuttle bus that is partially recyclable called Olli. Local Motors says that it’s the first vehicle to use IBM Watson’s car-focused cognitive learning platform, Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. It’s a boxy, far-out concept that may be the first of its kind,
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BitTorrent refocuses on consumer media by spinning out Sync as a stand-alone business called Resilio BitTorrent Inc (BitTorrent) has announced that it’s spinning out its Sync business into a stand-alone company called Resilio, as it refocuses its own efforts on the consumer media realm. The San Francisco-based company first introduced Sync in April 2013 as a means to let users share folders and files without relying on the cloud. It finally exited a two-year beta period in 2015, launching for Win
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Bam! Amazon wants to ‘Eat the World’ with Emeril Lagasse’s help – CNET The celebrity chef is getting his own Amazon original series, kicking it up a notch with his cooking buddies in locations around the world.
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Losing Control: The Dangers of Killer Robots New technology could lead humans to relinquish control over decisions to use lethal force. As artificial intelligence advances, the possibility that machines could independently select… read more
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Allies and Morrison propose an alternative to the garden bridge When is a garden bridge not a garden bridge? When it’s a bridge garden, according to Allies and Morrison, the Southwark-based architects who have come up with a cheap and cheerful alternative to the eye-wateringly expensive, contractually dubious proposal by Thomas Heatherwick and Joanna Lumley for a floating forest across the Thames.Read related news here:London’s garden bridge, the saga continue
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Astronaut Scott Kelly Thinks NASA Should Provide Lifetime Medical Care Space Because long-term spaceflight has known and unknown risks Space is a vast unknown.
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With spiraling light, x-ray laser offers new glimpses of molecules A new device allows researchers to explore the properties and dynamics of molecules with circularly polarized, or spiraling, light.
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Huge FBI facial recognition database flawed: audit A facial recognition database compiled by the FBI has more than 400 million images to help criminal investigations, but lacks adequate safeguards for accuracy and privacy protection, a congressional audit shows.
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Is proton beam therapy really a game-changing cancer treatment? Evidence that proton beam therapy is better than conventional radiotherapy is contentious but that hasn’t stopped a push for protons. What’s behind the rush?
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Meet Box Island, a new iOS game that aims to teach kids the fundamentals of code  Two years in the making — so long before the public outing of Apple’s Swift Playgrounds — Box Island is a new iOS game that promises to teach young kids the fundamentals of coding. Read More
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Dezeen Mail issue 310 features this week’s best stories and discussions Examples of Iran’s booming architecture scene, a tear-resistant condom and reaction to the collapse of Kunlé Adeyemi’s award-winning Makoko Floating School feature in this week’s Dezeen Mail. Read Dezeen Mail issue 310 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail 
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New York’s 2020 skyline shown in new visualisations These visualisations show the swathe of skyscrapers set to spring up across New York by 2020. (more…)
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Facebook Deleted a Widely Shared Solidarity Post About the Orlando Shooting Photo: APFacebook is getting slammed for twice removing transfeminine rapper Michete’s post expressing solidarity with the Orlando massacre victims. The post was shared thousands of times on the network until Facebook abruptly deleted it. The company also banned the rapper from the network and sent him a notification that bafflingly included a warning about transmitting underage porn.Michete wrote
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CaSSIS sends first image of Mars The Mars Camera CaSSIS on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter captured its first images of the Red Planet this week. The pictures are a part of the mission’s preparations for arriving at its destination in October. CaSSIS (Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System) was launched with the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) in March and has already traveled just under half of its nearly
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Tashtego Roll-Up Dopp Kit It’s a little unconventional, but this sort of change is more than welcome. The Tashtego Roll-Up Dopp Kit is crafted to resemble a tool roll more than a traditional travel kit, which are typically simple bags with one or two compartments full of haphazardly strewn stuff. It’s made of durable #10 waxed cotton canvas and features ten pockets with various widths and depths to hold everything from you
