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Spectacular Hubble Space Telescope costume puts cosplay into orbit – CNET A spacecraft systems engineer’s very first shot at cosplay is a winner as he rocks a DIY full-body Hubble costume at Denver Comic Con.
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Hyperloop One talking to Russian Summa group about Hyperloop for running freight across Russia from China to Europe Hyperloop One, Los Angeles-based startup, dreams of creating a 21st-century Silk Road linking Asia to Europe in a work-day ride. Last month they opened a 100-yard demo of their new technology.Hyperloop One, which is among a few companies looking to pioneer the pod-in-tube transportation system popularized by Elon Musk called hyperloop, announced Tuesday that it has partnered with a Russian firm to
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Patients with inflammation more likely to develop diabetes after transplant Up to 30 percent of people who receive organ transplants will develop diabetes, but researchers are unsure why. A new study in kidney transplant recipients suggests that patients with more inflammation prior to surgery are more likely to develop diabetes than those with less overall inflammation, and that a patient’s fat stores also play a role.
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Drones could be cheaper alternative to delivering vaccines in developing world Using unmanned drones to deliver vaccines in low- and middle-income countries may save money and improve vaccination rates, new research suggests.
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Itchy inflammation of mosquito bites helps viruses replicate University of Leeds study has found that inflammation where a mosquito has bitten not only helps a virus such as Zika or dengue establish an infection in the body more quickly, but that it also helps it to spread around the body, increasing the likelihood of severe illness.
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Hundreds of genes seen sparking to life two days after death The discovery that many genes are still working up to 48 hours after death has implications for organ transplants, forensics and our very definition of death
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Chicago cop caught punching suspect on Facebook Live (VIDEO) A Chicago, Illinois police officer is facing an internal investigation, after a Facebook video showed him kneeling on top of a suspect and punching him during an arrest on Sunday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Shadow Below – New Cassini Image of Saturn This newly released Cassini image of Saturn was captured this past March. As Saturn’s northern hemisphere summer approaches, the shadows of the rings creep ever southward across the planet. Here, the ring shadows appear to obscure almost the entire southern hemisphere, while the planet’s north pole and its six-sided jet stream, known as “the hexagon,” […] The post Shadow Below – New Cassini Ima
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News: The Broad, Harbin Opera House, Pterodactyl among 2016 LA Architectural Award winners A fresh set of three dozen projects were recognized in the 2016 Los Angeles Architectural Awards. Organized by the LA Business Council, the awards recognize some of L.A. County’s top-notch designers and their projects that exhibit excellence in design, sustainability, and community impact in various categories. MAD founder Ma Yansong gave the keynote speech during the well-attended award ceremony
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47% Off Canon All-In-One Printer with Mobile Tablet Printing with Airprint and Google Cloud Print capabilities – Deal Alert This all-in-one printer from Canon allows you to print with many powerful options including AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Morphia and the Canon PRINT app. You can even print photos from Instagram or Facebook directly from your smartphone or tablet. The printing quality is remarkable with deeper black and vivid reds. This printer currently averages 4 out of 5 stars (read reviews). With the curre
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Concrete Desk Set The problem with working in an office (aside from the obvious) is that staying organized on a daily basis can be quite problematic. The Concrete Desk Set features a matching tape dispenser, a pencil holder, and a small (6.5” x 3” x 1”) tray for all your small desktop clutter. Cast from solid concrete and […]
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Floating house with retractable legs is designed for the floods to come The conceptual renderings imagine a bleak future with awesome houses Climate change has already affected the way that we design buildings—for example, in Lower Manhattan electrical rooms are being put on the second floors of buildings instead of the ground floors after the disastrous flooding during Hurricane Sandy—and this design from Terry & Terry Architecture is a logical, if extreme, exte
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The Analytics of Language, Behavior, and Personality Computational linguists and computer scientists, among them University of Texas professor Jason Baldridge, have been working for over fifty years toward algorithmic understanding of human language. They’re not there yet. They are, however, doing a pretty good job with important tasks such as entity recognition, relation extraction, topic modeling, and summarization. These tasks are accomplished vi
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15 musical numbers that would be great for the new Monopoly Broadway show Pass go, collect $200 and buy an orchestra seat to the new Monopoly musical, announced by Hasbro on June 20. Entitled, “Monopoly: The Musical” this new show is still a mystery in terms of subject matter, style and cast. It will be about Monopoly in some way, that’s what we know. SEE ALSO: Honest ‘Monopoly’ cards that are almost too relatable “What turns us on is creating something
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Reddit’s native image hosting goes (almost) site-wide  A couple weeks back, Reddit announced that it would be providing its own image hosting solution to a handful of subreddits. The experiment appears to have been a success, because the site announced today that the feature is rolling out to any SFW subreddit that wants to take advantage of it. Read More
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VR Therapy firm is seeing ‘pretty much nothing but success’ Mental health is one of the current generation’s largest health concerns. Mental illness can strike anyone regardless of age, and while there have been advances in medications, additional techniques that could significantly improve the recovery process for someone with a mental or emotional issue remain welcome. By using some of the latest virtual-reality technology on the market, VR Therapy and C
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AirPort users, don’t ignore the latest firmware update! It patches a critical security bug Apple released a firmware for their wireless router today that patches a critical vulnerability. The flaw, a memory corruption issue stemming from DNS (Domain Name System) data parsing, allows arbitrary code execution, Macworld is reporting. The new firmware, 7.6.7 and 7.7.7, solves the issue. Fortunately, it appears Apple found the issue before anyone could exploit it. Related: Two Apple AirPort
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Adidas AlphaBOUNCE Runner A seamless upper paired with a responsive and cushioned midsole sets this shoe apart.
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Makita RobotPro A robotic vacuum that is durable enough to operate in a warehouse for two hours.
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SCOTUS sets chilling precedent for stop and frisk in 5-3 vote The US Supreme Court has supported the ruling that evidence collected during an illegal police stop can be used in court. The decision is feared to have a “disproportionate” effect on people of color. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Perfect Memory camera will record your entire life  Imagine having a perfect recall and a way to auto-edit your life into exciting, fun snippets (even if your life isn’t exciting or fun.) That’s what the Perfect Memory wireless camera aims to do. The camera, created by the team at General Streaming Systems, LLC, is an evolution on the traditional body cam. This device connects to a chain you can wear around your neck or can clip to… Read More
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Spies Hid Messages Inside Dead Rats Military According to a CIA report Rats covered in hot sauce might sound like some sort of exotic, disturbing delicacy, but it was a tool of the CIA’s trade in Soviet Russia.
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Which animals will cope with climate change droughts? Scientists believe the current rate of climate change is unprecedented in Earth’s history and will lead to more and worse droughts in many areas. Now a research team may have found a way to predict which mammals will best cope with drought — and which won’t do so well.
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CAR T cell therapy can now target solid tumors: Mouse study Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, which edits a cancer patient’s T cells to recognize their tumors, has successfully helped patients with blood cancers but has yet to show the ability to treat solid tumors. To overcome this hurdle, researchers genetically engineered human T cells to produce a CAR protein that recognizes a glycopeptide found on cancer cells but not normal cells, and t
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Don’t eat this teeny, tiny food – it’s made of clay These are the smallest tapas we’ve ever seen. India-based artist Shilpa Mitha, known to her Internet fans as Sueño Souvenir, makes her clay meals so tiny they can be balanced on a fingertip.  SEE ALSO: This is why India is obsessed with Maggi instant noodles Image: shilpa mitha”It just started out as a hobby during my sound engineering days. I used to enjoy making 3D sculptures using paper
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Building Bolivian Identity with Psychedelic Architecture Freddy Mamani Silvestre invented a bold and distinctive new style of Bolivian architecture The post Building Bolivian Identity with Psychedelic Architecture appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Scorpions have similar tastes in burrow architecture Israel Science Foundation, Human Frontier Science Program, Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation, and the Society of Experimental Biology
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Harvard astronomer David Charbonneau wins $250,000 award for exoplanet research  Dr. David Charbonneau, a Harvard astronomer known for multiple “firsts” in the field of exoplanet research, has been selected as one of three recipients of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. The annual award, which comes with $250,000, is the largest unrestricted cash award given to early-career scientists. The two other recipients include Dr. Phil Baran from the Scripps… Read More
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Libya conflict: Mystery blast kills dozens in western town A mystery explosion in a town close to the Libyan capital Tripoli kills at least 25 people, apparently after a dispute at a shop.
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7 Ways a Bluetooth Speaker Can Let Your Gadgets Talk to You You’ve probably seen portable Bluetooth speakers on sale, but never thought you’d have much of a need for them. Well, after reading this article, you may discover that you want one of these little technological wonders after all. The beauty of many Bluetooth speakers is that they are compact, and come free from the tangle of annoying wires. This makes them convenient to place anywhere in the house
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Sierra Nevada snowpack not likely to recover from drought until 2019 Even with this winter’s strong El Niño, the Sierra Nevada snowpack will likely take until 2019 to return to pre-drought levels, according to a new analysis led by UCLA hydrology researchers.
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Asteroids keep their rings safe from gas giants’ clutches If an asteroid acquires rings, it’s likely to hang on to them – so more space rocks may have rings than we thought. If only we knew how they got there
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Harsh parenting, food insecurity predicts obesity for young women The adolescent years can be full of changes. A new study now suggests that when these years include prolonged periods of food insecurity coupled with harsh parenting practices, females are prone to obesity in early adulthood.
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Overweight, obese type 2 patients show improvements with structured nutrition therapy The results of a new study may change how nutrition therapy is delivered to overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes. The “Nutrition Pathway Study” compared three models of nutrition therapy and found that a highly structured nutrition plan provides the most significant impact on A1C, body weight and lipid profiles.
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Primary care physicians primed to help patients be more active Exercise plays a crucial role in being healthy and preventing disease. Because of their close relationship to patients, primary care physicians (PCPs) can act as a catalyst to help people be more active through physical activity counseling; however, doctors often encounter barriers to being able to properly address inactivity. A new paper offers PCPs implementable strategies to break down those ba
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After Net Neutrality Win, Emboldened FCC Eyes New Reforms Tom Wheeler (center) at a meeting of the International Telecommunication Union in 2015. Image: U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers/FlickrOne week after a federal court upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s landmark net neutrality policy, emboldened FCC officials are moving to advance an ambitious set of reforms that are already generating static from the broadband industry and its political
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Give yourself a hand if you can make sense of this optical illusion – CNET “I have decided to paint my ideas on my own body.” South Korean artist Dain Yoon shares her dazzling makeup illusion art on Instagram.
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Once labeled invasive, ‘rock snot’ algae now deemed native (Update) A type of algae called “rock snot” that was thought to be an invasive species in the Northeast is actually native to the northern United States, researchers have concluded.
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Stick-on device transforms helmets into wireless speakers Wearing a safety helmet while engaging in sports generally eliminates the enjoyment and/or convenience of also listening to music. But one new device now taking pre-orders presents a safe way to experience wireless audio while hitting the streets, trails, or slopes. Domio is designed to stick to the outside of helmets, transforming the shells into echo chambers through the use of micro-vibratio
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A Promising Anti-Aging Drug Will Soon Be Tried On Humans A compound called nicotinamide mono nucleotide (NMN) has been shown to slow down the aging process and extend the lifespans of mice. We’re about to find out if it does the same thing to humans.Read more…
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Over 80% off Essential Speed Reading Bundle – Deal Alert You know that stack of books you’ve been meaning to tackle, but thought you never had the time? The Essential Speed Reading Bundle comes with a 3-year subscription to Spreeder and 7 Speed Reading EX, two tools proven to boost reading speeds. Spreeder is a rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) e-reader that presents any digital text at a natural speed that reduces eye movement and increases com
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Flat-Pack Floor Lamp That Could Easily Be Reassembled They say that floor lamps aren’t trendy today because they take too much space, which could be used for something else. But that’s not true! Sometimes are a floor lamp can make a statement in the interior, and it’s totally indispensable outdoors. Today we are sharing one of such lamps, a very eye-catchy piece that is to accentuate your interior. Shift floor lamp by designers Ruder Novak-Mikulic &a
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Will the Future Be Hellish, Heavenly, or Simply Better Than Today? What will the future look like? Imagine it for a second. Maybe you see a gleaming city cleaner than anything has a right to be. Personal flying machines zip overhead, like insects pollinating megatowers in a skyline designed to make Dubai blush. Technology for the win. We humans have figured it all out. Or maybe it’s grimy. The Disney future was more popular before weapons of mass destruction, fin
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How to transform your garden into an oasis of wellness Your garden can be more than just a showpiece for your home—a well-maintained outdoor space can even improve your health and wellbeing. To help get you transform your garden into an oasis of peace and wellness, Pottery Barn put together an infographic with design tips and tricks to bring feng shui to your backyard. Read on to see the eight-sided ‘bagua’ energy map with a breakdown of recommended m
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After its Micro 3D printer fizzled, M3D promises fireworks from the $500 Pro Back when it first launched on Kickstarter in 2014, M3D’s Micro 3D printer was an instant hit. The campaign gathered more than $3.4 million from backers and secured M3D a spot in the crowdfunding record books — but like many crowdfunded contraptions, the final product didn’t quite live up to the lofty, high-flying promises of the company’s campaign. Much to our disappointment, the printer was slow
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The Global Price of Invasive Species The U.S. and China pose the greatest threat as exporters of invasive species, but other countries have more to lose
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The #1 Reason for Poor Student Performance Economic disparity and character development are both influenced by the underlying root of poor performance. Read More
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Concrete Writing Tools By 22 From the Taiwanese company 22 comes this unique and bold, creative set of writing tools made from some of the most unusual materials available including concrete and steel! The Concrete Writing Tools by 22 ($65+) include a rollerball pen, a sketching pencil, and a mechanical pencil. Anyone from professional to pupil could use this set, Read More
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3-in-1 Pitmaster Grill Tool Myron Mixon is a 4-time BBQ World Champion. His job is to work the BBQ circuit. And judge BBQ competitions. And write books about BBQ. And make tools to make BBQing easier for us mere grilling mortals. Hats off to Myron Mixon. And by hats off, I mean F you, Myron Mixon! Why didn’t I get your life? If I buy your Pitmaster Grill Tool, do you think you could include a career in cooking and eating BBQ
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FoldiMate makes being lazy easier than ever There are some products I come across which make me question where humanity is headed. We already have convenience at our fingertips, and the sky is the limit with what we can do. Of course, making so many things easy to use and access breeds a special type of laziness. It’s not that we mean to, but it’s so simple to start taking the conveniences of every day life for granted. If you want to wors
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The Feds Just Made It Way Easier to Use Drones for Profit The Federal Aviation Administration today announced rules that will encourage but rein in commercial drone operations. The post The Feds Just Made It Way Easier to Use Drones for Profit appeared first on WIRED.
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Buy a Really Fast Router, Get a Really Fast Modem For Just $10 Extra NETGEAR AC1750 Router + Modem Bundle, $139NETGEAR’s AC1750 wireless router is one of the most popular models you can buy these days, sporting a 4.4 star rating from over 1500 customers. For a limited time, if you buy it from Amazon, you can tack on a 16×4 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for just $10 extra. Modems this fast typically sell for around $60-$100, so even if you don’t need it, you would have no
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The Apple App Store graveyard  People just don’t seem to have the same excitement lately about Apple’s App Store or the Google Play platform. The air of hopelessness that surrounds the mobile app ecosystem is obvious and demoralizing. Read More
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Boeing and Iran Air reach landmark $25bn deal US aircraft maker Boeing announces that it has reached a deal with Iran Air that could be worth up to $25bn (£17bn).
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Sound-amplifying stadium by Populous provides Lyon venue for Euro 2016 The firm behind the London Olympic stadium has built a new home for French football team Olympique Lyonnais, featuring an enormous fabric roof that amplifies the noise of the fans (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Remember the Alamosaurus One of the best things about my job is that I get to talk to a lot of paleontologists (admittedly my favorite -ologists). A couple years ago, I was fortunate to chat with Anthony Fiorillo and Ron Tykoski, both of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. We were all on the phone to talk Nanuqsaurus hoglundi, the Hobbit of tyrannosaurids, a ferocious little fella found well above the Arctic
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French cement maker Lafarge ‘made deals with IS group in Syria’ French cement maker Lafarge entered into deals with armed groups in Syria, including the Islamic State (IS) group, in order to protect its business interests in the country, French daily Le Monde reported Tuesday.
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Weaponized drone swarms will meet their match with this 60-kilowatt laser Drones may be fantastic as a consumer hobby, but these small unmanned aerial vehicles pose a significant security threat when they fall into the wrong hands. One weaponized drone is bad enough, but drone swarms are a security nightmare for military officials. Drones, whether alone or in groups, are difficult to spot when approaching, tough to follow on radar, and cannot be easily shot down using c
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London police lied about stats to get taxpayer money, probe finds Police officers from London’s Met who ran an intelligence operation that infiltrated hundreds of political groups exaggerated the success of their work, according to a high-level police report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New Tank Turret Can Control Drones, Too Military A direct help for indirect fire New tank/drone turret.
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Zerohour Apex Tactical Pen What looks like an overbuilt, premium writing instrument is all that and then some. In addition to smooth writing with refillable Fisher Space ink cartridges, the titanium-tipped Zerohour Apex Tactical Pen can also function as a glass breaker and self-defense weapon. For purchase information, Click Here
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Feds finalize rules for commercial UAVs The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that they had completed the first set of operational rules for commercial UAV flights in the US. Any UAV under 55 pounds and flying for “non-hobbyist purposes” will be subject to the regulations when they come into effect in August. The agencies expect these rules to create 100,000 new jobs and gene
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Astronomers find the first ‘wind nebula’ around a magnetar Astronomers have discovered a vast cloud of high-energy particles called a wind nebula around a rare ultra-magnetic neutron star, or magnetar, for the first time. The find offers a unique window into the properties, environment and outburst history of magnetars, which are the strongest magnets in the universe.
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Research shows how visual perception slows with age When older adults tell stories, they often go off on tangents because they have trouble inhibiting other thoughts. New research shows how inhibition deficits also affect the way they see.
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Docomomo Announces Winners of 2016 Modernism in America Awards Buildings in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and other cities were honored Docomomo U.S., the American chapter of the international nonprofit committed to protecting and conserving modern architecture around the world (and with whom we’ve partnered on our New Modernism series), has just announced the winners of the 2016 Modernism in America Awards. The organization describes it as “the onl
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Spider silk violin catches customized sound Spider silk may be known for being extremely strong, yet it’s also elastic – that’s how it’s able to both hold struggling prey, and alert spiders to that prey by transmitting vibrations caused by those struggles. With these dual qualities in mind, a Design Engineering postgrad from Imperial College London has created a one-of-a-kind violin … using silk spun by an Australian Golden Orb Spider…
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This sassy bear elevator is our new favorite elevator The lifting of the paw really makes it The saucy taxidermy mountain lion has a new rival, and it is this sassy bear in a “two person elevator” in a $2.75 million Wyoming home. The bears disadvantages include the fact that it is merely painted instead of taxidermied. However, compensating for that is the fact that it is sassy as hell, Girl-With-The-Pearl-Earring-ing all over the place wh
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Stanford AI achieves 72-75.8% accuracy in understanding news articles An AI has learned to read and answer questions about a news article with unprecedented accuracy. A group led by Stanford’s Chris Manning has designed an algorithm that beat DeepMind’s news understanding results by an impressive 10 per cent on the CNN articles and 8 per cent for Daily Mail stories. It scored 70 per cent overall.The improvement came through streamlining the DeepMind model. “Some of
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This robot exists solely to make you bleed Remember the old saying, “don’t bite the hand that feeds you?” Well, this robot is choosing to prick the fingers that build it. “The First Law,” as the robot is nicknamed, is a simple machine made up of sensors, a metal arm, and replaceable diabetes needles. A random algorithm programmed into the robot decides whether or not to deliver a sharp prick to your finger. The bot’s creator, artist and
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How to get your Amazon credit from Apple’s ebook price-fixing settlement You might have a few extra dollars to spend on Amazon this week, all courtesy of Apple. On Tuesday, Amazon started issuing refunds as part of Apple’s price-fixing settlement. If you purchased a qualifying ebook from Amazon, you will be automatically receiving credits in your account. All you need to do is sign in to your Amazon.com account and click on this link to see how much you got. “Eligib
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Making computers reason and learn by analogy Using the power of analogy, a new structure-mapping engine gives computers the ability to reason like humans and even solve moral dilemmas.
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New statistical approach will help researchers better determine cause-effect Researchers have developed a new statistical technique that can help scientists determine causation of effects they are studying. This method can help scientists advance research that otherwise would stall out in its early phases.
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Pipeline device can treat challenging ‘distal anterior’ brain aneurysms A recently introduced technology called the Pipeline Embolization Device can provide a less-invasive approach for difficult-to-treat aneurysms of the arteries supplying blood to the front of the brain, reports a new study.
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Be Prepared: We’re Entering A Post-Device Era The new frontier in personal computing may be cloud services that run on less powerful devices.One of the most famous tech-related commentaries expressed in the past 10 years is Steve Jobs’s declaration of the “post-PC era.” While the Apple founder’s quote in early June of 2010 referred specifically to the revolution that the iPad was expected to bring, the phrase has evolved into a near
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The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders Filled with custom cars designed and built by a small number of specialists from around the globe, this 256-page hardcover photo book showcases cars & builders united by a common goal: to create the ultimate driving machine. Spanning everything from early hot rods to modern tuners to low riders & more, it details the characters & the culture behind all kinds of custom cars. For purch
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New model predicts complication risks in surgery for spinal cord compression A simple model consisting of four risk factors can help surgeons to predict the risk of complications after surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy — a common condition causing compression of the spinal cord in the neck, reports a new study.
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Make a Memorable First Impression With Unusual Answers to Basic Questions What good is a great first impression if that person doesn’t remember you tomorrow? If you want to stand out in their memory, do something that goes against the norm.When you meet someone for the first time, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll be on the receiving end of standard questions like “What do you do?”, “Where are you from?”, and the most common of all, “How are you?” To stand out, Julian Reisi
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Behind the curtain at collector car auctions If you’re at all interested in classic cars, you’ve probably heard about the high-dollar auctions where rare and valuable automobiles are sold. Auction houses like Barrett-Jackson, Mecum, Bonham’s, and Sotheby’s show up in places like Monterey, California in August, or Scottsdale, Arizona in January. But there are hundreds of auctions held each year across America, and if you look, there’s probabl
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Truly autonomous drones unveiled courtesy of Airobotics in Israel Autonomy has always been a critical component of drone technology, but now, it’s being taken to a new level. Meet Airobotics, a Tel Aviv-based company that wants to take humans out of the equation altogether when it comes to drones. After all, they’re called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for a reason, right? Comprised of three components, the Airobotics system is a patrol drone that can take care of it
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Bright Brooklyn Loft Becomes Cozy Bachelor Pad So very flexible A winning bachelor pad doesn’t have to be dark, sleek, high-tech, and mysterious as they’re often portrayed. They can, for one, take the form of an amazing midcentury time capsule. Or for a more contemporary look that still embraces color and texture, check out the redesigned Brooklyn loft home of Ciaran McGuigan, the Creative Director at the North American branch of Irish handma
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Heat Waves are Cooking the Southwest. Is This Climate Change? Nexus Media News Nexus Media News Carbon pollution is upping the odds of extreme heat. Scientists can find the human fingerprint on extreme weather events by comparing today’s climate anomalies to the historical record.
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Mongooses Pile on Warthogs–to Groom Them In the first known example of a mutualistic relationship between two mammal species in which neither is a primate, mongooses feast on ticks and other parasites infesting warthogs.   — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Killed South America’s Megamammals A warming climate and humans acted as a one-two punch — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Certain leisure activities may reduce post-surgical delirium among older adults Older adults who engage in leisure activities more than 20 times a week are far less likely to experience delirium following certain types of surgery than those who engage in fewer weekly leisure activities, new research suggests. Each additional day of participation in a leisure activity reduced post-operative delirium by 8 percent, researchers found at the end of a new study. According to the re
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Estuaries like Chesapeake Bay could contribute more to global warming than once thought Estuaries and coastal systems are thought to be a relatively small source of atmospheric methane, as little as 3 percent. However, a new study has found that the methane building up in the Chesapeake Bay alone, if released, would be equal to the current estimates for all the estuaries in the world combined.
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Researchers explore epigenetic influences of chronic pain New research shows how the DNA-binding protein MeCP2 can regulate the expression of a large number of genes that modulate pain. This study is a first step in identifying new, non-opioid drugs for treating the condition, say the scientists involved.
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Home & Office : Star Wars Millennium Falcon and Death Star Magnet Set Stuck on Star Wars. This set of two magnets, shaped like the Millennium Falcon and the Death Star, geek out whatever surface you put them on – your fridge, your locker, the Starkiller Base along with that thermal detonator…. The sky’s the limit! $9.99
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T-Shirts & Apparel : Gunnar Cypher Computer Glasses See the big picture. Gunnars work with every single OS and every single game, and they have never ever been responsible for slowing down our FPS mid-battle. $99.99
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Geek Toys : Harbour jhrk In Harbour, you buy buildings with shipments of stone, cattle, lumber, and fish, each of which varies in market value during the game based on supply and demand. $19.99
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74% of Netflix Subscribers Would Rather Cancel Their Subscription Than See Ads An anonymous reader writes: AllFlicks conducted a survey of more than 1,200 people on Reddit, asking them a series of questions regarding ads on Netflix. “Would you rather pay more for Netflix or see advertisements while you stream?” they asked. Of more than 1,200 respondents, an incredible 90% said they’d prefer a price hike to ads. “The sweet spot appears to be $1-2 [more], which
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A New Model Organism Could Double the Pace of Biology The bacterium Vibrio natriegens grows even faster than E. coli, and it could cut in half the amount of time geneticists spend on routine experiments. The post A New Model Organism Could Double the Pace of Biology appeared first on WIRED.
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If You Have an Amazon Rewards Visa, You Can Score an Insane Deal On This 5.1 Surround System VIZIO S5451w-C2 5.1 Channel Sound Bar with Subwoofer and Surrounds, $240 with Amazon Rewards Visa and code ARC20SPRINGWe posted this sound bar system for $300 last week, which at the time was the best price we’d seen. Turns out though, if you have an Amazon Rewards Visa, you can save an additional $60!If you aren’t familiar, this VIZIO system offers true 5.1 surround sound by way of a wireless sub
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Improving key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders Diagnostic criteria questionnaires for functional GI disorders, which affect millions of people worldwide, have now been amended by researchers.
