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NASA finds a mineral on Mars that could rewrite its entire history There’s a bit of a mystery unfolding on Mars. Late last year, Curiosity drilled into the surface of the Red Planet and unearthed something unexpected, a mineral called tridymite. An analysis of this […]
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Carnival of space 462 The Carnival of Space 462 is up at Brown SpacemanUniverse Today – First 3D Tools Printed Aboard Space StationThe first item ever manufactured in space was a replacement part for the printer itself, in November 2014. Image: NASAThis simple wrench was the first tool printed with the Additive Manufacturing Facility on board the ISS. Image: NASA/MadeInSpace/Lowe’sFew things are more exciting than spac
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Asus is the most popular brand among PC gamers in the U.S. If you’re a PC gamer in America, chances are you’re using gear from Asus. Research firm Newzoo and PC game app-maker Overwolf revealed today that Asus is the top brand in the U.S. for PC gaming, beating competitors HP and MSi. Newzoo based its findings on Overwolf’s user base of 12 million PC gaming enthusiasts as part of its new PC Gaming Hardware Tracker, which includes more than 40 countries. T
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Montral school looks like its been carved out of a giant iceberg The building aims to redefine the way educational facilities communicate with urban context. The ETS wants to enhance the entire neighborhood of Griffintown district in Montréal. It offers mediated views of the program occupying the upper levels and become more extroverted by inviting the surroundings inside the campus. Related: This energy efficent school campus replaces an old farm in France The
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Event: OTM 2016: La Cienega Station Event Date: Jun 23, 2016; Event City: Culver City, CA, US The LA Forum’s 2016 On The Map series follows the Metro Expo Line. Join us this summer for events that reflect on urban opportunities that arose since the Expo Line’s phase one completed in 2012 and weight in on the development that the 2016 phase two completion set in motion.Read the full post on Bustler
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Sacramento Kings new stadium to have VR instant replay The Sacramento Kings are set to open a new $507 million stadium in October. Inside you’ll find screens that are nearly as long as the court itself (84 feet) as well as high-capacity Wi-Fi systems intended to provide blazing fast internet for all in attendance. In addition to tweeting, snapping and providing the occasional status update, the Wi-Fi will provide fans with something new entirely: virt
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The Best Ways to Smell Great Without Wearing Fragrance Lighten up. The post The Best Ways to Smell Great Without Wearing Fragrance appeared first on The Manual.
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‘Holy grail’ of breast cancer prevention in high-risk women may be in sight An existing medication could have promise in preventing breast cancer in women carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene, researchers have discovered.
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E-book buyers to soon get settlement payments from Apple price-fixing case Some buyers of e-books will begin to receive payments Tuesday as part of a settlement in a price-fixing case against Apple. People who purchased e-books between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012, will receive credits from e-book sellers, or will get a check if they opted out of receiving credits, according to Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a consumer-rights class-action law firm involved in the law
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Meet Lilium, the World’s First Vertical Take-Off and Landing Electric Jet You know the feeling when you park a brand-new car in your driveway and catch your neighbor peeking over the fence to admire it? Well, multiply that by a million. We’re talking about the Lilium, the world’s first vertical takeoff and landing electric jet. Imagine parking this sweet ride out front. In fact you will have to imagine it–but only for a couple of years. Right now the Lilium
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Danish youth party performs song calling Obama ‘talentless negro’ in front of US envoy A Danish youth party didn’t pull any punches by writing and performing a song which called US President Barack Obama a “negro” who is “without talent.” The party was pressured to apologize for the lyrics, which were sung in front of a US ambassador. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What to expect after the Brexit referendum The British public votes Thursday in a much-anticipated referendum on membership in the European Union. With opinion polls variously giving either the “Remain” or “Leave” camps the lead, FRANCE 24 looks at what to expect after this historic vote.
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Will self-driving cars fuel urban sprawl? Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Christopher Mims thinks they might.
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Four Creepy, Cool Ways Roadkill Helps Science Dead animals don’t have to be a total waste.
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Solar Impulse Attempts Epic Atlantic Crossing in Trip Around World The experimental solar plane takes on another challenging leg of its historic journey around the world.
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Hyundai, Kia recall over 400,000 vehicles in four separate recalls – Roadshow Rust and other maladies are responsible for this series of back-to-back recalls.
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Apple’s iPhone 7 might include dual SIMs, keep standard audio jack – CNET A dual SIM can hold two numbers and profiles at once, a first for Apple. Retaining the standard 3.5mm audio jack would mean you could still use your existing headsets with the new iPhone.
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Bonjour! GE opens new digital IoT foundry in Paris A new digital foundry based in Paris will introduce 250 new jobs as part of its plan to expand GE industrial tools and partners in Europe. GE is making its presence in Europe better known with an investment designed to bolster innovation and collaboration between developers and European customers in regards to its industrial IoT business. See also: How IoT can cool down a hot problem GE Chairman
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The Dango Loop Hook keeps floor germs off of your stuff When you have to be in top form every single day, you start being far more wary of potential threats to your health. You wash your hands more, take extra care with how long food has been in the fridge, and start keeping all of your stuff away from places that will be rampant with germs. If you don’t want to set your purse or pack on a restaurant or bathroom floor and a hook isn’t available, you s
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Just One Thing: Prepping for sale Keep your records and contracts organized so you can quickly navigate the sale of your business.  Read more…More about Supported, Justonething Bd, Just One Thing, Business, and Small Business
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Ultra Modern Hanging Lights Collection Italian factory Fabbian was founded in 1961. It offers a full range of lighting fixtures: ceiling, pendant, built-in, wall, floor, table lamps, outdoor and architectural lighting. Blown glass is the result of the manual production process that does not imply any industrial or mass production. Regardless of the abilities of each artisan glass is different in size, shape and finish, therefore unique
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China edges past U.S. for the first time in top supercomputer rankings Most of us don’t have much use for the capabilities of a supercomputer — but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t keep a handle on how these systems are progressing. The bi-annual list of the top 500 supercomputers in the world is a good way of tracking the trends, and the latest edition of the ranking suggests that China is leading the pack. Top500 is the organization behind the list, which was re
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Trailer for Ron Howard’s Beatles doc shows Fab Four’s early years As Paul McCartney continues to rock around the globe — and Ringo Starr continues to do whatever it is that Ringo Starr does these days — director Ron Howard has aimed his lens at the iconic Fab Four and their beginnings in a documentary he has titled The Beatles: Eight Days A Week. The first trailer for the hyper-authorized upcoming film — Eight Days A Week was created in partnership with both sur
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Nimb is a smart ring that lets you secretly notify people when you’re in trouble You can ask your smartphone to dial 911 hands-free, but what about in dangerous situations when you need to do it discretely? Grabbing your phone or smartwatch may be a little too obvious, but clicking your ring may do the trick. Nimb is a wearable that does just that — it’s a smart ring that will alert specific contacts and local authorities with your GPS location in the event of an emergency. Ju
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Ancient Snakes Had Legs—But Not For Walking A closer examination of the fossilized remains of a 110-million-year-old snake-like creature suggests that snakes evolved in the water, and not on land as previous research suggests.Read more…
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‘Aspirin-Guide’ app for clinicians helps personalize decisions about aspirin use To help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about aspirin use, researchers have developed a new, free, mobile app, ‘Aspirin-Guide’ that calculates both the CVD risk score and the bleeding risk score for the individual patient, and helps clinicians decide which patients are appropriate candidates for the use of low-dose aspirin.
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New brain map could enable novel therapies for autism,Huntington’s disease Scientists have mapped an uncharted portion of the mouse brain to explain which circuit disruptions might occur in disorders such as Huntington’s disease and autism. They looked at the connections of a part of the brain responsible for motor learning, the dorsal striatum. Researchers said they are the first to create the most comprehensive map of connections between the dorsal striatum and the cer
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Breathing space for the Gulf Stream The salinity of the waters around Greenland plays an important role in driving the Gulf Stream. There are concerns that a freshening by the increasing ice losses from the Greenland ice sheet could weaken the current system. New model calculations conducted by an international research team suggest, however, that a large fraction of this meltwater is removed from the most sensitive areas by boundar
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Shedding light on an assistant protein Scientists can now observe in-protein motions with high spatial and temporal resolution. This is made possible by a new technology, giving new insight into the functional mechanisms of very special proteins.
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Chip makes parallel programs run faster with less code Researchers present a new chip design they call Swarm, which should make parallel programs not only much more efficient but easier to write, too.
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Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor for anxiety disorders Low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four different anxiety disorders, researchers have found. Young teens who suffer from anxiety are also more vulnerable to additional problems like depression, drug dependence, suicidal behavior and educational underachievement.
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Understanding the resistance to treatments against breast cancer Estrogens are responsible for the survival and proliferation of tumor cells in 70 percent of breast cancer cases. Nearly a third of the patients develop a resistance to anti-estrogen treatments such as tamoxifen after a few years. Biologists now reveal how tumor cells become refractory to the drug. They succeeded in identifying eight factors involved in the process of resistance to the treatment.
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Stealth nanocapsules kill Chagas parasites in mouse models Lychnopholide, a substance isolated from a Brazilian plant, and formulated as part of ‘nanocapsules’ cured more than half of a group of mice that had been infected experimentally with Chagas disease parasites.
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A novel therapy for genital herpes engages immune cells to provide significant patient benefits A phase II clinical trial demonstrated that a new type of treatment for genital herpes, an immunotherapy called GEN-003, may reduce the activity of the virus and the number of days with recurrent herpes. This effect of treatment, given by a series of three injections, appears to last for up to at least one year.
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Brain markers of numeric, verbal and spatial reasoning abilities A new study begins to clarify how brain structure and chemistry give rise to specific aspects of ‘fluid intelligence,’ the ability to adapt to new situations and solve problems one has never encountered before.
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Countdown to the World’s 12th Annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest Worldwide voting will take place on the Best Illusion of the Year Contest Web site, from 4 P.M., June 29 to 4 P.M. Eastern time, June 30 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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In Texas, If You’re Behind on Child Support, Forget Renewing Your Car’s Registration The state of Texas has a new way to keep people current with their child support payments. If you fall behind, don’t expect to be able to renew your vehicle registration.Read More
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Facebook’s Canvas format isn’t just for ads anymore  Facebook users can expect to start seeing more of the company’s Canvas format. For those of you who haven’t been following all of Facebook’s different ad formats, a Canvas is basically a mobile ad that opens into an interactive, full-screen page. (Like Instant Articles, it’s supposed to circumvent the long load times that can come with mobile web pages) Facebook made… Read More
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Israel wants a $5 billion island off Gaza for a seaport, hotels, airport The Israeli government is considering a proposal to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip that a top official says would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport — and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too.The Israeli minister of intelligence who is promoting the plan, Israel Katz, said the Jewish state is actively seeking financial partners for
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Seek’s CompactPRO thermal camera works with iOS and Android Seek Thermal has taken the wraps off its new CompactPRO, a thermal camera for use with Android smartphones and the iPhone. The camera is said to offer professional-grade quality at a price point that is within the reach of most consumers and small companies. As with other thermal cameras, the device features a thermal sensor array that measures temperatures — … Continue reading
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High IQ Countries Have Less Software Piracy, Research Finds Ernesto Van der Sar, writing for TorrentFreak (edited and condensed): There are hundreds of reasons why people may turn to piracy. A financial motive is often mentioned, as well as lacking legal alternatives. A new study from a group of researchers now suggests that national intelligence can also be added to the list. In a rather straightforward analysis, the research examined the link between nat
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Electropermanent magnet actuation for droplet ferromicrofluidics Miniature electropermanent magnets are used for on-demand water droplet actuation and sorting under continuous flow in a ferrofluid-based microfluidic system.
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The healing powers of music: Mozart and Strauss for treating hypertension The music of Mozart and Strauss is able to lower blood lipid concentrations and the heart rate. This is the result of a study of the effect of different musical genres on the cardiovascular system.
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Scientists discover on/off switch for obesity-associated cancer Having established that excessive fat tissue can fuel the growth of certain cancers, researchers have turned their attention to the molecular mechanisms involved in the process in the hopes of developing new cancer treatments. Now new research sheds light on the link between obesity and cancer.
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Crowdsourcing platform makes public gene expression data more accessible Scientists 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.
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How to Write Math Equations in Office 2016 If you ever had to present an equation as part of a Word document — maybe you’re studying mat — you know manually entering formulae isn’t easy. The the amount of special characters involved and the complexity of proper formatting can make it really tough. Fortunately, Microsoft Office 2016 offers some tools to make life a little easier. Once you’re fully aware of the assists built into the Office
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Alternative lenders aren’t going away, they’re just misunderstood  What a difference a year makes. In 2015, Lending Club was a marketplace-lending leader with a $7 billion market cap, and the media was heralding the approaching tech-enabled lending revolution. Now, with Lending Club and OnDeck Capital’s shares getting pummeled by public market investors, news outlets are asking if this is the end for fintech lenders. Read More
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MasterCard joins Visa in streamlining chip card processing MasterCard on Monday announced plans similar to those made last week by Visa to speed up chip card in-store terminal testing and certification.The changes could reduce the certification and testing time to a couple of hours, down from a couple of weeks, said Chiro Aikat, senior vice president for product delivery-EMV for MasterCard.Under MasterCard’s approach, banks will have more responsibility
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Three Oakland Police Chiefs Resign Within Nine Days The California city of Oakland has seen three police chiefs resign in just over one week, as the Oakland Police Department (OPD) reels from scandals involving teen prostitution and racist text messaging.   The first to go, OPD Chief John Whent, was a two-decade veteran of the department. He resigned June 9 amid an ongoing investigation into at least five OPD officers, who were all accused of payi
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To Know If Vaping Is a ‘Gateway to Smoking,’ We Need More Than Stats When it comes to vaping, even the most hard-core proponents are concerned about kids picking up the habit. Though the research we have so far shows vaping to be much less harmful than smoking, it’s most likely not completely harmless—and nobody wants kids who never would have smoked to start vaping. Public health officials worry that e-cigarettes could serve as a gateway to smoking, and a new stud
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This Maryland mansion is just too much Take it easy, this mansion This five-bedroom mansion in Stevenson, Maryland just went on the market for $5.9 million, and it is a lot. “Too spectacular for words,” the listing reads. “To try would exhaust the space available before even leaving the foyer.” To put it simply, this house is just too much. Look at it: Sheesh. That is too much foyer. The lis
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Montigear Gloveshot Slingshot Fire projectiles up to 150 feet per second. Your neighbors will love it.
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E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immune defense Smoking cigarettes alters dozens of genes important for immune defense in epithelial cells in the respiratory tract. These changes likely increase the risk of bacterial infections, viruses, and inflammation. Now, scientists report that e-cigarette use alters hundreds of genes, including the same ones that smoking suppress.
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Docker for Mac and Windows launches out of private beta Startup Docker today announced that its native app for Mac and Windows is now available in public beta, following a private beta that began in March. You no longer need to add yourself to a waiting list in order to get access. Docker’s widely adopted open source software lets developers run applications inside of containers that can be easily moved to different computers. Containers generally rely
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Study finds new enzyme with structure that could explain how heart can beat optimally The heart is the only muscle that contracts and relaxes continuously over a lifetime to pump oxygen-rich blood to the body’s organs. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center now have identified a previously unrecognized enzyme that could optimize contraction and lead to new strategies to treat heart failure.
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New nanoparticle technology developed to treat aggressive thyroid cancer Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), the most aggressive form of thyroid cancer, has a mortality rate of nearly 100 percent and a median survival time of three to five months. One promising strategy for the treatment of these solid tumors and others is RNA interference (RNAi) nanotechnology, but delivering RNAi agents to the sites of tumors has proved challenging. Investigators at Brigham and Women’s
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Invasive species could cause billions in damages to agriculture Invasive insects and pathogens could be a multi-billion- dollar threat to global agriculture and developing countries may be the biggest target, according to a team of international researchers.
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Controlling light: New protection for photosynthetic organisms Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a previously unknown strategy photosynthetic organisms use to protect themselves from the dangers of excessive light, providing further insight into photosynthesis and opening up new avenues for engineering this process, which underlies the global food chain.
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Refugees can offer economic boost to their host countries Refugees are often considered an economic burden for the countries that take them in, but a new study conducted by UC Davis with the United Nations World Food Program indicates that refugees receiving aid—especially in the form of cash—can can give their host country’s economy a substantial boost.
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Link About It: Everything About Art Basel 2016 Over a whirlwind four day period (though, arguably longer), the art world descends upon Basel, Switzerland for Art Basel. Therein, works debut, pieces change hands and critics, gallerists and collectors gage expectations for the remainder of the year…… Continue Reading…
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16 Daring Digital Watches – Top Tuesday #13 “Forget those pesky, faceless hands that people always misread”, declared the first digital watch over four decades ago, “from this point forward no one will ever be late for a meeting again!” Okay, so that notion didn’t exactly play out as expected but the digital watch was definitely a big step up in the convenience department, not to mention a […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Billion-dollar brain training industry a sham—nothing but placebo, study suggests (credit: KF) Who wouldn’t want to be smarter? After all, high intelligence can help you get better grades in school, more promotions at work, fatter pay checks through your career, and a cushier life overall. Those are pretty good outcomes by any measure. For years, scientific studies suggested that smarts were mostly heritable and fixed through young adulthood—nothing one could willfully boos
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Tailored DNA shifts electrons into the ‘fast lane’ DNA molecules don’t just code our genetic instructions. They also have the unique ability to conduct electricity and self-assemble into well-defined shapes, making them potential candidates for building low-cost nanoelectronic devices. A study now shows how DNA sequences can be manipulated to turn these ribbon-shaped molecules into electron ‘highways,’ allowing electricity to flow more easily thro
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Breast cancer cells use newfound pathway to survive low oxygen levels in tumors Oxygen is important for the proper function of all human cells, but cancer cells thrive even when deprived of it. Now, researchers have identified a new signaling pathway that helps cancer cells cope with the lack of oxygen found inside tumors.
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Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in ‘Architecture’s Odd Couple’, on One-to-One #28 Architecture writer and historian Hugh Howard has written many books on American architecture, telling stories that meld design and cultural history together in highly accessible and humanistic ways.His latest book, Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, tracks the fruitful and contentious relationship between the two architectural frenemies—beginning with Wright’s role
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Sentier’s Bike Trolley lets you hit the open road with your luggage in tow During my own adventures over the years I have gone through packing complexity, limited luggage handling, uncomfortable and unsafe travelling as well as riding with low performance. I wish I had an easier, reliable, plug&ride solution to live a new dimension of cycling exploration. _ I believe that many people into active lifestyle are looking for gears that enhance essential comfort in all as
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The important design choices around the hot farts of ‘South Park’ How do serious conversations even happen behind the scenes on South Park: The Fractured But Whole? Even the game’s title feels like a dare. Can you say it without laughing? “Even before we had officially come up with the title, we would have meetings where we talk about really objectionable or uncomfortable stuff,” senior producer Jason Schroeder told Mashable.  SEE ALSO: Of course you
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Just One Thing: Experimenting with product licensing You can grow your brand’s reach and visibility by licensing your products to partners in different markets. Read more…More about Supported, Justonething Bd, Just One Thing, Business, and Small Business
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Leaked Intel roadmap confirms Kaby Lake S should make an appearance at CES 2017 A new Intel desktop roadmap obtained by Chinese tech site Benchlife reportedly shows that the company’s upcoming desktop processors based on the “Kaby Lake” architecture will make their debut during the CES trade show taking place in January 2017. This seemingly confirms previous reports that Intel and AMD would duke it out in the processor ring with their new “Zen” and “Kaby Lake” processor lineu
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Paris soaked by wettest spring in 150 years Parisians, never ones to suffer in silence, have had good cause to grumble of late: meteorologists confirmed Monday it has been the wettest spring in the French capital in nearly 150 years.
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The TV Business Has Changed Forever—And That’s a Good Thing Speaking at the 2016 WIRED Business Conference, Carlton Cuse discussed how creating and running television shows has changed over the past 20 years. The post The TV Business Has Changed Forever—And That’s a Good Thing appeared first on WIRED.
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Is Iceland’s Hekla Volcano Really About to Blow? An Icelandic geologist said he thinks Hekla is ready to erupt, but without official word, it is hard to tell the real threat. The post Is Iceland’s Hekla Volcano Really About to Blow? appeared first on WIRED.
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Today’s archidose #908 Here are some photos of Walden 7 (1975) in Sant Just Desvern, Barcelona, Spain, by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura. (Photos: Martin Maleschka)To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose
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Just One Thing: Listening to customer feedback Break out of your personal vacuum and make sure your product is pleasing the customer. Read more…More about Supported, Just One Thing, Justonething Bd, Business, and Small Business
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True grit may be a false concept John Wayne in True Grit. (credit: Paramount PIctures) The concept of “grit” has risen to prominence recently on a wave of publicity for Angela Duckworth’s book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The idea of grit is that success is about more than just natural talent—finding something you’re passionate about and persevering in it is more important than how talented you are to start o
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Dezeen’s gift guide for architecture and design graduates As architecture and design students prepare for their final shows, we’ve collected together our guide to the best graduation gifts, from a watch based on architectural drawings to a lightweight electric bicycle for the commute to their first job and a sofa for their first post-student flat (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Just One Thing: Utilzing data in development You can make precise and strategic business decisions by studying available data. Read more…More about Supported, Justonething Bd, Just One Thing, Business, and Small Business
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Why “Behavioral Politics” And “Islamic Exceptionalism” Matter “Behavioral politics” can shed light on terrorism’s appeal. And why simple appeals to reason might not work. Indeed rationality doesn’t work the way many think it does. What makes us tick must matter for how reasoning works. Read More
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Hand-made guitar dials in MIDI effects with the wave of a hand Electric guitars that have MIDI control cooked in aren’t exactly a new idea, as evidenced by the now up for pre-order Expressiv Infinity Guitar. Heck, even acoustic guitars are muscling into MIDI territory courtesy of the upcoming ACPAD controller. But controlling effects by waving a hand in front of a laser isn’t something you see every day. That’s precisely what’s on offer with one of the thr
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DARPA seeks to develop command and control center for outer space The area in the outer reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere is a swarm of manmade objects, moving at tens of thousands of miles per hour and traversing a region hundreds of thousands of times larger than all of Earth’s oceans combined. This complicates the operation of satellites for military use. DARPA has just announced its plans to come to grips with this chaotic region with the launch of a proj
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Tech expectations for 2036: pizza delivery drones and avatar dating In 20 years, there will be more robots than humans, people will date through their avatars and drones will deliver pizzas.That’s the vision many Americans have of the future, according to a study from the Imperial College of London, which surveyed more than 2,000 Americans about how they believe technology will transform their lives.The study, was released today to mark the beginning of Technolo
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Buy: Airnet MIPS Bike Helmet A well-ventilated helmet makes all the difference between enjoying vs cursing your summer commute and weekend bike rides. Specialized’s new Airnet helmet has large vents to efficiently keep temperatures down, with comfortable merino wool pads that…… Continue Reading…
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Is enterprise genomics good enough yet?  Genomics will make the dream of targeted therapies a reality, which will have a massive health and economic impact. Yet most large life science enterprises, from pharma to providers, have yet to fully adopt genomics as part of their toolkit for clinical trials, development, commercialization and diagnostics. Read More
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How Different Colors Convey Different Emotions in Movies You may not realize it as you’re watching a movie, but directors are manipulating how you feel by playing with certain colors in each scene. Here’s a compilation of how the psychology of color works in movies. For example, pink is often used to convey sweetness or femininity, while red is utilized for violence. Green for nature, blue for isolation. Read more…
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Cats Can Sort of Understand the Laws of Physics, Say Scientists Image: allen watkin/FlickrCat owners: hear me out. At some point, you’ve probably crawled into bed to discover a de-winged bug or dead mouse carefully tucked under the sheets, in your cat’s misguided attempt at professing its love via “Surprise! I killed a thing for you!”Gross nighttime presents aside, your cat’s ability to hunt tiny things that move fast is impressive.Part of that ability, accord
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Study focuses on use of instructional videos to aid problem solving New research aims to help educators quantify how the best students perform problem solving with the aid of instructional videos, a step toward learning how to better coach students in difficult engineering curricula.
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Just One Thing: Creating a network Go out and meet other business owners – you can learn a lot and forge helpful relationships Read more…More about Supported, Justonething Bd, Just One Thing, Business, and Small Business
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Boxing promoter offers free ad space to Latino voter group A leading US promoter of Latino boxing will give free television advertising space to Hispanic civic group, which openly criticizes Donald Trump’s controversial anti-immigration views. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU expands Mediterranean mission, allowing ship searches for Libya-bound illegal arms EU foreign ministers agreed to expand the bloc’s anti-people smuggling Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea by allowing it to take additional tasks including searching of suspicious vessels for illegal arms and training Libyan Coastguard. Read Full Article at RT.com
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alissa volchkova presents poetic liquid series of porcelain vessels developed as her thesis project at the royal college of art, the project originates from a fascination with the fluid state and aspects of porcelain. The post alissa volchkova presents poetic liquid series of porcelain vessels appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Sweet! Electrical trick may lead to less fat in chocolate Get a charge out of chocolate? New research suggests candy companies may be able to make lower fat versions of the tasty treat with a little electrical trick.
