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The Next List: The Future of Business Is Anything But Bleak Tech bubble? What tech bubble? WIRED sat down with some of tech’s sharpest minds to get their read on the future of the industry and the nature of success. The post The Next List: The Future of Business Is Anything But Bleak appeared first on WIRED.
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Crank Your Speakers, Because This Rocket Test Is the Best Thing You’ll Hear All Day Watching a rocket blast into outer space is a remarkable experience. But watching a rocket engine strapped into a test facility release its explosive fury here on Earth is somehow even cooler. It gives you a better idea of the engines’ power, and it’s a better opportunity to hear their deafening roar.This test of a 75-ton rocket engine by the Korean Aerospace Research Institute is immensely satisf
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Cheryshev completes Villarreal switch, Witsel wants big move Russian winger Denis Cheryshev has completed his move from Real Madrid back to Villarreal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit bad for your health? NHS woes won’t be fixed by Vote Leave, says medical profession Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has become a political football in the EU referendum race, tossed between the Vote Leave and Britain Stronger In campaigns in their fear-mongering attempts to sway voters. But what do health professionals think? Read Full Article at RT.com
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Israel to build underground wall beneath Gaza border to thwart Hamas tunnels – report Israel is planning to build a massive concrete wall which will extend below ground along the Gaza Strip border, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper has revealed. The barrier is aimed at combating the threat posed by Hamas tunnels crossing into the country from Gaza. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Muslim clerics issue fatwa against killing minorities, secular activists in Bangladesh A fatwa has been issued by Muslim clerics in Bangladesh against the killing of non-muslims, members of minority groups and secular campaigners after a recent surge of targeted killings and attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Stealth Kitchen By Resource Furniture A kitchen that folds away and lets you use more space in your apartment or home.
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Competition: win tickets to the Royal Academy’s Annual Architecture Lecture Dezeen competition: Dezeen has teamed up with the Royal Academy of Arts to give away five pairs of tickets to this year’s Annual Architecture lecture, which will be delivered by Chinese architects Lu Wenyu and Wang Shu. (more…)
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Ikea’s PS 2017 Collection to Highlight Transforming Designs, Recycled Materials Pretty neat For the past two decades, Ikea has been releasing limited edition “PS collections” every few years, spotlighting unorthodox ideas that otherwise might never be considered for mass production. The next PS collection, slated to launch in 2017, will continue exploring the theme of the 2014 release, which focused on—who else?—young urban dwellers. This, as we have come to know f
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38 Community Colleges Launch Entire Degree Programs With Open Educational Resources Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, writing for The Washington Post: A community college reform group has selected a handful of schools in Virginia and Maryland to develop degree programs using open-source materials in place of textbooks, an initiative that could save students as much as $1,300 a year (could be paywalled; alternate source). Such open educational resources — created using open licenses that
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Microsoft starts clock ticking on Office 2016’s first upgrade Microsoft this week released the second upgrade for Office 365 commercial subscribers on the slow train, and warned those still running the original Office 2016 applications that they have four more months before they will be required to update.Alongside a large number of Windows security updates issued Tuesday, Microsoft also released build 1602 of the Office apps to corporate Office 365 subscr
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Nube Hammock Shelter If you regularly use a hammock on your outdoor adventures, you?ll probably know that a perfect hammock day is pretty dependent on weather, since they don?t provide their own shelter from the elements and insects. Sierra Madre tackled this problem and have developed the Nubé 2.0 Hammock Shelter, a ripstop nylon tarp that keeps you and your gear protected. The shelter also features a zip-up bug net,
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Providing Optimal Care for Cancer Patients | Padina Pezeshki | TEDxSacredHeartCHS It you’ve lived, you’ve met a cancer patient. Dr. Pezeshki provides an outline on how we can better care for those patients thanks to the help of new research methods. Dr. Pezeshki has authored over 40 journal and conference papers, delivered several national and international invited lectures, and is a co-inventor of four medical devices that have been patented. Dr. Pezeshki has also presented at
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iPhone full? Photo Space app shrinks 7 GB of photos down to 1 GB A new app could just be the answer to the most dreaded error message for iPhone photographers: There is not enough available storage to take a photo. Avast Photo Space shrinks 7 GB of photos down to just 1 GB — without compromising quality. While there are a number of options for shrinking down files, the end result is usually the same: smaller files equals lower quality. While Photo Space will sh
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Artist recreates dazzling Van Gogh masterpieces with water and paint With a bit of water, some paint and a lot of skill, Turkish artist Garip Ay creates beautiful renditions of Vincent Van Gogh paintings. Ay paints upon the water and transfers the image to paper.  The style is called “ebru,” a traditional Turkish technique. It is quite a mesmerizing process, and Ay’s YouTube account is full of amazing examples.  Dad invents groundbreaking anti-bug
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What You Need to Know About the Future of Money Exponential Finance celebrates the incredible opportunity at the intersection of technology and finance. Apply here to join Singularity University, CNBC, and hundreds of the world’s most forward-thinking financial leaders at Exponential Finance in June 2017. If you don’t hate banks, they probably bore your socks off. That’s okay. The day-to-day machinations of the financial machine are either mund
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Why help desk jobs are going unfilled Help desk jobs have long been seen as a stepping stone to other roles, but that perception is out of date. Today’s help desk professionals are taking on more complex work and they’re in high demand.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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What the Numbers on Your Boarding Pass Actually Mean When you travel, you give your boarding pass a quick glance to find your gate and seat numbers. If you look closer, though, there’s quite a bit of info on that little piece of paper, and this infographic tells you what it all means.Of course, the main purpose of a boarding pass is to track your identity and check-in, but it also reveals details about how you purchased your ticket and what perks co
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Are Meditation Apps Worthwhile? Meditation apps can help you carve out time in your day to meditate, and can teach you how to meditate or introduce you to new techniques. They range from simple timers to extensive series of lessons and subscription tutorials. Let’s look a few, and what they can do for you.Like music, incense, and floor cushions, apps are never necessary to meditate. You need nothing at all to get started, and we
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Fire Tablet Still $39 for a Limited Time, Cool Electronic Deals, and More A good tablet for $40 — the deal is still here, but not for long! Amazon Devices Fire Tablet ($39.99, 20% Off) Fire Tablet, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black Beautiful 7″ IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) and fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Rear and front-facing cameras. Available in four colors.Price: $39.99 Buy Now at Amazon.com We featured this deal a couple
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Stephen Hawking announces first recipients of his Starmus Festival award (VIDEO) Astrophysicist and Professor Stephen Hawking will be handing out the first edition of his medal at the popular Starmus Festival in less than two weeks’ time. RT has become among the first to find out who the winners are. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ancient Egyptian riddle: Fresh bid to identify mystery pharaoh in Luxor’s ‘KV55’ tomb The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has launched a new study to solve the mystery of a sarcophagus uncovered 110 years ago in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US efforts ‘have not reduced’ ISIS terrorist capability, reach – CIA chief Despite losing ground in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State is still able to organize terrorist attacks across the world and can draw on large numbers of Westerners in its ranks, CIA Director John Brennan warned lawmakers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lunatik Epik H20 Apple Watch Case A rugged waterproof case that’s built for any adventure.
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Concrete, Teak and Nifty Design: Vibrant Residence in Singapore A modern residence that is much more than a mere giant ‘cube’ always draws attention, as it sets itself apart from the crowd. When it comes to an ingenious street façade that is both elegant and artistic, this gorgeous contemporary house in Singapore is an absolute winner! Designed by Aamer Architects, the striking residence is located in a busy neighborhood and in front of a bus stop, making its
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Woman sues border agency after invasive cavity search for non-existent drugs (credit: National Farm Worker Ministry ) A new lawsuit filed by an American woman alleges that she was subjected to an unconstitutional search by border agents and then an extensive cavity search by a male doctor acting on their orders. The civil complaint, which was filed last week in federal court in Tucson and seeks unspecified damages, targets the government, Customs and Border Protection,
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A Floating Balloon Bridge Could Help Replace New York City’s Failing Subways Hope it doesn’t blow away. (Image: AECOM’s Gonzalo Cruz, Xiaofei Shen, Garrett Avery, Rayana Hossain)One of New York City’s major subway lines connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan will be out of commission for months, maybe years, and some residents are preparing for an end-of-days scenario. A few enterprising New Yorkers have proposed a gondola, but building it will be nearly as pricey and time-cons
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The Earth’s age: Billions of years or just thousands? It’s another in our series of roundly discredited theories, myths, and rumors — ones that have pretty much no leg to stand on, but still, despite this fact, continue to be believed and […]
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LG’s new X Power packs in the juice with a 4,100 mAh battery LG is making a pitch to those who feel they’re too often tied to the wall to recharge their smartphone. The X Power is the leader of a forthcoming series of X-branded phones, packing in an impressive 4,100 mAh battery. By comparison, the Galaxy S7 Edge offers a 3,600 mAh battery. LG also says it will charge at twice the speed of other phones. The phone is part of a series of four: X Power,
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How data thieves hook victims — and how to beat them  Say what you will about the thieves who ply their trade in the digital realm, you can’t deny they put in a hard day’s work. After all, according to Verizon’s just-released 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed an astounding 100,000 digital security incidents last year, these crooks continue to succeed at stealing corporate and personal data and records by… Read More
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To finally conquer speakers, Samsung built this secretive sonic skunkworks Samsung built its new audio lab for one purpose: becoming number one in sound. When you think of Samsung, lots of things come to mind: TVs, phones, appliances. Heck, if you live in Samsung’s home country of South Korea, the name may even conjure up parking garages and apartment complexes. But one thing that probably doesn’t spring to mind is high-end audio. Samsung wants to change that perception.
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Zaha Hadid’s Last Project is a Kurt Schwitters Exhibition in Zurich Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska Zaha Hadid’s exhibition design for Kurt Schwitters: Merz opened to the public earlier this week at Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich. In an article about the exhibition in T Magazine, senior designer and director at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), Patrik Schumacher said, “It’s literally the last project of Zaha, finished by her team.”The exhibition, presenting seventy w
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Jeff Bezos’ space tourism company Blue Origin is going to livestream its rocket launch tomorrow Folks who don’t follow the new space race may be surprised to find that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is giving Elon Musk a run for his money on a couple of fronts. In fact, Bezos’s Blue Origin beat SpaceX by a few weeks when it launched and landed a reusable rocket in November. But, where SpaceX tends to be relatively communicative and transparent about its developments, Blue Origin has – until now – staye
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House votes down privacy measure blocking backdoors The US House of Representatives voted Thursday to block an amendment that would have prevented the government from stepping in to force weakened encryption and security backdoors. Although Politico reports the provision received increasing support in the House over the past two years, that support has weakened in the wake of the Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando. The amendment was part of the fisc
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There may be a better way to find would-be lone-wolf terrorists, study suggests Law enforcement’s failure to prevent the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history reveals the daunting task facing the FBI in combating the Islamic State (ISIS). The FBI and intelligence community sift through a huge volume of threats from individuals or groups that make pro-ISIS statements, trying to catch plots before they are carried out. As FBI Director James Comey said on June 13, one day aft
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China’s big investment to fix environmental wrongs shows both people and nature can win China’s massive investment to mitigate the ecosystem bust that has come in the wake of the nation’s economic boom is paying off. An international group of scientists finds both humans and nature can thrive—with careful attention.
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In Science essay, professor says FBI approach to investigations puts security at risk In an essay to be published on June 17, 2016 in Science magazine Susan Landau, professor of cybersecurity policy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), argues that the FBI’s recent and widely publicized efforts to compel Apple Computer to write software to unlock an iPhone used by a terrorist in California reflects an outdated approach to law enforcement that threatens to weaken the security of
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You want some weird futurism? Start reading Company Town Madeline Ashby’s new novel, Company Town, starts out like your average futuristic novel about a ninja bodyguard hired to protect unionized sex workers on a city-sized oil drilling platform off the coast of Canada. Then it starts getting weird. I’m talking time-hopping, artificial superintelligence weird. Serial killers with invisibility suits weird. And I haven’t even gotten to the part about
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Giant green pyramid rises in Paris – the AccorHotels Arena The renovated arena has the capacity of 20,300 seats for large events, as well as smaller, more intimate performances for around 7,000 spectators. It will boast new amenities such as a large esplanade with a terrace, a large lobby, along with several additional spaces for dining entertainment. Related: Populous Unveils Futuristic Honeycomb-Shaped Leeds Arena the new Arena AccorHotels confirmed its
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The Most Hopeful Place On Earth For Climate Change Black spruce. Image: Loïc D’OrangevilleEastern Canada’s black spruce forests are one of the largest untamed wilderness areas on Earth. And in refreshingly optimistic news, parts of this ecosystem are expected to flourish in a warmer world, creating a refuge for species escaping drought-stricken regions to the south and west.That’s the conclusion of a sweeping new analysis of black spruce trees acr
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What if Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor is the iPad? What if Apple’s rumored Amazon Echo competitor isn’t a new Apple TV? What if it’s…the iPad? During the WWDC keynote, Apple mentioned the Apple TV being used as a “Home Hub” for controlling your HomeKit devices, both when you’re in the house, and when you’re away. Since it’s always on, always online, and logged in to your iCloud account, the set-top box can act as a bridge between your HomeKit
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FBI Should Crack Smartphones Themselves, Says Cybersecurity Expert Technology Forcing tech companies to hack products is a recipe for disaster In an essay for the journal Science, cyber security expert Susan Landau argues that by asking Apple to crack the San Bernardino shooter’s iphone, the FBI was setting a…
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CDC outlines how it’ll cope with Zika outbreaks The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published how it plans to tackle the Zika virus in the event of a domestic outbreak. While there are already cases of the virus in the US, these were contracted overseas and brought back by unwitting travelers. The agency believes, however, that certain breeds of mosquitos could spread the condition across the US, should they come into contact wit
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Scientists Just Discovered the Origins of Oxygen in the Universe A team of researchers just confirmed the presence of oxygen in a galaxy 13.1 billion light years away—the furthest oxygen has ever been detected. Their findings suggest that this may have been the first oxygen to form in the early universe.Read more…
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A Video Game Explores A Family’s Battle With Son’s Cancer “All the tricks you learn as a father to comfort your child don’t work.” The post A Video Game Explores A Family’s Battle With Son’s Cancer appeared first on WIRED.
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GM CEO: The Bolt EV Will Take Us to a Self-Driving Future Mary Barra says the Chevy Bolt EV will straddle the line between the way we use cars today and how’ll we’ll use them 5, 15, even 50 years from now. The post GM CEO: The Bolt EV Will Take Us to a Self-Driving Future appeared first on WIRED.
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Mathematical Models Suggest New Ways of Targeting Pro-ISIS Groups Online Non sequitur arguments in favor of responding to domestic terrorism by waging foreign wars at least serve to illuminate the deep problem of how to predict and prevent so-called lone wolf attacks, in which some random person decides to purchase a legal assault rifle and commit mass murder. Gathering meaningful information from would-be perpetrators in the absence of organizational collusion isn’t t
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Why Climate Change Could Benefit Parts of Canada’s Boreal Forest The boreal forest in Quebec, which is full of black spruce trees, is absolutely huge—it’s “about the size of Spain,” Loïc D’Orangeville, a postdoctoral researcher at the Université du Québec à Montréal, told me. While the rest of the world grapples with the damaging effects of climate change—wildfires, drought, the list goes on—northeastern parts of the boreal forest could actually stand to benefi
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Naming planets in ‘No Man’s Sky’ will probably be like this comic It literally feels like years have gone by since HelloGames’s Sean Murray announced No Man’s Sky at E3. Of course, that’s because it has been years.  But, that doesn’t mean that we can’t imagine the adventures we’re going to have on the 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 procedural planets. SEE ALSO: 6 LinkedIn games we wish Microsoft revealed at E3 The possibilities of what planets and organisms we’ll b
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France bars aid convoy trying to reach desperate Calais refugees French authorities on Wednesday banned a massive aid convoy headed to Calais to help desperate migrants camped out in the northern port town, citing concerns over disruption to the “public order”.
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Wooden Skyscrapers–Coming to a City Near You A new type of laminated wood is as strong and fire-resistant as steel and concrete. And whereas concrete adds CO2 to the atmosphere, which contributes to global warming, growing trees pull carbon out… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gary Johnson Taking the Same Support from Clinton as Trump It’s the number-one question people ask about the electoral prospects of the country’s leading third party: “Could Libertarian Gary Johnson Play the Spoiler in November?” Behind the query is the assumption that, in the words of The Fiscal Times, the Johnson/William Weld ticket is “playing to the advantage of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.” But that assumption runs
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The Week in Mac Apps: Meet HotKey App, the latest shortcut-based launching tool New Mac apps of the weekThis week’s roundup of new Mac Apps introduces us to HotKey App, a tool that lets you program keyboard shortcuts and gives you a cheat-sheet in your menu bar. Plus, tools for keeping your Internet browsing private, blocking tracking cookies, monitoring your computer’s health, and much more.1Blocker – Block ads, tracking scripts, anything 1.0Salavat Khanov’s $5 1Blocker impr
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26% off Patriot 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive With 150MB/Sec Speed – Deal Alert This 128GB Supersonic Boost XT flash drive from Patriot is built to be fast and rugged.  It supports USB 3.0 and transfers data at speeds up of up to 150MG/Sec, making it ideal for large files. It’s durable rubberized exterior helps protect against shock and provides water resistance, so it travels safely wherever you take it. The unit is plug and play, and supports most major operating systems,
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Talking to Uber about the three pillars of its API platform  We believe three pillars are necessary for any developer platform: utility, revenue and distribution. Read More
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Turtle Beach’s glass speaker fires a focused ‘beam’ of audio Turtle Beach’s HyperSound Glass is one of the most impressive tech demos I’ve seen in years. The broad pitch used to sell the concept is pretty easy to grasp. With traditional speakers, sound travels out like light from a lamp: It’s directed, for sure, but not focused. HyperSound is more like a flashlight: a concentrated “beam” of sound, which is only fully audible in front of the “
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Wear This: Day With Dad Whether it was throwing a ball, driving stick or how to use tools, there are a lot of things your old man taught you growing up. Return the favor by showing up to spend a day with Dad doing, well, whatever he wants. Fill up a growler with your favorite local brew and enjoy it […]
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From the Wirecutter: The best surge protector for your home electronics This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read the full article with more details and background information here. (credit: The Wirecutter) Surge protectors don’t last forever. Like lightbulbs, they need to be replaced every few years when they wear out. Just because your old surge protector passes power to your devices doesn’t mean it’s
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FDA approves home stomach pump to combat obesity This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of a stomach-draining device called AspireAssist; it is designed to combat obesity via a drainage tube and port implanted in the patient’s stomach, allowing the patient to drain some of their stomach contents after they eat. When used properly, the device will drain about 30-percent of a meal’s calories, according … Continue readin
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Netflix pays people to watch TV all day, but some say it’s no dream job Netflix’s library may be shrinking as of late, but there’s still a staggering amount of TV shows and movies available. While browsing through the library, have you ever wondered where the thumbnails for each of the available shows or movies come from? Netflix may be known for leveraging tech to solve most of its problems, but that isn’t the case in this instance. Instead of opting for a technologi
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Project Soli isn’t in wearables yet, but these guys used it to create invisible violin Playing the world’s tiniest violin used to be a way to dismiss over-sensitive whiners, but now, thanks to the good folks over at cutting edge design studio [Design I/O], it’s the description of an awesome DIY project that allows would-be musicians to create a violin sound simply by rubbing their fingers together. The project uses Google Soli, the search giant’s purpose-built interaction sensor tha
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iOS 10 adds AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon, ‘create PDF’, multi-user & password-only printing New in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple’s AirPrint is getting some welcomed improvements including ‘AirPrint Bluetooth Beacon’, the ability to create PDFs from the print panel in iOS, and support for multi-user and password-only printing. more…Filed under: iOS, Mac Tagged: AirPrint, airprint bluetooth beacon, Apple, Create PDF, how to create PDF, iOS 10, iPad, iPhone, WWDC
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Leatherman Tread submitted by Everyday Carry We’re right on the cusp of the age of wearable technology, but what about wearable EDC? Sometimes your pockets just won’t fit any more tools, and a paracord bracelet (as useful as it is) can’t compete with the functionality of a multitool.The Tread is Leatherman’s take on a versatile wearable, with 29 tools including wrenches, drivers, cutters, and openers forged into t
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Extent of resection associated with likelihood of survival in glioblastoma The extent of resection in patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive and often fatal brain tumor, was associated with the likelihood of survival and disease progression, according to a new study.
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Study underscores ongoing need for HIV safety net program A new study of insurance coverage of more than 28,000 people with HIV concludes that a decades-old program that offers free medical care remains a critical necessity despite the availability of coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
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A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice The absence of a one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers report. By adding this bacteria species back to the guts of affected mice, the researchers were able to reverse some of their behavioral deficits, which are reminiscent of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in humans. The investigators are now looking to explore the effects of probiotics on
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We Wish We Could Unsee This Vile Tweet About the Alligator Attack #Oof. The post We Wish We Could Unsee This Vile Tweet About the Alligator Attack appeared first on WIRED.
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Apple’s Big Security Upgrades Will Save You From Yourself There’s a whole lot of security coming to iOS and macOS this fall. The post Apple’s Big Security Upgrades Will Save You From Yourself appeared first on WIRED.
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Facebook’s Head of AI Wants to Teach Chatbots Common Sense Facebook is already disconcertingly good at recognizing faces in photos. But the company’s director of artificial intelligence wants to push AI even further The post Facebook’s Head of AI Wants to Teach Chatbots Common Sense appeared first on WIRED.
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The physicist who studies ISIS communities online Neil Johnson explains what he learned when his team analysed nearly 200 pro-ISIS online communities.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20112
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Cable industry offers set-top box compromise to avoid stricter regulation (credit: Getty Images | chargerv8) Cable companies still oppose the Federal Communications Commission’s attempt to open up the set-top box market but seem to have resigned themselves to accepting some form of regulation. Industry representatives met with FCC commissioners and staff yesterday to say they are willing to comply with a requirement to deploy applications for third-party set-top box
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The Science of Mass Shooters: What Drives a Person to Kill? There is no template for the path to violence and rarely can a single cause explain any one atrocity — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Year Of Donald Trump One year ago today, Donald Trump descended the escalator of Trump Tower in New York to announce his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. Trump’s rise from a reality star and business mogul to the presumptive Republican nominee has left plenty of people in a daze or a pickle, but his appeal to Republican primary voters is of little doubt. “A Year Of Donald Trump” is a short film chron
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The Warriors Are Especially Hard To Handle After A Loss The Golden State Warriors didn’t lose very often this year, but when they did, the Dubs tended to bounce back with a vengeance. Following the 15 losses for which we know the next game’s outcome8 (including the playoffs), Golden State went 14-1, which was not only the NBA’s best record coming off a defeat, but also 24 points of winning percentage better than a statistical power-rating such as our E
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Black Hole Sun: Jazz Cover The always spectacular Haley Reinhart turns in another fantastic cover along with Postmodern Jukebox, with this orchestral arrangement of Soundgarden’s 1994 grunge hit that starts out as a sultry jazz ballad, and ends with as much fire and energy as the original. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: PMJ: Mad WorldViva La Vida: Sad Clown StyleSomeday: ’40s Style CoverSeven Nation Army: Ja
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Meet Domgy, an AI pet robot from Beijing startup ROOBO  ROOBO, a fast-growing hardware and AI startup headquartered in Beijing, today unveiled a prototype of its newest product, a “pet robot” called Domgy. For the unfamiliar, ROOBO is the company behind Pudding, a voice-controlled, educational robot for kids. Pudding is used to teach kids vocabulary, geography, jokes and more. The company also makes the Idealens virtual reality… Read More
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Crank Your Speakers, Because This Rocket Test Is the Best Thing You’ll Hear All Day Watching a rocket blast into outer space is a remarkable experience. But watching a rocket engine strapped into a test facility release its explosive fury here on Earth is somehow even cooler. It gives you a better idea of the engines’ power, and it’s a better opportunity to hear their deafening roar.Read more…
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The ripple effect of a market correction in adtech GUEST: It was hard not to miss Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report, especially the section on economic growth slowing. On the one hand, the report did call out that U.S. internet advertising growth is accelerating. Furthering that point, less than a month before Meeker’s findings were released, the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) reported that U.S. internet ad revenues hit a landmark $59
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Useful Ways to Organize a Tiny Kitchen Even if you have a huge kitchen you still have to make the most of the space you have. This video, from Brothers Green Eats, is full of ways to fit everything you need to cook into a tiny space—even one as small as their tiny galley-style kitchen.The video is a bit long, but some of the tips range from the simple, like stack up, not out, because you’ll probably have more vertical space you can use
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Grill Apples at Your Next Cookout for a Smoky, Sweet Side or Dessert I’ll admit that when I think of grilling out-of-doors, my thoughts quickly turn to meat, with little brain space leftover for sides. This flesh-focused tunnel vision of mine may be why I’ve never considered grilling apples, but luckily Food 52 has brought the idea to my attention.http://lifehacker.com/the-fruit-alto…We’ve talked about the tasty merits of grilled fruit before, but never apples, f
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13 essential oils and what they’re good for Why not tap into the power of plants to treat your complaints?
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Ask Flipped: How many exposed beams is too many? Did I go too far this time? Welcome back to Ask Flipped, where we answer very real questions from readers who are having problems with home decor, design, or anything else. Do you have a question? Write it on a post-it note and throw it into a strong gust of wind. If it was meant to be, we will find the post-it and answer the question. Dear Flipped, I read a piece a few months ago that said that
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Crowdsourced data can teach your phone to follow your eyes  Eye tracking has always been a tough problem. Multi-camera solutions existed in order to sense the position of the eyes in 3D space, but in general watching where your peepers pointed was too hard for cellphones. Now researchers at MIT and the University of Georgia have created an eye-tracking system that depends on crowdsourced data. The team created a simple app that showed a dot on the… Read M
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‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Kickstarter Just Met Its Goal Space Hopefully now scientists can figure out wtf is up with this weird star With just hours left before the campaign closes, researchers met and exceeded the funding goal, getting the last $10,000 in just the last few hours.
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Pregnant women’s high-fat, high-sugar diets may affect future generations A pregnant woman’s high-fat, high-sugar diet may have consequences for later generations, a mouse study indicates. The study suggests that a woman’s obesity can cause genetic abnormalities that are passed through the female bloodline to at least three subsequent generations, increasing the risk of obesity-related conditions.
