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Dunkey Recaps E3 2016 (PG-13: Language) Videogamedunkey is here to present Battlefield 1. But first, let’s have a look at other games, awkward presentations and candid moments from E3. It’s like this industry doesn’t know that it’s already cool and is trying so hard to convince us that it is. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Piano Tiles RobotReal Life Street FighterConan Plays UFC 2Conan, Norman & Mil
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Five Crucial Things I Only Could’ve Learned By Scaling My Startup Buffer COO Leo Widrich shares what he’s figured out in the course of growing the company to reach $10 million in annual revenue.In five and a half years of Buffer, we’ve been fortunate to cross many milestones—3 million registered users, 90+ team members, and most recently, $10 million in annual recurring revenue. Some of the lessons we learned to help get us there came easily. Others we learned t
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Amazon’s Echo Dot is a great way to bring Alexa to more rooms I haven’t been shy about my love for the Amazon Echo. I wake up with it, and aside from my phone, computers and TV, it’s one of the gadgets I rely on most throughout the day. So when Amazon announced the $90 Echo Dot, which brings all its larger sibling’s features to any speaker, I was onboard before you could say “Alexa, what’s the weather?” I couldn’t wait to bring Amazon’s Alexa virtu
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Meathead: The Science of Great BBQ & Grilling Meathead Goldwyn. I guess when your mama curses you with that lemon of a name, your best option to make huge vats of lemonade. Or, in this case, huge piles of grilled meat. Goldwyn, founder of BBQ & grilling website AmazingRibs.com, has teamed up with physicist and food scientist Prof. Greg Blonder to pen Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling. It’s a book not just on how to cook
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Physicists Look to Higher Math to Predict Terrorist Movements Deadly actions by “lone wolf” or self-radicalized terrorists claiming allegiance with the Islamic State (ISIS) in the last year have inspired a group of researchers to pursue novel methods of trying to stop the next Paris, or Orlando. In a study published in the June 17 issue of Science, authors from multiple disciplines at the University of Miami in Coral Gables detailed how they examined the onl
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atelier d’architecture King Kong Unveils Design for the NH Hotel at the Toulouse Blagnac Airport Courtesy of atelier d’architecture King Kong Bordeaux-based atelier d’architecture King Kong has unveiled their design for the new NH hotel at the Toulouse Blagnac airport in France. Both elegant and inviting, the hotel’s warm atmosphere is achieved through the acoustic and thermal qualities of the sweeping ground floor area, which opens onto the exterior spaces.The building consists of 150 h
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Nope, Urine Is Not Sterile Urine consists of urea, water, sodium, potassium, and other chemical compounds. For a long time, people who watched too many survival shows and even doctors thought urine was germ-free. As it turns out, urine isn’t sterile when it leaves your body.In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, researchers collected urine samples from both healthy women and women who had an overactiv
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Stephen Colbert wants us all to pee in the shower Using the toilet is so passé. On Friday night’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert cited some number-crunching from IFL Science: if every American peed in the shower once per day, it could save 185 billion gallons of fresh water per year. Of course, this is a broad bit of mathematics. It assumes all Americans pee identically (not true), that all newborns use the toilet and that we don’t waste any sho
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Cricket Shelter, a combined emergency shelter and food source Disruption happens, and not just to industries when new tech arrives. Try asking the people who lived in New Orleans when Katrina hit or anyone in the area of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. In both those cases, while there were massive losses and personal tragedy and relocation, many people were eventually absorbed in other parts of the country. But what if that weren’t possible? What if
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Apple’s new search ads are a kick in the teeth for app makers GUEST: Last week, Apple put the rumors to bed and confirmed that it will introduce paid search ads to the App Store, meaning app makers can pay to have ads for their apps appear at the top of search results. This could be detrimental to many of them. Apple’s App Store has more than 1.5 million apps, which means it’s already very difficult for the majority of apps to be discovered without investing
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Court Slams Record Companies in New Vimeo/DMCA Ruling Remember when Capitol Records sued Vimeo over copyright-violating videos? They just lost in court again, when an Appeals court overruled three lower court decisions. Slashdot reader NewYorkCountryLawyer shares the specifics of the Appeals court’s findings: [T]he Copyright Office was dead wrong in concluding that pre-1972 sound recordings aren’t covered by the DMCA… the judge was wrong to think t
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Can wearables empower patients despite doctors’ skepticism? Medical wearable devices have a pivotal role to play in empowering patients to take ownership of their own health. But overcoming the medical community’s skepticism remains a daunting challenge for medical device makers, as related by mHealth Intelligence. One medical wearable maker says it is incumbent on both the wearable technology firms and the medical community to bridge the patient-doctor g
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These are the coolest games we saw at E3 – CNET The world got a sneak peek at the biggest and best upcoming video games in Los Angeles last week. Here are the ones that looked most promising.
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AVEX FreeFlow Autoseal Water Bottle submitted by Bernard Capulong Whether you’re on the trail or navigating the city, water is an essential—and often overlooked—EDC. If you need a bottle that’s tough enough to keep you hydrated no matter where your day takes you, check out the AVEX FreeFlow for your carry.While the FreeFlow’s sturdy stainless steel portion is nothing to scoff at, the bulk of its value as a capable EDC bottle is actu
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2016 Roccat Sova Keyboard Roccat’s couch-friendly keyboard is now available for pre-order. The Sova features large and replaceable wrist rests, underside cushion and mouse pad. It’s available as a membrane or a mechanical keyboard. Pre-order it now to get a free Kova mouse. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $150-$200 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Wooting One Analog KeyboardMKBHD’s Dream DeskUltimate Hacking KeyboardSe
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Here Are the Finalists for the 2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Each year, the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction awards one worthy science fiction novel the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, one of the genre’s major awards for novels. The finalist list this year is particularly strong, with some truly excellent novels represented: The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi (Orbit/Knopf)Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson (Rebellion)Radiomen, Eleanor Lerman (T
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America’s Most Walkable Cities Are Yet to Come Image: ShutterstockCities are constantly evolving, and as many urban areas have begun to put more money into updating infrastructure and creating more real estate after a disastrous recession, the most pedestrian places will begin to change.That’s the conclusion of a new report, Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros, advocacy group Smart Growth America and the G
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It’s Lit! The New Led Lenser P7R Torch LED Lenser has long been innovators in the outdoor lighting industry, making it easier for regular dudes to see in the dark for years. New from the brand is the removal of the old AAA batteries, as the rechargeable variety is the new power provider of choice. The new P7R compact torch boasts a new battery and charging system, which […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Coe’s IAAF presidency victory linked to corrupt official The BBC has claimed Lord Sebastian Coe won the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) aided by the man at the heart of the sport’s doping scandal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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7 can’t-miss apps: ‘Slip Away,’ Flogg, BurstKey and more With Apple’s news-filled WWDC and trying to figure out what to get your dad for Father’s Day, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps. SEE ALSO: Can emoji and ‘invisible ink’ make Apple’s iMessage cooler than Snapchat? Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an app to help kids learn the basics of coding, a finance-tracking app
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Graphene-based thermal modulators Squeezing graphene is a way to control its heat conduction, paving the way to harvesting waste heat for power.
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A mathematical analysis of urban traffic models clarifies dispute over which approach is best A long-running debate among traffic engineers has been resolved by researchers who have discovered that two seemingly very different models of traffic flow in cities actually have similar underlying mathematical structures.
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Be the designer: Create your own Orlebar Brown swim trunks with Instagram If you’ve got the cash, your Instagrams could make their way poolside this summer. Whether you’re a foodie or a traveler, if you enjoy sharing your images with the world, this could be an innovative new way for you to do so. Swimwear designer Orlebar Brown has released an update to its app, #SnapShorts, that now lets users design their own swim shorts by uploading an Instagram image to the app. Fo
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Carrots and sticks fail to change behavior in cocaine addiction People who are addicted to cocaine are particularly prone to developing habits that render their behavior resistant to change, regardless of the potentially devastating consequences, suggests new researche. The findings may have important implications for the treatment of cocaine addiction as they help explain why such individuals take drugs even when they are aware of the negative consequences, a
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Tiny droplets… lead to exotic properties Molecules in liquid crystals form exotic phases in which arrays of defects are organized into striking patterns. Confining these defect structures within droplets offers fine control that points to strategies — not possible in bulk phases — for assembly of responsive, adaptable materials.
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Dark bots: The cat-and-mouse game begins GUEST: The bot era is here, and the world has already begun to see its transformative potential. But like any technology, there will be bad bots as predictably as good ones. With every advancement, there are people looking to exploit it. Anticipating what they might do is key so that builders, developers, and users can prevent, preempt, and prepare. Here are the “dark bots” we’re likely to see: Th
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Twitch Tries to Exterminate Bot Infestation With Legal Action Twitch IRL. Image: TwitchMaking a name for oneself on the popular video game streaming network Twitch is a bit of a rough job these days, particularly with around 100 million monthly visitors struggling for attention. To scramble to the top of that pile, some of Twitch’s broadcasters have been shelling out cash to companies who shower their channels with bogus viewers and followers for a price. Ye
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Store Medical Details In The Cloud? “Paper forms are a security risk”, warns the web site for CareMonkey, which maintains digital and up-to-date medical information in the cloud “for any organization with a duty of care”. This is raising concerns for long-time Slashdot reader rolandw, who says he’s being asked by his daughter’s school to approve using the site to store “her full medical details”. CareMo
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This Guide from Serious Eats Will Tell You Exactly How to Cook Any Steak Few subjects invite as much heated discussion as “how to cook a steak.” Not only do methods vary with heat and equipment, but there is literally an entire cow’s worth of cuts to choose from. As such, some home cooks may find it daunting, but not any longer, for Serious Eats has a definitive guide to steak.This thing is amazing, and the interactive guide could not be easier to use. Simply click on
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Russia strikes over $15bn worth of deals despite sanctions at SPIEF 2016 From multibillion-dollar deals and new projects, including the use of Hyperloop tech in Russia’s Far East, to hints that economic sanctions could be lifted – RT looks at the main highlights from the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Eve Mattress Neither a mail-order mattress, nor a mattress-in-a-box, nor a relatively cheap mattress sounds like it would pair very well with a good night’s sleep. Still, the makers of Eve promise their 3-layer technology will deliver the sweetest ZZZs you’ve ever had. And if, after a 100-night trial, you don’t agree, they’ll refund ever dollar you paid them and schedule a free pickup for return, no questions
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Here are the Hyperloop pods competing in Elon Musk’s big race later this year Later this year, dozens of college teams from around the world will travel to Hawthorne, California to compete in a high-stakes contest to prove Elon Musk’s vision of super-fast, super-sustainable, tube-based transportation known as the Hyperloop. The teams were chosen last January in SpaceX’s Hyperloop pod design competition held at Texas A&M University. From over 120 schools, 29 college tea
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At E3, game makers introduce more diverse heroes After introducing the world to several new female heroes at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, story-driven game makers at this week’s gathering of the interactive industry are uncharacteristically putting more racially diverse protagonists front and center in their games.
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5 last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas If you are reading this article, then it is very likely the case that you’ve procrastinated deeply on your Father’s Day shopping.  Thankfully the age of online shopping has greatly widened the last-minute shopping window. For those unable to haul ass to the nearest electronics store, there are a ton of online options that require just a bit of research and a method of payment. SEE ALSO: These are
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Three men charged after Belgium counter-terror raids Three men have charged with terrorism offences, including attempting to commit murder, after counter-terror raids in Belgium.
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What Happened To The Veterans Of Atomic Testing The United States began its postwar atomic weapons testing program in 1946. Over the following 16 years, hundreds of thousands of troops were subjected to radiation in various experiments, according to this New York Times report. Here are some of their stories.“The guys started saying we were guinea pigs. Atomic guinea pigs,” recount veterans of Operation Crossroads, a project designed to “show ho
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Why Haven’t We Explored the Ocean Like Outer Space? Depending on who you ask, there exists not one—but two—final frontiers of discovery. Deep space has long captivated our imaginations, but the deep ocean, right here on Earth, remains one of the most underexplored places known to humans.Only five percent of the seafloor has been topographically imaged, which leaves 65 percent of the entire planet (not counting land masses) relatively unknown. Yet,
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You Don’t Have to Quit Your Day Job to Be Happy Unless you have the best job you could possibly have, someone’s probably told you to quit so you can be happy. That’s great for some people, but it’s not the only way to make your life better.As creative writer Bianca Bass explains, the advice to “Just quit” is a wishy washy pipe dream at best for many people. Sure, there are some folks who quit their job, travel the world, start a business, or ma
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Archaeologists draw on urban legend to find ancient Bronze Age wall paintings (PHOTOS) Archaeologists from Novosibirsk State University in Russia have released photos of rare wall daubings discovered in the southeast part of the country. The ancient artwork’s exact whereabouts is being kept a closely guarded secret, however. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sanjay Puri uses weathering steel to create layered facade for The Crescent office block Overlapping angled fins clad in pre-rusted steel extend from the front of this crescent-shaped office building in Surat, India, by Mumbai architect Sanjay Puri (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Product Design EDC submitted by Kelvin Ewald Colborne BotaOpinel No. 7Handmade PenAlberta WatchRay-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer Sunglasses,Black Frame/G-15-XLT Lens,55 mmField Notes ExpeditionHandmade Pen – WalnutColborne BotaOpinel No. 7Apple EarPodsMeasuring TapeBellroy Men’s Leather Slim Sleeve Wallet BlackYNOT Magnetic Key Chain
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Want to play a mobile game with 500 of your best friends? Slither.io lets you do just that Steven Howse, the 32-year-old developer of Slither.io, is struggling to keep up with the demands of his new creation. His app consists of a free multiplayer game that gives users control of snakelike creatures to fight for food. The app hit the top 10 most downloaded list, right next to giants like Facebook and YouTube, shortly after hitting the market. Howse was not prepared for the viral success
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Who’s to blame when your gadget bursts into flames? It’s complicated We consumers are a trusting bunch. We’ll spend hours carefully comparing the specs of two competing products, pore over reviews, and scrutinize images and videos of potential purchases (please tell me I’m not alone). But do we ever check to see if the product has been certified as safe by an independent third party before hitting the buy button? Typically, we don’t, and it’s a growing problem. Yo
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Interstellar Comparisons By 2025 Elon Musk believes SpaceX can get us to Mars – a journey of about 500 million kilometres, needing a speed of over 100,000 km/h. By comparison travelling to the stars within a human lifetime via the known laws of physics requires energies millions of times more potent than that budget-price trip to Mars. … Continue reading “Interstellar Comparisons”
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IOC supports IAAF decision to ban Russia’s track & field team ahead of 2016 Olympics The International Olympic Committee expressed support for the IAAF’s decision to extend its ban to all Russian track-and-fields athletes over doping, the Olympic body said in a statement. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How Syfy is Leading The Charge With Imagining Diverse Futures Image: SyfyOver the last couple of seasons of television, critics and audiences have begun to pay a considerable amount of attention to the role of women and racial diversity on their favorite shows. Despite being set in the future, science fiction television has often been stubbornly stuck in the past. With its latest lineup, however, the Syfy channel has demonstrated that a proactive approach ca
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Six Words And Phrases To Avoid At The End Of A Long Interview Process After many rounds of interviews, you’re both comfortable and exhausted. But now isn’t the time to drop your guard.Even the most confident and experienced candidates can get tongue-tied in high-stakes interviews—especially protracted ones. Maybe you’ve reached the end of the process, and after many rounds and multiple conversations, you’ve grown both comfortable and exhausted.Read Full Story
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Turkey: Erdogan revisits controversial Gezi Park plans Turkey’s president says he wants to revive plans to redevelop a central Istanbul park which sparked large anti-government protests in 2013.
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Dead trees, dry earth: Western US a tinderbox Tens of millions of dead trees, record temperatures in June and persistent drought can only mean one thing for the American West this fire season: it’s going to be a tinderbox.
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How-To: Use Split View in Safari on iPad [Video] iOS 10 makes it possible to view two Safari windows side-by-side on the iPad via a feature called Safari split-view. It’s similar to the standard Split View between separate apps, but there are some differences to consider as well. In the following video walkthrough, we’ll show you how to use Safari split-view, and highlight some of its notable features. more…Filed under: How-To, iOS, iOS Device
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glassless column wall proposal by inter esse studio dedicated to the public, the frames mediate between past and present, heavy and lightweight. The post glassless column wall proposal by inter esse studio appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Will the next Siri be empathetic?  Humans have forever personified their technologies. We engage emotionally, have expectations and establish a trust-based association with our technology. Technologies that are truly important to our well-being and happiness transcend their status as just “stuff.” If we have an emotional bond with our technology, wouldn’t it be smart to design systems that feel empathetic to… Read More
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Bluetooth 5.0 is set for a 2017 debut Bluetooth is an all-but-required technology for any modern smart device. It enables you to do things like collect low-powered IoT devices to smartphones, tablets, and even desktop systems. However, even a more modern Bluetooth v4.2 connection has limitations on both range and bandwidth making it a less appealing technology for IoT devices that need both range and the capability of sending and rec
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The Boeing CH-47 Chinook Is Powerful Enough To Tow Another Helicopter A Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter weighs about 10,000 pounds. A bit less without the rotors, but it’s still an immense amount of weight to dangle off a string attached to another helicopter. Watch this Boeing CH-47 Chinook make light work of it.This footage was sent to us from the 40th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Public Affairs Officer, who tells us this slingload operation took place in Kuwait
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The Unseen Consequences Of Hypocritical Leadership For every Trump tweet that’s scrupulously dissected, we may forget that leaders’ actions matter more than their words.Both Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton, their respective parties’ presumptive nominees, have been called hypocrites repeatedly, loudly, and often by critics. You don’t even need to adjudicate those attacks to understand why: We want leaders who allow us to hold consistent beliefs
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Download Dozens of Free Coursera Courses Before They Disappear Forever Coursera, one of the best sources of MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), is shutting down their old platform on June 30, and removing dozens of courses in the process. Here are two ways you can save all the course materials before they’re gone for good.Popular courses like Social Psychology from Wesleyan, Jeffrey Ullman’s Automata, Keith Delvin’s Introduction to Mathematical Thinking from Stanfor
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Laser manipulates electronic properties A new semiconducting material that is only three atomic-layers thick has emerged with more exotic, malleable electronic properties than those of traditional semiconductors.
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Confirmed: Heavy barium nuclei prefer a pear shape Certain heavy barium nuclei have long been predicted to exhibit pear-like shapes. Scientists demonstrated the existence of this exotic shape by taking advantage of breakthroughs in the acceleration of radioactive beams and new detector technologies.
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Finding a needle in a crystalline haystack With a new technique, scientists can detect a few large grains in a sea of small grains and study the fatigue-induced phenomena of large grain growth.
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This Artist Makes Incredible Designs With Just Snow And His Shoes Image: ScreenshotSome of our readers may be experiencing a “heat dome” this weekend, so why not take the edge off with this video of a snow artist who does more than just hike in the snow.Snow artist Simon Beck was one of four artists that was invited to Stryn in Norway, where he found inspiration for his project.His designs are majestic, reminiscent of the ridges and designs found in snow flakes
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Six gadgets for a green camping trip By Cat DiStasio This week marks the start of summer, and campers across the nation are getting ready to explore the great outdoors. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to go off-grid while keeping a light footprint. That means finding tents that don’t mar the land and cooking methods that don’t generate needless waste. It’s also easier than ever to keep electronic gadgets charged throughout your tr
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Shark dies after lifeguards & tourists drag it out of sea for photos (VIDEO, PHOTOS) Horrifying footage has emerged of a shark dying after Dominican Republic lifeguards and beachgoers pulled it out of the water in order to take photos with the distressed creature. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Building the perfect analytics stack: It’s now about choice and customization GUEST: Several years ago, we had a television network client who, the morning after their show aired, would eagerly ask, “How did I do last night?” What she meant was: How did the network’s shows perform the previous evening? But answering that basic question wasn’t so simple a few years ago. Why? Because inherent in that one simple question were a bunch of others that unraveled into a complicated
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This Week’s Top Downloads Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.This All-In-One System Rescue Toolkit Has Just the Right Tools to Troubleshoot Your PCThere’s no shortage of system rescue and repair discs you can download and keep handy for when your PC gives you problems, but this one, from reader Paul, is streamlined, simple, an
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Putin: ‘We know when US will get new missile threatening Russia’s nuclear capability’ The US anti-missile defense systems being installed near Russia’s borders can be “inconspicuously” transformed into offensive weapons, Vladimir Putin has said, adding that he knows “year by year” how Washington will develop its missile program. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Cheering on the Einsteins In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers the importance of teaching science.
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Police and ‘le stress’ French police are struggling with a triple whammy of terrorism, football hooliganism and labour protests, as the BBC’s Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.
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New approach A pilot project tries to prevent crime through cash handouts
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Contact CI’s Exotendon system brings touch to VR  Sometimes the coolest demos at a convention are tucked away in the back corners, far from the bright lights and big booths industry stalwarts. One of the hidden gems of this year’s E3 arrives courtesy Contact CI. The small Cincinnati-based startup was showing of its developer kit for the first time at the event, featuring a complex glove designed to offer more lifelike VR… Read More
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Delete Or Update All Adobe Flash Player Instances, Experts Warn An anonymous reader quotes an article from BankInfoSecurity: Security experts are once again warning enterprises to immediately update — or delete — all instances of the Adobe Flash Player they may have installed on any system in the wake of reports that a zero-day flaw in the web browser plug-in is being targeted by an advanced persistent threat group…. The bug exists in Adobe Flash Player 21
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With soaring temperatures in the forecast, risks rise from California’s Sherpa Fire, and other blazes across the West From a trail near my house along Colorado’s Front Range, the majestic Rockies ordinarily stand out in clear relief against blue Western skies. But when I set out on a run this morning, those skies were gauzy, and the mountains were barely visible. The cause: smoke blowing in from wildfires burning to the west. With temperatures beginning to soar under a growing dome of high pressure, firefighters
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This $1.28 million watch is made of transparent sapphire There are watches and then there are watches, and this $1.28 million masterpiece falls in the latter category. For anyone who appreciates the mechanics of a truly masterful timepiece, this device is truly something to behold. Greubel Forsey has just unveiled its Double Tourbillon 30° Technique, a luxury watch featuring an all-sapphire, completely transparent face. Heralded as the “pinnacle of tran
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Artificial coloring gives these 20th century postcards of New York a dreamy look “Mulberry Street.”Image: Library of CongressThese postcards of New York City at the turn of the 20th century were produced by the Detroit Publishing Company using the innovative Photochrom process to add precise gradations of artificial color to black and white photos.Invented in the 1880s by an employee of the Swiss printing company Orell Gessner Füssli, Photochrom was an exacting and t
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In pictures: This powerful hardware symbolizes E3 2016’s PC gaming renaissance A rising starE3’s always been a console-first show—and don’t get me wrong, that’s still true. GDC, PAX, and Indiecade are much friendlier towards PCs.But maybe that’s starting to change. The number of PC games revealed at E3 2016 exploded. Microsoft’s bringing Xbox One “exclusives” over to Windows 10 in huge numbers. The PC Gaming Show gave smaller PC titles a stage presence in the middle of press
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Has Samsung gone and copied Apple (again)? – CNET Technically Incorrect: The latest campaign for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge bears an eerie similarity to a campaign Apple has been running for some time.
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Will the real modular phone please stand up? OPINION: History may anoint 2016 as the dawn of the modular smartphone era. Headline after headline breathlessly crowns handsets like the LG G5 and Motorola Moto Z as the first to offer users some degree of hardware customization. But is this a false narrative, one which confuses true modularity with sets of functionality-enhancing accessories? Or do these devices simply offer proof that the very
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Brazil Attorney General: Tourism minister ‘had Swiss bank account’ Prosecutors accuse former tourism minister Henrique Alves of tax evasion and money laundering after he resigned for alleged links to a corruption scheme.
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VR skateboarding at E3  I’ve been skateboarding for longer than I care mention, and I still had to hold onto the damn railings. I’m going to blame it on the screwy sense of orientation one experiences in virtual reality, but it probably owes just as much to my fear of falling off a mechanical skateboard simulator in the middle of the crowded E3 show floor. The exhibit was created by D-Box to promote… Read More
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Step inside the ultimate smart home, decked out with $1.2 million in tech Known for its opulence and neon lights, the city of Las Vegas also has a side that many people aren’t aware of: a booming residential market. Perhaps nothing encapsulates the kind of inherent wealth native to the City of Lights than a mansion known simply as the J2 Residence. On the market for a staggering $12.5 million, this gorgeous luxury abode resides in The Ridges development a few miles west
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See what epic Crimean Bridge will look like in RT’s breakthrough 360 video The first-ever 360 video of the 19km-long Crimean Bridge under construction shot by RT offers a unique VR tour of Russia’s ambitious infrastructure project, allowing you to feel the bridge’s scale and imagine how it will look like. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Armored police with dogs & helicopter reported quelling ‘riots’ in London’s Barking Scores of riot police with barking dogs, loud smashing sounds, and a helicopter hovering overhead were described by witnesses observing mayhem in London’s borough of Barking early on Sunday. Police say they are dealing with “large scale public disorder.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Golchi can keep your drinks hot, cold, or both at the same time Sometimes what you really need to go with your piping-hot coffee is a glass of ice-cold water. But finding a way to take those two on the go together can be something of a challenge. That no longer a problem, however, with Golchi. Meet the versatile bottle that allows you to carry two beverages at the same time, even if they’re at drastically different temperatures. Thanks to its vacuum-insulated
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Political Party’s Videoconference System Hacked, Allowed Spying On Demand The political party heading the Quebec parliament “had its internal videoconference system hacked in what seems to be a default password hack,” writes Slashdot reader courteaudotbiz , citing reports in a Canadian newspaper. “Quebec Liberals got a lesson in how not to use the internet,” joked one Quebec news station, writing that the security flaw “allowed anyone to gain ac
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E3 2016: The 10 games we wish we saw at E3 2016 IntroductionE3 2016 has come and gone, and with it came the usual bevy of surprises, reveals, and confirmations of long-running rumors. But this year, as with every year, some games (and hardware) that we hoped to see at the show simply didn’t materialize. Maybe they’re not quite ready yet, maybe the marketing plans call for a reveal at a later time – or maybe they just plain don’t exist and are j
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Bees help shape experience inside The Hive The Hive, an installation from sculptor Wolfgang Buttress that is made from 170,000 pieces of aluminum formed into a 17-m (56 ft) tall lattice resembling an enormous swarm of bees, is coming to London’s Kew Gardens. The metal’s hexagonal shapes are also honeycomb-like, with the light-, sound- and vibration-emitting structure controlled by the activity of bees in an actual beehive on the garden’
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Twicycle is the bicycle you pedal with all your limbs You’ve seen gym rats, but you’ve probably never seen a gym monkey — until now. Thanks to a new bike-like contraption known as the Twicycle, you’ll be pedaling around town with both your hands and your feet for a full-body workout that’s probably awesome if you can get over the aesthetics. So if your main complaint with cycling has always been that it’s too much of a lower body workout without the
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V-Office / Scaleup Architects © Jirayu Sornnuwat Architects: Scaleup Architects Location: Town In Town Soi 2, Khwaeng Phlabphla, Khet Wang Thonglang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10312, Thailand Architect In Charge: Scaleup Architects Area: 1321.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Jirayu Sornnuwat Client : V-CAN Group © Jirayu Sornnuwat Elevation From the architect. The V-OFFICE pr
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Halm Glasses – Upside-Down Drinking Spheres Upside down glass drinking spheres sealed with silicone stoppers on the bottom and glass straws inserted through the top.Click Here For Complete Details
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President Obama in Yosemite: ‘Climate change is a reality’ President Barack Obama draws attention to the dangers of climate change while on a visit to Yosemite National Park in California.
