Indistinguishable from Magic 6/24

Indistinguishable from Magic 6/24

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Netflix CEO says Trump will ‘destroy’ what is great about America – CNET Executives from Netflix, Google and Airbnb throw their support behind the Clinton campaign while attacking Trump’s policies.
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How The Brexit Vote Reflects This Classic Psychological Error As British voters head to the polls, they’re walking straight into a classic fallacy about cause-and-effect.British voters are deciding whether to stay in the European Union. But no matter the outcome, the choice itself rests on a pair of fallacies well known to psychologists and especially common among organizations embedded in complex systems.Read Full Story
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There may be 3 different iPhone 7 models this Fall (just like the iPad) If choosing between a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone was tough, your decision-making process ay be even more complex this Fall. A new rumor suggests the iPhone will follow the iPad model, and have three different models to choose from. Specifically, there could be an iPhone 7, 7 Plus and a new ‘Pro’ model to choose from. That’s essentially the same as the iPad mini, iPad Air and iPad Pro. It’s not c
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Scientists discover antibodies that ‘neutralise’ Zika virus European scientists announced Thursday they had discovered antibodies which attack Zika, a step they hope will pave the way for a protective vaccine against the brain-damaging virus.
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Autonomous machines may help Japan colonize Mars Japan has fifteen years to prep for takeoff. It hopes to launch a manned mission to the moon around 2030, and it has its sights set on Mars a decade later. This year, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) commissioned a construction company, Kajima, to build autonomous, extraterrestrial construction machinery that, if all goes well, will help level ground, excavate, and develop long-term f
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Brik Tiles Turn any room into a LEGO playground with these peel-and-stick wall tiles. Each 10″ x 10″ Brik Tile holds numerous LEGO bricks, and are easily removed thanks to a durable, yet temporary adhesive backing. Buy multiples to create wall-size murals. Link Link 2 Price: $15+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: LEGO Halo SPNKRLEGO Voltron ConceptLEGO Doom BFG 9000Building Javits Center in LEGOLEGO
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Researchers accidentally develop a material that may help fight water shortages When science experiments don’t go as planned, the result can be devastating. For chemist Satish Nune, engineer David Heldebrant, and post-doctoral research associate David Lao of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), however, the result was an astounding material that sucked moisture right out of the air. The material consists of solid, carbon-rich nanorods, which David Lao created acc
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Homescreen.me returns with a new site for sharing your favorite apps  One of the early startups in the app discovery space, Homescreen.me, is relaunching its service that lets you browse which apps others have installed on their iPhone, and now, Apple Watch, too. Despite valiant efforts at creating social networks around apps and app recommendations, one of the best ways to discover those you’ll really like is by word-of-mouth — a friend tells… Read More
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9to5Toys Last Call: Logitech solar Mac keyboard $36, Fitbit Aria smart scale $50, iPhone 5c unlocked $100, 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: App Store Free App of the Week: Give It Up! 2 rhythm-platformer goes free for the first time (Reg. $1) Review: Jaybird’s new Freedom Wireless headphones score
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UN Report Urges Solutions to Dark Web Drug Trade UN flag. Photo: sanjit/FlickrThe dark web drug trade is seemingly on the up, and one agency that has certainly noticed is the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime. In its annual report, published Thursday, the UNODC has called for more legislative and technological methods for clamping down on the narcotics trade on the dark web trade.“Law enforcement and the criminal justice system in many c
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Outdoor Polar Ice Freezer When I saw this Polar Temp freezer I was immediately reminded of 2 things. 1) How picky my mama is about ice. When I was little she’d drive us up to a corner store called Freddie’s to get it out of this exact style of Polar freezer, even if we’d already done all of the other grocery shopping at another store, and even once we got a refrigerator that made its own ice. “Freddie’s has the best i
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Glass-Walled Courtyard Takes Center Stage in This Unique Indian Home Very sculptural Combining geometric volumes to create a unique composition of cubes and undulating curves, this sculptural home located in Bangalore—in the state of Karnataka in India’s southwest—is pretty rad. Designed by Bangalore-based Cadence Architects, the B One house features three bedrooms, a double-height living area, family room, and other spaces that are arranged in an “H” sh
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US Navy pushing ahead with laser combat weapons and soon will field a 100 kilowatt laser The US Navy is “fully committed” to developing and fielding advanced directed energy weapons to deal with emerging threats and to reduce the cost per shot, the Navy’s number two officer said today.“We need to push technology forward” and do it faster than historic advances in fielding new weapons capabilities, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. William Moran said at the Directed Energy Summit, co
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Architecture and the Wall: Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman on the US-Mexico Border ..We must expose rather than mask the institutional mechanisms driving uneven urban development. Such a revelation requires a corresponding expansion of our understanding of the scope of architecture itself—can we design human rights, for example? Can social justice become an architectural protocol? In other words, the most important materials with which architects must learn to work are not steel
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The Maestro of Memory Manipulation A failed 30-year-long quest launched Sheena Josselyn on her current career path. As a psychology major in college, Josselyn, now a neuroscientist at the University of Toronto, had studied the work of Karl Lashley, a famous psychologist who theorized that memories are stored in a collection of brain cells that fire in a certain pattern, known as an engram. The basic idea is that the brain stores a
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What’s a Quick Charger? Here’s Why You Need One Now The biggest problem with smartphones is battery life. You’ve probably run out of juice at some point, at which point you probably relied on a battery pack as a failsafe. There are two philosophies to counter this: either we use larger batteries in phones OR we charge batteries faster. The “charge faster” camp is led by Qualcomm and its Quick Charge technology. Other chip makers are also trying fas
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Fracking, Earthquakes and Visual Storytelling Animated and interactive graphics describe the connection between oil and gas production and human-caused earthquakes — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4-year-old girl shot, killed in Philadelphia home A 4-year-old girl shot in the eye in a North Philadelphia home around noon Thursday was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Precise control of brain circuit alters mood By combining super-fine electrodes and tiny amounts of a very specific drug, researchers have singled out a circuit in mouse brains and taken control of it to dial an animal’s mood up and down. Stress-susceptible animals that behaved as if they were depressed or anxious were restored to relatively normal behavior by tweaking the system, according to a study.
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Self-driving cars now have their own driving instructor Autonomous cars may be smart enough to drive on the highway, but there is still a long way to go before self-driving works in urban areas. That is due to the immense amount of objects and situations on the road everyday. In order for autonomous cars to be allowed on these roads, it needs to recognize, understand, and make the correct decision in less than a second. See Also: Self-driving tech’s l
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Syria conflict: US-backed forces ‘enter IS-held Manbij’ A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters reportedly advances into a strategically important Syrian town held by so-called Islamic State.
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BC Passive House Factory / Hemsworth Architecture © Ema Peter Architects: Hemsworth Architecture Location: Pemberton, BC V0N, Canada Area: 1500.0 sqm Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Ema Peter © Ema Peter The BC Passive House Factory is an all wood construction demonstration project located in Pemberton, BC. Conceived as a simple, light filled, wooden box, the new 1500 sm facility is designed for the manufact
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US Democrats end gun control sit-in US Democrats end their sit-in protest over gun control after more than 24 hours occupying the floor of the House.
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Wearable Liquid Nitrogen Blasters Give You X-Men Powers Without the Mutation For some reason every superpower has to come with a downside. The X-Men, for example, are rejected from society for being mutants. But why can’t it just be win-win? It turns out it can, you just need to be a mad scientist like Colin Furze, and build your superpowers yourself.Read more…
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Mysterious ‘zombie bee’ scourge reaches southern US The mysterious “zombie bee” parasite that kills honeybees has reached the southern United States after scientists confirmed a case in Virginia about an hour outside Roanoke, researchers announced this week.
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Yamaha Runway 04Gen Scooter Elegant and aesthetically pleasing in every way imaginable.
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Cold War-era spy photography finds second life as climate change record It was revealed earlier this month that declassified U.S. spy satellite photographs taken above the Antarctic have inadvertently also documented how that continent has been affected by climate change. In this case, deep in the archives of national intelligence agencies are satellite photos half a century old in which scientifically useful data has been hiding in plain sight. These now-outdated spy
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Video: Inside the Making of a 1,550-Square-Foot Custom Carpet This is lovely We’ve written before about the work of Buenos Aires-based textile artist Alexandra Kehayoglou, whose gorgeously designed, intricately spun rugs mimic the textures, colors, and patterns of the forest floor, the beach, and other surfaces in the natural world. The design and manufacturing process comes to life in this three-minute video, tracking the design, sketching, fabrication, an
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Incredible AI app can ‘repaint’ your photos, make them look like they were composed by famous artists An iOS app has gone viral in post-Soviet states this past week, racking up over 650,000 downloads and the top spot in app stores around the region. Russian internet giant Mail.Ru even announced an investment into the product yesterday – a 10 percent stake that reportedly amounts to $2 million. The Russian-made photo app, Prisma, allows users to customize their images by feeding photos through an a
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Not only trauma but also the reversal of trauma is inherited Behaviors caused by traumatic experiences in early life are reversible. Researchers could demonstrate that environmental enrichment allows trauma-related symptoms in mice to be reversed. This is the first evidence that positive environmental factors can correct behavioral alterations which would otherwise be transmitted to the offspring. The symptoms and their reversal are associated with epigenet
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A better way to predict diabetes An international team of researchers has discovered a simple, accurate new way to predict which women with gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes after delivery. The discovery would allow health care providers to identify women at greatest risk and help motivate women to make early lifestyle changes and follow other strategies that could prevent them from developing the disease later in
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Longtime Google engineer Matt Cutts is joining the Pentagon’s digital team Matt Cutts, a 16-year Google veteran who authored the company’s SafeSearch content filter, is taking a leave from the search giant to work on the Pentagon’s Defense Digital Service. The division, formed last fall, is responsible for improving the Department of Defense’s ability to solve complicated IT issues and develop new technologies. Cutts, in a blog post published late last week, said he wan
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29,400 gallons of oil spill near ocean in Southern California Authorities raced to prevent some 700 barrels of crude oil spilled in Ventura, California, from reaching the ocean, early Thursday morning. Environmental groups praised the responders, but cautioned that “there is no way to clean up all the destruction.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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78 killed as storm rips through eastern China (PHOTOS) Some 78 people have been killed and up to 500 injured in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu as the region was hit by a series of extreme weather events, including lightning, rainstorms, hailstorms and a tornado, Reuters reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Open Architecture Collaborative asks “How do you open architecture?” in new social media campaign The Open Architecture Collaborative, the offshoot from the now-defunct Architecture for Humanity, launched its #iOpenArchitecture social media campaign on Tuesday, aiming to expand the dialogue around design and architecture.Participants (the campaign is directed towards “all members of the community”) write down their answer to any of the three questions: “How do you open architect
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Crisis in the treatment of osteoporosis The remarkable progress made over the past 30 years to reduce fractures and dramatically improve the quality of life for millions of osteoporosis patients is rapidly being reversed, say two bone health experts.
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Dengue virus exposure may amplify Zika infection Previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection, according to research. The early-stage laboratory findings suggest the recent explosive outbreak of Zika may have been driven in part by previous exposure to the dengue virus.
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State opioid laws appear to have no impact on prescribing for one vulnerable population States are aggressively enacting laws aimed at curbing prescription opioid abuse and overdose. The laws appear to have no impact on hazardous prescribing for disabled workers, a large population with high opioid use. People in this group, presumably a population the laws aim to protect, are 10 times more likely than average to die of prescription opioid overdose.
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Novel gene-hunting method implicates new culprit in pancreatic cancer Using an innovative approach to identify a cancer’s genetic vulnerabilities by more swiftly analyzing human tumors transplanted into mice, researchers have identified a new potential target for pancreatic cancer treatment.
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New study provides unprecedented insight into the fine details of neuronal communication For communication between neurons to occur, an electrical impulse, called an action potential, must travel down an axon to its synaptic terminal. A major technical challenge impeding the direct examination of this process, axonal excitability, is the small diameter of a typical axon — less than 500 nanometers. Researchers have now optimized optical and electrophysiological recordings from single
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Is Los Angeles becoming a “real” city? Could Los Angeles grow to become a “real city” like New York or London? Last year, LA gained at least 50,000 people, according to a recent report from the California Department of Finance, pushing the population to more than 4 million people for the first time in the city’s history.Part of the appeal of Los Angeles has been its refusal to be like other cities. For years, its objective “center
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Can You Eat Too Much Protein? Depending on who you ask, we’re either eating “too much” protein, or we need protein shake after protein shake just to build a little muscle or lose weight. The truth isn’t either of these. Some of us may need more, while others get more than enough—but more isn’t necessarily harmful. Here’s how to figure it all out.More Than Enough Isn’t “Too Much”Last time we talked about protein, we were trying
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Running releases protein associated with improved memory in mice The reason why treadmill training can boost memory recall remains an active area of investigation. A couple of proteins have been shown to fuel exercise-induced neuron growth, but a new study presents a new candidate, cathepsin B — one that can be directly traced from the muscles to the brain in mice. Also, after a run, protein levels increased in blood in mice, monkeys, and humans.
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Leading statisticians establish steps to convey statistics a science not toolbox Convinced that better use of data will improve research, innovation and literacy across other disciplines, six leading statisticians recently published “Ten Simple Rules for Effective Statistical Practice” in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. Part of the popular open access “Ten Simple Rules (TSR)” series, this piece surpassed 51,000 views in only two weeks.
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Starving stem cells may enable scientists to build better blood vessels Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have uncovered how changes in metabolism of human embryonic stem cells help coax them to mature into specific cell types—and may improve their function in engineered organs or tissues.
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DuPont Cutbacks Send a Chill through Delaware’s Science Community From gunpowder to Nylon to Kevlar, the research-based giant has dominated the state for centuries — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Team creates system to give fast response to “was that climate change?” (credit: Antoine Thibaud) In the immediate wake of a weather disaster, people like to wonder whether climate change is partly to blame for the disaster’s severity. The problem is that any meaningful, serious answer to that question takes time—so much time that public attention has moved on before we get an answer. For one group of climate scientists, that unfortunate problem sounded more like
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Der Ziesel Offroad Wheelchair A wild offroad vehicle built for ATV enthusiasts, motocross riders, and wheelchair users.
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Stanley Adventure eCycle Flask Made from recycled materials and BPA-free for guilt-free sipping at all hours of the day.
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Donald Trump the Corrupt Creation of America’s Bankrupt Politics The Democrats and the Republicans, the progressives on the “left” and the go-along to get-along conservatives on the “right, are the ones who made Donald Trump.
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Use Wikipedia on Your Mac More Efficiently with These Tools Regardless of whether or not it’s the most credible source, Wikipedia has become just about everyone’s first stop in their quest for knowledge. Going straight to the Wikipedia in your browser to look up The Who’s Lifehouse rock opera is fine, but there are better ways to access the site if you’re on a Mac. Whether you want faster access, a quick fact lookup, or offline reading, here are some cool
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Rob Thomas introduces smooth new karaoke hologram for VIP ticketholders Rob Thomas, frontman of the late-’90s alternative rock group Matchbox 20, is bringing a whole new level of technology to his backstage meet-and-greets — one which doesn’t even require him to be there. That’s because VIP ticket holders who attend one of his upcoming summer shows will be able to sing karaoke with his hologram, courtesy of new technology provided to the musician by social augmented r
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3D printing saves life of baby born with brain outside his skull Expecting parents Dustin and Sierra Yoder were handed dreadful news during a routine prenatal ultrasound. The pair were told their baby boy had encephalocele, a rare birth defect that causes the brain to grow outside the brain cavity due to a hole in the skull. Normally a fatal condition, this story has a happy outcome thanks to a pair of surgeons who used 3D printing to devise a successful treatm
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Milkshake Tree playground in London doubles as an oversized xylophone London-based pH+ Architects designed a unique sensory pop-up space for this year’s London Festival of Architecture. The design for the Milkshake Tree is inspired by the firm’s earlier project for the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP) in Haringey, and channels the same philosophy of learning through play. The Milkshake Tree installation is all about sounds, smells, movement and
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‘Cold-blooded murder’: Louisiana sheriff says ‘cop-killer’ admitted shooting deputy dead A New Orleans sheriff says that a 19-year-old suspect has admitted to pulling gun and murdering one of his deputies in the middle of the street. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Domestic horror: Birmingham woman attempted to disembowel ex after sex, court hears A woman attacked her ex-husband with a knife before trying to pull out his intestines in a suburb of Birmingham in October 2015, a court has heard. Read Full Article at RT.com
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How Obama, Clinton, & the DNC forced fracking on the world This week’s decision by a federal judge to strike down the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate, but not ban, fracking on federal lands overshadows the enthusiastic support from the president, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic party for what eco-activists call the “rape” of Mother Nature. Read Full Article at RT.com
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We’ve Reached the End of Ancillary Justice, and We’ve Got … Thoughts Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice proved challenging in many ways—mentally, emotionally, grammatically. But like Breq, we’re stronger and more human for it. The post We’ve Reached the End of Ancillary Justice, and We’ve Got … Thoughts appeared first on WIRED.
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A strategy for ‘convergence’ research to transform biomedicine What if lost limbs could be regrown? Cancers detected early with blood or urine tests, instead of invasive biopsies? Drugs delivered via nanoparticles to specific tissues or even cells, minimizing unwanted side effects? While such breakthroughs may sound futuristic, scientists are already exploring these and other promising techniques.
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The arms race at the plant root: How soil bacteria fight to escape sticky root traps Soil is full of microbes. Specialized border cells at the outer surface of plant roots fight off these microbes as the roots penetrate the soil in search of water and nutrients. A study published on June 23rd in PLOS Pathogens reveals how plant pathogens fight back against entrapment by sticky root border cell secretions.
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Craftsman Flex Claw Hammer Carry one less tool on the job with the Craftsman Flex Claw Hammer. Thanks to an intelligent design that lets you rotate the claw and lock it in one of…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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IKEA of energy delivers clean, green solar power-plant in a box A start-up offering flat-packed solar generators is hoping to give a boost to poor villages off the grid
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‘Leaning in’ Hurts Poor Women When Childcare Is Scarce Poor moms who return to the workforce after a period of unemployment suffer significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and physical symptoms of stress when they don’t have access to decent childcare, according to researchers.
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Sperm self-sabotage to make sure mothers have a bigger influence on DNA Here’s a fun biological fact: men pass on less DNA to their children than women do. The reason for this has been a long-standing mystery, though a study published today leads us closer to understanding. When humans reproduce, women are the only ones who pass on a type of DNA called mitochondrial DNA. Unlike most of our genetic material, this kind of DNA comes from tiny cellular subunits, called m
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Carbon Fiber Tire Tread Rings Jason Olsen of Venture Custom Shop doesn’t just design and make all of his carbon fiber tire tread rings himself, he designs and makes the machinery that makes the rings he makes himself. A CNC machinist and programmer, Olson spends his downtime crafting what, for off-road and motorcycle enthusiasts, could prove to be the best thing about getting married. Hey, you’re already giving her a lifelong
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Save $70 On The New (and Improving) Apple TV Open Box Apple TV 64GB, $129As long as you don’t mind an open-box unit, you can save a whopping $70 on the high capacity model of the new Apple TV. That’s easily the best deal we’ve seen to date.http://gizmodo.com/apple-tv-final…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,
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Beware a Higher APR If Your Credit Card Payment Is Late Paying your credit card late obviously leads to late fees and a drop in your credit score, but there’s yet another reason to avoid late payments: higher interest rates.Your card’s terms and conditions typically allow them to hike your annual percentage rate if you’re late with a payment. It’s called a Penalty APR, and Bankrate uses an American Express card as an example:The variable annual percent
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Name Your Own Price For Up to 15 DRM-Free Sci-Fi Ebooks If you need some new reading material to get through the summer, StoryBundle (which, full disclosure, was started by former Gizmodo and Lifehacker editor Jason Chen) just launched a massive Adventure Sci-Fi bundle, allowing you to name your own price for up to 15 DRM-free e-books from authors including Hugo nominee Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Nebula nominee Charles E. Gannon, and Brian Herbert, son of D
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The struggle to maintain accurate data on the prevalence of opioid abuse A new study describes the differences in self-reporting of nonmedical opioid use among high school seniors. The results underscore that medical and law enforcement communities may be underestimating opioid use and not just among younger populations.
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Better information needed to understand extreme weather Scientists need more credible and relevant information to help communities become more resilient to extreme weather events such as floods, a University of Exeter expert has said.
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NYC becomes first city to provide free tampons and pads in public schools, prisons, and shelters Today, the New York City Council unanimously passed a set of bills requiring free menstrual-hygiene products in public schools, prisons, and shelters, making it the first city in the nation to pass so-called “menstrual equity” legislation. The city will budget for tampons and pads just like it does for toilet paper and hand soap.”Tampons and pads are not currently covered by public-
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Books: Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People. Our Republican Constitution is an eye-opening self-defense for the rational American which offers historical enlightenment about America’s true origins.