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Super-resolution microscopy reveals details eight times smaller then visible light wavelength of immune cells’ surface Researcher Lillemeier wanted more detail on how the T-cell receptors are arranged in tissue and how that arrangement might change when the T cells are activated in living hosts. The team used a super-resolution microscope developed in the laboratory of co-senior author Hu Cang, assistant professor at Salk’s Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center and holder of the Frederick B. Rentschler Developmental
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The Bellini Kitchen Master takes on all challenges in the realm of cooking Cooking can be a lot of fun, and the end results are usually worth the effort. The only bad part is if you want to cook all of your own meals regularly, you’re basically taking on a part-time job. You have to stand there and stir sauces, chop veggies, and wash a million dishes by the end of the process. If despite this fact you still want to make food yourself, then you might be interested in get
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This small city in Idaho could change the way ISPs compete for your business If you can get past the idea of living in Idaho, the small city of Ammon is offering up an innovative new way to ensure customers are happy with their current internet service providers. The city installed its own fiber network and rents it to internet service providers. The system operates as an open access network that gives its residents the ability to add — or switch — ISPs over a city-operate
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26% off Patriot 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive With 150MB/Sec Speed – Deal Alert This 128GB Supersonic Boost XT flash drive from Patriot is built to be fast and rugged.  It supports USB 3.0 and transfers data at speeds up of up to 150MG/Sec, making it ideal for large files. It’s durable rubberized exterior helps protect against shock and provides water resistance, so it travels safely wherever you take it. The unit is plug and play, and supports most major operating systems,
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New procedure allows long-term culturing of adult stem cells A new procedure may revolutionize the culturing of adult stem cells. The approach has successfully generated and expanded airway stem cells from the sorts of samples collected during routine treatment of lung disorders and may be applicable to several other tissue types, including skin and the linings of the gastrointestinal and reproductive tracts.
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Fun-ctional Box / K.O.T project © Gidon Levin Architects: K.O.T project Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Area: 138.0 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Gidon Levin Model © Gidon Levin From the architect. What happens at the junction of a design rich aesthetic from the 50s through the 70s and the “cleanliness” of current design? When minimalist utilitarian carpentry meets crafted objects
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How fat becomes lethal, even without weight gain New research now adds to evidence that other tissues can step in to make glucose when the liver’s ability is impaired, and that the breakdown of fats in the liver is essential to protect it from a lethal onslaught of fat. The new research findings, from studies in mice, are likely to help researchers better understand a growing class of often-deadly metabolic diseases, which affect how the body pr
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Lab-grown nerve cells make heart cells throb Researchers report that a type of lab-grown human nerve cells can partner with heart muscle cells to stimulate contractions. Because the heart-thumping nerve cells were derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, the researchers believe the cells — known as sympathetic nerve cells — will allow them to grow nerve cells that replicate nervous system diseases in particular patients’ diseases.
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E3 2016: A Cringe Compilation There have been a lot of stage presentations, interviews, videos and livestreams to come out of E3 this year. Some have been slick, professional and informative! Others have not.Read more…
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Antarctica’s Carbon Dioxide Levels Have Reached A Troubling New Record Environment They are now at 400ppm, for the first time in human history A new announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Wednesday reveals a new benchmark that should kick us in the seat of our pants.
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Photo: Water and mist meet sunlight, magic ensues It’s hard to surpass a sunrise over steaming water.
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Analyzing how ISIS recruits through social media A team of University of Miami researchers has developed a model to identify behavioral patterns among serious online groups of ISIS supporters that could provide cyber police and other anti-terror watchdogs a roadmap to their activity and indicators when conditions are ripe for the onset of real-world attacks.
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Bouroullec brothers install floral Zaha Hadid tribute at Vitra Fire Station Design Miami/Basel 2016: late architect Zaha Hadid has been honoured with a floral installation by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec inside her first major completed building (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Plantereo is a self-watering planter that can be converted into a terrarium A Convertible Indoor Planter on Kickstarter Plantereo is a dual-purpose, self-watering planter with ceramic and glass components that can be reassembled into a terrarium. When Pratt student Richenna King moved from the sunny Philippines to an apartment in Brooklyn to study Industrial Design, she longed for the expansive garden space she had back home. It is a common challenge among city-dwelling g
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The Gap Between What You Like And What You Say You Like “The brain is an inference-generating machine… people walk around with a model in their heads.”https://serve.castfire.com/s:5L8r1/audio/2802416/whatsthepoint_2016-06-16-130216.64k.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%2CPreroll2%2CMidroll%2CMidroll2%2CMidroll3%2CMidroll4%2CMidroll5%2CMidroll6%2CPostroll%2CPostroll2%7Cstation_id%3D3138Subscribe: iTunes |Download |RSS |VideoIf you were to ask me what my fav
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Louisiana Lawmakers Will Make Kids Study Cursive—Yes, Cursive—for Years Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill Tuesday mandating public and charter schools introduce students to cursive writing by the time they reach third grade, with instruction continuing until graduation from high school. This policy will go into effect prior to the start of the 2017-18 school year. The bill was introduced by state Senator Beth Mizell, who said she had heard of cases w
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Cops Say They Bust Prostitution Because It’s Easier Than Catching Career Criminals California’s Costa Mesa Police Department arrested more people on prostitution-related charges in the first four months of 2016 than it did in all of the preceding five years. The department is “being very proactive in regard to prostitution enforcement,” said Police Captain Bryan Glass. In 2015, Costa Mesa police arrested one person on prostitution-related charges. From January through
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How Pro-ISIS Groups Adapt Like Online Organisms A new model calls for monitoring social media terror sympathizers as evolving groups, not individuals — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Summer session fruit fly data leads to promising new target in colorectal cancer The role of TIP60 (alongside previously known CDK8) in allowing human colorectal cancer cells to survive at the oxygen-poor centers of tumors is now better understood, thanks to new research.
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Apple may ditch ink for laser-marked fabric This week a new way to print on Apple products has come to our attention. It’ll be coming to your attention in just a minute, just as soon as you have a peek at the images and listen up: laser-marked fabric is what’s coming up next. Apple’s patent for their technique, filed this past November and released by the USPTO … Continue reading
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Gene circuits in live cells that perform complex analog/digital computations MIT researchers have developed synthetic biological circuits (from bacteria, for example, as shown here) that combine analog and digital computation as “living therapeutics” to treat major diseases and rare genetic disorders (credit: Synlogic) MIT researchers have developed synthetic biological circuits that combine both analog (continuous) and digital (discrete) computation — allowing living cell
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Here’s how Apple will make every app much faster in iOS 10 A lot of changes are coming in iOS 10, and while things like iMessage apps get a lot of attention, there’s also some underlying tech that will make all of your apps run a lot faster and smoother. How? Hre’s the simplest version of how it’s all going to happen: instead of loading content as you scroll, the content those APIs assume you’ll be accessing will load a bit sooner. If you’re scrolling thr
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Plug-in pods could solve your WiFi connection issues If you can’t get WiFi in that one room, there are ways to solve the problem — range extenders and powerline plugs are a couple of solutions that come to mind. There’s also Eero, system that improves your coverage using hubs you install in rooms with poor coverage. A new contender called Plume has a very similar system, except that instead of sitting on a desk, the “Pods” go into power s
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France allows off-duty police to carry guns following murders by jihadist near Paris France has relaxed gun rules for its police force, allowing officers to carry firearms while off-duty. The policy change comes just days after a police couple was murdered by a jihadist in a Paris suburb. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Researchers discover an early warning sign of transplant rejection A new study has identified a protein that could diagnose chronic graft-versus-host disease, a serious, long-term complication that affects some patients after a blood and bone marrow transplant.
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Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study. About 6 percent of American adults report symptoms consistent with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which lead to anxiety, depression, low energy and motivation, poor performance at work or school and also increased traffic accidents.
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Eat, Drink & Be Standing Plates Great Plate gives a hand to anyone with a pile of beef brisket and a freshly cracked beer. A burger and a red cup. A bratwurst and a can of sodie. This nifty champion of standing up while chowing down has a high-rimmed edge and built-in center cup holder to keep both your grub and your glass contained, tidy, and, best of all, accessible via fork or freed-up fingers without having to sit or set the
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Liability in the coming age of autonomous autos  While we are many years away from an autonomous utopia, where cars pick us up and drive us where we need to go without a human at the wheel, we are seeing the first steps toward self-driving cars. Volvo, Honda, Audi, Tesla—pretty much every auto manufacturer, plus Google and probably Apple—is incorporating advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) into cars we can buy right now.… Read More
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Study finds sorority rush process negative, membership positive College-age women who participate in sorority rush largely describe the process as negative but report a sense of belonging and support once they’re in the group, according to research from University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa Hunt and Penn alumna Colleen Kase. It’s the first work to empirically analyze and confirm the theoretical benefits of sorority membership.
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Where Are All the Prehistoric Women and Children? This post originally appeared in the online anthropology magazine SAPIENS. Follow @SAPIENS_org on Twitter to discover more of their work. Stone tools, like Acheulean hand axes, remain well-preserved for eons because they are stones first, tools second. Fired ceramics remain well-preserved for millennia because they are, in essence, human-made stone. Metal tools may, in some rare instances, endure
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Genius invention will give you an actual stress-free day at the beach Beach season is finally here — but let’s not forget about the stressful responsibility of keeping track of your seaside valuables. Enter the Beach Vault: a simple invention that allows you to safely and subtly store items under your towel and pillow — which are included with your purchase. SEE ALSO: This is the best beach in America Husband and wife team Krystal V. DaCunha and Marcal DaCunha inve
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Seafood Industry Technology | Hudaa Neetoo | TEDxPlainesWilhems Seafood – when you see it what do you think – irresistible, mouthwatering, gourmet? Or Perishable? High pressure processing, a technique for seafood shelf life extension which keeps the texture, taste and colour. HUDAA NEETOO, lecturer at the University of Mauritius, is an active researcher in the area of food science and microbiology. She is especially concerned with issues of local importance af
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My dream died, now what? | Lynette Lewis | TEDxRaleigh Have you ever had a dream you were certain would happen, only to watch it die, or slowly fade amidst competing priorities? Lynette Lewis shares two powerful choices that will work for anyone, choices that helped her endure 9/11, infertility, the agonizing death of a son, and waiting 20 years to see a dream realized. The surprise ending of this talk brings the audience to their feet. Amidst great l
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Terrorism and finance: connecting the dots | Edidiong Bassey | TEDxUniversityofKent With terrorism at the heart of global discourse, there is an increased sense of urgency in tackling the problem. However, a number of questions remain unanswered and an array of ideas untested. Edidiong’s talk questions some myths about terrorism and unravels financing as an integral part of the problem. He highlights the often overlooked role financial institutions (and other bodies) play in terr
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Solve Life’s Problems Using Middle School Math | Shannon Cholakian | TEDxCSULB Are adults learning to be better people as life goes on, or are they as socially inept as middle school students? Human Development student Shannon Cholakian investigates the human condition of both young and old, and argues that a better understanding of ourselves plus a basic understanding of middle school math can help adults be the most civilized people they can be. Shannon Cholakian is a grad
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Life’s Golden Buckets – financial Illiteracy in our school system | Kieron Sweeney | TEDxStanleyPark Most people could be financially secure if they were given the proper ‘how-to’ education as a child. This talk challenges the school system to revise its curriculum and teach children a financial foundation to guarantee their financial security. Kieron Sweeney – kieron@kieronsweeney.com – is an international speaker, business mindset coach and author. His innovative wealth-building strategies have
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The Hell of Chronic Illness | Sita Sahasrabudhe | TEDxStanleyPark Sita’s talk asks you to confront the issues surrounding chronic illness. She tells you firsthand about what it’s like to live with one and offers you a 3-point plan to help your spouse, children and co-workers with the lifelong challenges they experience with chronic illness. Sita Sahasrabudhe – sita.gaia@gmail.com – is a Registered Social Worker with epilepsy. She knows firsthand the challenges f
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Technology Disruption | Vidia Mooneegan | TEDxPlainesWilhems Facebook took 3.5 years to acquire 50 million customers, Whatsapp took 15 months, Angry Birds took 15 days. By 2025, 2 billion people will have their first banking experience on their smart phone. 80% of these people will never walk in a bank branch. Disruption across various industries and in different ways and as an island nation could this be an opportunity? VIDIA MOONEEGAN is considered a pion
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Confronting Fundamentalism Together | Catherine Wallace | TEDxUofIChicago Irrational, judgmental, authoritarian, hard-Right Christian fundamentalism threatens democracy and the rule of law: Donald Trump is merely the culmination of their long and dangerous influence upon American politics. To oppose fundamentalism effectively, reasonable people must collaborate despite the diversity of our religious and philosophical commitments. We can more easily collaborate if believ
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Innit wants to make cooking a delicious meal as easy as pushing a button We’ve all been there: it’s 6 o’clock on a Friday evening, and you’re ready to leave work after a taxing day at the office. You endure the tiring commute home, slip off your shoes, queue up some tunes, and then suddenly realize that you forgot to buy groceries. You order out that night. And then the next night. And then the night after. And suddenly, takeout becomes a ritual; the thought of cooking
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Italy firms ink nearly 5 billion euro ship deal with Qatar Italian ship-builder Fincantieri signed a 3.8 billion euro ($4.3 billion) contract Thursday with Qatar’s navy to build seven ships as part of the biggest naval deal ever inked by aItalian firms.
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Even When Artists Fight They Can’t Help Making Something Beautiful In a bar in 1910 France, a fight predictably breaks out between different artists. Of course, since this is an animated short, it’s an art fight. A beautiful, beautiful art fight.Read more…
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Why Volunteering Is The Single Most Overlooked Skill On Resumes A new report from Deloitte found that hiring managers value volunteering, but many candidates don’t mention their experience.If you knew that as many as 86% of influencers believe that doing a certain thing would make you more competitive among a pool of job seekers, wouldn’t you make sure to put that activity front and center on your resume?Read Full Story
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Zaha Hadid’s Last Projects Continue to Emerge A retrospective and a chair are among Hadid’s last projects New work from the late Zaha Hadid continues to emerge after her death two and a half months ago, a testament to her prolific and groundbreaking career as an architect and a designer. One of Hadid’s last projects was designing a retrospective of German Dada artist Kurt Schwitters’ work for Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich, now open through Se
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FatBoy Lamzac – Instantly Inflatable Outdoor Lounger An instantly inflatable portable outdoor lounger that is filled by simply swiping it through the air and tying off the end. It’s sort of genius in its simplicity.Click Here For Complete Details
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House votes to block transfer of Guantanamo detainees The House of Representatives has added an amendment to the annual military spending bill that would forbid the government from transferring prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp anywhere else in the world. Read Full Article at RT.com
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We Show You The Future Of Hacking And War On VICELAND’s ‘Cyberwar’ In 2016, hacks and data breaches have become the norm. Hacking and cybersecurity are increasingly becoming a concern for politicians, academics, and even everyday people. This is not going to stop any time soon. In the future, as some farsighted experts are predicting, wars will be fought online. If not exclusively on the internet, the wars and espionage campaigns of tomorrow will have a huge cybe
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This $150 Kit Is Actually Six Power Tools In One Black & Decker Matrix 6 Tool Combo Kit, $150Whether you have a home improvement project on the horizon, or you just forgot to buy a Father’s Day gift, this Black & Decker tool deal worthy of your attention.The Matrix 6 tool combo kit is a single, 20V handheld tool with six different attachments, giving you a drill, a sander, a jig saw, an oscillating tool, a router, and an impact driver, a
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Avoid These Overused, Often-Repeated Interview Lines Job interviews are hard enough considering you have to showcase your skills and experience, and impress your interviewer with them. What you don’t want to do is come off like you’re reading from a script, so Glassdoor suggests avoiding these played out, oft-repeated interviewee lines that everyone’s heard before.Some of these lines are ones you probably already know to avoid, but it’s always good
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The Baker Miller Pink Hoodie tricks your brain into calming down When you’ve got more to do in a day than is possible to accomplish in a week, it seems a little overwhelming to take life a minute at a time. If that describes every day pretty accurately for you, then you’re probably trying to find ways to help your brain shut off from time to time. Sound machines, noise-canceling headphones and entire pods just for taking naps might be something you’ve looked a
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Stepping Back: last week’s news from Snøhetta, the Venice Biennale, and refugee camps on Archinect Sessions #68 This week, we’re taking a moment to catch-up with what’s happened on Archinect lately, and share some endorsements—we discuss our latest interview with Snøhetta, our ongoing coverage of the Venice Biennale, student work on refugee camps, and more.Next week, in light of the shooting death of 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, we plan to discuss the significance of accessible queer spaces, for all
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Dish brings Cuban TV to US via new ‘CubaMax’ channel Things are warming between the U.S. and Cuba, and that’s means a gradual mix of both nation’s media. Netflix has already made its way to Cuba, and now Cuban media has made its way to the U.S. Dish Network has announced the arrival of a new channel for DishLATINO called ‘CubaMax TV’ — it’s dedicated to television shows, movies, kids … Continue reading
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ContainerX steps into the limelight with a new container platform for enterprises Enterprises interested in tapping container technology now have a brand-new option for managing it: ContainerX, a multitenant container-as-a-service platform for both Linux and Windows.Launched into beta last November by a team of engineers from Microsoft, VMware and Citrix, the service became generally available in both free and paid versions on Thursday. Promising an all-in-one platform for or
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The birth of virtual reality as an art form | Chris Milk Chris Milk uses innovative technologies to make personal, interactive, human stories. Accompanied by Joshua Roman on cello and McKenzie Stubbert on piano, Milk traces his relationship to music and art — from the first moment he remembers putting on headphones to his current work creating breakthrough virtual reality projects that transport viewers to a new time and place. VR is the last medium fo
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Tell a Story to Generate More Reactions During a Negotiation Negotiating anything is a complicated process, but it’s no secret that the more information you have, the better. That includes information about how the other person is feeling about a topic. Harvard Business Review points out that one way to get that info is to tell a story and look for facial expressions.Looking for facial expressions during a negotiation is a great way to test the temperature
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Modifying and enhancing gene drive to overcome resistance A gene drive is a piece of “selfish” DNA that can spread rapidly through a population. But fears that engineered gene drives could spread out of control may be exaggerated as there are flaws in the existing designs that mean they will not last long in the wild. Modified versions of gene drive are in the works that might just deliver on the technology’s enormous potential to do good or bad.Most pla
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Researchers discover the ugliest color in the world: Pantone 448 C Photographers, filmmakers, artists, and graphic designers all tend to know a thing or two about color. There is an emotional connection to different colors: blue is soothing and red is powerful, for example. But when tasked with finding the ugliest color, where does the needle land when you spin the color wheel? According to Australian market research firm, GfK, it lands on Pantone 448 C. As repor
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Cable Companies Pledge Industry-Wide Commitment But Want Control Over UI The FCC proposed rules to force pay-TV providers to make video programming — and the right to record video — available to the makers of third-party apps and devices. Under this model, third-party app and equipment makers would be able to create their own interfaces through which cable TV subscribers could access their programming. On Thursday, cable companies noted that they still cannot fully c
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RAMSEE Is A Security Guard Robot With Infrared Vision Technology Designed to detect human bodies Guard robot replaces human guards.
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Video: Take a Dip in the Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale In his latest video, Jesús Granada visits ‘The Pool,’ inside Australia’s Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Curated by Amelia Holliday, Isabelle Toland & Michelle Tabet of Aileen Sage Architects, the exhibition explores the architectural typology of the swimming pool and its place in Australian culture.Visitors to the pavilion can hear eight narrators tell stories about pools, consideri
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Topshop wants you to look good while paying With bPay, it appears that shopping has moved beyond store merchandise, also embracing fashion when it comes to payment at the register. British fast-fashion outlet Topshop just introduced their next collection of bPay contactless payment accessories which have been introduced into its UK stores, as well as online.  Apparently, this payment method is starting to increase in popularity. See also:
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LG gets specific with four new X series smartphones Rather than trying to sell everyone a smartphone that’s good at everything, LG has launched a new series of phones that each excel in only one particular area — that way, you can get the feature you want the most, without spending too much. The LG X line of phones launched earlier this year with two options, the X Cam and X Screen, and now LG is announcing another four options: the X Power, X Mac
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zimoun installs a soundscape of motorized paper bags inside a shipping container presented at art basel 2016, ‘317 prepared dc-motors, paper bags, shipping container’ sees the interior of the volume lined with hundreds of brown paper bags, arranged across the walls, floor, and ceiling. The post zimoun installs a soundscape of motorized paper bags inside a shipping container appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Canadian forests a refuge as warming creeps north Boreal forests in far-northern latitudes may one day act as a climate refuge for black spruce, the foundational tree for the northwoods ecosystem — a major source of the world’s paper; home to caribou, snowshoe hare, lynx, and sable; and nesting site for dozens of migratory bird species, say researchers.
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Unlocking secrets of immune system could help combat colitis Researchers have unlocked secrets of our ancient immune system, a major scientific advance which could help scientists and clinicians in the global fight against disease, they say.
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$20K Buys You Some Great Sedans – Here Are The Five Best Models of 2016 The world of compact four-door sedans is a big one. Check out our favorite sedans to be had for under $20,000, whether you’re looking for a tricked-out ride or just a budget-friendly solution to your current transportation woes. The post $20K Buys You Some Great Sedans – Here Are The Five Best Models of 2016 appeared first on The Manual.
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Brain-to-Brain Interface—the Next Great Leap in Human Communication Mark Zuckerberg recently reiterated that brain-to-brain interfacing is our species future. Today, scientists can have participants move things on a screen with their mind and signal to one another across vast distances. It may someday have therapeutic uses for ADHD, give us sense experiences not akin to our species, and even allow advertisers to invade our minds.   Read More
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We Won Some Prizes We’re very excited to share some news: FiveThirtyEight has been named the Data Journalism Website of the Year for 2016 by the Global Editors Network, a Paris-based organization that promotes innovation in newsrooms around the world. In our world of sports statistics, polling data and empirical reporting, it’s a very nice honor.We also won the 2016 award for News Data App of the Year (large newsroo
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How to eat your lawn: Transform your wasteful grassy space into a food forest garden Who ever imagined that lawns would go from epitomizing the American dream to embodying all manner of evil? Blaming both human and natural failings, many homeowners have embraced the idea of lawn-eradication, and the Food Not Lawns movement is growing on a
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How Funny Or Die Helped Congress Finally Agree On Something in the digital age, humor sometimes can capture national attention—and spur action—more readily than serious efforts to elicit public support. The post How Funny Or Die Helped Congress Finally Agree On Something appeared first on WIRED.
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Mark Zuckerberg backs startup looking to ‘close the opportunity gap’ in Africa Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan “like” Andela.  The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will lead a funding effort worth $24 million for Andela, a New York-based startup that trains software developers in Africa.  The program is the first major investment since it was established by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan in December 2015.  “We live in a world where
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Scout Overland Kitchen When you’re ready to put a complete, self-contained kitchen in your vehicle, the Scout Overland is a solid choice. The slide-out drawer-style design keeps everything organized: stove, sink, cutting board, utensils and storage, all at your fingertips. It also includes a 2.5 gallon water tank & an electrical panel. Fits newer model Toyota trucks, Jeeps, and Sprinters. For purchase information,
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White Arkitekter wins housing design contest for the Faroe Islands Scandinavian firm White Arkitekter has won a competition to design a sustainable housing development on a sloped, uninhabited hillside in the Faroe Islands. (more…)
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Alienware is also working on one of those VR backpacks  It’ll probably come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following gaming of late, but Alienware’s looking to join the likes of HP and MSI with the release of a VR backpack of its very own. The Dell-owned gaming PC maker wasn’t exactly trumpeting the device at E3, but it did show off a prototype of the proton pack, hung snugly from a mannequin in the company’s… Read More
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FreedomPop gives you free minutes and texts through its app Earlier this year FreedomPop announced a global SIM card that offers 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200MB of data each month for free, aside from the one-time cost of the SIM card itself — $10. It’s a pretty strong value proposition for frequent travelers, with coverage in the U.S., 24…
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This Birdhouse Will Give You Free Wi-Fi For Reducing Air Pollution Environment Amsterdam entrepreneur creates tree-mounted device to motivate green behavior An Amsterdam company, TreeWifi, has created birdhouses that measure air pollution and distribute free Wi-Fi when nitrogen dioxide drops below a certain threshold. The…
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Face of the future: Researchers first to grow living bone that replicates original anatomical structure A new technique repairs large bone defects in the head and face by using lab-grown living bone, tailored to the patient and the defect being treated. This is the first time researchers have grown living bone grown to precisely replicate the original anatomical structure, using autologous stem cells derived from a small sample of the recipient’s fat.
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Size and orbits of the possible three new planets in our solar system Adam Crowl reviewed the three research papers that are calculating Kuiper Belt asteroids for the gravitational effects of currently unseen planets in our solar system.The ninth planet is believed to be about 4 times the size of the Earth and at about 700 AU (700 times farther from the Sun than the earth is to the sun).Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters – Commensurabilities
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Strange Subterranean Cities Around the World Paranoia, self-protection, and even laziness, are just below the surface Underground cities occupy a weird place in the popular imagination, caught halfway between markers of ancient civilizations, such as Petra, and the dystopian future predicted in science fiction (see Zion in The Matrix series). But despite the natural inclination to avoid the urban planning equivalent of the garden apartment
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New Flatpack Shelving System Features Leather and Minimal Hardware Minimal assembly required Ikea better watch out, because designers like two-year-old startup Greycork are getting more and more creative with their flatpack furniture offerings. The latest design comes from young architect Ammar Kalo who has designed a round-edged, maple multi-tier shelving system. The slanting legs are connected to the top shelf by custom-designed brass connectors, the only hard
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Three Theories of Why You Dance When You Have to Pee The pee dance is an ancient tradition. You’re waiting for the bathroom, and for some reason you start wiggling around. The How to Do Everything podcast spoke with Dr. Peter Lechman to take a look at some of the theories of why we do this weird behavior.Lechman breaks down each theory like so:One theory is a rhythmic displacement behavior. We do various rhythmic things when we’re faced with conflic
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Orlando shooter posted to Facebook multiple times during massacre Omar Mateen, the gunman who murdered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday, posted on Facebook several times during the massacre.  Mateen used five accounts to post various messages, according to a letter sent by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday and published online.  SEE ALSO: The Orlando
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Natural molecule could improve Parkinson’s A natural molecule shows benefit in a preliminary clinical trial for Parkinson’s Disease, report scientists. Current treatments for Parkinson’s disease are generally limited to temporarily replacing dopamine in the brain as well as some medications designed to slow the progression of the disease process.