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Syrian army repels major Al-Nusra offensive on Syrian-Turkish border as rebel forces ‘besiege’ ISIS The Syrian Army has thwarted an offensive launched by Al-Nusra Front in Aleppo province, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Meanwhile, US-backed rebels made gains against Islamic State in Manbij, where Kurds say they have “paralyzed” a terrorist enclave. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Drum beats from a one atom thick graphite membrane Mumbai, India (SPX) Jun 17, 2016 Researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, have demonstrated the ability to manipulate the vibrations of a drum of nanometre scale thickness – realizing the world’s smallest and most versatile drum. This work has implications in improving the sensitivity of small detectors of mass – very important in detecting the mass of small molecules
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NZ gears up for the global space economy Wellington NZ (SPX) Jun 19, 2016 The Government is putting in place a new regulatory regime to enable safe, secure and responsible space launches from New Zealand, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says. “New Zealand is rapidly building a more diversified hi-tech economy, and one of the companies at the very leading edge of technology is our own home-grown start-up, Rocket Lab,”
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Lift off for ABS-2A Cape Canaveral FL (SPX) Jun 19, 2016 ABS announced that ABS-2A was successfully launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 full thrust rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 10:29 a.m. EDT. The satellite lifted off as part of a dual launch, and was the second deployment at 11:05 a.m. EDT. The ABS-2A satellite is the second of the pair of the innovated all-electric propulsion satellites, manufactured by Bo
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McCain Stands Down: Congress Reaches Compromise on Russian Rockets Washington DC (Sputnik) Jun 18, 2016 The Senate war over Russian rocket engines appears to be over, as lawmakers have agreed that an all-out boycott benefits no one. Debate over this year’s US defense budget centered around the purchase of Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines. Designed and manufactured by NPO Energomash, the rockets are a key element of the Atlas V launch vehicles, providing a cost
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China to send Chang’e-4 to south pole of moon’s far-side Beijing (XNA) Jun 20, 2016 China aims to send the Chang’e-4 lunar probe to land in the south pole region of the far side of the moon in 2018, according to China National Space Administration (CNSA). Scientists plan to send a relay satellite for Chang’e-4 to the halo orbit of the Earth-Moon Lagrange Point L2 in late May or early June 2018, and then launch the Chang’e-4 lunar lander and rover to th
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Cygnus spacecraft begins next phase of OA-6 mission Dulles VA (SPX) Jun 19, 2016 Orbital ATK reports that the “S.S. Rick Husband” Cygnus spacecraft has departed from the International Space Station at 9:30 a.m. EDT, completing an 81-day stay at the orbiting laboratory. The mission, known as OA-6, began on March 22, 2016 when Cygnus launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Cyg
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First Detection of Methyl Alcohol in a Planet-forming Disc Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 20, 2016 The organic molecule methyl alcohol (methanol) has been found by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the TW Hydrae protoplanetary disc. This is the first such detection of the compound in a young planet-forming disc. Methanol is the only complex organic molecule as yet detected in discs that unambiguously derives from an icy form. Its dete
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Sites selected for world’s largest gamma-ray detector Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Jun 19, 2016 The National Institute for Astrophysics wins the European competition: the board of the project has decided that the headquarters of the international organization leading one of the most prestigious infrastructure of modern physics will be located in Italy. The permanent headquarters of the CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) project will be located in Bologna,
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First teams named for shot at Level 2 Sample Return Robot Challenge Worcester MA (SPX) Jun 20, 2016 Five teams are taking home prize money after completing Level 1 of NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge, part of the agency’s Centennial Challenges prize program. Worcester Polytechnic Institute hosted the event for the fifth year June 7-11 at its Worcester, Massachusetts, campus. Eighteen teams of citizen inventors, from universities to families to small businesse
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CaSSIS Sends First Image of Mars Bern, Germany (SPX) Jun 19, 2016 The Mars Camera CaSSIS on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter captured its first images of the Red Planet this week. The pictures are a part of the mission’s preparations for arriving at its destination in October. CaSSIS (Color and Stereo Surface Imaging System) has been developed by a team led by the University of Bern. It was launched with the European Space Agency’s
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Arianespace makes history on its latest Ariane 5 mission Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jun 18, 2016 Ariane 5 delivered a new record payload lift performance on today’s successful launch from the Spaceport in French Guiana, which orbited a pair of telecommunications satellites at the service of American and Indonesian customers. This heavy-lift mission carried EchoStar XVIII and BRIsat, and it delivered a total calculated mass of 10,730 kg. into geostatio
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CO2 hits 400 parts per million at South Pole Washington (UPI) Jun 17, 2016 Carbon dioxide levels passed 400 parts per million at the South Pole last month, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It’s the last place on Earth to hit the global warming milestone. Researchers say CO2 levels haven’t been this high at the South Pole in 400 million years. “The far southern hemisphere was the last p
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Central Philippines volcano spouts massive ash column Manila (AFP) June 18, 2016 A rumbling volcano in the central Philippines shot a huge column of ash into the sky on Saturday, prompting the official aviation agency to warn aircraft to stay away, authorities said. Mount Kanlaon, located in the central island of Negros, launched a plume of whitish-grey ash about 1.5 kilometres (almost a mile) into the air, said Kenn John Veracruz of the official Ph
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Eight buried in Tibet landslide: Xinhua Beijing (AFP) June 18, 2016 Eight people have been buried in a landslide following heavy rain in eastern Tibet, Xinhua quoted local authorities as saying Saturday. Nine people were sheltering in a cave near a village in Medog county when the landslides occurred, the official Chinese news agency reported. One was pulled out with severe injuries and taken to hospital while the search for the other
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Seven Niger gendarmes killed in refugee camp attack Diffa, Niger (AFP) June 17, 2016 Seven gendarmes have been killed in an attack on a refugee camp in Niger hosting civilians who have fled Boko Haram, security and humanitarian sources said Friday. Thursday’s attack at the southeastern Nguagam camp, home to both internally displaced Nigeriens and refugees from across the border in Nigeria, came shortly after a major visit by lawmakers and UN perso
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UN fears polio surge in children from Iraq’s Fallujah Geneva (AFP) June 17, 2016 The UN on Friday said it fears a surge in polio cases among children who have escaped from the jihadist bastion of Fallujah, and has launched a “massive” vaccination campaign. Residents of Fallujah, which Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes are pushing to recapture from the Islamic State group’s control, are suffering from extremely high rates of skin di
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Four die, several injured in freak Poland storms Warsaw (AFP) June 17, 2016 Violent storms killed four people and injured several others across Poland Friday, also leaving serious property damage in their wake, local media reported. A 61-year-old man died, crushed by a tree while driving his car in the central town of Zgierz. His two passengers were hospitalised in serious condition. Two other men also died, crushed by walls blown over by viole
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UN: Countries slow to deliver promised peacekeeping contributions United Nations, United States (AFP) June 17, 2016 Of the 46 countries that pledged to provide resources to maintain United Nations peace operations, 14 have failed completely or only partially kept their promises. In a United States-led initiative organized at a summit in September, dozens of countries vowed to contribute more than 40,000 soldiers and resources, including helicopters and field ho
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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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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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New Index Ranks Dark Night Communities Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2016 Astronomical observatories are increasingly at risk due to the fast encroaching growth of communities and the commensurate output of light at night illuminating roadways, shopping centers, sports parks and neighborhoods. In a report presented at the 228th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, held in San Diego, California, astrophysicist Dr. Eric R. Craine
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Open and Rich Co-exist But Don’t Mingle So Much In an interview with The Atlantic, Ev Williams, best known for co-founding Blogger, Twitter, and Medium, says the web is about money now — and not creativity. According to him, the burst of creativity has repeatedly been followed by big companies showing up and locking it down. From the article: But the thing about dreaming up a future, and making it real, is then you have to live in it. Back in
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Cryptocurrency raider takes $60 million in digital cash A cryptocurrency is only as reliable as the technology that keeps it running, and Ethereum is learning this the hard way. An attacker has taken an estimated $60 million in Ethereum’s digital money (Ether) by exploiting vulnerabilities in the Decentralized Autonomous Organization, an investment collective. The raider took advantage of a “recursive call” flaw in the DAO’s code-based smart
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keiichi matsuda illustrates potential problems of oversaturated augmented reality ‘hyper reality’ presents a different vision of the future, where physical and virtual lives have merged with a city saturated in media. The post keiichi matsuda illustrates potential problems of oversaturated augmented reality appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Iran’s architecture boom is documented on our latest Pinterest board Iran is “on the verge of a new era for architecture” according to local architects, resulting in a boom in contemporary residential and infrastructure projects. We’ve pinned some of the best examples to a new Pinterest board, including a bridge encouraging pedestrians to  “wander and get lost” and a Tehran apartment block with faceted window frames. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest
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Russia won’t be invading NATO countries, Germany shouldn’t help start a new arms race – Schroeder Germany should work to mend relations with Russia rather than taunt it by placing troops in Eastern Europe near its borders, especially in light of Germany’s history as Russia’s invader, former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said in a recent news interview. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Touching chalk messages spread support for refugees Pouring rain may have kept the chalk from the sidewalk, by Sydneysiders found other ways to share their support for refugees Sunday. June 19 to 25 is Australia’s Refugee Week, and the festivities kicked off with a “Chalk Your Support” event at Sydney Town Hall, where attendees were encouraged to share messages of hope and welcome to those seeking a new life in the country. SEE ALSO: Not
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Swimming Hall Finckensteinallee / Veauthier Meyer Architects Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Architects: Veauthier Meyer Architects Location: Finckensteinallee, 12205 Berlin, Germany Client: BBB Infrastruktur Area: 12300.0 sqm Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Scope Of Work: HOAI phases 1-5 Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects Courtesy of Veauthier Meyer Architects
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Turkish police teargas & disperse rally protesting Radiohead party attack (VIDEO) Istanbul police used tear gas and water cannon to break up a rally protesting an attack on a music store where customers were celebrating Radiohead’s album release on Friday. Twenty men stormed in and smashed up the store, injuring at least 2 people. Read Full Article at RT.com
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#FreeAssange: Global event calls for WikiLeaks founder freedom after 4 years of isolation Ten cities across the world are hosting a week of events marking four years of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s detention. Dubbed ‘First they came for Assange,’ the global gatherings feature Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Zizek, Yanis Varoufakis and Patti Smith, amongst others. Read Full Article at RT.com
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DARPA making progress to autonomous attacking drone swarms DARPA’s Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program aims to remove limitations around the number of swarming drones and enable more complex operations with new algorithms and software for existing unmanned aircraft that would extend mission capabilities and improve U.S. forces’ ability to conduct operations in denied or contested airspace. CODE researchers seek to create a modula
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Brexit campaign resumes after murder of lawmaker Jo Cox Reeling from the murder of MP Jo Cox, the EU referendum campaigns resumed Sunday, with just four days to go until the critical vote that will shape Britain’s future.
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No more ‘US & UN trickery’: Bankrupt Puerto Ricans flood San Juan demanding decolonization Ahead of next week’s visit by the UN decolonization committee and buried in economic debt, some 500 activists with the Puerto Rico independence movement took to the streets of Old San Juan to demand freedom from US rule. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Defense Secretary Carter thanks teen for hacking the Pentagon (Reuters) – High school student David Dworken spent 10 to 15 hours between classes on his laptop, hacking U.S. Defense Department websites. Instead of getting into trouble, the 18-year-old who graduated this week was one of two people praised by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon on Friday for finding vulnerabilities before U.S. adversaries did. “We know that state-sponsored actors an
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SkyCity 202 story skyscraper forced to move because of wetland designation at current site Authorities in the southern city of Changsha last month designated the area where the 202-story Sky City project site was to be located as a protected wetland area.Broad Group, a manufacturer of air conditioners which has made a reputation for trying out eye-poppingly fast building techniques using prefabricated modules, previously said it would take seven months to build the 838-meter tall tower,
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lamalight from buşra tunç with atölye labs welcomes interiors with open arms lamalight is an adaptable lighting unit that welcomes interiors with open arms by responding to a variety of environments. it can transform through its kinetic joints and adjustable lighting modules. The post lamalight from buşra tunç with atölye labs welcomes interiors with open arms appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Bangladesh Avijit Roy murder: Main suspect killed by police Police in Bangladesh say they have shot dead the prime suspect in the killing of secularist blogger Avijit Roy.
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8 business apps every IT leader needs on their smartphone IntroductionTechnical management is a different beast compared to business leadership. For technical folks, you have to know which tools are available in an organisation and have a way to manage the operation beyond the ledger and the employee org chart. In many ways, it’s all about having the right tools to manage effectively rather than relying only on your personality and mentoring skills (alth
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One of biggest protests in 2 decades: Over 50,000 Okinawans gather for anti-US military rally The Japanese island of Okinawa sees one of the biggest demonstrations in two decades, involving at least 50,000 people who protest against heavy US military presence after a local woman was murdered by an ex-Marine and a string of other incidents. Read Full Article at RT.com
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British astronaut Tim Peake’s ‘incredible experience’ British astronaut Tim Peake has said he is elated to be back on earth after six months onboard the international space station.
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What Scuba Taught This Yik Yak Product Manager About Business This woman decided to confront her fear of the ocean—and learned valuable lessons from the deep in the process.Tracey Marshall used to be afraid of the ocean.Read Full Story
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High Fashion in the Uncanny Valley It’s a case of art imitating life imitating art. Luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton’s latest celebrity model isn’t, strictly speaking, a real person: She’s a computer-generated video game character from the popular Final Fantasy series. Vuitton’s current digital “it girl” is Lightning, a warrior who has traded in her gunblade for designer merchandise—at least temporarily. On the ad page
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Washington won’t map areas of Syria controlled by US-backed opposition – Russian MoD Washington still refuses to provide Moscow with the coordinates of areas controlled by US-backed Syrian opposition, Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that Russian and US military have discussed the prevention of incidents during military operations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Shoe socks, a GoPro remote you bite, and more At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting proj
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India central bank boss to step down in surprise move Raghuram Rajan, the governor of India’s central bank, is to step down in early September at the end of his term.
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Battleground Falluja The BBC’s Ahmed Maher visits the battle-scarred Iraqi city of Falluja, as fighting continues after government forces retook most areas.
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Rome: What’s at stake in Italian capital’s mayoral vote? BBC News examines what is at stake in Sunday’s run-off mayoral election in the Italian capital of Rome.
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Air France strike called for third week of Euro 2016 With the European football championships in France in full swing, Air France pilots are set to go on strike from June 24 to 27, three major unions told AFP Friday.
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Dozens left behind: Eurowings pilot takes off without half of passengers, says he couldn’t wait Dozens of Eurowings passengers were shocked to discover that the pilot of their flight from Düsseldorf to Dresden decided to fly without them. The airline later explained that he wanted to take off before the ban on night flights started. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mapping Laniakea, the Milky Way’s Cosmic Home [Video] The Milky Way’s home supercluster of galaxies is far bigger than previously known — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Geek Behind Google’s Takeover of the Map tedlistens writes: Google’s map isn’t just a map. It’s a living, complex manifestation of the data that billions of users and a team of thousands of engineers and designers feed it every day. The public face of the company’s mapping effort is Ed Parsons, a gregarious Briton and geographer who as Google’s Geospatial Technologist evangelizes for its mission of organizing the world’s geographic infor
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You can now check out free Wi-Fi for your home from some Toronto libraries Accessibility has always been part of public libraries’ DNA, and now, Toronto institutions are taking that principle one step further. Thanks to a new partnership with Google, you’ll be able to check out more than the latest on the New York Times’ bestseller list. You’ll also be able to take home some free Wi-Fi. The Silicon Valley-based tech giant is teaming up with the city to give Canadians tem
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Manscape To Your Preference With The Braun BT5070 You should never need an excuse to look good. It doesn’t take that much time to put on some solid clothes, run the wash every so often and the other basics. Shaving can be a laborous activity however. Braun is out to simplify your share with the BT5070 Trimmer, designed precisely for the man who needs to stay suave while […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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architecture & cars meet in museo fratelli cozzi by buratti architetti a vibrant red staircase acts as transition to the stark black and white spaces of alfa romeo’s dealership and automotive museum in legnano, italy. The post architecture & cars meet in museo fratelli cozzi by buratti architetti appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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GTA Online: How to Earn Money and Build Your Rep GTA Online: How to Earn Money and Build Your Rep Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Grand Theft Auto 5 was released September 17, 2013, to stellar reviews and eager anticipation for the multiplayer add-on. While GTA Online was released many months later for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One it suffered a glitchy release. The game’s developer, Rockstar, heard the complain
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London’s “Energy Pavilion (Pinwheel)” is now open The eagerly anticipated 2016 Triumph Pavilion at the Museum Gardens in Bethnal Green, London E2 9PA, next to the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum of Childhood has now opened to the public
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Driverless cars could be the future of racing Translogic host Jonathon Buckley heads to Thunderhill Raceway for the first Autonomous Track Day. We caught up with Silicon Valley entrepreneur and event organizer Joshua Schachter to find out if driverless cars will ever race themselves. “That would be fun,” said Schachter. “We have to make sure it’s interesting. If it’s just robots driving perfectly, that’s not exciting.” &q
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Driving a Tesla S through a flooded tunnel First off, don’t do this. Second, really don’t do it. Not only could you damage your car, but any time you drive a car into more than 4 or 5 inches of water you are taking a big chance, especially with moving water or when you have no clue as to why the water is rising. OK, so common sense aside, this Tesla S driver successfully navigated through a flooded tunnel in Russia, according to Electrek.
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Gaming Laptop Comparison Gaming Laptop Comparison Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site We know — picking the right laptop for gaming requires research, time, and patience. There are many different aspects to consider when planning to purchase a new gaming laptop, including its processor, graphics chip, RAM, and more. In fact, we’ve come up with the seven most important aspects to consider when looking at laptops to
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360 House / Bora Architects © Tim Bies Architects: Bora Architects Location: Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, United States Architect / Interior Design: Bora Architects Area: 3033.0 ft2 Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Tim Bies Structural Enginee: KPFF Consulting Engineers Mechanical Engineer: Interface Engineering Acoustical Consultant: Sparling Lighting Design: O-llc Contractor: Green
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Where Will All the New Neuroscientists Go? Leaders in the field highlight the need for new career paths to accommodate a flood of PhDs — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock Connect more devices than ever before with the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock. This innovative dock is complete with enough ports to connect eight separate devices to your laptop or computer simultaneously all through a single Thunderbolt cable. The Thunderbolt Express Dock also has a 1-gigabit Ethernet port, 1 FireWire 800 port, a 3.5mm headphone output jack, and a 3.5mm audio input jack. As if
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Coffee Mug Pipe Wake and bake with some premium coffee and bud when you use this coffee mug pipe. It incorporates a discreet bowl at the base so you can toke up while you sip – allowing you to start your mornings on a higher note. Check it out $49.95
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The Anti-Theft Backpack Help keep your valuables safe while you’re out and about by packing your gear inside the anti-theft backpack. It’s designed with a thick cut-proof material and contains secret pockets and hidden zippers to deter would be pick-pockets. Check it out $80.41
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Zombie Scrub Dead Skin Remover Help your complexion stay youthful and healthy by exfoliating yourself with this zombie scrub dead skin remover. It’s made using natural ingredients like pure cane sugar, honey, sweet almond oil, and possesses a delightful eucalyptus scent. Check it out $8.00
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When everything else fails, amateur radio will still be there—and thriving (credit: Getty Images) It’s a good time to be technical. Maker communities are thriving around the world, tools and materials to create and adapt are cheaper and more powerful now than ever, and open source hardware, software, and information mean that if you can think it, you can learn how to do it and then make it happen. For one group of technological explorers, this is more than just a gol
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The Big Green Egg is a Versatile Range of BBQs A BBQ grill is an essential part of any backyard or outdoor entertainment area. Although they can often take up a lot of useful space or exist as an eyesore amongst the greenery of the garden. I bet you didn’t think a product with a name like the Big Green Egg could be the solution to your problems. The Big […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Onkyo ES-HF300 On-Ear Headphones Experience your music as it should sound with the Onkyo ES-HF300 On-Ear Headphones. Packed with impressive technology, these headphones deliver superior audio without missing a single beat. Each earpiece is outfitted with a 40-millimeter wide-range titanium driver for ultra crisp and clear sound while the sub-chamber produces a deep and well-defined bass. The ES-HF300 On-Ear Headphones feature a r
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Mininch Tool Pen Introducing the Mininch Tool Pen, every tool you need all available while you’re out and about. Intuitive and convenient, each piece of this screwdriver is accessible and organized so there’s no fumbling to get the right piece. Simply remove the bit at the bottom and add it to the top of the pen; the design of the Mininch Tool Pen will guide the next bit to the end, ready for use. A magnetic cap k
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Roolen Breath Smart Ultrasonic Humidifier Enjoy fresh, clean air in your home with the Roolen Breath Smart Ultrasonic Humidifier. Arguably the most intelligent humidifier in the world, the Roolen Breath has been expertly crafted with the latest technology and custom designed parts to enhance the air you breathe as well as accent your home. Fitting 3.15 liters of water, the Roolen Breath won’t need to be refilled for a whole 24 hours. Usin
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Dyson Airblade Tap with Built-In Hand Dryer Wash, rinse, and dry all in a single place with the Dyson Airblade Tap with a Built-In Hand Dryer. Harnessing the power of Dyson, this elegant looking faucet produces a steady and gentle stream of water for you to scrub your hands clean. Once you’re finished, the built-in Airblade Hand Dryer can get your hands totally dry in just 12 seconds. This ingenious combination of a tap and hand dryer in on
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elago R1 Intelli Case for Apple TV Remote Ensure you always have control of your TV with the elago R1 Intelli Case for Apple TV Remote. Made with an ultra durable silicone, this case is soft to the touch yet offers unrivalled protection for the technology inside. Protecting the remote, the R1 Intelli Case increases the size of the Apple TV remote making it easier to hold and handle for less chance of slipping and dropping. Concealed insid
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Russia Lake Syamozero: Children die after storm catches boating group Fourteen people, mostly children, die after a storm catches a boating party on Lake Syamozero in northern Russia’s Karelia region.
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30 easy and delicious popsicle recipes perfect for summer Are you looking for a delicious way to cool off in the summer heat? We’ve rounded up 30 easy and quick popsicle recipes made from fresh summer fruits and vegetables. From the classic triple berry popsicles to the more unusual carrot cake and almond butter popsicle, our list should have something to please everyone in the family. Keep reading to see all the popsicle recipes. READ MORE>
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Mass drowning of children in Russia’s Karelia Up to 13 children have died and one has gone missing after three tourist vessels were caught in a lake storm in Karelia, northwest Russia. Forty-seven children and four adults were in the boats. Read Full Article at RT.com
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These solar-powered mobile charging stations are helping refugees in Greece As the refugee crisis rages on across Europe, technology has adopted an increasingly critical role in helping displaced individuals establish a lifeline, or at least, some form of literal connectivity. Mobile devices have become something of a saving grace across countries like Greece, where refugees are attempting to plan their next move. But too often, their abilities are stymied by short batter
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Hollande’s Socialist Party to hold primary for French presidential elections Current French President François Hollande will have to compete for his party’s nomination in the 2017 presidential election, thanks to an announcement Saturday that his Socialist Party will hold primary elections early next year.
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David Adjaye and His Brother Fuse Music and Architecture on Upcoming Vinyl Record David Adjaye is set to release a vinyl record with his brother Peter, a composer and musician with whom David has been formally collaborating for over a decade, reports The Spaces. The record, Dialogues, presents a collection of 10 of Peter’s sonic responses to David’s architectural projects. “When I see architecture I hear sounds – I respond to the visual. David responds to sound – he cr
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Hollywood is finally opening up to Asian Americans LOS ANGELES – Margaret Cho made them cry.For a comedian whose sole job over the years was to do the exact opposite — illicit laughter – the emotional reaction was curious, if not completely foreignBut there they were, dozens of Asian-Americans sitting in the audience, misty-eyed. Some were weeping, others holding back emotions. This was a groundbreaking moment in history. A moment to be celebrated
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Kids make healthy, well-balanced breakfast for dad on Father’s Day Dads, start your day with a good breakfast. Redditor CaptainFiddler got a very thoughful, very well-balanced meal from his kids for a Father’s Day treat. SEE ALSO: 5 last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas Image: reddit, captainfiddlerOn the menu today, some perfectly browned toast with plastic shark and Lego pieces (maybe some butter) and two tea bags in half a cup of water. Served with a straw, na
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This Is How You Turn 40,000 Legos Into A Ford GT If you thought it took talent to stay up all hours of the day and night for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the guy who built one of the competing Ford GT cars out of Legos will probably make your accomplishment feel slightly less special.Read more…
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Inhabitat’s Week in Green: The world’s skinniest tower, and more! Local Motors just unveiled the bus of the future, and it’s fully autonomous, made by a 3D printer and controlled by IBM’s flagship artificial intelligence system. In other transportation news, a German official declared that all new cars registered in the nation will need to be zero-emission by the year 2030. Tesla announced plans to sell its electric vehicles in a Nordstrom store in Los Angeles.
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The Secret to Making Deliciously Crisp Homemade Pickles There’s nothing like a crisp, delicious, fresh pickle, whether you prefer yours kosher, half-sour, or sweet. But making sure yours are crisp and crunchy starts with the cucumber—a crisp pickle demands a crisp cucumber, and nothing less will do. Here’s how to make sure you get the best ones.First, our friends at Old World Garden Farms notes that timing is everything, especially if you’re growing yo
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IS conflict: Falluja ‘humanitarian disaster’ warning A humanitarian disaster is unfolding in Falluja, aid workers say, with civilians fleeing as Iraqi government forces drive back Islamic State fighters.