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Event: Sharing Models: Manhattanisms Event Date: Jul 14, 2016 – Sep 2, 2016; Event City: New York, NY July 15th – September 2nd, 2016July 14th Exhibition Opening6 – 7 pm: Press and Members Preview [RSVP]7 – 9 pm: Public Opening [RSVP]We are experiencing the emergence of a culture that is marked by a return to, redefinition, and expansion of the notion of the commons. The increasing complexity and interconnectedness of globalization i
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Evolutionary biologists show that sexual selection increases the number of species and impacts global diversity When you’re a firefly, finding “the one” can change the world. Literally. A new study demonstrates that for fireflies, octopuses and other animals that choose mates via bioluminescent courtship, sexual selection increases the number of species — thereby impacting global diversity.
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‘Smartphone blindness’: Staring at gadgets in bed can seriously harm vision – study The widespread and seemingly harmless habit of checking an email or chatting on social networks while lying in bed just before you go to sleep at night can actually harm vision and even trigger temporary blindness, a new study warns. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NURA Headphones are over-ear, in-ear, and calibrated specifically to you We’re all about that bass, but to be honest, we like to hear treble and midtones too. It’s easy to sink tons of money into headphones that say they’ll give you the best audio quality around. Of course, they’re usually giving you the best audio quality for their price point. If you’re an avid gamer, lover of music, or work in a field that requires you to be able to decipher each aspect of sound in
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Eating air, making fuel Is it possible to “reprogram” an organism that is found higher in the food chain, which consumes sugar and releases carbon dioxide, so that it will consume carbon dioxide from the environment and produce the sugars it needs to build its body mass? Scientists now report that they have engineered bacteria to create sugar from the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
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The silencer: Study reveals how a cancer gene promotes tumor growth A new study describes how a known cancer gene, EGFR, silences genes that typically suppress tumors. The finding may lead to the development of more effective, individualized treatment for patients with lung cancer and other cancer types.
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An effective but painful treatment Photodynamic therapy is an effective treatment for early-stage skin cancer. However, this therapy can cause patients severe pain. The reason for this was previous a mystery to researchers. Physiologists have now discovered that it is due to two specific ion channels.
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Here’s What a Headphone Jack to Lightning Adapter Looks Like With Apple planning to remove the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, new iPhone owners are going to be stuck with a whole lot of headphones that don’t work with their devices. There is a simple, though awkward, solution — a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter. Lightning adapters aren’t common at this point in time, but as you can see in the video below, we tracked down an a
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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Become Mike Tyson And Karl Malone Digitally Entertainment From real-time face mapping software and a digital overlay Jimmy Kimmel has been doing a pretty convincing impression of Karl Malone for decades, but it took Dr. Matthias Niessner from Stanford with real-time face mapping…
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Nanoscientists develop the ‘ultimate discovery tool’ The discovery power of the gene chip is coming to nanotechnology. A Northwestern University research team is developing a tool to rapidly test millions and perhaps even billions or more different nanoparticles at one time to zero in on the best particle for a specific use.
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Android TV’s universal search feature finally works with Netflix Android TV’s helpful search feature now digs into the Netflix vault to find what you’re looking for. Search is usually at the heart of Google-built products, so the inability to apply that to Netflix stood out, especially since similar search capabilities worked with Netflix on Apple TV and Roku devices. Looking for your next @Netflix binge? It just got easier on #AndroidTV, now with universal
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Students design ebola protection suit improvements Engineering students working to develop a better suit to protect health care workers in Ebola outbreaks have developed prototypes for a more comfortable hood and face mask that make breathing easier, and for a battery-powered system that curbs humidity in the suit.
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Chemists join forces to develop cheap, complementary method for classic reaction A team of researchers at Princeton University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Merck & Co. has developed a cost-effective and complementary approach to a fundamental chemical reaction known as a C-N bond coupling, which is a staple of modern drug development.
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Agency enlists high-tech help keeping drones from wildfires (Update) When Brian Cresto and his fellow firefighters fly toward a wildfire at just a few hundred feet off the ground, he’s scouting for the best spot for them to land when they parachute down.
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Have Researchers Found What Causes Autism, Even How to Prevent It? 3.5 million Americans have ASD today, and the rate has been increasing since the year 2000. Experts aren’t sure why. But a new study offers insights on how autism develops and what might be done to prevent it.   Read More
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These ultra-premium headphones pack in the world’s first full-range loudspeaker If you haven’t heard of French audio company, Focal, I’m not surprised. The company has been making high-end speakers for over 35 years but have only started making headphones recently. The company’s first headphone, the Spirit One, debuted in 2012 and today, the company announced its $4,000 (£3250, AU$5259) flagship headphone, the Focal Utopia. So what makes the Utopia so special and worth the $4
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Frank Gehry’s controversial L.A. River plan gets cautious, low-key rollout The design team working with Frank Gehry on a controversial new master plan for the Los Angeles River has begun to introduce its work to the public The post Frank Gehry’s controversial L.A. River plan gets cautious, low-key rollout appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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Copyright Case Against ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Goes Down Like a Lead Zeppelin Even Led Zeppelin is innocent sometimes. A jury just ruled that Jimmy Page and Robert Plant did not plagiarize the Spirit song “Taurus” when they composed the classic-rock warhorse “Stairway to Heaven.” There is no question in my mind that the jurors reached the right decision. I say that even though the two songs undeniably open with similar guitar riffs, as you can hear in t
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How America’s Counter-Terrorism Model Is Making American Less Safe and Free Our sage leaders on both sides of the aisle believe that to preempt the next Orlando, we need to hand intelligence agencies more unconstitutional surveillance powers. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is already pushing to grant the FBI’s long-standing wish to obtain the web browsing history and other electronic records in terrorism investigations without a court order. Meanwhile, presumptive Democratic
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America Needs A New Counter-Terrorism Model: New at Reason The popular wisdom on both the left and the right is that the Orlando massacre represented an intelligence failure. And the way to deal with it is by giving FBI even more draconian surveillance and spying powers. But Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia notes that Orlando’s lesson isn’t just that our intelligence systems failed. It’s that they cannot succeed. To blame the FBI for not st
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Suicide belt, grenade found near German cinema complex attacker – Bild An armed man who was gunned down by the police at a cinema complex in Viernheim, western Germany, had a hand grenade and was wearing a suicide belt, German Bild newspaper reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Home is where the AC’s on: Keep it cool with a smart air conditioner from GE Most of your house is getting smarter, so why shouldn’t your AC? It may be time to dump that old window unit and put in one of General Electric’s new connected air conditioners, so you can turn it on with your phone before you get home and stroll into a nice chilled house or apartment instead of a hotbox. GE’s new AEC12AV and AED10AV window air conditioners work in much the same way as air conditi
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Plan a vacation with ease thanks to the new AI bot from Hipmunk You deserve a vacation, and none of the stress that comes alongside planning one. After all, what’s the point of taking some time if the process is so painful? So to help make taking a vacation an actual vacation, Hipmunk, a travel-planning search engine, has unveiled the latest in its own AI technology — a chatbot for Facebook Messenger and Slack. This new tool, known as Hello Hipmunk, serves as
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The Dreamwave Survivor Bluetooth Speaker is Literally the Life of the Party The Dreamwave Survivor is the kind of gadget that can provide you with hours of endless fun and one day even get you out of a jam. That’s because in addition to being a high performance sound system it’s also a 400A battery jump starter and super bright LED flashlight. If the convergence of these various functions sounds a little […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Why would you want a 1,000 core processor? Are you familiar with the highly influential piece for programmers by Herb Sutter called “The Free Lunch Is Over”? He wrote it in 2004, just when CPU clock speeds were at a zenith. Back in those days, software developers could count on Moore’s Law double the speed of their software every couple years. They could write something, wait a little while, and all of a sudden it was blazing fa
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Genetic clue to how patients respond to treatment for Parkinson’s Disease Researchers have identified a gene variant which explains why some patients with Parkinson’s Disease respond well to drug treatment and other do not.
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Novel study in Nairobi infants may accelerate path to HIV vaccine The first and only study to look at isolate HIV-neutralizing antibodies from infants has found that novel antibodies that could protect against many variants of HIV can be produced relatively quickly after infection compared to adults. This suggests that various aspects of HIV-vaccine development, from design to administration, could be improved by mimicking infection and immune response in infant
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Discovery of an epigenetic regulator of tumorigenesis suggests new strategies against lethal forms of breast cancer Scientists have identified a previously unknown mechanism by which a protein called CBX8 promotes tumor growth in the most lethal forms of breast cancer. The study underscores the need for cancer researchers to pay more attention to ‘epigenetic’ factors, meaning chemical and biological processes that control gene expression without changing the underlying DNA sequence of the cells that are running
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White House warns Congress not to kill net neutrality and cable box rules Pro-net neutrality rally at the White House. (credit: Joseph Gruber) The White House has urged Republican lawmakers to give up efforts to strip the Federal Communications Commission of regulatory powers and tens of millions of dollars in budget funding. President Obama’s senior advisers would recommend that he veto the House of Representatives’ budget bill for fiscal 2017 because of these and
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German mural of dead Syrian boy Alan Kurdi vandalised Vandals in Germany ruin a giant mural of Alan Kurdi, the little Syrian boy whose death became headline news last year.
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Soon your drone can avoid collisions using radar Drones are all fun and games until their rotors casually meet your body. To avoid injuries, lawsuits and costly repairs, techies have built collision avoidance systems so your unmanned aerial vehicle automatically swerves away from people and obstacles. But existing camera-based solutions drain batteries and slow down flight speed when dodging things. Arbe Robotics just won TechCrunch’s first Tel
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Get a Jump Start on Your Next Web Site with This HTML Cheat Sheet Whether you’re learning HTML or you’re a practiced hand and need a refresher, this HTML cheat sheet gives you a quick reference for commonly used tags, what they do, how to use them, and examples of how they work.The whole sheet is pretty large, so it’s worth bookmarking and coming back to later, especially if you’re guilty of Googling the right way to use a given tag, or can’t remember which tag
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Microsoft: Government’s data gag order practices worse than first thought Microsoft has significantly upped the tally of U.S. government gag orders slapped on demands for customer information, according to court documents filed last week.In a revised complaint submitted to a Seattle federal court last Friday, Microsoft said that more than half of all government data demands were bound by a secrecy order that prevented the company from telling customers of its cloud-ba
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Paul McCartney: Elder statesman of rock, or lookalike imposter? In the past, we’ve turned our gaze to a variety of different conspiracy theories, including those concerned with sinister reptilian overlords, the fabrication of entire historical periods, and even the nature and shape […]
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George R. R. Martin to Stephen King: ‘How the Fuck Do You Write So Fast?’ This entire nearly hour-long conversation between writing luminaries George R. R. Martin and Stephen King is well worth listening to in its entirety, but before that: skip to around 50:08 and hear Martin ask the one question he’s always wanted to put to King. It’s worth it.The interview comes from a recent event in Albuquerque, New Mexico that’s been recently made available online, and Martin’s de
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Half of world’s CEOs say business is most crucial way to solve global issues Companies aren’t just tapping into sustainability initiatives to save face anymore — they’re looking to change the world.  A new study from the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to sustainability and other U.N. goals, found that CEOs across the globe see the Sustainable Development Goals as a critical way to address the world’s most pressing issues — a
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Craigslist founder donates $50,000 to fund scholarship for public service – CNET Ten students from the University of San Francisco’s public-service program will each receive a $5,000 scholarship.
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Yahoo takes steps to remove content posted from ISIS and other terrorist groups Yahoo wants to ensure its users that its products and services will not be safe havens for terrorist groups. The company has updated its community guidelines to specifically state that it will remove content and “potentially” deactivate accounts that “support or celebrate” terrorist organizations, their leaders, or associated violent activities. The updated guidelines puts Yahoo in line with other
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Do not “blame” life extension for Rupert Murdoch and Fox News, If Murdoch died Fox would still be right wing Scout.ai has an article whining about modern medicine and life extension which they blame for Rupert Murdoch still being alive and keeping Fox News as it is.At age 85, Rupert Murdoch has a history of racism, homophobia, and corruption, but he still controls the world’s largest news company, NewsCorp. For more than 20 years, observers have expected Rupert to turn over control of the media empire to
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The Sweepovac was made to help keep the kitchen crumb-free Cooking up a storm in the kitchen is a rewarding experience, especially when you’re prepping a week’s worth of food in one go. Cleaning up afterward however, reminds you not only of your hard work from that day, but from eating munchies, meals, and other food prep from days past. If you want to keep on top of your crumb count in the kitchen but don’t want to constantly bend down and sweep dust an
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A connected hearing aid is an Internet of Things device I can get behind When I get a pitch about a new gadget, my first reaction is typically skepticism coupled with severe doubt that the product actually does what it promises. My skepticism is amplified even further when that gadget is considered an Internet of Things device. Now, with that in mind, today I received news of the Oticon Opn hearing aid, which its manufacturer Oticon bills as the “world’s first In
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EgyptAir Flight MS804 recorders to go to Paris for repairs Damaged flight recorders from the EgyptAir aircraft which crashed last month will be sent to France for repairs, Egyptian investigators say.
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Migrant crisis: 4,500 rescued in Mediterranean in one day The Italian navy and coastguard say they have rescued about 4,500 migrants from dozens of small boats in the Mediterranean during the course of Thursday.
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Pterosaur flies safely home after 95 million years With the help of University of Alberta scientists, a newly described pterosaur has finally flown home. This spectacular fossil material was discovered in a private Lebanese limestone quarry more than a decade ago and has led to what UAlberta paleontologist Michael Caldwell calls “priceless scientific findings.”
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Use This Checklist to Design Your Home For Healthy Eating In his book Slim By Design, Brian Wansink of Cornell University Food and Brand Lab talks about how the subtlest external cues can influence our tendency to eat mindlessly. He believes that with a few tweaks in your kitchen’s physical environment you can be reminded to make healthier choices more consistently.http://vitals.lifehacker.com/slim-by-design…Wansink has provided this sort of “checklist
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This $24 Smart Plug Adds Smartphone Control and Energy Monitoring To Any Outlet TP-Link Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring, $24. Clip the $10 coupon. Like the idea of a Belkin WeMo Switch, but not willing to spend $40-$50 to try one out? This TP-Link alternative has a nearly identical feature set for half the price. Just clip the $10 coupon on the page to knock it down to $24.Just like a WeMo Insight switch, TP-Link’s Smart Plug will let you turn appliances on and off from you
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IDG Contributor Network: Google and Tesla self-driving tech comes under scrutiny, presents moral dilemma Autonomous cars are in the news again, this time about new research into the moral implications of what happens in an accident.In several interesting examples, researchers posed questions about what happens when there is a choice between two evils.In one example, there are three choices. The robotic car has to decide between killing one passerby but not a crowd or the driver, killing people in t
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Crook who left his phone at the scene has “no reasonable expectation of privacy” (credit: Kārlis Dambrāns) SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Attorney Thomas Johnson came ready to defend a novel legal theory in court. Earlier this year his client had abandoned a Samsung Galaxy phone at a burglary crime scene, which allowed authorities to find the device, call 911 from the lock screen, and acquire the phone’s actual number. Law enforcement soon determined the phone’s owner, Matthew Muller,
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Inside NYC’s Storied The Beekman Hotel + Residences: One of the most anticipated developments in years finally opens its doors There are few buildings in NYC that carry as much allure as 5 Beekman Street, once known as Temple Court. Built between 1881 and 1883, a central enclosed nine-story Victorian atrium defines the interior. It was unparalleled at the time and would…… Continue Reading…
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3D printing heart parts at 30,000 feet If you live anywhere near the Gulf of Mexico, earlier this month, while you were sipping your coffee or surfing the web, a plane was zooming 30,000 feet overhead, simulating weightlessness while a 3D bioprinter spit out heart and vascular structures created with human stem cells. The project was a joint effort between several companies experimenting with bioprinting in zero gravity environments
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Scientists reveal single-neuron gene landscape of the human brain A team of scientists has completed the first large-scale assessment of single neuronal ‘transcriptomes.’ Their research reveals a surprising diversity in the molecules that human brain cells use in transcribing genetic information from DNA to RNA and producing proteins.
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Fix for 3-billion-year-old genetic error could dramatically improve genetic sequencing Researchers found a fix for a 3-billion-year-old glitch in one of the major carriers of information needed for life, RNA, which until now produced errors when making copies of genetic information. The discovery will increase precision in genetic research and could dramatically improve medicine based on a person’s genetic makeup.
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How new tech can improve the loan process  Anyone who keeps up with the stock market is likely aware that Lending Club is in hot water. Anyone with professional lending experience is likely unphased by this. Even so, peer-to-peer services remain popular. Because of that, traditional lenders are finally feeling pressure to use technology to improve their own processes, and we’re already seeing substantial progress throughout… Read More
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Uniting Nature and Urban Spaces – the Hilldegarden Project | Tobias Boeing | TEDxTUHH Tobias Boeing talks about the unique Hilldegarden Project and its conception. He takes us through the details of the project – how the idea came into being and how they plan to accomplish their targets. With the help of this talk, Tobias shows us how, with the right ideas, we can transform our urban spaces into more livable places and in this case significantly alter what historical landmarks stan
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The question we should be asking before we use paper | Charles Tyndall | TEDxYouth@MBJH Charles started thinking about the amount of money spent on paper, and more importantly, the environmental footprint of wasted paper. In this talk, Charles explains just how serious this issue is and how even one person can make a difference. Charles Tyndal is a ninth-grade student at Mountain Brook Junior High in Mountain Brook, Alabama. He is a member of the MBJH TED-ED club. After seeing an ent
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Why the traditional grading system does more harm than good | Chip Porter | TEDxYouth@MBJH Having delivered humorous TEDx talks before, Chip decided to do something very different for this talk. Chip decided to talk about something that, frankly, ticks him off – the way teachers grade students in school. He believes our current grading system does more bad than good, so to solve that problem, Chip has a new system to replace it. Chip Porter is a ninth-grade student at Mountain Brook Jun
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Know where you come from, but choose who you are | Wendy Spencer | TEDxPaloAltoHighSchool Wendy knew most of her life that her father may not be her biological parent because of an affair her mother had while he was overseas. When Wendy took a DNA Test at 23andMe, she came across a surprising discovery: her biological father had racist ideologies, while her grandfather was involved in a Ku Klux Klan bombing attempt at an all-black college in Little Rock. Thus begins her story of forgiv
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Why You’re the Reason Washington’s Broken | Marc Dunkelman | TEDxTraverseCity More than a decade in the nation’s capital convinced Marc J. Dunkelman that politics isn’t broken because of money or lobbyists or gerrymandering or filibusters. The root cause is bound up in how ordinary people invest their time and attention. The people we choose to connect with have a powerful impact on whether we solve big problems. And we’re choosing to connect with different people than any
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Is Technology killing our empathy ? | Jacquelyn Quinones | TEDxIHEParis A visionary in technological communication, Jacquelyn Quinones has traveled the world studying the interconnectedness of humanity. Having spent over a decade decoding the human plight through music and storytelling, the reimagining of emotional experiences piqued her curiosity of the psyche – specifically the effects of technology on the human experience. A visionary in technological communication
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Why we love to eat bugs and why you should too | Roberto Flore & Afton Halloran | TEDxLUISS During recent years, insects have been defined the food of the future. Roberto Flore and Afton Halloran explain why it is so: insects are not only a true delicacy but they also represent an opportunity to produce food in a sustainable way and to fight social problems due to a poor diet and malnutrition. What you are about to hear is a real food revolution. Roberto Flore is Head Chef of the Nordic
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Putting Learning at the center of education | Eduard Vallory | TEDxESADE As much of a paradox it might sound like, it often seems that learning institutions focus too much on the teaching activity itself. Listen to Eduard Vallory explaining why this should change and lightening up our future perspectives on innovative education. Eduard Vallory is a social analyst and an expert in change management, now focused on the enhancement of education. His previous responsibilit
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If people who travel are happier, we need to travel more! | Genevieve Wilson | TEDxYouth@MBJH After a trip to New York on New Year’s Eve, Genevieve starting thinking about the benefits of interacting with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and how embracing that may benefit our understanding of global compassion. She also introduces an idea for a program to spread global compassion in schools. Genevieve Wilson is an eighth-grade student at Mountain Brook Junior High where she is
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Grow.Bar sprouts microgreens anywhere with built-in bluetooth and LED technology Want to grow fresh greens in your home, but struggle with natural daylight? Grow.Bar is a new indoor grow system that would delight any urban home cook. Built with proprietary LED technology and bluetooth connectivity, the custom design allows you to grow fresh microgreens on your countertop in as little as 14 days. Housed in a beautiful wooden cavern, Grow.Bar’s removable tray enables easy planti
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Creeping militarization of global conservation is ‘triple fail’ – academic Military solutions to conservation issues like ivory poaching will fail people, wildlife and security, according to a UK professor of political ecology. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Vornado VFAN Jr. Vintage Air Circulator Yep, in case you’re wondering, there’s a VFAN Sr. too. And both of them are blow hards. Like father, like son. I haven’t used one of these vintage-style Vornado fans, but I have used the company’s Super Fan, and it is coooooool. Half the size of a box fan and does at least twice the work. Judging by the VFAN Jr.’s reviews, Vornado doesn’t disappoint here either. And my girlfriend thinks the green
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3 Affordable Starter Home Solutions From Architects With a lot of help from the homeowners Earlier this week, Curbed published a ton of stories about starter homes—where people are buying them, how they can do it smarter, what the market data says, and so on. While the discussion has largely centered on existing older houses or large-scale new developments, those are certainly not the only means of first-time homeownership. Indeed, around the wor
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The Week in iPhone Cases: 8 new cases for the iPhone SE New iPhone cases of the weekThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you a handful of new cases for Apple’s newest iPhone—including slim wallet cases, see-through shells, ultra-grippy options, and much more. Read on!BelkinThe Shield Petals (iPhone SE; $30 MSRP) features a colorful floral design—which certainly brightens up this otherwise plain polycarbonate hard-shell case.To read this artic
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Celebrate Pollinator Week with Citizen Science! Photo: Wendy Caldwell This week we celebrate National Pollinator Week, in honor of the bees, butterflies, beetles, and other animals that provide essential services to ecosystems and agricultural lands everywhere. Citizen science is at the forefront of pollinator research, and below we highlight six projects that you can join to help study and protect pollinators. To find more, visit the SciStarte
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This van has the sickest sound system of all time Car audio is almost never very good. It’s usually too loud in one corner, too quiet in another. The bass is weak or uncomfortably rumbly, the treble is clipped or doesn’t exist. Enter Nelson Hidalgo, an inventive man from Queens who seems to have solved the problem of poor car audio once and for all. This is the truck that has been playing the LOUD music in the junk yards at night. The owner i
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Make These Salt-Cured Egg Yolks and Impress the Pants Off Your Foodie Friends Salt preserves food, and we’ve using it in that capacity for thousands of years. But here’s a neat tip: meat and fish aren’t the only things you can keep from going rancid with salt curing. It also works with egg yolks. Your friends (the ones with reservations at Stone Barns anyway) are going to think you’re a goddamn food wizard for turning eggs into crumbly pucks of umami, and hell yes they tast
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Watch The First-Ever Drone Delivery From Ship To Land Aviation Small packages with a potentially big impact Drone to shore delivery.