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Lab-grown living bone fuses fast with pig jaw Repairing damaged or defective bone structures can be quite difficult, painful, and expensive for patients requiring the care. While advances have been made in replacing sections of bone and stimulating natural healing, researchers from Columbia University have developed a bone-growing technique that precisely replicates original structures in the head and face… Continue Reading Lab-grown liv
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Gyroscopic glove takes on tremors If you’ve ever tried holding onto a spinning gyroscope, then you’ll know how it “fights” you if you try to suddenly tip it over – that’s why self-balancing motorcycles use gyroscopes to stay upright when stopped. Well, Imperial College London spinoff company GyroGear is utilizing that same principle in its new GyroGlove, which is designed to minimize hand tremors… Continue Reading G
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Prone to losing your keys or wallet? Nut Find 3 will help you keep track of them The Nut Find 3 is a Bluetooth tracking device that pairs with your phone to help you find your stuff, and it will alert you when you leave lost items such as your keys or wallet behind. The design of the Nut Find 3 focuses on loss prevention, so you never lose your items in the first place. We found these range notifications worked better than most other Bluetooth trackers, and we weren’t plagued
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Developers discover dark mode hidden in the code for iOS 10 beta 1 Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference was home to a ton of software-related announcements, but it turns out one of the biggest new features in iOS wasn’t even talked about. That’s right, iOS is finally getting dark mode. Dark mode has long been requested as a feature of iOS, and while it has come to the Mac, it never officially made it to the iPhone. Sure, you could get it if you jailbroke your
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Apple’s glass “Galaxy” path to an iPhone 7 successor Signs pointing toward 2017 suggest the iPhone 7 will be a modest upgrade in comparison to its successor. Rumors today alongside word from investor notes suggest that, like last year, the iPhone 7 will be closer to an “S” upgrade than previous jumps to full numbers. The iPhone 8, on the other hand – or iPhone X, or iPhone 10, … Continue reading
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British MP Killed in Attack, President Heads to Orlando, Gun Control Bills Debated: P.M. Links British Labour Party MP Jo Cox, 41, died after being shot and stabbed on the street by a 52-year-old man. She was known for her activism in support of Syrian refugees. Media outlets quote witnesses saying the man yelled “Britain First!’ when he attacked her. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have arrived in Orlando to meet with families of the victims of Sunday’s deadly sh
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Hulu teams up with Disney to offer popular kids programing – CNET Over 500 episodes and more than 20 original movies of Disney-ABC Television Group are now exclusively available in Hulu’s Kids library.
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Social media rallies activists to remove Stanford rape-case judge – CNET Just two weeks after news of the sentencing hit Twitter, millions have signed petitions and are attending events aimed at removing the judge from the bench.
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Impaired decision-making may contribute to motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease People with Parkinson’s disease have a form of impaired decision-making that may be a major contributor to the movement problems that characterize the disease. This finding suggests that the neurological factors underlying Parkinson’s, which currently affects nearly 1 million people in the United States, may be more complex than commonly believed.
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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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A device called the Remo spots a market for automating wall mount air conditioners  I’m usually cautious about Kickstarter campaigns, but when the data looks right I’m encouraged to peer deeper. Haruumi Shiode reached out to me with his CleanTech concept for a product called the Remo (which remotely controls wall unit air conditioners), and I have to admit the numbers looked interesting even though this is a business model I would have never considered. Living… Read More
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Henry Rollins Once Penned A Letter To Young Americans. It’s Golden. It’s worth listening to this self-described “Cranky old man” named Henry Rollins.Read More
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YouTube prankster on terrorist-themed gag: ‘I’m not a completely insensitive a—hole’ LOS ANGELES — Yet another YouTube prankster has come under fire for a video that many deem insensitive. Earlier this week, JoeySalads (Joe Saladino) — who has 1.2 million subscribers across his channels  — posted a “social experiment” video where he filmed reactions to a supposed “radical Islamic terrorist,” juxtaposing it with a “radical Christian terrorist.”  T
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Lunatik Epik H20 Waterproof Case Like the iPhone, Apple Watch is perfectly designed to make breaking the screen the easiest thing you can do with it. But with a case like the Epik H20, your watch has a much better chance of surviving the summer. It’s waterproof to 5 ATM and completely encases your watch in soft, nano-coated shockproof silicone. Tactile controls give you easy, unobstructed access to all watch functions. For purc
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Suspect arrested in killing of Labour MP Jo Cox identified as Tommy Mair – reports The man arrested over the assassination of Labour MP Jo Cox has been named by locals as Tommy Mair, according to reports in the British press. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘We definitely have to move in our relations with UK’ – Russia’s ambassador to Britain While relations between Russia and Britain might not be enjoying their easiest moment, Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko told RT that doors between the two nations are still open and business relations must definitely carry on. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Could be our families’: Obama speaks after private meeting with families of Orlando dead President Barack Obama told the 49 grieving families of the people who died during the Orlando nightclub massacre that they “could be our families” and are “part of the American family.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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India could replace China as the World’s growth engine around 2027 to 2029 India is expected to equal China’s economic size in 2005 around 2023-2030. China was 4.9% of world GDP in 2005.If India continues to grow at around 7%, it would have the same global punch as the 2005 economy of China in 2029 India’s economy grew a stronger-than-expected 7.9% in the March quarter, making it the fastest growing major economy. HSBC said that if India grows at 8% rate, it would achiev
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Obama visits grief-stricken Orlando in wake of gay nightclub massacre President Barack Obama arrived in Orlando on Thursday to meet with survivors of the massacre at a gay nightclub and relatives of the 49 people killed, as the U.S. Senate inched closer to a vote on gun control measures.
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Zeiss made a really premium Google Cardboard headset  Google Cardboard’s biggest appeal has always been its accessibility. Heck, they send the headsets out with the newspaper. Zeiss is taking things in a different direction with the One Plus (not to be confused with the less spacey OnePlus), a $129 VR headset for smartphones that features a premium build and, naturally, the company’s high-end optics. The wearable features a tray… Read More
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Vitamin D may not be the great solution to health problems A new review examines the evidence for 10 common beliefs about vitamin D. The beliefs range from the ability of vitamin D to reduce falls and fractures, improve depression and mental well-being, prevent rheumatoid arthritis, treat Multiple Sclerosis, and lessen incidences of cancer and mortality. The review finds little evidence though that supplementation with this vitamin has much of an effect a
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Statin drugs reduce infection risk in stroke patients, report suggests Statin drugs can dramatically lower the risk of infections in stroke patients, report researchers. Patients on statins upon admission to hospital, or early in their stay, had significantly lower risk for developing infections than those put on statins later in their hospitalization or not at all. These findings remained strong after being controlled for other possible influences like the severity
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‘Gwent’ injects some choice into its free-to-play deck building Gwent bears some similarities to other deck-building games like Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone, but it also embraces its roots from The Witcher 3. As you earn new card packs to build out your decks with, you have a choice. Before we can lay out how that choice works, it’s important to understand what sets Gwent: The Witcher Card Game apart from others like it. SEE ALSO: ‘Elder Scrolls: Lege
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Get your milk ready: Two new Oreo flavors are hitting stores soon There aren’t many things better than a refreshing glass of cold milk in the summer heat — except for a glass of cold milk and two brand-new Oreo cookie flavors. Yes, the upstanding people at Nabisco have graced us with new iterations of their Oreo Thin cookie: the Lemon Crème and Chocolate Crème, both hitting grocery store aisles this month. SEE ALSO: Oreo Bagels are a hole-in-one for breakfast l
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VR Maker Vrse Gets a New Name—Within—and Millions in Funding Chris Milk’s company is getting more cash, changing its name, and signaling the future of VR studios. The post VR Maker Vrse Gets a New Name—Within—and Millions in Funding appeared first on WIRED.
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You May Already Be Using Google’s AI Chips and Not Know It Last month Google revealed that it’s making its own custom artificial intelligence processing chips. Now it turns out that you may already be using them. The post You May Already Be Using Google’s AI Chips and Not Know It appeared first on WIRED.
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BookBook for iPad Pro The BookBook for iPad Pro is a new case from TwelveSouth for the 12.9″ iPad Pro (9.7″ coming soon). BookBook is a leather case that allows you to hold/display your iPad Pro at multiple angles. It’s leather texture is reminiscent of a vintage book. With a built in slot to carry your Apple Pencil, BookBook looks to be a great case for artists and designers. You can order on the TwelveSouth website f
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Apple Explains Why iMessage Hasn’t Expanded to Android In a wide-ranging commentary piece about WWDC 2016, tech journalist Walt Mossberg included an interesting bit about why Apple has not expanded iMessage to competing software platforms like Android.When I asked a senior Apple executive why iMessage wasn’t being expanded to other platforms, he gave two answers. First, he said, Apple considers its own user base of 1 billion active devices to provide
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Review: ExoLens’ Zeiss iPhone lenses turns your phone into a full-fledged camera  Anyone even remotely interested in cameras knows that Zeiss lenses are the gold standard. But the 170-year-old company’s lenses can cost thousands of dollars each, making them pretty inaccessible for amateur photographers. But that is now changing, as the company has teamed up with the ExoLens brand to release three Zeiss lenses for the iPhone 6/6s and Plus. The three lenses are… Read More
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Empowerment and Positive Thinking | Lina Almarestani | TEDxRITDubai empowerment and positive thinking is the key to a healthier happier mind and body. Professor at RIT University Dubai campus This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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The myth of stability | Salma Hooshmand | TEDxTWU Stability may feel safe, but is it better to be fixed and unmoving or to be perched and ready to fly? The idea of balance captures both stillness and motion. As a process, it doesn’t require perfection. Brené Brown has said that vulnerability is the birthplace of courage. From the perspective of occupational therapy, balance may be that mechanism which translates vulnerability into courage. Salma
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Beneath the surface we are all human | Luisa Pires | TEDxUniversityofKent In the light of her recent adventure in Lesvos, helping out with the Falafel Group, Luisa’s talk brings perspective to the eyes of the common human that, like herself, has had to question whether or not to rely on stereotypes. Louisa is an Architecture student at the University of Kent. Upon moving to Germany from her home in Portugal – her life was turned upside down. She had faced many new chall
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Born without a Tongue: A life of triumphs | Betty McMicken & Kelly Rogers | TEDxCSULB Kelly Rogers was born without a tongue and never been helped to speak or swallow. She taught herself. How does she do the impossible, speaks without a tongue? Dr.McMicken and Kelly are both exploring her remarkable  ability, literally one sound at a time. Here is their story. This year Dr.  McMicken celebrates her 50th year in continuous clinical practice of Speech-Language Pathology. A three time
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What nature teaches children | Nilda Cosco | TEDxRaleigh Watch this talk if you are interested in the well-being of young children. Children spend most of their waking hours in child care every day where they can play outdoors and learn from nature. Interacting with plants and insects outside is found to be fundamental for children’s health and well-being. In her talk, Cosco will explain the importance of being outdoors as it releases the power of exper
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Galileoscope: Bringing the sky to millions around the world | Douglas Arion | TEDxLittleton Involved in public science education and outreach, managing the Galileoscope project which has placed over 250,000 high quality, low-cost telescopes into over 100 countries, and managing a nature and astronomy education program in partnership between Carthage and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Douglas Arion is the Donald D. Hedberg Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Professor of P
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Down to Earth! | Zaheer Allam | TEDxPlainesWilhems Great Wall of China (700 – 206 BC) to Oaxaca School of Plastic Arts (2015). An ancient building technique which is economical, sustainable, resilient, adaptable and has stood the test of time: Rammed Earth. Passionate about Architecture & Urbanism, ZAHEER KHAN has been a UN Speaker on Sustainable Energy, and authored numerous papers that sparked debates and policy making. He is the African rep
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6 Things You Don’t Know About Numbers | Iain Webb | TEDxTbilisi Why should you love prime numbers? In this lively and humorous talk mathematician Iain Webb makes the case for primes, and their special role in nature and civilization. Iain Webb is a teacher of mathematics whose goal it to get people passionate about the subject. A graduate with an MA in mathematics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Iain has taught at universities and schools in Gr
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Innovating for Sustainability | Yashraj Bhardwaj | TEDxIIITD Yashraj are 16 year old researcher, ideator, roboticist, technologist, inventor and full stack developer, talks about importance of innovation for sustainable development. Yuvraj and his twin brother Yashraj are 16 year old researchers, ideators, roboticists, technologists, inventors and full stack developers. They are the founders of Zenith Vipers, a company which encourages students to come up w
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Idea to Innovation | Yuvraj Bhardwaj | TEDxIIITD Yuvraj Bhardwaj, a 16 year old, researcher, ideator, roboticist, technologist, inventor and full stack developer, talks about how ideas turn into innovations. Yuvraj and his twin brother Yashraj are 16 year old researchers, ideators, roboticists, technologists, inventors and full stack developers. They are the founders of Zenith Vipers, a company which encourages students to come up with their ide
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The Repurposed Life: From Meth to a Miracle | Dale Lendrum | TEDxCSULB The Repurposed Life is a miraculous journey. Dale Lendrum walks us through his 30-year history of drug addiction and incarceration and how effective rehabilitation and the exercising of our humanity can truly change lives for the better. From state prison to teaching at California State University, Long Beach in seven years, The Repurposed Life is a story of inspiration and hope for all. Dale Lend
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The Logical vs. The Reflexive Brain: Only One Wins | Marwa Azab | TEDxCSULB Our brains have two systems: a logical conscious one and a reflexive non-conscious one.  The reflexive system runs the show when we are short on time and effort. This system is not great at filtering, so it is affected by any stimuli around it. Many efforts to change undesirable behaviors fail, because, they focus on the logical brain and forget about the reflexive one.  Dr. Azab has been teaching
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Revisiting the ‘Latte Factor’ and the Power of Daily Routines One of the most discussed concepts in personal finance is the “Latte Factor,” an idea first popularized by the personal finance writer and speaker David Bach. The idea, in a nutshell, is that you can achieve a great deal of personal finance success by finding small things to cut in your life, and he used the example of a daily latte that one might purchase at a coffee shop, hence the name “Latte F
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Philadelphia Passes Soda Tax after Mayor Rewrites Playbook Philly is the biggest U.S. city to slap a tax on sweet drinks, after a bitter battle  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition- a Car You’ll Never Want to Leave For those that like the finer things in life, the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition is the car for you. Releasing late 2016 in both a normal and hybrid model, the Platinum Edition Porsche Cayenne’s somehow manages to pack even more elegance into a four wheeled drive. Inside the car you’ll find an interior boasting eight-way electrically adjustable leather sport seats […]Visit Man of Many for the fu
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Uber, Hyundai to collaborate on self-driving cars in Korea Uber is reportedly in South Korea exploring a potential autonomous vehicle partnership with the country’s largest automaker Hyundai Motor which could lead to huge car orders in the future. Maeil Business News Korea reports that autonomous car researchers from US ride-sharing service Uber are visiting Hyundai’s Namyang research and development facility in Hwaseong. The visit will enable the two fi
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Anybody can learn to code, but Apple’s Swift Playgrounds make them want to There were tears during Apple’s developer conference this year. Not so much that members of the audience risked dehydration, but people were definitely wiping the corners of their eyes. You don’t see crying at tech events much, thank goodness, but I was happy to see it here. It proved that some people saw how exciting, inspirational, and life-changing technology can be. It wasn’t over MacOS, or th
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Superconducting magnet powers up after cross-country journey A team of physicists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has just completed preliminary tests of a 20-ton cylindrical magnet that could form the heart of an upgraded particle detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). The goal was to see if the superconducting solenoid was in working order after having sat idle for 8 years, and then travelin
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Calorimeter components put to the test Tracking particles created in subatomic smashups takes precision. So before the components that make up detectors at colliders like the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) get the chance to see a single collision, physicists want to be sure they are up to the task. A group of physicists and students hoping to one day build a new detector at RHIC—a DOE Office of Science User Facility for nuclear
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Hyperkin Smart Boy ships December 1, can be preordered now The Hyperkin Smart Boy has excited gamers since its appearance early last year — the demand for it to be made into a real product was so great that the company proceeded to do so, and we got our first look at the real-deal product at E3 this week. Coming on the heels of that appearance is the option to … Continue reading
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Bluetooth 5 to arrive by year’s end with double the speed and quadruple the range The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) on Thursday officially unveiled the next major revision of the global wireless standard, Bluetooth 5. To say that it’ll be far more useful is a massive understatement.
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Libertarian Gary Johnson on Denying Second Amendment Rights Based on Unadjudicated Suspicion While even Republican Donald Trump seems happy to throw away the Second Amendment for people the government declares suspicious, but not like “we think they committed a crime we should arrest them for” specifically, for uncheckable reasons, Libertarian Gary Johnson stands (as things now stand) strong. His campaign told Daily Caller in a written statement from Joe Hunter, Johnson’s comm
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Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-Operative Credit Society / Thirdspace Architecture Studio © Hemant Patil, Pune Architects: Thirdspace Architecture Studio Location: Senapati Bapat Rd, Pune, Maharashtra, India Architect In Charge: Ar. Praveen Bavadekar Area: 854.84 sqm Project Year: 2016 Photographs: Hemant Patil, Pune Structural Engineer: Sunil Mutalik and Associates, Pune Civil Contractors: Niranjan Builders, Pune Precast Concrete Elements : Concr
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3 simple life hacks to keep cool and save energy this summer Title: 3 SIMPLE LIFE HACKS TO KEEP COOL AND CONSERVE ENERGY Article: The weather for summer 2016 is forecast to be 3 percent higher than the last decade’s average. As temperatures start to soar, so do energy bills. Cranking up the air conditioner or blasting fans all hours of the day may help cool things down, but it can be costly. Not to mention that air conditioner use results in the release of
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Rent in NYC, San Francisco, Chicago: What $2,500/Month Gets You Right Now From a brick-filled one-bedroom to a corner townhouse Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various cities across the U.S. Is one person’s studio another’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $2,500/month. And the theme? Homes in the most walkable U.S. cities. ↑ New York, NY (1 bed, 1 bath)—This apartment is located in Little I
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New e-commerce site is a one-stop-shop for humanitarian aid products The Level Market wants to make the procurement of humanitarian aid and development products as easy as shopping on Amazon.
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Health Agency Reports U.S. Babies with Zika-Related Birth Defects Six cases have been placed in the CDC’s new U.S. Zika pregnancy registry — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $75 on a Huawei Watch This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com. You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we’ll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot — some
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Florida shop refused to sell guns to ‘very odd’ Orlando attacker A gun store in Florida turned away Omar Mateen weeks before he attacked an Orlando gay nightclub because he acted odd and asked unusual questions. The store owner said he also alerted the authorities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Philadelphia to bring in ‘soda tax’ to fight obesity The US city of Philadelphia introduces a tax on carbonated sugary drinks, despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it.
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Need to remember something? Exercise four hours later! A new study suggests an intriguing strategy to boost memory for what you’ve just learned: hit the gym four hours later. The findings show that physical exercise after learning improves memory and memory traces, but only if the exercise is done in a specific time window and not immediately after learning.
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E3 is too good to keep it hidden away from the public – CNET Commentary: To rescue this long-running trade show from irrelevance, open it up to the fans.
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Zaha Hadid’s Design for Kurt Schwitters Exhibition In Zurich, the walls of Galerie Gmurzynska’s latest exhibition, Kurt Schwitters: Merz, ripple and swell with the last art installation designed by Zaha Hadid.
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More women joined the profession in 2015 than ever before The architectural design profession continues to grow, with more women pursuing licensure than ever before, according to data released today by the NCARB…The number of practitioners working toward licensure reached an all-time high in 2015 with more than 41,500 individuals either taking the Architect Registration Exam, reporting Architecture Experience Program (AXP, formerly IDP) hours, or both.
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Why learn languages? | Stefan Mertens | TEDxYouth@5LyceumLegnica In his speech Stefan is giving some tips on how to develop an interest in learning languages through traveling and meeting people. Born in Paderborn (Germany) in 1967 After having studied environmental-engineering and ecology (in Germany, Australia and Belgium) and some years of working experience Stefan Mertens changed his career and became a teacher for Biology, Geography and Technics at Pina-Ba
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How Mobile Phones Are Shaping the Next Wave of African Innovation | Sam Nana-Sinkam | TEDxNashville From healthcare, to education, and even media, mobile phones are changing the way citizens in developing nations can live their lives. Sam Nana-Sinkam helps us understand some of the ways mobile phones are making an impact. Working out of New York City, Sam oversees mobile strategy for Google’s specialty retailers in the US. In this role, he consults with companies on all things mobile ranging fro
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Bringing sharks back from the brink | Chris Lowe | TEDxCSULB After over 100 years of human impacts on the ocean, top predators such as sharks have suffered the most. However, 40 years of legislation and protect of sharks, their prey and the environment are now showing signs of recovery in some places like California with a growing human population. While there are still major threats to our coastal ocean, the recovery of the white shark population is a sign
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Mercedes-Benz will have you covered for every kind of motor in the next few years When you play roulette, the only way to always win is to cover every position. That gambit is apparently what Mercedes-Benz and parent company Daimler are doing, according to a release from Daimler. Daimler, like most automotive manufacturers, is pressing forward with vehicle electrification, but it’s not abandoning other engine technologies. At least not yet. “We will invest 14.5 billion euros in
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Apple’s future smartphone might have a display on the front and back There’s a lot of unused surface area on today’s smartphone — sure, the front is mostly display, and there’s a camera on the back, but the rest of the back is normally just blank space. If Apple has its way, however, a future version of the iPhone could have a display on both the front and the back — that’s if the company’s latest patent is anything to go by. Related: Anybody can learn to code, but
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Linksys wants to save you from cable modem rentals Linksys wants to get into the cable modem business in a serious way, and it’s kicking that off with the launch of three new units. Its hope is that now, in 2016, people will be fed up enough with modem rental fees to go out and buy their own. These initial three models are sort of meant to offer a Goldilocks-style selection to fit different speed requirements. The first: supports download speeds
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Competitions: International Competition of Architectural Scheme Design for Bao’an 1990 (Library, Cultural Center, Concert Hall) Upgrading and Reconstruction Registration Deadline: Aug 15, 2016; Submission Deadline Oct 31, 2016 Bao’an is the root of culture of Shenzhen. To implement the national, provincial and municipal cultural undertaking development goals, to develop the cultural undertaking and cultural industry bigger and stronger, and to build the national and international first-class public culture service network, in 2016, Bao’an District Com
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China claims exascale by 2020, three years before U.S. China has set 2020 as the date for delivering an exascale system, the next major milestone in supercomputing performance. This is three years ahead of the U.S. roadmap. This claim is from China’s National University of Defense Technology, as reported Thursday by China’s official news agency, Xinhua. This system will be called Tianhe-3, following a naming convention that began in 2010 when China
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Bulat Knife: A good-looking chef’s knife maximizing edge-retention, at a lower price Fully funded shortly after its Kickstarter launched, Bulat joins the throngs of new start-ups offering premium direct-to-consumer goods at lower prices. This one’s a good-looking chef’s knife to completely replace your block of cheap knives—root…… Continue Reading…
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This German Laser Is Made To Shoot Down Drones Military High energy answers to tiny flying robots Laser show.
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Facebook out to play at Electronic Entertainment Expo Facebook has come a long way since early days when “Farmville” players reached out to one another for help tending virtual acreage.
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New algorithm aims to predict ISIS attacks A physicist from the University of Miami has created an algorithm that can scan the Islamic State’s social media posts and may eventually be used to predict the group’s next terrorist attack. In the journal Science today, Dr. Neil Johnson and his team described their method of searching through roughly a year’s worth of posts on the Russia-based social network Vkontakte, looking for pro-ISIS state
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Airbnb launches campaign to ease registration requirements for SF hosts  Airbnb is fighting back against new legislation in San Francisco that aims to hold the short-term rental company accountable for ensuring its hosts register with the city. The law, finalized on Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, requires Airbnb to verify that its San Francisco hosts have registered with the city and will penalize the company with $1,000-per-day fines and misdemeanor charges… Re
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Asus, Verizon team up to launch the new ZenPad Z8 tablet Asus has teamed up with Verizon to announce a new 7.9-inch tablet, the ZenPad Z8. Priced at $250, the device packs a decent punch for your money with a 2048×1536 display, Snapdragon 650 hexa-core 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, expandable through microSD. Being a Verizon…
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Call for Entries: BAITASI 2016 International Design Competition Courtesy of Beijing Huarong Jinying Investment & Development Co. Ltd. Title: Call for Entries: BAITASI 2016 International Design Competition Type: Call for Submissions Website: http://www.btsremade.com/ Organizers: Beijing Huarong Jinying Investment & Development Co. Ltd. Registration Deadline: 30/06/2016 00:00 Submission Deadline: 31/07/2016 00:00 Venue: Beijing, China
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Note All the Things You Want to Fix In Your Home With an Annoyance Journal Not every problem in your home requires a big project to fix it. Some things are just little annoyances, but it’s the little things that you forget over and over. If you keep a journal of what annoys you about your home, it will help you remember to actually fix it.Maybe you constantly stub your toe on the coffee table, or find yourself frustrated every time you go to put certain pots and pans awa
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Genuine Curiosity Is The Cure to Sounding Passive Aggressive When someone does something that aggravates us, it’s in our nature to ask them why. That can make things better or worse, depending on how you go about it. If you want to avoid sounding passive aggressive, you need to make your curiosity obvious.Passive aggression is hard to avoid when you’re upset or annoyed, but it can really throw fuel on the fire. A simple grievance can turn into an all out fe
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The GoHawk lets you record GoPro footage by biting down Extreme sports are often far too intense to give you the free hand you’d need to activate something like a GoPro and start recording footage. That’s why a company called GoHawk is launching a new camera expansion pack that lets users switch the GoPro on with a remote shutter input, which is triggered through either a handlebar switch, a tongue switch, or a bite switch. Yes, you can bite on the sw
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Billion-dollar vows to save Barrier Reef are too little too late Australia’s election rivals vying to look toughest on protecting the Great Barrier Reef are just fiddling while Rome burns, warns Tim Flannery
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The state of bots: 11 examples of conversational commerce in 2016 GUEST: Two trends — the exploding popularity of mobile messaging apps and advances in artificial intelligence — are coinciding to enable a new generation of tools that enable brands to communicate with customers in powerful new ways at reduced cost. Retailers and technology firms are experimenting with chatbots, powered by a combination of machine learning, natural language processing, and live op
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Trends with Benefits: Best of E3 2016 Each week, we gather a round table of tech experts from the Digital Trends staff, along with the occasional celebrity guest, to discuss all things tech. Topics range from the big tech stories of the week to predicting the future, all while maintaining a somewhat civil decorum. For Episode 87: June 16, 2016 we recap the action at E3 2016. Xbox announced the new slimmed down Xbox One S, Sony hinted
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Company linking restaurants, home delivery drivers to expand A southwest Louisiana company that links more than 500 Louisiana and Texas restaurants with drivers for home delivery plans to add 100 jobs at a technology operations center in south-central Lafayette.
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Competitions: RTF Sustainability Awards 2016 Registration Deadline: Aug 15, 2016; Submission Deadline Aug 20, 2016 RTF Sustainability Awards 2016Re-thinking The Future (RTF) was born from the idea of creating a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks on to radical solutions for the present day problems facing the domain. RTF is a hub of services for architecture and design. RTF is working to develop an archit
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Are we losing the cyberwar? There are simply too many ways for an attacker to get into your computer now. If you log on to the office network with a smartphone, or if you carry a laptop between work and home..you make it very easy for intruders to enter the office network [..] With Wi-Fi hot spots, which can be easy to tap into, popping up everywhere, and with ever more network-enabled devices entering both the office and th
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See The First Videos Back From NASA’s Spacecraft Fire Experiment Space Where there’s smoke… We’ve gotten a teaser trailer from this week’s Saffire I experiment.
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batlab inserts brown prosthesis into budapest apartment transformed at the behest of a norwegian expat, the project is organization-oriented to accommodate the owner’s various requests. The post batlab inserts brown prosthesis into budapest apartment appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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GOP consultant calls Trump ‘Cheeto Jesus’ in epic tweetstorm – CNET Technically Incorrect: Rick Wilson seems to think Twitter is the only place to get the Republican Party to speak out about its true feelings for its presumptive candidate.