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A look at Amsterdam’s electric startup scene GUEST: After my recent coverage of virtual reality startups in the Netherlands, a wave of curiosity splashed into my inbox with people asking for insights about the secret sauce the government and private sector have in their hands. What is the formula that has allowed the country to catapult onto the center stage of the global startup scene in these past few years? The answer, in my opinion, rela
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Does your state send your driver’s license photo to the FBI? My face is in the FBI’s files because I live in North Carolina and have a driver’s license. If you’re a licensed driver, yours may be too, depending on the state you live in (you can check in the graphic below — click to enlarge). Of course, there are other reasons than state of residency for our faces to be in the FBI’s files, but clearly the files include millions of faces belonging to people wh
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Andritz Residential Care Home / Dietger Wissounig Architekten A residential care home for 105 elderly residents has been constructed on Statteggerstraße in Graz on a park-like plot in the immediate vicinity of the Andritzbach brook
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Signs point to a contraction, but no one’s bursting venture capital’s bubble  Regardless of the economic climate, the real job of any investor is to help entrepreneurs build meaningful companies and technologies. The best investors that we know don’t try to time the market, and neither do the best entrepreneurs. We have to keep at it. Read More
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Mexico Voice singer Alejandro Fuentes shot in Chicago A former contestant on Mexico’s version of The Voice TV talent show is shot dead in Chicago.
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Russian soldier dies in Syria after preventing car bomb attack on aid distribution point A Russian soldier has died in Syria as he prevented a car packed with explosives from reaching the humanitarian aid distribution point in Homs province, the Defense Ministry said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UEFA charges for Hungary, Belgium & Portugal after latest Euro 2016 fan trouble (VIDEOS, PHOTOS) UEFA has launched disciplinary cases against Hungary, Belgium and Portugal in the latest charges over fan violence at Euro 2016, a championship marred with crowd disturbances throughout its opening week. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Air Pollution Gives Storm Clouds a Stronger, Longer Life More particulate matter in the air can build stronger, longer-lasting thunderstorms over the tropics, leading to more extreme storms. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Apple’s App Review Guidelines are now in comic-book format If there’s one thing that Apple understands, it’s that presentation is everything. So when the tech giant released its incredibly complex, extremely technical set of app rules, it decided to do so in a rather unexpected format — as a comic book. If you want to read the App Store Review Guidelines, be prepared for illustrations that reflect influences from DC Comics to Japanese manga. It may still
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The two best games of E3 are spiritual successors to games Konami abandoned During the last day of E3, I decided to go play some games I hadn’t made an appointment for: Cuphead and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Luckily for me, both were conveniently located […]
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Study says less software piracy occurs in countries with high IQ There’s no doubt that software piracy is a major issue around the globe, costing companies and developers no small amount of money. In an attempt to better understand the practice on national levels, a group of researchers from Germany’s MPRA have conducted a study determining that the rate of software piracy is significantly lower in countries with a higher collective … Continue reading
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Chromecast, Simplehuman, Working Hands Simplehuman trash cans, a 4TB hard drive, and discounted Chromecasts lead off Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more.Simplehuman dominated the nominations in our recent kitchen tras
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Here’s What It Takes To Land A Leadership Role Outside Your Own Industry Some industries are showing more openness to hiring “outsider CEOs,” and becoming one can be a smart career move.In the old days, if a CEO was hired from outside the company, it was usually done as a last resort—either a suitable successor hadn’t been groomed, or the current CEO was forced out suddenly. Times are changing, however, as more companies are purposely seeking outside CEOs, ac
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Do we really need humans to explore Mars? NASA makes the case that humans offer decided advantages over robots. (credit: NASA/KSC) The dazzling sunlight that flooded the lake-front restaurant where I sat down with Chris Kraft in 2014 was nothing compared to the brightness in his eyes. He’d just turned 90 and was frustrated that NASA hadn’t flown any humans beyond low-Earth orbit since he was the agency’s first flight director during A
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Turkey border guards ‘shot Syrian children’ – monitors Turkish border guards have shot dead at least eight Syrians, including four children, who were trying to cross into Turkey, activists say.
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Creative renovation transforms stairwell into small office with historic flavor BLEEKER RESIDENCE APARTMENT INTERVENTION, NEW YORK, NY Environment, mill work and furniture by Yugon Kim, Partner IKD, Cambridge, MA The challenge of this intervention was to convert into an office space a small room that housed an exterior cast a
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kengo kuma wraps nacrée restaurant with walls of transparent tubes transparent cylinders suspend from the ceiling to create a transparent curtain and partitioning between different zones of the whimsical restaurant. The post kengo kuma wraps nacrée restaurant with walls of transparent tubes appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Turkey has ‘no obstacle’ to build own aircraft carrier – Erdogan The Turkish defense industry has “no obstacle” to domestically build a full-fledged aircraft carrier “under the current government,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Finding freedom amid ruins: The free-runners of Gaza The sport of free-running – or parkour – has found a home with youths in battered Gaza. The ruins and debris left in the wake of the 2014 bombing campaign by Israel have become a source of both mortal danger and endless inspiration. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UN refugee chief warns of worrying ‘climate of xenophobia’ in Europe The UN’s refugee chief says a worrying “climate of xenophobia” has taken hold in Europe as the continent struggles with the biggest influx of migrants since World War II.
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Suicide attack kills several at Syrian memorial for Christian massacre Three people were killed in northeast Syria on Sunday when a suicide bomber attacked an event commemorating the massacre of Christians more than a century ago, state media and a security source said.
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Dull and dirty: Your workplace could affect brain function Both a lack of stimulation in the workplace and a dirty working environment can have a long-term cognitive effect on employees, new research indicates.
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Your weight as a teenager is linked to your risk of heart failure in early middle age Research that followed more than 1.6 million Swedish men from adolescence onwards between 1968 and 2005 has shown that those who were overweight as teenagers were more likely to develop heart failure in early middle age. Surprisingly, the increased risk of heart failure was found in men who were within the normal body weight range (a body mass index of 18.5 to 25) in adolescence.
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California county health programs yield high returns Return on investment by California’s county public health departments, which focus on prevention, exceeds return on investment in many other areas of medical care, according to a new study. The study estimated that each dollar counties spent on public health programs returned $67-88 dollars of value in improved health outcomes. It is the first to place a value on overall health outcomes from such
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Roland Emmerich is Rebooting the Stargate Franchise From Scratch We’ve known that Roland Emmerich has been planning on continuing his 1994 film Stargate for a while, but while chatting with the press about Independence Day: Resurgence, he and producer Dean Devlin have been dropping some more hints about what’s next for the franchise. The pair have long talked about how the first film was conceived of as a trilogy, and according to Variety, they’re working on th
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Women from the Caribbean and Africa at highest risk of ICU admission during childbirth Women born in the Caribbean or Africa are two times more likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit at the time of their delivery than Canadian-born women, a new study has found.
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Mothers with diabetes more likely to also have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies Mothers of children with autism and were diagnosed with metabolic conditions during pregnancy, particularly gestational and type 2 diabetes, were more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies in their blood compared to healthy women of children with autism. The presence of these anti-fetal brain autoantibodies has been previously found to be specific to some mothers of children with autism a
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Deal: SLIM Aluminum Wallet This ultra compact wallet will keep up to six payment cards tidy and organized in your pocket, while also blocking out dangerous RFID scanners from stealing your personal data. Made from durable CNC-machined aluminum. Save 13% in The Awesomer Shop. Link Price: $26 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: DPTR Clamshell WalletDeal: Phillip Flip WalletDeal: A2 Aluminum WalletDeal: Liquid Co.
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NASA’s Last Apollo Saturn V Rocket Is on Its Way to Mississippi Instead of the Moon We’re always impressed with how rockets and other old space equipment is transported nowadays, whether it’s through busy city roads or by boat, as one of the remaining Saturn V rocket boosters was moved this week.Read more…
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Creative Photoshoppers make damaged lawn seem interesting You can get the kids off your lawn but you can’t stop them from Photoshopping it. To the untrained eye, a fallen tree pulling up a lawn is only mildly interesting. However, if you’re a Photoshop expert on Reddit, it’s an opportunity for comedy. SEE ALSO: Understandable Photoshop battle ensues after man runs with ‘nose tampon’ If you’re wondering what’s under your lawn,  just hope that it is none
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Forget Columbus, Eratosthenes Disproved the Flat Earth Myth Among the many bullshit facts kids are (were?) fed about Christopher Columbus is that his voyage to the New World disproved the prevailing notion that the Earth was flat. If I remember correctly, the idea impressed upon us cica elementary school was that until Columbus’s most noble voyage in 1492 it was believed that a foolish sailor was liable to just fall off the edge of the planet if they ventu
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Weekend tech reading: 3D-printed, self-driving minibus unveiled; the future of Netflix A new maker of self-driving vehicles burst onto the scene Thursday in partnership with IBM’s supercomputer platform Watson, and it’s ready to roll right now. The vehicle — a 3D-printed minibus called “Olli” capable of carrying 12 people…
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IBM’s Watson-powered Olli knows where you want to go If a new driverless shuttle bus makes riders nervous, IBM’s Watson system is on board to make feel passengers feel less alone. And the bus’ cute name – Olli – might help, too. TechRepublic reports that Maryland’s Local Motors is partnering with IBM on its autonomous shuttle bus named Olli. IBM is contributing its Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive cognitive computing system. This come
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The Hidden Leadership Skill Every Good Parent Eventually Masters Like military commanders, effective parents know how to create guidelines, set expectations, and get out of the way.The fact that saying “parenting is a full-time job” is cliche doesn’t make it any less true. But we seldom see parents—with all the hard work and specialist skills they bring to the challenge—as actual professionals in that field.Read Full Story
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Two catalysts efficiently turn plastic trash into diesel (credit: Kevin Krejci) Plastics are great. They can take any shape and serve an endless variety of roles. But… the beginning and end of a plastic’s life are problematic. While some plastics are made from renewable agricultural products, most are derived from petroleum. Plastics are not as easy to recycle as we’d like, and a huge percentage ends up in landfills (or the ocean), where they can
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Self-driving tractors and data science: we visit a modern farm Jonathan Gitlin This tractor is planting seeds according to a precise GPS-based map of the field. 8 more images in gallery Despite misperceptions to the contrary, farming in the 21st century is a high-tech endeavor. We’re not just talking about genetically modified crops or biotech-derived pesticides though; farm vehicles like tractors and combines are now networked to the cloud
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6 hidden features we discovered in the MacOS Sierra beta You’ve heard about the new features in MacOS Sierra, Apple’s forthcoming operating system set to debut this fall. You’re looking forward to trying out Siri, and somewhat interested in picture-in-picture, but wondering if that’s really all there is. As it turns out, there are some new features for MacOS that Apple didn’t announce. Here’s a quick overview of these hidden features, and what they’ll m
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TSM3 Unstable House Nominated to the Mies van der Rohe Awards 2011, TSM3 Unstable House combines the restoration of the ground floor of a 59,80 sqm terraced property in the centre of Madrid, and the construction of 2,5 new floors on top, with 154 sqm. The design dematerializes the original construction into a flexible home-cum-office that can change anytime.
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Busy Weekend for Turkish Police, Attacking Gay Pride Parade and Radiohead Fans Riot police in Turkey, a country once considered a candidate for membership in the European Union and now slipping into autocracy, had multiple targets this weekend. On Sunday riot police used tear gas against a gay pride parade in Istanbul whose participants did not receive government permission. In fact, the governor of Istanbul had explicitly banned the parade, which was to kick off pride week
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Abused horses now rehabbed to help veterans with PTSD After losing sight in his right eye from a 2013 rocket attack in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army Maj. Dan Thomas recovered with help from an equine therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
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California to fire up burners to battle dead tree epidemic California’s drought and a bark beetle epidemic have caused the largest die-off of Sierra Nevada forests in modern history, raising fears that trees could come crashing down on people or fuel deadly wildfires that could wipe out mountain communities.
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Big Tech Squashes New York’s ‘Right To Repair’ Bill Damon Beres, writing for The Huffington Post: Major tech companies like Apple have trampled legislation that would have helped consumers and small businesses fix broken gadgets. New York state legislation that would have required manufacturers to provide information about how to repair devices like the iPhone failed to get a vote, ending any chance of passage this legislative session. Similar meas
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Few Utah police report drone use, cite tough FAA regulations Law enforcement agencies have touted drones as a powerful new tool for searches and investigations, but police in Utah report they’ve stopped using the devices after getting bogged down by federal regulations.
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Saudi Aramco plans to IPO 5% of the company and plans global expansion Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco is finalizing proposals for its partial privatization and will present them to its Supreme Council soon, its chief executive said about the centerpiece of the kingdom’s efforts to overhaul its economy.The company has a huge team working on the options for the initial public offering (IPO) of less than 5 percent of its value, which include a single domest
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Bizarre stomach-pumping device approved in US for fighting obesity (VIDEO) A new device that sucks food out of your stomach and into the toilet after every meal has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kissing chain across Europe to show unity with the UK People have taken part in a kissing chain across Europe.
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China Deregulating its energy industry so more efficient producers will win and polluting dirty producers will contract China is in the process of ending the monopoly of state-owned power distributors, by allowing end-users to negotiate directly with generators: “direct trading will bring end-users benefits as low coal prices and power over-supply push down rates.Instead of fixed flat-rate pricing from the government, China will ‘re-commodify’ electricity, by allowing generators to sell via regional power trading p
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Turkey: Scuffles at banned transgender rally in Istanbul An attempt to hold a banned transgender rally in Istanbul has ended in scuffles, the BBC’s Mark Lowen reports from the Turkish city.
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The Evolution of Pixar Burger Fiction’s latest compilation looks at how far CG animation has come from its early days, but also how Pixar’s core values of heartfelt stories and relatable characters have been there since the very beginning. 1988’s Knick Knack is still one of our all-time faves. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: John Lasseter on 30 Years of PixarPixar’s Tributes to CinemaPixar: A TributeEmoti
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Welcome to the new Well Spent Welcome to the new and improved Well Spent. In addition to a complete redesign, we’ve added a handful of new features and functions to the site (with lots more to come in the next few months). One of those new features is something we’re calling Sale Quick Picks, which is a handpicked selection of marked-down…
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Real time imaging for IED detection placed on unmanned tracked vehicle Raytheon UK and Estonian UGV developer Milrem have merged an IED detection system with a unmanned tracked drone. Raytheon’s GroundEye sensor system was integrated onto the THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) developed by Milrem in Estonia.GroundEye sensors provides real-time imaging that can show the size, shape and orientation of explosive ordnance threats, including camouflaged or buried IED’s,
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Blue Origin has fourth successful rocket booster landing Washington (AFP) June 19, 2016 US space firm Blue Origin conducted a successful fourth test Sunday of its reusable New Shepard rocket, which dropped back to Earth for a flawless upright landing seen on a live webcast. Blue Origin, the space travel company founded by Internet entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, is trying to cut the costs of space travel by developing reusable rockets to boost manned capsules
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How to Build a Mind? This Learning Theory May Hold the Answer How do intelligent minds learn? Consider a toddler navigating her day, bombarded by a kaleidoscope of experiences. How does her mind discover what’s normal happenstance and begin building a model of the world? How does she recognize unusual events and incorporate them into her worldview? How does she understand new concepts, often from just a single example? These are the same questions machine le
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All the Times Science Fiction Authors Have Shilled Random Products Celebrity endorsements have been around for a long time, but it’s usually actors, wrestlers, or athletes who are enduring a photoshoot with a random product. That said, every now and again, it’s a science fiction author who’s promoting something. By the 1980s, some science fiction authors had become bona fide household names: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and others. This made them perfect spoke
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Mechanic EDC submitted by Jonathan Han Snap-On GlovesZippo Slim Black Matte LighterCRKT M16-10KZKinekt gear ringEvutec iPhone 6 Plus Carbon CaseWolfgang Man and Beast Latigo black keychainMuji NotebookNissan 370z KeyHead Porter Leather WalletLeatherman TreadI make fast cars go faster 🙂 i build racecars and i spend most of my time under a car so everything has to be durable and able to handle being thrown arou
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Music fans descend into Icelandic volcano for historic gig This weekend saw the world’s first live gig inside a volcano, part of a music festival in Iceland.
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Russia sees hypersonic missiles as a counter to current US Naval superiority The USA dominates with a navy three times stronger than that of Russia. Several types of anti-ballistic shield protect US naval expeditionary groups and zones of landing for troops from transport ships. The first is the naval system AEGIS armed with SM-3 block 1b mounted on US destroyers and cruisers AEGIS, plus anti-ballistic shields in Poland and one in Romania. The second is the mobile THAAD sy
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Humans Weren’t the Only Cause of the Woolly Mammoth’s Extinction A long-held theory about why great beasts like the woolly mammoth or saber-toothed tiger went extinct is the overkill hypothesis, which argues that early human predation took out the giant mammals roaming the Earth during the Late Pleistocene period. But new research suggests the mammals’ demise isn’t entirely on our distant ancestors’ shoulders after all. Research from a multinational team of sci
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Seaplanes, Electric-planes and submarines can be a more powerful combination Could seaplane technology be a force multiplier aligned with advances in stealthy, electrically-powered “E-Planes”, some of which could be airborne almost indefinitely? Today, other maritime nations, and nations with maritime aspirations – such as Russia, China, Japan, Germany and Canada – each have impressive seaplane or amphibious aircraft programs underway.For purely military considerations, se
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The Gypsum Sandstorms of White Sands Are Gorgeous in New Timelapse Image: SKYGLOW Project There’s nothing that makes you feel smaller than an expanse of nothing but sand and sky.The White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is the largest gypsum dune field in the world. While this much normal sand isn’t a rarity, gypsum’s solubility in water means that it doesn’t typically stick around for long. White Sands is an exception to the rule, with a climate so dry th
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Skygazers Have Already Found the US Government’s New Spy Satellite Image: Michael Seeley/FlickrLast week, the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched NROL-37, carrying its latest spy satellite into geosynchronous orbit via Delta IV-Heavy rocket. But it only took amateur space enthusiasts a few days to locate the mysterious new craft in the skies near Malaysia, over the Strait of Malacca.While the contents and capabilities of the NROL-37 mission’s payload are
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NASA reveals 14-motor electric X-plane prototype Last year NASA announced a plan to design commercial passenger airplanes that use electricity in an attempt to improve the loud, fuel-reliant planes the industry uses today. This week, the agency revealed a research prototype called X-57. Dubbed “Maxwell,” after 19th century scientists James Clerk Maxwell, it’s NASA’s first X-plane in 10 years, and it features 14 all-electric motors. The
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Dutch Museums to Build a Joint Collection Center Courtesy of Rijksmuseum Four Dutch cultural institutions are collaborating to build a new repository for their vast national collections. The new Netherlands Collection Centre (CC NL) will be built in Amersfoort, east of The Hague, and will replace the current depositories belonging to Paleis Het Loo, the Dutch Open Air Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherla
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Count It Is a Framerate Counter for Gaming On Your Mac macOS: There’s a lot you can do to improve gaming performance on the Mac, but a lot of it starts with benchmarking your current performance. Count It is a framerate counter that can help you figure out what’s dragging your performance down, and what tweaks boost it.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-optimiz…Count It works with just about any games you have installed on your Mac, whether you launch the
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Syrian refugee: ‘Five of my family were shot’ at Turkish border A Syrian refugee describes how her family were shot at by Turkish border guards, in footage filmed by an activist and obtained by the BBC.
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Obama Wants To Push Our Country’s Power Grid Into The 21st Century Thanks, Obama. Image: APPresident Barack Obama has been pushing for more alternative energy initiatives during his time in the White House. He pledged to spend more on renewable energy research, attempted to get states to reduce carbon emissions, and even teamed up with perfect head of hair and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to curb greenhouse gas pollution. Thanks, Obama.On Thursday, the
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5 of the Strangest Books Ever Written These are some of the strangest, most mysterious books ever written.Read More
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Financial technology matures as government steps in  You would be hard pressed to read the news and not know that fintech is seemingly at a crossroads. Indeed, some are already declaring financial technology dead as a space for the near-term. Not so fast. Read More
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EgyptAir crash: Tests begin on MS804 flight recorders Investigators are subjecting the flight recorders from the EgyptAir jet which crashed last month to tests before analysis can begin.
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Horizontal House 水平の家 Horizontal House Do they really live beyond this・・・The mountain village appears when having started a little anxious so. The Horizontal House is here. This house does not look like a house. The shape of the house traces the boundary of the village. The village consists of six houses in all.
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New York votes to ban ads for whole apartments on Airbnb New York already makes it illegal to offer your whole apartment for short-term rentals through services like Airbnb, but it’s giving that legislation some added bite. As part of a flurry of end-of-term approvals, the state’s assembly and senate have voted for a bill that would make it illegal just to advertise your entire place for a short (under 30 days) rental. You’ll face a $1,000 fine the firs
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Will Self-Driving Cars Destroy the Auto Insurance Industry? An anonymous reader quotes an article from the Bay Area News Group: Imagine your fully autonomous self-driving car totals a minivan. Who pays for the damages? “There wouldn’t be any liability on you, because you’re just like a passenger in a taxi,” says Santa Clara University law professor Robert Peterson. Instead, the manufacturer of your car or its software would probably be on the hoo
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Stop what you’re doing and check your Ticketmaster account Live music is better when it’s free. A $400 million, class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster, Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster, was finally settled last month. The lawsuit accuses Ticketmaster of misrepresenting its fees and overcharging customers who received tickets by mail. For those who bought tickets between 1999 and 2013, the settlement means they will be receiving vouchers for free and discou
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Scout Overland Kitchen Hmmm, I think I just found a way to make some extra cash this summer. A full kitchen in the trunk for me means Cuban sandwiches, carnitas tacos, and five spice duck congee for all of you festival and beach goers. Or maybe I’ll be nice and to set up next to some neighborhood kid’s crappy folding table of a lemonade stand, igniting the flow of greenbacks for the both of us. Really though, Scout’s Ov
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Your Cat Can Grasp Some Basic Laws of Physics Every doting cat owner will attest to the innate intelligence of their beloved pet, and now Japanese scientists say they have evidence that felines have a rudimentary grasp of cause and effect. They described their results in a new paper in Animal Cognition.Read more…
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Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Presents “Raw Material: A View of the Archive of Álvaro Siza” Álvaro Siza, Serralves Museum, Porto, 1991-1999. First sketches for the projetc, [1991] 29,7 x 42,0 cm. [ASV/FS 25] Description from The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art: The first of a developing programme at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art of exhibitions talks and events dedicated to contemporary architecture, ‘Raw Material’ presents plans, sketches, correspondence and photogra
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Holscher Nordberg Architects creates play area framed by a single metal ribbon This ribbon of weathering steel meanders through a Copenhagen housing estate, creating a path, slide and aerial walkway (+ slideshow). (more…)
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All Silver Business Carry submitted by Christoph Schettina Motorola Moto 360Victorinox Cadet AloxZippo American TraditionalE-cigarette joyetech eRoll cParker Jotter Pen
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#HappyFathersDay: Celebrating the day of the dad Affectionate, nostalgic or embarrassing: social media celebrations of Father’s Day by some famous dads and those who love them.
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Make Your Meals Look Fancier With This Kitchen Tool You Probably Already Own Good-looking food doesn’t necessarily taste better, but if you’re of the opinion that we eat with our eyes first, you probably appreciate a beautiful plate. Epicurious suggests an incredibly easy way to make your dishes look more appealing: use a peeler.You probably already have a Y peeler lying around the kitchen, and you can use it to create beautiful ribbons of avocado, asparagus, or chocolate.