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Several Important Supreme Court Rulings Released, Baltimore Cop Acquitted, Cleveland Protest Restrictions Struck Down: P.M. Links The Supreme Court today upheld the use of affirmative action in college admissions, prohibited warrantless blood tests on suspected drunken drivers, and due to a perfectly split vote, declined to revive President Barack Obama’s plans to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. The officer in Baltimore who was driving the police van that gave Freddie Gray the deadly ride that broke
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Self-driving car tech is easy: Autonomous morals are the killer Your self-driving car is running a smooth 50 mph when a kid chases its ball into the road. Swerve, and the kid is safe but your car will crash; keep going, and there’s a good chance of running them over. With a split-second to react – not enough to push responsibility back over to whoever is inside the vehicle – … Continue reading
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Crispr Wins Key Approval to Fight Cancer in Human Trials Tom Randall, reporting for Bloomberg Technology:An experimental cancer treatment that alters the DNA of patients has won a key approval to proceed with its first human tests using the controversial gene-altering tool known as Crispr. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania want to edit the immune systems of 18 patients to target cancer cells more effectively. The experiment, backed by inter
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“The Windows Laptop To Beat” Now Has an Unbeatable Price Dell XPS 13, $850If you held a gun to my head and forced me to use a Windows laptop, I’d absolutely choose the Dell XPS 13. Adorama’s eBay storefront today is selling one with a 3200×1800 edge to edge display, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for $850, which is a fantastic bargain for anyone seeking a mid-to-high end laptop who doesn’t care so much about gaming.http://gizmodo.com/dell-xps-13-re…Updat
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Command Center Crams an iOS-Style Control Center Onto Your Mac Mac: If you’re a fan of the Control Center in iOS, then Command Center is a Mac app worth taking a look at. It jams a Control Center-esque interface on the side of your screen, complete with an Activity Monitor to boot.Command Center is built by the same people behind the original Control Center app for Mac, but features added toggles as well as a new Activity Monitor. The idea here’s pretty simpl
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Electronics & Gadgets : Quark Smart QAL-X – App-Enabled EDC Flashlight Nobody puts flashlight in a corner. The Quark Smart QAL-X – App Enabled EDC Flashlight uses Bluetooth LE to connect to your iOS device which allows you to check the current battery life and remaining runtime, configure its modes, and set proximity alarms. $60.99
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Tools : iFixit Universal Bit Kit – 128 Bits of Awesome All the bits are belong to you. The iFixit Universal Bit Kit – 128 Bits of Awesome set has all of the bits you need. With this set, you’ll be hard pressed to find a screw that you can’t turn (and for screws that simply won’t turn, we recommend screw extracting pliers). $99.99
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More on what’s wrong with shipping container architecture: Everything. A kindergarten in Japan presents a new game: Find the shipping container.
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No-contact bike trainer enlists the eddies Whether they use fluid, fans or magnets to create resistance, most stationary bicycle trainers require users to place the bike’s rear tire in contact with a roller. This wears the tire down quickly, and creates a lot of noise in the process. Canada’s STAC Performance is out to change that. Its STAC Zero trainer leaves the tire untouched, keeping its rubber intact and the noise level down… Con
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Driverless Buses Begin Test Runs in Switzerland Today They look pretty cute The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), in partnership with the Mobility Lab Sion Valais, has just announced that it will begin testing electric driverless buses on public roads for the first time ever in Switzerland—starting today. This pilot project will allow EPFL researchers to test and improve their traffic and fleet-management algorithms. Two buse
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The Scosche Rhythm+ is a highly accurate heart rate monitor The Scosche Rhythm+ is a highly accurate heart rate monitor and biometric sensor to log your workout performance. One way the Rhythm+ achieves this is by using both green and yellow lights on the back of the device to measure blood flow, a unique method that should work for any type of skin tone. In our tests, the Rhythm+ did prove to be highly accurate, and was nearly comparable with top-of-the-l
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Boom for iOS makes your cheap earbuds sound like a high-end system Getting tunes to sound great on a smartphone is often an exercise in futility. More often than not, your handset — and the cheap earbuds that frequently accompany it — make a poor stand-in for whatever Hi-Fi audio equipment you’ve got plugged in at home. Boom, a new app for iOS, changes that by delivering the sort of listening experience typically reserved for high-end sound systems on a set of he
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‘Form of fascism’: Oliver Stone blasts US government for mass surveillance While at a festival to promote his film based on Edward Snowden ordeal, film director Oliver Stone condemned the US government and major tech companies for instituting a “surveillance state.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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How to start your own podcast without any experience Podcasting can be incredibly creative and rewarding, but only if you do it right.
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Today’s archidose #909 Here are some photos of Hal Ingberg Architecte’s Chromazone installation inside the New Cultural Centre in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal. (Photos: Steve Montpetit – many more photos can be found in Hal Ingberg’s Chromazone Flickr Set)To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just:::
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Layer of strange “dark hydrogen” believed to exist on Jupiter-like planets As the most abundant element around and the basis for a full three-quarters the mass of the universe, you’d think scientists would have uncovered all there is to know about hydrogen. Apparently, they haven’t, as researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science have just produced a third version of the element in a lab, that they believe is found on gas giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn.
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Five Simple Budgeting Strategies That Can Bring Real Results Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had an affinity for numbers. My father loves telling this story about how when I was seven, I corrected a guy’s math off the top of my head—of course, that correction worked against my father and cost him some amount of money.This post originally appeared on The Simple Dollar.I love playing with numbers in spreadsheet programs and I even enjoy writing computer p
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Combat Flip Flops: “We Make Cool Stuff in Dangerous Places” Flip-flop season is officially here. This is when we traditionally realize we’ve lost one foot of last year’s pair…. No worries: we’ve found great sandals to treat your feet this summer, and the best part is that they give back to others, use recycled materials, and look damn stylish at the same time as feeling comfy. Combat Flip Flops was founded in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2012 by fo
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Scientists Will Combine Water And Lava To Watch Them Explode Science Research in upstate New York will find out why the two just don’t mix Yes, it’s hot outside. But things are about to get even hotter.
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Gear up with these five handy mobile accessories from CE Week Every year, CE Week in New York marks the middle of the year for tech industry events. The two-day show is winding down, and while major tech giants didn’t have a large presence, there was still plenty to see and explore. We’ve rounded up a handful of useful new accessories that can compliment your smartphone experience. Take a look at five products we discovered, including an iPhone case that add
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Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $300 on a Whirlpool refrigerator This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com. You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we’ll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot — some
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eBay archaelogist finds two unreleased Nirvana songs – CNET One lucky Nirvana fan buys a reel on eBay that reportedly contained a recording of the band in session just before the release of “In Utero.”
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Indonesia Is Fighting Illegal Fishing By Blowing Up Boats Kaboom. Photo: Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and FisheriesThis story originally ran on War Is Boring.An Indonesian navy corvette fired on a Chinese fishing boat on June 17, forcing back an expedition by a dozen intruding vessels near the Natuna Islands. The Indonesian ship seized one vessel, the Qiong Dan Zhou 19038, and detained her 11 crewmembers.While a minor incident, the frequency a
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Link About It: The Story Behind Prince’s Last Guitar In February 2016, custom guitar maker and creator of the distinct Purple Special guitar, Simon Farmer received an email from Prince’s former drummer Kirk Johnson. Years prior, in 2007, Farmer produced the Purple Special with one person in mind: Prince…… Continue Reading…
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Dealmaster: Get a Dell Inspiron 3650 desktop with Core i7 for just $579 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we have a bunch of deals to share today. Of note, we have a bestseller from earlier this month—you can still get the redesigned Dell Inspiron 3650 PC with Core i7 Skylake processor, 16GB of RAM, and an AMD R9 360 GPU for just $579. That’s over $300 off its original price of $899, so if you’re on the market for a new desktop, this is o
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Trends with Benefits: Live weekly tech news roundup Each week, we gather a round table of tech experts from the Digital Trends staff, along with the occasional celebrity guest, to discuss all things tech. Topics range from the big tech stories of the week to predicting the future, all while maintaining a somewhat civil decorum. For Episode 88: June 23, 2016 we recap the annual Digital Trends Car Awards with guest judge Marshawn Lynch. Also on the s
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Ridesharing service helps Marlins fans take each other out to the ballgame Carpooling to a sporting event is tantamount to tailgating, and now there’s an Uber-like service aiming specifically to enable sports fans to ride to the game together. Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins have teamed up with ridesharing service Eventride to allow fans to carpool together to games. After fans log into Eventride with their Facebook account, they can choose to either give a ride, i
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Cash to trash: Watch millions of dollars turn into compost – CNET Talk about your cash crops. The New Orleans Federal Reserve mulches up our dirty dollars to help grow food.
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Michigan State University Police Now Trained in Bias Prevention. What Could Go Wrong? You’ve heard of university bias response teams. Now get ready for bias response police units. Michigan State University has created just such a thing. Its “Inclusion and Anti-Bias Unit” is charged with training police officers and members of campus to identify and handle bias incidents. The unit came into existence in February. Since then, a police officer has assisted the campus’s Bias
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MassChallenge sets up camp in Switzerland  Lausanne, a small town in the Western part of Switzerland, has emerged as a surprising melting pot of innovative technology, and the latest feather in the town’s tech nest will be hosting the first Swiss chapter of MassChallenge. A large Boston-based accelerator program that is rapidly expanding across the globe, MassChallenge is a nonprofit and does not take an equity stake in… Read More
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LG 27UD88-W 4K monitor review The 4K monitor market has grown with remarkable speed. In 2014 it was basically non-existent, and the few choices available were way too expensive for most to consider. Today, 4K monitors are produced by every major manufacturer, and some even dip below $500. LG entered the fray early with its 31MU97-B, a 31-inch display intended for video professionals. Now it’s taking the lessons learned from it
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FBI, Cleveland police ‘door knock’ activists expected to protest RNC With less than a month to go before the Republican National Convention, Cleveland police are teaming up with FBI agents to conduct so-called “community outreach.” The activists they’re visiting, however, call it “intimidation.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Senators reach bipartisan deal on GMO food labeling Lawmakers in the Senate have reached a bipartisan deal to mandate the labeling of genetically modified foods across the US. Vermont recently passed more restrictive regulations that would be nullified by the federal law. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA: Unexpected discovery on Mars may revolutionize planet’s history Scientists have come across tridymite, a fully unexpected mineral recently found on Mars which promises to explain how the planet evolved and gives hope to determine whether there was water on the Red Planet at some point. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Proteins put up with the roar of the crowd It gets mighty crowded around your DNA, but don’t worry: According to Rice University researchers, your proteins are nimble enough to find what they need.
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Remains of the Day: SoundCloud Adds Algorithmic Song Recommendations SoundCloud has often been a favorite destination for music discovery but they’ve never had anything beyond manually curated playlists. Now they’re taking a page from Spotify’s immensely popular song suggestions with a new algorithmic recommendation engine of their own.SoundCloud is introducing Suggested Tracks. These new song recommendations are based on your listening activity across all SoundClo
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Micro Town House 4x8m / MM++ architects © Hiroyuki Oki Architects: MM++ architects Location: Phú Nhuận, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Architects In Charge: Mỹ An Phạm Thị, Triết Lê Hữu
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NASA’s Webb Telescope sunshield hasd 5 layers of Kapton and multiple coatings The shiny silver material of the five-layer sunshield that will fly aboard NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is a complex and innovative feat of material science and engineering. Each layer is made from a unique composite material, each has a specific thickness and size, and they must be precisely separated in space. There are even special seams and reinforcements to limit meteorite damage.NASA an
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80 experts compared this year’s hottest TVs side by side, and the winner was … Reviewers and industry wonks opine all the time about the “best” product in a category, but what happens when you pack them all in a room and force them to hash it out? We just found out. A jury composed of professional TV reviewers, certified calibrators, and video enthusiasts convened over the past two days in New York City to crown a “King of TV” for 2016. When the ballots were counted, LG’s Si
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This 3D-printed map of London is one of the coolest things you could ever hang on your wall We love a good, ambitious 3D printing project here at Digital Trends, and what could be more ambitious than a 3D printed scale model of UK capital city, London? That’s precisely the thought that hit British-born, San Francisco-based programmer Andrew Godwin. When he discovered that the UK government had released large amount of LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) surveying data as part of its ongo
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Tidal waters wash underneath Seashore Chapel by Vector Architects Beijing studio Vector Architects has built a concrete chapel on a Chinese beach, but raised it up above the sands so that seawater can wash underneath (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Grand Seiko introduces its first black ceramic timepieces A bulletproof mix of titanium and ceramic.Photo: Grand SeikoGrand Seiko is introducing its first collection of black ceramic watches and for their first attempt the brand has definitely hit it out of the park. The lugs and bezel of the watch are made from an ultra durable, scratch-resistant black zirconia ceramic and the inner case is made from lightweight titanium. Movement is their 9R16 Spring D
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DARPA wants to automate data science with an army of virtual data scientists DARPA has a new program called Data-Driven Discovery of Models (D3M). The goal of D3M is to develop algorithms and software to help overcome the data-science expertise gap by facilitating non-experts to construct complex empirical models through automation of large parts of the model-creation process. If successful, researchers using D3M tools will effectively have access to an army of “virtual da
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DARPA is looking to make huge strides in machine learning The U.S. Defense Department’s research and development arm is offering to fund projects that will simplify the massively complex task of building models for machine learning applications.Models are a fundamental part of machine learning. Similar to algorithms, they help teach computers to, say, identify a cat in a photo, forecast weather from historical data or sort spam from legitimate email.Bu
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13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week  This week, Tesla announced plans to buy SolarCity, Twilio IPOed, the NY State senate passed an anti-Airbnb bill and we discovered the world’s largest Nerf gun. Read on for a recap of the biggest tech stories of the week. Read More
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What if we treated online harassment the same way we treat spam? Ars Technica Live #3. Filmed by Chris Schodt, edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) In our third episode of Ars Technica Live, your intrepid hosts Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar talked to journalist Sarah Jeong about online harassment. Jeong is the author of The Internet of Garbage, a book about how companies and online communities are using technology to cope with harassment and bullying. Wa
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i.materialize brings laser sintering to the masses with new aluminum 3D printing option 3D printing with metals has been around for a while now, but — just like 3D printing as a whole — it’s only just starting to seep through from industrial applications to consumer-friendly ones. In this vein, leading online 3D printing services company i.materialise just announced a new ultra-lightweight aluminium material; aimed at consumers rather than pros for the first time. “Printing in plasti
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The automation of design  Murphy’s Law decrees: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” For any of us whose livelihood depends on our labor, things going wrong could mean: “Anything that can be automated, will be automated.” Our labor or skill in exchange for pay has undoubtedly caused us to seek security in the notion that we’ll be forever needed. Read More
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Tiny1 Astronomy Camera The Tiny1 is a compact camera designed to take pictures and videos of the night sky. It has a backside illuminated 4MP CMOS sensor, a removable IR-cut filter and proprietary noise reduction. It can also be used as a normal point-and-shoot and has optional lens adapters. Link Link 2 Price: $399+ More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Hasselblad X1DNikon DL SeriesLucidCam 3D CameraLight L16 Camer
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iZotope, Photoshop for sound, closes another $7.5M in financing  What does the trailer to Inception, a re-mastered Rolling Stones record and the podcast Serial all have in common? They’re all awesome. Their creators also all used iZotope products in the background to make them shine. iZotope, started by a group of MIT undergrads in 2001, hustled their way onto the competitive music scene by first releasing a free plug-in of a record simulator. Read More
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HTML5 Ads Aren’t That Safe Compared To Flash, Experts Say An anonymous reader writes: [Softpedia reports:] “A study from GeoEdge (PDF), an ad scanning vendor, reveals that Flash has been wrongly accused as the root cause of today’s malvertising campaigns, but in reality, switching to HTML5 ads won’t safeguard users from attacks because the vulnerabilities are in the ad platforms and advertising standards themselves. The company argues that for video
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Russia wants UNSC to pressure Turkey to respect Syria’s sovereignty & borders Russia expects members of the UN Security Council to investigate reports of Turkish fortifications on Syrian territory, undermining efforts to settle the conflict, and pressure Ankara to seal the border and respect the sovereignty of its neighbor. Read Full Article at RT.com
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HALO Carabiner by Ti2 Design A standout carabiner that functions as a box opener, hex drive, and bottle opener.
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Gun control bid fizzles out in Congress, Democrat sit-in ends Another attempt at gun control fell short in the US Congress on Thursday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as senators failed to back a proposed ban on firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism.
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NYPD officer dodges jail for stomping on man’s head, adds to ‘not uncommon’ cop crime stats A New York Police Department officer has avoided hard time at notorious Rikers Island prison for stomping on a head of a handcuffed man despite cries for help. Aside from two years’ probation, the cop is required to resign within 24 hours. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Social-housing units, offices and shops in Le Marais area, Paris / Atelier du Pont At a stone’s throw from the Centre Pompidou, the building complex at 25 rue Michel le Comte is located within the Marais Zone The post Social-housing units, offices and shops in Le Marais area, Paris / Atelier du Pont appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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The top 10 emerging technologies of 2016 (credit: WEF) The World Economic Forum’s annual list of this year’s breakthrough technologies, published today, includes “socially aware” openAI, grid-scale energy storage, perovskite solar cells, and other technologies with the potential to “transform industries, improve lives, and safeguard the planet.” The WEF’s specific interest is to “close gaps in investment and regulation.” “Horizon scannin
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Mophie’s new Charge Force cases prove wireless charging is a ‘necessity’ Cords are annoying and so is charging your phone all the time. Mophie solves both those problems in one shot with the Charge Force case line for the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7, and S7 Edge These cases boast internal batteries that juice your phone up on the go, but they also charge wirelessly, so you never have to fumble around with a cord again. Mophie made a range of accessories to go
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Save $7 on Anker’s Scary-Powerful USB-C Charging Hub Anker 60W USB-C 5-Port Charging Station, $37Anker’s newest charging hub is ostensibly designed as a superior replacement for your USB-C MacBook charger—it’s the first third party charging hub that can feed a full 29W to the laptop, just like its included power brick—but it’s a great accessory if you own any USB-C-powered devices. Today’s $37 deal is an all-time low, down from its usual $44.https:/
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The Fantasy Soundtrack Playlist There’s never been a better time to be a fantasy nerd. As Game of Thrones wraps up its sixth season, take some time to appreciate the grand tradition of music in the fantasy stories we love.Music nerds have a lot to love in fantasy franchises. Whether it’s the instantly iconic masterpiece of the Game of Thrones opening, or the genius interplay of leitmotifs throughout the Lord of the Rings trilogy
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Song Exploder: Chvrches Bring the House Down on ‘Clearest Blue’ The Glasgow-based trio discuss how the band created rules, then broke them while writing the best song on their sophomore album. The post Song Exploder: Chvrches Bring the House Down on ‘Clearest Blue’ appeared first on WIRED.
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BotBeat: This week’s top bot stories VentureBeat’s Bots Channel tracks all the important and interesting news related to the exploding field of bots and messaging. And each week we select the top stories and present them in in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat staff, guest articles from leading figures in the bots community and a good number of posts from a wide variety of outlets. You can su
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GM shares fuel cell research to US Navy to develop unmanned undersea vehicles General Motors, the Office of Naval Research, and the US Naval Research Laboratory announce Thursday, June 23, 2016, they are cooperating to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into a next generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles, or UUVs. Hydrogen fuel cells convert high-energy hydrogen efficiently into electricity, resulting in vehicles with greater range and endurance than
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MCHAP Announces Finalists for 2014/2015 Most Outstanding Project in the Americas Courtesy of MCHAP Seven projects have been named finalists in the second edition of the biennial Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Selected from a pool of 175 nominees, the chosen buildings represent the best built works of architecture realized in the Americas from January 2014 to December 2015. The inaugaral award, which was given to the best project from 2000-2013, was shared by Álva
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Infinity and beyond When Russia announced teleportation tech plans, there was a definite note of scepticism in response.