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Rolls-Royce’s first pure concept car puts the future on notice Concept cars are meant to push the edges of what’s possible, but the Rolls Royce Vision Next 100 (codenamed 103EX) has taken that idea to a level that most other brands could only hope to achieve. Revealed earlier today at the London Roundhouse, Rolls Royce’s first-ever pure concept in its 105-year history is a fully autonomous vehicle that for all intents and purposes is a rolling luxury livin
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Las Vegas Looks Even Weirder in Infrared Las Vegas doesn’t exactly need any help when it comes to looking ridiculous, but this footage, which was shot in infrared by Philip Bloom, makes bits of Vegas look like a cotton candy wonderland (as opposed to its typical styrofoam opulence). Seeing the world in infrared isn’t exactly new, but the odd colors of the palm trees mixed with the stillness of the people and the total randomness of the S
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To Fix Inequality, Silicon Valley Needs to Share a Lot More Data The tech industry needs to embrace big diversity data just like it does every other kind of data. The post To Fix Inequality, Silicon Valley Needs to Share a Lot More Data appeared first on WIRED.
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BMW completes their trio of Next 100 Concepts with a futuristic Mini Cooper The popular compact looks to the next century.Photo: MiniBMW has completed its vision for the future with the final puzzle piece to their trifecta, the Mini Vision Next 100. The concept takes the trademark compact design and catapults it into the future with technologies that gives you a deep selection of customization options and of course, autonomous driving. While the car still has a steering w
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Event: Elytra Filament Pavilion at the V&A Event Date: May 18, 2016 – Nov 6, 2016; Event City: London, GB Within the courtyard of the incredible Victoria & Albert museum, is the Elytra Filament Pavilion; a newly-commissioned pavilion for the V&A Engineering Season. Created in-situ by a robot, the pavilion is designed to respond to users over the 6 months of this exhibition. For example, if the integrated sensors detect a preferred
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Why Weld Worries Libertarians, In Recent Bloomberg Interview People into internal Libertarian politics know that many Party activists started off wary and worried about the libertarian bona fides of their vice presidential candidate William Weld, former Republican governor of Massachusetts. A recent lengthy interview with Bloomberg News shows some of the reasons. Weld’s vision of government is ineluctably one within the narrow boundaries of what a normal
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US Air force empty talk about replacing the A-10 close air support The US Air Force mainly wants to keep poring money into the F35s and other advanced systems.For years, the US Air Force has been trying to kill the A-10 Thunderbolt II, the service’s close-air-support workhorse. Officials have cited budget constraints and the need to save money to invest in other platforms as reasons to get rid of it. Congress has kept the plane alive, but service leaders are alre
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Brazil tourism minister resigns over graft scandal Brazil’s Tourism Minister Henrique Alves becomes the third to leave interim President Michel Temer’s government, after being accused of taking bribes.
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Heterojunctional Pavilion / Urban Project © Kyungsub Shin Architects: Urban Project Location: Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Architect In Charge: Urban Project Area: 450.0 sqm Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin © Kyungsub Shin From the architect. This project considers the Gaon Lake Park in which the building is located as a significant contextual reference. Th
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If You Don’t Like the Idea of Google Driving Your Car, Maybe You’ll Trust IBM? Watson, step on it! (Images: Local Motors)IBM’s Watson can make drinks, detect sarcasm, and kick your ass at Jeopardy. The world’s most famous computer already acts so much more like a human than most people I know. Now transportation startup Local Motors is putting Watson behind the wheel.Olli is a new autonomous electric minibus powered by IBM’s famously friendly AI. The 12-passenger vehicle is
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This fingerprint ID system for infants sounds scary and Orwellian, but it could save lives Fingerprinting has been used for identification dating back to the mid-19th century. However, while we live in a world where biometrics are more important than ever, fingerprinting for infants has long proven to be a challenge. Sure, babies are unlikely to want to use the iPhone’s Touch ID sensor to buy things with Apple Pay, or to be suspects in a criminal investigation, but there are plenty of r
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Here’s How IBM Is Planning to Use Its Own Blockchain Software Bitcoin may still bring to mind images of drug markets and hackers. But big corporations are also embracing the technology behind the cryptocurrency. The post Here’s How IBM Is Planning to Use Its Own Blockchain Software appeared first on WIRED.
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News: C.F. Møller to design new “Örnsro Timber Town” residential quarters in Örebro The Swedish city of Örebro is looking for a fresh upgrade within its urban center, and that just may happen with the proposed Örnsro Trästad — or the Örnsro Timber Town, a new residential quarters that is envisioned as a “new impulse in the city”.In a recently concluded competition organized by the Örebro Municipality and the Swedish Association of Architects, C.F. Møller Architects and C.F. Mølle
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Dead Sea drying The Dead Sea is one of the great ecological treasures of the world but it is shrinking at an alarming rate, as Kevin Connolly reports.
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‘House of horror’ Decades after women in the Philippines were raped by Japanese soldiers during World War Two, the remaining survivors are still fighting for justice.
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Watch the Painstaking Art of Making Movie Sound Effects I’m not sure what I love most about foley artists: is it their wildly creative ways to recreate sound? The totally locked-in concentration they have to follow a scene? The all-around goofiness of the gig?Read more…
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Architensions clads rear facade of historic Brooklyn townhouse in charred wood New York studio Architensions has enlarged a Brooklyn townhouse by adding two boxy volumes clad in vertical slats of burnt wood (+ slideshow). (more…)
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These sneakers were inspired by a lobster roll Sneakerheads love their snacks.  In the last few months, Nike has released kicks inspired by Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and chicken and waffles.  SEE ALSO: Nike brews awkward sneaker inspired by Starbucks If you haven’t salivated enough, there is now another treat to add to your collection: lobster rolls.  Yes, lobster rolls.  Image: NICK KICKSSaucony, the Massachusetts-based shoe brand, has just r
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Now Advertisers Are Watching Your Emojis On Twitter Tweet a pizza emoji, and expect to see promoted tweets from Domino’s and Pizza Hut on your feed. Twitter has announced that it would now let advertisers target users based on the emojis they post on the microblogging platform. Gizmodo reports: The social network, which hasn’t made a profit despite a decade of trying, is trying to compete in a world where everyone is thirsty for those big advertisi
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Not including the backpack… submitted by Hunter Apple Watch 42mmLUNATIK – EPIK Polycarbonate Case and Silicone Band for Apple Watch 42mm – Black/Volt – EPIK-002Apple iPhone 6 PlusTrayvax Element WalletMachine Era Co. Pen BrassWord NotebookCahp Tools PandaKershaw 1776 Link Knife with SpeedSafe, Black HandleVictorinox Swiss Army Tourist Pocket Knife (Red)The Skeleton KeyJeep Wrangler
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E3 reels in 70,300 to gaming’s biggest tradeshow in North America E3 had more empty spaces than it did in the past. But it was a bust as skeptics believed. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today that more than 70,300 people participated in the week’s events for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), The number includes 50,300 video game professionals, analysts, journalists, and enthusiasts who attended the trade show on the convention floo
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Time running out A German court will deliver a verdict on Auschwitz SS guard Reinhold Hanning on Friday, and the trial may be the final chance to hear from survivors.
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A perfect storm Turkey faces a drop of at least 40% in tourist arrivals this year, with political and security issues to blame, BBC correspondent Mark Lowen reports.
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Samsung’s Joyent buy is a swipe at AWS and Microsoft Azure The Internet of Things is as much about computing as it is about the “things” themselves, and that’s why Samsung Electronics is buying Joyent.At first glance, a maker of smartphones, home appliances and wearables doesn’t seem like it would need a cloud computing company. But so-called smart objects rely on a lot of number-crunching behind the scenes. A connected security camera can’t h
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See What It’s Like Using Siri on a Mac in macOS Sierra With macOS Sierra, the latest version of the Mac operating system, Siri is available on Macs for the first time. Siri on the Mac can perform many of the same functions available on iOS, like answering simple queries, looking up information, sending messages, opening apps, and more, plus there are Mac-specific functions. As can be seen in our hands-on video showing off Siri on the Mac, Siri is ab
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Digital Trends Top Games of E3 2016 There’s a lot to see at E3, maybe too much, and playing video games is hard work. We rolled up our sleeves and took to the show floor, with an eye out for imaginative games that delivered on promises we’ve been made in years past. But as it turned out, it wasn’t previously announced titles that stood out. We found that newly announced games, with already playable demos, made up our favorite moment
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“So much more than an engineer”: Ove Arup gets his first museum retrospective “He was so much more than an engineer,” says the V&A’s Zofia Trafas White, who co-curated the show with Maria Nicanor. We are walking through a corridor of the Dane’s dreamy doodles, which forms a slightly surreal start to the show […] “Designing,” Arup said, “is defining a sensible way of building.” Noticeably, all the projects on show trumpet their engineering credentials at full volume, a
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A Syrian surprise: Rouaa’s doll Five-year-old Rouaa from Damascus had to leave her favourite doll behind after a chemical weapons attack in 2013. A British family saw the report and wanted to help.
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Taking a drone on honeymoon A Japanese couple take documenting their honeymoon one step beyond selfies, by taking a drone along with them.
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Siri for your favorite apps will be great (eventually); here’s how it works In iOS 10, Siri will be able to do a lot more than just answer your inane questions. Developers can now utilize something called SiriKit for their apps and extensions, and it’s going to be awesome. How it works During a session at WWDC, Apple detailed just how Siri for third party apps would work via its extensions. If you’re not sure what extensions are, they’re the backbone of what you see on-sc
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Remedy opens public beta to ensure you’re not overpaying on your medical bills Remedy Labs is opening up its medical insurance service to more people with the goal of preventing excessive billing and charges. The company said it’s now in a public beta, but there’s a first-come, first-serve waiting list. It claims that it has saved its undisclosed number of customers an average of $1,000 per year after discovering errors for half of them. Started by former TaskRabbit executiv
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Pakistani MQM link to ‘UK accounts’ UK police documents obtained by the BBC list more than 70 London bank accounts related to a Pakistani party being investigated for money-laundering.
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Opera adds native ad blocker on iOS, Android and Windows Phone Opera has announced a controversial new feature for its browsers on iOS, Android and Windows Phone: native ad blocking. Those who choose to enable it will have the browser block advertisements for them, something that feels beneficial on the user end but ultimately harms the websites those users visit. Opera says the new native ad blocking feature will help speed … Continue reading
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Russian economy overcomes recession – Putin The Russian economy, thought to have suffered significant losses after sanctions were imposed by the EU and US in 2014, is now returning to growth, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sleepless nights China’s growing economic relationship with Britain means it will be watching the EU referendum result closely, as Celia Hatton reports.
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These Guys Doing Crazy Tricks on a Pole Must Have Magnetic Superpowers Forgive me, but I think it’s plausible that these two guys are actually the first mutants in the world, because the way they move so easily around this Chinese pole makes it seem like they have magnetic superpowers or access to an invisible wall. They can flip, slide, stop, walk on nothing, and do things I can’t even do on solid ground, all while mid-air on the pole. I can’t imagine that they’re j
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INFOGRAPHIC: What you need to know about Sea Level Rise We know that sea levels are rising and we know that many coastal cities struggle regularly with resulting flooding, but how much do we know about where we are headed? Which cities are taking action to protect themselves and which are not taking enough action? Who will be hit the hardest and how much will the damage from sea level rise cost us? To help us understand its impacts, Eastern Kentucky Un
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High-Protein 100% Bean Pasta Make that Inordinately-High-Protein 100% Bean Pasta. That tastes surprisingly F’ing delicious. Each serving of Explore Asian’s bean pastas–available in black bean, soybean, adzuki bean, and edamame & mung bean varieties–has between 20 and 25 grams of protein per serving. That’s 80 to 100 grams of protein in each 4-serving, 7-ounce bag. Oh, and also 40 to 60 grams of fiber. And I’m not kiddin
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How Too Much Data Can Hurt Our Productivity And Decision-Making Data findings are only valuable when they reliably change someone’s behavior for the better.Wallis Simpson, the American socialite for whom King Edward VIII abdicated his throne, is quoted as saying, “You can’t be too rich or too thin.” Today’s business equivalent is, “You can’t have too much data.” Using advanced analytics to mine the ever-increasing cloud of digital dust can
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Miss Deaf Africa Fighting for disability rights in Africa is a huge task but some are taking it upon themselves to make a positive change.
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Downsides of Teamwork Deter Women from Engineering Careers For years we’ve wondered if educational programs are the reason for the disparity between women and men in engineering, but what if there’s another reason?Read More
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Liberty & drug tests for all: Lawmaker seeks to drug screen the rich While some lawmakers want to require drug screening and testing for welfare and other assistance program applicants, this idea has inspired one US congresswoman to call for the rich to be drug tested if they wish to take advantage of tax deductions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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6 Zika-related pregnancies in US, half carried to term with birth defects In addition to the three babies born with Zika-related defects in the US, three other pregnancies with evidence of the virus were lost, according to the first Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on Zika pregnancies since their registry launched. Read Full Article at RT.com
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11 Most Common Decorating Mistakes And Tips To Avoid Them If you lose, don’t lose the lesson! Mistakes in interior décor are a widespread fact, and they are easier to avoid than to fix after. In this article we have picked up the most common mistakes and some tips not to make them. Disharmonious Sizes In Décor An oversized painting on a small wall, or a small painting on a big one, which one is worse? In fact both are! If you want to choose a painting fo
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‘Next’ – A Pedestal-Free Bathroom System That Combines Function With Beauty. Bathroom fittings are primarily functional, but let’s face it, they’re a lot more pleasing to have around if they can also be beautiful. Admittedly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you have to be looking. Frankly, we are often jaded when faced with such everyday, necessary elements as toilets, sinks and bidets. Who even notices them? Well the ‘Next’ toilet vase and bidet is
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TestFlight update allows developers to push beta apps for iOS 10 Following the release of the first developer beta of iOS 10 earlier this week, Apple today has update TestFlight with support for the latest iOS version. As announced on the company’s developer website, developers are now able to build apps for iOS 10, watchOS 3, and the latest version of tvOS. more…Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: iOS 10, TestFlight, update
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DMCA wins big in record label lawsuit against Vimeo (credit: Dennis Skley) A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that service providers such as video-sharing sites like Vimeo are protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for pre-1972 musical recordings uploaded by their users. The record labels had sued the YouTube-like site and successfully convinced a district court judge that, because pre-1972 recordings fell under state laws and no
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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 researchers now 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 ancestors.
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Let there be light: Engineer discovers light can stamp out defects in semiconductors for better solar panels and LED bulbs A new theory has been developed that suggests that adding light during the manufacturing of semiconductors can reduce defects and potentially make more efficient solar cells or brighter LEDs.
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Event: Kurt Schwitters: Merz, exhibition design by Zaha Hadid Event Date: Jun 12, 2016 – Sep 30, 2016; Event City: Zürich, CH Galerie Gmurzynska is proud to announce Kurt Schwitters: Merz, a major retrospective exhibition that builds and expands on the gallery’s five decade long exhibition history with the artist, bringing together a unique selection of seventy works across all media. These include key works of each period, some of which have been especially
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Key compound for high-temperature superconductivity has been found A new compound H5S2 that shows a new superconductivity phase on computer simulation, scientists have found. 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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Former Apple engineers launch SnapRoute, an open-source networking startup, out of stealth A new startup called SnapRoute is playing in the world of open-source software for networking hardware in companies’ data centers. It’s notable because more than half of the team once played important roles inside Apple, managing its data center networks, and now the startup is working with the likes of HP and Facebook. SnapRoute is contributing its FlexSwitch open-source software to Facebook’s Op
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The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX10 III is half camera, half microscope Zoom in on life like never before with the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX10 III. With an F2.4-4 optical 25x zoom lens, a 1.0 -type stacked CMOS sensor and a large aperture of 24-600mm, this is a camera that could well double as a magnifier. Capable of capturing 960fps, shooting and outputting 4K footage, and containing eight ED glass element, the Sony […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Changed gut bug mix linked to C-section, antibiotics and formula lasts through baby’s first year Birth by C-section, exposure to antibiotics and formula feeding slow the development and decrease the diversity of a baby’s microbes through the first year of life, new research indicates.
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Permafrost thawing below shallow Arctic lakes Permafrost below shallow Arctic lakes is thawing as a result of changing winter climate, new research shows. These rates of warming are similar to those observed in terrestrial permafrost, yet those soils are still well below freezing and thaw is not expected for at least another 70 years. However, a regime shift in lake ice is leading to sub-lake permafrost thaw now.
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Wearable artificial kidney prototype successfully tested Working prototype of wearable artificial kidney developed by Victor Gura, MD, and his team (credit: Stephen Brashear/University of Washington) An FDA-approved exploratory clinical trial of a prototype wearable artificial kidney (WAK) — a miniaturized, wearable hemodialysis machine —  at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle has been completed, the researchers reported June 2 in an
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See how close SpaceX came to landing its latest rocket Looks like early liquid oxygen depletion caused engine shutdown just above the deck pic.twitter.com/Sa6uCkpknY — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 17, 2016 Elon Musk has released footage of yesterday’s attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket booster on a drone ship at sea. It was SpaceX’s eighth attempted sea landing, and the fifth time that the rocket didn’t survive. The payload for this mission — two
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Jimmy Page rewrites Led Zeppelin history at ‘Stairway to Heaven’ trial LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Page said nothing in federal court that would seem to support the theory that he stole the opening to “Stairway to Heaven.” But he did say something on the witness stand Thursday that severely undermines a seminal point of Led Zeppelin lore. Page testified for a second day in the federal copyright infringement case over whether the guitar introduction to the 1971 hit song
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Microsoft Open-Sources ‘Checked C,’ A Safer C Version An anonymous reader writes from a report via Softpedia: Microsoft has open-sourced Checked C, an extension to the C programming language that brings new features to address a series of security-related issues. As its name hints, Checked C will add checking to C, and more specifically pointer bounds checking. The company hopes to curb the high-number of security bugs such as buffer overruns, out-of
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Samsung Smart Glow puts an LED ring around the rear camera The back side of the smartphone is one of the barest part of the device. It usually only had the rear camera, until some manufacturers started putting fingerprint scanners and sometimes even buttons there. It’s a bit understandable, considering how the back is the one seen most by other people and therefore has to be the most presentable. That is … Continue reading
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Innovative approach makes for a smoother ride Moving through water can be a drag, but the use of supercavitation bubbles can reduce that drag and increase the speed of underwater vehicles. Sometimes these bubbles produce a bumpy ride, but now a team of engineers has an approach that smooths out the ride and stabilizes the bubble.
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Mechanism for Rift Valley fever virus infection discovered Viruses can’t live without us — literally. As obligate parasites, viruses need a host cell to survive. Scientists are exploiting this characteristic by developing therapeutics that close off pathways necessary for viral infection, essentially stopping pathogens in their tracks. Rift Valley fever virus and other bunyaviruses may soon be added to the list of viruses denied access to a human host. R
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Lacking family support, those transitioning out of foster care need financial assistance Every year, more than 23,000 youth leave foster care after turning 18 and begin adulthood. Unlike their peers who can depend on family who serve as support systems, those coming out of foster care have to be more self-sufficient and often face elevated risks of homelessness and poverty. A new article says youth in foster care need not only financial education but guidance as they grow their experi
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Innovative device allows 3-D imaging of the breast with less radiation Adding a new device to an existing breast molecular imaging system allows the system to get six times better contrast of cancer lesions in the breast, providing the same or better image quality while also potentially reducing the radiation dose to the patient by half. The device may also allow for 3-D molecular breast images at higher resolution than current 2-D scans in a format that may be used
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Electric fields weaker in slow-healing diabetic wounds People with diabetes often suffer from wounds that are slow to heal and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation. New research from an international group shows that, in mouse models of diabetes, slow healing is associated with weaker electrical currents in wounds. The results could ultimately open up new approaches for managing diabetic patients.
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University installs surveillance cameras in classrooms and dorms to ensure students work hard – CNET Technically Incorrect: Wuchang University of Technology in China believes that it must monitor its students at all times, so that they become great techies.
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‘Much-needed’ The BBC’s Geeta Pandey takes a ride on a bus service launched exclusively for women in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Google’s new iPhone keyboard, ‘Gboard,’ launches in Australia If you’re over having to launch Chrome to search for argument-winning trivia answers while messaging with friends, Google has you covered. Gboard, its new keyboard purpose-built for the smartphone, comes with a built-in search function that you can access with a quick tap of the “G” symbol. After launching in the U.S. in May, the keyboard made it to Australia Friday and is now available
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Bionic leaf 2.0 Bionic leaf 2.0: An artificial photosynthesis system (credit: Jessica Polka) Harvard scientists have created a system a system that uses solar energy plus hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels with 10 percent efficiency, compared to the 1 percent seen in the fastest-growing plants. The system, co-created by Daniel Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University,
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Poland in trouble with EU over tree-clearing at UNESCO-protected forest Tensions are growing between the European Union and Poland, as the EU has opened an investigation into Polish logging at a protected UNESCO Heritage site – the ancient Bialowieza forest. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia wants Hyperloop for super-fast transport in Far East, seeks Chinese funds Russia’s Ministry of Transport has proposed using Hyperloop technology along a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) strip of Russia’s first super high-speed transport system. The ministry’s head is also seeking to get Chinese investors involved to fund the project. Read Full Article at RT.com
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R ART of Coffee / iks design © 329 photo studio Architects: iks design Location: Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, Japan Architect In Charge: iks design Area: 156.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: 329 photo studio © 329 photo studio From the architect. This cafe with a roastery of specialty coffee beans, is located in a commuter town in Aichi prefecture.This shop, converted from a warehou
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Citigroup Sues AT&T For Saying ‘Thanks’ To Customers An anonymous reader writes: Citigroup has a trademark on “THANKYOU” and is currently using it to sue ATT for using “Thanks.” Ars Technica reports: “Who knew? Banking giant Citigroup has trademarked ‘THANKYOU’ and is now suing technology giant ATT for how it says thanks to its own loyal customers. This is ‘unlawful conduct’ amounting to wanton trademark infringement, Citigr
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A driverless Rolls-Royce means you can fire your chauffeur While other electric or autonomous vehicle companies might be content to build a sensible, everyday mode of transport, noted luxury automaker Rolls-Royce is rejecting that notion entirely with its first driverless vehicle concept. In a decidedly lavish announcement, Rolls-Royce says its new Vision Next 100 car has been designed for “the most discerning and powerful patrons in the world.”
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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs and phones with handwriting recognition in 23 more languages Microsoft today announced the release of new Windows 10 builds for PC and mobile for people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. Build 14367 is rolling out just two days after Microsoft released build 14366 for PC and build 14364 for mobile. Now Windows can perform handwriting recognition in 23 more languages, including Indonesian, Malay, Swahili, Xhosa, and Zulu, Dona Sa
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E3 2016: Thursday’s biggest news – CNET It’s the last day of E3, but we’ll still have lots more content on the way. Check out everything you might’ve missed right here.
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Innovation needs to extend beyond city borders, Labor warns Labor MP Ed Husic has cautioned that having clusters of startups located in Australia’s major cities is a ‘system weakness’ to creating an innovative ecosystem in Australia.
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Politico using Apple Wallet to send breaking news push notifications to users regarding Brexit Apple’s Wallet app has become a lot more useful since the launch of Apple Pay, but Politico has found another new purpose for the app that’s a little out of the ordinary. As noted by NiemanLab, Political Europe is using the Wallet app to send push notifications to users regarding the EU Referendum. more…Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Apple Wallet
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Bernie Is Done, But Berners Are Coming for Your District It was the standard Sanders stump speech. But it was also a post-mortem on a hard fought race. The post Bernie Is Done, But Berners Are Coming for Your District appeared first on WIRED.
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Plug-in hybrid Haval has the range to challenge the big boys It’s not just automotive powerhouses like Mercedes and Volvo preparing for an electric driven future; smaller players like Haval are also developing electric powertrains in an attempt to put them ahead of the curve. The Haval HB-02 concept is evidence of this, with a plug-in hybrid powertrain offering 65 km (40 mi) of pure EV motoring… Continue Reading Plug-in hybrid Haval has the range to ch
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Solid Design Slim Wallet CNC-machined from aluminum.
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Facebook wants chatbots to learn the way people do Current deep learning technology is not advanced enough for computers to understand language, a major figure in the field said today. The ability to learn the way people learn — through observation and experience — is what Facebook will use to teach chatbots and computers to carry on a conversation like a human, said Yann LeCun, the head of Facebook’s artificial intelligence (A.I.) research lab. L
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Syria conflict: US diplomats press for strikes against Assad More than 50 US diplomats sign an internal memo sharply criticising US policy on Syria and urging military strikes against President Assad’s government.
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VA violated disabled vets law, deprived contract to vet-owned business – Supreme Court The Veterans Affairs Department lost a Supreme Court battle in a controversial lawsuit that accused it of denying federal contracts to veteran-owned businesses. The high court ruled that the VA failed to comply with the law. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Finnish Scientist Provides Another Explanation For The ‘Impossible’ EM Drive MarkWhittington quotes a report from Examiner: Ever since the EmDrive entered the news about a year or so ago, it has sparked considerable controversy. The device is alleged to work by using microwaves that produce, in some fashion as yet unknown to science, thrust. Many scientists suggest that the EM drive is impossible as it violates known physics. However, a number of tests conducted in Great B
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Texas’ attempt to bar Syrian refugees blocked Texas Republican leaders vowed to prevent Syrian refugees from settling in the state following last year’s attack in Paris by members of Islamic State, but The Lone Star State may not get a say, because a federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Missile City: Demolition crew discovers WWI weapons in Detroit Detroit, Michigan has many hidden secrets. From the vibrant arts and music scene, to four World War I missile tips found in a building that caught a demolition crew by surprise, causing them to call the bomb squad. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UN’s Ban Ki-moon notes Russia’s crucial role in solving intl conflicts, as Ukraine fumes UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of Russia’s mediation efforts in Ukraine and Syria ahead of his speech in St. Petersburg, causing Kiev to lash out at the UN chief, while a UN spokesman refused to “walk back” on the statement. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How Stores Will Use Augmented Reality to Make You Buy More Stuff Google’s augmented-reality platform, Tango, is being taken up by retailers who want to help you visualize what purchases would look like in your home.
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EcoCor brings Swedish building tech to the USA to produce passivhaus prefabs It’s a mix of good design, a tough standard and sophisticated engineering.