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Driverless Cars Are Hitting the Racetracks We’re still years away from seeing self-driving cars dominate the highways, but already some of the chief minds behind the technology are setting autonomous vehicles on racetracks to compete against one another.At first glance, it may seem like a rather puerile use of the tech, but in fact, having driverless cars speed around a tortuous circuit is one of the best ways to figure out how to improve
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Huawei’s $700 MateBook Windows tablet is coming to the US Huawei’s MateBook, a Windows 2-in-1 tablet, will be launching in the United States in the near future for $699. For that price, you get a convertible Windows 10 machine featuring a 12.9-inch display (2160 x 1440 resolution), Intel’s Skylake Core M processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The MateBook made its debut back at Mobile World Congress in February, and we were impressed during our in
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INNOVATE2016: Candidate Erin Schrode harnesses tech and positivity for a new political generation  Schrode’s campaign to become the youngest representative in Congress really caught fire on social media. Read More
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Wave productivity goodbye: Netflix adds long-awaited picture-in-picture support to iPad iPad-wielding Netflix bingers can rejoice as they wave goodbye to productivity. While iOS 10 is all the rage for Apple users right now, Netflix is finally taking advantage of a feature introduced in iOS 9, which might swipe away a few hours from your day, depending on your streaming TV addiction level. Apple’s mobile operating system added picture-in-picture support for videos when it was released
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Women working in tech jobs should avoid these cities if they want more equal pay Jobs in the tech industry require subjective skill sets and abilities, depending on the scope of work. Ideally, qualified employees are compensated accordingly without regard to any other factor. In reality, however, that is not always the case, according to data shared by Business Insider. Pay gap information was collected and compiled by Comparably, a salary-comparison website that tracks a numb
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So You Want To Join The Empire: The Final Lessons Over the past year, I’ve been documenting how to build a suit of Stormtrooper armor, and a little on how to go about wearing it once you’ve completed it. This week, I’d like to close out the column by taking a look at the bigger picture: what have we learned from this little journey?Read more…
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12 expert tips for becoming a conscious consumer Sometimes, looking at the price tag on an Earth-friendly brand, it can seem that truly “ethical” shopping is out of reach for the ordinary consumer. So what’s a shopper to do if you want to avoid brands that damage the planet or exploit workers? Ecouterre writer Jasmin looked to the words of twelve inspirational figures for guidance on how to shop more consciously without breaking the ba
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This Is The State Of Working Fathers In The U.S. A new study finds men have nearly tripled the amount of time they spend on child care, but women still do twice their fair share.Fatherhood is in the news, whether it’s high-profile dads like or renewed pushes for paid leave in the District of Columbia, New York City, and beyond.Read Full Story
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Wander Ware a Touch of Class Without Glass It’s a familiar horror. We’ve all had it happen to us at some stage. You’ve pitched the tent, started a cracking fire, put air in your mattress for the evening and it’s time to enjoy a delicious well-earned martini, only to discover that your crystal cocktail-ware didn’t survive the trek to the campsite. Whether you’re into glamping and Gimlets or […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Google could be building another Chromebook Pixel Google appears to be planning a manufacturing run for another new first-party Chromebook Pixel laptop. The company published a job posting last month entitled “Quality Engineer, Chromebook Pixel.” The person selected for the job will be based in Shanghai and will be expected to “drive design of experiments and collect SPC [statistical process control] data to enable evaluation, qualification, and
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Dune shredder: Snowboarder tears up desert with Dakar rally speedster (VIDEO) Polish snowboarder Wojtek Pawlusiak swapped icy slopes for scorching desert sands to show off incredible flips and tricks while being pulled by a rally car. Read Full Article at RT.com
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markus linnenbrink’s massive drippy mural wraps miami building façade the artist has installed a vibrant, 40,000 square foot mural at the soon-to-be completed SLS brickell hotel and residences. The post markus linnenbrink’s massive drippy mural wraps miami building façade appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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These chatbots failed so yours doesn’t have to GUEST: In one of the year’s most telegraphed tech reveals, Facebook announced in April that it was opening its Messenger APIs so brands could deploy chatbots to create rich, automated customer engagement on the app. But barely 24 hours passed before users discovered that the first chatbots on Messenger could not understand some simple questions, were slow to respond, and did not interact in much o
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Twitch fights view-inflating bot makers with lawsuit Twitch has just about had it with bots that artificially inflate view counts for videos. In fact, it’s taking the makers of such bots to court.In a post published to the Twitch Blog on Friday, Matthew DiPietro, Twitch’s senior vice president of marketing, explained how the company is working to combat fraudulent view counts. In addition to the current steps Twitch takes—such as human moderation
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So You Want To Join The Empire: The Final Lessons Image: Andrew LiptakOver the past year, I’ve been documenting how to build a suit of Stormtrooper armor, and a little on how to go about wearing it once you’ve completed it. This week, I’d like to close out the column by taking a look at the bigger picture: what have we learned from this little journey?In the last decade, cosplay culture has exploded into the mainstream. Major conventions such as
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For better recall, try a work out four hours after learning something (credit: Nottingham Trent University) To make sure you’ll be able to jog your memory quickly, you might want to go for an actual jog a little after learning something. Healthy volunteers that exercised four hours after learning patterns had better recall 48 hours later than those that didn’t exercise at all or exercised directly after learning. The delayed exercise may spur the release of mole
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Siemens is at it again with a hybrid train capable of 125 mph Siemens is no stranger to hybrid-transportation technology, and has announced its intention to create a hybrid electric plane long before NASA. However, the engineering firm is also working on more earthbound transportation in the form of a passenger train — and a fast one at that. In a privately funded venture, Siemens will build hybrid diesel electric trains for Brightline, according to Business
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U.S. government spent 20% more on IoT last year The private sector may be driving new Internet of Things (IoT) technology, but a new study shows the US government is rapidly hopping on board. An article by Nextgov reports that a new study by research analysis firm Govini revealed that federal agencies are rapidly boosting their spending on sensor-driven technology. In fiscal 2015, the federal government spent $8.8 billion on IoT, which represe
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Why a global threat sharing program is vital to protect global infrastructure  We live in a time where the global sharing of threat intelligence is not only possible; it’s vital to the security of our global infrastructure, and the public and private sectors have been working tirelessly to create these programs. So far, the biggest challenges have revolved around technology, laws, and cost —  but still, over the past year, there has been a major push… Read More
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Maritime claims The maritime militias, missing history books, and package holiday tourists being used to bolster China’s South China Sea claims.
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Kayenta – an incredible community in the Utah Desert This documentary is about an 80 year old man who pioneered desert modern architecture in the southern Utah area since the late 70s
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In defense of the Uber-ization of everything  I recently posted on Facebook a short rant about digital transformation for established enterprises. The skinny is that there are endless amounts of why and barely no opining on the what or how when it comes to executing any kind of digital transformation of your business or industry. Not surprisingly, Uber got caught in the crossfire and became the subject of the comments. Folks declared how… Re
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The fight over a new Wi-Fi channel is coming to a head Globalstar’s plan to open a new Wi-Fi channel under its control is nearing the moment of truth after years of regulatory wrangling. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering Globalstar’s plan, and a vote could come at any time. News reports suggest it might be close. If Globalstar gets its way, Wi-Fi users in the U.S. will have one more channel, which could reduce congestion and
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The tribe standing up to illegal Amazon loggers in Brazil Mairusa Ka’apor, a leader in the small Brazilian village of Giurupina, tells the BBC how the Ka’apor tribe lives – and talks about the fight to protect the forest.
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Triple taxes For Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the cost of living is rising as they face three lots of taxes, says the BBC’s Rushdi Abu Alouf.
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Nine Simple Tips for Improving Your Table Manners at Fancy Restaurants Whether you’re dining out at a nice restaurant, enjoying a wedding reception, or trying to look your best at a work event, proper etiquette is important. These tips are easy to remember and will keep you looking classy.In this video from the ZAGAT YouTube channel, Simon Kim, the owner of Piora restaurant in New York City, lays out some easy ways you can practice proper dining etiquette. Here are s
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How to get positioned for the coming VR wave GUEST: By now, you’ve heard the promise and read the press: Virtual reality is on the verge of becoming a groundbreaking step forward for many interests — from consumers to the enterprise. I’m a digital media consultant, and my area of focus is new business development — helping media and tech companies find partnerships that help them grow. So I’ve been traversing public VR conferences, private c
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Italy’s eurosceptic party scores big wins in Rome, Turin mayoral elections Italy’s eurosceptic anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) has achieved a breakthrough by winning mayoral elections in Rome and Turin. The win is expected to be a massive blow to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s center-left Democratic Party (PD). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Is ancient South China Sea ‘evidence’? The BBC’s John Sudworth tries to trace a book that Chinese media claim is “proof” of the country’s claim to sovereignty over the South China Sea.
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Petrol, planes and tomatoes As Nigeria allows its currency to trade freely in a move to tackle the financial crisis, financial blogger Feyi Fawehinmi looks at how it will affect people’s lives.
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MINI’s head of design, anders warming, predicts the future of mobility at the MINI ‘vision next 100’ concept unveiling in london, their head of design, anders warming, gave us an exclusive insight in to the future of mobility. The post MINI’s head of design, anders warming, predicts the future of mobility appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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J.J. Abrams Reacts To Death of Star Trek Actor Anton ‘Chekov’ Yelchin On Sunday morning 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin, who plays Chekov in the new Star Trek movies, was killed in a freak accident with his own car in the driveway of his home in Studio City. “It appears he momentarily exited his car and it rolled backward, causing trauma that led to his death,” a police spokesperson told the Hollywood Reporter. This afternoon J. J. Abrams tweeted a picture
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AI is nearly as good as humans in detecting breast cancer Someday, computers could help doctors diagnose diseases much faster than they can today. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have developed a way to train artificial intelligence to read and interpret pathology images. Andrew Beck from BIDMC explains that their “method is based on deep learning,” which is commonly used to train A
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Vintage photo ops from Tennessee’s precarious Umbrella Rock Image: Matthew Miller/PicnoogaPoint Lookout, a rocky outcropping atop Lookout Mountain, commands a sweeping view of the Tennessee River and the city of ChattanoogaThe mountain was captured by Union forces in 1863, and shortly thereafter an enterprising photographer opened a summit studio, taking portraits of Union soldiers posing on the cliffs and on the distinctive formation known as Umbrella Roc
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Self-Driving Electric Truck Concept Artem Smirnov and Vladimir Panchenko have an idea for how Audi can manufacture some kick-ass trucks that will make big-boy retailers like Amazon very happy: remove the gas, and remove the driver. This is the designers’ concept for a self-driving electric Audi truck. Other than proclaiming via a giant red arrow that it will have a retractable spoiler, Smirnov and Panchenko don’t say too much about
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Xbox One S – The S Stands for “Shut Up and Buy One” Just kidding–we’re not 100% on what the S stands for. It might stand for sleeker, slimmer and sharper as per their website. Or it could possibly stand for “”smaller””. Or maybe “”smarter””. Whatever the case, the new Xbox S is all of those things and more. It’s 40% more compact than previous models and yet scaling down comes with no […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Six Habits Of People Who Confuse Ego With Self-Confidence You already know that confidence is good, but too much can be dangerous. Here’s how to figure out where the line is.Successful entrepreneurs put all of their efforts into building and growing their new ventures, setting their own egos aside, and prioritizing hard work above all else. Same goes for anyone trying to advance their career—it’s all strategy, skills, and relationships; you don’t move ah
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Unlikely sanctuary Ten of thousands of birds head to the North Korean coast during their biannual migration across the planet.
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Weekly Rewind: NASA’s human tissue bounty, the iPhone’s true cost, and more In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. Everything from the action at WWDC and E3 to the possibility of alien life, it’s all here. Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2016: iOS 10, WatchOS 3,
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Wooing white America Donald Trump’s popularity with white America doesn’t guarantee him the White House.
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Record heat bakes Southwest U.S., fuels wildfires As forecast, the American Southwest was hit by a brutal heat wave over the weekend that sent temperatures soaring to record triple-digit readings and fueled wildfires across the region.  SEE ALSO: Brutal and prolonged heat wave about to hit the Southwest The mercury topped out at 118 degrees (Fahrenheit) in Phoenix, the fifth hottest day on record for the city.  Meanwhile, nearby Yuma hit 120 d
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‘Five Star’ party candidate to become Rome’s first female mayor Virginia Raggi was elected as Rome’s first female mayor on Sunday, according to exit polls. The result is an electoral triumph for the populist Five Star Movement and represents a major setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
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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.
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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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Research team engineers Landau-Zener-Bloch oscillations A research team has engineered Landau-Zener-Bloch oscillations within an intricate lattice structure that demonstrated intriguing properties.
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Airbnb could lose much of its New York business if State Senate bill passes Airbnb is at risk of losing its biggest market after the New York State Senate passed a bill that would outlaw the service from advertising unoccupied apartments for short-term rentals. While Gov. Andrew Cuomo still has to sign the bill before it becomes law, Airbnb and others in the tech industry have been vocal against the Senate vote on social media. The New York City Council had previously arg
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Learn to love your car in a big city again with Luxe, the valet app Having a car in a big city can be something of a headache, but there’s one company that’s hoping to change this conception. Luxe is an on-demand valet and car services app that aims to alleviate the strain on both drivers and cities. Launched in the congested streets of New York in 2015, Luxe provides valets that meet drivers at their desired destinations, find safe parking for cars in a garage lo
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MH370 search: Photos of possible personal items released Campaigners for relatives of those missing on flight MH370 release photographs of personal items washed up on a Madagascar beach, which may be from the plane.
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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, report investigators.
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Racial disparities found in children’s urologic surgery Black children who undergo urologic surgery are more likely than white children to have postsurgical complications and hospital-acquired infections 30 days after the surgery. Researchers studying a national database from over 50 US pediatric hospitals suggest that hospitals and policy makers should expand efforts to reduce postoperative adverse events and health disparities in children.
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Safety-net hospitals remain vital resource for minority patients following health reform The proportion of discharges among minority patients receiving inpatient care at minority-serving hospitals in Massachusetts increased after the implementation of health insurance reform measures which expanded access to care in non-safety net hospitals. This research suggests that minority-serving hospitals remain an important and vital component of the health care system and may benefit greatly
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Rapid risk assessment outlines actions to reduce the spread of the mcr-1 gene In a rapid risk assessment, researchers outline a number of actions that need to be considered to reduce identified risks of mcr-1 spread. These include improved laboratory methods for colistin resistance testing and mcr-1 detection, improved surveillance, options for appropriate clinical management, and actions to prevent transmission in healthcare settings as well as in the community.
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Unveiling the distinctive features of a promising industrial microorganism A research team has deciphered the genome sequence of C. tyrobutyricum and its proteome profiles during the course of batch fermentation. As a result, the research team learned that the bacterium is not only capable of producing a large amount of butyric acid but also can tolerate toxic compounds such as 1-butanol.
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3 chatbots to help you find your next job Amid all the hype about chatbots and talk of a tech bubble, more and more companies have started building bots that are meant for business use. But what about people who are looking for work?  Countering fears that bots are replacing humans in the workforce, a few young startups have come up with bots to help you find available positions, chat with hiring managers, or even create your next job. Es
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【New Launch】R – BOX 4K HD TV Box 【Coupon Inside】 R – BOX 4K HD TV BoxRK3229 Quad Core 2GB DDRR3 + 8GB eMMC 4K WiFi Bluetooth 4.0 ConnectivityOnly $36.99Coupon Code: GBRBDescription:R – BOX TV Box is a multimedia center which enables you to have the absolute best and most versatile home media experience. It is worthwhile for you to possess this TV box because it will let you enjoy plenty of HD movies, TV dramas and more videos on demand whenever
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When it comes to knowing your true self, believe in free will Diminishing a person’s belief in free will leads to them feeling less like their true selves, according to recent research. In a pair of studies, researchers manipulated people’s beliefs in free will to see how this would affect the subjects’ sense of authenticity, their sense of self.
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E-cigarettes: Gateway or roadblock to cigarette smoking? New research on e-cigarettes and young people has been presented by experts. In detailed qualitative interviews with young people aged 16 to 25 across Scotland and England, the majority of participants viewed e-cigarettes as having reduced – not increased – the possibility of both themselves and other people smoking.
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Professor helps track illegal drug use via social media A professor has developed a tool that leverages social media data to help analyze use patterns of illegal drugs by young adults across the country.
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Ancient DNA shows perfect storm felled Ice Age giants Giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths and powerful sabre-toothed cats that once roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia, southern South America, were finally felled by a perfect storm of a rapidly warming climate and humans, a new study has shown.
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New ‘Hardened’ Tor Browser Protects Users From FBI Hacking An anonymous reader quotes an article from Motherboard: According to a new paper, security researchers are now working closely with the Tor Project to create a “hardened” version of the Tor Browser, implementing new anti-hacking techniques which could dramatically improve the anonymity of users and further frustrate the efforts of law enforcement… “Our solution significantly impro
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14 foreign security guards killed, 8 wounded in Kabul suicide bomb attack At least 14 Nepalese and Afghan security contractors were killed and eight people wounded when a minibus carrying the contractors was hit by a suicide bomber in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, local police said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mexico teachers protest: Six killed in Oaxaca clashes Six people are killed and another 100 injured, including many policeman, in clashes at roadblocks set up by activists in the state of Oaxaca.
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Compound eye for high-density 3D imaging A system named “Compound eye for high-density 3D imaging” has now been developed by researchers. This innovation was inspired by the physiological structure of flies’ compound eyes. Applying ultra-precision rolled plate machining technology, this low-cost system realizes higher quality of images, say the researchers.
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Successful demonstration of nonvolatile memory sub-nanosecond operation spells good news for Internet of Things A research team has demonstrated he sub-nanosecond operation of a nonvolatile magnetic memory device.
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Gold dust to control stem cells Modified gold nanoparticles can be used to control the differentiation of stem cells into bone, researchers have demonstrated.
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Blippar wants you to stand #WithRefugees with a selfie of your hand In the midst of a continuing refugee crisis across much of the globe, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, an occasion that seeks to raise awareness for the plight of refugees across the world. And thanks to a partnership between Blippar, the augmented reality and artificial intelligence company, and UN refugee agency UNHCR, that awareness is going digital. Currently, the Blippar app allows people to
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Predicting loaf volume without baking the bread When it comes to baking bread, the bigger the loaf, the better. But to determine the baking performance of wheat flour, food scientists had to bake a loaf of bread. That may not be necessary, thanks to a new mathematical model that uses specific dough parameters to predict loaf volume. That saves time and money.
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researchers find new ways to make clean hydrogen, rechargable zinc batteries New technologies have now been developed to tackle two of the world’s biggest energy challenges — clean fuel for transportation and grid-scale energy storage.
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Turnbull wants compulsory maths and science to make a return Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull believes in order to boost Australia’s STEM literacy levels, maths and science needs to be made compulsory for students until they finish high school.
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Greenlight Planet wants to bring light to millions with its solar-powered solutions For more than two billion individuals across the world, going green is about more than saving the planet — it’s simply about accessing electricity. With over 25 percent of the world’s population living off the electrical grid, finding a safe lighting solution for homes and businesses continues to present a challenge. But Greenlight Planet is hoping to make a difference by making solar energy produ
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An augmented-reality head-up display in a diver’s helmet Prototype of the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DVAD) in a dive helmet (credit: Richard Manley/U.S. Navy photo) The U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center has developed what may be the first underwater augmented-reality head-up display (HUD) built into a diving helmet. The Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD) gives divers a real-time, high-res visual display of everything from sector sonar (
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New approach measures how much carbon dioxide comes from mine drainage The collective estimated amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from 140 coal mines across Pennsylvania is the equivalent to that of a small power plant, a new study has found.
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New imaging method may predict risk of post-treatment brain bleeding after stroke In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through MRI brain scans that there was an association between the extent of disruption to the brain’s protective blood-brain barrier and the severity of bleeding following invasive stroke therapy. The results of the National Institutes of Health-funded study were published in Neurology.
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Telstra reveals mobile blackspot small cell locations 135 remote locations across Australia will receive 4G services thanks to the small cells installed by Telstra as part of the government’s mobile blackspot program.
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Microsoft Groove builds smart music playlists around your tastes Smart music discovery playlists are all the rage right now (just ask Spotify), and Microsoft knows it. It recently introduced a Your Groove feature to Groove Music that automatically creates playlists suited to your taste. It’ll generate track listings for your existing OneDrive music collection based on your listening habits, moods and artist activity, so you can revisit a favorite band when it’s
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The next wave in software is open adoption software  There’s a big shift happening in how enterprises buy and deploy software. In the last few years, open technology — software that is open to change and free to adopt — has gone from the exception to the rule for most enterprises. We’ve seen the IT stack redrawn atop powerful open-source projects, with developers opting for an “open-first” approach to… Read More
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Solar-powered air-con uses heat to cool shopping center Solar-concentrating thermal technology is being used to power the air-conditioning system of an entire shopping center in Australia solely from the rays of the sun. With around 60 percent of all energy used in shopping centers being consumed by heating and cooling needs, the new system could lead the way to significant power and cost savings in a range of large commercial spaces… Continue Rea
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ana rita vale + andré calvete propose portable and extensible pavilion the structure was designed so that the pavilion was properly prepared for air, ground or maritime transport. The post ana rita vale + andré calvete propose portable and extensible pavilion appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Trump supports racial profiling after Orlando shooting Republican Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling, in response to a question about whether he supported greater law enforcement scrutiny of Muslim Americans after the Orlando mass shooting.
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Would You Like to Wear Your Next Computer? In case you haven’t been paying attention to the technological landscape recently, virtual reality and wearable technology is incredibly hot. Whether it’s a Rift, Vive, Fitbit, or whatever, wearables are all the rage. While the tech offered now is cool, you can’t help but think about where we’ll be next. What kind of wearable devices are coming in the not too distant future? That’s exactly what th
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Watch Blue Origin achieve a ‘picture-perfect’ capsule crash-landing For Blue Origin, it’s not quite, “Another day, another landing,” but it’s certainly heading that way. Jeff Bezos’s space company nailed the fourth flawless landing of its New Shepard reusable rocket in Texas on Sunday, live-streaming the entirety of the mission for the very first time. There was an added twist this time around, however, as the team set out to test a parachute-failure scenario for
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Indonesian navy fires on Chinese fishing boat in disputed waters China says one person was injured when the Indonesian navy fired on a Chinese fishing boat, in the latest South China Sea confrontation.
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Hallucinogens—A Way to Soothe Mental Illness, and Even Get Ahead Psychedelics came en vogue in the 1960s and since then have been maligned as inducing psychosis. Today, some evidence suggests that tiny doses of these drugs may be useful for curing psychological disorders such as depression, PTSD, and social anxiety, among others. But more research is needed and there are hurdles to overcome.   Read More
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Bill Nye Explains How Creationism Is Holding Children Back Bill Nye explains the ways in which creationism hurts kids by making scientific inquiry impossible.Read More
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Negligence & chaos reign at Russian summer camp behind deadly boating trip – parents to RT The summer camp in northwest Russia responsible for a boating accident that killed at least 13 children in a lake in Karelia turns out to have an unsavory reputation. Some locals and parents who sent their children there shared their experiences with RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why Scientists Are So Worried about Brexit Funding for British research and innovation is only one reason.
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A conversation with Salvatore Sanfilippo, creator of the open-source database Redis In case you haven’t heard, Redis is one of the most widely used databases in the world. It’s also one of the most popular software projects on GitHub, right up there with tools from Facebook and Google. Like other open-source software, Redis has many contributors. But it was started by one individual: an Italian named Salvatore Sanfilippo. Last month, Sanfilippo was in San Francisco to speak at Re
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The Ultimate Offroad Swim, Bike and Run Kit Take on the ocean, mountains and trails — all in the same day. …Read More »
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The Mu-so Wireless Music System Is the Ultimate Multi-Room Audio Setup Beautiful, powerful high-fidelity audio in up to five separate rooms of your house. …Read More »
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Review: The Chronograph That Channels Groovy ’70s Watch Design The ’60s are often heralded as a high point in watch design, but in the ’70s, watch companies dared to be avant-garde. …Read More »
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The Argument for an Electric Formula One All-electric Formula E racing has been met with confusion and resistance, but it’s the glorious future of racing. …Read More »
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The 25 Best Outdoor Stores in America Looking for some new outdoor gear? These are the best places in the country to refresh your kit. …Read More »
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6 Impractical Sports Cars at Tempting Price Points Optioning a new sports car to be more analog is expensive. Instead, buy one of these reasonably priced sports cars, not too far from new. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: June 20, 2016 How to save on a robotic vacuum, New Balance sneakers and a water-resistant Filson duffle. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: June 20, 2016 A high-end bocce ball set, a tough-as-hell diaper bag, upgraded reporters’ notebooks and much more. …Read More »
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Suicide attack on minibus in Kabul kills at at least 14 A suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul kills 14 Nepali security guards, in the first such attack since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
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Everything Worth Knowing About … Sea Level Rise How many cities will our oceans swallow?
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PLP Architecture unveils the design for London’s first timber tower Over the last few decades, the trend of building with timber has expanded to include high-rises. Architects are recognizing the versatility of wood by building innovative timber-framed structures that offer an alternative to traditional steel and concrete construction. PLP Architecture and researchers from the University of Cambridge teamed up to design London’s first timber tower and, if realized
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TextEdit Icon Spotted on iOS 10 During WWDC 2016 Demo During its What’s New in Metal, Part 1 session at WWDC 2016, Apple used an iPad to demo the graphics API’s new adaptive tessellation capabilities on iOS 10. At the 17:58 mark of the video, a TextEdit icon can be seen on the iPad’s home screen from the multitasking app switcher screen. TextEdit is Apple’s basic word processor preinstalled on macOS Sierra and previous OS X versions, but the comp
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Nucleo traps Thonet chair in resin for Ammann Gallery Design Miami/Basel 2016: Italian design collective Nucleo has continued to cast furniture in resin, this time including a classic bentwood Thonet chair among three new pieces for Cologne’s Ammann Gallery (+ slideshow). (more…)
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‘Football Fan Shirt’ uses haptics to help you feel the big match If you’re already a huge fan of football (aka soccer) and wish you could feel those sweet victories and bitter defeats, Wearable Experiments thinks it can help. Just in time for the Euro 2016 tournament, it’s showing off an international version of its smartphone-connected Football Fan Shirt that sends haptic vibrations to your torso whenever there’s a big play by a team you follow. You’ll savor g
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France’s Convargo wants to connect shippers with truckers  A new startup from one of the founders of Rocket Internet’s beauty and wellness marketplace Vaniday is de-cloaking today. Convargo, launching in France, is the latest attempt to bring Uber-like convenience to the shipping industry, by connecting shippers with truckers. Read More
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Ticketmaster may owe almost everyone free ticket vouchers If you booked anything through Ticketmaster between 1999 and 2013, then you may be in line for some free stuff. As part of recent settlement terms for a class-action lawsuit, the ticketing giant is handing out millions of free tickets and discount codes to those who used its services during that 14-year period. The handout is the result of the Schlesinger vs. Ticketmaster suit brought four years a
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Worrying ‘climate of xenophobia’ in Europe, says UN chief The UN’s refugee chief says a worrying “climate of xenophobia” has taken hold in Europe as the continent struggles with the biggest influx of migrants since World War II.
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Moto Z Pro Camera mod to come soon from Hasselblad Like the LG G5 before it, the “modular” Moto Z was unveiled with only a few of its swappable “smart” back covers which might not have inspired the imaginations of users. Like the LG G5, the Moto Z also promised more types of modules possible, including one that seemed to take on Microsoft’s Continuum concept, except for Android. But unlike … Continue reading
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Six Generations of GeForce Graphics Compared With the release of Pascal the time has come to revisit history and see how 6 generations of Nvidia GeForce graphics cards compare. From Fermi-based GTX 480 to today’s flagship, the GTX 1080, how much faster do you think today’s cards are?
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Dark side of the moon: The grim history of NASA’s space race – CNET On this day in history: June 20 marks some important milestones in the dark history of human space exploration.
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Humanitarian disaster looms as thousands of Iraqis flee Fallujah The United Nations says thousands of civilians continue to flee Fallujah after most of the city was declared liberated from the Islamic State group.
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BT’s Smart Hub router promises stronger, more reliable WiFi While it’s possible to buy and install your own router, most people stick with the one supplied by their Internet Service Provider (ISP). Most are drab and generally underwhelming, both from a design and performance standpoint (please Google, bring your OnHub routers to the UK). BT’s Home Hub 5, however, is considered to be better than most. Now, the company wants to build on that reputation with
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Toyota’s US robotics boss promises results within 5 years The U.S. robotics expert tapped to head Toyota’s Silicon Valley research company says the $1 billion investment by the giant Japanese automaker will start showing results within five years.
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Scientists battle to save world’s coral reefs After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world’s oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating into the sea.
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65 million people displaced worldwide, breaking all records – UNHCR The UN has released alarming displacement statistics claiming 65 million people are now displaced worldwide. Syria and Afghanistan have raised the bar to set the new world record. And progress in the work being done is slow, the agency head says. Read Full Article at RT.com
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HP Elite X3 coming soon, spotted at Wi-Fi, Bluetooth certs It seems that the day of reckoning for HP’s premium Windows 10 Mobile phablet is almost at hand. After months of silence, HP once again showed off the Lumia 950 rival at Computex 2016 earlier this month. It even had a new feature to show off, a fingerprint scanner. HP also unloaded a few YouTube videos to prove that the … Continue reading
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Net neutrality decision a big win for all of us Handing a big victory to everyday people, an appeals court Tuesday upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules.