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Complete Pizza Pool Float Set The perfect way for you and your friends to completely dominate any swimming pool this summer.Click Here For Complete Details
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Turkish court convicts man for comparing precious President Erdogan to Gollum A Turkish court has given a suspended sentence to a man who drew parallels between pictures of the president and ‘Lord of the Rings’ character Gollum. The offender will be put behind bars for a year should he commit a similar ‘crime’ within five years. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Flying Aquarium – Above The Water Floating Koi / Goldfish Observation Tank An above the water floating observation tank that allows koi or goldfish to swim up and view our mysterious world while letting us inspect them up close as well.Click Here For Complete Details
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The Top 5 Job-Search Myths That Are Keeping New Grads From Getting Hired It takes more than a great resume to land you an entry-level job. Here’s what class of ’16 grads need to know to get hired.You did everything right. You graduated college with a marketable major, kept your grade point average up, did a few internships in your field, and participated in extracurriculars. You’ve got plenty to talk about on an entry-level interview. Only problem is that you’re having
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11.4 million Americans spend half their income on rent The cost-burden for renters is at a historic high, a Harvard University housing report found. Over six years, the number of Americans paying half their salary on rent has grown from 2.1 million to 11.4 million. Median rent is now $1,381 per month. Read Full Article at RT.com
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American Express teams up with Facebook to offer Amex Bot If you’re an avid Facebook user and American Express customer, you might want to pay attention. American Express has announced Amex Bot, the product of a collaboration with Facebook to offer its card members special ways to keep up with their finances and purchases. The Amex Bot, as it’s called, will allow American Express cardholders to receive real-time notifications about their balances, card b
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Researchers discover how faulty genetic instructions drive a deadly blood cancer in adults A study has uncovered the genetic mechanism for how acute myeloid leukemia cells with a specific DNA mutation stay as undifferentiated cells, rather than maturing into healthy blood cells.
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Index could help identify women at risk for rapid bone loss Researchers have developed an index to better predict which women may experience faster bone loss across the menopause transition, according to a new study.
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Good bacteria vital to coral reef survival Good bacteria could be the key to keeping coral healthy, able to withstand the impacts of global warming and to secure the long term survival of reefs worldwide, say researchers.
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Getting to the heart of chronic fatigue syndrome By better understanding daily activity levels and heart rate patterns of those who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), scientists hope to discover more about this complex illness condition.
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Internet tunes in to watch giant balloon take an explosive powder – CNET Pop goes the weasel! It took half an hour for the enormous, white balloon to finally explode, sending powder everywhere.
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Seagate targets storage for drones and robots Seagate is targeting drones and robots as it looks to add its storage technologies to new devices.”There’s a huge opportunity there,” said Patrick Ferguson, a product manager at Seagate. “I’m really excited about it.”Manufacturers make drones easy to fly, but storage isn’t a heavy consideration, Ferguson said.Robots and drones generate a lot of data, but have limited internal
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24M’s Batteries Could Better Harness Wind and Solar Power The startup’s cheaper way to make lithium-ion batteries could make it cost-effective to store energy from renewable sources.
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Colombia Farc: Celebrations after ceasefire ends five decades of war Colombians celebrate a ceasefire between the government and leftist Farc rebels, marking the end of five decades of conflict.
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‘Black Friday’: Pound plummets to 1985 low as ‘Leave’ declares victory A presumptive victory for Brexit has led to a sharp decline in the pound, hitting its lowest point since 1985. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Non-military federal agencies have more firearm authority than entire US Marine Corps ‒ report The militarization of local law enforcement in America has long been documented, but a new report found 67 federal agencies such as the IRS and Health and Human Services have spent $1.48 billion purchasing guns, ammunition and military-style equipment. Read Full Article at RT.com
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nissan creates GT-R drone with experts to race its supercar the nissan GT-R drone was built to race the 2017 GT-R supercar while filming on the track, the drone features the latest in performance-enhancing technology. The post nissan creates GT-R drone with experts to race its supercar appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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How Smartwool Is Making The Ultimate Sock for Mountaineers Smartwool’s new sock uses a patent-pending technology to make the most breathable, durable sock on the market for hiking and mountaineering. …Read More »
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Deals of Note: June 24, 2016 How to save on a portable air conditioner, a summer sweatshirt and a tie-and-pocket-square set. …Read More »
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Today in Gear: June 24, 2016 A mocha-infused IPA, new boxers with a special sack, new road and mountain helmets and much more. …Read More »
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DeepHand motion tracking enters the VR arms race The VR arms race is in full flight, and hands seem to be the next frontline in the battle, whether that’s fought with infrared cameras, electromagnetic sensors, handheld controllers like those used by the HTC Vive, Playstation Move or Oculus Touch, or even full-body exoskeletons. Now, a team at Purdue University is capturing hand movements with depth-sensing cameras, and using a deep-learning n
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‘Once occupation ends, terrorism will disappear’: Abbas speech in EU parliament enrages Israel The Palestinian president has asked the EU to shield his people from Israeli provocations, as he accused Tel Aviv of breeding fascism and the IDF of carrying out “unlawful killings.” Israel lashed out against the speech, calling it a “blood libel.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brain markers of numeric, verbal, and spatial reasoning abilities found A new study found that higher concentrations of NAA (N-acetyl aspartate) in two areas of the brain were associated with better performance on verbal and spatial tests. NAA is a byproduct of glucose metabolism and an indicator of brain health. (credit: Julie McMahon and Erick Paul) A new study helps explain how brain structure and chemistry relate to “fluid intelligence” — the ability to adapt to n
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Ted Hunt’s Socratic Search invites Google users to question their assumptions Graduate shows 2016: Royal College of Art graduate Ted Hunt has designed a search engine that allows users to search the web using principles based on the Socratic method. (more…)
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Ship-to-shore delivery shows real-world potential of disaster relief drones When roads, powerlines and other infrastructure are knocked out of action by natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, getting critical supplies to people in need is all the more difficult. Drones are shaping as hugely promising tools in disaster relief with the ability to quite literally overcome these complications, and a ship-to-shore medical delivery carried out this week with UN and American
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The Wind Up – Watch News #21 Winter is well upon us. I’ve got my heater full blast, I’m downing mug after mug of coffee (I’m on decaf now to stop the jitters), and I can’t help to think that I may have taken our blissful Summer heat for granted. But no matter, I have a job to do and that’s to bring you news from the […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Sharp has designed an earthquake-proof fridge – CNET The Japanese electronic giant’s latest fridge automatically locks if it senses an earthquake and has a solar-powered backup battery in the event of a power outage.
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Should autonomous vehicles save passengers or pedestrians? Oh, humanity. New research published in Science shows that we, as a race, want to have our cake and eat it too when it comes to autonomous vehicles. Specifically, we’re totally okay with self-driving cars that will sacrifice their passengers in favor of not harming pedestrians — so long as we aren’t the passengers when that happens. What’s more, those surveyed would like other people to buy those
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Telcos must share data for contagion prevention: KT Speaking at the United Nations Global Compact, KT Chairman Hwang Chang-gyu said global telcos must take new roles to prevent contagions by sharing their big data during a state of emergency.
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Use of drones for disaster missions put to the test How to distribute lifesaving supplies quickly and safely after a natural disaster has long been a puzzle for responders. Now, drones might be the lifesaver.
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S. Korea mulls law to keep office out of the home Hyper-wired South Korea is considering legislation that would ban bosses from bothering their staff at home, after growing complaints about the country’s already onerous work-life imbalance.
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Marines will uses laser and stinger missiles on hummers and other combat vehicles The Marine Corps is moving towards a future in which small dispersed units can protect themselves from incoming enemy drones with laser weapons and from missiles and aircraft with Stinger missiles, with both weapons netted into a detection system and mounted atop Humvees, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and other combat vehicles.Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, deputy commandant of the Marine Corps for combat
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New and Cleaner Method of Recycling Plastic Discovered There’s probably no need to remind you that plastic is extremely harmful to our environment, and that the current methods of recycling might be doing more harm than good. So when breakthroughs in the latter are made it’s always good news. This has now been achieved by a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in Ch
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Quoine raises $16 million for bitcoin exchange of exchanges Singapore-based Quoine, the startup offering a bitcoin exchange and other cryptocurrency-related services, announced today that it has secured a total of $16 million in a series B round.Following a series A round when the company raised $2 million from several angel investors back in December of 2014, this round was led by Japanese investment company Jafco with participation from an unnamed VC fir
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On the water with Kymera’s jet-powered body board Gizmag first met garage inventor Jason Woods back in 2011. Since then the Kymera jet-powered body board has been evolving into what is now a nearly production-ready machine complete with official specifications and pricing. We recently had some fun on the water putting the board through its paces… Continue Reading On the water with Kymera’s jet-powered body board Category: Marine Tags:
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MSI’s most micro gaming system There aren’t many devices capable of running and displaying the latest triple A games titles on your lap, but MSI’s lightweight GS series have always managed to straddle both an entry level price and slimline design to make genuinely portable gaming laptops. But MSI may have outdone itself with it’s latest GS range which picked up a couple of Golden Choice awards at Computex by delivering the worl
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Review: LG Super UHD 65UH950T 4K TV Introduction and FeaturesThough LG’s 4K OLED televisions are probably the best that money can buy at the moment, they also belong to a cost-prohibitive price bracket that many people simply can’t afford. This is why it makes sense for the South Korean manufacturer to also provide some more affordable, non-OLED alternatives.With high dynamic-range (HDR) advancing as the next evolution in television
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Monocle 24’s ‘Section D’ Reports from 2016 Venice Biennale In the latest edition of Section D, Monocle 24’s weekly review of design, architecture and craft, Chiara Rimella reports from the Veneto in northern Italy for a report on the best at the 15th International Architecture Biennale – La Biennale di Venezia. Covering Aravena’s central exhibitions, Reporting From the Front, and the designers and curators of the 61 national pavilions, the show seeks to u
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Surreal sculptures use stretched bronze to connect boulders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlec-WH6Qyw Based in Auvergne, France, Langlois is a self-taught artist who began experimenting with sculpture using only plaster and clay. He later turned to bronze and explored the process of transmuting natural materials with the metal. The artist pours melted bronze into a mold and then finishes the sculpture off with a patina. Related: Hirotoshi Ito’s Incredibl
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Origami This children’s area is linked to the new world headquarters of Japan Tobacco International in Geneva. Located between two imposing buildings, the headquarters of JTI and WMO, the nursery school is envisaged as an ‘inhabited landscape.’ The building is based on a regular frame and alternating arches in offset bands that are spread out across the whole site and form the body of the building that i
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Unexpected discovery reveals secret of how cancer spreads in the body Artist’s concept of primary tumor (credit: Barts Cancer Institute/QMUL) Metastasis (spread of cancer) is one of the biggest challenges in cancer treatment. It is often not the original tumor that kills, but secondary growths. But a key question in cancer research has been how vulnerable cancer cells are able to survive once they break away from a tumor to spread around the body. “Metastasis is cur
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S Korea Issues Warrant Against Volkswagen Exec in Emissions Probe 4,400 Korean consumers have filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen demanding compensation over false emissions claims.
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aric-snee-designs-handblown-plant-glass-gaia-for-holmegaard Urban Gardening comes home with Gaia, a line of handblown plant glasses by Aric Snee for Holmegaard. The post aric-snee-designs-handblown-plant-glass-gaia-for-holmegaard appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Cytochrome P450 synthetic analogs are temperature-dependent valence tautomers Cytochrome P450 is a well-known family of enzymes that are involved in drug metabolism. The active site contains a heme chemical structure in which an iron atom is bound to the heme cofactor within the enzyme. The oxidation state of the iron plays a key role in catalysis, notably in oxidizing organic compounds using O2, and an iron-sulfur bond is a key component to the enzyme’s function.
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Miyagawa Bagel We renovated a former fishing gear warehouse in Miyagawa-cho, Miura-city, with a population of 1300, into a bagel shop. The project began with local residents’ concern about their future due to a decrease in population and tax revenues and they were looking for the possibility of utilizing vacant houses in the city.
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A Psychologist Is Trying to Use Genetics to Predict If Therapy Will Work For anyone looking to access mental health care in the British National Health Service, choosing a type of therapy or other treatment can be a daunting task. A quick perusal of the handy guidebook “Which Talking Therapy for Depression,” offers up Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (BDIPT), either one-on-one, in a group, or even
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Google connects Netflix to Android TV’s universal search Nearly two years after we first got our hands on the platform, Android TV is integrating Netflix with its universal search. Just last year we were complaining about the search on NVIDIA’s Shield TV because it could only show results from YouTube, Hulu or Google’s Play Store, and now that’s fixed. Also, it’s available on every Android TV device, so you shouldn’t have to wait for an update before it
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Photos Reveal Ship Damage to Coral Reef in Shark Sanctuary The Belle Rose hit a famous reef that is home to rare thresher sharks.
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Buy: Soup + Salmon Gift Box Dinner at the campsite can be meaningful as it is nourishing. Outdoor brand Patagonia’s purposeful food line Provisions is offering meals that are surprisingly both delicious and good for you, while being sensitive to the environment and investing…… Continue Reading…
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Bitcoin value surges as British pound tanks on Brexit Britain’s decision to exit the EU has predictably shocked global currency markets. The pound has dropped around 10 percent against the dollar, a 30-year low as the market reacts to uncertainty over the UK’s vote. While traditional currency markets react to the news, cryptocurrency bitcoin has started to surge in price. Bitcoin dropped to a weekly low of $550 yesterday, but it has passed the $650
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Scientists Display Effect of All-Optical Switching Between Photons Using Non-Linear Metamaterials Scientists demonstrated the effect of the all-optical switching between streams of photons using non-linear metamaterials. The Lomonosov Moscow State University staff planned the whole study,…
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Scientists Demonstrate Novel Approach to Magnetomechanical Nanoactuation Researchers of the Nanomagnetism Group and Electron Microscopy Group at CIC nanoGUNE devised and demonstrated a novel approach to nanoactuation that relies on magnetomechanics instead of the…
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Cerulean Doses First Patient in Phase 1/2a Study of Tumor-Targeted Nanoparticle-Drug Conjugate Cerulean Pharma Inc., a clinical-stage company developing nanoparticle-drug conjugates (NDCs), today announced that the first patient has been dosed in the Phase 2a stage of an ongoing Phase 1/2a…
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World Scientific’s New Book Highlights Advances, Challenges in Development of Nanotheranostics for Personalized Medicine Nanomedicines demonstrate the capability to enhance drug properties by offering protection from degradation, enabling controlled release and biodistribution and increasing bioavailability. In fact,…
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Algorithm ensures that random numbers are truly random (Phys.org)—Generating a sequence of random numbers may be more difficult than it sounds. Although the numbers may appear random, how do you know for sure that they don’t actually follow some complex, underlying pattern? For this reason, finding a way to certify that a sequence of numbers is truly random is often more challenging than generating the sequence in the first place.
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Inspiring GoPro video celebrates unwavering spirit over physical ability GoPro, better known for heart-pounding, first-person extreme sports videos, has been presenting a decidedly different side of itself recently. The latest documentary to be featured on the company’s official YouTube channel matches neither the fast pace nor pure visual beauty of, say, 61 wingsuiters flying in formation. It does, however, have a lot of heart. You’ll Be My Arms, I’ll Be Your Eyes tel
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How much do Uber drivers really make? Opinions are like noses, everybody has one. Reports of how much Uber ride-share drivers earn have ranged from a high of $100,000 a year in gross fares to a net loss after expenses. Uber recently provided information and calculations to BuzzFeed News that showed on average, drivers in Denver, Detroit, and Houston earned less than $13.25 an hour after expenses. Further calculations involving both Bu
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Airbnb And Priceline Group Fight To Be The First Stop In Travel Planning Priceline is bigger—and faster—but Airbnb’s masterful marketing gives it an edge.At first glance, hotel-booking giant Priceline Group and alternative accommodations hub Airbnb may not seem like obvious competitors. But as with all great rivalries, each company needs what the other has in abundance.Read Full Story
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Talc nanocrystals with unique properties produced within seconds It takes millions of years until the natural clay mineral talc is produced hydrothermally under bedrock, but artificial synthesis can make this process a lot shorter. Synthetic talc has many advantages such as high purity and tunable properties. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, French scientists introduce a laboratory synthesis of talc, which needs only seconds and produces nanocrystals with uniq
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Researchers discover two redox cascades that regulate chloroplast function and contribute to plant survival A fundamental challenge of the plant life cycle is how to manage fluctuating environmental conditions. To preserve the integrity and efficiency of photosynthesis, chloroplasts have evolved multiple adaptive strategies to changes in light environments. The thiol-based redox regulation system is important for controlling chloroplast functions in response to light signal. This system has been traditi
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The world isn’t ready for only wireless headphones, Apple  As the rumor mill continues to report that Apple supposedly is doing away with the headphone socket on its next-generation phones (more than 300,000 people already voiced their opinion), I found myself in a series of situations recently that illustrate exactly why the world isn’t quite ready yet… Read More
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NGI Forms Collaborative Partnership with Leading UK Graphene Manufacturer The National Graphene Institute (NGI) has signed a collaborative partnership with a leading UK graphene company to accelerate the commercialisation of applications. Haydale Graphene Industries, the…
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Supercomputers on the trail of dark matter Almost all mass on Earth, humans included, derives from the atomic nuclei. These nuclei consist mainly of protons and neutrons, also called nucleons. Each nucleon in turn is made of three constituent quarks. However, the number of quark particles in the nucleon is actually much higher. This is due to what are known as quantum fluctuations, where pairs of particles and anti-particles form spontaneo
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Would you live in a city made of synthetic bone? The cities of today are built with concrete and steel – but some Cambridge researchers think that the cities of the future need to go back to nature if they are to support an ever-expanding population, while keeping carbon emissions under control.
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Mapping online hate speech You might think from anecdotal evidence that hate speech on social media by individuals and groups appears quite a lot, but one of first academic studies to examine the empirical data concludes that these extreme forms of speech on Facebook are marginal as compared with total content.
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Getting water to refugees in arid Niger; a Herculean task Kidjendi, Niger (AFP) June 23, 2016 Getting water day after day to the tens of thousands of refugees stranded in the sweltering desert of Niger due to attacks by Boko Haram Islamists is nothing less than a Herculean task. More than 50,000 people abandoned their homes early this month to flee to dusty camps in southeast Niger after a major attack June 3 by the jihadists from neighbouring Nigeria a
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Study explains why an increase in probability feels riskier Scarborough, Ontario (UPI) Jun 23, 2016 A new study suggests upward swings in probability make predictions feel more likely to human interpreters. For example, a person is more apt to take an umbrella if a rain forecast is upgraded from a 20 to 30 percent chance of showers than if it is downgraded from 40 to 30 percent. The new research, conducted by psychologists at the University of Toronto Sca
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How water droplets freeze Washington DC (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 Freezing water is a central issue for climate, geology and life. On earth, ice and snow cover 10 percent of the land and up to half of the northern hemisphere in winter. Polar ice caps reflect up to 90 percent of the sun’s incoming radiation. But how water droplets freeze, whether from within or from the surface, has been a topic of much controversy over past deca
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Better soil data key for future food security Rome, Italy (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 To project how much food can be produced in the future, researchers use agricultural models that estimate crop yield, or how much of a crop can be produced in a certain amount of space. These models take into account factors like climate and weather variability, irrigation, fertilizer, and soil type. A new study published in the journal Nature Communications shows t
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Immense species richness of bacterial-eating microorganisms discovered in soil Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 Typically ignored, the millions of microorganisms that we tread upon daily play a major role in the decomposition of soil matter – one that is of far greater significance than that of the whales and pandas that tend to steal our attention. A group of researchers has just shown that there is an enormous diversity among a group of bacteria-eating microorganism
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Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change Leeds, UK (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have warned. The research, led by the University of Leeds and published in the journal Nature Climate Change, focusses on maize in Africa but the underlying processes affect crops across the tropics. St
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Significant humus loss in forests of the Bavarian Alps Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 Alpine forests will be at great risk should weather phenomena such as droughts and torrential rain become more frequent. As a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shows, the mountain forests of the Bavarian Alps have seen a significant reduction in topsoil organic matter over the past three decades. The study authors’ recommendation is therefore to
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Canada Launches Maritime Monitoring Satellite Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 24, 2016 The Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) has been placed into orbit by an Indian Space Research Organization rocket, the Canadian Space Agency said in a press release on Wednesday. “The M3MSat mission will improve ship detection and marine traffic management in Canadian waters by testing new technologies, including an innovative antenna desi
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LSU Chemistry Experiment Aboard Historic Suborbital Space Flight Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Jun 22, 2016 An experiment led by LSU Chemistry Professor John Pojman was flown aboard the latest Blue Origin test flight. LSU was one of three universities, including Purdue University and Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany, selected to have an experiment aboard today’s flight. Blue Origin was established by Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos with a bold vision
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BAE Systems to assist Army with geospatial intelligence systems Mclean, Va. (UPI) Jun 21, 2016 BAE Systems is to assist in the development of next-generation geospatial intelligence capabilities for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command. Its services come under a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity award from INSCOM for its Military Intelligence Brigade – Theatre Integrated GEOINT Divisions. “We are proud to support the developmen
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Russian Moon Base to Hold Up to 12 People Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 24, 2016 Russian engineers are working on a project of a Moon base that will eventually hold up to 12 people, the spokeswoman of a research institute with the Russian space agency Roscosmos told local media. Zharova reportedly said that the lunar outpost project was initiated in the late 1960s-early 1970s.The base will be set up on the Moon surface, while radiation protection
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Hallmark Envisions Real-Time Space Command and Control Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2016 Military commanders responsible for situational awareness and command and control of assets in space know all too well the challenge that comes from the vast size of the space domain. The volume of Earth’s operational space domain is hundreds of thousands times larger than the Earth’s oceans. It contains thousands of objects hurtling at tens of thousands of miles
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Mammals almost wiped out with the dinosaurs Bath, UK (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 Over 90 per cent of mammal species were wiped out by the same asteroid that killed the dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago, significantly more than previously thought. A study by researchers at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath and published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, reviewed all mammal species known from the en
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United Nations and China agree to increased space cooperation Vienna, Austria (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) have agreed to work together to develop the space capabilities of United Nations Member States via opportunities on-board China’s future space station. Following the signing of a Framework Agreement and a Funding Agreement earlier this year, Wu Ping, Deputy Direct
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Relics of the Milky Way’s First Generation of Stars Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jun 24, 2016 The first stars that made up the Milky Way have long burnt out, but astronomers have, for the first time, observed a new set of chemical elements that formed in their cores and the supernova explosions that marked the spectacular ends of their short lives. The researchers have detected traces of sulfur and phosphorus in a second-generation star in the Milky Way. Th
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Autonomous Vehicles Shift into High Gear Self-driving systems may have bugs but they are free from the myriad distractions and risk-taking behaviors that are the most common causes of crashes today — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Prototype of the Family House in Posazavi A prototype of a family house is built in a former granite quarry in Posázaví. The purpose of this built project is to check structural, typological, and user qualities of the prototype. The house is located on the edge of a rock above a lake. The project preserves grown trees, emphasizes the view to the water, and allows access to the meadow in the middle of a forest.