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‘Pokémon GO’ and accompanying Pokéball wearable launching in U.S. next month Pokémon trainers desperate to go capture monsters out in the real world won’t have much longer to wait. After months of closed betas and international testing, Pokémon Go will launch in the U.S. in July, Nintendo announced at E3 this week. The augmented reality smartphone game allows players to find their own Pokémon scattered across the real world — then battle against other users. SEE ALSO: Tak
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New Passive House Prefab Factory an Assembly Line for Green Homes Maine-based EcoCor offers 11 different models of energy-efficient, factory-built prefabs, ready-to-order The passive house movement, which promotes ultra-efficient building standards as means to reduce energy usage and create healthier, cleaner homes, has slowly gained a foothold in the United States after being imported from Europe. A new company in Maine hopes to speed up adoption with the onl
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Benevolent, ping-pong playing robot is the robot we all need Even when the other robots turn on us, this one will still be our friend Robots can be scary, what with their abilities to climb walls and read our emotions while we are buying pizza, and the fact that they seem to be growing more advanced by the day. But one robot that is not scary is the Trainerbot ping-pong playing robot, unless you are scared of having ping-pong balls shot at you very fast, i
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No ‘French Gitmos’ for jihadists, PM says The French PM has ruled out right-wing proposals to set up ‘French Gitmos’ – detention centers for radicalized Islamists. It comes after the violent killing of a policeman and his partner by a French jihadist at their home near Paris. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Search teams recover cockpit voice recorder from ill-fated EgyptAir plane The cockpit voice recorder from the crashed EgyptAir plane has been found by search teams who were forced to repair the damaged device over several stages, Egyptian investigators announced on Thursday.
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ShipBob raises $4 million to help small retailers ship goods like Amazon Prime  Small businesses that sell physical goods online are struggling to delight customers and fulfill orders in an era where Amazon Prime sets an expectation for affordable, same- or next-day delivery. While the largest e-commerce players can leverage economies of scale to give their customers affordable rapid delivery options, small businesses are stuck with standard rates at USPS, FedEx and UPS.… Re
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Thou Shalt Kill Illustration: Jim CookeOn Monday, a representative of the National Rifle Association officially blamed “political correctness” for the massacre in Orlando this past weekend. This line of argument—that that the killings were a result of our inability to speak frankly about the dangers this country faces—gathered momentum while the dead bodies still lay in the Pulse nightclub.It is true that politic
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All the Hidden, Awesome Stuff in iOS 10 Apple Didn’t Announce iOS updates aren’t nearly as exciting as they used to be, so the best stuff is often the tiny, little features that slip through the keynote cracks but make your iPhone or iPad work much better.. Case in point, some of the hidden stuff in early iOS 10 betas is way more exciting than what Apple actually announced this week.http://lifehacker.com/everything-app…Before we get into this, we should no
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Check Out This Mind-Bending Star Wars Video From Magic Leap Mysterious augmented reality startup Magic Leap announced a partnership today with Industrial Light and Magic’s ILMxLAB., Wired reports. The deal will (hopefully) result in semi-interactive Star Wars experiences coming to a reality near you.Read more…
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AMD’s top-end Zen server chip will reportedly pack 32 cores / 64 threads and 64MB of L3 cache AMD’s next-generation CPUs likely won’t arrive until sometime next year (CES in January seems like as good an unveiling venue as any). That leaves plenty of time for speculation and rumor which is exactly what’s on offer today.
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Link About It: Extroverts Like Being Left Alone Too While one might presume that extroverts thrive off of social interaction, a new study conducted by Finnish researchers shows that everyone—no matter their social aptitude—gets drained from too much talking. After studying 48 participants over the course…… Continue Reading…
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Man-Eating Lion Sentenced To Life In Prison In India Animals Other suspect lions to be released An Asiatic lion in the Indian state Gujarat has been sentenced to life in prison after forensic evidence had shown that he had killed and consumed three people.