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Jalopnik Ford’s Shared Lease Program Is Such A Great Idea It Has Exactly Zero Customers | Lifehacker Jalopnik Ford’s Shared Lease Program Is Such A Great Idea It Has Exactly Zero Customers | Lifehacker The Best Exercises to Look Great Naked | io9 All the Reasons You Need to Check Out Voltron: Legendary Defender | Kotaku Fallout 4 Players Are Torturing Their Favorite Characters With The Contraptions DLC |
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Algorithm Binge Watches TV To Predict Human Behavior Technology Just another day at The Office Watching TV can be a very educational experience for a computer.
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Everything You Need to Know About How Light Affects Your Sleep Modern life is all about innovating our way out of our inabilities. We’re not meant to fly, or live 20 stories in the air, or speak to a friend in New Zealand. And (buzzkill alert) we’re not meant to be awake when the sun don’t shine. Of all that we can now do, the latter may be the most universal. If we’ve mastered anything, it’s light. For the large part, this is good news; extra hours in the “d
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Apple blocks outdated versions of Adobe Flash – CNET Mac OS X users with the Flash plug-in installed in Safari will need to make sure they’re running the latest version.
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Astronaut snaps breathtaking view of full moon rising over clouds – CNET A surreal image from the International Space Station shows the full moon suspended above clouds highlighted by the setting sun.
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Samsung’s SM961 PCIe SSD hits 1TB mark, ships out next week Samsung’s follow-up to the excellent SM951 NVMe SSD is set to arrive next week. The new SM961 will be an OEM product meant to ship primarily inside high end systems, but as with its SM951 and XP941 predecessors there will be distributors selling the drive as well, and now specs…
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Forget RepRap: this self-replicating 3D printer is made almost entirely from 3D printed parts Yes, it sounds like the opening pages of a techno-thriller where everything winds up going horribly wrong, but there’s something undeniably awesome about the idea of a 3D printer that can print other 3D printers. That’s the concept behind Dollo3D: a new Kickstarter project aimed at producing an affordable, modular 3D printer which uses fewer off-the-shelf components (and a higher percentage of 3D-
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Synthia is a massive virtual city where autonomous vehicles can safely learn how to drive The idea of training people using video games is nothing new. For instance, pilots and soldiers have long used virtual simulations to get to grips with different tasks and scenarios in a risk-free environment. But could the same idea also be applied to self-driving cars? According to a new project by Barcelona’s Computer Vision Center, the answer is a resounding yes. Scientists at the Computer Vis
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Google launches Playbook, a guide and news app just for Android developers Google has officially launched Playbook for Developers, an all-around guide and news app for Android developers to stay up to date on the largest mobile operating system in the world. Playbook for Developers is, as the name suggests, entirely for developers interested in improving their app or service on Android and Google Play. You’ll find various articles and YouTube videos from Android develope
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Epson unveils new wallet-friendly projectors with 4K and HDR TVs are nice, but some home theater enthusiasts looking for a truly massive picture tend to opt for projectors instead. While 4K has become fairly affordable in TVs, 4K projectors are still comparably expensive, even without additional picture enhancements like High Dynamic Range (HDR). It seems that is set to change, as Epson has unveiled four new projectors that support not just 4K, but 3LCD, 3-
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In doctors we trust, especially when they admit to bias A doctor’s guidance may reassure us more than we realize — especially if they are likely to recommend treatment in their field of expertise, known as “specialty bias.”
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The cicadas are have arrived, blanketing Midwestern porches by the thousands The iconic, spine-tingling line from Poltergeist, “They’re here…” is on the lips of wide-eyed east coasters during the deafening invasion of 17-year cicadas. Photos of one Mansfield, Ohio homeowner’s porch have gone viral, depicting piles and piles of discarded exoskeletons and deceased insects. The scene, to some, is like a real-life horror movie. Cicadas emerge from under the ground in broods. T
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Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and 178 More Musicians Sign Petition That Would Change the Face of YouTube All your favorite major label musicians—Taylor, Gaga, Katy, Jennifer Hudson, Yoko Ono, Amy Grant and Kacey Musgraves, among many more—have joined the music industry’s titans in asking for reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In a petition (see it here) running until Thursday in DC-based outlets such as Politico, The Hill and Roll Call, 180 artists, labels and organizations claim
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Look Inside Virgin Galactic’s Rocket Facility Space Spoiler alert: it’s big It seems work on the project is proceeding smoothly…
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Yellen’s Senate Hearing: Fed’s Forecasting Has Lost All Credibility Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedMoney and BanksYellen’s Senate Hearing: Fed’s Forecasting Has Lost All Credibility 0 Views Today Janet Yellen came before the Senate Banking Committee to answer questions following last week’s announcement that the Fed will keep the Federal funds rate steady in light of May’s devastating job numbers. While the big media headline focused on Yellen echoing
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Q&A: A look behind the deal to shutter California nuke plant California’s last nuclear power plant, perched on a seaside bluff midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, is set to close by 2025 under an agreement announced Tuesday.
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Want to write about silly stuff on the internet in exchange for money? We’re hiring! Geek culture may be dominating pop culture, but no matter how many supercomputers everyday folks shove into their pockets while spending a billion dollars on comic book movies, the mainstream can never replace […]
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Kong: Skull Island Will Feature ‘The Biggest Kong Ever’ King Kong returns to the big screen next year and he’s about to get an upgrade. The Eighth Wonder of the World stars in the action-adventure film Kong: Skull Island, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. Skull Island is the second film in a planned universe that’s leading up to Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.Read more…
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An Idea Not Worth Spreading | Ken Chua | TEDxUWCSEA Ken looks into how we look at people with disabilities in our current societies and what improvements or changes could be made to these perceptions. Ken Chua is a committed engineer who leads the (these)abilities workshop at the National Design Center in Singapore. His work has encouraged various members of the community, including students at UWCSEA’s Engineers Without Borders, to input their own
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How Street Wisdom Changed My Life | Nick Hammond | TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells Street Wisdom (www.streetwisdom.org ) is a social enterprise with a mission to bring inspiration to every street on earth. Led by volunteer facilitators, free Street Wisdom workshops give participants the skills to see the urban environment in a new way, ask a question and use the answers they discover to move forwards in life. Why wait for escape to exotic destinations when inspiration can be fou
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Empathy is a Verb | Michele Borba | TEDxTraverseCity Educational psychologist and author, Michele Borba, shares her decade-long journey to discover how to optimize human potential. Surprisingly, it was children from Canada to Rwanda who offered the three best ideas to cultivate empathy. The best news: if applying those simple strategies together we can revolutionize society and build the best investment for our future: human capital. Michele Borba,
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Systematising Innovation | Fannie Kue | TEDxUWCSEA Fannie discusses how we can break down the process of innovation into series of steps, focusing on how this process is utilised by startups. Fannie is the quintessential multilingual new age entrepreneur, with vested interest in fashion and technology currently working at JFDI.Asia. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community
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Never underestimate the power of grit | Assia Grazioli Venier | TEDxLUISS Assia Grazioli-Venier is a media executive, angel investor and advisor to high-growth tech startups, entertainment companies and venture capital firms. Things don’t always end up the way you want them to. A continuing battle with dyslexia, a serious accident and loves lost are just a few of the hardships that taught Assia that it is possible to turn obstacles in opportunities by being yourself and
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Unconventional Career Advice | Christine Bailey | TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells At school, Christine had a great lesson from a teacher who said “we won’t ask permission, we’ll beg forgiveness”. This motivated her to seek out famous mentors whose words inspired her. In this talk she shares how 5 famous quotes have shaped her career. Dr. Christine Bailey is Marketing Director, EMEA & Russia at Cisco Systems and the global lead for Connected Women. She has 25 years’ experien
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Who says classical music is only for old people? | Gian Marco Ciampa | TEDxLUISS It is generally believed that classical music is boring. Through his outstanding performances, Gian Marco Ciampa, a classical guitar soloist, shows how it’s only a question of sounds we are used to. Young people who are not (yet) musicians can enjoy the great beauty of classical music and surely grow up more sensitive to culture and art. Gian Marco Ciampa was born in Rome in 1990. After studying w
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UC-Irvine Punishes College Republicans After Milo Yiannopoulos Event Paperwork Mix-Up The University of California at Irvine has prohibited the College Republicans from reserving event space for one full year. Administrators claim the group didn’t file the proper paperwork when it brought Milo Yiannopoulos to campus to speak. But a representative for the CRs wonders if UC-Irvine was actually upset about the fact that she had plans to invite Yiannopoulos again. In an interview with
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Gmelius Adds Tons of Scheduling, Snoozing, Tweaking, and Customization Options to Gmail Chrome/Opera/Safari/Firefox (Beta): It’s been a while since we highlighted Gmelius, the add-on that cleans up Gmail’s interface and strips out ads. It’s grown since then, and now has features to send emails later on a schedule, snooze them, bundle in useful reminders, block email trackers, and more.http://lifehacker.com/5904466/gmeliu…Back in the day, Gmelius’ biggest feature was that it removed
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Apple adds new channels to Apple TV universal/Siri search Apple’s universal search feature for the Apple TV today gains new supported channels allowing users to search for content within the apps directly from the Apple TV’s main search function and Siri. more…Filed under: Apple
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Top Tier Navies should see that the age of big expensive ships are done and submarines, missile and drone swarms are the future War is Boring makes a convincing and comprehensive case that expensive aircraft carriers and fourth and fifth generation planes are too expensive and vulnerable.A Russian firm that is reportedly selling a “Club-K” cruise missile concealable in shipping containers deployable on trucks, rail cars or merchant ships.China has around 100 fast missile boats — primarily of the Hubei class with stealth ca
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This bulky smart ring comes with a panic button From the outside, the Nimb ring looks like a piece of costume jewelry you might get at a garage sale: big, chunky, cheap. But its bulk is really just a mask for its main function: acting as a discreet (“discreet”) storage space for a panic button. The underside of each ring is fitted with a button that, when pressed, can send an alert to a group of people selected in advance by the ring
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US congressman convicted of fraud Veteran US Congressman Chaka Fattah is convicted of multiple frauds and will be sentenced in October.
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5 absurd items that Trump can’t buy with his measly campaign war chest Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign is running a wee bit low on cash.  The candidate’s war chest held just $1.3 million at the start of June, compared with the $42 million held by presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.  SEE ALSO: Donald Trump gave Charlie Sheen the most Donald Trump wedding gift ever And for a guy who likes to boast, $1.3 million is not th
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Brew French press-quality coffee on the go with the Pascal Press Every coffee lover faces the same dilemma: Do you take a few extra minutes each morning to enjoy a tasty cup of fresh-brewed coffee, or do you risk the quality degradation of putting your joe in a travel mug to avoid being late for work? Well, thanks to a new travel mug/coffee brewer called the Pascal Press, this quandary can easily become a thing of the past. Officially launching via the popular
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Rolls Royce Is Planning A Future Of Sailing Without Sailors Technology “This is happening. It’s not if, it’s when.” Ships without sailors.
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Adequate Man How To Plan Your Lunches And Eat Like A Human Being All Week | Jezebel Ticketmaster’s F Adequate Man How To Plan Your Lunches And Eat Like A Human Being All Week | Jezebel Ticketmaster’s Free Show Offerings for Class Action Suit Are Torture | Gizmodo An Unearthly Sound is Emanating From the Caribbean Sea | Gawker How Is Donald Trump Going to Quit? |
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This Trippy Infinite Animation Will Melt Your Brain Ben Ridgway’s specialty is creating flawlessly repeating animations that can be left on loop forever if you’re trying to intentionally trigger the worst acid flashback you’ve ever experienced—minus the acid. Continuum Infinitum has no beginning and no end, just an infinite zoom into a never-ending abyss of trippy mind-melting shapes.Read more…
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“Mexico is a booming growth market for design and architecture” says Luteca Mexico’s luxury resort boom is leading to a surge in demand for locally sourced products, according to Mexican design brand Luteca. (more…)
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Outlier’s Ultrahigh Set keeps you organized with high-strength Dyneema The company releases a new collection in their favorite high-tech fabric.Photo: OutlierOutlier is expanding their bag line with a brand new backpack and a handful of accessories. The big release of the collection is their new Quadzip backpack ($298), which features Dyneema Composite construction that has no stretch making it harder for your bag’s contents to move around. They’ve also designed it w
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Hands-on: ‘For Honor’ For Honor is the most engrossing game of rock-paper-scissors you’ve ever played. Developer Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming hack-and-slasher manages to make one-on-one combat thoughtful and intense, even against an AI opponent. Following in the tradition of large-scale action games like Dynasty Warriors, players control a knight, viking, or samurai who leads an army through a massive battle, alternatin
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AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 480 8GB card won’t be that expensive after all Whoops! While we’ve known from the start that the 4GB version of AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 480 card will have a suggested retail price of $199, AMD Poland appears to have spilled the beans on Facebook in regard to the 8GB model. The company previously flashed a listing on the social network showing a suggested retail price of $229, but that post was presumably removed by AMD Poland once the price t
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Ten cities team up to create sharing economy ‘rule book’ Sharing economy services like Airbnb and Uber have spread all around the world, and many cities aren’t happy about it. The business models are relatively new and many places don’t have established regulations on how to deal with these services; some have dealt with this by banning them altogether, while others have scrambled to alter or enact new legislation. Ten … Continue reading
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Two California men convicted of plotting to support IS Two men from California are found guilty of plotting to provide material support to the so-called Islamic State group.
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Event: Open Call: Submit to the Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health Event Date: Jun 21, 2016 – Aug 20, 2016; Event City: London, GB The Journal of Urban Design and Mental Health is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal exploring the links between urban design and mental health. This journal aims to share interesting ideas and evidence-based practical recommendations across the disciplines to inspire research where there are gaps, to bring new perspectives,
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Event: Architecture Cruises Event Date: May 28, 2016 – Oct 9, 2016; Event City: Cambridge, MA, US This 90-minute tour, co-sponsored by the BSA Foundation, hosted by Charles Riverboat Company, and led byBoston By Foot guides offers spectacular views of historic and contemporary Boston architecture while providing fascinating information about many renowned architectural landmarks, including the Hancock Tower, Marriott’s Custo
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Event: Projects in Planning: New York Wheel Event Date: Jun 28, 2016; Event City: New York, NY, US Join Open House New York for a presentation by Jonathan Cohn, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Perkins Eastman; Navid Maqami, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, S9 Architecture; and Richard Marin, President and CEO, New York Wheel, on the design and execution of the New York Wheel. Currently under construction in St. George on the northern shore of Staten Islan
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How my book on immigration became the voice of Germany at the Venice Biennale We have turned the German pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which runs for the next six months, into another kind of European architecture … The post How my book on immigration became the voice of Germany at the Venice Biennale appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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‘Dump Trump’ Is Doomed, But We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off It In this week’s politics chat, we consider the “Dump Trump” movement, fueled by Donald Trump’s chaotic campaign. The transcript below has been lightly edited.David (Firestone, managing editor): Suddenly we’re seeing wildfires on the interstate to Cleveland. Some anti-Trump delegates are hoping to use the convention rules to #dumpTrump, and they’re even hiring lawyers and advisers. Is this a real th
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Would a $60B purchase of Amex (AXP) make sense for Apple (AAPL) and Apple Pay? Apple first introduced its mobile payments solution in 2014 and has been gradually expanding it both domestically and internationally since then, most recently announcing a handful of new features and countries at WWDC this month. What’s interesting to note, however, is that Apple is bringing in just $0.15 per every $100 spent using Apple Pay. Brian Nichols of InvestorPlace points out that rate i
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Check Out iOS 10’s Redesigned Apple Music Experience iOS 10 introduces an all new Apple Music experience and a redesigned Music app, which is aimed at making it easier for users to find new content to listen to. As seen in the video below, the new look of the Music app focuses on album art with a bright, simple aesthetic featuring big, bold headlines and lots of white space. At WWDC, Apple execs said the redesigned app was meant to bring “gre
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Hacker ‘Guccifer 2.0’ publishes DNC campaign docs with strategies for defending Clinton After claiming responsibility for infiltrating the Democratic National Committee’s database, hacker ‘Guccifer 2.0’ has now published research allegedly compiled by the DNC on ways to protect presidential candidate Hillary Clinton from political attacks. Read Full Article at RT.com
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BuzzCloud wants to take the sting out of urban beekeeping with its iBuzzHive By integrating sensors and a hi-def video camera into a 3D-printed beehive, this project aims to help beekeepers monitor their colonies in a non-invasive way.
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ISS installs networking tech that may soon connect the whole Solar System  When you really need to get a signal in from Pluto, a direct connection isn’t always possible. Oh sure, when it’s a big project like New Horizons, you can make sure the line is clear and someone’s listening — but for routine updates from a Neptune orbiter or power-starved comet lander, there’s Delay Tolerant Networking, which just got its first big installation on… Read More
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Bowens trades power for better color accuracy in new Mosaic2 LED panels LED lighting is all the rage these days, from in-home color-changing smart bulbs to high-end professional photography and video lighting. LEDs run cool and provide greater output for the amount of power consumed compared to compact fluorescent (CFLs) or traditional tungsten filament bulbs, making them highly versatile. They are not without their issues, however, one of which has always been color
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Bend it, twist it, generate electricity with it — these nanogenerators may make energy easy Mama said don’t jump on the bed — but what if that bed is made out of shape-adaptive triboelectric nanogenerators? What if our horseplay could power the house? Then could we jump on it? Shape adaptive triboelectric nanogenerators (saTENGs) are the newest outcrop of Zhong Lin Wang’s TENG technology, which he developed four years ago. TENGs are tiny generators that create static electricity from the
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Sat nav bike bell keeps cyclists on course A Bluetooth bicycle bell – so, what would that do? Well, in the case of the Blubel, it syncs with an app on your smartphone to provide navigational cues. Additionally, if you want to alert other users to hazards on your route, you just ring it as you would a regular bell… Continue Reading Sat nav bike bell keeps cyclists on course Category: Bicycles Tags: Kickstarter Navigation Cycling
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Segway miniPRO is the personal transportation device you’ve been waiting for The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is not a hoverboard. Instead, it’s a true descendant of the original revolution in personal transportation, the Segway. Fifteen years ago, dungaree-wearing inventor Dean Kamen introduced the first Segway. His person-sized, self-balancing, rideable platform was supposed to change human transportation as we know it. A few years later, Kamen had sold just 6,000 devices
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Pure Storage offers a novel way to upgrade flash arrays Pure Storage already lets enterprises buy new controllers for their flash arrays by subscription. Now it’s offering a way to trade in old flash media when new and improved versions come out.The program is an update to Pure’s Evergreen Storage initiative that could help enterprises keep up with data growth — while helping an all-flash startup secure a long-term foothold in businesses. The idea i
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Obama’s tap as US troop commander in Africa requests more power to bomb ISIS in Libya President Obama’s pick to lead US troops in Africa told the Senate he favors an expansion of capabilities in Libya to strike Islamic State. Yet, the Marine general admitted the US has no “grand strategy” to eliminate terrorists. Read Full Article at RT.com
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DNC Hacker Releases Clinton Foundation Documents An anonymous reader writes: Following a report that Russian hackers penetrated the DNC’s database, a hacker, who identifies himself as “Guccifer 2.0” after a popular Romanian hacker who hacked various American political figures, most notably Hillary Clinton and her private server, has published documents on Tuesday that he says came from the party’s digital files. The documents detail Cl
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‘Last breath’ In June 1997, astronauts on the Russian space station Mir faced disaster after the worst collision in the history of manned space flight.
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Secret weakness of Zika virus exposed Using the newest scientific tools, the time needed to find out how best to fight an evolving pandemic has been greatly shortened
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Restoring Old Tools YouTuber Jimmy DiResta bought four neglected tools at a flea market for $1 each, then reminds us that sometimes old objects simply need a little cleaning and polishing. He spent an inordinate amount of time with the chisel handles, but we can’t argue with the results. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Drill-powered SkateboardDIY Hot Glue GunMaking a Knife from a Saw BladeMaking Basket
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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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New Furnishings Sparked by the Evolution of the Workplace Some 50,000 design professionals converging on Chicago for NeoCon, which starts today, will encounter thousands of product launches from 500 exhibitors. New directions in function and style promise to reveal themselves within this tremendous volume. Yet for attendees of the trade show who prefer to see what’s next in shorthand, one stop at Calligaris Contract can predict the future. The brand’s 2
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Architect’s App of the Week: Sketch on a Touchscreen Drawing Board With Shapr3D As part of our new tech section, Architizer presents an overview of apps that can benefit architects and designers throughout the lifetime of a project, from concept to completion. There has been much talk about the environmental benefits of “paperless” offices in recent years, but for architects, an age-old affinity with sketching has meant that many firms have struggled to make the transition t
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For men, the importance of safe sex may depend on how hot their partner is (credit: Muramasa) When it comes to men making decisions on condom use for casual sex, there may not be more to it than meets the eye. In a survey of 51 heterosexual men between the ages of 19 and 61 published in BMJ Open, researchers found that men’s intentions to use a condom during casual sex varied based on the perceived attractiveness of their potential partner. Specifically, the more att
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Readyman Hostage Escape Credit Card This is all of course presuming you get to keep your wallet after you’ve been taken hostage. And that you can maneuver your cuffed, roped, or zip-tied hands inside it to grab Readyman’s credit card of escape tools. Oh, and also poke them out of their holding gates. Personally, I think your chances of keeping and using an A-K watch band are better. The Hostage Escape Credit Card still looks cool th
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Watch Old Dollar Bills Get Turned into Dirt When the Fed constantly replaces old, tattered dollar bills with new, crispy cash, millions of notes get pulled out of circulation while new dollar bills get put in circulation. So what happens to all that old money? It gets shredded. But then what?Read more…
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Going to Space in Movies Is Basically a Suicide Mission Going to space in movies isn’t just a bad idea , it’s often a suicide mission. Luc Bergeron’s latest space movie mashup puts 32 science fiction movies together to show how desperate things get when you’re all alone in space, and are the only one left that can save the Earth or fly into the Death Star or rejuvenate the Sun. Whatever the mission is, it always requires the ultimate sacrifice.Read
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The Reclining Recovery Workspace Reader Alan is going into surgery soon (best wishes for a speedy recovery!) and wanted a workspace that he could use comfortably while he was out of commission and recovering, but still effective enough to get some work done and do a little gaming. Here’s what he came up with, complete with a quick video tour.Let’s start with Alan’s own words (great name, by the way), where he emails to describe h
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This Woodpecker-Inspired Collar Could Protect Athletes from Concussion Image: Q30 InnovationsLast year, Chris Borland of the San Francisco 49ers announced he was quitting football because of the high risk of concussion and long-term brain damage, despite protective helmets. And he’s not alone: it’s a growing concern, particularly for teenaged athletes. But a new collar inspired by the humble woodpecker may help protect athletes from such trauma in the future .Co-inve
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Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and Honda lead the autonomous car race Automakers have spent the majority of 2016 announcing their plans for self-driving and the future of automation, but while some just begin to prototype systems, others are soaring ahead of the pack. Research and advisory firm Lux Research has charted the 12 major automakers on business execution and technical value, and noted if the company has a positive or negative view on the advent of self-dr
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‘Yankees’ arrested for removing Confederate flag while visiting Deep South Two ‘Yankee’ tourists visiting South Carolina met with some good old fashioned ‘Southern justice’ after they removed two Confederate flags in protest of their racist legacy. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Israeli forces ‘mistakenly’ kill 15yo bystander in stone-throwing incident Israeli soldiers have “mistakenly” killed a 15-year-old Palestinian teen and wounded four other youths in the West Bank, as the IDF tried to quell rioters who were pelting stones at Israeli vehicles on a busy road. Read Full Article at RT.com
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3 Million Strong Botnet Grows Right Under Twitter’s Nose An anonymous reader writes: Somebody created a botnet of three million Twitter accounts in one single day, and Twitter staff didn’t even flinch — even if the huge 35.4 registrations/second should have caught the eye of any IT staffer. Another weird particularity is that the botnet was also synchronized to use Twitter usernames similar to Twitter IDs. Couple this with a gap of 168 million IDs befo
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Battle for survival BBC Brasil’s Camilla Costa reports on the babies born with microcephaly one year ago and how they are faring now.
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Resolving homelessness in the digital era  The explosion of tech companies setting up headquarters in major cities has encroached on the homeless population. Like San Francisco, the tech industry is growing rapidly in Seattle, and we too have the same dilemma. But unlike San Francisco, we have the opportunity to get ahead of this issue and truly make a difference. Read More
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‘Coral zombies’ may spell doom for coral reefs around world Scientists have known for a while that coral reefs around the world are dying, and in a worst-case scenario they were counting on large, healthy-looking corals to repopulate. But a new study shows that these seemingly healthy colonies are ‘Coral Zombies’ with no reproductive ability, which makes them useless in a recovery effort.
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Virtual doctors Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.
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Google Maps starts explaining what foreign businesses actually are If you’ve ever tried getting around when traveling in a country with an unfamiliar language, you might have had trouble figuring out what all the businesses around you are, even if you could read the names. A new Google Maps feature developed in Japan and launching there today, however, should offer a little clarity. While Google Maps has had simple icons for things like restaurants and stores be
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Tablo OTA DVR set-top box adds Apple TV app Nuvyyo, maker of the Tablo over-the-air (OTA) HDTV DVR set-top box, today released a native app on the App Store for the fourth-gen Apple TV. The Tablo is a set-top box that pulls in free OTA channels from a digital antenna connected to it, and streams the live signals to compatible devices. With a formatted hard drive plugged in the back, the box can be used as a DVR too. The new app is specific
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Watch how Blackmagic cameras were used to capture Peugeot’s POV commercial To celebrate Peugeot’s new point-of-view commercial, camera manufacturer Blackmagic Design has shared a behind-the-scenes look at how the ad came to life with the help of Assemblage K.K., a Japan-based production company. The creation of the commercial was done with the help of Blackmagic Micro Cinema and URSA Mini 4.6K EF cameras. As shown in the BTS video, many of these cameras were attached to
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US Navy has breakthrough acoustic technology for submarine technological superiority US Navy leaders say the service is making progress developing new acoustics, sensors and quieting technologies to ensure the U.S. retains its technological edge in the undersea domain – as countries like China and Russia continue rapid military modernization and construction of new submarines.The innovations, many details of which are secret and not available, include quieting technologies for the
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Raytheon makes progress on next generation GPS OCX for ten times the accuracy against atmospheric conditions Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has passed both a qualification and a critical design review milestone as part of its development of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System Next Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. This new system offers significant improvements to the GPS on which the U.S. military and millions of civilians rely, including enhanced availability, accuracy and security.OC
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Make Better Tuna Salad With These Two Umami-Boosting Ingredients Whether you like to use mayo or not, a good tuna salad requires all the ingredients to come together. A little umami will help balance the flavor, and these two fishy ingredients are perfect for the job.Sure, there’s already fish in tuna salad, but Daniel Gritzer at Serious Eats recommends you up the fish quotient for a truly memorable dish. Add a healthy splash of Asian fish sauce or very finely
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Glass observatory rises from roof of Montana mountain home by Johnsen Schmaling Johnsen Schmaling Architects has created a family dwelling in rural Montana that consists of interlocking volumes clad in charred wood and is topped with a glass-enclosed viewing room. (more…)
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24 Ways To Use IKEA Strind Coffee Table For Decor IKEA strikes with every its design: it’s functional and very stylish and timeless, it can match almost any decor style: from modern and minimalist to art deco or rustic. IKEA Strind coffee table is one of such designs, very comfortable, practical and looks cool in any modern or vintage space – absolutely universal. There’s a separate shelf for magazines, etc. helps you keep your things organized a
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Eliminating blood test may increase availability of donor hearts A blood test that results in donor hearts being rejected may be unnecessary in predicting the success or failure of heart transplants. If transplant centers placed less emphasis on the test, more hearts would be available to treat patients with end-stage heart failure. Currently, only one in three donor hearts are accepted for transplant, say authors of a new report.