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Scientists Are Trying to Make Nuclear Fusion With Frickin’ Lasers A report released in May questioned whether the so-called National Ignition Facility would ever meet its goal. The post Scientists Are Trying to Make Nuclear Fusion With Frickin’ Lasers appeared first on WIRED.
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Maglev Elevator Also Goes Sideways, Straight Up Willy Wonka Style Willy Wonka goes subway, for accessibility’s sake. The post Maglev Elevator Also Goes Sideways, Straight Up Willy Wonka Style appeared first on WIRED.
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The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future For a screen-less gadget, the Amazon Echo is a stunning success. But can it get smart enough fast enough to truly peel people away from their smartphones? The post The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future appeared first on WIRED.
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iPhone 7 Pro could make it a trio of new iPhones in 2016 We’re fully expecting Apple to launch the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this September, but the company might not be stopping there with an iPhone 7 Pro possibly being added to the mix too.The iPhone 7 Pro has been rumored before, but it wasn’t clear whether it would be a third distinct model or take the place of the iPhone 7 Plus. Now though, it’s looking like Apple might unleash them all, at least
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How Machine-Generated Screenplays May Affect Artists Earlier this month, director Oscar Sharp released his comedic sci-fi short film Sunspring. Business as usual, except it was a computer named Benjamin that generated the screenplay. Chasing the heels of Google’s Magenta artificial intelligence art projects, Benjamin’s text embodies a rapidly growing trend in the artificial intelligence community where machinery and artistry have become disputably s
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Russian physicists create a high-precision ‘quantum ruler’ Physicists from the Russian Quantum Center (RQC), MIPT, the Lebedev Physical Institute, and L’Institut d’Optique (Palaiseau, France) have devised a method for creating a special quantum entangled state. This state enables producing a high-precision ruler capable of measuring large distances to an accuracy of billionths of a metre. The results of the study have been published in Nature Communicatio
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Flashfood app allows people to buy discounted food before it’s discarded An ingenious solution to the growing problem of food waste, this app provides a win-win solution for everyone.
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Chinese and American Warships Rendezvous For RIMPAC 2016 From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal And One Olympic Pool sized Flag China comes to the world’s largest naval exercise again, bringing a rescue ship to star in RIMPAC’s first submarine rescue exercise.
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Machines That Talk to Us May Soon Sense Our Feelings, Too An expert says machine systems are going beyond talking and will soon sense our moods, personalities and behaviors  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Poop Is Coming Coffee Mug Brace yourselves – poop is coming after you chug down a hearty cup of coffee using this Game Of Thrones themed mug. With a capacity of eleven ounces, the mug is dishwasher and microwave safe and can also be personalized to your liking. Check it out $11.95
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Uber’s latest test offers good news & bad: fixed fares, but surge pricing less visible The Verge reports that Uber is testing a new version of its app that offers customers good news and bad. On the plus side, it will specify a fixed fare up-front, so you know exactly what you’ll be paying. On the downside, it will be much less obvious when surge-pricing is in effect … more…Filed under: Apple
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The Earth Watch Show off your love for our beloved planet by sporting this Earth watch. It features Japanese quartz movement, displays the North American continent in stunning color throughout its entire face, and can be customized with either faux or genuine leather bands. Check it out $16.99
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Kitchen Tool School: The Portable, Powerful Immersion Blender I love my stand mixer, but recently I’ve been seeing another appliance, and we really have something special. Though it could never completely replace my beloved red KitchenAid, I find myself reaching for my immersion blender (also known as a “stick blender” or “hand blender”) to handle tasks I used to drag my stand mixer or food processor out for.Immersion blenders are as useful as they are conve
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The New Kindle Is Simply The Best eReader Ever Created Amazon is on a bit of a roll lately. Just weeks after it announced its new Kindle Oasis eReader and Kindle Fire tablets, the company has recently … Read More
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Present Fathers Delay Teen Pregnancy The influence of fathers on their teenage children has long been overlooked. Now researchers are finding surprising ways in which dads make a difference — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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DARPA is looking to make huge strides in machine learning The U.S. Defense Department’s research and development arm is offering to fund projects that will simplify the massively complex task of building models for machine learning applications. Models are a fundamental part of machine learning. Similar to algorithms, they help teach computers to, say, identify a cat in a photo, forecast weather from historical data or sort spam from legitimate email.
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ASUS Flip C100P Chromebook Review ASUS Flip C100P Chromebook Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site The ASUS Flip C100P Chromebook is an expertly designed, first-of-its-kind convertible that takes everything we love about tablets and laptops, and crams them together into a single flexible device. Convertibles have been a part of the Windows family of PCs for years now, but have only recently started making their way int
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Erdogan threatens to hold EU bid referendum unless Turkey gets visa-free travel Turkey has once again warned it will hold a referendum on whether to press on for EU accession, unless there is progress in negotiations on vise-free travel with the bloc. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA wants a robot in space refueling satellites by 2020 Space debris orbiting the Earth is a growing problem, it’s been getting worse for 58 years. A lot of this debris is created by satellites, which inevitably reach an end-of-life state by running […]
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Hitch a Ride: 7 Perfectly Formed Examples of Portable Architecture The importance of “place” in architecture is often used to communicate the extraordinary relationship between a building and its site. “Place” is more than simply location, it is the agglomeration of well designed elements that evoke a visceral emotion within a building’s occupants. When considering this concept of “place” for mobile architecture, the definition becomes more complex, or at least
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Paris Apartment With Bold Graphic Walls And Filled With Art Antiques dealer and decorator Florence Lopez runs her business directly from her apartment, a former sculpture studio on the Rue du Dragon, maybe because she has not a usual white-box gallery atmosphere here. Her extraordinary eye for color and form is fully reflected in the apartment décor. The free-spirited approach Lopez takes to the living space demonstrates her talent for composing a total se
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Flashback Friday: Tired of procrastination? Try pre-crastination! While we like to think we’re pretty rational beings, we end up doing irrational things all the time. From believing in superstitions to spending too much on eBay, our quirky brains often lead us to suboptimal results. In this study, researchers asked participants to do a seemingly simple thing: pick up either of two buckets, one of which was closer to them than the other, and carry it to a designa
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A Huge, Floating Screen Will Sift Plastic out of the Ocean If the prototype is successful, a full-scale 100-kilometer-long barrier will be strung out in the Pacific Ocean to collect some 68 million kilograms of floating trash — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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MA’s Concrete At ABC Stone, we are constantly searching the world for the most unique offerings to present to our venerable clientele. It is now our great privilege to announce that we have been chosen as the exclusive North American distributor of MA’s, an ultra-thin decorative concrete widely used in Europe for more than 25 years but never before available in the United States. MA’s is a bespoke product, gui
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When to tell your boss that it’s actually not your best work Everyone has an occasional crisis of confidence. You’re about to turn something in, and you wonder, “Is it good enough?” Then, your next thought is, “Do I need to say something to my boss?” There are definitely times when it’s just a bout of impostor syndrome; and by ignoring your inner critic, you avoid a situation in which your manager would’ve loved your work, but because of how you frame it,
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Analyzing the breath of critically ill children at warp speed In a dimly lit room, next to a supersonic jet engine test rig, three Stanford engineering graduate students sat around a whiskey bottle.
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Angela Merkel: ‘We have to remain calm and composed’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was important to “remain calm and composed” following Britain’s exit from the European Union.
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Lavish Pension Hikes True Cause of Growing Liabilities: New at Reason More bad news about the pension crisis out of California. Steven Greenhut writes: Orange County’s “unfunded pension liability exploded from 2000 to 2012, going from a surplus in 2000 to a $4.5 billion liability in 2012,” according to the new report. “In January 2016 the county issued pension obligation bonds in the amount of $334 million. The numbers are huge.” Indeed they ar
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The Best Window Fans If you need a window fan that can bring in cool air at night or extract hot air out of a kitchen window, you won’t find a better-equipped fan for the price than the Pelonis 9” Twin Window Fan. After 12 hours of research, the Pelonis is the only fan we found for under $40 that’s quiet, powerful enough to be felt at a 20-foot distance, and reversible with a toggle switch, which means it’s a lot less
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New device could unlock information potential of sunlight People rely on sunlight for heat, light, and energy every day, but three Penn State researchers believe we’re missing a valuable piece of information that sunlight itself could provide—the dynamic directions of incoming light.
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LEED Platinum-certified New Balance World Headquarters raises the bar for indoor environmental quality The 250,000-square-foot building is the first facility in the United States to achieve all possible credits in the Indoor Environmental Quality category under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) v2009 Core and Shell rating system. The property was developed by Boston Landing as the company’s initial flagship project. Related: Floating Mega Arcology for Boston’s Harbor The energy efficient de
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How the Computer Beat the Go Player As a leading go player falls to a machine, artificial intelligence takes a decisive step on the road to overtaking the natural variety — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Uncovering pathway that makes steroid hormones fast and efficient How can the group of chemicals known as steroid hormones cause almost instantaneous changes in your body, like hydrocortisone inhalers with asthma? In an interview with UC Science Today, UC Berkeley researcher Polina Lishko mapped out the rapid route taken by progesterone, a female sex hormone, to trigger what’s called the “power kick” in sperm that leads to fertilization. This pathway m
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Hispanic youth underrepresented in most recent U.S. census In a recent comparison of Census Bureau data, researchers estimate that nearly 400,000 Hispanic children were not counted in the 2010 census. The misrepresentation of a population could lead to less political representation and the loss of funding for critical programs aimed at early childhood wellness, according to researchers.
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How to use Google Save as an online image storehouse Working from home is great, but it also has its drawbacks. Especially if you have small children walking into your office every half-hour looking for a coloring page—and it’s the same page every time. Luckily, I’ve been able to reduce the length of these interruptions thanks to Google Save.If you’ve never heard of it, Save is a service Google offers to help you save items you find online. If you
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Set Up Your SSD+HDD Combo to Make the Best Use of Space On Each With This Video SSDs are a clearly superior drive format, but they’re more expensive per gigabyte than their platter-based hard disk drives. The natural middle ground is to get an SSD for your Windows installation and an HDD for all your stuff. This video shows you how to setup both to make them work well together.The video from Linus Tech Tips shows you how to tweak your Windows libraries like Documents and Pict
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What If Robots Cut Your Pizza? Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up a problem related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. These problems, puzzles and riddles come from lots of top-notch puzzle folks around the world — including you! You’ll find this week’s puzzle below.Mull it over on your commute, dissect it on your lunch break, and argue about it with your friends and lovers. When yo
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CES 2016: Stepping into the next age of motoring The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) provided us with a proper glimpse at the immediate future of the automotive industry. The post CES 2016: Stepping into the next age of motoring appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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NASA extends Hubble Space Telescope science operations contract NASA is contractually extending science operations for its Hubble Space Telescope an additional five years. The agency awarded a sole source contract extension Thursday to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for continued Hubble science operations support at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
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LG TONE Platinum Bluetooth Headphone Review LG TONE Platinum Bluetooth Headphone Review Gadget Review – Your lifestyle gadget site These days, wireless headsets are aplenty. It’s great that we have choices, but that also means we need to be extra selective. Wireless headphone designs vary quite a bit, and they can work better for some uses more than others. For instance, we have a list just for the best bluetooth headphones built for workin
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4 ways gamification is advancing cybersecurity There’s no doubt that the cybersecurity industry is in dire straits. Each year, data breaches are growing in size, numbers and severity while the cybersecurity talent gap is widening and there aren’t enough experts to fill vacant posts. And with internet-based services encroaching over every aspect of our lives and tasks, new vulnerabilities are sprouting every day, providing malicious actors with
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Most Popular This Week Most read reviews this week: The Best Wi-Fi Router (for Most People), The Best Wireless Exercise Headphones, and The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker. See all 10 most popular reviews this week.
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Most Popular This Week Most read reviews this week: The Best Air Conditioner, The Best Gear for Small Apartments, and The Best Hard Cooler. See all 10 most popular reviews this week.
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Save the driver or pedestrian? Such robot car dilemmas are folly Should autonomous cars sacrifice those inside to save more lives outside in a crash? That is a misleadingly simple dilemma, warns Hal Hodson
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Who needs water? Dry volcanic vents more alive than wet soil High up a Chilean volcano, there’s more microbial diversity in bone-dry vents than icy patches – which could alter our search for life out in the solar system
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NASA launches 5-year tech demo to improve air traffic flow at airports NASA is working toward a greener future in aviation, where airplanes push back from the gate, taxi to the runway and take off much quicker. A more efficient, precise trip by an airplane from the gate to takeoff reduces the amount of time its jet engines spend running on the ground, reduces noise and emissions levels at the airport, and reduces the time you spend sitting and waiting to take off.
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21 books to read if you want to boost your career With summer finally here, and hopefully a vacation or two on your calendar, you’re probably on the hunt for a good book. While you should give your brain a break and read a little light fiction, you should also pick up one that’ll boost your career. SEE ALSO: 7 Books The Muse team’s reading now to boost their careers And before you groan and start complaining that you didn’t come here looking for
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ECB ready to deal with financial impact of UK exit The European Central Bank says it is ready to manage the impact on the financial markets and the banking system as a result of Britain leaving the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putin on Brexit: No one wants to support weak economies Russian President Vladimir Putin says ‘Brexit’ is the choice made by the British nation and is a comprehensible one, as “no one wants to feed weak economies.” Russia has not and does not plan to interfere with the results of the referendum, he added. Read Full Article at RT.com
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VR suits, car phones’ comeback and insect brains: 8 tech predictions from Qualcomm (Q&A) – CNET Chairman Paul Jacobs spends his time nowadays thinking about the future. He shares some of his ideas with CNET.
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Soundlazer VR Say farewell to tedious wires and uncomfortable headphones while still enjoying your own private listening experience with the Soundlazer VR. This revolutionary listening device is like a virtual reality of sound. Immerse yourself in its organic, floating personal cloud of sound that won’t disturb the people around you. You’ll get clear, vibrant, stereo-quality sound exactly where you want it wit
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Enflux – The World’s First Motion Capture Clothing Introducing Enflux, the world’s first motion capture clothing. Covering you from the neck down, Enflux analyzes the form of your entire body to help you train, improve, and prevent injuries while lifting. The shirt and pants are revolutionary as they’re embedded with ten tiny motion sensors throughout the arms, torso, and legs. The sensors communicate with the companion app to keep you informed ab
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Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor Speakers Big sound? Check. Small footprint? Check. Introducing the Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor Speakers. Filling your entire room with incredible sound, this speaker set will transform any space into an audiophile’s dream. Efficient and minimalist, the R-15PM Speakers are outfitted with an integrated phono pre-amp, Bluetooth capability, digital optical, and analog RCA and USB inputs to be the most versa
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Scientists publish new findings on vital biochemical process Two Montana State University professors and their colleagues have made an important discovery that advances the understanding of a biochemical process underpinning nearly all known life.
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Chemists turn greenhouse gas into hydrogen fuel A future with hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and hydrogen-powered smartphones is much closer to reality.
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Blackbird shape-shifting vehicle is every perfect car you’ve seen in a commercial Ad agencies must work unbelievably hard to shoot the perfect car commercial… right? Don’t be silly. They’re cheating, and they’re using this unassuming black EV to do it. This minimalist ride is the […]
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Architecture’s Eternal Debate: “Less Is More” vs. “Less Is a Bore” Tomorrow marks Robert Venturi’s 91st birthday, and with it comes a chance to reflect on the life and work of one of architecture’s most colorful characters. Together with his wife Denise Scott Brown, Venturi strove to rewrite the book (sometimes quite literally) on modern architectural design, challenging the principles of the Modernist movement with experimentation and witty provocation. If the
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The Workplace Of The Future: Brought To You By Art, Education, Travel, And Startups For offices to be places that young people want to work, companies need to look outside the business world for design ideas.The workplace of the future is always being created. Every day, companies are introducing new ideas, strategies, and technologies that change how and where we work. Each year, new graduates enter the workforce with bold ideas about their workstyle preferences and needs. New r
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Microsoft has sold nearly 10 times more Surface Pro 4s than Surface Books Some fresh statistics on Microsoft’s range of Surface devices clearly show which are the most popular of these hybrids, and the straggler of the family – that would be the shiny bells-and-whistles-laden Surface Book.AdDuplex, an ad network which crunches data on Windows hardware, shared a breakdown of the Surface devices out there, and their relative market share amongst all of Microsoft’s hybrids
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The switch that could double USB memory Scientists at Hokkaido University have developed a device that employs both magnetic and electronic signals, which could provide twice the storage capacity of conventional memory devices, such as USB flash drives.
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Guns, games and violence: The real questions you should be asking Last week, something unusual happened in the game industry: Most of the world’s biggest video game publishers directly or indirectly addressed the realities of gun violence on a national stage.
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The Turing Test: A puzzle game that asks if machines can think Can machines think? This is the question posed by Alan Turing’s 1950 paper, Computer Machinery and Intelligence. Turing believed that by the year 2000, our understanding of computers would have evolved to the point where machines could think, work out problems, and be able to imitate a human. As of today, Turing’s predictions might not have all come true, but humans are sometimes duped in sma
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Silk-based filtration material breaks barriers When the Chinese first discovered silk, its superior quality and properties were thought so special, it was reserved exclusively for clothing the emperor, his relatives, and dignitaries. And for more than two millennia, the mechanisms of silk production were a highly guarded secret.
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Physics professor makes nanomagnetism discovery Dr. Karine Chesnel has always been fascinated with understanding how things work, particularly the secrets of magnetism.
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Mixed-income neighborhoods face steady decline America has been talking about racial segregation and its effects for decades. Now another kind of separation is grinding away at America’s neighborhoods: income segregation, where people are separated by their wealth, or lack of it.
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30 minutes of nature a week reduces depression and heart disease If city residents all went to a park for a half hour weekly, there would be 7 percent fewer cases of depression and 9 percent fewer cases of high blood pressure.
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How to Shave the Right Way Using Shave-Oil For most men shaving is a mundane task. The only people who seem to enjoy it are teenagers who have not yet been burdened by the monotony of shaving every day. Having a nick or cut on your top lip is almost a welcomed sight to young teens. If anyone asked what happened they could proudly respond with “Oh this? […]Visit Man of Many for the full post.