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FCC Chief is ready for 10 to 100x faster 5G wireless, wants policymakers to get on board The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on July 14 to identify and open spectrum for truly next-gem high-speed 5G wireless. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants everyone to get on board, or get out of the way. “[If the FCC] approves my proposal next month, the United States will be the first country in the world to open up high-band spectrum for 5G networks and applications.” The FCC vote
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Just One Thing: Landing the big fish Nothing will help your business grow like inking a massive deal. Don’t be afraid to aim high.  Read more…More about Supported, Just One Thing, Justonething Bd, Business, and Small Business
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Software-defined storage: Users reveal the best (and worst) features There is no standard definition of software-defined storage, but it typically involves decoupling the management software from the storage hardware (vs. the tight integration of traditional storage products). The goal is to make it easier for administrators to flexibly manage a variety of storage devices via software and automated policies.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please
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Just One Thing: Expanding your skill set You can’t always rely on a partner or vendor to help develop your business. Sometimes you need to take matters into your own hands Read more…More about Supported, Just One Thing, Justonething Bd, Business, and Small Business
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HAY and COS Expand Home Goods Collection for Summer The items expand the existing spring 2016 collection of furnishings and home accessories In March, news surfaced that Danish design brand HAY and Sweden-based, H&M-owned fashion brand COS had collaborated on a line of furnishings and home accessories (think blankets, storage, trays, and more). Now, just in time for the official start of summer (hey, Solstice, we’re lookin’ at you!) comes news
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Here’s the most efficient route for a road trip through the lower 48 states Squeezing the most fun possible into your vacation days is a challenge for anyone. If you’re a computer science researcher, however, it’s a challenge that comes with an answer. Randy Olson is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, whose work involves biologically-inspired artificial intelligence. Recently he decided to merge his love of travel and algorithms by creating  form
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Just One Thing: Keeping an open mind Growing your business is about taking learning opportunities in stride, and endlessly pursuing knowledge. Read more…More about Supported, Just One Thing, Justonething Bd, Business, and Small Business
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Steam Wallet Prepaid Cards On Sale Right Before Summer Sale at Best Buy Steam Wallet Prepaid Cards On Sale Right Before Summer Sale at Best Buy Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The big rumor in the PC gaming world right now is a June 23rd start to the Steam Summer Sale 2016. Want additional savings to what Steam’s will be offering? You can do it this week only at Best Buy. Now when you buy a Steam Wallet card, get a second card 20% off. Same offer works on X
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Hit the Road With a 15″, 1080p Chromebook For Under $230 Acer Chromebook 15, $229In the Chromebook world, a 1080p 15″ display and 4GB of RAM qualify as high-end luxuries, but this Acer Chromebook 15 is priced like its smaller, slower brethren today. Obviously, there are better computers out there, but this would be great for watching movies and getting work done on the road.https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chromeboo…And yes, this model will support An
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Soar Through a Neo-Byzantine Church in This Dramatic Drone Video Set to a soundtrack suitable for the most climactic moment of an episode of Game of Thrones, this drone footage from filmmaking duo BigFly takes viewers inside the St. Louis Church in Paimboeuf, France. As it carefully navigates around the church’s arches and pendentives, the drone captures the space in a distinctly golden light, giving viewers up-close looks at the bold colors and flamboyant
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How To Hack Your Spending to Earn Air Miles and Get Free Flights If you thought air miles were for business travelers who — like George Clooney in Up In The Air — live permanently at an altitude of 38,000 feet, you’re wrong. They can be used by ordinary people like you to obtain free or discounted flights, or even those all-coveted upgrades to first class. You don’t have to be a frequent flyer, either. By changing where you shop, and the credit card you use, yo
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Interfaith Relationships: The Path to Truth | Ghazala Hayat | TEDxSaintLouisUniversity For her TEDx talk, Dr. Hayat will be discussing religious tolerance, including primary education about another religion, and using this respect and understanding to reveal truths about ourselves and his or her religious beliefs. She also believes that in tolerance comes the discovery of commonalities between races, ages, religions and backgrounds. She emphasizes that although she will talk about r
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Reaffirming the Doctor-Patient Relationship | Stephen Sanders | TEDxSaintLouisUniversity Being healthy can be difficult, complicated and expensive. Do you know that you have a great tool in the relationship that you have with your doctor? Primary care physician Dr. Stephen Sanders discusses ways to make this partnership work best for you. “We can make healthcare Better, Safer and Cheaper”. Dr Sanders is a board certified Internal Medicine physician for 21 years. He is in the
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The Real Magic Behind Card Tricks | William Cheng | TEDxWhitneyHigh Skills of a seasoned magician are not only limited to sleight of hand and card tricks. The true magic in the cards lies in the interaction and response. William Cheng is a graduated senior at Cypress High School. Off the badminton court, he follows his passion for technology, computers, and, last but not least, magic tricks. Being an athletic and a magician, William believes that it’s not the diff
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How to reform justice in Africa | Justice Julia Sarkodie Mensah | TEDxAccra There are no street children in Kigali, due to their social justice systems children in Rwanda are not in the streets, they are not In the prisons but in the classrooms, and in the mainstream of the economy” Justice Sarkodie, stretches on how Ghana wastes a lot of resources on jailing a person for a Preventable crime. Through social justice measures or rehabilitation and supporting mediation, she
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Are We Really Humane? | Sriya Kappagantu | TEDxWhitneyHigh Sriya Kappagantu discusses animal rights and whether we are truly humane in her passionate and controversial TEDx talk. Sriya Kappagantu is an ordinary seventh grader at Whitney High School who believes that she can become president of the United States. She has won several writing contests before including a national writing contest, Cerritos Library writing contests, and poetry contests. Many pe
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The Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness | Brianna Davis | TEDxWhitneyHigh It’s a common saying that depression is the “elephant in the room,” the subject from which we as a society shy away. Brianna Davis discusses her own experiences with depression and breaks down the stigma surrounding mental illness, from its classification as a legitimate illness to its effects on our youth. Brianna Davis is a graduated senior from Cerritos High School. Her interests lie
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Why the world should embrace design thinking | Alex Mativo | TEDxALC Alex Mativo has always been in love with design but he didn’t get the chance to play around in the field until after the 2008 post election violence in his home country, Kenya. Disappointed in his government’s response to the violence, Mativo decided to do something for his community. He got a couple of friends together and converted bullet shells into necklaces. This was the start of his initiati
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The Future of Work | Luigi Matrone | TEDxESADE What does the future of work depend on? Why do we chose to do the things we do the way we do them? Luigi Matrone is CEO and Founder of the E-Business Institute. After his 7 years of experience as Global Brand Manager for Procter & Gamble, he decided to take on new challenges and use his expertise in digital transformation to advise top Fortune 500 companies in Business and Operational Model Tr
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The eight best outdoor installations to see this summer A pool of marble in the courtyard of a French chateau and a towering waterfall that appears to fall from midair at the Palace of Versailles are among the outdoor installations taking place during the European and North American summer (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Super 73 is the perfect bike-motorcycle hybrid for your urban commute Super 73 is a clever ebike that fills the gap between the bike and the motorcycle. The best selling motor vehicle ever is the is a 49cc motorcycle, called the Honda Super Cub. It has out sold any car, and is used as the primary form of transportation to this day in many developing countries throughout the world. Super 73 fits in that same niche, but with a bunch of super handy details that make it
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JDS Element Headphone Amp & DAC Whether you’re listening to powered monitors or a set of high-end cans, the JDS Element Headphone Amp & DAC ensures your audio sounds as good as possible. When receiving audio…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Timelapse of $645 million cruise ship being built is entrancing Truly, cruise ships have never been so interesting If you are anything like us, chances are you haven’t spent a whole lot of time wondering about how cruise ships get built. Also, chances are you will start spending a lot more time thinking about that very subject after staring transfixed all the way through this eight-plus-minute timelapse video of AIDA Cruises’ new flagship, AIDAprima, being pu
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Honor 5C brings two SIMs and octa-core power – CNET Now available in Europe, the Honor 5C’s features wont surprise you, but neither will its price. CNET goes hands-on.
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More powerful PS4 Neo will launch this year, report says – CNET Sony’s new and improved console could debut a year before Microsoft’s Project Scorpio.
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Can a robot really cure your loneliness? (The 3:59, Ep. 64) – CNET We also discuss Spotify hitting 100 million active listeners and “Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich’s take on what happens when aliens show up.
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Juno Mission Will Peer Beneath Jupiter’s Clouds In July Space This summer, the Juno mission will give us our closest ever look at the stormiest planet in the solar system NASA’s Juno spacecraft will give us our first good look below Jupiter’s thick shroud of clouds this summer.
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This Tool Wants Cameras To Take Memories Not Images Technology Saving only the important details There is too much in the world to see. Digital cameras capture all that is within their field of vision, storing richly detailed images in large files. But for many…
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Sculpting an Octopus Polymer clay artist Stephanie K. PetitPlat builds an intricate sculpture of an octopus protecting a coral reef in this two-part time-lapse. The texturing on the body is fantastic, and those teensy suckers are amazing. The finished sculpture is available in her shop. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: California on Fire (Fire Chasers)The Starry Night in WaterLondon: Day and NightMarvel
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Google’s DeepMind division teaches a digital ant-like creature to play soccer The artificial intelligence from Google’s DeepMind Technologies division is impressively versatile, there’s no doubt. Late last year, it became the first neural network in history to defeat a professional player at Go, the Chinese board game whose human players had stumped computers for years, by besting world-ranked player Lee Sedol. It has demonstrated a prowess for video games, too — it taught
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Most biodiverse countries spending the least on conservation, study finds Countries that contain most of the world’s species biodiversity are also spending the least on a per-person basis to protect these natural assets, according to scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the University of Queensland. The authors also noted that spending appears to be associated with the country’s social and governance organization.
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Lawmakers might introduce ‘anti-evolution’ legislation to appease religious constituents New research from Rice University theorizes that “anti-evolution” education legislation continues to be introduced because lawmakers want to appease religious constituents, not because they expect the bills to be made into laws.
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Competitions: International Student House Competition Registration Deadline: Jul 31, 2016; Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2016 In AGF 2016, the participant will design a guest house which able to adapt with the surrounding environment. This guest house is a multi-functioned. It is a house for the owner, guest house for the tourists and gallery to support the owner’s devotion to art. The concept design of this house accentuate the locality, contextualit
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Competitions: Regeneration of Coastal Marine Industrial Area of Baku City and its Transformation into Public Spaces Registration Deadline: Jul 15, 2016; Submission Deadline Sep 7, 2016 OrganisersOrganisers of the competition are the Union of Moscow Architects and the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan.BackgroundIn the current context of economic, urban and environmental challenges the Festival aims at the comprehensive development of innovative ideas of the organisation and the development of the coastal space,
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Make a Mental Highlight Reel of Your Best Workouts to Power Through Your Slumps If you’re in a bad mood at the start of a workout, or if you’re dreading what’s to come, you’re more likely to have a miserable experience. But if you remember your best days at the gym, or your favorite finish-line moments, you can use those to set the scene when you begin.It’s the same idea behind visualizing how you want your day to go. But it’s not just a daydream: you know you can make this g
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YakYak Is a Desktop Client for Hangouts with a Dark Mode, Notification Options, and More Windows/Mac/Linux: If you want a desktop version of Google Hangouts, you have plenty of options, including an official option from Google, but the Google route doesn’t work super well and requires Chrome to run. YakYak is a desktop client for Hangouts that works like a regular desktop app.http://lifehacker.com/google-hangout…On a basic level, YakYak is a very simple little desktop client for Han
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Tiny Mobile Office: Cargo Van Converted into Cozy Work Studio A cargo van isn’t the most obvious choice of a vehicle to serve as the basis for a converted mobile home or office, considering its relatively cramped quarters and less-than-pleasing looks. When filmmaker Zach Both found this ten-year-old Chevy with over 200k miles on it, it was definitely worse for the wear, with a dirty, dingy interior that definitely doesn’t scream ‘comfortable pla
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Y Combinator’s Sam Altman Blasts Donald Trump As A “Demagogic Hatemonger” In a strongly worded post, Altman said that for anyone familiar with 1930s Germany, it’s “chilling to watch Trump in action.”Sam Altman, the president of legendary startup accelerator Y Combinator, is taking his criticism of Donald Trump to a whole new level. Saying that’s he’s supported Republicans in the past, Altman just published a blog post saying that the Trump may be right about s
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How to Build Your Own Rick And Morty Portal Gun The ability to leap seamlessly between parallel universes hasn’t been discovered yet. But using a very loose definition of the word “working,” and with $40 (or less!), you too can make your very own portal gun from Rick and Morty.Read more…
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Denver Man Sues, Says He Was Pressured To Confess To Murder at 14 Thirteen years, seven months, and thirteen days: That is the time Lawrence Rubin Montoya spent in prison for a crime he did not commit. Montoya was sentenced to life in prison in November 2000 for allegedly murdering a Denver school teacher, despite no evidence linking him to the crime. Montoya was 14 years old at the time of the murder. In June 2014, his conviction was overturned thanks to DNA
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FBI Releases Transcripts from [Omitted] Attack 911 Calls, Donald Trump Dumps [Omitted], Supreme Court Rules on [Omitted]: P.M. Links The FBI published transcripts of Omar Mateen’s calls to 911 during his deadly attack on Orlando gay club Pulse, but “omitted” some references of him pledging loyalty to the Islamic State. The FBI later in the day unredacted and re-released the transcripts. Donald Trump has dumped campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, which seems to be getting about as much press as the Orlando attack tra
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This Robot Luggage Handler Will Give You Even More Time to Stand in a TSA Line Hi. (Image: SITA)Every airline claims it has a better solution for the logistical hellscape that is checked luggage, from fancy new RFID tags to charging $$$ to deter the practice entirely. But the only way to never lose a bag again is to completely automate the process. Which is exactly what this adorable robot is designed to do.Leo is an autonomous baggage handler designed by SITA, a company tha
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Calais migrants camp alive despite clampdown, asylum seekers flood other coastal towns After the French authorities increased security in Calais, the migrants have occupied smaller towns on the coast looking for more vulnerable areas to make the illegal crossing to the UK. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Mentally ill’ or ‘terrorist’? Jo Cox assassination exposes media bias The language used by the media and government officials to describe the alleged assassin of British MP Jo Cox has been criticized for highlighting his “mental illness” and not referring to him as a “terrorist.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bahrain strips top Shiite cleric of citizenship, sparking outrage Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of the spiritual leader of the kingdom’s Shi’ite Muslim majority, state news agency reported on Monday, prompting protests outside his home and a sharp rebuke from an Iranian paramilitary chief.
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More cars than phones were connected to cell service in Q1  Millions of people in the United States have mobile phones, and we’ve had them for years. We may upgrade phones or change plans, but cell phones and plans are generally sold to people who already have devices. But cellular services aren’t out of new devices to connect—now they’ve got cars. In the first quarter of 2016, connected cars accounted for a third of all new… Read More
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LeBron finally joins Jordan as an upper echelon crying meme It’s time to introduce the next chapter of crying basketball memes: Tears of joy LeBron. After helping the Cleveland Cavaliers land their first ever NBA championship trophy, a teary-faced LeBron James incidentally booted up Photoshops around the globe. Because well, he was crying.  SEE ALSO: Cavalier fans didn’t steal a firetruck, they just danced on one It’s sports and Internet 101. If you’re an
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Link About It: Iconic NYC Buildings in the Desert In a mesmerizing series, former agency director and now hands-on designer Anton Repponen takes recognizable (some iconic) structures and places them in barren landscapes. The result is entirely familiar and surreal at the same time. From the United…… Continue Reading…
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3 Gorgeous Vacation Rentals to Inspire Your Summer Travels Get your vacation on Even though our wanderlust kicked in a while ago, today marks the official start of summer. If you’re still dragging your feet making those vacation plans, here are three stunning properties from around the world (all available to rent through The Modern House) that will inspire you to get out of town ASAP. So round up your family and friends (or go solo), and get moving—wh
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Trusco Deluxe Cantilever Tool Box With a design that made its way into the MOMA, the Japanese-made Trusco Cantilever toolbox is made of enamel-coated metal and features a fold-out top. Removable metal dividers in the upper compartments let you keep small tools and parts sorted while the main compartment carries the bigger tools. For purchase information, Click Here
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Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything If a show about nothing can change everything, maybe a book about a show about nothing is a good idea, too. Seinfeldia is a funny, behind-the-scenes look at how Jerry Seinfeld & Larry David went out for coffee & dreamed up the show that would change television forever. The book is a celebration of both the creators and the fans of this unlikely TV phenomenon. For purchase information, Cl
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12 Outrageously Delicious Hot Dog Toppings Summer is here. It’s time to do what men do: grill meat. That often includes some hot dogs, which is good because the hot dog is almost universally liked, generally fits anywhere on the grill, and is idiot proof. C’mon, has anyone ever messed up a hot dog on the grill? Here’s the best part […]
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The Creator Of Viv (And Siri) Tells Us Why We’ll Soon Talk To Everything Technology The future of personal assistants Q+A With Viv Co-Creator…
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China beats China with world’s fastest supercomputer  The world’s previous fastest supercomputer, Tianhe-2, has been unseated by the Sunway TaihuLight. The Chinese supercomputer will be located at the National Supercomputer Center at Wuxi. Supercomputers are frequently benchmarked with the Linpack benchmark. The Sunway TaihuLight clocks in at 93 petaflops. The closest U.S. competitor sits in third place, at 17 petaflops.… Read More
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Fujitsu drops SPARC, turns to ARM for Post-K supercomputer Alternative chip architectures are taking some thunder away from Intel’s x86 at this week’s International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt.China’s TaihuLight, which was ranked the world’s fastest supercomputer,  has a homegrown chip. And the ARM architecture, which dominates mobile-device chips, will appear in Fujitsu’s next flagship supercomputer.The Fujitsu system, called Post-K, will su
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Pal adds GPS and battery life to your Pebble, but also a lot of bulk Last year, when Pebble announced its Time smartwatch lineup, the company showed off straps with built-in accessories that could interact with the watch body.  “Smart Straps,” the company called them, were theoretically capable of adding GPS, extra battery life and lasers for teasing your cat to the standard Pebble Time watch. SEE ALSO: Pebble launches 2 new smartwatches and a surprise S
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Good news, robots! Humans like you more when they build you themselves You’ll like your robot more if you build it yourself, according to new research by a team at Penn State’s Media Effects Research Laboratory. The observation might seem trite. After all, the “IKEA effect” – in which people put added value on products they’ve customized or partially created – is an established cognitive bias. Still, in a society that’s wary of automation and where most things come p
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In Depth: How hackers are really getting your data, and what you can do to keep it safe HackersAnother day, another hack. At least, that’s how it’s starting to feel. People are getting hacked or becoming otherwise compromised in their digital lives at an alarming rate, and it seems as though that’s not going to slow down any time soon. Just earlier this month, it was revealed that hackers had gained access to millions of Twitter accounts, and not by hacking into Twitter itself. No, i
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BREKX – Illuminated LED Party Cooler With Window Ice cooler with a built-in LED lighting to illuminate the contents inside with an icy blue glow and a handy window on the side to scope out your next beverage before opening the lid.Click Here For Complete Details
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Twitch Brings CFAA and Trademark Claim Against Bot Operators An anonymous reader quotes a report from Techdirt: I think most people agree that bots that drive up viewer/follower counts on various social media systems are certainly a nuisance, but are they illegal? Amazon-owned Twitch has decided to find out. On Friday, the company filed a lawsuit against seven individuals/organizations that are in the business of selling bots. Twitch’s lawsuit uses a CFAA c
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12 Ways Android Can Improve Your Home Office Productivity I work from home. Many of us web writers do, and we’re not alone. The number of people working remotely is on the rise. How is this possible? High-speed Internet and computers, of course, but also because of smartphones. Yes, today’s smartphones make remote work a feasible task. I’m an Android user, and there are many ways Google’s little operating system makes working from home easier. I’ve put t
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Airbnb’s biggest threat yet could be a bill targeting New York landlords “Belong Anywhere” — for no fewer than 30 days. A bill just passed by the New York legislature makes it illegal for a person to advertise an entire home on websites like Airbnb for 29 days or less. Short term rentals are already illegal in New York, but there was no law forbidding the advertising of such rentals until now.  The proposed legislation will place fines of up to $7,500 on tho
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Voormi Wool Apparel: High-tech performance gear, made and manufactured in Colorado by Adrienne So For the past few years, Pagosa Springs, CO-based company Voormi has garnered recognition for two accomplishments. Their patented Core Construction technology weaves technical fibers directly into merino wool, which means that…… Continue Reading…
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Illuminating detection of deep cancers To see right through something is to know its true intent—the same could be said to apply to biological tissues, especially tumors.
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How can a family function better? Get outside together Getting out in nature, even for just a 20-minute walk, can go a long way toward restoring your attention. But does it have the same effect when you make it a family activity?
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US seeks to clear the air for 5G wireless US airwaves should get ready soon for 5G wireless, the promising next generation of mobile networks that will help connect a myriad of devices, a top telecom regulator said Monday.
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Welcome to the ‘Heat dome’: Extreme temps intensify fires and public health, forcing evacuations The first day of Summer isn’t even over and already The Southwestern United States is sweltering with temperatures hovering at 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 Celsius), earning itself the hottest new weather term – the ‘heat dome.’ Read Full Article at RT.com
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Experimental Zika vaccine approved for testing on human subjects The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a Zika vaccine for human clinical trials, marking a significant milestone in the struggle to combat the mosquito-borne disease that has become a global health threat, especially to unborn children. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Deadly fighting breaks out in Central African Republic’s capital Two people died of gunshot wounds in fighting in the capital of Central African Republic on Monday as the sound of fire from machine guns and heavier weapons resounded across Bangui, witnesses and medical authorities said.
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Autonomy, migration top agenda for Brexit’s ‘Leave’ camp As Britain prepares to vote in a decisive June 23 referendum on whether or not to remain in the EU, FRANCE 24 spoke to members of the United Kingdom Independence Party and other eurosceptics about why they want to leave the bloc.  
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iPhone 7 may include EarPods w/ headphone jack + Lightning to 3.5mm adapter Since the first rumors emerged claiming Apple would ditch the headphone jack with this fall’s iPhone release, many have been speculating on what exactly Apple will include as a solution. According to a new report from Macotakara, it’s not Lightning-suited EarPods that Apple is planning to include, but rather the standard 3.5mm EarPods and an adapter. more…Filed under: iOS Devices
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Bose Knows Best – The QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones Bose is kind of like one of those old school artists who’s been around forever and feels like he can teach all the young scallywags a thing or two about the game. The “game” in this instance is the sound delivery game and Bose has been an industry leader for nearly four decades. With so much current craze around wireless […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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united visual artists’ large-scale light installation plays with the perception of time visitors enter the multi-sensory, multi-dimensional installation and find themselves immersed in an environment of movement, light and sound. The post united visual artists’ large-scale light installation plays with the perception of time appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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AMO installs sloping mesh catwalk for Prada fashion show Metal mesh ramps illuminated by psychedelic coloured lights formed the set for Prada’s Spring Summer 2017 menswear show in Milan, which was once again designed by Dutch studio AMO (+ slideshow). (more…)
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5G gets a shot in the arm from the FCC – CNET Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to make sure the US stays No. 1 in wireless. He’s got a plan to free up additional spectrum for 5G wireless technology.
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Every new title coming to Amazon Prime in July 2016 – CNET Volumes one and two of “Kill Bill,” “Casino” and others make Amazon look like a pretty good place to watch some streaming video in July.
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Self-assembling icosahedral protein designed The same 20-sided solid that was morphed into geodesic domes in the past century may be the shape of things to come in synthetic biology.
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New research identifies keys to managing innovators A new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers.
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‘Hydraulic Press Channel’ gets YouTube award for 100K subscribers and then promptly crushes it Over the last year, the Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube has seen its following explode — much like nearly everything put under a hydraulic press.  Due to the channel’s success, YouTube awarded Lauri Vuohensilta with a commemorative Silver Play button plaque. Naturally, he decided to crush it.  The channel currently has over a million subscribers, which means it will be receiving a Gold Pla
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Upside-down car gets fresh start as ping-pong table It’s the kind of second chance that most upside-down cars can only dream of For most old, broken down cars, being broken down for parts is the best they can hope for. But this white sedan has gotten the second chance of a lifetime, having been turned into a usable ping-pong table by artist Benedetto Bufalino. Not only is the car-table visually interested, it is perfectly playable and having to pl
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Digital large-format photography just got easier thanks to Pentax For most people, film photography exits solely as a memory of a time long past. There is still one area in which film trumps digital, however, and that is in large-format photography. While complicated, digital scanning backs exist for large format cameras, 4×5 film remains the most accessible solution. And with Pentax’s latest Film Duplicator, it’s now easier than ever to turn those 4×5 negatives
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Robotic System Plots Space Then Moves Arm Safely Through It Technology Obstacles no obstacle Robot motion planning.
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Microsoft’s Groove Music takes a hint from Spotify for its newest feature As part of the unveiling of Windows 10 last year, Microsoft rebranded its Xbox Music service as Groove Music. While it has picked up its share of fans along the way, it isn’t exactly nipping at Spotify’s heels, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft is going to give up on the service yet. Related: Like Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists? So do 40 million other listeners In a recent update released
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Add a HUD to Any Car For Just $23 MPOW HUD, $23 with code BY86G8MWHeads up displays can keep your eyes on the road while still feeding you turn by turn navigation and other data, but up to now, they’ve been the province of high-end luxury vehicles. This $23 gadget from Mpow aims to change that.Just set a smartphone face-up on the platform, open up a HUD-enabled navigation app, and the reflective glass “screen” will overlay transpa
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The Dos and Don’ts of Shopping at a Wholesale Price Club You’d think because I write about smart shopping, I wouldn’t have a price club “problem.” Yet as a new member, it took several visits to get my bulk shopping under control. Enough olive oil to bathe in? A lifetime supply of cheese puffs? C’mon, how can you stop yourself? Buying in bulk can be a cost-effective way to stock up on essentials, but there are pitfalls.This article originally appeared on
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Microsoft helps you create links to your phone apps You know the problem — you want to go back to something you saw in a mobile app, but you either forgot to save your place or couldn’t save it at all. What to do? If Microsoft Research has its way, you’ll never be left scrambling again. Its uLink experiment creates links to mobile app pages on the fly, helping you find that hotel listing without having to re-do all the steps you took to see it. It
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Can taxi drivers still have a place in a driverless world? Uber and Lyft, the two big mobile taxi firms in the U.S., have both mentioned a future for their services that does not include humans. Blacklane, a German mobile chauffeur service, has a different view on the future. Speaking to Business Insider, CEO Jens Wohltorf said people still want someone else in the vehicle, and taxi drivers may be able to transition from driving to providing information,
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Trump Was Loyal To Corey Lewandowski — Until He Fell Behind Clinton Donald Trump’s campaign for president seems to be in chaos. On Monday, Trump fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, even though he previously promised he would not do so when other Republicans called for Lewandowski’s head. Whether the firing was the result of personal or strategic differences with Trump or his family, what’s clear is that it comes at a moment when Trump’s general election
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mRelief is helping ensure low-income kids get access to meals this summer  During the school year, 22 million children in the U.S. receive free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches, but during the summer, four out of five of those children can no longer count on a meal every day. Today, mRelief is launching a new web and text messaging tool for low-income families to easily figure out where and when they can receive free or discounted meals this summer for… Read More
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Tim Cook to host fundraiser for Paul Ryan  Tim Cook is scheduled to hold a fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan, just weeks after Apple reportedly pulled its support from the Republican National Convention. Cook will co-host the breakfast fundraiser with Apple’s treasurer, Gary Wipfler, according to Politico. The money raised at the June 28 breakfast will benefit Ryan and other Republican members of the House. Cook is outspoken… Read Mo
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This Outdated Approach To Productivity Is Bad For Your Brain Our working habits were designed for physical labor in an industrial production line, not mental exertion in an office.Your car has parts that perform specific tasks. The radiator cools the engine. The spark plugs ignite the gas. The intake manifold distributes air and gas evenly to the cylinders. We think of a car this way because a car is a machine.Read Full Story
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Why Managers And Staff Have Very Different Ideas About Open Offices Employees think open offices are too noisy and distracting. Their managers believe they are equipped to deal with it just fine.What makes an office worker happier than perks like free food, natural light, or even onsite day care? According to a new report by Oxford Economics and consumer electronics company Plantronics, one of the most important “perks” is the ability to focus.Read Full
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Tiny Homes for Rent: 3 Impressive Housetrucks You Can Stay In S’cute Somewhere between RVs and tiny houses lies another category of micro homes that deserves some recognition. Yep, we’re talking about housetrucks, custom-built dwellings that pile clever, small-space design and craftsmanship onto old trucks. Here are three examples, all of which you can rent or perhaps get some tiny living inspiration from. Wainui Bay, New Zealand—”New Zealand Houset
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Taylor Swift and other big names join the music industry’s campaign against YouTube  The music industry is ramping up its campaign against YouTube. Musicians, including Katy Perry and Billy Joel, sent a petition earlier this year to the U.S. Copyright Office to amend the U.S. Copyright Act. Now there’s an open letter to Congress signed by stars like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and U2 expressing a similar sentiment. Music labels like BMI, Sony Music and Universal… Read More
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US election: Arrested Briton ‘wanted to shoot Donald Trump’ A Briton arrested at a Donald Trump rally trying to seize a police gun said he wanted to kill the candidate, court papers say.