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California Lawmakers Mobilize to Weaken Transparency Initiative Almost everyone has some idea for fixing whatever is wrong in Sacramento, ranging from new campaign spending limits to a requirement that legislators wear NASCAR-style sponsor logos. Such reforms, however interesting they might sound in theory, never change anything. The problem, of course, is the state government is so big and spends so much money that lobbyists will always try to control and in
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VIDEO: 3 reported dead as huge fire devastates factory near Moscow At least three people have died and two firefighters are reportedly missing at a burning furniture factory in a Moscow suburb. The blaze, which spread over 3,700 square meters and led to a massive roof collapse, is being battled by some 120 firefighters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China is in preliminary talks with Ukraine to finish the second Antonov 225 cargo plane China is in talks with the Ukraine to finish a half built second copy of the Antonov cargo plane. It would likely cost about $300 million to complete the plane.The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a max
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This Flowchart Will Help You Decide If Your PC Needs Cleaning How’s your PC running? Fast? Slow? Somewhere in between, perhaps? Do you need to go through and give it a little cleaning? THe infographic below has a convenient flowchart that will help you decide! Via 360totalsecurity Click To EnlargeRead the full article: This Flowchart Will Help You Decide If Your PC Needs Cleaning
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5 Minimalist Wall Clocks for the Home Though threatened by the functionality of cable boxes and smartphones, some wall clocks still stand the test of time. …Read More »
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6 Ways to Modernize Your Old Car You don’t need to trade in your classic for modern safety and convenience features. …Read More »
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Your Guide to Touring Three Great American Music Cities Is Right Here How to make the most of one’s time in Nashville, New Orleans and Detroit. …Read More »
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This Week in Style: Essential Summer Upgrades Retire your worn-out standbys and dress better this summer. …Read More »
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GP Original Films: Hunting for White Salmon Join us on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness to catch and cook white salmon. …Read More »
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The Best Videos You Missed This Week A new HBO miniseries, Gordon Ramsay, a Tupac biopic and a T. Rex on American Ninja Warrior. …Read More »
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Meet the Father and Son Team Behind New York’s Most Prolific Watch Repair Shop Talking to Larry and Steve Kivel, second- and third-generation watch repairmen whose tiny stall in Grand Central Station has turned into a New York icon. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: June 17, 2016 How to save on Nike sneakers, a bartending book from Charles Schumann and a refurbished Canon zoom lens. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: June 17, 2016 Zeiss lenses for your phone, shaving products with a caffeinated kick, handmade-yet-affordable driving mocs and much more. …Read More »
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Taiwan lawmakers urge Formosa probe over Vietnam fish deaths Taipei (AFP) June 16, 2016 Taiwanese lawmakers urged the government Thursday to investigate local conglomerate Formosa’s possible role in mass fish deaths in Vietnam, as activists said industrial pollution from its multi-billion dollar steel plant could have caused the environmental disaster. If Formosa is behind the tonnes of dead fish that began washing up along Vietnam’s central coast two mont
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Neolithic paddy soil reveals the impacts of agriculture on microbial diversity Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 17, 2016 Modern intensive agriculture has generally led to the decline in farmland biodiversity, such as plants and animals. However, information on the impacts of human activities on soil microbial diversity is scarce, and often inconclusive. Such paucity is in part due to the difficulties in obtaining appropriate contrast samples for comparison. A group of scientists fr
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MUOS-5 Secure Communications Satellite Encapsulated for June 24 Launch Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 17, 2016 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 man
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Global ethane concentrations rising again Boulder CO (SPX) Jun 17, 2016 Global emissions of ethane, an air pollutant and greenhouse gas, are on the uptick again, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The team found that a steady decline of global ethane emissions following a peak in about 1970 ended between 2005 and 2010 in most of the Northern Hemisphere and has since reversed, said CU-Boulder Associate Res
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When Britain was fringed by tropical seas Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 17, 2016 A team from the University of Bristol has shed new light on the creatures that inhabited the tropical seas surrounding Britain at the start of the age of the dinosaurs. Some 210 million years ago, Britain consisted of many islands, surrounded by warm seas. Europe at the time lay farther south, at latitudes equivalent to North Africa today. Much of Europe was hot dese
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New ‘ukidama’ nanoparticle structure revealed Onna, Okinawa, Japan (SPX) Jun 17, 2016 Sometimes it is the tiny things in the world that can make an incredible difference. One of these things is the nanoparticle. Nanoparticles may be small, but they have a variety of important applications in areas such as, medicine, manufacturing, and energy. A team of researchers from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) re
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Dozens of US diplomats call for military strikes against Syria’s Assad More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo sharply critical of US policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government to stop its persistent violations of a civil war cease-fire.
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CaterWings raises $6.7 million to expand catering services in Europe London-by-way-of Berlin startup CaterWings, an online marketplace for catering services and part of Rocket Internet, has raised €6 million (about $6.7 million) from Holtzbrinck Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures, and Rocket Internet. It launched in Amsterdam this week and is already active in Berlin, Hamburg, London, and Munich. The new funds will be used to further its launch in more European cities.
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Stephen Curry’s wife tweets that NBA Finals are ‘rigged’ – CNET Technically Incorrect: In the wake of the Golden State Warriors’ loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the league MVP’s wife is not happy
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Raw oak planks create a stunning facade for Kengo Kuma-designed office at the base of Mont Blanc If you’re going to build an office building at the base of a pristine mountain in France, it had better blend seamlessly into the natural environment. Kengo Kuma accomplished just that with the “base camp” for Blue Ice, an outdoor sporting goods specialist. Clad in raw oak planks, the structure mimics the nearby forest so beautifully it almost appears to be a part of the natural scenery. The Blue
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exactEarth and DigitalGlobe Partner to Combat IUU Fishing Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Jun 17, 2016 exactEarth Ltd and DigitalGlobe have signed a strategic alliance to offer joint services to the commercial fishing industry and to aid in the combating of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. Today, IUU fishing is recognized as a major threat to achieving sustainable fisheries, with the potential to cause an irreversible change in ocean ecosystem
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The Search for Our Own Alien Life Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 17, 2016 Everybody has an opinion about the possibility of alien life. In the movies, contact commonly starts with a violent encounter. Sometimes, the story includes alien life emerging from a spaceship, speaking precise English in a synthetic voice, and saying something like, “Take me to your leader.” In Hollywood’s terms, alien life even generally looks vaguel
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NASA signs space deal with United Arab Emirates Washington DC (Sputnik) Jun 17, 2016 The United States has announced it will be forging a deal with its long term allies the United Arab Emirates, specifically concerning aeronautics research and space exploration. This collaboration between NASA and the UAE’s Space Agency, centers on the long-term goal of exploration of the planet Mars. In a statement, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said: &qu
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Delayed ExoMars mission gets 77-mln-euro boost Paris (AFP) June 16, 2016 The second part of a delayed joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has received a crucial 77 million euros ($86 million) cash injection, the European Space Agency said Thursday. In the first phase, the European Space Agency (ESA) and its Russian counterpart launched two probes bound for the Red Planet in mid-March but the next stage has been del
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High-Tech Telescope for Dangerous Asteroids Detection Launched in Russia Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2016 The country’s first wide-angle telescope AZT-33 BM will be able to see any space boulder the size of the Tunguska meteorite a month before its collision with Earth. At the Sayan Observatory of the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, trial operation of the first wide-angle telescope in Russia has started. T
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Living bone grown that replicates original anatomical structure New York NY (SPX) Jun 18, 2016 A new technique developed by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, the Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia Engineering and professor of medical sciences (in Medicine) at Columbia University, repairs large bone defects in the head and face by using lab-grown living bone, tailored to the patient and the defect being treated. This is the first time re
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A little help from friends Paris (ESA) Jun 17, 2016 ESA’s first Mars orbiter will provide an important helping hand when the second arrives at the Red Planet in October. Following lift off in March, the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Schiaparelli lander are now enroute to Mars, with arrival set for 19 October. Once orbiting Mars, TGO will begin analysing rare gases in the planet’s atmosphere, especially methane, w
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Parkes telescope detects key feature of life outside our solar system Parkes, Australia (SPX) Jun 17, 2016 The breakthrough is expected to help scientists solve one of the greatest mysteries in biology – the origin of homochirality – and offer insights into what we can expect from life throughout the universe. The finding was announced at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society and will appear in the journal Science. Like your two hands, many molecules can e
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China launches 23rd BeiDou navigation satellite Beijing (XNA) Jun 15, 2016 China launched a satellite to support its global navigation and positioning network at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The satellite, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, was taken into orbit by a Long March-3C carrier rocket. It is the 23rd satellite in the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which is being developed as an a
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Researchers Gear Up Galaxy-seeking Robots for a Test Run Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 18, 2016 A prototype system, designed as a test for a planned array of 5,000 galaxy-seeking robots, is taking shape at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Dubbed ProtoDESI, the scaled-down, 10-robot system will help scientists achieve the pinpoint accuracy needed to home in on millions of galaxies, quasars and stars with the Dark
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CYGNSS Microsatellites Pass Testing Milestone San Antonio TX (SPX) Jun 18, 2016 NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission took another major step last month as the eight CYGNSS microsatellites successfully completed functional and environmental testing of their systems and software. The mission is on track for launch in late 2016. CYGNSS will probe the inner core of hurricanes in greater detail to better understand t
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Building the Future: Space Station Crew 3-D Prints First Student-Designed Tool in Space Huntsville AL (SPX) Jun 20, 2016 When NASA fired up the Additive Manufacturing Facility on the International Space Station to begin more testing of the emerging 3-D printing technology in orbit, one college student in particular watched intently. In autumn of 2014, a high school senior in Enterprise, Alabama, Robert Hillan entered the Future Engineers Space Tool design competition, which challeng
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Shazam’s new feature on Android has convinced me to ditch SoundHound for identifying songs Ever wandered into a club, restaurant or even someone’s living room and just enjoyed every single song that played there? I’ve had that happen several times in my travels, but launching SoundHound and engaging the ‘listen to identify track’ feature every time is a pain. Thankfully, Shazam has a solution. It’s new Auto Shazam feature, available now in its Android app, keeps listening for as long as
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Piet Hein Eek unveils first collection with Ikea Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek has revealed the first products from his ongoing collaboration with Ikea – a collection of furniture and homewares based on traditional Indonesian and Vietnamese crafts. (more…)
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QuintessenceLabs getting truly random with quantum security Canberra-based QuintessenceLabs has taken its university research and transformed it into a quantum security firm, with its products used globally by the likes of the United States government.
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HK missing bookseller was on ‘toothbrush suicide watch’ A news conference by a recently released Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee had some intriguing revelations about his eight months in Chinese detention.
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Hawks rising: Dozens of State Dept officials call for US strikes against Assad in Syria Bucking current US policy, dozens of State Department officials have reportedly signed an internal document calling for military action and regime change in Syria, claiming it is the only way to defeat Islamic State and end the war. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Driverless bus harnesses IBM’s Watson to shoot the breeze with passengers From China to Gothenburg, electric buses are shaping as a pretty big part of mass transit moving forward. But an electric powertrain isn’t the only innovative technology on the Olli autonomous bus unveiled today just outside Washington DC. The on-demand bus, most of which is 3D-printed, will leverage the power of IBM’s Watson supercomputer to talk to passengers en route… Continue Reading Driv
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The NBA Finals have turned into a circus. Bring on Game 7. A meltdown from the Golden State Warriors, who once led this NBA Finals series 3-1. League MVP Steph Curry flipping out, getting ejected, throwing his mouthpiece and hitting a fan. A spiteful, conspiracy-fueling Twitter post from Curry’s wife, Ayesha, that instantly spread everywhere. And yet another historic performance from living legend LeBron James, who remains unparalleled when facing playof
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Google lists Android Pay promotions in one page Google has made it simpler to keep track of all available Android Pay discounts: The big G has launched a promotions page for the service, similar to the one for Chromecast. It details all the promos you can take advantage of for the current crop of Android Pay-compatible apps. For instance, the page lists Uber’s offer, which gives you $10 off for your next ride, and explains that you’ll have to t
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ExoMars sends back first Mars images The ExoMars 2016 mission passed a major milestone this week as the Trace Gas Orbiter mothership captured its first images of Mars. ESA said today that the spacecraft sent back the images on Monday, June 13 when it was 41 million km (25 million mi) from the Red Planet… Continue Reading ExoMars sends back first Mars images Category: Space Tags: Exomars Mars ESA Related Articles: ExoMa
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Gujarat riots: India court jails 11 for life over Gulbarg massacre A court in India sentences 11 people to life in prison for their roles in a notorious massacre during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat.
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Islam stands above German law for half Turkish Germans – survey Almost half the ethnic Turks living in Germany consider following Islamic teaching more important than abiding by the law, a new survey claims. They also view Islam as the “only true religion” with about one in five justifying violence if it is provoked by the West. Read Full Article at RT.com
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D-Link DCS-8200LH HD 180-degree camera joins the smart home club As homes get smarter, so too do potential intruders and miscreants. As we continually upgrade our appliances, it is also fitting that we upgrade our security systems. Fortunately, it won’t necessarily mean trading an arm or a leg just to get a smart security setup. D-Link is adding a new HD 180-degree camera, the DCS-8200LH, to its mydlink Connected Home … Continue reading
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Filmmaker Converts Van into a Modern Home and Studio on Wheels Working as a freelancer from home brings with it a great deal of freedom, but some crave even more of it. Such is seemingly the case for American filmmaker Zach Both, who converted a decade-old Chevy cargo van into a tiny home, which he also uses as a mobile filmmaking studio. Zach used to work as an art director at a tech startup, but left to focus on filmmaking full-time. He chose to do so in a
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Middle East worst hit by rise in sand and dust storms The Middle East has been the worst hit by significant rise in sand and dust storms, with major impacts on human health, UN scientists say.
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Board OKs tax credit for 3rd California electric car company A state board on Thursday approved $10 million in tax credits for NextEV USA, the latest electric vehicle company to establish its U.S. headquarters in California.
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History fans will love this map showing the birth of cities across nearly 6,000 years In 2016, some 54 percent of the world’s population lives in cities, with that figure expected to rise to 75 percent by 2030. Curious about how urbanization has developed over thousands of years and how cities have affected local and regional environments, a team of Yale University researchers recently created a comprehensive dataset of urban settlements from 3700 BC to the present day by digitizin
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Small Asteroid Discovered Orbiting Earth Frosty Piss writes from a report via CNN: A small asteroid has been found circling Earth. Scientists say it looks like the asteroid, named 2016 HO3, has been out there for about 50 years. Calculations indicate 2016 HO3 has been a stable quasi-satellite of Earth for almost a century, and it will continue to follow this pattern as Earth’s companion for centuries to come. Scientists think the asteroi
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LP2 completes Tehran office block with louvred wooden facades LP2 Architecture Studio has used rotating panels and recessed openings to create flexible spaces for this office block in Tehran, where contemporary architecture is experiencing a boom (+ slideshow). (more…)
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‘Daisy-chain’ gene drive vanishes after only a few generations Gene drives could eliminate diseases like malaria but there are fears the tech could run out of control. A new self-limiting one might solve that problem
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July 2016 THE OLD MAN The golden thread running through much of this issue of Popular Mechanics is Things My Father Taught Me. From life lessons to basic life skills, appropriately we celebrate Dadly wisdom – particularly given our proximity to Father’s Day. As the son of a photojournalist, it’s safe to say that an important lesson… The post July 2016 appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Solar-powered phone charger gives migrants in Greece free electricity (Reuters) — For refugees and migrants stuck in Greece, a smartphone is a lifeline — as long as its battery lasts. But access to electricity can be hard to find in overcrowded camps, nor is it always free in cafes where young and old crowd together over a socket, waiting anxiously to phone home. A team of students from Edinburgh University is hoping to change that, having designed a mobile phone ch
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E3 show heralds social, virtual future for video games As the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game gathering wrapped Thursday, it was easy to envision a future of social play in virtual worlds with celebrity gamers broadcasting action.
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Uber is aiming to eat into London’s meal-delivery market Hungry office workers in central London have for years been spoiled for choice when it comes to grabbing lunch or dinner, with a vast array of eateries never more than a short walk away. In recent years, meal delivery services like Deliveroo have started to spring up, too, though competition in that particular sector looks like it’s about to get a whole lot more intense. Why? Because on Thursday U
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US elections: Sanders ‘to work with Clinton’ to beat Trump Bernie Sanders promises to work with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, but stops short of endorsing her.
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E3 2016: The best games of Day 3 GamesBeat has already wrapped up all the news and trailers from the past week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in Los Angeles. The crew has also talked about some of its favorite games from first and second days on the show floor. Now, it’s time to pull the hype train into its final destination. The team is traveling or preparing to travel at this point, but GamesBeat reporter Jeffr
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Google’s GIF-searching Gboard app is now available in the UK Although Google often includes the UK in launch plans for a new product, its new web-searching and GIF-finding Gboard extension wasn’t one of them. But now that the app has been out for roughly a month, Google has had more enough time to get it ready for the British public. That’s right, Google’s slick third-party keyboard is now available to download in the UK. If you’re not familiar with Gboard,
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How to Share Spotify With 5 Family Members for Only $15 Up until recently, Spotify’s family membership options would cost you an extra $5 per person, for up to four extra accounts. In May, Spotify made a major change to its family membership plans making it far more affordable. With the new setup, Spotify’s family membership accounts now only cost $15 and you can have a total of six individual accounts charged to just one member. This puts Spotify in t
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Tiny mirror improves microscope resolution for studying cells A tiny mirror could make a huge difference for scientists trying to understand what’s happening in the micron-scale structures of living cells.
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Space Race II Fifty years after the original space race, the superpowers are engaged in another battle that’s out of this world as rockets are all the latest rage. The post Space Race II appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Skills: The amazing CNC machine A simplified guide to a sophisticated tool. The post Skills: The amazing CNC machine appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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The science of flour The science of the loaf: What’s artisanal about it? The post The science of flour appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Upgrade: Regen Villages Closed-loop communities, think smarter not smaller. The post Upgrade: Regen Villages appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Tech Exclusive: Merc E-Class In the vanguard. The semi-autonomous Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes us on a pre-launch drive. The post Tech Exclusive: Merc E-Class appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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19 stunning aerial photos of the Earth from Tim Peake’s space mission LONDON — There are obviously a lot of cool things about being on the International Space Station, but one of the greatest perks has got to be the views. British astronaut Tim Peake, who has been on the International Space Station since December 2015, clearly knows this. Alongside the 265 experiments he’s been carrying out while on the ISS, he’s been documenting the Earth with hundreds of beautifu
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Japan tackles low birth rate by offering public funds to freeze women’s eggs Public funds will be made available to women living in a suburb of Tokyo who wish to freeze their eggs as part of a pilot program aimed at reversing Japan’s falling birth rate. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia accused of bombing US-backed militants in Syria Russia on Thursday bombed US-backed fighters in southern Syria, according to a US official in Washington, who said the aggressive action by Moscow raises “serious concern.”
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Beautiful zero-waste bowls are made entirely from leaves Nicknamed the “one-way dishes,” these leaf bowls are made with zero plastics, additives, oils, glues, or chemicals. All bowls are made in a German factory near Munich using CNC mills and pressing machines. Each biodegradable bowl is made from three layers: a waterproof leaf-made paper layer sandwiched between two layers of pressed and stitched leaves. The bowls also come with an optional lid made
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20 Essentials for a Summer Cocktail Party Summer cocktail party season is upon us! Make a big impact during cocktail hour with a few key essentials. In fact, we’ve rounded up 20 stylish finds, in case there’s anything you’ve forgotten! From fabulous barware to special finishing touches, check out the breezy, festive items below and celebrate summer in style…Sips and SnacksIt goes without saying that a great summer cocktail party requires
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Kids encounter prosthetics for the first time German children were introduced to prosthetics and devices that aid the disabled without knowing what they were. Soon thereafter they found out how they were used and how it helps the people who need them Watch the subtitled video above for a look at high-tech prosthetics and how the kids react. Video credit: Aktion Mensch The post Kids encounter prosthetics for the first time appeared first on Po
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Gotcha! Hardly anyone reads the articles they share Too many people are sharing content without actually reading or delving deeper into it, says a new study.
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Walkera F210 3D review: The full FPV drone racing experience, straight out of the box Drone racing is one of the most exciting sports to spring up in recent years. It doesn’t seem to make much of an arena spectacle for an audience yet, but the video highlights are wild, and it’s an awesome sport to participate in. Up until recently, it’s been a bit of a geek’s game, but ready-to-fly racing quadcopters are set to open things up to a whole new generation of pilots that don’t have
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The chocolate bar resumé is still a surefire way of getting noticed in a job search There’s no hiding the fact that job hunting really sucks. The worst part of it is sending endless resumés and cover letters, only to receive an equally depressing number of knockbacks in your inbox. SEE ALSO: How to be a picture perfect public speaker Amid the worry and the trepidation of potentially living on instant noodles for a while, there is a solution: Chocolate, but wrapped with one’s res
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Gamesa agrees to create global wind power leader with Siemens Spanish renewable energy group Gamesa said Friday it would merge its wind turbine assets with those of German engineering group Siemens, in a deal that will create a global giant in wind power.
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How to Get Rid of Lock Icons on Encrypted Folders in Windows Do you share your computer with other people? One of the best ways to keep your files secure when other people are using your PC is to encrypt them. Windows makes it easy to do this, but there is a slight drawback. By default, when you encrypt a folder Windows displays a little lock icon over it. Generally, you don’t encrypt folders for no reason, so this is basically advertising to others that th
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants you to help him make a movie with Edward Snowden Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently finished filming for an upcoming movie on Edward Snowden where he plays the notorious whistleblower himself, but it seems that the Hollywood A-lister is not yet done with the former NSA employee. Today, Gordon-Levitt announced on Reddit that he is working on a new project with Snowden and – he wants you to be a part of it, too. Back in 2004, the actor founded his own 
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Wi-Fi coffee grinder sorts the beans from the has-beens The Voltaire isn’t the first coffee grinder we’ve seen with Wi-Fi connectivity and a companion app, but it is the first we’ve come across that’s picky about the beans you put in it. According to creators GIR (it stands for Get It Right), the Voltaire uses an array of sensors to detect when the coffee beans in its hopper get stale. At this point it can either ping you to let you know, or automatic
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IS conflict: Iraqi forces ‘retake Falluja city hall’ Iraqi government forces retake the main government compound in the city of Falluja from Islamic State (IS) militants, the military says.
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Meat Loaf collapse on stage in Edmonton filmed by fan US rock star Meat Loaf has collapsed on stage during a concert in Canada.
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Europe migrant crisis: Charity rejects EU funds over migration policy The medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says it will no longer take funds from the European Union in protest at its migration policy.
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These 80s reworks of Justin Bieber’s songs are flawless Picture Justin Bieber. (Yes, you really have to.) Now, picture him in a jacket with shoulder pads, guitar synth around his neck, fingerless gloves on his hands. He’d actually fight into the 80s pop scene quite well, right? Well, now there’s an actual sonic soundtrack to go with that mental picture. A Canadian artist called Tronicbox took a couple of Bieber songs and reimagined them as 80s pop hit
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Improving poor soil with burned up biomass Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan have shown that torrefied biomass can improve the quality of poor soil found in arid regions. Published in Scientific Reports, the study showed that adding torrefied biomass to poor soil from Botswana increased water retention in the soil as well as —the amount of plant growth.
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FGMF arquitetos integrates porches and gardens into são paulo office building rather than designing a glazed tower, the design team developed a more horizontal solution, partially influenced by the site’s height limit of just 9 meters. The post FGMF arquitetos integrates porches and gardens into são paulo office building appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Slain British politician Jo Cox mourned by hundreds of her constituents A vigil for slain British MP Jo Cox has been held at her constituency town of Birstall, a short walk from the spot where she was fatally shot and stabbed.  People from different ages, cultures and religious backgrounds took part in the packed ceremony at St. Peter’s Church on Kirkgate.  SEE ALSO: Murdered British politician Jo Cox celebrated immigration and diversity in first speech Among
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Denver Botanic Gardens Science Pyramid The Science Pyramid was both conceptually and functionally inspired by nature. The facade was developed to mimic the hexagonal structure of a honeycomb. The pyramid’s two peaks and 16 facets twist and turn towards the sky as if it was a result of the earth’s colliding tectonic plates or how a plant sprout would penetrate the ground surface.
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BT and Fon giving free Wi-Fi hotspot access to all next week In celebration of the first ever World Wi-Fi Day, next week BT and Fon are going to give everyone out there a chance to use their Wi-Fi hotspots for free – but there’s a catch, because it’s only for a limited time.World Wi-Fi Day is actually next Monday, June 20, but free access will be granted to the public starting from Wednesday, June 22, running through to July 22.Unfortunately you don’t get a
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Researchers refine method for detecting quantum entanglement RMIT quantum computing researchers have developed and demonstrated a method capable of efficiently detecting high-dimensional entanglement.
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There’s a competition in South Korea that rewards doing absolutely nothing Wow, did we just stumble upon something that we could possibly effortlessly excel at? Vice reports an interesting annual competition held in Seoul, South Korea, that involves participants sitting down and doing absolutely nothing. The “Space Out” competition, created by South Korean visual artist WoopsYang in 2014, held its third edition in May at the city’s Ichon Hangang Park. SEE ALSO
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Japan’s monkeys wash potatoes, ride deer Primatologists want the public to know more about Japanese macaques (monkeys), so they’re writing a book to show off their sometimes quirky behavior. The post Japan’s monkeys wash potatoes, ride deer appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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When user-generated content goes bad This past December, a local chapter of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) trade group held its annual “North East Pride Awards” dinner in Newcastle. With a room full of publicity agents, it didn’t take long for the event’s #PrideNE hashtag to trend. And when hashtags trend, they attract unwanted, irrelevant attention. Soon, instead of seeing local PR industry-related tweets, t
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Pride & deploy: US cities on high alert amid security precautions From New York to California, cities are increasing security in preparation for upcoming gay pride parades in order to prevent another bloody rampage like the one in Orlando. Read Full Article at RT.com
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This motion-controlled surgical endoscopy tool is DIY genius The da Vinci system is probably the most popular surgical robot in the US, but it’s never been operated like this before. An enterprising hacker got their hands on one of the da Vinci’s delicate mechanical tools, and has managed to connect the hardware up to a Leap Motion controller — making its tiny surgical forceps gesture operated. The video above (from YouTube user Julien Schuermans) shows ho
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Researching how to improve certification of intelligent devices AMASS (Architecture-driven, Multi-concern and Seamless Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems) is a research project of the European Union Framework Programme for I+D+I Horizon 2020 – coordinated by Tecnalia (ref. GA-692474), with a budget of more than 20 million euros and with the participation of more than a hundred researchers from 29 institutions from eight European countries. I
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Plasma in near-Earth space was twice as heavy around 1958 and 1970 If you’re about to throw out old data on bulky paper, hold your horses. A Japanese team have digitalized magnetogram recordings taken before direct observations by satellites became available. The analog recordings, taken for 72 years since the early 20th century, provide a window onto space weather in the mid-1900s and shed light onto future patterns of plasma movement in near-earth space.
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clark bardsley uses steam-bent oak to design an anti-chair ‘arm’ is designed to fit over any everyday seat to create a completely new chair, cloaked in the signified history and value of the bent oak form. The post clark bardsley uses steam-bent oak to design an anti-chair appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Disney app will narrate ‘Finding Dory’ for blind theatergoers Disney’s Movies Anywhere app caters mostly to viewers at home, but it has now become especially useful to visually impaired Nemo fans who want to enjoy its sequel in the theaters. The House of Mouse has updated the iOS app to listen to Finding Dory in the cinema, so it can narrate what’s happening on screen and provide detailed descriptions of each scene in between dialogues. All users need to do
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Injured tortoise picks up speed after getting new wheels Despite losing a front leg in a mongoose attack, a two-year-old Indian star tortoise is faster than ever. The injured tortoise has been fitted with a new set of wheels that allow her to reach her food before than any of her tortoise friends. SEE ALSO: Feelings are unavoidable while watching these wolf pups play A resident of the the Araingar Anna Zoological park in Chennai, the female tortoise lo
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How black hole jets punch out of their galaxies A simulation of the powerful jets generated by supermassive black holes at the centers of the largest galaxies explains why some burst forth as bright beacons visible across the universe, while others fall apart and never pierce the halo of the galaxy.