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New view of brain development: Striking differences between adult and newborn mouse brain Spikes in neuronal activity in young mice do not spur corresponding boosts in blood flow — a discovery that stands in stark contrast to the adult mouse brain. This new study raises questions about how the growing human brain meets its energy needs, as well as how best to track brain development with fMRI, which relies on blood-flow changes to map neuronal activity. The research could also provide
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Real-time robot-motion planning New computer processor allows for fast, energy-efficient robot motion planning in cluttered environments (credit: Duke Robotics) Duke University researchers have designed a new computer processor that’s optimized for robot motion planning (for example, for quickly picking up and accurately moving an object in a cluttered environment while evading obstacles). The new processor can plan an optimal m
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Experts take strong stance on testosterone deficiency, treatment In an effort to address widespread concerns related to testosterone deficiency (TD) and its treatment with testosterone therapy, a group of international experts has developed a set of resolutions and conclusions to provide clarity for physicians and patients.
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New test can detect plant viruses faster, cheaper A new test could save time and money diagnosing plant viruses, some of which can destroy millions of dollars in crops each year in Florida, says a researcher.
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NIH grants $2.3M to development of FeverPhone, a portable disease diagnosis kit  Quick diagnosis of bloodborne diseases can very much be a matter of life and death, but bouncing results off a hospital can take hours or days — so the NIH and Cornell University are working on a device called the FeverPhone that could cut that time to as little as 15 minutes. Read More
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the halo: AE superlab plans a glowing superstructure that offers thrill rides + views of NYC the scheme also serves as the city’s largest and most visible interactive display, programmed to show a range of information driven by various data-sets. The post the halo: AE superlab plans a glowing superstructure that offers thrill rides + views of NYC appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Matthew Kenney Wellness to Launch ‘Inner Sanctuary’ December 2016 in Thailand Plant-based lifestyle entrepreneur and acclaimed chef Matthew Kenney has unveiled his latest venture to the Matthew Kenney Wellness brand: Inner Sanctuary. Set to launch in late December 2016, Inner Sanctuary will provide guests a life-changing experience at the eco-friendly luxury resort Evason Hua Hin, in Thailand. This unique program is aimed to give guests a balanced well-being through spirit
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Improvement seen in US diet In nationally representative surveys conducted between 1999 and 2012 in the United States, several improvements in self-reported dietary habits were identified, such as increased consumption of whole grains, with additional findings suggesting persistent or worsening disparities based on race/ethnicity and education and income level, report researchers.
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Protein-based risk score may help predict cardiovascular events among patients with heart disease A new study was conducted to develop and validate a score to predict risk of cardiovascular outcomes among patients with coronary heart disease using analysis of circulating proteins.
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Male general practitioners more likely to consider heart disease a ‘man’s issue’ Male general practitioners (GPs) are more likely to consider heart disease a “man’s issue” and neglect to assess cardiovascular risk in female patients, reports a study of 52 GPs and more than 2200 patients.
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Iran busts terror cell planning 50 bombings during Ramadan Tehran has announced it uncovered one of the “biggest terrorist plots” and arrested 10 terror suspects who were plotting to carry out 50 bomb attacks across the country during the holy month of Ramadan. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New research important to atmospheric photochemistry A photochemical sciences research team has shown that a new and unusual reaction path in chemistry occurs not only in the gas phase, but also in solution. According to the researchers, the finding also establishes the direct link between chemical reactivity in the gas phase and in solution.
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Did You Know That Your Hobby Could Make You Money? Hobbies are great. If you play a sport, you can get some exercise. If you paint, you can get your creative juices flowing. A hobby is a fun thing to do that can improve your life a great deal. But it can be more than fun. Some hobbies can actually make you money. Some hobbies can turn into a full-time career! Via PoundstoPocket Click To EnlargeRead the full article: Did You Know That Your Hobby Co
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Political catfight: Who won? You decide Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took to the stage in Columbus, Ohio to attack Republican rival Donald Trump. The presumptive GOP nominee fired back in his unique way ‒ live-tweeting insults and barbs on social media. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FSB raids 14 Scientology offices in Russia in money laundering probe The Federal Security Service has conducted 14 simultaneous raids on the Church of Scientology offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg. It seized documents that could shed light on the organization’s illegal financial dealings in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Clinton superdelegate & long-time congressman found guilty on 22 counts in corruption trial Representative Chaka Fattah, one of Hillary Clinton’s superdelegates, was found guilty on over 20 separate federal charges, including bribery, money laundering, fraud and racketeering. Maintaining his innocence, the 11-term congressman is now out on bail. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Just Another Day in Regulated Europe Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryJust Another Day in Regulated Europe 0 Views It had been a peaceful night in Europe where all the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the children are above average. Martin woke up on his EU regulated bed and looked through his EU regulated window. This night, Martin had slept like a baby thanks to the 109
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Russian T-90 tanks dive underwater during amphibious drills (VIDEO) Heavyweights of the Russian Army conducted underwater drills in the Volgograd region, conquering a series of obstacles and performing various amphibious maneuvers at a depth of up to five meters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Jordan declares Syria and Iraq borders closed military zones Jordan declares its border regions with Syria and Iraq to be closed military zones, following a deadly suicide bombing that killed six
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The Unexpected Lesson I Learned From Losing A Multimillion-Dollar Business Sure, failure may teach you a number of business lessons. But its impact on your relationships may be the most lasting.If you’re an entrepreneur—and even if you aren’t—you’ve probably read your fair share of articles explaining why it’s okay to fail. In a weird, possibly twisted way, failure is almost like a badge of honor.Read Full Story
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US diplomat headed to Caracas amid food shortages in Venezuela The US and Venezuela have tradionally had an on–off relationship, which has recently been mostly off. However, a senior US diplomat is expected to meet with President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition that is seeking to remove him from power. Read Full Article at RT.com
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urban super forest by super future group imagines invisible city the proposal, which re-imagines the city of vienna, combines natural habitat and vertical expansion to create a city virtually invisible from above. The post urban super forest by super future group imagines invisible city appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The Easiest Drone to Fly, for Under $1,000 Amateur pilot? This drone is for you. …Read More »
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The Fastest Ego Check on Earth If you’ve never raced competitively before, you’re in for a serious reality check. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: June 22, 2016 How to save on a Sharp smart 4K UHD television, an A.P.C. briefcase and Ray-Ban sunglasses. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: June 22, 2016 An off-road utility cart, reimagined golf shoes, a desk-decluttering sensation and much more. …Read More »
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Shipping Container Recycled Into a Cozy Home It’s been awhile since we featured a shipping container home on this site, but this recently completed project by the tiny home company Walker Wilderness Enterprises from Brighton, Colorado deserves a mention. It is called Container Tiny House and can even be taken off-the-grid. It makes for a great vacation home, though it could also easily be used as a full time residence. To make the Containe
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When We Tolerate Others’ Beliefs, None of Us Gets Anywhere Penn Gillette explains how it’s more respectful to argue than just let anyone believe anything.Read More
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Earth’s Magnetic Field: Old or Very, Very Old? Scientists disagree about how long our planet has sported the magnetic armor that makes it habitable.
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Supernovas Revealed in 3 Dimensions The universe’s biggest blasts take on a new dimension.
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Make Chrome great again: Performance and memory tweaks For all its popularity Chrome is also notorious for its habit of consuming a lot of RAM and draining battery life on laptops. Google is continually improving in this area, but there are some things you can do to curb memory usage and keep Chrome from becoming slow and annoying….
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Americans Expect Drone Pizza Delivery by 2036 Some Americans may be more likely to reach for a shotgun than their wallet if they saw a drone hovering at the door. But a new survey found that a majority of American respondents expect drone pizza delivery to be “normal” by the year 2036. Other predictions deemed “likely” by a majority of Americans in the survey include cashless technologies completely replacing physical mone
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Beautiful prismatic glass panels envelop SOM’s Beijing Greenland Center The 55-story Beijing Greenland Center, clad in a striking glass facade, was recently completed in the city’s Dawangjing business district. The mixed-use tower, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill , has an intricate patterned facade made of low-E glass panels that mimic the bas relief carving technique and help maintain stable indoor temperatures. The 260-meter tower is enveloped in curtain
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Ginger and acupressure ‘options for morning sickness’ Taking ginger or using acupressure on the wrist may help some women with mild morning sickness, experts say.
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Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests.
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Merkel wants Germany military budget boosted to counter ‘external threats’ Germany should substantially increase its defense spending to cope with “external threats,” Chancellor Angela Merkel has said, stressing that Berlin can’t count on the US, and the EU is incapable of defending itself. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turnbull warns against outsourcing too many government services With less than two weeks until the federal election, Malcolm Turnbull has reaffirmed his stance on outsourcing Medicare payments and warned against sending too many government services offshore.
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DARPA expands TERN drone program to make long duration drones that can take off from small ships Northrop Grumman has received a $17.7 million contract modification as part of DARPA’s Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node, or Tern, program. The modification takes the contract’s total to $150.2 million.Tern is a project that aims to make it quicker, easier, and less expensive for the U.S. military to deploy drones for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and strike capabilities.Nor
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Galaxy Note 7 (or 6) to not be flat, says Korean media It’s not only the iPhone 7 that’s having a back and forth, he said she said rumor about a single feature. Like that elusive iPhone 7 headphone Jack, the flatness of the next Galaxy Note 6 or Note 7 has always been in question. Now sources for Korean news sites are claiming that Samsung has chosen, in the end, that … Continue reading
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Japan develops a drone to patrol farmland and destroy insect pests – CNET Agriculture-focused drones aren’t new, but this one — unlike others — does its job completely autonomously.
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Baidu improves efficiency by 30 times and scaling by 16 time for Deep Learning on 128 GPU chips Baidu made GPUs 30x more efficient on smaller units of work for Deep Learning artificial intelligence and it enables better strong scaling. Baidu achieved a 16x increase in strong scaling, going from 8 GPUs without our technique to 128 GPUs with it. Their implementation sustains 28 percent of peak floating point throughput at 128 GPUs over the entire training run, compared to 31 percent on a singl
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Plastic debris and policy: Using current scientific understanding to invoke positive change Captain Charles Moore introduced the world to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the mid-1990s. Since then, there has been increasing interest from scientists, the public and policy makers regarding plastic debris in the environment. A focus article in the July issue of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’s journal, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, outlines the
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Heads up! Seoul launches campaign to keep smartphone users safe Pedestrians glued to their smartphones were given something else to look at this week, as officials in Seoul launched a safety campaign to keep them from walking into busy traffic.
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University of Brighton students create folding stalls for south London market London Festival of Architecture 2016: students from the University of Brighton have created installations for London’s East Street Market, including a stall of interactive games and a cocktail-making machine (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Chinese man has been walking with a 40kg rock on his head for four years to lose weight A 54-year-old man from Jilin, China, is making waves in his hometown, for his Iron Man-worthy exercise routine: daily walks with a 40kg rock balanced on his head. According to CCTV News, it’s a common sight for locals to see Cong Yan walking on the streets with the heavy burden. He told reporters that he’s been training this way for the past four years. Cong adopted the routine when he hit 115kg
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Beyond BB-8: How the Sphero is helping students with autism learn It may be best known for the BB-8, but Sphero’s robotic toys have uses well beyond Star Wars. Aspect Hunter School in Sydney, Australia is a school for children on the autism spectrum. The school is attended by 130 kids, beginning at age four, as well as around 30 Spheros. SEE ALSO: Segway miniPRO is the personal transportation device you’ve been waiting for Robotic balls that can moved remotely
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Chinese man with walking disability moves across cities on hands and feet searching for his missing son In what can only be described as truly heartbreaking, Chen Shengkuan, a Chinese man with a mobility-related disability, has been moving from city to city on his hands and feet in search of his missing son, local news reports. Chen’s two-year-old son, Chen Zhaoyuan, went missing around 15 months ago from the family home at the Wenzhang Xi village in Chengyue, China. According to Chen, the toddler
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Richard Gurley Drew, the man who invented sticky tape – CNET June 22 marks the birthday of the American inventor who created both masking tape and cellophane tape.
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IoT won’t be a source of revenue for telcos: New Street Research Despite arguments by telcos and vendors to the contrary, a research firm has stated that the IoT will not be a revenue stream for telcos — and that 5G and the IoT are not interconnected.
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Mama bears use human shields to protect cubs: study Brown bear mothers in a Swedish forest use human “shields” against murderous males, overcoming their own fear to raise defenceless cubs near villages where hunters live, researchers said Wednesday.
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Solar-powered plane more than halfway across the Atlantic The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft passed the halfway mark of its marathon flight across the Atlantic late Tuesday, one of the most challenging legs of its historic sun-powered journey around the world.
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Find Out How Far Uber or Lyft Can Go on Your Budget Planning on going somewhere? A little strapped for cash? We’ve found a cool website that will show you how far you can get with popular services like Uber and Lyft depending on how much money you have. Basically, the service known as Up Hail works in reverse. When you go to the site, you enter where you’ll be starting your journey. From there, use the dropdown menu to select the service you want (
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17 bids for Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project: Jordan Amman (AFP) June 21, 2016 Jordan said Tuesday that 17 international firms have launched tenders for the construction of a canal linking the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea. The ambitious project has been in the works for more than a decade and aims to provide much-needed water to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. It moved closer to reality in December 2013 when Israel, Jordan and
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More than 700 doctors killed in Syria war: UN Geneva (AFP) June 21, 2016 Attacks on hospitals since Syria’s war broke out five years ago have left more than 700 doctors and medical workers dead, many of them in air strikes, UN investigators said Tuesday. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria also condemned horrific violations by jihadists and voiced concern that Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants may have recruited hundreds of children into their
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Families from Iraq’s Fallujah flee one hell to find another Habbaniyah, Iraq (AFP) June 21, 2016 They fled starvation and jihadist tyranny in Fallujah for the safety of displacement camps but thousands of Iraqi families still have nothing to eat and nowhere to sleep. “The government told us to leave our homes, so we did. The way they described it, we were going to find heaven,” said Ayyub Yusef, a 32-year-old from Fallujah. “I don’t regret
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Russia, Italy to build earth remote sensing satellite network Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 17, 2016 Russia’s space agency Roscosmos and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) signed an agreement Friday to create a joint satellite constellation for remote earth sensing later in the day, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov. “Today, we are signing an agreement with the Italian Space Agency on creating a new generation remote earth sensing satellite constellation,” Komarov t
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Your Computer’s Microphone is a Privacy Concern – Here’s Why What if your privacy was being invaded without your knowledge? There are many reasons why you should disable or cover your webcam, but what risk does your computer’s built-in microphone pose?Read the full article: Your Computer’s Microphone is a Privacy Concern – Here’s Why
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【Great Deals】Projecors【Coupons】 Great Deals are waiting! Buy what you like.Coupons are ready!POWERFUL SV – 226White VersionOnly $90.39Coupon: GBPSVWBlack VersionOnly $90.39Coupon: GBPSVB● Support orthographic projection, rear projection and hoisting● Wireless projection: Support all kinds of PC, laptop, smart phone, USB● The LED lighting system projects a brilliant image onto your wall at a 3000 : 1 contrast ratio● Energy conser
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Dezso Molnar interview Part 5: Introducing the world’s first flying car race series In the final part of our five-part interview with serial inventor and flying car advocate Dezso Molnar, he introduces his newest venture: a race series. With more than 100 flying cars on the road and in the air worldwide, Molnar believes the fastest way to take this technology to the next level is to get a community of inventors and aviators together and put their vehicles to the test in a comp
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China’s homegrown navigation system to have 35-satellite constellation by 2020 Beijing (XNA) Jun 22, 2016 China’s homegrown navigation system, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), will cover the whole globe with a constellation of 35 satellites by 2020, said a government report on Thursday. By 2018, the system is expected to provide basic services to the nations along the Belt and Road, as well as neighboring countries, said a white paper on the BDS issued by the S
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Purdue experiment aboard Blue Origin suborbital rocket a success West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 22, 2016 An experiment by Purdue University professor Steven Collicott, Ph.D., ended with success aboard the first suborbital rocket research flight by private company Blue Origin. Collicott, a professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics of the College of Engineering, is one of three scientists asked by Blue Origin to work with the private company as it tes
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China fostering independent industrial chain for BeiDou navigation system Beijing (XNA) Jun 22, 2016 China is establishing an industrial innovative system for its homegrown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and fostering “an independent BDS industrial chain”, said a white paper issued on Thursday. The country is enhancing research and development of basic products, said the document on the BDS issued by the State Council Information Office. To make bre
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China preparing for new era of space economy Beijing (XNA) Jun 22, 2016 After six decades of aerospace development, it is high time for China to embrace the new era of space economy, participants at a forum agreed Thursday. During the first China Space Economic Forum, in Beijing on Thursday, government officials, aerospace scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs exchanged views on China’s space economy developments. While addressing the for
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How do hydrogen droplets behave when hydrogen-oxygen aerosol mixtures burn Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2016 Modern rockets and their launch vehicles commonly rely on hydrogen-oxygen mixtures as propellant, but this combination is highly explosive. The Challenger space shuttle catastrophe of 1986 is associated with self-ignition of such mixtures. Risks of explosion are mitigated by the evaporation and burning of droplets within hydrogen-oxygen aerosol mixtures. Inside ro
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Russia, China to Sign Intellectual Property Deal on Rocket Tech Huangshan (Sputnik) Jun 22, 2016 Moscow and Beijing are set to sign a deal on the protection of intellectual property in the field of rocket technologies during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming visit to China, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Monday. “First and foremost we are talking about deliveries of RD-180 engines [to China]. This is a very successful engine of ours
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Ariane 5 delivers its heaviest commercial payload Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Jun 22, 2016 On its third mission this year, Ariane 5 lofted more than 10.7 tonnes – its heaviest commercial cargo so far. Liftoff occurred last night at 21:39 GMT (23:39 CEST, 18:39 local time) from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana to deliver the EchoStar-18 and BRIsat commercial satellites into their planned orbits. EchoStar-18, weighing 6300 kg at liftoff
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Northrop Grumman gets DARPA Tern contract Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2016 Northrop Grumman has received a $17.7 million contract modification as part of DARPA’s Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node, or Tern, program. Tern is a project that aims to make it quicker, easier, and less expensive for the U.S. military to deploy drones for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and strike capabilities, the Defense Advanced Research Pro
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Why Columbus won the DOT Smart Cities Challenge Ohio’s capital city, Columbus, is rumored to have won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart City Challenge, receiving $40 million from the DOT, and $10M from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. — along with another $90 million pledged by private sector partners to change the mobility landscape of the city. “This funding is a game changer for the City of Columbus and centra
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Telstra wants to simplify smart home setup with new products and plans With smart home devices constantly increasing in popularity, Telstra has opted to join the digital home revolution by announcing a new platform focusing on smart security, energy, automation and more.Working in conjunction with the leading global smart home solutions provider, Icontrol Networks, Telstra is looking to “build a simple, flexible platform that will work across multiple devices an
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The ‘Burnout’ successor from Criterion Games is no more Electronic Arts’ E3 keynote last week featured an awful lot of soccer (football to the rest of the world), Battlefield and Titanfall, but no word on how developer Criterion’s post-Burnout racing game was coming. That’s because the team is occupying different pastures, according to GameSpot. An EA spokesperson tells the publication that the studio has “moved on from the previous project they’v
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20 Guest Rooms with Hospitable Style With summer in full swing, out-of-town company may be headed your way. Is your guest room ready? Today we’ve rounded up a collection of accommodating, stylish spaces that welcome guests with an array of details. Yet these rooms are anything but fussy. What are the essentials? What are the small touches that can make a big difference? Check out the 20 guest rooms that follow (including a few guest
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BFI Giveaway – Win two tickets to “Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham” Reflecting on TV’s role in British architecture the BFI is running ‘Architecture on TV’.  “TV has not only provided a platform for these commentators but played a pivotal role in broadening architecture’s audiences and engaging the public in debate. “We are giving away two tickets to the final event “Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham”The season rounds off with a uniq
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Brickbat: A Finger on the Problem A Kenyan court has upheld the use of anal exams to determine a person’s sexual orientation. “I find no violation of human dignity, right to privacy and right to freedom of the petitioners,” said Judge Mathew Emukule. Two men charged with engaging in gay sex say the anal examinations and testing for HIV and hepatitis B they were forced to undergo amounted to torture and degrading treatme
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At least 2 injured as passenger train derails in Taiwan, carriage flips over At least two people have been injured after a train derailed in Taiwan, media reported, adding that at least three of the carriages derailed and another flipped over. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to Cast Videos From PC to TV Using VLC & Chromecast Casting Chrome tabs on your computer to your Google Chromecast couldn’t be easier thanks to the dedicated extension, but getting local files from your computer cast to your TV isn’t as easy. There’s a couple of ways to do this. The nightly versions of popular media app VLC come with a new test feature that allows you to share content from your computer to your TV screen. While this works on the Wi
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Mobcrush game livestreaming fully launches for mobile Livestreaming games has become the hottest trend, not to mention lucrative business, in the gaming industry. But mostly due to hardware and platform limitations, that activity has mostly been limited to PCs and consoles. Mobile gaming, however, has started to also become serious, and again lucrative, business. So it only stands that it, too, should start having livestreaming services and … Continu
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Spaceflight contracts India’s PSLV to launch 12 Planet Dove nanosats Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 22, 2016 Spaceflight, the leading provider of integrated launch services for small satellites, today announced it has launched a flock of 12 Planet Dove satellites from India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The 12 spacecraft are shoebox-sized satellites that will be delivered into lower Earth orbit to provide imaging data. “CubeSats like the Dove continue to pus
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Giant SKA telescope rattles South African community Struggle in Northern Cape province highlights a balancing act that scientists leading gigantic projects face.Nature 534 444 doi: 10.1038/534444a
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Libyan loyalist forces face IS group counter-attack in Sirte Forces aligned with Libya’s unity government said they had made significant gains in residential districts of Sirte on Tuesday as they battle to oust Islamic State (IS) group from its coastal stronghold.
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A Soviet Utopia: Constructivism in Yekaterinburg Chekist Town (1929-1936). Image © Fyodor Telkov Developed early on in the Soviet era, and fully subordinate to Soviet ideology, the Constructivist movement was intended to form the foundations of a brave new world. The introduction of the Five-Year Plans coincided with the time when Constructivism was adopted as the official architectural style in the USSR. These circumstances allowed many ar
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This AI is learning how to watch football I have a confession to make, dear reader. I don’t really follow football very closely. I’m only vaguely aware that there’s some sort of big tournament on right now. But that’s okay, because Disney Research and the California Institute of Technology are building an AI that does follow football — and other sports, too.Specifically, it’s an automated camera system that’s learning how best to film ma
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Is Larry Page right, are we poised for a flying car revolution? With Google billionaire Larry Page investing in flying cars and computer chip maker Intel onboard, this is a great time to covet the skies, says Paul Marks
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Putin: Russia will respond to ‘aggressive NATO rhetoric’ Russia will take adequate measures to counter NATO’s increasingly “aggressive rhetoric,” President Vladimir Putin told MPs at the closing session of the State Duma. He called to create an international security system open to all countries. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU proposal would classify robots as ‘electronic persons’ A new proposal from the European Parliament calls for working robots to be classified as “electronic persons,” and for their owners to pay social security on their behalf. The draft motion, published online this month, aims to address the new challenges that Europe’s robotic workforce will present as robot technology becomes more pervasive and intelligent. The proposal says growing auto
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NASA TV launches on Apple TV NASA has announced that it has launched its app on a new platform, this time it works on the latest generation of the Apple TV. The app was previously offered on Android, iPad, iPhone, and Fire OS devices. Prior to being rolled out for the Apple TV, the app was downloaded over 17 million times across all available device platforms. … Continue reading
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This Windows App Alerts You When Your Accounts Are Hacked Unfortunately, data breaches are increasingly common these days, and even huge websites like LinkedIn are falling to hackers. It’s important to know if you’ve had any of your accounts compromised, and we can attest that some websites that check your email address against known breaches are great tools to stay informed. Sites like Have I Been Pwned? are great, but if you have to manually check it f
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An ocean lies a few kilometers beneath Enceladus’s icy surface With eruptions of ice and water vapor, and an ocean covered by an ice shell, Saturn’s moon Enceladus is one of the most fascinating in the Solar System, especially as interpretations of data provided by the Cassini spacecraft have been contradictory until now. An international team including researchers from the Laboratoire de Planétologie Géodynamique de Nantes (CNRS/Université de Nantes/Universi
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Studying acoustic waves at microwave frequencies in diamonds brings scientists one step closer to new microsensors A collaborative of Russian researchers has mathematically modelled diamond-based microstructures for producing compact, high-sensitivity sensors.
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AMA report affirms human health impacts from LEDs A groundbreaking report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health affirms known and suspected impacts to human health and the environment caused by light emitting diodes (LEDs) that emit excessive amounts of blue light.