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‘Mentally ill’ or ‘terrorist’? Jo Cox assassination exposes media bias The language used by the media and government officials to describe the alleged assassin of British MP Jo Cox has been criticized for highlighting his “mental illness” and not referring to him as a “terrorist.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Virtually unregulated’: Radioactive fracking-waste rules in the US slammed in report States involved in the fracking boom employ a patchwork of laws to deal with radioactive drilling waste, according to a new report. The US government does not fully regulate disposal, and industry is largely left to self-regulate. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Lessons on personalities help teens cope with social stressors, study says Teaching teens that social and personality traits can change helps them cope with social challenges such as bullying, which in turn can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance, according to a study.
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August, Canary, Withings, D-Link, Ring & others confirm Apple HomeKit support coming w/ iOS 10 These products from August, Canary, Withings, Kuna, D-Link, Ring & others will be next to gain support for Apple’s HomeKit in the coming months. more…Filed under: iOS Devices
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Learn How to Dig a Cathole and Poop In the Woods Properly Sometimes nature makes a local call while you’re exploring it. This illustrated guide explains the proper way to take care of business in the wilderness, and how to keep it from being a problem for others. In this illustrated guide from Ted Slampyak at The Art of Manliness you’ll learn how to find a location for digging a cathole to poop in. Start by moving 200 feet (about 70 steps) away from your
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We desperately need better economic and financial models to guide policy Crazy things are happening in the world economy. In Europe and Japan, interest rates have turned negative, something long thought impossible. In the U.S., workers’ productivity is improving at the feeblest five-year rate since 1982. China is a confusing welter of slumping growth and asset bubbles.Larry Summers (Harvard Prof and almost Fed chair) says world economy is in much worse shape than centr
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Twitter Pays $150 Million For Magic Pony Technology An anonymous reader writes: Following news that Twitter would invest around $70 million in music streaming service SoundCloud, the company is reportedly acquiring Magic Pony Technology, a company out of London that has developed technologies of using neural networks and machine learning to provide expanded data for images. For example, they can be used to enhance a picture or video taken on a mobi
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Lewandowski Is Out as Trump’s Campaign Flails Like a Desperate Startup Fired founders. Desperate fundraising pleas. A dwindling user base. Trump the startup would not go far in the Silicon Valley. The post Lewandowski Is Out as Trump’s Campaign Flails Like a Desperate Startup appeared first on WIRED.
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The School of Life: Charles Dickens “He rejected the idea that we have to make a fatal choice between being worthy but dull, or popular but shallow.” The School of Life talks about the greatness of Charles Dickens – a pragmatic artist and a timeless role model for teachers and advocates. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Snow & Confetti Ruin Online VideosThe Science of HallucinationsHack AttackThat Old Timey AccentT
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A blockchain ‘smart contract’ could cost investors millions Investors in a “smart contract” built on the Ethereum blockchain platform may have lost cryptocurrency worth millions of dollars because they missed a loophole in the contract’s fine print.The contract was written in Ethereum’s Solidity programming language, and the fine print was the code that set out the rules for investing in, operating, and withdrawing from a crowd-sourced venture
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Meyer Optik dresses up their upcoming Trioplan 100 lenses in gold and titanium The lens pioneer relaunches with some stunning limited editions.Photo: Meyer OptikLens pioneer Meyer Optik is back and alongside the reintroduction of the Trioplan 100, the company is releasing a limited edition that should grab the attention of any hardcore camera collector. The company is releasing a limited run of their Trioplan 100 lenses with the lens barrel coated in gold or titanium. The go
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What’s happening with Frank Gehry’s masterplan for the LA River? River LA is less interested in giving a clear picture of what Gehry’s plan eventually may include than in tamping down charges that it has been born of secrecy — and worries that it may operate as a Trojan horse, a kind of high-design architectural cover, for rampant real-estate speculation […] A central goal of this master plan… will be to strike an effective balance between maintaining flood
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Single-molecule switch gets us closer to light-powered computers The computer and gadget industries have boosted the power of components by shrinking them to near-microscopic scale. One radical field, molecular electronics, takes this to its logical extreme: constructing circuits and devices from single molecules. Researchers at the Peking University of Beijing have just created a switch that can be dependably flipped on and off when hit with one photon, cleari
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Is The Stephen Curry Revolution Over Already? There can be no diminishing the accomplishments of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who came back from a 3-1 series deficit to end the Golden State Warriors’ reign as NBA champions. King James deserves every accolade he receives — and I’m sure he’ll have words for the doubters who didn’t think this was possible. Like me.I’ve been bullish on the Warriors for a while now. Early in the seaso
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After All That, The Warriors Aren’t Even The Second-Best Team Ever The Golden State Warriors spent most of this season chasing history, battling with the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the title of greatest NBA team of all time. With a Game 7 finals loss to the Cavaliers, it’s clear that they came up short. But how far down the rankings did they fall?A month ago, we took a slightly premature look at Golden State’s all-time ranking using Elo ratings, a simple measure o
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Iraq honors Zaha Hadid with commemorative stamp — which features rejected Tokyo stadium design The Iraqi postal service has issued new postage stamps honoring two of the country’s beloved architects: Zaha Hadid, who died in March, and Mohamed Makiya, who died last year at the age of 101. Hadid and Makiya both changed the perception of architecture in the Arab world and introduced some of the aesthetics of Arabic-inspired architecture in projects around the world.A small selection of Archine
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Kobalt 3D Printed Tools in Space In March, Made in Space and Lowe’s Innovation Labs made news by launching the first ever commercial 3D printer to space. The 3D printer safely made its way to the International Space Station (ISS), where it became the first permanent additive manufacturing facility. Just a few days ago, Lowe’s and Made in Space received photos from astronauts on the ISS showing off a Kobalt-branded wrench they 3
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How China can ramp up wind power China has an opportunity to massively increase its use of wind power — if it properly integrates wind into its existing power system, according to a new study. The research forecasts that wind power could provide 26 percent of China’s projected electricity demand by 2030, up from 3 percent in 2015.
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Hug machine puts the squeeze on autism Prof. Mary Temple Grandin is a high-functioning autistic, and is an outspoken advocate for people with autism spectrum disorders. Among other things, she invented what is known as a “hug machine,” which reportedly calms hypersensitive people by gently exerting even pressure along their bodies. While some individuals have made their own over the years, Denmark’s Gloria Mundi Care is no
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Here comes iPhone 7’s massive OLED display release This week insider sources in China have revealed that Samsung is ramping up supply of OLED panels to make way for the next iPhone. This comes as little surprise to the masses following leaks and rumors surrounding the iPhone 7, as an OLED panel for an iPhone has been expected since last year at this time. It’s according to Nikkei … Continue reading
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Louisiana Supreme Court rejects hearing appeal on local fracking ban The Louisiana Supreme Court has refused to hear a case brought by a locality that opposes the state’s approval of drilling operations. The parish government says it could lead to hydraulic fracturing that could possibly imperil its drinking water. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Researchers Devise New Method to Improve Performance of Graphene-Based Supercapacitors Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) have developed a new technique to increase the performance of 3D-printed graphene-based supercapacitors by…
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Nonlinear Effects in Graphene Membranes Show promise for New Telecommunication Technology Next-generation ICT can now be developed using the nonlinear effects present in graphene membranes. Similar to drums in usual drumsets, nanoscale graphene membranes have a unique set of oscillating…
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Researchers Find New Way to Develop Efficient Thermoelectric Nanomaterials A research team doped a thermoelectric material with very small amounts of sulfur and discovered a new way to improve the efficiency of materials used for waste energy recapture and solid-state…
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Tripstir helps you find friends while you’re traveling  Tripstir is a new app that helps you share travel plans and tips with your friends. Think of it as a way to avoid those exasperating moments when you come back from a trip and you realize that one of your friends was in the same place at the same time — but you’re only finding out when it’s too late. Basically, you use Tripstir by entering information about upcoming trips.… Read More
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Iran general warns Bahrain after Shia cleric stripped of citizenship A top Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander warns of armed resistance in Bahrain after the kingdom strips a prominent Shia cleric of his citizenship.
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Turn a Tripod Into a Hands-Free Boom Pole Holder With This DIY Clamp When you’re a one-person film crew, you don’t have an extra pair of hands to hold your shotgun mic. But if you have an extra tripod, this DIY clamp will be your extra hands, and it only costs $15 to make.In this video from youtuber thefrugalfilmmaker, you’ll learn a clever way to hold your boom poles up when you don’t have an extra set of hands. All you need are two friction arm clamps and a dual
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Oppo’s new budget phone costs $200, but promises good photos Budget smartphones seem to get better each year, and Chinese companies are at the forefront of that race. The latest addition to the budget battleground is the Oppo A37, a $200 phone with an emphasis on photography. Starting with the cameras, the A37 features an 8-megapixel, backside-illuminated selfie camera that packs large 1.4μm pixels. Both features should allow the front camera to take relati
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Former Volkswagen CEO under investigation for possible market manipulation The emissions scandal known as Dieselgate billowed into the public space in September of last year, and as you might expect, Volkswagen was forced to make some serious changes. An immediate stop-sale was issued for the brand’s diesel products, and the company underwent a dramatic restructuring, which included the resignation of then-CEO Martin Winterkorn, who denied personal responsibility for the
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Donald Trump says ‘no thanks’ to using a smartphone and email Some say that his hands are simply too tiny to type on a phone keyboard. Others suggest that all he has to do is think of an email to send one. Whatever the reason, a recent report suggests that none other than Donald Trump doesn’t carry a phone or send emails. Which begs the question: How on Earth does he send all those tweets? Related: Twitter blows up over Hillary Clinton’s three words of advic
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How San Francisco plans to win the DOT Smart Cities Challenge The Smart Cities thing is getting big. How big? Big enough for the Federal government to take notice and even set aside $40 million in grant dollars to support one city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into their transportation network. It’s the Department of Transportation’s Smart Cities Challenge and the seven finalist citie
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How a Flu Virus Invades a Cell Researchers 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.Read more…
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Russian MC-21 and other planes competing to crack the Airbus and Boeing commercial jet duopoly The Irkut MC-21 is a twin-engine short- to mid-range Russian jet airliner with a capacity of 150-212 passengers. The MC-21 is being developed and to be produced by Irkut and Yakovlev Design Bureau of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) group. It was formerly known in English as MS-21.The MC-21 is a replacement for the the Tupolev Tu-154 and Tupolev Tu-204/214s. The MC-21 certification and delive
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Ubisoft celebrates 30th anniversary with free games In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Ubisoft will be giving away a new game each month starting this month and running through December. The promotion started last week but got lost in all the E3 news and is just now making the rounds on major publications. In case you missed…
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Remains of the Day: Microsoft Claims Edge Is the Best Browser for Battery Life If you’re a Windows 10 user and battery life is your main priority, you might want to stick to Microsoft’s native apps. So claims Microsoft, who recently pit their Edge browser in a battery life endurance race against popular alternatives.Edge ultimately lasted 70 percent longer than an identical laptop (a Surface Book) playing an identical online video in Chrome. Though obviously not free of bias
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Trust issues? Use Trooly and machine learning to figure out who you may be working with You may think you’re a great judge of character, but how much do you really know about someone after a single meeting? Despite the importance of trust in any relationship, business or otherwise, it can be hard to ascertain, especially in a short period of time. So to help you make better, more informed decisions about people you may want to work with, tech company Trooly has launched its Instant T
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New Chromebooks from Lenovo and HP are incoming for back-to-school shoppers Details of two unannounced Chromebooks have hit the Internet, one of which will be offered by Lenovo and the other by HP. Both will reportedly sport Intel “Braswell” processors, and 11.6-inch displays, with support for touch-based input. The Lenovo model is even showing up on CDW’s website as of this article, costing a mere $274, packing 32GB of onboard eMMC storage and 4GB of memory. The updated
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The Max Pump is a tiny but powerful air pump for all your inflatables The time for outdoor adventures is nigh, and with it has come the promise of beach vacations, camping trips, and travels galore. And whether you’re planning on tubing down a river, sleeping on an air mattress outside, or looking to vacuum-pack your clothes for that long trip abroad, you’re probably going to need a pump. Often overlooked, but oh so important, finding one of these handy gadgets can
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Study: Delay your workout for several hours after studying for best retention So if you’re cramming for a test, can exercise help your memory? If that were the case, would it be better to work out before studying, immediately after, or maybe a while later? Recent research suggests that a delayed period of exercise helps with retention more than just does resting or working out immediately after a study session, according to Ars Technica. Studies (and opinions) about the rel
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A line of housewares made from recycled materials will soon be offered by Ikea Everybody says they wish to live a green lifestyle, but how many people actually know how to do it? Well, thanks to Ikea, going green is about to be as easy as simply walking into one of the Scandinavian chain’s massive outlets and opting for goods from its upcoming “no waste” collection. Though not comprehensive, Ikea’s new recycled line features small seats, kitchen cabinets, and glass-blown vas
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Ricoh acquires wireless memory card manufacturer Eyefi Ricoh Innovations Corporation, often shortened to Ricoh, has announced its acquisition of wireless memory card company Eyefi. According to an email sent out by Eyefi, the team behind the wireless memory cards will immediately start work at Ricoh, where it says it plans to continue “maintaining and increasing the quality, support, and service that you have come to know from [the Eyefi] team.” Eyefi
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Beautiful blur: gold version of Trioplan ‘soap bubble’ bokeh lens costs $3,500 Meyer-Optik-Göerlitz just announced a pair of limited-edition versions of its Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens. Photographers looking to add a bit of exclusivity to the already unique lens will be able to choose between the Trioplan Titanium and the extra special Trioplan Golden Eye, but neither will come cheap. The Titanium can be pre-ordered for $2,500, while the Golden Eye breaks the bank at $3,500. T
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The 4moms self-installing car seat adds serious smarts to baby’s ride – Roadshow The $500 car seat will automatically keep itself level throughout the ride.
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US Senate rejects terror list gun sale restrictions The US Senate rejects plans to tighten gun controls including the restriction of weapons sales to people on terrorism watch lists.
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E3 2016: The 10 titles from E3 2016 that will change gaming forever An E3 for the agesE3 2016 has come and gone, but this show has felt bigger – and more focused – than it has in years. A lot of that is due to the major shifts due in the industry over the next two years with a new console from Nintendo, console upgrades coming from Sony and Microsoft like PlayStation VR, Xbox One S and Project Scorpio, and a barrage of VR options due before the end of 2017. This l
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British Referendum Polls Are A Mess This week’s elections podcast jumps across the pond to discuss the British referendum on whether to leave the European Union. Tom Clark, chair of the Guardian’s editorial board (and newly appointed editor of Prospect, a London-based magazine), shares the latest polls and helps explain why those numbers can be all over the place in the U.K. Stateside, the podcast politics crew also tracks Donald Tr
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52% off HooToo USB 3.0 Flash drive with Lightning Connector for iPhone and iPad devices This fast drive, currently discounted by 52% on Amazon from $119.99 down to just $57.99, plugs directly in your lightning or USB port allowing you to add 64 GB of storage to your iPhone, iPad and iPod, allowing you to transfer files to and from a computer/laptop without using a cable. You can also copy and browse all files with the FREE IOS app giving you the ability to directly watch movies and
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What to Look for (and Avoid) When Buying Grilling Skewers Skewers are delicious and easy to make, but good ones can be pricey, and you want ones that are easy to work with. Not any old bamboo stick will do. Here’s what to keep in mind when buying skewers for your next cookout. If you don’t grill much, disposable wood or bamboo are fine. If you grill often in warm weather, investing in a set of metal skewers will pay off in the long run. Skip the ones tha
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Socialist Venezuela Facing Food Shortages ‘Despite’ Central Planning, Food Rights Mass hunger in Venezuela has led to riots, with police arresting a number of people for looting, vandalism, and allegedly organizing the protests. And earlier today, a gunman stormed the Central Bank headquarters in Caracas, reportedly looking for board members and injuring two security officers before being shot and killed. Venezuela has faced countless shortages created by its centrally-planned
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Judge orders Leonardo DiCaprio to testify in ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ lawsuit Leonardo DiCaprio has been ordered to appear in court. A judge ordered the actor to testify  in the libel lawsuit surrounding the 2013 comedy The Wolf of Wall Street. Former stockbroker executive, Andrew Greene, filed the lawsuit in 2014, claiming that the character of Nicky Koskoff, played by PJ Byrne, was based on him. He claims the film wrongly depicted him as a “criminal” and “d
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Tumor cells develop predictable characteristics that are not random, say researchers Tumors are composed of many subpopulations of cells. Some of these subpopulations of cancer cells can be predicted and do not develop randomly as previously thought, report investigators.
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New electron microscope method detects atomic-scale magnetism Scientists can now detect magnetic behavior at the atomic level with a new electron microscopy technique. The researchers took a counter intuitive approach by taking advantage of optical distortions that they typically try to eliminate.
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Samsung Reveals More about Mysterious QLED Plans for Ultimate Display Samsung Reveals More about Mysterious QLED Plans for Ultimate Display Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site According to the latest reports, Samsung is spending time focused on a brand new screen technology, one that could surpass even OLED displays. What is this magical new technology, and how can it impact the top LED TVs of 2016? Well, it’s called QLED, and it could be the next big leap in
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Researchers find Highland East Asian origin for prehistoric Himalayan populations Researchers have conducted the first ancient DNA investigation of the Himalayan arc, generating genomic data for eight individuals ranging in time from the earliest known human settlements to the establishment of the Tibetan Empire. The findings demonstrate that the genetic make-up of high-altitude Himalayan populations has remained remarkably stable despite cultural transitions and exposure to ou
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Case closed in ‘Mississippi Burning’ murders after 52 years On the day before the 52nd anniversary of the ‘Mississippi Burning’ murders, the state and federal governments announced the case is closed on the killing of three civil rights workers. The investigation could be reopened if new information is found. Read Full Article at RT.com
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It’s a gas: World’s biggest ‘fart-in’ planned during Clinton’s convention speech Great news for all #NeverHillary fans who refuse to support the presumptive Democratic nominee. Activists are planning the “world’s largest fart-in” during Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic national convention. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ten simple rules to use statistics effectively Under growing pressure to report accurate findings as they interpret increasingly larger amounts of data, researchers are finding it more important than ever to follow sound statistical practices.
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27 Basement Storage Ideas And 8 Organizing Tips A basement is usually more accessible than an attic, and tends to house a mix of items ranging from furniture to paper products, as well as stacks of family memorabilia. When properly utilized, a basement can add much-needed storage space for your home, instead of being that black hole where things are tossed and disappear. Basement storage accessories should be tailored to provide maximal access,
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Scientists glimpse why life can’t happen without water Scientists are getting closer to directly observing how and why water is essential to life as we know it.
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Solar cells for greener and safer energies Researchers report on low-temperature, solution-processed, environmentally friendly inorganic solar cells made with Earth-abundant materials capable of operating with a power conversion of 6.3 percent.
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Better way to ‘herd’ electrons in solar fuel devices Researchers have discovered a new way to optimize electron transfer in semi-conductors used in solar fuel solutions.
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Widened Panama Canal will start operating on June 26 The $5 billion widening of the Panama Canal will be inaugurated on June 26th when the first vessel officially sails through. Over 960 million cubic meters of cargo passed through the canal in 2015, a new record and an amount that Francisco Miguez of the ACP calls “the maximum we could do in the existing locks”. The expansion increases capacity to 1.7 billion cubic meters. The biggest container shi
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You Don’t Need a Droid When You’ve Got Lightsaber Screwdrivers in Your Toolbox R2-D2 and BB-8 have saved the day countless times in what will probably end up being a never-ending series of movies. But droids are an expensive companion, and you’ll never have to put up with any sass-talking from this set of lightsaber-handled screwdrivers.Read more…
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The changing trade secret and patent equilibrium  It is no secret that trade secrets are essential to the success of many businesses. Nearly all of us are aware of examples of highly treasured trade secrets, such as the recipe for Coca-Cola, the formula for WD-40 and the methodology for creating the nooks and crannies in Thomas’ English Muffins. Less-known is the growing importance of trade secrets and the role they play in our… Read More
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The Tech-Filled Shoulder Bag Working as a technology support administrator means you need to have access to all sorts of gadgets. Case in point, reader Chris Farnell shares his bag, packed with all sorts of little things.The bag is a Kensington LM340 Messenger Bag. Here’s what’s inside:On Key Ring – 128GB PNY Flash 2.0, 64GB OTG/USG Sandisk FlashMead 1 Subject binderPS VitaKindle 5th GenLED Flash LightWooden Credit Card Walle
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SOG Mission Grade Packs A line of backpacks built for everything from daily carry to tactical missions.
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Smartphone Users Are Paying For Their Own Surveillance Nicola Hahn writes: While top secret NSA documents continue to trickle into the public sphere, tech industry leaders have endeavored to reassure anxious users by extolling the benefits of strong encryption. Rising demand among users for better privacy protection signifies a growth market for the titans of Silicon Valley — this results in a tendency to frame the issue of cybersecurity in terms of
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Dell Sells Off Software to Double Down on Its Riskiest Business For Dell, combining software and hardware was supposed to be like chocolate and peanut butter. Instead, it’s turning out more like oil and water. The post Dell Sells Off Software to Double Down on Its Riskiest Business appeared first on WIRED.
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7 Time-Saving Ways To Automate Your Everyday Tasks By making use of simple tools you likely already have, you can save time and money through automation.Automation’s big payoff is supposed to be that it will release us from rote tasks and usher in a new era of freedom. That way, we can devote our time to higher-level activities. Instead of spending time inputting data, we’ll be making valuable connections or coming up with innovative ideas. Instea
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Lizard Stripes May Mess Up Predators’ Timing A lizard’s stripes may make them look like they’re moving slower than they really are, confusing predators that tend to aim at the head but may wind up with the tail.     — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This week’s picks for LA architecture and design events Don’t let the sweltering summer heat curb your creative inspiration. Curious where to find interesting architecture-related happenings in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. region? Archinect and Bustler compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: New York City, June 20-27 Summer is here, and there’s plenty of architectural inspiration around New York City. Planning for another week ahead in the Big Apple? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed. Check back regularly at the start of the week
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News: Bustler’s editor picks for architecture & design events: Los Angeles, June 20-27 The longer days of summer are here — and Angelenos are definitely feeling the heat right now! Planning for another week ahead in the City of Angels and wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the area? Bustler has compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other noteworthy happening
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10 awesome Wii U games worth dusting off your neglected Nintendo for Alas, poor Wii U! Nintendo’s ill-fated successor to the Wii must have been conceived under a bad star. It has never been able to grab the same audience its predecessor did, nor has it put a dent in the success of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. With a new Nintendo console — codenamed NX — on the horizon, the Wii U’s days seem to be nearing an end. That’s a shame, because the Wii U’s touchscreen gam
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The Week in iPad Cases: Booq’s Booqpad has room for a notepad along with your iPad Pro New iPad cases of the weekThis week’s roundup of new iPad cases features the Booqpad, a carry-all folio that packs more than just your iPad. Plus, leather bags and functional cases that will help you stay productive throughout your busy day. Read on!BooqThe Booqpad (9.7-inch iPad Pro; $60 MSRP) is a folio-style case that features a removable polycarbonate shell, which keeps your iPad safe if you e
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‘Prayer rooms but no labs’ When a group of high school students in Istanbul turned their backs on their head teacher at a graduation ceremony, a wave of protests began across Turkey.
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‘No hope’ Turkish border guards killing Syrian civilians will face justice, HRW tells RT Human Rights Watch is investigating reports that Turkish border guards killed an entire family of Syrian refugees fleeing the war-torn country. As Ankara denies the accusations, HRW told RT it holds “no hope” that those responsible will face justice. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Analog computing and biological simulations get a boost from new MIT compiler  Life, uh, finds a way. And more often than not, that way is analog. Digital simulations of cells and systems struggle to take that into account. Analog electronic circuits are a powerful tool to bring to bear on these difficult problems — and a new compiler from MIT makes programming them much, much easier. Read More
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Roku makes finding news, entertainment a breeze with expanded search functionality Roku made some significant improvements to its search functionality today, vastly expanding the number of streaming services than can be searched directly from the set-top box’s native search. More than 50 streaming content providers are now included, up from just six previously. Today’s additions include several news outlets allowing for a wide variety of searchable content. New partners include
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Music from Prince’s vaults could be used in a musical or other intriguing projects Prince is gone, but there seems to be no risk of the legendary musician being forgotten. In fact, fans may soon be able to hear more of his music that ever before. Charles Koppelman, who is working with Prince’s lawyer and manager, L. Londell McMillan, told New York Post’s Page Six that there’s the possibility of the Purple One’s music being used for a Broadway musical or a Cirque du Soleil show,
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Electronics & Gadgets : Bolt Action Mini – EDC Flashlight Itty-bitty bolt action flashlight. Great things come in small packages, and come with a bolt action mechanism. Itty-bitty flashlight fits in the palm of your hand, but still delivers up to 8 reconfigurable output modes and up to 100 lumens of light. $85.99
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Apple news site MacNN is shutting down on July 1 MacNN, a website that has been devoted to coverage of all things Apple for more than 20 years, will be closing down on July 1. MacNN (Macintosh News Network) editor Charles Martin today delivered the news in a post on the site entitled, “End of the road for MacNN: 21 years of changes for Apple, and for us.” “It’s kind of amazing we made it this far — only TidBITs and Macworld are older and still a
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Here’s How Many Weapons a B-52 Bomber Can Hold The Air Force’s B-52 Bomber has been around since the 1950s and can hold up to 70,000 pounds of weapons. It’s a legendary beast that stretches 156 feet long, has a wingspan of 185 feet, and hits 40 feet tall. Known as the BUFF (that’s for Big Ugly Fat Fucker), it can hold nine weapons on each wing and 27 more inside the weapons bay. More devastatingly, it can also hold eight nukes inside.Big and u
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This Exhibit Makes Cosmic Art Out of the Night Sky A classic 18th century astronomy catalog of galaxies and nebulae is the inspiration for Deep Sky Companion, a series of 110 pairs of paintings and photographs of objects visible in the night sky by artist Lia Halloran, currently on exhibit at Caltech in Pasadena California.Read more…
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Man arrested for wanting to ‘kill Trump’ in Vegas was in US illegally The man who attempted to steal a police officer’s gun and “kill Donald Trump” at the Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, was in the US illegally, having overstayed his visa, a federal court found out during the arraignment. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NY attorney general announces investigation into Syracuse shooting A Sunday night shootout near Syracuse’s Skiddy Park left one dead and involved at least four guns. Police received tips earlier that day about plans to shoot up a Father’s Day celebration in the park, where hundreds had gathered. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Who needs a knife when you have the Benchmade Nestucca Cleaver? Although Paul Hogan might be disappointed that this is indeed not a knife, I’m pretty sure he’d have a hard time saying no to the Benchmade Nestucca Cleaver. Based on the traditional Alaskan ulu, this cleaver has slashed its way through history and remains the ideal shape to cut through just about anything. The blade itself is made from CPM-S30V […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Google marks rare pairing of solstice, ‘strawberry moon’ with doodle – CNET The last time these two phenomena coincided was back in 1967, and it won’t happen again until 2062.