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Getting a handle on extremes By tapping into the power of extreme value theory, an international team of researchers including Raphaël Huser from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology’s Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division, Saudi Arabia, has developed a statistical model that overcomes the shortcomings of previous schemes to provide a reliable basis for climate research and the p
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Apple may soon have an extra supplier of OLED displays for future iPhone: Sharp With Apple expected to switch to OLED screens for future iPhones, it appears that it may not need to rely completely on the two major manufacturers for long. While Samsung and LG currently manufacture most of the world’s OLED screens between them, Nikkei reports that Sharp expects to be doing the same ‘before 2018’ … more…Filed under: Apple
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Trump in Scotland: Would Put UK at ‘Front of Line’ for Trade Deal, Support Scottish Independence Donald Trump appeared in Scotland a day after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, for the re-opening of the golf resort. Most of his initial comments, fifteen minutes worth, were about his properties, but the presumptive Republican presidential nominee then took questions from the press, which were mostly about the Brexit vote. “I felt that that was going to happen,” T
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U.S. court rules that FBI can hack into a computer without a warrant A U.S. court has ruled that the FBI can hack into a computer without a warrant—a move which is troubling privacy advocates. The criminal case involves a child pornography site, Playpen, that had been accessible through Tor, a browser designed for anonymous web surfing. The FBI, however, managed to take over the site in 2014, and then tracked down and arrested its members by hacking their comput
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The heart of smart devices: These sensors make the Internet of Things aware Slideshow: Check out the sensors that make IoT clickImage by Stephen LawsonSensors are at the heart of the Internet of Things, collecting the data that powers wearables and smart cities alike. This week in San Jose, makers of sensors and related gear gathered for the Sensors Expo & Conference. Here’s a look at some of these components.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please
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Seagate targets storage for drones and robots Seagate is targeting drones and robots as it looks to add its storage technologies to new devices. “There’s a huge opportunity there,” said Patrick Ferguson, a product manager at Seagate. “I’m really excited about it.” Manufacturers make drones easy to fly, but storage isn’t a heavy consideration, Ferguson said. Robots and drones generate a lot of data, but have limited internal storage to reta
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The U.S. Cities With the Highest and Lowest Property Taxes The cost of buying a home goes beyond the price of the house itself. Property taxes, for example, can add up, but the cost varies depending on where you live. Here are the cities where taxes are the highest.http://twocents.lifehacker.com/all-the-hidden…A study from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy looked at property taxes in U.S. cities to find the highest and lowest tax rates. According to
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Hubble Confirms a Gas Mountain on Neptune The first 21st-century images of a dark vortex in Neptune’s atmosphere will help probe the ice giant’s atmospheric behavior — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Save 26% On The Tab LapDesk [Deals] You’ll have a desk for your tablet or smartphone anywhere you go with this LapDesk. It’s currently available in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for $58.99 (26% off) with free shipping for a limited time! Keep yourself cool w/ the heat-absorbent bamboo service & built-in ventilation Pack it up & carry it in your bag w/ ease Use the desk space to keep notes or organize files Monitor your tab
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DIY Iceman Blaster Colin Furze adds to his DIY X-Men gizmos this portable liquid nitrogen pack. Along with a palm-mounted nozzle, it allows him to chill and freeze objects on the go. If there’s anyone who can will make Bobby Drake’s ice slides, it’s this guy. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: DIY Firework Rocket LauncherXmas Spinner Turkey CookingColin Furze’s Drift TrikeColin Furze’s Apocalyptic Bunker
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Augmented reality can increase slaughterhouse production yield New research explores the potential impact augmented reality has on systems in slaughterhouses. Augmented Reality has provided lucrative new solutions in industrial quality assurance systems. Now, new research published in Cogent Food & Agriculture explores the potential impact of this new technology on systems in slaughterhouses.
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A database just for bumble bees Look up the word “bumble,” and the definition may read something like “To move or act in a confused, awkward or clumsy manner.” But the bumble bee, a member of the genus Bombus, is anything but clumsy. In fact, the insects are expert aviators, alighting with precision inside flowers and vigorously shaking pollen loose from their stamens.
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Twitter quietly launches tags to location feeds with Foursquare  Location feeds linked to from these tags could inspire people to tweet more while out and about, fuel Moments about particular places, and improve Twitter’s ad targeting data. Better location functionality could be an important building block for Twitter’s future products and revenue potential. [Update: What’s new is that specific location tags now appear in the main… Read More
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How To Build A Wearable Walking Desk DIY Forget about sitting or standing—wear your office while you walk Turn an old bass-drum carrier into a desk that you can wear while you walk.
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Compact WaterCube uses solar power to make clean drinking water Humanity has made a real mess of life on Earth, but people like Ap Verheggen are keeping us in the game. Verheggen has for the last several years designed a host of creative solutions for sourcing water in places where it doesn’t come readily, especially in really hot places with untapped humidity in the atmosphere. WaterCube is his latest invention. The 20-inch cube of stainless steel is embedded
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tadao ando’s 152 elizabeth street in new york includes a monumental green wall the scheme measures 32,000-square feet and comprises a total of seven stories and seven residences. The post tadao ando’s 152 elizabeth street in new york includes a monumental green wall appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
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Bacteria in soil affect farming and global climate Scientists have found for the first time how common bacteria found in the soil have far-reaching effects on farming and the global climate.
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Metabolic flexibility and immune defences may influence species spread, study suggests Wide-ranging species may have different levels of bacterial immunity than their rarer relatives, new research suggests.
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Measuring the shape of the Milky Way’s black hole At the heart of our galaxy’s center is SagA*, a supermassive black hole containing about four million solar-masses of material. SgrA* is relatively faint, unlike the supermassive black holes in some other galaxies. This is probably because, unlike its active cousins, it is not aggressively accreting material and so is neither heating up its environment nor ejecting particularly intense jets of fas
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Pinpointing vehicles with high precision under adverse weather conditions During a mid-March snowstorm, researchers from MIT Lincoln Laboratory achieved real-time, nighttime, centimeter-level vehicle localization while driving a test vehicle at highway speeds over roads whose lane markings were hidden by the snow. The sport utility vehicle used in the demonstration was equipped with a system that employs a novel ground-penetrating radar technique to localize the vehicle
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Welcome to Building 20, the sprawling fortress that serves as Facebook’s California nerve centre It’s been a year since the tech giant moved into its sprawling new home, designed by Frank Gehry, at One Hacker Way … The post Welcome to Building 20, the sprawling fortress that serves as Facebook’s California nerve centre appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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How Deep Learning Could Be The Next Step In Cancer Detection Technology Samsung Medison’s new cancer-screening ultrasound How deep learning technology could be the next step in cancer detection…
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Duma gives final nod to new anti-terrorist bill, removes most controversial points The Russian Lower House has passed a bill introducing life sentences for international terrorism and lowering the age threshold for extremist crimes, but scrapped a proposal to automatically strip convicted terrorists of Russian citizenship. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Museum Director Calls for Increased Funding for Scientific Collections to Save Lives Infectious disease researchers should be using museum collections to fight newly discovered pathogens
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Algorithmic solutions to manufacturing freeform shapes A toolbox of algorithms that can be consulted and applied in order to cost-effectively manufacture freeform shapes has been developed by EU researchers.
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Research reveals government skill deficiency Research by a leading economist at The Australian National University (ANU) has found that a lack of economic expertise within government is leading to ineffective policy and white elephant infrastructure.
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What’s wrong with the web and do we need to fix it? More than 20 years after the first web server started bringing the internet into our lives, a recent conference in San Francisco brought together some of its creators to discuss its future.
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MIT: More collaboration is needed to fight disease As anyone who follows science knows, a lot of the fields have blended together. Medical research is dependent on robotics and other technology, while computer engineers are building neural networks that mimic our brains. To get everyone working together, leading MIT scientists, including President Emerita Susan Hockfield and Nobel Prize winning geneticist Philip Sharphave, have drafted a paper cal
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These Astronauts Are Getting Sealed in a Cave to Practice Life in Space CAVES underground training exercise. Image: ESA–A. BoessoAn underground cave is precisely the wrong direction if you’re hoping to go into space—so why is the European Space Agency sending the latest batch of ISS-bound astronauts on a spelunking expedition? To practice for life in a sealed tin can, of course.On July 1st, six astronauts—the ESA’s Pedro Duque, NASA’s Jessica Meir and Richard Arnold,
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These Coin Candles Enhance Tabletop Games If you’re an avid tabletop gamer, you probably like to set a particular mood for the game. Enter Coins of the Forge from LA-based Boonzy Arts.  These candles come themed around a number of genres – Pirate, Dwarf, Sci-Fi, Steampunk and Zombie: These candles, like the Wheel of Flame set, are meant to augment your game by providing an atmospheric fragrance corresponding to various themes. Each candl
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4 Ways to Reset Windows 10 and Reinstall From Scratch Windows 10 is still Windows, meaning it will need a fresh start every once in a while. Why is that? With Windows 10 Microsoft is switching its operating system (OS) to a mandatory update process that is similar to Android and OS X. Rather than releasing major OS versions that have to be purchased separately every couple of years, the OS is updated internally on a regular basis. In other words, if
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Researchers discover the key to optimizing information transfer EPFL researchers have come up with a way to optimize information transfer, solving a problem that has confounded researchers for 60 years. Their breakthrough could enhance the quality of our communications, from smartphones to satellite transmissions and data storage.
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Sanders says he will vote for Clinton in US election Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election in November, bowing to his former rival for the White House but stopping short of a full endorsement.
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Starbucks experiments with coffee jelly Coffee shops can now be found on every street corner of most developed nations around the world, and the popularity of this delicious beverage in its many forms breeds competition. So how do […]
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UK’s Brexit vote could reverse environmental protections and contribute to climate change By the slimmest of margins, the United Kingdom http://inhabitat.com/united-kingdom-2/ has voted to leave the European Union. The controversial move—widely called Brexit, short for British exit—kicked off a series of troubling events. Stock markets crashed and Prime Minister David Cameron announced he will resign before October. The ramifications of the UK’s departure from the EU will be widespread
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Possibility of new particle discovery at LHC fading The physics community is apparently starting to lose its buzz over the possibility of the discovery of a new particle by researchers working at the CERN LHC facility near Geneva. As more data is studied, it appears more and more likely that the blip that was seen last December was simply an anomaly in the data.
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Salmonella in meat products reduced by 90 percent in new research An old technology that uses natural bacteria predators, called bacteriophages, is the focus of new research. The technique is being used to reduce salmonella bacteria in meat products.
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Nanotechnology, math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance Math, biology and nanotechnology are becoming strange, yet effective bed-fellows in the fight against cancer treatment resistance. Researchers have engineered a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment that pits a lethal combination of drugs together into a single nanoparticle.
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Part-timers now 49 percent of nation’s college and university faculty, study finds Part-time workers now make up nearly half of the faculty of U.S. colleges and universities, according to the 2016 edition of The Condition of Education, a federal report on the nation’s education system.
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Researchers put manganese’s role in coastal waters under the microscope The St. Lawrence Seaway extends more than 2,300 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the top of the Great Lakes, connecting Canada and the United States.
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Plasmapour technology set to revolutionise the metal industry The “just in time” principle applied to temperature control promises gains in energy efficiency and product quality.
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Study analyses situation of migrant workers Care work in German families is increasingly being taken over by female migrant workers. Their precarious situation is now analysed in an industrial and organisational sociology study from TU Darmstadt.
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New evidence that forest fires do not threaten spotted owls New Research on the California spotted owl has found that severely burned forests that have not been post-fire salvage logged are used by the threatened raptor when foraging for their small mammal prey. Stand-replacing fires, also called crown fires or high-intensity fires, do not harm spotted owl foraging habitat.
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Remote control actuation goes down to nanoscale Researchers of the Nanomagnetism Group and Electron Microscopy Group at CIC nanoGUNE devised and demonstrated a novel approach to nanoactuation that relies on magnetomechanics instead of the conventional electromechanics utilized in micro and nanoactuated mechanical systems. The work was reported in Small.
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‘Micro Town House’ Latest Example of Skinny Architecture in Vietnam It rises in a narrow alley in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam’s dense urban areas have strong “skinny house” game, and this so-called “Micro Town House” in Ho Chi Minh City, by MM++ Architects (who also designed these tropical houses), is the latest player to join in on the action. The residence was constructed on an irregularly shaped plot of land measuring just 4 x 8 meters (13 x 26 feet) in a small,
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Review: The Plantronics Voyager 5200 — a Bluetooth headset for business class If your ear is attached to your phone during much of the workday, you are in the market for a serious headset such as Plantronics’ new Voyager 5200. The latest in the Voyager series of mobile headsets, the look of the 5200 isn’t subtle — when you’re wearing it, you (and everyone else) will know you’re got a headset on. But that is unimportant compared to its many features, comfortable fit and e
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Women in hijabs kicked out of California cafe are accused of ‘civilizational jihad’ Seven Muslim women who filed a civil rights lawsuit last month claiming they were kicked out of a busy California restaurant and publicly humiliated just for being “Muslim ladies in a prominent spot” wearing hijabs have been accused of “civilizational jihad.” Read Full Article at RT.com
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Man-machine collaboration at heart of new Artificial Intelligence XPrize Registration has just opened up for an all new US$5 million XPrize, this time focusing on getting humans collaborating better with artificial intelligence to solve major global issues. Unlike previous competitions, this XPrize, sponsored by IBM’s Watson division, doesn’t feature a set of pre-determined goals, but instead challenges teams to come up with their own… Continue Reading Man-machine
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Flooding in West Virginia Is So Bad a Burning House Floated Down a Creek West Virginia is in the midst of a rash of deadly flooding, and one particularly dystopian video shows what appears to be a burning house floating through a creek in the town of White Sulphur Springs.West Virginia MetroNews reports that the house was seen floating down Howard’s Creek on Thursday afternoon. In the video, someone can be heard saying, “Dad, watch out!” The National Weather Service Of
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Your favorite gadget blog meets your favorite podcast A brand-new episode of Vergecast is here! This week, Paul Miller and Ashley Carman, part of our Circuit Breaker team, join Nilay and Dieter to discuss trends they’ve noticed while blogging for the site. Also, fan favorite Nicola Fumo stops by the show to tell us what she’s been up to and explains her recent tech troubles. This wouldn’t be a tech podcast without us discussing the iPhone headphone
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Celebrating Atlanta skyscrapers past and present One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1891, foundation work began on the Equitable Building, Atlanta’s first skyscraper, at the corner of Edgewood Avenue … The post Celebrating Atlanta skyscrapers past and present appeared first on Architecture Lab.
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54% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting – Deal Alert This bias lighting strip, currently discounted by 54% on Amazon from $49.99 down to just $22.99, reduces eye-strain caused by differences in picture brightness from scene to scene in movies, shows and games, by adding a subtle backlight to your monitor or TV.  The LED lights can be changed with up to 20 color selections customizing and setting the mood of your workspace. The strip is easy to ins
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Coral bleaching event largest yet, possible remedy found The world is seeing the largest scale of coral bleaching yet that could impact on the livelihood of more than 500 million people worldwide. The post Coral bleaching event largest yet, possible remedy found appeared first on Popular Mechanics.
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Sen. Toomey Pushes Yellen on Fed Distortions Tags A A Home | Feed | Blog.rssThe FedSen. Toomey Pushes Yellen on Fed Distortions 0 Views Janet Yellen gave her semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee this week. In the Q&A time, Senator Pat Toomey criticized the Fed’s policy and suggested that it has only worked to “shift the timing of economic activity.” Tho Bishop briefly mentioned the exchange in his great post ea
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Breakthrough in lupin genetics secures legume’s future Breaking the genetic bottleneck of the domesticated lupin plant could open up a world of possibilities for the legume in the global food industry.
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Can Boeing launch a crewed starliner by February 2018? Boeing thinks it can have its Starliner spacecraft ready to fly crewed missions by February, 2018. This is 4 months later than the previous date of October 2017. It isn’t yet clear what this will mean in Boeing’s race against SpaceX to relieve NASA’s dependence on Russian transportation to the ISS.
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Russia adopts controversial counter-terrorism amendments The Russian parliament on Friday adopted a set of controversial counter-terrorism amendments which have sparked alarm among rights activists.
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Deal: G-BOOM Wireless Boombox Looking for a portable speaker that can crank out a big boom? Look no further than the G-BOOM. This award-winning Bluetooth boombox packs a punch, delivering loud sound and booming bass for up to 6 hours on a charge. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop. Link Price: $80 More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1Deal: All-Weather Bluetooth SpeakerPavilion Bluetooth SpeakerAero
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Chemical signal can make it easier to personalize medication An international research team has searched for possible non-genetic causes of common immune diseases and discovered that there is a signal called hydroxymetylcytosine (HMC) in many regions of DNA, with genetic changes associated with several immune diseases.
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Where do rubber trees get their rubber? Researchers have succeeded in decoding the genome sequence for Hevea brasiliensis, the natural rubber tree native to Brazil. The study reports a draft genome sequence that covers more than 93 percent of expressed genes, and pinpoints regions specific to the biosynthesis of rubber.
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Future-proof beach residence in Washington State is raised to withstand mudslides In order to future-proof their beach side property that has been in the family for three generations, the owners decided to build a modern home that would be easy to maintain. The house, designed by Designs Northwest Architects, sits at the bottom of a steep slope, and replaces a small cabin. The Saratoga Hill House is located on a remote beach on Camano Island, Washington. The site is difficult t
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Scientists’ breakthrough in modelling universe Research teams in Europe and the USA – including a cosmologist from the University of Portsmouth – have begun modelling the universe for the first time using Einstein’s full general theory of relativity.
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Promising Antibody Therapy Wakes Up HIV Just To Kill It It’s frequently remarked that, since the development of antiretroviral medications, HIV has become a chronic, manageable illness. What was only recently a death sentence to be preceded by months or years of agonizing, debilitating opportunistic infections can now be treated more or less indefinitely with medication. In this sense, HIV is by now a lot more like diabetes—given proper treatment adher
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Time for NASA to double down on journey to Mars Since the Authorization Act of 2010, NASA has been pushing ahead with the goal of sending astronauts to Mars by the 2030s. The latter part of this goal has been the subject of much attention in recent years, and for good reason. Sending crewed missions to the Red Planet would be the single-greatest initiative undertaken since the Apollo era, and the rewards equally great.
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The Dead Sea—depletion of a shared natural resource Travel to Jordan raised a lot of expectations, including that I would find a land somewhat familiar to my birthplace, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan—perhaps because of the Muslim majority of both places and the hot weather that shapes the climate of those countries.
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California blaze ‘most destructive I’ve ever seen’ Firefighter-shot footage shows the impact of the so-called Erskine blaze, which has torn across 11 miles of parched central California in just 13 hours.
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What walkways teach us about design | Tom Hulme How do you build a product people really want? Allow consumers to be a part of the process. “Empathy for what your customers want is probably the biggest leading indicator of business success,” says designer Tom Hulme. In this short talk, Hulme lays out three insightful examples of the intersection of design and user experience, where people have developed their own desire paths out of n
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Research signals start-up boost for laptop users A British tech start-up has invented a world-first multi-function antenna for laptops that fits into the extremely limited space of the hinge cavity.
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Germany shuts door to fracking German lawmakers Friday approved a law that essentially bans fracking, ending years of dispute over the controversial technology to release oil and gas locked deep underground.
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Merry Jane and the green age of marijuana media We’ve come a long way since High Times.
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CivilizationEDU will make high school totally radical next year Now I can learn about the pyramids while having fun (credit: civilization.com) Hey, kids! Put away those boring old history books. There’s a new way to learn about geopolitical conflict. It’s a video game! *Record scratch sound effect* That’s right, it’s CivilizationEDU, the new education-focused version of the hit simulation series that will make learning fun! This isn’t your daddy’s old &quo
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Omni Calculator brings math to the masses  There are some men who want to watch the the world burn and others who want to offer it easily customizable embedded calculators. Mateusz Mucha belongs to the latter camp. Mucha is a sociologist by training who has built multiple small startups. His latest project, Omni Calculator, is completely bootstrapped and has three employees building clever calculators for various formulae. “We… Read More
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‘Amazing protein diversity’ is discovered in the maize plant New research establishes the amazing diversity of maize — specifically the variety of proteins that the plant’s genes can generate. The finding has great import for agriculture, as maize is one of the world’s top-three staple foods, along with rice and wheat accounting for two-thirds of world food consumption.
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Messaging the robot: Improving mission-critical business needs with A.I. and bots (VB Live) VB LIVE: Classic IVF automation already reduces customer service call costs by more than 90 percent—imagine what sophisticated A.I. can do. Join bot technology experts and A.I. scientists as they explore this and many other business implications of a world where bots join the conversation. Register here for free. “We’ve got to do something about how we communicate with customers,” says Tobias Goe
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Kick Off Your Morning with This 15-Minute Full Body Routine Working out in the morning helps get your energy up for the day, and this fifteen minute full body routine is perfect for a quick, energetic start in the morning that will also help keep you in good shape and high spirits all day long.This routine is only 15-minutes long (and illustrated in the video above) but if you have more time, you can increase the number of reps you do or time spent on each
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For a Better Selection, Shop IKEA’s As-Is Section on a Monday Forget the maze, IKEA’s as-is section is where it’s at. You can find excellent deals on returned merchandise, and you’ll do well to hit the section up on a Monday.As one redditor points out, Mondays are ideal because stores get quite a few returns over the weekend and put them all out after the rush. They further explain:I got a sofa for 1/2-price that was in perfect shape, multiple desks and tabl
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How to Throw a Great Summer Party There are many reasons to love summer. For one, it’s the season where you can throw together a party last minute and almost always have guests show up. This is what I did this past weekend. The sun beaming through my bedroom window on Friday morning gave me the inspiration to spend the day outside. I called up a few friends, slipped on my swim trunks, and headed out to the pool. It was a glorious
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FAA Approves Terrafugia Flying Car Prototype As Light Airplane Aviation Still miles to go before it’s road- and sky-ready Flying car one step closer.