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Horizon opens up off-road biking to disabled enthusiasts Outrider’s eBikes have earned themselves quite a following in recent years, among sensible commuters who want a little boost, and among speed freaks who love the mini-motorbike feeling you get from a fast eBike. Having run a successful crowdfunding campaign in early 2014, Outrider’s off-road capable Horizon is now available to buy, regardless of whether you’re disabled or able-bodied. .. Contin
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Samsung Gear S3 “Solis” will unsurprisingly run Tizen Early this month, Samsung revealed the Gear Fit 2 alongside a curious Gear IconX earbuds. That would have probably raised questions on whether Samsung also has plans for that other kind of wearable device. Of course it does, and it even has a codename for it. Dubbed “Solis”, the smartwatch will most likely be named the Gear S3 after its … Continue reading
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Roku players now search for news videos Your Roku player may be an entertainment machine at heart, but it’s also becoming an information hub. Roku has expanded its search feature to look for videos across 50 services, that now include news channels. If you want to find the latest election coverage from the big four US broadcasters (ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC), you can. The approach works by date, too, so you can find everything that happened
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Syrian refugees take up micro gardening in Lebanon A charity is helping refugees living in Lebanon, where they are unable to work or grow crops, to build their own micro gardens.
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How to Care for Air Plants Air plants are popular in today’s houseplant-rich world precisely because they are so low-maintenance. Since they get what they need from air, water and light (rather than soil), you don’t have to plant them. No need for soil=many fun display possibilities! Containers such as bowls, pods and terrariums are popular perches for air plants. Yet they do require care, and despite what their name might
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Deep Black is the New Black – the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Sure, you’ve heard of black, but have you heard of “deep black”? You have now, thanks to premiere watch brand Omega, who has just unleashed a collection of watches so unique the company had to invent colour names just to talk about them. And what is “deep black” you ask? It’s the colour of the patented black ceramic that forms […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Tom Dixon says his hugely popular Mirror Ball light is “a failure in design terms” Most Loved: in this exclusive movie, British designer Tom Dixon says the light that helped turn his company into an international brand would have been less successful if the design had achieved what he set out to create. (more…)
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Rocket engine catches fire at testing range in S. Russia, hundreds evacuated A huge explosion has struck an ammunition depot at a military firing range in southern Russia. The Defense Ministry said a rocket engine caught fire. Around 600 people have been evacuated. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Amazon Alexa will soon blend with Logitech Harmony Amazon’s Alexa is truly growing up to becoming the personal assistant for the home, sprinting past Google, Apple, and Microsoft and giving them a run for their money. While those big three are scrambling to get a foothold inside living rooms, Amazon is already building up its army rallying behind Alexa. The latest news, if for real, will potentially add … Continue reading
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After oil, Norway looks to startups for economic growth  Politicians responding to the oil troubles are heeding calls for a new way forward, centered around startups. And the efforts to foster a new approach are led by an ambitious ex-business exec, the Crown Prince of Norway and a handful of contrarian entrepreneurs. Read More
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How to Avoid Phishing Emails in Gmail With One Trick There are a lot of tips out there for how to avoid phishing emails. With a combination of vigilance and third-party tools, you can avoid scams, but if you’re a Gmail user, there’s one simple setting that will help you avoid phishing emails. One of the many great, overlooked features Gmail features is the ability to label messages coming from authenticated recipients that are often the target of ph
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Algeria blocks access to Facebook, Twitter and 3G services over exam paper leak It’s a sad truth that some governments are within their rights in blocking internet access for their citizens. The Indian state of Gujarat saw mobile Web access turned off last August following violent protests there; similar measures were taken in the state of Haryana this month. And last November, VPN users in China had their connectivity disrupted for trying to scale the Great Firewall. Now, Al
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Iran ‘foils plot by Sunni militants to bomb Tehran’ The authorities in Iran thwart a plot by Sunni militants to bomb targets in the capital. Tehran, the intelligence ministry says.
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How Libya’s Savvy Women Entrepreneurs Are Building Businesses Amid Conflict Entrepreneurship education is going online, as a Canadian nonprofit teams up with D2L to train women founders in Libya and beyond.Welcome to Libya, where life goes on amid political and economic turmoil.Read Full Story
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The alien world that’s being vaporised by a death ray A Mercury-sized exoplanet is being blown apart like a dandelion – and magnetic hotspots on its star could make things worse
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Would you use a smartwatch supplied by your boss? Most wouldn’t On an overall level, wearables might be selling quite nicely to consumers in the UK, but usage in the workplace isn’t showing such keen growth thanks to mistrust of exactly how companies might use the data obtained from staff members’ devices.Those are the latest findings from PwC, which observed that around three million people bought a wearable device in the UK last year – a figure which was up
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How Nanotechnology Will Keep Your Bananas and Mangoes From Rotting A Canadian team has invented a new way to make sure that fruit stays fresh for longer, by spraying them with a nano-scale formula. Jay Subramanian, a professor of tree fruit breeding and biotechnology at the University of Guelph, and his group have developed a treatment that extends the shelf life of fruits like mangoes, blueberries, and bananas, which could have huge implications in the battle ag
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John Oliver’s epic ‘Brexit’ takedown is a thing of beauty Wondering what a “Brexit” is? Or why you should care? Or what John Oliver thinks about the whole thing? Oliver fully explains the debate around the U.K.’s upcoming referendum on membership in the European Union with his typical style of well-researched hilarity and wit.  He then concludes with a truly epic rant, and summarises his feelings with the help of a barbershop quartet: F*ck
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This week in patents: Want to charge your Apple Watch while wearing? Now you can This week, the US patent office issued 6811 patents. Each patent adds a little something new to the human knowledge base. As we cannot list all six thousand, the PatentYogi team has selected the five most interesting patents. 1. Microsoft solves its biggest HoloLens concerns Patent number: US 9,367,136 Microsoft HoloLens is one of the major products that Microsoft is working on currently. It is a
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The Pentagon just paid cash to hackers who found 100+ bugs in its systems Considering the nature of its work, it’s no surprise that the Pentagon is of huge interest to hackers, whether state sponsored or pajama wearing (OK, they could be one and the same). Keen to beef up its cyber security to keep unwelcome visitors at bay, the Department of Defense (DoD) recently launched its first-ever bug bounty program, aptly named “Hack the Pentagon.” Such schemes are pretty commo
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Rubber from Russian dandelions—a serious European alternative to rubber tree plantations Natural rubber is an indispensible ingredient in tens of thousands of applications, from car and aircraft tyres to medical equipment. Nearly all this rubber currently has its origins in rubber tree plantations in Asia. In the European DRIVE4EU project, Wageningen UR is working with international companies and research institutes to develop a European alternative: natural rubber from the Russian da
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Russia debuts the largest ever nuclear icebreaker Russian cargo ships understandably have to wade through a lot of ice, and the country plans to deal with that frozen water in style. It recently floated out the Arktika, which it bills as the “largest and most powerful” nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world. At nearly 569 feet long and 112 feet wide, the twin-reactor boat can carve a gigantic path through some of the sea’s toughest obs
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Vaccine stops Dutch elm disease Since 1992 over half a million Dutch elms have been ‘vaccinated’ against Dutch elm disease. Among these vaccinated trees, only 0.1% was infected by the fungus via the infamous elm bark beetle over recent years. The Wageningen UR business unit Biointeractions & Plant Health has been producing fungal spores for the vaccine since 2000. “It is not inconceivable that this type of vaccination c
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Google Taught an Ant to Play Soccer DeepMind beat a world champion of Go, so now it wants to try its hand at a much more popular game. Sorta.Google says it’s used DeepMind to teach an ant to play soccer—that is, if you consider the beige four-legged ball an “ant” and the act of manipulating a black-and-white ball into a red space “soccer.” The description may be somewhat exaggerated, but the development is cool: The project shows De
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A new approach to building efficient thermoelectric nanomaterials By doping a thermoelectric material with minute amounts of sulfur, a team of researchers has found a new path to large improvements in the efficiency of materials for solid-state heating and cooling and waste energy recapture. This approach profoundly alters the electronic band structure of the material – bismuth telluride selenide—improving the so-called “figure of merit,” a ranking of
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The stability of the solar wind NASA’s Wind spacecraft observes the solar wind before it impacts the magnetosphere of Earth. Launched in 1994 into an orbit more than two hundred Earth-radii away, one of Wind’s prime objectives is to investigate the basic physical processes occurring in the ionized gas in the near-Earth solar wind. One of the open issues is the stability of the solar wind plasma.
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How does your smart city grow? The Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction is building on advances in sensing technology to learn everything possible about a city’s infrastructure – its tunnels, roads, bridges, sewers and power supplies – in order to maintain it and optimise its use for the future.
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The Most Ultimate Driving Machine (That You’ll Never Drive) The BMW group is releasing some insane concepts. From them, we can glean what they have planned for future cars. The post The Most Ultimate Driving Machine (That You’ll Never Drive) appeared first on WIRED.
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The psychology of change: Why we react when social networks shift Instagram changed its logo last month, and as with almost any significant change to a popular social network, the internet was split. Some loved it. Others disliked it. And the memes started flowing. The Facebook-owned company moved on from its old-fashioned camera icon and embraced a new, minimalist design across its suite of products: Instagram,  Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse. The design cha
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Video: Niger’s migrants risk desert crossing en route to Europe The outskirts of Agadez in northern Niger are lined with migrant ghettos and secretive smugglers’ squats, usually off limits for TV cameras.
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Ingrained Landscapes: 10 Elegant Cultural Projects in Austria Known for dramatic mountains and picturesque towns, Austria has gained international recognition for its idyllic landscapes. Capitalizing on these powerful contexts, Austrian designers embrace the surroundings to form sensitive and critical works. This can be readily seen in the country’s cultural projects. Both simple and bold in nature, Austria’s civic architecture emerges from a complex histor
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Buy: The Tulum Round Towel Designed in Australia, this giant round beach towel is big enough for two. Measuring 60 inches in diameter, and boasting a cream and black design, it will be at home on the hot sand but will be just as useful when picnicking in a park or sunbathing…… Continue Reading…
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Video: Soyuz TMA-19M landing ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and commander Yuri Malenchenko landed in the steppe of Kazakhstan on Saturday, 18 June in their Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft. The trio spent 186 days on the International Space Station.
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Imec demonstrates highly efficient bifacial solar cells with near 100% bifaciality Imec, the world-leading nano-electronics research center and partner in Energyville, will present at this week’s Intersolar Europe/EU PVSEC a highly efficient bifacial n-PERT (BiPERT) solar cell featuring a bifaciality value close to 100 percent. With a rear cell efficiency close to the efficiency measured from the front of the cell, imec’s new achievement underscores the ability to strongly enhan
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Housing affordability crisis creates spiral of disadvantage Millions of Australians move house each year, but new research has highlighted that while many are upgrading their homes and living standards, housing affordability problems are sorting many of the nation’s most disadvantaged into areas with fewer opportunities.
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Brits Are Mad Because Facebook Told Them It’s Summer Not that anybody needed a Facebook “it’s summer” reminder to begin with, but Brits are doubly annoyed that they got the greeting when it’s pouring rain outside. Facebook apparently showed everyone the cheery summer graphic (“Hello sun—it’s been a while”) without checking the weather forecast. While the weather in the company’s California offices may merit large beach umbrellas, nobody across the p
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HP Spectre 13.3 laptop review: Thin doesn’t have to mean compromise You might not think it’s possible to build a super-thin laptop without compromise. But you would be wrong. At least that’s the takeaway after reviewing HP’s Spectre 13.3, which offers top-notch performance and a reasonably good keyboard in a body that lays claim to being the “thinnest laptop in the world.”The thin test Determining a laptop’s thinness can be tricky since laptops aren’t uniform
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The Most Surprising Business Rivalries Of 2016 This year’s top competitors stand to remake their industries and society at large.Last year, when we initiated the idea of a New Rivalries package, it was driven in large part by the idea of disruption and insurgents challenging incumbents. It was also influenced by Uber and Lyft. Their competition for riders and drivers was (and is) fascinating, but what was truly instructive at the time was that
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The On-Demand Economy Hits The Reset Button The “Uber for X” playbook is dead. How companies are going beyond the hype to try to create real businesses.”What do you think about ‘Lyft for food’?”Read Full Story
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Disney And Pixar Fight To Rule The Mouse House Walt Disney Animation has been surging, while Pixar has gone into sequel mode.Last Christmas, for the first time in history, a Pixar movie flopped. With the critical and box-office dud The Good Dinosaur, the animation studio that enjoyed a two-decade-long run of imaginative and high-grossing films, such as the Toy Story trilogy and Up, found itself in a strange place. It was no longer the top-perf
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UK surveillance bill under fire as data security risk  A 2015 data breach of UK ISP TalkTalk should serve as a warning to the government that its proposed new surveillance legislation risks creating vulnerable pools of data that could be exploited by hackers, a parliamentary committee has warned. Read More
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High-end mobile VR is virtually here Wheeeee! You’re riding a flying unicorn down a magic rainbow while kittens and cupcakes rain from the sky. It’s all so real. Then, suddenly, everything goes black as you mindlessly take the final step in your living room to pull the cable from your virtual reality headset. Bummer. There’s a virtual elephant in the living room, and here it is: High-quality virtual reality is going to be literall
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Book chronicles rise of urban planning in ancient Egypt The pyramids and temples of Egypt, which still stand as magnificent monuments to ancient Egyptian civilization, were the result of some of the world’s first urban planners—the ruling pharaohs who invested in town planning.
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A Floating Timber Pavilion Takes Center Stage at Manifesta 11 in Zurich © Laurian Ghinitoiu On June 11th, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, also known as Manifesta, began its 100-day stint in this edition’s host city, Zurich, Switzerland. The festival’s center-piece is a timber raft floating on Lake Zurich, known as the Pavilion of Reflections. The temporary structure was designed and realized by Studio Tom Emerson and a team of thirty students from ETH
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How to add lens flair to a portrait Master lens flair portraitsLens flare is something we normally try hard to avoid in our images. Indeed, lens makers go to great pains to develop coatings that reduce the effects of flare, and lens hoods are designed to prevent flare-inducing stray light from striking the front element. But in this tutorial we’re going to use lens flare to our advantage for a creative portrait.Lens flare is caused
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Hubble sweeps scattered stars in Sagittarius This colorful and star-studded view of the Milky Way galaxy was captured when the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope pointed its cameras towards the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). Blue stars can be seen scattered across the frame, set against a distant backdrop of red-hued cosmic companions. This blue litter most likely formed at the same time from the same collapsing molecular cloud.
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New data compare, contrast Pluto’s icy moons A newly downlinked spectral observation of Pluto’s moon Nix from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft provides compelling evidence that its surface is covered in water ice, similar to what the New Horizons team discovered recently for another of Pluto’s small satellites, Hydra. This new result provides further clues about the formation of Pluto’s satellite system.
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The robots are coming! Shouldn’t we be more worried? The potential for new technologies to cause mass unemployment is becoming a much-discussed issue in the media. Yet, according to new Massey University research, few New Zealanders are concerned about the future of their jobs.
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Solar-powered eco homes in Los Angeles assembled in just five hours https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBaY9cIjn_4 Located on the corner of Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village, the sustainably designed three-story homes comprise three bedrooms, three baths, a 376-square-foot private backyard, and offer views of the city skyline and distant mountains. Each of the single-family homes were prefabricated in Oregon and then assembled on site unit-by-unit with a 275-poun
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UFOs, climate change and missing airliners: how to separate fact from fiction If you’ve been on social media then perhaps you’ve seen the “Ancient Aliens” meme; a wild-haired alien aficionado Giorgio A. Tsoukalos attributing all manner of things to aliens.
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French city near Spanish border offers safe haven for refugees To mark World Refugee Day, we take a look at a city in the French Basque country that’s taken a pro-active stance in providing support to refugees, mostly Syrians, who have fled the ongoing war in their country. At a local level, volunteer workers, neighbours and mayors are playing an essential role in helping improve the integration of these people within French society. Our team reports from Hen
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LIGO looks to the future after detecting second round of gravitational waves Back in September of 2015, physicists operating the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory or LIGO for short detected the first round of gravitational waves seemingly proving Einstein’s theory of General Relativity. Before scientists could prove that gravitational waves existed and the first discovery wasn’t a fluke, they needed to find a second round of the waves, which they did earl
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Russia may sell 19.5% stake in Rosneft to India and China The Russian government is considering selling a 19.5 percent of its shares in oil major Rosneft to China and India, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing unnamed sources. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkish police use tear gas, rubber bullets to disperse LGBT rally in Istanbul (PHOTOS, VIDEO) Police have deployed tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse an annual LGBT pride demonstration in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul. At least 15 people were arrested during the event, which was banned by the authorities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Red Bull, tobacco & no gym work: England striker Jamie Vardy revels in unorthodox regime Two of the best footballers in the world, England’s Jamie Vardy and Wales’ Gareth Bale, have revealed interesting aspects to their diets – offering insights that go against the orthodox lifestyle of a professional. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Murdered MP Jo Cox was working on report into right-wing extremism before attack British Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed by an alleged far-right extremist last Thursday, was about to release a report in parliament on the dangers posed by far-right nationalists and the rise of Islamophobia, it has emerged. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Keep an eye on Norway: Its startup scene is about to go huge  When I headed back to Norway to take a deep dive into its startup scene, I have to admit my expectations weren’t that high. Completely unfounded: In just a few short years, it has gone from been a pretty bleak affair to being a real — if nascent — startup ecosystem. It’s full of ambition, ideas, and – yes – some really exciting startups. Read More
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Brookings Analysts Debunk Big Marijuana ‘Bogeyman’ The raison d’être of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the leading organization opposing marijuana legalization in the United States, is “preventing another Big Tobacco,” a theme that has been taken up by desperate pot prohibitionists across the country. Two new papers from the venerable Brookings Institution take a skeptical view of the Big Marijuana “bogeyman,” arguing th
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This Site Has Thousands of Free Public Domain Audiobooks Audiobooks are absolutely amazing. Not only are they more practical than regular books — with the ability to listen to stories while doing something else, like driving or doing chores — but the right narrator can elevate a story to an even greater level. The problem with audiobooks is that they’re so expensive. For example, Kathryn Stockett’s The Help is $10 in paperback, $18 in hardcover, but $39
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DIMORESTUDIO infuses art deco influences into hotel saint-marc in paris occupying a historic five-storey building in the heart of paris, the milan-based studio combines past and present with the use of recovered decorative objects and bespoke pieces. The post DIMORESTUDIO infuses art deco influences into hotel saint-marc in paris appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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A low-cost ‘electronic nose’ spectrometer for home health diagnosis Current experimental design of transmitter radio-frequency front end for a rotational spectrometer. Using integrated circuits (such as the one below “CHIP1”) in an electronic nose promises to make the future device more affordable. (credit: UT Dallas) UT Dallas researchers have designed an affordable “electronic nose” radio-frequency front end for a rotational spectrometer — used for detecting che
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Could deep-learning systems radically transform drug discovery? (credit: Insilico Medicine) Scientists at Insilico Medicine have developed a new drug-discovery engine that they say is capable of predicting therapeutic use, toxicity, and adverse effects of thousands of molecules, and they plan to reveal it at the Re-Work Machine Intelligence Summit in Berlin, June 29–30. Drug discovery takes decades, with high failure rates. Among the reasons: irreproducible ex
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It’s a numbers game! How analytics are turning games into distraction machines A few years before he passed away, Roger Ebert stirred up a lot of game fan anger when he claimed that “video games can never be art”. In response, livid gamers submitted numerous examples of games that can (rightly) be used to refute that argument. But when it comes to the vast majority of games that people are playing on their mobile devices, Ebert was right. Over the last decade, we’ve seen the
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The end of sexual reproduction could be 20 years away, claims bioethicist In 1997, the film Gattaca warned of a future in which emerging reproductive technologies led to eugenics and genetic discrimination. For Stanford law professor and bioethicist Hank Greely, our future might not be quite so bleak, but the technology involved may be closer than we think. Greely’s new book, The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction, predicts that parents in developed countri
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3 team collaboration tools you can use with Google Drive Collaboration is Google Drive’s killer feature, so it’s not surprising that several team-oriented tools have integrated Drive into their services. Plenty of their users are already using Drive to create documents and spreadsheets and store all their files. By connecting your Google account with one of these robust collaboration apps, you can easily add files to projects, link them to tasks, or
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10 cities with fast emerging tech hubs Cities with fast emerging tech hubsImage by ThinkstockWhile Silicon Valley remains the heart of the U.S. technology industry, emerging cities across the country claim growing tech scenes and plenty of opportunity for IT professionals and their families.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Can drinking tea help us understand climate change? For the price of a cup of tea, or perhaps several, we are making strides towards better understanding climate change thanks to Judith Sarneel, a researcher at Umeå University in Sweden, and her colleagues: Joost Keuskamp, Bas Dingemans, Taru Lehtinen, and Mariet Hefting. Sarneel developed the Tea Bag Index—a simple and reliable way to figure out the speed at which decomposition occurs. The Tea Bag
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Review: Motorola VerveOne Wireless Earbuds All the music, none of the tangly wires. The post Review: Motorola VerveOne Wireless Earbuds appeared first on WIRED.
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Nvidia’s new Pascal GPU to supercharge deep learning Some of the world’s fastest computers employ Nvidia’s graphics processor for computer vision, deep learning and scientific calculations, and a new GPU will supercharge these applications. The Tesla P100, which plugs into the PCI-Express slots of supercomputers, will speed up tasks like economic forecasting and weather modeling. The GPU is also targeted at servers and will play a big role in hel
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FAA expected to announce rules for commercial drones this week The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration this week is expected to announce rules for the commercial use of drones, but the new regulations will limit their flights to daytime and to within the line of sight of operators. The specifics of the rules, which will allow drones weighing about 50 pounds, could come as soon as Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported, quoting industry officials. But t
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Iran to buy 100 Boeing planes in milestone deal Tehran has signed a historic agreement to buy 100 passenger jets from US-based Boeing, Iranian media reports. Both sides are now awaiting approval from the US Treasury. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Obscene’: Far-right candidate criticized over decision to run for slain Jo Cox’s seat Jack Buckby from the far-right Liberty GB party has announced he’ll run for the seat of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox. All other British parties says they will not contest the by-election, in honor of the Labour MP’s tragic demise. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian firm may save Boeing’s iconic Jumbo Jet US plane maker Boeing is currently negotiating with Russia’s largest air-freight company about a $4 billion deal to buy at least 10 Boeing 747-8 freighters, an unnamed source close to the matter told Bloomberg. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Baroness Warsi subjected to Islamophobic abuse after defection from Leave camp Tory peer Baroness Warsi has been subjected to online Islamophobic abuse since she switched her support to the Remain camp in protest at pro-Brexit “hate and xenophobia.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Only 8% of German soldiers ‘fully confident’ with personal weapons – poll Only 8 percent of German soldiers “fully” trust their personal weapons, a poll by a military research center suggests, adding to previous revelations about poor reliability and low accuracy of the German military’s standard issue rifles. Read Full Article at RT.com
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After FBI, an Indian police agency is trying to crack Apple’s code Months after the FBI hacked into the iPhone by cracking Apple’s encryption code, India’s Delhi Police is trying to get the technology to unlock the company’s devices. Indian cops are also in touch with international companies to find ways to extract data from 8,400 other mobile phones manufactured by Blackberry and Chinese companies. SEE ALSO: FBI won’t tell Apple how it got into the San Bernardi
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When Will Computers Have Common Sense? Ask Facebook The social network is ramping up artificial intelligence to teach machines to figure out what users want—without human help — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientist create a database for scorpion venom Employees at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBCh RAS) have created Kalium, a database for peptide toxins from scorpion venom. It enables scientists to systematize information on the molecules that block potassium channels. In addition, the database is a useful tool for conducting further studies on the channels themselves, which are today considered as ph
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The World’s Largest Military Plane in Production is China’s Y-20 From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal 200 Tons of Plane in the Sky China takes a major step towards becoming a superpower by designing and building its own giant transport aircraft to move tanks around the world.
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How to delete locked images in Image Capture Steve Harris is trying to delete images in the Image Capture app, but a lock icon appears on photos. He wonders how to proceed. The most common reason for this is that you’ve mounted a memory card through a Mac’s SD Card slot or an external card reader, but the card’s tiny lock switch has been flipped on. I have never intentionally used the lock switch, which is designed to prevent accidentally
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Russian biologists determine how frog heads are formed Russian biologists have studied the Noggin4 protein, which plays a crucial role in the formation of Xenopus toad heads (Xenopus laevis). The results of the research, published in Scientific Reports, expand understanding of the triggering preprocess for embryogenesis, and may possibly be instrumental in the discovery of new ways of using this protein for the regulation of biological processes invol
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BT’s new Smart Hub wants to make you bin your Wi-Fi extender We’ve been waiting a while for the new Home Hub to emerge, and the good news is that BT has now unveiled the new router – although it’s become the Smart Hub.The Smart Hub 6, to be precise, is packed with seven antennas to provide improved Wi-Fi range and strength of signal, with BT claiming this is the best default router you’re going to get among major ISPs.Pete Oliver, MD consumer, commercial, m
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The GOP’s House Majority Is Safe … Right? Right now, most bettors foresee nine words that are the stuff of Republicans’ 2017 nightmares: “President Hillary Clinton and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.” But at least the House is safe for the GOP. It is, right?House Democrats probably need a Donald Trump loss of historic proportions to have any chance at a three-part sweep. But not even a Clinton rout would guarantee that scenario than
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Significant Digits For Monday, June 20, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 10.8 percentThe U.S. gross domestic product grew 10.8 percent between the first quarter of 2008 — its pre-recession peak — and the fourth quarter of 2015. For comparison, the GDP of the Eurozone’s only grew 0.6 percent, and Japan’s grew 0.1 percent. [The Wall Street Journal]30 paid staffEstimated paid
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transsolar’s dynamic ‘lightscapes’ installation illuminates the arsenale at venice biennale intense light beams from twenty spotlights extend diagonally across the dark space in this installation which offers a dialogue between the symmetry and rhythm of the room’s columns. The post transsolar’s dynamic ‘lightscapes’ installation illuminates the arsenale at venice biennale appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Hands-Free Flotation Device Stay afloat in the water without exerting yourself by using this hands-free flotation device. Capable of holding up to 180 lbs, it’s covered in a soft water-resistant fabric that is complemented with a neoprene crotch for comfort in the loins. Check it out $39.99
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24 Hour Wall Clock Change the way you view your day by swapping out your old timepiece for this 24 hour wall clock. It sports a vibrant color scheme to symbolize dawn, noon, and dusk, and moves quietly at half the speed of a regular clock – making one full rotation every 24 hours. Check it out $118.00
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Flexible GoPro Tripod Capture the perfect shot no matter where you are by placing your camera on this flexible GoPro tripod. This versatile tripod’s design features five movable arms you can bend and wrap around any structure to keep your camera secure and leveled. Check it out $46.90
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Smart Adjustable Furniture Re-imagine the way you relax by resting your tired bones on this smart adjustable furniture. With a design inspired by the human spine, this versatile piece is composed of 1260 small segments of wood you can bend and mold into a number of comfortable positions. Check it out $852.00
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Super Mario Bros. Monopoly Two of the most iconic games in history have now combined forces to break up your family like never before. The pieces are styled to look like pixelated characters while the board is designed to look like a level from the classic NES game. Check it out $44.99
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Donutception Donut Ensure you never get the summer body of your dreams by digging into one of these delectable donutception donuts. Sold directly in New York City at The Cinnamon Snail for 7 bucks a pop, each donut comes with three delicious levels! Check it out $7.00
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9 ways to use clay for health and beauty Clay is a versatile natural substance that does wonders for skin and hair and puts valuable minerals back into the body. It should be a staple of every green beauty routine.