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Relaxed local sourcing rule allows Apple to open retail stores in India The Indian government’s local sourcing rule has been relaxed for three years for foreign companies engaged in single brand retail trading.
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Turkey charges press freedom activists with ‘terrorist propaganda’ A Turkish court charges three campaigners for press freedom with “terrorist propaganda”, including a journalist for Reporters Without Borders.
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Google Prompt streamlines two-step verification It seems like not a week goes by without news of a major password hack, and the subsequent reminders to turn on two-factor verification for all of your devices and services. So, to make the process that much simpler on your end (but not any potential hacker’s end, hopefully) Google has announced a streamlined method for approving sign-in requests. Google Prompt, as 9to5Google is calling the servic
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Gourmet Gummies That Taste Like Birthday Cake and Other Flavors I wouldn’t say I have a sweet tooth, per say, but I know what I like. Let’s use gummy candy for instance. If a pack of gummies is opened in front of me, chances are that pack will be gone in less than a few minutes. There’s no such thing as rolling it up and saving it for later when I’m around. Project 7 sent me a package featuring all their delicious Gourmet Gummies flavors. These aren’t the tra
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Russian Bill Requires Encryption Backdoors In All Messenger Apps Patrick O’Neill quotes a report from The Daily Dot: A new bill in the Russian Duma, the country’s lower legislative house, proposes to make cryptographic backdoors mandatory in all messaging apps in the country so the Federal Security Service — the successor to the KGB — can obtain special access to all communications within the country. [Apps like WhatsApp, Viber, and Telegram, all of which off
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A week after Orlando shooting, four gun control bills fail in U.S. Senate One week after the deadly Orlando shooting that killed 49 people and injured dozens of others, partisan gridlock in the U.S. Senate led to the failure of four separate gun bills in one day — leading to plenty of frustration and anger on social media.  SEE ALSO: House Democrats decry ‘faux concern’ of Orlando moment of silence The four competing plans were: A proposal by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-
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Pairing chocolate with electricity may mean less fat in our favorite candy bars Chocoholics, are you sitting down? Researchers have just found a way process chocolate so it doesn’t need as much fat added into the recipe. By adding an electrical charge, the melted treat flows smoothly enough to be processed and, according to taste testers, is just as decadent as the original, higher-fat version. Your guilty pleasure may soon be a bit less guilty. Researchers at Philadelphia’s
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Long-term opioids may not be best pain management option for all sickle cell patients In a small study looking at pain assessments in adults with sickle cell disease, researchers say overall, those treated long-term with opioids often fared worse in measures of pain, fatigue and curtailed daily activities than those not on long-term opioids.
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Sony Xperia X, X Performance, XA, XA Ultra now on pre-order Sony’s new Xperia X smartphone family is finally ready for the US crowd. Almost. The four smartphones that make up Sony’s latest flagship series have just one up for pre-order on both Best Buy and B&H Photo, with prices ranging from $280 to $700. And to make those prices worth it, the two stores are also throwing in free microSD … Continue reading
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Early Hadid: 14 Fascinating Drawings Reveal Zaha’s Projects With OMA “Queen of the curve” “Starchitect!” “First female [insert accolade here]” Zaha Hadid has been written about plenty — her work scrutinized and loved by the media — for her story and background as well as the distinctive architectural style she helped popularize and push forward. Her innovations caused the kinds of controversies that only come alongside an uncompromising vision. Her work becam
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The Natural Unnatural A hidden network of inlets, storm drains, and ultimately the Waller Creek dig project tunnels are Unnatural controls creating a city-wide water displacement grid. This concealed system seeks to control the Natural processes of torrential rain storms allowing for our habitation of this flood prone land.
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The Shingle House The Shingle House is located in Dungeness, kent on the South East coast of England. Dungeness is a place without walls or fences, It’s Britain’s only desert, a shingle wasteland punctuated by strange plants and even stranger human interventions. It is home to a peculiar assortment of buildings and activities, from tiny fishermen’s huts to a giant nuclear power station by way of lighthouses and a
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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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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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Portsea Sleepout This guest house is located within the grounds of an existing family beach house in a secluded coastal setting. Our client required a guest house that would sit sympathetically within the native landscape and create a clear architectural distinction to the existing house. Our design concept is to create a building as a landscape element that forms a backdrop to the existing tennis court and is ne
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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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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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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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Clinic Made of Plain Wood Base It is a small clinic along the large national highway of Toyota city with the scenery of so-called roadside. Requests from the client were the following three points. First, it had to be a building suitable for the new shop named “Grow”. It was named with the hope to make the clinic to be a place to help patients’ growth.
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Escape the City: The Top 10 Summer Retreats for Architects Tight deadlines, public presentations, keeping up with countless clients, consultants, and contractors … as an architect, one can get pretty burnt out during the heat of summer — I for one could do with taking off into the wilderness every once in a while! Of course, when it comes down to it I’m still a sucker for great architecture, even in the most remote of locations, so these 10 retreats are
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Kayak’s cofounder talks about how bots are transforming customer engagement VB LIVE: The buzz in Silicon Valley is bots: they’re cheaper and faster to build than apps, and make it a snap to reach users where and when they want to communicate. Are bots the future of customer engagement? Join our free VB Live event to find out. Register here for free. “The trend is very clear here that people don’t want to talk on the phone,” says Paul English, cofounder of Kayak and now f
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Study focuses on use of instructional videos to aid problem solving New research aims to help educators quantify how the best students perform problem solving with the aid of instructional videos, a step toward learning how to better coach students in difficult engineering curricula.
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Rediscovering a wasp after 101 years A species of wasp that is a natural enemy of a wood-boring beetle that kills black locust trees has been rediscovered, more than 100 years after the last wasp of this species was found.
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Researchers link childhood hunger, violence later in life Children who often go hungry have a greater risk of developing impulse control problems and engaging in violence, according to new research.
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This tiny gadget turns your smartphone into a thermal-imaging camera A new device takes a literal spin on hot or not — the Seek CompactPRO is a small gadget you plug into your smartphone to instantly add thermal-imaging capabilities. Sure, the CAT S60 has built-in thermal imaging, but for those not crazy about the construction-like fashion statement, thermal imaging will soon be available on any smartphone with the Seek add-on. An update to the pricier and larger S
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Honeymoon Private Island Presidential Suite / Architects 49 © Chaovarith Poonphol Architects: Architects 49 Location: Phuket, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand Architect In Charge: Architects 49 Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Chaovarith Poonphol Lighting Designer : 49 Lighting Design Consultants Limited Structural Engineer : Branch Associates Limited System Engineer : Geo design & engineering consult
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moradavaga’s sunwheel installation for são joão festivities in porto implanted inside porto, portugal’s álvaro siza fountain, the piece measures eight meters in diameter, and features hundreds of small golden plates. The post moradavaga’s sunwheel installation for são joão festivities in porto appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Senate rejects gun-control measures after Orlando shooting The US Senate on Monday rejected four measures restricting guns, although lawmakers were still trying to forge a compromise that could keep firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists.
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This dude’s trick shots with an Aussie Rules football are pretty rad Not really sure what Aussie Rules football is? You won’t need to in order to enjoy this. Tymunna Clements, from Darwin in Australia, is getting plenty of attention for his skills with the (oval) football, impressively kicking the ball into the net. Look mum, no hands. The 17-year-old’s self-devised tricks look effortless and he’s certainly not fussed when he gets the ball in the net. “I
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Research aims to make water-cycle modeling data more accessible Improved publication strategy for authors who use hydrological modeling software will make model data easier for readers to understand and reuse, according to an international team of researchers.
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Simple reward-based learning suits adolescents best Adolescents focus on rewards and are less able to learn to avoid punishment or consider the consequences of alternative actions, finds a new study. The study compared how adolescents and adults learn to make choices based on the available information.
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Water hazard – even big cars can be swept away in shallow floodwaters News coverage of floods is inevitably accompanied by footage of stranded motorists who have attempted to drive through floodwaters, despite warnings from emergency services. The recent floods that hit the Australian east coast were no different, but a new study out of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) may give drivers pause before risking their lives in the next downpour. Researchers hav
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Best electric mid-drive adds serious muscle and speed to existing bicycles In addition to the hordes of e-bikes out there, the market has plenty of aftermarket kits designed to turn standard bicycles into electric-assist machines: electrified wheels like the Centinel and FlyKly, friction drives like the ConoDrive and Rubbee 2.0, and mid-drives like the Bimoz. With the exception of the rare powerhouse, like the 3,400-watt EGO-kit, these add-ons tend to use modestly pow
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Threats to habitat connectivity as sea waters inundate coastal areas By the year 2100, sea levels might rise as much as 2.5 meters above their current levels, which would seriously threaten coastal cities and other low-lying areas. In turn, this would force animals to migrate farther inland in search of higher ground. But accelerated urbanization, such as the rapidly expanding Piedmont area that stretches from Atlanta to eastern North Carolina, could cut off their
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New York energy company is using drones for inspection Different industries and companies use drones for different tasks. For New York energy provider Con Edison, that task is to inspect 10-story boilers that produce steam and energy for some of the most iconic buildings in NYC, including the Empire State. The company has begun testing the use of drones (equipped with cameras and thermal systems) for inspection at one of its steam plants on the East S
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Fitbit Sleep Schedule makes sure you get enough shut-eye It might sound almost paradoxical that an activity tracker would also track the least active part of our daily routine. However, sleep is perhaps the most underrated aspect of health and usually the first to be sacrificed in the name of productivity. The Fitbit app’s new Sleep Schedule feature puts the focus back on the bed (or the couch, if … Continue reading
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‘Unbelievable low for press freedom’: Ankara charges journalists, academic with ‘terror propaganda’ Turkish authorities have detained and charged two journalists and an academic with spreading “terror propaganda” after the group took part in a solidarity campaign supporting a pro-Kurdish publication. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Gun manufacturer seeks dismissal of Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit A lawsuit from some relatives of Sandy Hook shooting victims may be dismissed if gun manufacturer Remington Arms prevails. The families argue the AR-15, the gun used by Adam Lanza to murder 20 children and six adults, is not suitable for civilian use. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Civilians flee ISIS stronghold surrounded by US-backed forces (VIDEO) Growing numbers of civilians are fleeing the Islamic State stronghold of Manbij, as US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue to push out and suppress the remaining pockets of terrorist resistance in the northern Syrian town. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Self-proclaimed Australian ‘bitcoin founder’ builds patent blockchain empire Alleged bitcoin founder Craig Wright has supposedly filed more than 50 patent applications in the United Kingdom related to digital currency and blockchain technology.
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Airbnb Targeted by New York Senate Bill, and Airbnb Host Criminally Charged in Los Angeles New York’s state Senate has passed a bill, which now awaits action from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that would make it a crime to advertise an entire apartment for rent for a period of fewer than 30 days. First offenders would be fined $1,000, but that would balloon to $7,500 for a third offense. Linda Rosenthal, a state assemblywoman who supported the law, was quoted in The Verge as saying that it’s not
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A long way from everything: The search for a Grand Unified Theory The recent confirmation of gravity waves observed by the LIGO project represents a huge breakthrough in physics, verifying Albert Einstein’s predictions regarding the effect of mass on space and time and supporting his general theory of relativity published in 1916. But what of his other grand hypothesis? Einstein’s unified field theory consumed the last 30 years of his life without resolution,
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8-year-old on hyperactivity meds dies after receiving 1,000x prescribed dose An 8-year-old boy died in hospital after a pharmacist mixed his hyperactivity medication at over 1,000 times the prescribed dosage. It wasn’t until later that his family learned the pharmacist who made that error faced no repercussions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Beyond Netflix: Here’s the entire alphabet in corporate logos A brand logo is the face of a corporation — a combination of colors, typefaces and simple shapes designed to make an image or feeling stick in your brain.  So when those familiar icons are given a facelift, people take notice. SEE ALSO: Netflix just revealed a new icon logo Netflix quietly rolled out a new emblem on Monday with a narrow red capital “N” set against a black background. A
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Dartmouth graduated more women than men in engineering this year  Dartmouth just became the first national research university to graduate more women than men in the engineering department. More women have been going into engineering in the last several years, according to the American Society for Engineering Education (AASE), and women made up 37 percent of the class in Dartmouth’s engineering school in 2015. But women tipped the scales this year… Read More
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Bigger Isn’t Better As Mega-Ships Get Too Big and Too Risky HughPickens.com writes: Alan Minter writes at Bloomberg that between 1955 and 1975, the average volume of a container ship doubled — and then doubled again over each of the next two decades. The logic behind building such giants was once unimpeachable: Globalization seemed like an unstoppable force, and those who could exploit economies of scale could reap outsized profits. But it is looking more
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Thousands of Minnesota nurses enter 3rd day of strike, employer insists all is fine (VIDEO) Nearly 5,000 unionized nurses from five hospitals around Minneapolis have been on strike since Sunday, protesting changes to their health care plans. The not-for-profit employer says patients are receiving the same care as usual. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Israel mulls building offshore transport hub to ease Gaza blockade Israel is actively seeking foreign investors to construct a $5-billion artificial island with a seaport, hotels and an airport just off the coast of the Gaza Strip to ease the blockade it imposed on the Palestinian enclave a decade ago. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Australian Paralympian robbed at gunpoint in Rio An Australian athlete who has competed in six Paralympic Games is robbed at gunpoint in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
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First self-driving ‘cognitive’ vehicle uses IBM Watson Internet of Things Olli (credit: Local Motors) Local Motors, creator of the world’s first 3D-printed cars, has developed the first self-driving “cognitive” vehicle, using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. The vehicle, dubbed “Olli,” can carry up to 12 people. It uses IBM Watson and other systems to improve the passenger experience and allow natural interaction with the vehicle. Olli will be used on
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Sphero’s new rolling robot can swim, paint, and teach kids to code A little less than a year ago, Sphero released the first edition of its Spark robot, a rolling ball you can control with a mobile app. Since then, the product has been adopted as a tool for teaching kids about robotics and computer programming in over 1,000 schools across the US and Canada. Today it’s announcing the second edition, the Sphero Spark+, which has a tougher, scratch-resistant skin. I
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Florida woman charged for threatening to blow up mosque A woman was arrested at the Islamic Foundation of South Florida on Sunday after threatening to bomb the mosque. Among other charges, she is accused of damage to property and possession of what turned out to be a hoax bomb. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Why Sir Issac Newton’s Connection to the Universe Was Kinda Spooky Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what’s so completely mind-blowing about the great mind of Sir Isaac Newton.Read More
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Superloop raises AU$22m under first stage of entitlement offer The institutional entitlement offer has raised just over AU$22 million for Superloop, ahead of the retail offering later this week, to fund its expansion across Asia.
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Your Beach Reading List: Fiction A girl slowly joins a fictional version of the Manson family; a son tracks down the life story of his estranged mother; a terrorist is disappointed with his latest bombing. …Read More »
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With SAGE by Hughes, Home Security Is as Easy as Watching TV Home improvements with no construction required. …Read More »
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How to Pair a Tie with a Shirt How to look sharp for every occasion. …Read More »
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50 Smartest Companies 2016 Our editors pick the 50 companies that best combine innovative technology with an effective business model.
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7 Enthusiasts, 7 Car Stereos A good stereo head unit will give your 20th-century car 21st-century infotainment. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: June 21, 2016 A 3D printer that does it all, an itty bitty gas powered flame, a slew of impressive headphones and much more. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: June 21, 2016 How to save on Ralph Lauren driving mocs, summer shades and internet security. …Read More »
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Cycling Guide: This Season’s Best Cyclocross Bikes Upgrade your race kit to one of the best cyclocross bikes on the market. …Read More »
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Cycling Guide: This Season’s Best Road Bikes On these bikes, the coffee shop will no longer be the most exciting part of your ride. …Read More »
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5 Amazing Ways to Get Inspired and Motivated to Achieve Your Goals Good intentions are just half the job of achieving your goals. It can be difficult to form a new habit and stick with it. Temptations lie everywhere. To get motivated, it’s a good idea to visualize what you are going for, and perhaps even boost your self-belief with a quick comparison. When the objective seems too daunting, it can help to see it be done by someone else. When you think it’s too lat
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A Better Turtle Timeline Established dating technique offers a new look into endangered species.
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Bespoke processor gives robot movement a speed boost In structured environments, such as on manufacturing lines, robots are able to carry out pre-planned movements much faster than humans, but in unfamiliar environments it takes a lot of time for robots to plan movements that humans make almost without thinking. To give robots a speed boost, engineers at Duke University have developed a new processor that enables robots to perform motion planning
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Second firefighter dies tackling Cyprus forest fires The Cypriot president expresses “great sorrow” after a second firefighter dies trying to tackle the worst forest fires in Cyprus for years.
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Calais ‘Jungle’ migrants block motorway in violent confrontation with French police Police have used tear gas to disperse hundreds of Calais ‘Jungle’ migrants who blocked the main road to the Channel Tunnel in a bid to board lorries bound for the UK. The road remained closed for hours as refugees clashed with French law enforcers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Grab adds Alipay support to its taxi on-demand service in Southeast Asia  Grab, the billion dollar company rivaling Uber in Southeast Asia, just made a move to tap into Chinese tourism after it added support for Alipay, China’s largest digital payment service. Read More
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Global coral bleaching event expected to last through 2016 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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Lockheed gets $331.8 million GMLRS rocket contract Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2016 Lockheed Martin has received a $331.8 million U.S. Army contract for Lot 11 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets, the company said Wednesday. The contract calls for production of GMLRS alternative warhead rockets, unitary rockets and reduced-range practice rockets, Lockheed said in a statement. Rockets will be produced for the U.S. Army, the Mar
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A Burial Plot for the International Space Station Bethesda MD (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 Sometime in the next 10 years or so, ISS will be deorbited into a remote area of the Earth’s surface. Most experts expect that location will be the South Pacific Ocean. The specific area is well-known as the “Spacecraft Cemetery.” This area, about 2,400 miles southeast of Wellington, New Zealand, is the final resting place for many decommissioned satellite
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Opportunity Wraps up Work on ‘Wheel Scuff’ Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 21, 2016 Opportunity is exploring ‘Marathon Valley’ on the rim of Endeavour crater, investigating outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. The rover is close to completing its investigations within Marathon Valley. On Sol 4400 (June 9, 2016), Opportunity continued with the in-situ (contact) investigation of the area that was scuffed by the rover wheel. The rover collected a M
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Swift Satellite Used to Chase Colliding Black Holes Leicester, UK (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 Scientists from the University of Leicester have revealed they have been involved in the search of the distant universe for the counterpart to a second gravitational wave source. This week the advanced LIGO facility in the USA announced that they had detected gravitational waves from a merging binary black hole for the second time. Within hours of this discovery o
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Breaking out: How black hole jets punch out of their galaxies Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 A simulation of the powerful jets generated by supermassive black holes at the centers of the largest galaxies explains why some burst forth as bright beacons visible across the universe, while others fall apart and never pierce the halo of the galaxy. About 10 percent of all galaxies with active nuclei – all presumed to have supermassive black holes within the cent
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Digitalization of analog data reveals past space weather patterns Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 If you’re about to throw out old data on bulky paper, hold your horses. A Japanese team have digitalized magnetogram recordings taken before direct observations by satellites became available. The analog recordings, taken for 72 years since the early 20th century, provide a window onto space weather in the mid-1900s and shed light onto future patterns of plasma mov
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ALMA Observes Most Distant Stellar Oxygen Ever Santiago, Chile (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), detected a clear signal from oxygen in a galaxy located 13.1 billion light-years away from us. This is the most distant oxygen ever detected. Oxygen in this galaxy seems to be ionized by a number of young giant stars, and this detection is a key step to understand the enigmatic “cosm
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Exoplanet Mission Completes Design Milestone London, UK (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 Twinkle has completed a key preliminary design milestone. The results of the payload study demonstrate that Twinkle’s instruments will be able to achieve the mission’s science objectives. Twinkle’s two spectrometers will analyze light transmitted through, and emitted or reflected by, the atmospheres of exoplanets in order to give radical insights into worlds orbiting
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First ride: Bultaco Brinco S electric bike Bultaco has dramatically widened the appeal of its electric Brinco with three new models, all of them road legal. Until now, the Brinco has only been offered in 60km/h off-road form – the new bikes are homologated for the road and come as a 45km/h moped or 25km/h pedelec. We took to London’s streets on the Brinco S during the world launch held just a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge… Continue
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Congo declares yellow fever epidemic Kinshasa (AFP) June 20, 2016 DR Congo on Monday declared a yellow fever outbreak in the capital Kinshasa, home to more than ten million people, and in two other western provinces. Health Minister Kabange Numbi said 67 cases – including five fatalities – had been confirmed in the provinces of Kinshasa, Kongo central and Kwango after an inquiry into more than 1,000 suspect cases. “The epidemic
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Canadian forests a refuge as warming creeps north Boston MA (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 In the Canadian province of Quebec, a study of more than 26,000 trees across an area the size of Spain forecasts potential winners and losers in a changing climate. The study, published in the journal Science, shows that boreal forests in far-northern latitudes may one day act as a climate refuge for black spruce, the foundational tree for the northwoods ecosystem – a
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Single-shot imaging of bio-systems Sendai, Japan (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 While the effect of radiosensitizing molecules in radiation-based cancer therapies has been known for a long time, the exact molecular mechanisms behind it – the capacity of the radiosensitizer to locally augment the radiation damage to tumor cells by intratumoral administration of the agent – are yet to be deciphered. However, an international team of researchers
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New imaging method reveals nanoscale details about DNA Washington DC (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 Researchers have developed a new enhanced DNA imaging technique that can probe the structure of individual DNA strands at the nanoscale. Since DNA is at the root of many disease processes, the technique could help scientists gain important insights into what goes wrong when DNA becomes damaged or when other cellular processes affect gene expression. The new imagin
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Improving poor soil with burned up biomass Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan have shown that torrefied biomass can improve the quality of poor soil found in arid regions. Published in Scientific Reports, the study showed that adding torrefied biomass to poor soil from Botswana increased water retention in the soil as well as – the amount of plant growth. When high tem
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Permafrost thawing below shallow Arctic lakes Washington DC (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 New research shows permafrost below shallow Arctic lakes is thawing as a result of changing winter climate. Warmer winters combined with an increase in snowfall during the last 30 years have limited the growth of seasonal lake ice. In response, lakebed temperatures of Arctic lakes less than 1 meter (3 feet) deep have warmed by 2.4 degrees Celsius (4.3 degrees Fahr
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‘Space tsunami’ causes the third Van Allen Belt Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Jun 21, 2016 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
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Austin, After Driving Out Uber and Lyft, Launches Sting Operations Against Those Who Dare to Serve the Public with Rides After residents of Austin, Texas, voted last month to not overturn an earlier set of city regulations that would hamper their ability to find the drivers they needed, ehailing ride service companies Uber and Lyft, as they vowed they would, stopped operating in the city.  Since people can be decent and resourceful, lots of entrepreneurs leapt into the breach to give needy Austinites a lift, even
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5G is coming: this is the FCC’s big plan The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants 5G wireless to be available starting in 2020 and has laid out its plans to push the technology forward. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is pushing for a proposal that will open up high-band spectrum for 5G networks. “That’s damn important because it means U.S. companies will be first out of the gate,” says Wheeler. It should be noted that the UN
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Terror suspect with salt & cookie-filled vest arrested in Brussels A suspect who was arrested following a bomb alert in a Brussels shopping mall was wearing a fake explosive belt filled with salt and cookies, authorities said. Soon after, two metro stations were said to have been evacuated. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Japan developing extraterrestrial construction machines – CNET The Japanese space agency has teamed up with construction company Kajima to develop autonomous construction machines for the moon and Mars.
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Brussels terror alert: Fake suicide belt found A man who claimed to have been strapped with explosives is found to be wearing a fake suicide belt after sparking an anti-terror operation in central Brussels.
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Earthquake-resistant kindergarten in Japan is made using shipping containers Utilizing shipping containers is a growing trend in architecture and construction for a variety of reasons. The metal boxes are incredibly strong, and can also cut construction costs as well as time, since they can be retrofitted into more elaborate buildings faster than traditional building methods. The two firms have a history of partnering to create open, light-filled spaces for Japan’s tots, a
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New York passes bill banning short-term rentals on Airbnb – CNET The New York senate has passed a bill that bans Airbnb rentals of an entire property shorter than 30 days.
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bernardes arquitetura projects triangular platform chapel towards the brazilian sea a search for simplicity was the drive behind the design, born of the desire to allow a visitor to access a formerly unreachable point in space resulting in a building designed with technical pragmatism to create a spiritually charged place. The post bernardes arquitetura projects triangular platform chapel towards the brazilian sea appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine
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French unions, government in standoff over future protests The French government and unions planning another demonstration against labour reforms were at loggerheads Tuesday over how to address security fears following the violence that marred a protest last week.
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Why we all need to fight the irrational fear of outsiders Donald Trump and pro-Brexit campaigners are playing on understandable but irrational psychological reactions to change
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Android Pay Day offers UK discounts for mobile payments Now that Android Pay is available in the UK, Google wants to make sure people are actually using it. The company has come up with a promotion called Android Pay Day, which offers discounts every month on the Tuesday before your next pay slip. The scheme kicks off today with two deals; firstly, in Starbucks, you can get two-for-one on Frappucinos; the second is a £5 voucher (ANDROIDPAY5 for new use
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Video: Venezuelans fingerprinted in bid to drive out president Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are queuing to get fingerprinted as part of a lengthy process to recall President Nicolas Maduro and trigger new elections in the economically battered South American country.