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Microsoft Boosts Its Chatbot Future By Acquiring Wand Labs The startup, which ties together an array of services through a conversational interface, will help build out Satya Nadella’s vision.On Monday, Microsoft made headlines by plunking down $26 billion for LinkedIn. Now it’s announcing its second acquisition of the week: For an undisclosed sum, the company has bought Wand Labs, a Silicon Valley-based startup that declares its mission is “to tear
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The Rolls Royce of 2116 is an autonomous cocktail lounge on wheels Back in March, BMW unveiled the Vision Next 100 concept to celebrate its 100th birthday, and announced that the futuristic vehicle would be just the first in a series of four concepts. Now, BMW possession is getting its own Vision Next 100 concept, and it looks like something from the world of Minority Report. Also called the 103EX in keeping with Rolls’ naming scheme for prototypes, the Vision Ne
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Move over, Siri: Watson rides shotgun in this IBM-powered autonomous car Most new cars offer some sort of voice-recognition feature, and generally speaking, they’re all terrible. The majority of them rely on pre-programmed phrases and prompts, and even these simple inputs are often misunderstood. Consumers usually ignore them altogether, and until cars get smarter, that isn’t going to change. IBM and Arizona-based automaker Local Motors have just debuted a vehicle that
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Dad invents groundbreaking anti-bug mechanism for summer cookouts Well at least it’s a multi-purposed invention. Cooker of delicious meets Ralph Armstrong got fed up with flies swarming the goods, so he went to the drawing board and cooked up this stellar invention. His not-so-proud son shared it on Reddit with the title, “My dad is always looking for his next million dollar idea. Here’s his newest one. *facepalm*.” I can smell the Shark Tank bidd
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Tadpoles hatch in seconds to escape predator Although red-eyed tree frog embryos appear helpless within their jelly-coated eggs, they can hatch up to two days ahead of schedule, reacting within seconds to attacks by egg thieves.
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Soul Socks Give Your Office Wear Personality Launched in 2013, Soul Socks has offered men everywhere a way to stay true to their soul when they dress for a day at the office. Suits, dress pants, and solid color button-downs can become monotonous, but thanks to the whimsical, uniquely designed dress socks Soul Socks offers, you can add a dose of personality […]
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Vi Artificial Intelligence Personal Trainer Working out with a personal trainer to guide you is generally better than going it alone. The Vi Artificial Intelligence Personal Trainer gives you the same benefits as a real…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Facebook, Twitter, Google sued by father of student killed in Paris terror attacks – CNET A man whose daughter was killed in November’s massacre accuses the companies of allowing ISIS to spread its propaganda on social media.
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‘Map’ of teenage brain provides strong evidence of link between serious antisocial behavior and brain development The brains of teenagers with serious antisocial behavior problems differ significantly in structure to those of their peers, providing the clearest evidence to date that their behavior stems from changes in brain development in early life, according to new research.
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Scientific gains may make electronic nose the next everyday device Researchers are working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of health diagnosis.
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Zika Can Cause Birth Defects Even If Mothers Show No Symptoms Image: Associated PressA new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that Zika-infected women who are in their third trimester have virtually no chance of having children with microcephaly. Troublingly, the same study shows that women who exhibit no symptoms can still give birth to babies with brain abnormalities.The Zika virus has been at epidemic levels in South and Centr
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Islamic State formidable despite losses, says CIA chief CIA Director John Brennan says coalition efforts against so-called Islamic State have not reduced its capacity to carry out militant attacks.
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Japanese city helps women freeze eggs to boost birth rate A city in Japan says it will help women cover the cost of freezing their eggs, as part of efforts to address the country’s declining birth rate.