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Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update See the latest from our new and improved recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Benthem Crouwel Architects and David Kohn Architects, whose projects include a house extension designed to look like the profile of a fox (pictured). This is also the last chance to apply for roles with Squint/Opera, NC Design + Architecture, AB Rogers Design and more..
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Trapezoidal glass panels create prismatic facades for SOM’s Beijing skyscraper Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has completed a 55-storey tower in Beijing with exterior glass panels that function as prisms, capturing and refracting daylight (+ slideshow). (more…)
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The Battle Over Barbecue, the Tech Behind Air Traffic Control, and Instant Pho Factoids that can save your life, free travel posters for outer space, what barbecue really is (and isn’t,) how air traffic controllers keep planes in the air, and more all wait within in this week’s Lifehacker Brain Buffet. Welcome to Lifehacker’s Monday Brain Buffet, a series where we round up interesting, informative, and thought-provoking podcasts, interviews, articles, and other media that wi
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Obama’s ‘misguided’ EU referendum intervention threatens UK sovereignty, say US lawmakers Republican lawmakers have warned US President Barack Obama his controversial intervention into the British EU referendum debate threatens to harm the “special relationship.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trooly is using machine learning to judge trustworthiness from digital footprints  Trust greases the wheels of the sharing economy, paving the way for transactions to take place between total strangers. But figuring out who is trustworthy and who is not remains a sticky bottleneck for digital businesses wanting to scale faster. Meanwhile the consequences for customers when startups screw up these risk calculations can be very unpleasant indeed. Read More
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Play The Video Game That Reminds Us All: Thoughts And Prayers Do Not Prevent Shootings Thoughts and prayers turn out to be just as effective at curbing mass shootings in this video game as they are in real life. Imagine that!The social media cycle of tragedy is like a terrible, well-rehearsed dance by now. The name of an American city surges on Twitter’s trending topics. Everybody gets the sinking, overly familiar feeling that it means a bunch of people just got shot. The practicall
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Ikea’s Quest To Think Like A Software Company Ikea’s new collaboration with top British designer Tom Dixon reveals how the company is embracing open-source thinking.Every year, Ikea introduces around 2,500 new products to customers around the world. Working under the umbrella philosophy “Democratic Design,” the company evaluates every single piece—from humble tea towels to elaborate kitchen systems—on its form, function, sustainabil
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The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits.Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They save time and energy . . . except when they involve grabbing a candy bar from the vending machine ev
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From Liberia, Ebola Survivors Report They Are Still Afflicted with Disabling Symptoms Brain deficits and more torment many virus survivors in Liberia. The top suspects are hidden viral remnants and immune system overreactions — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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First Click: Supercars, drones, a Kardashian-themed cat musical, and more in the week ahead This week we’ll be coming down from the high of E3 and WWDC. There’s still lots to digest on the gaming front and you can expect a deeper dive into the macOS Sierra beta as well. We’ll also be checking in on the uneasy stalemate that’s developed between Apple and the FBI since the encryption battle stopped making headlines last month. Our week kicks off with a look at the Kardashian-themed Cats p
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Moving past “on-demand,” Paintzen launches DIY tools, instructional content  Paintzen started out in early 2013 as an on-demand app to book professional painters for homes, stores and offices. Today, the company started catering to the D.I.Y. market, specifically selling supplies to those who plan to paint their own rooms. CEO and founder Mike Russell said, “We’re still a marketplace for home and office painting. When we started, the tech we built was… Read More
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Consumer version of Acer Chromebase 24 all-in-one PC now available While it shares most of the specs of Acer’s $799 Chromebase for meetings, this desktop doesn’t include enterprise management and support fees — which can lower its price tag by nearly half.
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New symmetrodont mammal found from the Early Cretaceous of China Mesozoic mammals with molariform teeth bearing a simple, triangular arrangement of principal cusps were traditionally assigned to the Order Symmetrodonta. Phylogenetic analyses imply that this grouping is artificial, with the symmetrodont molar pattern representing a structural grade that evolved multiple times.  
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Disturbing Aerials Reveal Canada’s Vast Tar Sand Mines Photographer Stuart Hall wanted to show the overwhelming scale of crude oil mining in Alberta, Canada. So he took to the air. The post Disturbing Aerials Reveal Canada’s Vast Tar Sand Mines appeared first on WIRED.
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The Inventors of the Internet Are Trying to Build a Truly Permanent Web What would you do if you wanted to read something stored on a floppy disk? That’s a future the web’s inventors don’t want to see for their own creation. The post The Inventors of the Internet Are Trying to Build a Truly Permanent Web appeared first on WIRED.
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How Egg Farms Will Stop Killing Millions of Male Chicks Male chicks are ground up or gassed soon after they hatch. The post How Egg Farms Will Stop Killing Millions of Male Chicks appeared first on WIRED.
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Acura’s all-electric NSX concept is more advanced than a Tesla Earlier this month, Acura announced it was taking three versions of its NSX supercar to the 100th running of the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in Colorado. In that same announcement, the Japanese luxury automaker revealed that one of the NSX model’s in the infamous race is an all-electric, four-motor, all-wheel drive concept. SEE ALSO: Make your old Tesla Model S look like the new one with this aftermarke
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10 Reasons Why You Need the Reddit Enhancement Suite If you use Reddit on a regular basis, there’s one browser extension that you absolutely need to install right away: Reddit Enhancement Suite (RES). It adds countless new features and improvements to the site — once you start using it, you’ll never go back. Why do I use it? Because it allows me to filter out a lot of negativity and it lets me browse Reddit productively (yes, it’s really possible to
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Phantom planets from misleading signals The Kepler Project has been enormously successful at finding planets around other stars. Over 1000 have been confirmed to date, with more than 3,500 additional candidates awaiting independent confirmation in the near future.
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High flying technology helping conserve WA’s threatened black cockatoos In a world first, researchers at Murdoch University have teamed up with industry to track endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos in the southwest of Western Australia, using state-of-the-art technology developed in the Netherlands that will provide insight into threats to the endangered species.
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US Nato general fears rapid Russian troop deployments A top US commander says Russia can move large military forces to Eastern Europe faster than Nato.
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VoltaFlex VoltaFlex dimensional flexible panels offer you infinite possibilities to complete your design vision for feature walls. VoltaFlex panels, with high impact resistance, are flexible enough for all your wall designs!
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New Autodesk System Streamlines 3D Printing of Large, Complex Objects A team of engineers at Autodesk have been pushing the limitations of conventional 3D printing — not by redesigning the machines themselves, but by creating a network to harness their collective power. Autodesk’s “Project Escher” is a new printing system that utilizes the power of several 3D printers at once to fabricate complex parts in unison, reports FastCoDesign. The new system c
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Ars’ favorite games of E3: From dueling VR wizards to calm underwater dives Ars Technica’s six best games of E3 2016. (video link) Another E3 is in the books, and it’s nearly impossible to distill the dozens and dozens of games on display into a few titles to keep an eye out for—but that won’t stop us from trying. These 10 games in particular stood out from the crowded E3 show floor, and each has us excited to try out the full versions after a short taste this past week
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Bush burning helps Gouldian finches thrive Improved bush burning methods by Indigenous Rangers in the East Kimberley have been hailed for the resurgence of Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae) in the region.
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Preparing for climate-related food shocks Shrouded within the discussion on climate change are the comparably impactful, shorter time-scale extreme events that can “shock” a part of the world in a matter of months or even weeks. While the gradual transformation of climate can have a major effect on the agricultural blueprint of a region, individual severe events can pose just as serious of a threat to regional and global food se
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A clean way to extract rare earth metals Rare earth metals—those 17 chemically similar elements at the bottom of the periodic table—are in almost every piece of technology we use from cell phones to wind turbines to electric cars. Because these elements are so similar to each other, the process of separating them is time consuming, expensive, and dangerous. Processing one ton of rare earths can produce 2,000 tons of toxic waste.
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New instrument means no more waiting for blood test results At the least, the SPINIT instrument can make your average trip to the doctor more convenient. But at the most, it could help prevent serious illness. Developed by Biosurfit (Portugal) with assistance from Axxicon (Netherlands), this instrument allows doctors to run quick blood tests on patients which until now, could only be done in hospital.
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Look For the Right Information, Not Just More of It, to Make Better Decisions You probably think that the more information you have, the better the decisions you make will be. This isn’t always the case. In many cases adding more information can make your decisions worse if it’s not the right information.As author Malcolm Gladwell explains in his book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, more information doesn’t always help. He uses the example of doctors trying t
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Best 65 inch 4K TV for 2016 Best 65 inch 4K TV for 2016 Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Despite what some people might think, the best 65 inch 4K TV for 2016, isn’t automatically the one that also happens to be the most expensive. Manufacturers like LG, Samsung, and Sony have finally started to find a balance between price and available features, equipping even their mid-range 4K TVs with top-of-the-line picture q
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To baldly go: scientists have found a way to 3D print hair Creating hair, fur, bristles and brushes on a 3D printer is a real pain. It’s not a hardware issue; most 3D printers can cope with filaments of plastic just fine. Instead it’s a software problem – you have to design and place each hair individually in a CAD program, which takes hours.Now, however, software engineers at MIT’s Media Lab have a solution – they’ve created a method to quickly and effic
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The invasive species that nobody is talking about Non-native species like zebra mussels make national news, but the dangerous plant variable milfoil is rarely discussed outside of lake communities.
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Devonian fish provides unique insights into the early evolution of modern lobe-finned fishes Crown or modern sarcopterygians contain three major groups: coelacanths, lungfishes and tetrapods. With the exception of the tetrapods, sarcopterygians have a long evolutionary history of diversity decline and are nowhere near as diverse today as they were at the beginning of their history. They differ substantially from stem or primitive sarcopterygians such as Guiyu and Psarolepis, and a lack of
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Galaxy S8 tipped for dual rear cameras, 4K display Rumors are already making the rounds about the next Samsung in the Galaxy S line of devices. That next device is expected to be the Galaxy S8 and the latest rumor claims that it will have a dual rear camera system designed to compete better with the next iPhone. The rumor claims that the dual camera lens is executed to … Continue reading
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#RamadanProblems: How to fast where the sun never sets While most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims live close to the equator, their growing global reach, particularly for those who have settled inside the Arctic Circle, has made this the most challenging year to observe Ramadan in decades. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Time to send ‘strong signal’ to Russia and gradually lift sanctions – Austrian FM Russia sanctions should gradually be lifted in return for each step forward on the Minsk agreement, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said ahead of an EU summit that will likely extend the restrictions for another six months. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Suspects in murder of Russian politician Nemtsov motivated by greed, not religion – investigation Suspected murderers of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov were motivated solely by greed, with the crime not connected to the politician’s statements in support of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of prophet Muhammad, Russia’s investigative committee said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A deeper understanding about the causes of sea-level rise The EU SEACHANGE project has set out to quantify and limit some of the uncertainties in modelling predictions concerning sea-level rise as a result of climate change.
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New cancer fighter synthesized: Thailanstatin A disrupts cancer by inhibiting DNA-editing machinery Rice University scientists have synthesized a novel anti-cancer agent, Thailanstatin A, which was originally isolated from a bacterial species collected in Thailand.
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Benchmark’s Andy Rachleff on what separates a good board from a great board  A good director combines vision, intellectual honesty, and humility to help guide a startup through every stage of its development. Read More
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Floating dairy farm will ship milk to Rotterdam A Dutch collaboration is pushing the boat out with an idea of how to feed growing city populations despite decreasing amounts of space in which to produce food. The Floating Farm will produce various kinds of milk and yogurt from its location docked in the port of Rotterdam… Continue Reading Floating dairy farm will ship milk to Rotterdam Category: Good Thinking Tags: Floating Agricultu
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Optoma HD25-LV HD 3D Projector Review Optoma HD25-LV HD 3D Projector Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site Looking at the spec list of the Optoma HD25-LV, you might have a hard time believing that such a cheap projector would actually manage to perform at the same level as its costlier cousins, let alone make it onto our list of the best projectors in 2016. So does the Optoma actually measure up to the legacy left by other
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Amazon’s Blowing Out Everything You Need to Build or Upgrade a PC, Today Only PC Parts Gold BoxWhether you’re building a new PC, or upgrading your current rig, today’s Amazon Gold Box is chock full of components and accessories to design the workstation of your dreams.Inside, you’ll find great discounts on RAM, SSDs, graphics cards, cases, keyboards, monitors, and more. We’ve listed a few favorites below, but be sure to head over to Amazon to see all of the available items.
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Don’t Wait Until Your Debt Starts Hurting to Begin Tackling It If you have the choice between paying down a small amount of debt, or dealing with a more immediate bill, most of us would choose the latter. That’s how small debts become large debts, though.As personal finance site Fruclassity explains, most of us don’t usually want to deal with our growing debt until it becomes large enough to hurt us. After all, carrying a $1,000 credit card debt month to mont
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da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3-in-1 3D Printer da Vinci’s versatile 3D printer not only outputs ABS & PLA objects on a heated bed, but it can do 3D scans, and can be upgraded with an $199 laser engraver for cutting designs into leather, cardboard, wood and plastic. A junior model for beginners is also in the works. Link : https://youtu.be/NTYjNLZSMmo Price: $890 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: M3D Printer & Filament Bun
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Largest crowdsource astronomy network helps confirm discovery of ‘Tatooine’ planet Bethlehem PA (SPX) Jun 19, 2016 Crowdsourcing is used for everything from raising funds to locating the best burger in town. The practice of enlisting a large group of people to provide a service, information or a contribution to a project – most often via the internet – is a defining feature of our era. Though the term crowdsourcing was coined in 2005 by Wired Magazine editors to describe how bu
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Bioactive film improves how implants bond with bone in animal study Raleigh NC (SPX) Jun 20, 2016 Researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model. The advance could significantly improve the success rate of such implants, which are often used in spinal surgeries. The work was done by researchers at North Carolina State Univers
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SES and O3B to service NOAA satellite network Reston VA (SPX) Jun 20, 2016 SES Government Solutions (SES GS) and O3b Networks have announced that the companies have jointly completed the first O3b managed services installation for NOAA’s National Weather Service Office (NWSO) at Pago Pago, American Samoa. This remote station is responsible for providing critically important tropical weather alerts and cyclone warning information to a large p
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Gluttonous Star May Hold Clues to Planet Formation Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 20, 2016 In 1936, the young star FU Orionis began gobbling material from its surrounding disk of gas and dust with a sudden voraciousness. During a three-month binge, as matter turned into energy, the star became 100 times brighter, heating the disk around it to temperatures of up to 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit (7,000 Kelvin). FU Orionis is still devouring gas to this day, alt
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Gravitational Waves Spotted Again San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 19, 2016 On 26 December 2015, scientists from the LIGO and Virgo collaborations received an unexpected Christmas gift when the Advanced LIGO detectors recorded a new gravitational wave signal, three months after the first detection. And once again, the signal – a tiny distortion of spacetime – came from the final spinning ‘dance’ of two black holes on the point of merging,
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Scientists detect second pair of colliding black holes Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 19, 2016 The new window onto the universe just opened a little bit wider. For the second time in history, an international team of scientists and engineers, including Northwestern University astrophysicists and a laser scientist, has detected gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of spacetime – and a pair of colliding black holes. LIGO’s first detection of gravitational
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NASA Glenn Ignites Largest Fire Experiment in Space Cleveland OH (SPX) Jun 19, 2016 Engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio and Orbital ATK in Dulles, Virginia successfully conducted the first remote Spacecraft Fire Experiment, or Saffire I, carried inside an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo vehicle that departed the International Space Station on Tuesday, June 14. The experiment’s purpose is to learn how a fire might behave in a spac
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The Atmos Transporter Dry Herb Vaporizer Offers Pure Vaping Bliss Searching for vaping nirvana? Look no further than the Atmos Transporter Dry Herb Vaporizer. With an advanced high-grade ceramic chamber and an embedded heating element for … Read More
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London bee tracking project begins Hundreds of bees with individual coloured number tags will be released from the rooftops of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Tuesday 21 June and over the next month for a project that hopes to uncover the secret lives of London’s bees.
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ZORE Is A Smart Gun Safety Solution After the tragic events at Orlando last week, there’s an understandable debate on gun ownership and safety. While there’s an instinct among a certain segment of the … Read More
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Russell Index reweighting will see $1.3B of AAPL stock sold, depress share value – Credit Suisse Credit Suisse has predicted that a change to an index designed to help fund managers hold the right balance of stock to meet their goals is likely to see a net sell-off of AAPL shares to the tune of $1.3B. This scale of sales is expected to be large enough to cause a fall in the share price, reports Reuters. The index concerned is known as the Russell Index, which classifies stocks as some mix of
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New images of the future of transport unveiled by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies The two competing hyperloop companies give new meaning to the phrase “pipe dream.”
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TAG ABO – Blood Type Necklace TAG ABO is the first multiple-configuration tag for ABO and Rh (+/-) identification. You can set your personal blood type information just by threading the cord through one of the eight predominant groups. Wearing it as a necklace or attaching it to personal belongings you will allow others to identify your blood type group in case of emergency. Doctors always will verify your blood type before a
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idime – First Magnetic, Dime-Sized iPhone Storage Expansion With i.dime, you can add up to 256GB of additional space to the iPhone. More real estate allows you to capture more moments, unleash your creativity and keep memories that you shared with your loved ones. Sharing contents to other devices is just a snap away. Whether it is a birthday video of your kid or 200 photos you took with your friends at a party last night, simply snap off the i.dime and pl
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Building Your First PC? Use These Tips to Avoid Common Issues For some, the most PC building they’ll ever do is upgrading their RAM (if that). If you have a thirst for cable management, however, building your first PC is an experience you’ll back on fondly. There’s nothing quite like powering on a PC that you’ve assembled, especially considering how much money you saved and PC knowledge you gained during that sweet, sweet bonding time. It’s easy, rewarding,
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The Better Bungee Greater security for greater extremes of weather, The Better Bungee will gladly withstand a punishing from all manner of chemicals, oils and fuels too. Crafted in the USA in a design — and color — to suit every need, durability is further enforced by nylon end hooks which are molded into the cord so wherever your adventure takes you, go there with peace of mind.
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Netflix alternative Mubi cancels plan to launch localized service in China  Mubi, an alternative take on Netflix, has scrapped plans to launch a local version of its streaming service in China. Read More
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DNA shaping up to be ideal framework for rationally designed nanostructures Upton NY (SPX) Jun 19, 2016 A cube, an octahedron, a prism – these are among the polyhedral structures, or frames, made of DNA that scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have designed to connect nanoparticles into a variety of precisely structured three-dimensional (3D) lattices. The scientists also developed a method to integrate nanoparticles and DNA
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Digital Trade’s GoGoNano Offers Innovative Nanotechnology Surface Protection Products Digital Trade Solutions Ltd., an Estonia-based company, is pleased to announce the launch of their new brand GoGoNano (TM). GoGoNano offers innovative nanotechnology products that protect a variety of…
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FEI Releases Three New Tools for Process Control, Failure Analysis in Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing FEI announced today the release of three new tools for process control and defect/failure analysis in advanced semiconductor manufacturing. Two of the tools are specifically targeted at the 7nm node,…
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AluCable Flat Lightning Cable AluCable Flat™ is the premium and fashionable 4ft/1.2m cable with Lightning connector for iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Featuring slim connectors encased in aluminum,
AluCable Flat™ is a must-have for design-conscious users demanding the best cable for their devices. Perfect companion to Just Mobile Gum™ power packs and Highway™ car chargers.
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Air Mentor PRO 6-in-1 Indoor Air Quality Monitor Give your family the gift of fresh air with the Air Mentor PRO 6-in-1 Indoor Air Quality Monitor. Connecting to the app on your smartphone or tablet, this powerful device is able to detect everything from indoor temperature, humidity levels, and even CO2 to keep your family safe as well as comfortable. Because indoor air quality often depends on outdoor air quality such as changes in weather, ensu
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MODUAL – The Last Bicycle Multi-Tool You Will Ever Need Fix your bike as easily on the roadside as you can at home with the MODUAL range by Altum Designs. A portable yet powerful alternative to conventional folding tools. The MODUAL range consists of an innovative 13 function multi-tool (in the form of a modular system) and a novel twist on the traditional tool roll. The tool can be used like a wrench or like a screwdriver with it’s tyre levers forming
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Ceramic Carafe by Magisso Enjoy a picnic in the sun without compromising your cold drinks when you use the Ceramic Carafe by Magisso. Using the natural elements within the ceramic material, this stunning carafe keeps your beverages cool without the use of technology. Simply soak the carafe in water for about one to two minutes before filling with the beverage of your choice. The Ceramic Carafe will keep all the contents in
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Apple Withdraws From Republican Convention, Elizabeth Warren Tells Clinton Aides Not to Screw It Up, Cleveland Wins: A.M. Links Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the U.S. should “seriously” consider profiling Muslims in its counter-terrorism efforts, as Apple says it won’t participate in the Republican convention this time around because of concerns over Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) visited the Brooklyn campaign headquarters of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinto
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How to Win Clients and Make Money: New Business Models for Architects Architects have a reputation of being bad at business. This stereotype is not entirely unfounded. The disregard for business is systematically cultivated all through our educations and professional lives.
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Save 40% On REMXD On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones [Deals] Tuck your smartphone or MP3 device away safely, and go about your business to the beat of your own playlist with 33 expansive feet of Bluetooth connectivity. These high-quality, well-designed headphones support hands-free calls and uninterrupted audio for up to 15 hours of straight playtime on one charge. Enjoy a wire-free, tangle-free, listening experience with the one and only REMXD On-Ear Blue
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Mail Archiver X 4 review: Versatile Mac email utility is poky but indispensable After years of using email, those messages start to consume valuable internal storage space and can eventually slow down your Mac, where a copy of every single email is cached locally. That’s why it’s a good idea to occasionally archive and purge older messages.Full-featured backup As the name implies, Mail Archiver X ($40) is a Mac application for offline storage of messages, folders, and entir
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Want to Know about Deep Learning and AI?–Check This Out One of the innovators who created the technique that is taking the tech world by storm tells how it works — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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House-painting company Paintzen debuts a new online service for do-it-yourselfers Provide dimensions, pick your colors and finishes, and Paintzen will deliver everything needed for a DIY paint job in 24 hours or less.
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How Google DeepMind’s ant soccer skills can help improve your search results Google’s artificial-intelligence researchers at DeepMind have developed a new algorithm that improves its game-play capabilities.
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Russia’s trampoline guy is now mocking US rocket engine makers Vladimir Putin, center, and Dmitry Rogozin, far right, tour Russia’s new Vostochny Cosmodrome in October, 2015. (credit: Kremlin) Back in 2014, as tensions between the United States and Russia rose to a crescendo, that country’s chief space minister mocked NASA and the US government for its reliance on Russia to get US astronauts to the International Space Station. If the US didn’t like Russia
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Green-roofed cabin is a stunning cantilevered retreat accessible only by boat Accessible only by boat, Go Home Bay Cabin is deliberately obscured from view to create a sense of anticipation for visitors as the home gradually reveals itself beyond a juniper meadow and the veil of tall white pines. The low-slung cantilevered cabin is set atop concrete piers, which makes the structure appear as if it were floating and helps minimize site disturbance. Charcoal-colored cedar shi
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The Problems With Using The Terrorist Watch List To Ban Gun Sales The U.S. Senate will vote Monday on two competing proposals – one from each party – intended to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns. Though the plans differ substantially, each is based on the federal government’s terrorist watch list, which would become a stronger screening mechanism as part of the instant background check system used by licensed gun sellers before turning over a gun to
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AI just got a big boost in its ability to understand the news A reading algorithm developed at Stanford just beat Google DeepMind’s accuracy by 10 per cent. Prepare for a world where you can ask AI about any text ever published
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This Handy Little Gadget Adds Storage Using MAGNETS! If you’re an Apple fanboy then your most prized possession is probably your iPhone. As Steve Jobs put it back in 2007, this device is meant to … Read More
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Coyote Asado Smoker Is The Ultimate Summer Cookout Appliance Summer is almost here. For most of us dudes out there that means that we gotta step up our cookout game in order to keep up with … Read More
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The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 Concept Is The Future In Autonomous Vehicles The autonomous vehicle revolution is nearly upon us. With an increasing amount of companies ranging from Apple to Tesla actively exploring fully autonomous cars, it’s really is … Read More
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Gearhead Shifter Pen From far it looks like a vintage writing implement. From close you’ll notice the Gearhead Shifter Pen is loaded with details bound to satisfy even the most diehard automobile enthusiast. Both the tip and cap feature tire tread detailing while a unique 5-speed H-pattern gearshift acts as a bolt-action mechanism to push the ink cartridge into position. Indian Water Buffalo horn goes into the pen’s b
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DualShock 4 patent suggests Sony is considering a PS4 Elite controller Last year, Microsoft unveiled a new premium priced Xbox One controller. This Elite controller was all about customization and let users reconfigure it in a number of ways. Despite its hefty price tag […]
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Ancient rocks yield hard facts on safe storage of greenhouse gas Natural underground reservoirs of carbon dioxide are giving scientists vital clues how best to store man-made emissions of the greenhouse gas.