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Happy nameday, Plutonian moons Nix and Hydra – CNET June 21, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the naming of two of Pluto’s tiny moons.
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Walmart to make greater push into China with new partnership with local e-commerce giant – CNET The new deal will see Walmart selling its Chinese venture, Yihaodian, to JD.com in exchange for 5 percent of JD.com’s total shares.
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The robotic world is a reality for many industries Are robots replacing us? That’s no longer a question, but a reality in many industries.
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Our Legacy 1940s Shirts I’ve always felt like I’d fit in better in Scandinavia. From what I’ve heard, the people there celebrate good design, hate superfluousness in all its forms, and love nature. And you can see every one of those traits in these 1940s Shirts from Sweden’s Our Legacy. Made in Portugal, the shirts are crafted from environmentally-friendly…
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Bomb alert at Brussels shopping centre sparks anti-terror operation Belgian authorities on Tuesday closed off a major shopping centre in the centre of Brussels following a bomb scare.
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Ultrasound implant can help chemo drugs reach brain tumors One of the biggest problems with brain cancer treatment is that only a limited amount of chemotherapy drugs make it through. See, our brain’s blood vessels are tightly lined with cells to keep out toxins and pathogens. The bad news is that it also hinders medicine from reaching tumors. A team of French scientists have recently tested a promising answer to that issue: an ultrasound implant that the
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Russia successfully test-fires anti-ballistic missile – Defense Ministry The Russian Air Force has test-fired a domestically built short-range anti-ballistic missile to verify its performance. The system is already in use with the military as part of Russia’s missile defense shield. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Floating timber pavilion transforms a Swiss lake into an exciting new public square The design for the Pavilion of Reflections was inspired by Zurich’s important bathing culture; the city is home to the world’s highest density of public swimming areas, which serve as social gathering spaces. With an open-air swimming pool at its center, the pavilion doubles as a venue for films, discussion, and as an art showcase. “We conceived the Pavillon of Reflections as a floating, multifunc
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First Zika vaccine to enter human trials The World Health Organization declared it a global public health emergency in February, and it now looks like a heightened response to the Zika virus is starting to bear fruit. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved the first human trials of an experimental Zika virus vaccine, with the first subjects set to receive doses in the coming weeks… Continue Reading First Zika va
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Jordanian troops killed in bomb attack at Syria border Six Jordanian security personnel are killed in a suicide truck bomb attack near a makeshift refugee camp on the border with Syria, officials say.
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Windows’ Your Groove suggests music you might like If you’re not familiar with what on earth Groove, more formally Groove Music, is, you would be in good company. Put it simply, it’s the new name of what was once called Xbox Music, since it wasn’t available only the Xbox only anyway. If you haven’t heard much about it since the renaming almost a year ago, that’s because it … Continue reading
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How to Pin Windows “Always on Top” Using a Keyboard Shortcut Have you ever found yourself needing to pin a window to the front on your PC? There are ways to do it, but the one we’re about to show you might be easiest, as once you set it up, you’ll simple need to tap a couple buttons on your keyboard, and you’ll be good to go. Here’s how to setup an AutoHotkey script to pin a window to the front in just a couple quick steps! Download and install AutoHotkey (
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FAA rules to clear way for routine commercial drone flights The Obama administration is on the verge of approving routine commercial use of small drones, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology.
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Most anticipated tech of 2016: July to December edition – CNET Plenty of new gadgets are still on deck for the second half 2016. Some are official, some are inevitable sequels — but here’s everything we know so far.
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Non-Retina MacBook Pro reportedly disappears from stores The end of the line might be near for Apple’s legacy, non-Retina MacBook Pro. According to Apple Insider, the device is being pulled from showfloors in multiple stores in the U.S.  While not very prominent in Apple’s online store, the non-Retina MacBook Pro (also notable because it’s the only MacBook that still has an optical drive) is still officially available to buy, starting at $1,099. SEE AL
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Indian Space Organization Ambitious, Going to Launch 20 Satellites in a Single Launch The space agency had earlier sent 10 satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2008.
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Australian electricity company will give you Tesla charging for $1 a day Australian energy company, AGL, will provide customers who own electric vehicles, such as a Tesla, all-you-can-consume electricity for A$1 per day. The company’s CEO Andy Vesey announced the new initiative at the Australia Energy Week Conference in Melbourne on Tuesday, the Australian Financial Review reported. He said it will cost a customer A$365 a year to juice up their electric vehicle to the
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In-depth: The future of driving: a look at the car of 2026 The future of drivingTen years of development will usually see some pretty big changes in any product field – but in the car world, a decade is a veritable eternity.So what, exactly, will cars look like by 2026? Will Google, Tesla or somebody else have pulled off the fully autonomous car? Will you still be filling up at the pumps? And if you are, will it still be with petrol and diesel?What techno
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Volkswagen places question mark over future of diesel technology Volkswagen chief Matthias Mueller hinted in a newspaper interview that the embattled car giant could abandon diesel engine technology in the wake of the massive emissions-cheating scandal it is currently engulfed in.
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Microsoft is experimenting with creating links to every screen in your mobile app It’s not uncommon that people sometimes lose their place in a mobile app because they were interrupted by something else – like a notification from another tool – and struggle to find their way back. A team at Microsoft Research believes it has a solution to that problem, and it’s called uLink. It’s described as a mechanism that uses mobile deep linking to generate a link and allows you to bookmar
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Airobotics raises $28.5M to pursue autonomous drone platforms for heavy industry  Drones have numerous applications in security, inspection, and other major roles at industrial facilities, but in many cases manual control is still the standard. Tel Aviv-based Airobotics aims to automate the process as an alternative to costly and involved human pilots, and has raised $28.5 million to do so. Read More
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Fully-autonomous drone launcher never needs a pilot Having UAVs conduct routine aerial surveillance is already having a transformative effect on farming and and energy production but they can only operate when there’s a human at the controls. That’s about to change thanks to an autonomous drone system that not only flies but also maintains itself. Tel Aviv-based UAV Airobotics has debuted a completely automated patrol drone system of the same name
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Egypt court quashes Red Sea islands’ transfer to Saudis A court in Egypt quashes President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s controversial decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
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BitTorrent will reportedly launch a TV news channel on its streaming service BitTorrent may launch its own TV news network, Variety reports, to run alongside the channels already available on its recently launched BitTorrent Live streaming platform. The publication cites a job listing posted by the company for a news director. The director would hire and manage a team of journalists working out of BitTorrent’s San Francisco office, and develop a network of international c
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Car bomb kills Jordanian troops on Syrian border A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom’s stability.
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1.5 million people access the Internet via Google’s free Wi-Fi at 19 Indian railway stations At the beginning of this year, Google launched what it calls “the largest public Wi-Fi project in the world”, with the aim of setting up free Wi-Fi networks at 400 train stations in India. Five months later, over 1.5 million Indians are already using its services at 19 train stations across the country. SEE ALSO: Google launches free Wi-Fi service in India with Mumbai Central Station Fo
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‘Never mind the US, Russia’s the one losing patience over Syria ceasefire chaos’ – Chief of Staff The Russian military says Washington still won’t provide a list of groups it considers terrorist, allowing jihadists to regroup and escape Russian-led air raids on their positions, the head of the Russian General Staff said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Center for Asian Art at the Ringling Museum of Art The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the legacy of circus entrepreneur and art collector John Ringling and his wife, Mable. The Museum—which features both a permanent collection and temporary exhibition galleries—sits on a historic sixty-six acre estate that also includes the Venetian-Gothic Cà d’Zan mansion, the winter-residence of John and Mable Ringling, the Tibbals Learning Center, th
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felix raspall + carlo bañón installs 3D-printed fibrous pavilion at SUTD singapore for the occasion of singapore university of technology and design’s open house event, the two professors form a 14.5 meters free-form mesh structure situated in the atrium. The post felix raspall + carlo bañón installs 3D-printed fibrous pavilion at SUTD singapore appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Ultimate Ears speakers get Siri and Google Now voice integration Ultimate Ears has announced that two of its popular Bluetooth portable speakers are getting the ability to be controlled with your voice. Both the Boom 2 and the Megaboom portable speakers now have the ability to be voice controlled using Siri and Google Now voice integration. The speakers have a push-to-talk function to active the voice control. Both of these … Continue reading
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A Quick Way to Tweak System Performance in Windows One of the great things about Windows is that if you don’t like how it looks, you can change it. Want the Aero Glass look back in Windows 10? You can bring it back with just a few tweaks. However, these eye-catching animations come at a cost. All of the little behind-the-scenes bits of eye candy can have an impact on performance, especially on lower-grade systems. If you’d like to trade pretty vis
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Skincare brand commandeers the Great Wall of China to tell people to dream big On Tuesday, SK-II took over a portion of the Great Wall of China, covering it with posters of Chinese children talking about their dreams for the future. Dreams like wanting to be a football star like Cristiano Ronaldo, or becoming a dancer. SEE ALSO: Singer Yuna tells young fan on a Google Hangout her career hasn’t come without tears The installation took up 400 metres of footpath along the hist
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MPs investigate rise of far-right extremism after murder of Jo Cox MP British MPs will investigate the rise of right-wing political “extremism” following the shooting and stabbing to death of Jo Cox. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Benjamin the Bot Wrote The Script for ‘Sunspring’ This happens to be the first film that was written by Benjamin, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) program.
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IBM’s Watson tries its hand at editing a magazine IBM’s Watson has been getting up to plenty of late, including fighting the likes of the Zika virus, and now the supercomputer has turned its hand to editing a magazine, no less.The Drum, a marketing site and publication, apparently allowed Watson to edit the latest issue of its magazine, effectively benching the human editor for an AI (at least in some respects).Billed as an issue created by artif
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There is now a GoPro accessory to give you crocodile vision Have you ever seen a photograph in which half the image is captured above water, while the other half shows what’s under the surface? The concept behind this type of photos is quite simple: Keep half of the camera lens underwater while the other half is on top. As simple as it may sound though, capturing an image like this is actually far from easy, especially when the water is choppy, since the l
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VR report says consumer interest in virtual reality goes far beyond games Consumer interest in virtual reality goes far beyond gaming, according to the latest research from Greenlight VR. In addition to games, consumers want to use VR for travel, entertainment, events, home design, and education. The market research company also said in its 2016 Virtual Reality Consumer Report that consumers are less interested in paying a lot for VR now than they were back in October.
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Yellow fever frontline Angola is struggling to contain a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 300 people since December and is threatening other countries.
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St. Vincent Redesigned The Electric Guitar Into A Small, Lightweight “Rock Machine” Singer Annie Clark partnered with Ernie Ball Music Man to create the sleek St. Vincent guitar.Annie Clark, aka the Grammy-winning musician St. Vincent, had a beef with standard electric guitars: At nearly 4 feet long and about 9 pounds, they overpowered her slim, 5-foot-7 frame. She decided to create something more manageable.Read Full Story
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SpaceX And Blue Origin Fight To Win The Modern Space Race SpaceX and Elon Musk have the lead, but Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin are methodically persistent.From a dusty expanse in West Texas, Jeff Bezos and the crew of Blue Origin, his well-funded aerospace company, fire up their New Shepard rocket. It rises vertically, thrusting into the heavens at more than 2,800 mph. The unmanned crew capsule it’s carrying detaches and it crests roughly 64 miles above se
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This Transhumanist Records Everything Around Him So His Mind Will Live Forever In the early 1990s, a Hungarian girl who attended Alexey Turchin’s school suddenly died. Turchin, a Muscovite teenager who had a crush on the girl, resolved to bring her back to life.To do this, he decided to interview the girl’s classmates and friends in order to collect every bit of information about her. This data, fed into a supercomputer (to be designed, built, and operated by Turchin himself
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Quantum calculations broaden the understanding of crystal catalysts Using numerical modelling, researchers from Russia, the US, and China have discovered previously unknown features of rutile TiO2, which is a promising photocatalyst. The calculations were performed at an MIPT laboratory on the supercomputer Rurik. A paper detailing the results has been published in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
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Solar cells for greener and safer energies Nowadays, our world is in search of cleaner energy sources to power our increasing industrial and economic needs. Solar energy is becoming an alternative source to fossil fuels, but due to the accelerating pace at which we are consuming energy, we need to develop ubiquitous PV technologies that can be employed everywhere: on buildings, clothes, consumer electronics and wearables. This necessitates
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Digital Storm Aventum 3 review: This big, bad desktop celebrates high-end gaming In this world of phablets, ultra-thin laptops, and wearables, is there still room for an old-fashioned, gigantic desktop PC? If you’re Digital Storm, the answer is yes. No, strike that. Digital Storm’s big, brash, and bold Aventum 3 is more of a “Hells yes!”—and a challenge to the trends of low-end, low-cost, and tiny. I’ve seen a lot of big PCs in my day, and the Aventum 3 is among the largest
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Aggressive protection plan for caribou ranges in northern and central Alberta The Alberta government recently announced an aggressive protection plan for caribou ranges in northern and central Alberta. The new plan includes adding 1.8 million hectares of protected land for a total of 4.9 million hectares across Alberta. Stan Boutin, University of Alberta professor (biological sciences) and Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chair, will oversee the advisory panel implementing
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Cities Band Together to Deal With Uber, Airbnb Image: GettySuch is the power of Uber and Airbnb they have inspired international cooperation in this uncertain world. Mayors from 10 cities worldwide are working together to write a unified “rulebook” for how to deal with these companies.Until now, regulators have dealt with Uber and Airbnb on a city-by-city basis, which has led to a slew of lawsuits and just generally been a pain. For example, N
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Image: ESA’s Planck satellite captures prominent ring of gas near the North Celestial Pole This multicoloured swirl of yellow and blue shows a prominent ring of gas near the North Celestial Pole. The pole appears to be fixed in place, while the rest of the night sky slowly circles around it because of Earth’s rotation. This image comes courtesy of ESA’s Planck satellite, which spent years mapping the entire sky in exquisite detail between 2009 and 2013.
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Impossible I-1 Instant Camera The I-1 is the first new camera for the original Polaroid instant photo format in over 20 years. Developed by Impossible Project, the easy-to-use point and shoot instant camera prints photos using Impossible Project 600-type film (reverse-engineered from Polaroids now-discontinued 600-type offering). The camera is paired to an app where you can take full photographic control of aperture, flash and
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Yamaha 04gen Yamaha have recently unveiled the fourth concept model of Yamaha?s Gen series, featuring semi-transparent body panels and a frame with a flowing, organic design. The impressive 04GEN features a monocoque frame that resembles the basic structure of a Vespa, and a semi-transparent resin bodywork allowing the internal structure of the scooter to be displayed. But the standout feature is undoubtedly t
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Scientists reveal sub-Saharan Africa’s 4000-year legacy of past migrations Researchers from the University of Oxford have revealed that the genetic ancestries of many of sub-Saharan Africa’s populations are the result of historical DNA mixing events, known as admixture, within the last 4000 years.
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Research shows private school principals report strong influence New research from doctoral students at the University of Arkansas suggests that principals of private schools report having more influence over their schools than principals of public schools do.
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How to Delete Shows & Movies From Your Netflix History The other day I ended up watching a few shows on Netflix that would embarrass me if anyone knew that I’d watched them. For the curious, it was a dedicated to baking cakes and other kinds of food porn. I don’t want that show to pop up on my “Because you watch…” or “Continue watching…” lists on Netflix the next time my friends are over and we’re all gathered to watch a movie. If only there was a way
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Wukan, China: Villagers rally behind chief after ‘confession’ Supporters of a village chief who led protests against land grabs demand his release after he appears on TV saying he accepted bribes.
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Putin visit to Beijing promises to cement Russia-China economic ties Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to China this Saturday to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top Beijing officials. More than 30 documents are expected to be signed during the visit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Duma committee softens restrictions on exiting Russia in new anti-terrorist bill The Lower House’s anti-terrorist committee has approved the latest anti-terrorist package on its second reading, removing a ban on exiting Russia for people who had received warnings over possible participation in terrorist activities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia to develop production facilities in Cuba The development of production facilities and supplies of products are the key sectors of Russia’s cooperation with Cuba, according to Deputy Industry Minister Georgy Kalamanov. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Mystery of powerful lightning at sea not solved completely The mystery of why most of the most powerful lightning on Earth happens over the oceans isn’t solved, but a few of the usual suspects are no longer in custody.
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How to Turn Off Facebook’s Pesky Live Video Notifications If it doesn’t involve you, you probably don’t want a notification about it. Here’s how to opt-out. The post How to Turn Off Facebook’s Pesky Live Video Notifications appeared first on WIRED.
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I Still Can’t Believe How This VR Game Tricked My Brain Ripcoil, a VR game that will launch with the Oculus Touch controllers later this year, convinced me that I was actually moving, while I was standing still. The post I Still Can’t Believe How This VR Game Tricked My Brain appeared first on WIRED.
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Drivers will soon be able to customize cars with 3D-printed skins Last year, Daihastu and Stratasys revealed that drivers of the Japanese carmaker’s Copen model would be able to design and install their own custom 3D-printed panels. The companies have now announced that the mass customization system is now ready for testing and roll-out… Continue Reading Drivers will soon be able to customize cars with 3D-printed skins Category: Automotive Tags: 3D Pr
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Intrepid reptile balances 7 Cheerios on its tiny little head LONDON — There are some things in this world that are just inexplicably brilliant — and one of those things happens to be animals balancing random objects on their heads. We know from experience that dogs are the kings of this type of activity, but as of Monday we have a new challenger to the crown — a very small, very smiley baby caiman with a powerful Cheerio-balancing ability. SEE ALSO: Dads a
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Swift gamma-ray bursts—a 3D step toward standard candles A new way to use the most powerful explosions in the Universe to calibrate its expansion has been developed by a team of researchers (Sergey Postnikov, Xavier Hernandez from Institute of Astronomy , UNAM, and Michal Ostrowski from the Astronomical Observatory of Jagiellonian University) led by Marie Curie Outgoing Fellow at Stanford University, Maria Dainotti. Dainotti recently presented the resul
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Young super-Neptune offers clues to the origin of close-in exoplanet A team of astronomers has confirmed the existence of a young planet, only 11 million years old, that orbits very close to its star (at 0.05 AU), with an orbital period of 5.4 days. Approximately 5 times the size of the Earth, the new planet is a “super-Neptune” and the youngest such planet known. The discovery lends unique insights into the origin of planetary system architectures.
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Professor’s work focuses on revving up the highest-speed networks The latest supercomputers and large-scale observatories like the Large Hadron Collider have the power to support unprecedented breakthroughs in astrophysics, genomics, climate science and scores of other fields.
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Xylophone-like pavilion built for London Festival of Architecture London Festival of Architecture 2016: architecture studio pH+ has created a pavilion in Greenwich that can be played like a giant musical instrument (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Stop videos from autoplaying in your browser Peggy Deras wants to know how to stop videos from playing automatically when she visits a website. She read my previous article on the subject, and discovered that it no longer works. For obvious reasons, PCWorld readers in particular hate videos that start playing automatically when a webpage opens. I covered this topic at the beginning of last year, but things change, and it’s time for me to
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zungle sunglasses use bone induction audio playback to double as headphones zungle sunglasses are designed to solve the problems of those who want to listen to music while enjoying outdoor activities. The post zungle sunglasses use bone induction audio playback to double as headphones appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Your wearables could soon remember everyone you meet Most of us have wished, often at a party when we need to introduce someone whose name we’ve forgotten, that our smartphones or wearable devices could act as a passive memory system.But the difficulty in building such a system is two-fold. Firstly, the device needs the battery power to be constantly listening or recording. Secondly, it needs to know what’s important to remember and what it can disc
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5 indie music games that made us feel the rhythm at E3 Independent developers were feeling the beat at E3 this year. Among the huge number of indie titles on display at E3, a trend emerged of games featuring music and movement. There’s something for gamers of all ages who want to boogie down or rock out. 1. The Metronomicon The Metronomicon is pushing the boundaries of just how complex a rhythm game can be. This creative game blends rhythm mechanics
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Spaceflight Industries just raised $25 million, led by Mithril  Spaceflight Industries, a startup whose overarching goal is providing affordable, high-resolution images of earth, just raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Mithril Capital Management. Previous investors RRE Venture Capital, Vulcan Capital and Razor’s Edge Ventures also joined the round; it brings total funding for the seven-year-old, Seattle-based company to $53.5… Read More
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2015 sets record for murders of environmental activists Something to put all the composting, shorter showers and EV talk in perspective.
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Supreme Court ruling makes life harder for patent trolls, easier for Apple The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ruled that a 2011 law designed to make it easier to defeat new patent trolls were legal. The law had been challenged by a company attempting to patent something which had long been done by other companies. The case before the Supreme Court focused on a patent held by Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC that claims an invention for alerting drivers when they are speedin
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Anonymity Doesn’t Always Promote Online Aggression It’s widely said that anonymity on the internet helps to promote aggressive, low quality or trolling comments. On this view, the anonymous commenter, knowing they cannot be held accountable, is free to do things that they would be ashamed to do under their real name. But now German researchers Katja Rost and colleagues challenge this view, in a new study published in PLOS ONE. Rost et al. say that
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Japan ready to shoot down any incoming missiles amid N. Korea launch rumors Japan is putting its military on high alert, said to be ready to shoot down any missile heading for its territory. It comes amid rumors North Korea is preparing to launch an intermediate-range missile from its east coast. Read Full Article at RT.com
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10mn-year-old ‘newborn’: Youngest-ever exoplanet discovered, may hold key to planet formation Scientists have discovered the youngest-ever fully formed exoplanet which, by planet standards, is just “an infant.” Analysis of the space body may hold the key to understanding processes that led to Earth’s formation, researchers say. Read Full Article at RT.com
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500 school children needlessly sent for ‘deradicalization’ by government, teaching union claims More than 1,000 children have been referred by teachers to a deradicalization program in the space of a year to prevent them becoming terrorists – but leading teaching unions insist some minors are being reported unnecessarily. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Separating EU Myth From Reality: New at Reason Voters in the United Kingdom will decide on Thursday whether the UK should leave the European Union. What has the European Union done? Marian Tupy writes: So, in preparation for the British referendum on the EU membership, let us take a closer look at the EU: what is it and what has it accomplished? This is how the EU answers those questions: “The EU is unlike anything else—it isn’t a gover
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Alienware’s Aurora gets ready for VR gaming’s takeover The powerful rig is designed to power the latest VR experiences.Photo: AlienwareIf you plan on diving head first into the world of VR gaming, you’re going to want a pretty powerful gaming rig. Alienware’s got a new desktop called the Aurora and it’s chock full of VR-ready firepower. The Aurora will be available with Intel’s 6th generation processors, up to 64GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics,
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Gender equity can cause sex differences to grow bigger How do sex differences arise? Few questions animate as much disagreement and contention, in everyday society and in academic study. For as long as the question has been asked, the answers have fallen between two extremes: sex differences arise innately, or they come from social experience.
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How to fix a Fusion drive that has come unlinked Emily Henderson writes in with a disturbing problem on her iMac: I upgraded from Yosemite to El Capitan a few days ago and now I am missing storage on my iMac. I am supposed to have 3TB of storage on my hard disk. and now it is telling me I only have 120.14GB. A Fusion disk that’s come apart.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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The best apps to help you relax and reduce stress Instead of only stressing you out, your phone really can help you get some peace if you use the right apps and strategies.
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IBM Patented a Google Glass-Like Eyewear With ‘Night Vision’ In a low-light environment, the projector automatically projects a low-level red light in to each eye.
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Paris mayor isn’t buying what Amazon’s Prime Now one-hour delivery service is selling Already established in 30 cities around the world, Amazon’s Prime Now is a godsend for those not willing to wait the two days Amazon Prime gives its members for free delivery. One of those cities is Paris — a recent addition to the Prime Now family — but, unfortunately for Amazon, its mayor is not all too thrilled about it, reported France 24. In a letter released to the public, Mayor Anne Hidalgo
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How Alcohol Ravages the Teen Brain — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tech CEOs rake in the big bucks There are two new players at the top of our pay tally, and they both work at the same company. Oracle’s co-chief executives Mark Hurd and Safra Catz each netted compensation valued at $53.2 million last year.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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First Click: The benefits of brain-training games? They’re all in your head Visit the website of brain-training software NeuroNation and you’re greeted with a reassuring message. “Your potential is infinite,” says the headline, placed above a sciencey-looking scan of a rotating brain lit from within with mysterious light. Continue to scroll down the page, and the next words you see are equally comforting: “Scientifically proven,” they say, followed by
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Looks like Apple is finally preparing to call time on the non-Retina MacBook Pro w/optical I mentioned in an opinion piece back in April that while Apple still sells a single non-Retina MacBook Pro model, it does its best to tuck it away out of sight – not mentioned at all on the main MacBook Pro page, and hidden at the bottom of the ‘buy‘ page. It now appears that the company is doing the same thing in its retail stores to the last remaining product of an optical drive bygone era. We’
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FixMe.IT Delivers Fast and Flexible Remote Support Tool I’ve recently been talking to Danila Kukarsky of Techinline Ltd., the developer of the FixMe.IT remote support service, about changes in the market for remote support technologies. Delivering end user support services has long been the exclusive domain of the Service Desk. Either delivered in-house or increasingly via outsourced service providers, it can be a deeply frustrating experience for clie
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Eat the Same Healthy Meal For Lunch Every Day to Streamline Your Diet Your diet plan only works if you stick to it. To do that, you’ll probably want a little variety. Rather than trying to come up with ten possible healthy selections for each meal of the day, stick to one thing for lunch, then mix it up at dinner.As cooking site The Kitchn explains, by picking one healthy, low-calorie meal for lunch and sticking to it, you can streamline those decisions you usually
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Colombia President Santos: ‘Farc peace deal by 20 July’ Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says a peace deal with the country’s largest rebel movement, Farc, can be signed by 20 July.
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Californians offered free electric car charger when they go solar When these technologies combine, they change the playing field.
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MSI and Asus accused of sending reviewers overpowered graphics cards PC graphics cards live and die on the strength of their benchmark performance, and the smallest advantage in those tests can sway customers to choose one brand over another. That’s why every manufacturer is desperate to present its wares in the best and fastest possible light, which in turn might be why MSI has been shipping review graphics cards clocked higher than its retail ones. The discovery
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Children as young as 1 targeted by sexual predators online – NSPCC The internet was used in more than 3,000 sex crimes against children in England and Wales over the past year, according to the NSPCC. The youngest victim was a one-year-old infant. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Luxury Additions Every Period Property Needs Even though period properties certainly have their own unmistakable and endearing charm, they can do with a little upgrading every now and then…
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‘The Hive’: Sound and light installation controlled by bees “The Hive” is an installation by English artist Wolfgang Buttress and the lights and sounds inside the sculpture are controlled by the vibrations of a real beehive
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Why Hillary Hates Uber: New at Reason “I am not a great fan of Uber—you can quote me on that,” declared Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders in August. The main reason he has “serious problems” with the ride-sharing service? It’s “unregulated,” he told Bloomberg. In this, if little else, Sanders finds himself in agreement with rival Hillary Clinton, who decried the “gig economy” in a major economi
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Rolls Royce’s Vision for the Future: The 103EX The company promises chauffeur-like treatment, provided by the built-in voice control automatics in this car.