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Cortana Can Be Your Personal Dictionary in Windows 10 You might know that Google can act as a dictionary as one of it many roles, but if you’re running Windows 10, there’s a dictionary even closer to you, and it’s not sitting on your shelf. Cortana, the assistant who wears many hats, is happy to define any words you send her way. Simply pull up Cortana by pressing the Windows Key on your keyboard or by clicking her icon on the left side of the Taskba
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Twinkle exoplanet mission completes design milestone Twinkle, an independent mission to unravel the story of planets in our galaxy, has completed a key preliminary design milestone. The results of the payload study demonstrate that Twinkle’s instruments will be able to achieve the mission’s science objectives. Twinkle’s two spectrometers will analyse light transmitted through, and emitted or reflected by, the atmospheres of exoplanets in order to gi
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Melbourne homes offer close quarters community living A new residential development in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, is aimed at treading lightly on the ground, while fostering a sense of community among residents. 122 Roseneath St., in Clifton Hill, will offer a variety of one- to three-bedroom apartments and townhouses with small footprints… Continue Reading Melbourne homes offer close quarters community living Category: Architecture T
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Heavy metal emoji keyboard lets you add horns, hair and blood to your messages In this world, there is no shortage of cute emoji. But what if your life is darkness, your hair falls long and your playlist consists of Meshuggah, Triptykon and Venom? Where do you find tiny pictures to express your grief, anger, and…well, that’s all the emotions a true metalhead can have, but I digress: Where does a true metal fan find his or her emoji? Well, we’ve got that problem solved for
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Russian assets undervalued, demand outstrips availability – Gazprombank One of the largest Russian state banks, Gazprombank, has spotted a growing interest of foreign investors in Russian assets, according to VP Oleg Vaksman. Investors want to buy Russian stocks and bonds, but not enough is available. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iraqi forces enter center of Fallujah, retake govt compound from IS – state TV The government headquarters in central Fallujah has been recaptured from Islamic State by Iraqi forces, state television reports. The Iraqi flag has reportedly been raised over the mayor’s compound. Read Full Article at RT.com
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He wrote about clickbait but what happened next will stun you  As we roll merrily into the future of media it’s time to define some terms. I spoke to a number of folks over the past few weeks about the Gawker case as well as the future of journalism and have come away with some interesting information regarding the disconnect between readers and writers and the general concept of clickbait. I’d like to clear a few things up. You did this… Read More
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Migrant children in France forced into daily crime, prostitution, says UNICEF Migrant children in northern France are forced into crime and prostitution on a daily basis to secure a place to stay in migrant camps or the promise of passage to Britain, the U.N. children’s agency said on Thursday.
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MSF rejects all EU funding to protest against ‘shameful’ migrants policy Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said it will reject all funding from the European Union and its member states in protest at a deal the EU reached to stem the flow of migrants and refugees via Turkey.
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Microsoft Is Offering Weed-Management Software Now Image: GettyLegal weed is happening, and Microsoft wants in on some of the money generated by those clouds of smoke. The famously stodgy company is partnering with a weed startup and becoming the first big corporation that’ll touch the weed business with a 10-foot pole. Let’s be real: The software itself, made in partnership with an LA-based startup called Kind, is really boring. Microsoft still i
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SpaceX comes oh so close to sticking another Falcon 9 landing This week was another big one for private space company SpaceX. On June 15, SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a pair of commercial communications satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits (GTO). The two satellites that went into space inside the Falcon 9 rocket’s nose cone were the Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS-2A units. These satellites are … Continue reading
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Building the Future: The University of Stuttgart’s Stunning Research Pavilions Architecture is intimately tied to construction. It is through materials and their assembly that spaces and experiences are realized. Construction has always been a part of architectural education, but its significance within academia varies. While institutions focus their curricula differently, each school works to build an understanding of assembly within the design process. But how has this pe
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courtney mattison sculpts colossal ceramic coral reefs to reflect our changing seas the piece explores the rapid deterioration of corals from colorful and diverse, to sickened and bleached as a result of human-caused climate change. The post courtney mattison sculpts colossal ceramic coral reefs to reflect our changing seas appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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‘Muhammad Ali: The Greatest’ and 10 other movies now streaming As kids, summer did not begin on the official first day of summer. Summer began when school let out and we were suddenly free to go to the movies. Those movies seemed bigger, more exciting, more adventurous, with bigger laughs, and bigger heroes.This week in new and notable streaming movies, we have three of the biggest dinosaur movies ever made; you can watch them in a long triple-feature on a
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The 10 most exciting PC games of E3 2016 These games got us pumpedThis isn’t your normal “best PC games of E3” roundup.Even though E3’s traditionally been a console show, the number of PC games announced at E3 2016 positively exploded. The “Day Zero” press events from the big publishers alone revealed nearly 50 new PC titles. There’s no way to spend enough time with each of these games to say with any certainty which are actually better
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Researchers developing nanotechnology-based applications of hexanal for agriculture Bananas, mangoes and papayas: these tender tropical fruits are in high demand in export markets and an important livelihood source for producers. But freshness is key because these fruits spoil quickly and damage easily. The challenge is especially daunting where refrigeration is lacking. Estimates suggest that up to 40% of produce in tropical countries is lost in post-harvest handling.
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Carbon nanobubbles as containers with unusual loading and release properties Nanocapsules are used, for example, to protect sensitive products in cosmetics and foods, or to deploy pharmaceuticals in a targeted way by releasing them into the body only under specific conditions. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Swiss scientists have now introduced a new variety of nanocapsule: hollow carbon bubbles made from three to four graphitic layers of carbon atoms. These bubbles are
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‘Your resume is sitting on the fax’ IT pilot fish has worked as a contractor pretty frequently, but he’s a regular employee at this company when a friendly co-worker comes over and says, “Hey, did you know that your resume is sitting on the fax?””I always kept in touch with multiple contract brokers, even when I was an employee — you never know when the perfect assignment will come along!” says fish.”Imag
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Pesticide industry spending ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ to slow U.S. bee protection Would it surprise you to hear that the pesticide industry is actively working to halt measures that would protect bees from dying in record numbers across the continent? A new report published by Friends of the Earth (FOE) this week lists the tactics the industry is using to get in the way of much needed federal and state legislation and, spoiler alert, there are a lot of them. Last month, the U.S
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Using virtual reality to advance physical therapy Northeastern’s Danielle Levac develops video games to make physical therapy more fun, motivating, and rewarding for patients—especially for children with movement impairments, such as those with cerebral palsy.
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‘Ban the Box’ leads to increase in employer racial discrimination “Ban the Box” legislation seeks to open doors to employment for people with criminal records by barring employers from asking about records on employment applications. More than 20 states and over 100 municipalities have passed such laws in recent years, some of which govern private employers.
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Troubadour Goods makes bags like you’ve never seen before Troubadour Goods, a small artisinal leather goods brand from London, was founded out of a desire to craft the perfect… The post Troubadour Goods makes bags like you’ve never seen before appeared first on The Manual.
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2016 International Chapter Architecture Award Winners Announced in Australia Australian Memorial Wellington / Tonkin Zulaihka Greer with Paul Rolfe Architects . Image © Mike Rolfe The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2016 International Chapter Architecture Awards, which honor Australian architects working on projects abroad.Chosen from a field of 16 entries across five categories, the seven winners were notable for their size, scale,
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A step forward in understanding mechanisms behind magma generation and the outbreak of earthquakes A joint research team consisting of Hiroshi Sakuma, senior researcher, Functional Geomaterials Group, Environment and Energy Materials Division, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, and Masahiro Ichiki, assistant professor, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Japan, succeeded in theoretically determining the electrical conductivity of NaCl solution (salt water) in a h
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High efficient solar water heating achieved with nanoparticles A research team in Japan discovered through numerical calculations that nanoparticles of transition metal nitrides and carbides absorb sunlight very efficiently, and confirmed experimentally that nitride nanoparticles, when dispersed in water, quickly raise water temperature.
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Modern Apartment With Glass Doors That Enlarge The Space Asian design studios continue spoiling us with the eye-candies they design. Today we are sharing an apartment in Taichung, Taiwan that’s 69 square meters in size, underwent a transformation led by Z-AXIS DESIGN. The décor is done in modern eye-catchy style with Scandi and mid-century modern touches that make it cozier and sweeter. The apartment is kept totally uncluttered to make it look bigger, a
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Murdered Labour MP Jo Cox faced months of security threats before attack A British MP who was shot and stabbed repeatedly by a man who allegedly shouted “Britain first” had received a stream of threats over three months but had not been given extra security. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Speaking in song: New singalong software brings sweet melody to any cacophonous cry Whether you give it your best effort or your worst, voice synthesis software developed at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will make you sound like the melodious singer you’ve always wanted to be. Called I2R Speech2Singing, this software is the first to deliver high-quality singing automatically, while still preserving the original character of your natural voice.
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LG 32LH520D TV launches in India with mosquito repelling tech inside LG has launched a new TV set in India that has a feature that you would probably never associate with a TV or a TV maker. The TV is the LG 32LH520D and its big feature isn’t more resolution or smart functionality or even screen size. The big feature with this TV set is that it has technology inside that … Continue reading
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Aide who saved Gabrielle Giffords’ life speaks out about Jo Cox’s murder LONDON — The intern credited with saving the life of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has spoken out about the murder of British MP Jo Cox, drawing on the risks politicians face while in office. SEE ALSO: British Labour MP Jo Cox dies after being shot and stabbed near Leeds Cox was shot and stabbed outside a political surgery in her constituency in West Yorkshire and later died of her injuri
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This tiny PC proves AMD’s APUs can power competitive gaming on a tight budget Here at PCWorld, most of our PC gaming coverage revolves around a central premise: that you have a graphics card in your system. But not all gamers can afford spending a couple hundred bucks (or more!) on dedicated graphics hardware. In fact, if you look at the Steam hardware survey, a sizeable chunk of users play solely with the graphics integrated into their computer processors. Before you en
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The best Mac and iOS games shown off at E3 2016 Games for every deviceMac and mobile gamers are often ignored at gaming-industry tradeshows like E3, but if you’ve been watching the livestreams and wondering what you’ll be able to play on your trusty MacBook Pro or your iPhone 6s, never fear! We took a look at all the exciting new games for Mac OS X/macOS and iOS that were announced at E3 2016 earlier this week. There’s plenty to choose from, fr
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How to Set a Real-Time Photo of Earth as Your Desktop Background A few months back, a user on Reddit created a PowerShell script (learn more about PowerShell) that takes a near real-time image of the Earth from space and changes your desktop wallpaper whenever the image updates. The images are sourced from the Himawari-8 weather satellite, which provides a public stream of snapshots. The scraped image is saved to /My Pictures/Himawari/ prior to being set as the
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EgyptAir crash: Second flight recorder recovered The flight data recorder from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea last month has been retrieved, Egyptian investigators say.
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Slideshow feature joins a slew of new Google Photos abilities – CNET Google’s photo storage and sharing service gets new features every few weeks.
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‘Russian speaking’ hackers selling access to thousands of servers for as low as $6 – CNET India, Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa and Australia were in the top 10 most targeted countries.
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Under new management, SourceForge moves to put badness in past No more nasty fake “download” button ads, which is a good thing—since Google Chrome has started blocking sites that have them. 5 more images in gallery It has been six months since the company formerly known as Dice (DHI Group) sold off Slashdot Media—the business unit that runs Slashdot and SourceForge—to BIZX, LLC, a San Diego-based digital media company. Since then, th
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Ultrafast charge separation Polymers are an exciting prospect for use in solar cells because their manufacture is cheap, easily processed at low temperatures and can be scaled up for industrial production. A key drawback is their relatively low power conversion efficiency. A better understanding of light absorption and charge transfer dynamics in these materials is needed for their efficiency to match that of the more conven
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Threading the way to touch-sensitive robots Fabrics containing flexible electronics are appearing in many novel products, such as clothes with in-built screens and solar panels. More impressively, these fabrics can act as electronic skins that can sense their surroundings and could have applications in robotics and prosthetic medicine. Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, have now develope
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New understanding of molecular doping could yield better semiconductor designs A new understanding of why tungsten-doped thin films degrade so rapidly in air may lead to better designs for semiconductor technologies.
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‘I don’t need war’: Bulgarian PM rules out joining NATO flotilla in Black Sea Bulgaria’s prime minister ruled out participation in plans to form a united NATO Black Sea naval task force to counter the Russian Navy in the region. The president of Romania said the initiative is about joint drills, not maintaining a separate fleet. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UKIP’s Brexit refugee poster bears striking similarity to Nazi propaganda film UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been compared to a Nazi propagandist after unveiling a new poster featuring a long line of refugees with a call to “take back our borders.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Exorcism’ murder: 16yo son among 5 family members charged with killing woman in German hotel Five members of a South Korean family have been charged with the murder of a 41-year-old woman which took place while they were performing an exorcism on her in a Frankfurt hotel. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Philadelphia’s New Soda Tax Has Nothing to Do With Obesity Yesterday Philadelphia became the first major city in the United States to impose a special tax on soft drinks, but as enacted it has nothing to do with reducing obesity, the usual rationale for such levies. Unlike Berkeley, where voters approved a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened drinks in 2014, Philadelphia will tax low-calorie and zero-calorie beverages at the same rate as regular sod
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Hollande leads tribute to police couple killed in terrorist knife attack French President François Hollande led a memorial service Friday at Versailles for Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and Jessica Schneider, two police officers killed Monday at their home by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group.
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Convento House The Project is located in Convento (Chone) a rural area in the Ecuadorian coast, in an overwhelming natural environment where the presence of large forest of bamboo, a small creek running in front of the field and two rainforest mountains that surround the plot, became the perfect scenario to be potentiated through the project and generate the required relation between the owners and the landscap
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Scientists Use Super-Resolution Microscopy to Study Regulation of Immune System White blood cells, also including T cells, need to respond when the body fights an invading pathogen. Researchers from Salk Institute have recently imaged the bundling of critical receptors present on…
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These Practical Uses for a Whipping Siphon Go Way Beyond Whipped Cream Whipping siphons tools that seem best for fancy restaurant chefs. I appreciate everything you can do with them, but I’m not topping my weeknight dinner with a smoked salmon espuma. I’m interested in how it can help me speed things up, particularly infusions. Here’s are some clever ways you can put one to use at home.To see if a whipping siphon could help me make food and beverages tastier, faster,
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Researchers Think Math and Social Media Can Protect Us From ISIS After spending a year going through pro-ISIS groups on social media, researchers have come up with an algorithm they think might predict attacks. If only it were that easy.Researchers analyzed pro-ISIS posts and groups on VKontakte, the so-called Russian Facebook. They chose VKontakte partly because its members are diverse, including Chechen members that ISIS wants to recruit, and partly because (
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Map of diamond-boron bond paves way for new materials Scientists in Japan have successfully recorded the atomic bonds between diamond and cubic boron nitride: the hardest known materials on earth. This feat could ultimately lead to the design of new types of semiconductors.
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Philadelphia taxes soda to raise money for schools and parks The mayor has portrayed the controversial soda tax as a great source of revenue with which to do fabulous things for the city, rather than a benefit for public health.
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These people are building an electronic nose. How does it smell? A team of engineers at the University of Texas in Dallas are working to build a cheap, portable electronic nose that could be used in breath analysis to diagnose a wide range of health conditions.Electronic noses aren’t new, but the ones that exist today are bulky and expensive. The UT team, lead by Navneet Sharma, believes that the same CMOS integrated circuits that make tablets and mobile phones
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Advanced Windows 10 tips and tricks Advanced Windows 10 tipsWindows 10 is designed for getting stuff done, whether it’s writing documents, sending emails or editing pictures. In fact, it will do most things you ask of it, getting your work done in the best way possible, as well as including many improvements to productivity, allowing you to access things faster and easier than ever before.100 Windows 10 tips and tricksHowever, that’
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Losing genes and surviving—when less is more in the evolution of life “Loss is nothing else but change and change is nature’s delight” says the quote by the philosopher and emperor Marcus Aurelius, which opens a scientific article that analyses the gene loss phenomenon and its impact on the evolution of living beings.
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Air quality sensors track pollution Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design, says that the city’s air quality is now quantifiably among the worst in the world.
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Can You Be Social AND Introspective? Solitude and introspection can lead to a life full of connection, creativity, and meaning. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Visit the Indie Vinyl Press Where No Order Is Too Small (Like, Even Just One) Wesley Wolfe’s lathe-to-turntable movement caters to an indie clientele in today’s increasingly fragmented music ecosystem. The post Visit the Indie Vinyl Press Where No Order Is Too Small (Like, Even Just One) appeared first on WIRED.
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7 of the Prettiest Architecture Instagrams You Ever Did See These feeds will satisfy your never-ending appetite for clean lines and beautiful colors. The post 7 of the Prettiest Architecture Instagrams You Ever Did See appeared first on WIRED.
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The Mission to Rescue a Scientist From the South Pole—in the Middle of Winter The National Science Foundation is right now undertaking a phenomenally risky and rare evacuation from the middle of the Antarctic ice sheet. The post The Mission to Rescue a Scientist From the South Pole—in the Middle of Winter appeared first on WIRED.
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WIRED Book Club: Fantasy Writer N.K. Jemisin on the Weird Dreams That Fuel Her Stories We spoke with N.K. Jemisin about where she gets her inspiration, the state of genre fiction, and how she builds such gorgeous, intricate worlds. The post WIRED Book Club: Fantasy Writer N.K. Jemisin on the Weird Dreams That Fuel Her Stories appeared first on WIRED.
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The Most Over-the-Top Features in Today’s Fanciest Cars Mercedes, BMW, Audi, and others endlessly one-up each other with fancy features, whether cool, helpful, or useless. The post The Most Over-the-Top Features in Today’s Fanciest Cars appeared first on WIRED.
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1979 Revolution: Black Friday: Gripping Adventure Game Puts You in the Iranian Revolution 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, out now for PC and iOS, takes you inside two moments of upheaval—and its creator hopes it’s the dawn of a new genre. The post 1979 Revolution: Black Friday: Gripping Adventure Game Puts You in the Iranian Revolution appeared first on WIRED.
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The 9 Worst Pop Culture Dads, From Darth Vader to Dr. Evil Sunday is Father’s Day. Spend it being glad you didn’t grow up with these guys. The post The 9 Worst Pop Culture Dads, From Darth Vader to Dr. Evil appeared first on WIRED.
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How Does the FBI Watch List Work? And Could It Have Prevented Orlando? The terrorist watch list contains more than a million names. But just being on it won’t prevent someone from getting a US visa, traveling on a plane or buying a gun. The post How Does the FBI Watch List Work? And Could It Have Prevented Orlando? appeared first on WIRED.
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Spartan Ultra GPS Watch Is THE Smartwatch For The Outdoorsman Not digging the Apple Watch? Whether or not you ended up buying it, we’re willing to bet that there’s no Apple Watch on your arm right … Read More
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Protect Your Financial Security With The SLIM Aluminum RFID-Blocking Wallet Your wallet is obsolete. In this day and age where chip-and-PIN-style cards have become the norm, anyone with an illegal high-tech card reading device can steal your … Read More
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Mu-so QB Wireless Speakers Are A Must-Buy For Music Lovers Many audiophiles don’t trust wireless speakers. After decades of being told that wireless degrades fidelity, it’s easy to see why so many of them are reluctant to … Read More
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Love Innovative Design? Check Out This Armadillo Tea Canopy Looking to go back to the land? We don’t blame you. In this overly populated and overly polluted world which is often filled with malice and artifice, … Read More
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What A ‘Brexit’ Could Mean For The Economy This is In Real Terms, a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments.Imagine that the states of the Northeastern U.S. — New York and New Jersey, plus New England — don’t like the outcome of November’s election (not that far-fetched!) and decide they would rather split off on their own. After all, the Northeast
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Image: Several fires burn in Arizona and New Mexico Dry tinder, naturally occurring weather, and hot weather make for dangerous conditions in the Southwest.  Three fires which all began by lightning strikes in the month of May are still burning in New Mexico and Arizona. 
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Lithium Cycles’ Super 73: An electric bike packing 1000 watts of power within a vintage-inspired trapezoid steel frame Anyone toying with the idea of getting an e-bike need not look further than the Super 73 from California’s Lithium Cycles, already fully funded on Kickstarter. We took the electric bicycle out on the streets of NYC to test the brand’s product claims…… Continue Reading…
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Netanyahu policies may turn Israel into apartheid state – former Israeli PM Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has accused Benjamin Netanyahu’s government of pushing the country into becoming an “apartheid state.” If the government does not “change course,” people will have no choice but to “topple it,” he added. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Man suspected of killing MP Jo Cox ‘long-time supporter of neo-Nazi National Alliance’ The man accused of murdering British MP Jo Cox was a dedicated supporter of the extreme-right National Alliance (NA) and had bought guides on how to build guns and explosives from the US-based neo-Nazi group, it has been reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rosneft & BP form joint venture to develop oil fields in East and West Siberia Russia’s Rosneft and UK’s BP have signed an agreement to create a company called Yermak to develop the West Siberian and Yenisey-Khatanga basins in Russia. BP has pledged to invest up to $300 million in the exploration stage. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Surveillance reform measure blocked in the wake of Orlando killings The U.S. House of Representatives voted down an anti-surveillance amendment after some of its members expressed concern about its impact on the fight against terrorism, in the wake of Sunday’s massacre at a nightclub in Orlando. The measure was proposed by Congressman Thomas Massie, a Republican from Kentucky, and Congresswoman Zoe Lofrgren, a Democrat from California, as as an amendment to the
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Slain UK lawmaker Jo Cox remembered as humanitarian, rising political star Jo Cox, who was killed in her constituency on Thursday, was considered to be a rising parliamentary star.
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London houseboat community pays tribute to Jo Cox, one of their own The close-knit community of London houseboat owners has paid tribute to slain British politician Jo Cox, blowing their horns for a two-minute tribute.  The 41-year-old Labour MP, who was fatally shot and stabbed in her constituency town of Birstall, West Yorkshire, lived on a houseboat on the River Thames at the Hermitage Moorings with her husband Brendan and two young children.  SEE ALSO: Slain
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10 Versatile Mudrooms that Double as Home Workspaces We do love homes that bring the outdoors inside with stunning views, green landscape or the glittering lights of the city skyline becoming a part of the interior’s narrative. But you can also drag in the outdoors in an entirely different way if you lack a proper mudroom! From dirty shoes to wet raincoats, hats and the paw prints of your four-legged buddy, mudrooms deal with plenty of traffic, espe
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Brexit campaigners are fighting for an England that doesn’t exist, says Rem Koolhaas OMA founder Rem Koolhaas says that Britain’s EU Leave campaigners believe they can change England back to the way it was, but don’t understand what that really means. (more…)
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The Amazing Teen Brain A mismatch in the maturation of brain networks leaves adolescents open to risky behavior but also allows for leaps in cognition and adaptability — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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California Lawmakers Fight Transparency Measure: New at Reason A measure on its way to the November ballot in California that would require bills to be available to legislators and the public for 72 hours before a vote as well as making video of legislative hearings available to the public within 24 hours has met a lot of resistance from lawmakers. Steven Greenhut writes: No wonder the Legislature is scurrying for a softer alternative. Many lawmakers want S
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If Vaping Causes Smoking, Why Are Cigarettes Less Popular Than Ever With Teenagers? Data released last week by the CDC show that smoking continues to decline among teenagers, reaching a record low last year. But as I explain in my latest Forbes column, the CDC is still worried that the rising popularity of e-cigarettes will renew adolescent interest in the real thing: Public statements from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) take an alarmist view of e-cig
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Competition: win tickets to What Design Can Do 2016 conference in Amsterdam Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with What Design Can Do to offer readers the chance to win one of three tickets to its annual conference on the social impact of design, held in Amsterdam (+ slideshow). (more…)
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First Click: Will you upgrade to Sony and Microsoft’s mid-generation consoles? In yesterday’s First Click, I expressed concern over Microsoft and Sony’s plans to break away from the traditional console cycle by releasing more powerful models that will run games better than the current Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It’s a change that makes a lot of sense for various technological reasons, but I wonder whether it might erode some of the traditional advantages of consoles. We do
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As a Freelancer, Set Your Prices By How Much Value Your Client Receives When you’re setting priced as a freelancer, you might think about it in terms of how much time it takes you or what your costs are. You should also consider a less common factor: how much value does your client receive from the work you do?As creative tips site 99u points out, it’s tempting as a freelancer to set a “fair” price that’s solely based on what your work cost you. Take the cost of mate
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Image: Rainbow over Malargue station antenna dish This beautiful image was captured on Tuesday, 14 June, by Diego Aloi, working as part of the local engineering team at Malargüe station. The dish is located 30 km south of the city of Malargüe, about 1200 km west of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Image: Made for Mercury—the BepiColombo Mercury Magnetosphere Orbiter The shining face of the Mercury Magnetosphere Orbiter, Japan’s contribution to the BepiColombo mission to the Solar System’s innermost planet.
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Touchscreens for dogs, wearables for chickens—welcome to the world of animal technology Imagine leaving your dog at home while it turns on the smart TV and chooses a programme to watch. Meanwhile you visit a zoo where you play interactive touchscreen games with the apes and watch the dolphins using sonar to order their lunch. In the field behind you, a farmer is stroking his flock of chickens virtually, leaving the drones to collect sheep while the cows milk themselves. Welcome to th
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Salesforce also bid for LinkedIn, but lost out to Microsoft Microsoft surprised everyone Monday when it announced plans to acquire LinkedIn for more than $26 billion. But it wasn’t the only suitor: Salesforce wanted in, too.  The San Francisco-based software-as-a-service vendor was interested in LinkedIn primarily for its recruiting business, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff told Recode on Thursday. The company gave LinkedIn a “solid look” but was
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Starving liver cancer cells keeps normal cells intact A way to starve liver cancer cells while leaving normal cells intact has been discovered by scientists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Liver cancer is currently the second cause of cancer-related deaths world wide, with only limited treatments available. The method involves blocking the protein called “liver receptor homolog 1” (LRH-1). The… The post Starving liver cancer
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Mini-Moon: NASA Discovers a New “Quasi-Satellite” Orbiting Earth The tiny asteroid’s size has not yet been established, but it is likely to measure between 120 and 300 ft across.
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This Slack bot turns everyday conversation into a game of numbers If you’ve been looking for new ways to liven up discussions with your team on Slack, this bot might be just what you need. Scorebot is a fun chatbot integration for Slack that lets you turn everyday conversation into a fierce competition of numbers. Once Scorebot is invited to a channel, it’ll let users assign positive or negative point values via emoji allowing you to score authors with the best
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This spark-breathing question-answering 1920’s robot will soon live again Britain’s first robot is being reborn, along with a mischievous little friend.