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A Filmic Adaption of Ballard’s High-Rise Is a Visceral Complement to a Dystopian Vision The Brutalist high-rises in Ben Wheatley’s new film were inspired in part by Ernö Goldfinger’s Trellick and Balfron towers in London. Image Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures This article was originally published on Metropolis Magazine as “Dystopia in the Sky.”For architects, if I may generalize an entire professional community, there are few novelists as cultishly beloved as J.G. Ballard. Bo
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Researchers assess power plants that convert all of their CO2 emissions into carbon nanotubes (Phys.org)—Last year, researchers at George Washington University proposed a method for transforming CO2 emissions into carbon nanotubes (CNTs). When applied to power plants, the technology could completely eliminate the power plants’ CO2 emissions while simultaneously producing a valuable product that is used for a variety of applications, including batteries, consumer electronics, airplanes, and
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Paris fears Amazon Prime Now will ‘destabilize’ its economy Amazon has brought its one-hour grocery delivery service to Paris, and the city isn’t thrilled. Prime Now is available to Premium subscribers who pay €49 per year (Prime is called “Premium” in France) with free two-hour deliveries and €6 for one-hour shipping. Besides groceries, the company will ship “thousands” of other products like Kindles and electronics. However, it’s the
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NATO boosts support for Ukraine and Ukraine to boost defense spending to 5% of GDP and adopt full NATO standards by 2020 NATO Defence Ministers agreed on 15 June 2016 to boost NATO’s support for Ukraine with a Comprehensive Package of Assistance. The Package aims to help Ukraine strengthen its defences by building stronger security structures. In a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, Allied ministers also exchanged views with Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak on the current security situation in eastern
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The Easiest Way to Upgrade Crappy Gas Station Coffee Try as you might, there will come a point on a long road trip where the only coffee available to you is watery gas station coffee. You could buy an energy drink (but those taste like metal), or you could mix in a hot cocoa packet for something that actually tastes okay.Will it transform crappy coffee into a third wave latte? No. But it will turn your coffee-scented water into caffeinated, coffee-s
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Ossic X Headphones Immerse You In A 360-Degree World Of Sound Gadgets It’s the Oculus Rift for your ears Ossic wants to bring you 360 audio to go along with your virtual reality headset…
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A Millennial in Love With Midcentury Modernism Creates Time Capsule Bachelor Pad Every week, our House Calls feature takes you into homes with great style, big personality, and ineffable soul. Today we look at the Phoenix, Arizona, home belonging to Miles McDermott, a man who works hard to repeat the past. Miles McDermott is on a mission. The 22-year-old is so enthralled with midcentury modern design, he’s started an organization called Save the Sixties to “preserve, res
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Nvidia monstrous Pascal GPU-powered Tesla P100 is getting a PCI-E version, too Some of the world’s fastest computers employ Nvidia’s graphics processor for computer vision, deep learning and scientific calculations, and a new GPU will supercharge these applications.The Tesla P100 that plugs into the PCI-Express slots of supercomputers will speed up tasks like economic forecasting and weather modeling.The GPU is also targeted at servers, and will play a big role in helping
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Top 5 cases for your Microsoft Surface Pro 3 The Microsoft Surface Pro series is one of Microsoft’s most important hardware ventures to date, one that provides users with an excellent selection of powerful tablets. One of the most popular in the series is the Surface Pro 3, a device that packs a Intel Core processor, 2K display, and a host of other notable features. Of course, it has a price tag to match, meaning it’s an investment you’re go
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The Via 57 Chair The Via 57 ChairThe ultimate partnership in Danish design: Republic of Fritz Hansen, the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and the Danish design group KiBiSi, now launches the VIA 57 chair. The partnership is the culmination of great Danish design visions coming together with the VIA 57 chair’s dynamic, tetrahedral shape translated through the lens of the heritage furniture brand. VIA 57 Debuted in N
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Absurd Creatures: You’d Look Pissed Too if You Had This Critter’s Sex Life For a tiny arthropod called a globular springtail, life is about being generally spherical and generally pissed-looking. The post Absurd Creatures: You’d Look Pissed Too if You Had This Critter’s Sex Life appeared first on WIRED.
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How to build your own 3D printer Why build a 3D printerThe idea of 3D printing is fascinating; set a printer going in a public place and it’s sure to quickly gather a crowd. The basic technology is amazing to watch, as layer upon layer is built up to create a 3D object. Fused Filament Modeling (FFM) is the most popular process and it will be this type of 3D printer that we’ll look at in this tutorial. The basic principles of FFM
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YoCam Versatile Waterproof Camera lets you edit, share and more Let us introduce you to a… pocket-sized camera – the YoCam Versatile Waterproof Camera. The world’s smallest, waterproof camera offers supreme versatility for wherever your life’s adventures may lead. After a successful campaign through crowdfunding site Indiegogo, YoCam has been unleashed upon the world – and TNW Deals is offering this great camera at 10 percent off for a limited time. Featuring
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Watching the luminescent gene switch Scientists have found a way to simultaneously monitor the switching on and off of circadian “clock” genes and their effects on mouse behavior in real-time.
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How To Brainstorm Like A Googler This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.Here at Google, we don’t have a secret formula for innovation. But that doesn’t mean Googlers’ best ideas are ineffable mysteries. On the contrary, we’ve found they can be systematically coaxed into being and steadily improved upon. And so can yours.Read Full Story
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Sunway Supercomputer Architecture for 125 peak petaflops The technical details of the new worlds fastest supercomputer are available. Here is a 24 page report by Jack DongarraThe Sunway TaihuLight System was developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology (NRCPC), and installed at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi (a joint team with the Tsinghua University, City of Wuxi, and Jiangsu province), which is
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The MIT Professor Obsessed with Building Intelligent Prosthetics Photo courtesy OssurOne Saturday morning in January 1982, Hugh Herr and Jeff Batzer set out to climb Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 feet.To even the most dedicated climbing aficionados, it appeared a foolhardy mission. Avalanche conditions had swept through every gully on the mountain except for one, but Herr, 17, was well known for his fearless spiri
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Foreign security contractors among those killed in Afghan bombings More than 20 people were killed in separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Monday, including at least 14 when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying Nepali security contractors in the capital Kabul, officials said.
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US Supreme Court turns down challenge to assault weapons ban in 2 states The US Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to laws in two states that restrict ownership of semi-automatic firearms. Read Full Article at RT.com
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VW goes green, cutting over 40 car models In the wake of the diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen plans to phase out up to 40 models as part of a new business strategy to go green, according to the German newspaper Handelsblatt. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Troll hunter wanted: MPs demand online abuse monitor to report ‘fanatics’ after Jo Cox murder Parliament may hire a full-time social media investigator to trawl through online abuse directed at MPs to search for “fanatics” as part of a host of bolstered security measures in the wake of the brutal killing of Jo Cox MP last week. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Things You Should Consider Before Moving to Canada With the #NeverTrump vs. #NeverHillary cage match now settling in for a gruesome 140-day stretch, we are officially in threaten-to-move-to-Canada season. As such, it’s important to start thinking through your move. For instance, did you know it’s cold up there? Also, if my recent trip to downtown Toronto is any guide, you had better enjoy sports bars (including the cleverly titled one pictured to
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NYC This Week: Chilean Architects on Show, Architizer Presents “Building Buildings,” Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Talk About Craft Architecture and design-related events happening in New York City this week (June 20 to June 26), handpicked by the Editors at Architizer Left to right: “L’Eléphant Blanc” by Yves Saint Laurent © The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Weaving the Courtyard by Escobedo Soliz Studio © Pete Deevakul Exhibitions in NYC “EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture” at The Center for Architecture, J
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Subway Stations in Japan Get Minimalist Workstations and Benches It’s all in an effort to design subway platforms for productivity Subway stations are more than just waypoints along a commute: They’re valuable public spaces that could better meet visitor’s needs. Such is the thinking behind a new set of benches and work stations just added to three Tokyo subway stations along the Ginza Line. Designed by Nikken Activity Design (NAD) Lab, the slatted wood-and-me
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Riveting short film takes you under the sea in 360 degrees Few people will get to visit eastern Indonesia’s remote Bird’s Head region, but a new immersive film brings the crystalline waters and exceptionally diverse marine life directly to you. Valen’s Reef, a new 360-degree short film from environmental organization Conservation International, follows West Papuan fisherman-turned-conservationist Ronald Mambrasar and his 8-year-old son Valen as they
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Fitbit’s newest feature reminds you to go to bed  Sleep is an important part of your overall health and wellbeing, which is why Fitbit this morning is rolling out a new feature that will help you establish a more consistent sleep routine as well as send reminders when it’s time to go to bed. While several of Fitbit’s bands already enable sleep tracking, this new setting called “Sleep Schedule” is focused on helping… Read More
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Uganda witness for Muslim cleric murder ‘castrated’ A state witness in a trial over a spate of murders of Muslim clerics in Uganda has been castrated and other witnesses have received death threats, prosecutors say.
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Austrian court considers far-right call for election re-run Austria’s constitutional court begins hearings to decide whether May’s presidential vote should be rerun because of far-right claims of fraud.
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Solar-powered Floating Tidal House defies climate change with retractable legs The concept house can flow with the tides and respond to environmental changes. Its legs can be deployed and retracted from the bottom of the San Francisco Bay using a rack and pinion gear system. Independently operable legs allow the structure to stay balanced and positioned closer to the surface of the water. Thanks to its aerodynamic spherical roof, the Tidal House can withstand strong winds an
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There’s a new low-cost smartphone called the 5C out now, but it’s not made by Apple The iPhone 5C was Apple’s attempt at making a low-cost smartphone for younger people, but now there’s another 5C coming out, and it seems to do a far better job at appealing to young people. It’s made by Honor, the Huawei spin-off brand, and you’ll pay just 150 British pounds for one. That’s half the price of a OnePlus 2, and a third of an iPhone 5C. Unlike the iPhone 5C, the Honor 5C has a metal
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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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Asbestos Is No Laughing Matter Throughout the years, we have learned about some harmful chemicals and substances that we have been using for centuries
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Is this privately financed city project in the heart of occupied West Bank a momentous trailblazer, or a colossal folly? This privately financed city project in the heart of occupied West Bank symbolises both a possible future for the beleaguered Palestinian people and a microcosm of the obstacles they face
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Apple Watch Diary: Apple Pay saved the day when I left my wallet at home Going out without your wallet or purse is something most of us have done at some time or another. When I did it four or five years ago, it was a complete pain as it was on a Saturday afternoon and no banks were open. Picture the scene: I’m on my own in the car, call into a gas station to refuel, get to the till and … no wallet. Not the most convenient of times to discover one’s absent-mindedness.
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Which is greener, biofuels or diesel? Alas, the answer appears to be neither.
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Oracle profits surge—at the expense of Java development and software support Oracle is very proud of its cloud sales. But not everyone is very happy about how it got them. (credit: Håkan Dahlström) On June 16, Oracle Corporation released financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, and corporate executives trumpeted the company’s cloud services success. According to the latest report, Oracle’s cloud infrastructure, platform, and software services colle
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“Artificial Synapses” Could Let Supercomputers Mimic the Human Brain Researchers say the technology could improve robots, self-driving cars and stock trading   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Conventional Wisdom: Can Republicans Unify Before Cleveland? This is our weekly politics newsletter, Conventional Wisdom. In this edition, we’re covering the continuing unease with Donald Trump among some Republican delegates and leaders. (Sign up here.)The big Republican party in Cleveland this summer looks like it could have a few fireworks after all.It wasn’t so long ago that the possibility of a contested GOP convention had us using this space to track
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Guy’s stunning GQ resume earned him an internship without an interview Going above and beyond definitely pays off. Sumukh Mehta of Bangalore, India, made over 160 resumes for other professionals in order to help them land the right job. Then, he decided to do something for himself.  SEE ALSO: 3 interview answers you’re better off keeping short and sweet Trying to impress the Editor-in-Chief of British GQ in hopes of scoring a marketing job, Mehta turned his resume i
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An attempt to reduce materials cost of autoclaved aerated concrete production To reduce the materials cost of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) production, these two types of solid waste could theoretically be used as the aerating agent and silica source, respectively.
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These stylish sunglasses also vibrate music through your skull Bone-conduction headphones essentially work by vibrating sound through your skull and into your inner ear. It’s like something out of a sci-fi movie if you’ve never tried them before. While not new technology at all (Aftershokz makes many popular bone-conduction headphones), a company called Zungle has finally combined the vibrating audio tech together with a pair of sunglasses. SEE ALSO: Bose ge
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How to make mobile apps with FileMaker 15 The business world is full of inventories, catalogs and other lists that sit in spreadsheets or databases that would be more useful if you could take them out of the office. With FileMaker Go and FileMaker WebDirect, you can.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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Number of people displaced worldwide surpasses WWII record, UN says The U.N. refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year.
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Israeli judge orders mayor to remove ‘modesty signs’ after previous ruling was ignored An Israeli mayor has once again been ordered to remove controversial “modesty signs” which instruct women how to dress and areas to avoid. It follows a previous ruling from a lower court which was not upheld. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Self-proclaimed bitcoin creator building patent empire around technology Craig Wright, the Australian who claims to be the mysterious bitcoin inventor ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, is seeking ways to increase his patent portfolio around the cryptocurrency and its technology, Reuters reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Your Tesla can swim, but Elon Musk is making something even better Your Tesla Model S can double as a boat for short swimming distances, Elon Musk has confirmed, but he’s also working on something for those with more serious aquatic ambitions. Though Tesla doesn’t recommend it, Musk took pains to point out, the Model S “floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time” if needs … Continue reading
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Salts on Mars Are a Mixed Blessing It’s a major component of solid rocket propellants. It allows water to exist as liquid on Mars, despite atmospheric pressure at the Martian surface being roughly 0.6 percent that on Earth. It also can be broken down to release oxygen that astronauts and future colonists in a Mars settlement could breathe. It’s called perchlorate and it’s abundant on Mars –10,000 times more abundant in Martian dirt
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NASA confirms a second mini moon is circling Earth For most relationships, 100 years is well past the point in time when you can ‘make it official’ but for planets, it’s just right. After nearly a century in Earth’s orbit, a tiny asteroid has earned NASA’s recognition as Earth’s new “mini moon.” Measuring between 120 feet to 300 feet in diameter, the minuscule rock slowly circles the sun on a similar orbit as Earth and NASA scientist now reveal th
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RoutePerfect Plans Your Dream European Trip Web: Vacationing in Europe is popular, but deciding where to go specifically during your trip can be overwhelming. If you have a loose idea, RoutePerfect can help you plan the rest of your itinerary and expose you to spots you may never have stopped otherwise.The app has a ton of specific options you can use to build the framework for your trip. Here is what you can choose from:Round-trip or one-w
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Microsoft Removes Bloatware From Windows 10, Apple Hates Trump… [Tech News Digest] Microsoft helps you get rid of bloatware, Apple doesn’t approve of Donald Trump, PlayStation VR is coming to a city near you, check for free Ticketmaster tickets, and Lonelygirl15 makes a comeback. How to Clean Install Windows 10 Microsoft is making it much easier for users to install a fresh copy of Windows 10 to their machine, without any of the bloatware most manufacturers bundle with their har
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As Alienware turns 20, the line between PCs and game consoles blurs Alienware was founded 20 years ago to make gaming PCs. And at the most recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), it showed off a bunch of new products such as the Alienware Alpha desktop, the full-tower Area 51, the OLED-based Alienware 13, and a backpack and computer that enables players to wear a PC on their back while they play virtual reality games. Those machines offer screaming performance
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New Art Deco Themed Hotel Opens in Paris The original building was built in 1791 The newly designed and recently restored Hotel Saint-Marc has opened in Paris just in time for summer. Helmed by Milan-based Dimorestudio, the interior renovation of the 1791-built structure took two years, resulting in 26 rooms across five floors that feature vibrant jewel tones and chic art-deco-meets-1970s style. The hotel is decorated with a mix of mode
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The Atmosphere of Venus Is More Terrifying Than We Imagined Add this to the list of reasons Venus is a blistering hellscape: not only is the surface hot enough to melt lead, not only will the sulfuric acid rainstorms burn gaping holes in your partially-melted spaceship, it’s got a monstrous electric wind that appears to have helped strip all the water out of the atmosphere. Good luck gardening in your cloud city.Read more…
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Artificial intelligence achieves near-human performance in diagnosing breast cancer Pathologists have been largely diagnosing disease the same way for the past 100 years, by manually reviewing images under a microscope. But new work suggests that computers can help doctors improve accuracy and significantly change the way cancer and other diseases are diagnosed.
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Cannabis use during pregnancy may affect brain development in offspring: Thicker prefrontal cortex Cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with abnormal brain structure in children, according to a new study. Compared with unexposed children, those who were prenatally exposed to cannabis had a thicker prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain involved in complex cognition, decision-making, and working memory.
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CEOs’ pay should be slashed if firms fail to protect against online attacks A UK parliamentary report proposes raising penalties for hacked companies and tying CEO pay to cybersecurity performance.
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Tech vs Brexit: Bosses at Microsoft, IBM, SAP, BT and Accenture back remain Leaving the European Union would cause significant and prolonged uncertainty, warn tech chiefs.
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In Depth: Harman’s pursuit of audio perfection mixes science, data, and human preference Scan any production studio, and you’re likely to find three important letters: JBL. Peek up at any concert hall in the world, and you’re likely to find one of Harman’s brands. And, if you find yourself seated in a new Lincoln motorcar, you may be treated to a Revel sound system. Harman’s name looms large in the world of audio, and we were treated to a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the research t
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Urban Professional EDC submitted by Kairavi Chahal Ray-Ban Eyewear Case in Black & Gold Stamp with Snap ClosureMachine Era Co. Wallet (Olive Drab)Victorinox Classic SDFreebie Bottle OpenerFreebie CarabinerRay-Ban New WayfarerApple Watch 38mm, GoldFreebie Pen with Stylus & LED FlashlightApple iPhone 6sApple EarPodsEarhooxHonest LighterBurt’s Bees Wild CherryAnokhi Cotton Handkerchief
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‘The Obama Effect’ on the names of African American babies Barack Obama’s election to the US Presidency didn’t just change history. According to new research, collective pride in his achievement also changed how African Americans named their babies, with many post-2008 parents opting for more ethnic-sounding names.
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Robotic motion planning in real-time Robots with multi-jointed arms must plan their motion, a difficult problem that requires time-consuming computation. Simply picking an object up in an environment that has not been pre-engineered for the robot may require several seconds of computation. A new computer processor for robotic motion-planning can plan up to 10,000 times faster than existing approaches while consuming a small fraction
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7 ways to improve your efficiency at work Today’s business climate is digital, and only those who advance along with technology will succeed in this competitive marketplace. Comparing the workplace of today with the professional climate of a half-decade ago will give you a stark idea of how the way we work – and the pace at which we work – have changed beyond recognition Our environments for one have seen a shift, and combined with the vo
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Las Vegas in Infrared Filmmaker Philip Bloom used a modded Sony RX 100 Mk. IV and some post-production tweaking to depict Las Vegas in infrared. The resulting parched look is perfect for the city. It’s like catching an old impersonator without his makeup and costume on. Making-of here. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: The Caged Pillows2084ImpactJackPopping Propane Balloons in Slow Mo
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7 Ways to Find Real Success with the Happiness Advantage Do you wish you had a brighter outlook? But do you also feel that’s an impossible goal due to seemingly endless challenges and setbacks? Positivity is arguably more difficult to demonstrate when dealing with sadness or chaos; but experts know people are happier and more successful when they are able to beat the odds and embody it. Shawn Achor went into detail about the above principle in his book
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8 truths you never knew about Alzheimer’s disease There are a multitude of misconceptions about Alzheimer’s disease. From the financial burden the disease places upon Americans to the notion that “Alzheimer’s will never directly affect me,” there are numerous mistruths worth addressing. Regardless of whether or not you’ve got personal experience with the disease, you’ve likely been affected by it in some capacity: Today, for example, a
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Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren’t Living in a Simulation Illustrations by 30000fps A simulated apple can’t feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist. Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in “base reality” is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor simulation created by an advanced future civilization some 10,000 years f
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Ignorance almost killed our best shot at EMR interoperability  U.S. healthcare patients just dodged a bullet. In late May, misconceptions about APIs nearly led to the Joint Health IT Committee shooting down our best chance of universal electronic health records becoming a reality. The vote was 13-10; a close call — far too close. Read More
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Textural Beauty and Passive Cooling Techniques Shine at Casa Desnuda Our love for polished finishes and sleek, artificial finishes has seen contemporary design take hold of most urban homes and office spaces in the last two decades. But cyclic nature of design and decorating means we are once again moving towards interiors filled with natural textures that create a relaxing ambiance. Nestled in a bustling urban neighborhood of Merida, Mexico, Casa Desnuda embraces
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Russia developing aircraft engine for joint passenger jet with China Construction of a heavy-lift aircraft engine for a Russian-Chinese long-range wide-body aircraft has started, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Far-right Britain First holds ‘activist training camp’ in remote Welsh mountains (VIDEO) Britain First, the far-right group known for invading mosques and halal restaurants, has released a promotional video showing its members practicing “self-defence” and knife techniques at an “activist training camp” in a remote national park. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have warned.
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New analysis reveals large-scale motion around San Andreas Fault System An array of GPS instruments near the San Andreas Fault System in Southern California detects constant motion of Earth’s crust—sometimes large, sudden motion during an earthquake and often subtle, creeping motion. By carefully analyzing the data recorded by the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory’s GPS array researchers from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM), University of Washington and S
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Solar exposure energizes muddy microbes Researchers have presented a sediment Microbial Fuel Cell (sMFC) system for remotely investigating the physiology and ecology of electrically active microbes in submerged field sites. Depending on the depth at which device components were submerged, scientists observed variation in start-up time and electricity generation.
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New mechanism that can cause eye inflammation Research demonstrates a new way bacteria can cause dramatic morphological changes in human cells. Specifically, the researchers discovered that a common bacterial contaminant of contact lenses and cases can cause the formation of large bubble-like membrane structures on human ocular cells, which can contribute to contact lens wear complications and inflammation.
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Contaminated gloves increase risks of cross-transmission of pathogens New research provides clear evidence that the gloves of healthcare workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria. The researchers’ data also suggest that types of bacteria may affect cross-transmission rates among contaminated gloves and the hospital surfaces.
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Sharing of a bacterium related to tooth decay among children and their families New research provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their mother.
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Ultrasound Implant Safely Opens Blood–Brain Barrier New method could help anticancer drugs reach brain tumors  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nomad adds iPhone 6/6s cases to its new Horween Leather collection Last week Apple accessory maker Nomad launched a new collection of Horween Leather-made products starting with two Lightning plus battery-equipped wallets. Today Nomad is expanding that collection with a new iPhone 6/6s case made with high quality leather from the Chicago company. more…Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Horween Leather, Nomad
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Confirmed: Dell sells software division to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management  TechCrunch has confirmed that Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to acquire Dell’s software division. Elliott Management, Francisco Partners and Dell issued a joint press release confirming the acquisition this morning. Rumors about this acquisition were first reported by Reuters over night. The deal involves Quest Software and SonicWall and could include other… Read More
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Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn under investigation by German authorities Former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn ceded the throne pretty quickly after the company’s diesel emissions cheating scandal broke last year, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the woods. Just the opposite, in fact: prosecutors in Germany are now investigating Winterkorn at the request of BaFin, the nation’s financial regulator. The investigation isn’t directly related to the cheating itself, wh
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Shipping container transformed into a tiny house Despite their drawbacks, there’s definitely something appealing about recycling a shipping container into a viable home. With this in mind, Brighton, Colorado-based tiny house firm Walker Wilderness Enterprises recently completed the aptly-named Container Tiny House which can be configured to run on or off-the-grid. .. Continue Reading Shipping container transformed into a tiny house Categ
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LensRegain combines wireless lens control, speed booster, and follow focus in one A new product aims to solve not one but three common issues for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) shooters. The Aputure DEC LensRegain is an adapter that allows full-frame lenses to almost completely retain their field of view — and it’s also a wireless follow focus and speed booster. Aputure’s 2015 model worked as a wireless follow focus or an EF lens adapter and speedbooster, but not both. The LensRegain,
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217 mph with the top down? You can do it in Brabus’ 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio Who doesn’t love superlatives? Going very fast in an open-topped car is only amusing up to a point, and that point is usually when the velocity and wind buffeting starts rearranging your face. Big power is impressive, until you start contemplating how few places there are to actually unleash it. Still, everyone wants to be “fastest” and “most powerful.” Related: Brabus’ 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe is to
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Ancient rocks yield hard facts on safe storage of greenhouse gas Natural underground reservoirs of carbon dioxide are giving scientists vital clues how best to store human-made emissions of the greenhouse gas.
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Space weather patterns: Plasma in near-Earth space was twice as heavy around 1958 and 1970 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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Ongoing monitoring of Legionella in Flint in the wake of the drinking water crisis New research suggests that microbial water quality issues of Flint drinking water are improving, based on recent testing in March 2016, but that continued vigilance is in order. The research found that levels of DNA markers for Legionella have decreased throughout Flint since October 2015 before the water change, but did confirm that pathogenic forms of the bacteria, including L. pneumophila, were
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Cross-cultural marriage means higher incomes If you are a male immigrant and marry a woman from a country other than your own, you increase your chances of a good job and a high income. This applies whether the woman you marry is a native or not.
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Who Drew This Futuristic Space Picture From the 1960s? I need your help. Yes, you. I can’t figure out who drew this futuristic picture of two astronauts sometime in the 1960s. And it’s driving me nuts.Here’s what I know:I found it on the back page of the first issue of Space Horizons magazine from 1965.There’s no signature or copyright notice of any kind.There are a handful of stock image houses that offer a black-and-white version of the illustration
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WWDC: 12 iOS 10 features you probably didn’t know about Scheduled to ship in Fall, Apple’s mobile OS, iOS 10, promises a host of flagship features. And just like every release, for every key feature you’ll find many small improvements that aren’t discussed much, so here’s a baker’s dozen of some of the cool new things you might not have come across just yet:Getting there While both remain separate views, Apple has done lots of work to make these (and
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Why Bose’s new wireless headphones should always be in your hand luggage Don’t you wish you could turn off the world every now and then? The last few weeks I’ve found out it’s actually possible… for a price. Enter any airport around the world and you’ll see loads of people wearing either Bose’s QC15 or QC25 headphones — for a reason. Their omnipresence in planes is because of their best feature: Active noise control (ANC), an impressive use of technology protected by a
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Sonia Sotomayor Blasts SCOTUS for Excusing ‘Lawless Police Conduct’ in 4th Amendment Case In a 5-3 decision issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an illegal police stop and resulting drug arrest did not ultimately violate the Fourth Amendment because the officer later discovered an outstanding traffic warrant for the individual that he had illegally stopped. The case of Utah v. Strieff began when a police officer stopped Edward Strieff on the street and ran his identificatio
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Bose Wireless SoundSport Earbuds Are Great for the Gym But Not Much Else “Fitness abhors a wire” is a quote I just made up, but it makes a lot of sense. The last thing you want to deal with is wire snaking from your head and getting tangled up in the intricate movements a quick run, a downward dog, or some dumbbell curls. That’s why Bose made new the SoundSport wireless: to cut that annoying audio umbilical cord. Or at least make it shorter.Bose isn’t the first in this
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PostDoc Project Plan invites collaborators to study how plant lice cope with variability While Climate change steadily takes its toll, promising to raise temperatures around the world by at least 1.5 °C within the next 100 years, organisms have already started defending their species’ existence in their own ways. Possibly, such is the case of plant lice, which evoked the curiosity of PhD student Jens Joschinski with their reproductive strategy, which shifts from sexual to asexual as t
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Chemistry experiment aboard historic suborbital space flight An experiment led by LSU Chemistry Professor John Pojman was aboard the historic flight by Blue Origin today. LSU was one of three universities, including Purdue University and Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany, selected to have an experiment aboard today’s flight.