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Computational materials screening and targeted experiments reveal promising nitride semiconductors Researchers use simulations to identify previously undiscovered semiconductors with promising attributes for optical and electronic applications. A nitride among those proposed has been successfully fabricated using high-pressure synthesis and is found to emit red light.
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Victoria’s forests worth more as national park than timber Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found the current management practices in the Mountain Ash forests of Victoria’s Central Highlands don’t stack up economically.
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Bioenergy can support food security and sustainable development Bioenergy development and food security can be simultaneously improved, contrary to the popular belief that biofuels displace food crops, according to a report released by an international, multidisciplinary team of experts from 10 institutions, with prof. dr. Joy Clancy of the University of Twente as one of the co-authors.
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Asia-Pacific trade strengthened by people-to-people links Research by Victoria University of Wellington senior lecturer Dr Kate McMillan shows the importance of people-to-people links in building New Zealand as an Asia-Pacific trading nation.
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Insights into how soil microbes regulate carbon and sulfur cycling Utilizing microcosms of peat soil, researchers mimicked naturally fluctuating conditions to study sulfate-reducing microbes and how they regulate methane production in peat microbial communities.
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New look at rare fossil reveals clues about early reptiles Close examination of a rare Brazilian fossil is shedding new light on an enduring controversy in evolutionary thought—why snakes evolved their long, limbless bodies.
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Angled Laptop/Tablet Stand Improve your comfort level while you surf the web by placing your laptop on this angled stand. The wedge design helps increase airflow around your laptop to keep it cool while also keeping it at a more ergonomic angle for you. Check it out $49.99
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Giant Whirly Lollipop Experience what the rainbow tastes like by having a go at this giant whirly lollipop. This whimsical tooth-rotting treat measures 4.5 x 10 inches and features an eye-catching multicolored design along with a deliciously fruity flavor. Check it out $8.95
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Dinosaur Shaped Crayons Give your works of art a little prehistoric flair by drawing them using these dinosaur shaped crayons. The set is handmade from non-toxic pigment and soy wax and come shaped like a variety of dinosaurs – such as the T-Rex, Triceratops, and the Stegosaurus. Check it out $10.00
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Marlin Semi-Submersible Watercraft Get a fish’s eye view of the world by getting behind the wheel of this marlin semi-submersible watercraft. You’ll be able to perform adrenaline pumping movements like jumping and rolling through the water at speeds up to 50 miles per hour. Check it out $80,000.00
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Inside the Mind of Steven Spielberg, Hollywood’s Big, Friendly Giant Steven Spielberg has made some of the greatest kids’ movies ever. Now he’s unleashing his inner child with The BFG. The post Inside the Mind of Steven Spielberg, Hollywood’s Big, Friendly Giant appeared first on WIRED.
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Cleveland Will Create a City Within a City to Keep the RNC Civil Cleveland police and the feds are creating a tightly contained perimeter to secure the Republican convention—and constrain protests. The post Cleveland Will Create a City Within a City to Keep the RNC Civil appeared first on WIRED.
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Dorthe Nors Proves That Tweets and Listicles Do Belong in Literature In her recently translated novellas, Danish authro Dorthe Nors proves that status updates and BuzzFeed-ready text bursts have a place in literature. The post Dorthe Nors Proves That Tweets and Listicles Do Belong in Literature appeared first on WIRED.
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6 New Albums We Demand You Listen to Immediately If you don’t, we’re going to stand outside of your house with a boombox and blast the “Hampster Dance” anthem, which will surely lower property values! The post 6 New Albums We Demand You Listen to Immediately appeared first on WIRED.
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So You Think You Love Earth? Wait Until You See It in VR The Overview Institute wants to use virtual reality to get more people to embrace our pale blue dot. The post So You Think You Love Earth? Wait Until You See It in VR appeared first on WIRED.
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How Charming: Exotic Animals—And the People Who Killed Them Pierre Abensur’s photos of hunters and their prey is an unusual and unsettling survey of game hunting around the world. The post How Charming: Exotic Animals—And the People Who Killed Them appeared first on WIRED.
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John Oliver’s Brexit takedown won’t air in the UK until after EU vote As Britain gears up to vote in the EU referendum later this week, broadcasters are constantly working to ensure their coverage remains impartial. One such company is Sky, which has this week been forced to delay the latest instalment of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight HBO show. Why? Because it contains a 15-minute diatribe on why the UK should remain part of Europe. Instead of airing the programme
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Zaha Hadid features on new Iraqi postage stamp The Iraqi postal service has paid tribute to the late Zaha Hadid by featuring her on a new stamp – using an image created by combining two separate portraits. (more…)
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Senate Republicans want to expand surveillance powers after Orlando shooting The US Senate is set to vote on a bill that would expand FBI surveillance in the wake of a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. As Reuters reports, Senate Majority Leader set up the vote Monday night by introducing an amendment to a criminal justice appropriations bill. The proposal would expand the FBI’s authority to use “national security letters” (NSLs) to access a suspect’s inter
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Google prompt: You can now just tap ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on iOS, Android to approve Gmail sign-in Google has rolled out a streamlined version of its two-step verification for signing into Google accounts.
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Robots: Why tech advances mean the tipping point is coming Germany’s Magazino is using a ‘build, test, destroy’ model to push the boundaries of what robots are capable of.
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Elon Musk’s open source OpenAI: We’re working on a robot for your household chores If you’re sick of using vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, and washing machines, OpenAI’s plans for a robot to take care of the housework could be good news.
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Sphero’s new floating hamster ball will teach you to code Sphero, the maker of the popular BB-8 toy and the Sphero robotic ball, has released a new user-programmable robotic sphere which it wants to use to teach kids to program. Like the original Sphero, the SPRK+ is a small sphere, but unlike its precursor its shell is made of a transparent plastic that makes it look a little like a Raspberry Pi mounted inside of a hamster ball, giving it more of a make
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Birds found able to learn abstract grammatical structures (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Leiden University in The Netherlands has found via experimentation that at least two types of birds are able to learn the rules that define abstract grammatical structures. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michelle Spierings and Carel ten Cate describe experiments they carried out with two different species of song b
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21 really useful Spotify tips and tricks Really useful Spotify tips and tricksSpotify is the best way to listen to music in the world today. It’s easy to use, has a vast catalogue of music from major and independent labels, and you can even take it with you in the car or on the bus by buying a premium subscription and hooking it up to your mobile phone.But if you know all that and want to go a bit further and get the absolute most out of
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9 Effective LibreOffice Writer Tips to Boost Your Productivity For years, users have been searching for free or low-cost alternatives to Microsoft Office and they’ve always been met with mixed results, but there’s one alternative that shines above the rest: LibreOffice. It’s gotten to the point where LibreOffice is now being considered a viable competitor to Microsoft Office in many ways: features, usability, interface, flexibility, file format support, and m
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Epson Pro Cinema projectors support 4K resolution Epson has unveiled several new projectors and all of them support 4K resolution to allow users to watch movies in UHD with support for high dynamic range in some models. The first of the new projectors is the Pro Cinema 6040UB and 4040. These two projectors have the same features save the 6040UB meeting ISF Certification standard with independent image … Continue reading
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Kid vs. Cranberries Unless they’re soaked in huge amounts of sugar, cranberries can be ridiculously sour. And even then, they’re still pretty tart. Despite the look on this toddler’s face, he keeps going back for more. It’s like our love/hate relationship with hot wings. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Dad and Baby BeatboxingDie Roboter: Kids’ EditionKids React to DurianI Love BugsSay “Mama”
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Keep Austin weird: Ride-hailing startups flock after Uber and Lyft leave AUSTIN, Texas — Six weeks after Austin’s City Council voted to adopt regulations that drove Uber and Lyft out of America’s 11th largest city, some drivers aren’t all that wistful for the good old days. “Uber doesn’t pay nothing. They pay crap,” said Frank, a driver for Get Me, during a recent trip in downtown Austin. Get Me is just one of the now eight-and-counting upstart services — in
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Cryptocurrency faces political fight to clean up $53 million theft On Friday morning, one of the central institutions in the Ethereum cryptocurrency was hit with a $53 million theft. Thieves had targeted the smart contract system used by a collective investment bank called the DAO, draining out $53 million in Ethereum coins in a matter of hours. It was terrible news for anyone involved, but by the end of the day, the core developers seemed to have a solution in
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Is the Tesla the modern Amphicar? Or for that matter, a better Beetle?
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The Manual Tried GoCubes Chewable Coffee For A Week: Here’s What We Learned We tried GoCubes chewable coffee, see the results here! The post The Manual Tried GoCubes Chewable Coffee For A Week: Here’s What We Learned appeared first on The Manual.
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The future of journalism is jargon Earlier this month, Tribune Publishing Co., a 168-year-old newspaper publisher that’s been home to the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune, changed its name to tronc. I didn’t mistype, that’s what the company decided to go with, and it really is all lowercase. The rebranding is part of the firm’s transformation into ‘a content curation and monetization company focused on creat
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Don’t hire just 1 person, hire them all When we decided to start this company, we needed to hunt down for writers. We didn’t have a big budget so only one writer was needed. So we wrote down some requirements and tweeted them in hopes we would find that special someone we were looking for. And nothing happened. Nobody cared about some unknown company hiring one writer. And that makes sense. So we deliberated for a while and tried again
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Hyperloop One team dreams of connecting Europe and China Hyperloop One has teamed up with the city of Moscow and a local company to explore bringing the Hyperloop to Russia. The trio will investigate how and where such high-speed transportation can be integrated into the country’s existing transport network. Since Moscow itself has a population of 16 million people, cheap, quick and reliable mass transit is always worthy of further study. But the wider
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Oxyhalides—a new class of high-tc multiferroic materials Novel devices capable of rapidly and reliably switching magnetic states by acting on the electronic charge state are predicted to be of prime importance for tomorrow’s data storage. Their realization will depend on the availability of materials that possess coupled ferromagnetic and ferroelectric order. Ferromagnetic order relies on the parallel alignment of magnetic moments created by the spin of
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Tech firms rule LinkedIn’s list of the most appealing companies for job seekers LinkedIn has published its first-ever ranking of the companies that its users want to work for the most. The Top Attractors list (as it is known) saw the professional social network scour the career data of its 433 million members to classify which employers are the most popular. In the U.S., tech firms dominate the results, with all ten companies arguably operating within the tech sector. The num
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The Hyperloop may be heading to Moscow, thanks to a mysterious Russian billionaire Hyperloop One, an LA-based startup working to realize Elon Musk’s dream of 760-mph tube-based transportation, announced today that it struck a partnership with the city of Moscow thanks to the support of a mysterious Russian oligarch. The startup and the Summa Group, a Russian port and oil business owned by billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov, say they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
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What next for Russia after Euro 2016 exit? Russia boss Leonid Slutsky has strongly hinted he will leave the role after his side’s 3-0 defeat against Wales saw them finish bottom of Group B at Euro 2016. The result will inevitably lead to an inquest into what went wrong for the team in France. Read Full Article at RT.com
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German court again rejects Erdogan’s attempt to silence critical publisher A German court has again rejected an appeal by Tayyip Recep Erdogan for an injunction against Mathias Doepfner, the head of publishing house Axel Springer. The CEO penned a letter in support of a satirist who mocked the ‘zoophilic needs’ of the Turkish leader. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Drug dealers using child-friendly cartoon logos on ‘cheap night out’ ecstasy pills Child-friendly logos are increasingly being used on ecstasy pills, according to a drugs expert. The claim comes just days after three 12-year-old girls were hospitalized in Greater Manchester after taking “teddy” tablets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Florida Republican giving away AR-15 assault rifle just week after deadliest US mass shooting A Florida Republican running for Congress has launched a Facebook competition to give away an AR-15 rifle, because “terrorism [is] on the rise.” This comes a week after a similar rifle was used in America’s deadliest mass shooting to date – also in Florida. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Follow the cash: bookies and big money back ‘Remain’, Soros warns of Brexit disaster While some polls are showing the vote to leave the EU has a narrow lead, the bookies insist the vote to ‘Remain’ is in front. So what are the odds for a Brexit? Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brazil offers debt relief to state governments Brazil has agreed to provide its state governments $15 billion (50 billion reais) in emergency debt relief. The state of Rio de Janeiro will receive an $850-million loan ahead of the Olympics. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Number26 raises another $40 million for its vision for the future of banking  Berlin-based startup Number26 just raised a $40 million Series B round led by Horizons Ventures. With 200,000 clients, Number26 wants to become a major consumer-facing bank in Europe providing all the services you’d expect from your bank. And this funding round is an important milestone in order to reach this goal. Read More
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BenQ HT4050 Projector Review BenQ HT4050 Projector Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The BenQ HT4050 3D projector is the ultimate definition of loud, hot, and fast, with speakers that booms and iris-shattering image quality. But what really makes the BenQ so good that it was able to earn the #3 spot on our list of the best projectors for 2016? Read on in my review of the BenQ HT4050 to find out. Overview Price
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Best Verizon Smartphones Best Verizon Smartphones Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site There’s good reason why Verizon is at the top of its game in the carrier competition, and it’s not just because of the best Verizon smartphones. Big Red has a widely accepted reputation of having the best coverage in the U.S. No one likes to lose the ability to share that delicious-looking meal or our latest locale with our Facebo
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The Brains of Flint’s Children, Imperiled by Lead, Could Still Escape Damage Research suggests that exposure to lead-tainted water in Flint, Mich., need not cause lasting harm — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Can Urbit Reboot Computing? New at Reason It’s a common complaint that “computing” is broken. Whether the concern is government surveillance, invasive advertising and malware, censorship by private and public bodies, or the general gulf between user control and control of users, many worry that our amazing network of networks has been slowly atrophying for some time. But a project called Urbit aims to overcome this—by getting h
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Significant Digits For Tuesday, June 21, 2016 You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 0 occupantsA bouncy house at a child’s birthday party was swept up by high winds and blown into power lines in Niagara, New York, this past Saturday. Since it had no occupants at the time, this went from “horrifying catastrophe” to “hilarious must-see video” nearly immediately. [ABC News]3rd placeThis
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Artifacts discovered on return expedition to Antikythera shipwreck An international research team has discovered spectacular artifacts during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.) this month. The shipwreck is located off the Greek island of Antikythera in the Aegean Sea.
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Use Chrome’s new-tab page as a news aggegrator Facebook, Twitter, Cortana, Google Now. There are numerous ways to get a stream of news delivered straight to your eyeballs whenever you want. But you know what? I want more.If you do too then you’ll want to take a look at the Chrome extension Newsprompt. This extension turns your new-tab page into a latest-news dashboard with top news, trending news, and the ability to drill down into specific
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WIN 1 of 2 Citizen Eco-Drive Titanium watches worth R7 499 each! To stay ahead of the times, CITIZEN enters into a new chapter of watchmaking craftsmanship by fusing leading-edge technologies with the pursuit of ideal beauty. Since its foundation in 1930, CITIZEN has spearheaded a revolution of innovation in watchmaking. Among its prominent achievements is Eco-Drive, an original light driven technological breakthrough. Progressive Eco-Drive technology harnesses
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How Graphene Is Made It’s so interesting to watch the magic material that is graphene get made, because you can’t really see a damn thing. It’s totally transparent and only one atom thick, so it’s basically creating invisibility with the help of other materials. Read more…
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Manage Your Priorities, Not Your Time, to Get the Important Work Done Your to-do list is crammed full and you only have so many hours in the day. How can you ever get it all done? For starters, stop trying to figure out how to fit everything in. Instead, focus on the high-priority tasks that matter.As advice site The Muse explains, many of us often feel like we have to get everything on our list done or else simply by virtue of it being on our list. We’ll build our
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An Audacious and Trendy Mix: 25 Creative Patchwork Tile Ideas Think of patchwork patterns and the first thing that comes to mind is plush quilts that often bring along with them fun motifs. Go a step further and the idea of patchwork rugs is what you stumble upon. But the last couple of seasons have seen a change in this with the world of interior design making patchwork tiles a much sought-after trend. Admittedly, this is not an idea for everyone and if you
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Lessons On Designing For Creativity From 16 Of The World’s Coolest Offices The book The Creative Workplace collects the offices of creative studios designed for individual creativity in a public space.Behind every sun-soaked, pristine architecture or design office, there’s a design philosophy linking desk layout and succulent placement to employees’ creativity. But as design writer Rob Alderson points out in the new book The Creative Workplace, creativity is difficult to
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Mid-Century Modern Home Clad With Wood Of Various Shades This mid-century home by Roger Lee was designed in 1954 and completed in 1955. The house has loads of character and you can tell that it was loved and very much lived in. Roger Lee was a native Californian of Chinese decent born in Oakland in 1920 who died in Hawaii at the age of 61. A graduate of Cal Berkeley, Lee opened his firm in 1949 and quickly became one of the leading modern architects of
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How To End A Work Friendship Having friends in the office can improve your mood and productivity—until you want to cut ties.Businesses are starting to clue into what every kid who’s ever frequented a playground knows well: Daily life is easier when you’ve got friends around.Read Full Story
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Prius plug-in’s solar roof is not safe enough for U.S. markets, report says Toyota’s new Prius plug-in hybrid might be eco-friendly, but apparently it’s not safety-friendly — at least, not enough for American roadways. SEE ALSO: Acura’s all-electric NSX concept is more advanced than a Tesla The next-generation Prius plug-in, called the Prius PHV, comes complete with a roof topped with solar panels that recharge the onboard batteries with the sun’s rays. Or it does in Jap
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A photoswitch made using just one photosensitive molecule (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from institutions in China and the U.S. has successfully created a photoswitch from a single photosensitive molecule. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the changes they made to earlier versions of the switch that allowed it to operate successfully for an entire year.
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WD My Passport Wireless Pro backs up photos faster, streams up to 8 videos at once When Western Digital (WD) released the My Passport Wireless back in the latter half of 2014 it attracted the attention of creatives, specifically photographers. Having the ability to back-up images from an SD card to a battery powered drive, while still being able to access the images via Wi-Fi (a portable server) seemed like a dream come true. Unfortunately for these users, the My Passport Wirele
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The Best Smart Thermostat We spent more than a month trying five popular smart thermostats—testing the hardware, their accompanying mobile apps, and their integrations with various smart-home systems—and the third-generation Nest remains our pick. Five years after the Nest’s debut, a handful of bona fide competitors approach it in style and functionality, but the Nest Learning Thermostat is still the leader, despite the co
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Video: German businesses voice concern on the economics of Brexit Britain’s referendum on whether to remain in the European Union on Thursday has raised fears among small and medium-sized businesses in Germany, which is one of the country’s main trading partners.
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EU ‘to extend sanctions’ against Russia over Ukraine conflict The European Union’s Brussels envoys agreed on Tuesday to extend until the end of January the energy, financial and defence sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, diplomatic sources said.
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Turkey releases detained Hürriyet correspondent Hürriyet’s New York and United Nations correspondent Razi Canikligil was released on the morning of June 21 after he was detained upon arrival at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport.
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New Study on DNA Conductivity Could Pave Way for Low-Cost Nanoelectronic Devices DNA molecules don’t just code our genetic instructions. They can also conduct electricity and self-assemble into well-defined shapes, making them potential candidates for building low-cost…
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New Nanocapsules Cure Majority of Parasite-Infected Mice Lychnopholide, a substance isolated from a Brazilian plant, and formulated as part of “nanocapsules” cured more than half of a group of mice that had been infected experimentally with Chagas…
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EU envoys agree to extend Russia sanctions by 6 months – sources The European Union’s envoys on Tuesday decided to prolong sanctions against Russia through January 2017, Reuters reported, citing diplomatic sources. The sanctions target Russia’s financial, energy, and defense sectors. Read Full Article at RT.com
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First Vice-President of Gazprombank: Role of endowment funds in Russia is growing On the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2016, First Vice-President of AO Gazprombank Aylin Suntay told RT about the role of endowment funds in Russia and their increasing importance in funding education-related projects under the current economic realities. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Bad’ bankers get spanked, but not the ones who caused global financial crisis (VIDEO) A bank president in China has been suspended after a video showing his employees being spanked went viral. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Celebrate with gearbest–tablet in EU house Come on friend, celebrate with gearbest. We are holding a big promo here, you can choose what you need. today i want to recommend two tablets to you:Chuwi Hi8 Pro Tablet PCFlash Sale Prics: $89.89Limite pcs:250 pcsMain Features:CPU: Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 ( Intel Atom-X5 Z8300 ) 64bit Quad Core 1.44GHz, up to 1.84GHz is equipped with better performance, delivering plenty of power for multitaskin
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What challenges does European Union face? Europeans increasingly doubt the capacity of the EU to deal with the challenges it faces, according to a Pew Research Centre poll, as the BBC’s Nuala McGovern in Brussels explains.
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Even Small Children Are Less Helpful after Touching Money Contact with currency shifts our behavior — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Zuckerberg Keeps Control of Facebook The CEO of the social networking giant can vote himself to make decisions.