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Will Orlando Shooting Derail Thomas Massie’s War on Warrantless Data Collection? The House of Representatives is set to vote later today on a provision that would outlaw the federal government’s routine collection of American citizens’ electronic information: emails, text messages, photos, etc. Supporters say the measure is popular with the public, and note that it was approved by the House twice previously (the Senate eventually spiked it). But this time, the vote is probabl
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Hotels that will make you feel like a kid again For kids, summer is a magical time filled with pool parties, sleepaway camp and tree houses. So when the temperatures start to heat up, we, as adults, crave that same kind of childhood nostalgia. While us grownups are planning our vacations this season, think about checking out (and checking into) some of the coolest listings on Booking.com that are perfect for the kid inside us all. Image: Hote
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Bluetooth 5: Quadruple the range, double the speed Bluetooth is so ubiquitous, it’s easy to forget it’s still an evolving technology. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) defines the standard, and late last year teased what’s coming in the next major version change since 2009. Today, the body shared a bit more about what we can expect from the release of Bluetooth 5, expected in late 2016 or early 2017. For starters, the next version will qu
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Muslims report potential Islamic extremists to authorities – FBI director The director of the FBI says that Muslims report those from their religion whom they fear are turning to radical Islam. His remarks are contrary to a recent statement from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Refugee aid convoy bound for Calais blocked by ‘authoritarian’ French border authorities A 250-vehicle aid convoy from Britain to Calais this Saturday is facing a last-minute ban by French authorities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French police arrest man suspected of planning attack on Russian, US tourists A man suspected of plotting an attack on Russian and American tourists has been arrested by French authorities, media reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Founder of Atari Wants You to Embrace Our Robotic Future In Nolan Bushnell’s future, a drone delivers his breakfast, automated cars chauffeur him to his next destination, and plants spliced with jellyfish DNA illuminate his world. The founder of Atari Inc., who’s been called the grandfather of video games, painted his vision of the not-too-distant future for a crowd gathered in Toronto on Wednesday.Bushnell, 73, acknowledges some of the challenges prese
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Robots Created out of Vintage Industrial Supplies Going by the name +Brauer, Bruno Lefevre-Brauer is a graphic designer out of Paris that has created a collection of illuminated, upcycled robots for a series titled “Viva la Roboluciòn!” Each robotic work of art he creates combines old parts like gauges and wrenches with everything from springs to insulators to create unique, one-of-a-kind creations that are […]
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After Comcast complains, Verizon is told to alter deceptive “#1” speed ads (credit: Verizon) Verizon ads claiming that FiOS fiber service “is rated #1 in Internet speed” are misleading and should be changed, the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) said this week. Verizon doesn’t actually offer the fastest speeds, but the company justifies the claim based on PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Survey. NARB’s decision—which came after a complaint filed by Comc
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New insights into California electricity crisis may help prevent future crises Between 2000 and 2001, California experienced the biggest electricity crisis in the US since World War II. Exactly how it happened, however, is complex. New research now reveals insights into the market dynamics at play, potentially helping regulators standardize the market and prevent future crises.
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New ‘GreenWeb’ tools aim to create an energy-efficient web Researchers have developed a new, open-source computer programming framework that could make the web significantly more energy efficient,
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How to use the Windows Store Dive into the Windows StoreWindows 10 isn’t short of great built-in apps, but there will come a time when you want to do more with your PC, which is where third-party apps come in.Finding apps online and downloading and installing them can be a lottery. Many apps out there are of questionable quality. Worse, some installation packages sneak other executable files onto your system with dubious inte
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Squarespace now lets you publish your blog to Apple News As a publisher, getting your content into Apple News requires some real behind-the-scenes effort (just ask Greg), and Squarespace is hoping to change that for its customers. The blogging service announced today that Apple News integration is now available to all customers. more…Filed under: iOS Tagged: apple news, Squarespace
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Asus challenges the iPad Mini with the less-pricey ZenPad Z8 At $249.99, Asus’ new Android-based ZenPad Z8 tablet could make you ponder why you should buy Apple’s iPad Mini 4, which starts at $399. The Asus tablet will be available exclusively through Verizon Wireless, and will ship starting on June 23. It is ready for Verizon’s LTE network in the U.S, and can be ordered online. The cellular-ready ZenPad Z8 will come with the latest Android version, Andr