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EU Referendum: Fear, flyovers and Farage, ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ make final pitches before polling day David Cameron insists he has “no regrets” calling the referendum, while Nigel Farage says his voters would “crawl across broken glass” to make it to the polls on Thursday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UN voices concern over Bahrain crackdown on freedom of expression, right to nationality The UN is concerned about Bahrain’s ongoing crackdown on expression and condemned the authorities for revoking its citizens’ nationality. The statement comes after the kingdom stripped a leading Shiite cleric’s citizenship for “serving foreign interests.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Blobs and Pitfalls: Challenges for fMRI Research Brain scanning is big at the moment. In particular, the technique of functional MRI (fMRI) has become hugely popular within neuroscience. But now a group of big-name neuroimaging researchers, led by Russ Poldrack, have taken a skeptical look at the field, in a new preprint (currently under peer review) called Scanning the Horizon: Future challenges for neuroimaging research. Poldrack et al. do a g
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Dear Brits, let U.S. history show you why it’s worth sticking with the EU If I had my druthers, I’d be back in the UK this Thursday voting in the referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union. But we Brits who’ve lived elsewhere than our fair island home for the past 15 years don’t get to vote, no matter how often we return or how much of our pay went to H.M. Treasury back in the day.  So here I sit in America, having paid taxation, with no representation. A
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Syria conflict: Air strikes on IS-held Raqqa ‘kill 18 civilians’ At least 18 civilians have been killed in air strikes in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of so-called Islamic State, activists say.
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Aluminium House A consolidated landscape surrounded by gardens with big trees within the metropolis of Madrid is the fortunate starting point of this house. The piece, of metallic and horizontal nature, produces the effect of having just one story. With its proportions and materiality it both contrasts and blends with the tall trees of its environment.
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Commercial drones ready for take-off in the U.S. in August The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finally signed off on the rules regarding commercial drone flights in the U.S., which means companies such as Amazon can begin testing the airborne tech for deliveries and other purposes.However, the regulations are more restrictive than these companies might have liked: as with privately owned models, commercial models must only be flown in the daytim
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A yellow fever epidemic has hit central Africa. Is Asia next? Migrant workers shuttling between Africa and Asia could mean that a deadly disease once deemed under control could spread far from its heartland
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Waterfront Seattle: 10 Contemporary Projects Along Puget Sound Seattle architecture has earned a reputation for integrated, systems-based design approaches. Looking at connections to the surrounding landscape and natural processes, new buildings are increasingly formed around comprehensive sustainability strategies. This holds especially true for structures along Puget Sound, where careful attention to water and hydrology meet spectacular views and expansive
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Bentley used NASA technology to take this 53-billion-pixel picture of a car Look at the image above. Pretty nice picture of the Golden Gate bridge, huh? Well, WRONG. It’s actually a pretty nice picture of a $330,000 car, the Bentley Mulsanne. You can’t see the vehicle at this distance, but you can visit Bentley’s website and zoom in yourself. It goes from panoramic view of the bridge, all the way down to a close-up of stitching of the Bentley logo on the passenger headre
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Six Companies Changing The Way We Travel From affordable private jets to a new way to share your car, these ideas are shaking up the travel industry.Commercial isn’t the only way to fly Imagine wrapping up a visit to New York City by heading to a small airport on the city’s outskirts. There, you breeze through the single terminal and immediately board a 10-seat Falcon 2000 jet for a flight back home with a handful of other travelers. Thr
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NASA debuts new internet technology aboard the ISS The ISS has a new technology on board that can transmit data from space much faster than what NASA uses today. See, the internet as we know it here on Earth doesn’t work as well for spacecraft millions of miles away. It requires all nodes or connection points on a network — in space, these are satellites — to be active at the same time to send information back to the ground team. Since that’s no
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Quantum chemical computations help screen better cathode materials for high Li–S batteries Energy storage systems with high energy density are essential to fulfilling the ever-increasing demands of electronic devices, electric vehicles, and smart grids for intermittent solar or wind power. The Lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery is a promising candidate for next-generation energy storage, with an extremely high theoretical energy density that is five to seven times higher than that of convent
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emoji-painted billiard balls take on playful personalities in the ‘poolmoji’ set the quirky cast of characters seemingly interact with each other as they roll across the table. The post emoji-painted billiard balls take on playful personalities in the ‘poolmoji’ set appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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The world will run out of breathable air unless carbon emissions are cut   As the world struggles to find effective ways to limit carbon emissions and slow global warming, a recent study has found that the stakes may be higher than anyone has realized. According to Sergi Petrovskii, an applied mathematics professor at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, an unchecked rise in global temperatures could end up drastically reducing the amount of breathable ox
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Artists Are Mapping a City Through the Data It Generates On my way to meet artist Wesley Goatley, I accidentally wander into the Colossus Building somewhere behind Bletchley Park, where a perfect facsimile of a Bletchley debutante, transported into 2016, greets me with a cheerful hello. This is Margaret Sale, who, with her husband Tony Sale, entirely rebuilt the Colossus codebreaking computer after Churchill had ordered the machine to be broken apart af
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New Nanoparticle Based Treatment Platform Developed to Treat Deadly Thyroid Cancer Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is a highly life threatening form of thyroid cancer with a mortality rate of nearly 100% and an average survival time of three to five months. One promising approach to…
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Social interaction drives language learning game Games are usually more fun when you play with other people, but if you’re playing an educational game, interacting with other players may help you learn more, according to Cornell research.
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This Indian carrier shows Facebook how to give free Internet to users A few months after India banned Facebook’s Free Basics platform for violating net neutrality, Indian carrier Idea has launched an “Internet For All” program that gives away one month of free access to non-Internet users. While Free Basics promised free access to a limited Internet, Idea’s model gives free access the entire Internet for a limited period of time. SEE ALSO: After banning F
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Image: Sensing Orion A test version of the European Service Module at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. ESA’s module will power NASA’s Orion spacecraft to the Moon and beyond, providing propulsion, electricity, water, oxygen and nitrogen and thermal control.
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Google’s AI Safety Rules Are Way More Boring Than Asimov’s Image: GettyGood news, everyone: Google is looking out for us! It doesn’t want a cleaning robot to knock over grandma’s vase.That’s one of the potentially dangerous scenarios Google engineers explored in a new paper on “concrete problems in AI safety.” For some strange reason, the researchers chose to illustrate these dangers using the example of a cleaning robot and not a sentient superintelligen
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Copolymer membranes toughened up A novel synthetic membrane produced by researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, is stronger and more stable than previous examples made by the same technique. The new material could fulfill the commercial potential that previous block copolymer membranes have shown.
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Green fluorescent protein a potential scaffold for protein assembly Scientists in Korea have developed a protein-scaffolding tool that paves the way for the assembly of diverse proteins with defined structures and functions.
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10 ways Bentley’s range-topping Mulsanne EWB goes unapologetically over the top The Bentley Mulsanne received a series of updates for the 2017 model year. These include a face-lift that brings a new look, a nicer interior, and for the first time ever an extended-wheelbase (EWB) model. The EWB joins the standard version of the Mulsanne, and a 530-horsepower model dubbed Mulsanne Speed that stands out as the performance-focused member of the lineup. On paper, the Bentley EWB is
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Persian leopard cubs born in Russian reintroduction centre Triplets have been born to a captive Persian leopard in a Russian breeding centre. The cubs are in good health and may one day be reintroduced to the wild as part of a reintroduction programme supported by WWF, Russian authorities and other partners.
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9 business-worthy Chrome for Work devices Chrome for Work devicesChromebooks have been around for a while, but they haven’t received nearly as much business press as hybrid devices like the Surface Pro 4 or iPad Pro. But while they may be flying under the radar, Google has an entire lineup of Chrome-based devices aimed at business users.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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How computer modeling built the 2016 Cadillac CT6 The automotive world is becoming much more dependent on modeling than ever before. Automakers are now using more aluminum parts; vehicles have complex computers on board, often working with each other; and there’s an increasing need to make cars safer in the age of the distracted driver.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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Tapping fishers’ memories reveals long–lost fishing trends A new scientific study is reconstructing long-term data on fish catches using fishers’ memories to reveal how their rewards have declined over the past 50 years.
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Gang networks in Europe ‘forcing children to steal’ Dutch police say some 300 Roma (Gypsy) children are being exploited across Europe by gangs forcing them to steal €1,000 (£770) a day.
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British Airways scraps Sharm el-Sheikh flight route indefinitely over terror fears British Airways has scrapped all future flights to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh beach resort amid ongoing fears of a terror attack after a bomb brought down a Russian airliner last November. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Trump backs Brexit, urges Europeans to ‘reconsider’ EU membership A Trump spokesperson has reaffirmed the presumptive Republican nominee’s support for a Brexit, claiming he is “very much in favor of countries doing what is best for them and their people.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA app for Apple TV adds live streaming from ISS, on-demand video, 15k photos & more Space fans with 4th-gen Apple TVs are in for a treat, as NASA has released its popular app on the platform. It was already available for iOS, Android and Fire OS, but this is the first time you’ve been able to access it directly on your Apple TV. You get live streaming NASA TV, including a real-time view of the Earth from the International Space Station, as well as on-demand access to over 10,000
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Researchers creating improved interfaces to help machines and humans work together to complete tasks As machines become more intelligent, they become embedded in countless facets of life. In some ways, they can act almost as full-fledged members in human-machine teams. In such cases, as with any team, trust is a necessary ingredient for good performance.
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The boundaries of A.I. and chatbots: How not to fail like Microsoft (VB Live) VB LIVE: Microsoft got into the AI game early but its chatbot Tay was yanked within twenty-four hours after it all went horribly wrong. Still, there’s no slowing down of the bot revolution, and many will succeed where Microsoft failed. How do you minimize risk and maximize the returns of AI? Register for free to find out. Ron Brachman, former chief scientist at Yahoo and incoming director of the
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Measure greenhouse gases from space Space agencies examine the extent of greenhouse gases in the air via prisms and gratings in satellites. New technology now makes it possible to connect both components with each other so that they are suitable for space thus achieving a new level of quality for spectral resolution.
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How technology could help predict terrorist attacks The internet has become a weapon for terrorists, who use social media and other technologies to organise, recruit and spread propaganda. So is it possible to turn technology around and use it to not only catch terrorists but predict and potentially stop terror attacks before they happen?
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Media neglect puts native insects at risk Native bees are falling victim to bad press, with the media glorifying European honey bees at the expense of hard-working Australian pollinators.
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10 thoughts I had after leaving my phone at home for half an hour If you, like myself, are a millennial who owns a smartphone, then you have almost certainly considered taking an extended break from your phone. You have likely considered this after missing your subway stop due to an engrossing round of Two Dots. You may have even uttered the words, “I’m seriously considering just getting a flip phone after my contract is up.” Perhaps, you’ve even considere
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This Wireless Drive Puts Your Files in a Tiny, Private Cloud It charges phones, it streams movies, it works like a Wi-Fi router, and it holds terabytes of files. The post This Wireless Drive Puts Your Files in a Tiny, Private Cloud appeared first on WIRED.
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Gamevice Makes Your iPhone a Portable Gaming Powerhouse Your iPhone deserves a better gaming controller. This is it. The post Gamevice Makes Your iPhone a Portable Gaming Powerhouse appeared first on WIRED.
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How Slime Molds Make Decisions Slime molds have no brains, yet they make complex decisions. In this film scientists use time-lapse video to figure out how slime molds make those decisions. “Lens of Time: Slime Lapse”… — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Saving Saintpaulia, the African violet The African violet is one of the world’s most common houseplants. You can buy it at Lowe’s. You can get it at the nursery. You can find it in the grocery store.
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Water gunks up biofuels production from bio-oils Creating transportation fuels from wood chips, grasses, or other types of biomass remains a significant scientific challenge. One troubling step in the process of turning biomass-derived oils into transportation fuels requires the use of catalysts to remove various oxygen-containing compounds, increasing the energy density and stability of the bio-oils, an alternate “crude oil.” Catalyst
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Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific bans shark fin Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific said Wednesday it will ban the carriage of shark fin on all its flights, a victory for conservationists concerned for endangered species of the predator.
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3 tricks for making your Google Slides presentation more eye-catching A well-designed slide deck does more than just look professional. It can help bolster your confidence as a presenter and makes it easier to communicate your ideas. Google Slides has a number of ways to help you easily put together compelling presentations even if you’ve never taken a design course. Here are a few that are guaranteed to engage eyeballs.Change an image shape with masking A stand
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dorte mandrup’s twisting visitor center to be built on greenland’s glacial landscape resembling a wing stretching across the landscape, the twisting wooden structure will feature a roof deck where locals and tourists can use a point of departure for hiking. The post dorte mandrup’s twisting visitor center to be built on greenland’s glacial landscape appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Why chatbots can’t do much more than order you an Uber…yet GUEST: Much has been written about chatbots, and the potential is clear. For many actions, text is by far the most convenient and natural interface — in fact, messaging apps have, for the first time ever, surpassed even social networks in popularity. So it’s natural for chatbots to be the next logical step in tech innovation — and they promise to be a boon for not only specific groups like the eld
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Daimler to rev up e-mobility drive: report German luxury automaker Daimler, owner of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands, plans to speed up its push into electro-mobility in the race against US pioneer Tesla and German rival BMW, a report said Wednesday.
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Hon Hai’s Gou plans cuts to streamline Sharp after takeover Taiwan’s tech giant Hon Hai said Wednesday it would close some overseas operations of ailing Japanese electronics maker Sharp after buying the struggling firm in March, with founder Terry Gou suggesting possible job losses.
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China giant panda gives birth to twins A giant panda in China has given birth to two cubs, conservation authorities said, the first twins of the critically endangered species this year even though multiple births are common.
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Go Wireless With The Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones Still listening to music with in-ear earbuds? That’s quaint. The truth of the matter is that the in-ear approach leaves you dangerously prone to accidents when … Read More
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Auto i Is The Future Of Car Alarms Unless you’re a home owner then your car is probably your most treasured investment. It’s also one of the easiest possession you own to misappropriate. After all, … Read More
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Hyper kin’s Smart Boy Turns Your Smartphone Into A Gameboy! If you grew up in the 80s and 90s then we’re guessing you still have your childhood GameBoy cartridges lying around somewhere. While the GameBoy which once … Read More
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Funding for model-organism databases in trouble Researchers plan for hits to community hubs.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20134
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Amazon leapfrogs to third biggest video streamer by traffic – CNET All Amazon Video needs to do is octuple its usage to be as big as Netflix in North America.
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How to Get Around Most Airlines’ Hidden Fees Flying is cheaper than it used to be. Adjusted for inflation, a ticket from LA to Kansas City cost $575 in 1955, compared to a couple hundred bucks today. Flights are more affordable these days, but pretty much everything costs extra. Here’s how to get around those fees, especially the hidden ones. http://lifehacker.com/the-most-commo…Avoid Baggage Fees With Smart Packing and Airline Credit Card
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Infections Reveal Inequality Between the Sexes Stark differences between men and women’s immune responses pose medical conundrum — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Iron supplements help microbes working together to thrive when oxygen is scarce Coastal wetlands and ocean sediments are home to unique microbial communities that convert the more potent greenhouse gas methane into carbon dioxide even in the absence of oxygen, which does not penetrate below the top few centimeters of sediment. To thrive, certain microbes work together using a process called anaerobic oxidation of methane. This process converts up to 90% of available methane t
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Police officers show strong willingness to intervene when other officers commit domestic violence While much has been made about the “blue wall of silence” among police officers, a new study suggests that officers don’t turn a blind eye when other officers perpetrate domestic violence.
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Mid-Century Modern Fold House Clad With Poplar Wood The Fold house by Bossley Architects is a living sculpture. This generous seaside house is the latest in a series of houses by Bossley Architects that have been based on the idea of “encampment”. The large footprint is divided into three separate buildings, creating an open courtyard which draws the space of the beach up the valley and into the overall composition of buildings. The iconic elements
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IKEA assembles plans for upgrades & investment in Russia Russia’s biggest shopping mall operator, IKEA Centers Russia, is planning to spend over $2.1 billion to upgrade its 14 premises in the country, reports the Wall Street Journal. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Microbial community dynamics dominate greenhouse gas production in thawing permafrost Northern permafrost ecosystems are changing rapidly, with rising temperatures causing many previously frozen environments to become wetlands such as fens. As permafrost thaws, the trapped organic carbon is accessible to microbial decomposition, which can release greenhouse gases (GHGs) to the atmosphere. A team led by the University of Arizona examined microbial community dynamics at a site in Swe
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China, US, EU pledge to tighten product safety in e-commerce U.S., European and Chinese regulators said Wednesday they will jointly enforce product safety in online commerce, and an American official said they are making progress on crafting standards for hoverboards.
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Geneva Airport has a friendly bag-carrying robot named Leo Whether it’s the use of biometric passports to improve security or digital displays to keep passengers informed, there’s no doubt that the right tech can significantly improve the customer experience at airports. But while these examples of technology are things we’re well and truly used to here in 2016, Geneva Airport recently introduced travelers to an altogether more futuristic innovation: a pr
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Cuba begins to sell coffee to Americans via Nespresso pods If for nothing else, the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba is great for foodies. As diplomatic ties between the two countries begin to normalize, so too will U.S. supermarket shelves — with Cuban goods. And it’s all starting with coffee. But before you get too excited, be warned: Cuban cups of joe will only be coming to you in the form of Nespresso pods. At least for now. On Monday, t
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Why Your Profile Picture Doesn’t Reveal the True You Photos make for skewed first impressions, but videos give the right clues — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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WHO Says Saudi Misdiagnosis Caused MERS Outbreak At least 49 patients and medical staff were exposed — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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IFTTT competitor Stringify gets a major update The objective was to make the powerful app easier to use and easier for users to share ‘flows,’ the equivalent of IFTTT recipes.
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10 Google Maps tips and tricks you need to know Maps can do way more than just replicate a layout of your city if you learn where all of its many features are located.
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How does your garden grow? Study identifies instigators of plant growth A major component of wood, grain, and forage, xylan provides a strong, flexible molecular scaffolding; however, if xylan synthesis is disrupted, plants do not grow normally. Despite this key role, the complex molecules, called enzymes, responsible for forming xylan have not been clearly identified. Until now.  Researchers have identified two key enzymes that synthesize xylan and confirmed their fu
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Marriage not a protective mechanism among low-income urban women Marriage may not be the protective mechanism it was thought to be when it comes to poverty and child well-being among low-income urban young women, particularly those who have experienced trauma, finds a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.
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EXCITING COUPONS For Xiaomi and Lenovo–Do not miss it Today, i want to recommend two tablet to you, Lenovo TAB 2 A7-30 with big coupon and XiaoMi Mi Pad 2 in a big deal with just 229.89, follow me to know more.XiaoMi Mi Pad 2 Windows 10 Version-  WINDOWS 10  SILVER Regular Price: $279.99Flash Sale Price: $229.89Limit Pcs: 100 pcsMain Features:CPU: Intel Atom X5-Z8500 64bit Quad Core 1.44GHz, up to 2.24GHz has a better performance, sixty percent power
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First Click: The OJ Simpson documentary made me rethink racism “Not guilty,” said the law clerk as she read the verdict aloud. “Not guilty,” she said a second time, freeing OJ Simpson. A black celebrity and NFL football star who had been accused of murdering his white ex-wife and her white friend. I was shocked. 28-years-old and confused by what I was hearing. Frustrated in my disbelief. “How can any reasonable person doubt his guilt, much less all 12 jurors
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Energy research in a vertical neighborhood In the district of the future, favors amongst neighbors will go much further than lending a lawnmower or giving some sugar for baking. They will help each other out with energy – with electricity, heat and gas. With the help of the demonstrators NEST and move, the “ehub” – short for Energy Hub – combines energy flows between buildings and mobility within a ‘vertical’ district. The aim of
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Collecting data to help protect Australia’s waters from toxic algal blooms Ever heard of Thalassiosira, Detonula, Leptocylindrus or Chaetoceros? No, they are not the names of Greek gods but arguably some of the most important and beautiful organisms on earth: the diatoms.
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Boombotix’s new headphone line keeps you in tune with your surroundings The wireless speaker brand debuts a complete line of headphones.Photo: BoombotixBoombotix is growing their line of audio products with a new collection of headphones and they’re doing a little more than just expanding the lineup. The company is introducing a feature called Hybrid Audio, which utilizes external microphones that can be activated to pull in ambient sound without disrupting your music
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DHS analyst caught with weapons, may have planned violence against senior staff – court documents A federal investigation is on after a top-secret clearance staffer with Homeland Security was apprehended with a gun and other weapons. Authorities are investigating whether the individual was planning to commit violence against senior DHS staff. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Girl with severe disability becomes beauty blogging YouTube star Twenty-year-old Lili Lo from Kazan in Russia’s republic of Tatarstan, suffers from McCune-Albright syndrome. With over a 100,000 subscribers to her video blog, she inspires viewers with positive messages and showing off her skills as a make-up artist. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Work together or go it alone? Microbes are split on the answer Just below the surface of soils and sediments, large portions of Earth’s biosphere exist in the absence of oxygen. The microbial inhabitants of these low or no oxygen environments, called anoxic environments, drive planetary biogeochemical cycles, and their metabolic activities impact the bioavailability of nutrients, metals, and environmental contaminants. To survive, many microbial species have
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Airplanes make clouds brighter Clouds may have a net warming or cooling effect on climate, depending on their thickness and altitude. Artificially formed clouds called contrails form due to aircraft effluent, in a cloudless sky, contrails are thought to have minimal effect on climate. But what happens when the sky is already cloudy?
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Jailed German nurse suspected of dozens more murders A German former nurse convicted of murdering two patients is suspected of killing dozens more following a series of exhumations, investigators say.
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Warning Label Silliness: New at Reason Did you know that coffee is hot, falls can cause injuries, and that a toy lightsaber is not a weapon? John Stossel tackles warning labels: America has more silly warnings mainly because, unlike the rest of the world, we don’t have the “loser pays” rule in courts. That rule means that whoever wins a court battle is compensated by the loser. It creates an incentive not to bring frivolous
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After Orlando, the Homemade AR-15 Industry Surges As talk of an AR-15 ban rises after the worst mass shooting in US history, so do the sales of materials and tools to make those deadly guns at home. The post After Orlando, the Homemade AR-15 Industry Surges appeared first on WIRED.
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Inside the US Army Lab Racing to Create a Zika Vaccine With American personnel stationed throughout the region where Zika is infecting people, and with Zika coming to the US, Army docs are working on a vaccine. The post Inside the US Army Lab Racing to Create a Zika Vaccine appeared first on WIRED.
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The Best (and Worst) Virtual Reality Games We Played At E3 Final Fantasy, Batman and more virtual reality experiences from the game industry’s gala expo. Some were great; others, not so much. The post The Best (and Worst) Virtual Reality Games We Played At E3 appeared first on WIRED.
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How Christo Built His Latest Work: Two Miles of Floating Walkway The artist Christo’s latest work, The Floating Piers, is a stunning feat of engineering that spans a lake in northern Italy. The post How Christo Built His Latest Work: Two Miles of Floating Walkway appeared first on WIRED.
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13 Windows Diagnostics Tools to Check Your PC’s Health No matter who you are, whether newbie or veteran, your Windows system will eventually run into problems that aren’t so easy to diagnose. (It happens on other operating systems too.) When that happens, what will you do? You could hire somebody to troubleshoot the problem for you, but that should be a last resort. There’s no need to pay someone when you can easily figure out the problem on your own
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Perkins+Will Design New Sports Therapy and Research Center for The Dallas Cowboys Elevational View. Image Courtesy of Perkins+Will Perkins+Will designed a sports therapy and research centre for a new collaboration between the Dallas Cowboys and healthcare provider Baylor Scott & White. To sit within the Cowboy’s new 91-acre campus, the mixed-use medical facility will provide necessary care and training facilities to athletes of all levels, including the Dallas Cowboys
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Google’s AI researchers say these are the five key problems for robot safety Google is worried about artificial intelligence. No, not that it will become sentient and take over the world, but that, say, a helpful house robot might accidentally skewer its owner with a knife. The company’s latest AI research paper delves into this issue under the title “Concrete Problems In AI Safety.” Really, though, that’s just a fancy way of saying “How Are We Going To Sto
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Rough Stuff Natural Bar Soap Remove the grime without irritating your skin from harmful chemicals by cleaning yourself with this rough stuff natural soap bar. Ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil combine with coffee grounds and bamboo charcoal for a deep exfoliation and cleansing. Check it out $6.50
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Antibacterial Silver Fiber Bed Sheets Prevent germs and bacteria from taking over your comfy bed by sleeping on top of these antibacterial silver fiber sheets. These 300 thread-count sheets are made with innovative silver fibers that prevent the growth of unwanted bacteria and will never wash away. Check it out $140.00
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Vitruvian Man Action Figure Explore the correlation of ideal human proportions with this Vitruvian man action figure. He comes with articulated joints so you can place him in a variety of positions and features a paint job that makes it seem like he was torn directly out of da Vinci’s sketchbook. Check it out $59.00
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Chocolate Spoons Mold Make your homemade treats extra sweet by eating them with a delectable chocolate spoon. The spoon mold is made from food-safe silicone that’s resistant to extreme temperatures so you can make up to half a dozen edible spoons at a time. Check it out $6.99
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Segway Mini Pro Make walking obsolete by hopping on this Segway Mini Pro. It features a lightweight magnesium alloy frame capable of holding up to 220 pounds and comes with a 1600 watt motor capable of travelling up to 14 miles on a single charge. Check it out $999.00
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Proper breeding ground for germanene Germanene is a one atom thick sheet of germanium, in a honeycomb structure. It has clear similarities with graphene, the material that induced massive research activity worldwide, especially after 2010’s Nobel Prize.
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Sentinel-3 data to allow closer look at Black Sea environmental state A major oceanographic campaign led by the JRC is underway in the Black Sea. It will allow scientists to thoroughly examine the biological and optical features of a marine region of utmost political and economic importance that is highly influenced by the inflow of the Danube river.
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Bolivia leader Morales wants to ditch Gregorian calendar Bolivian President Evo Morales says it is time for Bolivians to ditch the Gregorian calendar in favour of the calendar used by the country’s indigenous community.
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Pakistan Sufi singer Amjad Sabri shot dead in Karachi One of Pakistan’s most famous singers, Amjad Sabri, is shot dead in the southern city of Karachi in an attack the Pakistani Taliban says it carried out.
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Google: How do we build a cleaning robot that doesn’t cheat or destroy things in its path? The answer: It will be very difficult because once an AI robot figures out how to game the system, it won’t be inclined to stop.
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YouNow goes beyond the live stream by letting you share interesting moments  YouNow has quite an explicit startup name. The live streaming startup lets you stream yourself, now. But with more than 150,000 live streams per day, how can you be sure that you didn’t miss a funny or heartwarming moment when you were away? YouNow has a new update that lets you seamlessly share your favorite moments. Rewatching live streams is nothing new. You can jump back in time… Read More
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Voice Bridge puts your landline inside your cell phone Before I start telling you about this new gadget, let’s have a moment of silence for the landline phone number. Okay great, thanks for participating. Now for a gadget. Invoxia, the company behind the Triby, wants you to not only remember the landline, but use one, too. Its new Voice Bridge product connects your landline phone to Wi-Fi so that phone calls can be forwarded to your smartphone or ta
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Watch these amazing octopuses stand up on two legs and run (video) As if they weren’t remarkable enough, now we can add “prancing about on a pair of arms” to the cephalopod’s impressive bag of tricks.