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Confused snake gets caught in a loop while trying to shed its skin If you’ve ever felt confused and unsure of your path in life, meet your spirit animal. Alice Springs Reptile Centre in Australia shared a video of a Stimson’s Python in the middle of sloughing its skin. Unfortunately, this one took a wrong turn somewhere. SEE ALSO: Python takes bathroom break in national park ladies’ room The center commented on Facebook, “it looks like a steering wheel.&qu
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Sorry, there’s no free pizza on T-Mobile today If there’s one food obsession that surpasses all others in today’s world, it’s pizza. The latest evidence of pizza’s overwhelming popularity was last week’s T-Mobile Tuesday deal that offered the carrier’s subscribers a free Domino’s pizza. It was shut down after the first day owing to a tripling and even quadrupling of demand, as gleefully tweeted by T-Mobile CEO John Legere. Basically, mix pizz
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The Basslet wearable subwoofer delivers beats and basslines directly to your body  I first tried on a prototype of the Basslet wearable subwoofer at SXSW 2016. Built by a Berlin startup called Lofelt and headed by CEO/cofounder Daniel Büttner and CTO/cofounder Gwydion ap Dafydd (ex-Ableton and Native Instruments leaders respectively) the Basslet has a strange appeal that I didn’t expect I would like and that I recognized as missing the minute I took it off. Read More
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Western Digital amps up its 3TB wireless drive with the fastest Wi-Fi Western Digital is fluffing up its wireless drive offerings with a new My Passport Wireless Pro portable hard drive and My Cloud Pro NAS solution.The earlier is a follow up to Western Digital My Passport Wireless released in 2014. The Pro version brings a redesigned drive with AC Wi-Fi and a new integrated 6,400mAh battery. The storage maker claims users will be able to access the drive for 10 str
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In Depth: Up close with Mini’s brilliantly bizarre car of the future Up close with Mini’s brilliantly bizarre carMini has unveiled big future plans for its tiny car, which it calls the Vision Next 100.This car is a bag of ideas that Mini envisions coming to life in the next 100 years, but the best bit is that it actually built a working prototype for 2016.Beyond looking totally barmy, the Vision Next 100 car is all about personalisation. Or, as Mini Design Chief An
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This 10-million core machine makes other supercomputers look slow There’s a new fastest supercomputer in the world, and unsurprisingly it’s a machine from China – although what is surprising is just how much faster the new top system is.According to the freshly issued Top500 list which ranks the speediest supercomputers, the new Sunway TaihuLight has completely blown away the old number one system, which was Tianhe-2 – a name you may well be familiar with becaus
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How to Buy a Car on eBay Safely, Securely, and Without Losing Money Over 1,000 cars are sold daily on eBay.com, the sort of figure that car dealers can only dream about. You can find just about any kind of vehicle you could want, from motor scooters to supercars. But should you buy a car from eBay? What risks and benefits does this approach have? And can you really trust eBay these days? I’ve bought and sold several cars on eBay, and I’m going to show you how to b
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Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Quartz Big Date Since 1883, Alpina has been legendary for its expertly made Swiss timepieces. More than any other watchmaker, Alpina was responsible for the concept of the sports watch, as we know it today. The stunning Alpina Seastrong Diver collection builds on everything Alpina is known for and features a high precision Quartz chronograph caliber center stop second, 1/10 seconds up to 30 minutes, 30 minute co
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Mi Yuma Educational Park / Plan:B arquitectos © Alejandro Arango Architects: Plan:B Arquitectos Location: Puerto Triunfo, Puerto Triunfo, Antioquia, Colombia Project Manager: Felipe Mesa, Federico Mesa Work Team: Carlos Blanco, Clara Restrepo Area: 1144.24 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Alejandro Arango Construction: Consorcio obras sociales Antioquia Client: Gobernación de Antioquia © Alejand
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Nintendo NX to still have physical media, so says GameStop When your business primarily depends on the sale of what some consider to be antquated physical media, it is, of course, in your best interest for the market not to suddenly decide to ditch such media. That is probably the reason why GameStop claims, or perhaps wishes, that Nintendo’s new NX console will still go the physical game media route, … Continue reading
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Clean Your Car, Furniture, and Floors With This $79 Cordless Vacuum Black & Decker 20V Lithium Flex Vacuum, $79It’s amazing how much easier vacuuming can seem when you don’t have to worry about a power cord, and this $79 battery-powered vac from Black & Decker promises to make cleaning a breeze.Obviously, the vacuum’s compact design makes it ideal for cleaning furniture, shelves, and your car, but it also includes a stick vac floor extension for a more tra
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Hawk Owl Roll Top Weekender by Tailfeather Take everything you need on your trip and nothing less with the spacious Hawk Owl Roll Top Weekender by Tailfeather. Rich in style, this bag is made with stunning navy blue Australian canvas and accented with rich, luxurious European leather for a polished and sophisticated look. As the name suggests, the Hawk Owl Weekender has a roll top closure that secure with a single leather strap to keep eve
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PUMP Zeus – The Worlds’ Best Sounding Wireless Bluetooth Headphones PUMP Audio was inspired by a shared love of Dance Music. Most of the world’s leading headphone manufacturers make headphones with a “flat frequency response”, meaning that they reproduce slavishly the sound that’s fed in to them, giving every frequency exactly the same priority. That can be great for certain genres of music, such as Classical and even Rock. But for other genres such as Dance Music
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Siva Atom – The Bicycle USB Charger and Battery Bank Introducing Siva Atom, the bicycle USB charger and battery bank. Using the power you generate while pedaling on your bike, this clever device converts your momentum into power to charge the battery bank. Working with any USB-enabled device, the Siva Atom easily attaches to the frame and wheel of virtually any bike. Throughout your commute and with each thrust of energy, the battery bank is topping
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Skinners – Revolutionary Ultraportable Footwear with Silver Socks, flip-flops, running shoes. Skinners disrupt this trinity of gym footwear and combine the advantages of each – the freedom of a sock, the great grip and the basic protection of shoes. That 10-hour flight or bus ride can be tough on your feet – trapped in shoes simply because you can’t take them off due to the cold, dirty ground or embarrassing odor. Enrich your training on natural or soft su
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LYNQ – More Ports For Your Macbook LYNQ is designed to bring the ports you’re used to back to your new MacBook or ChromeBook. It connects to your computer’s USB (Type C) port and gives you all the ports you’ll ever need! LYNQ will even lets you charge your MacBook and your mobile phone while using it. LYNQ gives you 3 extra powered USB ports to connect printers, portable hard-drives, keyboard, MIDI instruments, thumb drives and mor
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TENC Shield – Screen Protector For iPhone SE Just Mobile TENC™ Shield is the full-coverage screen protector for the new iPhone SE. Made from patented auto-healing smart materials to heal casual scratches, ImpakGuard™ Tech to provides outstanding impact dissipation. Because it reaches all the way to around the iPhone SE’s matte-chamfered edges, TENC™ Shield offers unparalleled impact absorption to help prevent cracks and chips caused by accid
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ICYMI: 3D-printed, autonomous bus starts shuttling people Today on In Case You Missed It: Local Motors is testing a self-driving, electric mini-bus that lets passengers communicate with the bus about the weather and where they’re located as they are shuttled from one part of town to another. The bus was conceived just a few months ago but is already running in Maryland. The company plans to bring more buses to other cities, like Copenhagen and Las Vega
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New analog compiler could help simulate organs and organisms Analog computers were largely phased out once digital systems began to hit the scene, but they’re still used in certain situations because they’re well-suited to complex simulations. Now, a research project is poised to make the process of working with analog much easier. Last week, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
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Farming Invented Twice in the Middle East, Genomes Study Reveals A study of 44 ancient genomes supports the idea of independent farming revolutions in the Fertile Crescent   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Clean Your Car, Furniture, and Floors With This $79 Cordless Vacuum Black & Decker 20V Lithium Flex Vacuum, $79It’s amazing how much easier vacuuming can seem when you don’t have to worry about a power cord, and this $79 battery-powered vac from Black & Decker promises to make cleaning a breeze.Obviously, the vacuum’s compact design makes it ideal for cleaning furniture, shelves, and your car, but it also includes a stick vac floor extension for a more tra
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GamEffective raises $7 million to gamify worker performance EXCLUSIVE: GamEffective has raised $7 million to improve worker performance via “gamification” or making work activities more game-like. GamEffective also offers real-time feedback, so workers can figure out how to improve their performance on their own. The funding round was led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), CE Ventures, and existing investors. Above: GamEffective focuses on intrinsic moti
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uLink lets users link apps together like web pages The web’s utility rests on its connectedness, the so-called “deep links” that take you to specific pages on a website rather than just its landing page. But in the mobile app ecosystem such interconnectedness is both rare and time-intensive to setup. Researchers from Microsoft Redmond lab hope to change this with uLink, which allows linking to and between specific, individual location
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7 ways custom apps make you more productive I use apps for everything. Maybe it’s the millennial blood coursing through my veins  or a general desire to accomplish as much as possible while doing as little as humanly possible, but when I want to accomplish a task or do something more effectively I go searching in the app store. Most of the time I can find what I’m looking for – whether it’s an app to meditate, find a girlfriend (or at least
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Former Ford GT engineer defects to Karma to make electric cars Former Ford engineer Kip Ewing is among the latest auto industry veterans to join Karma Automotive, the upstart electric car company built on the ashes of Fisker. The company is opening a new Troy, Michigan engineering center, an outpost of the company’s California headquarters and manufacturing operation. Karma has grown from 20 to 500 employees in two years. The company will ramp up its Michiga
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Twitter launches Engage, a safer space for celebrities to tweet As an influential celebrity on the go, you’ve heard about Twitter, and your handlers are always telling you about what it can do for your brand. But what are you supposed to tweet about? And what happens if a normal tweets at you? Enter Engage, a new standalone app for influential Twitter users that takes some of the guesswork out of Twitter. The app, which is available today on iOS, is designed
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Away expands its luggage line with two new sizes Away’s newest bags let you bring your entire life with you.Photo: AwayAway has hit the ground running with its luggage line and now they’re adding two new sizes that will join the original carry-on. The medium and large sizes are built from the same durable Bayer Makrolon polycarbonate and are just as light at 8.5 lbs (medium) and 9.9 lbs (large). You’ve also got TSA locks, 360-degree Hinomoto spi
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Invoking Orlando, Senate Republicans Set Up Vote To Expand FBI Spying An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set up a vote late on Monday to expand the FBI’s authority to use a secretive surveillance order without a warrant to include email metadata and some browsing history information. The move, made via an amendment to a criminal justice appropriations bill, is an effort by Senate Republicans to respond to la
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This Bespoke McLaren Will Blow You Away McLaren automobiles have been ripping through the streets for years, with some of the fastest, leanest and most impressive vehicles that have ever been made. The company has a lesser known bespoke team which takes on small projects with huge results. Known as McLaren Special Operations, the bespoke division has announced the creation of the MSO Carbon Series LT. There […]Visit Man of Many for the
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Dewalt’s New 60-Volt Batteries Can Even Power Huge Tabletop Saws A tangled mess of cords on your desk is certainly an annoyance, but on a construction site it can be a genuine safety hazard. Limits in battery technology have meant that larger tools still need to get their power from an AC outlet, but Dewalt has finally found a way to make almost every tool cordless.The innovation is a new 60-volt battery and power system called Flexvolt that’s able to power som
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A Remote Control Ball Might Be the Most Enjoyable Way to Learn to Code Between Android and iOS there are now over four million apps available for mobile devices, so there’s no denying that more and more, programming is becoming a useful skill. You don’t need to head back to school to learn to code, though, because a programmable remote control ball makes the process so much more enjoyable.Originally released in August of last year, Sphero’s SPRK, and its accompanying
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How Space Technology Will Produce the Best Weed Ever Mike Dixon wants to send plants to Mars. Growing crops in space is the best way to provide proper nutrition to the crew on a long-duration mission, this University of Guelph researcher believes—but because there’s no manned mission to Mars scheduled at the moment, it’s hard to get funding for this type of research.In the meantime, he and a growing number of other botanists are studying a plant whe
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Paper Perfection: 12 Notebooks for Architects and Designers Charles Eames was onto something when he said: “The details are not the details. They make the design.” When it comes to notebooks, Eames’ wisdom holds true. Designers tend to be picky and uncompromisingly detail-oriented and know that the perfect balance between aesthetics, functionality and comfort really matter in a notebook. While technology has brought us many incredible sketching tools, pap
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This student’s app puts everything you need to know about HIV at your fingertips LONDON — On Jacob Alexander’s 22nd birthday, he got a phone call. Sitting next to his mum, he picked up the phone, but the caller wasn’t ringing to wish him a happy birthday. They were calling to tell him his test results. He had tested positive for HIV.  SEE ALSO: 7 myths about HIV and AIDS you need to stop believing From that moment forth, Alexander’s life changed forever. He lost some of his f
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Habitat LA and SCI-Arc students complete an affordable, eco-friendly home for a U.S. veteran Developed over the course of a full academic year, IVRV House was designed during SCI-Arc’s fall semester, followed by final documentation in the spring semester, and constructed during the summer semester. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home was completed at 1232 W. 101st Street in the West Athens neighborhood. U.S. Army veteran Belete Belhu will purchase the home at an affordable price a
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A.M. Links: Senate Rejects Gun Control Bill, Clinton vs. Trump vs. Johnson, Sanders vs. Superdelegates The Senate has rejected gun control legislation proposed in response to the Orlando shooting. According to a new poll, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 42 percent to 38 percent. Gary Johnson is polling at 9 percent. Hundreds of Republican delegates are reportedly planning to “dump Trump” at the GOP convention in Cleveland next month. Bernie Sanders is building support among Democrats
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Norman Foster You would be hard pressed to find an architect better equipped to talk about aviation than Norman Foster. Not only has the Pritzker-winning architect designed some of the world’s most advanced flight facilities—including the first private hangar for space travel—but, over the years, he has piloted dozens of different aircraft.
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Scosche MagicMount PowerBank review: Magnetically attached Lightning connector The Scosche MagicMount PowerBank ($60 MSRP; $50 on Amazon) is a nifty Lightning connector battery pack that recharges an iPhone 6s or SE more than once through an attractive, damage-resistent case that connects firmly via a strong magnet. The MagicMount requires adhering a magnetic plate to the back of your phone or phone case and it’s not cheap. But given its utility and inclusion of a Lightni
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South Koreans turn to greener household products in wake of tragedy It has taken far too many deaths and illnesses to make this germ-phobic nation realize the hidden dangers lurking in household products, but now that awareness has been generated, real change is underway.
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Colorado’s Teen Marijuana Usage Dips after Legalization Government study puts the state’s high school cannabis use below the national average — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your First Home Do you really know why you are buying a house? Buying your first home is a big deal, and very exciting, but you shouldn’t rush into this decision. Owning a home might not be something for which you are ready, even if you can afford it. To help first-time homebuyers figure that out, we queried real estate experts to compile the eight key questions every potential homeowner should ask before sealin
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First time homebuying 101: Tips for buying your first home All the expert advice and tips you need to prepare for buying your first home Buying your first home is a big deal, and very exciting, but you shouldn’t rush into this decision. Owning a home might not be something for which you are ready, even if you can afford it. To help first-time homebuyers figure that out, we queried real estate experts to compile the eight key questions every potential hom
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Getting a Mortgage: Basics and What You Need to Know A deep understanding of your personal finances is key Making the decision to become a homeowner can be stressful for many first-time homebuyers. The looming questions of affordability, where to purchase, and job security are all legitimate concerns that warrant serious consideration. The reality is that there’s never a right time or the perfect circumstances to begin this journey, but ultimately,
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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Homebuying Process From house hunting to the closing, here’s what you can expect You’ve weighed the pros and cons of renting versus buying, and buying, with its promise of equity appreciation, won. Assuming the title of homeowner is one of the most significant financial commitments you will ever make, and the process can get messy if you’re not properly prepared. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect. 1. Know your n
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Home Inspections 101: What to Look Out For This 14-point checklist will help you during your home inspection Having an offer accepted on your dream house may seem like cause for celebration, but you’re not done just yet. You’ll need to get that home and its property inspected before you can pop the bubbly, and there are plenty of problems that could be hiding. This isn’t about peeling paint, which will be both obvious and pretty easy to f
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6 Common Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make Not hiring a professional team can cost you The housing market shows no signs of slowing down. According to TD Bank’s Fourth Annual Mortgage Service Index, 56 percent of American homeowners feel it’s a “good time” to purchase a home, while 71 percent felt their most recent buyer experience was “very good” or “excellent,” up almost 10 percent in the last two years. It
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Starter Homes in the United States: By the Numbers Where is it cheapest, and priciest, to buy an entry-level home? A recent report from Zillow found that entry-level home prices in the United States are rising faster than any other category, but that doesn’t mean that buying a home is more expensive than ever before (that distinction belongs to 2006, at the peak of the housing bubble). The real estate company provided Curbed with more than 20 ye
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Where to Buy Affordable Home Essentials, From Furniture to Linens and Kitchenware Screamin’ deals all on your first-home must-haves Good news: That house or apartment you’ve been ogling online (or making a detour to pass on your way to work) is yours at long last. But now the specter of filling your space with all the necessities may be looming large—if not quite as large as the price of the whole furnishing and decorating endeavor. Luckily, we are here to help. While we are b
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What Starter Homes Look Like Around the World From a 330-square-foot apartment to a fixer-upper detached house Across the U.S., and especially in major cities, starter homes—that is, smaller, entry-level properties attainable for individuals, couples, or families just starting out—are increasingly hard to come by. In numbers, that’s a 40 percent inventory drop nationwide since 2012, along with a 6 percent increase in the share of income need
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Millennials Look to the Suburbs, Not Cities, for First Homes Like any good developer, Kyle Zeppelin sensed a trend, noticed undervalued property, and made his move. A Denver developer who grew up with the family business (and currently partners with his father, Mickey), Zeppelin wasn’t blind to the demographic trends reshaping cities and urban areas across the country: families wanting to live downtown, and young adults looking for a cool, authentic urban
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Three DIY Bug Traps That Actually Work DIY Defend yourself against stink bugs, mosquitoes, and fruit flies Popular Science interviewed bug experts to find three DIY traps that actually work.
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How To Create Vortex Rings In Your Swimming Pool DIY An easy backyard physics experiment Dianna Cowern created vortex rings in a friend’s backyard swimming pool.
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Star Trek’s Simon Pegg: A Fanboy Grows Up, Takes Scotty’s Chair, And Rethinks The Federation Entertainment And he’s played harmonica with Coldplay? Q+A with Simon Pegg…
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A Fusion-Powered Rocket To Deflect Deadly Comets Space One of 10 insane ideas that just might save the world Really big space rocks (a mile or wider across) crash into Earth about once every 500,000 years. That’s rare, but we might not spot the next one until it’s too late for…
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What’s The Best 3D Printing Pen For You? DIY Add dimension to your drawing Popular Science tested three popular 3-D printing pens.
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This Amateur Astronomer Built An Observatory In His Backyard DIY Gary Hug has discovered almost 300 asteroids and a comet Amateur astronomer Gary Hug has discovered almost 300 asteroids and a comet.
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Wear Your Next Electronics Project On Your T-Shirt DIY And become a human circuit board Industrial designers Clement Zheng and Manasvi Lalwani created Shirt Circuit, a functioning breadboard on a t-shirt.
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Do Skunks Hate The Smell Of Their Own Spray? Animals Short answer: Not as much as humans do Skunks have sensitive noses, but they probably don’t mind their own foul odor because they’ve grown accustomed to it.
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Robot And Squirrel Share Tender Moment Technology In his ongoing series, sci-fi artist Donato Giancola depicts the soft center of A.I. Empathy is one in a series of paintings by science fiction artist Donato Giancola centered around the innocence of sentient robots.
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A Robot Army To Build Solar Panels (On The Moon) Space One of 10 insane ideas that just might save the world As the global headcount nears 8 billion, our thirst for kilowatts is growing by the minute.
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Are We Loving Monarchs to Death? Until recently, monarchs have mostly been at Mother Nature’s mercy—contending with disease, weather fluctuations, and heavy predation in the wild. Lately, however, the efforts of a well-meaning public to bring monarch eggs and larvae indoors to raise to maturity, or to purchase large numbers of farmed monarchs for release into the wild, may be making life even more difficult for the beleaguered bu
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Dozens of Former Apple Employees Team Up to Launch ‘RearVision’ Vehicle Camera A group of three former Apple engineers, along with around 50 various designers and workers also formerly employed by Apple, have created a new startup in the vehicle accessory market, called Pearl, and today announced pre-orders on their product “RearVision.” The $500 device is an attachable license plate accessory that connects via Bluetooth to an iOS or Android smartphone, displaying
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Netatmo adds smart-home features and cloud storage to its home security camera New door/window sensors can trigger Netatmo’s Welcome camera to capture a clip and upload it to a Dropbox account.
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Israeli troops ‘mistakenly kill Palestinian bystander’ Israeli troops have mistakenly shot dead a teenage Palestinian bystander and wounded several others in the occupied West Bank, the military says.
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Misfit adds swim tracking to Shine 2 and Ray trackers, but there’s a catch – CNET The company also announced the Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer’s Edition.
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Blinkist launches a magazine that’s the cliff’s notes for picking your cliff’s notes Blinkist takes non-fiction books and offers them in an abridged format, allowing users to understand the key concepts and ideas of these books within 15 minutes via kindle, the mobile app or on the web. This month the company launched Blinkist Magazine, making it easy to explore new book suggestions, podcasts, articles and more around a specific theme. The current edition is themed: Rethinking Pro
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NOTES ON A TREE – Installation by 109 Architectes at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture The interactive installation is part of the GAA Foundation’s annual “Time – Space – Existence” exhibition and it commemorates Lebanon’s lost public spaces
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Can Tea Help Save the Amazon? An effort in Ecuador might point the way to a more sustainable future for the rainforest and people — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Amount of Sleep That Kids and Teens Need to Be Healthy, According to Experts Infants, children, and teens all need more sleep than the average adult. For years, we’ve heard varying but similar ranges from different sources, but now a recent consensus statement by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has helped put this debate to bed.A panel of experts spent 10 months reviewing over 864 scientific studies that looked at the relationship between sleep and health in
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How Scientists Are Bringing People Back From The Dead Health Pressing pause could mean the difference between life and death One afternoon in February 2011, Kelly Dwyer strapped on a pair of snowshoes and set out to hike a beaver pond trail near her home in Hooksett, New Hampshire. When the…
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Inside NASA’s Mars Mission Space Exclusive photos of the capsule and rocket that could carry humankind to Mars NASA’s $18 billion Orion program will deliver humans to the surface of Mars sometime in the 2030s.
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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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Hybrid nanogenerator harvests hard-to-reach ocean energy (Phys.org)—Energy from the ocean, or “blue energy,” is arguably the most underexploited power source, according to researchers in a new study. Although the oceans contain enough energy to meet all of the world’s energy needs, currently there is no effective way to harvest it economically and with reasonable efficiency.
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Study reveals millennials are more likely to unplug while on vacation than gen X In preparation for summer travel season, Intel Security conducted a study, “Digital Detox: Unplugging on Summer Vacation,” to better understand the ways consumers stay digitally connected while traveling and ways they may unknowingly be putting their personal identity and devices at risk. Roughly 65 percent of U.S. respondents define being unplugged as having no internet usage at all, wh
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Starter Homes ‘R’ Us Owning a home is a deeply American tradition, and many have said that millennials, with their desire for walkability and penchant for city living, would buck this trend and rent forever. But it’s looking more and more likely that they won’t be able to resist the American Dream. And why would they? With rental prices soaring across the United States, it’s not necessarily cheaper, even month-to-mon
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KFC India’s new meal box lets you charge your phone while you eat If there’s one tech problem we face on a daily basis, it’s running out of our smartphone battery all too soon. SEE ALSO: KFC India is testing eco-friendly serving bowls that you can eat KFC seems to have recognised that your smartphone is as indispensible as getting a bite to eat. Launched only in India, its all-new meal box offers fuel both for you and your phone. The tech-savvy Watt a Box comes
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Tiny house made from cardboard is flexible, fun and green Living in a cardboard box generally signifies that you’ve fallen on hard times, but a new cardboard-based tiny house dubbed Nido House makes the idea seem really quite appealing. The off-grid dwelling boasts a solar power system and rainwater recovery system, and will be offered in multiple sizes and designs. .. Continue Reading Tiny house made from cardboard is flexible, fun and green
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Composting toilets are replacing the plastic portapotties The big Glastonbury music festival is getting new composting loos
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Russia looking to make backdoors mandatory in all encrypted messaging apps Before the FBI managed to access the data with the aid of outside third-parties, Apple was prepared for a legal battle to prevent the government agency from ordering the creation of a backdoor to the San Bernardino iPhone.
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Make Delicious, Flavorful Poached Chicken with Kitchen Scraps I always keep a bag of kitchen scraps—like onion skins, ginger peels, parm rinds, etc.—in the freezer, ready to be tossed in a pot of broth or stock, but now I have one more use for my bag o’ scraps: poached chicken.Poached chicken is an indispensable ingredient for chicken salad, but it can sometimes be a little bland. Throwing herb, veggie, and even cheese scraps into your poaching liquid infuse
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Research on massive vertebrae sheds new light on Alamosaurus sanjuanensis The discovery nearly two decades ago of nine beautifully articulated vertebrae at Big Bend National Park is shedding new light on a 66 million-year-old sauropod native to Texas and the North American southwest called Alamosaurus sanjuanensis.
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Spoiler Alert: MIT’s New AI Can Predict What Will Happen Next in a Video Do you get squeamish when someone dies on Game of Thrones? Or maybe you’re worried your favorite character is about to get killed, and you can’t bear to watch. Researchers at MIT have developed an algorithm that can predict what’s going to happen next in a video, giving you an opportunity to look away first.The algorithm, developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory,
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ICC sentences DR Congo’s Bemba to 18 years in jail for war crimes The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in jail after he was convicted of a slew of rapes and murders in the Central African Republic over a decade ago.
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How to Be ‘Huge on YouTube’, According to Canada’s Top First Nations Gamer “Oh man, I’m tired,” Austin Pamajewon told me in a phone interview, a few hours after returning to the Chicago mansion he shares with seven other professional video game players. He had spent the last few days driving from Anaheim to Las Vegas as part of a promotional tour for Turtle Wax, one of the sponsors of his eSports team OpTic Gaming, where Pamajewon is an official representative.That trek
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Third of ‘Leave’ voters think MI5 spies working with govt to stop Brexit – poll Up to one third of Leave voters think the UK’s intelligence agency MI5 is conspiring with the government to stop Britain leaving the European Union in the upcoming referendum, according to a poll by YouGov. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Fried Chicken Was Very, Very Different in the 1700s Fried chicken is pure comfort food, and you can reasonably expect that it will be prepared using similar methods wherever you go. Unless of course you were planning on time traveling to the 18th century. The recipe in question comes from Nathan Bailey’s Dictionarium Domesticum, and is cooked here by Jonathan Townsend whose YouTube channel is dedicated to researching and making food from the Coloni
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How to help someone who shares suicidal feelings online Facebook recently updated an important tool designed to help users support friends expressing suicidal thoughts and behavior.  The product, now available to every Facebook user, dispels the pervasive and dangerous myth that people who experience suicidal feelings are beyond help while also showing bystanders exactly how they can make a difference.  SEE ALSO: Giving young people a chance to grow u
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U.S.’s First Public Solar Road Will Roll Out On Route 66 Solar streets are finally having their moment in the sun You can get your kicks on Route 66. But soon, you might get your energy there too. Missouri is rolling out a set of energy-generating photovoltaic pavers along a section of the famous highway—the first such panels on a public right of way in the U.S. The street pavers were developed by Solar Roadways, a company created by inventors Scott an
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What does Zika virus mean for the children of the Americas? A special communication article explores whether new paradigms in child health may emerge because of Zika virus. The article suggests revisiting how the specialty of pediatrics responded to the HIV/AIDS crisis 30 years ago as a possible road map for addressing this new virus infection.
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Karhoo takes its taxi-comparison app to more UK cities Six weeks after its launch in London, Karhoo is taking on the rest of the UK. The ride-hailing app, which lets you compare different taxi companies simultaneously, is yet another alternative to Uber, Hailo and Kabbee. The difference is that Karhoo wants to be an open platform, presenting a range of prices, vehicles and estimated arrival times so that you can make an informed decision. Any company,
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SPONSORED: IWC Timezoner Chronograph boasts world-first tech What has been labelled a watchmaking masterstroke is the application of a radical new concept IWC Schaffhausen built into its Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph: this is the only watch that makes it possible to set another time zone, together with the date and 24-hour hand, in a single movement. It’s simple, practical and elegant. All… The post SPONSORED: IWC Timezoner Chronograph boasts world-
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Large-scale genetic study provides new insight into the causes of migraine An international research consortium has identified almost 30 new genetic risk factors for common migraine. Many of these risk variants localize inside or close to genes that regulate the vascular system. The results provide further support for the theory that an abnormal function of the blood vessels of the brain is an important component in driving migraine attacks.
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Mysterious enzyme does damage control, can help with health, environment A previously mysterious family of enzymes removes abnormal versions of some very common chemicals found in all life forms, opening many possibilities for health and agricultural applications, a researcher says.
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How to master the zoom burst technique How to master the zoom burst techniqueZoom burst photography is a technique achieved by zooming in to your subject during an exposure. The change in focal length creates streaks of color and light that appear to burst from the centre of the frame. It’s a great way of adding a sense of movement, or to simply enhance a scene by giving it an abstract feel. Scenes full of color or patterns work partic
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Adobe makes cropping and retouching in Photoshop CC easier Adobe has announced a fresh batch of new features for Photoshop CC 2016 and one of the biggest additions is Content Aware Crop.If you’ve ever expanded or cut down an image or rotated it slightly, you can basically say goodbye to the details in the corners. And so this is where Content Aware Crop comes in to fill those gaps back in. With rotating images, this tool will help you save more of the fra
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Apple finally phases out its oldest MacBook Pro Apple is apparently phasing out the old 13-inch MacBook Pro without Retina Display from its shops over in the US, most likely preparing the ground for the refreshed model to hit shelves later this year.This is according to Apple Insider, which received a tip from an unnamed source who said that while the old 13-inch MacBook Pro was still in stock across the majority of Apple stores, outlets were n
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How Facebook Is Ruining Your Android (and What You Can Do) It’s the biggest social network on the planet, but if you’re an Android user, you might want to rethink installing the official Facebook app on your smartphone or tablet. Case after case is showing that the app drains your phone’s resources. The impact is felt more on phones that don’t have top-notch hardware. You want to know how big an effect removing Facebook has? Here’s Redditor TemplaerDude’s
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One of the world’s top paid execs just resigned. Now he can’t stop tweeting about it. Typically when a top exec steps down, he or she puts out a bright and cheery statement about needing to spend more time with family and maybe does a few heavily scripted interviews with the media. Nikesh Arora, a former Google executive, decided to take a slightly different approach.  Arora, the president of SoftBank and one of the highest-paid executives in the world, resigned on Tuesday amid in
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Automate Your App’s Growth For Free (Sponsor) Mobile app revenue is on track to exceed $100 billion by 2020. A few apps are making over a million dollars a day, but unfortunately the large majority of app publishers today make less than $500 a month. The publishers that dominate the app stores are the ones with the deep pockets required to collect, process and utilize data at an extremely sophisticated level. The rest, whether it’s indie app
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Let There Be Light: This Year’s Innovators in Luminous Architecture No matter what shape or size a building, how architecture interacts with light and shade can transform a space from a beautiful building to an ethereal and memorable one. In recent times, architects have been playing with light as an integral feature of a building’s life through a variety of ways, from graphic and colorful light installations that forge atmospheric interiors to strategically posi
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Instagram’s expansion continues as it tops 500 million users With 1.6 billion users, Facebook is used to big numbers. Even Whatsapp has one billion people using it every month. Instagram, on the other hand, isn’t quite as big as its counterparts, but that doesn’t mean it’s not expanding at a decent clip. In a short blog post today, the photo-sharing service announced that it now has 500 million registered users, adding 100 million accounts in nine months. I
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How to stay cool this summer: be the CPU beneath this heatsink It’s that time of year again where I consider giving up all video game activities on my laptop due to it being too damn hot to touch. I bought one of those laptop cooling pads one year with some built-in fans, but that didn’t really work. The only real way to keep a CPU cool is something like this Scythe Kabuto 3 heatsink. Or moving to Antarctica. Everything else is playing pretend. The Kabuto 3′
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Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise and her band of merry robots are coming to Disrupt SF  Remember Rosie from the Jetsons? That’s what Fetch Robotics is building, but instead of dealing with housekeeping and Elroy, the robots are designed for warehouses and e-commerce fulfillment centers. The company was founded in 2014 and has since raised $23 million and started shipping robots to pilot customers. The secret? Fetch Robotics didn’t build a series of robots. The… Read More
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Fujitsu Picks 64-Bit ARM For Post-K Supercomputer An anonymous reader writes: At the International Supercomputing Conference 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, Fujitsu revealed its Post-K machine will run on ARMv8 architecture. The Post-K machine is supposed to have 100 times more application performance than the K Supercomputer — which would make it a 1,000 PFLOPS beast — and is due to go live in 2020. The K machine is the fifth fastest known super i
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Statins associated with lower risk of cardiac events for some patients, not others Cholesterol-lowering statins were associated with lower risk for major cardiac events in some patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease but not in others, according to an article.