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Explore the Tiny, Post-Apocalyptic Architecture of Nix and Gerber Tiny visions of our world after people What would happen to a city’s spaces after all its inhabitants are gone? Such is the inspiration for artist duo Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber, creators of more than two-dozen miniature dioramas depicting the abandoned interiors of a post-apocalyptic city. Nix began the series in 1999, as a way to explore “the way that buildings age and crumble and nature
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Panorama artist Zach Lieberman wrote his own software for an interactive light installation The Panorama festival is happening in about a month, but it won’t just be a place to see Kendrick Lamar and LCD Soundsystem without switching venues — it’ll also be something of an interactive art gallery, where festivalgoers are encouraged not only to look at art, but to touch it. At least, that’s what Zach Lieberman wants. He’s a Brooklyn-based artist whose projects are largely dependent on hum
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Spot the Passive House! Hint: it’s not the one with the solar panels on the front.
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Next-Generation Batteries Ramp Up Capacity For people who currently have no access to the grid, the combination of renewable generation and grid-scale batteries is utterly transformative  — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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In mice, daughters of overweight dads have altered breast tissue, higher cancer risk Obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth through childhood, and have delayed development of their breast tissue as well as increased rates of breast cancer. The findings come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations’ cancer risk.
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Siberian larch forests are still linked to the ice age The Siberian permafrost regions include those areas of the Earth, which heat up very quickly in the course of climate change. Nevertheless, biologists are currently observing only a minimal response in forest composition.
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Small brain, astounding performance: How elephantnose fish switch between electrical, visual sense The elephantnose fish explores objects in its surroundings by using its eyes or its electrical sense — sometimes both together. Zoologists have now found out how complex the processing of these sensory impressions is. With its tiny brain, the fish achieves performance comparable to that of humans or mammals.
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Mesmerizing lava skylights give a glimpse under the Earths surface Volcanoes get a bad rap in the movies, but what goes on underneath the Earth’s crust can actually be a beautiful scene – especially if we can get a glimpse of it. The Kilauea volcano’s recent lava breakouts in Hawaii were captured on film, including its hypnotizing lava “skylights” where the crust has broken and the fiery lava flow can be seen from above. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITJ6HLHtzu
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How to prepare for the coming AI revolution It’s time for another edition of “What TNW is reading.” If you’re not familiar with them, take a moment and enjoy the previous edition about the US election. This week we’re featuring Cecil Kleine, our Product Lead and warm-hearted, proud Curaçaoan. After having first been colonized by the Spanish, the country – in its own weird way – is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and one of the busies
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New orchid species found in Philippine forest guerrilla zone Five new orchid species have been discovered in remote Philippine mountains, protected from poaching because of an insurgency in the region, conservationists said Friday.
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Atlas rocket launches for 1st time since March grounding America’s Atlas rockets are flying again, successfully launching a communications satellite for the Navy.
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New Windows 10 build squashes bugs ahead of Anniversary Update Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 10 for PC and mobile to users enrolled in the Insider program. Build 13472 is largely concerned with making preparations for July’s Anniversary Update, taking care of some of the issues raised by the recent Bug Bash event. The blog post detailing the new build states the Bug Bash carried out in June to garner feedback was an enormous success. A
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Tiny multi-function antenna for laptops A tech start-up has invented a world-first multi-function antenna for laptops that fits into the extremely limited space of the hinge cavity.
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These Images Were Taken With an Entirely New Kind of Photography Image: Capasso Lab/Harvard SEASThese beetles may look like two different species, but they’re the same individual. The difference lies in how they were photographed, using a new lens that allows scientists to “see” one of the most fundamental properties of biology: chirality.Many of the building blocks of life are geometrically chiral, meaning they come in a “left handed” or “right handed” version
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Obama to encourage international entrepreneurs to think US President Barack Obama is encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs from more than 140 countries to connect their ideas with U.S. businesses.
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G7 promises to cooperate & support markets after EU referendum The UK’s finance minister George Osborne said on Friday the central banks of G7 countries have taken steps to provide liquidity to calm market volatility after Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Wikileaks believes Brexit will lead to ‘scrapping’ of Assange warrant Wikileaks hopes its founder Julian Assange will soon end his four-year-long self-imposed exile in a London embassy as an unintentional side-effect of Brexit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Ukrainians were death camp guards’: Fury hits back after Klitschko compares him to Hitler Wladimir Klitschko has called for Tyson Fury to be stripped of his titles and suspended, comparing the heavyweight champion to Adolf Hitler – but the ‘Gypsy King’ didn’t hesitate to hit back. Read Full Article at RT.com
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NASA finds new ‘dark vortex’ looming over Neptune (PHOTO) NASA’s Hubble telescope has recorded its first “dark vortex” sighting on Neptune this century during an observation on May 16. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Netflix may soon let you download movies and shows for offline viewing You may soon be able to download some of your favorite shows and movies from Netflix if rumors swirling around the streaming service are true. SEE ALSO: Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here’s how to see them Netflix users have long wanted to have the ability to save titles for offline viewing. Such a feature would allow subscribers to watch specific movies and shows offline, and would mak
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$4 Android Smartphone From India To Begin Shipping Next Week Earlier this year, an Indian smartphone company called Ringing Bells unveiled the Freedom 251, an entry-level Android smartphone that was priced at Rs. 251 (roughly $3.7 USD). It didn’t take long for the company to stir controversy — soon after media got the device, they learned that Ringing Bells had disguised Adcom Ikon 4s (retail price: $60) as the Freedom 251 smartphone for marketing and medi
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New tool to measure polarization of light Researchers have developed a new tool for detecting and measuring the polarization of light based on a single spatial sampling of the light, rather than the multiple samples required by previous technologies. The new device makes use of the unique properties of organic polymers, rather than traditional silicon, for polarization detection and measurement.
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‘Flower Power’: Photovoltaic cells replicate rose petals With a surface resembling that of plants, solar cells improve light-harvesting and thus generate more power. Scientists reproduced the epidermal cells of rose petals that have particularly good antireflection properties and integrated the transparent replicas into an organic solar cell. This resulted in a relative efficiency gain of twelve percent.
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How to Get Through the Workday When It Feels Like the the World Is a Mess I don’t need to remind you of everything tumultuous that’s happening in the world. This isn’t about what’s right or wrong, it’s not about guns or borders, and it certainly isn’t about politics or which politician is tweeting what. It’s about you.This article originally appeared on The Muse.When the weight of what you’ve seen and heard threatens to tear your heart in two, how can you possibly muste
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YouTube expands creator outreach with new features, better support  Along with news that it’s preparing to introduce live streaming support in its main mobile application, YouTube also this week announced a series of new features for its creator community. The details, which include a new Creator Hub, better support, a benefits program and other tools, were unveiled Thursday at VidCon, an event focused on online video and digital culture. In a… Read More
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The Weekend Agenda Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days.
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Plant Prefab raises $3 million from Obvious Ventures for durable, sustainable homes Plant Prefab wants to make it easier for people to build homes within urban neighborhoods and cities, and it has raised $3 million to do just that. The investment, led by Obvious Ventures, will go some way toward helping the company scale, bring on more talent, and improve existing systems. A spin-off of LivingHomes, Plant Prefab is a design and development company that builds sustainable and pref
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Report: Lead levels higher in Flint kids after water switch Flint children under the age of 6 had significantly higher blood-lead levels after the city switched its water source in 2014 to save money, according to report released Friday by U.S. disease experts.
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An Economic Hit Man Confesses and Calls to Action | John Perkins | TEDxTraverseCity John Perkins describes the methods he used to bribe and threaten the heads of state of countries on four continents in order to create a global empire and he reveals how the leaders who did not “play the game” were assassinated or overthrown. He brings us up to date about the way the economic hit man system has spread from developing countries to the US, Europe, and the rest of the world and
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Refugees — A raising nation without flag | Danika Jurisic | TEDxIHEParis D M Jurisic was born on 29. September 1975. in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia – a country that doesn’t exist anymore. She is fighting to promote the refugee crisis believing that the decision we make now, the treatment we are giving them will decide in long terms not only their individual destinies, but the main features and characteristics of our society. . I am a refugee. My identity, my life, my entire e
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Comcast adds to smart home offerings with Icontrol Comcast and Alarm.com have announced an agreement to acquire portions of Icontrol Networks, an 11-year old home security company. The multi-deal involves Comcast purchasing the Icontrol Coverage platform, which already powers the Xfinity Home Screen and back-end servers used to control smart home devices. Comcast will also take control of the wholesale business. See Also: Roost smart water leak d
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Britain’s Exit from the European Union Might Leave Both the U.K. and the E.U. Better Off If you want to understand why markets are crashing in the aftermath of yesterday’s Brexit vote, take a quick glance at Dechert’s guide to the legal and financial implications of the vote. Although the referendum is non-binding, most observers now expect that the United Kingdom will move to separate itself from the European Union (EU). But exactly how that process will work, and what the end resul
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NASA launches suborbital rocket carrying student experiments NASA says it has successfully launched a suborbital rocket carrying student experiments from its Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
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ODA’s Rheingold Project housing to take up two full city blocks in Brooklyn Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighbourhood is set to receive a vast housing development designed as a “European village” by architecture firm ODA New York (+ slideshow). (more…)
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Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce As the solar industry booms, coal workers have the opportunity to pursue new work. A new study looks at what it takes to retrain underground skills for sunnier prospects.
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Analysis of media reporting reveals new information about snakebites and how and when they occur A new study analyzed media reports of snakebites in the United States. Investigators found that media coverage detailed victim circumstances better than current quantitative data, and that the majority of snakebites may actually be ‘legitimate,’ meaning they occur by surprise, without intentional contact, in a natural setting.
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Hidden values of open ocean A team of scientists has for the first time attached a dollar value to several of the leading ‘ecosystem services’ — or natural benefits — provided by the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, an immense region stretching west from the west coasts of North and South America.
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UT’s NanoLab Performs Real Life Brain Studies The standard Petri dish comprising of flat electrodes is deemed to be insufficient to study the working of brain cells and also to assess the impact of medication on separate cells. Cells are expected…
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Blendtec Pro 800 Stealth Blender Few small appliances make as big a noise as a blender. The Blendtec Pro 800 Stealth Blender is designed to mix things up without messing up your ears. Its secret…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Secret behind success of breakaway cancer cells uncovered A team of researchers, led by scientists at the Queen Mary University of London, has made a breakthrough in our understanding of how cancer cells are able to spread around the body and form deadly new tumors. The team found that two proteins work together, exhibiting an unusual behavior that helps keep the cells alive… Continue Reading Secret behind success of breakaway cancer cells uncovered
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Could a vast rubber boom clean up tonnes of ocean plastic? A 100-metre prototype boom is being tested in the North Sea as part of an unproven scheme to tackle the gyres of plastic waste in the Pacific
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The Next Trick for IBM’s Watson? Composing Music More than anything else, IBM’s Watson supercomputer is probably best known for one thing: Appearing on Jeopardy!, the legendary TV game show, in 2011. With an internet connection and the ability the buzz in quicker than a human opponent could, Watson destroyed Jeopardy!’s longest-tenured champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in devastating fashion throughout a week of games at the IBM campus. I
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IIHS to consider passenger-side small-overlap test after crossovers fail to protect – Roadshow Because why add expensive reinforcement if safety watchdogs aren’t testing for it?
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10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill When people think of “grilling season,” they typically fantasize about the age-old narrative: A man cradles a cold beer, hunched over a shiny grill, adorned with row upon row of hot dogs, bratwursts, steaks, ribs, chicken, pork, or any of the other classic grilling essentials. The man tends the meats, and when he steps back, […]
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MIT researchers develop eye-tracking program for your smartphone According to a new paper, researchers at the University of Georgia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a piece of software capable of turning almost any smartphone into an eye-tracking device. Inspired by what MIT graduate student Aditya Khosla calls a “chicken-and-egg loop,” regarding eye-tracking applications for
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DARPA’s ‘Virtual Eye’ lets soldiers see around obstacles Intel’s virtual FreeD replay tech used in the NBA and other sports is cool, but it requires a lot of cameras and GPU horsepower. DARPA, the US military’s science fiction arm, thinks the same technology could give soldiers and rescuers better situational awareness. Since there’s no way personnel can lug all those computers and cameras into a battle or disaster, it worked with NVIDIA to create Virtu
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Pope Francis describes mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule as ‘genocide’ Pope Francis has described the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman Turkish rule in World War I as “genocide” during a visit to Yerevan. It comes despite reports that he would instead use the word “martyrdom” when referring to the deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com
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1st ‘true’ anti-aging drug seeks human subjects A promising compound which has been shown to significantly slow the aging process in mice might be tried on humans as early as next month, scientists say. If the trials work out well it would be the first genuine anti-aging drug to appear on the markets. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Effectiveness of SDF in arresting root caries in different fluoridated areas The objective of this research study was to compare the effectiveness of annual application of silver diammine fluoride (SDF) solution on arresting root caries in community-dwelling elders living in water fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas. This study was conducted in a water fluoridated area (Hong Kong) and also in a non-fluoridated area (Guangzhou).
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Development of drugs for local treatment of oral conditions Several medications commonly prescribed for oral mucosal administration are actually intended for transdermal application. Many conditions affecting the oral mucosa require frequent or long-term treatments and some treatments are systemically applied. Clinical resistance and patient intolerance of such treatments may develop. There is thus a constant need to address these problems through the deve
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Overweight and obesity impact on periodontitis Overweight and obesity have been associated with increased periodontitis risk. However, uncertainty persists regarding the causal relationship of such conditions. In this study, participants were followed periodically since their birth. Anthropometric measures and habits were assessed during the life-course.
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3-dimensional prostate model created A team of researchers are developing a three-dimensional model for prostate cancer research based on cryogels. The model will be used to reproduce natural processes and above all to examine the development and the progression of tumors.
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Today’s Best Deals: Anker PowerCore 1300, $10 Kitchen Scale, Apple Laptop, and More A solid portable charger , stainless steel kitchen scale, and a deal on the current-gen Apple laptop lead off Friday’s best deals.Read more…
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Paco’s Taco Stroker At first I was like, Who the h-e-double-boner named this kitchen tool “Paco’s Taco Stroker?” I’m going to make so many masturbation jokes when I write about it. And then I looked closer and was like, Holy hard-on! They did it on purpose! Because Paco’s Taco Stroker isn’t a kitchen tool at all. Unless, of course, you like to beat your own personal meat in the kitchen too. Screaming O comb
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What You Need to Get Started Investing Online When you’re trying to create a solid financial future, investing is a great way to go; the generally expected return of a long-term investment in the stock market is 6–7%, which can add up to a lot of money over the course of a few decades. It’s a sound financial decision for most people looking to build wealth. And the internet has opened up a lot of great investment opportunities that can help y
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Nanoscientists develop the ‘ultimate discovery tool’ The discovery power of the gene chip is coming to nanotechnology. Researchers have figured out how to make combinatorial libraries of nanoparticles in a very controlled way. Some of the nanoparticle compositions have never been observed before on Earth. The tool they are developing could be used to rapidly test millions to billions of different nanoparticles at one time to zero in on the best part
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Ultrathin, flat lens resolves chirality and color Researchers have developed an ultra-compact, flat lens that can simultaneously capture both spectral information and the chirality of an object.
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Tzannes Releases Designs for Australia’s Largest Commercial Timber Building View from Hickson Road pedestrian bridge. Image Courtesy of Tzannes Adding to the growing trend of timber-framed architecture, Tzannes has released plans for International House Sydney, the “first modern commercial engineered timber building of its size and type in Australia.” Located in the new urban district of Barangaroo, the building was conceived as a gateway to the area, linking pedestr
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Soon, You’ll Be Able to Make Money Owning an Electric Car From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News EV owners could earn cash while they sleep Over the lifetime of an electric vehicle, owners could earn enough to offset most of the purchase cost.
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Jobs of the future and how we can prepare for them | Avinash Meetoo | TEDxALC Following the current trend of the skills needed for jobs and the automation of different industries, Avinash Meetoo believes robots are the way of the future. He therefore says that the creative arts will thrive because people will have time on their hands and will be able to create things that entertain. In addition to the creative arts, there will be a high demand for jobs that call for compute
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Why me? Why not me? Special Ed: a blessing in disguise | Nada Barakat Khawaja | TEDxNDULouaize Who says being the mother of a child with special needs is a burden? It has been a blessing in disguise for Nada Barakat Khawaja. Throughout our lives, we all go through hardships that lead us to ask the common question: Why me? Nada Barakat Khawaja lives what many people would see as a lifelong battle. However, from day one, this strong woman took that ‘hardship’ into her own hands and turned it
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How to become a Jack of all trades and Master of Some | Nicholas Grundy | TEDxGalway When deciding what career path to follow, we all too often choose one single option. This unfortunately leads many of us to become miserable and disengaged in our jobs. Nicholas Grundy looks at how we can question the norm, trying anything and everything as Jacks (or Jills) of all trades, and masters of our own lives. Having started as an Engineer and Army Officer, Nicholas left behind these stabl
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The Shape of Things to Come | Jeff Murugan | TEDxTableMountain Jeff believes that the 21st Century will see diverse fields coming together in ways we have never seen before – the dawning of the Era of Information. And by applying the mathematical field of Topology to complex data sets, systems and problems, we can gain fresh insights that could lead to understanding even the most complex entity in the world, the human brain. Jeff Murugan was born in Tongaat.
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The Connected Universe | Nassim Haramein | TEDxUCSD Through nearly 30 years of research in physics and writing multiple papers, Haramein has come to a deep understanding of the underlying mechanics of our universe, using his equations and theory to calculate the most accurate prediction of the charge radius of the proton to date. Bringing in evidence from fundamental physical principles and leading research, he is able to show that we live in a con
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Secret of autosuggestion | Sangguen Kim | TEDxUNIST How much do you believe yourself? Sometimes, you may think that your complex can make more hard. However, this speaker jump over his complex. Tiny thinking can change quality of life. UNIST student This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedxFrom: TEDx Talks
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Seven Light Fixtures That Look at History With a Contemporary Eye For product design to move forward, sometimes it has to look backward. That’s the logic Italian lighting brand Karman applied to its latest collection, which references historical, traditional and archetypal objects and ornament with modern twists. NotreDame NotreDame is named for the famous cathedral for good reason: Its lace-doily pattern, rendered in resin and marble dust, is modeled after ros
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The best tech and apps for your home office By The Wirecutter Staff This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. Read the full article here. You don’t need the thinnest, lightest, or most elegantly designed items for your home office. You want reliable, comfortable, efficient tools—but it doesn’t hurt if they look nice, too. That’s why a team of three experienced remote workers spent more th
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Right Before They Erupt, Volcanoes Become Ominously Silent Tavurvur volcano eruption, 2009 (Image: Taro Taylor)If an active volcano nearby suddenly kicks up its activity with steam, smoke, and below-ground rumblings, it’s a good idea to get away very quickly. But now researchers have found an even more dangerous sign to watch volcanoes for: sudden, total silence.A team led by researchers at Carnegie Institution of Science has been monitoring the seismic a
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Watch a baby sea turtle being hypnotised so we can weigh it Baby sea turtles won’t stay still long enough for conservation biologists to weigh and measure them. Now we have a way to stop them squirming – hypnotise them
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Expansion of the Early Universe Is Modeled in Unprecedented Detail Pioneering techniques could settle longstanding controversy about the accuracy of previous simulations — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Chrome Bug Makes It Easy To Download Movies From Netflix and Amazon Prime A vulnerability found in Chrome by researchers allows people to save copies of movies and TV shows from streaming websites such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. From a Gizmodo report:The vulnerability, first reported by Wired (Editor’s note: Wired blocks adblockers), takes advantage of the Widevine EME/CDM technology that Chrome uses to stream encrypted video from content providers. Researchers David
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100 Years Some of us will be lucky enough to live for a full century. Some of us won’t. But for every year that you are here on Earth, 100 Years: Wisdom…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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Experience the answers shaping tomorrow at Make the Future London What makes you tick? For many, the prospect of building a future that’s bright for all is the answer. Creating a world that offers more and cleaner energy solutions that tackle climate change for current and future generations is a hot topic for the trending columns, local coffee shops and up-and-coming startup hubs around the world. We believe the answers to tomorrow’s energy challenges lie in t
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7 of the Best New Buildings in the Americas From Brazil to Mexico to Canada As the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) continues to announce its 2016 awards, the Americas have their own, albeit smaller awards, showcasing some of the most outstanding projects of the past two years. Seven finalists (selected from a pool of 175 nominees) have been announced for the biennial Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), which recognizes the
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Probing giant planets’ dark hydrogen Hydrogen is the most-abundant element in the universe, but there is still so much we have to learn about it. One of the biggest unknowns is its transformation under the extreme pressures and temperatures found in the interiors of giant planets, where it is squeezed until it becomes liquid metal, capable of conducting electricity. New work measures the conditions under which hydrogen undergoes this
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A strategy for ‘convergence’ research to transform biomedicine A new report calls for increased support of ‘convergence research,’ which integrates physical and life sciences for revolutionary advances in biomedical research.