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Historic marine mammal sound archive now available online Over his more than 40 years as a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), William Watkins led the effort to collect and catalog the vocalizations made by marine mammals. In the last decade of his career, he strove to digitize as many of his recordings as possible, with the goal of making them publicly available.
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A “Starshade” Could Help NASA Find Other Earths Decades Ahead of Schedule A next-generation space telescope is in the works—but if it is to see potentially habitable planets, it will need to block out their suns — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Man is fed up of immigration debate, buys his own newspaper ad LONDON — After years months of endless propaganda from both sides of the debate over whether Britain should stay in the European Union, frustrated people on Twitter believe they’ve finally found their hero. SEE ALSO: What search data can tell us about the ‘Brexit’ vote Laurence Taylor has paid out of his own pocket for an advert in London’s Metro newspaper because he is “fed up with the rubb
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Your Smartphone Is Being Secretly Accessed—By Your Friends and Family Image: ShuttershockPrivacy experts call them “lunchtime attacks”: when your friends, family or coworkers secretly access private data on your smartphone, without your knowledge. And this type of attack is a lot more prevalent than you might expect. A new paper from researchers at the University of British Columbia estimates that as many as one in five people has accessed a friend’s smartphone, wit
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Russia to reveal location of US military satellites in free space database – report Russia’s own data on near-Earth objects – including military satellites not covered by the open catalog of the North-American warning system NORAD – could soon be made publicly available as a comprehensive database, Russian media report. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Home8 Starter Kits want to keep your older loved ones safe at home There’s a new tech solution that approaches health and wellness from a different angle — you’re not tracking your eating habits or your workout routine, but rather ensuring the safety and mobility of your older loved ones. Home8 is a new venture from MivaTek, and the company has unveiled the latest in its smart care suite of products that not only protect those older folks at home, but also give y
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Crossing boundaries for the environment In the Gulf of Aqaba (Eilat), the waves are predictable. The prevailing winds are from the north and the water is calm and clear whether it laps at the shores of Jordan or Israel. This attribute, according to a marine scientist, makes it easy to plan a trip to conduct research in the gulf. If a scientist or student wants to conduct research two years from now, it is likely that the waters will be
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Budgies found to fly at just two speeds (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers has found that at least one type of birds flies at just two speed levels. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, Ingo Schiffner and Mandyam Srinivasan with the University of Queensland in Australia, describe tunnel tests they conducted with budgerigars, what they found and offer some theories on why the birds fly at just two speeds.
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Scientists develop self-learning arm controlled by thought Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are developing a robotic arm prototype and its control algorithm using myoelectric signals. The mechanical limb will independently recognize the motions of its owner and be able to perform all the same motions like a healthy arm. The scientists estimate the final cost of the device of 600 – 1,000 USD.
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Intel’s appealing $1.4 billion European antitrust fine over blocking out AMD Intel is still contesting a €1.06 billion (then US$1.4 billion) antitrust fine from the European Commission, which in May 2009 found it had abused its dominant position in the market for x86 processors. The Court of Justice of the European Union heard Intel’s appeal against that fine on Tuesday. The facts of the case date back a decade or more, but Intel, having lost its first appeal before the
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Microsoft invokes Supreme Court opinion to bolster email privacy case against U.S. Microsoft believes its refusal to turn over email held in Ireland to the U.S. government got a boost from an opinion of the Supreme Court on Monday, which upheld that U.S. laws cannot apply extraterritorially unless Congress has explicitly provided for it.In a decision Monday in a separate case on the extraterritorial application of a provision of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizatio
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Top website domains are vulnerable to email spoofing Don’t be surprised if you see spam coming from the top websites in the world. Lax security standards are allowing anyone to “spoof” emails from some of the most-visited domains, according to new research. Email spoofing — a common tactic of spammers — basically involves forging the sender’s address. Messages can appear as if they came from Google, a bank, or a best friend, even though
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Browse the golden age of Web design in this curated gallery Gone are the days where websites look like a bad acid trip. Despite the ebb and flow of design trends, one thing is certain: In 2016, it’s just as important for websites to have great functionality as it is to have great looks. If you’re an admirer of beautiful websites, we have the perfect collection for your browsing enjoyment. Curated anonymously, SiteSee collects the most visually alluring and
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Next Office builds curvy Tehran house that splits in the middle Iranian studio Next Office has completed a house in Tehran that splits in the middle to create two curvy wings (+ slideshow). (more…)
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“We love EU” declare UK architects and designers ahead of referendum Leading UK architects and designers will vote overwhelmingly to remain in tomorrow’s EU referendum, according to a straw poll conducted by Dezeen, with figures including David Chipperfield and Ron Arad explaining how they will vote and why.  (more…)
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Electric fields could help us wage war on destructive feral pigs Feral pigs are out of control across the globe, but the discovery that swine have a magnetic sense suggests messing with their internal compass could help
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Why the Science Community Says No to Brexit Many fear a loss of funding, talent, business and collaboration, a former science minister says — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nanotechnology could make our food tastier and healthier – but can we stomach it? Every mouthful of food we eat is teeming with chemical reactions. Adding ingredients and cooking helps us control these reactions and makes the food taste better and last longer. So what if we could target food at the molecular level, sending in specially designed particles to control reactions even more tightly? Well, this is exactly what scientists are trying to do and it has already produced so
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This Is Martha, the World’s Last Known Passenger Pigeon Martha, was the last passenger pigeon to ever fly
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Pillsbury releases a heavenly line of Girl Scout cookie baking mixes Girl Scouts everywhere, it’s time to retire your sash. You have been replaced by an ebullient doughy white boy named Pillsbury. The famous baking products company recently partnered with America’s coolest young girls to make Girl Scout cookie homemade cookie mixes. No longer will Americans everywhere be forced to freeze their Thin Mints for months, even years, hoping to savor every last fatty cru
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Brexit gold rush: Scared Brits stockpile bars & coins, just in case UK citizens worried about the potential fallout of a Brexit are stockpiling gold bars and bullion coins in their safes at home. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China future space station up for sharing with other countries China is building a rival to the International Space Station (ISS) and plans on sharing its accomplishment with fellow UN member states. They hope to help developing countries kick-start their space programs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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An Island Retreat: Cabin with Green Roof Offers a Cozy, Magical Escape A beautiful holiday home and weekend getaway that is removed from the constant rush of daily life and enveloped in natural goodness is something we all crave for. Add to this idyllic image a family cabin nestled on an island that can be only reached by boat and you have the exquisite Go Home Bay Cabin in Ontario, Canada. Perched on a lovely little lot that overlooks the shoreline and this dreamy c
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Drones Are Now Inspecting NYC’s Famed Steam System Con Ed wants to replace human inspections of its steam boilers with carbon fiber-armored drones. The post Drones Are Now Inspecting NYC’s Famed Steam System appeared first on WIRED.
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Native Union TAG Cable Elegant on the go energy, the Native Union TAG Cable attaches to your bag strap or key holder to ensure you never run out of juice. Or at least, never run out for long. Handy cables are concealed within a stunning hand crafted Italian leather strap which can connect you to a USB power outlet in an instant.
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Real Wood Cover for PS4 by Toast Incorporate your favorite device into your home décor with the Real Wood Cover for PS4 by Toast. Available in your choice of walnut, ash, bamboo, or ebony wood, this stunning cover is made with real wood so each is unique with its prominent wood grain. Working with your PS4 whether it’s horizontal or vertical, the Real Wood Cover will perfectly complement the style and ambience of any room in your
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Snoppa Go – World’s First GoPro Stabilizer with Integrated Control Designed for GoPro, it is the first hand-held gimbal with integrated controls to simultaneously control GoPro and the gimbal. Using the Snoppa Go will completely transform your videos and change the way you capture memorable scenes and action sports forever. With Snoppa Go you can hold, control, and operate your GoPro with one hand. Now you can follow any action and capture smooth shots with ease.
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HoverSeat – New Sitting Attachment for Hoverboards HoverSeat was developed to address safety issues regarding the hoverboard by creating an attachment that makes the hoverboard more accessible to all users – regardless of age or ability. Have you ever wanted one of those fancy hoverboards but have no balance? You want to be safe but also cool; the all new HoverSeat is for you! It delivers the same awesome self propelled transportation while lettin
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Flio Up – Laptop Stand Workstation on the Go Flio Up is an ultra portable Laptop Stand, Lapdesk and Standing Stand, 3 in 1 extremely compact device. It is the first laptop stand to offer such a unique mix of functionality, ergonomics and portability in one single flat design of only 10mm (0.39″). Flio Up is the lightest ergonomic Mobile Workstation for your laptop elevating it with up to 25 cm. Now you’re free of back pain and free to use yo
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Sun King Pico Portable Solar Lantern Light up the night wherever you go with the Sun King Pico Portable Solar Lantern. Requiring no access to electricity, this handy lamp can produce up to an incredible 70 hours of light with just a single charge. Use the Sun King Pico Lantern in normal, low or turbo light modes to set the perfect ambience whether you’re camping or outside in your backyard. On the top of this lantern is a built-in so
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WaterO – The Countertop Water Purifier Introducing WaterO, the countertop water purifier. Truly intelligent, this smart purifier performs reverse osmosis to give you hydration to make even Bobby Boucher proud. Connecting to your smartphone, WaterO cleans the water on demand by pumping it through a semi-permeable membrane, blocking any contaminates and impurities. From there, the crystal clear water passes through a fourth and final fil
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Global Internet commission: Leave crypto alone, ditch opaque algorithms The Global Commission on Internet Governance, set up in 2014 by the UK-based Chatham House and the Canadian Centre for International Governance Innovation, has presented its “One Internet” Report. Its 140 pages provide “high-level, strategic advice and recommendations to policy makers, private industry, the technical community and other stakeholders interested in maintaining a
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Astronomers discover a giant inflated exoplanet orbiting a distant star (Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has discovered a giant extrasolar planet that appears to be larger than it should be. According to a new research paper published on June 19 on arXiv.org, the newly detected alien world, designated EPIC 211351816.01, is an inflated planet, orbiting a distant red giant star. Moreover, the researchers suggest, that this exoplanet could be the first exa
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Architecture in Video Games: The Satirical Urban Commentaries of Grand Theft Auto Architectural ensemble says a lot about us, because the buildings that make up a city reflect the attitudes, beliefs and values of the people who live there. It should be no surprise, then, that the popularity of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games — some of the most commercially successful of that medium — rests heavily on its fictional depictions of real cities, a tactic that employs vir
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PeerStreet lowers barriers for accredited investors who want access to real estate debt  Vive la révolution financière! PeerStreet co-founders, Brew Johnson, Brett Crosby, and Alex Perelman, have been working alongside famed investors like Dr. Michael Burry to provide investors access to real estate debt. Dr. Burry is famous for having been portrayed by Christian Bale in The Big Short. Historically, the only way to get exposure to real estate debt was to either make the… Read More
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Tyranny hands-on: Sow dissent and reshape the world in this branching bad-guy RPG Tyranny is the first isometric CRPG I might play twice back-to-back. There are others I’ve gone back to and replayed after a number of years—Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment—but always in pursuit of reliving earlier memories. Not Tyranny. Here, it’ll be to see how different the game is on a second run. Or at least that’s the impression I had after a brief (maybe thirty minutes) hands-on demo
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Mossberg: HP aims at the Mac with super-slim laptop Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Recode. For years, Apple’s Macintosh computers, while far from the biggest sellers, have been riding high. They’ve managed to outperform a sinking Windows PC market in most quarters, even if modestly. Mac lapto
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Unexpected wind nebula discovered around ultra-rare magnetic star Astronomers spotted a particularly rare type of extinct star several years ago just 13,000 light years away from Earth. Upon closer inspection recently, this highly magnetic type of pulsar known as a magnetar […]
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This Graphic Shows You How to Make 13 Popular Fast Foods at Home Fast food isn’t great for you, but it sure does taste good. This graphic has recipes for thirteen popular fast foods so you can split the difference and make the tasty goods at home.The graphic below, from UK-based appliance manufacturer CDA, features recipes approximating McDonald’s fries, KFC chicken (I guess the secret’s out), Jack Daniels’s sauce, Five Guys cajun fries, Chipotle burritos, and
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The red planet’s frosted dunes The image above shows frost covered dunes in the southern hemisphere of Mars. The image was captured in March this year, during the last part of the winter. During this period the dunes receive just enough sunlight to defrost the season carbon dioxide layer that covers the sand during the winter. The metallic spots show… The post The red planet’s frosted dunes appeared first on Popular Mechanics
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The cure to VR sickness might come from blacking out the periphery Columbia’s researchers tested a few maximum FOV restriction levels before settling on the box here labeled (e). So long as VR users’ views were reduced gradually, most of the testers didn’t even notice—and the ones who did said they preferred their sit-down VR experiences that way. (credit: Columbia University) The launch of the first consumer-focused VR headsets has researchers and 3D content
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A new index highlights the cities friendliest to women entrepreneurs  Starting in February, the computing giant Dell, in concert with Professor David Ricketts of the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard and the data and analytics company IHS, began putting together an index that they’re taking the wraps off today. What it shows: Which cities — based on 71 different indicators — are the best place to be a women… Read More
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LightCyber lands $20 million Series B to secure networks using behavioral analytics  Every network is under siege these days as attackers search for a way in. The industry lingo calls them attack vectors, but that just means a hacker finds a weak link in the network and exploits it. Once they’re in they begin to do damage, but in doing so, they behave in ways that might be out of the ordinary coming from that particular machine. LightCyber, one of the many cyber… Read More
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Upgrade Your Entire Floor Cleaning Arsenal With a Bevy of Great Deals Shark Steam Pocket Mop, $44 | Shark Blast & Scrub Steam Mop, $60 | Anker RoboVac, $200 | Hoover Linx Cordless Vacuum, $99If you aren’t wholly satisfied with your current mop or vacuum, we’ve spotted four separate deals that can keep your floors spotless, with minimal effort.First, let’s talk about steam mops. When it comes to cleaning hard floors, you’ve basically got three options to choose f
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Colorful Office Additions: Functional accessories and furniture in subtle and vibrant hues Without a doubt, color influences our psychology—from moods to productivity—and as much as we champion minimalism here at CH, sometimes black-and-white-with-leather-details isn’t enough to stimulate the creative juices. While you’re saving up for that…… Continue Reading…
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Godfrey Bloom on Brexit Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureStrategyGodfrey Bloom on Brexit 0 Views This interview is a transcript of last weekend’s interview with Godfrey Bloom. It has been slightly edited for clarity: Jeff Deist: Godfrey Bloom, thank you so much for joining us this weekend. I have to get right into this because I’m seeing today that the “remain” camp appears to be using
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Everyone Loves Government Spying Again, Human Gene-Editing Experiment Approved, GOP Can’t Jump Into Lawsuit Against Cleveland: A.M. Links The U.S. Senate is expected to pass a bill broadening the FBI’s authority to secretly spy on American citizens in the wake of the Orlando shooting, because power never met a tragedy it couldn’t exploit. The bill would let the FBI demand more telephone and internet records without a warrant, and—as Reuters puts it—”represents a bi-partisan drift away from policy positions that favored digita
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Classon is “the world’s most intelligent helmet.” But is this what cyclists need? Riding a bike should be, well, as easy as riding a bike. Why is everyone trying to make it so complicated?
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ICYMI: Deep learning computers decode human interactions Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT researchers made a deep learning vision system watch TV and it learned to predict when people are going to kiss, shake hands, high five or hug. Georgia Tech scientists teamed up with others to figure out how to create 3D images of microscopic cells, by giving them a selfie mirror. To check out the WalMart fireworks video in full, click here. As always, please
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Optical antenna scatters different colors of light in different directions (Phys.org)—Researchers have fabricated a silicon optical antenna that is somewhat like an extremely small, special kind of prism. This is because when a red light shines on the optical antenna, the light turns right, but when the light is another color such as orange, it turns left.
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Pro-EU politician receives death threats just days after Jo Cox murder Labour MP and prominent Remain campaigner Yvette Cooper has notified the police of death threats targeting her children and grandchildren on Twitter, just days after the brutal killing of Cooper’s close friend and fellow MP Jo Cox. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Turkey ‘flabbergasted’ by Cameron’s EU volte-face A senior Turkish official has accused UK Prime Minister David Cameron of abandoning Ankara in its bid to join the EU as the PM fights his Brexit referendum campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
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A Theme Park For Disaster Junkies Entertainment Test your survival skills in 9 different scenarios Korean architect Soon-Min Hong has designed the Risk Theme Park, a conceptual high-rise that allows everyday people to experience the danger faced by police and…
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Cutting Black Carbon Could Save Us Environment But it won’t save the ice caps Greenhouse gas gets all the attention. Most agree it is the main cause of our warming planet. But scientists say black carbon, or soot—which comes from diesel engines,…
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LEDs Could Replace Your Wi-Fi Technology The future of wireless communication is bright Light fidelity, or Li-Fi, promises super fast data transmission using LED flashes.
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The Olympic Village Of The Future Technology Tokyo 2020 will be the best ever for society Hosting the Olympics can put serious strain on a country’s infrastructure and finances, but Japan, home of the 2020 games, wants to make the event good for their country…
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The Beauty of Laplace’s Equation, Mathematical Key to … Everything With these five symbols, Laplace read the universe. The post The Beauty of Laplace’s Equation, Mathematical Key to … Everything appeared first on WIRED.
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Asus doesn’t need to announce the ZenPad 9.7 — the FCC did it already Samsung and Apple have been more than happy to crank out 9.7-inch tablets, but Asus has been relatively quiet on that front. The Taiwanese firm might soon turn up the noise, though, with FCC documents seemingly revealing the unannounced ZenPad 9.7 (Z500M). Starting with the display, the ZenPad 9.7 reportedly packs a 9.7-inch, 2,048 x 1,536 resolution display. This is not your typical capacitive di
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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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Sticking with Windows 7? Make sure you do these 5 things first Windows 7 was released back in 2009. That’s seven years ago, and a lot has changed in the tech world since then. Even so, Windows 7 remains the most popular desktop operating system on the planet. This in spite of Microsoft’s insistence that users upgrade to Windows 10. It seems that many of you want to keep using Windows 7, and, to be fair, there are all sorts of reasons that might be the case. M
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A $49 Smart Water and Freeze Detector could save you a fortune in home repairs If there’s one resource we can’t afford to waste, it’s water. And now, thanks to the latest home innovation from Roost, your smart home is helping you help yourself. Meet the Roost Smart Water and Freeze Detector, which claims to alert users to four key areas of concern: water damage due to leaks from broken pipes and appliances; frozen pipe water damage; mold and mildew damage caused by high humi
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How do you solve Silicon Valley’s diversity problem? One nonprofit is starting with internships – CNET CODE2040 seeks to bring qualified, diverse talent to some of Silicon Valley’s top tech companies.
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Toccatina Op. 40 Piano POV Pianist and composer Nikolai Kapustin is known for his unique virtuoso pieces, which fuse the playful chaos of jazz with the perfectionist stamp of classical music. Pianist Dimitry Masleev demonstrates Kapustin’s music in this first-person performance of Toccatina Op. 40. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $1 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Drone WarsOn the Roofs: Lotte World TowerApartment Symp
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DS-5 DS-5 is a smooth and flowing four-wire opaque pattern that produces a weave with constantly changing reflective characteristics at oblique angles. While categorized as an opaque weave, DS-5 actually allows small slivers of light to filter through the wires. This makes for an interesting interior design material, especially when there is a desire for subtle transparency.
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Sugar derivatives in meteorites shows enantiomeric excess (Phys.org)—Chiral molecules can be found in chemically equivalent left-handed (L) and right-handed (D) mirror-image forms – each commonly referred to as an enantiomer. Synthetic sugars and other chiral molecules made in the lab from non-chiral precursors, or any process that does not use asymmetric reagents such as enzymes in biological reactions, tend to make equal amounts (racemic mixtures) of D
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Google memorializes slain UK MP Jo Cox – CNET Almost a week after her murder and on what would have been her 42nd birthday birthday, Google invites users to donate to a GoFundMe page set up in Cox’s honor.
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Make Fantastic Short Ribs in Ten Minutes by Grilling Them Like Steak Most short rib recipes usually call for hours in the oven braising, but you can get super tasty and tender results by treating them like a steak: Season and throw them on the grill. Not only does this mean that tasty short ribs get into your gaping maw that much faster, but your house is free from the heated tyranny of long oven times. To get them extra flavorful, toss them in a marinade for a few
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The Klifit connected backpack comes with RFID chips so you never forget your keys again This year has already yielded a backpack for gadget nerds and a connected backpack with a cute badge. Now we’re getting another idea for a backpack, and this one sells itself on the idea that nothing you need will ever be left at home again — not your keys, exam paper, laptop, or charging cable. That is, unless you forget to clip an RFID chip to those items. The Klifit backpack comes with multipl
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How to make your own mixed reality VR setup (It’s surprisingly easy) How HTC makes mixed reality VR. (video link)Just how do you show people what virtual reality is like? Valve, along with the help of some games developers and skilled video producers came up with an answer earlier this year: using a green screen and some video know-how, it transposed players from the real world into the virtual world, displaying the results onto a separate monitor. With mixed re
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Waves wants to bring 3D audio to any headphones using a new app & head tracker Waves is a heavyweight in the digital audio world with its audio plugins for recording, mixing and live sound being a staple among many pros. The company’s latest venture, however, is more of a consumer experience aimed at listening rather than creating music with a new desktop and mobile app that wants to bring 3D audio to any headphones using head tracking. more…Filed under: Apple
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Dutch inventor aims to harness the waves to clean up the seas The Dutch inventor of a ground-breaking project to remove millions of tonnes of plastics floating in “great garbage patches” in the oceans Wednesday unveiled his first prototype to help clean up the seas.
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Building for an Unstable World: Venice Architecture Biennale Deep in one corner of the Egyptian pavilion at the Venice Architec­tural Biennale, students from the Univer­sity of Pennsylvania displayed proposals for a dilapidated section of Cairo.
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How a Canadian Pharmacist Is Planning to Overthrow the Tyranny of Doctors Image: ShuttershockRoger Simard likes wearables. When I met the digital health entrepreneur and pharmacist at a downtown office building in Montreal, he was wearing four on his right arm: two name-brand fitness trackers and two prototypes. After showing off his wristbands, Simard unbuttoned his dress shirt and pulled it apart, Superman-style, to reveal a form-fitting tracking top underneath. It’s
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What the FAA’s 624-Page Drone Regulation Tells Us About How It’ll Police Drones It’s Christmas for the drone community, a day that those who want to fly drones commercially have waited for since 2008: The Federal Aviation Administration finally released its final commercial drone rule, clarifying a space that has been fraught with misinformation, confusion, and frustration.The regulations, called “Part 107,” are the result of years of work from the FAA and bargaining from bus
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Nanomechanics Launches New Monthly Webinar Series to Discuss Concepts Related to Nanoindentation Field Nanomechanics Inc., a leading provider of innovative tools designed to enable users to understand, evaluate, and test the mechanical performance of materials at the micro- and nano-levels, is set to…
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France gives green light to anti-labor law demo, but with restrictions French unions have received the right to continue protests against a highly unpopular labor law that has sparked mass rallies across the country in recent months. However, authorities said demonstrators must follow a designated route of less than 1.6km. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Muslim CIA officers profiled, then censored, in post-Orlando massacre PR stunt Following the Orlando massacre, the Central Intelligence Agency’s PR team linked up some of its Muslim employees with the Washington Post in an effort to show its diversity and inclusion. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Spies could hack entire towns under new surveillance bill Spies will be empowered to hack the electronic devices of entire towns under the government’s new snooping bill, according to a draft version of the controversial legislation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Patriotism is a must for State Duma – Putin to Russian MPs The Russian president has said the Lower House has ended the work of its current term with ‘decent results’ and thanked the MPs for their will to jointly work for Russia’s security and stronger position in the international arena. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Deal: Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Light Ray Here’s a chance to pick up a pair of Ray-Ban’s modern Wayfarers for a great price. The Wayfarer Light Ray shades have lightweight titanium temples, screwless hinges, and no welds, giving them a streamlined look. Choose from black or clear frames. Save 45%. Link Price: $109 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Deal: ShadeTree July 4th SunglassesDeal: Hermosa Wood SunglassesDeal: The Hook Titan
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How Tesla is helping Nissan sell electric cars The number one reason that buyers cite for not going electric is range anxiety. To address this widespread issue, Nissan will offer the next generation of the all-electric Leaf with several different battery packs. The strategy is similar to Tesla’s. Nissan has previously pointed out that electric vehicles need to offer at least 185 miles of range to suit the needs of mainstream buyers, so we’re b
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Can Cavities Be Healed with Diet? Can cutting out grains help prevent or even reverse tooth decay? Nutrition Diva explores the science and lore of remineralization — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What’s the Best Mini PC? The past few years have seen the rise of a new form factor in personal computers: the mini PC. Moore’s Law and the miniaturization of motherboards have made computers smaller than ever before. And it’s slowly replacing the good old beige box. Rightly so, when you consider that mini-PCs today are powerful enough to serve the needs of most users. Both Intel and AMD have powerful APUs now that take c
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Velomacchi Speedway Gloves These mitts bay be inspired by the 1960s and ’70s examples worn by legends such as Kenny Roberts and Ray Carroll, but they’re crafted to state-of-the-art specifications. The hybrid Velomacchi Speedway Gloves sport soft deerskin palms for optimum grip backed by goatskin backs and rubber finger guards. Take control, and take it comfort.
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Pianist plays in Arctic Ocean as ice crumbles around him Ludovico Einaudi’s piano performance in the middle of the Arctic Ocean is simply stunning and was done for a good cause. The concert was filmed as part of Greenpeace’s “Save the Arctic” campaign, which seeks to protect the Arctic as it’s become vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Einaudi performs on the floating platform as Norway’s Wahlenbergbreen glacier crumbles around him. R
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Climate change may soon diminish crop yields Rising temperatures are posing a threat to global food security.