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Doctors Without Borders will turn down EU funds to protest migrant deal with Turkey BRUSSELS — The medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders announced Friday that it will no longer seek European Union funding, in protest at the EU’s much-maligned migrant deal with Turkey. “The EU deal is the latest in a long line of policies that go against the values and the principles that enable assistance to be provided,” Secretary General Jerome Oberreit told reporters in B
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Mr Porter has got the perfect kit for a Hampton’s getaway…and the chopper ride to go with it Why drive when you can fly?Photo: Mr PorterMr Porter has got just the thing to throw in your duffle for a weekend getaway to the Hampton’s. Inside a Want Les Essentiels Wash Bag is a set of Aesop’s must-have toiletries, a Shinola key fob, a Mr Porter branded Smythson notebook, and most important of all, a one-way ticket from their Manhattan lounge for you and a guest to Southampton, Quogue, East H
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How much radiation damage do astronauts really suffer in space? Space is a really inhospitable place to live – there’s no breathable air, microgravity wastes away your bones and muscles and you’re subjected to increased doses of radiation in the form of high-energy charged particles. These can cause damage to the cells in your body by breaking up the atoms and molecules that they’re made of.
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Putin urges EU to restore cooperation with Russia, says Moscow is ready to meet halfway Vladimir Putin has called on the EU to restore cooperation with Russia. Speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday, Putin said Russia was ready to meet halfway, but stressed that the EU should also be willing to compromise. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why Blue Origin Plans to Crash-Land Its Reusable Rocket Image: Blue OriginHold onto your butts, space fans. Blue Origin is attempting the most daring test yet of its New Shepard reusable rocket, and for the first time, we can watch it live. The private spaceflight company, led by CEO Jeff Bezos, will send the vehicle to space and back with one deliberately failed parachute, in order to test the craft’s safety systems.The test is scheduled for Sunday. (
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Imec demonstrates gate-all-around MOSFETs with lateral silicon nanowires at scaled dimensions Today, at the 2016 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits, nano-electronics research center imec presented gate-all-around (GAA) n- and p-MOSFET devices made of vertically stacked horizontal silicon (Si) nanowires (NWs) with a diameter of only 8-nm. The devices, which were fabricated on bulk Si substrates using an industry-relevant replacement metal gate (RMG) process, have excellent short-cha
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Can beach cleans do more than clean up litter? Volunteer beach cleans may only make a small contribution to the presence and prevalence of marine litter but could have numerous benefits to those involved and to the environment, new research suggests.
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Spotify vs. Apple Music vs. Google Play Music: Which Is Best? While there are lots of music streaming services around, there are three major ones that stand out above the others: Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music. The others, such as TIDAL, Grooveshark, Rdio, and Deezer have either fallen by the wayside or failed to take off. Obviously these three services are competing with each other, pretty much on an equal footing. The problem is you’ll only wa
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Ametis Shower System The Ametis Shower System is a symbol of the fusion between the universe above and oceans below. This award-winning system creates a truly exceptional showering experience. Engineered with many high-tech features, it offers a soothing halo effect using LED chromotherapy lighting. The lighting is integrated within the shower ring to add a new dimension to the column.
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When It Comes to Vocal Range, It’s Not Size That Matters Most people have a modest two-octave vocal range when they sing, but some rare talents can manage five octaves or more. Think the late great, Freddie Mercury of Queen, or Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, although composer-singer Tim Storms holds the Guinness World Record for the largest vocal range: a whopping 10 octaves.Read more…
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TRNTBL from VNYL is the World’s First Wireless Turntable Music sounds better on vinyl. It’s a fact. But until now, the listening experience has been polluted by complicated connections and messes of wires. The record subscription service VNYL has announced that they are entering the hardware market with TRNTBL, the world’s first wireless turntable. TRNTBL features a range of sharing and streaming services. The record player is capable of […]Visit Man of
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Trigger Is Like The IFTTT Of Investing Trigger gives you hedge-fund level investment tools—on your phone.In the last few years a bunch of apps and digital services have cropped up to help get regular people investing in the stock market. Mobile apps like Robinhood and Acorns, for example, help dismantle a price barrier that often keeps people from investing. Rather than requiring them to set aside thousands of dollars to open a brokera
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From Ikea, 7 Key Insights On The Future Of Home Ikea interviewed 12,000 people to find out what home means to them. The big priorities? Good Wi-Fi and alone time.This month, Ikea released the annual Life at Home report. Now in its third year, the report helps Ikea develop new products, offering a tantalizing glimpse at designs that could shape the look and feel of our homes in the future.Read Full Story
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The Secret Economic And Career Benefits Of Taking Vacation Taking vacation isn’t just a stress buster. Using paid time off boosts the economy as well.Here’s a sad reality: U.S. workers earned an average of 21.9 vacation days last year, up a full day from 2014. Yet despite accruing more paid time off, more than half (55%) left their time on the table, according to Project: Time Off’s new report, The State of American Vacation.Read Full Story
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How Staring Death In The Face Inspired This Father And Businessman To Launch A Startup Recording videos for his children to watch after he died gave Jon Loew the idea for KeepTree, which has so far raised $5 million in funding.Jon Loew was taking a shower on New Year’s Eve 2010 when all of a sudden he felt a sharp pain in his arm and pressure in his skull. The world suddenly looked distorted, its angles changed, “Like I was looking in the mirror at a funhouse,” he would la
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Microsoft waves magic Wand to make chat bots better Microsoft has made another acquisition, snapping up Wand Labs in an effort to bolster its chat bot efforts.Wand Labs is a messaging app developer that was founded in 2013 and has chops pertaining to ‘conversational intelligence’.You’re probably familiar with Conversation as a Platform, a term Microsoft ushered in at the Build conference back in the spring, which the firm has since been driving for
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House 50 50 by Celula Urbana shelters both indoor and outdoor spaces beneath its roof Outdoor spaces are sheltered beneath the flat roof of this house in Argentina, designed by architects office Celula Urbana to take advantage of its scenic riverside setting (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Surveillance reform measure blocked in the wake of Orlando killings The U.S. House of Representatives voted down an anti-surveillance amendment after some of its members expressed concern about its impact on the fight against terrorism, in the wake of Sunday’s massacre at a nightclub in Orlando.The measure was proposed by Congressman Thomas Massie, a Republican from Kentucky, and Congresswoman Zoe Lofrgren, a Democrat from California, as as an amendment to the D
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This Chrome extension will give you the gist of online articles A few weeks ago we looked at Readism, a Chrome extension that gives you reading-time estimates for most articles you run across on the web. Now we’ll look at a complementary Chrome extension that helps save you even more time on reading by summarizing longer articles for you. TL;DR for Chrome in action.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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World–first research aims to turn Brisbane River back to blue The Nile is known for its length, the Amazon for its girth, and the Brisbane River for its murky brown colour, but one University of Queensland researcher is working to make it crystal clear.
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Startup creates renewable hydrogen energy out of sunlight and water California startup HyperSolar and University of Iowa researchers have teamed up to make renewable energy in a way that draws inspiration from plants. Using water and sunlight, they are able to make renewable hydrogen energy, which at this point is more reliable than solar panels or cells in terms of how easily it can be stored. At the end of May, HyperSolar announced a “breakthrough” in
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The pizza slice that comes at a price A recent study has shown that emissions in major cities caused by restaurants such as pizzerias and steakhouses using wood burners can be damaging to the urban environment. 
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Discovering the past secrets of oceans to better understand the impact of climate change Scientists have discovered the cause of a mass extinction of sea-floor marine organisms 800,000 years ago—which also provides insight into how climate change can impact on deep ocean biota.
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Gene copies were crucial to evolution of our eyesight A new study published in BMC Evolutionary Biology sheds light on the evolutionary origin of vertebrate vision and the specialisations in zebrafish to adapt to rapidly changing light conditions. The research was led by Xesús Abalo and Dan Larhammar, the Department of Neuroscience at Uppsala University and SciLifeLab.
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Circle Knife Necklace Discreetly carry around a handy blade without arousing suspicion by wearing this circle knife necklace. It features a sturdy stainless steel handle and comes with a unique locking mechanism so the blade won’t ever accidentally slip out while you’re wearing it. Check it out $94.95
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Bubble Waffle Maker Experience a heavenly breakfast by whipping up a mouth-watering meal using this bubble waffle maker. It comes with an easy locking mechanism to prevent messes and features a nonstick-coating to prevent your fluffy waffle from ripping apart. Check it out $44.99
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Pocket Shower Wipes Keep yourself clean even if there there’s no running water source in sight by bringing along these pocket shower wipes. Each towel-sized wipe contains nourishing anti-bacterial oils and is made from 100% biodegradable bamboo. Check it out $14.00
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Glowing Blue Rose Necklace The stunning hue of this glowing blue rose necklace will ensure you get noticed wherever you go – day or night. The necklace features a lovely glass vial pendant that encases a small rose that comes alive under UV lighting. Check it out $19.50
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Portable Freezer/Cooler Ensure everything you pack remains fresh throughout the entire day by storing it inside this portable freezer/cooler. It features two separate compartments and an easy to control LED panel that lets you control the temperature from -7 to 53 degrees. Check it out $649.95
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Foldable Lap Desk Transform your couch into the ideal place to work or surf the web by using this foldable lap desk. It’s made from 100% corrugated cardboard that folds flat enough that it can actually fit into an envelope – making it extremely easy to transport. Check it out $13.00
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Icon Travel Shirt This icon travel shirt will help you find what you’re looking for in a foreign country even if you don’t speak the native tongue. Its design features universally recognizable symbols that you can simply point to – with everything from transportation to drinking water. Check it out $33.00
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Stahl Firepit Safely set up an impromptu campfire in your home or out in the wild using the Stahl firepit. It’s hand crafted from A36 hot rolled steel and precision cut for quick assembly, and is designed to naturally change its shade with time and use. Check it out $500.00
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Can You Solve The Puzzle Of The Picky Eater? Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up a problem related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. These problems, puzzles and riddles come from lots of top-notch puzzle folks around the world — including you! You’ll find this week’s puzzle below.Mull it over on your commute, dissect it on your lunch break, and argue about it with your friends and lovers. When yo
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New study identifies factors which contribute to prisoners getting involved in the illicit economy in prisons Dr Emily Glorney from Royal Holloway’s School of Law, has found prisoners who are susceptible to the influence of others and who have low levels of assertiveness and willpower are most likely to get involved in the pervasive illicit economy in prisons.
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New cryptocurrency introduces new risks In the fundraising prospectus for a new business there will always be a disclaimer saying that “any investment carries some risk.” That’s also true if you’re investing digital money.
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Google Now on Tap to gain shortcuts to reminders, alarms, nearby places, and more Google’s Now on Tap, an Android service that parses the content on your smartphone’s display to serve up contextually relevant links, is a great demonstration of the search giant’s machine-learning muscle, but not necessarily the killer app some predicted. Sure, it’s nice to have Google surface showtimes for, say, that movie you and a friend were texting about, but sometimes Tap results miss the m
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In Case It Wasn’t Obvious, The U.S. Ranks Very Low On The New Global Peace Index We’re just 103rd out of 163 countries.As last weekend’s atrocity in Orlando showed, the United States isn’t a peaceful place. For an advanced country, we have a disturbingly high level of violent deaths (particularly among black Americans) and a high level of economic losses linked to that violence. In fact, looked a certain way, you might wonder if the U.S. is really that advanced at all.Read Ful
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Euro 2016: Brazilian TV crew ‘attacked, racially abused by Germany fans’ A Brazilian TV crew covering the UEFA Euro 2016 championships have claimed they were attacked and racially abused by German hooligans in Paris. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Meet the Man Making Giant Prosthetics for Elephants Mosha with her prosthetic. Image: Friends of the Asian Elephant FoundationTherdchai Jivacate is a Thai surgeon, inventor, and master prosthetics maker specializing in artificial legs. Over the course of his career, he has made over 20,000 prosthetic legs for everything from dogs and cats to birds and impoverished humans.But one day, when he caught sight of Mosha, a tame two and a half-year-old Asi
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Use Your Most Annoying Critics As Opportunities to Practice Keeping Your Cool When some obnoxious jerk is getting on your case, the best thing to do might be to ignore them. However, if you could use some practice keeping your cool, then they might be an opportunity to give it a shot.As marketer Wil Reynolds explains on Medium, he received a threatening email from a stranger with absurd demands. Rather than reacting with the anger we’d all feel in a situation like that, he
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Shazam’s background listening feature comes to Android Shazam can build you a Spotify playlist, help you discover new tunes and identify magazines, but song recognition is still at the heart of the app. Even with this core feature getting faster and quicker to start up, sometimes it can still be a race to ask for Shazam’s ear before the DJ drops the next track. In the latest update to its Android app, though, Shazam has added the ‘Auto’ background lis
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Researchers explore the function of a protein involved in cell proliferation, survival and migration Hokkaido University scientists are getting closer to understanding the function of a protein involved in vital cellular processes. This may lead to the discovery of drugs that can treat some cancers and autoimmune disorders.
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Study shows band structure engineering is possible with organic semiconductors (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from institutions in Germany and Switzerland has shown that band structure engineering is possible when designing organic semiconductors. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes a technique that involves long-range Coulomb interactions that are loosely bound by van der Walls forces. Nobuo Ueno with Chiba University, in Japan
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New material for urban paving made from 100% waste products The manufacture of ceramic tiles in the EU generates around 3 million tones of waste each year. LIFECERAM is a European-funded project led by the Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC-UJI) that addresses this issue.
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With spiraling light, SLAC X-ray laser offers new glimpses of molecules A new device at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory allows researchers to explore the properties and dynamics of molecules with circularly polarized, or spiraling, light.
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LED technology used in Indonesia to monitor safety at construction sites A safety monitoring method called On-Site Visualization has been implemented in metro system construction sites in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project. The technology was developed by Professor AKUTAGAWA Shinichi (Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering).
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Gravitational waves found again: here’s how they could whisper the universe’s secrets The international team of physicists and astronomers responsible for the discovery of gravitational waves back in February has announced the detection of a second strong signal from the depths of space. It is further confirmation that gravitational waves both exist and tell us a whole new story about how the universe came to be the way it is.
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Orlando Shows the Limits of Facebook’s Terror Policing A Senate committee wants to know if Facebook could have stopped Omar Mateen. The answer is no. The post Orlando Shows the Limits of Facebook’s Terror Policing appeared first on WIRED.
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Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store. These apps normally cost money and this sale lasts for a limited time only. If you go to the App Store and it says the app
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Persistent organic pollutants still threatening apex marine life, researchers find (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers has found evidence that suggests that large marine animals are still being threatened by persistent organic pollutants (POPs) despite international regulations forbidding their use. In their paper published in the journal Science, Paul Jepson with the Zoological Society of London and Robin Law with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, both
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Signs of hope for saiga after mass die-off The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan has published the results of an aerial survey of saiga, conducted in April 2016, which aimed to provide insight into the status of these beleaguered populations following last year’s mass die-off.
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This app turns your boring run into an action movie BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we take a closer look at Tracks, an app that turns your boring run into an action movie. Submit your startup to get featured. Please describe Tracks and how it works Tracks is an app for runners that provides a dynamic auditory narrative. When running, the user hears two types of sound – a story part, which has a narrative, and the mission part, which
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Internet of Things for smarter living EPFL scientists are developing a new concept of a smart building that adjusts to your lifestyle, by allowing you to control your preferences. An important component, called the Internet of Things, involves monitoring your overall energy consumption by networking together all of your devices.
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Did snakes evolve from ancient sea serpents? One of the enduring controversies in evolution is why snakes evolved their long, limbless bodies.
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Infiniti issues recall for 60,000 Q50s over steering software issues Nissan’s Infiniti brand has issued a worldwide recall for the recent Q50 sedan in order to address issues with the car’s steering software. The recall is said to apply to some 60,000 vehicles in all the markets the Q50 is sold in. The software glitch is related to the car’s autonomous driving features, and a malfunction could lead to poor … Continue reading
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One year after Charleston: Where the Confederate flag came down and where it still flies It’s been a year since a gunman walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and sat with a prayer group before opening fire, killing nine black parishioners. SEE ALSO: Somehow, after so much sorrow, Charleston is still willing to forgive As the world learned more about the man charged with the crime, Dylann Roof, and his racist manifesto, the nation, and
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Inner Vision for the Weekend of June 17, 2016 In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision find out how to arrange wall frames perfectly, learn how to clean sneakers from the best in the business, discover how to settle for “good enough” instead of worrying and waffling over a decision, and get your ASMR on while also learning how to cook.
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All For One and One For All – The Flying Tent The people behind the Flying Tent are having a good month. Since launching their product on Kickstarter they’ve raised nearly half a million Euros (their goal was 20,000 Euros if that helps put things in perspective) and they’ll begin filling orders any day now. We’re not surprised by the overwhelming response. The Flying Tent is one of those all-inclusive products […]Visit Man of Many for the ful
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Samsung Notebook 9 Is a Brutally Efficient Windows 10 Laptop With One Fatal Flaw If Windows 10 is going to win legions of people over as more than the operating system that you have on your work computer, it needs gear like Samsung’s new Notebook 9. It’s not the most-powerful Windows laptop, or the prettiest. It’s just a valiant crack at a no bullshit machine that’s a pleasure to use and doesn’t cost a fortune.In fact, it balances design and power so well that its fatal flaw—m
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Early Hadid: 14 Fascinating Drawings Reveal Zaha’s Projects With OMA “Queen of the curve” “Starchitect!” “First female [insert accolade here]” Zaha Hadid has been written about plenty — her work scrutinized and loved by the media — for her story and background as well as the distinctive architectural style she helped popularize and push forward. Her innovations caused the kinds of controversies that only come alongside an uncompromising vision. Her work becam
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Belly Armor by RadiaShield Belly Armor by RadiaShield is the definitive resource for information and tools to protect children in the womb and newborn children against the risks of everyday radiation. Made with RadiaShield® Fabric and the highest quality textiles, Belly Armor products provide baby-soft comfort, convenient safety, and reliable protection. Get a Belly Band, Maternity Top or Belly Blanket for expecting mothers
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Tec Accessories Glow Fob The TEC-S3 Glow Fob is a unique glow-in-the-dark keychain fob unlike anything you have ever seen. The internal glow pellet consists of a clear acrylic tube filled with a special glow powder and resin mixture. The pellet is mounted inside a protective stainless steel housing with a uniform bead blasted matte finish. When exposed to light, it will glow for hours; the longer the exposure time and the
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Tiny1 – The World’s Smallest Astronomy Camera Tiny1 is the world’s smallest, smartest and most social astronomy camera. It helps you plan, capture and share your star filled sky experience – all from the palm of your hands. Now everyone can take pictures of the stars without worrying about expensive equipment and expert knowledge. The Tiny1 makes astrophotography a point-and-shoot experience with these unique features. Tiny1 also helps you pl
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Python – Kevlar Dual Charging Cable Stop wasting your money on weak flimsy and gimmicky uncertified cables that don’t last. Meet the Python Charging Cable, the world’s first dual charging cable with Tough Kevlar® Reinforced Braided PVC Skin for superior strength and a lifetime warranty. Premium QuickCharge® Kevlar® braided cable. 5 dynamic lengths, 3 connectors, 18/24 AWG. Simply the best MFi Certified cable ever! What makes Python
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Orbii Mobile Home Security Robot with HD Video Using advanced positioning sensors including a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer, Orbii can tell where its camera is pointing. The camera will only stream video when it is facing the direction of travel or sitting stationary. Orbii’s drive module moves by shifting its center of gravity like a hamster in a ball, rolling in any direction with accuracy and precision. Control Orbii through an
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Let’s Drug Test The Rich Before Approving Tax Deductions, Says US Congresswoman Press2ToContinue writes from a report via The Guardian: “The [tax] benefits we give to poor people are so limited compared to what we give to the top 1% [of taxpayers],” Congresswoman Gwen Moore says. “It’s a drop in the bucket.” Many states implement drug-testing programs to qualify for benefit programs so that states feel they are not wasting the value they dole out. However,
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Could OLED TVs finally be about to take over from LCD? By the end of next year, LG Display will have almost increased its OLED panel production from 34,000 to between 59,000 and 60,000 sheets per month.The expansion is coming as part of a US$850 million investment into its panel production factories which will result in part of its production line in Paju being converted from producing LCD into OLED panels. In addition the company, which is a sub-divi
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Dads to the rescue: 10 parenting apps to keep things running smoothly at home <h3>Happy Father’s Day, Tech Dads!</h3>Image by ThinkstockAs anyone with a child knows, parenting can be hugely rewarding, but also hugely challenging. Luckily, there’s an app for that — or multiple apps, to be more precise.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Competing coexisting phases in two-dimensional water On Earth, water is abundant substance, the cycle of evaporation – condensation – solidification (steam transitions – liquid – solid) falls within everyday experience. The physical properties of water and its phase diagram are, however, much more complex than they appear with these familiar characteristics.
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Astronomers detect glitch in a millisecond pulsar (Phys.org)—European astronomers have uncovered evidence of a small glitch in the spin of a millisecond pulsar. According to a research paper published on June 13 on arXiv.org, the pulsar, designated PSR J0613-0200, exhibits sudden changes in spin frequency, known as timing glitches. It is so far the smallest glitch size recorded and the second detection of a glitch in a millisecond pulsar to date.
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Logi Base Charging Stand review: Rugged convenience for your iPad Pro Although most of my iPad time is spent browsing from the couch while watching television or reading in bed during evening hours, the device has also increasingly become part of my daily workflow at the desk. That’s particularly true for the larger iPad Pro, especially when paired with Logitech’s latest accessory.Charged up The Logi Base Charging Stand ($100 on Best Buy) is intended for iPads w
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Dealing With Volcanoes in 6 Easy Steps A quick and simple guide to dealing with the potentially dangerous mountains in your vicinity. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Grand Theft Auto 4 Cheats for Playstation 3 Grand Theft Auto 4 Cheats for Playstation 3 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Our set of Grand Theft Auto 4 Playstation 3 Cheats can give you a quick cash bump, free car, or even a secret map! Grand Theft Auto 4 released to rave reviews, remaining one of the best console titles ever released. As Niko Bellic, you search Liberty City, a Grand Theft Auto version of New York, to find revenge,
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SimWave’s bespoke, plug-and-play VR makes war and trains come alive The company has already wooed museums across North America and its solutions could find fans in areas as diverse as marketing and as hospital design.
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The Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3 is no mythical creature, and is very affordable With three phones already under the Zenfone 3 moniker, Asus announced the Zenfone Pegasus 3, yet another addition to the company’s latest family of phones. Rocking an all-metal design, the Zenfone Pegasus 3 sports a 5.2-inch, 1,280 x 720p resolution display, with curved glass on the sides. Above the display sits a 5-megapixel camera, while its rear-facing equivalent weighs in at 13MP with a single
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Wolfgang Buttress Hive is brought back to life in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew First installed at the world expo last spring, the multi-award-winning Hive was disassembled at the end of the event and moved to the Kew Gardens, where it was reassembled as the UK’s first-ever rebuilt Expo pavilion. Its lattice-like design was inspired by the lifespan of the honeybee and “highlights the important role of bees and other pollinators in feeding the planet,” says Stage One. The comp
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Bacterial physiology—two sensors for the price of one Uptake of potassium by bacteria is regulated by a single protein that senses the concentration of this cation both inside the cell and in the external medium, and controls the expression of the corresponding transport protein accordingly.
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What an AR-15 Can Do to the Human Body When a patient is shot by an AR-15, it “looks like a grenade went off in there.” The post What an AR-15 Can Do to the Human Body appeared first on WIRED.
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The best Android phones of 2016 – A mid-year comparative overview Half of the year is almost over and save for some that release two smartphone flagships a year, most Android OEMs have already revealed their hands. That means it’s the perfect time to take stock of some of the crème de la crème that manufacturers have to offer for 2016. Or at least what they consider to be the best. … Continue reading
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9 Secret Google Search Tricks Google is your portal to everything out there on the World Wide Web…but also your portal to more and more of your personal stuff, from the location of your phone to the location of your Amazon delivery. If you’re signed into the Google search page, and you use other Google services, here are nine search tricks worth knowing.It probably goes without saying but just in case: only you can see these
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Upgrade Six Light Fixtures to LED For Just $18, Courtesy of Amazon 6-Pack TCP Soft White LED Bulbs, $18If you’re ready to take the plunge into LED lighting, this 6-pack of higly-rated TCP soft white (2700K) bulbs is down to just $18 on Amazon right now, one of the best per-bulb prices we’ve ever seen. They aren’t dimmable, so you won’t want to put them in certain fixtures, but it’s a great bulk pack for filling out ceiling lights and lamps throughout your house.O
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Russian football fans arrested after Germany attack Six Russian football fans have been arrested in Cologne, Germany, after reportedly attacking Spanish tourists. The fans had arrived from Marseille, France, where fighting between Russian and English fans supporters marred the build-up to their Euro 2016 clash. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Raging wildfires spark evacuations in Sicily, police suspect arson (PHOTOS) Police say they believe arsonists are behind a wave of raging wildfires which have engulfed several parts of northern Sicily resulting in evacuations, hospitalizations and substantial fire damage. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Duma speaker warns of third-party attempts to distort Russia-Japan relations Moscow and Tokyo should not let their cooperation be hindered by third party countries interested in destroying relations between the Russian and Japanese people, State Duma speaker Sergey Naryshkin has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia Bombs Anti-ISIS Rebels, Marines Threaten Gay Bar, Gary Johnson’s Favorite Edibles: A.M. Links Russian airstrikes hit U.S.-backed rebels fighting ISIS in southern Syria. “We will seek an explanation from Russia on why it took this action and assurances this will not happen again,” officials said.  Atlantic City may be the next to get legal marijuana. Two active-duty U.S. marines are under investigation after allegedly posting a photo of a uniformed corporal holding a rifle and t
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Students develop tool that helps guests haggle with Airbnb hosts With more than 1.5 million listings worldwide, featuring everything from an Irish preparatory school that sleeps 70 to a tiny cabin in upstate New York that barely has room to lie down, Airbnb enables travelers to find accommodations that suit their tastes to a T.
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RC Airplane Show Aerial POV YouTuber Mr Steele returned from the 2016 Joe Nall RC airplane show with footage that’s possible only through a camera-equipped drone and one hell of an operator at the controls. The song is The Glow by Big Data. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Swiss Mountain CoasterThe Gimli GliderSeaplane Spin Landing2015 Red Bull Hardline TrailWorld’s Longest Water Slide POV
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In Lebanon, Syrian refugees struggle to bury their dead When her daughter died in a car accident, Sawsan Abou Khaled, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon, thought things could not get worse. But then it took her five days to find a place to bury her child.
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Save 82% On The The Game, App And Web Design Bundle [Deals] Become a versatile, in-demand designer with 70+ hours of elite online training. The bundle contains four courses in web design, app design, game design and WordPress. Get it all for only $49 (82% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for a limited time!