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#TrumpSoPoor is Trending Because, Well, His Campaign Kind of Is On Monday, the FEC revealed that Trump’s campaign had just $1.3 in cash on hand. The post #TrumpSoPoor is Trending Because, Well, His Campaign Kind of Is appeared first on WIRED.
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Find exomoons by watching how they warp their planet’s light A new way of detecting exomoons circling young giant planets could be possible with the next generation of telescopes
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Mophie Brings Reliable Wireless Charging to the iPhone Before Apple Does All images: Alex Cranz/GizmodoI hate cables. I’m not particularly crazy about aesthetics—my bedroom floor is currently covered with a nice, healthy layer of clothing and detritus—but when it comes to the charging cables of the various gadgets I own, I inevitably find myself deeply irritated by their rubbery, Medusa-esque tangles.Imagine my delight, then, when Mophie announced “Charge Force,” its l
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Take an Underwater Tour of the Most Biodiverse Reef on Earth Image: Will TurnerCoral reefs have been having a rough time of it lately, have you heard? They’re in the midst of the largest, longest, and worst mass die-off in history. But there’s a bright spot: when humans take action to protect reefs, they tend to do better. Sometimes, they even thrive.With seven billion humans and counting putting an ever-increasing pressure on the world’s oceans, it sometim
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Finn Watches Are Inspired by the Giant’s Causeway Inspired by the hexagonal rocks of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, Finn Watches perfectly incorporate unique design, a minimalist aesthetic and quality components to create a timepiece with a tale. Each piece features a slightly rounded, hexagonal case made of stainless with a Swiss quartz movement, Celtic font and numbering on a black or […]
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Cause and effect: WWDC yields predictable reaction Now I am become Disappoint, the destroyer of worlds. Or at least Apple announcements.Writing for the San Jose Mercury News, Larry Magid proclaims “Apple’s lack of significant news a disappointment”. (Tip o’ the antlers to Philip Speicher.) I’ve been attending Apple product announcements since the early 80s and, at times, I’ve walked away impressed and even inspired. Not this time! This time, des
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Tougher Sphero rolls out to show STEAM classrooms what it’s made of Sphero SPRK+ is the latest iteration of the robot ball toy, which is designed to help educate kids about coding. The ball features a tough clear shell which lets users see exactly what technology they are controlling, and uses Bluetooth SMART to make connecting it with compatible smartphones or tablets as easy as tapping the two devices together… Continue Reading Tougher Sphero rolls out to s
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Pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meals associated with higher prescribing rates Accepting a single pharmaceutical industry-sponsored meal was associated with higher rates of prescribing certain drugs to Medicare patients by physicians, with more, and costlier, meals associated with greater increases in prescribing, according to an article.
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New analysis reveals large-scale motion around San Andreas Fault System By carefully analyzing the data recorded by the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory’s GPS array researchers discovered nearly 125 mile-wide ‘lobes’ of uplift and subsidence — a few millimeters of motion each year — straddling the San Andreas Fault System. This large scale motion was previously predicted in models but until now had not been documented.
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Made-to-order nanocages open possibilities of shipping cargo into living cells, building small chemical reactors Researchers have designed and produced a self-assembling protein shell shaped like an icosahedron — similar to those that encapsulate viruses. The achievement may open new avenues for engineering cargo-containing nano-cages to package and deliver drugs and vaccines directly into cells, or building small reactors to catalyze biochemical reactions. The shell is also amenable to genetic fusion, such
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Knowledge EDC submitted by JhayClyde Apple MacBook Pro 13inchApple iPhone 6 PlusNitecore MT2ACitizen JR4051-54L SailhawkVictorinox HuntsmanPilot Mini Ballpoint PenPremium Fountain PenNite Ize S-Biner Micro LockNiteCore T-Series TubeNite Ize DooHicKeyTrue Utility KeytoolPassport size NotebookMy carry when going to Library for a review.
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Experimental Zika vaccine to be tested on humans for the first time The FDA has recently approved the first ever clinical trial of a vaccine for Zika. The tests will determine whether or not the vaccine is safe for use in normal, healthy people, however, this test will not actually be able to determine whether or not the vaccine actually prevents the disease. If successful, may be tested in people who have an existing Zika infection in later trials. The trial will
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Diamonds Illuminate the Origins of Earth’s Deepest Oceans Crystals could be the key to where our water came from, and what that means for finding life on other planets.
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Looking To Animals To Help Predict & Prevent Future Epidemics From Our Blogs: Under The Microscope Researchers suggest tracking mammals may help deal with future outbreaks Up to 70% of all human infections come from animals. Now researchers recommend tracking mammals as a way to keep us safe from impending epidemics.
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Apple fixes serious flaw in AirPort wireless routers Apple has released firmware updates for its AirPort wireless base stations in order to fix a vulnerability that could put the devices at risk of hacking. According to Apple security, the flaw is a memory corruption issue stemming from DNS (Domain Name System) data parsing that could lead to arbitrary code execution. The company released firmware updates 7.6.7 and 7.7.7 for AirPort Express, AirP
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New FAA rules mean US companies can fly drones without a pilot’s license This morning the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled “Part 107,” a new set of rules to govern the use of drones by commercial operators. Before today any for-profit entity flying a drone — from real estate agents to farmers to photographers — had to have a pilot’s license. The updated regulatory framework replaces that license with a knowledge test and certificate specific to flyin
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It’s going to be a ‘slow parenting’ kind of summer Without an activity-filled schedule, my kids and I will be free to do what we please for the next ten weeks, complete with plenty of beneficial boredom.
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PSA: Make sure your Airport Utility app is set to check for updates We all know the importance of keeping on top of security updates, but there is one kind that might escape your attention if you don’t have it set to check automatically: those for your AirPort base station. Whether you have an AirPort Express, Extreme or Time Capsule, they all have firmware updates to plug security holes and fix other issues. more…Filed under: How-To, Mac
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Twitter stretches Vines and video posts to 140 seconds Starting today, Twitter users will get just as many seconds of video as they do characters of text. According to an announcement, Twitter is opening up 140-second videos to everyone on the service. Likewise, some Vine creators will also be able to expand outside the snappy six-second limit with a new Beyond the Vine feature that allows the shorter clips to serve as trailers for a longer, two-minut
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If you don’t want to lose your chair, encase it in resin Check out this great furniture hack Italian design collective Nucleo has come up with a brilliant little hack to ensure that you never lose one of your chairs again (since we are all constantly losing chairs). Here’s what you do: Take a chair. (Nucleo used a classic bentwood Thonet chair, but any kind of chair will work.) Encase it in clear epoxy-resin Boom. That chair isn’t going anywhere. Nuc
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Private Island Hotel Appears to Float on Water It’s a honeymooner’s dream “Yes, please,” is all we can say to this heavenly private island hotel nestled on a coastal site in Phuket, Thailand. Designed by Architects 49, the three-villa hotel appears to float on the ocean and flow into an expansive infinity pool, a section upon which guests can dine. Each hut-like villa features glass walls and a high, pitched roof with generous overh
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Clean Dirty Paintbrushes In a Snap with a Fork Your paintbrushes should be clean and dry when you store them, but getting all that paint out of the bristles can be messy. Rather than use your hands or buy a brush comb, grab a fork to get between those bristles.Once you rinse the brush to get the outside layer of paint off, run a fork through the bristles to wash the rest of it out so you know your brushes are as clean as possible for next time
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LinkedIn reveals the companies where we most want to work – CNET Spoiler alert: Apple tops the list globally on LinkedIn’s list of 40 Top Attractors.
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Agridrone targets and destroys crop-destroying pests (Tomorrow Daily 381 show notes) – CNET This Japanese drone is equipped with infra-red and thermal cameras, making it an excellent bug hunting predator.
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Polarized lasers zap dyed DNA into super resolution DNA may be one of the most basic molecules of life, but it’s not easy to study. Despite being a very long molecule, it’s only about 2.2 nanometers wide, so it’s hard to see. Attaching fluorescent dyes to it can help, but until now, knowing how those dye molecules were behaving wasn’t possible. A team of scientists at Stanford University has built on a technique called “single-molecule micr
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How Google Is Fixing a Fatal Security Flaw Image: Google / GizmodoGoogle is making the best security feature, two-step verification, a little bit easier to use. This week, the company announced that it’s switching out the annoying (and hackable) six digit code with a simple “yes” or “no” button. This is a great move.The update could be a huge win for everyone’s security. The easier it is to use two-step verification, the more likely people
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Understanding rogue ocean waves may be simple after all An international team of scientists has developed a relatively simple mathematical explanation for the rogue ocean waves that can develop seemingly out of nowhere to sink ships and overwhelm oil platforms with walls of water as much as 25 meters high.
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Low maternal thyroid hormone during pregnancy increases risk for schizophrenia in offspring A new study reveals a new link between low levels of the thyroid hormone thyroxine during pregnancy and risk of schizophrenia in the offspring.
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‘Get children playing outdoors’ to improve academic success and reduce obesity Campaigns to promote physical activity and reduce obesity among children should focus more on active outdoor play, according to a new study.
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Tumblr just launched live video in the smartest way possible Right on cue after yesterday’s ‘rumors,’ Tumblr is launching live video. The surprising bit is how it all actually works. Instead of wasting time and money on its own live-streaming technology, Tumblr is simply integrating existing live video solutions. To start, the platform is launching support via YouTube, YouNow, Kanvas and Upclose. It’s the smartest thing Tumblr could have done. Frankly, ther
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Tumblr launches live video support in partnership with YouTube, YouNow and others  Tumblr this morning announced support for live video on its service, confirming our report from yesterday that such a move was in the works. The feature will allow Tumblr users to live stream video directly to their followers’ Dashboards, and will also send out push notifications when users go live or reblog a live stream. Along with the announcement comes further clarification on how… Read More
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Is business school the new design school?  People are often surprised when they hear that I earned my master of business administration degree, or MBA, as a side-hobby while I was a tenured professor at MIT. Even MIT’s human resources department was perplexed that I’d want to apply for the employee benefit to partially support my tuition costs. My motivation to do so was simple: I’d spent most of my life in the… Read More
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Apple Pay’s Mac move: Less friction? No, but slightly less fraud It was one sentence buried near the end of a long announcement from Apple about iOS 10, but it was perhaps one of the most interesting. “Apple Pay can now be used to make easy, secure, and private purchases on participating websites using Safari, in addition to paying in-stores and within apps.”What this means is that desktops and laptops made by Apple will eventually (once developers take advan
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On Social Fatherlessness | Evgeny Komarovsky | TEDxKharkiv What is the role of men in raising children? In a very understandable way, Dr. Evgeny Komarovsky shows the reasons of a phenomenon for which he coined a term – social fatherlessness. He explains how it affects the life of each citizen in the country and its consequences at the national level. Most of the men, especially those who are in the government cannot see the country through the prism of ch
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I Am the Sumerian Wheel That Reached Mars. | Saulius Baradinskas | TEDxISM During my talk I will try to understand and commuincate the main principles of human creativity evolution. Saulius Baradinskas is director of music videos. In 2011 he has established “Vilnius Temperature” – music videos project. In 2013 he has finished bachelor of architecture in Vilnius Art Academy. At the moment Saulius works on his first short film and is ready to share some unexpecte
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What They Don’t Tell You About Mental Illness | Elizabeth Medina | TEDxSpeedwayPlaza 1 out of 4 people suffer from mental illness. Look around you, and chances are out of the closest 3 people, 1 of you may be suffering from mental illness. Elizabeth speaks volumes from her own experience battling mental illness and how it is not a personal problem, but a communal one for which we are all responsible to address. Elizabeth is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin studying Ch
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Vitamin B: Cognition & Academic Performance | Tasha Garayo | TEDxHarrisonHighSchool This talk is about the effects of vitamin B on cognition and academic performance. Tasha Garayo is a passionate student at Harrison High School. She has been researching the effects of vitamin B for the last 3 years and has attended multiple science research competitions for her work. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local communi
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Power of supercomputing to find rare-earth refining alternatives Scientists have identified agents for the separation of rare-earth metals that are potentially much less costly and better-performing than those currently used.
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Fossil fuel combustion endangers children’s health in two significant ways: Scientist reviews the evidence Fossil fuel combustion and associated air pollution and carbon dioxide has been identified as the root cause of much of the ill health of children today. Because of their inherent biological vulnerability, children now bear a disproportionate burden of disease from both pollution and climate change.
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Endangered Boreal felt lichen set to decline 50 percent in 25 years despite conservation efforts Erioderma pedicellatum, commonly known as the Boreal felt lichen, grows on trees in the damp boreal forests along the Atlantic coast. It is also one of the most endangered lichens in the world. A new study uses population models to determine the survival and future viability of the species. The findings show that without increased protection and conservation efforts the Boreal felt lichen populati
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Mars isn’t exactly a friendly place in ‘The Technomancer’ The Technomancer, Spiders Studio’s follow-up to Mars: War Logs, releases next week. The new game combines the companion system of games like Mass Effect with electricity-focused melee combat and a dreary Mars setting. And not only is the Martian setting depressing, nearly everyone, human or otherwise, wants you dead. “At every nook and cranny of the forsaken planet holds deadly, lurking threats,”
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Live Video Comes To Tumblr Tumblr is using YouTube, Upclose, YouNow, and Kanvas to power its live-streaming feature.Now you can stream and watch live video on Tumblr. The blogging site began rolling out live video support Tuesday morning, with everyone on the service expected to have the ability to broadcast themselves directly into their followers’ dashboards by the end of the day.Read Full Story
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Why 500 bees with tiny license plates will be released from London rooftops LONDON — Calling all citizen scientists and nature photographers: now’s your chance to be involved in revealing the secret lives of bees. SEE ALSO: These bees decided to make their home on a busy street in London Over the course of the next month, hundreds of bees will be released from the rooftops of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)  as part of the London Pollinator Project.  Biologists fr
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Tumblr integrates live-streaming from YouTube, YouNow, and other video apps Tumblr is getting into live-streaming — but don’t worry, it isn’t launching yet another live-streaming platform. Instead, Tumblr will integrate with existing platforms, starting with YouTube, YouNow, Kanvas, and Upclose. Beginning today, you’ll be able to share a live stream from any of those apps directly to a Tumblr blog, even sending out alerts to the account’s followers, who’ll be able to wat
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Geometric Airport Merges Brutalist and Midcentury Charms in Ghana Gorgeous and green The sweltering climate of Accra, Ghana, encourages architecture that forgoes heat-trapping glass. But a new airport terminal and office building designed by Mario Cucinella Architects with Deweger Gruter Brown & Partners is challenging the norm with a completely windowed structure supported and protected from the sun by deep concrete overhangs and angled, asymmetrical colum
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Samsung doubles down on IoT with a $1.2 billion U.S. investment  Samsung is looking to take its relationship with the Internet of Things to the next level with an investment to the tune of $1.2 billion. The electronics giant’s CEO Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon announced the four-year R&D plan during an event in DC this week. The investment will cover some 15,000 Samsung employees across the US. According to Forbes, the money will be split between startups in… Read More
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Boys forced to rape each other at Australian military schools – inquiry Gruesome details about Australia’s military were revealed after a public inquiry on child sex abuse discovered how recruits were forced to rape one another as part of a sick initiation practice. The abuse went unnoticed for decades. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Winklevoss twins open Gemini bitcoin exchange in London Gemini, the virtual currency exchange founded by businessmen Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, is expanding into the UK, the company announced on Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French industrial giant Lafarge paid taxes to ISIS The world’s leading building materials company Lafarge paid taxes to the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in 2013-2014 to continue operations in northern Syria, reports Le Monde. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Insulating green roof disguises a stunning woodland home in Mexico This wonderful woodland home sits in a forest clear, in an area originally inhabited by the Tarasco indigenous people, who inspired the house’s name. Irekua Anatani, or ‘Family house under the trees’, is made from concrete and wood and topped by a luscious green roof that makes it blend with the environment. Architect Gerardo Broissin told us about his low-impact aim, ‘On the first visit to the pr
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Honey Releases Amazon Price Protection to Find You a Better Deal We’ve told you all about the couponing tool Honey, which automatically hunts for and applies coupon codes for your online purchases. The browser extension recently released a new feature that can help you find better prices on Amazon.http://lifehacker.com/5978700/honey-…I noticed the update over the weekend. Next to the standard Amazon price was a small button that let me know I could get a bett
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New Adobe Photoshop CC looks awesome Adobe Systems retouches its software. Photoshop CC 2015.5 and other Creative Cloud parts get some exciting new stuff, for your media-fiddling enjoyment.In IT Blogwatch, bloggers turn that frown upside-down. Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. As seen on Simprovised…Did somebody say “new Photoshop”? Lori Grunin is grinnin’: [You’re fired -Ed.]To read this art
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Precision medicine introduced to psychiatry New research is highlighting the potential merits of using precision medicine in prescribing antidepressants. Eleven percent of Americans 12 years and older have been prescribed antidepressant medication, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from 2005-2008. These medications are regularly prescribed in psychiatric, pediatric, adolescent, family and general medicine clinics
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Intrusive parents may lead children to be overly self-critical Parents may have high expectations of their children’s academic performance and some may demonstrate this by urging the child to achieve good grades, while others may over-react when the child makes mistakes. However, parents should be mindful of their behavior and not push their children too far, as their actions may lead to unintended consequences.
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One of the most popular Bluetooth speakers just hooked up with Siri Ultimate Ears’s UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom, two of the most popular portable Bluetooth speakers around, are getting an upgrade to make them more like Amazon’s Alexa-equipped Tap. A new software update for the speakers’ apps (free on iOS and Android) adds Siri and Google Now, allowing push-to-talk voice commands just like on Amazon’s new portable bluetooth speaker. SEE ALSO: Ultimate Ears’ Boom 2 s
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Cyberattacks from China: Less numerous but more effective FireEye report says instances of cyberattacks from China have declined, but a more focused approach is providing hackers with better results.
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Cyberwarfare comes of age: The internet is now officially a battlefield Cyberspace has joined air, sea, land and space as an arena of military interest: but the concept of cyberwarfare continues of evolve beyond the grasp of military planners.
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Better soil data key for future food security Future food security depends on a variety of factors — but better soil data could substantially help improve projections of future crop yields, shows new research.
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Iraqi Kurdistan site reveals evolution towards the first cities of Mesopotamia Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have revealed the latest archaeological discoveries on the origins and consolidation of the first farming societies in Upper Mesopotamia, in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Immense species richness of bacterial-eating microorganisms discovered in soil Millions of microorganisms play a major role in the decomposition of soil matter. A group of researchers has just shown that there is an enormous diversity among a group of bacteria-eating microorganisms known as Cercozoa. The research suggests that a drier climate in the years ahead due to climate change will contribute to a shift in the number of soil microorganisms, and thus, a shift in the dec
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ITER fusion-reactor schedule slips by five years US will retain membership in multi-billion euro collaboration
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Voter behavior not as malleable as some results suggested (credit: Erik (HASH) Hersman) Reproducibility of findings has been a hot-button issue in social science over the last year, and as the election approaches, the reproducibility of findings related to voting is especially relevant. A recent study published in PNAS reassesses previously published data about ways to increase voter turnout and finds that language cues actually don’t have a signific
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How to Edit Your Pictures for Free with IrfanView Plugins IrfanView offers a one-stop-shop for making quick adjustments to photos. It also houses a little-known secret: its large plugins library. With the right plugins, or filters (what’s a filter?), IrfanView can do for free what other programs charge money for. We covered how to use IrfanView in the past. This article focuses on some of its most useful plugins — and how they can improve your photos. Sp
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Infections reveal inequality between the sexes Stark differences between men and women’s immune responses pose medical conundrum.Nature 534 447 doi: 10.1038/534447a
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The hidden risks of the bot explosion  Gartner has predicted that by 2018, a full 30 percent of our interactions with technology will be through “conversations” with smart machines. Major players such as Microsoft, Facebook and Google are now focused on empowering development of smart bots, and IBM’s Watson is looking to find ways to integrate its cognitive computing platform deeper into businesses. Read More
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Ultra-thin slices of diamonds reveal geological processes Diamonds are not only beautiful and valuable gems, they also contain information of the geological history. By using ultra-thin slices of diamonds, Dorrit E. Jacob and her colleagues from the Macquarie University in Australia and the University of Sydney found the first direct evidence for the formation of diamonds by a process known as redox freezing. In this process, carbonate melts crystallize
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Video: The world’s most delicious chemical reaction Why does fresh, hot toast have a more complex flavor than plain bread? Why does cooking raw food in general result in mouthwatering smells and a rich taste?
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Cerebros en red y chips: imaginando la educación del futuro | Melina Furman | TEDxRiodelaPlataSalon ¿Tener un chip de memoria en la cabeza? ¿Aprender con los cerebros conectados? A partir de investigaciones y desarrollos en curso, Melina Furman nos invita a pensar en el futuro de la escuela y la educación. Melina Furman se dedica a generar propuestas educativas para formar en chicos y grandes el pensamiento científico, una mirada sobre el mundo que combina la lógica con la curiosidad y la creati
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The Quest for the Master Algorithm | Pedro Domingos | TEDxUofW Pedro Domingos speaks on the future of the Information Age. Machine learning not only affects computers, but it will also change our lives. Pedro asks “what will the ultimate learning algorithm look like?” and discusses how future technology will change how we model many parts of our lives. Pedro Domingos is a professor of computer science at the University of Washington and the author o
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Nature-Inspired Nanophotonics: Butterfly Eureka! Moments | Robert Magnusson | TEDxUTA We present nanophotonic device technology inspired by natural periodic nanostructures. Examples of research outcomes are presented including innovative biosensor systems and materially-sparse nanogrids that operate efficiently on input light. Robert Magnusson is the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texa
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Arts and Culture: Revitalizing a Downtown | Patti Diou | TEDxUTA Levitt Pavilion Arlington was the perfect jump start to a downtown revitalization plan that had been trying to get off the ground for decades. Today, more than 120,000 people attend the Levitt’s 50-plus free concerts each year, and thanks to our fellow downtown arts organizations, city officials, community leaders, volunteers and the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, our downtown has beco
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Student Entrepreneurship: Creativity, Collaboration, & Collision | Matt Clark | TEDxUTA Entrepreneurship in the educational arena has proved to be an effective method in supplying students with a mindset, direction and knowledge base which they can apply to their interests and passions professionally. Creativity, collaboration and collision are core components of entrepreneurship, giving students the experience and the opportunity to successfully harness and apply their strengths in
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From Here to There: The Future of Travel | Mark McSpadden | TEDxUTA The future of travel is an exciting destination, but the journey from “here” to “there” will take some navigating. Together, we’ll explore the technologies that are already beginning to impact the future of travel over the next decade. Mark McSpadden is the Director of Sabre Labs, the emerging technology incubator and trends research group within Sabre. In the Lab, he and his t
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Can Interfaith Restore Humanity? | Adeel Zeb | TEDxWilmingtonSalon Imam Adeel Zeb makes the case that interfaith harmony rekindles the light of humanity. He argues that there are more things similar between the major religions such as Islam, Christianity and Judaism than there are differences. He argues for greater tolerance. “Imam Adeel J. Zeb is a global educator and spiritual peacemaker. He is the Muslim Chaplain/Director of Muslim Life at Duke University
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Low breast density worsens prognosis in breast cancer Even though dense breast tissue is a risk factor for breast cancer, very low mammographic breast density is associated with a worse prognosis in breast cancer patients. Patient survival is affected only when low breast density is combined with an abundance of hyaluronan in the tumor, shows recent research.
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Tracking aluminum used to purify tap water Scientists have developed a new analysis method that uses magnetic fields to quickly and accurately measure the concentration of aluminum used to purify tap water. These findings can potentially be used in developing efficient and environmentally-conscious coagulants for water treatment.
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Deadly Degrees: Why Heat Waves Kill So Quickly Outdoorsy types and outdoor workers like roofers might suffer first, but it’s the elderly and the mentally ill who make up the majority of deaths — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How water droplets freeze: The physics of ice and snow Freezing water is a central issue for climate, geology and life. On earth, ice and snow cover 10 percent of the land and up to half of the northern hemisphere in winter. Polar ice caps reflect up to 90 percent of the sun’s incoming radiation. But how water droplets freeze, whether from within or from the surface, has been a topic of much controversy over past decade among chemists and physicists.
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Important milestone reached on road to a redefined kilogram In a secure vault in the suburbs of Paris, an egg-sized cylinder of metal sits in a climate-controlled room under three glass bell jars. It is the mass against which all other masses in the world are measured – by definition the quintessential kilogram.
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Why planes freeze Pilots and safety officials worry about ice accumulating on the wings and tail of an aircraft flying during freezing rain. Abnormal ice buildup can disturb airflow to alter the physics of flight and lead to stalls, rolls and high-velocity crashes.
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After watching 600 hours of TV, this AI program can predict when people will hug or high five Turns out, shows like “The Office” and “Desperate Housewives” are worth more than their entertainment value. The scripted acts of Steve Carrell, Mindy Kaling, and Eva Longoria have helped train an artificial intelligence to predict human interactions at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Social intuition is a relatively sacred aspect of being human. What might c
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Bryan Kramer, staying human, and the rise of the chatbots – VB Engage Chatbots. Everyone is talking about them, but what do they mean for the future of the human race, and will we forget how to talk to each other twenty years from now? Before we dig into how brands and marketers can remain human — with Bryan Kramer — Travis and Stewart break down the week’s big news. That means working out what Apple launched at its WWDC event, as well as taking a shot at why the he
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