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WD’s new external drive is the first self-contained, fully portable Plex media server After years of demanding a full-blown PC to act as the brains of the operation, the popular Plex media player software is finally branching out to embrace other devices. Mere weeks after bringing its Media Server software to Nvidia’s Shield TV, the company’s teamed with Western Digital to create a solution for media-slinging on the go: The new WD My Passport Wireless Pro portable drive is “the
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Forget killer robots: This is the future of supersmart machines Scare stories about artificial intelligence are missing the point: a world with superintelligent machines in it will be far stranger than that
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AmazonFresh, Amazon’s grocery delivery service, wakes back up with a launch in Boston  Amazon’s online grocery shopping service, AmazonFresh, is expanding once again – roughly a long hiatus. Following its arrival in London earlier this month, the retailer announced on Tuesday that it would now make the service available to customers in Boston, Massachusetts in select neighborhoods. The city now joins the other AmazonFresh markets in the U.S., including Seattle… Read More
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iLounge’s ‘Speaker of the Year’ is now $80 With summer’s arrival comes the migration to all things outdoor, and music is an essential accompaniment to any pool party, barbecue, get together or adventure. The number of Bluetooth speakers on the market is staggering, but one company delivers far better sound and features than most users would expect for the price: G-Project. Their latest upgrade, G-BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Boombox, delivers h
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The Manual Wind: An Affordable Timeless Timepiece with an Appropriate Name The name fits the style with the Eternity Automatic by Eterna. The post The Manual Wind: An Affordable Timeless Timepiece with an Appropriate Name appeared first on The Manual.
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Do EU nations want ‘ever closer union’? Many European leaders have said they want the UK to stay in the EU, but it is not the only country where there is unease about “ever closer union”.
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Can Renewables Replace Nuclear Power? A deal is struck to close California’s last nuclear power plant, replacing the lost electricity through renewables and energy efficiency — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Campus Rape Lawsuit That Could Destroy Title IX Has Finally Arrived A University of Virginia law student who was accused of sexual misconduct and banned from campus—years after the alleged incident—is suing the U.S. Education Department for giving UVA no choice but to rule against him. His lawsuit is a direct challenge to the legality of the campus kangaroo courts the federal government claims are required under Title IX. Lawyers representing the student, John Do
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A Sneak Peek at the First Cyborg Olympics While working as a professor in the sensory-motor systems lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), Robert Riener noticed a need for assistive devices that would better meet the challenge of helping people with daily life. He knew there were solutions, but that it would require motivating developers to rise to the challenge. So, Riener created Cybathlon, the first cyborg Ol
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Meatless burger that cooks, smells, and bleeds like beef launches in San Francisco Impossible Foods has perfected a juicy, bleeding, meatless hamburger that mimics beef down to its distinct aroma – and they just debuted the revolutionary vegan patty in San Francisco. Engineered to evoke the taste, smell, and cooking reactions of beef, this food innovation could change family cookouts forever. Impossible Foods founder Patrick Brown told The Wall Street Journal, “The whole mission
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Formula E will pit drivers against gamers in virtual race The joys of motorsport are in watching the perfect fusion of mechanical engineering and human ingenuity, right? Apparently not, as Formula E’s leaders have decided that the competition will now expand to include virtual races. In an interview with Reuters, Formula E chief Alejandro Agag says that the competition’s first battle will take place at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The event will put profession
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This is a picture of a luxury car. Seriously. You are looking at a picture of a car, a Bentley Mulsanne to be specific. The gold and black sedan was photographed cruising along the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in California. SEE ALSO: Google’s new gigapixel camera captures every paint stroke in famous artwork It’s there, honestly. As you can see in the video below, this incredible photograph is almost infinitely zoomable. In fact, you can zoom
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Obama-appointed judge destroys chances of federal regulation on fracking Imposing federal regulations on fracking – one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious targets – has been struck down by a judge because Congress won’t allow it. The rules would have gone a long way to reducing the harm associated with the practice. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rosneft worth up to $130bn says Sechin as Russia thinks about sale The value of Russia’s biggest oil company Rosneft ranges from $55 billion to $130 billion, depending on the situation on the market, says company CEO Igor Sechin. The Kremlin is currently looking for investors interested in buying a 19.5 percent stake in the company. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The French connection: A look at France’s rising tech scene Over the past five months, I’ve worked in the Amsterdam tech scene, frantically tracking the latest tech news and interviewing passionate startup founders for Index. During my stint in this city of canals, I learned a lot about the different tech scenes throughout Europe and what makes them tick. It’s clear that there are a few key ingredients to spurring on a growing tech ecosystem; elements like
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The 10 Coolest Google Now On Tap Tricks Now on Tap was launched as an extra on top of Google Now last year, and frankly, it was kind of a dud. The feature was slow, unhelpful, and generally pretty annoying. But since its release, Google has been quietly pushing out dozens of new features and tweaks. If you haven’t checked it out in a while, it’s probably time you go back and revisit the feature. Here are 10 great ways you can start maki
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Illuminating the Dark Art of Making Neon Signs Commercial uses have dwindled in recent years (blame LEDs), but the craft of making these neon signs is still alive. The post Illuminating the Dark Art of Making Neon Signs appeared first on WIRED.
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Viruses Hijack the Body’s Response to Mosquito Bites When immune cells rush to the site of a mosquito bite, viruses hijack the cells and turn them into viral factories—in mice, at least. Christopher Intagliata reports. — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Medicaid expansion brought across-the-board relief for Michigan hospitals It happened fast. It happened in nearly every hospital in the state. And it didn’t come with dreaded side effects. The proportion of hospitalized patients who lacked insurance dropped by nearly four percentage points, and the proportion covered by Medicaid rose more than six points, in the state of Michigan within three months of the expansion of Medicaid.
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Housing Market Bouncing Back While Affordability Crisis Grows, Says Harvard Report The State of the Nation’s Housing 2016 finds a sector in recovery, and a growing affordability crisis Much like the overall economy, the current, post recovery housing market looks much different than it has in the past. According to The State of the Nation’s Housing 2016, the blockbuster annual report from Harvard’s Joint Study for Housing Studies (JCHS), while the hangover from the recession ha
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Microsoft updates Windows Maps as Here support is set to expire Microsoft’s mobile ecosystem is in rough shape, so it didn’t help when Nokia sold its Here mapping software to a German auto consortium. That group promptly pulled Windows support, leaving users with few navigation options. However, the software giant is working to improve Windows Maps, the native app for Windows 10 users, and has just issued a big update. It says the improvements go “far bey
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Decoding the glass ‘genome’ contributes to new functional materials From protecting our most valuable works of art to enabling smartphone displays, glass has become one of our most important materials. Making it even more versatile is the next challenge. Developing new glass compositions is largely a time-consuming, trial-and-error exercise. But now scientists have developed a way to decode the glass “genome” and design different compositions of the mate
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Protecting grapes from pests by boosting their natural immunity From protecting our most valuable works of art to enabling smartphone displays, glass has become one of our most important materials. Making it even more versatile is the next challenge. Developing new glass compositions is largely a time-consuming, trial-and-error exercise. But now scientists have developed a way to decode the glass “genome” and design different compositions of the mate
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Diamond Planets Might Have Hosted Earliest Life A new study pushes back the earliest date that extraterrestrial life might, maybe, could appear; if so, it’d be on planets made of diamond
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Brown Bears Use ‘Human Shield’ to Protect Their Cubs Mother bears have a difficult choice: Take their cubs nearer to humans or risk infanticide by males looking to mate.
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Bright white LED street lights make you blue The American Medical Association warns of the harmful human and environmental effects of high intensity street lighting.
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Trailblazing slate tiles with hidden solar thermal reduce energy use by 85% The less-than-charming appearance of solar panels is a deterrent to some homeowners interested in generating their own clean energy, and many people go to great lengths to hide residential solar arrays on the ground with decorative hedges. Spanish slate company Cupa Pizarras promises to change all that, with a new product that seamlessly integrates thermal cells into attractive natural slate tiles
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Screwworm sex earns departed US duo a ‘Golden Goose’ The ins and outs of screwworm sex may not sound like a topic that would arouse passions.
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Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence The Solar Impulse 2 plane went through “a long night of turbulence” over the Atlantic, its weary pilot said Wednesday as he continued on the challenging leg of its sun-powered trip around the world.
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Brexit: Where UK tech companies stand on the EU referendum The political mud-slinging that has defined Britain’s EU referendum has almost come to a close. At 7am tomorrow morning, polling stations will open and UK citizens will be allowed to vote on whether to leave or stay in the European Union. Arguments have been drawn up on either side, contesting how the economy, jobs and immigration would be affected by a hypothetical split. In truth, nobody knows w
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How Big Can Los Angeles Get? The Los Angeles of Her is a dense metropolis teeming with skyscrapers and speeding trains. In one exuberant scene, Joaquin Phoenix bounds through a Los Angeles subway station and emerges onto a crowded, sunny Dockweiler State Beach. It seemed like fantasy when I first watched it. But then, in May, only three years after the movie was released, I found myself riding the newly expanded Expo Line to
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GOP Fails to Sabotage FCC Lifeline Broadband Aid For the Poor. For Now. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler can’t stop winning. Image: TechCrunch/FlickrRepublican efforts to cripple a major federal program that helps poor people afford mobile phone and broadband service failed on Tuesday, after consumer advocates, public interest groups, and Democratic lawmakers mounted an all-out push on Capitol Hill to oppose the GOP proposals.In a rare rebuke to the Republican majority leader
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5 ways Node.js changes the rules of app development SPONSORED: This sponsored post is produced in association with NodeSource. The adoption of Node.js is being driven by the need to reduce the time-to-market for applications. Greater agility and reduced labor costs lead to more rapid development so companies can react to today’s fast-changing commercial landscapes. Node.js uses JavaScript, one of the most popular programming languages today, meani
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A Motion-Detecting Camp Lantern Promises to Keep Blair Witches at Bay If you’ve got years of camping experience under your belt, you’re probably able to just tune out those things that go bump in the night. But if you only head out into the great outdoors once a year for a weekend camping trip, you’ll appreciate the CampGuard lantern which will stand guard and automatically sound an alarm to scare off forest intruders.Like a security guard posted to watch over your
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Sierra Nevada snowpack not likely to recover from drought until 2019 Even with this winter’s strong El Niño, the Sierra Nevada snowpack will likely take until 2019 to return to pre-drought levels, according to a new analysis.
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How to fix a broken education system … without any more money | Seema Bansal Seema Bansal forged a path to public education reform for 15,000 schools in Haryana, India, by setting an ambitious goal: by 2020, 80 percent of children should have grade-level knowledge. She’s looking to meet this goal by seeking reforms that will work in every school without additional resources. Bansal and her team have found success using creative, straightforward techniques such as communica
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Experiment is first to see kicking photons heat up nanoparticles Breakthrough could lead to measurements of quantum-state evolution due to gravity
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Fun with Electromagnets Physics Girl and Arc Attack might sound like a superhero and her evil archnemesis, but they’re just everyday geeks who love science. Here, they show us how to rip an aluminum soda can to shreds using a powerful electromagnet, along with a couple of other fun experiments. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Unmelting ThingsBalloon vs. Liquid NitrogenStyrofoam vs. AcetonePrintable
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Your Mac Has Built In Tools For These 10 Everyday Tasks Video calling family and friends, managing photos and emails, creating data backups — your Mac has tools to handle these common activities, and you probably use them already. But what about dictating notes, looking up words, or merging PDFs? Your Mac has in-built tools for these tasks too! Let’s explore some of the other everyday functions that your Mac can perform without installing third-party s
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Science Coffee Pour Over Stand The versatility of the Science Coffee Pout Over Stand disguises it’s versatility well. The sleek design, crafted from aircraft grade aluminum, has been finished to accommodate however you best like your beans brewed, able to fit a selection of drippers and range servers. An ideal, trendy addition to a contemporary kitchen.
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Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station Satechi’s Mini Docking Station is a single, compact hub for managing multiple displays, devices, and peripherals at your desk. Here’s what it’s got in terms of ports: (1) 4K HDMI output (you’ll need a high-speed HDMI cable and an appropriate display to get the most out of it, of course) (1) DVI output (can display a resolution of up to 2560×1600 or 1920×1200) (4) USB 3.0 ports (up to 5Gbps transf
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The Apollo 11 Print Details Every Item NASA Sent to the Moon Rob Loukotka, the Chicago-based artist responsible for the awesome Acme Corporation Print, is back with a new print focused on every item NASA sent to the moon aboard the historic Apollo 11 mission. Printed on thick Nightshift Blue French Paper with metallic silver ink, each poster includes 200+ items and 69 detailed illustrations of everything […]
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Changing the federal legal status of marijuana could boost research, ease confusion Marijuana has never been highly regarded by the federal government, which considers it a dangerous and addictive drug. But many states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes and four states allow its recreational use. Now, activists are calling for the drug to be reclassified to make it easier to study its health benefits and untangle regulations, according to the cover story of Chemical &a
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The 3 Very Best Air Conditioners After five summers of researching and testing air conditioners, including six new ones this spring, we think the LG LW8016ER is best for most rooms. But those with sensitive ears might want to upgrade to the more expensive, but quieter Haier Serenity Series ESAQ408P. Or if you don’t have a suitable place for a window unit, the Haier HPN12XCM is the best portable air conditioner.This post was done
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Roost smart water leak detector should keep your drier, richer Smart home startup Roost has announced its entry into the water leak detector market on Wednesday with a new product, the Smart Water and Freeze Detector. The new device, unveiled at CE Week in New York City, is able to identify a water leak and can also detect frozen pipe water damage, mold and mildew damage, and inefficient energy usage due to ineffective cooling systems or broken cooling syste
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Google concerned about curious but destructive cleaning robots that hack reward systems Instead of worrying about AI bringing about Skynet and the end of humanity, Google wants to find ways to stop artificial intelligence from hacking its reward system.That’s just one of “five practical research problems” proposed by scientists at Google, OpenAI, Stanford and Berkeley in a paper called “Concrete Problems in AI Safety” (pdf). Others included “safe exploration” issues, or how to stop
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How “living drugs” could help us fight cancer | Chiara Bonini | TEDxLUISS Chiara is working on a revolutionary immunotherapy approach to fight cancer which involves the use of genetically engineered lymphocytes as “living drugs”. Even if the journey has just started, Chiara’s enthusiasm toward research will lead you towards a world of hope where everything is possible if you can share your challenges with the right team. Chiara Bonini’s slides have been design
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Victims of terrorism are more than numbers, they are stories | Nazlı Yırtar | TEDxLUISS Nazlı Yırtar is an MA student in International Public Affairs at LUISS School of Government. She worked in consulting and human resource management positions in multinational companies for 7 years. As a natural result of being a citizen of Turkey where political and social tension has been quite high for the last decade she became interested in researching and writing about issues she believes the
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Stopping The Cycle Of Incarceration | Jon Feinman | TEDxCambridge We are currently spending $64B – $80B a year to incarcerate people. But what if that’s not the best solution? What if our current solution is actually the cause of the problem. Jon Feinman discusses how our instincts play into a system of mass incarceration, and how we can focus on including people rather than segregating. As founder and executive director of InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW), Jon is
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Gamification – How to make change inevitable and fun | Tom van Dijk | TEDxTwenteU Change of habits and behavior is one of the biggest challenges in most people’s lives. We drink, we smoke and we pollute. And even though we know the consequences, we still don’t change. In his talk, Tom explains that we can actually break this pattern. With a contagious passion and energy, Tom explains how we can make change not only inevitable, but also … FUN. He grabs your attention with some e
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Afghan women are speaking out. Are you listening? | Yalda Hakim | TEDxLUISS How can the place you grow up in shape your life? BBC journalist Yalda Hakim was 6 months old when her family decided to leave Afghanistan and emigrate in Australia. After becoming a renowned journalist, she decided to go back to her home country to share with the world the stories of other brave afghan women: their dreams, their fears, their aspirations and their everyday lives projected in a con
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Tiny Homes for Homelessness | Ethan K. & Gio R. | TEDxYouth@AltSchoolFortMason Ethan and Gio speak about their project relating to creating awareness of homelessness through the lens of creating tiny homes for those in need. Ethan is a middle school student at AltSchool Fort Mason. Gio is a middle school student at AltSchool Fort Mason. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://t
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Can A Robot Feel? | Susan Schneider | TEDxCambridge If and when you encounter an AI, it is best to look beyond superficialities, like a humanlike appearance. Perhaps only biological beings can have experience, or perhaps superintelligent AI doesn’t need to be conscious. Susan Schneider proposes a test for determining whether AI can be conscious. Susan Schneider is an associate professor of philosophy and cognitive science at the University of Conne
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Engineering Elections Without Bias | Brian Olson | TEDxCambridge In many places in the US, elections are being tampered with by state legislatures. Gerrymandered maps improve the odds for one party or the other. Brian Olson explores how this works, some places where it is happening, and offers an alternative through impartial mathematically based maps created with open source software. Brian Olson is currently a software engineer at PatientsLikeMe. Since learni
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How to Tell a Cohesive Career Story When You’ve Done a Little Bit of Everything A decade ago, if you looked at my resume, it would just look like I’d thrown random job titles on a page. I’d done so many different things that it read more “can’t commit to a career” than “seasoned professional.”This post originally appeared on The Muse.I’d worked in retail, tended bar for private parties, managed a clerical office, and planned kids’ parties at a fitness center. I figured this e
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Chisels to Genes: How We’ll Soon Grow What We Used to Build “At the end of the day, as a society, we need to stop manufacturing everything and grow everything.”   — Jason Kelly, Founder of Gingko Bioworks Most people would agree we still have much to learn from nature. Nature is vastly more efficient at recycling and reusing matter than humans have been. The whole field and study of biomimicry is built on emulating nature’s principles of form fitting funct
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Trailmate Cooler Igloo Coolers have introduced the ultimate all-terrain cooler, the Trailmate Cooler. A must have if you?re one of those who won?t give up the chance to get a cold one wherever you go. This high capacity cooler is rugged and designed to pull around even on difficult terrain conditions, its 10 inch never-flat wheels make sure you can go through every obstacle with ease. It?s made from rust resistant
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Microsoft’s new Surface Book and Pro 4 updates boost battery life Microsoft has unleashed another round of updates for its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 hybrids, with some very useful tweaks being made including a boost to battery life.If you own a Surface Book, the June updates optimize battery usage when the device is in connected standby mode.Redmond also notes that it has improved stability levels when the 2-in-1 resumes from sleep or hibernation, and the c
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Mark Zuckerberg tapes up his webcam and Snowden says you should too Mark Zuckerberg may be worth billions, but when he needs to obscure a webcam, he doesn’t use some overpriced gimmick. He just grabs a cheap ol’ piece of tape. There’s a photo making […]
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Michigan Sues Two Companies Over Flint’s Poisoned Water Crisis Image: APMichigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette filed charges against two companies over the public health disaster that has unfolded in Flint’s water supply over the last few years. The charges include negligence, public nuisance, and fraud. Flint’s water has been in trouble since 2014 when the state switched the city’s source to the Flint River. The water from the polluted river was made even
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Geek deals: Save big on Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 14 Thanks to the massive smartphone adoption rate, we have more photos and videos than ever before. If you’re looking for an easy way to organize, edit, and share your media, Adobe’s Photoshop Elements […]
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Wearable device for racehorses could help prevent fatal injuries Hundreds of racehorses are killed every year. A device for monitoring performance could help trainers avoid over-exertion and spot early signs of injury
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Shark census reaches first 100 reefs: Early findings of global survey show existing data may be inaccurate Researchers attempting the world’s largest-ever survey of shark populations have reached their first 100 reefs, collecting exciting footage along the way.
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Why we should never underestimate the intelligence of an octopus ‘They truly are the closest things we have to aliens on this planet in terms of the way their brains are organized and work.’
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Wild boars and wart hogs may have an internal compass New research suggests for the first time that wild boars and wart hogs have an internal magnetic compass that helps them orient themselves as they forage for food and inhabit new areas.
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Deficit irrigation from ebb and flow system effective for poinsettia As supplies of high-quality irrigation water become more limited, horticultural production operations are looking for alternative systems that can reduce water needs while ensuring healthy plants. A new study (HortScience, April 2016) of an “ebb and flow” subirrigation system, suggests that the method can be effective for controlling plant height and helping to alleviate salt stress in p
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Grieving US father on ‘drugs rescue’ raid A man who lost his daughter to heroin is arrested driving into New York with a cache of weapons to “rescue” another girl from a drug dealer.
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LG TVs to bring true black Aurora Borealis to Iceland This week the folks at LG have revealed a concert that’ll take place in Iceland. There the band Of Monsters and Men will be playing a set where, behind them, massive LG displays will be showing captured visions of the Aurora Borealis. Color on black, light shining through the displays just as the Aurora shines through the blackness of the … Continue reading
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Early arrival gives bluebirds an edge in keeping nest sites Finders, keepers: Mountain Bluebirds are more likely to defend nest cavities against competition from other birds such as swallows if they get there first, but climate change may disrupt the migratory timing that lets them beat their rivals to the punch, according to new research.
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Courts of old Istanbul yield insights on modern poverty Few might seek insights on Middle Eastern conflict or modern poverty in records of the Ottoman empire. Yet when an economist combed through centuries-old court documents, he made a surprising discovery with implications for modern times: The courts’ actions had unintended consequences that inadvertently undercut people’s finances.
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Cosmopolitan snow algae accelerate the melting of Arctic glaciers The role of red pigmented snow algae in melting Arctic glaciers has been strongly underestimated, suggests a study. The new work shows a 13 percent reduction of the albedo over the course of one melting season caused by red-pigmented snow algal blooms.
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Self-learning arm controlled by thought Scientists are developing a robotic arm prototype and its control algorithm using myoelectric signals. The mechanical limb will independently recognize the motions of its owner and be able to perform all the same motions like a healthy arm. The scientists estimate the final cost of the device of 600 – 1,000 USD.
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Apple’s Siri vs. Microsoft Cortana: Which one is faster and smarter? Despite what science-fiction wisdom says, talking to your computer is not normal. Sitting in the middle of a modern, open floor-plan office and saying “Hello, Computer,” will garner some head-turns and a few scowls. No matter. Companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Apple are convinced we want to talk to everything, including our desktop and laptop computers. Side-eye looks be damned. Whic
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‘She doesn’t have the range’: a Twitter thread is this year’s best music writing Music criticism has an existential crisis about once per week. Writers are too in love with classic rock; not friendly enough toward pop music. Then they’re above classic rock, and exhibitionists about their love for pop — even when it’s bad. Music writing has generational problems, gender problems, race problems, length problems, hype problems, prestige problems, and surprise-release-timing prob
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From France with love: UK police halt anti-Brexit ‘Operation Croissant’ British police swooped in to stop a French activist group that wanted to hand out hundreds of freshly baked croissants to London commuters in an act of European friendship ahead of Britain’s vote on whether to remain in the EU.
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Alite’s pop-up Sierra Shack tents connect to create multi-room shelters The Sierra Shack weighs less than 7 pounds and can sling over your shoulder for easy transport. Its three zip-up doors allow you to customize your privacy, or even zip together additional tents to make a larger space. This modular feature means you can have a big social space during the day and partition off tents for private bedrooms at night. Related: Top eco-friendly camping gear for conscienti
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This Simple Door Alarm From 1906 Is Actually Pretty Genius I was flipping through my deadtree archive of magazines recently when I came across an ad for an ingenious little door alarm in 1906. Granted, it’s not fancy. But it probably did the trick.As you can see from the full ad below, which appeared in the February 17, 1906 issue of the Literary Digest, the people who designed the ad certainly knew how to grab your attention.BURGLARS!Ad for Surety Alarm
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‘Freudian slip’: VP Biden says he wants Syrian president named ‘Saddam’ to go US Vice-President Joe Biden has mistaken Syrian President Bashar Assad for Saddam Hussein when arguing that he must go. The gaffe adds to a growing log of Freudian slips by the American elite, but also suggests the US may be losing its temper on Mideast affairs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia may limit ‘poor quality’ dairy imports from Belarus Russia’s food and safety watchdog has warned Belarus it may put restrictions on dairy products from the country if it continues to export poor quality and unsafe food products. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Berlin residents angered by mural showing bloody refugee, arrow-pierced body Berlin is a city of murals, but one particular painting has struck a nerve with local residents who have launched a petition to have it removed. The artwork shows a bloody refugee and a naked, handcuffed body pierced by arrows. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Roll-up Felt Apple Watch Band Organizer Organize your Apple Watch bands and accessories in style with felt roll-up organizer with leather wrap closure. You can customize your organizer to how many pockets you need for your bands, cables or other attachments. You can choose from 10 colors for the felt, and the leather can be monogrammed with up to 8 letters. Buy it here The post Roll-up Felt Apple Watch Band Organizer appeared first on
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Hey! You stole my food!: Abnormal eating behaviors in frontotemporal dementia Frontotemporal dementia is associated with a wide variety of abnormal eating behaviors such as hyperphagia, fixations on one kind of food, even ingestion of inanimate objects, making an already difficult situation even worse. A new review gathers together the state of the art of what is known in this field, paying particular attention to the brain mechanisms involved. The information may be used f
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How squash agriculture spread bees in pre-Columbian North America Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. In this case, the researchers found that the spread of a bee species in pre-Columbian Central and North America was tied to the spread of squash agriculture.
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Soft decoupling of organic molecules on metal An international team has discovered an elegant way to decouple organic nanosheets grown on metal surfaces. After iodine intercalation, measurements at the synchrotron source BESSY II of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin showed that a network of organic molecules behaved almost as it was free-standing. The strong influence of the metal on the network was reduced. This opens up new ways to transfer organic
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Diabetes raises risk of heart attack death by 50 percent Having diabetes increases the risk of dying from the effects of a heart attack by around 50 percent, according to a widespread study. The study’s participants with diabetes were 39 per cent more likely to have died if they had a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) heart attack — in which the artery is partially blocked — than those without diabetes.