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Why Boredom is the Key to Good Design © Flickr user nseika licensed under CC BY 2.0 (cropped) This article by Rosanne Somerson, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as “We Need More Boredom in Our Lives.”When I used to teach graduate students in furniture design, I would assign them an abstract problem that required them to sit in the studio and draw through fre
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Skip the wires and save your hearing with bone conduction Bluetooth headphones The technology behind bone conduction reads like a piece of science-fiction tech: A set of Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones lets you to listen through the vibration of the bones of your face, completely bypassing the outer and middle ear (where the eardrum is located) and directly stimulating the inner ear. Interested? For a limited time, you can pick up a set of Bone Conduction Bluetooth Head
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New service for reporting aviation safety occurrences A new online service allows organisations and individuals to report aviation safety occurrences to aviation authorities. Developed by the JRC at the request of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, and in collaboration with aviation authorities, it will inform industry and regulators about the potential risks and hence support their decision-making.
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Let the Geek Flow Through You at ThinkGeek’s Summer Sale Let’s start this off by saying I may or may not have half of whats on sale at ThinkGeek in my cart right now. With 70% off everything from the typical geek fare like an indoor-outdoor Death Star light and a Star Trek transporter pad LED coasters, to the more nuanced of geekery, like this swinging pendulum or an LED spectrum clock.Read more…
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Mars crater named after Nepal quake village Langtang A crater on Mars is named Langtang, in tribute to one of the worst-hit villages during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
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Tiny Homes Get Personalized With Cute, Custom Cardboard Cottages The customizable dwellings resemble a colorful, oversized birdhouse. At the intersection of tiny living and cardboard construction comes the Nido House created by Italian architect Francesca Fadalti with Michela Romano. Nido means “nest” in Italian, a reference to the home’s small, simple shape and circular window, which evoke an oversized birdhouse. But the structure’s most interestin
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Team engineers Landau-Zener-Bloch oscillations The IBS Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems engineered Landau-Zener-Bloch oscillations within an intricate lattice structure that demonstrated intriguing properties.
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Coupling efficient vehicles with renewable energy Newly registered private cars must meet certain defined CO2 emission standards, and these are expected to be made more stringent in the forthcoming revision of the national regulations, in parallel with similar EU legislation. Empa, PSI and BFH have taken this opportunity to recommend an additional measure to increase the effectiveness of the new standards. They suggest that the authorities allow
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The beautiful dream of this 1997 Onion article is finally coming to life I think we can all agree that The Onion is one of America’s greatest treasures. And I’m not just saying that because they’re headquartered in my adopted hometown of Chicago; I’m saying it because it’s absolutely true. Its ability to consistently capture our malaise — whatever our malaise of the day may be — and translate it into meaningful, sharply funny satire is almost overwhelming, particularl
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Filson Wedge Tent The Filson Wedge Tent ($1000) from the professional craftsmen at Filson is just the thing you need for a comfortable outdoor shelter whatever the weather. Its rugged looks would be ideal for a military re-enactment but it suits just regular camping as well. The heavy material will easily stand against even the harshest weather including Read More
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The Geek Behind Google’s Map Quest Ed Parsons helps shape how Google sees the world—literally.Ed Parsons, Google’s geographer-in-chief, is leaning over an 18th century woodcut map from the Chonhado, the Korean atlas of the world. Here, on thin parchment, the earth is a wobbly blue watercolor dot centered around the sacred Mount Meru, close to a large red circle representing Beijing. China and Korea make up the large part of the map
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Significant Digits For Friday, June 17, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 1.5 cents per ouncePhiladelphia has become the first major American city to pass a tax on soda. The tax — 1.5 cents per ounce — will be levied on distributors. While it’s a bit unclear how much more consumers will end up paying as a result of the tax, it may add about a buck to the cost of a two-liter
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Frequency stabilization of magnetic tunnel junction based microwave oscillator Spintronics researchers have developed a phase locked loop (PLL) circuit designed to stabilize the oscillation frequency of a spin torque oscillator (STO), and demonstrated generation of a highly coherent microwave signal from the STO.
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‘Executing’ rivals: Aussie MP releases ‘disturbing’ campaign video in the wake of Orlando (VIDEO) Veteran Australian MP Bob Katter has sent the internet into overdrive after an election campaign ad showing him ‘executing’ his political rivals went viral. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bishops urge Church of England to rethink Bible & homosexuality Two leading bishops from the Church of England say it’s “time to change the church” and reconsider interpretations of the Bible which condemn homosexuality as a sin. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Single-Molecule Switch Can Be Flipped On and Off by Light Photoswitch may be useful in optical logic, in which light replaces electrical signals — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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When Will Artificial Intelligence Replace This Man? A 25-year-old Erik Spoelstra used to sit in a storage room in the old Miami Arena, evaluating hours of game film to review player performance as an entry-level NBA video coordinator. Eventually, he climbed out of the audio visual muck to become head coach of the NBA’s Miami Heat, where he would go on to win two championships.It’s a classic story of rags to riches—rising from junior video coordinat
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I Skipped Showering for Two Weeks and Bathed in Bacteria Instead In May, as the first heat of summer was coming on, I decided to stop bathing. I ditched my soap and shampoo. Instead of scrubbing down in the shower each morning or after a sweaty bike ride, I spritzed myself with “live probiotic spray for the skin,” a dose of bacteria that’s supposed to feed on the ammonia in sweat and neutralize the smell. I got rid of my deodorant, too. It was an interesting co
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Sheep On Drugs Offer Insights Into Farm Anxiety Animals Are sheep tenser than we knew? Sometimes counting sheep just isn’t enough to turn off your anxiety-ridden brain. Especially when you have four hooves yourself.
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SeeNote Digital Sticky Note Get your life in order with the ultimate in contemporary organization. The WiFi-enabled SeeNote Digital Sticky Note sports an ePaper touch screen so you keen record and keep track of everything from emails to weather alerts and calendar notifications. No annoying alarms are necessary thanks to the illuminating LED strip to get your attention.
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How to Manage Windows Startup Programs with Autoruns Every power user has wrestled with their Windows startup at one point or another. Some programs are necessary, others slow down your boot time, and some can even cause damage to your computer. We show you how to speed up your Windows boot times, either manually or with Autoruns, a tool from Microsoft. What Is An Autorun Application? Many applications automatically run in the background, at startup
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Complete genome sequenced of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus 4 The complete genome of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus 4, known as EEHV4(Baylor), has been sequenced by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, revealing unique characteristics of this particular species of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus – which causes a deadly disease that affects Asian elephants in both managed care and free-range environm
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Philadelphia makes a splash with first soda tax in major US city Philadelphia is making a splash this week as the first major city in the United States to enact a “soda tax,” a levy assessed on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages. Thursday, the City Council voted 13-4 vote to approve the levy after months of tough negotiations, and harsh criticism from the beverage industry. Mayor Jim Kenney touts the new soda tax as a victory, telling Philly.com the levy is a s
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The Movement That Helped Save Automatic Watches During the Quartz Crisis, one ubiquitous chronograph movement became the go-to for recovering and revived watch brands. …Read More »
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The Jupiter Vault King Jove is one hell of a planet. It’s also hell for a spacecraft. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The evolution of the mobile payment  It’s anticipated that there will be more than 4.8 billion individuals using a mobile phone by the end of 2016. Because of this enormous growth, we can expect to see the mobile payments industry and startups in the space evolve to meet the growing demands of users. To understand how big this industry is going to be, you need to understand the history of mobile payments and their… Read More
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Fancy Pizza Is Wrecking the Environment Residents of Sao Paolo, Brazil, should be proud that their megacity is the only one that uses biofuel for cars. Or maybe not, considering that a lot of this environmental good is undone because everyone loves pizza too much.Read more…
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Filson Air Scout Watch The watchmakers from Filson have done it again with the release of the Filson Air Scout Watch ($1000), a stunning limited edition watch. Based on the watches used by the US Forest Services Smokejumpers this stylish and sleek watch features a brushed aluminium 45.5mm case and a bold and striking super lumi-nova dial. It also Read More
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Inside a photon prison, a light-and-matter hybrid is born Scientists at Cambridge University and the Imperial College London have trapped photons inside a tiny gold cavity, forcing it to interact with matter to form a hybrid state. This unique mixture – or “strong coupling” – of light and matter, achieved for the first time at room temperature, will help scientists develop better on-chip communications, manipulate quantum information, or eve
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Panorama artist Gabriel Pulecio made a light tunnel with infinity mirrors and Kinects When it comes to art, nothing beats experiencing it first hand. You don’t have to be an adherent of Walter Benjamin’s to believe that something fundamental is lost when reproduced in a photo or on a screen. (Seeing Beyoncé live is different than watching Lemonade, for instance.) The stakes only get higher with interactive art. Walking into a space that responds to your presence effectively makes
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That Game Boy Adapter For Smartphones Is Real, And It’s Awesome You might remember the case that turns your iPhone into a real, working Game Boy that Hyperkin jokingly / seriously teased for April Fool’s Day last year. Well, Neowin made an interesting discovery at E3 expo in Los Angeles this week. They got a chance to see the thing working fo’ real on the show floor. Dubbed the Smart Boy, the add-on was shown working on an Android device rather than an iPhon
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New Microfluidic Device Creates Equally Sized Nanodroplets One drop with the volume of a millionth of a litre is actually not extremely large and does not even resemble like something that can be used for a lot of things. However, the Institute of Physical…
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What to Look for in a Solid Index Fund Index funds are an easy way to get started with investing. We’re fans of an easy, “set and forget” portfolio that you can set up once and benefit from over time, and index funds are the backbone of this kind of investing. When it comes to picking one out, Consumer Reports suggests a few traits to consider.http://twocents.lifehacker.com/how-to-build-a…We’ve told you all about how to get started w
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Grate Fresh Garlic Directly Into the Meat for Tastier Meatballs When making meatballs, you want small pieces of garlic to be evenly distributed throughout the ball, otherwise you could end up chomping down on big, raw chunks. You could chop the allium into tiny little pieces, or you could just grate it in.This tip not only saves you a bit of time—which is all important on busier weeknights—but grating the garlic ensures it gets properly cooked and mellowed. It
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From Lack Of Diversity To Lack Of Funding, Seed Banks Face a World Of Challenges Gene banks are meant to protect biodiversity, yet they themselves are in need of protection
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Terahertz radiation: A useful source for food safety An effective and less expensive tool for the inspection of food and drugs could soon be a reality. Scientists from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin have been working with national and international partners to develop a conceptually new source of terahertz radiation. The innovation makes it much easier to generate this radiation, which is well suited to the analysis of
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How the ultra-hot, ultra-dense plasma that formed our early universe gets its intriguing properties From the very beginning, there were hints that particle collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) were producing something unusual. This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory was designed to recreate the incredibly hot and dense conditions of matter in the early universe by colliding atomic nuclei at high enough energies to
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Inkwell reveals tattoo watches In the past, a watch is not so much a piece of equipment that you wear around your wrist as it is a timekeeping device, and for good reason, too – folks did not have the privilege that we have today when it comes to telling the time in a myriad of ways; ranging from our computers to smartphones and other digital signage. These days, watches are more of a fashion statement with the side function of
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E3 2016: Microsoft’s grand PC-Xbox vision is finally coming together At E3 2016, Phil Spencer was Santa Claus in a video game t-shirt, taking the stage to tell the Microsoft faithful what they’re going to want come Christmas. His appearance in an Xbox t-shirt might seem self-congratulatory from the head of Xbox, but he’s got plenty to celebrate. Spencer is the man that declared Xbox One’s focus on entertainment to be a poor choice, and that from now on Microsoft wo
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New Windows 10 preview’s Start Fresh tool banishes bloatware from your PC Microsoft put a temporary hold on releasing new features for Windows Insiders earlier this week, but new builds are still rolling out as Microsoft focuses on bashing bugs. The company released build 14367 to the fast ring for PC and mobile late Thursday. Despite the official lack of new features, this build offers a few interesting tidbits as we get closer to the official Windows 10 Anniversary
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Modern Atlas Helps You Plan Your Trip and Learn About Your Destination iOS: Modern Atlas is one of many trip-planning apps that can organize what you want to see, do, and eat during your next vacation. Its focus is on the research portion, and gives you tons of information about your destination that you can use to plan the perfect trip.You can use Modern Atlas in two main ways: to find out about your destination before you leave and plan things like where you’ll sta
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Walkable urban places gain on suburbs For the first time since cars, quieter streets and spacious homes lured people out of city centers and into suburban towns, people are moving back downtown and demand for mixed-use space is growing, a George Washington University researcher has found.
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Subsidised egg freezing isn’t the answer to Japan’s birth rate The solution to Japan’s problem of a shrinking population isn’t publicly funding egg freezing to allow delayed parenthood, says bioethicist Angel Petropanagos
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Google paid $550,000 to 82 people who found holes in Android Google started its Android Security Rewards program in June 2015, awarding money to researchers finding vulnerabilities in Android as well as Nexus phones and tablets.  One year later, the company posted the results of the program on its blog, and it can be considered a success, both for Google and the researchers involved. SEE ALSO: Android N to be called Namey McNameface, Google jokingly confir
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Belgian hospitals turn to robots to receive patients Robots have already invaded the operating room in some hospitals, but in Belgium they will soon be taking on the potentially more difficult task — for robots, at least — of greeting patients and giving them directions. The Citadelle regional hospital in Liège and the Damiaan general hospital in Ostend will be working with Zora Robotics to test patients’ reactions to robot receptionists in the
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2016 Kiesler Architecture and Art Prize Awarded to Andrés Jaque COSMO (MoMA PS1). Image © Miguel de Guzmán Spanish, New York-based architect Andrés Jaque (Office for Political Innovation) has been awarded the 10th Kiesler Architecture and Art Prize by the Mayor of Vienna, citing Jaque’s “capacity to go beyond assumptions about traditional practice and urban life.” In 2015 Jaque was declared the MoMA PS1 YAP (Young Architects Programme) winner fo
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All-black superyacht looks as evil as we already assume all yachts are If you see this yacht in the ocean, just turn your boat around There are few settings in which a wealthy person can appear more evil than standing at the prow of his yacht. (We’re not one hundred percent sure what a prow as, but smart money says that yachts have them. Yachts have everything.) In fact, it’s basically common knowledge that all yachts are evil, so at least this conceptual yacht, cre
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Thino Charger The THINO charger ($54) might be something you’re already familiar with but for those of you who aren’t this memory stick like device allows you to quickly charge your smartphone. It’s an invaluable item for travel when you simply can’t afford to be without a decent charge. Where standard charging cables may take up to Read More
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3D-printed self-driving Olli bus to hit the streets in the US Arizona-based startup Local Motors has created a 3D-printed, self-driving bus called Olli, capable of carrying twelve people and designed to serve as an on-demand transportation option. Like currently human-helmed cars from Uber or Lyft, Olli would arrive to pick up riders after being summoned by a mobile app. Unlike other autonomous vehicle projects from Google and others, which are expected to b
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This shirt launch rattled the menswear world Brooks Brothers is causing quite the buzz The post This shirt launch rattled the menswear world appeared first on The Manual.
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Camaraderie of Mud: Trench Warfare in 1916 Reported in Scientific American, this Week in World War I: June 17, 1916 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Step Into the Huge Factory Forging America’s Fancy New Trains Inside the Siemens factory that’s making the rolling stock for Florida’s privately-funded intercity rail system. The post Step Into the Huge Factory Forging America’s Fancy New Trains appeared first on WIRED.
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Most Popular This Week Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), The Best Wireless Exercise Headphones, and The First Sony E-Mount Lenses You Should Buy. [See all 10 most popular reviews this week.]
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First US CRISPR gene editing trial in humans seeks approval The federal committee that monitors DNA experiments on humans will make its first judgment on a CRISPR case next week. The Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee is looking at a proposal from the University of Pennsylvania, which wants to use the gene editing technique. The plan is to harvest T-cells from cancer patients and re-program them to better fend-off cancer cells. Rather than pumping people f
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Muslim school calls OFSTED inspectors ‘racist’ after accusations of extremist leaflets A surprise inspection of the Muslim Darul Uloom Islamic High School found leaflets advising against music, singing and dancing, terming them “acts of the devil.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why do Brexit campaigners hate Bank of England Governor Mark Carney? The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has become a bogeyman figure for ‘Leave’ campaigners, who have vigorously attacked him over his involvement in the EU referendum campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
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With All We Know About Concussions, Why Do We Still Love Football? Image: Johann Schwarz/FlickrWhy Is This Still a Thing is a column exploring the anachronistic, seemingly-outdated technology that surrounds us. New columns appear every Friday. Ah, football—the sport of kings! For 16 weeks beginning every fall, millions of Americans plop down in front of their televisions and whittle away their Sundays watching scores of glistening National Football League demigod
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Guest editorial: The DNC hack and dump is what cyberwar looks like (credit: Erik (HASH) Hersman) Dave Aitel is CEO of Immunity Inc., an offensive security firm that consults for Fortune 500s and government agencies. He is a former “security scientist” for the NSA and a past contractor for DARPA’s Cyber Fast Track program. His firm specializes in vulnerability research, penetration testing and network testing tools. His views don’t necessarily reflect
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Doping: Russian athletes remain banned from competition including Olympics Russian athletes remain banned from international competition, including Rio 2016, but demonstrably clean athletes can compete as neutrals.
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Sea Change: Our Underwater Revolutions | Robert Steneck | TEDxDirigo Based on his many years of marine research and his understanding of the complicated, often self-policing nature of commercial fishing, Dr. Bob Steneck proposes an innovative, bottom-up, multi-player strategy for halting the steep decline in Maine’s natural fisheries, including the iconic lobster. Dr. Robert Steneck is a professor in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences and an ecolog
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Waiting for Low Tide: The Science and Art of the Littoral Zone | Nadia Rosenthal | TEDxDirigo Advances in regenerative medicine are happening everyday. Dr. Nadia Rosenthal invites us into her vantage point to witness some of these discoveries, and to envision what the treatments of disease and injury might look like in the near future. Professor Rosenthal is Scientific Director of The Jackson Laboratory. She received her PhD from Harvard Medical School, where she later directed a biomedica
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How STEM Education Can Help Us Solve Global Health Issues | Paige Brown | TEDxDirigo Paige Brown’s fierce curiosity, nimble mind, and determination have led her to develop a hugely effective and cheap solution for removing phosphorous from water bodies—all while still a high school student. In this talk, she outlines her research and development processes and speaks to the ways that STEM education bolstered her efforts. Paige Brown, a 17-year-old Bangor High School student, has be
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Sebastian Bergne Ring Soap British industrial designer Sebastian Bergne has been known to turn everyday objects into something essential and exceptional; Ring Soap is no different. Originally designed instead of redesigning a soap dish, Ring Soap consists of a ring of soap in one of two styles that hangs on an aluminum peg on the wall. Amber soap has […]
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In 2016, E3 is an amusement park E3 has transformed the Los Angeles Convention Center into an amusement park. Its attractions: the world’s biggest unreleased games. As people who publish and promote video games find fewer reasons to participate in the annual video game conference, those that remain are transforming the space into a spectacle. A queue for The Legend of Zelda, which wraps around a warehouse-sized enclosure, termin
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JUNE 2016 Packet Dump submitted by Douglas Lee Redwood FieldwatchButton CompassRed Leather NATO Strap from Strapco.comMandalorian WalletDPx Gear Hest Folder Triple Black Knife DPHSF105True Utility KeytoolRemove Before Flight Key ChainJeep Key FOB
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Where to Sit on a Plane for the Most Peace and Quiet Window or aisle, front or back, we all have our airplane seat preferences. If you’re looking for a quiet flight, however, here’s where you should sit, according to a pilot.JetBlue asked one of its pilots where to find the quietest seat on a plane. In a video, he said:There’s less noise when you’re sitting forward on the wings. In most planes, the engines are located under the wings. Sitting in the
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How black hole jets break out of their galaxies A simulation of the powerful jets generated by supermassive black holes at the centres of the largest galaxies explains why some burst forth as bright beacons visible across the universe, while others fall apart and never pierce the halo of the galaxy. About 10 per cent of all galaxies with active nuclei – all presumed to have supermassive black holes within the central bulge – are observed to hav
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This is the Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 concept car In celebration of its 100th birthday, BMW earlier this year unveiled its Vision Next 100 Vehicle, a glimpse of what the future of the automotive industry may look like. Now, it’s Rolls-Royce’s turn.
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Artiphon Instrument 1 – Multiple Musical Instruments in One Have a full suite of music right at your fingertips with the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1. This incredible device can be played as a guitar, drum pad, synthesizer, a piano, and so much more. Connecting to your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can experience all of these instruments at the touch of a button. Buy Now The post Artiphon Instrument 1 – Multiple Musical Instruments in One appeared first o
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Watch three astronauts leave the International Space Station tonight Tonight, three astronauts onboard the International Space Station will load into a Russian Soyuz capsule, beginning their nearly seven-hour journey back home to Earth. The returning crew is an international bunch, including NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, British astronaut Tim Peake of the European Space Agency, and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko. The trio will board the Soyuz after 10:15PM ET and
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T-Mobile customers may soon be able to stream unlimited Facebook videos – CNET The two companies are said to be in talks about adding Facebook videos to the carrier’s Binge On program.
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Digital Currency Ethereum Is Cratering Amid Claims Of a $50 Million Hack Digital currency Ethereum’s value has dropped amid a hack on DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation), an organisation with huge holdings of Ethereum (Wikipedia page). Its value is now below $15, down from more than $21 a few minutes ago. It is believed that as much as $50 million of the digital currency has been stolen. From a blog post on DAO: An attack has been found and exploited in the DAO
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New Ikea Collection Features Indonesian and Vietnamese-Inspired Home Goods The pieces are made from woven rattan, bent bamboo, and other natural materials Continuing its collaborations with international designers, Ikea has unveiled the first pieces from a long-term project with Dutch furniture designer Piet Hein Eek. The Jassa collection comprises furniture and home decor objects inspired by traditional Indonesian and Vietnamese crafts that feature rattan, bamboo, and
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Paris attacks: A novel research program on traumatic memories How will the traumatic events of the terrorist attacks of 13 November 2015 evolve in people’s memories, whether collective or individual? How does individual memory feed on collective memory and vice versa? Is it possible, by studying cerebral markers, to predict which victims will develop post-traumatic stress disorder and which will recover more quickly?
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Alexander Lervik’s Bikupa is available for exclusive pre-order from Dezeen Watch Store Dezeen Watch Store: Swedish designer Alexander Lervik’s first wristwatch, which features a circular case punctured by hexagonal holes, is now available for exclusive pre-order. (more…)
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Why buy a boombox when you can own a painting of a boombox that’s actually a boombox? Art, man. Sometimes it’s hard to understand because of buried imagery and misunderstood metaphors. Other times, the meaning of a piece is so obvious that the art isn’t even fun to look at anymore. Art, man. A company called Case of Bass wants its art to be pretty and functional. It just launched a Kickstarter for its Touch of Bass, which is a print of a classic boombox that’s also a boombox. It’s
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VW’s new direction: 2 to 3 million all-electric cars annually by 2025 Is the new, virtue-signaling VW the same company that perpetrated Dieselgate? Some analysts and observers are skeptical of the new Volkswagen Group intiative, “Together — Strategy 2025,” according to Reuters. Skeptics are concerned that the announced plans may be just marketing talk to assure the public that VW got the message. Skeptics aside, however, VW has now publicly committed itself to build
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Aido – Next Gen Home Robot Aido is the next generation social family robot. Smart, interactive, and uniquely mobile – Aido can play with your kids, help you with household chores, handle your schedule, and keep your home safe. Aido is perfect for everyone in the family. It has been built on an open platform so that its skills and applications can grow with time. Buy Now The post Aido – Next Gen Home Robot appeared first on
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Plan Could Be First Use Of CRISPR To Gene-Edit Humans Health The National Institutes of Health will review it next week The University of Pennsylvania proposes a new cancer treatment using CRISPR on human cells…
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How your parenting style affects your child’s future Scientists have released survey results showing that children who receive positive attention and care from their parents tend to have high incomes, high happiness levels, academic success, and a strong sense of morality.
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Putin calls for integration of Eurasian business Russia and Asian countries should create a vast economic space, said President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Blank shot’: Crimean official blasts western sanctions as ineffective EU sanctions against the Crimean Republic do not scare its residents, have no effect on the region’s economy and their new prolongation is very much like a blank shot, Crimean Deputy PM Ruslan Balbek has told reporters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Doomsday Preppers Are Planning to 3D Print Their Way Through the Apocalypse Jason Ray thinks the culture of “disaster prepping” is misunderstood. Thanks in part to National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, a reality TV show about preppers, the term conjures images of far-flung, paranoid woodsmen hoarding Borax under their floorboards, a caricature of prepping that does no favors to Ray, whose main concern is taking care of his family. So-called preppers are known to meticu
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Samsung Gear Fit2 Is a Genuinely Great Blend of Smartwatch and Fitness Tracker All images: Alex Cranz/GizmodoWe were wolfing down lunch in a dank Austin chili parlor, and I flicked my wrist. The time flashed, blue and bright on the OLED screen, and my friend’s eyes darted to the wearable. “What is that,” she asked—her interest piqued—her need for some perfect blend of Fitbit and Apple Watch apparent.It’s the Samsung Gear Fit2, and if you’ve ever longed for a wristable that’s
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The World’s Tiniest Violin So your buddy is complaining that their seedless watermelon has a seed in it. How do you respond to their whining? Whip out two fingers and play them a sympathy tune. Now, thanks to Design I/O and Project Soli, your fingertips can actually make the sounds too. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Casually Explained: ComputersAtom Text Editor CommercialReddit in the 1980sElders Re
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The Natural Unnatural A hidden network of inlets, storm drains, and ultimately the Waller Creek dig project tunnels are Unnatural controls creating a city-wide water displacement grid. This concealed system seeks to control the Natural processes of torrential rain storms allowing for our habitation of this flood prone land.
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Why Is Chrome Using up So Much RAM? (And How to Fix It Right Now) If you’ve done any research at all into different browsers, you’re likely familiar with the fact that Chrome can be a bit of a resource hog — looking at Task Manager or Activity Monitor, you’ll often see Chrome at the top of the list. But why does it use up so much RAM, especially compared to other browsers? And what can you do to keep it in check? Does Chrome Really Use More RAM? In short, yes. C
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Staying Human in the Machine Age: An Interview With Douglas Rushkoff At the dawn of the internet Douglas Rushkoff wrote the book Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace. A whirlwind tour through the lens of various web subcultures, Cyberia lay the philosophical foundation for the internet as an opportunity for a new kind of liberation. Rushkoff argued that the web could generate a new renaissance by birthing a technological civilization grounded in ancient spir
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Small asteroid is Earth’s constant companion A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries to come.
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Remy–How to React to Tragedy Remy has advice for how to deal with a national tragedy. About 2 minutes Written and performed by Remy. Video and graphics by Austin Bragg. Music tracks by Ben Karlstrom. Scroll down for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV’s YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material goes live.  You can follow Reason on Twitter at @reason and follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy an
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Rad Modern Home Designed for Entertaining Asks $3.4M A woodlands stunner Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got. Location: Darien, Connecticut Price: $3,395,000 Built on the modified foundations of the original ‘50s structure, this striking wooden contemporary in Darien, CT was designed by Brooklyn firm su11 a