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Travelers Could Gain Antibiotic Resistant Genes In Just Two Days Health New findings show it doesn’t take much time for genes to enter your gut At an annual meeting, researchers present findings that show travelers abroad could acquire new antibiotic resistance genes in just two days.
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Turn your Windows 10 tablet into the ultimate remote with new Roku app Whether you’re talking about a streaming box like a Roku or A/V receivers, remote apps are becoming an essential component. Roku has offered iOS and Android apps — and even a Windows 8 app — for quite a while, and now Windows 10 users are finally getting an app of their own, at least for computers and tablets. Related: Roku owners get another live-TV streaming option with addition of PlayStation V
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China’s sinking feeling: Soil under Beijing gradually collapsing – study Aside from its unsightly industrial pollution problem, China’s government has another potentially serious issue on its hands – the capital Beijing is reportedly in danger of becoming a massive sinkhole. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Faster detection of pathogens in the lungs What used to take several weeks is now possible in two days: thanks to new molecular-based methods, mycobacterial pathogens that cause pulmonary infections or tuberculosis can now be detected much more quickly. Time-consuming bacteria cultures no longer need to be taken from the patient samples, meaning that a suitable therapy can be started quickly.
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New Horizons Reveals a ‘Super Grand Canyon’ on Charon Images from NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft reveal an unusual canyon system that’s far longer and deeper than the Grand Canyon. The inset above magnifies a portion of the eastern limb in the global view of Charon at left, imaged by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft several hours before its closest approach on July 14, 2015. A […] The post New Horizons Reveals a ‘Super Grand Canyon’ on Charon appear
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3-D-printed kidney helps doctors save woman’s organ during complicated tumor removal Doctors and scientists in one case printed and used a 3-D kidney to help save a patient’s organ during a complicated tumor-removal procedural.
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Energy from sunlight: Further steps towards artificial photosynthesis Chemists have come one step closer to generating energy from sunlight: for the first time, they were able to reproduce one of the crucial phases of natural photosynthesis with artificial molecules.
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Molecular scissors help evolutionary investigation Scientists have detected an important mechanism in the evolution of plant genomes: using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model organism, they studied the formation of tandem repeat DNA sequences and found out that these sequences form if both DNA strands are broken at a significant distance from each other. For their experiments, the scientists used CRISPR/Cas system, working like a ‘pair of molecular s
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Female blue tits sing in the face of danger Birdsong has long been associated with courtship or competitive behavior. And males were considered to be more active. Now a research team shows that female singing is much more common. They demonstrated for the first time a connection between the song of female blue tits and the presence of a predator. This singing appears to be about their own defense.
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Should I stay or should I go? Researchers have been studying evacuation data and have published two new papers that may help to improve prediction models used by emergency planners, leading to more efficient evacuations and possibly saving lives.
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9to5Toys Last Call: 11-inch MacBook Air $700, 2-pack Lightning Cables $8, Seagate 5TB External HDD $110, 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: Apple’s Thunderbolt Display has been put out to pasture, here are the best alternatives at every price point Vansky’s $23 USB LED light strip gives you multi-c
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The ArcaMini is a square electric skateboard that nobody asked for An important question to ask about any new product is: who is this for? There are a lot of gadgets out there these days, and many of them solve very specific problems shared by very particular groups of people. But sometimes it’s really hard to answer that question. Sometimes you can’t even begin to imagine who would spend X on Y. This morning was one of those times, because ArcaSpace — a private
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No Flu Nasal Spray Next Season: Why Is This Vaccine Not Working? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points to new data showing the spray was ineffective from 2013 to 2016 — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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VW’s 10-year plan includes 30 new electric vehicles and a self-driving car system On the heels of a report about the company’s $15.5B investment in an electric car battery factory, Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller rolled out an ambitious 10-year plan to repair the company’s tarnished reputation following last year’s emissions cheating scandal. VW aims to launch 30 new electric vehicles by 2025, which has to be the most outlandish goal a car company has ever announced. Yet, if any
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Arsenic accumulates in the nuclei of plants’ cells Toxic arsenic initially accumulates in the nuclei of plants’ cells. This has been revealed by an X-ray examination of the aquatic plant rigid hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) using DESY’s X-ray source PETRA III. Even at comparatively low concentrations, the arsenic also floods the vacuole, a liquid-filled cavity which takes up most of the cell. The scientists report their findings in the Journal
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Longevity, human health may be linked to a muscle cell enzyme Exercise and fasting do not change the location of a key enzyme involved in energy production, a study has found.
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The Navy Is Going To Test A Big Laser Soon Military 150 kilowatts of directed energy, pointed at an unknown date on a calendar. Big laser soon.
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Genetic Sequencing Gets Boost From A New Proofreading Enzyme Health Error prone 3-billion-year-old process fixed Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have created a new enzyme which can produce high fidelity RNA sequences. Typically reverse transcriptase enzymes, used…
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What impact will Brexit have on green building in Britain? It doesn’t look good for any kind of building actually.
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Mike Flynn, Editor at Breitbart News and Former Reason Foundation Director of Government Affairs, Dead at 48 The Reason family is saddened to learn that our friend and former colleague Mike Flynn died unexpectedly last night, according to a statement released by his wife, Holly Flynn Pitt-Young. He was 48. Flynn, who walked, talked and dressed like a 1940s movie character, had a long and colorful career in and around Republican politics. A sixth-generation native of Central Illinois, he could talk for d
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Apple Watch tipped to move from OLED to Micro-LED in 2017 One of the biggest ongoing rumors for the next few years of iPhones is that Apple will switch the smartphone’s display from LCD to OLED. This has previously been expected to take place in 2017, but recently analysts have pushed that prediction back to 2018. However, it seems the same timeframe will see a change in the Apple Watch’s display … Continue reading
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People with low birthweight due to genetic factors are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes A genetically lowered birthweight increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research shows. Since low birthweight represents restricted intrauterine growth (fetal growth), it cannot be ruled out that it is in fact the risk factors for this restricted growth that are causing the low birthweight and in turn causing the type 2 diabetes to develop. Risk factors for restricted intrauterine
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How well do facial recognition algorithms cope with a million strangers? Computer scientists and engineers have launched the ‘MegaFace Challenge,’ the world’s first competition aimed at evaluating and improving the performance of face recognition algorithms at the million person scale.
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New cancer immunotherapy drugs linked to arthritis in some patients Case reports on 13 cancer patients suggest that a small number of cancer patients taking the immunotherapy drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab may be at some higher-than-normal risk of developing autoimmune joint and tissue diseases, including inflammatory arthritis, according to a preliminary study.
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Analysis of genetic repeats suggests role for DNA instability in schizophrenia An international research team has revealed extensive genetic variation in patients with schizophrenia. Significantly more copy number variations (CNVs) of genomic DNA were detected in patients than in controls. Patients also showed different disease severity, which appears associated with the CNVs’ number and variable expressivity. These findings enabled the researchers to propose a genetic model
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New treatment approaches to improve peritoneal dialysis One of the main functions of the kidneys is to filter metabolic products out of the blood. If the kidneys are no longer able to do this, the blood has to be artificially purified and drained of excess fluid. This is the purpose of dialysis. Now researchers are seeking new, better therapeutic approaches for those patients on dialysis.
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These Are Some of the Weirdest Ways Paleontologists Find Fossils Sometimes you pee on them, sometimes you’re just trying to get away from other paleontologists. Here are the discovery stories scientists won’t tell you
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3 Critical Things To Do If You Are Letting (You Are) IoT Into Your Home I had an email exchange with Timur Kovalev, CTO of Untangle , on IoT and the focus was what 3 things are critical to anyone building a Smarthome. Since I have a Smartphone, which doesn’t always work as it should, to me the subject was topical. So let’s get to it. Figure out what’s connected and what’s calling home : Timur wrote “If you don’t know which devices are connecting to your network, you c
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“Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise.” – Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower’s ‘SkySlide’ As white-shoe law firms shrink and expanding tech companies in L.A. increasingly move into restored warehouses or historic buildings, commercial skyscrapers around the country are struggling to find tenants. […] That leaves the owners of aging all-office high-rises like the U.S. Bank Tower looking for ways to produce new revenue […] OUE is not the first company to see a possible revenue stream
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United States, EU reportedly reach data-transfer deal The U.S. and the European Union have reportedly reached an agreement on the language of a key data transfer pact, including limits on U.S. surveillance. The revamped EU-U.S. Privacy Shield was sent to EU member states overnight, according to a report from Reuters. Privacy Shield would govern how multinational companies handle the private data of EU residents. Member states are expected to vote
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KISS AV’s super thin and light speakers deliver big sound At a CE Week demo, these 3.0-inch thick speakers you can hang on a wall with two-sided tape rivaled competitors several times larger.
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Aggressiveness of acute myeloid leukemia elucidated Scientists have discovered why acute leukemias with the same genetic abnormality vary in their aggressiveness based on their cellular origin. They found that the cancer inducing alteration is particularly devastating if it occurs in early hematopoietic stem cells expressing certain genes involved in cell migration and tissue invasion. These findings should now make it possible to classify patients
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Tiny algae ideal for sniffing out nutrient pollution in water Tiny algae, called diatoms, living in water could be key to providing a definitive and clear measure of whether streams, rivers and lakes have damaging levels of nutrients in them.
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How to Use Outlook for Simple Task and Project Management If you’re working on a small project, as a freelancer, or in a company with few employees, Outlook 2016 can help you manage your projects and tasks without the need for hefty software. With simple customizations to the task section, you can set reminders and due dates, assign to-dos, and track time easily. Why Use Outlook for Projects and Tasks? For large projects, project managers and bigger comp
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Why People Don’t Always Need Cheering Up When a friend is down, it’s natural to try to cheer them up. That may not be what they need most, however. As The School of Life explains, “jollying” your friend along may not be the best way to empathize with them.Rather than dismiss a friend’s sadness, the video suggests sharing their melancholy so you can better understand where they’re coming from and truly be there for them. They explain:Sadn
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The Brexit May Be Just The Beginning Of Anti-Europe Votes One of the biggest consequences of the British vote to leave Europe is that other countries will consider doing the same. Populism and nationalism are on the rise all over the globe. Now that U.K. voters have been given a chance to express their preferences, I believe that it is almost inevitable that another government inside the EU will hold some sort of similar vote.2Perhaps this will come abou
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Here are US Ignite’s first 15 smart communities At the Smart Cities Innovation Summit this month in Austin, public-benefit dev firm US Ignite called out the 15 communities participating in their Smart Gigabit Cities Program — designed to build public services that could be shared with other cities in the program. The 15 communities include: Austin, TX; Cleveland, OH; Burlington, VT; Chattanooga, TN; Flint, MI; Madison, WI; Richardson, TX; Kans
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Scotland’s major political leaders snubbed Donald Trump during his golf course visit Scottish political party leaders all received gold and black invitations to Friday’s reopening of Donald Trump’s Scottish golf resort, sent to them by Trump’s son, Eric.  None of them accepted.  SEE ALSO: Donald Trump’s first tweet about Brexit got shut down immediately Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Labor leader Kezia Dugdale, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, and Liberal Democrat le
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British Scientists Are Flipping Out About Brexit Britain is saying goodbye to the European Union, a monumental decision that’s triggering some serious alarm bells among the country’s researchers. Here’s why they have a right to be worried.Read more…
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Report: Obama Administration To Announce Civilian Casualties From Drone Strikes Military An official number, oddly lower than all previous estimates. Drone casualties.
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Solar-powered recreational center in LA boasts a 7,800 square foot planted roof The sustainable Playa Vista Recreational Center is set amid a network of green spaces in Los Angeles. Designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios, the LEED Platinum-certified recreational facility includes planted walls, expansive glass surfaces, and cozy internal courtyards that enable natural ventilation, among other environmentally friendly and energy efficient features which earned the building two
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Princess Leia brainwaves may help you learn in your sleep Circular waves that cycle around the brain may represent individual memories of the day’s events, helping you to remember the most important
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The Tools of Change Are Here: What Will You Do With Them? Digital connectivity is a defining characteristic of the 21st century. And though it’s an often criticized aspect of modern society, it’s also making us more aware of our fellow human beings. News has never spread so rapidly across the globe or so widely illuminated global problems that desperately need more attention. “It’s painful when we see an incident halfway across the world that’s grotesque
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Eyewitnesses who collaborate make fewer mistakes in police interview Witnesses correct each other’s errors. Two recently published research studies show that witnesses make fewer errors when they are interviewed together than when they are interviewed separately. This stands in sharp contrast with current police guidelines to always interview witnesses separately.
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Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier A computer program that recognizes sketches could help consumers shop more efficiently. Fine-grained sketch-based image retrieval (SBIR) overcomes problems with using words to describe visual objects in words, especially when dealing with precise details, and with using photos, which can restrict the search far too narrowly.
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Before History: Human Origins Kurzgesagt lists the major breakthroughs that have taken humans to this point. Ultimately, it’s a reminder that we all benefit when we communicate, cooperate, and preserve and share knowledge, not when we deceive, enslave or censor each other. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: What Are You?Terrorism & Mass SurveillanceBlack Holes Explained Pt. 1Why Are Some People Left-Handed?The
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Genes, germs and bacon: A look inside my own DNA There are times in your life when bad news smashes into your gut like a sledgehammer into the solar plexus. “You’ve got those double dots next to your CYP1A2*F, which means that we class you as a fast metabolizer.” But the man on the other end of the phone was not complimenting me. Rather, he was explaining that my body can’t cope with the chemicals produced by smoked or chargrilled meat
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3 World Trade Center celebrates topping out In a ceremony packed with construction workers, news crews, and real estate folk, the final bucket of concrete made its way to the top of 3 World Trade Center, marking the topping out of this 1,079-foot supertall tower. The 80-story building was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and spans 2.5 million square feet. Once complete in 2018, it will be the fifth tallest tower in New York City.
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Steam Summer Sale begins: look upon it and despair The Steam Summer Sale, as it’s called by those who don’t know its true name, has begun. Therein you’ll find a set of games with their prices kicked in and smashed with hammers, and there they’ll continue to be bashed until the 4th of July, 2016, at 10AM PDT. If you can last that long, I applaud you. On the … Continue reading
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Meet Toru, the German robot that’s picking through your packages Great ideas aren’t always actionable. When Frederick Brantner first decided to build a highly selective picking robot, he thought he’d introduce the device to homes. He imagined the robot organizing the living room and separating light laundry from dark, decluttering the kids room and tidying shoes by the door. What Brantner didn’t initially foresee was how expensive such a machine would be on the
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Regenerative medicine offering new treatment for bronchopleural fistulas For the first time in human application, researchers successfully closed an open wound on the upper chest caused by postoperative complications of lung removal. The protocol and approach were based on an ongoing trial investigating this method to treat anal fistulas in Crohn’s disease.
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Homeless Survival and Property Rights Collide in Court Ruling Should basic survival be permitted to trump property rights? And what are the implications for saying “yes”? We may find out in Massachusetts. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a homeless man can fight criminal trespassing charges by claiming it’s the only way for him to protect himself from the cold. Note that this doesn’t necessarily mean the gentleman would be allowed
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Indian startup Ringing Bells to ship controversial $4 smartphone next week The cost of a new smartphone has dropped significantly over the past several years although if you’re only shopping in the flagship market, you may be blind to this fact. If you look around, you’ll find several quality handsets from reputable manufacturers for just a few hundred bucks and even…
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The Best Mobile Accessory Deals On Amazon Right Now Today, Amazon has a ton of good deals on all things smartphone accessories. Whether you need some Bluetooth headphones, a battery backup, or a car mount, there are deals for you! Battery Backups AUKEY 10000mAh External Battery ($16.99 w/ Coupon IV3RXRKT) Portable Charger AUKEY 10000mAh External Battery for iPhone, iPad, Samsung & More Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Technology: Charge compatible Qua
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Plants Grown In Simulated Mars Conditions Found Safe To Eat Space Good news for future space farmers Researchers working with the Mars One project tested four crops grown in Mars and moon simulant soils and found they did not have high levels of heavy metals.
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This Week’s Most Popular Posts: June 17th to 24th As much as we care about our health, many of us are really only exercising because we want to look more attractive. And that’s okay, so this week we focused on exercises that are purely for aesthetics. As the saying goes, “Strong in body, strong in life hacks.” Right? That and much more in this week’s top posts.The Best Exercises to Look Great NakedBeing strong and healthy is nice and important, b
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7 Ways To Slow Summer Down Remember how endless summer used to feel when you were a kid? Here’s how to recapture that sense of having all the time in the world.To the young, summer seems to stretch out endlessly. Long days make time feel expansive. By middle age, though, the days can blur into each other. June becomes September at a rate disconcerting enough to make you wonder if it’s at all possible to slow time down.Read
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The Mill Blackbird Transformable Car Rig Up until now, if you wanted to shoot a car for a commercial or movie, you needed that actual car on-set. With The Mill Blackbird Transformable Car Rig, you can…Visit Uncrate for the full post.
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WHO’S TB care advice violated standards, researchers say The World Health Organization (WHO) violated sound standards of medical care and human rights by nudging poorer countries to follow less expensive, untested and largely ineffective treatment protocols for tuberculosis patients, a new paper argues.
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Green city or ghost city? Masdar a failed experiment in sustanainble planning It was once heralded as the “city of possibilities,” but Masdar has proven to be anything but that over the last decade. More than 10 years ago, the Abu Dhabi government had high hopes for a smart city that could lead the charge into the future. But now, it is the future, and Masdar remains, in some sense, in the past. First conceptualized as the world’s first zero-carbon city, it has now become p
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This Enormous Telescope Will Study Neutrinos From The Depths Of The Ocean Floor Science A giant thing to look at tiny things to understand giant things KM3NeT unveiled its plans to build the largest neutrino telescope yet.
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‘Doggie droid’ does dishes, climbs stairs – but don’t ask it for a drink (VIDEO) Pioneering technology company Boston Dynamics has unleashed its latest gadget on the world – a four-legged, animatronic house robot capable of doing the dishes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘No evidence’ for gay claims about Orlando shooter – FBI There is no evidence that Omar Mateen frequented Pulse Nightclub, had gay lovers or used gay dating apps, federal investigators said after looking through not just the Orlando attacker’s electronic history, but also that of those making the assertions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Apple monitor with integrated GPU still expected following discontinued Thunderbolt Display Apple officially announced yesterday that its Thunderbolt Display is dead. The monitor was never updated to match the much thinner design of the current iMacs, it featured a MagSafe 1 connector and required a MagSafe 2 adapter, and its resolution was far inferior to Retina iMacs so it was no surprise to see it finally discontinued. Apple typically replaces a discontinued product with a newer vers
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Tado turns on Amazon Alexa support for its smart A/C control Users can now tell Alexa to control their air conditioners rather than using Tado’s app.
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UK’s vote to exit the EU has researchers worried about scientific brain drain The state of science in the European Union has been thrown into uncertainty after the United Kingdom voted to leave the 28-member union Thursday in a referendum.  The Brexit decision could have serious consequences for European and British scientists working in the UK and on the continent, including a drain of talent from the UK itself, according to researchers and organizations watching this dec
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Logitech’s Anywhere Mouse MX Is Priced to Move Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX, $28Today only, Logitech’s excellent Anywhere Mouse MX is down to just $28, within a few pennies of the best price we’ve ever seen. This thing will work on any surface, including glass, so if you’re rolling with a crappy mouse, don’t miss this impulse-priced deal.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we
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Penda Designs Sky Villas with Vertical Gardens for Hyderabad Courtesy of Penda Penda has released plans for a series of stacked villas that will bring gardens high into the skies of Hyderabad, India. The complex is the second stage of the Magic Breeze project for Pooja Crafted Homes – the first stage featuring a landscape design inspired by Indian stepwells and water mazes. The 450,000 square foot (42,000 square meter) development will include 127 dupl
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S’moreos INSIDER shows us how to make a ridiculously messy, yet ridiculously easy and delicious sweet treat – S’mores in which the graham crackers have been replaced with Oreo cookies. Link More Awesome Stuff for You to Click On: Literal Chocolate Milk BottleUuni 2S Wood-fired OvenBill Burr Makes a Pie CrustGourmet Meal in a Toaster OvenWaffle Iron All the Things
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Net Neutrality Advocates To FCC: Put the Kibosh On Internet Freebies An anonymous reader cites a CNET report:Net neutrality advocates demand action. Representatives from Fight the Future, the Center for Media Justice and Free Press on Friday hand-delivered a 6-foot tall package containing 100,000 letters of complaint to the Federal Communications Commission. They ask the agency to take action against AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon for violating the agency’
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DNA testing challenges traditional species classification Experts have made a surprising discovery that could subvert the significance of traditional criteria used for species classification. Employing novel techniques to retrieve DNA sequences from thousands of genomic locations, the researchers were able to uncover an unusual case of cryptic speciation in the Streak-eared Bulbul [Pycnonotus blanfordi], a bird widespread throughout South-east Asian coun
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Quality Linkage: Exoplanets, Ancient Naval Bases, and the History of Urbanization Welcome to this week’s edition of our Friday Quality Linkage column. Please enjoy this week’s collection of interesting and entertaining links. Brew a fresh cup of coffee, find a comfortable place, and relax. * * * Photo: ESO/Schmidt et al. First Photo Captured of an Exoplanet, 1200 Light Years Away » The European
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