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With two missile launch attempts, N. Korea finally gets one right—maybe The Musudan intermediate range ballistic missile. Five out of six of these missiles have failed in test launches over the past three months. The sixth may or may not have been an improvement. After repeated failed tests of its intermediate range ballistic missile over the past few months, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) attempted this morning to once again demonstrate
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18% of Bernie’s Voters Say They’ll Back Gary Johnson Gary Johnson keeps pitching his presidential campaign to Bernie Sanders’ disappointed supporters. Read any profile of the Libertarian nominee, and chances are you’ll get to a part where he points out that the ISideWith site says Sanders is the rival candidate he agrees with the most. It’s not hard to see why he’s doing this. While there are big differences between Johnson’s and Sanders’ economic
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Hasselblad changes the mirrorless game with the 50MP, medium-format X1D After a few weeks of official (and unofficial) teasing, Hasselblad has officially lifted the veil on its “game-changing” camera. It’s called the X1D and, as the rumors suggested, it’s a mirrorless medium-format camera that packs quite the punch for its size. Inside the camera is a 50-megapixel sensor that offers up to 14 stops of dynamic range and an ISO range from 100–25,600. Images can be captur
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Machine uses X-rays, algorithms, and water jets to cut a perfect fish fillet in under a second Sometimes algorithms are used to help us sift through mounds of data, other times to predict which news stories we’re likely to be interested in, and — just occasionally — to perfectly slice up a fish. Guess which application Marel, a.k.a. the leading global provider of high-tech food processing systems, is most interested in! Named the FleXicut, the company’s new robotic fish filleter has been de
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Samsung’s $350 Gear 360 VR camera finally hits the States, but there’s a catch Ever since the advent of affordable virtual reality headsets like the Gear VR and Google Cardboard, 360-degree cameras have begun sprouting up like daisies. LG debuted a 360-degree camera this year, as did Nikon and Giroptic. And now, Samsung’s Gear 360 is stepping into the limelight … with a catch. The company announced that the camera will begin shipping to the U.S. for $350 “this summer,” but c
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Lovely Parisians send postcards to persuade Britain to stay in the EU A group of French citizens from Paris have hopped on the Eurostar and handed out dozens of handwritten postcards across Europe to dissuade British people from voting Brexit.  The good-willed French were supposed to also give out freshly-baked croissants (Yummy!) to passer-by at London’s Kings Cross station, but an arcane EU British electoral rule forbids giving out food which could “corruptl
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Experts examine the environmental impact of crime New research indicates that crime committed in 2011 in England and Wales gave rise to more than 4 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents.
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New study reveals how HIV enters cell nucleus Scientists have solved a mystery that has long baffled HIV researchers: How does HIV manage to enter the nucleus of immune system cells? The discovery could lead to effective new drugs to treat HIV/AIDS.
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Fish out of water are more common than thought Fish have evolved the ability to live on land many times, challenging the perception that this extreme lifestyle shift was likely to have been a rare occurrence in ancient times. New research shows 33 different families of fish have at least one species that demonstrates some terrestrial activity and, in many cases, these behaviors are likely to have evolved independently in the different families
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Hibernation study yields insights about organ protection Novel adaptations discovered in hibernating animals may reveal ways to mitigate injuries associated with strokes, heart attacks and organ transplants, according to researchers.
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Measure greenhouse gases from space Space agencies examine the extent of greenhouse gases in the air via prisms and gratings in satellites. New technology now makes it possible to connect both components with each other so that they are suitable for space thus achieving a new level of quality for spectral resolution.
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First look: A week with macOS Sierra I’ve been using the developer beta of macOS Sierra 10.12 since shortly after it was introduced at WWDC 2016. The OS is still in active development, so not every feature Apple has announced works yet, but it appears to be a strong starting point for an OS that will be made available as a public beta in July for full introduction in Fall.My first impressionsThe OS isn’t just one operating system,
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This Sculpture Was Designed And 3D Printed By An A.I. Artist Technology And it only took 2.5 million tries An evolutionary algorithm works in conjunction with a deep neural network to create models of three-dimensional objects, which are then 3D printed.
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Sony’s PlayStation Vue live TV streaming expands to Roku, with Android on deck Sony is adding more devices to the compatibility list for PlayStation Vue, the company’s online streaming live TV service. Vue recently rolled out to Roku devices including the Roku streaming boxes, Roku stick, and Roku TV. Sometime during the week of June 27, PS Vue will also hit the Play Store, making it available for Android smartphones and tablets, as well. Roku (and Android in the coming d
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Get ready: Mobile World Congress is coming to the U.S. Mobile World Congress, arguably the most important mobile tech trade show in the world, is coming to the U.S. Trade groups GSMA and CTIA are joining forces to bring a smaller version of the event to the U.S. in 2017.GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas will debut Sept. 12 to 14, 2017, in San Francisco and will replace U.S. trade group CTIA’s Super Mobility conference. Super Mobility will continue
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Daredevils Just Rescued Someone from the South Pole in the Middle of Winter A team of pilots and a medical worker are in the midst of evacuating a sick staff member from a science base near the South Pole. The rescue attempt is considered treacherous given the extreme midwinter temperatures and distances involved.Read more…
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Warner Bros. is racing ahead with internal studios creating console and PC games Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment had a stellar year of blockbuster games in 2015. Those games included Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X, Dying Light, Lego Jurassic World, Lego Dimensions, and Mad Max. Warner has succeeded in part because its titles such as the Batman Arkham series have stayed far away from movie-related stories. Fans have come to appreciate that such titles stand on th
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Tell us what does the EU referendum means to you According to a recent poll by the AJ 78% of architects want Britain to remain in the EU.  In May David Chipperfield, Richard Rogers, Amanda Levete, and Thomas Heatherwick were among many prolific industry professionals who vocalised their decision to back the remain campaign with an open letter published in the Telegraph. With less than 24 hours before voting begins is this percentage still the sa
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Waves Audio wants to bring 3D sound to your crappy headphones Waves Audio wants to turn your crappy headphones into fancy 3D audio machines, and it says it can do it with an app and a tiny Bluetooth head tracker. Waves Nx is the technology behind the 3D audio magic, and the company says it can deliver 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound through any stereo headphones, even if the content wasn’t originally mixed for surround sound. The Nx head tracker clips onto your
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$4,200 electric cargo bike vs. NYC subway: Which is faster? What’s faster, an electric cargo bike or the New York City subway? In the ultimate commuter showdown, Mashable’s Jon Lynn gears up in a Yuba Spicy Curry and Dory Greenberg hops on a NYC subway — racing to see which method of transportation is faster.  Read more…More about Yuba Spicy Curry, New York City, Beach, Subway, and Nyc Subway
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‘I learned it from listening to you, dad:’ How songbirds learn to sing Certain songbirds have a pretty human-sounding way of learning their special tunes: They listen to their fathers. Scientists have known that zebra finches — one of the most oft-studied songbirds — learn their songs by listening to their dads, but a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications takes that a step further. Researchers are hunting for the neural pathways that allow
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Lizard tail adaptations may reflect predators’ color vision capabilities Juveniles of numerous lizard species have a vividly blue-colored tail that likely serves to deflect predator attacks toward the detachable tail rather than the lizard’s body. Now researchers have found that certain differences in blue and UV light reflectance in lizard tails are likely adaptations to predators with different color vision capabilities.
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Indian cabinet approves mobile radiowaves auction The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday approved a mega auction of mobile phone radiowaves, hoping to scoop about $85 billion from the sale of licenses in the world’s second-largest market.
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Decision on reviled sea birds has foes feeling helpless Biologists worry a decision by a federal judge to block programs that control double-crested cormorants in 24 states could set back their efforts on the birds, blamed for despoiling islands in Lake Champlain where they nest.
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Senate blocks access to online data without warrant (Update) The Senate on Wednesday blocked an expansion of the government’s power to investigate suspected terrorists, a victory for civil libertarians and privacy advocates emboldened after a National Security Agency contractor’s revelations forced changes to surveillance of Americans.
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Landmark study gives clearest picture of genetic causes of bowel cancer A landmark study has given the most detailed picture yet of the genetics of bowel cancer. The study examined all the genes from more than 1,000 people with bowel cancer and is the largest of its type ever conducted.
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Plastic debris and policy Captain Charles Moore introduced the world to the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ in the mid-1990s. Since then, there has been increasing interest from scientists, the public and policy makers regarding plastic debris in the environment. A new article now outlines the current research, identifies research gaps on plastic debris and reviews some of the weight of evidence regarding contamination, fate
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How the mouse outlived ‘the giant’ By scanning the fossil remains of mammal-like reptiles from the Karoo of South Africa, scientists have found that these reptiles, called therapsids, may have evolved hair, and the use of whiskers as a sensory tool in order to operate at night well before the Mesozoic age.
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Is ‘when we eat’ as important as ‘what we eat’? In a review of research on the effect of meal patterns on health, the few studies available suggest that eating irregularly is linked to a higher risk of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity). The limited evidence highlights the need for larger scale studies to better understand the impact of chrono-nutrition on public health, argue the authors of two new papers.
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The week in science: 17–23 June 2016 Daring Antarctic evacuation under way; US medical association declares gun violence a health crisis; and astronomers find Earth in a rocky relationship.Nature 534 440 doi: 10.1038/534440a
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EU referendum poll tracker Follow the opinion polls in the run up to the UK referendum on EU membership on 23 June.
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New in the Store: Miir × Gear Patrol Vacuum Insulated Bottle We teamed up with the good folks at Mirr for a special edition of their vacuum-insulated bottle. Perfect for work, the commute or your next adventure. Now available. …Read More »
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Five key moments from BBC debate The final live debate of the UK’s EU referendum campaign took place at Wembley Arena on Tuesday night. Here are five of the key moments from the BBC showdown.
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EU referendum: Juncker in ‘out is out’ warning to UK The UK will not be able to return to the negotiating table if it votes to leave the European Union, top official Jean-Claude Juncker says.
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Microsoft puts your company intranet on your iPhone Look, we know: accessing your company’s intranet is about as exciting as watching paint dry. However, wouldn’t you rather have the option of using it from your phone, instead of having to sit at a computer? Microsoft thinks so. It just launched SharePoint for iOS, its first mobile SharePoint app. The tool gives you access to the files, portals, sites and teams that you’re used to on the desktop. I
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As Alaska warms, methane emissions appear stable, study finds Analysis of nearly three decades of air samples from Alaska’s North Slope shows little change in long-term methane emissions despite significant Arctic warming over that time period, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.
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How long will Google offer updates to your Nexus phone? – CNET Google is giving its Nexus fans a clearer picture of when it will “retire” older devices and stop updating them with new Android software updates.
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Service robot Floka’s big debut What must an intelligent apartment provide in order to make everyday life safe, healthy, and comfortable? Robotics experts have developed the service robot Floka. Floka is fitted with a new “social” robotic head that was also developed at CITEC whose facial expressions can signal happiness, worry, interest, or anger.
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New research details how big game follow spring green-up While biologists long have thought that animals essentially ‘surf the green wave’ of new plant growth from low-elevation winter range to high-elevation summer range, the new research has measured how precisely the animal movements are aligned with the green-up.
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Looking for a good nonprofit CEO? Choose a teddy bear, not a shark, study says According to University of Toronto research, having the face of a leader may depend on whether the enterprise being led is a for-profit business or a non-profit organization.
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What Your Girlfriend Wants You to Wear A large part of the reason we try to look good is to impress the fairer sex. So it couldn’t hurt every once in a while to get a woman’s perspective on the clothing and accessories she’d prefer. We turned to our friends at Style Girlfriend to do just that. Here are the new pieces Brittany […]
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The new system that uses sound to alleviate water shortage The world is approaching a water crisis. According to the International Water Management Institute, 33 per cent of the world’s population will experience water scarcity by 2025.
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Today’s Best Deals: Shower Speakers, Floor Cleaners, Better Pots and Pans Waterproof Bluetooth speakers, Teva sandals, and Shark’s iconic steam mop lead off Wednesday’s best deals.http://deals.kinja.com/todays-best-li…Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more, and don’t forget
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The One Reason To Get A BlackBerry In 2016: Security The tragic decline of BlackBerry Limited has been swift and unstoppable. This Canadian icon, which once literally defined the smartphone, is a shell of its former self. Over the past six years, consumers have gradually ditched the clunky phones for svelte and sleek Android and iOS devices. But there’s a category of user that’s less fickle, and has stuck with the BlackBerry through thick-and-thin.
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B&O Beoplay A1 Brace yourself for some big bass and sweet sounds from Bang and Olufsen’s latest portable Bluetooth speaker, the B&O Beoplay A1. Available in two understated hues, it’s the firm’s smallest offering yet, and packs a punch few other brands can match. The battery is good for 24 hours, there’s an in-built mic for calls and sports a USB-C charging port while honoring your ears with 360-degree soun
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United’s new business class seats solve the second biggest problem with business class The biggest problem with business class air travel — the cheapest class of international air travel in which you aren’t treated like livestock — is that it’s still absurdly expensive. Odds are very good that you’ll never have a chance to experience it, because it’s reserved only for frequent travelers, executives with generous business travel policies, the wealthy, and those who know how to game
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Put down your phone and get notifications from the Ingrein smart clock instead The rise of the smartphone seems to have catalyzed the demise of the clock, but if you’ve been missing those ticking hands, technology has a new answer for you. Meet the Ingrein Clock, a luxury wood timepiece that combines the nostalgia of an elegant analog clock with the connectivity of a 21st-century device. Heralded as the “world’s first luxury wood smart clock,” the Ingrein is “designed to hel
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It may be impractical, but this Strandbeest-inspired walking bike sure is pretty When Californian art and engineering collective Carv began developing the Strandbeest-inspired walking bike in 2014, it couldn’t have known the beast that it would create. Carv had an idea. It had a simple blueprint of a Jansen’s linkage. It had a 3D-printed model of what the device might look like, some experienced craftsmen, and a few hours to spare for a few nights each week. Seven months and 7
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GoPro didn’t survive that epic crash? With GoPro Care, it’s not such a big deal GoPros have some pretty incredible survival stories. They’ve been lost for months at sea, eaten by grizzly bears, and have even supposedly survived falls out of airplanes. But for every survival story, there are undoubtedly many more that didn’t make the headlines because, well, that fall was fatal. With GoPro’s new insurance plan though, that busted action cam is no sweat (even if you actually ar
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A Flock of 61 Wingsuiters in Flight Looks Like an Airborne Invasion Is this a look at the future of war, or an attempt to set a new world record? These 61 wingsuiters flying in formation, led by Matthew Barrientos, are a little bit of both if Tony Stark and Elon Musk have their way. We don’t have Iron Man suits in real life just yet, but wingsuits will probably soon be co-opted by the military to let soldiers lead attacks from the sky where planes can’t fly.[YouTu
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Riding Segway’s hoverboard is like skiing on LA’s streets A new self-balancing electric scooter from Segway grows on you. Like a comfortable pair of shoes, it takes you places, but on wheels.
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External Seagate hub adds 8TB storage to Chromebooks, Raspberry Pi 3 Seagate’s packing an 8TB hard drive in its new external Backup Plus Hub, which can be hooked up to a Raspberry Pi 3 or Chromebooks for expanded storage. The external backup drive will also work with Windows PCs and Macs, and it’ll be available in July. It will come in multiple versions with capacities ranging from 4TB to 8TB. A capacity of 8TB will be a welcome addition to Chromebooks and Raspb
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How (and why) to customize the Windows 10 Start menu Opening Windows 8 for the first time and, gulp, not finding a Start menu had a lot of us tech-types sweating; ordinary users were dismayed and annoyed. We thank you so very much, Microsoft, for bringing it back in Windows 10 — and making even better.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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The Best New Contract Textiles and Accessories of NeoCon 2016 More than a launchpad for new furniture designs, Chicago’s NeoCon is also an unveiling event for the year’s most innovative solutions ranging from performance textiles to productivity accessories. In our third and final wrapup of NeoCon 2016, we present our top picks from these categories for all of your contract design needs. ACCESSORIES Clarus Glassboards: Clarus Flip The writable-glass company
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9 times Britain was completely, 100% decided on ‘Brexit’ LONDON — The EU referendum takes place tomorrow, so it’s reassuring to know that Britons are heading to the polls with their minds totally, mostly made up.  SEE ALSO: 67 ways your life may change if the UK ‘Brexits’ So how exactly have Brits been handling this momentous decision that will affect generations to come?    1. Neighbours have embraced one another’s respective decisions with grace and
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When you’re testing out a keyboard at Best Buy, what do you type? You know what I’m talking about. You see a laptop at Best Buy, and you think to yourself, “Hey, that’s a laptop, I know about those.” BUT. You gotta test it out first, to be sure about the quality. Laptop keyboards can be surprisingly terrible. Just astonishingly terrible. So you must type something. And you don’t really want to think too hard about content just now, because you’re tryi
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Astrophysicist probes theory of black-hole accretion Utilizing the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, one of the most powerful telescopes in the world, researchers have peered into the feeding habits of a supermassive black hole.
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Pluto must have liquid ocean or it’d look like an overripe peach If Pluto’s inner sea froze recently, we should see ridges popping up in the dwarf planet’s outer shell. Since we don’t, it’s probably still liquid
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Drive like a criminal, eat like a king in Indianapolis Indianapolis is overshadowed by more “cosmopolitan” cities like NYC and San Francisco. But there’s more to the city than just racing and amateur sports. The post Drive like a criminal, eat like a king in Indianapolis appeared first on The Manual.
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Pirate Bay Founder Will Sue the Recording Industry For a Change Last week the Helsinki District Court decided that Peter Sunde, one of the co-founders of file-sharing portal The Pirate Bay, owes quite a bit of money to the music industry. Specifically, he owes a coalition of Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, Universal Music, and Warner Music $400,000, as reported by Torrent Freak. His response? No, fuck you.Read more…
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Stunning Modern House in Brazil Offers Rooftop Pool and Incredible Views It’s named after Cerrado, one of the country’s seven biomes With the Rio Summer Olympics just a little over a month away, we have our radar out for impressive Brazilian architecture—and this concrete jewel box of a house designed by architects Vazio S/A certainly registers. Located about 400 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro in the foothills of Sierra da Moeda, a mountain range in the state of Mi
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Brexit would be ‘irreversible’, France’s Hollande warns UK Britain will risk losing access to Europe’s common market if it votes to leave the EU, French President François Hollande said Wednesday, warning that a Brexit would be “irreversible”.
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Teachers optimistic about Common Core writing standards, but not tests Teachers believe the Common Core standards in their states can improve how they teach writing, but they also find plenty of shortcomings with the standards – and with the associated state writing tests in particular.
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Faraday Future gets green light to test driverless cars in California, report says Chinese-backed Tesla rival Faraday Future (or FF, as it likes to be called) has reportedly received the green light from California to test driverless cars in the state. SEE ALSO: Tesla just opened a pop-up shop inside a Nordstrom California granted the Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup official approval to begin testing autonomous cars on public roadways on June 17th, a Department of Mo
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Bioplastic and biofabric tested for cucumber production The use of polyethylene mulch is a common practice in vegetable production, but environmental issues related to the disposal of petroleum-based plastic mulches have producers looking for alternatives. To address environmental concerns, commercial vegetable growers are increasingly interested in using organic mulches derived from agricultural or urban byproducts and waste, paper-based mulches, and
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Far-right lone-wolf killers far more deadly than Islamists, study claims Fascist and nationalist ‘lone-wolf’ killers are vastly more deadly than those with an Islamist agenda, according to a study by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think tank. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Virginia Keeps Third Parties at the Bottom of the Ballot Much of the support for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump this year comes from voters who feel the system is rigged. On Monday the Fourth Circuit Court in Richmond lent support to that notion. Sanders and Trump themselves agree—at least in broad strokes. Sanders says he “wouldn’t use the word rigged,” just “really dumb.” Trump is (surprise!) not so restrained:  “It’s a rigg
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And Now the Republicans Will Try to Use Orlando Attack to Undermine Citizens’ Rights We know full well that the failure to stop Omar Mateen’s deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was not because the federal government didn’t know about him or didn’t know that people had concerns about him. He was under government surveillance for some time, but they failed to predict (and perhaps it was not possible to predict) that he would act out in such an explosive fashion.
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How much havoc is caused by unwanted radio signals? FCC tries to find out (credit: Getty Images | Vitalii Tkachuk) The US Federal Communications Commission is trying to figure out exactly how much trouble is being caused by radio noise. Many devices emit radio frequency energy that could interfere with radio services and increase the “radio spectrum noise floor,” essentially the sum of all unwanted signals. The FCC is planning to study changes to the noise
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Obama inspires young slackers everywhere in interview with Derek Jeter Two of America’s biggest names have graced us with eight magical minutes of advice, reminiscing and laughing. Derek Jeter’s new media platform The Players’ Tribune has been teasing the release of his full conversation with Barack Obama all week, and it definitely does not disappoint. The interview includes President Obama quotes that will inspire young slackers everywhere such as, “At 15
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Obama signs major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules into law President Barack Obama signed the first major overhaul of toxic chemicals rules in 40 years into law on Wednesday, calling it proof that Washington can function despite intense polarization.
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Click here when I die: Sites lay out plans for loved ones Several websites are trying to make death easier—for the people left behind.
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Competitions: The Airport of the Future 2016 Registration Deadline: Sep 1, 2016; Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2016 The Fentress Global Challenge is an annual international competition created to engage students worldwide in the exploration of future design possibilities in public architecture. The competition theme changes to reflect current issues. For 2016, students around the globe are invited to envision “The Airport of the Future.” Winnin
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Newegg listing leaks clock speed details of AMD’s Radeon RX 480 You do have to love it when retailers jump the gun on new hardware listings, as it gives us our best insight yet into what the hardware will look like on the surface and under the hood. That happened this week with Newegg, where it sent a Visiontek RX 480 4GB listing live way before the intended June 29 launch date. Newegg quickly realised its mistake and pulled the listing from its store, but of
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Free-to-play shooter ‘Kill Strain’ is out next month on PS4 Kill Strain, the free-to-play, twin-stick shooter from Sony’s San Diego Studio, adds a new wrinkle into the genre with a focus on competitive play. If you’ve been itching for the chance to blast some mutants, your wait almost over: The game arrives next month, and PlayStation Plus members will get access one week early. “Mercs vs. mercs vs. mutants,” Kill Strain‘s gameplay trailer so proudly procl
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Got five minutes? That’s all this app needs to help rid you of stress “I simply don’t have time.” How often do you make that statement? If you’re like us, then pretty often, so if it was suggested that you take a few moments to meditate each day, you’d probably derisively laugh it off as an impossibility. Simple Habit is a new app that understands the problem, but knows the benefits of meditation, therefore makes it easy to squeeze it into your daily routine. Simple
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9to5Toys Last Call: PowerBeats2 Headphones $120, Seagate 4TB Portable HDD $110, Sony AirPlay Speaker $290, more Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: The iPhone 5c (16GB GSM Unlocked Refurb) makes a great first phone for the kids at only $100 shipped (Orig. $550) SanDisk’s Memory Case puts a Lightning flash
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Bed Sheets: A Curbed Guide From summer-friendly fabrics to year-round winners With summer officially upon us, it’s a great time to refresh your bedding with some cooler options—or just something new. But with so many different choices—many of which are cotton-based yet certainly not the same—the world of bed sheets can be hard to navigate. This handy guide can get you up to speed. Percale Gingham Sheet Set, $98-$148
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Five of the best houses in Massachusetts on Dezeen Our second roundup of houses from different US states focuses on Massachusetts, where some of the best homes we’ve featured include a sculptural weekend home (pictured) and a translucent plastic building with giant shutters on wheels (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Prey Can’t Resist a Spider in White Socks Maybe you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, but if you’re trying to catch grasshoppers, the best method is bright white socks. The white patches on the front legs of certain Asian spiders make prey willingly flock to them—and scientists don’t really understand why. Dolomedes raptor is known as a fishing spider. It lives near streams in the forests and cities of East Asia. Females
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Your Genes May Stay Alive After You Die Health But only for a few days A new animal study suggests that genes continue to work up to 48 hours after death.
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Dropbox enhances its productivity tools across the board Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.  Updates to the Dropbox app for iOS allow users to scan documents directly into the cloud storage service, and get started with creating Microsoft Office files from that app as well. The company
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Stranger bequeaths fortune to prominent neuroscientist Elena Cattaneo is a relentless campaigner against the misuse of science.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20142
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IMF warns the US over high poverty The International Monetary Fund warns the US over its high poverty rate in its annual assessment of the economy.
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How to get your Amazon credit from Apple’s ebook price-fixing settlement You might have a few extra dollars to spend on Amazon this week, all courtesy of Apple.On Tuesday, Amazon started issuing refunds as part of Apple’s price-fixing settlement. If you purchased a qualifying ebook from Amazon, you will be automatically receiving credits in your account. All you need to do is sign in to your Amazon.com account and click on this link to see how much you got.To read th
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‘Headphone Jacks Are the New Floppy Drives’ According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s upcoming iPhone won’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The news has already upset many people. The Verge’s Nilay Patel wrote on Tuesday that the decision of getting rid of the legacy headphone port is “user hostile and stupid.” Apple commentator John Gruber makes a case for why Apple’s supposed move is not a bad idea at all. He writes:Patel misse
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Opera to Microsoft: Our browser is the best for extending battery life – CNET In dueling blog posts this week, Opera and Microsoft each claim to offer consumers a browser that more than doubles the battery life of their laptops.
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Finally — Affordable Luggage We Actually Like Founded by two Warby Parker execs, Away’s new luggage line is made for people who travel — but don’t want the headache. …Read More »
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Tools : iFixit 64 Bit Driver Kit with Rare GameBits For all your screwing (and unscrewing) needs. The iFixit 64 Bit Driver Kit with Rare GameBits is loaded with all sorts of goodies including a 1/4″ adapter so you can use the bits with standard drivers, a flexible shaft extension with magnetic tip, and 64 bits (including Pentalobe and Gamebit). $34.99
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Moise Katumbi: DR Congo presidential hopeful sentenced to jail DR Congo opposition politician Moise Katumbi is sentenced in absentia to 36 months in prison, putting his presidential hopes in doubt.
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The Most Cringeworthy Liquid Nitrogen Destruction Video You’ll Ever See We’ve seen everything from Jell-O to raw eggs get completely destroyed after being frozen with liquid nitrogen. But nothing comes close to being as cringeworthy to watch as Brent Rose taking a baseball bat to a 15-inch silicone dildo turned into a frozen rock. Despite some interesting science at work here, some of you might want to look away.[YouTube]SPLOID is delicious brain candy. Follow us on F
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Last Night’s North Korean Missile Tests Uncomfortably Successful Military Iterating toward the apocalypse North Korea is getting better at missiles.
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Run on banks? Brits rush to buy euros, dollars ahead of Brexit vote Thousands of Brits have rushed to buy foreign currency during the last week over fears the pound will drop more than 20 percent if the UK votes to leave the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Martian machinery? ‘Alien’ object sparks red planet rumors (PHOTO, POLL) Alien technology may have been spotted on Mars in the latest discovery from NASA’s Curiosity rover after a mysterious object pictured on the red planet has sparked speculation that it may be an engine belonging to an other-worldly race. Read Full Article at RT.com
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5 critical app trends every developer should know Following three major developers’ conferences in recent months, we heard and saw some very different visions for the role that apps may play. There was Facebook talking up chatbots as a way to move to a post-app world. There was Google, unveiling a suite of apps of its own with deeper artificial intelligence integration. And then there was Apple, opening up the possibilities of subscriptions while
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This Pink Snow Does Not Bode Well For Our Future Your first thought on seeing this weird pink snow might be an industrial accident or a nearby Big Foot massacre. Rest assured, it’s neither—just a perfectly natural, snow-dwelling algae. So, why are scientists all in a tizzy about it? Because it’s causing glaciers to melt faster.Read more…
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I hope this is the next iPhone (after the iPhone 7, that is) Today we have a peek at the next iPhone – a concept for a device that may be Apple’s vision for the iPhone 7’s next-of-kin. There’s word that the iPhone 7 wont be a miracle of engineering and mind-blowing madness – that it won’t be the major upgrade this 2-year cycle Apple always works with would have us expect. This … Continue reading
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One-third of hospitals in developing world lack running water A study of 430 hospitals in the developing world found that more than one-third lacked running water, a deficiency that can lead to unsanitary conditions for patients in general and dangerous conditions for those who need surgery.