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Whimsical Coffee Table Recreates the Start of our Planet’s Nuclear Apocalypse Designer Stelios Mousarris claims his new Rocket Coffee Table was inspired by childhood memories of watching Saturday morning cartoons and playing with action figures. But perhaps repressed memories of the Cold War, and the threat of nuclear war, also played a part in its creation.Made using both traditional and modern manufacturing techniques including woodworking on a lathe, 3D-printing, and pla
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8 Tips to Stop Your Bookmarks Folder from Overflowing Buried in bookmarks? I have been there, too. Never again though, because I now have a fail-safe system to tackle bookmarks. The trick is to stop them from piling up in the first place. Failing that, your best bet is to redirect information from bookmarks to other digital repositories. Let’s see some easy ways in which you can adopt both these strategies and regain control over your bookmarks. Crea
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ContainerX’s container management platform caters to both Linux and Windows shops  When it comes to choosing a container management platform, you’re spoiled for choice these days. If you want an out-of-the-box multi-tenant platform that supports both Linux and Windows, though, you don’t quite have as many options. ContainerX, which is launching out of beta today, supports both Docker and Windows Containers (still experimental for now, as Microsoft… Read More
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How to kill Android apps and tasks running in the background If you’re struggling with performance issues on your Android device, or trying to track down suspicious battery drain, then you might want to take a peek at which apps are running in the background. This guide will show you exactly how to do it and offer up some suggestions on what you can do about it. Before we get into the details, it’s important to note that the majority of Android apps will be
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Liquid crystals open new route to planar optical elements Researchers have developed a technology to control the light wavefront reflected from a cholesteric liquid crystal — a liquid crystal phase with a helical structure. Although known for their ability to Bragg-reflect light, cholesteric liquid crystals could only be used as flat mirrors, reflecting light at the same angle as the incident angle. The new technology enables planar optical components t
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Challenger disaster: How do hydrogen droplets behave when hydrogen-oxygen aerosol mixtures burn? In the framework of research motivated by the Challenger disaster a team of researchers have pursued all possible mechanisms of igniting explosions of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen mixtures in similar situations. Their analysis revealed new mechanisms, which, in turn, required seeking a deeper understanding of the way hydrogen droplets burn within these mixtures.
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How to be a picture perfect public speaker Mashable’s latest #BizChats Twitter chat discussed how to get over the prevalent and equally paralyzing stage fright and instead, develop public speaking skills to serve as an asset in business. Over the course of an hour, @MashBusiness covered an array of questions, ranging from the best ways to prepare yourself for delivering an effective speech, to ways to eliminate those pesky pre-speech jitt
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Is Infinity Real? Euclidean geometry has a way of turning mathematically inclined students into lifelong math lovers, and I was no exception. But a primitive assumption has always troubled me: The definition of a “geometric point” refers to something that has position, but no dimensions, so there can be an infinite number of them in any given line segment. While you can imagine such a thing in the abstract world of
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New procedure allows long-term culturing of adult stem cells A new procedure developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may revolutionize the culturing of adult stem cells. In their report that has been published online prior to its appearance in the August 6 issue of Cell Stem Cell, the team describes generating and expanding airway stem cells from the sorts of tissue samples collected during routine treatment of lung disorders. The overall approach
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Life as we know it most likely arose via ‘long, slow dance’ The first eukaryote is thought to have arisen when simpler archaea and bacteria joined forces. But in an Opinion paper published June 16 in Trends in Cell Biology, researchers propose that new genomic evidence derived from a deep-sea vent on the ocean floor suggests that the molecular machinery essential to eukaryotic life was probably borrowed, little by little over time, from those simpler ances
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Genetic mutation causes ataxia in humans and dogs Cerebellar ataxia is a condition of the cerebellum that causes an inability to coordinate muscle movements. A study publishing June 16 in Cell Reports now describes a new genetic mutation as an additional cause of ataxia in humans and mice. The mutation, in the gene CAPN1, affects the function of the enzyme calpain-1 and causes abnormal brain development. The same genetic mutation is also associat
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Research may point to new ways to deliver drugs into bacteria An exhaustive look at how bacteria hold their ground and avoid getting pushed around by their environment shows how dozens of genes aid the essential job of protecting cells from popping when tensions run high.
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Today’s Best Deals: Your Favorite Anker Gear, 6-in-1 Tool Set, and More Your favorite Anker gear, a versatile tool set, and a fantastic $18 showerhead lead off Thursday’s best deals. Read more…
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