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‘Electric wind’ can strip Earth-like planets of oceans, atmospheres Venus has an “electric wind” strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping Earth’s twin planet of its oceans, according to new results from ESA’s (European Space Agency) Venus Express mission by NASA-funded researchers.
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Immune system linked to lower heart attack risk, suggests study Measuring antibody levels in the blood could be used to detect a person’s heart attack risk after researchers discovered that higher levels of these antibodies are linked to a lower heart attack risk.
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NASA’s K2 finds newborn exoplanet around young star Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected. The newfound planet, K2-33b, is a bit larger than Neptune and whips tightly around its star every five days. It is only 5 to 10 million years old, making it one of a very few newborn planets found to date.
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Alite Sierra Shack Tent Wrangling tent poles can be a thing of the past with the Alite Sierra Shack Tent. This pop-up tent basically sets itself up from its portable form, twisting together to make an easy to carry circle with a handle that can also be set up in just minutes. Technically you will have to add one tent pole in across the top to stabilize the structure, though, but that’s it. Use it for three quarters of th
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Iraq’s Zaha Hadid commemorative stamp features controversial Tokyo Stadium A curious choice for the stamp to say the least Iraq has issued stamps honoring two its most famous architects: Zaha Hadid, who died this past March, and Mohamed Makiya, who died last year. Puzzlingly, the background of Hadid’s stamp appears to feature her never-built design for the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in the bottom right corner, under the word “Dinars.” The Tokyo stadium was among Za
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Pristine Midcentury Home Offers Groovy Geometries for $1.4M Beautiful wood, amazing views 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: Sausalito, California Price: $1,425,000 Born in Peru of Russian descent, midcentury Bay Area architect Violeta Autumn had worked closely with Bruce Goff, a disciple of Frank Llo
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Rhone’s Ranger Shorts Are the Only Shorts You’ll Need This Summer Summer can include a great many activities: hiking, camping, golfing, grilling, and general outdoor relaxation. Be ready for it all with Rhone’s Ranger Golf and Hiking Shorts. Made from specially engineered performance twill, these shorts are flexible, water repellent, durable, and ideal for just about anything you’re doing this summer. The center gusset allows them […]
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Seas Rising but Florida Keeps Building on the Coast Sea level rise as a result of global warming is not stopping developers of Florida’s coast — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trump drops controversial campaign manager Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is leaving the campaign, following a tumultuous stretch marked by missteps and infighting.
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Senior MP blasts Russian athletes’ ousting from 2016 Olympics as ‘medieval justice’ The head of the State Duma Committee for Civil and Criminal Law says the IOC’s possible decision to bar the whole Russian national team from the Rio Olympics would violate human rights and harks back to medieval justice, with its presumption of guilt. Read Full Article at RT.com
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350 Million Reasons to Disrupt the Medical Device Industry | Craig Robertson | TEDxGlasgow The medical device industry is overshadowed by huge companies which both stifle innovation and drain available resources. In the field of retinal imaging, there are just a handful of companies with revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars but they make large and expensive devices that are inappropriate for the developing world. Dr Craig Robertson and his company, Epipole, make smart intelli
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La robotica soft insegnata da un polpo | Cecilia Laschi | TEDxPadova Fermi tutti, siamo al cospetto di un genio. Perché Cecilia Laschi, docente di bioingegneria alla Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, è stata inserita da RoboHub (portale di riferimento per la robotica mondiale) nell’elenco delle “25 donne geniali del 2015”. La sua “intuizione” è relativamente semplice da spiegare, un po’ meno da realizzare: la professoressa Laschi progetta robot “morbidi”. Vale a
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How Curiosity Killed the Cat and Almost Killed the PhD Student | Aqyan Bhatti | TEDxSpeedwayPlaza It is the pinnacle of educational achievement: prestigious, exclusive, and monumental. Yet, what is so special about a PhD – is there even anything special about it? Aqyan gives insight into the life of a PhD student to see how and why people even tread down such a path. Aqyan Bhatti received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. He is working toward a
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How a Flu Virus Invades a Cell Image: Kelly Lee LabResearchers from the University of Washington are the first to visualize the insidious way that the flu virus latches onto a cell and plows its way inside, causing an infection.Using advanced electron microscopy, a team led by Kelly Lee sequenced the stages of membrane fusion—the process in which two separate biological entities merge to become one. Specifically, they chronicle
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Strike a pose—bringing crop analysis into the 21st century Scientists from The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) and the John Innes Centre (JIC) have received a grant from Norwich Research Park Translational fund for CropQuant, a computerised infield crop monitoring workstation for precision agriculture.
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Botanical diversity unraveled in a previously understudied forest in Angola Famous for hosting most endemic bird species in Angola, it comes as no surprise that the Kumbira forest in Angola has recently also revealed great botanical diversity. Remaining understudied for a long time, a recent botanical survey in the region revealed impressive numbers of vascular plants including new records for the country and potential new species. The full account of the Kumbira forest d
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This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games The way we learn today is just wrong. Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like…Angry Birds. Half of school dropouts name boredom as the number one reason they left. How do we get our kids to want to learn? The post is about why the future of education will be about flipping our current model on its head and about how key exponential technologies like AI, VR and gamification are g
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Coverage for proven nonopioid intervention denied for treatment of chronic pain in some states In the fight to end opioid abuse, Blue Cross Blue Shield in at least two states is denying coverage of a proven nonopioid treatment for chronic pain, a new article outlines.
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Fear factor: New genetic candidate for treating PTSD Researchers have identified a new genetic candidate for testing therapies that might affect fear learning in people with PTSD or other conditions, describes a new report.
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Android Apps for Chrome OS Are Here, and They’re the Future of Both Platforms Google just made the entire library of Android apps available to Chromebook owners—but for now, just the Chromebook Flip. After trying a few, my Flip is now one of my most useful devices. There are still some rough edges, but in the near future, you’ll have a much more reason to buy a Chromebook.Why Having Android Apps in Chrome OS Is Awesome The Hearthstone Android app running flawlessly on a Chr
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Electropermanent magnet actuation for droplet ferromicrofluidics A team of researchers from Stanford University, Stanford, California have demonstrated magnetic actuation of microfluidic water droplets using miniature EPMs and oil-based ferrofluids. Water droplets, immersed in a continuous oil ferrofluid phase, experience a repulsive magnetophoretic force in the presence of an inhomogeneous magnetic field. EPMs, capable of generating strong magnetic fields and
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Hang your bike (and other stuff) on the wall with Lift It’s a clean modern design that serves more than one function.
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New Photos App Detects 4,432 Total Searchable Objects and 7 Facial Expressions [Updated] One of Apple’s first party apps that’s getting a makeover in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra is Photos, bringing intensive new facial recognition and “Siri intelligence” features to the picture accumulating app. Over the weekend, a Reddit user discovered a few lines of code within the framework of Apple’s beta of the macOS Sierra Photos app, possibly detailing both the specific facial expression
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Hatching Dinosaur Candle “As the wax egg melts away it slowly reveals the world’s favourite prehistoric carnivore – a darling baby velociraptor. Not your average porcelain ornament, this triassic treasure is sure to add a little life to your gaff. ” Buy it here The post Hatching Dinosaur Candle appeared first on HolyCool.net.
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Shedding light on an assistant protein Observing in-protein motions with high spatial and temporal resolution: This is made possible by a new technology developed by scientists from the University of Würzburg, giving new insight into the functional mechanisms of very special proteins.
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KettlePizza Gas Pro Kit Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at suppertime. When pizza’s on a…stainless steel cylindrical insert that transforms your gas grill into the equivalent of a blazing hot wood-fired pizza oven…you can eat pizza anytime! And you will. With great pleasure and many sighs of satisfaction. Click here and enter to win a KettlePizza Gas Pro Kit from KettlePizza! A $325 value! This give
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Welcome to Grill Week The sweetest sound of summer is the sizzle of grilled meat. This week, we’re celebrating that fact. We’ve got features that will help you select your next grill, whip up the best barbecue sauce you’ve ever tasted, accessorize your next hot dog with the weirdest—and greatest—toppings, and much more. This is Grill Week. Go grab the Wet-Naps. A […]
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PayPal reveals start date for Steam summer sale Every year, Valve unleashes a summer sale on its Steam storefront that’s destined to plunge scores of its users into financial instability thanks to the wide array of deals on offer — and every year, PayPal leaks the start date ahead of time. Now, a promotional email from the company has ripped the lid off Valve’s plans for 2016. This year’s Steam summer sale will get underway on June 23, as per a
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The 5 fastest production cars in the world The fastest cars in the worldLike the intro video to Forza 6 says, we don’t know why we race but it’s inevitable that we do. One of the reasons we do race is to see how fast we can go. Every year, car manufacturers try to one-up each other with a more powerful, faster accelerating and ridiculously priced cars. One of the most revered speed metrics is top speed. Foot to the floor, how fast can a ca
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Five everyday words that companies claim they own IntroductionHello Games has revealed that it has finally won a battle with Sky broadcasting over the right to include the word ‘Sky’ in the title of its game No Man’s Sky. The news came as a surprise to many, partly because the battle had been going on secretly for three years, but also because the word Sky is a pretty fundamental part of the English language. Of course battles like this are nothi
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7 Fitbit Features You Need to Unlock Image: FitbitFitbits are a great way to track your activity and encourage yourself to get off the couch. Now, popular web service IFTTT (If This Then That) is getting in on the action. Here’s how you can use IFTTT to plug fitness data from any Fitbit into a host of other services and apps.If you’re completely new to IFTTT, we’d advise you to go and sign up for a free account immediately. The servi
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iPhone 7 dual-SIM could be the carriers’ worst nightmare Forget the will-it/won’t-it iPhone 7 headphone jack argument, the biggest news in Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone may well be how many SIMs you can slot in. The latest batch of iPhone 7 rumors, courtesy of leaked component images that allegedly show the dual-SIM support in the new phone, suggest that Apple plans to make one of the biggest physical changes … Continue reading
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Deal: Bone Conduction Headphones SainStore’s Bluetooth headphones let you listen to music without blocking your ears. Rather than speakers, they use bone conduction tech to send tiny vibrations into your inner ear via your skull. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop. Link Price: $70 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: FRESHeBUDS Bluetooth EarbudsDeal: Monster adidas HeadphonesDeal: Earhoox for Apple EarbudsDeal: REMXD Blueto
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Apple invites developers to test the new App Store Search Ads  Over the weekend, Apple began inviting developers to beta test the App Store’s new Search Ads. Announced in advance of the company’s 2016 Worldwide Developer Conference this month, Search Ads are perhaps one of the biggest changes to the way the App Store operates in years, as it will allow developers to bid to become the top-ranked result when users perform a search by keyword.… Read More
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10 million-core supercomputer hits 93 petaflop/s, tripling speed record The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China. (credit: Top500.org) A Chinese supercomputer called Sunway TaihuLight now ranks as the world’s fastest, nearly tripling the previous supercomputer speed record with a rating of 93 petaflops per second. That’s 93 quadrillion floating point operations per second (or 93 million billion). Sunway TaihuLight su
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This four-motor EV is not your average Acura NSX – Roadshow Running up Pikes Peak in the Electric Modified class, this is the extreme end of Honda’s electrified all-wheel-drive system.
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Teens Smoke Less As They Vape More: New at Reason Public statements from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) take an alarmist view of e-cigarettes, portraying them as a menace to the youth of America, who supposedly will start smoking again in droves once they try vaping and get hooked on nicotine. But the CDC’s data tell a different story. This month CDC released the latest results from its National Youth Risk Behavior Sur
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Watch the highlights of the Bezos-backed Blue Origin rocket’s 4th flight The Jeff Bezos-founded spaceflight company Blue Origin successfully completed an uncrewed test on Sunday of a capsule and rocket that have flown to space three times previously. In a new four-minute summary video, viewers can watch the capsule and rocket come in for smooth landings after launching from Blue Origin’s test range in Texas. SEE ALSO: Bezos-backed Blue Origin rocket’s 4th test lau
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Today’s Best Deals: PC Upgrades, HUD Adapter, Smart Kettle PC upgrades and a smarter electric kettle kick off Monday’s best deals.Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more, and don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.Top DealsPC Parts Gold BoxWhether you’
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A unique community of modern green homes hug the desert floor in Utah According to Joshua and Natsuko Shaffer, the couple behind Chibi Moku, Marten is a pioneer of “desert modern architecture.” Educated as an architect, Marten wanted to create homes that would protect the spectacular views, utilizing materials and colors that would blend in with the desert. The homes in Kayenta are low, with plenty of windows so residents can appreciate the splendor that s
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15 Awesome Chrome Extensions For Geeks With over 50% of users across the world using it, Chrome is now the most popular desktop browser. But even before the world caught on to it, geeks loved Chrome. Yes it has its faults, but no matter what, you’ll end up using Chrome in the end. The big reason for that is the extensions. Chrome draws the most number of developers and, as a result, has the widest add-on library. If you consider yourse
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Tenkara Rod Co x Proof Eyewear and Rod A sumptuous sunglasses package courtesy of one cool collaboration. Tenkara Rod Co x Proof Eyewear and Rod includes some super stylish sustainable shades with a water-resistant wood and cotton based acetate frame, 5 barrel hinges and Carl Zeiss polarized lenses cradled in a wood case with microfiber lens cloth. It comes accompanied by a cool canvas wallet sunglasses wallet with storage, plus you g
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Happy 21st birthday! Here are 60,000 packs of fruit snacks. The next time you’re struggling to find your friend the perfect birthday present, consider filling their car with 60,000 packs of Welch’s fruit snacks. That’s the sweet and unconventional way the Minnesota Vikings chose to celebrate their rookie wide receiver Laquon Treadwell’s 21st birthday.  As you can imagine, the final results were pretty impressive. SEE ALSO: Son fires Nerf Gun at dad every
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Rocketrip raises $9 million to help companies save, employees make money on business travel  Rocketrip believes you can motivate employees to spend less on business travel by rewarding them with gift cards. For each trip, the startup establishes a “budget to beat” and helps employees split the savings with the company. The concept gained early traction and now New York-based Rocketrip is raising an additional $9 million in funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with… Read More
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Docker builds container orchestration right into its core Docker Engine  Docker, which is hosting its sold-out developer conference in Seattle this week, today announced a major addition to its core Docker Engine. While the company previously split up many of the features it takes to use containers in production (think building containers, deploying them and then orchestrating them), it is now building container orchestration right into the Docker Engine. The… Read Mo
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‘I am the police’: French Muslims rally to honor police officers killed by extremist Thousands of French Muslims have joined a rally to pay tribute to two police officers killed by an extremist, who live-streamed the attack last week. The march was staged in the town of Mantes-La-Jolie, where the officers had worked. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Attack on our democracy’: MPs honor Jo Cox in special parliament session Members of the UK Parliament returned to Westminster for a special session Monday afternoon to pay tribute to assassinated Labour MP Jo Cox, placing red and white roses on her seat. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FBI releases unredacted transcript of Orlando shooter’s 911 calls after public pressure The DoJ has released details of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s conversations with 911 operators and negotiators. The transcripts were originally redacted to omit his references to Islamic State and only a short portion of the contents have been released. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bahrain strips top Shiite cleric of nationality over promoting ‘sectarianism and violence’ A leading Shiite cleric in Sunni-ruled Bahrain has been stripped of his nationality at the request of the Interior Ministry, who accused him of “serving foreign interests” and spreading sectarian discord. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How early mammals evolved night vision to avoid predators Early mammals evolved in a burst during the Jurassic period, adapting a nocturnal lifestyle when dinosaurs were the dominant daytime predator. How these early mammals evolved night vision to find food and survive has been a mystery, but a new study publishing June 20 in Developmental Cell suggests that rods in the mammalian eye, extremely sensitive to light, developed from color-detecting cone cel
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Le onde gravitazionali: una nuova frontiera per lo studio dell’universo | Marco Drago | TEDxPadova “Il Drago delle onde”, “il surfista dell’universo”, e giù definizioni in un miscuglio di stupore e di deferenza verso questo giovane ricercatore italiano emigrato in Germania che nel febbraio 2016 è improvvisamente diventato famoso in tutto il mondo. Marco Drago è il ricercatore italiano che per primo ha “visto” le onde gravitazionali, le “increspature dello spazio-tempo”, come le definì nel 1916
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Failure IS an Option | Clint Tuttle | TEDxSpeedwayPlaza How many times have you been told, ‘failure is not an option!’ Well, do yourself a favor and completely erase that kind of thinking out of your mind. Clint wants you to fail and not just that, but to learn from your failures and become even greater success. Clint Tuttle has been an MIS Lecturer since Fall 2011.  Clint teaches traditional and online versions of Intro to IT Management as well as the
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High blood sugar could mean lower risk of one type of brain tumor In a surprising twist, benign brain tumors that have previously been tied to obesity and diabetes are less likely to emerge in those with high blood sugar, new research has found.
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Blood test shows promise in gauging severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension Rising blood levels of a protein called hematoma derived growth factor (HDGF) are linked to the increasing severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a form of damaging high blood pressure in the lungs, report researchers.
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Osimertinib in lung cancer: Added benefit not proven Due to a lack of studies of direct comparisons the manufacturer subsequently submitted historical comparisons, but the visible effects were not large enough for conclusions on added benefit.
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Ultra-thin solar cells can easily bend around a pencil New flexible photovoltaics could power wearable electronics.
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Newborn giant planet grazes its star For the past 20 years, exoplanets known as ‘hot Jupiters’ have puzzled astronomers. These giant planets orbit 100 times closer to their host stars than Jupiter does to the Sun, which increases their surface temperatures. But how and when in their history did they migrate so close to their star? Now, an international team of astronomers has announced the discovery of a very young hot Jupiter orbiti
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Titan shines light on high-temperature superconductor pathway Scientists have used the Titan supercomputer at ORNL to simulate cuprates on the path to superconductivity. The team focused on a pivotal juncture on the cuprates’ path called the pseudogap phase, an in-between phase before superconductivity in which cuprates exhibit both insulating and conducting properties.
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‘Space tsunami’ causes the third Van Allen Belt Earth’s magnetosphere, the region of space dominated by Earth’s magnetic field, protects our planet from the harsh battering of the solar wind. Like a protective shield, the magnetosphere absorbs and deflects plasma from the solar wind which originates from the Sun. When conditions are right, beautiful dancing auroral displays are generated. But when the solar wind is most violent, extreme space w
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Keeping alive the art of experimental design A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers was honored with the Neill Griffiths Award this month, recognizing the most significant contribution to shaped charge technology. The award was presented at the annual International Symposium on Ballistics.
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Tesla Model S Floats Well Enough To Act As a Boat, According To Elon Musk It appears a Tesla Model S car can float and effectively drive on water. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted a video of a Model S car which was able to float well through a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan. Musk also noted that the company “definitely” doesn’t recommend trying this — but still vouched for the availability of this feature. The Guardian reports: The car appears to power through the w
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Urban bird species risk dying prematurely due to stress Birds of the species Parus Major (great tit) living in an urban environment are at greater risk of dying young than great tits living outside cities. Research results in Sweden show that urban great tits have shorter telomeres than others of their own species living in rural areas. According to the researchers, the induced stress that the urban great tits are experiencing is what results in shorte
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People allergic to insect venom need precision medical diagnosis, treatment Three to 5 percent of the European population is allergic to insect venom, and many of them are at risk of anaphylaxis if they are stung. Some patients do not respond properly to immunotherapy and in some cases the treatment has reduced or no effect at all — which can be fatal. Researchers are now developing artificial allergens and human antibodies in order to enable individualized immunotherape
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New technique improves accuracy of computer vision technologies Researchers have developed a new technique that improves the ability of computer vision technologies to better identify and separate objects in an image, a process called segmentation.
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Tiny alpaca-derived antibodies point to targets preventing viral infection Using tiny, alpaca-derived, single-domain antibody fragments, scientists have developed a method to perturb cellular processes in mammalian cells, allowing them to tease apart the roles that individual proteins play in these pathways. With improved knowledge of protein activity, scientists can better understand not only basic biology but also how disease corrupts cellular function and identify pot
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Today’s Best Deals: PC Upgrades, HUD Adapter, Smart Kettle PC upgrades and a smarter electric kettle kick off Monday’s best deals.Read more…
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Behold, the 10 most powerful supercomputers ever created Looking like the world’s most important and uncomfortable furniture…It’s the six-month anniversary of the last list, which means it’s time for a new one. Terrible shelf-life, these supercomputer lists, but that means there’s a whole new hierarchy of unfathomably powerful computing machines ranked by Top500.org for our ooh-ing and aah-ing pleasure. Here’s a look at the top 10.To read this article i
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Marketing study shows lenient return policy may increase sales A meta-analysis of retail return policies led by a University of Texas at Arlington College of Business professor may lead businesses to modify their policies to increase sales and reduce returns.
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Crowdsourcing platform makes public gene expression data more accessible Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a free online platform that uses a crowdsourcing approach to make public gene expression data more accessible to biomedical researchers without computational expertise. They describe the platform, called OMics Compendia Commons (OMiCC), in the June 20 online
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High court upholds process for challenging patents The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the process for challenging invalid patents, making it easier for companies to fight so-called patent trolls.
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Twitter buys artificial intelligence firm Magic Pony Twitter said Monday it was acquiring British-based artificial intelligence startup Magic Pony to bolster its capacity for analysis of visual content.
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How to water bottle flip your way into a new job Ever since a crowd lost their minds when a high schooler flipped a water bottle, the Internet has tried to understand the trick. Popular Vine star KingVADER uploaded a video exploring how far an expertly done water bottle flip can take you. Perhaps it would make a good answer to the common job interview question, “Do you have any special talents?” SEE ALSO: Somebody bid $15k on a bottle
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Why the internet has waged war over the pronunciation of ‘GIF’ The English language is hard to nail down, even if it’s your native tongue. But for every strange tense and unusual idiom, there’s one specific piece of the English language that stands out among the online world. And it’s not even a word — it’s an acronym: GIF. How do you pronounce it? With a soft G, as its creator has claimed it to be in the past? Or with a hard G, as many believe it should be?
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New Startup Helps Landlords Screen Potential Tenants’ Social Media Posts Your Facebook rants could become part of the tenancy approval process Soon, renters may have to submit their social media accounts alongside their credit score and pay stubs to be considered for an apartment. U.K.-based data startup Score Assured is offering a new social media-analysis service to landlords who want some extra insights into the wealth of prospective renters. Named Tenant Assured,
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The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders: A new photo book of incredible one-of-a-kind vehicles Focused on what is perhaps a niche topic, Gestalten’s new hardcover tome, “The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders” is not just for custom car owners and lovers. Readers who aren’t all that interested in the auto world will be surprised and thrilled…… Continue Reading…
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Farming invented twice in Middle East, genomes study reveals Study of 44 ancient Middle Eastern genomes supports idea of independent farming revolutions in the Fertile Crescent.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20119
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Man-made pollutants found in Earth’s deepest ocean trenches Crustaceans at depths of 10,000 metres contain higher concentrations of chemicals than do some animals in coastal waters.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20118
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floating pavillon of reflections at manifesta 11 is built entirely from wood the buoyant structure comprises an open-air cinema and a swimming pool, offering space for dialogue and reflection throughout the event’s 100-day duration. The post floating pavillon of reflections at manifesta 11 is built entirely from wood appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Spotlight on Design – National Building Museum Meet the mind behind this summer’s ICEBERGS installation. Landscape architecture and urban design firm James Corner Field Operations believes that a vibrant and dynamic public realm is informed by the interactive ecology between people and nature. Founder and director James Corner presents the firm’s recent work, and recounts how they conceived of an enormous glacial seascape in the Great H
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Huawei MateBook 2-in-1 gets its $699 US release date Huawei’s attempt to overshadow the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro, the MateBook, will hit US shelves come July 11 the company has confirmed today. Announced back at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, the MateBook runs Windows 10 and can be paired with a detachable folio-style keyboard cover as well as a digital “MatePen” stylus for handwriting annotations and … Continue reading
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When suppressing immunity is a good thing A receptor, first known for its role in mediating the harmful effects of the environmental pollutant dioxin in our body, is now understood to play other important roles in modulating the innate immune response.
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No Such Thing As a Perfect Route for a Gas Pipeline “Don’t compare me to the Almighty,” said President Obama when he was running for his second term. “Compare me to the alternative.” The point—which other candidates and strategists often have echoed—is plain: The public doesn’t get to choose between perfection and imperfection. It must choose between two imperfect options, one of which is better than the other. This point seems
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Is Unregulated Biohacking the Future of Science? “Are people dying and suffering needlessly because of all these committees and all these rules?” asks Josiah Zayner, a scientist, biohacker, and founder of the biotech company The Odin, which supplies low-cost CRISPR kits for the consumer market. “And what if people just say, ‘F— you, I’m going to do it anyway’? And what if people start getting cured?”   CRISPR is a gene editi
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Is Unregulated Biohacking the Future of Science?: New at Reason “Are people dying and suffering needlessly because of all these committees and all these rules?” asks Josiah Zayner, a scientist, biohacker, and founder of the biotech company The Odin, which supplies low-cost CRISPR kits for the consumer market. “And what if people just say, ‘F— you, I’m going to do it anyway’? And what if people start getting cured?”   CRISPR is a gene edit
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Solar Impulse leaves New York, heads for Spain Moving the plane was a manual affair, and it was rolled sideways rather than forward. (credit: John Timmer) Early Monday morning, Solar Impulse 2 left John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on its attempt to cross the Atlantic as part of its ’round-the-world flight. The solar-powered craft is expected to take four days to make its way to Seville, Spain. This leg features Bertrand Piccard at the c
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Watch Ollie the Rolling Robot Fuck Up Some Lightbulbs Ollie is a fun app-controlled robot that you can buy for about a hundred bucks. It doesn’t fly or do anything especially useful—depending on your definition—but a bill still seems like a pretty good deal for a robot that’s not only capable of landing sick vert ramp moves, but that can also just wreck some Edison lightbulbs. No mercy, Ollie. Bonus: Never underestimate the marketing value of slow
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