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Bees are more productive in the city than in surrounding regions Bees pollinate plants more frequently in the city than in the country even though they are more often infected with parasites, a factor which can shorten their lifespans, researchers report.
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Hip implants: Metal wear impairs bone-forming cells’ function In metal-on-metal pairings, both the shell and head of an implant consist of a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy, report researchers looking into the safety of hip implants. The release of metal ions into the body has been reported as a result of implant wear. Bone loss (osteolysis) was observed in many cases. Researchers have been able to show now that cobalt and chromium release contributes to bo
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Impulsive children raised in caring families drink less during adolescence Years of research have shown that impulsivity in childhood is among the individual vulnerabilities leading to substance abuse, delinquency, as well as aggressive and antisocial behavior in adolescence and adulthood. However, a new study shows that impulsive children who were raised in less coercive families at the age of 6 actually drank less alcohol than their less impulsive peers at the age of 1
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Take your work setup on the road  You’ve got a great workspace set up and the best gear for getting things done, so why do you feel your favorite coffee shop calling to you? Because you’re craving a chance to drop the stress of your usual desk, your computer, and the people around you. Because you’ve created a habit of blaming your environment for distracting you. Because your brain needs novelty. Read More
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Roam’s Ropes earbuds put sound customization in your hands and around your neck  A coworker just walked into the office and made fun of me for wearing the Ropes. Sure, he probably would have zeroed in on something else had I not put them on this morning, but they’re a pretty easy target. Which is to say, while I admire Roam for taking a novel approach to Bluetooth headphone form factor, I really, really don’t think this is for me. The Ropes are a pair of… Read More
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Openly Engineering Our Ecosystems | Kevin Esvelt | TEDxCambridge Which technologies should we develop and how? Kevin Esvelt, leader of the Sculpting Evolution group and a professor at the MIT Media Lab, describes how CRISPR ‘gene drives’ can single-handedly alter entire wild populations and the critical importance of requiring powerful technologies to be developed in the open light of day. Kevin Esvelt is an assistant professor of MIT and leader of the Sculptin
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Dormant black hole eats star, becomes X-ray flashlight Roughly 90 percent of the biggest black holes in the known universe are dormant, meaning that they are not actively devouring matter and, consequently, not giving off any light or other radiation. But sometimes a star wanders too close to a dormant black hole and the ensuing feeding frenzy, known as a tidal disruption event, sets off spectacular fireworks.
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Study finds contagious cancers are spreading among several species of shellfish The oceans are home to innumerable and diverse species of marine life. A new paper, published in Nature, suggests that the watery medium that nourishes and protects this life may also promote the spread of certain cancers, both within and across species.
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Sequencing method precise enough to reveal mechanisms by which bacteria resist antibiotics A new technology can read the order (sequence) of the “letters” making up DNA code with enough accuracy to reveal how bacteria use high-speed evolution to defeat antibiotics. That is the finding of a study led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and published June 22 in the journal Nature.
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Google will teach you to write Android apps Learning to make your own Android apps isn’t easy, especially if it’s your first time programming anything. Do you find a tutorial and hope for the best? Sign up for classes at the local college? Google might have a better way. It’s introducing an Android Basics nanodegree (available in a week-long free trial) at Udacity that has Google experts teaching you how to write simple Android apps, even i
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Google and Udacity launch an Android Basics course for novice coders Online education company Udacity has partnered with Google to introduce a new course covering the basics of Android programming. The aptly titled Android Basics Nanodegree is aimed at those with little or no programming experience and provides entry points into Java, web APIs, using a SQLite database, and more. But beyond that, it will also cover how to develop an idea for an app into something mo
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Tiny Houseboat on London Canal Can Break Ice and Go Off-Grid It took 10 months to convert the canal boat into the owner’s tiny home London’s canals are fair game for houseboats, providing a picturesque spot to moor this icebreaker-turned-tiny-home. When designer Marco Monterzino bought the century-old boat, it was little more than a 194-square-foot floating shell. But over ten months, Monterzino created a custom tiny living space—named LIZ—that manages to
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Black holes don’t have to be active to warp space and time Even dormant black holes warp space and time, scientists now say. The discovery came from a supermassive black hole that’s a few million Solar masses and is located at the center of a galaxy 3.8 billion light years away. Black holes are so incredibly dense that nothing — not even light — can escape their gravitational pull. So we can’t really observe them directly. To study them, scientists detec
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Particle zoo in a quantum computer: First experimental quantum simulation of particle physics phenomena Elementary particles are the fundamental buildings blocks of matter, and their properties are described by the Standard Model of particle physics. The discovery of the Higgs boson at the CERN in 2012 constitutes a further step towards the confirmation of the Standard Model.
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Dropbox app gets doc scanning & more, but now requires desktop app for free auto-camera uploads Dropbox is getting some notable updates today for both the mobile apps and desktop that bring a number of new productivity tools and features to the service. It’s also changing its mobile camera uploads feature for basic users to require they have the desktop app installed or a paid Pro account. more…Filed under: Apple
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NASA Juno Mission Trailer – Jupiter: Into the Unknown This short video details NASA’s Juno Mission as it prepares to explore uncharted territory this July. Secrets lie deep within Jupiter, shrouded in the solar system’s strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts. On July 4, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around the gas giant and passing closer […] The post NASA Juno Mission Trailer –
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First human CRISPR trial given go-ahead: your questions answered The first human trial involving the revolutionary CRISPR genome editing technique could start before the year is out. New Scientist explains what it involves
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Researchers to study how to reduce carbon dioxide in ranch soil Researchers hope to reduce possible pollutants emanating from soils in Florida cattle ranches by using a $710,000 federal grant to study soil microbes.
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Absence of a single protein spurs muscle aging in mice The loss of the protein Mitofusin 2 in the muscles of young mice speeds up aging and causes early sarcopenia, thus leading to the muscle quality of aged mice, report researchers. Sarcopenia, which is muscle wastage and the accompanied loss of strength, is one of the most weakening conditions of old age and it has no treatment. The scientists propose that stimulating Mitofusin 2 activity would prov
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Novel combination therapy shows strong response in phase 1 trial A phase 1 clinical trial testing a novel combination therapy slowed the growth of cancer in the majority of trial participants.
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How Waze Works Despite its cluttered interface, Waze is a shining example of crowdsourcing – it turns parts of a problem into parts of a solution. Google employees Nat and Lo visited their co-workers to learn more about the community-based interactive map app. Hat Tip Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: GboardInfrastructure ObservatoryThe Underground TownHotel Okura Tokyo: End of an EraiArrow for iOS
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The Week in Mac Apps: Dress for the weather with Swackett, a different kind of weather app New Mac apps for the weekThis week’s roundup of new Mac apps brings us Swackett, a weather app that tells you what to wear and what to pack for the day based on the forecast. Plus, a couple of casual games for your spare time, an app to secure your iMovie library, notetaking tools to get you organized, and much more. Read on!Backups for iMovie 1.0.1MEA Mobile’s $10 Backups for iMovie (Mac App Stor
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Think tanks mull Geneva Convention for cybercrime A Geneva Convention on cyberwar: That’s how a panel of experts proposes to deal with the growing threat to critical infrastructure posed by the possibility of cyberattack. With control systems in dams, hospitals, power grids and industrial systems increasingly exposed online, it’s possible that nation states could seek to damage or disable them electronically. But building electronic defenses t
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How to Register and Vote Early Before the Presidential Election On November 8th, it will be time to decide a new President of the United States. If you’re not registered to vote, now’s the time to make sure you’re ready when it comes time to visit the polls. Here’s all the information you need to get it done.Voter Registration Deadlines For Each StateWe’re going to highlight this information up front because deadlines motivate people. Here are the registration
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The Search for Life on Other Worlds Continues The search for Earth-like planets has intensified as astronomers continue to look for potential life on other worlds. Now one of the leading exoplanet hunters is being recognized for his contributions to science. On Tuesday, Harvard University astronomy professor David Charbonneau was honored as one of three winners of the 2016 Blavatnik National Awards for […] The post The Search for Life on O
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Too young to vote: British teens join the Brexit debate Britain’s 16- and 17-year-olds, unlike their counterparts in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, cannot vote on Thursday. FRANCE 24 met a class of teens whose rational approach to “Brexit” is a loss to the national debate.
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Psychiatric diagnostic tools may not be valid for African Americans African Americans perceive depression as a weakness inconsistent with notions of strength in the community, rather than as a health condition, new research shows. The study results have significant implications for the clinical assessment of depression and for the measurement of depression in community surveys.
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Treatment of humans, pigs may reduce endemic tapeworm infection The transmission of Taenia solium, a pork tapeworm species that infects humans and causes late-onset seizures and epilepsy, can be stopped on a population-wide level with mass treatments of both pigs and humans, researchers have shown.
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The marvel of microchips Half a century ago, Westinghouse buried a time capsule at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. In it were “Molecular Blocks,” a company invention that squeezed “the functions usually performed by an entire assembly of electronic components” into “small solid blocks of material.” If that sounds familiar, that’s because it describes what we now know today as an integrated ci
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Why Drones Could Save Door-to-Door Mail Delivery In the pre-Internet era, Canada Post reigned supreme. When I was growing up, scouring the mailbox for free floppy disks to reformat for 100-kilobyte PC games was the highlight of my day. But since email became ascendant, the Crown corporation’s fortunes have declined. Online shopping aside, people don’t send as much physical stuff by mail as they used to.That’s the main reason Canada Post announce
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German MP speaks out on diversity bill, addressing 60 genders (VIDEO) When a bill campaigning for gender diversity was proposed by a leftist German party, a conservative politician responded hilariously, taking two minutes to address anyone who might be listening – and using some 60 gender identifiers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Poland to exhume 2010 presidential plane crash victims for renewed investigation The remains of the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and other victims of the 2010 presidential plane crash will be exhumed and examined by Polish prosecutors as part of a re-launched government investigation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘One Internet’ report outlines the web’s biggest issues – backdoors, cyberwar and more The Global Commission on Internet Governance has issued a new report on the biggest issues facing the continued good health of the internet. The 140-page One Internet report is intended to brief governmental officials, members of the tech industry — and anyone interested in preserving the value of the web — on some of the biggest challenges of the moment. The report covers everything from best pra
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Windows Maps will now prompt you to get off the bus There is huge competition in the navigation sector, from dedicated satellite navigation devices, to a multitude of smartphone apps and sites — it’s no wonder that Windows Maps isn’t the name on everyone’s lips. This is especially true since it was left in the lurch by Nokia selling off its Here support. Now though, with a big update, Microsoft is hoping to make Maps a bit more relevant. The crux o
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Neutralizing acidic forest soils boosts tree growth, causes spike in nitrogen export A legacy of acid rain has acidified forest soils throughout the northeastern US, lowering the growth rate of trees. In an attempt to mitigate this trend, in 1999 scientists added calcium to an experimental forest in New Hampshire. Tree growth recovered, but a decade later there was a major increase in the nitrogen content of stream water draining the site.
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Reddit users help feds nab graffiti vandal who defaced US national parks Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, the site of some of Casey Nocket’s vandalism. Story below includes links to some of the defacements. (credit: Howard Ignatius) A woman who defaced national parks with graffiti was nabbed with the assistance of online outrage and, ultimately, the Reddit community. The defendant, 23-year-old Casey Nocket from San Diego, was handed two years of probation and 200
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Appliance Science: How wireless power works – CNET Wireless power systems send energy through the air, charging your devices without the need for wires or cables. Appliance Science looks at how it all works.
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Behold the world’s largest Nerf gun in action – CNET YouTuber Mark Rober and the hosts of the “Eclectical Engineering” webseries build a gigantic Nerf gun to impress and intimidate family members in the ultimate toy battle.
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SoundCloud adds new auto-discovery feature – CNET The social media site often called the “YouTube for audio” has a new algorithm to help users find tracks and artists that might otherwise go unnoticed.
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Without Uber or Lyft, Austin turns to Facebook for rides On May 9, 10,000 Uber drivers effectively lost their jobs. So they did what anyone in 2016 does, they turned to Facebook to mobilize—and soon enough the passengers followed. […] The new system works like this: A prospective rider posts their pickup location within the group and within minutes several drivers usually comment with their contact information and screenshot of their Uber and/or Lyft
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Eero Saarinen’s CIA weapon-designing past Saarinen’s work for the spy agency mostly involved designing models of buildings and weapons that had yet to be built. He even worked on designs for the original war room in the White House. And the people at OSS claimed that he was so good at his job that he could not be replaced.It’s lucky for architecture that Eero Saarinen, who was known in the CIA as “Architectural Designer (Chief, Speci
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The Architecture of Naïvety: How 3 Young Designers Founded a Firm at 25 Years Old A young practice currently based in Porto, Portugal, fala atelier is composed of six people. It was founded in 2013 by three architects: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja. Filipe and Ana Luisa both studied architecture in Porto before going to the Fakulteta za Arhitekturo in Ljubljana and Tokyo University, respectively. Ahmed Belkhodja, who was born in Lausanne, studied at ET
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The Best New Contract Textiles and Accessories of NeoCon 2016 More than a launchpad for new furniture designs, Chicago’s NeoCon is also an unveiling event for the year’s most innovative solutions ranging from performance textiles to productivity accessories. In our third and final wrapup of NeoCon 2016, we present our top picks from these categories for all of your contract design needs. ACCESSORIES Clarus Glassboards: Clarus Flip The writable-glass company
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Amazon’s new $80 Kindle is the first with Bluetooth audio Amazon is giving its cheapest kindle a spec boost and a mild redesign. First off, you can get it in white, should you want your kindle to match your fake pages, and it’s a little bit thinner. It’s also a little rounder, which amazon says should make it easier to hold in one hand for extended reading. Internally, the reader now has twice the RAM, and it’s the first Kindle to come with Bluetooth aud
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How huanglongbing affects oranges’ detachment force, fruit properties The citrus greening disease, huanglongbing (HLB), is a devastating condition that has been reported in 40 countries across the globe. Citrus trees infected with Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) develop HLB symptoms such as reduced plant height, yellow shoots, blotchy mottled leaves, canopy thinning, and premature abscission of fruits. Citrus fruits severely affected by HLB can be small, lo
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AT&T Offers a Free iPhone to DirecTV Subscribers…Sort Of AT&T Offers a Free iPhone to DirecTV Subscribers…Sort Of Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site AT&T is trying to get even more DIRECTV customers, this time with a unique and highly targeted offer that gives subscribers a free iPhone 6s and additional iPhone deals. We’ve been covering the ongoing battle of DIRECT vs. DISH in 2016, and this new tactic is an interesting move into the har
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Work EDC submitted by Roman LG Nexus 5Casio Pro Trek Gents Altimeter/Barometer Strap WatchSpyderco Native 5HigonokamiDunlop Guitar PicksFinch Handmade Leather BraceletBt Leather WalletSet for walking and working.
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Car quality improves even as new technology is introduced Despite adding sophisticated electronic safety features and touch screens that once were prone to glitches, most automakers improved their reliability scores this year in an annual survey of new-car buyers.
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Nielsen hopes to bring science to TV casting Ashton Kutcher as a television morning show host? Aaron Paul as an advertising spokesman for hybrid automobiles?
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Cars to swap keys for fingerprint sensors soon Cars and trucks of all sorts might allow you to ditch your keys altogether if Synaptics has anything to say about it. The folks at Synaptics have announced that they’ll soon be bringing fingerprint sensors to your vehicle as an expansion to their Natural ID brand. Not directly to your vehicle – not direct to you – but through car … Continue reading
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It’s not a pool’s chlorine that turns your eyes red, it’s something much worse Ever get burning, red, irritated eyes after you’ve been for a swim in a pool? You may have blamed the chlorine, but man, were you off. Way off. The truth is that it’s a […]
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E3’s VR line-up showcased variety, cool peripherals and dinosaurs The first time I put on a virtual reality headset, it was an early Oculus Rift dev kit in a private meeting room at E3 2012. It was only a tech demo, made to show what the technology could do, rather than a full game concept. It was cool for sure—I was shocked at how quickly I forgot the real world around me and started pointing at things that weren’t really there. But as the Oculus reps explaine
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New heart failure therapy could prevent substantial number of deaths, study finds A study estimates that almost 28,500 deaths could be prevented each year in the US through use of a new FDA-approved class of cardiovascular medication that helps reduce mortality in patients diagnosed with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, the percentage of blood pumped from the heart with each contraction.
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Empowering addiction treatment patients to engage in care may improve overall health In the first trial of an intervention focused on increasing alcohol and drug treatment patients’ engagement in their own health care, researchers found that patients who received six intervention sessions had greater involvement in managing their health and health care than those receiving fewer sessions.
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Infectious shellfish cancers may jump across species The parasitic tumours showed up in clams, mussels and other bivalves.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20138
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China’s bid to be a DNA superpower First China conquered DNA sequencing. Now it wants to dominate precision medicine too.Nature 534 462 doi: 10.1038/534462a
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More reasons to eat your broccoli Love it or hate it, broccoli is touted as a superfood, offering an array of health benefits. And it’s about to get even more super.
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A new vision for video game consoles The next generation of console gaming is coming—or is it?
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How to Turn Your Grill Into a Smoker It’s officially barbecue season, and that means plate after delicious plate of smoked meats. If you’ve never smoked a pork shoulder, rack of ribs or brisket before because of equipment costs or space concerns it’s time to start because all you need is the grill you already have. Whether you’re working with a charcoal or […]
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Spiralling thrill ride proposed to help pay for Penn Station makeover The designers call it “a kinetic monument for public use and enjoyment.”
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Real-Life Superhero Holds an Explosion in his Bare Hands If you’ve ever built your own potato gun, you probably don’t think twice about the explosions that launch the projectile—mostly because they’re hidden within it. But SmarterEveryDay’s Destin built his potato cannon out of clear plastic so when filmed with a high-speed camera at 20,000 frames per second, the explosions are revealed. And they’re terrifying.Read more…
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Shawn Yang uses giant Spirograph to make home accessories Graduate shows 2016: Taiwanese designer Shawn Yang has created a giant version of a Spirograph toy that makes three-dimensional patterns on homeware (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Why Some People Have Seasonal Allergies and Others Don’t It can be a bummer when gorgeous weather beckons you to go outside and you suddenly find your adventurous spirit hampered by your one true enemy: allergies. Why is it that harmless plants seem to attack our senses? And why are only some of us affected?In this TED-Ed lesson by Eleanor Nelson, we learn that our immune systems basically just confuse harmless pollen and mold spores with something pote
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Indonesian Navy corvette fired on 12 chinese fishing ships in the South China Sea the Indonesian navy Kapitan Pattimura-class corvette has fired upon a group of 12 Chinese fishing ships after the vessels were detected in waters around the Natuna islands region, the service said in a statement on 18 June.The corvette, KRI Imam Bonjol was said to have opened fire after the group of fishing vessels failed to respond to instructions given. “After several warning shots were ign
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How a city in Bangladesh famously won its war on air pollution Bangladeshi city Rajshai used to be known for its air pollution. Locals battled dust and smog, often leaving windows closed on stifling summer days to avoid gaining a layer of dirt over furnishings inside.
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Bizarre Video Makes It Look Like People and Cars Can Shapeshift No matter how much we secretly still want to believe it, we’re not snowflakes. We all walk on the same sidewalks and drive on the same roads. Conner Griffith’s short, Auto, shows us how easy it is to merge different people and different cars together to make it look like we’re all on the same damn path. The edited effect is pretty trippy, like watching things shape-shift right before our eyes.SPLO
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Why is lightning killing so many Indians? More than 90 people have been killed by lightning in the north and eastern India since Tuesday. The BBC Weather Centre’s Helen Willetts explains why.
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Reviving the Cold War? Senate intelligence bill ‘targets Russian spies, diplomats’ The Senate Intelligence Committee is backing a bill to reinstate a Cold War-era committee aimed at cracking down on “covert influence” by Russia. The bill also restricts travel by Russian diplomats and considers a US exit from the Open Skies treaty. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Affordable Modern L.A. Home Built by Habitat for Humanity and SCI-Arc Students It just sold to a U.S. Army veteran With Los Angeles being one of the most expensive places in the U.S., it’s encouraging to see architects and designers tackle the area’s affordable housing crisis head on, even if it’s one house at a time. Check out the IVRV House in West Athens in southern L.A., the latest home built by Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and Habitat for Hum
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This brilliant 10-year-old kid built a fully functional 3D printer out of Legos and K’nex The 3D-printing scene is a hotbed of creativity, with enthusiastic makers using the printers to generate everything from homemade braces to custom remote control car parts. One of the latest innovations comes from 10-year-old Amogh Palasamudram, who created a DIY 3D printer using a 3D-printing pen and a Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit. The project is simple, yet ingenious, and embodies the creative thinki
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This tiny electric car just set a world record: 0–60 in 1.5 seconds A team of 30 students have built the fastest-accelerating electric car in the world. Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) published a video today that shows “grimsel,” its electric race car, accelerating from 0–60 miles per hour in just 1.513 seconds on a runway at Dübendorf Air Base in Switzerland. That’s fast. It’s more than half a second faster than the world’s fastest production c
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Australia 20 years after gun reform: No mass shootings, declining firearm deaths Since gun law reform and the Firearms Buyback program 20 years ago, Australia has seen an accelerating decline in intentional firearm deaths and an absence of fatal mass shootings, a new report shows after a landmark study.
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Your Favorite Affordable Vacuums: RIGID Wet/Dry and Shark Navigator Lift-Away RIGID VAC1200 Wet/Dry Vac | Shark Navigator Lift-AwayIn the hunt for best affordable vacuum, two options sucked up almost all of the support in the nomination round, but they’re different enough that we feel we can recommend both.http://co-op.kinja.com/whats-your-fav…First up, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away was far and away the most popular upright vacuum for standard, everyday household cleaning
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coniwa -cooperative house- “coniwa” is a cooperative house, located in the suburb of western Tokyo. It consists of eleven dwellings arranged around a lush courtyard covered by a wooden boardwalk. In this project, at first a skeleton frame in plan was provided to the potential residents. Afterwards an infill design was developed based on this skeleton frame.
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Rare moth in severe decline at its last English site Numbers of a rare species of moth – found only in York in England – have tumbled in recent years, a team including researchers from the University of York have discovered.
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US election: Donald Trump attacks ‘most corrupt’ Hillary Clinton Republican nominee-to-be Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton’s integrity, calling her the most corrupt presidential candidate ever.
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Young bowhead whales may cease growing lengthwise to grow head and baleen plates Young bowhead whales may cease growing lengthwise and undergo severe bone loss to help grow their enormous head and baleen plates, according to a study published June 22, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by John George from North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management, Alaska, and colleagues.
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In worldwide chemotaxis competition, researchers race cell lines to the finish line Neutrophil-like cells must balance speed against chemotactic accuracy to win a chemotaxis maze race in the inaugural Dicty World Races, a worldwide competition, according to a study published June 22, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Monica Skoge from Princeton University, Daniel Irmia from the Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues.
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Team predicts a universe crowded with black holes A new study published in Nature presents one of the most complete models of matter in the universe and predicts hundreds of massive black hole mergers each year observable with the second generation of gravitational wave detectors.
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Russia invests in futuristic Hyperloop train A Russian state fund said Wednesday it had invested in the company Hyperloop One which is developing a futuristic train project that will propel people and cargo in capsules via low-pressure tubes.
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A few units of stem cell created blood will be scaled up to hundreds of thousand of units by 2020 to solve blood bank shortage issues Megakaryon of Japan has a joint research with Harvard University to develop blood outside of the body. Success would eliminate the blood bank shortages. They are producing blood platelets in vitro from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.Megakaryon CEO Miwa aims to start mass in vitro production of blood by 2020. At present, the company can only make a few units of blood every two weeks. In Japan
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Turn Gmail Into a Powerful Collaboration Tool with These Apps When it is time to collaborate with your team, there are plenty of extensive applications that can assist you. However, these days many of us still live in our inboxes. So, when you want to collaborate on emails received, those you are composing, or even hold a quick conversation, this can all be done right from your Gmail account. Luckily, there are terrific tools and tips that can help. Let’s ta
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Canadian Earthquake Detector Has Deep-Sea Edge over U.S. Rival Seafloor instruments will monitor seismic activity very close to the Cascadia fault — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Severe Flaws Found In Libarchive Open Source Library Reader itwbennett writes: Researchers from Cisco Systems’ Talos group have found three memory corruption errors in the widely used open-source library libarchive that can result in arbitrary code execution and can be exploited by passing specially crafted files to applications that contain the vulnerable code. “The library is used by file and package managers included in many Linux and BSD sy
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LIGO black hole pair may be stars that lived and died together We’ve now seen enough gravitation waves to start wondering about the formation of the binary black holes that cause the signals when they spiral in and collide
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This Scatter Graph Helps You Understand Virtually Every Genre of Music If you have a hard time differentiating your pop Christmas tunes from you shimmer psych jams, you’re in luck. This scatter graph will help you get a grip on pretty much any genre of music, including some you’ve likely never heard of.According to its creator, Glenn McDonald, the graph is ever-evolving:This is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of t
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KeySmart Rugged Is your keychain an honor student? Mine is. The KeySmart is a Swiss Army tool that will grant you access to Warren Buffett’s safe deposit box, Chuck Norris’ weapons stash, and Angelina Jolie’s sex toy box. I mean, if you have the key and all. The original KeySmart was designed to hold between 2 and 10 keys tidily, compactly, and jinglelessly. This KeySmart Rugged follows suit on the adverbs, but a
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Quantum computer makes first high-energy physics simulation The technique would help address problems that classical computers can’t handle.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20136
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Paris joins global tributes to murdered UK lawmaker Jo Cox Thousands of people gathered Wednesday in Paris, London and other cities around the world on the eve of Britain’s EU referendum to mark what would have been the 42nd birthday of murdered British MP Jo Cox.
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Congolese opposition leader Katumbi sentenced to jail Embattled DR Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who last month quit the country, was sentenced to three years in jail Wednesday over a real estate dispute.